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Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up

By mickrick
Clyde Butcher takes stunning landscapes, mostly B+W, mostly in and around South Florida, using an 8x10 view camera. He prints wall-sized masterpieces at his studio out along the Tamiami Trail, west of Miami, and just past Everglades NP's Shark Valley. This little guy was foraging for prey around the cypress knees, right next to Clyde Butcher's studio. He completely ignored me as I took several shots.

Tags: Snake Close-up Reptile Florida Wildlife and nature Everglades Rat Snake Big Cypress Swamp

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16 Nov 2011 9:41AM
Nice shot, i think its a yellow rat snake. i used to have one in my teens.

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mickrick 14 17 2 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2011 10:00AM
Good call. It's actually an Everglades rat snake, which is a sub-species of the yellow rat snake. I couldn't believe how laid back he was - I was no more than six feet from him, and he just carried on about his business.
DanielD 8 1 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2011 7:16PM
Great capture Mick - I'm impressed by the details - excellent colours, as well

Regards Daniel
16 Nov 2011 8:19PM
Beautiful close-up!
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2011 4:19AM
Quite a handsome creature...
Lovely shot with impressive details. IB

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