timber rattler, sweetwater creek state park, georgia.
there are times when i wished that the 80-400 zoom would focus closer than 11 feet. this wasn't one of those times.
i had been positioning to get a better composition of some white flowers flowing over some dead wood, and was somewhat limited by the underbrush on the left and the creek on the right. I clicked off a few shots of what i could get, then turned to continue hiking along the creek. that's when i discovered this guy was about 18" behind me and waiting to cross the path to the creek.
i had to back up to get him in focus, and just stayed back until he decided to move on and swim across the creek.
one year ago.
f/11, 1/100s, iso 640.
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