© Sandra R. Alvey


Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict 1/23/2008 8:47:59 PM

Awesome image and details here, Sandra.

Dominick #837570

Stefania Barbier level-addict 1/23/2008 10:41:38 PM

oh my... hate those things... awesome close up Sandi... superb details! #5384813

Tiia Vissak level-addict 1/23/2008 11:42:03 PM

great tones & clarity! #5384931

Margaret R. Barry level-addict 1/24/2008 12:56:22 AM

Fantastic image, Sandi. Great details and color! #5385062

David J. Geaney level-addict 1/24/2008 1:24:31 AM

What a great close-up. Just love snakes. Nice crisp details in the eyes. #5385120

Steven E. Ray level-addict 1/24/2008 2:55:57 AM

Whoa... now this is a handsome green slithering serpent. Nice and close-up where you can see the devil in it's eye :) I love nature and will even catch insects in the house and free them outside verses stomping them, but snakes always made me nervous. Don't bother me as much now, but as a kid I would freak out and FLEEEEE. Wonderful photo Sandi! #5385292

Jim Baines level-addict 1/24/2008 4:10:14 AM

A magnificent capture, Sandra! Crisp eyes and nice detail with vivid color. When I try this at the zoo I can never get past the glass. Great job!! #5385734

Bob D. Hall level-addict 1/24/2008 7:00:25 AM

Great capture, Sandra! #5386539

Silvana Stanzer level-addict 1/24/2008 7:48:53 AM

Wow this is GREAT! Amazing capture, and I love the colors. #5386684

Nadine A. Lewis level-addict 1/24/2008 7:59:22 AM

This is an AWESOME capture, Sandra!!! GREAT lighting, color, & detail!!!! <>< #5386717

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-addict 1/24/2008 9:20:26 AM

Wow! This is as close as I ever want to a snake!

Great presentation!

jo ann c. #5387010

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-addict 1/24/2008 9:44:32 AM

I believe it was your grandmother that didn't like all the snakes in the house. If you will recall, I had lots of lizzards & snakes as pet when I was growing up. With 5 older brothers and sisters and 1 younger brother (the BABY), there weren't any cats and dogs left for me to play with so I had the reptiles! :-)

ANYWAY... This is a totally AWESOME image with fantastic detaiil, colors, DOF, POV and composition, Kiddo!~! LOVE IT!!!!! Mom #5387123

Kimi A. Phillips level-addict 1/24/2008 10:03:11 AM

AWESOME DETAIL!!! Comp. and color fantastic...GREAT JOB!!! #5387217

Erika Haight level-addict 1/24/2008 11:42:14 AM

Kinda scary Sandra... However, I love that Vivid green and details! Bravo!!! erika #5387670

Brett Dolsen 1/24/2008 11:49:56 AM

Cool Snake Sandra!!Great clarity and details.
Brett #5387720

David Phalen 1/24/2008 2:43:58 PM

Too close for me! :) Excellent color and details. Well done! #5388324

Nikki McDonald level-addict 1/24/2008 3:04:17 PM

You did a wonderful job on this capture, Sandi. Great detail--love the DOF, too--and color. Hssssssssss #5388420

Sam Britt 1/24/2008 3:15:07 PM

Great detail, color & lighting, Sandi. Terrific shot. I could never have a snake as a pet - they're too creepy! #5388463

Ashley Froehlich 1/24/2008 3:19:05 PM

Even though I'm not a fan of snakes, LoL..You done a great job on this capture!! The colors are really, really
pretty! :) #5388481

Shelly A. Van Camp level-addict 1/24/2008 3:56:29 PM

Great capture, details and colors, Sandi! #5388621

Kay E. Mahoney level-addict 1/24/2008 4:14:53 PM

Nice capture, Sandra. Beautiful colors. #5388688

Patrick Rouzes level-addict 1/24/2008 7:30:25 PM

WOW, incredible colors, lighting, detail, & clarity here, Sandra!!! Exceptional work on this one, my friend!!! #5389329

Sandra R. Alvey 1/24/2008 8:19:25 PM

Thank you so much everyone for your kind comments!!

