Grass snake

06/04/2021
I found this grass snake comatose in a compost heap, which was generating enough heat to keep it from freezing on a distinctly chilly night. Being long and thin, snakes are tricky to photograph so I decided to concentrate on its head, with a foreground of soft-focus scales. Focusing on the eye, I took a rapid burst of shots to get its tongue fully extended as it tasted the air.