Wagler's Pit Viper

Posted by Des on Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:07 pm

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This is a juvenile male Tropidolaemus wagleri. On average I spend about a month each year in the bio-diverse tropical rainforest. This was taken during a trip focusing on herptiles last year. We worked exclusively at night when these animals are at their most active. Posting this one here as it was taken with an 18-35mm wide-angle, not macro.



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by Ron Day on Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:52 pm
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I like how you included most of the snake in the composition, Des. Great selective focus and pose. Excellent illumination of the snake at night.

by Ed Cordes on Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:44 pm
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Stunning image with absolutely wonderful lighting. I agree the DOF is perfect placing the emphasis on the head but still showing the entire snake.
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by Carol Clarke on Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:30 pm
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Nice angle and selective focus on this beauty, Des. Good timing to catch the extended sensing tongue.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:05 pm
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Wonderful shot- well seen and composed-As mentioned great selective focus.
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by E.J. Peiker on Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:03 pm
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Scary cool!

by Gavin Falck on Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:03 am
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Great photograph of a beautiful snake. The way the tongue is sampling any scent which might be drifting by is so typically reptilian.

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