Reptiles and Amphibians

Cog

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Dec 6, 2013
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I have not noticed a reptile and amphibian photo thread, so here goes.....

I'll start with a juvenile Copperhead (viper) from north-central Texas (5D iv, 100mm L, F16, 1/125. 100 ISO)View attachment 184731
People posted their reptile pics in the Miscelaneous Wildlife thread. But a separate thread could be convenient. Great snakes and turtles!
 
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mikekeck

EOS M50
Mar 14, 2018
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A large Western Rat Snake (Pantherophis [Elaphe] obsoletus) from north-central Texas. (5D iv, 100-400 ii, at 379 mm, F11, 1/125, ISO 2000).
 
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Del Paso

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Aug 9, 2018
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I have not noticed a reptile and amphibian photo thread, so here goes.....

I'll start with a juvenile Copperhead (viper) from north-central Texas (5D iv, 100mm L, F16, 1/125. 100 ISO)View attachment 184731
For this kind of picture, I'd need at least shutter speed of 1/8000 PLUS a 20 EV IS or IBIS, to eradicate my panic-induced shaking.:eek:
Well done, Mike!
 

mikekeck

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Blotched (aka Plain-belly) Water Snake (Nerodia erythrogaster) from north-central Texas. I don't know which of us had the most mosquitoes!
(6D, 300 F4L, 1.4x iii, F5.6, 1/640, ISO 3200)
 
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mikekeck

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Mar 14, 2018
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A North American Racer (Coluber constrictor) from North-central Texas. This one doesn't really fit neatly into any of the named subspecies; it is basically an intergrade between a Southern Black Racer and a Yellow Belly Racer. (5D iv, 100mmL, F9, 1/125, ISO 50)