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Dolichophis caspius - Hazer Yilani

Dolichophis caspius - Hazer Yilani
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Copyright: Eray SIMSEK (esimsek) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 19] (169)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-29
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon Powershot S3 IS, Sandisk SD 2GB, 58 mm KENKO UV
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-03 8:33
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Altitude: 1500m

Size: Adults often up to about 2 m, including tail.

Habitat: Usually at forest margins, near bushes, on sandy slopes or ravines, or on rocks with arboreal vegetation.

Behavior: it is the most aggressive snake, sometimes strikes and bites humans who pass by the bushes where it basks. Runs away very quickly afterwards, being one of the fastest European snake species. IT IS NOT VENOMOUS AND THE BITE IS NOT DANGEROUS.

Food habits: eats lizards, rodents, sometimes even birds.

Reproduction: breeding takes place in May. The females lay a clutch of 5-12 eggs in late June and early July. Eggs hatch at the end of August.

Enemies: man - the natives presume it is poisonous and therefore they kill it on every encounter.
Conservation: the species is declining, it NEEDS STRICT PROTECTION.

Dolichophis caspius II - Hazer Yilani

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Eray merhaba
TN'ye hoşgeldin. ilk ziyaretçin ve ilk puanları veren kişi olmak da güzel tesadüf. eline sağlık, çok güzel görüntülemişsin. Trakuştaki gibi ilginç karelerle buraya renk katacağından eminim. bu arada türün adını eskiden böyle biliyorduk ama şimdilerde Coluber cinsi bölündü ve değişik adlarda cinslerle karşılaşıyruz. bu tür için de Dolichophis caspius adı kullanılıyor diye katkıda bulunmak istedim. eline sağlık, iyi akşamlar.

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  • GaryT Gold Star Critiquer [C: 102 W: 7 N: 236] (160)
  • [2009-03-03 9:05]

Very interesting point of view. Good exposure and depth of field, although you might be able to sharpen the eye a little bit more. Gary

Eray, what a nice shot from this snake, reaaaly lucky you for find this guy, probably trying to hide from sun..
Thanks a lot for sharing,
I simply love snakes...
Hugs from Brazil my friend..
Go right to my favorites!!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-03-03 9:38]

Merhaba Eray,
Welcome to TN!
You make a fine start with this capture of a Colubrid snake, D. caspius. The POV showing the head and a part of the body with good sharpness is set in a fine composition.
Thank you for sharing this fine and interesting image and I look forward to seeing more from you.
Best regards,

Merhaba Eray Bey,
TN ye hoşgeldiniz.
Çok güzel ve çok iddialı bir kare ile giriş yaptınız.
Ellerinize sağlık.

Öncelikle TN e hoşgeldiniz Eray Bey,
Fokuslama biraz gövdeye kaymış olmakla beraber bakış açısı oldukça hoş ve etkileyici bir kare. Bu dilberin bir de genel görünümünü de bize gösterir iseniz daha da memnun olacağım.


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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2009-03-03 21:23]

Hi Eray

You present us a beautiful wildlife picture. The snake and the details of its skin shown in the foreground are superb. The large part allocated to the patterns in this foreground is an excellent element of a fine composition. I also appreciate the interesting and instructive notes.

I see that you are new on TN and would like to welcome you. I also would recommend you to write critiques on other pictures. These critiques are part of the way how TN works.

Kind regards


Hello Eray,
Welcome to TrekNature. It is a well composed shot of a coiled snake with excellent details & eye contact. Thanks for sharing this photograph.
Best wishes-Subhash, India

A finely executed first try Eray, saw your second shot before this one I'm afraid! Your close up from a good viewpoint is quite effective detail-wise, but I'd prefer a smaller aperture, say an f/5.6 for this shot, so more of the fine details would be in sharp focus, the natural result of a deeper depth of field.

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