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A wild male Adder (Vipera berus), taken on the South Downs near Brighton. Handheld from a distance of 0.3m away.

Many thanks for your generous support of yesterday's upload, with special thanks to John(JohnoP) and Mara (maratsuikka) for their User Awards - really 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 - 12:14 PM
Focal Length:100mm
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:Wild Male Adder
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:10 Feb 2014 - 9:27 AM
Tags:Adder, Brighton, Poisonous, Reptile, Snake, South downs, Venomous, Viper, Vipera berus, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:39

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ringyneck
ringyneck  7308 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 9:31 AM

Fantastic capture ...love that eye.
Never seen an Adder ...have to go for one this year.

Keith

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 9:37 AM

Superb capture, not a fan of snakes BlushBlush

Ali

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 10:01 AM

I love the texture and pattern you have captured so well here SmileSmile
Helen

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 - 10:34 AM

Lovely shot, Sylvia, well captured.
Tony

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 - 11:24 AM

Well done for such a good capture. Love the red eyes and the focus work. IB

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PhilT2
PhilT2 e2 Member 498 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 11:28 AM

Not sure I would have got that close but your timing and the quality of this image is spot on

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 - 12:18 PM

Well captured. You did well not to scare it off. Great image.

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 1:12 PM

Superb camerawork Sylvia - and a taster for later on eh… Grin

Mike

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2193 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 2:12 PM

New this was yours from the thumbnail....a brave lady...superb photography

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 5:21 PM

A fantastic pin sharp portrait of this adder Sylvia, the low viewpoint works so well

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 8:30 PM

Ssssssuper low level sssshot Ssssylvia- rather you than me.Grin
Brian.

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 - 9:19 PM

Wow super shot. Cathy

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 10:25 PM

Excellent find, not a species we often see or get close to. I like the focus on the eye!

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viscostatic
12 Feb 2014 - 7:59 PM

Not my favourite creature Sylvia, I have a great fear of snakes, but this is an excellent wildlife image.

Phil.

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