Snake in the rain




Pratik Pradhan
Snake in the rain
recently visited Amboli in MH. A place called Cherapunji of Maharashtra.
Even after spotting the snake heavy rains did not allow me to take out my gears for almost 1-1.30 hrs. and then finally nature obliged :D

Wish you all Happy Monsoon !
Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:39 pm
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Commentby Hrishikesh N on Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:44 pm

Stunning capture here. Please do elaborate about the situation Pratik.
Amazed at the way you have composed it. TfS


Commentby Pratik Pradhan on Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:04 am

Thanks Hrishikesh. Initially there was total darkness with unbearably heavy rains. I was using strobes but no interesting O/P. later when rains stopped I saw
a bright foggy backdrop and the shining drops created feel of rainforest. I switched off the strobe and shot few frames and ended up the way I wanted. :)

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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:03 pm

An interesting setting here Pratik. How did it reach there?

Snakes are tough subjects..

Ganesh H. Shankar
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Commentby Madhav Jois on Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:30 pm

That is one deadly 'Thoranam'! Perhaps slightly less sharp image would look better? TFS.

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Commentby Shivang Mehta on Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:58 pm

Very interesting pratik... how about slightly cropping the frame from the top so that the horizontal branch is pushed towards the edge of the frame.


Commentby Pratik Pradhan on Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:16 pm

Ganesh sir, we've seen plenty number of herpetofauna during this years visit. One of my friend spotted this Malabar pit viper drenched in hailstrom. I immediately rushed to car to take camera although rains didn't allow to take a single image for next hour. later I went to the same spot as rains stopped. It was pure delight to see the snake at the same place! :)

@ Thanks Madhav, Shivang... agree with your suggestions :)

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Commentby Prashanth Sampagar on Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:16 pm

This is too good, Pratik! Snake with a perfect monsoon setup. TFS


Commentby Nevil Zaveri on Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:50 pm

very well seen n executed, pratik. love the way snake is odd one in! drops adds a lot too.
tfs. regards.

Nevil Zaveri

Commentby Raviprakash S S on Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:36 pm

This is a perfect Monsoon wildlife photograph! Just love the pose and drop on the snake. As Madhav mentioned, one deadly Thorana for sure!