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


  • 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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