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Green Vine Snake; Ahaetulla nasuta

Green Vine Snake; Ahaetulla nasuta
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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: 2011-01-15
Categories: Reptiles
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): TN Classics [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-01-18 2:56
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Close up of Green Vine Snake taken at Lonavala. It changes it's color to black & green pattern when in aggression. Again my friend Chips helped me to take this grand profile of it.

It is mildly venomous. The fangs are placed posteriorly for grip & biting. I believe, this is the only snake with binocular vision. Request Bayram to confirm it please.......


The green vine snake is diurnal and mildly venomous. The reptile normally feeds on frogs and lizards using its binocular vision to hunt. They are slow moving, relying on camouflaging as a vine in foliage. The snake expands its body when disturbed to show a black and white scale marking. Also, they may open their mouth in threat display and point their head in the direction of the perceived threat. There is a widespread myth in parts of southern India, that the species uses its pointed head to blind its human victims. The species is viviparous, giving birth to young that grow within the body of the mother, enclosed within the egg membrane.

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Dear Subhashji,

What a pose with amazing color and sharpness, excellent DOF and BG.

This should be star of TN.


Wow, Wow, Wow Subhash, this is absolutely excellent photography. The scales on the snakes body is captured with brilliant perfection, and it looks like a woven carpet. It is a stunning image. The camerawork here is outstanding. I agree with Mahesh, this should be a star on Trek Nature. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

An another stunning and well-timed capture of a real beauty MF Subhash! You are absolutely right on id! I think you are not need any confirmation, you are already became a good herpetologist:)
YFS and have a great day!


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-01-18 4:15]

Hello Subhash,
A superb well-timed capture of this Vine Snake!
Excellent sharpness, colours and copositionn against a neutral BG. Even though this is a captive snake it is a great shot. Good note too.
Thanks and kind regards,

hello Subhash

WOW ! excellent timing to shoot this photo,
the POV and the way the snake is framed in
the image are very fine, soft & beautiful light
and color tones, great focus sharpness details, TFS


Hello Subhash,
impresive capture, very sharp details, nice colors and BG,
TFS, regards,

Spectacular shot Subhash! I am impressed with the originality of that execution! Bravo!
George Veltchev

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-01-18 5:38]

Beautiful closeup of this lovely species, vine snake, fine details and colors. tfs.

Stunning is the word, Ranjan!
Simply outstanding shot!

This image of a snake leaves me speechless with wonder at your skill as a nature photographer, Subhash. You have reached, my friend!
Though I'm mortally scared of snakes, this picture looks like a work of art even to my prejudiced eye.
Superb work for which you deserve congratulations.

super..bravo..Congratulations, nice work

It will make a good poster size to hang on your door to keep away the Jehovah's Witnesses:-)

Hello Dr. Subhash,

Another beautiful snake caught by your camera. Its looks pretty much in attacking mood. Very sharp picture with nice blurred background.

Thank you for sharing.


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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2011-01-18 13:30]

Hello Subhash !
Wow, this is such an amazing picture ! I love the pose of the snake, threatening and very graceful at the same time. The blurred BG allows it to stand out in the most beautiful way, and the colors are svery pleasant,soft and natural. Excellent details, splendid composition, great POV. Very well done !

Hello Subhash, great action shot of lovely beauty with nice composition and details.
TFS and regards,

Exelente foto de qualidade muito boa muito dificil pegar esta cena parabéns por esta imagem.

Hi subhash,

Excellent shot! Beautiful snake with good pose. Perfect timing & great POV. TFS.


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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2012-12-20 2:06]

Exellent phote

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