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slow worm

slow worm
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Copyright: Jacob van der Weele (Bufo) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-23
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon 20D, 100 macro
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2007-09-15 5:06
Viewed: 3505
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I don't know who gave the name slow worm to this species, but he had a remarkable sharp eye on the matter. I often find slow worms being killed by bicycles, just because they are to slow to get away. This one was on the dirt road soaking up the morning sun. He was not pleased by my presence. Continuously 'smelling' what was going on. Yet, he refused to give up his solarium and stayed where he was.
In the workshop the whole animal.

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Hallo Jacob,
Voor deze jongen lijkt dit meer op een slang dan een worm, Jacob:). Mijn kennis is dan ook vrij beperkt.
Hou van de onscherpte in de voor- en achtergrond.

Hi Jacob,
Great timing and DOF, I like the low POV here..Good composition in your headshot also.
Well exposed, sharp details and natural color.
Nice work!

hi jacop; perfect close up shot to the head of snike well done

Hi Jacob,
nice shot with a nice BG and act of forking/smelling the air help show the animal behaviour,i liked the low POV which is very effective here.

Hi Jacob,
a nice picture of this slow-worm, in swedish it called
kopparorm or kopparödla, (copper snake / sopper lizzard.
The unique with this reptileis that could be very old.
Nice low POV and well composed,
Well done.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-09-15 6:49]

Hello Jacob,
I haven't seen one of these for some years now. Sad! You've managed to get a very nice close capture here showing sharp details. I'm surprised at the colour though as I remember them having a copper colour like the Swedish name implies.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Jacob
What a great shot of this Slow worm,
Great focusing,sharpness and DOF,
Useful note and workshop, Welldone.

Good Luck

Hello Jacob!
It is really nice to see you again on TN, especially that the picture presents a reptile species photographed in Poland! :>
I like a lot timing of this image and the low POV. Sharpness and details are also good. On the other hand I am not sure if I do like a little more the picture from the workshop :)
TFS and have a nice weekend!

PS. In Poland the name of this creature is "padalec" :)

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