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The Tongue

The Tongue

A very helpful grass snake, he hung around for a while.
This is a wild snake around one metre in length.



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Date: Wed May 7, 2008
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Ewwwwww Nice comp, Maggi
~In His Love~ Maggi D
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#1 Wed May 7, 2008 3:10pm

#2 Wed May 7, 2008 5:32pm

very good shot Rob......Jimmy.
#3 Wed May 7, 2008 6:31pm

Dilwyn Williams
Super shot Rob,well composed and razor sharp...............Dilwyn
#4 Wed May 7, 2008 6:39pm

Excellent shot Rob .....to get it coiled back on itself and with that great background, makes it special.....well done....SmileAlan
#5 Wed May 7, 2008 9:32pm

Excellent! The colours are super in this shot. Viv
#6 Wed May 7, 2008 9:41pm

Nigel C Young
You're getting much better shots this year. Well done!
#7 Wed May 7, 2008 9:50pm

We're off to see the Lizard~~the wonderful (sic) Lizard of Oz~~
#8 Thu May 8, 2008 3:36am

Thanks all.
Nigel, thanks mate, the reason for me getting better shots is that I have leared more about snake photography and I have got braver.
The adder and grass snake are protected under the wildlife and countryside act 1981, but it is OK to handle them as long as they are not harmed.
You can then manoeuvre them into a more suitable possition.
Ok with the grass snake, but I have been bitten by the adder twice, so I tend to photograph them where they are now. lol.

It's not a sin to love wildlife, we need it to survive GET INVOLVED

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#9 Thu May 8, 2008 2:39pm

Superb shot, Robert! Terrible hard work to catch the tongue! Smile
I was able to hold an 80lb. Boa at Oasis Research, Marshalltown, IA, the year before last and was amazed at how affectionate they can be. Oasis is a place where they study what animals eat so they can produce food products that are healthier. They also provide vet and rehab care to animals that have been abused by zoos, or taken from people who should not keep exotic animals in their homes. I go once a year when invited and photograph and sometimes feed the animals that they are caring for. I like the big cats the best.
I love the composition of this shot, Great work! Smile Daenna
#10 Thu May 8, 2008 7:35pm

superb Rob !!!
"The poetry of photography will always be more important than the mechanics of the camera..." - J-H. Lartigue
#11 Fri May 9, 2008 2:57am

Thanks Daenna & Oly.

It's not a sin to love wildlife, we need it to survive GET INVOLVED

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#12 Sun May 11, 2008 2:24pm

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