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 (147)

Nada Urosevic (Beba) on June 19, 2012

Congratulations on the award, you deserve it!

YSL

Greetings...

Grażyna Anna Kondrac… on June 19, 2012

Thank you very much for your visit and beautiful comments, it's a big pleasure for me ! I let you know that the snake in the picture is not dangerous fortunatly. Many greetings to you all ! Grazyna Anna

SPV on June 19, 2012

UUUUiiiiiAAAAA!!! Scary snake!! The perfect shot!! Thanks for this amazing picture!! Felicidades por el premio. Susana from Argentina.-

Muhammet S. “muhsapo… on June 20, 2012

Congratulations

Greetings

L+F

Ahmet Bekir on June 20, 2012

Indeed funny dear Grazyna...L+YS and congratulations for the prize, best wishes, Ahmet

Emil.S on June 21, 2012

Congratulations for your first prize! Like.

Greetings from Macedonia, Emil

Mariyana Mirandzheva on June 23, 2012

Anna I am interesting , How and were you do that picture, it is good to know the situation, if it is possible please explain it, Greetings from Sofia, Bulgaria

Mariyana Mirandzheva on June 23, 2012

Anna I am taking an interest , How and where you do that picture, it is good to know the situation, if it is possible please explain it to us, Poison not poison that is snake. Greetings from Sofia, Bulgaria

Grażyna Anna Kondrac… on June 24, 2012

Thank you again for your congratulation and kind comments ! For Mariyana: I wrote under the photo explanation of the situation in which I took this picture. I'm very glad of your interest. Many warm greetings to you all !

Noé Alfaro Chaves on June 24, 2012

Qué buena foto. Justo premio.

Saludos de Costa Rica, Noé.

Michal Ritter on June 24, 2012

great and amazing photo, very like

greetings Michal

Mariyana Mirandzheva on June 24, 2012

Hi Anna, We have in BG only poison snake except grass- snake. Is that grass snake/Coluber/?Greetings from Sofia

Grażyna Anna Kondrac… on June 24, 2012

Hi Mariyana, the snake in the picture is the four-lined snake (elaphe quatuorlineata). Greetings

Mariyana Mirandzheva on June 24, 2012

Hi Anna SEE(elaphe quatuorlinea In Bulgaria that snack is only in SWBulgaria we named them SMOC, thanks for information, Greetings from hot Sofia

MarekEwjanStachowski on June 24, 2012

niesamowite ujęcie
LIKE
- pozdrawiam :)

▓ ☻ galloelprimo ☻ ▓ on June 25, 2012

Wow!!! Impresionante captura, muy buena fotografia, me encanta!! Muchas felicidades por haber obtenido primer lugar en el concurso de fotografia, muy bien merecido, Saludos desde León Guanajuato México like 78 + + favorite 29

matteo mantovan on June 26, 2012

Deserved award. congratulations for your albums

thor@odin™ on June 26, 2012

Wow like, Peter

Annelies Vink on June 27, 2012

congratulations for this fantastic capture and your prize!

greetings, Annelies

wojtex on June 27, 2012

Gratulacje. To zdjęcie jest niesamowite. Pozdrawiam, Wojtek

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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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