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by will lattea
November 9th, 2016, 7:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: October in Florida
Replies: 6
Views: 3599

Re: October in Florida

Cool post. The larva is actually Eurycea - not Desmognathus.

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by will lattea
February 26th, 2016, 12:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Can anyone help with information on snake gaiters?
Replies: 10
Views: 3574

Re: Can anyone help with information on snake gaiters?

http://www.turtleskin.com/Snake-Gaiters.aspx

These are the best. They're light and they dry fast. I know quite a few horridus monitors and this is what all of us use. They cost a little bit more but it's nothing compared to a hospital bill.

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by will lattea
October 26th, 2015, 12:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica, May 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 11669

Re: Costa Rica, May 2015

Wups... I had photos from Osa mislabeled. I. aucoinae perhaps?
by will lattea
October 20th, 2015, 8:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica, May 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 11669

Re: Costa Rica, May 2015

wow... the lateralis are really awesome - way cooler than seeing a Bothrops in my opinion! Your first toad looks like a young melanochlorus and your frog pair look like crassidigitus to me.

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by will lattea
March 25th, 2014, 4:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NM, AZ, FL, NC, CA, & TX - Shuffled
Replies: 58
Views: 25715

Re: NM, AZ, FL, NC, CA, & TX - Shuffled

your hard work, honesty and humor make these posts the best year after year. thanks for sharing!

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Will
by will lattea
February 16th, 2014, 10:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Suggestions for 2014 NE Chapter Trip
Replies: 27
Views: 9008

Re: Suggestions for 2014 NE Chapter Trip

Mt Rogers is great! Especially if you like to backpack. Have any dates been set? I would avoid memorial day weekend- it can get really crowded. http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3747/12569102634_bf4663f896_c.jpg http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7430/12569073574_2e92e3e416_c.jpg http://farm8.staticflickr.co...
by will lattea
December 9th, 2013, 2:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of the Year 2013... #9 - HERP IN HABITAT
Replies: 20
Views: 6125

Re: End of the Year 2013... #9 - HERP IN HABITAT

ambush/ in situ http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2809/9943873785_1cb6c322f9_z.jpg http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5327/9944023973_8e400eb0ee_z.jpg http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7367/9899230576_c73f4ff5bf_z.jpg http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3736/9479029571_d354d68f84_z.jpg http://farm8.staticflickr.com/74...
by will lattea
December 9th, 2013, 2:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of the Year 2013... #10 - CAUDATES
Replies: 12
Views: 4003

Re: End of the Year 2013... #10 - CAUDATES

I'm a sucker for behavior so this one takes the cake for me. From Petranka, 1998 (Organ, 1960a) regarding courtship behavior of Plethodon glutinosus in Virginia: "When a male encounters a female, he places his nasolabial grooves and mental gland in contact with her head, body, or tail. The male then...
by will lattea
December 8th, 2013, 11:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If you were to go rediscover a Herp, which one would it be?
Replies: 43
Views: 13351

Re: If you were to go rediscover a Herp, which one would it

Plethodon ainsworthi would be cool
by will lattea
October 29th, 2013, 12:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: timber video
Replies: 4
Views: 1375

Re: timber video

thanks guys! I know music is a personal taste and I guess my choices were a result of what I consider 'bad choices' in other videos haha. I had many, many less usable shots over the course of the year. I started out with a stock gopro hero 2 mounted on a monopod that could extend to about 6'. Most o...
by will lattea
October 15th, 2013, 5:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: timber video
Replies: 9
Views: 2340

Re: timber video

Thanks guys!
by will lattea
October 15th, 2013, 5:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: timber video
Replies: 4
Views: 1375

timber video

Hey everyone, hope the Fall is treating you well. Here is a not so short timber rattlesnake video I originally made for my friends to show them what I'm always doing- it's probably not for everyone but I think the folks on this board will appreciate it. I know a lot of people here frequent these spo...
by will lattea
October 14th, 2013, 6:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: timber video
Replies: 9
Views: 2340

timber video

Here is a not so short video I made with footage of Timber Rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) from the 2012 season. Take it easy on me- I didn't know anything about video editing before making this. I grew up skateboarding in the 90's and low budget videos like this were (and still are) a huge part of...
by will lattea
October 10th, 2013, 12:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coal Skink?
Replies: 7
Views: 1721

