Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Slithery Hide 'N Seek

1/200 sec. f/8 ISO 1250

Garter Snake

23 comments:

Carole M. said...

quite similar to the whip snake here with those bulging eyes

Andy said...

Not my favourite creature but this photo is a favourite.

SRQ said...

Yikes…even though it's harmless, this is one of God's creatures I do not care for. I love the tall grass surrounding it. And, that you can see its body slithering from under something. Good eye!

Roan said...

Not a fan of snakes, but this one is awesome!

Amy Burzese said...

Nice, even if it is a snake. We had one visit the other day. Actually, I suppose it wasn't visiting, but lives here. At least it is a Garter and not something deadly.

Montanagirl said...

Great shot, even though I'm not a fan of snakes - or of spiders either!!! His eye is so bright and sharp!!

Nancy's Notes said...

Eeekkkkk...hard to even look, Brian! I know it's an awesome photo, you took it!

Karen S. said...

Oh my goodness! What a fabulous capture this is!

Gillian Olson said...

Good spotting,they are hard to see. Used to try to catch as a kid, they are actually quite silky to touch.

TexWisGirl said...

he's so CUTE! :)

Mersad said...

Amazing expression you caught here. (Although I don't know how i would feel about having a snake in front of my lens) :) So sharp as well!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Debbie said...

what a cute snake....i can't believe i said that but he is adorable...looks like he is smiling!!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

We have garter snakes more in the fields. I can handle them but any bigger snakes no.

Great take with his head so erect.
Brian and your greenery grass so pretty.

Love the take.

Andee said...

Eeeeek!!!

Nancy J said...

Scary, but a magnificent photo. That bright grass is a perfect foil for his scales. Cheers, Jean

eileeninmd said...

Cool looking snake and a great sighting.. Awesome shot, Brian!

bailey-road.com said...

Wonderful shot!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Nice shot! We've been seeing copperheads around here.

Gail Dixon said...

He's pretty! Nice focus on the eye. I have so many snake images to post and I think my readers will not like them! But I think they make great photo subjects.

Tanya Breese said...

oh great capture!! what kind is he? looks harmless!

Stewart M said...

Nice picture - we saw some young snakes on our last holiday - but I think its getting bait too chilly for them to be out and about now.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Ida said...

Wow it's hard to get a good picture of a snake because they are usually very quick with a get-a-way. Fantastic capture and look at the intense stare.

TheChieftess said...

No thanks!!! I'm not even a fan of Garter snakes!!! Great capture though!!!