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Female adder

Female adder

This is a wild snake and is the only venomous snake in the UK, she was a young snake, approx 10" in length and about as thick as your thumb.



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Date: Sun May 11, 2008
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Dimensions: 750 x 403
Keywords: vipera berus reptile viper
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donna apsey
Great shot....these are so hard to find, you have done well to get such a good shot of it. Smile

#1 Sun May 11, 2008 9:12am

Very well done for the size of her. Love the angle you have taken it from. Viv
#2 Sun May 11, 2008 10:47am

Nice captured Rob... the dof is interesting and suggests the ripple movement...john
We're off to see the Lizard~~the wonderful (sic) Lizard of Oz~~
#3 Sun May 11, 2008 11:01am

Cheers, if you are wondering where the light has come from, it is from a reflector bouncing the light back up under her, she seemed to like this and did not hiss at me once.
This tells me that she was relaxed and did not see me as a threat, even with my macro lens right in her face.

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#4 Sun May 11, 2008 2:45pm

Nice one, Robert! Like the eye and agree with John on the focus! Smile Daenna
#5 Sun May 11, 2008 5:45pm

great catch!
#6 Sun May 11, 2008 9:00pm

Awesome capture!!! I thought these guys were pretty dangerous?
#7 Wed May 14, 2008 12:14am

Thanks Daenna, Robert & vjbm. I have been bitten twice in the past, not a nice experience, but as you know by getting closer you acieve better quality images.
Got to remember that this is the dangerous one and not to keep putting my hands and feet in front of them.
I Have been bitten on both legs, just above the ankle. A bite from this snake can be fatal to young children, old people and people with heart problems. Thankfully, i am and have none of the above.

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#8 Fri May 16, 2008 8:46am

Excellent work Rob, and very brave too, I really don't think I would have got that close, especially to put a reflector under her, extra kudos to you for doing that, and especially bringing it to the blog, thank you......

#9 Sat June 7, 2008 9:06pm

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