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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Comments (150)

Darko Pavlović on June 13, 2012

Fantastic photo.

I like it.

Best wishes,Darko.

Mario Gestri on June 13, 2012

Congratulation for first prize!

Like

Mario

Antonina Cherpak on June 13, 2012

Fantastic photo! Congratulations! Greetings from Ukraine!

Stella Trantallidou … on June 13, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS! YS + FV. Greetings from Greece,STELLA.

Maria Evelyna on June 13, 2012

Congratulations for the prize! It´s a wonderful photo!

Like

Maria Evelyna

Grażyna Anna Kondrac… on June 14, 2012

Wow, what a great surprise for me to win a First Prize in the contest ! I'm so happy ! Thank you all very much for your votes and comments ! Greetings from Italy to everybody !

haninouya on June 14, 2012

Congratulation!!!

Great and nice pic!

L 27 & F 6

Greetings from Algiers, Hanibal.

Freek Geldof on June 14, 2012

Congratulations for the prize! It´s a wonderful photo! Greetings from Holland.

unnippillai on June 14, 2012

Congratulations for the prize.....

Y. Megel on June 14, 2012

Congratulations for the prize!!! Best wishes from Israel. Yuri

*Cri* Photo on June 14, 2012

Congratulations for the prize! YSL for a great image. Greetings from Sweden Cri

Akbar&Armaghan Nouri on June 14, 2012

it is an unbelievable shot

very special photo

congratulations for the prize

YSL

Edu Vega on June 14, 2012

Es ella la que hace la foto :))

lk

Un saludo.edu

Sanjay Poudyal on June 14, 2012

Congratulations for the prize! It´s a wonderful photo LIKE NAMASTE FROM NEPAL

Christos Theodorou on June 14, 2012

Outstanding and original photo. CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR PRIZE !!! - With friendly regards from Athens, Christos

* Sayo * on June 14, 2012

Enhorabuena por tu premio.

Disfrútalo.L.

Saludos Sayo.

Petra S. (Board of L… on June 14, 2012

LIKE this great scenery, bestxwish AnnaLina

Ninguém on June 14, 2012

Muito boa foto! Like!

Parabéns pelo prémio.

Saudações desde Portugal.

Giuseppe Lazzara on June 15, 2012

Excellent choice of camera!

Congratulations on your prize!

Welcome to winning photos group,

G.L.

Grzegorz Ziętkiewicz on June 15, 2012

GRATULUJĘ... pomysłu, kompozycji, realizacji i oczywiście nagrody. Gratuluję i pozdrawiam serdecznie z Poznania

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on April 3, 2012
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    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

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