Cobra-mimicking Grass Snake
- CatherineD (14097)
- [2010-05-23 23:38]
Merhaba sevgili arkadaşim,
Congratulations for this first observation and for this two fantastic and funny shots. Really impressive beauty. I'm sure this behavior would work. For sure, I would be afraid to meet her on my way... Have a nice and sunny day,
Wawww.. hocam muhteşem dinamik ve kusursuz bir kare. Sanki üzerimize doğru gelir gibi dipdiri. Türün davranış biyolojisi açısından da bence çok ama çok önemli bir ilk gözlem. WS deki ölü taklidi ve yan bakış da süper olmuş Bayram hocam. Tan favorilik! Emeğinize sağlık. Saygılarımla,
- tiborsos (1467)
- [2010-05-24 0:11]
what a posture! tfs.
Hi MF Bayram
I think is the father of my little snake!
What a great shot!
You have right, is like a cobra!
I do not care what you tell me on how harmless this snake is, it looks vicious, especially with its forepart of the body and head lifted up just as if want to strike at any moment. But I do believe you when you say it is not dangerous and do not bite. The details captured and seen on the skin is really striking. The texture is beautiful and the markings really beautiful. I like the natural sunlight in the image as it brings out the pretty colours of the snake to its best, especially the silver seen on some parts. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Ps. Are you ever afraid when you encounter snakes that you are not sure if they are dangerous or poisonous?
Ps. 2 Please send my regards to Deniz, Mehmet and Bahadir, and how long for lastly mentioned before he is finished with his military training?
İlginç bir yılan iyi bir çekim.Karın renkleri çok hoş.Tebrik ederim.
- mwmod99 (14152)
- [2010-05-24 2:04]
I miss you precious work dear friend Bayram yesterday, but today what powerful comeback again with well presented colorful notes and another gorgeous snake! Bravo Bayram! The well deserved break and the tasty Kit-Kat you obviously had gave you a great boost that weekend! Great dept of field, due to a very appropriate Aperture settings, good shadow and highlight detail, lovely sharpness and descent composition! well done, MF!
- montivipera (383)
- [2010-05-24 2:28]
Bayram hocam süperrrrr.. hemde en alasından. Dalgacı arkadaş yine havasında... emeğinize sağlık Sayın hocam.
- PeterZ (48618)
- [2010-05-24 2:49]
Great photo of this Grass Snake in beautiful natural colours and an excellent sharp focus on the head. Good DOF and composition,
- Nephrotome2 (2538)
- [2010-05-24 2:52]
When snakes are moving in a elongated possition it is a hassle to get a good composition (because they are so long and thin). Your shot is an example of one of the best compositions I ever saw for a snake in elongated position. Brilliant occupation of the space.
It also comes with crisp clear details and very appropriate DOF.
- wishnugaruda (19365)
- [2010-05-24 3:15]
Funny? Harmless? - O my god - if I would have such a chance encounter I think I would run away in panic ;-) Aaaaaa - heeeelp ....
But than I would have passed a fantastic moment as it seems, wow, amazing. To see the snake in this pose is a special moment and I'm proud of you that you made this wonderful shot.
We only have tiny snakes here in Germany, but you will never see them in nature, they are too shy. So I'm not used to see them and don't know how to react to them, perhaps you understand what I mean.
Thanks, realy a fantastic post my friend,
have a sunny day
Sabine - wishnugaruda
- nagraj (15166)
- [2010-05-24 3:36]
Fine observation and capture of the grass snake, in your own style with good information. tfs.
- anemone (651)
- [2010-05-24 4:12]
Bayram hocam muhteşem gözlem ve harika fotoğraflar. Hepsi birbirinden güzel. Emeklerinize sağlık.
- lousat (63920)
- [2010-05-24 4:18]
What a great timing my friend...and what a brave pic....you risk everyday to capture pics like that...and this is beautifull,i like a lot this long perspective whit the perfect focus on the head! Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano
- yolandefernoux (60)
- [2010-05-24 5:56]
Bonjour mon ami Bayram,
Ha!ha!Spécial moment de vérité!!!
