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Cerastes cerastes

Cerastes cerastes
Photo Information
Copyright: Aviad Bar (baraviad) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 24] (283)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-23
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/220 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): reptiles of israel [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-13 9:41
Viewed: 6444
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this nocturnal snake during a day trip in the dunes. The snake was lying under a bush probably after a night meal.
This amazing species is very common in the dunes and it easy to find it by following after its prints.
It feeds mostly on rodents.
The photo was taken early in the morning.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-02-13 9:53]

Hi Aviad

Another photo of this beaty!
It looks terrific!
I really love the tracks it left on the sand and how well you can see the it has large flat scales on its abdomen. Excellent work there!
I also lovel the charming colors and and the sharpness of the details.
The warm lighting is great, too and the composition is very nice.
The link on the picture is quite distracting...i guess it mught be better if you would just post that in your note, but that's just a details and the photo itself is splendid!

Bravo and TFS

Wow Aviad,
Dangerous trip...do you often encounter such fellows during your trips?
Beautiful image; good sharpness and too crazy light.
Well done

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  • oki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 79 W: 10 N: 114] (587)
  • [2007-02-13 11:29]

Hi Aviad,
great animal. Nice details and superb colors. It's just a pity that you left page on the photo (I'd have put these informations into a frame or into the text!). It disturbs the eye on the main subject.
But a great picture anyway,

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  • yves64 Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 66] (1182)
  • [2007-02-13 11:37]

magnifique photo

exellent et respect


Nice work Aviad,
I would not want to be faced with this guy even if he only eats rodents! Lovely and sharp, awesome low light and a great texture to the scales.
I agree with previous posters about the link on the photo very distracting.


A superb image of this wonderful snake. A pity you didn't give its common name, I'm sure its got one.
Anywayt, great capture in the Isreali desert. An excellent result

great again, TFS Ori

Nice photo! thanks!

Hi Aviad,

A very nice photo !
Everything is great about but I like the ligthing a whole lot !


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