Very good looking Natrix natrix (TR)

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Very good looking Natrix natrix (TR)

Postby Mario Schweiger » Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:09 pm

These two Natrix natrix "persa", both males, have been found by us in the early eighties between Ilgaz and Tosya (southern slopes of Pontus mountain chain, Turkey).
They belong to the best looking Grass snakes, I´ve ever seen!

scanned from old slides

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Natrix natrix "persa" male; individual 1


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Natrix natrix "persa" male; individual 1, portrait


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Natrix natrix "persa" male; individual 2


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Natrix natrix "persa" male; individual 2, head from top


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Re: Very good looking Natrix natrix (TR)

Postby Ilian Velikov » Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:26 pm

WOW! Definitely a very good looking Natrix! The colors are very contrast and the first male looks,somehow bluish! Amazing snakes! :mrgreen:
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Re: Very good looking Natrix natrix (TR)

Postby Jürgen Gebhart » Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:41 pm

Very nice Natrix!!! The first one is a killer!!!!
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Re: Very good looking Natrix natrix (TR)

Postby Grégoire Meier » Sat Aug 08, 2009 9:47 am

Very nice!
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Re: Very good looking Natrix natrix (TR)

Postby Attila Kobori » Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:57 am

Beauty!!
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Re: Very good looking Natrix natrix (TR)

Postby Gabriel Martínez » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:31 pm

I agree with Jurgen. Even the first photo shows maybe the nicest water snake I´ve seen in my life. The body is totally BLUE¿? I´ve seen a really awesome astreptophora (green-blue colours):

From Cazorla (Wouter Beukema photo): http://www.flickr.com/photos/wouterbeuk ... 569241867/
From Gredos http://www.flickr.com/photos/gabrimtnez ... 667358044/

but this "persa" individual is too much blue!! Turkey must be a nice place to herp...
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Re: Very good looking Natrix natrix (TR)

Postby Daniel Bohle » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:48 pm

Hmm, very nice natrix indeed.
But blue??? For me blue looks different - and at least after using ps autocolor and autocontrast there is no blue left.
just a very nice natrix ;-)
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Re: Very good looking Natrix natrix (TR)

Postby Bobby Bok » Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:50 am

That's just fantastic!
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Re: Very good looking Natrix natrix (TR)

Postby Ilias Strachinis » Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:33 pm

Daniel Bohle wrote:Hmm, very nice natrix indeed.
But blue??? For me blue looks different - and at least after using ps autocolor and autocontrast there is no blue left.
just a very nice natrix ;-)


well, don't trust auto functions on photoshop. I corrected manually the white balance and it's really a light blue color! Less blue than this, but still blue. very nice!
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Re: Very good looking Natrix natrix (TR)

Postby Ilias Strachinis » Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:00 pm

Michael Glass wrote:
Ilias Strachinis wrote:well, don't trust auto functions on photoshop. I corrected manually the white balance and it's really a light blue color! Less blue than this, but still blue. very nice!

What is your reference point for gray (or white) in the picture? I wouldn't trust manual correction without someone having been there at the particular daytime with particular lighting in mind.



my reference is the grass and moss color, also the color of the dry dead leaves.
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