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Rough Green Snake Tongue by Fail-Avenger Rough Green Snake Tongue by Fail-Avenger
A delicate little rough green snake I nearly stepped on! The creature was weaving around several ant piles, and then (in a finicky way) climbed itself up into a nearby tree.

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Speed 1/800
ISO 100
0 step exposure
Length 100 mm
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Loki7z Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Very nice!
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Shadowelve Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer

Hello :wave:

You have been featured in #SkyAndNatureClub's Best of November 2012!
Feel free to leave a comment or :+fav: if you like it :squee:

Have a wonderful 1st of December :blowkiss:
=Shadowelve
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:iconfail-avenger:
Fail-Avenger Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   Photographer
Wow! Thank you so much for the feature. :D!!
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MirMidPhotos Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I really like the sharpness of this photo
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:iconfail-avenger:
Fail-Avenger Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   Photographer
It was difficult because the creature was moving fairly quickly. Thanks for the comment!
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OliviaKathriner Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's an amazing picture! :)
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:iconfail-avenger:
Fail-Avenger Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012   Photographer
thanks! glad you like it! :)
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OliviaKathriner Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome :)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Magnificent capture! Really clear, sharp and beautiful! :)
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:iconfail-avenger:
Fail-Avenger Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012   Photographer
Thanks! I wish I ran across snakes more often in the wild, I'd take more shots of them if I could. :)
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
How come the ants didn't bite at the snake?
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:iconfail-avenger:
Fail-Avenger Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   Photographer
Oh, I'm sure they were trying. The snake made its way through them and up the tree fairly quickly.
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moonlitinuyasha1985 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Ah.:|
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
What a *gorgeous* capture. I love the focus and colour here.
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:iconfail-avenger:
Fail-Avenger Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   Photographer
Thank you! I had to do some split-second thinking for the exposure :)
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:iconroamingtigress:
roamingtigress Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
You are very welcome :)
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mariposa99 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
wow!
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:iconfail-avenger:
Fail-Avenger Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012   Photographer
:hug: thanks!
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igarcia Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I killed a few of those in my younger years. I regret it now.
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Fail-Avenger Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Photographer
Yeah...they're really harmless, this kind of snake anyway. It's better to be safe than sorry when you're not sure though.
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blind-dancer Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwww ^__^ Where I live we have the Smooth green snake :P But I never saw one in the wild, just in captivity. They're so small ^__^
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Fail-Avenger Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Photographer
thanks for the comment! The smooth ones look very similar...they're so thin and delicate looking /o/
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photo-exile Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's awesome shoot. Depth of field is amazing :)
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:iconfail-avenger:
Fail-Avenger Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Photographer
Thank you! :D I had to move quickly because the snake definitely wasn't keeping still
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photo-exile Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:) I guess so. I almost step at one few years ago and it tried to attack me. Fortunately I jumped out of it's reach.
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Fail-Avenger Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012   Photographer
Ah! Be careful, especially if you can't tell what type it is. This little one is harmless though, at least to humans.
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photo-exile Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Well in my country there's only one type of poisonous snake and it's viper. Anyway even if you get bitten it's not so serious that you'll die (unless you're child or you're not healthy) but still you'll be ill for a two weeks or so. That's what I heard.
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Fail-Avenger Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012   Photographer
You're lucky to have only that one type! We have about four very deadly ones, two of which I run into pretty frequently. Cottonmouths the most. I nearly stepped on one last year. Still, I'm glad you weren't bitten :)
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photo-exile Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I heard that cottonmouths are pretty aggressive it's great that you weren't bitten as well :)
Anyway the one I was writing about earlier was Vipera berus (common European viper). I wish I could take picture of it someday because they are rather beautiful snakes
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Fail-Avenger Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012   Photographer
The ones I've seen are bold as hell. I've never had one come after me, but they sit there and glare instead of slithering off like most other snakes. I always have to slowly pick my way around them.

Who knows, maybe you can take some pics! just be careful if you come across one. I know I'd look at your photos of those 8D
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