Eagle Falls trail, Cumberland Falls State Park, Kentucky

Fujichrome Velvia 50, OM-4T, 300mm macro lens, 116mm extension tube, focusing rail, 5 seconds at f/16.

"We nearly stepped on this poisonous snake while hiking down to Eagle Falls.  It must have been petrified by our presence, as it barely moved during the half hour we spent photographing it.  Finally, it realized we posed no threat, and slithered away."