Hiking the Agua Fria River
Tags: agua fria, arizona, canyon treefrog, Crotalus atrox, field herping arizona, hiking, patchnosed snake, rattlesnakes, Western Diamondback Rattlesnake
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on Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 10:16 am and is filed under Field Herping, Field Trips, Invertebrates, Photography.
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That shot of atrox in the water is amazing.
What type of camera lens do you use for photographing rattlesnakes?
I primarily use the canon 28-135mm, and use a cheap 70-300mm and 50mm when the situation fits. I am in need of an upgrade, badly, as soon as the $$$ aligns!
Thanks! It’s probably one of my favorite ones. The best part is what isn’t even in the photo … the second atrox sitting a few feet to my right.
Awesome! Thanks Bryan. I really need to get out more and get some rattler pics… would early morning be the best time to find them?
The right time to find them is any time that temperatures and conditions are favorable. I know that’s vague, but also the truth, and a good guideline to finding them in general.
Early morning would work well for several species, however right now there isn’t a lot of movement due to the dry conditions. They are still active, but don’t expect to see them out on the crawl so much as basking/hunting in areas closer to more long term cover.
Thanks again Bryan; I really appreciate it. I sure hope we get some decent rain soon to bring out some more herps…