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Old May 1, 2009, 7:41 PM   #1
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while on break at work this morning I was taking shots of a swarm of bees when my co-worker hollered hay John, there is a snake over here almost as big as you are! :shock:
I walked over to where he was pointing and said... where?
right there he says, backing up a bit. looking real hard I finally saw this little black snake about 3ft long and not much bigger around than my thumb. the first couple shots I got he was on my side of the chain link fence. my co- worker kept insisting he was dead cause he wasn't moving and I was pretty close. No I said, he's alive. he kept say otherwise so I stuck my foot out towards the snake and quick as a wink he shot out and went to the other side of the fence. See I said, looking over my shoulder... Greg? he was know where in sight. Never seen a human being disappear like that before! :-?

sorry bout the light fuzzyness in the last 3, its the chain link fence...

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Old May 1, 2009, 7:56 PM   #2
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Nice shots, I like the last one; "speaking with forked tongue".

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Old May 1, 2009, 8:33 PM   #3
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That last one, with the tongue sticking out, is excellent! It doesn't look like a very intimidating snake at all. I don't know my snakes very well, but I doubt if this one is venomous.
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Old May 1, 2009, 9:03 PM   #4
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Creepy but excellent shots!
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Old May 1, 2009, 10:25 PM   #5
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Man that must be scary! I hope you used a telephoto lens on those shots.

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Old May 1, 2009, 11:10 PM   #6
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It looks rather harmless, but then, I don't know much about your snakes. There's water moccasins and other poisonous snakes around your area that I've never seen before. Our poisonous snakes are mostly rattle snakes of some sort and have a distinctive head.
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Old May 1, 2009, 11:53 PM   #7
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Very nice sharp shots with great DOF.

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Old May 2, 2009, 2:23 AM   #8
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That last shot is a beauty.
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Old May 2, 2009, 3:30 AM   #9
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The last one is for the wall!

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Old May 2, 2009, 6:20 AM   #10
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Great capture of a great subject . Am especially impressed with the last one - I have crouched beside snakes for almost an hour, snapping shot after shot, and missing the moment of tongue fully extended every time! Great job!
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