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Adam, Eve, the Serpent & End of Heaven

Adam, Eve, the Serpent & End of Heaven
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Copyright: Radu Xplorator (Xplorator) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 651 W: 57 N: 1506] (7719)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon CP 8800
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Snakes - Serpientes - Serpents, Reptiles and Amphibians of Indonesia, _Fotos adicionadas por 5 ou mais membros II, 40-49 points, Nature's cutest [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-04 3:30
Viewed: 19228
Favorites: 9 [view]
Points: 65
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I suspect the Original Sin in the forbidden-fruit, the one that made Adam & Eve fall from the their Heavens and graces of God, was handed by a serpent much like the Green Tree Python, or Morelia viridis , formerly known as Chondropython viridis , a specie of tree-dwelling python native to various islands in Indonesia, New Guinea, and the northern tip of Eastern Australia (Cape York Peninsula). Green Tree Pythons are arboreal snakes and inhabit jungles, bamboo thickets and monsoonal forests. Between localities, there are several supposed patterning differences; for example, specimens from Aru Island, Indonesia typically have more white spotting than those from say, Papua New Guinea or can be bred to have bright blue or specled blue and green patterns. The Green Tree Python is remarkable in several ways: one, it uses thermoreceptive labial pits to help capture its prey -usually at night, and two, it goes through a drastic ontogenetic color change between childhood and adulthood. Green Tree Python neonates can range from highlighter yellow to brick red or brown. Juvenilles are born fully developed hatched from eggs incubated by the female snake on the forest floor. Females can often give birth to 12-25 eggs in a clutch. Every adult has slightly different colouration, but most are green with some variation, depending on selective breeding or locality. In addition to several designer patterns recently breeders have produced an Albino animal. While some feel they are aggressive, most animals can be handled during daylight hours with no issues.
This reptilian is not to be cofused with the Emerald Tree Boa (Corallus caninus) of South America.

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Hello Radu!
What a shot!!
I add it to 'my fovourite' immediatly!
Colors and compo are great!
The pose is great.
Good info notes.


Hello Radu,
Wow! After I uploaded my photo back to main gallery, I saw this scene, I opened it immadiately and I've surprised! What a pose! Your timing is very good. Congratulatons.
Sincere greetings

Hello Radu.
If this python were responsible for the fall of Adam and Eve, he surely is putting on the "It was not me" attitude! Great POV and classic pose for this snake. Sharp details and good light on your part, and excellent coiling on his part.
TFS. : )

Hi Radu,

this is amazing, not only the colour, the sharpness, detail... but the POV is fantastic.
really amazing... a favotire.

Hi Radu,
Looking like a green lotus.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-09-04 5:26]

Ceau Radu

Pfuu...noah asa se face un portret de sarpe! Asta da imagine!
Excelent...nu, perfect POV, culori splendide, detalii excelente, lumina numai buna dar in special o pozitie ideala a animalului.
Toate acestea, completate de o nota misto.


Hi Radu

I wondered what this was when looking at the thumb nail. I don't normally look at snakes as I find then creepy, but this is an excellent shot. TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-09-04 6:55]

Hello Radu,
Impressive shot of this Tree Python. The sharpness is focussed where it should be. It looks like you took the picture in the wild. If so, fantastic!

Sal Radu!
It's a great shot you showing here! Not only is the python very interesting by its color, but also the way its body is positioned looks almost unreal. Congratulations,

What a great shot and such a classic pose. THe colours are excellent and the POV spot on, but maybe the DOF could be a touch greater, either than or your POF was slightly too far forward...

Otherwise it is a great photo and very nicely done.


Good symetrical composition.
Good POv and exposure.
Well done.

Great capture...
Camouflage is the key word here...
Good nature photography and interesting note.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-09-04 8:28]

What a great pose and composition. Good details and bg and a very original shot!
TFS, José M.

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  • ele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 15 N: 15] (382)
  • [2006-09-04 9:22]
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complimenti per i colori sgargianti complimenti per la foto stupenda

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2006-09-04 9:25]

Hello Radu... very nice snake.

+ composition, POV, sharpness, color, background, lighting, notes.

= DOF, focus, framing.

Greetings... Ricardo

ce cliché est merveilleux pour la couleur du serpent et surtout pour sa position sur la branche.bravo.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2006-09-04 12:06]

Wooow ! What a wonderful and impressive snake that you have very well captured ! This shot is amazing, the pose and POV are fanstastic. Interesting note too.
Congratulations Radu and thanks for sharing.

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2006-09-04 15:04]

Hi Radu,
I need not to say any more than all the others did.
A superb shot of this snake. Compliments

Hi Radu,
just perfect - what a wonderful pose and the green is so brilliant.
I love this shot, excellent, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2006-09-04 15:36]

Hi Radu,

Superb shot,excellent pose and composition, beautiful colours (I really love vivid greens), the detail are lovely too.

TFS Hilary :)

Hello Radu,
Interesting coil by this Green Tree Python. Perfect camouflage if in dense foiage. Great shot, crisp clear and well seen. TFS.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-09-05 9:54]

Bonjour Radu, great shot of this serpent in a perfect attitude!! Beautiful colors and excellent POV, I like this shot!! Congratulations, Didier.

What an amazing capture!!! All I can think is WOW!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.

wow - what a shot!
Just wonderful!
Thank you! Best regards,


great shot!

Radu, this is amazing. And the info that you share is well worth getting into an encyclopaedia. I love it. Cheers

I still don't like snakes....but I love this picture. A great piece of art!

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  • abtinn (0)
  • [2006-11-28 2:27]

snake flower!
a wonderful view and a wondrful moment you shared!
tanx man!

Bonjour Radu,

Impressionnant et très joli !

Superbes couleurs et cadrage réussi de cette pose originale. j'avoue que je suis contente de ne pas l'avoir en face de moi autrement que par le biais de cette photo !


Salaam Radu
Very very nice colour and sharp photo - Good POV
Good job - 10/10
Well done .. TFS
-- SADEGH --

amazing capture, TFS Ori

Hello Radu,
I also wondered what this was when looking at the thumb nail. Great POV and classic pose for this snake. . TFS.
PS: Added to favorite

amazing boa constrictor. excellent and brave approach to photograph one with nice angle and closeup. good work. tfs.

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