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Bamboo Pit Viper

Bamboo Pit Viper
: Badruddin Ali (badar) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 0 N: 160] (785)
: Animals
: 2003-10-12
: Reptiles
: Nikon Coolpix 4500
Exposure: f/5.8
Details: Tripod: Yes
: Snakes From India [view contributor(s)]
: 2007-01-16 10:55
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I Photographed this viper along with my friend Dr Leon Pereira.In my zeal to get DOF i wasnt able to blur the background. This was shot from a very close distance.
Bamboo Pit Vipers are very calm in nature & will strike very rarely. They are poisonous but there are no known cases of Human death attributed to them. Though one would have to undergo medical supervision & a very painfull experience.
Very adept at climbing & difficult to spot.

Exposure manual
ISO 100
Nikon Coopix 4500

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2007-01-16 11:10]

Excellent close-up of this beautiful snake. I can imagine it hiding in the green foliage in the rainforest! Great sharpness and colours which stand out nicely from the bakground which I find blurred enough! The composition is great!
TFS, Ulla

Great Shot of this Snake, DOF and POV, Yes getting the background out of focus when you work with a deep DOF=F8 or greater, it is not easy specially if your model is a snake, Good work nothing wrong with this Photograph :-))

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5042 W: 260 N: 15594] (50624)
  • [2007-01-16 11:44]

Hello Badruddin,
The BG is blurred enough because the viper's head and neck are sharp and stand out.
Fine, nicely composed shot.
TFS and best wishes, Ivan

Bravo!! Excellent capture!!!

Hello Badrudin,
Excellent close-up shot, with a great mix of dfferent green tones. Great DOF and background. Well composed, just well done! Mike

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2007-01-16 19:39]

Hola Badruddin.- Hermoso Macro de este Reptil. Muy nitida y por eso se puede apreciar con gran detelle su piel. Sus ojos lucen exelentes.Saludos Luis52.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-01-16 20:33]

Hi Badruddin,
A very sharp, well colored and composed capture. Thanks for sharing with us.

Hello Badruddin,
This is a beautiful portrait of this Viper. I really do like snakes and I think this one is very nice! This is a beautiful picture in many aspects: POV, DOF, details and composition are superb as well as those tones of colors and this beautiful BG. I really like this post. Thanks,

Hi Badruddin,

Trs jolie cette prise de vue de cette belle vipre. Belle photo avec de belles couleurs et de jolis dtails.
Merci et au revoir...JP

Badruddin ...
Very good composition. Beautiful light. Good depth!

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-01-19 22:48]

Hello Badruddin

A beautiful shot of this viper.I really like the colours.Excellent composition.The POV and DOF are well handled.Excellent sharp detail.A high quality shot.TFS


An excelent capture of this superb animal !
Perfect POV, splendid colors, details and composition in this picture !

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