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Brazilian Rainbow Boa by VenomVyxen Brazilian Rainbow Boa by VenomVyxen
New to photography, please give me some advice! I just have fun spending time with my animals this way and would love to sell some prints. :)
This is Stella Luna. She's a Brazilian Rainbow Boa. She had just shed her skin so I took her into the sun to capture her incredible beauty (though this photo does her no justice)! The rainbows are caused by microscopic ridges in her scales. During different times of the day she will actually shine differently (in the late part of the day she seems to glow purple).
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VoadorChama Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Brazilians so much; this is a beautiful photo, although you're right, it'll never do justice to the real thing. :) Just after a snake sheds it always the best time to get a photo of them, so you've got that right. The best tip any photographer can give you is to just have fun and make sure you have good lighting! :D Considering how snakes tend to want to wander all over the place rather than coil up and stay put for picture-time, it's often easiest to place the snake in a shallow bowl that is a color that'll show off the reptile's patterns and hues. Plastic works, but tends to reflect lights drastically, so I'd advise using something made of ceramic or clay. Snakes generally coil right up when put in a bowl, from my experience.
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BelieveBeluga Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Maaaaaan. Shes gorgeous. Im not familiar with these guys, are they difficult to keep?
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VenomVyxen Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Thank you! :D A little more advanced as far as snake keeping goes, but definitely do-able if you're familiar with snake care. Main thing to worry about with BRBs is dehydration and making sure they don't overheat while keeping them warm.
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CrazyViper Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
I love them!! That is a GREAT looking animal!
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VenomVyxen Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Thank you!
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CrazyViper Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
^-^ np!
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HeatherTelesca Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Really nice photo! Since you asked for advise, my critique would be this: watch where your camera is choosing to focus. Her body is beautiful, but the tight focus in this shot is in the lower 3rd of the photo, while her head, which is where my eye is drawn as the main point of interest of the photo, is clearly out of focus. Other than that, it looks good to me!
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VenomVyxen Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Thank you! I appreciate that. :) Means a lot to get some friendly advice.
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Aldric-Cheylan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012   General Artist
The colours are just amazing! Such a beautiful snake!! :heart:
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VenomVyxen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Oh thank you! She takes me breath away when I look at her. :) she's also a very intelligent snake! I adore her personality, she's has an attitude sometimes that needs respect... haha
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Aldric-Cheylan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012   General Artist
You're most welcome! =)
I bet she is. ^-^
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XxXChaoticResolveXxX Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This shot is amazing! Whatever lighting you used, it brought out the snake's iridescence perfectly! Truly beautiful, well done! :heart:
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VenomVyxen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Oh thank you! Just outside in the early afternoon. That's when I notice the full spectrum present itself. Later in the day she mainly glows purple, but I really wanted to capture the full rainbows. I'm new to photography but I'm trying my best! I appreciate the support. :)

If you add/ look for me on facebook, I took a video at the same time, so you can have a better idea of how she shines.
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creative1978 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
So beautiful :)
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VenomVyxen Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Thank you! So is your profile picture. :)
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creative1978 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Thanks :)
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xBlack-Outx Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Pretty snake with amazing colors :)
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VenomVyxen Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
Thank you! I feel so lucky to have her as a companion. Fellow snake enthusiast?
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xBlack-Outx Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
You're welcome!
Yes I understand, she's very pretty :)
Boas are amazing and so nice :D yes i do!
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