Water Moccasin Covered In Duckweed

Both daytime and nighttime activity are possible for the Water Moccasin.
On bright, sunny days, though, they are typically discovered lying coiled or stretched out in the shadows.
They frequently spend the early morning and cold days soaking up the sun.
They frequently come out at dusk to warm themselves on warm surfaces.

Water Moccasin Covered In Duckweed
Water Moccasin Covered In Duckweed

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: August 19, 2022 (08:09 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f8
  • Shutter speed: 1/800
  • ISO: 1250 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: +1/2 EV
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
2022-12-22T16:50:52-06:00September 7, 2022|Categories: Snakes|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Water Moccasin Covered In Duckweed

Orange-striped Ribbonsnake

I spotted this Orange-striped Ribbonsnake in high-vegetation at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. It was close to a Green Tree Frog that I thought it would go after. I waited to see if it would, but it never did.

Ribbon Snake
Ribbon Snake
Ribbon Snake #2
Ribbon Snake #2
Ribbon Snake #3
Ribbon Snake #3

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: August 28, 2022 (08:12 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f8.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/800 – 1/1250
  • ISO: 4000 – 6400 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
2022-12-22T17:54:30-06:00August 30, 2022|Categories: Snakes|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Orange-striped Ribbonsnake

Dekay’s Brownsnake

This Snake is tiny. I’m surprised I saw it. It was on one of the trails at Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma. I think it’s a Dekay’s Brownsnake.

Dekay's Brownsnake
Dekay’s Brownsnake

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: August 2, 2022 (08:34 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f8
  • Shutter speed: 1/500
  • ISO: 8000 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: +1/2 EV
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
2022-12-23T16:00:45-06:00August 15, 2022|Categories: Snakes|Tags: , |Comments Off on Dekay’s Brownsnake

Water Moccasin In The Rocks

This Water Moccasin In The Rocks was photographed at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.

Water Moccasin In The Rocks
Water Moccasin In The Rocks

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

Technical:

  • Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
  • Date and Time Taken: August 2, 2022 (07:43 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f8
  • Shutter speed: 1/500
  • ISO: 1600 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: +1 EV
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
2022-12-23T16:12:53-06:00August 9, 2022|Categories: Snakes|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Water Moccasin In The Rocks

North American Racer Or Rat Snake?

I asked people on Facebook if this snake was a North American Racer or Rat Snake? The majority thought this was a North American Racer. What do you think?

North American Racer
North American Racer

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS R5
  • Lens: RF100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

Technical:

  • Location: Near The Ouachita National Forest (Arkansas)
  • Date and Time Taken: July 3, 2022 (10:23 A. M.)
  • Exposure Mode: Manual
  • Aperture: f8
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600
  • ISO: 640 (Auto)
  • White Balance: Auto
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Back-button Focus
  • Animal Eye Single Point Auto Focus
  • Exposure Compensation: 0.3
  • Focal Length: 500 mm
2022-12-24T03:53:50-06:00July 19, 2022|Categories: Snakes|Tags: , , |Comments Off on North American Racer Or Rat Snake?
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