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Bamboo Pit Viper

Bamboo Pit Viper
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Copyright: Subhash Ranjan (sranjan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 489 W: 63 N: 1877] (5784)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-10
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D 300s, Nikon AF-S DX 55-300 mm F/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-04-03 23:38
Viewed: 3163
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another lateral profile of the face of Bamboo Pit Viper Trimeresurus gramineus; clearly shows nostril, heat sensing pit & vertical slit like pupil.

Rostral scale as deep as broad or broader than deep; upper head-scales small, smooth, imbricate; supraocular scale narrow, rarely broken up; internasals in contact or separated by one or two scales; 8 to 13 scales on a line between the supraoculars; usually one or two, rarely three, series of scales between the suboculars and the labials ; 9 to 12 upper labials, second usually forming the anterior border of the loreal pit, third largest; temporal scales smooth. Scales more or less distinctly keeled, in 21 (rarely 19 or 23) rows. Ventrals 145-175; anal scale entire; subcaudals 53-76. Upper parts usually bright green, rarely yellowish, greyish, or purplish brown, with or without black, brown, or reddish spots ; usually a light, white, yellow, or red streak along the outer row of scales ; end of tail frequently yellow or red; lower parts green, yellow, or whitish.

Grows to a length of 2.5 feet (0.76 m); tail 6-5 inches. Highly venomous.

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2011-04-03 23:40]

Hello Ranjan
What a wonderful shot of this viper head!
Great details and perfect colors!
Excellent blurred BG!

Hallo Ranjan
This is very close. The angle in which you have captured it, makes the scales on the Bamboo Pit Viper stand out with great clarity. I like the assortment of greens in the facial area with just a pinch of yellow in between. In my personal opinion I would not say that this is a beautiful snake, but it is indeed one with prominent features. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hi Subhash,
I don't like snakes, because I'm afraid of them. But this photo is excellent. Perfect sharpness. Nice natural colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Subhash

Great portrait photo of this species of viper,
fine POV and framing, beautiful warmer light
coming in to the viper, excellent focus sharpness
and details, beautiful bokeh of the background, TFS


Hello Snake Master Subhashji,

Excellent image with excellent highlight and shadow post processing.

I hope you will love my new name given to you.


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