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Western Pygmy Rattlesnake

Western Pygmy Rattlesnake
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Copyright: Ron Warner (tuslaw) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-29
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon 5D Mark11
Exposure: f/6.3
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-07-11 20:18
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was in Tulsa Oklahoma for the last two weeks visiting two of my grandchildren. While there I visited a state park to see if I could find anything interesting to photograph.

I was thrilled to find this pretty little Pygmy Rattle Snake all curled up in the leaves along one of the trails. I have been wanting to see a real live rattlesnake for quite some time now, so this really made my day.

The Western Pygmy Rattlesnake is Oklahoma's smallest rattlesnake. Adults range in size from 15 to 24 inches.

This brightly colored snake feeds on mice, lizards, small snakes and insects.

They mate in spring or fall and usually give birth to from 2-30 young. The babies are about 4 to 7 inches long at birth.

I will post another shot of it in the Workshop.

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fantastic snake, TFS Ori

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2011-07-11 22:48]

Hi Ron,
That is indeed a colorful little snake. Very pretty patterns.
It does not look like a rattlesnake much.
Great POV and beautiful colors.
TFS. : )

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-07-12 0:18]

Hi Ron,
Creepy ..
Fine details and splendid sharpness, wonderful composition.
Best wishes,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-12 0:31]

Hello Ron.
Excellent shot of this Western Pygmy Rattlesnake. I like the POV, and sharp detail, the colours are very natural and show how well the Snake blends into the vegatation.Best regards Siggi

very beautiful species. wonderful colors on the body of the snake. nice sharpnes and contrast. 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)
  • [2011-07-12 1:14]

Hello Ron,
Great photo of this rattlesnake in excellent sharpness and beautiful camouflaged colours. Taken from a nice POV in a good composition.

Hi Ron.
Excellent photo of this snake very good details and colours.
Cheers Dave.

GREAT photo Ron! Interesting subject, Excellent composition, Fantastic colours and impressive sharpness.

hallo Ron
Great shot with good details and beautiful colours
great shot thanks greeting lou

  • bungbing Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 516 W: 0 N: 1626] (7743)
  • [2011-07-13 15:37]

Hello Ron,
Excellent captured of this colourful snake, very good details sharpness, wonderful natural colours, A very brave shot!
Thanks for sharing and have a goodnight,
Best Regards,

  • PaulLees Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 548 W: 0 N: 1647] (9004)
  • [2011-07-13 15:44]

Hi Ron,

Well what a ominous looking Snake here my friend and a splendid shot i might add, well im impressed you took this pic with a short lens, your a brave man eheh -:, great colours, nice and sharp, Major League stuff here Ron and well done,
Best regards,


Hello Ron
this is a very superb shot of a very superb snake,
beautiful natural environment, wonderful warm colors, great sharpness and lovely composition
Have a good night

Hi Ron,

Beautiful snake.. Nice shot, i love the details specially on the subject. TFS


Hello Ron

Excellent photo of this snake in the dead leafs,
fine POV, great focus sharpness and details, TFS


Hallo Ron
a very good capture of the Pygmy Rattle Snake, fine details, excellent point of view and nice composition, very interesting picture in workshop too.
Best regards

Ciao Ron. Excellente details and perfect DOF. Wonderful natural colours for the Rattlesnake into his environment.


Spectacular, Ron!! What a beauty! And an outstanding photo too. Nice color and composition, a really attractive image. Well done!

An amazing shot, Ron! Perfectly sharp, with the perfect POV!


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