Vipers

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Finally, spring has arrived in Norway - And the last couple of days the first Adders (Vipera berus berus) has come out of their burrows to get their first rays of sun since october.

Only females so far, but hopefully some males will show up next week.

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Equipment used :

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Nikon D700 - Nikon AF 35mm f/2 - Nikon SB 600/SU 800 w/15x20cm softbox
f/18 - 1/50 - ISO200

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Nikon D700 - Sigma 150mm f/2.8 - Nikon SB 600/SU 800 w/15x20cm softbox
f/11 - 1/60 - ISO200

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Nikon D700 - Nikon AF-S 60mm f/2.8 Micro - Nikon SB 600/SU 800 w/15x20cm softbox
f/20 - 1/60 - ISO200
 
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Nice work...!
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Excellent!
I would use the Sigma 150 but not sure about the 35mm and 60mm you used. That's getting too close! :smile:

That is what I'm thinking! Nice shots.

As long as you have a fair idea of what you are doing, it usually goes. But I definatly would't use the 35mm on a aggresive specimen




Beautiful work. I didn't realize that Norway had so many reptiles.


We don't :)

We have 3 different snakes, 2 lizards, 2 salamanders and 3 frogs/toads :)
 
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Working distance and 35mm :)
 
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Thor, beautiful shots. I really like the ones with some environment in the background. I have cared for photographed these in captivity from my days in the zoo business, but never had the privilege of seeing them in the wild. Thanks for sharing.
 
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Lovely series and a very unique perspective you've captured with the wide angles. 1st and last are my favorites, but they are all stellar!:smile:
 
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oh why did I have to look?! I hate snakes! Are these poisonous? Hope you were shooting with a really long lens and despite the subject matter - awesome shooting!


No reason to hate snakes...

Yes, all vipers are poisonous - these are not consideres dangerous to humans though.

And no, I did not use a long lens - look at the picture above your post..
 

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