First rattlesnake of the year!

Texas Blonde

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This little beauty was found on the the street I live on by my neighbor, it had just crawled out of my horse pasture, where it probably went to get a drink of water since it has been so dry here.











 

desertanimal

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Adorable. Is that a massasauga?

---------- Post added at 03:32 PM ---------- Previous post was at 03:29 PM ----------

Ah. C. viridis was my other guess. I like the little lines on its snout.
 

Texas Blonde

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LOL! Can't believe I forgot to post what species. It is Crotalus viridis, only my second one ever.
 

Texas Blonde

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You are a REALLY gifted photographer! Those photos ROCK!!
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Thanks, but I am really just good at pointing the camera. Unfortunately, the manual settings on my DSLR don't work anymore, so everything is taken with the auto settings. And it doesn't hurt when you have a great model! ;)
 

Wadew

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Sky,
either way "great photography". I agree,having a good model helps as well!

Cheers Wade:)
 

tebs

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whoa...the bokeh on the first picture is freakin' amazing....very veeery nice sky!
 

Texas Blonde

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Amazing shots! What part of the state were these taken?
I live in Midland, Tx. I caught the snake on my private street, and took it out to my ranch farther west for release far away from humans. I mostly live out in the country, but I am in a neighborhood. People here are very quick to kill snakes.


whoa...the bokeh on the first picture is freakin' amazing....very veeery nice sky!
That was my favorite shot, it just came out so cool to me. It was kind of a happy accident, cause I lost my balance and rocked back right as I took the pic, cutting off the bottom of the frame. I like it better that way!
 

Galapoheros

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Midland, and Oddesolate ha!, maybe I will get a piece of peace in the desert some day, I like it in w tx. Cool pic, don't think I've come across one of those. Do you see heros pedes crossing the roads at night in that area?, if you do, what color?
 

Texas Blonde

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Midland, and Oddesolate ha!, maybe I will get a piece of peace in the desert some day, I like it in w tx. Cool pic, don't think I've come across one of those. Do you see heros pedes crossing the roads at night in that area?, if you do, what color?
I haven't found heros where I live, but I have seen them farther West in the Davis area.

What camera do you use....I really must get one
I have a 5yo Canon Rebel 8pm DSLR. It is beat to hell, and the manual settings don't work anymore. I am thinking about buying something new soon, but I will never get rid of this one. I can't recommend the Rebels enough, they are really tough cameras!
 

Galapoheros

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They would be restricted to creek beds out there since it's so flat and dry. I've had the banded heros from the Davis mountains, I like those. I was just wondering what color form is found in the Midland area. The crossover area from heros heros to heros castaneiceps is in that area going by spotty data I've heard about, I was curious since I've never hunted that area. I'm betting castaneiceps is there.

PS, Graham told me he didn't like the Davis mnt heros, said he wants me to have them:razz:
 
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