Location: This baby garter snake was caught, sunning himself on the boardwalk at FortWhyte Alive, our Nature Center on the southwest edge of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Ironically he was resting almost in the perfect figure eight. position….as is straight from the camera.

Camera Details: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi, 55-255mm Zoom Lens, Aperture exp 5.0, Shutter speed 1/800, focal length 150mm, ISO 200.

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A self taught amateur photographer who resides in beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, which is a prairie city in the center of Canada. My dear wife Marg and I have been married for 52 years, and we have 2 married daughters and 3 grandchildren to share our busy lives.I love to read, practice photography, spend time with my family, play around on the computer, and volunteer a lot of my time at our local Nature Center, where I serve as an interpreter for kids programs.

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Comments

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseabout 5 years ago

    O Larry..this shot would almost make my skin crawl, except I love the 8 so much ! This is a terrific capture! Great great textures.

  • Thanks for the fave Rosie, and your comments are always much appreciated my friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • Stephen Thomas
    Stephen Thomasabout 5 years ago

    Great Photo Larry!

  • Thanks Stephen, your comments are always much appreciated my friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsabout 5 years ago

    we have these guys all over our grass Larry, I think there was a birth somewhere near the house,,,,,,,,this is lovely and warm, the colors are beautiful

  • Thanks Vickie, there sure are alot at the Nature Center this year for some reason, your comments are always much appreciated my friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • Lynne Prestebak
    Lynne Prestebakabout 5 years ago

    Yikes! Wonderful shot..

  • Thanks Lynne, your comments are always much appreciated my friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • Leslie van de Ligt
    Leslie van de ...about 5 years ago

    Nice capture Larry. Garter snakes are amazing aren’t they.:>)) Leslie

  • Thanks for the fave, Leslie, and your comments are always much appreciated my friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 5 years ago

    Wonderful image – I always thought garter snakes were pretty, as are most snakes. Bugs, on the other hand…..

  • Thanks Shulie, your comments are always much appreciated my friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • Kathy Reid
    Kathy Reidabout 5 years ago

    Great shot Larry!

  • Thanks Kathy, your comments are always much appreciated my friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaabout 5 years ago

    Terrific capture Larry!!

  • Thanks Al, much appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

  • sundawg7
    sundawg7about 5 years ago

    Great eye to catch this Larry, and well composed also. Pleasing colour harmony too. All the best, Ron

  • Thanks Ron, you are most kind, your comments are always much appreciated my friend

    – Larry Trupp

  • trueblvr
    trueblvrabout 5 years ago

    He IS beautiful. Very nice the way he blends in with his background. And a nice new avatar to Larry, Di

  • Thanks for the compliment, and your most kind comments, which are always so appreciated

    – Larry Trupp

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