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Gumprecht's green pitviper



This Gumprecht's green pitviper (Trimeresurus gumprechti) was found at around 1am in a never-before-surveyed area of Pu Mat National Park, Vietnam. Using a snoo...
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This Gumprecht's green pitviper (Trimeresurus gumprechti) was found at around 1am in a never-before-surveyed area of Pu Mat National Park, Vietnam. Using a snoot-like diffuser, I was able to direct my flash to accentuate this snake's features.
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Tim_Haynes
 
Tim_Haynes December 03, 2013
Outstanding! Congratulations
kasper Platinum
 
kasper December 03, 2013
congratulations. Wonderful shot.
MGamba-Rios
 
MGamba-Rios December 03, 2013
Congratulation!!! The composition of the photo is very nice, the tone of the colors and the contrast is balanced! Very nice job!
jleiweke
 
jleiweke December 03, 2013
Congrats!
timellis1850
 
timellis1850 December 04, 2013
what a totally mezmarising photograph cant stop looking at it.the focus is mind blowing love it ,thank you
heathermcfw
 
heathermcfw December 04, 2013
beautiful, vibrant capture. The focus is spot on. great work
mloiz
 
mloiz December 05, 2013
Amazing capture!!
cmorisset PRO+
 
cmorisset December 05, 2013
Amazing detail, well done and bravo!
Ange28
 
Ange28 December 06, 2013
Amazing Detail, mesmorizing !
Parastoo_Atrsaei
 
Parastoo_Atrsaei December 07, 2013
wowww, Really amazing !!
gopalakrishnan
 
gopalakrishnan December 11, 2013
great shot !!
photosue50
 
photosue50 December 11, 2013
Cool shot
p_eileenbaltz Platinum
 
p_eileenbaltz May 08, 2014
Spectacular! Congratulations on being chosen a finalist.:) Good luck.
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Rl1956 May 09, 2014
WOW, fantastic, congrats
ArtQ
 
ArtQ May 09, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award.
rmr731 Platinum
 
rmr731 May 09, 2014
Cool capture! Congrats on being a finalist!
HaliSowle Platinum
 
HaliSowle May 09, 2014
Absolutely amazing image, scary but riviting. Congratulations on being a finalist.
JestePhotography
 
JestePhotography May 10, 2014
Woah!
Photoswest
 
Photoswest May 11, 2014
Congrats
Cecirene Premium
 
Cecirene May 31, 2016
Magnificent capture with great detail and lighting!
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Behind The Lens

Location
This viper was and photographed found deep in Pu Mat National Park, Vietnam on an expedition lead by the Biodiversity Group.
Time
Towards the end of one of our nightly transects searching for over-looked biodiversity, this viper was found perched near a stream. Snakes are active long into the night, and this find at 12am was not particularly late!
Lighting
I took my remote flash and placed it underneath the head of the snake to gain the moody effect
Equipment
This was taken handheld with a Nikon D800E body, Nikkor 105mm f/2.8 VR lens, a SB900 speedlight on the hotshoe, and 2 handheld R200 remote flashes.
Inspiration
When time permits I always try to take something out of the ordinary. Too often I am forced due to time constraints to only get typical "field guide" type photos. As this was the end of the transect, I seized the opportunity to get creative and emphasize the red eyes and fierce looking appearance of this Gumprecht's Green Pitviper.
Editing
I applied my usual preset of minimal shadows and highlight reduction and minor color correction in Lightroom
In my camera bag
Carried equipment always depends on intended targets. For the smaller fauna that I tend to focus on I currently carry 2 D810s, 105mm f/2.8VR, SB900, 2 SB700, Nikkor 16mm Fisheye, and a Venus Optics Laowa 15mm wide angle-macro.
Feedback
Always try and move around and don't give up easily. Persistence pays off! The idea may not come immediately but when reviewing pictures taken at different angles, something may come to mind!

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