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Maximilian

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Frogs in pond at local garden. My granddaughter served as spotter. I probably would have missed them.
It's always great to find something for children or grandchildren to get into nature.
Of course it is difficult to handle with their impatience but if you can you have a new and really curious observer.
And mostly they have the better eyes ;):geek:
Keep her interested :)
 

dcm

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It's always great to find something for children or grandchildren to get into nature.
Of course it is difficult to handle with their impatience but if you can you have a new and really curious observer.
And mostly they have the better eyes ;):geek:
Keep her interested :)
Thanks. She is. We go on photo safaris together. She and her mom inherit my gear.
 
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I very rarely see snakes as we have so few in the UK, maybe once every five years. By coincidence, yesterday, the same day that one of our politicians famous for speaking with "forked tongue" was outed once again, I had my best views ever of a Grass Snake.
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Maximilian

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While I was going dragonfly stalking and sitting at the water this ringed snake / grass snake (which name is more common?) swam by just about 1,5 m away.
Always fascinationg how fast they can swim.
I shot these pics with 5D4+100-400 II + 1.4x TC and are without any cropping

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ISv

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Super shot!!! We have the Caroline Anoles on the Islands and I have some experience with them: to get such a shot (LIF - like Lizard in fly:)) you must be very lucky person - these are short, sudden jumps and you have to be lucky to have the right aperture and speed to catch it! Congratulations!!!!
 

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Super shot!!! We have the Caroline Anoles on the Islands and I have some experience with them: to get such a shot (LIF - like Lizard in fly:)) you must be very lucky person - these are short, sudden jumps and you have to be lucky to have the right aperture and speed to catch it! Congratulations!!!!
Thanks ISV but he was just doing the Spiderman on my window just trying to figure out how to get in :) The background are Lantanas , which worked well for me.
 
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ISv

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Very nice, but I'm more interested in the "workshop" than the photo. ;) Have you considered working on this to make the head stand out just a little better? Just a thought from someone who is no expert.

Jack
It stands out - in the reflection:)!
 

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Just Brown Anole. The "Orange-red flag" means "it's my territory, don't enter" but in case there is a bigger Anole around they stay low profile;)!

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Maximilian

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I am always fascinated how well and how fast ringed snakes can swim.
I almost got problems following this one panning.

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Very nice series. I really like the silver look of the water on the first picture.
 

Maximilian

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My first common European adder (vipera berus).
She - so big it must be a female - was quite shy and lying in high grass. When I tried to get a better view she disappeared.
One of the two poisonous serpents in Germany. The other one is the asp viper (vipera aspis).
What I just learned as I was looking for more info:
The adder venom it two to three times more poisonous than the venom of the diamondback rattlesnake (crotalus adamanteus).
But the dose is so low that normally it is not dangerous to life. I'll stay careful if I see her again ;)

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