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my baby royal hatched on 7th June 2009 and i got him exactly 3 months later (from Crownan).

he is celebrating today by sleeping because:
a) he had a nice dinner on friday and
b) he's getting ready to shed (it didn't abate his appetite!)

anyway... here's some shots from last week or so.


growing lad - on the lid of an 18ltr rub


climbing up my arm


his favourite spot, my left wrist


making a dash for it


checking out the camera


i said he likes my left wrist - he holds onto my watchstrap


artistic shot - playing with a new lens


moody shot - a long exposure as he's tucked under 'his' fleece. think it was about a 4 sec exposure. luckily he was asleep!


checking out the low light shooting of the new lens. the thing next to his head is the toggle on the fleece. he's tucked up under it.


he woke up half-way through this long exposure. i call it art.


mid yawn - it caught me by surprise and i didn't get him in frame properly


posing nicely


as well as having a fisheye lens i also have a snakeye one. not cropped, just very very close.

sorry if it's a bit picture heavy!
 

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Wow wat a lovely boy u have, some really cool shots :2thumb:
 

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cheers!

he's such a sweetie. it's good fun playing with different lenses to get shots. trouble is, he tends to end up clambering over the camera!
 

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nice shots, what camera and lens are you using?
camera(s) Pentax k200d - some were with a k100d to save having to swap lenses whilst trying to hold/catch an inquisitive python!

lenses: the super wide shots are with a pentax 10-17 fisheye. the new one is a sigma 28mm f1:8 - most of these shots were with that as i was trying it out, it focusses down very close. the macro is a pentax 50mm 1:4 on extension tubes.

all the shots are straight out the camera, no post-processing.
 

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the 28 1.8 looks good, nice captures
so far so good. it was bought for and by work! i took lots of pictures for them last year and i needed a 'fast' and wide lens as it's all indoors (and my main interest is outdoors and far away!). it was reasonably cheap, but seems to be very capable. it's pretty bulky and heavy though!
 

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brilliant pics!!! cute little snake :D
 

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i know what you mean!
i got my royal just a month and a bit ago, he is a fantastic little fellow...not too bright, but friendly and active and funny.
 
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