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Grass snake

Grass snake
Photo Information
Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-08-16
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Sony ILCE 7, Sony SAL 70-400mm GII /4.0-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-08-20 0:19
Viewed: 1300
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A beautiful grassnake swimming in the lake of Neuchâtel. She was not very anxious and so I could take some photos. She was diving and swimming around. I do not know what she was looking for.

from Wiki:
The grass snake (Natrix natrix) is widely distributed in mainland Europe, ranging from mid Scandinavia to southern Italy. It is also found in Middle East and northwestern Africa.
Grass snakes prey mainly on amphibians, especially the common toad and the common frog, although they may also occasionally eat ants. Captive snakes have been observed taking earthworms offered by hand, but dead prey items are never taken.[2] The snake will search actively for prey, often on the edges of water, using sight and sense of smell (using Jacobson's organ). They consume prey live without using constriction.

As I know they also catch fishes under water using their tongue as a bait, as they have two yellow tips on their cloven tongue.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-08-20 5:40]

Hello Pierre,
It is a beautiful snake and you captured it very well 'cause your photo is very sharp, showing the structure very well.Well composed too.
Regards Sigi

hallo Pierre
very nice picture with good sharpness and lovely naturel colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Pierre,
Very beautiful presentation of this Grass Snake. I like its composition with reflection. Good details and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-08-20 10:24]

Hello Pierre,
Beautiful close photo of this Grass Snake. Very nice clear colours in good sharpness. Excellent focus on the head.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-08-20 15:19]

Salut Pierre,great timing to take the snake with the tongue out of the mouth,a magnificent portrait and a great quality of sharpness and colors,curious shot,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Pierre
very beautiful shot of this snake swimming in the water with nice reflection, very tender colors and excellent details
Have a good night

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2015-08-20 23:41]

Amazing catch, Pierre. Sharp details and interesting situation.


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2015-08-21 9:36]

Salut Pierre,
Portrait of an incredibly beautiful grass snake ..
Good sharp details and a nice composition.
Best wishes,

Ciao Pierre, great portrait of beautiful snake, fine detsils, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2015-08-22 13:49]

Hola Pierre, Hermosa foto de esta bella serpiente, el olus del agua y la lengua afuera la hacen una maravilla de toma...saludos.

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