- klemmg (1719)
- [2006-01-15 12:05]
Stunning colours and the complementary colur combi makes the snake really pop out. As does the composition, and the use of DOF. Excellent shot and with a good note too!
- scottevers7 (12309)
- [2006-01-15 12:10]
I really like the light in this shot. It does a great job of really highlighting the head area to show that beautiful coloring. The head area is sharp with a nice falloff in the DOF. Well composed and framed with a great note. Well Done!
- red45 (31094)
- [2006-01-15 12:19]
Maybe it is poisonous and dangerous, but also very beautifull. Lovely green colour, excellent POV. You're very brave woman :-)
- TAZ (10926)
- [2006-01-15 12:21]
What an impressive snake that you have well captured ! I like the effect of DOF and beautiful colors. I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Odette and thanks for sharing.
Excellent capture Odette and well composed. The color, light, and POV are perfect.
I did a workshop to try & improve this great capture. Well done.
- jossim (12636)
- [2006-01-15 13:33]
Superbe contraste de couleurs et bon focus.
Félicitations et merci pour l'envoie.
- gerhardt (11620)
- [2006-01-15 17:03]
You already know what I think about the photo. :) I love it.
But now when studying it at home I have my doubts on the ID. Boomslang or Green Mamba?? I know they are often confused with one another.
Green mamba - Brigh green sometimes with a few scatterred yellow scales. Below yellowish green.
Boomslang - The colors variate a lot. I think the most of any snake in SA.
The normal way of distinguishing between the two is the eyes. The boomslang has a much larger eye than the mamba. In this photo the angle of the shot makes it very difficult to tell. But if I have to make a choice I'll say small eye. :)
Do you have another photo of it? If you do please mail me the photo. I would love to find out.
- Luc (14767)
- [2006-01-16 0:51]
Thank you, Odette.
Sorry, I have no time thase days to write decent comments.
"Whatever happiness is in the world
has arisen from a wish for the welfare of others;
whatever misery there is has arisen from indulging selfishness."
~ Buddhist Proverb ~
- janhendrik (2392)
- [2006-01-16 0:56]
It is a very nice picture, but it is definitely a Green Mamba. I'm convinced of it. Well done otherwise!
- Xplorator (7719)
- [2006-01-16 4:14]
Wonderful photo, composition and technically wise! Thanks for sharing - Xplorator Radu
- dew77 (13270)
- [2006-01-16 4:24]
Magnificent close up.I liked DOF you managed,
POV,colors,clear details on head,blurred BG,
framing and composition a lot.Excellent work!
- Dave (2178)
- [2006-01-16 12:51]
Exotic looking shot Odette!
I really like how the focus increases to perfect with the head. Very nice effect...;-)
- moemf (703)
- [2006-01-17 9:15]
Very good capture. Especially if taken through glass. Nice clear focus and detail. I must agree with Gerhardt, this is definitely a green mamba. The eyes are too small (and the wrong colour?) for a boomslang. Great post anyway. TFS
- Nico (1321)
- [2006-01-17 10:26]
Cute photo of dangerous snake. Composition good. TFS
- Athila (1982)
- [2006-01-19 10:29]
Great shot of this snake! Well exposed, color saturation is impressive. I love the sqare format and the diminishing DOF brings all attention on its head.
Excellent work and TFS.
- yves64 (1182)
- [2007-02-05 14:07]
exellente photo mais ce n'est pas un boomslang mais un mamba vert ( DENDREOASPIS VIRIDIS)