Sunday, April 21, 2013

Slither Into Spring


I saw my first garter snake of the year recently. The past couple of years they've appeared in March, but with our lingering cool weather, I didn't see my first one until this month. So far I've only see this one, but I expect as the weather begins to warm and stay that way, I'll see more.

1/250 sec. f/8 ISO 250


23 comments:

Andy said...

It`s a neat photo but I have the same feelings about snakes as Indiana Jones.

Terri said...

That's too close for me! Great shot, Brian.

eileeninmd said...

What a cool shot! Well done, Brian!

Jan n Jer said...

Wow you got him with his tongue out! Great shot!!!

TexWisGirl said...

what a great shot! again, catching the tongue! love his big round eye! i'd love to see more garters around here rather than copperheads and moccasins.

have missed your posts this week! glad to see you're back at it! :)

Findlay Wilde said...

We don;t really get any snakes, but I once saw a grass snake swimming in our river. Is the Garter Snake poisoness? From Findlay

Andrew Fulton said...

It's a wonderful image Brian.

Anni said...

Ewwwwwwwwww. Brian. I'd be running the opposite way instead of looking through the viewfinder to take a picture of this slithery, slimy thing!! Ewwww.

Okay, I admit it's a terrific picture but...snakes? LOL

Anni said...

ps....wherever Findlay lives, I'm moving there.

Ida said...

Awesome shot. Last time I saw a snake it slithered out from under a log so fast that I didn't have a chance to photograph it. Well done.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Great shot, tongue out and all! Must say that snakes scare me to death!

barbara l. hale said...

Haven't seen one of these yet this year. Doesn't mean they aren't out there, of course. Nice shot!! Great timing to get his tongue hanging out.

Carole M. said...

Great shot Brian, especially with the vibrant red tongue flicking! Not on my reader ... came looking for you. Guess I'll have to find another way to set my reading list up again; what are you using?

Andee said...

EEEEEEEEKKKK

Debbie said...

way too close for me!!

i will leave these awesome images for you!!

Nicki said...

I'm 100% with Anni - ewwwww! and no thank you. Great picture but seriously ... ewww! ewww! ewww!

MTWaggin said...

Great shot but ewwwwww says the girl!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Nice catch! I've never seen one with his tongue out like that. Happy spring ;>)

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Well I never knew their tongue was red. Learn something every day. enJOYed

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Hi Brian, I have been wondering where you have been. I saw your comment on Carole's blog so clicked on that. I have been missing your posts as they are not showing up in my feed. Have you changed something?
Anyway I'm glad to see that you are still posting all you great photos!
Barb

Faye said...

Oh, no! Don't like post titles that have "slither" in them! :-) Although I do admire this photo and your nerve to get close enough to take it, Brian.

Now you've reminded me of the snakes that live in a rotting tree trunk in my backyard. Hope they get along with Chet. .. .

Leenie said...

Just like a smart alec kid--making faces for the camera. Heh heh.

TheChieftess said...

Love the pic with that fabulous red forked tongue...but I'm with the other girls...eeeeuuuwww!!!!