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They're More Afraid of Us...


They're More Afraid of Us...
Photo Information
Copyright: Lissa Bruce (Leace) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 61] (292)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-30
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D50, NIKKOR 70-300mm 1:4-5.6 G
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-17 16:28
Viewed: 3749
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I was sitting on the boat launch at a park near where I live, when I noticed something making ripples in the water. I got the camera focused and followed the tiny creature as it got closer to shore. When it got to about 6 feet from shore, I recognized it as being a water snake of some sort.

As you can see, I had no reason to be afraid of it because as soon as it noticed me, it quickly detoured in another direction.

I believe this is a Northern Water Snake but I could be wrong.


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  • noelb (99)
  • [2006-07-17 17:30]

Lovely work! When I was a boy I spent every summer in northern Ontario. I used to have no fear of these snakes and would often jump off our dock and chase these beutiful creatures down in order to capture them for a closer look. Beutiful as they are, they more often than not would land a few nasty bites on my hands before I could control them. I havn't seen one in years as I now live in Alberta.

Nice job on the capture, a little soft but still sharp enough to make out the details. Perhaps a flash might have helped to bring out the colour on our side of the snake.

You're right, my friend.
We are best predator, and they're really scared about us.
Nice compo, well presented.

Andrea

Hiya Lissa, nice sequence & story, good lighting, the middle one could be sharper but I'm interested in how the animal contorts itself to turn, fascinating, nice capture!

Hi Lissa
I doubt it. I'm much more afraid of them - trust me :) As a matter of interest, how large is this snake?
Great sequence. especially the middle shot. Well done and TFS.
Franscois

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