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grass snake in my pond!

grass snake in my pond!

not a great photo i know - but i am not use to seeing snakes! especially not in my pond! plus i wasnt expecting him to come out of the water and look down the camera. Scarey! the light was very bad hence the DOF


Rachel Scott-Renouf

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Date: Fri October 12, 2007
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Rachel, i am a snake fanatic and i know what it is like to get inspected by one. This is a great capture and you should be proud to have one in your pond, it means you have a little eco system that is working in your garden. I am green with envy.


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#1 Fri October 12, 2007 6:38pm

Rachel Scott-Renouf
thank you Rob! i hope he is there again tommorrow so i can try and get some more pics ;o) it is a grass snake isnt it? I hope it hasnt eaten all me palmate newts!
#2 Fri October 12, 2007 6:46pm

Excellent shot!!!! The DOF works well - makes it look like he lunged at you. The face is so clear. Super shot ++. Viv
#3 Fri October 12, 2007 7:17pm

Dilwyn Williams
This is a better photo Rachel than you give it credit.................Dilwyn
#4 Fri October 12, 2007 9:45pm

Agree with Dilwyn's comment Rachel..... it is a great shot....very different and engaging......your new found friend has a "questioning" look, even down to the tilt of the head....good on you for having a pond for wildlife tooSmile...Alan
#5 Fri October 12, 2007 10:10pm

thomas austin
Excellent DOF!
#6 Fri October 12, 2007 10:34pm

richard crowe
Excellent shot.
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#7 Fri October 12, 2007 11:58pm

A finalist, methinks. Snake or not, this one is fun.
#8 Sat October 13, 2007 12:31am

Snakes Alive Rachel! He's terrific...POTW! :D Daenna
ps: Koodels on your bravery!
#9 Sat October 13, 2007 4:39am

john lewis
Brilliant DOF!
#10 Sat October 13, 2007 9:00am

Rachel Scott-Renouf
thank you all so much! i like the DOF now ;o) i have been looking in my pond all day but hes gone - hope he comes back. Wink
#11 Sat October 13, 2007 11:53am

Superb shot, the campo round here is teeming with snakes, but they're all very timid and you're lucky to get within 12ft of one. To capture one (in the wild) in a pose like that is wonderful.
#12 Sat October 13, 2007 1:48pm

Stopped by again this morning...He makes me giggle with that inquisitive look. Smile Daenna
#13 Sat October 13, 2007 3:47pm

fantastic Picture - Ian
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#14 Sun October 14, 2007 2:41pm

Perfect. Focus is spot on and the narrow dof works superbly.
#15 Sun October 14, 2007 9:15pm

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