- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2007-03-01 15:54]
Good detail and sharpness; often this is not the case with snake images.
The little eye is depicted very well.
- Bufo (4247)
- [2007-03-01 16:09]
Jaap Schelvis noemt 'm de Shaw's sea snake (Nl: Logge zeeslang). Heb daar zelf twijfels bij als ik andere plaatjes op het internet zie. Moet toch uit te komen zijn....
- XOTAELE (8)
- [2007-03-01 16:14]
Curioso animal... esos colores le sirven de camuflaje. Una captura realmente sorprendente.
- JoseMiguel (5658)
- [2007-03-01 16:21]
It's a very clear and sharp capture of this reptil!
I like so much the composition got, you really took good advanataje of the pose of the animal and their curves.
Sorry I can't help with the ID.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
- fragman (43778)
- [2007-03-01 16:28]
fantastic pic, TFS Ori
- demeve (6165)
- [2007-03-01 16:37]
very nice pic! good job
- cecilia (4630)
- [2007-03-01 16:50]
Good clear image, well caught.
- lovenature (6391)
- [2007-03-01 16:50]
Wow this snake looks huge. Nicly captured on the sandy beach. It's a good thing he can't come after you.
- jmp (8415)
- [2007-03-01 16:53]
Wonderful capture. I like it! Colours, details, bg and pose are spot on!
TFS, Josť M.
- Nephrotome2 (2538)
- [2007-03-01 17:37]
Nice posting. Interesting to look at the flat tail. Note is interesting too. Strange that they are so clampsy on the ground. Why would they go on the ground? Is it to lay eggs?
- biazberdy (386)
- [2007-03-01 22:05]
very interesting subject, great composition,
thanks for sharing,
- manyee (23770)
- [2007-03-02 0:02]
It is not often that one can see a sea snake with such clarity.
Out of the water, the details are fantastic.
Great POV, excellent focus and exposure.
The snake shows up very well against the darker smooth sand.
Well done and TFS. : )
- anel (40574)
- [2007-03-02 3:47]
Just beautiful the ondulations of this snake. perfect composition, simple and clear.Bravo
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2007-03-02 6:21]
Unreal, I didn't know you got sea snakes in Iran.
Can't help with the species but very well captured
Excellent sharpness, DOF and composition
- claudine (0)
- [2007-03-02 6:48]
I love this composition, great details, exposure and those traces in the sand. You photograph a beautiful specie with excellent DOF and texture. This is a very interesting post. Thanks,
- horia (16656)
- [2007-03-02 7:24]
I'm always happy to see more snake shots on TN, but this is truely a rare sight!
What a splendid water-snake.
I really like the POV from where you captured it - making the wide and especially "tall" body very well visible.
The colors and details here are also terrific and the contrast with the wet sand is wonderful.
Very good exposure and DOF, as well.
All-in-all: splendid work!
Cheers, TFS and a great weekend!
- sayat (1457)
- [2007-03-02 12:55]
Excellent composition with a perfect light and sharpness.
- Debz (3307)
- [2007-03-02 14:28]
Wow, this really a National Geo shot. Perfect and amazing. Apart from the scales of the snake you managed to get the eyes wonderfully. Well done, you know what you are doing. I hope you did let it go after the shot.
- aisvash (158)
- [2007-03-05 10:12]
From the checklist I think it should be: Hydrophis ornatus
Useful note about movement of this snake on land.
Thanks for sharing!
- Alex_Strugariu (649)
- [2007-03-24 17:03]
This is a wonderful shot !
I just love the "waves" the snake has left in the sand.
Great details too !
- vmukherjee (1472)
- [2008-04-16 7:34]
Nice shot. Good Clarity and lighting. But a different POV, may be from a lower angle, almost at the level of the snake, might have produced even better results. But obviously it is easier said than done, specially with such venomous sea snakes!
But one thing struck me after reading your note,... I feel somewhat uncomfortable with the idea of affecting wild animals for taking their pictures. And I feel most satisfied when my taking pictures does not affect them in a any way. Hope your guide did not catch the snake only for the enjoyment of tourists!
Quality wise this picture obviously deserves 2 points, but since I am not sure why this snake was caught, I am awarding 1 point. I apologize if the snake was caught for some purpose other than entertaining tourists.
- matteo86 (942)
- [2009-09-14 0:36]
this is a cool shot
great sharpness and so good scene. I like the "movement feeling"