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Watch your steps

Watch your steps
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Copyright: Paul van Slooten (pvs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-26
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Sony 70-200 F2.8 G, Digital RAW 100, UV Filter
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Paul van Slooten [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-06-30 4:49
Viewed: 4135
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In our short trip to the North,we did not only spot a wild swedisch brown bear (posted yesterday),but our path crossed as well this adder,I was following a butterfly and just step a bit closer when I luckely spotted the tail of this fellow (the butterfly was moved to the 2nd plan) after a while the head of the adder showed up and I could take some shots,the adder is the only poisonous snake in sweden.hope you like it and tfw

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Very beautiful exemplar of Vipera berus.
The colors, composition and pov are very good.
Well done!

This is the same type of snake as UK, but not easily spotted.

This is a good image with clear details of it's face.
Lovely dappled light and nice eye detail.


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  • mikou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 869 W: 68 N: 1479] (6093)
  • [2007-06-30 6:54]

Hi Paul.
Very good capture of this snake with accurate sharpening on his head.I like fine sharp details on his face and on his eye too.Very good composition and POV.Beautiful capture in his natural surrounding.Well done.
TFS,with greeting Milos.

Hi Paul
Great shot
Very nice posture of the head with perfect catchlight in the eye. Great compo too.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-06-30 7:46]

Hello Paul,
Great capture of the head of a huggorm. Fine sharpness, lighting and composition with the undergrowth. Lucky you didn't step on him while chasing the butterfly!
TFS and have a nice weekend!

Hello Paul,
Good focus on this fellow, well exposed and with good details!
I like the framing, includinf this much of the natural surroundings...
Pablo -

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-07-01 1:12]

Hi Paul.
I like your very impressive shot of this amazing reptile. Excellent POV and composition of the picture. Fine pose and glance of the snake. Surroundings of the animal is wonderful. Lights, darks and colours are great too. Note is very interesting despite its size. My kind regards and TFS.

P.S. Thank you for comments and visiting. By the way. Our (Odessa) photoshop buys the photo equipment at the B&H (New Your). My new lens is my small whim. I wanted to have walk around lens. It is middle grade lens but pretty nice, very small and has a good zoom range for evening parties, indoor shots, etc.

Hello, Paul!
Beautiful portrait of this viper, particularly with the small droplets on its neck! In Poland Vipera berus (polish name Zmija zygzakowata) is also one and only venomous snake. Excellent photo!

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