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CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
25 Apr 2013 5:06PM
Not my favourite of subjects by any means, but a superb capture. Carol

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25 Apr 2013 5:11PM
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 5:19PM
Quite a shot and not one I would have wanted to attempt - well done!
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 5:32PM
Superb photography of an amazing reptile love it, superb composition, detail and timing
25 Apr 2013 5:45PM
Don't like snake's but an amazing photo.
I like handling constrictors, whch this is not. I think the adder is poisonous? Good portrait.

ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 6:03PM
very well timed, great shot,

Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
25 Apr 2013 6:17PM
Stunning capture Mike and beautifully presented.
dave1967 5 4 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 6:27PM
Superb shot
MossyOak 4 22 15 England
25 Apr 2013 6:37PM
Pure brilliance Mike
Philip_P 11 71 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 6:48PM
Cracking Capture Mike, love the colours & comp
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 7:01PM
Fantastic shot, Mike.
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
25 Apr 2013 7:01PM
Simply superb in every way, Mike - stunning close-up capture, timed to perfection to catch that flicking tongue.
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 7:17PM
The low point of view really allows one to fully appreciate the menacing beauty of this Little Killer. Superb clarity in the main subject, whilst the uncluttered backdrop allows one to enjoy this little fella even more without unnecessary clutter or distraction.

Regards Nathan
Greyheron 14 282 7 England
25 Apr 2013 8:25PM
Many thanks for all your wonderful comments and support, very much appreciated Grin

A big thank you to Sylvia, David, Richard and Chris for their User Awards, chuffed to bits...thank you muchly Grin

Peter, you are correct, this is the UK's only poisonous snake. It's venom is of little danger to healthy adults but used to lethal effect on small mammals. It's effects can be somewhat uncomfortable to humans as I understand...!!!

chase 11 1.1k 246 England
25 Apr 2013 8:41PM
A super capture Mike,so very well timed to get his tongue out,lovely detail & dof.
I have these visit my garden on a regular basis,I have to be careful Jack Russell has a bit of a thing about chucking them around the grass....a dangerous hobby !!!
25 Apr 2013 9:24PM
25 Apr 2013 10:16PM
Fantastic image Mike with excellent detail and composition
25 Apr 2013 10:19PM
Stunning capture!SmileSmileSmile
mossy 3 46 1 England
25 Apr 2013 11:52PM
All been said, fabulous capture.
MNS 5 United Arab Emirates
26 Apr 2013 10:51AM
fantastic colors and blurring Grin
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
26 Apr 2013 11:02AM
Excellent image Mike, (was this as found ? I was photographing Adders earlier in the week found none in open situations) Beautiful clarity.
Terry L Plus
13 590 5 England
26 Apr 2013 11:20AM
I thought Pete might give this his accolade and very worthy too. Great work Mike and just goes to show the capabilities of that Pany in the right hands.


Greyheron 14 282 7 England
26 Apr 2013 12:21PM
Really appreciate your dropping by to look, vote and comment Grin

Thanks go to Janet, David, Terry and Kathryn for their valued User awards...feeling spoilt Wink

Your Editors Choice was a pleasant surprise Pete - thank you Grin

That dog of yours is living very dangerously Janet Wink

Ron - I went out with a professional who was carrying out research work on the Adders - we found quite a few and this one was placed to get ID markings so members of the colony can be recorded and monitored. I wouldn't want to be messing around with these beautiful creatures on my own!!!

bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
26 Apr 2013 12:48PM
Just stunning Mike - fabulous photography.
Gets my small award.Smile
clive burrow 12 71 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 2:56PM
Very special Mike, well worthy of all the awards recieved so far.

Greyheron 14 282 7 England
26 Apr 2013 5:12PM
Brian and Clive, many thanks for your User Awards and comments - really appreciated Grin

Mike_Smith Plus
9 323 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 5:39PM
Cracking shot, i have never seen one on here before. Well deserves the awards
Greyheron 14 282 7 England
26 Apr 2013 6:57PM
Cheers Mike Grin

fazzer Plus
7 54 7 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 10:30PM
superb shot
chase 11 1.1k 246 England
27 Apr 2013 2:14PM
Well done Mike,nice to see this with a big sticker on it too.

