This Copperhead snake would blend in much better with all these dried leaves on the “forest” floor if only that pesky early morning sun wasn’t highlighting the roundness of its body and the beautiful texture of those scales.
D5100 f/8.0 ISO 800 1/125sec firstname.lastname@example.org – Spring 2012
I am glad I was watching for interesting things illumined by the sun’s rays. What a pretty snake – and I am glad I saw it before tripping over it! I guess greenbrier over the path serves some useful purpose 🙂
I have wondered for some time why I haven’t seen snakes and tarantulas while out taking photographs.
Nikon D5100 f/8.0 ISO 800 1/125sec 55-300@300mm – Spring 2012
I figure they are there and they hear me coming from a long way off. This one froze and hoped I (and the cat who was with me) would not notice her (or him?). I likewise froze, then slowly moved my camera up to my eye and snapped three photos before easing backward, away from the snake. The snake did not move. The cat, however, is definitely still a house cat; Lynx nearly sat on the snake’s tail!