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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D40X
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10/2000 second
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Mar 15, 2009, 5:19:48 PM
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Skinny Guy On the Block by lizardman1988 Skinny Guy On the Block by lizardman1988
One of the more common (yet bizarre and cool) snakes in Costa Rica, the Brown Blunt-headed Vine Snake (Imantodes cenchoa). These guys are super thin (their heads are 3x the width of their body) and super long. They eat small lizards and frogs.


edited 3/20/09- cropped the picture slightly to remove some distracting elements from the top.




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blind-dancer Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cutiiiie! :D :D :D I like the fact that they're skinny + big head... I imagine this snake going like "guys, lil' help here... Can't lift my head.. too big"
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michael-ray Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot, man. You played the DOF awesomely.
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:iconlizardman1988:
Thanks! These vine snakes are terribly hard to shoot well. Long, slender, and active, they just don't sit well in a camera frame. Imagine photoing a rough green twice the length of the longest you've seen, that's skinner and has the same aptitude of not sitting still.
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michael-ray Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh for sure. I've dealt with captives. I'm heading to AZ on Wednesday, but the way their area was hit by the fires, I don't think I'm gonna bother with them until next year. I hit it hard for 'em last spring for a week, but we were just a little early.
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Not-Think Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Strange and beautiful, thanks for sharing as I'm sure I never would have even hear of this little fella otherwise!
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:iconlizardman1988:
I'm glad you like it. The tropics hold all sorts of strange animals, it is a photographer's dream really.
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:iconsergeant-mcfluffers:
What an interesting little snake! Love it's long and super thin body and buggy eyes! Makes him cute ^^ Great shot!
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:iconlizardman1988:
Thank you!! He was really a challenge to photograph, but totally worth the effort.
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PaganFireSnake Apr 7, 2009  Professional Photographer
Those guys are cool.:) I love the big eyes.:)
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:iconnovroz:
wow..great shoy
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