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by aliceinwl
April 14th, 2016, 7:18 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Micro Photo Advice
Replies: 8
Views: 12656

Re: Micro Photo Advice

It took me quite awhile to get the hang of it, but I love my Canon mp-e 65mm. Depth of field is really shallow, but it's great for the tiny critters. It might be worth renting one before you buy. When I'm out in the field these days I usually bring it and my 100mm macro and use the mp-e for subjects...
by aliceinwl
April 14th, 2016, 6:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 5
Views: 2180

Re: Rattlesnake ID

Thanks for the replies, coloration in life was greenish. I admit I wasn't really thinking C. oreganus with the chuckwallas running around.
by aliceinwl
April 14th, 2016, 6:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 5
Views: 2180

Re: Rattlesnake ID

It was found in the northeastern corner of Kern County so it looks like a bit out of range for oreganus, or maybe right on the edge?
by aliceinwl
April 14th, 2016, 6:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake ID
Replies: 5
Views: 2180

Rattlesnake ID

I haven't posted in ages, but I found this rattler that is driving me nuts. Any thoughts as to ID? The body pattern really says mojave to me, but the head scalation is wrong. Both mojaves and speckleds would be in range, maybe panamints too. Found in the Owens Peak Wilderness area, Kern County, Cali...
by aliceinwl
June 23rd, 2013, 3:08 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: ID Help for albino Lampropeltis
Replies: 10
Views: 3850

Re: ID Help for albino Lampropeltis

Thanks, this seems to match the pattern somewhat, but the head shape really seems consistent with something in the Lampropeltis mexicana complex? They came from a pretty high-end L. thayeri collection, the second guy was purported to be L. alterna (no idea if the first is the same). Doing some searc...
by aliceinwl
June 22nd, 2013, 4:33 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: ID Help for albino Lampropeltis
Replies: 10
Views: 3850

ID Help for albino Lampropeltis

I haven't posted in ages, but a friend of mine has some albino Lampropeltis of unknown pedigree and we're trying to figure out what they are. He was told they were possibly albino L. alterna, but L. thayeri looks like it could also be a possibility. Neither of us are too up on our designer snakes so...
by aliceinwl
April 2nd, 2011, 9:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question for the froggers
Replies: 4
Views: 838

Re: Question for the froggers

Not sure what they are from that angle, but it doesn't look like a bullfrog tad to me.
by aliceinwl
March 27th, 2011, 2:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp & sky landscape pic thread
Replies: 38
Views: 5216

Re: Herp & sky landscape pic thread

What kind of camera set up did you use to take these? Great pics!! I'm hoping to find something in a pawn shop once I get my returns... point n' shoot is killin me..lol I took the sonoran whipsnake shot with a Canon 20D, with a 100mm macro lens, and 430 flash for fill The coachwhip was taken with a...
by aliceinwl
March 26th, 2011, 9:51 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: New Camera
Replies: 8
Views: 2578

Re: New Camera

If this is your first dSLR, and you shoot with friends you may want to factor that in. When I decided to get a dSLR, I had no experience other than point and shoot and the friends that I went on all my herping/photo trips both shot Canon so that's what I decided to get so I could take advantage of t...
by aliceinwl
March 26th, 2011, 9:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp & sky landscape pic thread
Replies: 38
Views: 5216

Re: Herp & sky landscape pic thread

Couple of mine:

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by aliceinwl
March 12th, 2011, 3:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Couple of finds from 2010
Replies: 13
Views: 1652

Re: Couple of finds from 2010

Nice finds! From what I can see the scorpion looks like a California Common Scorpion (Paruroctonus silvestrii)
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by aliceinwl
March 2nd, 2011, 4:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA finishing up 2010, starting 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

Re: CA finishing up 2010, starting 2011

Thanks all!

The Real Snake Man: Any other red-leg, I would have grabbed my camera instead, but since I'd been watching him for almost 5 months I just couldn't bear to see him get munched in front of me ;)

hellihooks: The slenders and gilbert's are from eastern San Luis Obispo County.

-Alice
by aliceinwl
March 1st, 2011, 10:03 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: New Flash (Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX)
Replies: 28
Views: 8980

Re: New Flash (Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX)

Thanks Natalie! One word: Grasshoppers (my new obsession), you can catch them, pose them, and they don't blow around when the wind gets going :mrgreen: Vanduzee's Grasshopper ( Esselenia vanduzeei vanduzeei ), nymph http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5215/5449888008_c6d966b158_z.jpg Scorpions aren't bad...
by aliceinwl
March 1st, 2011, 9:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA finishing up 2010, starting 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

CA finishing up 2010, starting 2011

A selection of herps seen from fall 2010 to March 2011 Backyard frogs. This September we had three new metamorph California red-legged frogs move into our backyard pond (numbered in order of discovery). Frog 1 http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4154/5031312271_3be281ee32_z.jpg Frog 2 http://farm5.static...
by aliceinwl
March 1st, 2011, 5:51 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: New Flash (Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX)
Replies: 28
Views: 8980

Re: New Flash (Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX)

Natalie, I shoot with the same set-up. I have the Sto-fen diffusers which don't diffuse quite as much (I do want to get a pair of the Puffers to compare as I have issues with harsh lighting). You can play with the position of the flash heads to manipulate where you get shadows. I usually shoot herps...
by aliceinwl
March 1st, 2011, 12:55 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163563

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Black-bellied Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps nigriventris)
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by aliceinwl
February 18th, 2011, 10:48 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163563

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

California Toad (Bufo boreas halophilus)
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by aliceinwl
February 18th, 2011, 10:05 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: What's wrong with her eye?
Replies: 44
Views: 12120

Re: What's wrong with her eye?

I'm going second Steve. My first impression on seeing the eye was that the eyecap had either been ripped off in the past or the snake had sustained some type of injury to the eye. Mites are nasty critters, treat ASAP. If the snake is soaking in the water bowl, it's likely due to the mites. I keep mo...
by aliceinwl
January 25th, 2011, 4:50 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163563

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Thanks! It's north of Point Conception. If I took the photo facing south rather than north, Point Conception and Jalama Beach would have been visible in the background. Access is restricted so the lizard is safe ;)
by aliceinwl
January 25th, 2011, 10:49 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163563

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Further north than El Capitan...
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by aliceinwl
January 23rd, 2011, 7:28 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163563

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Southern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata multicarinata) from today
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by aliceinwl
January 22nd, 2011, 7:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What’s in your wallet??? I mean back yard???? - theme
Replies: 25
Views: 5240

Re: What’s in your wallet??? I mean back yard???? - theme

Some backyard herps: Arboreal salamander from the woodpile http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1260/5144773010_56bd2758be_z.jpg Pacific treefrog on the side of our house http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4110/5072790083_57c4e42ca5_z.jpg California red-legged frogs from our "pond" http://farm2.static.flickr....
by aliceinwl
January 22nd, 2011, 5:43 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163563

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Western Skink, Plestiodon skiltonianus skiltonianus
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by aliceinwl
January 8th, 2011, 12:03 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163563

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Monterey Ensatina Ensatina eschscholtzii eschscholtzii
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by aliceinwl
December 5th, 2010, 9:56 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163563

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

California Toad from tonight
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by aliceinwl
November 24th, 2010, 2:05 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163563

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Monterey Ensatina
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by aliceinwl
November 24th, 2010, 12:09 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: A sense of place in herp photos
Replies: 45
Views: 28369

Re: A sense of place in herp photos

Thanks Bob! This was my first outing with a dSLR so I was pretty much "monkey see, monkey do" with my more experienced friends. To shoot the lizard, we waited until late afternoon when the light started to mellow and then took turns holding those reflective disks for one another to reflect more ligh...
by aliceinwl
November 23rd, 2010, 8:03 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: A sense of place in herp photos
Replies: 45
Views: 28369

Re: A sense of place in herp photos

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by aliceinwl
November 22nd, 2010, 12:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Poison Oak?
Replies: 15
Views: 2821

Re: Poison Oak?

I've had great luck with Zanfel. It costs an arm and a leg, but it's worked great for me.
by aliceinwl
November 20th, 2010, 3:44 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: A sense of place in herp photos
Replies: 45
Views: 28369

Re: A sense of place in herp photos

A few of mine, I've posted these before, but not since the crash:

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by aliceinwl
November 19th, 2010, 9:48 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163563

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Black-bellied Slender Salamander

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by aliceinwl
November 16th, 2010, 5:52 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163563

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Northern Pacific Rattlesnake
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by aliceinwl
November 12th, 2010, 9:54 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163563

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Another toad

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by aliceinwl
November 12th, 2010, 9:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: year in wraps (turtles)
Replies: 2
Views: 1120

Re: year in wraps (turtles)

Love the terrapins :thumb:

-Alice
by aliceinwl
November 8th, 2010, 6:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 'Tis the season (SoCal salamanders etc.)
Replies: 5
Views: 1288

'Tis the season (SoCal salamanders etc.)