Re: Coal Skink?

next time check the chin for a single post mental scale....

http://www.virginiaherpetologicalsociet ... _skink.php

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by will lattea
September 26th, 2013, 4:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just a few swedish herps
Replies: 3
Views: 1329

Re: Just a few swedish herps

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by will lattea
September 24th, 2013, 10:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How would you schedule a snake Big Year?
Replies: 26
Views: 4904

Re: How would you schedule a snake Big Year?

Assuming you have all the time during the year... Start in South Texas, make your way around the gulf towards Florida and up through Georgia by March, head North up the East Coast a bit as the Spring arrives, cross over to the mid west hitting up places like Kansas before it gets too hot, then ballz...
by will lattea
September 5th, 2013, 10:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photos from the Field (DUW)
Replies: 30
Views: 10743

Re: Photos from the Field (DUW)

wow... this was a really impressive post. i almost didn't look because I follow you on flickr but man am I glad I did! photos like yours are what motivates me to get out and learn more. thanks for sharing.

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by will lattea
August 27th, 2013, 6:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hognose? questionable photo
Replies: 6
Views: 1765

Re: Hognose? questionable photo

hog. most likely a female - they can look long and skinny like that in spring time or post egg laying.
by will lattea
August 22nd, 2013, 8:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peeling Bark?
Replies: 29
Views: 8826

Re: Peeling Bark?

yonder mountain string band... too many good live options to pick just one :)
by will lattea
August 22nd, 2013, 8:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peeling Bark?
Replies: 29
Views: 8826

Re: Peeling Bark?

have you heard the yonder cover? it's no misfits but it's mighty diggable!

(did i get it?)
by will lattea
August 22nd, 2013, 7:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peeling Bark?
Replies: 29
Views: 8826

Re: Peeling Bark?

wow.... this might be the most mature thread I've seen on here in a while... I actually didn't click it for a bit assuming it'd be the normal BS. Someone was honest and proposed a question and without a ton of condescending elitist answers and bashing -someone learned something and said they'd make ...
by will lattea
August 22nd, 2013, 6:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Successful Southeast AZ trip (same as AZ forum)
Replies: 16
Views: 5323

Re: Successful Southeast AZ trip (same as AZ forum)

nice post! you guys managed to see a lot of stuff and there were some really nice photos captured as well. it's my first season in a while not getting down there and those klaubs felt like a punch in the gut!! the crazy thing about willardi is that they're pretty common where they occur... the popul...
by will lattea
August 15th, 2013, 11:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazonia, or is that Amazonian Peru?
Replies: 63
Views: 34203

Re: Peruvian Amazonia, or is that Amazonian Peru?

that reeeeeeally made me want to go to peru. thanks for sharing!

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by will lattea
August 13th, 2013, 12:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which parts of AZ will you NOT hunt due to safety reasons?
Replies: 46
Views: 12196

Re: Which parts of AZ will you NOT hunt due to safety reason

"if you live outside the law you must be honest" - robert zimmerman giving water to humans that need it is a great idea. giving politicians sh*t for unconstitutional wars and BS "free" trade agreements like NAFTA that cause poverty and mass displacement of citizens- even better. Southern Arizona is ...
by will lattea
August 13th, 2013, 9:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 in Georgia and North Carolina
Replies: 21
Views: 5217

Re: 2013 in Georgia and North Carolina

woot woot! :beer:

i nominated your maculatum egg phor foto oph the week because it's mega.

my only complaint is that you aren't finding/ taking photos of enough dark phases :P

W
by will lattea
May 26th, 2013, 9:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: West Virginia trip
Replies: 11
Views: 2538

Re: West Virginia trip

that was a great post!!

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by will lattea
May 2nd, 2013, 1:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and West Malaysia - The Snakes! (Now Frogs!)
Replies: 34
Views: 13342

Re: Borneo and West Malaysia - The Snakes!

that was a great post!

