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Kiss the Viper

Kiss the Viper
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Copyright: Ilias Strachinis (strahos) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 12 N: 109] (807)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-02
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon 450D, Canon EF 100 mm F2.8 Macro USM, B + W 58 010 UV-Haze 1x
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Herpetofauna of Greece [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-07-19 16:14
Viewed: 4213
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Vipera ammodytes (Linnaeus, 1758)
ssp. Vipera ammodytes meridionalis (Boulenger, 1903)

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Hello Ilias
I must say this is an impressive close up view of a viper. I'm glad it's only a photograph. He is one mean looking guy.
TFS Janice

Hello Ilias,

Very scary and it was also an impressive frame adder. Details, the wonderful clarity and composition. Thank you for sharing this interesting photo of us.


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-07-20 1:08]

Hello Ilias
Nice portrait taken from an interesting POV
Well done

Waw.....what a great capture....and whit your Canon EF 100 mm the distance was not too high !!!!Congratulation!

I'm glad you had to take this picture and not me, tho i am envious of the result. Great shot. perfect sharpness (Is that a smirk I see on his face?)

Geia sou Ilia,
Amazing portrait, very close! You are not afraid of the viper, it is not afraid of you! Almost friends, I suppose... Cheers,

Hi Ilias,
Much impressive portrait. I guess I'll pass about the kiss.
From the thumbnail one really wonder where are the eyes.
The camouflage is so perfect. All of the same color, even the eyes.
Perfect depthworking and composition.

Gia sou file Ilias,
An amazingly beautiful close-up of this horned beauty from frontal POV. i also kiss her :)

awsome photo Ilias, you have great photos here


Hi Ilias

Great close up of the viper's face; not something I'd like to encounter this close. Good sharpness and composition.


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