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Garter Snake

Garter Snake
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Copyright: Julie Wyatt (j_wyatt) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 142 W: 40 N: 211] (1235)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-12
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon Powershot G2
Exposure: f/4, 1/202 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Snakes - Serpientes - Serpents [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-03-15 0:14
Viewed: 6455
Points: 4
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My first snake picture! I went to take a photo of a small pond on our way to the trail head for our upcoming hike of the day and noticed two garter snakes. The first one quickly slithered off into the brush, but this one was enjoying the sun too much and let me snap 3 photos of him. I couldn't get a photo of his "face" but did get a nice shot of his colorful pattern on this body.

Colubrids are the typical, common, usually harmless

Garter snakes are one of the most common snakes, generally in North America. They are recognized as "a snake" by most people as they live in meadows, hillsides, forests, marshlands and gardens, vacant lots, drainage ditches or backyards and have resisted man's encroachment.

Length: up to 4 ft.

There are over 20 species of garter snakes. Most species have conspicuous, pale yellow or orange vertebral stripe and a pale stripe low on each side. Name is earned by resemblance to an old fashioned garter. Some species are unstriped, or have only lateral stripes or a spotted or checkered pattern.

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To Comandante: I'm not a huge snake fan eitherj_wyatt 1 03-15 08:59
To sAner: The bottom of the snakej_wyatt 1 03-15 08:56
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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
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This is a very nice photo. It don't mind that only the top part of the snake is in the frame. I would have cropped the lower part a bit more, so the oof leaves would be out. TFS!

I dont like snakes but it is a good shot.
I thing,may be it will be better ,when you showed us it's eyes.

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