Blue Coral # 5 (VIDEO added)

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Blue Coral # 5 (VIDEO added)

Post by LouB747 » November 11th, 2014, 11:09 pm

Sounds like a perfume.

My 5th blue coral was a neonate. Maybe 12 - 15 inches long. Video to follow.

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Re: Blue Coral # 5

Post by FloridaSerpent » November 12th, 2014, 2:22 am

Wow that's a gorgeous snake.

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Re: Blue Coral # 5

Post by Jeroen Speybroeck » November 12th, 2014, 7:10 am

It's official - this is no lucky shot anymore ;)
Congrats!

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Re: Blue Coral # 5

Post by Antonsrkn » November 12th, 2014, 9:26 am

Awesome, but what really impresses me is that you keep turning these up so regularly!

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Re: Blue Coral # 5

Post by TravisK » November 12th, 2014, 3:11 pm

Beautiful!

What is crazy is that I would bet that picture doesn't even do the real colors justice. I was listening to an NPR clip about how life evolved color and how blue is very hard for vertebrate life to mimic. I guess most animals 'fake' blue and don't actually produce blue pigment but instead bend light to do it or mix pigments to achieve the look.

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Re: Blue Coral # 5

Post by yuesam » November 13th, 2014, 5:02 pm

Stunning snake! Love the curly tail!

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Re: Blue Coral # 5

Post by LouB747 » November 14th, 2014, 12:18 pm

Thanks for the support guys!

Got the video up on YouTube. Turned out pretty good. Had to get really close to this guy to get the shot.


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Re: Blue Coral # 5 (VIDEO added)

Post by The Real Snake Man » November 14th, 2014, 2:12 pm

Amazing how the whole body appears electric blue when they move at high speed.

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Re: Blue Coral # 5 (VIDEO added)

Post by orionmystery » December 2nd, 2014, 2:00 am

Nice pics and video! What a beauty. It's amazing how fast it could move!!!

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Re: Blue Coral # 5 (VIDEO added)

Post by LouB747 » December 2nd, 2014, 5:27 pm

Yeah, they can move. This is a bit of a longer video, but if you skip to about 5:10 or so, you can see a full grown one on the move. It happened to come straight at me multiple times. It was a 5 ft blue blur. I had to drop the camera in order to deal with the situation, which involved hooking it as it darted towards me. Each time I managed to hook it and move it away, it ended up coming straight at me again. This happened 3 times in about 15 secs. As I was wearing sandals, it was an intense 15 secs!


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