Vipera ammodytes it is a large viper (the largest of the European vipers); the males reach up to 90 cm in length and the females are smaller. It is characterized by a sharpened head, with a soft nasal horn, covered with three (rarely 2-4) rows of scales.
They have a wide, triangular head, well separated from the neck. The head is covered with small scales, on the back they have a zigzag stripe, often corrugated, formed of a sequence of diamonds, which make it relatively easy to recognize !
Photographed in the summer of 2014, Suseni Valley, Dobrita, Gorj, Romania
The main picture was taken with a Canon brand camera, model Canon EOS 500D on Saturday 21st June 2014 by the Emilian Robert Vicol photographer.
As basic settings, an exposure time of 1/400 (2.5ms ) was used with aperture f/8.0 and the ISO Speed of the camera was 100. Actual focal length of the lens was 168/1 (168mm) with 18-270mm lens model (range).
The actual file size is 3.46 MBytes, resolution is 3316px on the horizontal and 2204px on the vertically and the original (or modified) file name is vipera-ammodytes-poisonous-snake_IMG_8863_cr2.jpg (media type is image/jpeg).
The photo original orientation was portret with an X Resolution DPI equal to 72/1 and Y-Resolution DPI equal to 72/1.
Other camera settings (and APEX value) were the lens aperture 393216/65536, status of flash equal with 16, shutter speed 565248/65536 and brightness value unknown.
Note: It looks like the current size of the image was changed, the original version had the 4752 x 3168 resolution and the original photo orientation it was changed to landscape.