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Photo Information
Copyright: Nikolay Kolev (ken) (30)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-11
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon EOS300D, Canon EF 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/202 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-17 2:03
Viewed: 6581
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Vipera ammodytes:
Grows to a maximum length of 95 cm, although individuals usually measure less than 85 cm. Females are somewhat smaller than males. Maximum length also depends on race, with northern forms distinctly larger than southern ones.[3] According to Strugariu (2006), the average length is 50-70 cm with reports of specimens over 1 m in length. Females are usually larger and more heavily built, although the largest specimens on record are males.[5]

The head is covered in small, irregular scales that are either smooth or only weakly keeled, except for a pair of large supraocular scales that extend beyond the posterior margin of the eye. 10-13 small scaled border the eye and two rows separate the eye from the supralabials. The nasal scale is large, single (rarely divided) and separated from the rostral by a single nasorostral scale. The rostral scale is wider than it is long.

more info here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vipera_ammodytes

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Hello Nikolay,
Interesting framing!
Good details in the head and the narrow DOF works well...
I like the composition, simple and it tells the story well!
Pablo -

Absolutely incredibly creepy cool picture!! I love your pov on this. WOW!! TFS

Hi Nikolay.
Cool snake, well seen and composed. I also think the dark BG works well against the light colour of the snake, it highlights it well.

Hi Nikolay,

what a nice and unique shot, really detail shot on the snake head part good DOF and POV, the mouth opening like the snake said something... really tell the story of Adam and Eve

Parades... Intersting shot, good idea. Very well done. tfs. Stev

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