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The hood

The hood
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Copyright: Joydeb Chaudhury (JoydebChaudhury) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 6 N: 860] (7753)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-17
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-07-23 5:49
Viewed: 1727
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The most distinctive and impressive characteristic of the Indian cobra is the hood, which it forms by raising the anterior portion of the body and spreading some of the ribs in its neck region when it is threatened. The spectacle pattern on the hood varies greatly, as does the overall colour of the snake.
Please visit the WS for another one.
With regards.

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Hi Joyden,
you must have been close to the cobra, a snake I want to meet ;-)
Decent sharpnessm Well composed och with a very nice POV.
Also standout well from the blury BG.
Well done.


The impression of the Cobra is over-powering from that close a frontal perspective of its hood, Joydeb.
Though I'm scared of snakes and avoid looking at their pictures, I couldn't resist this one even though the real sensation is more or less unpleasant, to be frank.
The image is technically excellent.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-07-23 7:00]

Hello Joydeb,
Very nice portrait of this cobra.Very good sharpness and details. Perfect POV and DOF.The blurred green background provides good contrast.Regards Siggi

Ciao Joydeb,
Spettacolare e impressionante.

HI Joy,
another excellent photo of the snake. Perfect point of view. Excellent composition.
Thanks for sharing,

hallo Joy
great sharpness composition and good details
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Hello Joydeb Da,
What a beautiful sight.Great capture.Majestic pose.Like its hood.Nice colour and details.Like it.
Tahnsk for sharing,
Kind regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-07-23 8:41]

Hi Joy,incredible portrait,one the most imposing never seen on TN,spectacular face to face in a difficult light very well exposed,fine details and colors,really original pic! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hi Joyden,
照的很清晰 這樣的特寫太有臨場感
它的色彩真是美麗 照相角度很正點
說真得 還真有點怕怕

Hi Joy,
Yes, great shot, was worth waiting for it. Impressive PoV, nice textures, and the typical cobra pose. Our friend Roberto Innocenzi (cobra112) will love it for sure. :-) Sharpness may be increased on the cobra's head, otherwise a spectacular shot (the same goes for the WS).
Best regards, László

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-07-23 10:20]

Hi Joy,
very exciting shot,
well composed, excellent details of the cobra !
Best regards !

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-23 10:51]

Hello Joy,
Yes, this is what I mean. A very nice and impressive shot in front. The sharpness is not total, but the POV is perfect and the colours are very beautiful. Nice composition with a pleasing blurred background.

Ciao Joy, great portrait of fantastic cobrar, superb sharpness, splendid details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Certainly a dramatic picture, Joydeb!

I tried to improve the appearance of the hood. Please see the WS. Hope you don't mind.

Thanks for sharing your cobra experience!


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