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Wicked Dark
04-05-2010, 08:57 AM
Even though I've seen 1/2 dozen garter snakes this year, I've been lousy at photographing them. Accidentally scared this little cutie frozen so had time to switch to the 90mm macro and got just a few inches from it. Probably it's a newborn from last year and is only 10 inches long and thinner than a pencil. Hopefully this season is good and it can make it to next year.

http://wickeddark.smugmug.com/Nature/A-Walk-in-the-Woods/P4045059/828289979_gEWHr-XL.jpg

Hillbillygirl
04-05-2010, 09:11 AM
Nice shot WD. Crisp and sharp.
None here yet, but it is supposed to drop into minus digits again within a few days:sad:

Michaelaw
04-05-2010, 09:25 PM
Nice catch WD :thumbup: I just love getting shots of these guys but last year I only saw a couple. The previous year they were all over the place, I'm hoping for more this year :)

Wicked Dark
04-05-2010, 09:59 PM
Thanks guys. I was lucky s/he stayed petrified for so long. At least it was in the sun.

Iguanasan
04-05-2010, 10:10 PM
Nicely done, WD. I don't often see snakes at all around here but I think it's mostly because I'm not looking in the right place. You captured this one well, I like it. :thumbup:

Mad Aussie
04-05-2010, 10:42 PM
Top shot.

Bambi
04-05-2010, 11:00 PM
beautiful shot. You are definitely showing the grace of the animal :thumbup:

Wicked Dark
04-06-2010, 08:55 AM
Thanks everyone. I had hopes it would taste the air so I could get a shot of that flickery little tounge, but alas. Oh and upon further reflection I think this is a ribbon snake not a garter snake, similar, but differently colored. Maybe with luck I'll see other varieties besides those two.