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Python in Bharatpur


Python in Bharatpur
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-01-13
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Sony Alpha SLT A65V, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-28 6:27
Viewed: 1745
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had the oportunity to aproach this python very near. As it was crossing a bush free area. It was about 3 meters long and stopped for some moments. A few minutes later it had desappeared in the scrub vegetation.

Python molurus is a large nonvenomous python species found in many tropic and subtropic areas of Southern and Southeast Asia.
In Pakistan, Indian Pythons commonly reach a length of 2.43 metres (7.99.8 ft).[8] In India, the nominate subspecies grows to 3 metres (9.8 ft) on average.
Occurs in a wide range of habitats, including grasslands, swamps, marshes, rocky foothills, woodlands, "open" jungle and river valleys. They depend on a permanent source of water.[11] Sometimes they can be found in abandoned mammal burrows, hollow trees, dense water reeds and mangrove thickets.
Lethargic and slow moving even in its native habitat, they exhibit timidity and rarely try to attack even when attacked. Locomotion is usually rectilinear, with the body moving in a straight line. They are very good swimmers and are quite at home in water.

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Pierre,
What are you doing in India? PLEASE TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF.
Quite an animal ... 3 meters long!!! = About 15' long or longer.
A HUGE HEAD!!!
Very well presented.
Loved your notes.
Best and most kind regards from Canada,
Mario.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-08-28 6:43]

Hello Pierre,
Very nice portrait of this Python in good sharpness and beautiful natural colours. The eye is a real eye catcher.
Regards,
Peter

EXCELLENT CLOSEUP........

Hello Pierre-Rajasthan has a great Historical Place.Nice to see you have traveled.You were lucky to see this Snake in the Bird Sanctuary.Well captured.Nice details and colour.Regrads and thanks for sharing-Srikumar

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-28 16:18]

Salut Pierre,quel courage aller si proche au piton..ehehe..mais le resultat est super,un portrait simplement parfaict malgre' la difficile position et lumiere aussi,tres interessant,different et bien fait! Bon WE et merci,Luciano

wow Pierre, how lucky you're. I have never seen a wild python. It must be exciting :)

Best,
EMin

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-08-30 9:03]

Hello Pierre,
I have to admit I have never seen one of these large constrictors outside a zoo and in the wild. With the length that they can reach I'm not sure I would really want to anyways, unless I had a lot of very strong people with me in case it wanted me for lunch:)
I really like the low POV and outstanding detail you managed to obtain. Very neat looking eye and beautifully marked.
Well done!!
Ron

Ciao Pierre. Details and sharp very good. Good colours.

Roberto

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