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Roy 12-22-2007 03:30 AM

I am a printing machinist by trade and our printing plates are all now digital. My wife was a plate maker and we met within the trade way back when plates were done with film.

Digital is a whole new learning curb, strange things happen with digital, in fact, one of the last jobs that we printed was a real estate brochure (which is what we specialize in, real estate jobs) and one of the guys overlooked the fact that he just printed 25,000 copy's of a house that had a swimming pool with red water instead of blue. :shock:

ssgdukes 12-22-2007 05:43 AM

Well here are some new pictures of my boy. He just got out of the bath tub :)

sombadfish 12-22-2007 06:22 AM

psh, who you callin old?? im only 19! just have an appreciation for photography :D

tmmpin 12-22-2007 09:22 AM

For todays technology (computers), digital cameras seem like a must. I got the scanner but you lose resolution when you scan a picture in, not to mention since it uses a light some of your colors may come out lighter or darker then the original picture.

This week since I am off of work I will be working on a new rack for hatchlings, hopefully get some pictures posted when I get done with it.

dwg1211 12-22-2007 11:31 AM

I read online somewhere that digital can't come close to 35 mm resolution (to support what raptor was saying).. but for the non-professional, like myself, it sure makes it easier to take and work with some pretty good shots.. you don't waste film on bad shots, you can get digital photo printers that print lab-quality pics, you can 'photoshop' or adjust pics... they've also got the higher-end SLR digital cameras with interchangable lenses & the like.. but that's a little advanced for me.. I'm still learning the features and capabilities of my Cybershot. (thank goodness for the 'auto' selections on the settings menus) lol. For online sharing, though, seems like a mid-range digital would be a good idea even for a pro.
oh.. nice pics! that's a great enclosure, too..

raptor667 12-22-2007 11:34 AM

Very nice Piccy's, your snake sure has a fancy house...with wallpaper too.

Quick note on scanners, always make sure you put the image to the top of the scanner rather than the bottom....the reason for this....the read head on your scanner is fixed at the top, the bit that lights up and travels along your scanner is just a light and a the closer to the top the better.

Sorry sometimes the ' IT tech ' head slips on over the ' snake loving '

On the subject of taking pictures of your snakes what colour do you find works best for a background....I know a lot of pro photographers use black...but this seems to distort the colours of the snake...??????

tmmpin 12-22-2007 12:46 PM

Some of the best pictures of snakes that I have seen were done on a dark blue. It didn't look like it took anything from the snake's color and didn't add any shadows that weren't suppose to be there, like you would see on a white surface when using a flash. Not to mention some of the flashback you get from a reflective surface.

ssgdukes 12-22-2007 05:20 PM

Thanks guys. It has taken me many different enclosure adjustments but I think that I have found the perfect blend of substrate, furniture, and yes wallpaper. :)

dwg1211 12-29-2007 10:42 AM

pics of my Burm

tmmpin 12-29-2007 01:35 PM

That last picture is great, looks like he is almost smiling or laughing :shock:

Nice pictures....

dwg1211 12-29-2007 02:44 PM

thanks, tm... I thought the same thing. She looks like she's saying, "cha-cha-cha-chaaaaa!" lol! (more like, 'GULP'--- 'BURRRRP!')

Roy 01-07-2008 03:46 AM


Well, here are some pix of my snakes. OK, the side stand isn't a real Viper, but it's still one of my snakes. :D [/img]

tmmpin 01-07-2008 08:48 PM

The stand still looks nice, worth showing...

Roy 01-07-2008 09:51 PM

Thank you. 8)

raptor667 01-15-2008 05:26 PM

Was Giving my snake her bath today and she was in one of her posing moments so i got the camera out.....Chances of getting a shot like this again....not

sombadfish 01-18-2008 05:12 AM

its love

raptor667 01-18-2008 08:56 AM

Love the Pic...Classic. That is one chilled out lizard.

Gonna have to get an admirals hat and a telescope for the snake though..pmsl

tmmpin 01-18-2008 09:54 AM

I still can't believe the iguana lets the snake climb all over it like that. Nice picture!!!

