Gopher Snake

© Jill Odice

Gopher Snake

Jennifer L. Alder Student 2/19/2008 1:32:31 AM

You are a brave one! ;)
Very cool comp and super treatment here, Jill. The light and colors really stand out against the dark BG. Nicely done! :) #858101

Paul Michko 2/19/2008 1:40:42 AM

Terrific capture, Jill. Did you use a macro lens or a telphoto. ;) #5514227

Manuel Barrera 2/19/2008 1:43:03 AM

very nice use of the filter, Jill #5514236

Ray & Audrey Clarke 2/19/2008 1:53:47 AM

Glad we don't get these here Jill, Great capture and detail!!!(R) #5514278

Paul E. Earl 2/19/2008 2:04:05 AM

Glad you didn't kill it! A great capture, Jill! #5514315

Tiia Vissak 2/19/2008 2:13:10 AM

cool! #5514345

Michelle Alton 2/19/2008 2:30:59 AM

The Frac works excellently with the snake's natural patterns. Yes...you ARE the brave one--but to live in the desert, you must be intreped!
Great shot.
Michelle #5514385

Patrick Rouzes 2/19/2008 3:19:17 AM

Excellent detail, colors, lighting,b/g & effects here!!! Superb job on this, Jill!!! #5514534

Jeff W. Robinson 2/19/2008 4:11:46 AM

Excellent work Jill!! Jeff #5514766

Ronald F. Fischer 2/19/2008 4:51:38 AM

Fantastic capture and PS work, Jill! #5514952

David Phalen 2/19/2008 7:21:49 AM

Well, of course! Love the colors and effects. Well done! #5515836

Susan M. Campbell 2/19/2008 11:23:30 AM

You got such a great angle on him. Love what the frac filter did to bring out the detail. #5516781

Kay E. Mahoney 2/19/2008 1:47:48 PM

Nice capture, Jill. Beautiful snake. Love the colors and details and the effect. #5517220

Colette M. Metcalf 2/19/2008 5:01:53 PM

Terrific capture and effects!!! #5518104

Marilyn K. Lincecum 2/20/2008 12:23:54 PM

You are one brave lady !!! Great colors and textures. #5522531

Terry L. Ellis 2/20/2008 2:55:18 PM

This is cool. Don't like the story though! YUCK! Wonderful PS work! #5523055

Shelly A. Van Camp 2/20/2008 8:30:24 PM

I agree, you didn't kill it....Great capture and cool designs on him! #5524227

Shelly A. Van Camp 2/20/2008 8:30:24 PM

I agree, you didn't kill it....Great capture and cool designs on him! #5524228

Roxanne M. Bubar 2/21/2008 4:03:12 PM

Oh my goodness. I am not sure I could of done that.
Awesome lighting, tones and details. #5528074

Allen O. Howard 2/21/2008 7:55:31 PM

WOOOOOOOW!!!! This is outta sight! #5528898

Lisa J. Boulden 3/4/2008 4:35:59 PM

Gorgeous capture, comp, and color!
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Avril Mrs Young 4/15/2008 12:20:47 AM

you certainly are a brave person, but glad you did not kill it...awesome photo of it....congrats! #5789371

Karen Engelbreth 4/15/2008 12:30:34 AM

COOL shot - big congrats on your POTD, Jill! #5789416

Colleen Farrell 4/15/2008 12:35:54 AM

Great capture and effects, Jill! Congrats on your POTD! #5789432

Sheryl A. Hudson 4/15/2008 12:35:54 AM

WOW Nice work, congratulation on your well deserved POTD Jill! #5789433

Bill Houghton 4/15/2008 12:38:42 AM

Beautiful shot Jill. Nice job. Congratulations. Bill #5789444

Stan J. Contrades 4/15/2008 12:46:13 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Jill! Fantastic colors!
Aloha,
Stan #5789467

Tiia Vissak 4/15/2008 12:56:20 AM

Congratulations! #5789496

Susie Peek-Swint 4/15/2008 1:04:49 AM

Many congrats Jill ~ I love the lines and colour ~ great use of filter too! #5789514

