Tongue Stung 2--rattlesnake

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Mike B in OKlahoma
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Tongue Stung 2--rattlesnake

Post by Mike B in OKlahoma »

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Captive Central Brazilian Rattlesnake captured with 180mm macro and EOS 40D. Note that he will need to shed his skin soon, so his eyes are covered with a milky covering that will soon be discarded.
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Post by Bruce Williams »

Wonderful head-on shot Mike! Love those eyes and the tongue is just the best I've ever seen.

Well done.

Bruce :D

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Post by beetleman »

I wish I could shed my skin and look beautiful again :lol: Great shot Mike.
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Post by Dread »

I have to agree with Ken, great depth of field and sharpness wherever my eyes are looking :) A beautiful snake... how many vials of antivenom do you have on hand?

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Post by LordV »

Lovely capture :)
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Post by Planapo »

Great capture, Mike! The eyes make that picture unique and very special. I would have expected them to be sort of whitishly milky but not such a fantastic turquoise blue. So really, this "Baby´s got blue eyes, like a deep blue sea ..." :smt034 :wink: :D

BTW and IYDM: Are you keeping reptiles, or is it a Oklahoma zoo or reptile farm where you take all these great shots? And do you use polarizing filters, as your photos of reptiles never look like there would have been a glass pane between your lens and the animal? :-k

Cheers,
Betty

Mike B in OKlahoma
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Post by Mike B in OKlahoma »

Betty--

Almost all of my reptile shots are zoo creatures, though I do occasionally find one in the wild! I don't use any filters, I just try to be careful and patient in dealing with the glass.
Mike Broderick
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jmlphoto
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Post by jmlphoto »

perfect timing mike. rattlers are some of my fav snakes.
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Post by Ken Ramos »

I suppose that they don't call him ol blue eyes for nothing. These things sure have an odd looking tounge. Great head on shot there Mike. :D

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