- PeterZ (48430)
- [2009-08-21 8:00]
Yes this surely is a jewel of a photo. Excellent sharpness and details. Amazing focus on the eye. Very beautiful camouflaged colours, also in the BG. Ideal, perfect POV. Good DOF.
- horias (11033)
- [2009-08-21 8:00]
Cu certitudine este "bijuteria coroanei"!
Fara sa discutam de calitatea fotografiei, mare realizare este curajul fotografului...poate ca ma apropiam si eu la distante de focalizare data de un obiectiv mai lung, insa mana cred ca tremura, incaat nici VR-ul nu ar mai face fata.
- fragman (42562)
- [2009-08-21 8:03]
amazing closeup, TFS Ori
Hi Horia. Good to see you. I would think this was your crown jewel as you call it. You have managed t take it with such a low POV right at eye level with the snake.First class detail and natural colour. well done TFS.
- uleko (10940)
- [2009-08-21 9:39]
A really fine close view of this Viper showing very interesting and sharp details.
Well framed and lovely colours.
TFS and cheers, Ulla
- Chiza (5321)
- [2009-08-21 9:54]
Hola Horia: Una foto excepcional de este terrorífico reptil...saludos
- euroblinkie (63562)
- [2009-08-21 11:08]
great composition of the haid
great sharpness and good details
- bahadir (723)
- [2009-08-21 11:30]
Superb shot of this horned viper Horia.
TFS and greetings,
- caspian (1342)
- [2009-08-21 11:37]
Details with a perfect shot. Sharpness, brightness is great. Examine more closely whether this desert viper that is not possible not to admire. Thank you so much for sharing.
- zetu (16941)
- [2009-08-21 11:49]
O captura impresionanta cu detalii de invidiat.
- flashpoint (28008)
- [2009-08-21 11:56]
excellent detail of the head in this eye contact....
best regards sERGIO
- GLEM (10)
- [2009-08-21 12:16]
Oula, here is a really exceptional image in the glance focal used. Magnificent depiction of material, it is completed.
- manyee (23770)
- [2009-08-21 18:40]
Wow... What a fantastic close-up!
I love the POV... but weren't you a bit close?
A real beauty!
I also liked your message about not encouraging the trade of such reptiles.
TFS. : )
I hope you are doing well, my friend.
I have to pop in and tell you, you must have misunderstand the meaning of a 150mm macro-lens, it's meant for butter- and dragonflies, this kind of subject demand at least a 500-600mm :-)
To be serious: It's a fine picture with good low POV and a nice composition with a small diagonal of the snake.
The sharpness are pretty good but maybe a more contrast,
I find a it pale but that's me.
How are you?
You've been to Tunisia. Great.
And photographed a fellow which is on my wish list, the Horned viper.
I was already wondering how you found this fellow as I believe you only see these guys if you don't want to see them.
The note explained a lot. Good idea to ask the man to get it out...however:-)
I saw a Horned Viper (and other snakes)in a camp called Xaragu in Namibia situated somewhere in the middle of nowhere. It was also in some kind of box with a glass and so. I could view its beautiful shape from above but couldn't have the eye level view such as in your work.
I thought this snake species can be found throughout Africa.
It's a nice photo. Well composed, beautiful desert colors and tones. And of course as already suggested above there's an awesome (and dangerous:) point of view involved.
Well done and TFS
- nikosrio (4846)
- [2009-08-22 7:43]
Very beautifull capture, very sharp details, nice natural colors and light,excellent DOF and BG.The eye looks so strange....
- marius-secan (27780)
- [2009-08-22 12:33]
Esti un norocos ca ai reusit asa o imagine cu o specie rara. Detalii foarte bune.
- zarozinia (192)
- [2009-09-19 14:47]
Its a great image, I like the DOF you have chose as it helps the snakes body blend into the background.
Very sad about its fate.
My partner keeps these, plus about 30 other venomous snakes. He puts on displays for two weeks of the year and also teachjes/trains various people including some of the BBC people.
- negarf64 (42)
- [2009-10-15 14:27]
A very great shot,superb details & splendid sharpness.Scales & eye are absolutely sharp.Great capture.
Have a nice day
- CatherineD (14097)
- [2009-12-07 13:47]
Not to late to discover this beauty. Excellent capture, with very good light and find details. It must be difficult to see it in sand.
During my last trip in Morocco, a local nature guide told me that the horned viper is the only very dangerous snake in Morocco, because it is blind, he said, and it attack all the people or animals walking near its place. The others snake are afraid and don't bite if you don't disturb them. But in fact, there are many mans around the tourist places like Marrakech who capture the snakes in the wild to make shows for tourists and most of them died after a few days of capture. That is why, like you, I ask also to not encourage this kind of trade with wild animals who have their utility in the wild.
- cicindela (9226)
- [2009-12-30 13:21]
Wat a great capture of so interesting species and what a pitty that it was not free snake... I like everything in this image: low POV, good sharpness and clarity, perfect DOF, eye-contact, warm and delicate colours.
The place where this picture was taken is my next destination I think ;)
All the best from Lodz my Friend!
- matteo86 (942)
- [2010-01-07 4:37]
really perfectly captured, great sharpness
- vmukherjee (1472)
- [2010-03-15 20:30]
Excellent closeup of the snale! It looks really eerie with the horns and the narrow vertical pupils. Good sharpness and details. Thanks for sharing.
- TicTac (36)
- [2011-02-20 9:07]
Superbe portrait de cette vipère tunisienne.
Rien à dire, vraiment très bonne photo !!
- sranjan (5784)
- [2011-07-12 6:11]
Grand close up of horned viper. TFS