Snake in the Pile
- jmirah (4687)
- [2007-09-15 2:43]
Excellent eye in spotting this outstanding regal snake. There are only four types of poisoness snakes naturally occuring in the US and three are pit vipers easily identified by their triangular head(rattlesnake, copperhead and cottonmouth). The fourth is kin to the cobra, the coral snake which is very small and easily identified by it's red, yellow and black bands. Remember, "red touch yellow, kill a fellow...red touch black, a friend to Jack"...In East Texas we call the snake with red touching black bands a Milk Snake which is a type of King Snake and harmless. Anyway, very nicely done, capturing the snake exploring the pile of leaves and grass. Great clarity and fine exposure showing good detail. Very well done.
- Tobias__Ortmann (681)
- [2007-09-15 3:08]
congrulations for your very good eyes
to cover this small snake in the grass
Itīs very difficult I think
the shot is not your best
You canīt really see theh snake but
The small window shows us the head
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2007-09-15 7:31]
He he....okay. Doesn't look poisonous. Well now I'm convinced. NOT. Anyway as per th epic, it is an interestingly lucky capture of it in almost hiding, but perhaps foraging for a frog or some such rat or mouse...hmmm...I do know there are a few poisonous variety in your area, but truthfully I believe you are right. Perhaps it is a Bull Snake, but it looks a big small. The length is somewhat puzzling though. You have set the mood for intrigue.
- K9madtex (1022)
- [2007-09-15 18:14]
The insets are nice for bringing attention to the details you wanted us to notice since the full photo would have been hard to see those details. Nice job.
- haraprasan (20403)
- [2007-09-16 1:01]
Hi Mr. Reid,
A great capture of this camouflaging snake. Yes you are right it is barely visible unless you look carefully. And the inset describes well how the snake looks. My suggestion let it venomous or non venomous you should be careful. Thanks a lot for sharing.
- gannu (14761)
- [2007-09-16 1:14]
Reid, Considering the conditions you have shot the photo very well. I like the BG and the way you have shot. Ganesh
- angybone (7684)
- [2007-09-16 5:16]
They are beautiful actually, aren't they?
Love how you "caught" him but he's probably shamed now that his covert measures have been revealed. ;)
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2007-09-16 13:51]
Hi Reid, great snake in splendid mymetysm, with splendid light, lovely presentation, very well done, have a great week end, ciao Silvio