Roy 01-18-2008 11:05 AM

Yeah, another classic shot badfish. 8)

sombadfish 01-18-2008 04:02 PM

thanx i couldnt pass it up :). im surprised jack didnt jet when i got up to get the camera

MainStick 01-18-2008 10:04 PM

That is a amazing and great picture.

Roy 01-19-2008 09:39 AM

And a great snake yawn from raptor, 8) or is she singing? :D

deltorro 01-19-2008 11:49 PM

here is a pic of my hungry burm :twisted:


Roy 01-20-2008 03:02 AM

Hungry! are you sure? very beautiful snake though. 8)

raptor667 01-20-2008 10:14 AM

Nice to see someone elses snake like to cuddle it's food

tmmpin 01-20-2008 05:09 PM

Pretty snake there. I got a couple that will just lay next to there food until you leave the room.

Roy 01-22-2008 07:17 AM


Originally Posted by raptor667
Nice to see someone elses snake like to cuddle it's food

Ruby (my female snake) is happy to cuddle her dead rat for several hours before she would even consider eating it. :shock:

Sy 01-22-2008 08:34 AM

as long ago said heres a few pics of Sy they arent the greatest but here:

raptor667 01-22-2008 12:24 PM

Love pics of baby royals...BIG head..and 'ikkle tiny

Love the markings...nice yellow V on the head.

Roy 01-22-2008 07:28 PM

Baby snakes are very cute aren't they? :D

sombadfish 01-23-2008 12:35 AM

of course they are :D theyre adorable!

Sy 01-23-2008 01:07 AM

:D i love my baby snake, lol i said good night to em today, and he looked at me like i was crazy slowly turned around n went to hide.

MainStick 01-23-2008 01:15 AM

Gotta love that look.... hmmm you don't have mice...

It's the, "didn't I call room service for mice.... why are you here empty handed".. look

I think Raptor put it in pic in another thread.

ssgdukes 01-25-2008 04:37 AM

Well here are some new pictures of Hurt and he is sporting his new birthday suit....just shed 4 days ago. Excuse the picture quality but these were taken with my phone.

Wanted to get the scale effect like Raptor used in his new pictures.

raptor667 01-25-2008 06:59 PM

Nice snake, you got some very nice figure 8 saddle spots. It's always fun see in the markings on other peoples snakes.

One question......have had your snake sexed?????

ssgdukes 01-25-2008 07:43 PM

No I haven't had him offically sexed but the pet shop said that he is a boy. I want to have him sexed but I just can't bare the thought of having someone either popping him or sticking rods down his vent.......ouch :shock:

Anyway thanks and I will try to post some better pictures once I pry the camera from my wife.

raptor667 01-26-2008 12:11 AM

only asked about the sex cause your snake has a small of the ways you can get a clue to a snakes sex is the tail length. Long tail---male snake. short tail -- female snake....

It's just speculation as there is only 1 way to be sure and as you said it doesn't sound

ssgdukes 01-26-2008 05:42 AM

Thats a good point....he does have a short tail. Oh well I guess one of these days I will get him sexed so I can find out for sure. Well as I promised here are some more pictures of Big Hurt.

Me and Hurt at bath time.

This is the progression of him leaving his hide to come out and play for the night. As you can see I am in need for a new enclosure because he is literally the same lenght of it.

tmmpin 01-26-2008 10:00 AM

Looks like a good setup for him though.
Might want to look into a better thermometer and hygrometer though, does little round ones aren't very accurate.
You can run buy wal-mart and pick up a digital that tells both for a little over 10 bucks. It might not say "reptile" on it but in this hobby its cheaper to go outside the box sometimes.

dwg1211 01-26-2008 02:44 PM

(Snakes, Their Care and Keeping- Lenny Flank, Jr.): 'As a general rule of thumb, a snake's cage should be about two-thirds as long as the snake, and about half as wide as the snake's length.' Looks like you're good. Looks like my snake needs a wider enclosure.. :roll: oh well... I'll build a 'house' for Saffron, and use the 100 gallon aquarium for... hmmm.. a colubrid colony! :twisted:

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