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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.

Camera:Nikon D40X Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:135mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.9
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
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
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LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce 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 Plus Member 837 forum postspascalg vcard France
8 Jul 2011 - 6:32 AM

excellent capture!

CarolG Plus Member 8185 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 Plus Member 6lesliea 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


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

rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 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  7 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


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!



helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 7:31 AM

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

Jekaro  6 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2011 - 7:37 AM

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

EAS  6 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.


franken Plus Member 133637 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



Super capture Bill - well done !


Rock Plus Member 13Rock 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.


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 Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 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.

Len1950 Plus Member 5Len1950 vcard England
8 Jul 2011 - 11:03 AM

A beauty of a shot, well done Bill.


taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Jul 2011 - 11:55 AM

brave !!!

mikbee  8 Scotland8 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.

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

8 Jul 2011 - 2:37 PM

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

Daisymaye Plus Member 7Daisymaye 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 Plus Member 101981 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 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.

Shroomer  8 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

pluckyfilly Plus Member 9343 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2011 - 9:22 AM

great capture for your bravery, did you need clean pantsWink

9 Jul 2011 - 5:36 PM

Superb image!!


Glostopcat Plus Member 9254 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2011 - 8:55 PM

A top shot Bill, he looks very menacing.

bunbeam  10 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2011 - 10:33 PM

brilliant capture

accipiter Plus Member 6accipiter vcard England58 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jul 2011 - 5:49 PM

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

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


barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
31 Aug 2011 - 1:32 PM

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

2 Sep 2012 - 4:44 PM

Excellent image. Well capturedSmileSmile

pieaddict  873 forum posts United Kingdom
28 Sep 2012 - 3:15 AM

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

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.

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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