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Are my horns big enough?

Are my horns big enough?
Photo Information
Copyright: Tom Sayer (photopimp) (34)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-20
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-08-16 8:53
Viewed: 5553
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I found this fabulous snake whilst trekking in the rain forest. So no questions asked, it just had to be photographed. So I carefully selected the best photo out of the 7 which was quite a task. I think this is a horned bush viper, which is very venomous! Anyway hope you like it.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-08-16 10:03]

Hello Tom!
Welcome to TN;).Perfect capture.Eye of snake is amazing.Lighting,POV and composition are excellent.Wonderful first post,very well done!

Oh my, Tom! This is one fierce looking snake. The horns and eyes are very well displayed. Interesting colors.. is it really that yellow? Welcome to TN and a very nice photo! :-)

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-08-17 1:02]

Hi Tom,
Welcome to TN.
Nice shot. I love his horns, your title fits well.
Nice colours.
I look forward to some more of your postings

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-08-17 17:08]

This is a great shot! Colors are great, composition and POV are excellent. The eye is stunning. The DOF is a little shallow with only f3.5 and hence the focus is a wee bit soft on parts of the head. Which make camera did you use (a (D)SLR or a compact?). TFS!


The snake pictured is a Atheris Ceratophora, a member of the bush viper family....and an uncommon one. this snakes common names, depending on where and who you ask are Usambara bush viper, horned bush viper, Usambara mountain viper...just to name a few. Great shot. I would love to see one in the wild.

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