One of the benefits of being in a camera or photography group, is strength of numbers. Numbers that allow us to book or attend events, not normally open to the public. Hence our Reptiles day.
After hearing about a reptile photo shoot, we decided to investigate it as an event for our group (Victorian Photographers Collective). A few weeks later, a group of us met at the premises of the reptile handler. We were testing it out as a group event before opening it up to the members. For ninety minutes we photographed the slow, and sometime fast moving reptiles and amphibians…. complete with a quick “hold this” (a green tree frog) while a recalitrant snake was gathered up.
Apart from said snake, and massive python named Darth Vader, they were all reasonably slow an happy to sit and pose for us. And surprising soft. I expected them to be rough skinned but they were like fine hand bags (maybe not the most politically correct analogy LOL). I was also giving the new macro lens its second outing. It had been used on mushrooms the month before, but I was still unsure of its merits. But after Reptiles I love it!
The Fine Details
All images taken under continuous soft boxes, on Canon 6D, AV Mode, F4, Auto ISO, (averaged between 4000 to 6400) using Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM