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by frogfish
January 26th, 2016, 7:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!
Replies: 61
Views: 33700

Re: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

Mine is probably this B.c.i. from Honduras

ImageBoa Constrictor by Santosh Shanmuga, on Flickr
by frogfish
December 22nd, 2014, 3:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Any Big Plans For Next Year?
Replies: 20
Views: 6848

Re: Any Big Plans For Next Year?

I think I am all "traveled-out" after this year. Besides a GA trip in March, I think I will stay on the mid-atlantic coast...
by frogfish
December 22nd, 2014, 12:27 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: .
Replies: 5
Views: 3450

Re: What can i do to improve?

I'm personally a big fan of your photos Alex. I'm a sucker for creative lighting and it's a breath a fresh air from all the "bleh" herp shots you see nowadays. Keep it up dude

Santosh
by frogfish
December 18th, 2014, 10:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: .
Replies: 13
Views: 5832

Re: Catching Chameleons in South Florida

Dang, jealous of all the veileds! We tried one night but came away with only Oustalets. The exotics are always fun in S FL :)

ImageOustalet's Chameleon by santosh_shanmuga, on Flickr
by frogfish
December 14th, 2014, 10:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My real 2014 year in review...
Replies: 16
Views: 5592

Re: My real 2014 year in review...

Wow what great shots. That is a diverse year. Did that Micruroides make you work for that portrait? Great stuff all round. Thanks for sharing Nick Thanks :) That Micruroides was a bitch to photograph haha That Massasauga in the grass shot is just perfect! Also love the rock rattlers within their cr...
by frogfish
December 13th, 2014, 8:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My real 2014 year in review...
Replies: 16
Views: 5592

Re: My real 2014 year in review...

Thx for the info... I love skinks and the idea of one adapted to life in sand is way cool. only saw some small brown ones, on my one herping excursion through that general area... although I did find a Tx horned Lizard on the Isle of Palms, which was a surprize. The DOR king I found was on a bridge...
by frogfish
December 12th, 2014, 7:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My real 2014 year in review...
Replies: 16
Views: 5592

Re: My real 2014 year in review...

Cole Grover wrote:Nice spread!

Your first "Hemidactylus" is unquestionably a Tarentola. Better find, actually.

Cole
Awesome thanks. My lizard ID skills are not the best lol
by frogfish
December 12th, 2014, 4:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My real 2014 year in review...
Replies: 16
Views: 5592

Re: My real 2014 year in review...

Thanks everyone! The coachwhip shot was probably my favorite capture of the year Wow... what a year! some great shots of iconic herps. And now I know (hopefully) what to call the dor king I found just inland in SC... an outer banks king? :) I find myself intrigued by the Sand Skink... can you elabor...
by frogfish
December 12th, 2014, 10:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My real 2014 year in review...
Replies: 16
Views: 5592

My real 2014 year in review...

...and what a year it was! Full of both highs and lows, I've met some amazing people, traveled to some stunning places, and seen some absolutely incredible animals. I was able to herp 12 states this year (From AZ to FL to NJ to MI) and finally figured out my (ex)home state of North Carolina. Overall...
by frogfish
December 7th, 2014, 8:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My 2014 Photo review
Replies: 0
Views: 961

My 2014 Photo review

Since it's that time of year... But instead of spamming with photos, I will just list my top finds and pics. Feel free to peruse my flickr and facebook (send me a request) if you wish to see more cool stuff. Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sant...
by frogfish
September 3rd, 2014, 6:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your favorite find of the month - August 2014
Replies: 5
Views: 1986

Re: Your favorite find of the month - August 2014

Hard to pick, but probably this Eastern Massie from MI

ImageEastern Massasauga Rattlesnake by santosh_shanmuga, on Flickr
by frogfish
September 2nd, 2014, 7:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifer Kopsteins, 4th Blue Coral, and a selfie (VIDEO now)
Replies: 11
Views: 4777

Re: Lifer Kopsteins, 4th Blue Coral, and a selfie

Can't have more purdy snakes than those! :)
by frogfish
August 29th, 2014, 7:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Weller's Doom
Replies: 24
Views: 12969

Re: Weller's Doom

Just FYI, you will need a SciCol permit if you plan to collect P. welleri
by frogfish
August 23rd, 2014, 9:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Love affair with the Pines
Replies: 6
Views: 2394

Re: Love affair with the Pines

Great shots, two pines in a day seems like a good haul. Any shots of the other species you found? I can wait to get down to the pine barrens one of these days. No shots of the king or racer. The king had a pretty bad fungal infection going on and that racer was my 34873493829th for the year so I di...
by frogfish
August 23rd, 2014, 9:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Love affair with the Pines
Replies: 6
Views: 2394

Re: Love affair with the Pines

Good photos. I wonder if those pines like to hiss like the bulls and gophers. On another note, I also went from NC to MD a few years back, before starting grad studies. I've since left but I found the herping in MD to be fun, despite the general over-crowdedness of the state. If you get a chance, h...
by frogfish
August 22nd, 2014, 5:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Love affair with the Pines
Replies: 6
Views: 2394

Love affair with the Pines

I recently made my second trip to the NJ Pine Barrens after moving to MD a month ago. While it is nothing like NC in terms of herp diversity/density, I am starting to fall in love with the area. What gorgeous landscapes and the hunting there is fun as well! I met up with a few friends, and we turned...
by frogfish
August 12th, 2014, 8:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wrong turn on 95
Replies: 7
Views: 5233

Re: Wrong turn on 95

Thanks everyone!
by frogfish
August 6th, 2014, 9:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wrong turn on 95
Replies: 7
Views: 5233

Wrong turn on 95

So a few weeks ago, this southern boy found himself moving to Maryland. Headed north on I95, I soon found myself in gridlocked traffic that I would experience daily for the next four years. Ugh...I have always traveled south on 95 from my home of NC instead of north...now I know why! Bitchin' aside....
by frogfish
August 5th, 2014, 6:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping south florida
Replies: 6
Views: 2815

Re: Herping south florida

nice post. Your "veiled" chameleon is actually a female Oustalet's Chameleon
by frogfish
July 29th, 2014, 4:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spur of the moment trip to North Carolina.
Replies: 13
Views: 3409

Re: Spur of the moment trip to North Carolina.

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by frogfish
July 22nd, 2014, 7:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pure Michigan
Replies: 9
Views: 3488

Re: Pure Michigan

Awesome finds and great pics! Did you find any Blanding's turtles? I regret not getting a photo voucher of the only one I'll probably ever see for a long time. Unfortunately I did not. I half-assed looked for one but came up with nothing. Next time I go back to MI, I will have to focus on tracking ...
by frogfish
July 22nd, 2014, 12:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pure Michigan
Replies: 9
Views: 3488

Re: Pure Michigan

Wonderful pics. Love the fox snakes. That last massasauga pic and that macro shot are great! Looks like you had a great trip. Hope the weather stays cool around here like it has been for the rest of the summer, would like to get out a few more times myself. Yup that fox snake was gorgeous...arguabl...
by frogfish
July 22nd, 2014, 12:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pure Michigan
Replies: 9
Views: 3488

Re: Pure Michigan

Rich in Reptiles wrote:Sounds like you had some adventures on that trip! That's great you found all your main goal species! Did Nick recognize that last Massasauga?
Yup Beth, Nick has seen that sauga twice before in the past 2 years
by frogfish
July 22nd, 2014, 12:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pure Michigan
Replies: 9
Views: 3488

Re: Pure Michigan

Very cool - makes me a little wistful for my days in the Toledo area. That's neat that you found your Fox near a rock pile.....rock piles were always my favorite places to search up there. Do you get melanistic E. Garters in that area? How were the insects.....bitey? Congrats on the lifers! The mos...
by frogfish
July 20th, 2014, 9:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pure Michigan
Replies: 9
Views: 3488

Pure Michigan

I was born in the Midwest and lived most of my life in the Mitten, catching frogs and toads and turtles. I decided to go visit the parents in SE MI, and figured I would try and squeeze in a few days of herping. Massasaugas have always been a mystical creature to me, besides living in the midst of pr...
by frogfish
July 20th, 2014, 3:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Black-tailed Rattlesnake Query
Replies: 3
Views: 1453

Re: Black-tailed Rattlesnake Query

C. m. molossus
by frogfish
July 20th, 2014, 3:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your Favorite Herp Eye?
Replies: 21
Views: 6126

Re: Your Favorite Herp Eye?

tokay gecko :)

ImageTokay_por by santosh_shanmuga, on Flickr
by frogfish
July 9th, 2014, 4:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Chapter Member Biographies (2014 update)
Replies: 31
Views: 14175

Re: Southeast Chapter Member Biographies (2014 update)

Guess I never really introduced myself... My name is Santosh Shanmuga. I was born in the midwest and grew up in MI, then came down to North Carolina to start college at Duke University. I graduated with a BS in Biology in May 2013 and stayed in the state, working and herping. Sadly, I will be leavin...
by frogfish
July 8th, 2014, 7:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ocala NF for Scrub Jays and herps?
Replies: 12
Views: 1988

Re: Ocala NF for Scrub Jays and herps?

Merritt Island has a lot of Scrub Jays...shot at an EDB too (albeit they are not too common there)
by frogfish
July 2nd, 2014, 4:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Two weeks of straight herping (NC/TX/AZ)
Replies: 8
Views: 2856

Two weeks of straight herping (NC/TX/AZ)

The last two weeks have been incredible to say the least...14 days of nonstop herping (minus travelling), almost 9000 miles travelled in a car haha. It has been a few days since I got back and my body still needs some rest lol. Anyways, here we go... TO SEE MY PREVIOUS MID-YEAR UPDATE, FOLLOW THIS L...
by frogfish
June 30th, 2014, 1:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 NC (and GA) mid-year update
Replies: 8
Views: 2483

Re: 2014 NC (and GA) mid-year update

Thanks guys! Hard to imagine, but my last two weeks have been even better!!!!
by frogfish
June 11th, 2014, 5:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 NC (and GA) mid-year update
Replies: 8
Views: 2483

Re: 2014 NC (and GA) mid-year update

Mole kings are my nemesis snake. I turned up some DORs last year but nada this year so far. All my herping buddies have found a few this year already, either cruised or flipped....
by frogfish
June 10th, 2014, 9:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 NC (and GA) mid-year update
Replies: 8
Views: 2483

Re: 2014 NC (and GA) mid-year update

Ali and I decided to shake things up, and do a mountain trip for sallies. In 2 days with the help of our friend Steve, we ended up finding 16 different species of salamanders, 8 species of snake, and 5 species of frog/toad. We failed finding our primary snake target, the eastern milk, alive...instea...
by frogfish
June 10th, 2014, 9:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 NC (and GA) mid-year update
Replies: 8
Views: 2483

Re: 2014 NC (and GA) mid-year update

The following weekend, we decided to hit up the OBX again for king snakes. We had a banner day, finding 7 different outerbanks king snakes...including a stunner! https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t1.0-9/10309200_10203716271485770_3522939488230179322_n.jpg https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbc...
by frogfish
June 10th, 2014, 9:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 NC (and GA) mid-year update
Replies: 8
Views: 2483

Re: 2014 NC (and GA) mid-year update

It started to warm up and thus it was time to start getting down and dirty in NC. My first sandhills trip fo the year yielded me a pretty copperhead and my lifer (in hand) eastern coachwhip flipped at one of the sites we made this spring. https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t1.0-9...
by frogfish
June 10th, 2014, 9:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 NC (and GA) mid-year update
Replies: 8
Views: 2483

2014 NC (and GA) mid-year update

DISCLAIMER: sorry for the small flickr images....i blame flickr. CLick on the images for full res version. Thanks I don't post a lot on here, but I guess I will fill y'all in on my year so far :) My friend Ali and I decided we wanted to do more than just roadcruise this year, so we spent January and...
by frogfish
April 25th, 2014, 5:37 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Anyone own a Nikon D600?
Replies: 5
Views: 3629

Re: Anyone own a Nikon D600?

