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This is a close up of a Saw scaled viper ( Echis carinatus) which is highly venomous. In fact the Echis species are responsable for more human deaths than any other venomous snake in the world, possibly as they reside in areas across India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Africa where there are few modern medical facilities.
Their venom has virulent haemotoxic properties, which can lead to excessive bleeding and death.

This is one of around 50 venomous snakes that my partner keeps and the one that I recently had the pleasure of handling during a recent show at Noahs ark, Somerset. ( I had to pass an exam and go through rigorous training to be able to handle venomous snakes - its certainly not something to be taken lightly)

Camera:Canon EOS 450D
Lens:Sigma 150
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Saw scaled viper
Username:Angi_Wallace Angi_Wallace
Uploaded:31 Aug 2010 - 4:07 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Echis carinatus, Pets / captive animals, Saw scaled viper, Snake, Venomous, Viper, Wildlife / nature
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RichPitman
31 Aug 2010 - 4:17 PM

Wonderful detail and great use of dof. Nicw work. Smile

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ChrisWallace
31 Aug 2010 - 4:45 PM

You were a bit close Angi LOL. Lovely detailed image.
Chris

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2010 - 4:47 PM

You are one brave girl, Angi! A super close-up, amazing detail, very well captured. Carol

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Excellent shot

Chris

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EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2010 - 4:56 PM

Sounds very scary and risky but this image is excellent with fantstic detail.
Joan.

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scotty99
scotty99  8123 forum posts
31 Aug 2010 - 7:49 PM

Brilliant! Makes my royal python photographs seem a little tame

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AlannahHawker

Wow beautiful shot Angi, the lighting is perfect along with the detail Smile

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RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
2 Sep 2010 - 12:19 PM

Incredible detail in this close-up of the snake's head.....that'a quite close enough for me! Marvellous photography, Angi.
Ronnie.

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chalkhillblue e2 Member 6143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2010 - 6:35 PM

Superb detail, a superb close up image. Well done on passing the exam.
David

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Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
7 Oct 2010 - 7:32 AM

Looking at this in the luxury of my office at work is close enough Angi.Excellent picture and your are indeed braver than me.
Tom.

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