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NIKON CORPORATION
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NIKON D40X
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10/2000 second
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F/6.3
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150 mm
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100
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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 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist 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 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot, man. You played the DOF awesomely.
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lizardman1988 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
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 Featured By Owner 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 Featured By Owner 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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lizardman1988 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010
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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Sergeant-McFluffers Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
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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lizardman1988 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Thank you!! He was really a challenge to photograph, but totally worth the effort.
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PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Professional Photographer
Those guys are cool.:) I love the big eyes.:)
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NovRoz Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
wow..great shoy
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