I love taking pictures of snakes and I know it isn't easy.
Takes a lot of courage to get in close enough for a good shot, with some snakes.
You captured this one dead on like it struck a pose for you, great.
It's not easy avoiding "noise" in a wildlife photo, you take the shot when it's there, right?
I wonder if you could blur the surroundings on your photo editing software so the snake stands out more? Just a thought.
Thanks for sharing and keep safe when out in the field, ok?