WOW! Very cool picture great pov and detail colors are well captured. TFS
Sharp and detailed picture. Liked your decision of frame style, matching with thin, long object. TFS!!
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.
Hello David, lovely close-up shot. The number 10 on phang is wonderful to look. TFS
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,
nice presentation, impressive the photo of the cobra around your neck, but question, how do you change colours & characters in your notes ?
hi david, wow what a great point of view, i love the design,texture and composition, really well done, cheers, scott
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.
Wow David, this is danger close up on the first sight :-)
Nice detail and simple presentation! Great work!
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
pts soon :-)
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
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.
Regards Mark :)
Hi David, really you have a great PETS, nice photo whit great details color and POV. TFS
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!
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???
Very interesting view and details on skin..
Woooow David ;)
this is realy something special...my compliments... great macro and point of view...
Have a nice weekend,
Excellent picture, very good detail and colors.
Beautiful photo with stunning details. Lovely colors and note. Gorgeous!
Have a nice WE!
Stunning details and colours and a frighteningly close POV!!!
(Thanks for your critique of my "Royal Arcade")
fantastica!! i'm without words.. a face in a face.. really a great shot.. best compliments..
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.
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)
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.
I like the symmetry and the steady hand!
Excellent details are captured, very well done!
very very beautiful image :)
very well done David...
Simply a fantastic job!
excellent close up, wonderful sharpness and great angle :-))
Hi David, splendid cobra closeup with wonderful focus and great details, very well done, have a nice week end, ciao Silvio
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.
wawwww! verry nice Picture!
selamlar my friend...
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
It's a great view of cobra, nice portrait. Beautiful symmetry, just like if he were looking at us with a smile.
Great photo of this pretty snake! Loved the photo of it around your neck. I would not be that brave! Don
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
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!!!
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 :)
Great pattern, David. I felt my nape hair stood up. Good focus and DOF. You always have to be careful. TFS,
Wonderful shot of this snake with it's eye like markings. Lovely details and wonderfully sharp
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...
This is an awesome shot, David! The pattern on the backside of the cobra is simply amazing! Tfs, Jay
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
I critiqued this before David, but only part of the message
cam trou..Internet or my computer..
Have no idea ...
- limba3 (16751)
- [2009-10-06 2:00]
Great color, clarity, detail, well presented and well done