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Anaconda (for Bayram Gocmen)

Anaconda (for Bayram Gocmen)
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Copyright: Selen Ediger (SelenE) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-27
Categories: Reptiles, Rain Forest
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Dedications to Bayram, Bayram's Favorites-2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-25 5:01
Viewed: 8755
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Yesterday Bayram Gocmen asked if I took some photos of reptiles and frogs from the Amazon region. I did, there were so many animals to watch and photograph. as some of you already know I prefer birds and landscapes, I am not good at macros and close-ups as a result not all the photos came up the way I like them to be. So I skip a lot of species because of the image quality.
As he reminded me of the photos I don't upload- this is a young Anaconda for Bayram, hope you like it.

Green anaconda
Eunectes murinus

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Boidae
Subfamily: Boinae
Genus: Eunectes
Species: E. murinus

*Common names: anaconda, common anaconda, water boa, green anaconda

Eunectes is a genus of non-venomous boas found in tropical South America, commonly called anacondas. An aquatic group of snakes inhabiting swamps and rivers, its members include some of the largest snakes in the world. Despite this, little was known about them until recently. The name Eunectes is derived from the Greek word Eυνήκτης, which means "good swimmer."

Eunectes murinus is a non-venomous boa species found in South America. It is known as one of the largest of all snakes.
Found in countries east of the Andes, including Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and on the island of Trinidad.

Primarily aquatic, they eat a wide variety of prey, almost anything they can manage to overpower, including fish, birds, a variety of mammals, and other reptiles. Particularly large anacondas may even consume large prey such as tapir, deer, capybara, caiman, and sometimes crocodiles and jaguars, but such large meals are not regularly consumed. In addition, there have been many reports and documentaries on anacondas consuming humans.They employ constriction to subdue their prey. Cannibalism among green anacondas is also known, most recorded cases involving a larger female consuming a smaller male. Scientists cite several possible reasons for this, including the dramatic sexual dimorphism in the species and the possibility that female anacondas require additional food intake after breeding to sustain their long gestation period and the male simply being an opportunistic prey item, but the exact reason is not understood

*Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anaconda

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To bahadir: :o)SelenE 2 11-26 13:44
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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-11-25 5:17]

Merhaba Selen Hanım,
İki fotograf da güzel,yılanın renkleri ile zemin uyum içersinde.Umarım Bayram Bey de beğenecektir.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık!

Fine photography and a fine dedication for Bayram Selen, he'll love these Anaconda, I'm sure. An interesting and beautiful species not frequently seen in TN, the natural posture of the top image is very nice to behold indeed. I tried to make them more "prominent against the BG in my WS, hope you won't be offended by it my friend.

Hi Selen
I like the way how you have captured this snake on you above example. Nice light, pose, details and interesting BG.
Well done and TFS

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-11-25 6:22]
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Hello Selen,
Wow, I'd be proud to have taken these photos!!
Excellent presentation of this young Anaconda showing its markings and colours very clearly. I wonder what size it was? I'm sure Bayram will be pleased.
TFS and cheers, Ulla

Merhaba Selen,
bellissime immagini ed azzeccata dedica a Bayram; splendido collage che mostra molto bene questo anaconda catturato con ottimi dettagli e la bella lucentezza della pelle, molto belli e naturali i colori.

These creatures have a lifestyle of unusual tales and legends...this one is one we learned about as a children in elementary school in the 1950's...It may hold much in ancient lore..Very nice story and the moody darkness gives it some character.

E Vallahi Pes Selen Hanım:) Muhteşem bir kollaj muhteşem bir hayvanat ve muhteşem bir kare. Triple muhteşem yani:) Ayrıca sizin gibi değerli bir doğa fotoğrafçımızdan böyle bir hediyeyi almak beni sevindirdiği, mutlu ettiği gibi, onurlandırdı da. Sayenizde iyileşme yönünde, kendimi biraz daha iyi hissetim. Çok çok teşekkür ediyorum. Eminim diğer kareler de harikadır. ben diğerlerini de görmeyi dilerim. Değerlı bir katkı ve benim için de son derece anlamlı bir kare.
Ellerinize ve emeğinize sağlık.
Tekrar teşekürlerimle...

