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Out looking for Dragon flies and Lizards this weekend I couldn`t believe my luck when I spotted this grass snake basking on a pile of logs. I spent ages watching and taking photos, a real treat for me I have never seen a grass snake in the wild so to have my camera with me and get some shots well life just doesn't get any better.Smile

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony A350
Lens:Minolta
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:2 Sep 2012 - 2:36 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Grass Snake
Username:grinningsoul2011 grinningsoul2011
Uploaded:5 Sep 2012 - 9:37 AM
Tags:Wildlife Reptile Grass Snake, Wildlife / nature
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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
5 Sep 2012 - 9:42 AM

well captured...

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millaross
millaross  845 forum posts
5 Sep 2012 - 10:07 AM

Good shot. I like the angle.

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grinningsoul2011
grinningsoul2011 e2 Member 3grinningsoul2011 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2012 - 10:29 AM

Thank you Millaross must admit angle was dictated by my view and height.

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2012 - 10:43 AM

V2 for me.
Matt

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2012 - 3:41 PM

Lovely shots Janet.
Ron

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
5 Sep 2012 - 8:01 PM

pretty large grass snake but I wouldnt be taking close up pics if it were me, you have captured some very good detail here

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grinningsoul2011
grinningsoul2011 e2 Member 3grinningsoul2011 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 1:55 PM

Thanks for your comments, while V1 is a typical pose I like V2 best I cropped it very slightly. Yes Pluckyfilly I think this snake was around 4ft long.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
11 Sep 2012 - 4:02 PM

Two very good shots of this grass snake good detail and very well presented, I used to keep adders years ago but! it's a protected species these days, thanks for your vote, good portfolio, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 9:40 PM

Well captured, showing good light & detail - not an easy creature to photograph.
Terry

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 10:12 PM

Lovely capture; I especially like V1. Have you tried cropping off the light foreground? It might bring out the snake more.
Rende

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2199 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 7:11 AM

Lovely shot ,I love to look for snakes when I am walking or cycling ,but only seen one during summer and that was last saturday as it was really warm.
Thank's for your vote and comment on my photo.
NettaSmile

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grinningsoul2011
grinningsoul2011 e2 Member 3grinningsoul2011 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 6:26 PM

Thank you all for your comments and for taking the time to look.

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grinningsoul2011
grinningsoul2011 e2 Member 3grinningsoul2011 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 6:27 PM


Quote: Lovely capture; I especially like V1. Have you tried cropping off the light foreground? It might bring out the snake more.
Rende

I will try what you suggest thanks for the idea.

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 8:28 AM

Congrats on grabbing the moment and getting a clear shot of the head. Paul

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mugshotmyk
9 Nov 2012 - 3:20 PM

The focus is just where it ought to be. I think this is a fine capture. Well done.

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grinningsoul2011
grinningsoul2011 e2 Member 3grinningsoul2011 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 4:53 PM

Paul and Mugshotmyk thanks for taking time to look and comment I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time, the light was good.

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