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by saratoga
May 19th, 2015, 5:24 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Underwater in the Northern Territory Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 11826

Re: Underwater in the Northern Territory Australia

Thank you for your replies. I used 2 cameras for this with a total of about 40 hours of footage over a coupe of weeks. Believe it or not this was all filmed in a friends "backyard" which has a beautiful spring fed rainforest and creek system just 3 minutes walk from the house so access is not a prob...
by saratoga
May 12th, 2015, 10:47 pm
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: Underwater in the Northern Territory Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 11826

Underwater in the Northern Territory Australia

This is a video I shot in the Finniss River in the Top End of the NT in northern Australia. It gives you an idea of the variety of life in the upper reaches of this river system; mainly fish with a sprinkling of herps and crustaceans. The crocodiles in the film are Freshwater or Johnstone River Croc...
by saratoga
January 27th, 2013, 10:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Everybody loves brown snakes, right?
Replies: 15
Views: 2432

Re: Everybody loves brown snakes, right?

Great series of shots Matt, really showcasing the diversity of colour within this species.

Are they from all over the place or from particular region?

Those bright orange ones remind me of the front cover off one of Worrells Dangerous Snakes of Australia.
by saratoga
January 25th, 2013, 3:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western Whip Snake (Hierophis viridiflavus) from Italy
Replies: 6
Views: 2137

Western Whip Snake (Hierophis viridiflavus) from Italy

A short video I made showing a Western Whip Snake in it's habitat near the city of Prato (near Florence) in Italy

by saratoga
July 22nd, 2012, 4:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in Ontario - Interesting...I know.
Replies: 14
Views: 2026

Re: Herping in Ontario - Interesting...I know.

also, you probably will not be taken seriously considering you don't know that it is a garter snake, and not a gartner. i suggest reading a bunch of books on the subject, and keep looking. -ben Having a go a someone for an obvious typo is a bit rich when you are too lazy to even bother starting eac...
by saratoga
July 10th, 2012, 3:55 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Selling photo "rights"
Replies: 10
Views: 4759

Re: Selling photo "rights"

This is a very good read and sums up the issues regarding "giving away" your work.

It was designed to forward on to anyone that asks you to "contribute" your photos free of charge

http://photoprofessionals.wordpress.com/

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by saratoga
July 5th, 2012, 6:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I want to see anyones Copperhead pictures.
Replies: 46
Views: 13851

Re: I want to see anyones Copperhead pictures.

I would like to see some of the pictures that anyone on this forum has taken of Copperheads. I don't care what kind. I am just really interested in see what everyone has seen. Ok, probably not what you were thinking of, but these are what we know as Copperheads over here in Australia. Unlike your C...
by saratoga
June 2nd, 2012, 2:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring! (Crote heavy as per usual).
Replies: 33
Views: 10538

Re: Spring! (Crote heavy as per usual).

Great post, really beautiful imagery, all nicely composed with beautiful colour.

I'm intrigued by how you did the image with the Collared lizards. Ok it's just a series of stills but how did you load it up so it plays them in sequence?
by saratoga
June 2nd, 2012, 1:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Australian Snake ID
Replies: 4
Views: 2080

Re: Australian Snake ID

Agreed it looks like a Rough scaled Snake which also goes by the name of Clarence River Snake. A relative of the Tiger Snakes, it has been responsible for several fatalities and can be "easily" confued with the harmless Keelback which is found in many of the same areas.
by saratoga
May 30th, 2012, 2:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How we protect wildlife in Australia
Replies: 1
Views: 814

How we protect wildlife in Australia

I was outraged to see this on one of the youtube channels I subscribe to. I don't know what the laws are in the States regarding things like this. Technically it is illegal to interfere with wildlife although I can't ever recall anyone being prosecuted for killing a snake, even when it's been well d...
by saratoga
May 4th, 2012, 9:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Epirus and Corfu, Greece - April 2012 (added photos)
Replies: 32
Views: 9922

Re: Epirus and Corfu, Greece - April 2012 (added photos)

Beautiful images; looks like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing!
by saratoga
May 4th, 2012, 9:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Video Cameras....Go Pro or Contour.......What do you think?
Replies: 15
Views: 1978

