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Avusturya Yilani - Coronella austriaca.

Avusturya Yilani - Coronella austriaca.
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Copyright: Fevzi YAPICI (fyapici) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 800 W: 121 N: 1985] (7499)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-29
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Sony Alfa dSLR A100, Kenko 2x TC+ Minolta f 2:8 1:1 50 mm Mac, Sony UV Filter
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-05-30 13:14
Viewed: 5203
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Friends.

This time I'm sharing a different style photo. A snake! Most of people, like me, don't like snakes and other "cool" creatures.

My dear friend Bayram GÖÇMEN was here at last weekend, and we went to Uludag to catch some snakes and some lizards. He told me that he let me like these cool creatures, perhaps wou will remember from our past conversations :) He kept his promise! I have a gerat fobi with snakes and he gave the snake in my hand! It was terrible! I was afraid at first. I wanted to scream when the snake moved in my hand. But after seconds I used to the snake and I exaggerated, I wanted to kiss the snake! Ofcourse, I never did:) I still don't like snakes :) I recognize, I'm not afraid anymore. But I cannot say that I "love" them :).

We found this "lovely" snake in a plateu near Orhaniye village on Uludag mountain. Altitude is about 1000 meters. Bayram told me its name is Coronella austriaca (Austrian Snake[EN], Avusturya Yılanı[TUR]) and a male one.

Thankyou very much my dear friend Bayram. If you didn't come here, I would keep on to have fear from snakes.

Thanks for stop and read the story :)
Have a nice week.

bahadir, siggi, nglen, CatherineD, boreocypriensis, montivipera, sandpiper2 has marked this note useful
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:) Fevzi bey Bayram hocam sözünde durmasa şaşardım. Bizde ilk araziye çıktığımızda çok çekiniyorduk. Ama şimdi büyük bir sevgiyle yaklaşıyoruz yılanlara. Eminim birsüre sonra hayranlığınız daha da katlanacaktır. Harika çekim olmuş. Elinize sağlık.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-05-30 13:21]

Hello Fevzi,
Excellent image of this awesome snake!
good exposure and focus with good sharpness, colour and details.Well done.Best regards Siggi

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-05-30 13:23]

Hi Fevzi . I have never held a snake i dont think i would like it as well. You have taken a fine close up of this Coronella austriaca . Taken with good detail and natural colours. TFS.

Merhaba sevgili Fevzi,
Very good capture of this pretty snake with nice pattern and colours. Nice to read that you learned from Bayram to take it without fear in your hands. Unfortunatelly we could not catch one in April because of cold weather. Maybe next month! Have a nice week,

hahaha... ya işte böyle dostum:) Artık bir yılan sever oldun:)
Gerçekten hoş bir hafta sonu idi. Senin de memnun kalmana sevindim. Herşey için çok teşekkür ediyorum ben de.
İyi geceler dostum. Allah rahtlık versin!
Selamlar ve iyi bir hafata dileklerimle.


Hermoso ofidio y mejor imagen muy buena información. Felicidades

Harika bir çekim olmuş. Ellerinize sağlık.

az görüntülenen güzel bir türden, yine çok güzel bir kare. çiçekler, kelebekler derken sürüngenlerle ilgilenmen de çok güzel. eline sağlık dostum. selamlar.

Hi Fevzi

Great story.
Excellent shot, nice composition, well done.
It is good to be afraid of snakes, then you show them respect.


nice capture, nice colors...

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-05-31 10:20]

HI Fevzi,
Congratulations on overcoming your fear of snakes.
They are really not as "bad" as most people think. : )
This one is a beauty, captured with fine details and in a good pose.
The colors on him are very saturated. Beautiful patterns.
TFS. : )

Çok güzel bir kare olmuş fevzi bey,
En güzel dileklerimle.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-01 8:52]

Hello Fevzi,
Beautiful photo of this snake. I like snakes very much. Very good sharpness and details. I see in the photo you keep some distance. But a nice POV and a good composition. Pleasing natural colours.

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