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Common Garter Snake


Common Garter Snake
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Copyright: bruno lazzoni (cooper) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 46 W: 2 N: 38] (640)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-11
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Canon Powershot S2-IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-01 10:39
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Points: 0
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Common Garter Snake
Couleuvre rayée
Thamnophis sirtalis
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Hi Bruno,

I've seen this and your other shot of the Garter Snake and thought I'd comment. Both are good shots but the other one is a much better viewpoint. The leaf that covers most of the snake's head is very distracting. I appreciate it can be very difficult to get a good viewpoint without scaring the snake away but a view point just a few centimetres to the right of here looks like it would have shown the whole head in side profile. Or alternatively maybe crouching a few centimetres lower would have put the leaf above the snake's head.

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