Ring-necked Snake

I photographed this Ring-necked Snake on the same day and location as the Red-bellied Snake I posted. This was on an Arkansas Country Road near my place in the Ouachita Mountains. The Red-bellied Snake and this Ring-necked Snake were my first time seeing and photographing these types of snakes.

Ring-necked Snake
Ring-necked Snake

How I Got The Photo – Ring-necked Snake

When I approached this snake, it stopped, and I crouched down while hand-holding my camera.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM

Technical:

  • Location: Near the Ouachita National Forest (Arkansas)
  • Date & Time Taken: August 26, 2016 (12:50:24 P.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 800
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Focus
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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  1. Red-bellied Snake
  2. Western Pygmy Rattlesnake
  3. Two Watersnakes Eating Same Catfish
  4. Timber Rattlesnake
2020-09-09T04:34:51-05:00September 1, 2020|Categories: Snakes|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Ring-necked Snake

A Robber Fly With A Grasshopper

I spotted this Robber Fly with a Grasshopper on an Arkansas Country Road I like to walk near my place in the Ouachita Mountains.

The Robber Fly attacks its prey by injecting it with saliva containing neurotoxic and proteolytic enzymes. The Robber Fly then sucks the liquefied material from it.

Robber Fly With Grasshopper
Robber Fly With Grasshopper
Assassin Fly With A Grasshopper
Robber Fly With A Grasshopper

How I Got The Photo – A Robber Fly With A Grasshopper

I got low while hand-holding my camera.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM

Technical:

  • Location: Near the Ouachita National Forest (Arkansas)
  • Date & Time Taken: August 26, 2016 (12:27:16 P.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f8.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 640
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: -1/3 EV
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Focus
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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2020-09-03T05:12:48-05:00August 29, 2020|Categories: Insects|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on A Robber Fly With A Grasshopper

Red-bellied Snake

This Red-bellied Snake was crossing an Arkansas country road I like to walk that is near my place in the Ouachita Mountains. This was my first time seeing this type of snake, and I had to do some research to find out what it was. I also photographed a Ring-necked Snake on this same day and this was also a first.

Red-bellied Snake
Red-bellied Snake

How I Got The Photo – Red-bellied Snake

I got low while hand-holding my camera. I was lucky, and this snake stayed put while I photographed it.

Gear Used:

  • Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
  • Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM

Technical:

  • Location: Near the Ouachita National Forest (Arkansas)
  • Date & Time Taken: June 26, 2016 (12:36:57 P.M.)
  • Aperture Priority
  • Aperture: f8.0
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec. (as determined by the camera)
  • ISO: 640
  • Metering Mode: Evaluative
  • Exposure Compensation: +1/3 EV
  • Back-button Focus
  • Single Point Focus
  • Focal Length: 400 mm
  • Processed With Luminar 4

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2020-09-03T05:13:35-05:00August 27, 2020|Categories: Snakes|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Red-bellied Snake
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