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Grass Snake and his dinner

Grass Snake and his dinner
Photo Information
Copyright: Staale Gjoes (gjoess) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 151 W: 0 N: 62] (738)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-03
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon 20D, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM, ISO 100 RAW
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-03 14:48
Viewed: 4634
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Grass Snake (Natrix natrix) was munching on a Common Toad (Bufo bufo). I liftet him up with a stick and the frog fell out. I thought the frog was dead. 1/2 hour later the toad was swimming happily away.
+1 sharpness, +3 saturation and resize in DPP

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-06-03 15:45]

Oh Geese,
Excellent shot Staale,
superb detail and framing,
interesting note, I guess you owe the snake a treat next time, another juicy frog... maybe ;)
great effort :)
Cheers TFS,
Vishal Sabharwal

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2006-06-03 20:53]

Hola Staale.- Buena foto en el momento exacto, es la ley de la vida. Felicidades Luis52

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  • Dan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 113 W: 0 N: 2] (18)
  • [2006-06-04 2:02]

Salut Staale! Interesting capture and moment. Excelent details. Lucky frog! Succes! Dan

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  • bat (42)
  • [2006-06-04 9:36]

Hello Staale,

What a moment you've captured. Very sharp, the details are great !

Congratulations ! Best regards.

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  • PerR Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 2 N: 16] (99)
  • [2006-06-04 11:51]

Hello Staale.
What a moment you caught. The snake really looks evil and the frog has given up. Very good light, colours and focus (at least on the snake). Great job.


Excellent Composition, POV, Sharpness, Detail of the subject, DOF, OOF BG and Lighting. What an action shot you managed to get here! Lovely work Staale. TFS,

Great shot!
That`s one lucky frog!
Nice details and good timing!

Nice, well captured, you really did need the 1/500 second shutter speed! Works well how the background is not in focus!


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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-09-30 5:21]

Hi Staale, what a shot!! Excellent capture, and so interesting to see, thank you

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-10-05 6:39]

Hi Staale

This is a very beautiful capture but i must advice you not to do that again. You ruined a perfectly good lunch for that poor snake :)
The shot it self is grat, with very nice sharp details ald lovely natural colors.


  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-02-04 10:04]

Hello Staale,
A superb action shot that I missed! Excellent sharp details and colours. I now how exciting it is to witness this. Great composition!
TFS, Ulla
Points later!

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