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ssssssssnake. !!

ssssssssnake. !!
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Copyright: Graham Theobald (graz) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 21 W: 0 N: 26] (216)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon 350D, Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 APO DG Macro
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Animals of the BWC [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-08-24 15:47
Viewed: 4643
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It was a lovely surprise to find the grass snakes at BWC in Surrey.luckily for me they were quite active and this one came over to where i was.
I haven't seen a grass snake since i was younger so it was nice to see.
I could not get a shot with all of him as he never gave me the chance.

Info from BWC site :-

Grass Snake - Natrix natrix

The grass snake is the largest reptile in Britain, growing to about one metre long. Its preferred habitat is damp areas like ponds, reservoirs and marshes, also making use of the surrounding terrestrial habitat such as grassland, scrub and woodland.
They feed mostly on amphibians and small fish. If threatened, they may lie still, pretending to be dead, but can rear up in mock attack, hissing. They also excrete a foul-smelling substance, particularly if handled, but are otherwise completely harmless to man.
The females mate at most every other year, but can live to 25 years of age. Unlike the other native British snakes, they lay eggs and incubate them until they hatch in late summer.

Thanks for looking and please feel free to comment.

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Ssssssupperrr!! You captured this fearful looking beauty. i know that this one is so harmless to human :-) But please look at its eye, what can i say more than a fearful! Superb capture, especially cause it is on the wood. What a sharpness and details on the head, BRAVO Graham! Hope i meet this guy soon.


brrr beau cadrage pour ce serpent - superbe souleurs


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  • MojoUK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 7 N: 328] (1479)
  • [2006-08-24 17:33]

Hi Graham,

Really well done my friend. Great job on the focusing, the detail in the eye is excellent. Very good composition and nice colours. The PP is spot on.

Regards, Mark.

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