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Indian Green Pit Viper

Indian Green Pit Viper
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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
Camera: Nikon D 300s, Nikon AF-S DX 55-300 mm F/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-19 5:07
Viewed: 4436
Points: 8
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The photograph clearly shows night vision sensor as large loreal pits in Green Pit Viper upto its depth close to small nostrils located medially.


Study finds protein responsible for sensing heat from prey: The molecule that lets snakes sense heat is the same one that makes wasabi feel fiery.

Scientists have known for decades that some snakes use specialized holes called pit organs to “see” the heat radiating from prey. Now, molecular biologists have pinpointed the protein that gives pit-bearing snakes — vipers, boas and pythons — this sixth sense.The culprit is called TRPA1, a protein whose human counterpart is known as the “wasabi receptor” for its role in sensing the potent condiment. The results are reported online March 14 in Nature. Refer http://www.rationalskepticism.org/biology/pit-vipers-night-vision-explained-t2676.html#p53676

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Dear Subhashji,

Wonderful head focused display image of Indian Green Pit Viperdishead highlihted. And your note about protein sensing is fabulous.

Best wishes,

Beautiful photo with very good composition, wonderful colours and good head focus!!!

hello Subhash

WOW ! an other great one with the superb focus
excellent sharpness and details and expressive glance,



bela foto gosto destes aminais são muito atraentes e perigosos quando manuseado de forma incorreta,belo trabalho de macro parabéns.

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