Oregon Red-spotted Garter Snake by Chuck Gardner

Oregon Red-spotted Garter Snake by 

Garter(Gardner) snakes are a very adaptable group of snakes, found in backyards and multiple grass habitats around the United States. This one is an “Oregon Red-spotted Garter Snake” – Thamnophis sirtalis concinnus, It is said to be one of the most beautifully-colored of the Garter snake subspecies. This one is hunting for tree frog on a hardhack rose spirea flower bush. I took this shot of it while on a morning walk in the Fern Ridge Wildlife Areas Fish Butte Unit in Lane County, Oregon.

Taken with a Canon PowerShot SX10 IS on 8/25/09
TV – 1/500
AV – F 4.00
ISO – 80
Focal length – 5.00 mm
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  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerover 5 years ago

    Real beauty of a capture Chuck. Haven`t seen a garter snake around here in over forty years. Ours aren`t so colorful…..Tom

  • Thank You, Tom; I hardly ever see them also because I’m looking for birds most of the time. This one was at eye level and I was hunting for tree frogs too, is why I came across him. I put my camera in micro to take this shot. After taking it I looked away to take my lens cover off so I could get even closer and when I looked back it was gone…<g> I did get some of it in full size first before trying macro.

    – Chuck Gardner

  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...over 5 years ago

    holy COW! and i thought the blue garters in Florida were pretty….this guy is just gorgeous!!!!!!

  • Thanks Carla, Wait until I get back from my two day vacation, I will post it in full size.. <g> Good night….~Chuck

    – Chuck Gardner

  • robmac
    robmacover 5 years ago

    fantastic shot Chuck and a beautiful snake, a feature shot for sure

  • Thanks, Rob I will be back in a few days, going on a short vacation up north.. Later mate.. ~Chuck

    – Chuck Gardner

  • Dusker
    Duskerover 5 years ago

    Great focus, the light is perfect.

  • Thank you so much, Dusker…~Chuck

    – Chuck Gardner

  • Roka
    Rokaover 5 years ago

    Great shot, Chuck! Wow…. such detail and brilliance!

  • Thank you, Roka! For your wonderful comments….Have a nice weekend my friend…~Chuck

    – Chuck Gardner

  • James Deypalan
    James Deypalanover 5 years ago

    Nice capture! It makes the snake more dangerous too!

  • Thank you, Jim…~~~>g< Chuck

    – Chuck Gardner

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 5 years ago

    This is excellent work, great capture, I would have disappeared very quickly LOL, xx

  • Thank you, Ann; Do you have snakes in England? If you do I think you would have click a good shot off before you ran. <g>

    – Chuck Gardner

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 5 years ago

    A beautiful snake (even if I am terrified of snakes) and an awesome picture. Great details and colors. xo

  • Thank you, Lori This one is harmless like most of them this side of the Cascades….<g>…~~~: >Chuck

    – Chuck Gardner

  • itsallgoodamanda
    itsallgoodamandaover 5 years ago

    Wow,great photo,I am terrified of snakes,and no wonder seeing though we in Oz have some of the most deadliest,But this snake is so beautiful,I can’t believe the colours on him,Crikey’s he is so pretty.

  • Thank you, Amanda; This one is harmless like most of them this side of the Cascades in Oregon…~~;>Chuck

    – Chuck Gardner

  • CraigsMom
    CraigsMomover 5 years ago

    Great photo!!!

  • Thank you, Mary-Ann

    – Chuck Gardner

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