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black desert cobra

black desert cobra
Photo Information
Copyright: Aviad Bar (baraviad) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 24] (283)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-19
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): reptiles of israel [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-21 12:08
Viewed: 20409
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This species is the only snake from the cobra's family in Israel. The Walterinnesia aegyptia can reach 1.2 m', actives during the night, and feeds on rodents and reptiles that it find mostly by smelling.
I took the photo of this snake after it penetrated into a hose in a small town near Jerusalem.

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great angle, great to see the habitat, dash Ori

Hi Avid,
great great shot! I love snakes and I'd love to see more. Just a pity that the sharpness of the head is not the best,
anyway, thanks for showing this picture,

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  • yves64 Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 66] (1182)
  • [2007-02-21 12:23]


exellente photo et serpent pas courant

respect yves

Hi Aviad,

This looks like you're pretty close! Nice POV although could have been lower and composition could be cropped more and centred a little more. Have done a workshop for you.

Well done though good shot of this dangerous looking character!


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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-02-21 13:17]

Realmente está exelente a captura desta vibora, muito bem focada,parabéns pela técnica usada,quanto a do workshop tambem ficou boa cada um tem um gosto diferente,mais a técnica tem que ser igual e essa ficou dez.

Hi aviad,

Great pic with details and sharpness , a very well composed pic. Its difficult to find snakes in wild anymore and u having captured this creature with such accuracy is amazing.



very good document


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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-03-01 5:51]

Wonderful positioning of the subject - shows habitat and good DOF. TFS

A splendid image of a rare beauty!
Great POV, details, colors and composition !

Hi Aviad,

Good overall sharpness and detail. Very good point of view. It is very beautiful.


Guy, very clear shot you got from this COBRA, i´ve read and take many pictures of snakes, anthis is the first time i see this specie.
Thanks a lot for sharing this beauty

Hi Aviad ,
Impressive animal and image...
The head is a tad softer if I'm not mistaken...
Hope you are very successful in Namibia and I'm looking forward to view your images...

exellente photo. Good sharpness and detail. Very good point of view.

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