Painted bronzeback snake

We were recently exploring Wae Wuul nature reserve in West Flores when we came across this beautiful slender painted bronzeback snake (Dendrolaphis pictus) doing it's best to imitate a tree branch. Normally this species is very skittish and will not linger but was kind enough to bless us with a photo op. It actually used my head as a launching pad to go from the shrub it was on to access some higher branches.