Les Lincke, PPSA  

Snake Charmer by Les Lincke, PPSA

October 2021 - Snake Charmer

About the Image(s)

Snake Charmer was taken in India in 2017. I understand that these cobras have been detoxed but in time their ability to pass venom returns. I always respected these animals and stayed a fair distance from them.
The image was shot with a Nikon 810 with a Nikkor 28-300 mm lens at f5,6 at 1/300 sec. Normal LR adjustments were applied.

4 comments posted

Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
Les, first of all I want to congratulate you for getting the Bronze on a Mini-Essay on the Photo Travel Division (PTD) entitled "Indian Life". This image is powerful since you got the Cobra already "standing" up in response to the music played by the charmer. You created the image in a low vantage point so it is more engaging. The Cobra in the second basket is not as interested on the music. The fact that the man is right at the edge and cropped creates tension on the image. It is sharp and the colors are very vivid. The background being dark does not create as much distraction.   Posted: 10/07/2021 15:35:39

Bev Caine   Bev Caine
(Groups 48 & 80)
Fabulous image and taken in one of the places I always wanted to visit and never got to.   Posted: 10/09/2021 14:18:57

Dan Waters   Dan Waters
Engaging and there is much to like about this image. I think the texture of baskets and turban play well together. As Isaac mentioned, it is a powerful image and I'm curious to learn what the brass object extending from left hand is.   Posted: 10/09/2021 17:00:24

Bruce Goodman   Bruce Goodman
Les - your image captured the expressiveness of the snake charmer with his full cheeks and his eyes on the snake. The three subjects (snake charmer and the two snake baskets) are positioned well in your composition. The image is colorful and sharp.   Posted: 10/10/2021 20:32:28


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