- anel (40574)
- [2009-07-30 3:54]
What a story and what amazing an shot! The carp just looks still alive...
You managed to do an excellent snake-picture, what isn't easy at all, like you say.
Excellent framing, good light ansd sharpness. Bravo!
Yesterday I saw such a snake in a little lake, but no way to make a good shot.
Thanks also for the interesting note
- shree (276)
- [2009-07-30 4:10]
Wonderful wonderful timing, Nigel! And such an apt title.. The details and composition of your shot are good and framing enhances its beauty. But the winning point stays the timing of capture. Thanks for the nice note provided.
- cirano (13609)
- [2009-07-30 4:27]
Wonderful capture,very impressive.Bravo!!!!
- joska (22535)
- [2009-07-30 4:28]
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2009-07-30 4:29]
What a wonderful moment you captured here. The POV is excellent, fish and snake are both very good in focus. Great timing. Good sharpness and composition.
Great capture with a fine note. We visited Cuber a couple of days previously but saw nothing like this; in fact we didn't even see the famous Black Vultures on that day!
The POV and lighting are great and the sharpness excellent, especially of both Natrix maura and the carp prey, though I might have cloned away a few of the brighter reflection spots.
Thanks and best wishes,
- roges (6264)
- [2009-07-30 4:55]
Although extremely difficult ...
Nice achievement and playing, congratulations!
have a nice day,
- robindb (1420)
- [2009-07-30 5:08]
Almost a once in a lifetime shot well seen and recorded. Well done
- maurydv (36428)
- [2009-07-30 5:16]
a great capture at right moment, superb sharpness, excellent POV and DOF, marvellous colours in a very nice composition, very well done.
- kedarkulkarni (1459)
- [2009-07-30 6:42]
Lovely capture! Lucky to see this reptile in a kill! Superb shot. Very nice and clear image with great focus. I liked your composition. Very well done1
- el7262 (36)
- [2009-07-30 7:48]
Très belle photo de ce serpent en train de gober son déjeuner! Magnifiques lumière et détails !
- Nilson (4423)
- [2009-07-30 14:58]
Wonderful shot of this snake, you caught in the right moment, natural colors and lighting, excellent composition.
- cedryk (5270)
- [2009-07-31 8:43]
That's a nice action shot! I appreciate the composition and technical quality of this photo made in uneasy conditions (sun and wet, shiny surfaces). Your note is also exhaustive!
Best greetings and TFS,
- rkailas (799)
- [2009-08-01 7:57]
Top shot! Excellent POV to show the fish in the snakes mouth. Did you see any of the midwife toads?
- flashpoint (28008)
- [2009-08-03 7:43]
Extraordinary capture and interesting note of history of these non-poisonous snakes that feed on fish....
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2009-08-09 3:52]
Hi Nigel, A superb action shot of this magnificent beauty while feeding! Perfect POV and details showing the activity well MF!
TFS and cheers,
- skoksalan (740)
- [2009-08-13 5:00]
Looks great with fish.
An exquisite frame.
Very nice sharing.
- peter_stoeckl (11530)
- [2009-08-14 2:12]
exciting leap right into the action, showing the drama of getting swallowed from a touching point of view, frame fillingly closely approached with high impact.
As you say: "reptiles ... most difficult subjects to represent photographically" - more difficult even than a human celebrity on holidays, because of their intelligence. And much more awarding, because of their elegance. Excellent result under difficult backlight conditions, drawing the spectator head forward into nature.
Thank you! With best regards,
- jignasi (27917)
- [2010-08-19 2:13]
primero gracias por tu ayuda en la id de esas complicadas especies de Lepidoptera; realmente se ha de ser un experto y recurrir a detalles más técnicos para algunas identificaciones.
Tu toma interesante y diferente a lo habitual, con una escena muy oportuna y un "recital"de luces y brillos.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.
- cobra112 (43366)
- [2011-04-20 10:37]
Ciao Nigel. Impressive dramatic situation. Excellent light here and stunning details. very good compo too.
- buscape (7615)
- [2011-12-17 8:02]
fantastic shot of this snake gulping a fish. I especially like the dramatic face of the fish that looks like crying for help.
- Ingrid1 (0)
- [2013-08-26 9:41]
A perfect candidate for my theme " animals feeding part two.
(Sometimes I smuggle in animals drinking, as you probably noticed. :-)
I used to go to the snake park in Hoedspruit at feeding time, but they were fed dead mice. Still it was very interesting to watch the mambas fight...
The details in your photo are stunning; every individual scale is a little master work. As always your technic is impecable, and the colours luminous.
Thanks for sharing
Best wishes for a happy week