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Noah's Ark 11
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Bitis gabonica (Gaboon viper, butterfly adder, forest puff adder) is a venomous viper species found in the rainforests and savannas of Sub-Saharan Africa. This is not only the largest member of the genus Bitis, but also the world's heaviest viperid and it has the longest fangs and the highest venom yield of any venomous snake.

Handheld, indoors, no flash and through ~2 to 3 inches of plexiglas.

Any and all comments and critiques welcome!!

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::Dunstickin
05/15/09 10:30 AM GMT
Genus 'Bitus'...does that mean it will 'bite-us' then!...lol

Better you than me near this fella!..
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+KEIFER
05/15/09 10:32 AM GMT
this is a puff adder? ... the fact that you posted a flower along with this, makes YOU a puff adder

and and and .. a butterfly adder in the past
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::JQ
05/15/09 11:38 AM GMT
OMG look who has reappeared above.. when did that happen?? nice to see though! heheh. that is one funny looking creature... cool eyes!!
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.vangoughs
05/15/09 12:05 AM GMT
Beautiful Specimen and Capture!!
Well one Friend
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.joeysparadise
05/15/09 1:01 PM GMT
He should have left that one off it! And mosquitoes too!
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::Logun7
05/15/09 3:47 PM GMT
Heart stopping moment lol.
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.bingwa
05/15/09 4:48 PM GMT
Nice photo, but not for me. I just don't like snakes.

Winona
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::bean811
05/15/09 6:37 PM GMT
That serpent eye is awesome! Nice one.
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.SatCom
05/15/09 7:03 PM GMT
Well I hope it was through 3 inches of glass...LOl Great job working through the glass...amazing detail and would love to know how you cleared all that up.
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::0930_23
05/15/09 9:46 PM GMT
The information and the shot tips the scales in favor of the snake Rocker. Great shot under the conditions. What caliber would I need to penetrate that glass. lol

Tick* was here

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::100k_xle
05/15/09 10:56 PM GMT

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This Image GRABBED my EYE. That's Why I Stopped By. Thanks For Sharing ! Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience
::cynlee
05/16/09 1:16 AM GMT
Hand held! Phew! I thought you meant the snake! Wow, what an interesting fellow this guy is. Great shot through the plexi, Randy.
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::jeenie11
05/16/09 3:34 AM GMT
you did a great job especially considering the thick plexiglass.
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::tweir
05/16/09 6:09 AM GMT
Excellent job especially considering the lighting conditions. Very impressive that you were able to capture such a clear image.
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::Hottrockin
05/16/09 11:16 AM GMT
I'm sure glad y'all walked by (watching your step of course) and left such nice words on this beast!!
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Why do the pictures come out square when the lens is round??
::SEFA
05/16/09 3:40 PM GMT
You really did a great job on this. It is a beautiful snake and that eye makes me feel hypnotized :-)
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.zunazet
05/16/09 11:24 PM GMT
Another incredible post Randy! Hard to believe you found such a clean spot on that thick plexiglas.
DP
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::solita17
05/19/09 4:45 AM GMT
Two things: one) it has a fearsome kind of beauty, especially the eyes, and, two) I'm really glad there were two or three inches of plexiglas between you and it... ;-))
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::susanlynn
06/03/09 5:14 PM GMT
Great job shooting through glass. He's a beauty even though deadly. Did you shoot any of the entire snake?
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::Jimbobedsel
09/01/09 2:22 AM GMT
Now that's some thick glass. Fantastic shot of that mean looking critter.

Jimbob
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