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 (146)

Səməd on June 27, 2012

So scary! I liked.

Alireza Javaheri on June 28, 2012
  • Beautiful - LIKE - Greetings - A-J
jim66 on June 28, 2012

Congratulations for this great shot! Like and Fav. Greetings, Jim

k. -pictures on June 28, 2012

Schönes Foto!!! | Great shot!!!

  • Gefällt mir | I Like

k. -pictures

jolaostrow on June 29, 2012

Ale ciekawskie stworzonko:-)Super fotka, gratuluję!L + YS.Pozdrowienia z Polski, Jola

Witold Lewandowski on June 29, 2012

MOJE GRATULACJE!Pozdrawiam Witek

Copain de Sète on June 30, 2012

Même pas peur !

Julio Russo on June 30, 2012

Parabéns. Esta imagem é incrível.saudaçoes do Brasil

Vándor on June 30, 2012

Oh this is beautifull!!!

---=XEON=--- on July 1, 2012

Wow, so interesting my congratulation

Mircea_RAICU on July 1, 2012

for your deserve prize ! Best wishes ,
Mircea R.

Artur Drogosz on July 1, 2012


Ruud Jakobs on July 1, 2012

Prize winning: congratulations. A very special capture Like.

Kind regards, Ruud

Sofia Siatravani on July 1, 2012

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

LIKE and many greetings from Greece. Sofia.

Kathia Erzinger Prox on July 2, 2012

Your album is wonderful. Congratulations on the award was well deserved.

Ricardo G Faraco on July 2, 2012

Vi várias de suas fotos e achei muito lindas ! Parabéns do Brasil !!! Very Well !!!

kambuka on July 2, 2012

Where is the picture from the other camera?? Congratulations for the awards... Salute from Brazil

Patrycja Błajdo on July 3, 2012

Cool photo ;) Very cute :)

dimitris koskinas on July 4, 2012

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

Many photos with unique and special angle! Like Greetings and best wishes from Rodos-Greece Dimitris

Tapan Debnath on July 4, 2012

That's very curious shot!! Love & Like. Regards...Tapan. Greetings from India.

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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