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Reportedly, second of the top two most venemous land snakes in the world - second to the Oz Taipan.
Disturbed just after dawn this morning whilst getting firewood from the woodpile - he was sluggish because of the extremely cold night, and was coming out to bask in the upcoming sun I think - had it been warmer, and judging by the look in his eye, he would have had a go I think. He was a long way from the house, so we both went our own way, but I must admit to still being a bit shaky Grin. He would have been just under 6' in length.

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D40X Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-200
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:135mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.9
Aperture:f/6.0
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Auto, Fired, Return detected
Title:Oz Eastern Brown
Username:goso goso
Uploaded:8 Jul 2011 - 6:23 AM
Tags:General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:53

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 6:26 AM

Wow, your bravery as well as your photography are impressive. Lovely portrait.

pascalg
pascalg e2 Member 737 forum postspascalg vcard France
8 Jul 2011 - 6:32 AM

excellent capture!

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 6:34 AM

Very well captured, Bill, and how brave of you to wait around with the camera, you wouldn't have seen me for dust! Carol

lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
8 Jul 2011 - 6:38 AM

Wow Bill lucky it is winter mate and he is moving a bit slower, I come across one of these guys and it moved that fast I didn't see where it went, nice image well captured Bill.
Cheers Allen, Smile

Richard_OSullivan
Richard_OSullivan e2 Member 426 forum postsRichard_OSullivan vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 6:41 AM

Excellent image. great dof but still enough to see the coils behind
Rick

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 7:05 AM

Superb study of this very venomous snake, they live side side with us looking for rats ect. Close call and you let it go on it's way, a true nature lover. Ron.

Last Modified By rontear at 8 Jul 2011 - 7:05 AM
Ray42
Ray42 e2 Member 6Ray42 vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 7:10 AM

A great shot of this
Quote: very venomous snake

- I think I would use a 500mm lens on this one and with a big crop

PhillipMinnis

An absolutely top-notch snake image, Bill!

I've seen these snakes go up a chicken-wire fence and down the other side! They're certainly not the type that you'd want to accidentally tread on!

An excellent capture!


Cheers

Phil

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 7:31 AM

Excellent capture - not surprised you were a little shaken after meeting him
Helen

Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
8 Jul 2011 - 7:37 AM

A superbly captured shot, Bill, I think I would have run faster than Usain Bolt.
Roy

EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 7:38 AM

This is a superb image. So glad he was too sleepy to strike!! He doesn't even look friendly, neve mind act that way. So glad I live in Scotland where our Adders at least keep well away and are rarely met.

Ann

franken
franken e2 Member 123271 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 8:39 AM

Scary or what! The only creature I tend to disturb first thing is the morning is the neighbours cat! Smile


Ken

Imagephotographics
Imagephotographics e2 Member 5Imagephotographics vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 8:42 AM

Super capture Bill - well done !

Chris

Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 9:04 AM

He certainly looks as if he is coiled to strike !

Glad you are alright Bill.

Rock

Devon_Wild
Devon_Wild e2 Member 4Devon_Wild vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 9:48 AM


Quote: A great shot of this very venomous snake - I think I would use a 500mm lens on this one and with a big crop

I agree , excellent capture ..............Rob

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 10:12 AM

I think I would use my 500 and a converter Bill. GrinGrin My oath he is a mean looking bugger.
Excellent shot mate.
Ron

Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
8 Jul 2011 - 11:03 AM

A beauty of a shot, well done Bill.

Len

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 11:55 AM

brave !!!

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 12:18 PM


Quote: I think I would use my 500 and a converter Bill. GrinGrin My oath he is a mean looking bugger.
Excellent shot mate.
Ron

I think I would have put my camera back in my bag and used my shotgun Bill !!
A brave shot.
Mick.

Silverzone
Silverzone e2 Member 7Silverzone vcard England
8 Jul 2011 - 2:37 PM

Superb image. I'm glad you survived the meeting. Sylvia

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 3:11 PM

Scary to think you have these guys so close to your house. I'd make sure to keep my doors closed at all times. A great shot and with only a 200, yikes.........Sandy

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91929 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 8:42 PM

That's a superb capture Bill - love the clarity of the head coming out of the coiled body.
Brian.

Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 9:08 PM

I was once chased by one of these in Queensland Bill. Scarey beggars, but managed to grab a long stick and pin it down. Then leg it away faster.
Cracking good shot
Richard

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8319 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2011 - 9:22 AM

great capture for your bravery, did you need clean pantsWink

Lesley1959
9 Jul 2011 - 5:36 PM

Superb image!!

Lesley

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2011 - 8:55 PM

A top shot Bill, he looks very menacing.

bunbeam
bunbeam e2 Member 9bunbeam vcard United Kingdom
9 Jul 2011 - 10:33 PM

brilliant capture
bunSmile

accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 5accipiter vcard England57 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2011 - 5:49 PM

A good steady hand despite the adrenaline encounter! Well done. A

Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jul 2011 - 10:54 AM

Brave man,saw programe about these snakes they don't back down.Always tobe avoided,
Glad you have this shot,a fine one at that and no camera shake,Wink


Aidan,,

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2011 - 1:32 PM

At first I read it as 6 in ....... missed the ' sign
Respect !!!

elainebaker
elainebaker e2 Member 2elainebaker vcard United Kingdom
2 Sep 2012 - 4:44 PM

Excellent image. Well capturedSmileSmile

pieaddict
pieaddict e2 Member 773 forum postspieaddict vcard United Kingdom
28 Sep 2012 - 3:15 AM

i stepped over one in the glass house mountains, that shook me up as well

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2013 - 12:18 PM

Maybe you should be grateful for a long and cold night Bill. But given the fact that you were shaking - this image is excellent. Focus where it's expected to be, great use of dof and fantastic exposure.
Johanna


Oh darn, I wanted to give you my UA for this - but... obviously I've given it already to a more recent image! How ever - consider having got it. Smile

And again.... I haven't looked at the date of uploading. Silly me!

Last Modified By brownsilent at 24 Feb 2013 - 12:22 PM
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