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NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D80
Shutter Speed
10/2000 second
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F/7.1
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105 mm
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200
Date Taken
Apr 18, 2010, 4:24:29 PM
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Another Salvadora shot by michael-ray Another Salvadora shot by michael-ray
Salvadora grahamiae - Santa Cruz County, Arizona.
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:iconskrillexzombie:
skrillexzombie Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow hes so pretty. Is it poisunus?? I hope not i want one.
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:iconmichael-ray:
michael-ray Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Venomous? Nope. Patchnoses are completely harmless.
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:iconmassimo67:
massimo67 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
...wonderfull - nice details!
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:iconmichael-ray:
michael-ray Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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Len-n-n Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
EEEEEEE CUUUUTTEEEE!!!!.....*Pause* Am I the only one who has to resist the urge to squeal when I see a snake?
But look at his little grin! He's so adorable!!
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:iconmichael-ray:
michael-ray Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
hahaha. Thanks?!
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D4everbecca Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
It looks like it has it's eye fixed on you lol. Very evil yet beautiful shot of it
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:iconmichael-ray:
michael-ray Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This guy was actually watching every movement I made and move its head accordingly. They're a very active, visually oriented species that hunt lizards almost 100% by sight, which explains it. haha
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:iconmanitouwolf:
ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
What a gorgeous serpent.
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:iconmichael-ray:
michael-ray Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Sure is.
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:iconlouvargent:
Louvargent Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful and perfect focus! Well done!
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:iconmichael-ray:
michael-ray Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!
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:iconmeihua:
meihua Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
What a beautiful snake! Great focus!
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:iconmichael-ray:
michael-ray Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Robin!
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Synaesthetik Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
It looks like a "whipsnake" although I do not believe they are related.... it's very pretty. Good eye and good shot!
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:iconmichael-ray:
michael-ray Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't believe they are closely related, but they're habits are fairly similar. They're both diurnal snakes that feed heavily on lizards, and they both hunt them out rather than ambush and wait for them.
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NarAar Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Wow I love them there so beautiful!
Gater snake right?
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:iconmichael-ray:
michael-ray Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
No. This is a patchnosed snake. It's not related to a garter snake, other than that they are both snakes. Haha.
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:iconnaraar:
NarAar Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Aw man I thought I had that down! Dx
I is stupids again.. ._.
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:iconmichael-ray:
michael-ray Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Haha. You can tell by the enlarged single rostral scale (the reason it's called a patchnose) that it's not a garter.
There are no garter species that have it.

It does kinda have the appearance of a garter otherwise though. haha
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NarAar Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
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:rofl:

Ive heard there Diranial oposed to Nocturnal...
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:iconmichael-ray:
michael-ray Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Yup.
Patchnose are almost strictly lizard eaters. They're diurnal, fast, and have great eyesight. They're hunters, so they actively forage looking for lizards and chasing them down instead of posting up somewhere and ambushing.
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NarAar Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
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These snakes r awsome. :iconoopsplz:
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InfinityandOne Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
What an amazing, knot-inducing pose for the little snake! Makes for great composition.
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:iconmichael-ray:
michael-ray Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. He was surprisingly easy to work with for a diurnal snake.
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:iconpaganfiresnake:
PaganFireSnake Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
It's a beautiful little snake.:)
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:iconmichael-ray:
michael-ray Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Possibly my new favorite.
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DRGNCAT Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some awesome coloring 8D
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:iconmichael-ray:
michael-ray Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree. It's one of the coolest snakes I've had the privilege of finding. The pics don't do it any justice.
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InsaneGelfling Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
Absolutely gorgeous.
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:iconmichael-ray:
michael-ray Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
The pics don't do it justice.
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