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Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis) sitting under the inflorescence of an Eastern Willow-herb (Epilobium coloratum) - Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens, 132 Botanical Gardens Dr, Boothbay, Maine One of the things I liked about this guy was it was mostly hidden. Reason being, that snakes are difficult subjects because of their length. Some folks like to pick them up, relocate them, and poke at them until they assume a more compact pose that allows capturing their whole body while being able to get good detail. But I have a more of a hands-off policy, so I'm always happy to find guys like this that are cooperating in other ways. 'Cause after all, once you've seen the first couple of inches you've pretty much seen it all. So I'll leave it up to your imagination to figure out that this guy comes to a point at it's tail-end.

TAGS: Macro, Maine

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Titusville, Florida, United States of America
Member since 2018
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© Kurt Hasselman.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2017
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 27, 2018, 3:25 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D
Focal Length: 180mm
Shutter Speed: 1/4
Aperture: f16
ISO: ISO100
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