onsdag 5. august 2015

SWIMMING GRASS SNAKE / BUORM


D4s, 200-400 4,0, f/6,3, 1/1250, ISO 1100

I have been working my butt off (!!!) …. for many years  … to do swimming grass snakes in natural habitats. I have spent hours & hours swimming around in my wet suit in stinking, muddy & marshy pools …. with my camera barely floating on a thin plate of XPS, and yes, I`ve had some success with 
it : one of my swimming grass snakes were awarded in the NNPC contest a couple of years ago, 

….. but this situation with the big grass snake with over 1 m length …. just came out of the blue !!! 

I basicly happened to be at the right place at the right time !! Having it in posing with the white water lilly was incredible !


D4s, 200-400 4,0, f/5,6, 1/160, ISO 2800


D4s, 200-400 4,0, f/5,6, 1/160, ISO 2500


D4s, 200-400 4,0, f/5,6, 1/160, ISO 4500


D4s, 200-400 4,0, f/ 6,3, 1/500, ISO 640


D4s, 200-400 4,0, f/6,3, 1/500, ISO 640


D4s, 200-400 4,0, f/6,3, 1/500, ISO 720


D4s, 200-400 4,0, f/6,3, 1/1250, ISO 1000


D4s, 200-400 4,0, f/6,3, 1/1250, ISO 1400


D4s, 200-400 4,0, f/6,3, 1/1250, ISO 1100


D4s, 200-400 4,0, f/6,3, 1/500, ISO 640 


Grass snakes have the habit of sometimes pretending to be dead if they have been caught and cannot escape. This little snake turned over on the back, gaped the mouth and let the tongue hang out, even for several minutes after beeing released back on the ground.

D4s, 200 4,0 micro, f/11,0, 1/500, ISO 1000


A little "dead" grass snake
D4s, 200 4,0 micro, f/11,0, 1/500, ISO 500

6 kommentarer:

  1. Det er en fornøyelse å lese blogginnleggene dine. Gode tekster og vakre bilder. Buormen er en fantastisk vakker skapning. Utrolig stilfullt det du viser her. Definitivt enig i at bilde med vannlilja er en høydare!

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  2. WOW! Disse bildene er helt unike, Tom! Hvordan i huleste klarte du å få til dette? Kom den tilbake flere ganger eller beveget den seg sakte, ettersom du fikk sjansen til å ta så nydelige bilder fra flere vinkler? Og så med nøkkerosen som pynt da gitt! Grattis med denne serien, den blir vanskelig å toppe! :-D Mvh Lillian

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  3. NYYYYYDDDDEEEEELLLLIIIIGGGG, Tom :D

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  4. Your photos are gorgeous and amazing, Tom!

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  5. All pictures are beautiful and all perfectly photographed

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  6. Excellent site I have bookmarked your site..

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