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CarolG Plus
9 193 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
WOW!
CaroleS Plus
5 414 3 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 5:19PM
Quite a shot and not one I would have wanted to attempt - well done!
johnjo58 5 2 5 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 5:32PM
Superb photography of an amazing reptile love it, superb composition, detail and timing
David
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.

Peter
ali63 Plus
4 737 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 6:03PM
very well timed, great shot,

Ali
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
25 Apr 2013 6:17PM
Stunning capture Mike and beautifully presented.
Ron
dave1967 4 4 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 6:27PM
Superb shot
Dave
MossyOak 4 22 15 England
25 Apr 2013 6:37PM
Pure brilliance Mike
Richard
Philip_P 11 71 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 6:48PM
Cracking Capture Mike, love the colours & comp
Phil
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 7:01PM
Fantastic shot, Mike.
Tony
teocali Plus
8 432 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.
Sylvia
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 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 Plus
14 280 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...!!!

Mike
chase Plus
10 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 though...my Jack Russell has a bit of a thing about chucking them around the grass....a dangerous hobby !!!
25 Apr 2013 9:24PM
Superb.
David
25 Apr 2013 10:16PM
Fantastic image Mike with excellent detail and composition
Maurice
25 Apr 2013 10:19PM
Stunning capture!SmileSmileSmile
George
mossy 3 46 1 England
25 Apr 2013 11:52PM
All been said, fabulous capture.
MNS 4 United Arab Emirates
26 Apr 2013 10:51AM
fantastic colors and blurring Grin
rontear Plus
13 8 7 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.
Ron.
Terry L Plus
12 586 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.

Regards

Terry.
Greyheron Plus
14 280 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!!!

Mike
bricurtis Plus
10 2.0k 49 England
26 Apr 2013 12:48PM
Just stunning Mike - fabulous photography.
Gets my small award.Smile
Brian.
26 Apr 2013 2:56PM
Very special Mike, well worthy of all the awards recieved so far.

Clive
Greyheron Plus
14 280 7 England
26 Apr 2013 5:12PM
Brian and Clive, many thanks for your User Awards and comments - really appreciated Grin

Mike
Mike_Smith Plus
8 281 1 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 5:39PM
Cracking shot, i have never seen one on here before. Well deserves the awards
Greyheron Plus
14 280 7 England
26 Apr 2013 6:57PM
Cheers Mike Grin

Mike
fazzer Plus
6 52 7 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 10:30PM
superb shot
chase Plus
10 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 Plus
14 280 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...!!!

Mike
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 3 163 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 !
Roger
Ayoob 4 Australia
28 Apr 2013 12:25AM
GrinGrinGrinGrin An excellent timing and captured -very well done..........GrinGrinGrin
Greyheron Plus
14 280 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

Mike
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 Plus
14 280 7 England
28 Apr 2013 7:22PM
Thank you Ian - appreciate your comments Grin

Mike
annettep38 Plus
4 217 38 Costa Rica
28 Apr 2013 8:11PM
WOW.
an amazing shot and well done to get lots of awards, specially form some of our top wildlife photographers!
Glostopcat Plus
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 Plus
14 280 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

Mike
Richsr Plus
9 90 220 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
7 20 99 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 11:19PM
Stunning!
Greyheron Plus
14 280 7 England
2 May 2013 9:42PM
Thank you both for commenting - appreciated Grin

...no worries Richard Wink

Mike
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

Sarah *
Greyheron Plus
14 280 7 England
5 May 2013 12:49PM
Thank you Sarah Grin

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


maggie
Greyheron Plus
14 280 7 England
7 May 2013 11:33PM
You are very kind Maggie, thank you for your comments and valued User award Grin

Mike
Steve_S Plus
10 180 3 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 10:48PM
Excellent!
Steve
Greyheron Plus
14 280 7 England
1 Jun 2013 11:49PM
Thank you Steve Grin

Mike
1 Aug 2013 8:46PM
Picture perfect Mike!, beautiful details, light, background and of course flicking tongue, brilliant!Smile
Greyheron Plus
14 280 7 England
1 Aug 2013 8:50PM
Thank you kindly Steve - appreciate your comments Grin

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

Tom
Greyheron Plus
14 280 7 England
26 Sep 2013 7:43PM
Thank you Tom, both for your comments and User Award - very much appreciated Grin

Mike
Great image I take it this US an arrange image as opposed to who you found the Adder.
Greyheron Plus
14 280 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

Mike

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