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This creature is not a cobra :)

This creature is not a cobra :)
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Copyright: Andrzej Korzeniowski (andrzej) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 570 W: 106 N: 1168] (9204)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-11-27
Categories: Humorous, Nature
Camera: Sony DSC-P100
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Friday Theme 2012/03/30 'Creatures' [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2012-03-30 9:49
Viewed: 1826
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a Spotted Bush Snake.
They are completely harmless to humans.
The adults average 60cm to 90cm in length and seldom exceed 1,3m.
Their colour is variable but it us usually bright green to olive green above with black crossbars or or spots on the anterior two-thirds of the body. The head is usually green or blue-green in colour. The underside is usually greenish-white to yellowish, with distinctly keeled ventral scales.
They are a beautifully marked diurnal snake that moves gracefully, or in short bursts if disturbed, They are excellent climbers and, with the ventral scales, can easily climb up the rough bark of a tree or even up brick walls. They often enter houses and outbuildings, especially those that have shrubs planted next to windows.

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Hi Andrzej
interesting pair. unique scene, well seen and captured. good POV and fine composition. nice natural colors.

I don't care if it's the tamest of snake I just don't like them at all! Nice capture though with good details and wonderful colors. Very well done and good contribution to Friday's theme, tfs.

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2012-03-30 11:18]

Witaj Andrzej,
No takiego "weza"do podlewania nie chcialbym miec w rece.Kolor tez sie zgadza jest tez zielony. Wspaniale uchwycona scena. Ladne detale i prezentacja.

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2012-03-30 12:13]

Perfect timing Andrzej,I really like the clarity of details. You captured a really vibrant image with lots of impact,I would really need the help of a tripod to capture this guy,without any blurring happening:-)The type of Cobra I'm at ease with, is the type you have in your image,a bronze water hose part.Great Shot.TFS

Ciao Andrzej, great capture of lovely snake, beautiful blurry BG, excellent clarity, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

The water creature is cobra but not the snake, Andrzej!

Great focus on its facial parts and perfect exposure to highlight its body textures.
Well spotted and nice approach to catch it for today's theme.


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  • SanD Silver Note Writer [C: 7 W: 0 N: 83] (334)
  • [2012-03-30 13:45]

Great contribution to the theme, I am glad you gave us good description of the snake, for me looked dangerous!
Very nice POV, details..I like the idea of the cobra pipe vs the snake!! TFS

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2012-03-30 18:39]

Very good focus and clarity. Although i have to say...yikes, cus I don't like snake :):)

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-03-31 4:08]

Hello Andrzej

I love the pose and position with this image, th efact that the Bush Snake is drifting over the water tap gives great perspective and colourasion. Its also funny in a way as the tap is made my Cobra too Tehehehe.

Stv :0))

Hello Andrzej,
What a stunner! And funny too. So very well spotted with beautiful lines and great colours. Thanks!
Ciao, Chiara

Bom dia Andrzej,

Excellent focus and light.
Great work and contribution to the friday's theme.


HI Andrzej...nice shot...perfect focus and tones. Well done.


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  • Ber Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 359 W: 79 N: 346] (6326)
  • [2012-03-31 11:48]

zabawne zdjecie z cobra bez kobry, mam nadzieje ze to nie bylo w twoim ogrodku

Hello Andrzej,

This is a standout image for the Creatures theme.
The lighting, the pose, the timing and the sharpness are captured beautifully.

I realise you could not help the line in the wall being so close to the tap, but it distracts the eye from the tre two subjects.

I've done a workshop for you, I think it has turned a very good image to a great one.

Very clever title too.

My kind regards,

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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2012-04-19 9:59]

Ale spotkanie. Co prawda to nie kobra, ale napis na kranie współgra z obrazem.

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