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Macrovipera lebetina

Macrovipera lebetina
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Copyright: yiannis christofides (yiannis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 625 W: 0 N: 770] (5400)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-20
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-03-24 8:42
Viewed: 4138
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Macrovipera lebetina occurs in Cyprus, the Near and Middle East, North Africa and the Caucasus.
It is oviparous.
A dangerously poisonous snake, preferring to wait by water or small pools for small birds and insects

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-03-24 8:46]

Hi Yiannis,a very dangerous meeting whit this big vipera,a great capture in the best exposure of this hard light,perfect details,colors and perspective,a very rare guest of this gallery.have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Excellent shot!How deadly is it?

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2013-03-24 10:10]

wow Yiannis, .. how did you spot this.. it gives me creeps; .. but what it's beautiful, .. and captured with skill; .. perfectly composed and exposed, .. TFS


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-03-24 10:28]

Giasou Yiannis,
Great capture ..
This is a very fine capture of a gorgeous snake. Very fine colours and good sharpness.
Best wishes,

Ciao Yiannis, great capture pf fantastic vipera, I never see so great, fine details, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-03-24 11:57]

Hello Yiannis,
Awesome capture of this fierce looking viper. He seems to fit perfectly in the depression of this boulder. It just waits patiently for some unsuspecting prey to come near enough for a deadly strike. Congratulations on this fine image!!

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2013-03-24 12:27]

Shalom Yianni,

Very beautiful specimen,well presented in the right light to show fine details.

We used to have these in Northern Israel, but they became extinct in the early 20th c. Now the most common venomous snake is Vipera palaenstinae.



hello Yiannis
super good details and great sharpness
nice composition with beautiful naturel colours
thanks greeting lou


Hello yiannis,
a great capture of this deadly viper in the natural condition with great sharpness.
personally i have a negative attitude of snakes I don't like this animal.
but your picture is excellent.
best wishes,

πολύ καλή σκηνή, επιβλητικό πλάσμα σε μια σύνθεση που αποκαλύπτει υπέροχα το φυσικό περιβάλλον του!
καλή σου μέρα Γιάννη

Hi Yiannis.
Comming from a country with no snakes i like to see them but am pleased we do not have them here.Your photo is very good in colour and details .
Cheers Dave

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-03-25 1:33]

Hello Yiannis,
a very nice capture m.lebetina,thanks for sharing..

Hello Yiannis

W0w !!!! great capture ... Goog Light ...

Regards, Hasan

Fascinating pisition of the snake in its rock bed!
best regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-03-25 7:20]

Hello Yiannis,
Impressive photo of this snake. Great to find him in this pose. Excellent sharpness and beautiful natural colours.

Ciao Yannis. Impressive DOF and stunning details for the interesting specie. Light and colours are very good too. TFS.


Hi Yiannis,
Only scary

Hello Yiannis.
A find capture of this poisonous reptile. Good details in this shot and I can sense the danger just by looking at this picture.

Καλημέρα Γιάννη
Φανταστική φωτογραφία που δείχνει τη συμπεριφορά του επικίνδυνου αυτού φιδιού.
Ο τρόπος που προσαρμόζεται στο κοίλωμα του βράχου είναι εντυπωσιακός!
Πήγες πολύ κοντά για να τραβήξεις αυτή τη φωτογραφία με τον πενηντάρη!!

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2013-03-27 9:59]

Very Impresive picture Yiannis!! Just great the moment and sensation or fear that transmit. Congratulation. Saludos.

Hello Yannis,
An excellent capture with fine colors, details & timing. Great presentation & POV. TFS & best wishes!


Hello Yannis
What a great finding.Excellent choice of composition,wonderful natural colous and excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Happy Easter!

Hallo Yiannis
Wow this must have been an awesome sight, seeing this enormous snake all curled up, basking in the sun. It really has camouflaged itself well within the rock. I personally do not like snakes, but this is a beauty with large scales and a big head that is well seen in your photograph. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

what a camouflage beauty, TFS Ori

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-04-28 11:33]

Hola Yiannis, que belleza de reptil nos comparte y se nota que es peligroso...muy buena foto y me gusta el entorno natural...saludos.

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