Friday, August 29, 2008

Garter Snake....


Like the frog shots, from last week, I got right down at eye level to take this photograph. At least I wasn't balancing on some rocks but I was able to lie right on the ground.

10 comments:

2sweetnsaxy said...

I don't know if I'm more impressed with this photo or that you got down on the ground knowing it could slither in your direction.
:-D

Mary said...

I can't believe that it let you lie right there on the ground and take its picture! Are you a "snake charmer"??? Stupendous shot! Love the tongue especially. WOW!

Arija said...

John, that's one cute little snake. Is it poisonous? Were you in deadly peril? I hope not for purely selfish reasons of course....I love your photos.

The Birdlady said...

OK, John, I KNOW it's harmless, but it's a SNAKE! Wonderful photography though, of course.

kjpweb said...

Love it. Pose, light, detail - everything! Good job, John!
Cheers, Klaus

Eve said...

That's great John! I almost stepped on one today and he wasn't happy when he got surrounded by 15 unhappy guineas! Just so you know, no scales were displaced!!

Stacey Huston said...

Wonderful shot. I have tried all summer to get some snake pics, but they usually come back washed out.. this is great.

Louise said...

This is great. I would have thought getting on eye level might have made it slither away, but it let you have a terrific picture instead.

Kathryn and Ari said...

The garters seem to be everywhere this week--we passed three out sunbathing our walk tihs afternoon alone. Any guesses why? Last-minute feasting and ray-catching before the big sleep, maybe?

Tommy V said...

wonderful shot. I am not a big fan of snakes so I have to use my longer lens.