As Green as Green..... by polly470

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In the ‘Forests of the Night’
Where tigers lurk and beasts take flight
He quietly watches, eyes unblinking
Coiled and ready, quietly sinking
Down the branches, down the trees
A rabbit twitches and he freezes
Green as leaves, as green as green
This stealthy hunter can’t be seen
Until he strikes and then – too late..
The chosen prey will meet it’s fate….

The first line of the poem is from the William Blake poem of the same name…..the rest is mine…I have always loved that poem…..
Camera Nikon D300
Lens Macro 60 mm
Edited in aperture 3 and Photoshop 4
Textures from ShadowHouse Creations on Flickr and myself
Taken in Chester Zoo reptile house, Cheshire, quite dark conditions, behind glass…
Nothing like a challenge!
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snake, boa, green, nature, reptile, coiled, eye, animal, wildlife

Addicted to animals, photography and textures, and loving every minute of it!!

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  • linaji
    linajialmost 3 years ago

    Crazy amazing, like jewels!

  • LOL!! That’s what I thought as well!!

    – polly470

  • vigor
    vigoralmost 3 years ago

    He looks great, you work magic!!!

  • Thanks Vigor!! It was rubbish light to work in, so I was pleased he came out alright!

    – polly470

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieealmost 3 years ago

    Opps! beauty scary me, splendid my dear Polly:)

  • LOL!! me too Sunny! I was glad there was glass between us..!

    – polly470

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...almost 3 years ago

    terrific…and wondrous, with all beauty my friend…N.J.,

  • Isn’t he amazing! I would hate to be a mouse though…

    – polly470

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 3 years ago

    What a wonderful picture of “Pytte” – I hope I will find him/her in my group
    Great work Polly – did you write the poem too? ☺x

  • Yes…do you like it? My dad always wanted me to write, but I never managed it while he was alive..I am trying to make up for it now…but slowly! I am finding my feet…

    – polly470

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 3 years ago

    What a stunning work of art Polly.
    Love what you’ve done witht he textures.

  • Thanks so much Don..I really wanted to convey the deep green of the forest for him….

    – polly470

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...almost 3 years ago

    Wow, what an amazing shot! Love the angle, framing and your post work Polly.. incredible!!

  • Thanks Parmi!! Been working on this off and on for a bit, but was never satisfied…thanks for the thumbs up!

    – polly470

  • Janet Fikar
    Janet Fikaralmost 3 years ago

    Absolutely spectacular! Love the poem too!

  • Thanks Janet!! The first line is blatently plagiarized from the poem but the rest is mine!!
    The snake was amazing..didn’t move an inch, but I had the feeling he could move fast if he wanted to!

    – polly470

  • Lyn Evans
    Lyn Evansalmost 3 years ago

    Wow….thats awesome Polly ;-D

  • Thanks Lyn..I thought the green was spectacular…

    – polly470

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsalmost 3 years ago

    Wow, this is an amazing shot Polly, well done :-)))

  • I was so pleased Michael, because it was so damn dark in the reptile house, and that glass / perspex was pretty grubby!!

    – polly470

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