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Photo of the Week: Common Garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) Portrait

This garter snake was an excellent model, letting me get nice and close for his portrait. I really like the colorful speckles in his eyes, which remind me of fish scales. This image was taken at the McLane Creek Natural Area Preserve in Olympia Washington.

Common Garter Snake (Tymnophis sirtalis), Portrait, Macro
Nikon D300, ISO 400, 70-210mm f/4 AF lens, MCON 35 Diopter, 1/320 sec. @ f/11