Nikon dropped the ball bigtime with the D600. I had mine and I was getting major oil spots 100 clicks into it...ended up returning it after bitching with Nikon. Cleaning the sensor won't help the issue, as the shutter mechanism will continue to leak oil. I now have a D610 (D600 but with an upgraded ...
by frogfish
April 25th, 2014, 5:32 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Personal Best (PB)
Replies: 41
Views: 34891

Re: Personal Best (PB)

A few more...

~200lb Bluefin caught on a stickbait and spinning gear
Image

est. 35-40lb permit from the beach
Image
by frogfish
March 5th, 2014, 11:01 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 170566

Re: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thre

Image
DSC_0880 by santosh_shanmuga, on Flickr
In-situ dusky pygmy

Image
DSC_0896 by santosh_shanmuga, on Flickr
In-situ Everglades Racer
by frogfish
March 5th, 2014, 10:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More Winter Herping.
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

Re: More Winter Herping.

Nice write-up Josh!

-Santosh
by frogfish
March 5th, 2014, 10:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question: Horned lizards in Carolina?
Replies: 5
Views: 1441

Re: Question: Horned lizards in Carolina?

Jeff Beane believes the NC population has been extirpated by house cats. I think Wayne Fidler found what he thought was horned lizard tracks upon a fire ant mound in one of the subdivisions that used to have horned lizards about 4 years ago? Don't hold me to that though
by frogfish
December 14th, 2013, 8:47 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: crazy times
Replies: 137
Views: 94798

Re: crazy times

Oh god I have enough stories to keep this thread going for years. Will post some tomorrow
by frogfish
December 3rd, 2013, 6:03 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Personal Best (PB)
Replies: 41
Views: 34891

Re: Personal Best (PB)

Frogfish, thanks for that, you sound dedicated and serious about catching those huge fish. I was amazed and amused to learn how serious Europeans are about carp fishing, with specialized techniques and equipment developing, and tournaments. Most anglers in USA have caught a few incidental to other ...
by frogfish
November 13th, 2013, 3:58 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: looking at getting a macro lens
Replies: 11
Views: 4965

Re: looking at getting a macro lens

I shoot the sigma 150mm f/2.8 macro and its great
by frogfish
October 18th, 2013, 12:37 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Personal Best (PB)
Replies: 41
Views: 34891

Re: Personal Best (PB)

Dear Frogfish, welcome aboard. Those are some impressive fish, please share some details on the how and where. I am told we have buffalo in a few canals and reservoirs in LA county, and of course carp in more places than not in CA. Will buffalo voluntarily take a bait or are they snagged? What bait...
by frogfish
October 14th, 2013, 1:26 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Downsides to the Nikon Speedlight
Replies: 8
Views: 4060

Re: Downsides to the Nikon Speedlight

I think the two flash method gives much better results than a ring flash.

Image
DSC_0400 by efedse, on Flickr
by frogfish
October 8th, 2013, 8:13 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Personal Best (PB)
Replies: 41
Views: 34891

Re: Personal Best (PB)

48.9lb smallmouth buffalo https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/18015_5000395206133_1165094666_n.jpg 35.15lb common carp https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/226534_2042575222482_5825250_n.jpg 36.3lb mirror carp https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/581562_370221915...
by frogfish
October 8th, 2013, 8:11 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Stingray Fishing
Replies: 8
Views: 5500

Re: Stingray Fishing

we fish for rays a lot in the winter time in FL when the fishing is slow. Put a down bucket off the pier with fresh chum and wait. 'tis a frickin dinner bell. We've caught southerns and roughtails up to 300+ lbs