Curious snake - First Prize in the category "Fun" of Panoramio Contest in April 2012

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First Prize in the category "Fun" of Panoramio Contest in April 2012 ! April 2012 Contest Winner. This picture was taken in Cocullo (Italy), during the Feast of San Domenico (Snake Festival). Cocullo is known for his singular patron saint's holiday, named Festa dei Serpari, in which the patron saint's statue (Domenico di Sora) is transported in procession covered with lot of snakes (four-lined, aesculapian, grass and green whip snakes). The reptiles are captured in the surrounding woods and transported in procession by local serpari, a sort of "snake breeders", and released at the end of the holiday. The festival is a receptive event for thousands of Italian and foreign visitors. Many photographers come to take pictures of snakes. Here one of the four-lined snakes was very intrigued by the camera and approached to look into the lens. And I was lucky to capture this moment. It was a great and pleasant surprise for me to win the First Prize ! Thank you very much for your votes, visit and kind comments, many warm greetings to you all !

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Urszula K. on April 4, 2012

Ale swietne zdjecie, Like! To bedzie fajna kategoria.

Mam watpliwosci czy to byla ciekawska zmija, czy fotograf :-)

Serdeczne zyczenia z okazji Swiat Wielkanocnych, Urszula.

arno18 on April 21, 2012

Absolutely beautiful. Great shot, indeed. LIKE! Best regards, Arno

Eliton Sloma on April 24, 2012

Belíssima foto Muito bonita.


Saudações Eliton,Brasil

Stevia (Save Panoram… on May 2, 2012

Wow! What an originell and fantastic shot, Grazyna Anna!

>>>> LIKE & YS & VOTED <<<<

The woman photographer is very courageous. I don't would have the nerves for that and would have recoiled in shock! ;-))

Best wishes and good luck for the contest! Many greetings sends Stevia

oldchippy on May 2, 2012

I like nice close up shots, but that ridiculous

Like + Voted good fun shot

screta on May 6, 2012



Voted. I would like to see the other picture :)

Milan Rapaić on May 11, 2012

Nice (v;)

Adriana Bruno on May 17, 2012

LIKE + VOTo, fantastico scatto! Un saluto, Adriana

iva io on May 21, 2012


Rada C. Gabi (CGabi) on May 24, 2012

<<< CGabi >>>

Grażyna Anna Kondrac… on May 25, 2012

Thank you all very much for your kind comments and votes. Best regards from Italy !

maxou MAXOU on June 13, 2012

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !

for the prize!

♥ LIKE + Favorite 2 ♥

greetings from Corsica...->maxou

Imre Lakat on June 13, 2012

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !

For the prize!

Like and Fav !

Best wishes , Imre

Andre S. (pilago) on June 13, 2012

Gratulacje ;)

Congratulations for the prize. Excellent!!

amadeus2050 on June 13, 2012

Hola Grazyna Anna.

Congratulations for the prize. LIKE. Greetings from Spain.


Schmoggie89 on June 13, 2012

The photographer is very brave... ;))

Nice seen of you - I like it!

Congratulations for your prize!!

Best greetings, Schmoggie89

david Saussé on June 13, 2012

Beautifull picture
Congratulation for the prize!
Greetings from France

Albertszki Tamás on June 13, 2012

Great work! Congratulation for the prize!!!!! :))) LIKE!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 3, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Grażyna Anna Kondrac…
    • Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
    • Taken on 2011/05/05 12:24:54
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/6.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO250
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash