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sneaking bronzeback
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Copyright: erlangga septama (septama) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 107 W: 0 N: 69] (363)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-22
Categories: Reptiles
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-04-22 0:46
Viewed: 5262
Points: 30
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Painted Bronzeback Snake

Species: Dendrelaphis pictus
Maximum Size : Over one metre

A juvenile of painted bronzeback snake just sneaking for food in tree branch. this is a quiet common and easy species to find everywhere around Brunei. I took it in Taseklama recreational park just next to Brunei down-town.
This quoted info was found when browsing the web:
"A widespread and common species, the Painted Bronzeback can be found in a variety of habitats including scrub, secondary forest, back-beach habitats as well as parks and gardens. It is active by day, searching for its food prey - mainly lizards and frogs.
Nervous in disposition, it will flee swiftly when threatened or disturbed.The species is identified by its bronze head, black eye-stripe and mask, and black and cream lateral stripes along the length of the body. When threatened it will inflate its body
slightly to reveal bluish or turquoise skin underlying the body scales.
The species ranges from southern China, through Indochina and Thailand, to Peninsular Malaysia, the larger islands of Indonesia and the Philippines."

Source: http://ecologyasia.com/verts/snakes

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Hi Erlangga,
I like this shot, that's a pretty snake looking out from behind the colourful leaves.
You had good luck to see that moment, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Erlangga,
This is a lovely looking snake with beautiful markings and colour. The quality of your image gives one an opportunity to study the detail well. Nice composition.

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-04-22 7:00]

Brave shot and you are really courageous to do this shooting.

Hi Erlangga.
Nice subject and great pose captured.
I like the 3D effect of all the elements in the shot.
I would have cropped tighter at the bottom and left to get some of the green leaves out of the photo, and get a bit more details on the snake.
It would be useful to know your equipment and parameters in the photos.
Best regards, Felipe.

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  • ridvan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 498 W: 0 N: 1136] (5205)
  • [2007-04-24 11:03]

selam Erlangga; very nice and so close up capture of this snake. very nice eye contact and , good POV and BG with nice colours TFS

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2007-04-24 11:14]

Hi Erlangga

Nice shot of the snake. Good colours and DOF.


belle réussite ... j'aurais préférer la langue en haut lol mais bon ... beau cadrage ...

Hi Erlangga,
Perfect timing for this shot. Excellent handle of bright sunlight. Love the color richness and they way you composed this picture.

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2007-04-26 12:09]

hi Erlangga , good shot of thi small tender snake. Good POV and colouires. You give us interesting and useful notice.

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-04-26 22:59]

Hello Erlangga

Well done.I have tried to time a shot with a snake's tongue out it is not easy.Great timing.Very good colour saturation.Nicely composed.TFS


super belle capture assez impressionnante, bons détails, bravo et merci du partage

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-12 6:56]

Hi Erlangga and sorry for the delay

This is a lovely portrait of this beautiful snake.
The moment you captured him in is also terrific - with that nice forked tongue flicking out :)
The details are great and sharp and the exposure is well managed, despite the very high natural contrast between the FG and the BG.

Bravo and TFS

Tienes un punto de vista diferente a lo normal y consigues unas tomas desde un ángulo muy interesante. Preciosa fotografía.

Saludos: J. Ignasi

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  • cam Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 85 W: 0 N: 78] (360)
  • [2007-08-26 6:32]

Hi Erlanggga
Good presentation.
We are seeing the snake in its environment, partially hidden but seeing, well exposed, looking at us.

hello Erlangga
a very good moment and scene, the composition is good with this POV and the colours beautiful litted up,very fine capture
TFS thanks for sharing

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