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Cobra Close Up


Cobra Close Up
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Copyright: David Phillips (riverfriends) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 928 W: 224 N: 1906] (7569)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-28
Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Canon EF 28-135 f3.5-5.6 USM IS
Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 100 points or more, Cobras, trekks' favorites 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-17 19:49
Viewed: 4295
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 106
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi Freinds:
This capture is that of a real cobra. I have been rather fortunate to get this close view. I also had it on my neck just for kicks. This an absolute real thing. You can see the other post of this cobra around my neck. This is a rear view close-up of this deadly
snake.

"In India and many other Southeast Asian countries, Cobras are highly respected because of their association with god. Like for example, the Hindus consider Cobra as a symbol of Lord Shiva and also celebrate a festival 'Nag Panchami' to pay their obeisance to the Cobra. Similarly Buddhists believe that the Cobra protected Lord Buddha from the heat of the sun while he meditated. Numerous temples belonging to the Hindus and the Buddhists have an image of Cobra at the entrance for the purpose of worship. "[Taken from:Indian-wildlife-tours. ]
This was taken with1/60s and at f/11. Cobras are the deadliest snakes here in this area of northern part of India. There are thousands of death due to Cobra bites here that are reported. The unreported number is believed to be much higher. Last year one of my friend's sister died out of a Cobra bite. Yet many Hindus in India worship the this snake as a deity.

Thank for your visit.


David

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WOW! Very cool picture great pov and detail colors are well captured. TFS
Christan

Hello David,

Sharp and detailed picture. Liked your decision of frame style, matching with thin, long object. TFS!!
-Mihir.

David,
This is wonderful. The texture and sharpness of the snake is spectacular. The design on his hood looks like a face with eyes and nose. That was very brave of you to get so close in order to capture such a memorable photo. You be careful out there. :) Excellent work.
Linda

Hello David, lovely close-up shot. The number 10 on phang is wonderful to look. TFS

Vandana

ps: Actually the vannum of cobra is third as far as the strength of the killing is considers. Kret comes first, then Russel and then Cobra (in India). The reason the Cobra bite dies fast (30 minutes) is due to his place of the main poision teeth. They are infront on their phang, and that's why when they bite, discharge all vannum from the sack. Kret and Russel poision teeth are on little back side of the phang, and when they bite, couldn't dischange complete vannum from the sack, hence the time delay in death (around 45-60 minutes). Enjoy this mumbo-jumbo from one more snake lover (catcher).

Yikes David! There is no way I could have gotten this close with my telephoto lens!!! This is incredible, the textures of the skin, the colors and marking, fantastic pov, wow!!! Thanks for sharing,
Fran

hello David
nice presentation, impressive the photo of the cobra around your neck, but question, how do you change colours & characters in your notes ?
regards
jo

hi david, wow what a great point of view, i love the design,texture and composition, really well done, cheers, scott

Hi David,
Wow, great shot, nice colour and sharpness and the way he is positioned is jus like he is looking into the picture himself. I would have felt better taking this shot with my 500mm lens and I would have benn worried then.
Well done.
Tfs Andy

Wow David, this is danger close up on the first sight :-)
Nice detail and simple presentation! Great work!
TFS
jityna

Hi David
i dont like snakes at all... but u made a brave close picture of it.. just for that u get some points.
nice sharp picture with very good details of the pattern of that snake
tfs
M
pts soon :-)

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2007-05-18 8:02]
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Great shot David... you are brave, especially in that previous picture with the cobra around your neck. Very nice display of nature's beauty, but please stay alive!!! :):):)
Best wishes and stay away from bites.
Regards - Tom
:D tomorrow
P.S. In terms of your note I have to add that ancient Egyptians where very considerate and respectful to cobras. They treat them as god too.:)

I like this geometrical cobra; well taken!

Lovely detail again David, colours and composition are spot on. Good bokeh to focus on the subject.
Great shot.

Regards Mark :)

Hi David, really you have a great PETS, nice photo whit great details color and POV. TFS

rintike

Hi David,
I'm impressed! Stunning capture of this cobra! So sharp! You very really lucky to have her around your neck without biting you. They are very pretty, that collar is so interesting, seems to be a funny face drawn in there. Very good framing and placing the subject. You do a really good job. Your note is useful like always. I hardly wait for your next photo and story with it.

Have a lovely day!
Ioana

Hi David, wow, such a nice portrait :) Just like if he were looking at us with a smile.

Very well captured, sharp and perfect colours.

Take care, Yan :)

Oh GAWD! How scary! How dangerous! you are a VERY brave man David! Wouldn't it be safe to stick with roses and their thorns???
B-)
Linda

Hi David

Very interesting view and details on skin..

best regards
Sandu

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2007-05-18 10:26]
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Woooow David ;)
this is realy something special...my compliments... great macro and point of view...
Have a nice weekend,
J ;)

Hello David.

Excellent picture, very good detail and colors.

Regards.
Jose Luis.

Beautiful photo with stunning details. Lovely colors and note. Gorgeous!
Have a nice WE!
Chris!

