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beautiful and deadly by mishkuu beautiful and deadly by mishkuu
2011

pittsburgh zoo, PA

aruba island rattlesnake

no crop, got that close. well, through glass anyway :D
-- click on image for full size - tis pretty!

do not take w/o permission
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:iconerwinpineda:
erwinpineda Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
it's  beautiful :D
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:iconmishkuu:
mishkuu Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww: thanks!
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:iconerwinpineda:
erwinpineda Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
you're welcome :D
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:icong3ckko:
g3ckko Featured By Owner May 7, 2012   Photographer
Nice one! You got exactly the right angle to obtain the relevant parts sharp.
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:iconmishkuu:
mishkuu Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks a lot! and thanks for the fav! :)
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:iconguard-of-the-citadel:
Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011   Photographer
Another gorgeous boy with his eye on you! And another great capture! Isn't he lovely??? :nod:
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:iconmishkuu:
mishkuu Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you! i wanted to pet him because of his beauty, but that wouldn't end well.. haha
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Guard-of-the-Citadel Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011   Photographer
Naw....I don't this so!
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:iconmishkuu:
mishkuu Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:giggle:
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:iconherofan135:
herofan135 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really cool photo. You captured the personality of the animal perfectly. :D
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:iconmishkuu:
mishkuu Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you so much!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Marvelous. :)
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:iconmishkuu:
mishkuu Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:blushes: thank youu!
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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PhaipherGirl Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My fav of all :D :D Love how everything fits together and the focus :)
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:iconmishkuu:
mishkuu Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i'm so glad you like it! thanks!
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entropicuniverse Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Great focus on that eye!
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:iconmishkuu:
mishkuu Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks a lot!
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MorrighanGW Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome shot! It's pretty hard to get good pictures through glass, especially when most reptile houses tend to have low lighting. =)
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:iconmishkuu:
mishkuu Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks a lot!
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:iconpossumpie1:
possumpie1 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student Photographer
*Eyegasims* 8D omg she/he is soooooo beautiful!!!
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:iconmishkuu:
mishkuu Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks a lot!
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possumpie1 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Student Photographer
Your welcome :)
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful shot!
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:iconmishkuu:
mishkuu Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thank youu!
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Trustthapo Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful photo! However, I think this is Crotalus simus, the Middle American Rattlesnake. The patterns look very close to that of an Eastern or Western Diamondback, but the giveaway is the band going down from the eye similar to that of the Timber Rattlesnake(C. horridus) and the two stripes that start at the back of each eye and travel down the neck a short distance.
It's great to see this species photographed; there aren't many good pictures of them readily available, especially at this size and quality!
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mishkuu Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for the info! i looked it up on Pittsburgh Zoo's website. the only two snakes listed (for that particular building) was either the aruba island rattlesnake, or the northern copperhead. i looked at different photos online of both, definitely not the copperhead.

i then checked out the aruba snake, and saw that it has varying colors. then i saw a few that looked just like mine.

thanks tho! :)
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Trustthapo Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know Aruba Island rattlers have a pattern similar to Middle American rattlers, but I have never seen them this saturated before. Everything I've seen has been a light cream or dust color with the pattern barely visible.
Granted, I've never been to the Pittsburgh zoo, so I wouldn't know exactly what their specimens would look like! :XD:
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mishkuu Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
it didn't help that there was a strong yellow light on it :(
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NigNag Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Outstanding
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mishkuu Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:blushes: thank you!
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NigNag Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Very welcome
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meihua Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Wow, great shot!
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:iconmishkuu:
mishkuu Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks! :aww:
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