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Copyright: Michael Hastriter (devildoc) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 57 N: 186] (2851)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-04
Categories: Reptiles, Desert
Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S NIKKOR 18-200mm 1:3.5 5.6 GII ED, B+W 72mm 010 UV-Haze MRC
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2011-06-17 23:29
Viewed: 2354
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Great Basin Gopher Snake, "Bull Snake" (Pituophis catenifer deserticola) is a subspecies of small colubrid snake native to the western part of the United States. This non-poisonous snake readily kills and eats venomous diamond-backed rattle snakes. It is a beneficial reptile because it aids in the control of small rodents throughout its range. Only minor cropping was used. The snake was rapidly moving during a series of photographs, thus making it difficult to compose while using quick panning.

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thanks for sharing this wonderful species of snake. good sharpness and contrast. really camouflaging. Thanks for sharing.

Hello Michael, and Welcome to the TN. family.
A beautiful Golpher Snake and shown from an attractive low POV. Your focus is very sharp resulting in displaying excellent detail.
I like the close-up composition which allows us to view the intricate and colorful scale patterns. Looks like your Nikon D90 is doing an excellent job for you. Well done!
I did a WS just to see what a tiny bit of contrast would do for the image. Hope you like it.

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