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2007-05-18 12:29]
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Stunning details and colours and a frighteningly close POV!!!
TFS
Silke
(Thanks for your critique of my "Royal Arcade")

fantastica!! i'm without words.. a face in a face.. really a great shot.. best compliments..
regards
marco

I'm glad you are behind him and not in front! Nice sharpness and the patterns on his back look like a smiley face! NIce textures.
well done,
Shelby

Hi David :o)
Spectacular shot ! Excellent sharpness and details. Wow ! I prefer you captured it, because I couldn't approach this snake (i'm too afraid of). Congratulations my friend ;o)
Marylou

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1398 W: 269 N: 2111] (13209)
  • [2007-05-19 3:50]
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Wow David.
This is Masterpiece for this week! Great view, great portrait of cobra. Of the beauty nature. WOnderful sharpness and effect is such amazing.
Congratulations and thanks for sharing.
My compliments.
Janek J-23

:) pt

Hello David,
I like the symmetry and the steady hand!
Excellent details are captured, very well done!
Greetings,
Pablo -

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 350 W: 105 N: 198] (7374)
  • [2007-05-19 7:18]
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very very beautiful image :)

very well done David...

Hello David,

Simply a fantastic job!
Congratulations!
Sergio

:) tomorrow

hello david!
excellent close up, wonderful sharpness and great angle :-))
tfs
zoran

Hi David, splendid cobra closeup with wonderful focus and great details, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1666 W: 136 N: 1263] (6138)
  • [2007-05-19 9:17]
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Hi David,
this is excellent, great close up with superp details and excellent sharpness. Those details are amazing I think this is the closest I seen a cobra.
Very wekll captured and presented.
Sky

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2007-05-19 11:45]
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wawwww! verry nice Picture!
BRAVO!
selamlar my friend...

Hi,

Nice shot of the back side of the snake.
Some nice graffiti shown here, typical for this species - lots of contrast and in depth detail here.

Good note.
Tom

i like the simple framing..frame and viewpoint
unmistakeably your title and without frills or side issues
excellent detail and sharpness..background well blown out
cheers
geof

Wow, remarkable David. Great subject, and this symmetrica composition is perfect. Great on the technical details (focus and exposure). Just a minor nit, but I find the layer frame a bit distracting -- the subject is so prefect, I wouldn't try to get cute and distract from what you have.
Mike

Wow, this beast is watching which ever way his head is turned,superb shot and excellent POV

TFS regards Helen

this is like the bumper stickers on cars: when you can see this - you are too close! *g*
terrific shot, david! :-)
the patterns are amazing as well as the shot where you have it around your neck.
superb job & take care, thor.

wawwww! verry nice Picture!
BRAVO!

Ella

Hi David.

It's a dead center back head of cobra. You captured it very well and with focal length 109mm, it's very close to this deadly animal.
You have a strong courage to this shot.
Fine detail of the skin, and lovely presented.

Tfs,
Tjutjut

Hi David,
It's a great view of cobra, nice portrait. Beautiful symmetry, just like if he were looking at us with a smile.

Regards,
Alex

Great photo of this pretty snake! Loved the photo of it around your neck. I would not be that brave! Don

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  • Shogun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 788 W: 52 N: 418] (10434)
  • [2007-05-20 13:52]
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hi David. this is a not normal POV of a cobra but yun did
great! very effective and the details are well seen.
very nice idea and composition. Tfs

Oggie

Great !! Impressive animal and you maneged to show it a very nice way

TFS Greetz Kristy

Hi David. A magnificent close up showing the markings on the back of this cobra's head. Excelent textures and colours of each scale. A real classic. Well done. Murray.

What beautiful patterns and textures the snake has. I love the smily face shown here. And you were very brave David to have it around your neck AND down your shirt!!!
BRAVO!
Janice

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  • Ratna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 68 N: 204] (1231)
  • [2007-05-25 10:28]
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Hi David,
From all your Cobra portraits, I like this angle.
You have expertly captured it with excellent exposure. The skin details is very stunning. definitely a powerful, yet beautiful creature :)
greetings,
Ratna

Great pattern, David. I felt my nape hair stood up. Good focus and DOF. You always have to be careful. TFS,
Freddie :)

Wonderful shot of this snake with it's eye like markings. Lovely details and wonderfully sharp

TFS

Karan

Hello David,

I am not a lot of fan of this snake, in fact of snake any, but I have to admit that his beauty, his load here the nature was wise. Beautiful close, amazed with the sharp, wonderful.
Congratulations is careful with that my friend...

SÚrgio

This is an awesome shot, David! The pattern on the backside of the cobra is simply amazing! Tfs, Jay

PS Themed!

well.. this is special: The smile of a cobra ~_~
I like to say that you realy showed an amazing detail..
Never noticed this anywhere! Welldone
John
ps
I critiqued this before David, but only part of the message
cam trou..Internet or my computer..
Have no idea ...

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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2009-10-06 2:00]

Hi David
Great color, clarity, detail, well presented and well done
Anna

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