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Snake in the Grass

By teocali
An almost full frame capture (a little cropped off from the LHS and top) of a wild male Adder (Vipera berus) taken on the South Downs a couple of weeks ago, handheld from a distance of 0.7m. this chap was coiled in striking position with his eyes firmly fixed on my guide!

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Tags: Wild Grass Snake Male Reptile South downs Adder Poisonous Vipera berus Venomous Wildlife and nature

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richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
31 May 2013 10:48AM
Nice image! I like it a lot!!

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johnke 3 223 15
31 May 2013 10:53AM
Sharp where it should be Sylvia beautiful color...John..Tx
TonyDy Plus
7 5 2 United Kingdom
31 May 2013 10:53AM
Great shot, Sylvia.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
31 May 2013 12:38PM
Great capture. He looks coiled and ready to strike......Sandy
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
31 May 2013 12:52PM
0.7m. is closer than I'd have attempted, Sylvia: but good for you.
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
31 May 2013 12:59PM
Stunning capture Sylvia, love your dof.............very brave to get that closeGrinGrin
31 May 2013 7:59PM
Don't like snakes, but, a brilliant capture.
ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
31 May 2013 9:28PM
Great capture, rather you than me being that close,

31 May 2013 9:47PM
Another very fine capture Sylvia, great nature photography.
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2013 8:18AM
Stunning (and a little too close for comfort for me!).
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
2 Jun 2013 1:55PM
A brilliant pin sharp portrait of the adder, he looks most menacing

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