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Copyright: Luis Leal (Luis52) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09-11
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/4.1, 1/180 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-01-06 22:04
Viewed: 4617
Points: 19
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Vibora de Cascabel (Crotalux atrox) Creo que fui muy afortunado de encontrar este reptil en la mitad del camino en el rancho, Por su tamaño debe ser muy venenoso, sin embargo tome muchas precauciones de no molestarla mucho, aun cuando estos animales no son muy hermosos cumplen con una funcion dentro de los ecosistemas naturales y por lo tanto merecen respeto.

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To chrish: chrishLuis52 1 01-10 23:25
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Hopefully you had a zoom lens. This rattlesnake looks angry and very well camouflaged. Could crop this even closer and make the snake more of the focus. Nicely done.

Awesome pose Luis! Too bad the focus is not sharper...:( This is a great picture, but it would be a superb pic with better focus.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2006-01-07 1:18]

Good shot of the snake Luis. I would like to see it a bit sharper, but it does look very angry and I know I wouldn't stand there long. Well captured, thank you...

Very nice shot and note Luis.

It is particularly nice compared to most of the cascabels I have seen in Coahuila. They were all just skins for sale beside the highway. I'm glad someone still appreciates their role as a living organism!

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  • moemf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 160] (703)
  • [2006-01-12 6:41]

Hi Luis

EXCELLENT SHOT!! This is great. Very nice POV. The focus is a bit soft, but still a nice photo. I like the blurring of the BG slightly. What a superb pose!



Great detail Luis. I really like the action here with tongue seen clearly extended. A background that had more contrast would be better but that's the way it goes in "nature" shots many times. Well done!
Thank You.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-01-31 21:31]

Hello Luis,
Great shot & nice composition, colours & detail are great.


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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-05-03 14:27]

Hola Luis,
Perfecta nitidez y enfoque dado que supongo que tuviste que tomar la foto desde lejos por el peligro que entraña este animal. ¡Habrá que caminar con sumo cuidado para ir a tu rancho!
Todo un detalle con el ecosistema respetar una serpiente venenosa.
José M.

Very, very nice shot of this western diamondback!!!
Don`t call me cray but I keep one at home :)
A very nice POV of its coiled up defensive pose...
Great details!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-08-04 4:14]

Splendid shot of this magnificent snake, Luis!
I wish i had this pleasure of photographing such beauty!

Great POV, nice details, superb pose from the snake and lovely colors.

Bravo and TFS

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