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For Bayram; shot today

For Bayram; shot today
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Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 63 N: 1877] (5784)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01-07
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D-200
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-07 8:48
Viewed: 3157
Points: 14
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Shot it today in the wilderness of Lonavala. Of course, none other than Bayram was in my mind :) Can you see its infrared/night vision sensor at nostril location; that is how it is know as pit viper !!!

Bamboo pitviper, T. gramineus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Viperidae
Subfamily: Crotalinae
Genus: Trimeresurus
Lacépède, 1804


Trimeresurus Gramineus: This pit viper is tree green in colour, having a triangular head and a pit near the nose. It is locally known as Tan Sarp or Haranag. It is found in forests abounding with bamboo plantations. It grows to three feet in length, a foot in circumference and feeds on birds, lizards and small mammals. Its poison is vasotoxic and the victim of its bite can only be cured by a specific antivenin.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-01-07 8:50]

Hi Subhash,what a beautiful close-up,excellent composition and impressive sharpness and focus on the face,very good colors and composition too....Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

hello Subhash

an beautiful and excellent shot of this snake
with very fine POV and the way is framed
on the image, beautiful light, excellent focus
sharpness and details, beautiful dedication to Bayram,



Hi Dr. Subhash,

Beautiful shot of the pitviper. Great composition with a nice DOF.

Thank you for sharing.


Hi Subhash
wow what a pov with excellent bg perfect sharpness on eyes

I am so glad to see this in image and not in person. Outside of Australia's dozens of venomous snakes this one alone scares me just its name. It carries legends and myths which in one way can only be cured by science. A fantastic opportunity good Doctor! Your photos are always among the most of learning for me....Good show as the Brits say...

Thanks a lot for this kind tribute MF Subhash! Since i am not active on TN, sorry i noticed this plesant gift late MF!
Superb action capture in all around!
All the best!


Excellent shot of this reptile with great composition and nice colors.

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