A garter snake, surprised

Thamnophis sirtalis, the common garter snake

Pulling up a tarp in the front yard yesterday I uncovered a common garter snake, Thamnophis sirtalis. I was able to snap this shot before she slipped away to a new hiding spot under the porch.

photo details:
Canon EOS 7D camera with a Canon 17-40 f4.0 L lens
ISO 400, f/9.0, 1/250 second
ambient light

3 thoughts on “A garter snake, surprised”

  1. Nice job! The ones around my place have wider yellow stripes, I think. But given how widely they range, I’m not surprised that these look different.

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