Re: Video Cameras....Go Pro or Contour.......What do you thi

Anyone have any pros or cons on the Go Pro or the Contour for shooting vids in the field? All depends on what type of video you want to shoot in the field! Can't offer any advice on the contour but here are some of my thoughts on the gopro. ** All comments relate to the Gopro HD1. There is a newer ...
by saratoga
February 26th, 2012, 4:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western tiger snakes, Perth region
Replies: 8
Views: 2871

Re: Western tiger snakes, Perth region

Very nice shots!
by saratoga
February 23rd, 2012, 11:21 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: VHS Reptile Expo in melbourne , Australia
Replies: 0
Views: 1029

VHS Reptile Expo in melbourne , Australia

Some footage from the VHS (Victorian Herpetological Society) Reptile expo last weekend.

Not sure if this is the right place to post this, Mods please move or delete it if it is inappropriate for this forum

by saratoga
January 18th, 2012, 9:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Juvenile Eastern Brown Snake (Pseudonaja textilis)
Replies: 6
Views: 2709

Juvenile Eastern Brown Snake (Pseudonaja textilis)

I found this little Eastern Brown Snake swimming in the Snowy River on the NSW– VIC border over Xmas. Brown Snakes are fast moving alert elapids found over most of eastern Australia. They usually are around 1.2 m(4ft) but commonly grow to 2m(6ft) long. They are one snake that seems to have benefited...
by saratoga
November 22nd, 2011, 2:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Broad-headed snake (Hoplocephalus bungaroides)
Replies: 13
Views: 1803

Re: Broad-headed snake (Hoplocephalus bungaroides)

Great finds, especially at this time of the year.
by saratoga
November 22nd, 2011, 2:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Water Skinks (Eulamprus tympanum) Australia
Replies: 0
Views: 681

Southern Water Skinks (Eulamprus tympanum) Australia

A little bit of video I shot last Xmas out in Croajingalong National Park, Victoria showing some Southern Water Skinks and with some nice forest bird calls

Southern Water Skinks (Eulamprus tympanum) - YouTube
by saratoga
September 13th, 2011, 5:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A clever foraging tactic in arboreal monitor lizards
Replies: 33
Views: 6821

Re: A clever foraging tactic in arboreal monitor lizards

Great observations and video.

Are the 3rd and 4th fingers on that monitor longer than normal? Perhaps if they are longer it is specifically for this purpose!
by saratoga
August 30th, 2011, 5:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Olive Python video
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Olive Python video

One of Australias' largest pythons the Olive Python Liasis olivaceus grows in excess of 4m (13ft) and is common in many areas of northern Australia. They are most commonly encountered crossing roads at night where many get killed by vehicles. During cooler times of the year the are also often seen d...
by saratoga
May 29th, 2011, 3:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Aussie elapids; Notechis scutatus & Pseudechis porphyriacus
Replies: 3
Views: 1007

Re: Aussie elapids; Notechis scutatus & Pseudechis porphyria

Thanks for the comments. The Pseudechis was around a metre or so and in prime condition...a really healthy immaculate snake with one of the reddest bellies (at least on the lateral scales) that I have seen.
by saratoga
May 28th, 2011, 5:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Aussie elapids; Notechis scutatus & Pseudechis porphyriacus
Replies: 3
Views: 1007

Aussie elapids; Notechis scutatus & Pseudechis porphyriacus

A couple of short videos from the field that I just uploaded

Mainland Tiger Snake
http://youtu.be/-UsdAgkYcJY

Red-bellied Black Snake
http://youtu.be/y83MzG4Od2M
by saratoga
February 24th, 2011, 4:51 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: aussie herp expo video
Replies: 0
Views: 869

aussie herp expo video

This may well be out of place here on a field herp forum so mods please feel free to delete it. It's a short video I put together of the Victorian Herpetological Societies Reptile Expo held in Melbourne, Australia, last weekend. Yes it's all captive, but some of you may find it interesting to see so...
by saratoga
December 6th, 2010, 1:51 am
Forum: News
Topic: Wikileaks and Rattlesnakes
Replies: 1
Views: 1075

Wikileaks and Rattlesnakes

US depends on Aussie antivenom: Wikileaks

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2010 ... ion=justin
by saratoga
November 27th, 2010, 2:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red-bellied Black Snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus)
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

Re: Red-bellied Black Snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus)

Great work with the Komodo video David.....I particularly liked the intro and narration, would like to see the story completed some time.

