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Copyright: Manyee Desandies (manyee) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-08
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon Powershot S1-IS
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 50-60 points chapter 4, 40-49 Points (Chapter 6) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-09 3:34
Viewed: 6243
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken at the Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco.

Emerald Tree Boa 
Corallus caninus

Size: 4-6 feet 
Emerald Tree Boas can be found in rainforests thoughout much of the Amazon Basin andGuyanas. They usually inhabit wet, lowland rainforests but can also be found in the forest's canopy and understory. This snake has excellent camouflage, often draping itself across a branch. Juvenile Corallus caninus are red, but begin to change into a brilliant green color at 6 months of age. Like most boas, the Corallus caninus has spurs along either side of the cloaca which is a primitive feature among snakes. Corallus caninus tend to be nocturnal animals, being that they are more active during the twilight hours. The main predator of the Emerald Tree Boa are large birds of prey. Their diets consist of small mammals and small birds. The Corallus caninus, like most boas, kill its prey through constriction. The population of this snake, presently, is stable. They are fairly common in the Amazon Rainforest and though they are not an endangered species they are PROTECTED under C.I.T.E.S. 


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Classic !

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-10-09 3:56]

Woooooow ! What a superb and interesting shot that you have well very done !!! The shape and colors of this snake are great ! Congratulations Manyee and thanks for sharing.

Hi Manyee,
A very nice capture. The green colour is wonderful. It's amazing how they are red and then change to green as they grow older.
I like how the boa is symmetrically curled up. Well composed and well done!

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-10-09 4:28]

Beautifull shot Manyee! Composition, pose of snake, its colours, dark BG - all looks superb!

Nice shot, and very well composed! Definitely worth a big smiley.
If I can perhaps add a little bit of criticism: I would have liked to see more detail in the eyes of the snake. The front part of the snake is nicely in focus, but it start to get out of focus just where the nose of the snake begins. More DOF would have been great, otherwise focus on the eyes of the subject. The eyes are very important!

very nice one Manyee
the composition is nice, the lightr is falling good, the pov is nice and I like the good job here, very nice,
gr. jaap

Hello Manyee, what a beautiful snake. I like it. This is a great photo. Great colours, excellent sharness and a great POV. a very nice composite. TFS.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-10-09 6:04]

Snug as a bug in a rug!
Cute snake Manyee. Excellent capture, and so interesting for me. NO snakes in NZ. I love the colours and textures. Well done.. TFS.

Excellent composition - well, the snake is responsible for the excellent pose that led to the excellent composition. Excellent colours - the snake again! A good black background with no distractions.

Beautifull lines and rich greens in this photo. Well chosen background to make him stand out. TFS!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-09 7:07]

One of your best pictures so far Manyee! This is very good. Excellent pose, great colors and sharp details. Well done & TFS!


Hello Manyee,
This is a great photo of Emerald Tree Boa . Great colours, excellent sharpness and a perfact POV. Manyee thanks for sharing.

Hi Manyee. This is a beautiful shot of this Tree Boa. The position of the snake is fantastic, and the colour is also. You were very fortunate to find one so cooperative to pose like this for you! Thanks for sharing.

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2005-10-09 12:10]

Hi Manyee,
Very good shot indeed! Simple comp Simple composition, perfect details and sharpness, nice colors..
Congratulations Manyee and thanks for sharing

Beautiful emerald! Excellent shot Manyee. Paul :)

Wow, Manyee,
what a colour and this wonderful position on this snake looking to us with their cold eyes.
This is absolute phantastic and I like it very much, thanks and bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Manyee, now this is one beautiful snake. GREAT DOF and a great background to make him really stand out.

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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2005-10-09 16:48]

I really like this photo. Interesting object.
Excellent pose, very beautiful composition,
amazing colors and light. Thanks for posting.
Regards Krzysztof.

Hi Manyee
Very nice green Snake !
I like the light on the snake and the dark background.

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  • sway Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 305 W: 85 N: 319] (1276)
  • [2005-10-10 4:36]

HI Manyee,
Great shot of this guy all coiled up.
I love the green it shows up wel against the black BG.
WEll done

Fantastic shot, Manyee
Excellent composition, very nice colour.

Very nice capture of this snake! Colors and POV are great! Good DOF and sharpness. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-10-10 17:02]

Hi Manyee
Excellent composition. What a great knot he's in ! Stunningly vivid colours, great light and BG.
Regards Toni

Great shot, very nice pose and good details.
Well done.

Thi sis very nice manyee. Nice pose and POV. Well done.

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  • pathy (73)
  • [2005-10-18 7:49]

impressionnant serpent ! tres belle definition et lumiere magnifique

How could I missed that?
It's amazing shot Manyee. So clear, beautiful and so interesting.
I like it very much.

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  • rimas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 157 W: 3 N: 667] (5094)
  • [2005-11-17 4:19]

Very nice shot Manyee! Excellent pose, perfect POV, well composed. Colors of this snake are great.
Thanks for sharing.

What a perfect shot !

Great colors and amazing pose. I love snakes anyway and it's always nice to see them in such a cool shot.....TFS...Steve

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