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Eeeeekkk , it's a snake

Discussion in 'Nature' started by JustShootMe, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. JustShootMe

    JustShootMe Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 23, 2011
    Austin TX
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  2. scotth

    scotth Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 3, 2011
    He is awesome.
  3. JudyM

    JudyM Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    Beautiful markings.
  4. sprinke

    sprinke Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 5, 2011
    Pasadena, CA
    Here's something I took today using my 50mm legacy lens with a reversing ring to make it a macro lens. Turtles count as reptiles, eh? GH2 with Nikkor 50mm 1.4, ISO 320, f/16.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/debit72/5656774338/" title="Eye of the ... Turtle? by debit72, on Flickr"> 5656774338_73722a7ab4_z. "640" height="480" alt="Eye of the ... Turtle?"></a>
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  5. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Nice colours. But seriously, I'm a Queenslander and any snake is a bad snake and they don't last long. I'm glad that one is far away.:smile:
  6. LOL, I used to work at an animal park and handled the snakes quite often. The boas were great snakes to work with, although the ones we had were quite young and a lot smaller than our carpet snakes and olive python (all non-venomous, of course!).
  7. texascbx

    texascbx Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 30, 2009
    Generally, the only snakes around here are chicken snakes, which are OK. The water moccasins, are shown no mercy. At least seven of them met their end when I had my pond cleaned out with a track hoe.

    Rattlers receive little sympathy here too.


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  8. s0nus

    s0nus Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 13, 2010
    Very cool shots! Snakes are such intriguing creatures.

    Here's one I came across while canoeing through the flooded cyprus forest of Congaree National Park:
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    This boa was relaxing in a tree at a reptile sanctuary outside of Cortez, CO;
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  9. JudyM

    JudyM Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    I worked for 8 years as a veterinary technician in a hospital that specialized in exotic animals. The boas, corn snakes, and king snakes were quite nice. Pythons could be kind of iffy, especially the green tree pythons. We had one run in with a 10 foot anaconda...nasty, just nasty.
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  10. mzd

    mzd Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 30, 2010
    shot at the local zoo with the GF1/20mm

    f2, 1/200
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  11. JustShootMe

    JustShootMe Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 23, 2011
    Austin TX
    Great Shot !!!
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