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October 10, 2008
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Oct 10, 2008, 10:45:26 AM
MY Pumpkin by PaganFireSnake MY Pumpkin by PaganFireSnake
My first Halloween theme shot of one of my herptiles. :) Those of you that don't know this snake...this is my male Spider morph ball python, Crown Royal.:)

There is a sepia version of this pic here:[link]

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I give :iconpython-lovers-club: permission to have this in their gallery.:)

Featured by :iconmad-eyes: here: [link]

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WhisperingSilhouette Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Eeee this makes me want to buy a spider so bad. ;~;
lita584 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE the almost snowflake marking on his head! He's a beauty!
chivesthetoad Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Perfect form!! Really cool!
PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you.:) One of my oldest holiday themed photos but I think definitely one of the best.:) I love how perfect Crown Royal's pose is with this shot. Glad you like it too! :hug: :)
RoninSensai Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome image altogether and quite Halloweenish.
PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you.:) It's definitely one of my favs because of the Halloween theme of it, the composition and the pose Crown Royal is taking in it.:)
0Iluvater0 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Photographer
Wow this one is really epic!
PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you and glad you like it.:) Crown Royal is a very easy going snake and I can pretty much pose or set him up with anything! :lol: He's much bigger now since this photo but I may try another Halloween thing with him in a few days.:)
0Iluvater0 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Student Photographer
I've only photographed my birds in the studio and I find that they move a lot, how is it with snakes? it looks really interesting.
PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Professional Photographer
It really depends on the species and the individual. Contrary to what a lot of people think snakes do have have their own personalities, likes and dislikes, and captive one do recognize their owners and get used to routines. I couldn't set-up all of my snakes like this. Some just are more active and I have to work with them longer to get just one good shot. And some just are more nervous about certain things then others. Ball pythons in general are very easy to work with b/c the majority of them are docile and "trusting" of their owners. Also this particular morph, the Spider, is known to be more attentive to what their owners want of them. They are usually one of the most calm out of all of the morphs...even when compared to the normals or wild types. A species like Corn snakes are active hunters so naturally they are more curious and always what to check things out so you have to go about setting them up differently. Usually I will hold them for a while, and let them get the exploring need out of their system a bit before I try to pose them with anything for a photo. It really comes down to knowing the species, the individual and what they are comfortable with. I can't even begin to tell you how many hours I have spend just holding any one snake and seeing what they are like and ok with.:lol: But I love them all and working with them.:) They definitely are a cool and interesting creature to be around.:)
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