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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 (144)

kovi53 - NO VIEWS on June 15, 2012

Congratulations for your first prize! Like.

Greetings from Budapest, Viktor

crvzr on June 16, 2012

Que dire... Excellent !! @++

Sandro & Cristina on June 16, 2012

Congratulazioni per il risultato nel Contest.

Un saluto, Sandro & Cristina

Mehmet baş on June 16, 2012

Amazing, very interesting! It worths to praise so much, Like47+Vote15, best wishes

Mehmet Güçlü on June 16, 2012

Congratulations for your prize.

Best wishes, OLYMPIST

L & YS

Drabio O on June 16, 2012

Jak dla mnie lewelacja Dowód na to by zawsze być czujnym Pozdrawiam

Mariyana Mirandzheva on June 16, 2012

Congratulate, but it is dangerous, the snake is poison , You are very brave , Greetings from Bulgaria

Harry Taggart on June 17, 2012

Great shot. Like 51, You are lucky it liked to look at its make-up! If it turned round you could have been in trouble? :-) cheers scally from glasgow.

Hubert J. (Janiszews… on June 17, 2012

Fantastycznie uchwycony moment! Pani (Pan?) fotograf na zdjęciu ma nerwy ze stali :-) Gratuluję nagrody - w pełni zasłużona. Pozdrawiam z Warszawy.

Borza Dragos on June 17, 2012

interesting photo even funny, congratulations

krystok62 (Krzysztof… on June 17, 2012

Fantastycznie uchwycony moment. Gratuluję

Joanna Górnicka (Arn… on June 17, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS for your success in the contest. LIKE. Greetings from Poland, Joanna

Leif Fielstrup Guldb… on June 18, 2012

LIKE#56. Congratulations on your award. Nice photo.

Greetings from Sweden, Leif.

Hubert S on June 18, 2012

Genialne zdjęcie. Tym bardziej że nie wybrane do GE :P Like.

Jackson Rodrigues on June 18, 2012

Perfeito. Simplesmente perfeito

Adriana Bruno on June 18, 2012


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Stevia (bye bye Pano… on June 18, 2012

Hello Grazyna Anna,

I'm very glad, that your fantastic and adventurous photo won this prize! It was one of my biggest favorites in the contest. Congratulations on this great success!

Best wishes and many greetings from South Germany sends Stevia

Cristina_Mery on June 19, 2012

Felicitaciones por el Primer

Saludos desde Chile

Nada Urosevic (Beba) on June 19, 2012

Congratulations on the award, you deserve it!



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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