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Countryboy Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Mar 2007Sun 28-Jul-13 07:28 PM
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"Cottonmouth Snake w/200mm Nikkor Mirco. Extreme Close Up."


Jackson, US
          

Slipped a piece of hardware cloth over the barrel of lens to protect myself in case the snake tried to bite. These guys are very peaceful. I see them nearly every-time I photograph in the river bottoms in the area. Slitted pupils and a triangular head with a pit indicate the snake is poisonous.

D800, 200mm f/4.0D ED-IF, tripod. 1/2s, f14, 125iso

Thanks for looking,

Tom





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af4nc Gold Member Nikonian since 07th Jul 2007Sun 28-Jul-13 09:19 PM
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Nice shots. I use that camera/lens combination and like it.

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Countryboy Silver Member Nikonian since 01st Mar 2007Mon 29-Jul-13 01:22 AM
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#5. "RE: Cottonmouth Snake w/200mm Nikkor Mirco. Extreme Close Up."
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Jackson, US
          

Thanks Tom. Yes, the 200 micro is a fun piece of gear to have.

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#6. "RE: Cottonmouth Snake w/200mm Nikkor Mirco. Extreme Close Up."
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Jackson, US
          

Thanks Dave.

  

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Wow! It looks very spooky down there. Great shots!


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#7. "RE: Cottonmouth Snake w/200mm Nikkor Mirco. Extreme Close Up."
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Thanks Vaughn. I appreciate it.

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#4. "RE: Cottonmouth Snake w/200mm Nikkor Mirco. Extreme Close Up."
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Nice shooting, Tom, and great subject.

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#8. "RE: Cottonmouth Snake w/200mm Nikkor Mirco. Extreme Close Up."
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Jackson, US
          

Thanks Rick.

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#9. "RE: Cottonmouth Snake w/200mm Nikkor Mirco. Extreme Close Up."
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Intense looking subject! Well captured.

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#13. "RE: Cottonmouth Snake w/200mm Nikkor Mirco. Extreme Close Up."
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Jackson, US
          

Thanks Al. I appreciate the comment.

Tom

  

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#10. "RE: Cottonmouth Snake w/200mm Nikkor Mirco. Extreme Close Up."
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Mysore, IN
          

Coiled up and ready to strike, good that you were behind him in the second. Well captured TFS

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Thanks Pakku for the comment.

Tom

  

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#11. "RE: Cottonmouth Snake w/200mm Nikkor Mirco. Extreme Close Up."
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Vantaa, FI
          

These are way beyond the haphazard snapshots I have from vipers. There is only one poisonouse species in Finland (vipera berus), and I haven't seen a specimen that stays put to have its picture taken. They are usually very shy and flee to underground holes. Our vipers swim but it is common belief that they cannot strike from water. Yours looks like it's ready to strike at any time.

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Well done, Tom! I see those frequently when hog hunting in OK and Fl and give em wide berth!

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#16. "RE: Cottonmouth Snake w/200mm Nikkor Mirco. Extreme Close Up."
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Jackson, US
          

Thanks Mark. I only photograph them occasionally, when I'm in the right frame of mind, nuts ~{: )<><><><><><>~~

Take care,

Tom

  

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Jackson, US
          

Thanks Antero, I didn't realize snakes could survive in the cold climate where you live, especially poisonous ones.

Tom

  

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Nice set Tom.
Very nice detail.
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Jackson, US
          

Thank you Rick.

Tom

  

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#19. "RE: Cottonmouth Snake w/200mm Nikkor Mirco. Extreme Close Up."
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Grimsby, CA
          

Very nice Tom! One emerged from the water at Cross Dike on Sanibel Island many years ago, and was surprised that my wife was in its path. I was impressed with the size of it and the speed it could move on the sand.

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#20. "RE: Cottonmouth Snake w/200mm Nikkor Mirco. Extreme Close Up."
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Awesome shot

  

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#22. "RE: Cottonmouth Snake w/200mm Nikkor Mirco. Extreme Close Up."
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Jackson, US
          

Thanks John, I appreciate it.

Tom

  

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Jackson, US
          

Thanks Jim. They can move along pretty fast.

Tom

  

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