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........is deadlier than the Male !

Had a wonderful day on the South Downs yesterday, in the company of Mike (greyheron) The wild Adders are now just coming out of hibernation and at this time are at their most venomous. This rather beautiful female Adder obliged by posing for a while, a foot or so away from the hood of my macro lens.

My thanks to everybody for their support of my last upload, with special thanks to Steve (SteveMackay) to his User Award - 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:1 Apr 2014 - 1:03 PM
Focal Length:100mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:The Female ........
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:2 Apr 2014 - 11:59 AM
Tags:Adder, Deadly, Female, Poisonous, Reptile, South downs, Sussex, Venomous, Vipera berus, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:37

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2014 - 12:14 PM

She's a beauty,you are far far braver than I am

Ali

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Daisymaye
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2 Apr 2014 - 12:17 PM

How can you get that close? Do they not panic and strike? It's a great shot and I admire how brave you are.

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debu
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2 Apr 2014 - 12:32 PM

Great shot,very nicely captured.
debu

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2014 - 12:49 PM

Superb close look here Sylvia - love that eye.
Brian.

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6228 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2014 - 1:03 PM


Quote: How can you get that close? Do they not panic and strike? It's a great shot and I admire how brave you are.

Not really brave - you just lie very still at ground level and as long as you make no sudden movements they will not strike as they only strike if threatened. One actually slithered into my lens hood and curled up, reluctant to come out Grin Naturally I couldn't focus that close, LOL but Mike got some shots !

Last Modified By teocali at 2 Apr 2014 - 1:04 PM

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M_squared
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2 Apr 2014 - 3:14 PM

Well captured.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2014 - 3:33 PM

Wow.....an amazing capture...aren't females always more deadlier than men....

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2014 - 3:46 PM

There - and you were worrying that you hadn't got a decent image … outstanding in all respects Sylvia ...

Superb capture from a wonderful day out on the downs - such a privilege to spend time with these enchanting creatures…

Mike

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CaroleS
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2 Apr 2014 - 4:01 PM

A terrific shot Sylvia!
Carole

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Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife e2 Member 572 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2014 - 4:34 PM

Far more brave than me..

well captured

David

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
2 Apr 2014 - 4:36 PM

At 100mm. you were not that far away: great shot of an animal we seldom if ever see here, Sylvia.
R.

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helenlinda
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2 Apr 2014 - 5:02 PM

Great detailed capture of the eye SmileSmile
Helen

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Glostopcat
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2 Apr 2014 - 7:05 PM

A fantastic close up Sylvia, such wonderful pin sharp focus on the eye

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JohnoP
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2 Apr 2014 - 7:22 PM

For a stunning image, bravery and patience you get my vote and award Sylvia! Fantastic eye detail! Smile John

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ColleenA
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2 Apr 2014 - 7:42 PM

OMG Sylvia I have just seen Mikes (Greyheron) upload of you with the snake.....I have a whole new respect for you....that's about 200m closer than I would be prepared to get to an Adder....go girl Grin

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viscostatic
3 Apr 2014 - 9:47 AM

Great wildlife photography Sylvia. I would not do this as I have a great fear of snakes. Fortunately, as you say, they are timid creatures and tend to disappear into the undergrowth as footsteps approach.

Phil.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
6 Apr 2014 - 11:12 PM

that mesmerizing look is so well placed in the frame, rolled up energy!
excellent selective focus!

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