<< Previous Next >>


Photo Information
Copyright: Radomir Jaskula (cicindela) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1223 W: 0 N: 3103] (9226)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-10
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5400, 35-105 mm 1:4,5-5,6, @ ISO 100
Exposure: f/74099368.0
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Snakes - Serpientes - Serpents, Baby Animals 2, Reptiles of Europe, Reptiles (Reptilia) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-01-11 5:41
Viewed: 7259
Points: 23
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a young (about 20 cm long) specimen of Natrix natrix (Colubridae). This photo was taken in wonderful national park in Bjelasica Mts - Biogradska Gora NP, during my holiday trip to Montenegro in 2004. This specimen (like about 30-40 others!!!) was found on the bank of Bjelasica Lake. Interesting is that sometimes specimens from Montenegro are classified as subspecies "persa" while the population from central Europe belongs to nominative form (Natrix natrix natrix).

meyerd, red45, cataclysta, cedryk, RAP has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Reza_AS: natrixcicindela 1 01-11 15:53
To meyerd: natrixcicindela 1 01-11 15:50
To RAP: natrixcicindela 1 01-11 15:47
To cataclysta: gadycicindela 1 01-11 15:45
To red45: zaskronieccicindela 1 01-11 15:44
To horia: Natrixcicindela 2 01-11 11:20
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Bravo pour ta petite couleuvre à collier...natrix natrix...que de souvenirs...

Hi Radomir,
Very good shot; great sharpness.
Head details are awesome...

salut radomir

superbe photo cette espèce est natrix natrix persica

respect yves

Hello, Radomir,
very nice, your first entry into TN, well composed, sharp. You're right, the Montenegro specimens are different from others, they have two bright streaks on the back and are very slender, that is why they are considered a race apart. It's the family of Colubridae. Welcome on TN and thanks for the explanations,
Cheers, Dietrich

  • Great 
  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2007-01-11 7:03]
  • [+]

Witam ponownie!

I znowu bardzo fajne zdjecie sympatycznego zwierzaka. Podoba mi sie poskrecana poza i nieproporcjonalnie wielka glowa. Bardzo duzo szczegolow, dobra ostrosc i bardzo ladnie dopasowane tlo. Dodatkowo udalo ci sie uchwycic swietnie moment sondowania otoczenia jezykiem. Podoba mi sie!

To jedyny waz, ktorego udalo mi sie sfotografowac. Tez w Ogrodzie Botanicznym :-) Zyje tam ich kilka sztuk. Rzuc okiem tu:

very very good pic...

Widze ze rozpoczynasz od gadow. Fajne ujecie z wyciagnietym jezykiem. Wkradla ci sie literowka w nazwie rodziny (y zamiast u)

  • Great 
  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-01-11 9:20]
  • [+]

Hi Radomir and a warm welcome to TN :)

This is a great and cute capture!
I rally like all the sahrp and crispy clear details on the scales of this lovely snake - especially the ones on the head.
The coiled body is very well presented from this POV and teh lighting is excellent.
I also like the timing of the picture, capturing the young snake with it's tongue out...flicking :)
There is only one thing i would like to point out: the subspecies you are refering to is "persa" not "persica" as far as i know :)
Anyway, a charming post!

Bravo and TFS

  • Great 
  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-01-11 11:00]

Tak, nawet pamietam jak robiles to zdjecie - zwlaszcza ze ja zrobilem prawie identyczne :-)
Ciekawe POV i ladnie zakomponowany zwiniety waz z jezyczkiem :-) Niezbyt czesto sie zdarza, uchwycic takiego w naturze - mowie i o zwinieciu i o jezyczku :-)

  • Great 
  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2007-01-11 12:45]
  • [+]

Nice post Radomir with very good details of this snake.

I like it a lot: DOF, focus, sharpness, color, lighting, framing.

I like it: composition, POV, background, notes.

I don't like it: nothing to grumble.

The compo is good, although the point of view is not the most aesthetic.
Anyway... it's an interesting presentation.
Thank you and greetings... Ricardo

This really does look like a snake !! ;-) The body looks almost like a rope its so flexible, and the head detail is remarkable. Well done!

Hi Radomir,
Your photo is also very nice. atishfactory sharpness and good details. Yor snake looks different that of my. I also thing that they are different subspecies. I will check the subspecies of the snake in my photo and inform you soon. Mustafa

  • Great 
  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2007-12-31 12:32]

Rewelacja, zaskroniec cudo :D. Fajnie go chwyciłeś

Calibration Check