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Green Tree Python

By Lillian  
My first ever...snake!!

I am truly afraid of these creatures...But Angi gave me
the confidence to take and get this close...his body is what you see out of
just wanted to get the head shot with the water droplets...more another day.

Thank you everyone for all those wonderful comments on the Tiger Cub
and to Ian for your User Award and Bob for the day before on the Water Dragon

Catching up slowly...we did Autumn scenes today at Winkworth ..Surrey


Tags: General Close-up and macro Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature Green Tree Snake

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2 Nov 2012 12:16AM
Superb Lillian, love the detail,

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debu 8 India
2 Nov 2012 12:18AM
Very nice detailed image.
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
2 Nov 2012 12:20AM
yes how good to overcome one's fears! And the result is outstanding.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
2 Nov 2012 12:23AM
Your title put me off a tad, Lillian......looks very lizard like for a frogWinkWinkWink
Excellent head portrait, very sharp, so you must have overcome your reservations and got fairly close despite the 100mm. focal length.
Wonderful shot asa ever from your stable.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
2 Nov 2012 12:30AM
Hi Lillian surly this is a Green Tree Python not a frog, Anyway a fantastic macro capture!


pks 14 2 England
2 Nov 2012 12:34AM

2 Nov 2012 12:35AM
A superb and well captured image Lillian
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 12:36AM
My goodness you are brave!
You captured the snake's head so very clearly!
I'd keep well clear of these!
Sorry I thought your cub was a reflection yesterday -
if I'd read the narrative properly I'd have known but it did look like a reflection!!
Tibetan 6 3 England
2 Nov 2012 12:43AM
That is awe inspiring I love these creatures! used to collect adders can't do it anymore never mind they are better off perhaps, love it good for you, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
2 Nov 2012 12:46AM
You were truely brave Lilian-- Never would I.......
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
2 Nov 2012 12:50AM
Super detail with the water droplets Lillian.
Excellent shot.
2 Nov 2012 3:25AM
Great capture of this Beautiful snake well taken.
Allen, Smile
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
2 Nov 2012 4:27AM
What a handsome fella this is Smile Excellent close up with lots of detail Smile Great photo !
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 5:26AM
Sorry to point out the obvious Lillian, but isn't it a snake? Terrific shot either way.

Today is my last upload. I'm pretty much wrung out and not sure I will be uploading again. I will continue to vote or as in your case comment.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
2 Nov 2012 6:04AM
A very funny FROG, Lillian Wink. My most hated critter, but a superb capture. Carol
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 7:11AM
Superb image Lillian, fantastic detail and colours, pin sharp too. I don't like snakes of any kind either Lillian

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 7:13AM
Maybe due to being tired or just the fact that I really am not a lover of snakesSad
sorry folks but of coarse this is a snake!!
but had it in the credits and write up that I don't like snakes too
taken at Angi's...wonderful placeGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 7:33AM
Stunning macro shot.
SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 7:37AM
Stunning and love the droplets.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 7:44AM
simply stunning lillian top shot Wink
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 7:44AM
Stunning detail Lillian! You are brave - I'm not keen on these slithery creatures either. Love the comp and the oof bits and of course the fine detail.
BarbaraR 12 17 1 England
2 Nov 2012 8:30AM
A wonderful ancient creature.
Very, very well captured Lillian.

(We had to get a yard long grass snake out of the
ornamental fish pond in my garden a few weeks ago.
I think many have a natural fear over being too near

2 Nov 2012 8:43AM
just amazing ! gill
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
2 Nov 2012 8:46AM
You were verry close I'd say,this is BRILLIANT Lilian,I love snakes,I look for them in the summer,only saw a couple this year ,weather not warm enough for them.
I was going to give you my Award,but I cant today ,so here's some smiles for you insteadGrinSmileWink GrinSmileWink
ValSaxby Plus
12 146 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 8:58AM
A beauty Lillian - glad you overcame your fear, it was well worth it.
Very good head capture lovely detail true to life colours, nice one

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
2 Nov 2012 9:12AM
First rate shot Lillian. Head and face of this beast - superbly detailed.
bps11 5 England
2 Nov 2012 9:14AM
Great capture with stunning detail and clarity...well done!
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
2 Nov 2012 9:36AM
Reptilian beauty Lillian, ( I only found 1 snake whilst we were away Sad was looking for more !) Macro detail.
CHRISB911 12 54 1
2 Nov 2012 9:38AM
one magnificent image worthy of being in any magazine
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
2 Nov 2012 9:49AM
Wow! What amazing details and focus. have to tell you though, this image certainly doesn't improve my feelings re snakes as he looks seriously scary!

