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Wagler's Pit Viper


Posted by Des on Fri Mar 11, 2022 3:53 pm

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This is a full-sized female I found after a very long night's trek in the lowland forest of the Malay Peninsular. We located a couple of males every early on in the evening but almost gave up looking for a female after hours of clambering in the jungle. Tropidolaemus wagleri are sexually dimorphic. The males are bright green and much smaller. 

Full-frame at 150mm, f8, with a D500, single flash.
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by david fletcher on Sat Mar 12, 2022 3:14 am
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Impressive close up Des! Brilliant!
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by Carol Clarke on Sat Mar 12, 2022 11:45 am
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Snakes have such wonderful colours and markings - and this is a fine example, Des!

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by Axel Hildebrandt on Sat Mar 12, 2022 2:02 pm
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Very cool-looking closeup, thanks for sharing, Des!
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by Cynthia Crawford on Sun Mar 13, 2022 9:51 am
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A great find- amazing colors and an impressive close view.
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by Swissblad on Sun Mar 13, 2022 9:05 pm
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Excellent portrait - amazing colour and detail.
 

by Gavin Falck on Tue Apr 05, 2022 2:28 am
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A lovely, detailed close-up view of this beautiful snake. I really like the elegant curve of the tongue.
 

by David J. Bogener on Tue May 10, 2022 9:09 am
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Nicely composed with excellent detail. Not sure I would want to tromp around in the jungle at night looking for vipers!
 

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