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Don’t Get Too Close by Robert York
Tuesday, 2nd June 2009

Don’t Get Too Close

by Robert York

This photograph is of a boomslang snake which is a highly poisonous snake found in South Africa. Look carefully in its eye and you can see myself taking the photo!
Equipment: SONY CYPERSHOT H5
Robert York
Amateur photographer

Don’t Get Too Close by Robert York was photo of the day on Tuesday, 2nd June 2009. It is tagged . You can leave a comment below.

21 Comments

2nd June 2009 at 1:16 am

My My what green eyes you have!! Amazing the variety that is present in nature …and thanks for sharing this.

Katherine Lee Strassburg

2nd June 2009 at 3:18 am

This is a real green-eyed monster. What a large head/eye for such a small bodied snake–is it just a young one? Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and I thank you for sharing this pic with us.

su

2nd June 2009 at 7:38 am

Nicely captured. It looks an innocent little snake though!

Jonathan

2nd June 2009 at 8:13 am

“Trust in me, just in me…” Mesmerizing!

Anurag

2nd June 2009 at 8:15 am

I wonder why the eye is so prominent. Maybe someone can shed some light. anyone?……

KeithT

2nd June 2009 at 8:17 am

There has always been something about snakes that turn on alarm bells in my mind. It is surprising just how many people have a dislike for them. Yet when you look at this critter, the detail is fascinating. If it were me taking this shot I would have wanted at the very least a 1000mm lens just to put a good deal of distance between us. A brave man who can take a piccie of this thing without handshake – unless you had image stabalising power.

Thomas Vignaud

2nd June 2009 at 9:33 am

Great shot of a rare critter :)

Anurag – Most of the time, for big eyes, it’s realted with an animal hunting at night.

Looking at the color, it could be as well something to attract birds (looks like a little fruit).
The bird coming will then have a bad surprise.

It could be one of the two reason, both, or nothing at all :) Nature’s complex !

2nd June 2009 at 9:37 am

Great shot indeed. Very clear and the eyes are very sharp.

2nd June 2009 at 11:12 am

I grew up in kentucky but I am still terrified of all snakes,but this is a very impressive shot!!Nancy

2nd June 2009 at 12:54 pm

I love the green eye. Same as my eye color.

Anurag

2nd June 2009 at 1:53 pm

I knew it would be you who would have an explaination Thomas, Thanks.

2nd June 2009 at 2:28 pm

My hero again, taking shots of beautiful but dangerous things.

jo romano

2nd June 2009 at 2:30 pm

beautiful

2nd June 2009 at 2:41 pm

With that cue ball eye & sexy pose, you must be proud of this shot! Well deserved potd.

Herman

2nd June 2009 at 4:02 pm

He, She looks hungry. Don’t know if I’d have gotten that close. Poisonous eh?

Renee

4th June 2009 at 3:14 pm

Something so small but yet so dangerous!! Great shot!

4th June 2009 at 8:39 pm

=-)
great

Su

2nd June 2010 at 7:43 am

This one is great but always freaks me out.

Jaz

2nd June 2010 at 9:11 am

Wow, this is a great shot!

Renee

2nd June 2010 at 5:20 pm

Great shot of the Green eyes!!

jaci

3rd March 2012 at 6:47 am

i thought snakes with catlike eyes were venemous,and human like eyed snakes had no venom….

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