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Natrix natrix

Natrix natrix
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Copyright: Emin Yogurtcuoglu (goldfinchtr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 22 N: 502] (2603)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-11
Categories: Reptiles
Exposure: f/4.9, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-01-05 7:29
Viewed: 3559
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is an another photo from Inozu Valley.This Grass Snake was hunting in the dry floor of a river.I like the light on the snake.Around the river there're huge trees and bushes,and you can see sun light very few times.I took this while it was passing from the light.The color of the floor is because of dead leafes.

Natrix natrix is not a poisonus snake species,but if you catch it,it releases a very bad smell.You can identify it from its yellow head spots.

This is an Anatolian subspecies,difference from European is more brownish green,not like dark blue.

I add samoe saturation and give some yellow color to see much better the light.

Thank you for any comments.

petrudamsa, chiliu, PDP, dew77, Comandante, berek, aktolga has marked this note useful
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Wow! this one is so scary! ... and in fact is harmless.
We got this one in Romania too, and like you said, here is darker; it has the yellow marks on the back of the head though.

Regards, Petru

Excellent capture with good lighting and great colours.
Well done and thanks for sharing!

very good picture emin.

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  • honza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 533 W: 0 N: 720] (4197)
  • [2006-01-05 10:27]

Very nice photo of the snake. Perfect composition and sharpness.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2006-01-05 17:23]

Hi Emin, interesting shot of this grass snake. I like the lighting here. It's a pity that we can't see his eyes but it's pretty hard capturing these guys.

Very well done.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-01-06 4:06]

Hello Emin!
Wonderful capture.I liked lighting,framing and composition a lot.TFS...:-)

Merhaba Emin!
Yine çok güzel bir fotograf.Işık,detaylar,keskinlik çok güzel,bir de kuyruk yerinde kafa olsaymış daha da mükemmel olurmuş.Ellerine sağlık!

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  • berek (0)
  • [2006-01-17 2:02]

Merhaba Emin,
üzel bir zamanlama ve net bir çekim. ellerine sağlık.güzel resim açıklaması için teşekkürler.

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