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Male Adder (Vipera berus)

By teocali
A wild male Adder (Vipera berus) - this one still has the eye covering “brille” in place after newly sloughing it's skin, hence the opaque look of the eye. Taken on the South Downs, Sussex earlier this week.

Many thanks for your generous support of my last upload with special thanks to John (JohnoP) for his User Award - very much appreciated, John Smile

Tags: Eye Sussex Wild Snake Reptile Adder Poisonous Vipera berus Venomous Wildlife and nature Brille

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Comments


ColleenA Plus
4 329 5 Australia
5 Apr 2014 3:12PM
Another amazing image of the Adder....great pov....one very brave photographer

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great shot well spotted. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 117 Scotland
5 Apr 2014 4:01PM
A further fine shot of this species, Sylvia.
R.
Greyheron 15 282 7 England
5 Apr 2014 4:25PM
Beautiful capture from the day Sylvia - I really enjoyed watching them moving through the grass and fields…

Mike
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 11 Canada
5 Apr 2014 5:51PM
Yikes! Looking scary with that split tongue sticking out. Great capture.
JohnoP 11 2
5 Apr 2014 6:04PM
I take my hat off to you Sylvia....another great image! Smile John
Terry L Plus
13 594 5 England
5 Apr 2014 7:59PM
Looks like you and Mike had a very fruitful session on the Downs. Nicely captured Sylvia.

Terry
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
5 Apr 2014 8:26PM
I can imagine you were surprised and pleased to get this beauty Sylvia
almiles 7 38 102 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2014 9:12AM
Wow, what a great pose to capture and I love the way the shallow DoF runs down his body as it traverses the frame.
6 Apr 2014 2:08PM
Brave you ...well taken hope you were down wind !..Grin
6 Apr 2014 6:49PM
amazing image of the Adder
Glostopcat 11 255 2 England
6 Apr 2014 9:44PM
A terrific shot of the male of the species Sylvia, I like the forked tongue and the low PoV
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
6 Apr 2014 11:11PM
What an interesting couple, him with his striking tongue looking up in the grass and here in here deadly beauty!
Please regard the award for both, they are equally good!
viscostatic 10 35 5 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2014 10:12AM
An excellent shot of the adder in its natural habitat Sylvia.

Phil.

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