Pique ou pique pas!
C'est génial il déploie son jeu de charme!
Fantastique capture, superbes détails annulaires sous la base de la tête;
est-ce ainsi tout le long de son corps?
Un beau moment pour vous Monsieur le prof.
Merci pour ce partage radieux.
Amitiés et agréable semaine à vous.
- fyapici (7499)
- [2010-05-24 6:00]
Yılanlarla karşılaşmayı istemesem de fotoğraflarına bakmak hoşuma gidiyor. Hele böyle 4/4lük alınmış fotoğraf olursa. Biliyorum şimdi bana yılan bişey yapmaz diyeceksin ama bu mercimek çorbasını sevmemek gibi bişey :) Kadrajına yerleştirme, alan derinliğinin etkili kullanımı açısından muhteşem bir çalışma olmuş dostum. Eline emeğine sağlık. Selam ve sevgiler.
- cypturk (308)
- [2010-05-24 6:45]
Dayi gercekten siradisi bir foto. Tam National Geographic'lik.
Notlardan cok sey ogrendim gene. Hemde guldum. eline saglik.
- rommel (3628)
- [2010-05-24 7:41]
Great perspective of this grass snake with its body running diagonally across the photo. Very good details considering you had minimal contrast to work with.Photo to be proud of.
- zetu (16941)
- [2010-05-24 9:02]
Excellent capture and interesting in the same time
Thanks for sharing
- CeltickRanger (37327)
- [2010-05-24 9:15]
WOW ! superb timing to shoot this snake on that pose
with your frontal POV, superb focus sharpness and details,
excellent portrait shot for the photo of the WS, TFS
- euroblinkie (63902)
- [2010-05-24 10:37]
this is very good
beautiful colours and good details
very good sharpness
i like the WORKSHOP picture very much
- anel (40568)
- [2010-05-24 10:44]
Even if I'm not a snake-fan, this shot is most interesting and I happy to read that this snake is harmless. I also like the WS picture, where we can perfectly see the offensiv way to behave of the grass-snake.
- Silvio2006 (101230)
- [2010-05-24 11:51]
Ciao Bayram, wonderful beauty by fantastic frontal POV, splendid sharpness and superb details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
- jignasi (27917)
- [2010-05-24 13:34]
Buen trabajo Bayram. Habilidad en la captura al plasmar de manera perfecta el primer plano... pero sin olvidar el resto; para ello has conseguido un efectivo encuadre muy bien resuelto.
Enhorabuena por esta gran captura.
Woooooov...Nasil da korkmadan bu kadar yakina gidebiliyorsun hala anlamis degilim...Ozellikle de sana selam vermek icin kalkmis gibi duruyor..Her yonuyle super bir kare...Tebrikler cesur yurek....Sen ne kadar tehlikesiz desen de cesaretli yurek ister yanina yaklasmaya ...
Ellerine ve yuregine saglik..Sevgiler canim kardesim, kendine iyi bak..
- Noisette (7821)
- [2010-05-24 15:47]
you have captured this Natrix Natrix in a superb pose, great face to face,
beautiful sharpness on his head, he looks a bit angry
Have agood night
- cobra112 (43366)
- [2010-05-25 2:20]
Ciao BBB. Best compliments for the rare and indeed impressive capture. Great shot so like the WS.
Emeklerine sağlık dostum, çok çok güzel olmuş..
- Belgerdy (7664)
- [2010-05-26 11:19]
I missed this one before, this is a treasure.
Great expression, good focus on the head and a nice composition showing the whole creature. I suppose you patted the snake on it's head after posing and fed him a frog?
Very well done
- mehmetarslan (2767)
- [2010-06-04 0:29]
Selamlar sayın hocam,
Böylesini ilk defa görüyorum,
Mükemmel bir davranış,
yakın çekimde çok şirin olmuş.
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2010-09-05 9:13]
Selam my dear friend,
A lovely looking natrix natrix that is imitating cobra action. Very well captured shot with sharp details and a very good composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.