Sunday’s Hidden Treasure

Getting up close and personal with one of my favorite summer visitors to the lake.

And there’s a snake in the picture too!

As a water snake lays on a branch over the water, basking in the warmth of the sun, a golden colored damselfly rests on the snake's back.

Canon EOS 40D

Canon EF 300 f4L IS

Exposure info: ISO 400, f7.1 @ 1/250

Original Capture Date: 5/30/2009

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23 thoughts on “Sunday’s Hidden Treasure

    • Nope, not at all. We only have one poisonous snake in NH, the Timber Rattlesnake, which is endangered (and therefor protected) in the state. Unfortunately I’ve never seen one. I hope to though, from a safe distance of course.

    • Thanks Jim. I can understand that. With snakes it seems there’s not a lot of middle ground, most people either love them or hate them.

      I’ve always been one of the former. In my life I’ve probably caught, admired, and released well into the hundreds of them since I was a kid. Especially when I was a kid. I’ve also had a few of the larger constrictors as pets over the years. They are an enjoyable animal to come across in the wild.

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