“Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite
and furthermore always carry a small snake.”

~ W. C. Fields

I found this little snake slithering around on my lounge room floor! After watching him for a while and trying to decide what to do with him, I thought why not take a photo. I scooped him up into a plastic container and set it under a downlight on my kitchen bench which produced these reflections. Meanwhile my son stood guard to make sure he didn’t escape before I got this shot by standing on the benchtop and focusing down into the open container.

“S for Snake”
Photography & Artwork
by Holly Kempe ©

Sony a100 camera


ac, australia, nature, orange, patterns, reflections, reptile, snake, wildlife, yellow

Inspired by the vast outback, pristine coastline and flora and fauna of Australia, Holly adds her creative touch to photographs taken in her travels around this wonderous country.

Holly’s work talks in colours and peace and shows a great appreciation and respect for life.~ Angela
Love the simplicity and composition …great colours too! ~ Robert
An excellent eye for strong, simple graphics. ~ Karen

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  • cbrook
    cbrookover 6 years ago

    Unbelievable!! Great shot!!

  • Charles Dobbs Photography
    Charles Dobbs ...over 6 years ago

    Love the color of this! Nice capture!

  • nevillecowan
    nevillecowanover 6 years ago

    fantastic effect, it was worth the effort, well done

  • Holly Werner
    Holly Wernerover 6 years ago

    Very cool. Love it.

  • Antanas
    Antanasover 6 years ago

    great work, well done

  • sasha
    sashaover 6 years ago

    This is lovely – great shot

  • GerryMac
    GerryMacover 6 years ago

    excellent capture!

  • Lance Leopold
    Lance Leopoldover 6 years ago

    A fabulous shot,Holly,i love the composition and color,it really “pops”,well done!!!!

  • Alison Edge
    Alison Edgeover 6 years ago

    Incredible, I think I would have been too busy freaking out to take a photo!!

  • sarahnewton
    sarahnewtonover 6 years ago

    Awesome, I love the colour and light creates a super shadow

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