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Smoth Snake

Smoth Snake
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Copyright: Iulian Gherghel (IulianGherghel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 140 W: 2 N: 372] (1413)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-17
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon Coolpix L100
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/140 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-28 4:07
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Points: 2
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Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Subfamily: Colubrinae
Genus: Coronella
Species: C. austriaca

Coronella austriaca is a harmless colubrid species found in northern and central Europe, but also as far east as northern Iran. The EMBL currently recognizes three subspecies, including the typical form described here.
Found from the south of England through France and the Low Countries to northern Spain and Portugal, Germany, Denmark, Norway and Sweden (as far north as 63 latitude), Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Sicily (but not in Corsica or Sardinia), the western Balkans and Greece, and European Russia as far north as 57 latitude. In Asia, it is found from Turkey to Azerbaijan, Georgia (country), Armenia and northern Iran.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-05-28 4:11]

Hello Iulian ,
wow...what a surpeise to see the snake head coming out from the corner. A nice thoughtful composition.
Quite scary to me, so congratulations for being able to produce this hard subject.


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