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Copyright: laurens van der Linde (euroblinkie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3080 W: 56 N: 6334] (64279)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-18
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-01-21 5:03
Viewed: 4370
Points: 44
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hello i found this snake in Tortuguero
I walking with my son in the night looking to insects and animals
i made a picture of a spider ,when i saw the snake
he were hunting of insects and lizards
i hope you like the picture

i send tomorow the lizard on TN

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Hello Laurens,
You have exhaust your frog collection? ;)

This is a very beautiful snake.
I Think the tongue is a little bittle blurry, but there are beautiful natural colors and a very good composition.
Very well done
Best regards

Cool capture Laurens,
Perfect timing with the snakes tongue fully extended, interesting comp & POV.
I like the point of focus on the near eye and snakes nose/mouth.
Great self portrait on your TN profile page too :)

hi laurens, wow, amazig shot ! great dov, makes it very exciting. the contrasts are nice too. great job. tfs, catia

Stunning shot of a snake's face with its forked tongue fully out, Laurens.
You were quick enough to capture this split second movement.
The focus on the face is very sharp and the colours too are well captured with the use of flash.
Well done and thanks for sharing this marvellous image.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-01-21 5:47]

Hi Laurens,
Magical and mesmerizing eyes which makes these snakes so fascinating for so many centuries to the mankind. You too have good eyes to spot this fellow and captured with good composition and depth. tfs.

Hi Lou, superb and timely capture of a beautiful snake from frontal POV with its lovely forked tongue:)
TFS this great image MF!


Hi Laurens, fantastic portrait of beautiful snake, good colors, wonderful focus on eye, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hi Laurens,
A nice capture of this beautiful vine snake. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-01-21 7:49]

Hallo Laurens,
Ik had vanuit Costa Rica van alles verwacht, maar niet dit. Deze foto is verrassend, origineel, schitterend van kleur met de zwarte achtergrond, genomen vanuit het best mogelijke standpunt en goed scherp. Persoonlijk vind ik de lege ruimte links iets te groot waardoor de aandacht wat van de slang afdwaalt. Maaaaaar: Een topfoto!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-01-21 7:52]

Hello Laurens.
A great capture of a rare snake. Perfect color, lighting and exposure. Sharpness is incredible. Exceptionally presentation.
Best regards Siggi

what a great shot Laurens !
perfect sharp , amazing details and nice colours , beautiful POV ,

Woooow - that's a spectacular moment to see this one with the tongue outside.
I also love the black BG, a little mystic.
Thanks, excellent
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Laurens,
Very good capture of this snake; great POV, DOF and composition, sharp fine details, good lighting and colours.

Hello Laurens,
Excellent capture of this beauty. Very good presentation with wonderful composition.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2009-01-21 14:21]

Hello Laurens
Wonderful capture with good elements, the snake is amazing, its pose is very interesting. Nice colors and details.
Good Job

hello Laurens
splendid shot of this snake with sharp focusing on this head
great contrast against the dark BG
you have taken this shot at the right moment with his tongue outside
Very well done

very nice shot! great dof and composition, great detail

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-01-22 14:23]

Hello Laurens !
I didn't think it posible, but this snake looks actually very cute :-) I love his big eyes, his funny lokk, his tongue sticking out - almost as if it is making faces to you ! :-) I love the short DOF, allowing only the eyes and muzzle to be in focus, and I also like the dark BG which makes it stand out very nicely. Very well done !

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2009-01-23 5:41]

Hello Laurens,
Very fine and minimalistic composition, which I appreciate a lot. Beautiful dark green background enhancing the special look of this lizard coming out of the dark. Nice to walk with your son looking for animals and insects.
Best regards

Excellent shot!! The pitch black background makes the snakle stand out really well, and the shaply focussed head in this pov looks so much different from what we familiar with. I love the flickering tongue also. Thanks for sharing.

Fantastic. Extra ordinary. Good work. There is no say for this photo. Thanks for sharing. Best regards...

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2009-01-29 4:37]

Hi Laurens,
if it is big I would consider it as a serpent. Excellent clarity with the tongue rolling out. The eyes are big and ferocious, the colours are scary.
Well captured shot, and youre really great in having this shot captured.
Very outstanding and superblu special.
Hard to get one like this.


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