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Jun 05, 2012 15:33 |  #1

Took a trip to Big Cypress National Preserve and Fakahatchee Strand yesterday to check on some Ghost Orchids I have been waiting to bloom (see post in Landscape Forum). After checking on the Ghost Orchids, I took a detour to Turner River Road and Wagon Wheel Road and came across a few rattlesnakes and water moccasins sunning themselves on the gravel road. The largest rattlesnake was around 5 foot or so.

None of the snakes were interested in posing, instead choosing to slither off into the grass.

Rattlesnake tasting the air

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Jun 05, 2012 15:49 |  #2

Nicely done!


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Jun 05, 2012 17:33 |  #3

These area great. Well framed!


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Jun 05, 2012 18:16 |  #4

You are braver than I! Great pictures though a bit dangerous!


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Jun 05, 2012 20:06 |  #5

Love'em, great captures!


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Jun 05, 2012 21:00 |  #6

Very nice, that's a big snake




  
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Jun 06, 2012 08:27 |  #7

Beautiful Eastern Diamondback!


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Jun 06, 2012 08:34 |  #8

Like 1 and 3, great detail and composition on the first image, and the last one is nice to include to demonstrate the length and girth of the adult rattlesnakes. Nice series!


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Jun 06, 2012 16:28 as a reply to  @ coopert's post |  #9

Thanks for the compliments. I have been trying to capture an eastern diamondback rattlesnake for some time. As abundant as they are around here I had not have the luck/unluck of running into any with my camera.

I ran across a smaller one prior to this one but I did not have my camera set up for the shot and it got away.

I wear snake boots to minimize my risk exposure for being bitten. Although, I do not want to test the quality control of the manufacturer any time soon.


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Jun 06, 2012 17:53 |  #10

Nicely done. Love 1 and 2.


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Jun 07, 2012 10:34 |  #11

I really like number 3, beautiful image and snake!


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