He's a rough green snake. He's only about 8 weeks old right now. He'll get about 3ft long and as thick as a Sharpie marker. You don't have to feed him rats either... just crickets. He's very friendly too :smile:
The 500D seems to work well on nearly every lens I've put it on. I only have the 72mm version, and my 300mm F4 is the older one with the big ol' 82mm threads. I just acquired a Sigma 400mm F5.6 APO yesterday and I'm going to give it a try on that later on. (72mm threads).
Really nice image. I enjoy the 500D and keep telling myself to use it more often.
On your image, was that snake staying absolutely still? I ask because depth of field is so shallow that any movement left or right, forward or backward will throw it out of focus. Were you 'tracking' and adjusting focus as the snake moved?
Yup. I can use my 500D on the 18-70mm and 70-300mm. Results are good with both but better with the 70-300mm. I've tried but can't really get anything good handheld much about about 135mm or so. It goes down hill from thee unless I use a tripod.