You have a great youtube channel; some terrific monitor stuff there.

cheers

Greg
by saratoga
November 22nd, 2010, 9:27 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Cane Toad impacts on Snakes and Lizards in Australia
Replies: 0
Views: 773

Cane Toad impacts on Snakes and Lizards in Australia

This was screened back in October but was just referred to me. Reptile watch - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) A very sad but worthwhile watch. I consider myself very lucky to have experienced the Top End (the top part of the Northern Territory) before the arrival of the toads; it rea...
by saratoga
November 22nd, 2010, 7:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rock of Ages
Replies: 39
Views: 4426

Re: Rock of Ages

Beautiful post ... more like this please!
by saratoga
November 22nd, 2010, 6:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red-bellied Black Snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus)
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

Re: Red-bellied Black Snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus)

Thanks for the replies, probably my favourite elapid too; hope to keep trolling through my footage and post some more soon. David (Crocdoc) .....I remember we bumped into each other viewing the Lace Monitors although I think it was only a year ago....I hope! I'm shooting with the Canon XHa1. I think...
by saratoga
November 22nd, 2010, 6:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Climbing behaviour in Tree Snakes (Dendrelaphis punctulata)
Replies: 1
Views: 619

Climbing behaviour in Tree Snakes (Dendrelaphis punctulata)

Has anyone observed tree snakes climbing like this before? A little video showing the snake in action http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_xGPqBbdIc To overcome a distance the snake stretches out, then arches the front of its body up and throws its forebody at the branch. It may be common practice but I...
by saratoga
November 20th, 2010, 3:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Norwegian herps
Replies: 46
Views: 7576

Re: Norwegian herps

Beautiful shots Thor; if I had to choose one it would be the first male adder.

cheers
Greg
by saratoga
November 20th, 2010, 2:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red-bellied Black Snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus)
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

Red-bellied Black Snake (Pseudechis porphyriacus)

Going through lots of my footage and trying to put a few little videos together. Here is one from about 6 weeks ago just after the floods went through the Barmah Forest on the NSW/Victoria border. Red-bellied Black Snakes are large (~1-1.7m.....4-5ft) elapids common through much of south eastern Aus...
by saratoga
November 18th, 2010, 8:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tiger Snakes
Replies: 10
Views: 1904

Re: Tiger Snakes

Not sure what you mean Hans. No special effects here, it was all as shot out of the camera. If you mean the head close ups it was done with the camera on the ground about a metre away and using the zoom on the camera to try and get a nice soft shallow depth of field. If you mean the baby tiger snake...
by saratoga
November 18th, 2010, 4:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tiger Snakes
Replies: 10
Views: 1904

Re: Tiger Snakes

Thanks for the comments. Yes they were Bellbirds and also some Australian Magpies yodelling away. Will try and get some more up soon.
by saratoga
November 17th, 2010, 1:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tiger Snakes
Replies: 10
Views: 1904

Tiger Snakes

I'm working on putting together some video on snakes. Here are a couple of shots of Tiger Snakes Notechis scutatus taken over the last few days along the Yarra River in Melbourne, Australia. Tiger Snakes are a medium sized elapid. A few decades ago they were responsible for the majority of snake bit...
by saratoga
September 18th, 2010, 7:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Assorted roadkill from Australia
Replies: 0
Views: 512

Assorted roadkill from Australia

Last week I saw an interesting exhibition on roadkill in Melbourne. The exhibition shows various animals, not the normal kangaroos and wombats, but things like bluetongue lizards Tiliqua , long necked turtles Chelodina , black snakes Pseudechis , bats, echidnas, possums and some birds (the artist ev...
by saratoga
September 8th, 2010, 7:22 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Roadkill exhibition
Replies: 3
Views: 2046

Roadkill exhibition

Just saw an interesting photographic exhibition here in Melbourne. It contains roadkill...not the normal stuff like kangaoos and wombats, but an interesting assortment of animals including herps such as Red-bellied Black snakes, Long necked Turtles and Blue tongued lizards in addition to various par...