I'm running a fever tonight, and won't be able to comment. I don't think it's anything terrible, just something going around at work. Maybe I'll take the day off tomorrow! LOL!

Thank you all again! #5389467

Tamara K. Walker level-addict 1/24/2008 8:32:29 PM

You know how much I like snakes. Awesome color and details. Feel better soon. #5389499

Kathy Reeves level-addict 1/25/2008 3:54:37 AM

Wow! Awesome! #5390755

Samantha L. Dean level-addict 1/25/2008 7:30:50 AM

Way kewl capture Sandra. Love this close-up!!! WTG! #5391889

Alexis Yobbagy 1/25/2008 9:50:36 AM

This is AMAZING!!! Looks like a WINNER!!! #5392520

Sandra R. Alvey 1/25/2008 9:40:22 PM

Thank you so much Tammy, Kathy, Samantha, and Alexis! I really appreciate all of you!

I'm still under the weather. I'll catch up on posting ASAP! :(


Su Sana E. P level-addict 1/26/2008 11:37:20 PM

Bet you had a terrific time shooing snakes!! Details, colors and dof are absolutely awesome here, Sandi!! #5402323

Sandra R. Alvey 1/27/2008 8:46:44 AM

Thank you so much SuSana hon!! *hugs* #5403279

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 1/27/2008 5:23:42 PM

(Shiver) Girl, another fantastic capture, close up and color, They just give me the willies LOL! #5405059

Sandra R. Alvey 1/27/2008 5:43:50 PM

LOL! Well good thing there's glass between him and you then! :)

Thanks so much Peaches!! #5405142

Amber Kennedy 1/27/2008 6:01:21 PM

i hate snakes, but you make em look so pretty! #5405198

Sandra R. Alvey 1/27/2008 9:16:36 PM

Aww Amber! Thank you so much! I personally think snakes are gorgeous creatures, but I don't think I'd want to cuddle with this venomous green tree snake. LOL! #5405774

John Connolly 1/28/2008 11:53:58 AM

What a beautiful snake, Sandi! Your capture is just superb with excellent detail and stunning color! #5408917

Deb Koskovich 1/28/2008 11:55:47 AM

Wow, what a great shot, Sandi!! You sure get along well with reptiles, LOL! #5408925

Sandra R. Alvey 1/28/2008 3:04:58 PM

Thank you so much John and Deb! I appreciate your sweet comments! #5409736

Iris Greenwell 1/29/2008 4:23:20 PM

Wow, great details and wonderful colors here. Iris #5415134

Debra K. Thomas 1/29/2008 4:29:54 PM

wonderful wonderful foto #5415162

Sandra R. Alvey 1/29/2008 7:38:37 PM

Thank you so much Iris and Debra! I really appreciate your wonderful comments! #5415854

Crystal L. Craig 2/1/2008 9:15:48 AM

Can I have two favorites of your snake series? LOL This is absolutely wonderful Sandi! Love the colour, composition and incredible details. Very nicely done! Amazing the clarity through the glass :) #5428118

Sandra R. Alvey 2/1/2008 11:28:08 AM

Thank you so much Crystal! I got lucky, they'd just cleaned the glass in the exibits! WOOHOO! LOL!


Dianna Hauf 2/4/2008 10:04:28 AM

AWESOME, awesome!!! I LOVE all your snake captures Sandra! This one is fantastic! Color, details, clarity, lighting and composition all perfect! #5442011

Sandra R. Alvey 2/4/2008 11:03:37 AM

Dianna Thank You so much! I am particularly fond of this image, green tree snakes are just so gorgeous! I appreciate you stopping in and hope you come again soon! #5442276

Carolyn J. Connolly level-addict 2/13/2008 8:43:49 PM

WOW, Sandi - this is SSSUCH a *beautiful* capture of a green tree snake!! I L-O-V-E absolutely EVERYTHING about this image!! :o) #5492109

Sandra R. Alvey 2/14/2008 4:45:11 PM

Thank you so much Carolyn!! He was quite willing to pose for me, and look at his eyes...they are like crystals! He was GORGEOUS! #5496449