Mary K. Robison 4/15/2008 1:05:36 AM

Great capture, great colors, great use of Frac filter, Jill ~ Congratulations on your well-earned POTD! #5789517

Renee Doyle 4/15/2008 1:14:34 AM

Brave Brave Girl!!!! WTG on this awesome POTD Jill!! #5789520

Katarina Mansson 4/15/2008 1:31:48 AM

Congratulations on this magnificent POTD Jill! Your gallery is beautiful - I will return often. #5789526

Chris Ebben 4/15/2008 1:51:51 AM

Very good dealing with the snake & photographing it & applying effects. The results are perfect=^..^= #5789548

Dr Silly 4/15/2008 2:25:03 AM

Congratulations Jill on your wonderful POTD. :O)
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Melinda F. Schneider 4/15/2008 2:37:29 AM

An incredible image, Jill!
Congratulations on a well-deserved POTD!!! #5789622

Julie Christiansen 4/15/2008 3:28:38 AM

Congrats on POTD. Outstanding image. #5789738

Ken Smith 4/15/2008 3:47:14 AM

Excellent, Jill. Congrats on your POTD!! #5789768

Gretchen J. Gilkey 4/15/2008 4:08:33 AM

Also agree that I'm glad you didn't kill it!!! Great use of Frac filter along with black background! Congrats Jill!!!!
gretchen :0) #5789851

Laurie Daily 4/15/2008 4:13:39 AM

Congrats, Jill, on this terrific image...I am not a huge fan of snakes, but sure am glad you found this one! #5789859

Joy Rector 4/15/2008 4:21:28 AM

congrats on the POTD #5789899

Susan J. Allen 4/15/2008 4:22:35 AM

Wow!!!! Fantastic! Congrats on your POTD! #5789908

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 4/15/2008 4:24:37 AM

WOW, Jill, Great capture in more ways than one ...... Congrats on your POTD #5789920

PATRICIA A. CASEY 4/15/2008 4:36:46 AM

Hi Jill,
Congrats on the POTD AND on a really cool snake photo....Patricia #5789999

Jeff Lovinger 4/15/2008 4:38:21 AM

Congrats Jill!!!!! Great shot. Now you wouldn't find that in your front yard in P'town (maybe something worse). LOL
Jeff #5790010

David Phalen 4/15/2008 4:49:13 AM

BIG Congrats on a well deserved POTD!! #5790075

Shelly A. Van Camp 4/15/2008 4:53:51 AM

Congrats, on the POTD!!!!!! :) #5790095

Cheryl E. Davis 4/15/2008 5:01:59 AM

Hey,Jill, Congrats on the POTD! Great capture, but I would have been running the other way! You are so brave! :-)
Nice work! #5790122

Lori Carlson 4/15/2008 5:04:20 AM

Very cool work Jill!!!! Congratulations! :0) #5790134

Denise Denomy 4/15/2008 5:12:18 AM

WOW!!!!!! POSITIVELY OUTSTANDING CAPTURE, Jill!!!! Congratulations on your POTD!!!! :0) #5790174

Josselyne Klecanda 4/15/2008 5:28:10 AM

WOW! That is some great shot.Congrats. #5790296

Lisa J. Boulden 4/15/2008 5:37:55 AM

Congrats on your awesome POTD!!!
~Lisa #5790354

Kathy L. Clark 4/15/2008 5:38:29 AM

Congratulations on your cool POTD Jill. #5790356

Donna R. Wageman 4/15/2008 5:58:10 AM

Beautiful workmanship on this fellow.
We have one of these living in our rock wall, call it Mr. Traveler. Need to keep it around as it eats the rattlesnakes and mice around the house. Must be 8 feet long, yuck. #5790463

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 4/15/2008 6:20:22 AM

Cool snake, Jill!!!!! Congratulations on the POTD!!!!! ♫ k #5790583

Samantha L. Dean 4/15/2008 6:42:24 AM

Fantabulous capture Jill!!! Congratulations on the EP and being selected for POTD!!! #5790750

