- Arjun (7587)
- [2009-08-14 10:24]
Superb picture!!! I had never seen such an action before
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2009-08-14 10:55]
Great action photo. The large version makes it even more exciting. It's also exciting to see that the Osprey took the fish, I think. Excellent sharpness and colours. Wonderful POV.
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2009-08-14 13:10]
Wowwww...this one is winner of today MF Nigel. Great action capture shawing the feeding biology and also the intraspecific competition of the Colubrid snake Natrix maura. A great scientific and aducative document Nigel!
TFS and have a great WE!
- flashpoint (28008)
- [2009-08-14 15:43]
impressive capture,this second act,where you can see the voracity of the couple Natrix maura.....congratulation for the right time
best regards sERGIO
- horias (11033)
- [2009-08-14 21:42]
Waw...great capture this 2 viperine...Incredible shot, natural colors, good POV!
- caspian (1342)
- [2009-08-15 2:40]
Congratulations Nigel. Very, but a very special shot. This is an appropriate time with the capture and image quality to be great. TFS
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2009-08-15 4:14]
Great large post, a most unusual behaviour for two snakes trying to take teh same prey. Good sharpness and composition.
- maurydv (36428)
- [2009-08-27 1:12]
another fantastic picture of the Viperine snake with the prey, superb sharpness and great timing, splendid colours, excellent POV and composition, wonderful Large Version.
- roges (6264)
- [2009-08-28 3:39]
Excellent this macro yours. Very clear and very well made.
I like very much, congratulations.
Have a beautiful day and a nice weekend,
- cobra112 (43366)
- [2009-08-29 5:31]
Ciao Nigel. Very interesting dramatic and dynamic shot. Stunning details and particolar good light and what cut!
- Argus (50624)
- [2009-09-08 22:43]
What a find!
An amazing capture at Cuber showing these two Viperine Snakes playing tug-of-war with a carp. The deatils of the heads are well taken with excellent sharpness and lighting.
Thanks and all the best,
- nikosrio (4846)
- [2009-09-17 3:44]
amazing capture, great action, very sharp details, natural colors and light,
TFS and regards
PS. I would like to thank you for corecting my pieris post.
- horia (16656)
- [2009-09-21 13:03]
Hi again Nigel
This is something i've never seen before! I mean, i've seen many Natrix snakes (both N. natrix and N. tessellata - the two we have here) eating plenty of fish or frogs, but never two battling for one. This is one excellent find!
In such rare photo cases, i don't really give much attention to the technical quality of the shot, but yours is also very nice and sharp. Thanks to your long telephoto lens, you managed to capture this intimate moment without disturbing them. My compliments.
Funny to hear about the osprey, though :))
Bravo and TFS
- Solrac (210)
- [2009-10-19 4:12]
Impresionante documento de esta lucha este dos serpientes por la comida
- Adanac (21378)
- [2010-02-21 17:30]
Very interesting capture to say the least. The fact that in the end it was stolen from the stealer was justice in a way. Splendid action, great image quality and all around great posting.
PS Thanks again correcting my identification error on the Prairie Merlin.
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2010-08-18 5:07]
I accidently stumbled across this image of the two snakes and I must say it is a very impressive shot. If one use your imagination one can make up a few versions of the end result of the story inside the pic which you have captured so well. Great detail captured here, I especially like the sunlight in the image, as well as the shine on the water in the backdrop. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
First of all, thank you very much for identifying the Blowfly for me, Nigel. I am deeply obliged.
This post of yours is more than two years old; I wonder whether you would notice my reaction to it now.
All the same, it is the kind of picture that deserves a place in publications of the National Geographic class. Though I am scared of snakes and do not enjoy looking at them, this picture compelled me to have a look at its bigger version. Believe me, I did enjoy every bit of this fantastic action image.
Thanks once again and with warm regards,