With the recent rains the salamanders are finally coming out :D Tiny arboreal salamander http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4048/5141623622_19c93d6b81_z.jpg Adult arboreal salamander; this guy is evidently a backyard resident, when I loaded my pictures I realized he was the same guy I'd photographed back...
by aliceinwl
November 8th, 2010, 5:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hanging out with Lizards in 2010
Replies: 30
Views: 5985

Re: Hanging out with Lizards in 2010

Fantastic post :thumb:

-Alice
by aliceinwl
November 7th, 2010, 10:16 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163563

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Monterey Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii eschscholtzii)
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by aliceinwl
November 1st, 2010, 8:33 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163563

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Relict Leopard Frog, Rana onca
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by aliceinwl
October 31st, 2010, 2:51 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Multiple lighting at night
Replies: 35
Views: 8051

Re: Multiple lighting at night

Thanks Schell! The lighting on your shots looks really nice, I'll look into getting a pair of the puffers and see how they compare.
-Alice
by aliceinwl
October 22nd, 2010, 6:47 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Ring Flash Tips, Please
Replies: 23
Views: 5972

Re: Ring Flash Tips, Please

When I was researching my twin lite, I cm across this article: http://nocroppingzone.blogspot.com/2007 ... -24ex.html it talks about setting enabling ratio control on a ring flash to avoid "flat light". Thought it might help technique wise.

-Alice
by aliceinwl
October 20th, 2010, 7:12 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Multiple lighting at night
Replies: 35
Views: 8051

Re: Multiple lighting at night

I just wanted to add, since I hadn't mentioned it before that I do use diffusers with the twin lite (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/control ... 435&is=REG) . I read that without them, the light tends to be pretty harsh.

-Alice
by aliceinwl
October 18th, 2010, 9:41 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Multiple lighting at night
Replies: 35
Views: 8051

Re: Multiple lighting at night

I really don't remember exactly how far away I was from the rattlesnake, I was pretty much making sure I stayed out of the strike zone while getting all of the snake in frame (I might be underestimating, now that I think about it, I know I was standing for the below shots and I'm 5'5" so I may actua...
by aliceinwl
October 18th, 2010, 5:22 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Multiple lighting at night
Replies: 35
Views: 8051

Re: Multiple lighting at night

I've pretty much been using nothing but the MT-24 since I got it. The one exception is wide angle shots / anything with my wide angle lens; the attachment for the twin light isn't compatible with that size so I still use my 580. I suspect that the twin light might be a bit underpowered for non-macro...
by aliceinwl
October 17th, 2010, 8:58 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Multiple lighting at night
Replies: 35
Views: 8051

Re: Multiple lighting at night

I shoot with Canon too. I've used multiple flashes (580 and a one or two off camera slaves) in the past. This summer I got the Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX and love it. I can pretty much shoot on the fly at night with good results for minimal work. Here're some night shots taken with the Twin Lite: http:...
by aliceinwl
October 8th, 2010, 8:44 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Camera lens suggestions.
Replies: 29
Views: 6346

Re: Camera lens suggestions.

My first lens was a 180mm macro, I was shooting with a Canon 20D at the time so there was a crop factor. It was fine for taking shots when there was someone else there to corral the animal, but solo shooting was a problem for me. I ended up buying the 100mm macro and loved it. It enables me to be mu...
by aliceinwl
October 8th, 2010, 8:22 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's not the camera.....
Replies: 31
Views: 7443

Re: It's not the camera.....

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by aliceinwl
September 27th, 2010, 4:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bite observation from Mexican Hognose Snake
Replies: 28
Views: 8115

Re: Bite observation from Mexican Hognose Snake

Check out the photos in this article (let me know if it doesn't work). I would say the bite IS medically significant. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6TCS-4W4JDM5-2 From the abstract: "The snake maintained a grip on the patient's arm (left anticubital fossa) for several mi...
by aliceinwl
September 14th, 2010, 7:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA (mostly) year so far
Replies: 19
Views: 3600

Re: CA (mostly) year so far

Thanks all! Natalie: The camera is a Canon 5D, all the pre AZ shots and the AZ shots through the desert grassland whiptail were taken with a 580ex flash either alone or with a slave flash or two. About midway through the AZ trip, I broke out my new macro twin lite, loved it, and took all the subsequ...
by aliceinwl
September 13th, 2010, 11:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA (mostly) year so far
Replies: 19
Views: 3600

Re: CA (mostly) year so far

I too made it out to AZ this summer, but we kind of focused on birds during the day so not quite as many herps as previous trips, but it was fun chasing the feathered guys Big Sonoran desert toad http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4906113249_178dc03b4a.jpg Chiricahua leopard frog http://farm5.stati...
by aliceinwl
September 13th, 2010, 10:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA (mostly) year so far
Replies: 19
Views: 3600

Re: CA (mostly) year so far

More... Roadside southern alligator lizard http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4059/4529450483_08c77396e0.jpg another http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4065/4529451391_e4830745fc.jpg An eater of alligator lizards, from my backyard :( We had this guy take up residence when they cleared a fallow field by our ...