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Old Apr 21, 2007, 5:12 PM   #1
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I've been in a zoo too ;-)
..and the animals were very cooperative!

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Rattlesnakes - Burgers Zoo, Arnheim, Netherlands
FZ5, tripod through thick and dirty glass
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....one of the best zoos I've ever seen.

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Old Apr 21, 2007, 5:23 PM   #2
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The second large pic is my fav, although theyre all excellent shots. The last shot looks pretty intimidating......bet you were glad there was glass between you and the snake!! :-)

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Old Apr 21, 2007, 5:30 PM   #3
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Hi Mark,

I certainly looked if Harry Potter was around.....

But you can see that this is a very friendly view.
You should expect a kiss and not a bite in this case ;-)

A comparison:

This picture was taken two days later - wildlife, without glass.
Ok, this snake is not venomous, but it likes biting - much more than the rattlesnake.
Schlingnatter (Coronella austriaca)




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Old Apr 21, 2007, 9:06 PM   #4
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Nice series of zoo shots. That dirty glass did not detract overly much it seems. The wild snake is nice also. Seems like a colorful fellow.
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Old Apr 21, 2007, 9:39 PM   #5
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Those rattlesnake shots are awesome! I wouldn't have to travel very far to find a rattlesnake without the glass around here, but I probaby wont be taking pictures of themin thewild. After seeing your pictures, I think I should take a tripod the next time I visit a reptile exhibit.
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Old Apr 22, 2007, 5:58 PM   #6
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How did I miss this one....Sven, you've done it again....awesome detail in thepictures. All definite winners...kudos my friend for a great shoot.

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Old Apr 22, 2007, 6:47 PM   #7
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Fantastic shots. Even through the glass the detail is striking.
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Old Apr 22, 2007, 8:25 PM   #8
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Hard for me to express any objective opinion. As you know, Sven, I like snakes, so any judgement would be too enthusiastic. And there aren't exotic snakes in my city zoo anymore.... :-(

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Old Apr 22, 2007, 10:13 PM   #9
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Excellent work Sven, Real nice close-up work.

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Old Apr 23, 2007, 10:23 AM   #10
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Hard for me to add to what has already been said. Even through the glass it would seem that you are right there as close as Steve Erwin would have dared to get.

A fantastic shoot, Rube.:G
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