Jill Flynn 4/15/2008 6:50:21 AM

What a great shot and perspective. I love the graceful curves of the body Jill. A big congratulations on your POTD!!! #5790779

Linda L. Ruiz 4/15/2008 7:00:02 AM

Beautiful work. WTG on you POTD!! #5790823

Cheryl Meisel 4/15/2008 7:22:17 AM

WOW fantastic DIFFERENT shot!
BIG CONGRATS on your wins with this neat image!
Cherylm #5790990

Jill Odice 4/15/2008 8:16:23 AM

I was asked how I did this image by one of our members and this is what I told him :
I actually had caught the Gopher snake and put it in a big white plastic bucket. I took a bunch of pictures of it before my neighbor took it across the street and tossed it over the fence into the peach orchard there.
When I edited the image, I painted out everything but the snake, and applied the Nik Skylight filter to give it more saturated colors. Then I played around with the fractilus filter to get the glow...
I did this image quite awhile ago, so don't really remember everthing I did...
Thanks for viewing my picture and for all the nice compliments!:-)
Jill
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Donna LaMattino Pagakis 4/15/2008 8:19:09 AM

Excellent Jill, a creative and unique potd. What a great snake image!! I'm very happy for you!!!

Donna #5791277

Nadya Johnson 4/15/2008 8:32:58 AM

Way to go, Jill! Congratulations on your outstanding Photo of the Day! #5791342

Darryl Wilkinson 4/15/2008 9:38:56 AM

LOL - I got a kick out of your little story, Jill :) Great job! Congratulations!! #5791623

Aggie Villanueva 4/15/2008 10:14:24 AM

Hey Jill. A big ole CONGRATS from me too on your photo of the day. It's remarkable! #5791767

Susan M. Campbell 4/15/2008 11:57:20 AM

POTD.....way to go Jill!!! #5792204

Emile Abbott 4/15/2008 12:23:48 PM

I don't like snakes but this is a nice capture of its patterns. Congrats on POTD Jill #5792309

Martin J. Preslar 4/15/2008 2:07:44 PM

Bravo Jill! Congrats on the POTD! Wonderful shot of the critter! #5792709

Jeff W. Robinson 4/15/2008 2:12:58 PM

Congrats Jill on your Fantstic POTD!! Jeff #5792737

Christian Rosito 4/15/2008 2:25:18 PM

Fantastic POTD, Congratulations Jill. #5792804

Stephen Zacker 4/15/2008 3:07:36 PM

Cool. Congratulations #5792929

Nancy L. Green 4/15/2008 3:39:49 PM

This is awesome Jill, HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this wonderful POTD!! <>< #5793033

Pat Gamwell 4/15/2008 4:55:42 PM

WoooHooo! Now it's YOUR turn, girlfriend! Big Congrats! #5793296

Songbird Cline 4/15/2008 5:05:54 PM

first off I LOVE snakes!! they kill mice and gophers! Good snake!
Great photo!! Im so happy that you took its photo instead of killing it as most would do! #5793321

Terry L. Ellis 4/15/2008 6:39:54 PM

What a way to start the week! Congratulations, Jill, on your excellent POTD!

Thanks for a such a special trip. I'll catch-up with you all this week! I had such a good time. #5793698

Guy D. Biechele 4/15/2008 8:35:27 PM

Congrats on your POTD, Jill! Wonderful image! #5794053

ronda chatelle 4/16/2008 12:29:01 AM

WOW! You are such a BRAVE girl! Great shot and excellent choice of effects. It almost looks like fabric! Congratulations! This is awesome Jill!!! #5794508

Evy Johansen 4/16/2008 7:20:54 AM

BIG congratulations on this wonderful and well deserved POTD, Jill!! #5795587

Su Sana E. P 4/19/2008 12:12:18 AM

Better late than never... Huge Congratulations on this terrific image and POTD Win, Jill O'!! #5805988

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Description

Found in my front yard and transported by rake across the street to the desert...I made sure to photograph it first though :-)

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 64, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 31.71 mm, Model: DiMAGE A2

Uploaded on 2/19/2008 1:16:05 AM

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