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A wild lotus in Louisiana....D800 | by Larry Daugherty ~ slow for several days! :-)
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A wild lotus in Louisiana....D800

This is a wild lotus flower in south central Louisiana. It is cropped very tight because it was

the only one I saw and the pond was lined with high weeds that kept me from getting close. I

only had a narrow lane in which to shoot as the weeds were tall and blocking all other directions.

I set the tripod down and it was not quite right and I needed to get about another foot closer into

the weeds and when I looked down by the tripod foot there was about two feet of the tail section of

a big fat poisonous water moccasin!!!! I had set the tripod almost on it!!! I wanted the shot so

I slowly picked up the tripod and touched the snake with the nearest foot and it slithered on towards

the water. I hurried and took a few pics then quickly backed away! It was still there somewhere

close and I did not want to step on it or another one! I guess I had better start using my

snake boots more often!:-)

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Taken on May 18, 2012