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 Post subject: Snakes In Situ, Partially Hiding - Request for Images
PostPosted: January 25th, 2017, 4:01 pm 
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All species and locations. Additional commentary and inclusion of weather details, etc welcomed.


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 Post subject: Re: Snakes In Situ, Partially Hiding - Request for Images
PostPosted: January 28th, 2017, 11:33 am 
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I used to have tons of these.

Unfortunately, lots were crap, lots were lost in a hard disk crash (the stupid didn't have backup).

I still have some, I guess, but the question is, what constitutes "partially hiding"?

Here are at least a few that might qualify. I think I still have poor pics of at least a handful of other species as well

Leopard snake, Zamenis situla, April evening, Greece.

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By the looks of it you might think it was on the crawl but it wasn't moving, apparently just basking in the weaning light of the very last rays of the day. Often thought of as diurnal, apparently this is typical behaviour as they are realy more crepuscular than anything else.

Closer.

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Grass snake, Natrix natrix, Denmark, spring.

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Closer.

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Sahara sand viper, Cerastes vipera, Israel, October.

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Closer.

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Adder, Vipera berus, Denmark (I still have lots of these)

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PostPosted: January 28th, 2017, 1:08 pm 
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Here a few of mine. Mostly Great Basin rattlesnakes and one Arizona Mountain Kingsnake as found by a fellow forum member Mark Hazel.

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You can see this guys eye working to look at me as I approach.
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Great basin rattlesnakes are really relaxed at their dens. When no one is fooling with them...

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PostPosted: January 28th, 2017, 1:16 pm 
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Here's a few:

Peninsula Ribbonsnake in Pinellas County, FL

ImageDSCN3519 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr

Southern Black Racer in Pinellas County, FL (resting on palmetto)

ImageDSCN4366 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr

Florida Watersnake in Highlands County, FL

ImageDSCN3684 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr

Florida Watersnake in Pinellas County, FL

ImageDSCN5911 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr

Black-necked Gartersnake in Valencia County, NM

ImageDSCN4987 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr

Northern Watersnake in Fairfax County, VA

ImageDSCN2137 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr

Gray Ratsnake (possible integrade) in Charlton County, GA

ImageDSCN9299 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr

ImageDSCN9304 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr

Dusky Pigmy Rattlesnake in Pinellas County, FL

ImageDSCN1515 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes in Glynn County, GA

ImageDSCN9087 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr

ImageDSCN9102 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr

ImageDSCN9114 by Matthew Ratcliffe, on Flickr


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PostPosted: January 28th, 2017, 6:50 pm 
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Oh Wow these are great - Im going to enjoy looking at all of these for a long time!

Thank you all so much!


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PostPosted: January 29th, 2017, 8:42 am 

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Great photos, this guy was sort of hidden in plain sight. Warm (23C), sunny day in moist low area with predominantly sandy substrate. We walked within 10 feet of this beast and his presence was made to us only by his huffing and puffing.
ImageHeterodon platirhinos by N Cairns, on Flickr
Same sort of thing, Warm(Air:20C), sunny day, light wind from the sw, looking for new hibernacula along a slump over a river valley.
ImageCrotalus viridis by N Cairns, on Flickr
Same individual an hour later:
ImageCrotalus viridis by N Cairns, on Flickr
Same site:
ImageColuber constrictor by N Cairns, on Flickr
viridis just disappear:
ImageCrotalus viridis by N Cairns, on Flickr
Cool (16C), morning with no wind in a seasonal wetland dominated by thatched submerged grass:
ImageFarancia abacura by N Cairns, on Flickr


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PostPosted: January 29th, 2017, 9:05 am 
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A couple more Kelly! Hope this post keeps going!

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PostPosted: January 29th, 2017, 4:46 pm 
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Me too, those are beautiful!


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PostPosted: January 29th, 2017, 7:45 pm 

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Two snakes here
ImageTimber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) by Aaron Semasko, on Flickr
ImageLife on the edge - Northern Copperhead (Agistrodon c. mokasen) by Aaron Semasko, on Flickr
ImageEastern Massasauga Rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus) by Aaron Semasko, on Flickr
ImageNorthern Black Racer (Coluber constrictor) by Aaron Semasko, on Flickr
ImageIn situ - Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus) by Aaron Semasko, on Flickr


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PostPosted: January 29th, 2017, 11:34 pm 
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Here's an eastern ribbon from NY that was sitting motionless in the weeds staring at several small frogs that were sitting nearby.
ImageEastern Ribbon Snake playin' peek-a-boo by Alex Roukis, on Flickr

This eastern rat from PA was peeking out of a rock crevice.
ImageEastern Rat Snake in-situ by Alex Roukis, on Flickr

This NY northern water was barely visible in its basking spot. If I didn't get on the ground to crawl under a big log blocking the trail, I would have missed it!
ImageNorthern Water Snake by Alex Roukis, on Flickr

I love seeing snakes that are partially hiding! Very nice idea for a thread!

