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Emerald Tree Boa *For Bayram*

Emerald Tree Boa *For Bayram*
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Copyright: Joe Kellard (joey) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-03
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon EOS 400D (Rebel XTi), Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM, Digital ISO-200, Kenko 58mm UV filter
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications at TrekNature Part Three, Lime Greens, Dedications to Bayram [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-03-21 4:53
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I dedicate this one to our friend Bayram aka. Geckoman (Boreocypriencis), for his excellent contribution to this site and his great enthusiasm.

This was taken at the Butterfly House and Bird-of-Prey Centre in Sheffield.

I think it's got a really evil look on its face :-)

I hope you like this one!

The emerald tree boa, Corallus caninus, is a green snake with white bands. It lives in trees and shrubs near water (like swamps and marshes in rain forests). It is found in the lower Amazon basin (in Brazil) and in Guyana and Suriname. This snake has a life span of 15-20 years.
Hunting and Diet: The emerald tree boa is a carnivore (a meat-eater). It hunts at night (it is nocturnal). This snake catches food with its long teeth and then squeezes it to death. Like all snakes, it swallows its prey whole, head first. The boa's top and bottom jaws are attached to each other with stretchy ligaments, which let the snake swallow animals wider than itself. Snakes don't chew their food, they digest it with very strong acids in the snake's stomach.

The emerald tree boa eats birds and rodents. After eating a large animal, the snake needs no food for a long time, and rests for weeks.

Anatomy: Like all snakes, the emerald tree boa is cold-blooded; they are the same temperature as the environment. The emerald tree boa grows to be about 7.25 feet (2.2m) long. The forked tongue senses odors. There are heat sensors under the upper lip; these help the snake locate warm-blooded prey, like mammals and birds.

This snake bears live young. Neonates (newborn snakes) are deep brown-orange with white bars, and are about 1 ft long.

Classification: Kingdom Animalia, Phylum Chordata, Class Reptilia, Order Squamata (lizards and snakes), Suborder Serpentes, Family Boidae (constrictors), Genus Corallus, Species C. caninus.


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What an amazing shot!You've brought out the details perfectly and framed the subject to perfection!
I especially love the dedication to our Geckoman!
If you're reading this, I say this is well deserved!
Thanks Joe, for this beautiful shot and the dedication!
Happy Easter!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-03-21 5:22]

Hi Joey,this is great,wonderfull position to take and show,perfect quality under all corners of view,my best compliments,Luciano

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-03-21 5:25]

Hello Joe,
Wow, what a brilliant close-up of this Tree Boa! The details and colours are amazing and I love the POV and the way it is 'curled up'.
Well done!
TFS and Happy Easter! Ulla

Hi Joe,
this was GREEN and beautiful, the "Geckoman" will be pleased with it.
well composed with good sharpness and details.
Well done, my young friend.

Happy Eastern, Glad Pĺsk

Wowwww :-) Hi my "beloved"-OwlMan friend Joe:)

This shot and your dedication to me is great surprise for me.
Thank you very much for your kind dedication and your heartfelt words and also thanks for this wonderful capture of this beautifull boid snake, Corallus caninus which has 5 pair trigonal thermoreceptor pits (one of them is prominent in your nice shot) on its upper jaw. In Turkey, the boid snakes are represented with one species: Eryx jaculus (Sandboa). Of course, I'm taking this in to my favorites:)! Have a nice Easter time my friend!
With my best wishes,


I know not of Bayram, but shall make an attempt to find out more thanks to you and your wonderful image Joey. I have added it to a theme I thought perhaps it fit into. I hope you don't mind....wonderful work. Have a good Easter...
In Peace

Hi Joey,
very powerful portrait of a Tree Boa, creatively seen and well done! Densely concentrated, well composed.
Perfectly well captured with delightful green colours and precise details out of the darkness of indoor.
Well written notes. Thank you!
My best regards,

Happy Easter Holidays!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-03-21 8:46]

Hi Joe,

Bayram will LOVE this! What a shot. I love the way he is coiled and the fantastic view of his face. Excellent details of his skin and face. The eyes are amazing.


Hola Joe, al igual que yo veo que dejas descansar poco a tu cámara :-)
Diferente toma , con buena profundidad y enfoque así como una iluminación efectiva. Interesantes detalles como los ojos.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi Tejedor

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-03-21 12:48]

Hi Joey

Great shot of the Emerald Boa, I really like the composition with the tight crop focusing on the Snakes head, superb POV with excellent eye contact although I'm not sure having eye contact with one of these guys is such a good idea, nicely saturated colours, I really love all the green shots always thought it would be a good idea for a theme and I see Bob has created one.

TFS Hilary :o)

You should know I would love this shot! Great close-up - wonderful pose, good clean details. Well done! YOu've posted some great shots. I have a lot of catching up to do!

Very good photograph, Joe.
I'm a bit surprised 'cause I think this one is behind glass and still technically well done...
Second reason I'm surprised is the successful fill in flash...
Well done

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-03-21 14:10]

Hi Joe. Great close up of the green snake. as you say would not be know for his good looks. good detail .and a nice POV. well done TFS.

Have a nice Easter weekend.

I will email you re the 6th my son and paul are coming + 2 others from Tn.

Hello Joe,
You are the master of closeup shot and macro!
This is really a awesome shot in perfection!
good pose in perfect sharpness, good colouration and superdetails!
a superb presentation and dedication
my compliment to this

Hello Joe,
Splendid shot of this Emerald Tree Boa. Nice composition and dedication to my supervisor Dr. Bayram. TFS. Have a nice Easter weekend!
Greetings from Cyprus,

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-03-21 16:27]

Hello Joe,
Perfect shot of this amazing boa and nice dedication to Dr. Bayram Göçmen. TFS and regards,

Awesome snake! This one for some reason kind of scares me with his look on his face and his tonque sticking out, almost as if wanting to bite me! Great photo! Cheers Josh Lewis.

Hi Joe,
A beautiful capture of this nice and colorful boa snake. Excellent sharp details and a fine composition. A very good dedication for our friend Bayram. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Joe,
A beautiful and a little intimidating portrait perfectly composed and captured for our friend, Dr. Bayram Göçmen. The big eyes with vertical pupils designate it as a nocturnal species, and those four pairs of heat seeking pits just below the nostrils within the upper lip are really formidable! TFS my friend.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-03-23 0:32]

Joe, Superb shot and yes can look at the face and tell you the hard fact. Lovely sharp and great clarity. Ganesh

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