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sand viper

sand viper
Photo Information
Copyright: Aviad Bar (baraviad) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 24] (283)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-03
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/480 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): reptiles of israel [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-18 15:31
Viewed: 8620
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Cerastes vipera - Very common viper' feeds mostly on acanthodactylus lizards which it catch during the night while they sleep in their borrows.

more photoes of the Israeli reptiles you can find in my site: http://geocities.com/aviad_br/

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You captured the texure on this cold blooded serpent extremely well. The lighting is well chosen and show very nice colors. :)

beautiful creature, great pic, dash Ori

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  • badar Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
  • [2007-02-19 3:59]

Hi Aviad,
Nicely composed, the guy seems to have fluffed up.This guy would be well caumoflaged in the sand.
Badruddin Ali

Simply superb capture, I must get out and chase reptiles again.

A great shot, wel composed and excellent sharpness.
Well done

Hello Aviad,
This is a very sharp capture of this snake. I like those great details, pose of the reptile and exposure. It is a tricky snake that you were lucky to see as it is the same color of its environment, even its eye is not evident to see :) … I also like this POV and composition. Well seen and well done! TFS,

Excellent capture. Good demonstration of the camouflage ability of that guy.
Crisp clear. Brilliant composition.
I didn't know this specy before. It made me wonder: had he eaten something big? Did he inflate himself as a threatening pose. So I went googling and discovered they always look like this. Funny one.
I found too that they can go totally under the sand and only the eyes would emerge. Better not step on it, I guess.
I learnt a lot tonight.

Bonsoir Aviad,
C'est un superbe cliché, qui illustre très bien le mimétisme de l'animal dans son biotope. Le détail des écailles est magnifique. Fascinant.

Hola Aviad,
Interesante toma mostrandonos el camuflaje con la arena, la luz y detalles son excelentes. Un cordial saludo

Amazing is an understatement...good composition nice and crisp, you happen to capture the emotions of this snake, rare to see such pic's. good work pal

Splendid shot of a lovely snake !
Great details !

Hello Aviad,
Guess you don't need some guide to find them;you are the guide;-)
How dangerous is this work?

Hello Aviad!
Amazing viper in a great pose!

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