That's an attractive little beastie which, I gather, is non venomous....

It looks a little like a Legless Lizard.  I have a photo of one of those
around here somewhere - I'll try to dig it up and PESO it.



Brian Walters
Western Sydney Australia

On Thu, Sep 22, 2016, at 03:44 AM, Larry Colen wrote:
> When Sara and I were heading up to the bridge yesterday to take photos, 
> I saw the garter snake chilling on the shoulder of the road. I stuck him 
> in my cargo pocket to use as a prop and to help him retain his three 
> dimensional qualities.  And, yes, the obligatory comments about the 
> snake in my trousers were made.
> I guess he liked the warmth, because he was totally content to just hang 
> out there.  After going through the photos for Sara, and having dinner, 
> before I let him go, I posed him for photos with Irving.
> Long story short, my sister found Irving when she was working on a 
> cattle drive many years ago and brought him home for me. I think that as 
> a background he nearly works for making such a friendly and mellow 
> little snake look almost menacing.
> K-1, Tamron 90/2.8 macro  ISO 320 f/4 1/50
> C&C as always are appreciated.  For those that are interested, here's 
> the rest of the set:
> The pictures were shot using a 14W LED bulb maybe a foot away as the 
> key, a bit of aluminum foil as a gobo to keep light off the background, 
> and room lights as fill.
> -- 
> Larry Colen (postbox on min4est)


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