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Leopard Beauty-III

Leopard Beauty-III
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Copyright: Bayram Gocmen (boreocypriensis) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6774 W: 207 N: 2989] (9571)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03-20
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D-80, AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED, @ ISO 400, SIGMA 62MM EX DG MC UV Filter
Exposure: f/16, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Turkish Herpetofauna [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-05-13 2:24
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Favorites: 1 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Zamenis situla (Leopard Snake) [in Turk. Ev Yılanı]

An another post of same beauty while trying to kiss me:) ha ha…
Of course this is a defensive behaviour against my interest to her:)

TFL and Have a nice day!

©Bayram GÖÇMEN, All Rights Reserved.


Please see my first post of the series to read more about the species

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Great image Bayram! In every respect! Well done!
George Veltchev

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-05-13 2:29]

Merhaba Bayram MF,
superb capture with the mouth open. Very exciting. If area around the mouth is darker, it would really be more stunning.
Very sharp details.


Bayram bey selamlar,
Korkulası yılan,
Dişlerini kaybetmiş, ihtiyarlamış gibi ..:))
Kompozisyon, keskin detay ve renkleri mükemmel güzellikte.
Emeklerinize sağlık,

Hi little bro,

another great picture from you.
Very good dof and fine colours.


WOW! This shot is amazing Bayram! Absolutely great capture! Perfect timing and wonderful sharpness/DOF! Nothing to add. Bravo!!
Greetings from rainy Lodz,

Hi Bayram,
Taken to perfection.Great pose well captured with great clarity showing its unique colouration and designs.

Another great portrait of this beauty, Bayram, well done MF,
best regards,

Owww.... tüylerim diken diken oldu hocam. Ama sizi öper de bu güzel:) artistic bir zamanlama yapmışsınız. Elinize sağlık.

Great shot Bayram, nice image with excellent exposure and sharpness. was it in captivity?


Ciao Bayram, fantastic capture of beautiful snake with open mouth, wonderful blurry BG, splendid sharpness, bright natural colors and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Bayram
Formidable cette prise de vue
Un grand bravo et Merci

Géniale image!!!!!!
Prise sur le vif prêt à mordre! :lol:
Même pas peur Bayram ???
superbe portrait. Respect pour ce beau travail.
Merci pour le partage. Amicalement.

wow incredible shot, great detail and clarity, nice POV..great capture TFS

I'm a little scared when I see this shot, MF Bayram, this moment is fantastic, wow.
Excellent quality as usual, you can be proud of this shot, thanks.
Warm regards
Sabine - wishnugaruda

hello Bayram
i like this picture to
great sharpness and nice pose with good details
beautiful colours
great shot
greeting lou

Bayram hocam harika zamanlama. Çok güzel olmuş hocam.

Hi Bayram, very nice detail of the snake! The colors are great and the view point the same! Well done! Carme.

Ciao MF BBB. Wonderful superb dynamic capture! Top quality work!


Hello Bayram,

Very happy to see you back, my friend.

WOW! What a wonderful snake with a lot of presence!!! The pov chosen is excellent in order to see the nice profile of the head and also the fact that half of the body is on the air! f/16 was an excellent choice in order to get this so dynamic dof. Excellent (as usual) mastering of the exposition.

Finally, IMHO, a fantastic image!



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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-05-13 10:03]

Hi Baratom Bayram,
Great shot of this Leopard Snake! Great colors and very nice details! Congratulations!

Hello Bayram,
Amazing image taken with vivid colors, good focus, excellent POV and DOF. Well done!

hello Bayram

WOW ! what a beauty with the mouth big open on a defensive behaviour like
you are writting but we can see a smile on his face and eye, great eye-contact,



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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-05-13 11:52]

Bu hepsinden daha görkemli olmuş:) Dişleri de olsa fotoğrafı bile korku verici olurdu.Tebrik ederim.
Bi slavên germ,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-05-13 12:51]

Hello MF Bayram.
Congratulations with a very special photo of the reptiles in our world. Sharpness is excellent and love the soft blurred background.Best regards Siggi

Hello Bayram,
Another outstanding capture with superb details and exceptional colours.
Great shot.

Hocam insanı çok etkiliyor,
gerçekten mükemmel bir kare,
bence öpmeye çalışıyor olabilir.
bu dilberden çok etkilendim
mutlaka bir tane görmek istiyorum
dilerim yolumuz birgün kesişir.

Cok guzel bir zamanlama..Agzini acarken yakalaman muthis....Urkutucu gorunuyor...Goz temasi ilginc..Mukemmel bir kompozisyon..Paylasim icin sagol..Ellerine saglik kardesim.


Merhaba sevgili arkadaşım,
What an impressive shot! She is so beautiful! A great capture MF, so sharp, with fantastic colours. She must be surprized to see a man who's not afraid of her... I guess why we coudn't see her teeths or her tongue.
İyi geceler ve tatli rüyalar,

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2010-05-14 0:07]

Hi Bayram,


Hello MF Bayram,
another superb portrait of this fantastic snake, you have captured a great moment with outstanding sharpness and marvellous colours, excellent POV and close composition.
Best regards

Merhaba Bayram
I love his defensive pose and also his mouth open,
very fine details, colors and lighting
the BG is very beautiful too
Have a great WE

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-05-15 10:15]

Merhaba Bayram Hocam,
Her yönü ile mükemmel ve estetik bir kare.Sayende artık yılanlar beni korkutmuyor.Umarım ilk vaktim olup araziye çıktığımda karşılaşırım:)
Selamlar Dostum,ellerine sağlık..

Woww..ta ansiklopedilik foto dayi. Super.
Emegine saglik.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2010-05-24 13:56]

Hi Bayram!
Fantastic sharp picture. Amazing details!
The light is excellent...with reflections on the animal. Marvellous blurry B/G.
Ciao! Vanda
thanks for your visit and comment

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2010-05-26 18:26]

High quality close-up.
Accurate focus and timing. Well chosen compo, point of view and depth of field.

Merhaba Bayram my friend,
a very interesting close (too close for my taste) photo of the Leopard Snake.

A say too close for my taste: during one of my frequent visits to the Johannesburg Snake Park - after a "milking demonstration"- they handed around a 'harmless' snake.

However, one Lady squeezed the animal too much / or the snake simply had enough of being handled and photographed, it turned its head and embedded its fangs into the wrist of the Lady. Unfortunately - she did not know that the teeth of most snakes point backwards - and pulling her wrist out of snake's mouth, tore open her wrist and vein...

A vain snake wearing clothes to match the eye colour :-). But seriously, she is really beautiful and having no teeth she could kiss you!

Did you use a flash?

You spoiled TrekNature members with an interesting series, teaching us again about the beauty and intricacies of snakes.

Thank you
Have a nice evening and Sunday
Best wishes

Muhteşem zamanlama ve muhteşem detaylar. Tam bir aksiyon olmuş hocam.
Saygılar ve sevgiler,

Selam my dear friend,
Hope you are enjoying your trip. A nice capture of this beautiful Leopard snake. Very nice portrait with sharp details and beautiful composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

This is an amazing shot my friend Bayram. The focus on the eye is tack sharp.
I really wouldn't dare to capture an image like this. Excellent focus and nice work with the lens.
Thanks for sharing and kind regards.

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