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Portrait: Green Mamba 02 by ManitouWolf Portrait: Green Mamba 02 by ManitouWolf
East African Green Mamba

Abilene Zoo
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RowdyRocks909 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
That smile. :heart:
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm thrilled you enjoy my photography so much.  :)
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16Andie16 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So nice! I really like snake's eye! And that color, itīs so impressive :3
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
A truly stunning serpent. :)
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16Andie16 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes! I really want a snake, but my mom is afraid :D
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CrimsonArk Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a beautiful creature. :) Such a vibrant green.
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod: This guy was a total pleasure to photograph. :)
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CrimsonArk Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I bet so! I'm quite jealous of your opportunity. :D
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UmbrellaUnrequired Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student Writer
Sooooo adogable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :iconaawplz:
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :D
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zexion83 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
S/He's gorgeous. The Green Mamba is such an adorable species of poisonous snake, and this is a wonderful shot of one.
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:iconmanitouwolf:
ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. :) This one certainly knew how where to pose nicely for me. ;)
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AlienDragonLover Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful :) Poisonous snakes have realy amazing eyes :aww:
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. I completely agree. :D
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Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011   Photographer
Okay, if he was behind glass, I'm just gonna die!!!! Great capture here!!!!
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep, 100% behind glass. :)
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Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011   Photographer
Okay, so let's talk some "business" here. Is his cage well lighted? I'm assuming that you didn't use flash, correct? Did you use a macro lens? I just can't get images like this of snakes in cages.....
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
His enclosure is fairly well lit.
I actually did use a flash on this particular shot. Sometimes I would use the flash and sometimes not.
As for lens...no fancy macro glass for me at the moment. I used the lens that came with the camera when I bought it -- Nikkor 18 - 55 mm.
As for getting shots like this...I had the lens flush with the glass of his enclosure. I played around with various angles as he moved around, just seeing what worked and didn't work.
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Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011   Photographer
A well lit enclosure does help. It shines on his green skin so beautifully. And he must like you; he comes to you all the time (I looked through your gallery). :) At the recommendation of a fellow DA artist, I just purchased a rubberized lens hood which should allow my lens to seal flush with glass enclosures (like my meerkats) and eliminate flash and reflections. I can't wait to try it out and see how it works. It might be good for this also. My problem will be with the focus I think. I have a Tamron 25-300. I can't even find the smaller lens that originally came with the camera! I wish I could! I'd try it out! Thanks for the info; that does help me! :)
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, I should get around to picking up a rubber lens hood. Right now, I just use my hand. :D *chuckles*

Good luck!
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Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011   Photographer
Apparently using your hand instead of the rubber lens hood works very well for you!!! :nod:
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow! Really amazing shot! :)
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank ya. :) Though, I can't take all the credit. *chuckles* This mamba loves the camera. :D
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow? really? I've never heard of a camera-loving mamba. :D
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, the East African Green Mamba at the Abilene Zoo adores the camera. :D
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmm. Go figure! :D
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Punda315 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
Serious face
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:D
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d6o6c6 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011   Digital Artist
Can remember my first incounter with one of these

An atitude to die for

Luv them to bits
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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wyrmaster Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a noble-looking snake.
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod:
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Sapphiresenthiss Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BEAUTIFUL!!! :iconawwloveplz: Must :+fav:
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank ya! :D
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Sapphiresenthiss Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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ShapeShifter314 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
WOW :wow:!!! Nice shot =D
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:D Thank you. He was very interested in giving me a lot of good poses, so I got a number of wonderful shots of him. :D
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ShapeShifter314 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
lucky you =D
My snakes only want to eat my fingers :roll:
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
*chuckles* Well, seeing as how this guy ranks in the top 10 deadliest snakes in the world, I was happy to keep the glass between us. :D
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ShapeShifter314 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:lmao: I would be happy about the glass to =D
Is there any difference between the green mamba, and the black mamba other than color?
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
They are two completely separate species.
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ShapeShifter314 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh, o.O
I did not know that. But now I do =D
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Wolfyone Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, you're really making this thing grow on me. By the way I just got that Jane Goodall book The Ten Trusts. Haven't started it yet, I'm in the middle of 3 others, but I'll let you know what I think.
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Told you he was handsome. :D

Cool!
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Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D60
Shutter Speed
10/600 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
55 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Mar 16, 2011, 12:19:17 AM
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Microsoft Windows Photo Gallery 6.0.6001.18000
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