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by will lattea
April 30th, 2013, 11:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Belize April 2013...and a little Brazil as well
Replies: 21
Views: 3819

Re: Belize April 2013...and a little Brazil as well

awesome post!

i also dug your zimbabwe part... before the wheels got all small and stuff

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by will lattea
November 29th, 2012, 7:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Many favorites from 2012
Replies: 40
Views: 10877

Re: Many favorites from 2012

awesome post!! I was recently in Mazunte- what a place!- but we got skunked on the roads at night... and morning... and day... did you do the croc tour place? We didn't have the time once we found out about it.... thanks for sharing!

-will
by will lattea
August 16th, 2012, 7:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Black rat communal nest
Replies: 37
Views: 8390

Re: Black rat communal nest

This is great!! I know of a tree near a stream that has good root holes that serve as a hibernacula for black rats, racers, garters, waters, and queens- but I've seen what appeared to be multiple clutches of black rats coming out in late summer as well... but no where near that many!! Makes ya wonde...
by will lattea
August 2nd, 2012, 12:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Bite First Aid
Replies: 124
Views: 25164

Re: Snake Bite First Aid

I spend most waking minutes trying to mentally prepare for bear fights.
by will lattea
July 19th, 2012, 7:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blue Striped Thamnophis Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1503

Re: Blue Striped Thamnophis Question

I've been told that those in the deepest, darkest swamps (basic pH, no pines) have the most blue. I have no experience though.
by will lattea
July 11th, 2012, 7:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpeada Villa purificacion y Sierra del Cuale, Jalisco
Replies: 6
Views: 4168

Re: Herpeada Villa purificacion y Sierra del Cuale, Jalisco

gracias por compartir!

salud!

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by will lattea
July 9th, 2012, 7:38 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Herp Oriented Conservation Organizations
Replies: 86
Views: 31286

Re: Herp Oriented Conservation Organizations

If you enjoy the south west at all, check out Sky Island Alliance and MABA. They do a lot of great work and offer endless volunteer opportunities. Another interesting thing about this organization is that it's not restricted to herps or even to the USA- it strives to promote the Madrean Archipeligo ...
by will lattea
June 21st, 2012, 7:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: noname
Replies: 7
Views: 1124

Re: Advice for Redbelly Water snakes

incuhead has a point, but I wouldn't skip blackwater. some of the best scenic roads on the eastern shore, and if you get there early in the morning you'll probably see a bunch of turtles moving. Mid afternoon is tough... get a box of fried chicken and hang out. More or less, the middle of the big ar...
by will lattea
June 20th, 2012, 11:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The last year or so in Aus
Replies: 23
Views: 6198

Re: The last year or so in Aus

RAD!!!

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by will lattea
June 15th, 2012, 9:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica June 2012
Replies: 32
Views: 7875

Re: Costa Rica June 2012

AWESOME!! How many nights hiking did it take to see all the Bothriechis? Was it primary or secondary forest? Some impressive animals in there fo sho. Dig that biporcatus too! Your S. sordida looks like it could be another Tlalocohyla loquax in my opinion. It could just be the angle though... do you ...
by will lattea
June 7th, 2012, 9:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CHIAPAS 2011
Replies: 13
Views: 6921

Re: CHIAPAS 2011

Gran fotografía! Gracias por compartir. Voy a viajar a través del sur de México a finales de septiembre, quizás podríamos encontrarnos.

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-will
by will lattea
May 31st, 2012, 9:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: just happy about today- added pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 2351

Re: just happy about today- added pictures

is this in WI? I spent some of my most miserable days looking for those up there last July... pretty brutal between the heat, humidity, bugs, cut grass and stinging nettles. Holy crap there are a lot of nettles up there... good work!

