Self Portrait in a Snake's Eye

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Comments (11)

rosina lamberti on May 24, 2007

bit close :)

Jeff Sullivan on May 24, 2007

Although the snake was very small and young, there does seem to be a small wound below his eye and in the full resolution copy of this image I noticed some scratches on his eye. Snakes don't have eyelids to protect their eyes, so fortunately when they shed their skin that includes the skin covering the surface of their eye, so they get clear vision again.

gilberto silvestri on June 17, 2007

Amazing Photo, JeffSullivan. Probably the cornea seems to be intact: I can see the, probably a rock..sign.. water. Very good, creative Mirror. Ciao, Gilberto.

Jeff Sullivan on September 25, 2007

Yes, this is a self portrait, in a snake's eye! This was taken in the spring and this baby gopher snake had just emerged from hibernation, and was sunning himself next to a warm building wall in the sun. He didn't move until I picked him up. I think he was still affected from his long winter sleep. I helped him get warm then sent him off on his first hunt of the year.

Elisabetta Giuliani on June 10, 2008

That's really an original self portrait Jeff! on February 4, 2009

This brilliant picture is FEATURED at Life is full of beauty


Nuh Sarche

César Miró on March 21, 2010

A different way for a self portrait, what´s the next?? maybe in a crocodile´s eye, :), greetings from Spain.

Ali Mostoufi on April 30, 2010

Wonderful macro

Well done!

Natmara on May 12, 2010

Yes yes yes.

Vinícius Antonio de … on March 1, 2011

Spectacular, Jeff! Y*, of course. Best wishes.

Francisco Guerra Mar… on May 11, 2011

Fantastic shot. Congratulations Jeff.

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Jeff Sullivan
Gardnerville, Nevada

Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 11, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Jeff Sullivan
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    • Taken on 2007/05/06 15:01:44
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 60.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash