Apologies for the silence here over the last few days. I’ve been traveling and have had internet connection problems. As a result, I’m a few days behind in my posts.
Here’s an image from 3 days ago when I was in Fort Davis, Texas. There’s a fabulous little “Reptile and Rattler Museum” there -a typical roadside tourist attraction except for the fact that it’s actually well worth a visit. Their collection includes a dozen or more different types of rattlesnake (and a few other local favourites). I had absolutely no idea that rattlesnakes came in as many shapes and sizes from the diminuitive Sidewinder to the enormous East Diamondback.
I think this fellow is a Western Diamondback but, frankly, I can’t remember. The shot was taken with a 24-70mm lens shooting through the glass of the enclosure with a single SB-600 flash off camera to the left. Despite the rather less than optically perfect glass, the side flash seems to have helped and the image is remarkably free of crud.
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