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by will lattea
May 31st, 2012, 9:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Final update - up to 6/6: My year so far.
Replies: 31
Views: 2298

Re: My year so far...

cool observation on the owl! seems like those red milks are turning up more often in Jersey these days... kinda reminds me of this one from PA from a couple weeks ago... except this one is actually a weird red milk ;)

Image

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by will lattea
May 21st, 2012, 10:24 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: exporting jpg's from RAW files in photoshop - questions
Replies: 7
Views: 3864

Re: exporting jpg's from RAW files in photoshop - questions

Thanks for the reply! I'm a little confused about your editing remark. Some I edit, and some I think already look good as soon as I open the RAW image file up in photoshop. I always shoot in RAW in case I want to post edit, but I tend to make a lot of manual adjustments in the field so I can end up ...
by will lattea
May 21st, 2012, 6:20 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: exporting jpg's from RAW files in photoshop - questions
Replies: 7
Views: 3864

exporting jpg's from RAW files in photoshop - questions

Hi, I recently upgraded to a newer canon rebel and ended up having to get photoshop in order to view the RAW files. They look great on the screen, but when I "save as jpg" the quality is just getting destroyed. Even photos that I didn't edit end up more dull in color and clarity. Is there a way to c...
by will lattea
April 11th, 2012, 11:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpin from 4/9 and 4/10 pictures!
Replies: 6
Views: 1136

Re: Herpin from 4/9 and 4/10 pictures!

Right on... wasn't the water that made me think it's a dusky. Just trying to be helpful. Study a field guide and see if you still disagree ;) http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3512/5813438051_ae2518620f_z.jpg http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2733/5814006158_39dc1c8d1a_z.jpg http://farm6.staticflickr.com/51...
by will lattea
April 11th, 2012, 10:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herpin from 4/9 and 4/10 pictures!
Replies: 6
Views: 1136

Re: Herpin from 4/9 and 4/10 pictures!

Caves and rocky crevices are good for slimeys as well. Your red-back is actually a dusky- most likely a mountain dusky of some sort, and I think some of your other duskies are either seals or mountain duskies (the odd one looks like a mountain dusky)... Red-backs are in the genus Plethodon and are g...
by will lattea
April 5th, 2012, 12:11 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Manual, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Program modes
Replies: 23
Views: 6161

Re: Manual, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Program mod

I shoot manual, but I kind of do it with a shutter priority... manually. I like to have control of my flash, period. Generally my subject is somewhat consistent- what i'm going out for that day- so depending on what it is and where I am I'll usually set the shudder to something I can keep steady (1/...
by will lattea
April 5th, 2012, 7:15 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: metering and white balance advice please
Replies: 6
Views: 1883

Re: metering and white balance advice please

cool, thanks! there were a lot of helpful tips in these couple replies! I've tried downloading GIMP but I have an older mac and there's some kind of compatibility issue with it that I can't get past. I think the best way to take my photos to the next step will be to save my pennies for better post w...
by will lattea
April 3rd, 2012, 11:04 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: metering and white balance advice please
Replies: 6
Views: 1883

Re: metering and white balance advice please

Hey Chris, thanks for the reply. I've been shooting manual/ RAW for a bit but I don't have photoshop so my post editing abilities are limited. I shoot in RAW anyway hoping to afford photoshop in the future. I'm still having trouble with certain situations though, and your bird in the sky comment wou...
by will lattea
April 3rd, 2012, 8:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: strange head movement in rat snake
Replies: 18
Views: 2013

Re: strange head movement in rat snake

I've seen Corn Snakes do it in areas of NC where there are a lot of S. miliarius around. I've seen the pigs do it too- that's generally what I associate the behavior with. I've heard that other types of snakes in these areas pick up the habit as well, although I have no clue why and would love to kn...
by will lattea
April 3rd, 2012, 8:10 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: metering and white balance advice please
Replies: 6
Views: 1883

metering and white balance advice please

I'm trying to wrap my head around the various metering and white balance modes I have to play with. Often times auto just doesn't do what I want it to. I've seen things about carrying an 18% grey or white cards in the field to adjust for spot metering or white balance. Do any of you do something lik...
by will lattea
March 26th, 2012, 8:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First reptiles of 2012, including a lifer
Replies: 13
Views: 1450

Re: First reptiles of 2012, including a lifer

Cool stuff. Gota head further west for hoffmani. You'll know 'em when you see their belly.