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The Green vine snake -1

Posted by
rajeev (kannur, kerala, India) on 25 September 2010 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

The Green vine snake (Ahaetulla nasuta), is a slender green tree snake found in kerala (south India). This snake is mildly venomous and normally feeds on frogs and lizards. The snake is very variable in its coloration. It is usually green but shows black and white stripes by expanding to display the interscale colours when threatened.The species is often mistakenly believed to be pointed nosed so as to blind its victims

NIKON D60 1/60 second F/5.6 ISO 320 55 mm

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Wolfen from Villefranche S/S, France

Une belle mise au point sélective !!!
Les couleurs sont superbes et le cadrage réussi !! Un magnifique portrait !!
Félicitation et bon week end

25 Sep 2010 8:27am

Siepi from Perk, Belgium

5* photo. Great greens, the snake seems ready to attack. Great catch of the moment.

25 Sep 2010 1:38pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

wonderful :)

25 Sep 2010 2:49pm

salva from burgos, Spain

Excellent snake portrait!

25 Sep 2010 4:45pm

Shayna from Seeley, Canada

Wow! Gorgeous snake portrait! Thank you so much for sharing this. :)

25 Sep 2010 5:49pm

marc from Granby, Canada

splendid capture I like the curving of the snake. very nice...

25 Sep 2010 6:10pm

Don Levesque from Saint John, NB, Canada

Beautiful capture...the colours are magnificent!

25 Sep 2010 9:00pm

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

wow, well done...

25 Sep 2010 11:11pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


26 Sep 2010 3:13am

MMC Photos from THE COLONY, United States

Wow, what an angle, great shot.

26 Sep 2010 5:50am

Chetan from Gurgaon, India

Artistic. Beautiful shot.

26 Sep 2010 3:44pm

Karthik from Bangalore, India

Ohh my God.. too scary. Very sharp head shot :)

26 Sep 2010 5:53pm

Shayna from Seeley, Canada

So glad you got a spotlight for this! Congrats!

26 Sep 2010 11:39pm

Sriraam Kalingarayar from Chennai, India

Really scary... How did u manage to get up so close ? Great.. And congrats.. Well deserved

27 Sep 2010 1:05am

Gabriel Clemente from Albufeira, Portugal

Very God. Congrats.

27 Sep 2010 1:49am


nice shot

27 Sep 2010 7:04am

csongor from Budapest, Hungary

bravo. fantastic angle, color and details! You really deserved the place in the spotlight photography! Congratulations

27 Sep 2010 8:31am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

bravo - and congrats on the spotlight! Magical shot, absolutely stunning.

27 Sep 2010 9:38am

Mithun Varma from Bangalore, India

Amazing shot Rajeev!! Its scary, but I have found this snake pretty cool a guy who has enough patience to allow you take your shots ;) This one from Wayanad stood in its majestic posture for a long time which allowed me to click enough.. Congrats on the well deserved spotlight! :)

27 Sep 2010 9:42am

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Great photo!

27 Sep 2010 9:53am

k@ from Paris, France

Oh now this is a green King - gorgeous portrait & movement in your frame !

27 Sep 2010 10:46am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great catch ....Great series ...Congratulation for Spotlight shot...

27 Sep 2010 1:04pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Congratulation ! One from this series really needed to be on a Spotlight !

27 Sep 2010 1:25pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States


27 Sep 2010 1:31pm

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

Congratulations with spotlight, I love the way the body of the snake curves.

27 Sep 2010 7:59pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Beautifully presented using the DoF so effectively like this - and Congrats on the Spotlight : well deserved !

27 Sep 2010 9:26pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

A fantastic image, congratulations on the spotlight. Good day.

28 Sep 2010 2:54pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Fantastic shot - the best of this series ! Congratulations on the spot light !!

28 Sep 2010 4:21pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Don't kill me, pleaseee! ; ))
Beautiful, Gooood job, Bravooo. : )

28 Sep 2010 9:50pm

Phil David Alexander Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Congratulations on your so well deserved spotlight. An amazing photo that
strikes terror on anyone beholding it, and you have captured that so amazingly.
One of the best snake photos I have seen in my life.

29 Sep 2010 8:15am

JOSÉ LUÍS BERNAL from Jerez de la Fra. (Cádiz), Spain


29 Sep 2010 5:01pm

Skyriani from Nelson, New Zealand

Love the contrast of the snake's curves with the pointy head -- and of course the intensity of the green. Beautifully seen and rendered

29 Sep 2010 5:51pm

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Wow, this is really beautiful! Congrats on the Spotlight Rajeev!

30 Sep 2010 6:40am

shyam from kottayam, India

that was awesome

30 Sep 2010 5:36pm

Sergei Z from Türi, Estonia

It's superb! Very beautiful (even if I hate snakes).

1 Oct 2010 7:58am

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

superb zoom.....lovely colours & composure.......Congratz on the Spotlight

12 Oct 2010 4:07pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

magnifique !

16 Oct 2010 8:23pm

Double KK Photography from West Richland, United States

amazing photo awesome colors and details great job

17 Oct 2010 12:21am

Vinay from Bangalore, India

The snake's shape reminds me of the fast trains of the world.. all of those are shaped similarly for fast navigation. Neatly selected DOF, amazing colors.

12 Dec 2010 7:01pm

L'explorateur from Vancouver, Canada

Superb reportage on this snake! Great job. I love seeing the details of the creatures in your images!

6 Jan 2011 6:57pm

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

waouh ! great shot.

11 Jan 2011 6:51am

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1/60 second
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