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A Female wild Adder(Vipera berus), taken on the South Downs a couple of days ago, again handheld from a distance of about 6 inches from the lens hood (15 inches from my face).

Many thanks for your overwhelming support of my “A View to a Kill” upload, with a special thank you to Mike(greyheron), Kev(Goodley), Ade(Ade_Osman), David(chalkhillblue), Terry(Terry L), Roger(rogerdoger),Richard(MossyOak), Ed(Glostopcat) and Clive (clive burrow) for their User Awards – all very much appreciated and highly valued Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:9 May 2013 - 12:21 PM
Focal Length:100mm taken 15 inches from subject, handheld
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Look into my Eyes !
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:12 May 2013 - 11:37 AM
Tags:Adder, Close -up / macro, Eyes, Female, Poisonous, Reptile, South downs, Venomous, Vipera berus, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:41

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 12:07 PM

Very brave you, Sylvia, that was quite close enough, thank you!......... focussing spot on exactly where required and an excellent shot in a natural setting.
Ronnie.

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gary_d
gary_d  7575 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 12:09 PM

My award is both for the wonderful photography and your bravery, you just deserve great success with this image. - gary

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Franko59
Franko59  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 12:16 PM

Cracking image! has it all!!,,,, Ian

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 1:06 PM

Fabulous capture once again Sylvia. Stunning.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

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mauriceegan
12 May 2013 - 3:13 PM

Wonderful detailed image Sylvia and no wonder if you got that close, very brave GrinGrinGrin
Maurice

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 3:21 PM

Beautiful depth of field Sylvia - just love seeing the oof body and pin sharp face...delightful shapes and patterns...

Mike

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91925 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 3:24 PM

Another gem Sylvia - superb focus. Looks like it's ready to strike !!!!!
Brian.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2204 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 3:32 PM

Another stunning capture, again very braveGrinGrin

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
12 May 2013 - 3:40 PM

Terrific image. Stunningly effective DoF. Well exposed.
You did well not to frighten it away.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8246 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 3:44 PM

A terrific image from epz's snake charmer! Such brilliant pin sharp detail where it matters and perfectly timed as it is poised to strike!

Last Modified By Glostopcat at 12 May 2013 - 3:44 PM

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8317 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 4:29 PM


Quote: Very brave you, Sylvia, that was quite close enough, thank you!......... focussing spot on exactly where required and an excellent shot in a natural setting.
Ronnie.

I can only agree and say well done

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 6:14 PM

Spot on focus Sylvia, producing an excellent image Smile

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 6:50 PM

Stunning image.

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johnjo58
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12 May 2013 - 7:57 PM

Love it Sylvia, excellent photography and use of DOF
David

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96179 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2013 - 8:03 PM

Now I do really appreciate this one

Adrian

PS When do the SF's nest at your gaff?

Last Modified By tomcat at 12 May 2013 - 8:03 PM

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
12 May 2013 - 9:41 PM

Great shot

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PhilSingleton
PhilSingleton e2 Member 2PhilSingleton vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 11:03 AM

Another great adder shot Sylvia - looks like she's coming for you !! SmileSmile

Phil.

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 6143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2013 - 8:41 PM

What a shot, brilliant Sylvia.
David

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