Friday, 16 September 2011

Male Adder (Vipera berus)

I have decided to squeeze in as much Adder hunting time as I can spare over the coming few days. They'll soon be hibernating far out of view and, frankly, I will miss them. Today, early in the evening, with the sun low in the sky, there were few to be seen – only this male and a large female that disappeared before I even had time to raise my camera.
Canon 1Ds Mk II, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/400th sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 500

Canon 1Ds Mk II, Canon 100-400mm IS USM lens, 1/400th sec, f/5.6, 400mm at ISO 500

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I've heard it said that each one has individual markings so you can learn to recognize them.

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  2. Oh now, that deserves congratulations! Lovely composition and it looks like he's eyeing you up! Reptiles are special creatures.

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