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Maximilian

The dark side - I've been there
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I really like the 3rd and 4th in this series.
Thanks, Click!
My favs are the "portrait" in the first series, because it was a heavy crop and still looking that crisp.
And in the second series I love the first, because when you pixel peep it is so sharp, you won't believe it to be 1/80 @560 mm, handheld.
And then the last one, where the tongue reaches into the water. I always think, "Can it smell into the water that way?" ;)
 

Del Paso

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Click

I post too Much on Here!!
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A desert monitor hiding behind the grass

Very nice shot.
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Not an easy one with your sujet hiding behind the grass. The DOF is perfect. Well done, Cog.
 
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Chaitanya

EOS 5D Mark IV
Jun 27, 2013
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Finally got around exporting snake photos.

Shieldtail snakes:

Phipson's Shieldtail(juvenile):
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Khaire's Black shieldtail:
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Elliot's shieldtail(for now and it might get new name in future):
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Mahabaleshwar Shieldtail(juvenile):
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Large scaled shieldtail:
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Boas and Pythons:

Indian Rock Python:
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Red Sand Boa:
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Common Sand Boa:
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Whitaker's Boa:
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Chaitanya

EOS 5D Mark IV
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Now for some venomous snakes from my part of world.

Elapids:

Spectacled Cobra:
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Common Krait:
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Banded Krait:
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Vipers and Pit Vipers:

Hump nosed Pit viper:
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Bamboo pit Viper(right most one shot with cell phone):
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Malabar pit viper:
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Saw Scaled Viper:
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Russell's Viper:
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Chaitanya

EOS 5D Mark IV
Jun 27, 2013
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Common Bronzeback Treesnake:
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Common Cat snake:
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Beddome's Cat snake:
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Northern Western Ghats vine snake:
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Green Keelback:
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Checkered Keelback:
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Striped Keelback:
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Beddome's Keelback:
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Russell's/Streaked/Variegated Kukri snake:
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Indian Smooth snake:
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Del Paso

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Now for some venomous snakes from my part of world.

Elapids:

Spectacled Cobra:
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Common Krait:
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Banded Krait:
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Vipers and Pit Vipers:

Hump nosed Pit viper:
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Bamboo pit Viper(right most one shot with cell phone):
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Malabar pit viper:
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Saw Scaled Viper:
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Russell's Viper:
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Gaaaaasp, some of the deadliest snakes, hope you've been using a 1200mm + 2X ext. lens...
 

Chaitanya

EOS 5D Mark IV
Jun 27, 2013
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Gaaaaasp, some of the deadliest snakes, hope you've been using a 1200mm + 2X ext. lens...
Some of early photos were with Sx10IS, 450D with 18-55mm lens and later ones with 100mm Macro. These days I use bite-resistant gloves when working with dangerous snakes or end up using 100-400mm mk 2 lens in order to stay safe from Russell's viper and its bite range(I feel stupid looking back at those old photos as I was well within bite range of most of the snakes when using 100mm L Macro).
 
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Maximilian

The dark side - I've been there
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Finally got around exporting snake photos.
About all your posts:
Great summary, great pics.
Somehow, I slightly prefer living in Germany. Even though that means, having just a few snakes to photograph... ;)
 
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AlanF

Stay at home
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Aug 16, 2012
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Finally got around exporting snake photos.

Shieldtail snakes:

Phipson's Shieldtail(juvenile):
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Khaire's Black shieldtail:
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Elliot's shieldtail(for now and it might get new name in future):
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Mahabaleshwar Shieldtail(juvenile):
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Large scaled shieldtail:
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Boas and Pythons:

Indian Rock Python:
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Red Sand Boa:
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Common Sand Boa:
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Whitaker's Boa:
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Fantastic series of shots. This must be the work of several years of tracking them down. I would love to visit India again.
 
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mikekeck

EOS M6 Mark II
Mar 14, 2018
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I just found out it is World Lizard Day. I did not even know there was such a day! The photo is of a Lesser Earless Lizard, from New Mexico.

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