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Coronella girondica

Coronella girondica
Photo Information
Copyright: Matteo Di Nicola (matteo86) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 86 W: 0 N: 89] (942)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-30
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D300, Tamron 90mm macro f2.8 Af Di
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-07 1:55
Viewed: 3286
Points: 28
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Coronella girondica

Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Colubridae
Genus: Coronella

Italian common name: Colubro di Riccioli
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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-05-07 2:30]

Hello Mateo,
A fine portrait of the Southern Smooth Snake, Coronella girondica, taken from a good POV to show the head and upper part of the body with fine sharpness and colours against a neutral green BG. Grteat use of flash and the composition is perfect.
Thanks and have a good weekend,

Hello Matteo,
Nice contrast with very good sharpness and clarity.
Lovely blurred background.

Impressive eye clarity with stunning dept of field, Matteo! well done!
George Veltchev

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-05-07 4:19]

Ciao Matteo,accidenti che foto,ma ti ha aiutato un tuo amico che nel frattempo suonava il piffero? Eeheheh....Davvero insolita e bellissima,composizione essenziale e nitidezza super,perfetto lo sfondo monocromatico e soft per esaltare al meglio il distacco col soggetto.Buona giornata e buon weekend,LUCIANO

Ciao Matteo. Oggi č giornata di grandi lavori. Come per Vanni credo questa la tua migliore. Macro perfetta. Bravissimo!


Ciao Matteo, ottimo ritratto di un bel serpente, bello sfondo omogeneo, splendidi colori naturali, bravo, buon week end, ciao Silvio

Hello mateo,

an nice diagonally image from this snake with great pov and details.
Fine colours.


Hello Matteo,
WOW! ... superb clarity! ... especially in the area of the eye, like looking at natural! excellent POV and composition very well determined. Good job, is not easy to take pictures of snakes with a good level of eloquence in them. I think you've done it correctly. TFS, Regards, Jesús

Ciao Matteo,
bellissima immagine di Coronella, ottima nitidezza e splendido sfondo che offre un buon contrasto ai colori di questo Colubro, molto bello il taglio verticale con la splendida prosettiva diagonale del serpente.
Grazie e complimenti
Ciao Maurizio

Ciao Matteo,

Very eye-pleasing image of this Coronella species (i think it is an endemic to North Italia?) taken from a nice vantage point. Nice use of the DOF to focus in on the details.
TFS and have a nice WE!


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  • ubc64 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 76 W: 21 N: 208] (789)
  • [2010-05-08 8:53]

Hi Matteo,

Very nice capture of that snake. I've never taken a photo of one, but they're probably not the easiest subject. Just a plain BG, but very effective. Good colours and details. I see that you've followed the Rule of Thirds in the positioning of the snake's head. Well done! TFS.


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-05-08 17:03]

Hi Matteo,
youre so near and so well captured of this snake. I like its composition especially the smooth green background. This gives the sharp image seen in great patterns and the well shown details.
the shiny eye is splendid.
well done, for this is a very challenging capture.


Hello Matteo!
Wonderful capture of species which is new for me! Bravo for clarity, sharpness, and very nice colouration of picture.
Composition is simple but vvery good.
Only a note would be a little longer and more detailed.
All the best,

Very sharp and apparently with excellent color rendition. the diagonal presentation is nteresting

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