23 January 2013

Horseshoe Whip Snake (Coluber hippocrepis)
Serra do Caramulo, Portugal

When photographing reptiles and amphibians, the use of close-up (macro) lenses is quite common. The use of wide angle lenses like the fisheye lens I used to capture this beautiful Horseshoe Whip Snake, is much less so. Besides the aesthetic qualities, which I personally enjoy, it has the possibility of showing the habitat where the animal lives.

Nikon D300 + Nikon 10.5mm f2.8 + 2 x Nikon SB-26
iso 400, 1/60, f9