Quote:That dog of yours is living very dangerously Janet

Tell me about it...she killed 4 last year,trouble was,I didn't even see her doing it !!!!!!! Sad
Greyheron 14 282 7 England
27 Apr 2013 4:28PM
Thanks for your comments Grin

Janet - George, the guide I went out with was called into a neighbours whose cat had attacked an Adder - the cat went off to the vets in a bit of a sorry state - don't yet know if the badly mauled Adder survived...keeping my fingers crossed your dog doesn't end up the same way as that cat...!!!

Nigeve1 Plus
3 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2013 7:05PM
Remarkably good wildlife image.
27 Apr 2013 7:39PM
Absolutely Bloody SUPERB Wink
max_e Junior Member 3 167 England
27 Apr 2013 7:53PM
Great snake shot.
rogerdoger 5 13
27 Apr 2013 8:53PM
Great shot Mike. Caught the tongue flicking out beautifully. Spot on !
Ayoob 5 Australia
28 Apr 2013 12:25AM
GrinGrinGrinGrin An excellent timing and captured -very well done..........GrinGrinGrin
Greyheron 14 282 7 England
28 Apr 2013 2:20PM
Many thanks for your support and comments guys Grin

Max and Dean - your User Awards are really appreciated, thank you both Grin

ianrobinson Plus
6 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
28 Apr 2013 5:55PM
Wow, what a cracking shot, I can never seem to find these beauties.
Top class, and the comp really works well.
Greyheron 14 282 7 England
28 Apr 2013 7:22PM
Thank you Ian - appreciate your comments Grin

annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
28 Apr 2013 8:11PM
an amazing shot and well done to get lots of awards, specially form some of our top wildlife photographers!
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
28 Apr 2013 9:07PM
What a wonderful nature shot, such brilliant pin sharp detail and timed to perfection to catch him/her with their tongue out
Greyheron 14 282 7 England
30 Apr 2013 7:16PM
Thank you both for dropping by to comment and to everyone who has taken the time to look and vote too - very much appreciated Grin

Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
1 May 2013 1:12PM
Congrats on the EC and all the awards Mike - well deserved
Sorry I missed it on the 25th
Regards Richard
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 11:19PM
Greyheron 14 282 7 England
2 May 2013 9:42PM
Thank you both for commenting - appreciated Grin worries Richard Wink

Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
3 May 2013 10:51AM
Wow that's close! Superb work Mike, my Congrat's for your awards! Smile

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Greyheron 14 282 7 England
5 May 2013 12:49PM
Thank you Sarah Grin

maggie9 7 45 2 Scotland
7 May 2013 4:47PM
WOW! absolutely stunning!
very well deserved awards too
make space for another.......

Greyheron 14 282 7 England
7 May 2013 11:33PM
You are very kind Maggie, thank you for your comments and valued User award Grin

Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 10:48PM
Greyheron 14 282 7 England
1 Jun 2013 11:49PM
Thank you Steve Grin

1 Aug 2013 8:46PM
Picture perfect Mike!, beautiful details, light, background and of course flicking tongue, brilliant!Smile
Greyheron 14 282 7 England
1 Aug 2013 8:50PM
Thank you kindly Steve - appreciate your comments Grin

26 Sep 2013 1:24PM
Sharp, direct, and striking! Adjectives that can be applied to both subject and capture.

Greyheron 14 282 7 England
26 Sep 2013 7:43PM
Thank you Tom, both for your comments and User Award - very much appreciated Grin

Great image I take it this US an arrange image as opposed to who you found the Adder.
Greyheron 14 282 7 England
11 Jan 2015 11:15PM
You are correct Geoff - I was out with a guide who carries out research on this particular colony of Adders with the local wildlife trusts and universities.

Thank you for your interest and comments Smile


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