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Telescopus fallax

Telescopus fallax
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-24
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Just perfect! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-11-27 5:21
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Telescopus fallax (Fleischmann 1831)
European Cat Snake

Telescopus fallax is a relatively small snake a in the family Colubridae (maximum length 80-90 cm).
Its colour is light grey, brown or greenish with square to rectangular dorsal spots along back and tail. It has characteristic vertical cat-like pupils with golden coloured iris.
It is a venomous species but it is considered of no threat to humans because it is rear-fanged and does not possess the ability to deliver the venom to humans.
It occurs in southeastern Europe, Turkey, the Middle East, the Caucasus, Iraq and Iran.
Telescopus fallax is a crepuscular and nocturnal snake species with a very cryptic life style.

In Cyprus Telescopus fallax is an uncommon but widespread species.

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Hello Christodoulos,
a fine snake picture from a man who loves snakes :-)
You have capture this is in a nice pose with good DOF, the snake standout well from the BG. The picture is well exposed with accurate WB.
Well done, mf.

Best Regards

just the right depth of field , stunning powerful colors, great pose of your deadly model and of course legendary sharpness! Bravo Christodoulos...another masterpiece from you today!
George Veltchev

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2011-11-27 7:07]

Fantastic capture by a splendid POV, Christodoulos!
Great sharpness and light, splendid shades of colours, very nice background; wonderful eye contact!
Very well done!
Thanks for sharing

Olá Cristodoulos,
Belíssima imagem com cores firmes e nitidez excelente, meus parabéns por esta magnífica captura.

Hi Christodoulos,
It not very often we see a snake that's not cropped off. This really works with nice eye contact. I like it.

Hello Christodoulos,
Superb capture with such exceptional details and fantastic colors.
The scenery is just great....with this lovely insect.
The razor sharp details and splendid composition are great.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-11-27 7:57]

Hi Chris!
What a nice pose of the snake! Great POV. Nice play of lights and shadows. Excellent contrast against the blurred BG.
ciao! Vanda

dANG not TOOoooo close now!! wallawalla this is fantastic

Excellent capture in original POV, very good!!! new species for my
TFS, Regards

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-27 9:40]

Hello Christodoulos,
Another fantastic photo in great sharpness, details and a great DOF. Very beautiful colours. The pose is really perfect. Exciting to see such a snake in the wild.

Ciao Christodoulos, fantastic capture of wonderful snake, fine details, excellent sharpness, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-11-27 11:09]

Waaw,what a brave capture!!Magnificent pic whit the perfect focus on the snake head,great details,sharpness and light balance...a very big surprise,it's nice to see something to special on TN!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-11-27 11:34]

Hello Christodoulos.
Perfect exposure and beautiful light and colors.I really like the Pose & Dof, Excellent detail and nice natural colours.Brilliant composition and POV!Best regards Siggi

Ciao Christodoulos. Indeed an impressive face to face! The best light's managment and impressive DOF. A masterpiece!


hello Christodoulos
very good sharpness and great details
the colours are super good
thanks greetinglou

Hello Christodoulos,
Another perfect capture with nice colours and fine details. I also like the OOF BG, POV and eye contact. Congratulations!

Hi Christodoulos!
No comments for this ....
You are a genius with a camera in hand! ...

Hi Christodoulos.
Brrr :)
Is it looking at you? Very nice point of view. Great sharpness and details. Very good composition.
Perfect light.
Have a nice week,

Excellent pose and fantastic eye contact. Good to see the fine details of this rare snake.
regards yiannis

Hi Christodoulos

Awesome shot of this snake. Great pose, sharpness and composition.


end of line, nice capture, tfs

πολύ καλή η σύνθεσή σου η πόζα του, μου αρέσει πως αποδίδεται με αυτό το διάφραγμα, υπέροχα και τα φυσικά χρώματά του!
καλή σου μέρα Χριστόδουλε

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-11-28 4:39]

Hello Christodoulos,
You have snakes too in your répertoire! And this one is on the point to hypnotise us! Amazing shot.. happy to read that it is no danger for humans.
Excellent composition and presentation.
Thanks so too much to have appreciated my last picture.
Kind regards

Fantastic photo chris!
Nice pose captured with excellent details & sharpness from a good POV.
I like the composition. Well done & TFS.

Hi Christodoulos,

Superb photo of Telescopus fallax! Excellent detail! Amazing control of light and very good DOF!


Hello Christodoulos,
A very good photo of this snake, excellent point of view, great details sharpness and very good composition,
Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend,
Best Regards,

I rarely find myself photographing snakes and this shot is really amazing, Christodoulos. Love the curl and sharp focus on the head. Really brilliant and thanks for sharing.

Hi Christodoulos, what a beautiful shot of this snake. It has wonderful sharpness and detail. You did a great job capturing it. Have a great New Year, Bill

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent and scaring photo of this snake, fine POV,
beautiful light, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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