hi Jay, excelent shot and good useful info.
what a wonderful coloured snake. We have nothign like it in the UK (not naturally anyway) and you have really shown its wonderful colour off well. Offset against the bluish/grey of the stones and against the leaf, it really shows the size quite well as well.
Interesting color. Looks quite harmless. Good thing it was curled up, as you say. Nicely captured with excellent color fidelity and sharpness. Regards,
Uma linda cobra muito bem fotografada com uma exelente qualidade meus parabénz.
No wonder you are so tired of snow and ice :)) I'm sure you would really welcome spring :)
This is a splendid photo, my friend!
It's not easy to get an entire snake in good focus (i know that), but you've done an admirable job!
You are correct, this is a Opheodrys vernalis and seemed very jind, letting you get so close and take a shot :)
The details and textures are great and the color and contras with the BG is exceptional.
Bravo and TFS
Excellent capture with sharp details and vivid colors. He shows off very well on the grey rock, when our rattlesnakes hide thier head like this it's a defensive move. Great work old friend.
Nice pose from your green friend!
Personally I associate green snakes with rather venomous creatures, but I trust your information here and that makes me more friendly to the subject...
Good details and as always it pays off to carry the camera most of the time!
Very nicely done.Snakes are difficult subjects and you have captured this one very well.Grass snakes are declining in this area,and are rarer to see now.I am happy to see this one.Very good detail and colour saturation.Well composed with a very good POV showing it tuck it's head in.TFS
this is really something new to me as I didn't know we had any green snakes here in Canada.Green and yellow are my favorite colours and this shade of green has caught my eye big time.I sure do like this one and you have done well in your capture of it,with good focus and detail.Tfs Bob
It is really great picture in any respect. Your nice model posed for you excellently. Amazing combination of snake's and rocks's colour tones. Terrific sharpness and details of all captured objects. Lighting is perfect too. Bravo an my best wishes. Also be careful: )))
Bel entrelacement bien mis en évidence par le support pierreux.
This is a wonderful coloured snake and nice shot. Amazing combination of snake's and rocks's colors.
Lighting is perfect too.
Today's weather here is apocalyptical... Freezing rain, some such heavy winds that it is almost scary... Anyway... This is a beautiful specie that you had the chance to see in your garden! I like its color a lot and this typical pose you captured. Exposure, POV and details are good. TFS this nice one!
I am sure that if you had your balaclava on at the time you saw this snake you would have jumped right out of it. No matter how brave (or daft) anyone might be, but to see a snake right next to you suddenly gives you the "jumps" and make your step stretch just that couple of extra inches. Then later you find out it was actually a non-venomous snake and you feel a little silly, even if you know that nobody saw you do the jump. Sounds like you might know what I mean with a title like "Rude Awakening" since I doubt that you were actually referring to the snake's arousing.
This is a lovely composition with the complete snake in the frame and with such great details. Due to the obvious problem with the length of snakes one seldom sees this. The colours are splendid and I just like how the green of the snake stands in contrast to the bluish colour of the gravel stones. The exposure was also very well controlled showing excellent contrasts in the lovely textures of the reptile’s skin.
Very well done and TFS.
I LOVE the colors in this photo. The blue stones play off the vibrant green of the snake, OR, is it the other way around?
Seems as if this snake is shielding his eyes from the light...I do that sometimes too, especially when I'm not quite ready to awaken in the a.m.;+))
Great BG....you've captured the bit of sunlight in the upper right, that adds a lot of "texture" to this shot, and gives the green snake an almost opaque look.
Very brave of you for facing a snake. I have to say that I have a little problem to look at this photo... I will imagine that it's a plastic one :)
The colours are very good, you've managed very well in catching the bright green, and the textures are great seeing all the details in the snake skin and is position is funny.
It's a pity that the head isn't more visible (viewer opinion not personal).
Very nice shot.Well caught,framed and composed.
Hi Jay. Beautiful capture of this snake. The gravel it is lying on is a perfect contrast to show the subject well. Clarity is 100%. Good work and notes. Murray.