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/22/2008 2:30:20 PM


Nikki McDonald level-addict 2/22/2008 2:53:10 PM

Oh my goodness--multiple finalists! Way to go, Sandi. We are all beyond thrilled for you and wish you the very best of luck in the next round. Go Henry Doorley!!! #5533161

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-addict 2/22/2008 2:57:47 PM

Congrats on your finalist! Wowowie! #5533204

Patrick Rouzes level-addict 2/22/2008 3:00:48 PM

Another one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #5533235

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 2/22/2008 3:07:30 PM

BIG Congrats on your beautiful finalist!!! Hssssssssssstttt #5533308

Linda D. Lester level-addict 2/22/2008 3:11:03 PM

What a beauty....Congratulations! #5533350

Judy V. Kennamer level-addict 2/22/2008 3:15:42 PM

Gorgeous Sandi!!! Congrats!!! #5533404

Dianna Hauf 2/22/2008 3:23:16 PM

Super congrats Sandi!!! Best of luck going into the next round hon!!!! woo-hoo! #5533517

Erin Appelbaum 2/22/2008 3:47:02 PM

Awesome Sandi. WTG. Good luck next round. Peter #5533867

Crystal L. Craig 2/22/2008 4:47:25 PM

Hip-hip Hurray Sandi! WTG! Very glad to see this one made finalist! Wahoo :) #5534407

Mihai Matei 2/22/2008 5:58:57 PM

Awesome!Congratulations on your finalist,Sandi!!GL in the next round!:) #5534970

Jim Baines 2/22/2008 6:03:13 PM

And another hearty congratulations to the "Snake Charmer" for a superb Finalist! #5535004

Sandra R. Alvey 2/22/2008 6:22:06 PM

I think I'm in shock. LOL! THANK YOU ALL!!! You can't even believe how blown away I am right now! I think I better go lay down for a minute, and catch my breath! LOL!

THANK YOU!!! #5535159

Barbara Waldoch level-addict 2/22/2008 7:00:52 PM

Congratulations again, Sandi! WTG! #5535411

Kay E. Mahoney level-addict 2/22/2008 7:41:15 PM

Congratulations on your finalist. #5535800

Jodi Zimmer 2/22/2008 7:46:41 PM

Congratulations Sandi!!!! Beautiful shot.I too am a reptile lover. #5535860

Silvana Stanzer level-addict 2/22/2008 9:13:48 PM

Congratulation on this one too, just an amzing finalist! #5536458

Brett Dolsen 2/22/2008 9:16:09 PM

Congrats Sandra and good luck with your finalists next round!!
Brett #5536466

Jeana Clark 2/22/2008 9:26:55 PM

congrats G/F on this excellent finalist!!!

~J~ #5536516

Sandra R. Alvey 2/22/2008 10:22:55 PM

Thank you so much everyone! You guys are the BEST! *hugs* #5536694

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 2/22/2008 10:36:48 PM

Yeee Haaaa Sandi
Congratulations on this great finalist

Stefania Barbier level-addict 2/22/2008 11:48:52 PM

huge congrats Sandi!!!!! #5536906

Su Sana E. P level-addict 2/23/2008 2:48:48 AM

Congratulations on this awesome Finalist, Sandi!! Wow!! You're on fire this month!!!!!!!!!! #5537331

Samantha L. Dean level-addict 2/23/2008 5:05:56 AM

Congratulations Sandra. You are kicking some serious butt! :-) #5537810

Sam Britt level-addict 2/23/2008 5:18:50 AM

Congratulations again, Sandi! #5537903

Mitch Spence level-addict 2/23/2008 8:36:43 AM

Congratulations, Sandi! #5539111

Sandra R. Alvey level-addict 2/23/2008 10:23:48 AM

You guys are so awesome! Thank you all for your wonderful well wishes, and supportive comments! I truly appreciate ALL of you! *hugs* #5539788

