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8675309 Regular Member • Posts: 250
Rattler

Went camping just N.E. of Tucson Arizona with the desire to capture
some local wildlife and was not disappointed.
After several grueling hikes in 100+ temps on the way back to the truck I spied this quite handsome rattler. Diamondbacks always put on a show and I was delighted to see it.

Testing the air

Eye level

These critters are not to be trifled with, and I was happy to have my 55-200mm lens attached to the Nikon D3300. Shooting mostly at eye-level, lying on the ground close to a 4+ foot adult rattler was nutty enough, but discerning color between light and shade was also a challenge. I counted 9 rattles on this guy, which is a lot. I'll revisit this location often and hope to get more.!

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