Bold & Beautiful

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© Loree McComb
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UploadedDecember 1, 2012
TakenNovember 24, 2012
Exposure1/30 sec at f/5.6
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length55 mm
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I was always under the impression snakes had poor eyesight and went after their prey with the heat sensor in their tongue.
When I came up to the enclosure for this guy, I knet down to get a shot and he struck at the glass, right at my head. Of course, me being totally un-nerved, I almost fell on my bum…….Went back to get another shot and WHAM – another strike. If I’d had my wits about me, it would have been a fabulous open mouth capture but not the case.
I got my shot and left him alone for fear it would hurt itself striking at the glass.
This was as good as it got.

3 responses

  • James Wiley

    James Wiley gave props (30 Nov 2012):

    A terrific capture!...Isn't glass wonderful?

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (2 Dec 2012):

    You are a brave, brave gal.....once would have been more than enough incentive for me to shoot flowers or turtles!!!!

  • Andrea Silies

    Andrea Silies gave props (6 Jan 2013):

    nice close-up

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