Fear and wonder. While I do not like snakes, I absolutely love them! From a safe distance. I watch how they move across all types of surfaces without legs & feet. I examine the colors of their scales. I stare at the way their tongue vibrates through the air, as if taking in their surroundings in this odd way.
I also keep my feet prepared to back away when necessary as I read the captions of how poisonous some snakes are. Others wrap themselves around you as an attack. No, thank you.
All of these things influenced the way I edited the photograph. I want to viewer to have the same “fear and wonder” as I have.