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Grass Snake

Grass Snake
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Copyright: john thurlbourn (jthurlbourn) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 26] (137)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-07
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon 20D, 75-300mm USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-11-09 11:48
Viewed: 3915
Points: 10
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This is another visitor to my garden a grass snake. These are an endangered species like most of our reptiles.

I was surprised at how fast they move through the water and managed to get 2 photographs before it disappeared in the rockery.

I have 2 large compost heaps and hope they may lay eggs in them as I know they look for places like that to keep the eggs warm.

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To Demetrio: Grass Snakejthurlbourn 1 11-09 15:35
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goode shot but it is present a micro-shake

Nice capture John, I know what you mean when they go they really do move fast! Seen a few here where I am in Sweden and tohave these in the UK is just great. I am sure you will have a few more in that compost heap. We have a compost heap near our place and there are many snakes there. So good luck with yours.


Good POV on this snake for sure. Great detail and colour, a little bright but still a good image. TFS.

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2006-11-09 16:37]

Hi John,
they're darn fast, I know what you mean. But I think you did a great job. My experience with herpetofauna is that if you choose a low pov you get better eye contact and they see you less as a thread. Maybe next time :-)
Regards, Jacob

Nice grass snake shot. I never knew they were endangered.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-11-10 10:17]

Hi John,

Well captured,I saw one as well yesterday morning,but before I had the camera he was dissappeared in the leaves,I live close to demetrio and I have seen 7 or 8 pcs this season so I think there are quite a few in our area


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