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Natrix natrix

Natrix natrix
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Copyright: Mustafa Sozen (spalaxtr) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 667 W: 8 N: 1352] (5868)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-11
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/40 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Reptiles of Türkiye (Turkey) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-11 15:04
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Natrix natrix (TR: Yarı sucul yılan, ENG: Ringed Snake): Harmless snake with a bright yellow collar; common in Turkey. Animal was really armless and friendly. We hold it in our hand from behind the neck and it did not try to bite, just stay. After photography it was released into the water and it went its habitat back

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Mustafa merhaba , oldukça yaklaşmışsın , net ve bakışları etkileyici bir fotoğraf olmuş , eline sağlık , bol şanslar.

Mustafa merhaba,
Akif Bey'e katılıyorum, bakışlar oldukça etkileyici. fotoğraf güzel.
ışığın bol olsun doktor.

good pov and lucky it was harmless, good to see the name in a foreign language. Pity the focus is just off its eye but shows up the yellow collar nicely.

Hello Mustafa.

Excellent macro, very good details and colors.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-05-11 17:20]

Hi Mustafa. What a great close up of the snake. It looks like he is going to tuch the lens. great detail and coloue ,with a good POV. very well done. TFS.

Hi Mustafa,
Great image of this snake, its colours are lovely. It is a little out of focus but we won't discuss that too much, the interesting image makes up for it. Nice one.

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  • Vic (186)
  • [2007-05-11 21:50]

Hi Mustafa

I like your pic. The colors and contrast are good. I my opinion, you loose a llittle the focus on the eye.

I know that snakes with their movements are problematic models.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-05-11 22:34]

Hello Mustafa

A very crisp clear shot of this serpent.The details are sharp and the colours are vivid.Very good POV and DOF.The eye contact is excellent.TFS


Mustafa merhaba, çok güzel bir çekim olmuş, treknature'a hoşgeldin. Heye :)

Tebrik ederim
oldukça yakından çekilmiş

Hello again!
At first I have to say that it is nice to see on TN another zoologist! And a specialist of mammals is really needed! :) I hope to see soon a lot of different vertebrates from the Middle East in your presentations :)
And now a few words about this picture.
Nice close-up, you had to come very close to this snake. I like also perspective of this photo (camera on the ground??). On the other hand a little better depth of field would be nice to keep all snake's hand sharp. But I also know that snakes do not want to co-operate to much :)
As I see here is an adult specimen. Do you know which subspecies is it? As I know there are at least two of them (I had possibility to take photo of a young individual of Natrix natrix persa).
Hope to hear from you soon with details about this snake :)
Best greetings from Lodz,

Hi Mustafa real great close-up beautiful colours,it's mist focus around the mouth and ground but the overall is good.Alain

fabulous point of view. Great color and detail!

Nice POV! Great shot. I love the colours!

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