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Old Nov 25, 2010, 3:57 AM   #1
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Last weekend we travelled up to our son's place north of Brisbane in the Noosa subtropical hinterland. Sunday morning's entertainment was provided by this fellow — a 2.5 to 3 metre long carpet python (a variety of the Morelia spilotes species). NOT the usual wildlife we see around here!

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#3 Testing the air as he moves off
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He came back again later and lay in the same patch of lawn by the corner of the house. Apparently he's been moving round among the neigbouring houses for some months now.

Glad I live down here, eh!

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Old Nov 25, 2010, 12:21 PM   #2
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A rare opportunity to photograph a wild snake that not in a zoo. Interesting shots. But I'm glad that he is there, and not here! LOL.

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Old Nov 25, 2010, 10:12 PM   #3
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What a great opportunity you had...!

Nice captures...!
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Old Nov 25, 2010, 11:34 PM   #4
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Beautiful serpent, Bernice, love the first pic for the detail along the lip.
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Old Nov 28, 2010, 9:39 PM   #5
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Thank you very much Steven R, Wizzard0003 and Hawgwild for commenting. Yes, Hawgwild that detail came up rather well considering I took the photo while leaning over the railings of the first floor balcony!

I've seen the odd smaller carpet snake out in the western division of NSW - semi arid country - in the rafters of wool sheds and what have you. But I've never seen one of these rainforest pythons before. I was amazed at how small the head is in relation to the rest of the body.

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Old Dec 4, 2010, 11:35 AM   #6
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wow shots! #1 is very detailed !

don't see the ISO in their info, can you tell please ? thanks !
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Liking the blue tongue in #3
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Old Dec 6, 2010, 4:04 PM   #8
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flyhigh: thanks for your comments. I don't know why the ISOs aren't showing. The first two were 100, 125 the second two were 400, 250. I have my camera set on 'High ISO Auto' which bumps the ISO to compensate for camera shake and subject movent. Also the first two were taken in slightly brighter overcast conditions than the second two.

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If you look closely you can see the blur of the fork as it flicks independently of the rest of the tongue.

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