Big Whiff

© Lori Ditlefsen

Big Whiff

Dale Ann Cubbage May 09, 2005

OMG! You are a braver woman than I, Lori! Great capture!!

da #246777

Linda D. Lester level-classic May 09, 2005

What a striking shot! Great shot, Lori! #1333450

Don Leslie May 09, 2005

Great shot Lori, sharp with great DOF! #1333624

Lori Ditlefsen May 09, 2005

Thank you Dale, Linda and Don! #1333626

Brinn MacDougall May 09, 2005

Great capture, Lori! Perfect timing and wonderful detail! #1333785

Brian Cassar May 09, 2005

This is a really good shot Lori. Probably a winner. Great job! #1334434

Lori Ditlefsen May 09, 2005

Thank you so much Brinn and Brian! #1335252

Kara L. Hendricks May 09, 2005

You are much braver than I.. ewhhhhh...
And one dedicated photographer I must say...lol Great shot!! #1335498

May 09, 2005

I'd probably give up after it struck at me poisonous or not. Great job! #1335500

Lori Ditlefsen May 09, 2005

Thank you Kara and Misty. They can't hurt ya so I didn't mind it being aggressive. Makes for better shots when critters get fiesty. ;) #1335563

Laurence Saliba level-classic May 15, 2005

Scary!!!!! I like snakes but when I meet one in the wild it gives me the shivers :) Great capture Lori!!!! #1354575

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe May 15, 2005

Awesome, Lori!!!! #1355069

Lori Ditlefsen May 15, 2005

Thanks so much Laurence and Jim! #1355787

Lorraine A. Cook May 16, 2005

Super Photo, Lori! I'll enjoy looking at snakes through the lens of your camera<:)) #1357771

Lori Ditlefsen May 16, 2005

hehe, Thanks Lorraine! #1357783

Noel Baebler May 16, 2005

If I had a hat, it would be off-to-you. I admire you hanging in there for this shot! Poisonous or made of rubber, I am out-of- there! #1359229

Lori Ditlefsen May 16, 2005

Must be the Tom Boy in me! hehe Thanks Noel! #1359595

Bryan Yates May 18, 2005

Well done! I like the DOF and the color! #1364828

Lori Ditlefsen May 18, 2005

Thanks, Bryan! #1364919

Cindy Paquette May 18, 2005

Incredible capture!!! #1364944

Lori Ditlefsen May 18, 2005

Thank you Cindy! #1365366

Walter Graziano May 18, 2005

I have to say, I only have 2 phobias;one is flying and the other is snakes! The shot came out great and you get even more kudos for getting close to the thing! :) #1365536

Lori Ditlefsen May 18, 2005

hehe, Thanks Wally! #1365577

Kerby Pfrangle level-classic May 18, 2005

Lori I am afraid of snakes.

But this is an excellent clear image of this fellow.

Nice color and like his tounge.

Kerby #1366229

Lori Ditlefsen May 18, 2005

Thank you Kerby! #1366304

Jill A. Johnson May 19, 2005

Great Work Lori!!!

Jill :) #1368455

Lori Ditlefsen May 19, 2005

Thank you, Jill! #1368589

Alisha L. Ekstrom May 19, 2005

Oh my NO WAY would you EVER catch me getting a photo of a snake!!! You are VERY brave. Fabulous capture!!!:) #1368753

Lori Ditlefsen May 19, 2005

hehe, I hear that a lot! Thanks for the nice comment, Alisha! #1368879

Claudia Kuhn level-classic May 19, 2005

Great find and super capture Lori! last summer I stopped on the side of the road because I found a garter snake sunning itself. I got a few pics, none this close though, and a few cars went by me and must have thought I was crazy. I made sure it got out of the road so it wouldn't get hit. #1369685

Lori Ditlefsen May 19, 2005

Oh good, a fellow soul who will brave nature's beasts for the shot! hehe Thanks so much, Claudia, and good for you for keeping it safe! #1369846

Roxanne M. Bubar May 21, 2005

Great shot. #1375457

Lori Ditlefsen May 21, 2005

Thank you Roxanne! #1375475

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic May 23, 2005

Super, Lori! I took a picture yesterday of this Snake here in Va. It was over a store front window here and about 4 feet long!!!!! Shelly #1384859

Lori Ditlefsen May 23, 2005

Thanks so much, Shelly!

4ft! Yikes a big one! #1384938

Wendy Stevenson May 23, 2005

Great capture of this looooooong snake Lori!! #1385177

Lori Ditlefsen May 23, 2005

Thank you Wendy! #1385201

Marcie A. Fowler May 24, 2005

Great capture of the creepy looking fellow!! You are braver than I am!! #1389521

Lori Ditlefsen May 24, 2005

Thanks Marcie! #1389536

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic June 09, 2005

Very neat shot Lori. Would make a great picture for a snake book. #1451611

Lori Ditlefsen June 09, 2005

Thanks so much Kay! #1452190

augustus gillian June 18, 2005

wow! great capture.

the tounge colour gave contast and compositional effect

at first I look at the picture I got struck with the sharp scales and looks of the GS and bloured my eyes going in depth of picture.

nice shot with clear details to reptile study #1485362

Lori Ditlefsen June 18, 2005

Thanks Augustus! I love macro and mother nature shots. Until I got my Nikon 2 years ago, I had never shot in macro before. Now I'm hooked! #1485537

Timothy L. Leggett July 15, 2005

good thing your hooked, Lori cause you are very good at it. great shot.
Tim #1596740

Lori Ditlefsen July 15, 2005

Thanks Tim! I love Macro! #1596934

Roger D. Meador August 28, 2005

Very well done. I like this. #1775574

Lori Ditlefsen August 28, 2005

Thank you very much, Roger! #1776095

Guy D. Biechele level-classic June 09, 2006

Amazing capture. Great shapes, DOF, and perspective. That tongue makes the shot! #2874604

Lori Ditlefsen June 09, 2006

Thanks so much, Guy! #2875198

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Description

A Puyallup Fair National Photography Contest Finalist in 2007. Macro shot of this gardener snake trying to figure out if I was friend or foe based on the smells it was getting from it's tongue. I found it sun bathing on the black top in my Aunt's driveway. It did strike at me once while I was trying to get close with the camera but since it's not poisonous I kept shooting till I got a good shot! I got 3 nice shots that I'll put in this week. Camera hand held on auto macro mode.

Uploaded on May 09, 2005


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