Ken Smith level-addict 2/23/2008 10:30:19 AM

Love the greens. Congrats!! #5539825

Sandra R. Alvey level-addict 2/23/2008 1:33:40 PM

Thank you so much Ken hon! *hugs* #5540617

Bill Wyatt 2/23/2008 3:04:18 PM

This is incredible and is a winner in my book Congratulations! #5540910

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-addict 2/23/2008 5:29:41 PM

Excellent finalist Sandi, huge congrats! #5541349

"emmanuel ""nolax""" N. Montemar level-addict 2/23/2008 5:31:07 PM

WOW again on this finalist, Sandi!! CONGRATSSSS!!! best of luck to all of us my friend!! #5541355

Sandra R. Alvey level-addict 2/23/2008 5:53:43 PM

Bill, Donna, and Nolax Thank You so much! I truly appreciate your kind words! *hugs* #5541415

Steven E. Ray level-addict 2/23/2008 6:10:50 PM

BIG Congratulations on all your finalist Sandra. This is one really awesome photo. I hope it goes on to win the GOLD! #5541482

Sandra R. Alvey level-addict 2/23/2008 7:08:21 PM

Steven THANK YOU SO MUCH! I truly appreciate your wonderful supportive comment! *hugs* #5541728

Lisa J. Boulden level-addict 2/23/2008 8:35:10 PM

How did I miss this one, Sandi???
Gorgeous color and detail!
Should be in National Geographic!
Congrats on the WELL-DESERVED finalist!
~~Lisa #5541969

Sandra R. Alvey level-addict 2/23/2008 10:38:18 PM

Aww Lisa THANK YOU so much!! I really appreciate your wonderful and supportive comments hon! I'm truly glad you liked it! :D #5542312

Kathy Reeves level-addict 2/24/2008 5:25:02 AM

Wow!! Another fantastic finalist Sand!!! A well deserved Congratulations!!! #5543119

Carolyn J. Connolly level-addict 2/26/2008 6:29:09 PM

Sandi, I still LOVE this image...and ESPECIALLY those eyes!! A BIG congrat's on your Finalist recognition for it, my friend - it was MOST deserved!! :o) #5558312

Sandra R. Alvey level-addict 2/26/2008 7:39:43 PM

Thank you so much Kathy and Carolyn! I truly appreciate your wonderful supportive comments! *hugs* #5558698

Laurie Daily level-addict 2/28/2008 12:37:19 PM

Yippee!!! Another great one, Sandi...and I don't even really like snakes! #5568409

Sandra R. Alvey level-addict 2/28/2008 8:59:12 PM

LOL Laurie! No problem, I like them enough for the both of us. :D Thank you sweet friend! #5570256

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-addict 3/5/2008 6:20:57 PM

Congratulations Sandi! You're on a roll girl! Even if I don't like snakes, this is a great presentation, happy for your win!

jo ann c. #5598204

Sandra R. Alvey level-addict 3/5/2008 6:46:44 PM

Wow Jo Ann hon you braved the snakes for me? You are the BEST!! Thank you so much for your well wishes hon! #5598347

Laura E. Swan level-addict 4/22/2008 7:44:22 PM

OH MY GOSH GET THAT THING AWAY FROM ME!!!'s just a picture! WHEW! That was CLOSE!

Actually this is a beautiful snake and so unusual. Totally green like that. What a creepy thought. He could really camouflage himself out there couldn't he?!?!?! No thanks. I'm not taking out the garbage even if you PAY ME! Not unless the grass is GOOD and CUT! Ha!

-Laura #5827436

Erika Haight level-addict 4/22/2008 8:02:56 PM

An excellent FINALIST Sandra!!! Wahhoooooooo!!! #5827513

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Next is a series of Zoo photos shot
last weekend at the Oklahoma City Zoo.
Reptiles are my passion...I know Mom got
tired of me bringing random snakes home to
keep as PETS! OK I stand
corrected, Grandma got tired of
me bringing them home. Them
and the field mice. LOL! :D

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 40000/1000000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, auto mode, ISO: 400,400, FocalLength: 70.00 mm, Model: DSLR-A100

Uploaded on 1/23/2008 8:42:23 PM Photo Contest Finalist

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