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Snake at Walk

Snake at Walk
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Copyright: Tomasz Chroscicki (Tomek) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-03
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 30D SLR, Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS, 77 mm Hoya UV
Exposure: f/4, 1/13 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-06 4:23
Viewed: 1380
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Garter snake is a Colubrid snake genus (Thamnophis) common across North America, ranging from Alaska and Canada to Central America. It is the single most widely distributed genus of reptile in North America. The garter snake is also the Massachusetts state reptile.

There is no real consensus on the classification of species of Thamnophis. Disagreement among taxonomists and sources, such as field guides, over whether two types of snakes are separate species or subspecies of the same species is common. They are also closely related to the snakes of the genus Nerodia, and some species have been moved back and forth between genera.

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2011-10-06 6:03]

Czesc Tomasz,
Fear of snake is one of the highest measured among normal people specially in Indo-Pak subcontinent. And amazingly, majority of snakes are non toxic. I believe this one is venomous. And you've fearlessly taken this shot. Beautifully composed image in fine details. Well done my friend and be safe wherever you go. Thanks for sharing.

Looks to me like you have a Northern Ribbon Snake.........
The Northern Ribbon Snake, Thamnophis sauritus septentrionalis, is a species of garter snake and occurs in the United States and Canada. It can be found in southern Maine, Michigan, New York, northern Ohio and Indiana, in the United States and southern...
Usually they are very docile... I'm surprised he is curled up for a strike! SCARY shot!! Nice catch Tom!

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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2011-10-06 6:50]

Cześć Tomku
Niezły okaz i ciekawa nota, nie wiem tylko czy jest ten wąż groźny. Bardzo ładnie go złapałeś.

Dear Tomasz,

What a superb focus you have got on this snake!
You are lucky to get the glimpse of this wild species but one can be unlucky when one spots such a species too late :)

Great clarity and nice contrast to the BG.
Love the details on its scaled body.
An amazing work!

Best regards,

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2011-10-07 7:00]

Witaj, witaj! :)

Waz wyglada bardzo ladnie i jest oryginalnie ubarwiony, ale ja wole go ogladac na zdjeciu.
Boje sie tych zwierzat, bo sa nieprzewidywalne, a spotkanie z nimi "oko w oko" zawsze konczy sie przegrana dla czlowieka.

Pokazales go bardzo ladnie, wzor na jego skorze jest bardzo ciekawy jak i jego kolor, ale mnie podobaja sie najbardziej jego oczy - czarne guziczki, ktore widac bardzo wyraznie i bacznie Ci sie przygladaja.

Gratuluje bardzo efektownego ujecia i wykonania! :)


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