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Emerald Tree Boa

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
 
Emerald Tree Boas (Corallus caninus)
Emerald Tree Boas (Corallus caninus)
Canon EOS 20D
Shooting Date/Time
9/18/2005 3:04:16 PM
Shooting Mode
Aperture-Priority AE
Tv( Shutter Speed )
1/4
Av( Aperture Value )
16.0
Metering Mode
Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation
0
ISO Speed
400
Lens
100.0 mm
Focal Length
100.0 mm

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Emerald Tree Boas (Corallus caninus) ~ this beautiful snake is one of the most dramatically colorful snakes in Class Serpentes. It has brilliant leaf green coloration with light to white markings along its whole body. These light/white markings against the green body closely emulates the patterns of sun splotches that penetrate the thick rain forest canopy. As this snake grows older the green slowly becomes darker. This pattern varies throughout the habitat and locale where individuals live.

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Canon EOS 20D Digi...

 
 
 
Lindsay M. Hall
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    Wonderful Capture!! Great Color. Nice Job!


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9/19/2005 8:11:42 PM

 
Jim Kinnunen
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Fantastic capture and great info, Stuart!:)


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9/19/2005 9:23:18 PM

 
Jill Odice
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Thanks for the lesson and the beautiful photo to accompany it :-) Well done !


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9/19/2005 11:29:31 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Awesome....this will be a winner!


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9/20/2005 5:57:29 AM

 
Girindar Singh
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this is a great capture! I wonder how you have eliminated the background... How you made it black?


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9/20/2005 6:25:11 AM

 
Karen  Talasco
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This is a great shot, Stuart. I bet we see this one again. Winner!


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9/20/2005 9:24:37 AM

 
Ola Laguna
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I am not a fan of snakes, but this pictures might change my mind. It is beautiful !


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9/20/2005 5:58:01 PM

 
Martha  C. Little
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Fantastic shot of a scary subject. You,ve managed to make it gorgeous.Great shot


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9/20/2005 7:48:28 PM

 
Mary Swift
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Beautiful shot, Stuart!


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9/21/2005 6:45:12 AM

 

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Oh my goodness, snakes frighten me, but this is BEAUTIFUL! Well done!


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11/22/2005 2:35:35 PM

 
Sandra Wehrman
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awesome shot, congratulations on your finalist!


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11/23/2005 4:24:52 AM

 
Kirsi Bertolini
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So well done Stuart!


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11/23/2005 5:31:38 AM

 
Daniel G. Flocke
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Stuart - Congratulations on being a Finalist, good luck in the next level!!!


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11/23/2005 5:42:14 AM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Congratulations on your finalist, Stuart.


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11/23/2005 4:25:22 PM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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GREAT to see this here Stuart - congratulations!! and best of luck in the next round!!


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11/24/2005 11:10:39 AM

 
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Amazing image and specimen


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11/24/2005 1:04:37 PM

 
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Wonderfully sharp with really good composition.


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11/25/2005 2:15:49 AM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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CONGRATULATIONS on your 1st Place win!!!


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11/26/2005 12:45:09 PM

 
Laurence Saliba
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A Big Congrats Stuart!!!!!!!


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11/26/2005 12:46:32 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on this awesome photo Stuart. The color is beautiful.


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11/26/2005 12:51:39 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Way to go Stuart! Congratulations on your win! This is a fantastic shot!!!


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11/26/2005 12:54:21 PM

 
Robert Mann
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Great to see this win first place, Stuart! Big congrats to you and the boa!


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11/26/2005 1:15:15 PM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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This image has done you well Stuart. BIG CONGRATS on your FIRST PLACE WIN!!! woohoo!!!!


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11/26/2005 1:25:34 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congatulations on your first place win!!! Wonderful capture Stuart!!


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11/26/2005 1:29:53 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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This one has done well for you Stuart, big congrats on your first place win!


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11/26/2005 2:10:53 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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An awesome photograph and it's great seeing it get 1rst Place here Stuart. Congratulations!!!


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11/26/2005 2:16:30 PM

 
kerby lee pfrangle
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Congratulations on your first place win.

Job well done.

Kerby


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11/26/2005 2:25:19 PM

 
Claudine Grove
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Congrats on your first place win! Great color


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11/26/2005 3:00:38 PM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Many congratulations on this First Place winner Stuart. Wonderful image.


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11/26/2005 4:31:06 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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A real beauty and deserved winner ! Congats Stuart :o)


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11/26/2005 5:15:53 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Oh my, what an eye-catching image! Congratulations on your first place win, Stuart!


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11/26/2005 5:37:28 PM

 
Johnny  Santoso
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Many congratulations on this First Place winner.. Regards,


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11/26/2005 6:16:20 PM

 
Linda M. Walker
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Way to go,Stuart...a big congrats!!


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11/26/2005 6:24:54 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Stuart, awesome details, DOF and colors; congratulations on your first place win.


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11/26/2005 8:11:41 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Congratulations on your first place win, Stuart!!!


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11/26/2005 10:10:26 PM

 
Marlon Ignacio
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I'm not at all surprised to see that this won First Place. Congratulations, Stuart!


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11/27/2005 10:21:36 AM

 
Stuart Dahne
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Thanks to the Judges for choosing this shot to be a winner. Most important, thanks to all of you for your kind words and support as I continue to learn on this journey that I am on! Peace & Blessings,
Stuart


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11/27/2005 10:28:59 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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A BIG CONGRATULATIONS Stuart


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11/27/2005 12:58:36 PM

 
Beverly Belcamino
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Stuart--this is just spectacular! Congratulations


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11/27/2005 4:01:03 PM

 
Guy D. Biechele
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Awesome shot!! Congratulations on your First Place win.


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11/27/2005 8:58:01 PM

 
Brenda Tharp
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Congratulations, Stuart. Love how that head nestles into the repeated folds of the snake's body. Great job.


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11/28/2005 10:51:32 AM

 
Cathy M. Gromball
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Congratulations on your First Place win, Stuart!

Cathy :)


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11/28/2005 5:40:39 PM

 
SaMi Martin
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Stuart this is just an amazing photo...everything about it is awesome. Congratulations on a well deserved First Place win!


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11/29/2005 2:19:37 PM

 
Stefan G
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Impressive image! Congratulations, Stuart!


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11/29/2005 7:45:54 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Very beautiful snake and image, congratulations!!!


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12/1/2005 3:41:05 PM

 
Gary Minish
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Excellent capture, Stuart. Congratulations on your win!


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12/1/2005 8:54:53 PM

 
Anna Diederich
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Incredible capture! Congratulations on your win!

Anna


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12/1/2005 10:18:52 PM

 
Tina Schmitt
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Congratulations Stuart on your win with this wonderful image! Way to go!


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12/2/2005 5:03:41 PM

 
Lani T. Broadbent
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Congrats Stuart on this breathtaking capture! Awesome!


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12/3/2005 2:25:51 AM

 
Lori Carlson
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Congrats on this "striking" photograph Stuart!! Great capture!!! :0)


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12/22/2005 4:06:26 PM

 
Simon T.   

It's not an Emerald Tree boa, it's a Green Tree Python. Nice picture though!


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1/19/2006 10:22:16 PM

 
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