2 Nov 2012 10:38AM
Leaps off the screen Lillian........John
2 Nov 2012 10:58AM
Not a great lover of snakes either Lillian I frequently had cobras/others in my garden when i lived in Indonesia not conducive to clean underwear at all !!! i digress a fine capture graat detail and texture

Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
2 Nov 2012 11:03AM
Beautiful detail in this macro, Lillian. I'm okay with the captive types but met a red bellied snake in Australia in the wild and was definitely VERY wary Smile

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
2 Nov 2012 11:19AM
Such a pretty colour.
AnnJ Plus
6 5 Scotland
2 Nov 2012 12:01PM
I am also terrified of snakes, but managed to look at this and appreciate the exquisite detail! Ann.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
2 Nov 2012 12:52PM
I hate the horrible slimy things but that is an outstanding image.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 1:03PM
Well done Lillian for getting that close if you do not like them. Amazing detail .
2 Nov 2012 3:36PM
Great shot Lillian. Likewise seriously dislike these creatures. Have had too many close encounters (& I mean close) however I do admit they have a certain appeal
Jenni xx
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
2 Nov 2012 4:15PM
What an amazing close-up. A cracking shot, Lillian, especially if, as you say, you are afraid of them!
Thanks again for your UA! Wink
Trev Smile
Gerryrys 6 1 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 4:23PM
Superbly done Lillian. Very nice.

Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 4:45PM
Another superb macro shot Lillian, I am another who doesn't like snakes but I do admire anyone who can get close enough to get a shot like this.
User_Removed 5 4 1 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 4:58PM
Stunning detail and superb colour especially in the eye. Water droplets just adds to the magic of this image. SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Bob
graceland 13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 5:17PM
star picture againWink
2 Nov 2012 5:32PM
What a great image for a first Lillian, amazing shot, well done.

John Smile
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 7:18PM
Stunning, Lillian, hope you had your 300m lens on, i would not get within a mile of a snakeSadWink, fantastic colours and the pov is superb.
Nice one.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile x
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 7:30PM
Amazing close-up.

KBan 13 502 4 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 7:35PM
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
2 Nov 2012 7:58PM
The detail captured in fine image is amazing.

sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 7:59PM
Sorry snakes are my phobia just can not look xx
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 8:54PM
Not been this close to one before. Details exceedingly good.
Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2012 9:32PM
Cracking shot Lillian but you wouldnt get me this close to one im not keen on reptiles lol
3 Nov 2012 12:16AM
Great (And brave) close up. Terrific detail. Also just browsed your pf. Wonderful load of wildlife images. Brilliant. Don
PaulLiley 9 2 13 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2012 9:38AM
The detail is stunning Lillian. paul
Fabulous detail and colour, I'd have been using my 300mm for this Lillian, brave you.

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
3 Nov 2012 4:05PM
A stupendous close up Lilllian, the detail and clarity is outstanding
4 Nov 2012 8:20AM
I see you are very brave lady, Lillian!Smile
Regards Valery
5 Nov 2012 11:46AM
WOW what else can i say/
Bonico 8 Romania
6 Nov 2012 6:22PM
Like it. Congrats.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 4:27AM
Huge! Humongous! Grin Not for the faint-hearted this shot!
Very well seen... LOVE IT! IB
Well done Lillian,snakes are not my thing either.....brilliant shot
11 Nov 2012 5:08PM
superbly capture Lillian and i know how scared you are of them so 10/10 from me

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