Viper ready to strike

by Soini Hannu

viper ready to strike berus vipera seeking critique soini hannu

Gallery: Insects and small animals

Tags: berus vipera seeking critique

Category: Nature

Exif Information:
Model : NIKON D3
Date Time Original : 2011-07-30 21:25:04
Focal Length : 50/1
Exposure Time : 1/200
F Number : 8.0
Iso Speed Ratings : 800
Metering Mode : 5
Focal Length In35mm Film : 55
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 266.000000
Y Resolution : 266.000000
Software : Adobe Photoshop CS4 Macintosh

Published: Monday 1st of August 2011 04:44:56 PM


Hannu Soini
Thank you for commenting !

Wanghan - I am glad you like the photo! For safety reasons the composition is not the first priority when getting this close to a viper. The curling shows that it is ready to strike and at this particular situation I found it safer to be content with the composition as this was already some 70 cm from the snake (that being the approximate length of the snake). Next time - I will keep some safety clothing on and try to see how close I get... However, I know - from experience - that approach from side does not produce good results - as the snake leaves the scenery. br Hannu

Wanghan Li

Fabulous.  It would be even better, in my opinion, if you could make the back ground and the cornors blured so the subject would be more concentrated.  Best regards,

Hannu Soini
Viper ready to strike Viper female on guard. C&C&R the way you feel best- thank you.

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