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PostPosted: January 30th, 2017, 5:40 am 

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I love seeing snakes that are partially hiding! Very nice idea for a thread!


Me too. You've got an eye for "character" shots. Puts some personality into the subjects. I really, really like that ratsnake shot.

Likewise - thanks Kelly, nice idea. When you find them, they're almost always partially or completely hiding. The posed shots don't do it so much for me - you can very often tell a fake. These pics cause a torrent of "moment of discovery memories" to flood into my consciousness. Which is nice, in late January...

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 Post subject: Re: Snakes In Situ, Partially Hiding - Request for Images
PostPosted: January 30th, 2017, 11:57 am 
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A few from last year

Boa on the crawl
ImageDSC_6661 by mangoman57, on Flickr

Speckled rattlesnake coiled under a mesquite tree
ImageDSC_6630 by mangoman57, on Flickr

Cape gopher snake looking for dinner
ImageDSC_6508 by mangoman57, on Flickr

Another speck, this time waiting for a bird to land
ImageDSC_6395 by mangoman57, on Flickr

And my favorite in situ shot from last year, a mt king enjoying a warm evening
ImageDSC_7213 - edit by mangoman57, on Flickr


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PostPosted: January 30th, 2017, 10:33 pm 
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6-7' B asper in situ in BZ
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A slightly more viable local partially hidden
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and then I found this wee M diastema partially hidden in this larger "diastemator" 8-)
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PostPosted: January 31st, 2017, 3:22 pm 
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I just want to take a moment to thank all of you who have shared on this thread. So enjoyable to see these captured moments. There is something so essential and inspiring in every one.

I really love these photos so much.


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PostPosted: January 31st, 2017, 6:19 pm 
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Cool images on this thread! Here are a few of my favorites that I've been able to capture.

ImageWatch where you step by Daniel Wakefield, on Flickr

ImageEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Daniel Wakefield, on Flickr

ImageCottonmouth "in situ" by Daniel Wakefield, on Flickr

ImageEastern Coral Snake by Daniel Wakefield, on Flickr

ImageIn Situ Fox Snake by Daniel Wakefield, on Flickr

ImageEastern Mud Snake, coming up for air by Daniel Wakefield, on Flickr


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 Post subject: Re: Snakes In Situ, Partially Hiding - Request for Images
PostPosted: February 3rd, 2017, 11:28 am 

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Hi Kelly,

Here's a shot that I took on my cell phone, I wish I had my camera on me for more clarity and depth:

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This turned out to be one of my favorite pics of the year.

Another one of my faves, also a cell phone shot (you think that I would have learned by now?):

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PostPosted: February 3rd, 2017, 6:45 pm 
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MC what you self critique as not having your chosen gear at hand is more than made up for by your eye!

Thank you, diggin your pics thoroughly!


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PostPosted: February 5th, 2017, 1:44 pm 
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Here's a few. Some are "hidden" in plain sight. Hope this qualifies for what you're looking for.

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Common Chuckwalla-Sauromalus ater by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Great Basin Gopher Snake-Pituophis catenifer deserticola by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Utah Mountain Kingsnake-Lampropeltis pyromelana infralabialis by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Western Yellow-bellied Racer-Coluber constrictor mormon by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Great Basin Rattlesnake-Crotalus oreganus lutosus by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Common Chuckwalla-Sauromalus ater by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Valley Garter Snake-Thamnophis sirtalis fitchi by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Wandering Garter Snake-Thamnophis elegans vagrans by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Banded Gila Monster-Heloderma suspectum suspectum by Rye Jones, on Flickr

There's actually 5 in this photo

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Wandering Garter Snake-Thamnophis elegans vagrans by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Canyon Treefrog-Hyla arenicolor by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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Valley Garter Snake-Thamnophis sirtalis fitchi by Rye Jones, on Flickr

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PostPosted: February 5th, 2017, 5:27 pm 
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Oh yes Thank you Rancorrye it sure does!