Ps. Yıldızlı favorilerime alamadığım için üzgünüm. 100 dolduğu için, sonrdan kendi açtığım favori temama ekledim:)

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-11-25 8:47]

Hi Selen.
I welcome your new kind of photography and decision to share your reptile pictures. Very impressive natural scene with attractive animals. Both shots are nice and represent the anaconda very well. My best regards and TFS.

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-11-25 9:28]
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Selen Hanım selamlar, gerçekten mükemmel bir kare ve hatırı sayılır bir dedikasyon. Emeğinize sağlık. Tebrikler.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-11-25 10:34]

Hello Selen,
Absolutely great this snakes-picture! Excellent composition, sharpness, pose, and well exposed. Beautiful image and a great joy to look at. Nice dedication for Bayram.
Thanks for sharing

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-11-25 12:53]

Hi Selen. I am sure Bayram will like this fine close up of the Snake. Not i thing i am to keen on but you have done well to get the markings and natural colours . The top picture has a nice shine to the skin. well done tFS.

Merhaba Selen hanım. Bir hanım için oldukça cesaretli bir çekim. Mükemmel gerçekten ve ayrıca Bayram hocamıza da hatırlı bir hediyeolmuş. Elinize sağlık.

Selen hanım yerinizde olup böyle güzel bir hediyeyi ben yapmak isterdim:) Kıskançlık başa bela... Şaka şaka tabiki... enfes kareler. Elinize ve emeğinize sağlık.

Hi Selen,
Excellent pictures of this Anaconda, sharp details, good POV, natural habitat.

merhaba Selen hanım,
meşhur anakondayı sizin karelerinizde görmek pek güzel. omurgalı derslerinde de hep adından bahsediriz ancak şimdiye kadar görmek nasip olmadı. umarım bir gün sizin gibi Peru veya komşu ülkelere gidip ziyaret etme fırsatı buluruz. çekimlerinizin ikisi de çok güzel. elinize sağlık. iyi geceler, selamlar.

Both interesting views - both completely different Selen.
I think I like the coiled look the best, with that vibrating tail :)
A great presentation,
Well done!

Hello Selen

Did you grab the snake and pose it like that?
Great job showing this one.
The details show well.
Well composed and presented.


Intéressant cliché bien documenté.
Bonne journée.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-11-26 14:07]

Brilliant pair of shots, Selen!!!
Superb sharpness and clarity.
Great compositions.
Two brilliant, clear views of this impressive snake :-)

Very well done,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-11-26 23:14]

Hi Selen,
Outstanding shot of this Anaconda and it looks so huge and elegant. Very neat and sharp image with superb light handling and perfectly chosen POV. This dedication must have made Bayram happy. Very nice composition.

Merhaba Selen, splendid dedication to snake king of TN, dear friend Bayram, eautiful double capture of anaconda with fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-11-29 21:28]

Merhaba Selen Hanım,
Neye el atsanız gerçekten iz bırakıyorsunuz. Hediye ettiğin bu kareyi eminim Bayram beyi çok mutlu edecektir. Çok başarılı bir sunum. Emeğinize sağlık.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-11-30 13:00]

Hello Selen,
Both images in this double are great shots of a young Anaconda taken with excellent sharpness to allow the snake to be well seen against the muddy BG.
A fine tribute to TN's herpetologist and friend Bayram.
Thanks for sharing this fine duo,
Best wishes,

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2008-12-02 10:57]

When I was in the jungle in Ecaudor, I was hoping to see one but did not. Snake scare me and exciting at the same time to see.
These are excellent shots with really good details, especially the larger one showing a really good impression of the overall of this anaconda.

nice captures, TFS Ori

Nice shot. I love these huge snakes. Sharply focussed and I like the posture made by the upper one.

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