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A shot taken yesterday of a female Adder just as it was flicking its tongue to sense the air. Taken with a 100mm macro lens from about 9 inches away.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100mm F/2.8 Macro USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:11 Apr 2013 - 3:45 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:3200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Adder flicking Tongue
Username:rogerdoger rogerdoger
Uploaded:12 Apr 2013 - 9:38 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Philpot
Philpot e2 Member 1Philpot vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 9:58 AM

Very brave or the other one! Great image and top marks on the timing! Wink

Last Modified By Philpot at 12 Apr 2013 - 9:58 AM

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 10:06 AM

Beautifully timed and captured, excellent nature photography.
David

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livinglevels
livinglevels e2 Member 2livinglevels vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 10:22 AM

Great capture. Wonderfully sharp!

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 10:39 AM

Out early Rodger, fascinating image of this shy reptile. The w/e looks warmer Adders should be more active.
Ron.

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gwynn56
gwynn56  259 forum posts England
12 Apr 2013 - 11:06 AM

nice capture Smile

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
12 Apr 2013 - 11:32 AM

Great shot, Roger.
Tony

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 11:59 AM

Super Image!!

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 5:38 PM

Superb detail, textures and DOF, Roger - hoping to get the opportunity of seeing these shortly Wink sensational shot.
Sylvia

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Apr 2013 - 6:45 PM

Outstanding camerawork Roger - stunning detail , what a character...

Mike

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 438 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales35 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2013 - 5:55 PM

This is wonderful, Roger. Top work, my friend.
Alun

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91885 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2013 - 1:11 PM

Outstanding image - a timely capture - superb detail - love that tongue.

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almiles
almiles  438 forum posts United Kingdom93 Constructive Critique Points
18 Apr 2013 - 5:00 PM

Love the DoF, colour and contrast. It's a really artistic view of the adder and wonderful for it, the framing of the head by grass and bokeh is magnificent and draws attention to all the detail you've caught. Great timing for the tongue out and the coiled back pose.

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stub197
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13 Jan 2014 - 12:27 AM

Cracking Shot !!

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