Light Box Photography: SKINK EDITION

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Light Box Photography: SKINK EDITION

Postby Dakota » Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:38 pm

Disclaimer: I am NOT a professional photographer, nor do I claim to be or want to be. I am still learning how to do this type of photography, so spare me some leniency. :D

Domino, my holdback Merauke.
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Unnamed baby that is going to live in California with a GTP breeder. :D
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Unnamed (?) baby that went to live in Ohio.
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Unnamed baby that went to live in Wisconsin.
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Alice, my female Halmahera I grew up.
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"Ms. Canada" baby that will be going to Canada this summer.
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One of my Keis that I'm growing up for a breeding project. Evil little thing!
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I think I'm getting better as I go. Photos were from oldest to newest. Thanks for viewing!!
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Re: Light Box Photography: SKINK EDITION

Postby tcopitho » Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:20 pm

Awesome way to really show these guys off. Looking forward to seeing more of these shots in the future.
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Re: Light Box Photography: SKINK EDITION

Postby theQ » Thu Feb 25, 2016 3:45 pm

The colors on the kei look amazing.
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Re: Light Box Photography: SKINK EDITION

Postby Dakota » Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:36 pm

Thanks, all!

Here is another one:
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Re: Light Box Photography: SKINK EDITION

Postby Kurt » Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:02 am

Very nice. What technique are you using to photograph them?
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Re: Light Box Photography: SKINK EDITION

Postby Dakota » Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:47 pm

Kurt, I have different ways of doing it. Sometimes if it is overcast, I'll take them outside. Or I try to get the best lighting I can from inside. Some photos I use a poster board, but in this image I used a white hardboard.

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This is Casper; I held him back because he wasn't a great eater. I'm not sure if I'll keep him, but he's staying here for now. He has a lot of salmon hues going on. I like it. :)
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Re: Light Box Photography: SKINK EDITION

Postby splashy07 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 4:06 pm

Very nice, Dakota! Love that KI
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Re: Light Box Photography: SKINK EDITION

Postby theQ » Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:49 pm

Oh man Casper is really cool. Orange is my favorite color and I'm hoping when the time comes I'll be able to track down a skink with a nice amount of orange. I've seen some nice oranges in both Merauke and Northerns, but not sure if any other species/subspecies can have lots of orange in them. Actually a question if you don't mind me asking: how do their colors change as they grow up? Is there a tendency towards getting darker, lighter, etc?
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Re: Light Box Photography: SKINK EDITION

Postby Dakota » Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:21 pm

It is hard to say, because everyone develops differently. But with this litter, the orange keeps increasing every time they shed. The baby in the third picture was born with black bands, but now has orange bands bordered with black. Pretty cool, I think
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Re: Light Box Photography: SKINK EDITION

Postby theQ » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:28 pm

Very cool! I hope you keep taking pictures of your skinks, I'd love to see how they continue to develop. Thanks for taking the time to answer my question :)
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Re: Light Box Photography: SKINK EDITION

Postby Richard.C » Thu Mar 31, 2016 2:30 am

Looks good,the back ground like that really shows them off great,might have to try it with some of mine,really hard getting the true color out of them

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