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PostPosted: February 5th, 2017, 8:49 pm 
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Not the best photos but here are a couple of mine! Hope they work.

ImageBanded Rock Rattlesnake by JeremyFWright, on Flickr

ImageCrotalus oreganus helleri by JeremyFWright, on Flickr

ImageRed Diamond Rattlesnake (Crotalus Ruber by JeremyFWright, on Flickr


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PostPosted: February 7th, 2017, 1:46 am 
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Thank you Jeremy for that trio of beauties..~*

I have an interest in surreptitious snake moments on the Natch, it seems that snakes dont simply, always, compartmentalize being concealed, basking, foraging, waiting, but are nuanced in being able to accomplish these somewhat simultaneously. One aspect tentatively merging with another.

But besides that, its so relaxing just to look at them. Just really enjoyable. Like, the Best.


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PostPosted: February 13th, 2017, 9:41 am 

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Kelly Mc wrote:
MC what you self critique as not having your chosen gear at hand is more than made up for by your eye!

Thank you, diggin your pics thoroughly!


Thanks Kelly, for the nice complement!


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PostPosted: February 14th, 2017, 4:33 am 

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There were actually 5 Reticulated Pythons in this one tree all hiding amongst the branches. This one was the most obvious.

ImageReticulated Python (Malayopython reticulatus) in situ by Matt Summerville, on Flickr

Juvenile Trimeresurus albolabris hiding in a small shrub during the day.

ImageJuvenile White-lipped Pit Viper (Trimeresurus albolabris) in situ during the day by Matt Summerville, on Flickr

Green Tree Python (Morelia viridis) during the day in Iron Range, QLD

ImageGreen Tree Python (Morelia viridis) perching by Matt Summerville, on Flickr

Inland Taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus) doing a great job of hiding in a soil crack

ImageInland Taipan (Oxyuranus microlepidotus) by Matt Summerville, on Flickr


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PostPosted: February 14th, 2017, 11:01 am 
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Matt these are Spectacular, I especially appreciate the Taipan one, and still trying to find all the retics :D oh how I love seeing images of those in the wild, would give anything to do so in person. Thanks again!!


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PostPosted: February 14th, 2017, 12:35 pm 

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Sistrurus catenatus, Midwestern United States
ImageEastern Massasauga Rattlesnake by Chad Harrison, on Flickr


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PostPosted: February 14th, 2017, 2:20 pm 
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I an extreme primitive with a camera, i think I may have some instinct for timing, but the camera itself gets in the way :oops:

So as a very appreciative admirer of the skills, I thank you, and wow i cant remember seeing a photo where the grass blades were as crisp as the snake nestled within. This is a perfect shot of a snake in secure repose under broken cover, concealed yet receiving daylight contact at the same time. Snakes are not as absolute in their habits and positional patterns as is often stated, especially by people who keep them in captivity. ;)


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PostPosted: February 16th, 2017, 5:06 pm 
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ImageRed Dimondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus ruber) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) basking in-situ. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSan Francisco Gartersnake (Thamnphis sirtalis tetrataenia) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) in-situ. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) in-situ. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSan Francisco Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSan Francisco Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageUnobscured. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) pair. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageThamnophis couchii in-situ. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageThamnophis couchii in-situ by Chad Lane, on Flickr

There's a few I'm sure I have more. LOL


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PostPosted: February 16th, 2017, 8:32 pm 
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Here's a few. I think this category constitutes about 3/4 of the photos I take.

The oldest herp photo I have. Taken in 1991:
ImageBlack Racer, Coluber constrictor constrictor by JAMES MAUGHN, on Flickr


ImageSan Francisco Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia) Mating Ball by JAMES MAUGHN, on Flickr

Because I have no shame, the same thing, the next year...
ImageSan Francisco Garter Snakes, Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia (Mating Cluster) by JAMES MAUGHN, on Flickr

ImageWestern Yellow-bellied Racer, Coluber constrictor mormon by JAMES MAUGHN, on Flickr

ImageAlameda Striped Racer, Coluber lateralis euryxanthus by JAMES MAUGHN, on Flickr

and, finally, a young Northern Pacific Rattlesnake, cleverly hidden under a root:
ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake, Crotalus oreganus oreganus by JAMES MAUGHN, on Flickr


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PostPosted: February 17th, 2017, 8:08 pm 
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Beautiful, Chad & James and honored to get to see #1 ever Black Racer '91. I really am. Just splendid.


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