Everglades National Park
While walking a trail in Everglades National Park, I heard this eastern diamondback rattlesnake first before seeing. To work at a safe distance from the snake, I quickly grabbed my long lens and extension tube and proceeded to take several images to create this panorama.
Several sequential overlapping images were taken of snake in coiled position. Each image was then seamlessly blended together in Photoshop using layers and masks all while keeping the integrity of the scene as it was observed. Color was then adjusted, dodging and burning, contrast and sharpening to optimize the raw image. Panorama was created because artistically, a single frame is not enough for me to tell a more complete visual story of the subjects photographed.
Nikon D300, Nikon 80-400 VR zoom and PK 13 Extension Tube, Nikon SB-80DX Flash.