Let's lay it out for you. It is early morning on a Saturday. Blurry-eyed, I begin mowing my front yard. I make my first ring around the yard. Then, as I make my first pass at the front of the house, I notice movement in the bushes...
To my surpise, there were two black racer snakes in the bush in front of our master bedroom window. I immediately stopped mowing and ran to get the camera. As I took pictures, it soon became clear to me that these two snakes were mating in the bush. It was an amazing moment to witness, much less get a picture of.
I used only the early morning sunrise for light, and didn't even bother with the settings on the camera. In post production, I performed a focus blur on the foreground subject, but not before sharpening the image. (The other snake is at the top of the picture.)
Snakes on a Bush