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)

Evaldo Faria on July 15, 2012

Parabéns. Like 121. Sasudações do Brasil. Evaldo Faria

eziozerziani on July 17, 2012

Great shot, congrats Anna!


...congrats for the First Prize!!!!


ciapusia14 on July 19, 2012

bardzo kreatywne :) pozdrowienia

MoonlightWolf on July 20, 2012

Amazing picture! Great job! Best wishes:)

adnan_masood on July 20, 2012

Lovely capture of lucky moment & Congrats on winning the prize. Best wishes

mk mkhouse on July 22, 2012

Me gusta

Like & Fav ..

KARLUP on July 22, 2012


Aleksander Rudnik on July 23, 2012

Robisz świetne fotki. Brawo!

小草2012 on August 5, 2012

惊人一幕 值得珍藏 赞

patano on August 6, 2012


very good enquadre and amazing colors view !

You earned my

like 136!

Warm greetings from Paolo.

Welcome to my gallery.

Have a nice week !

My blog

Dominika Chmara ww… on August 9, 2012

Like super fotka CONGRATULATION ;) Dom

Else Husen on September 7, 2012

Congratulations, this is fantastic photo

Greeting from Denmark

Else H.

dziwnowik on September 30, 2012


♥ ♥ ♥ YSL ♥ ♥ ♥

dodaj do grupy 7 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

♥ ♥ ♥ Pozdrowienia z Dziwnowa , Peterek ♥ ♥ ♥

Darja Brus on November 1, 2012

It is an unbelievable photo!!! BIG LIKE! Greetings, Darja.

serkes on November 4, 2012

zor bir fotoğraf



Ellinist on November 11, 2012

Thanks for daring! Excellent!

vise81 on December 6, 2012

Amazing shot!!!! like

Ciao, Francesco

vinc107 on December 6, 2012

Aïe !

Sílvio César Montibe… on January 18, 2013

Very nice shot! Greetings from Brazil

Santorini85 on April 3, 2013

Amazing L+F

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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