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by Trey
February 2nd, 2016, 10:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Color and Pattern Variations in Eastern Garter Snakes
Replies: 43
Views: 12358

Re: Color and Pattern Variations in Eastern Garter Snakes

Crappy picture of a nice one from Ohio

ImageT. sirtalis by Trey Keyes, on Flickr
by Trey
May 20th, 2015, 7:32 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Need tripod purchasing tips, please!
Replies: 21
Views: 7573

Re: Need tripod purchasing tips, please!

What about something like this for what we do? http://www.reallyrightstuff.com/Shop/Aluminum-Tripods/TP-243-Ground-Level-Tripod.html Also, when shopping for tripods online where can one find how low to the ground the tripod will go? I was looking at several of these manfrotto's and benbo's mentioned...
by Trey
May 6th, 2015, 9:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes from Selangor and Pahang, Malaysia
Replies: 10
Views: 3384

Re: Snakes from Selangor and Pahang, Malaysia

Nice Set!
by Trey
April 22nd, 2015, 10:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SOUTH AFRICA - THE KAROO [PHOTO HEAVY]
Replies: 14
Views: 5048

Re: SOUTH AFRICA - THE KAROO [PHOTO HEAVY]

Some nice shots, looks like a great time! The cobras were excellent, I especially enjoyed the Aspidelaps.
by Trey
April 14th, 2015, 1:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake Handling YES or NO
Replies: 31
Views: 5991

Re: Rattlesnake Handling YES or NO

Here is my opinion on the matter specifically concerning rattlesnakes.

If a snake is encountered on the crawl and fleeing, as they usually are, I will handle it in order to get a photograph. If it is encountered and sitting still, there is no reason to disturb it usually. Simple as that.
by Trey
April 9th, 2015, 5:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: spider-tailed horned viper documentary clip
Replies: 9
Views: 3362

Re: spider-tailed horned viper documentary clip

That's simply incredible! Nature never ceases to amaze me. With that tail and amazing caudal luring skills, i can't believe this species isn't more well-known. I've never even heard of this species before, but it's a new favorite for sure! Surprised you haven't seen this and even more surprised you...
by Trey
March 28th, 2015, 3:35 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: In light of my recent post...
Replies: 4
Views: 2634

Re: In light of my recent post...

Trey, Looks like the gear is going to produce some nice images for you. I agree about the photos being a bit darker than I would have set them, but if that is the effect you wanted you did it well. In regard to darkening the background, I would try with the blacks slider in lightroom and the bringi...
by Trey
March 28th, 2015, 6:15 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: In light of my recent post...
Replies: 4
Views: 2634

Re: In light of my recent post...

Congratulations on the new set-up! As far as critique goes, I'm personally not a big fan of black backgrounds. If you could get the subject closer to the background you can get a little color/detail there and I think that would be an improvement. Of course that can be a double edged sword too, beca...
by Trey
March 25th, 2015, 11:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Migration predictions
Replies: 16
Views: 2900

Re: Migration predictions

Looks like the move may happen tonight in my area. I'll be out at the pools looking.
by Trey
March 25th, 2015, 10:55 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: In light of my recent post...
Replies: 4
Views: 2634

In light of my recent post...

Here are the first few shots with the new camera/lens, and a Pringles can pop up flash diffusor ;) I have never developed raw images before this or really used any editing software so ANY suggestions tips etc would be awesome! http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu20/treykeyes/Snake%20Photos%202015/s...
by Trey
March 18th, 2015, 7:49 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: high ISO - 10 years worth of progress - Wow!
Replies: 5
Views: 3692

Re: high ISO - 10 years worth of progress - Wow!

Soopaman wrote:I rarely need to shoot with high ISO, but I've always been satisfied with the results when I do:


ISO 1600
ImagePantherophis guttatus guttatus (Corn Snake) by Kyle L.E., on Flickr
LOVE this shot soopa.
by Trey
March 18th, 2015, 6:12 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Lenses
Replies: 12
Views: 5243

Re: Lenses

If I had a Canon this is the lens I would get http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/control ... &A=details
by Trey
March 15th, 2015, 12:32 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Thinking of a DSLR
Replies: 9
Views: 4519

Re: Thinking of a DSLR

Thanks Jason, great memory and even better photos! I would like to do some "bug macro" and other small stuff too, in which case I think the R1 would be great. I was under the impression that with my camera I need the C1 part as a commander? But I think you are right about starting with the speedlight.
by Trey
March 10th, 2015, 8:53 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Thinking of a DSLR
Replies: 9
Views: 4519

Re: Thinking of a DSLR

Thanks for all of the suggestions guys! I've decided I am going to pull the trigger on a refurb Nikon D5300 with the kit lens. As for a macro lens, I have chosen to go with the Nikon AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED. Alot of reading went in to these choices! As suggested I am going to hold of...
by Trey
March 7th, 2015, 1:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Can you throw DORs off the road in TX?
Replies: 6
Views: 2473

Re: Can you throw DORs off the road in TX?

Good people hardly need to be policed, but over-policing them can convert them from friends into sullen hostiles. Making up and then enforcing rules against truly innocent behavior is never going to have good outcomes. I really don't - and never will - have much patience for being treated like a cr...
by Trey
March 7th, 2015, 9:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your most significant find in 2015
Replies: 51
Views: 10972

Re: Your most significant find in 2015

Hard to herp with a couple feet of snow on the ground.. :cry:
by Trey
February 25th, 2015, 8:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Migration predictions
Replies: 16
Views: 2900

Re: Migration predictions

I'll bite too. The first good rain after the ice and snow melt with nighttime air temps in the 50's. For Detroit/Toledo/Ann Arbor I am guessing April Fool's Day. That being said I hope to be looking a week or two before that in central OH. Just always seems to be a few weeks ahead of things down th...
by Trey
February 25th, 2015, 8:17 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Termination of my HERP and Herpmapper account
Replies: 69
Views: 38466

Re: Termination of my HERP and Herpmapper account

A lion never loses sleep over the opinion of a sheep. :sleep:
by Trey
February 25th, 2015, 11:50 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Termination of my HERP and Herpmapper account
Replies: 69
Views: 38466

Re: Termination of my HERP and Herpmapper account

TLDR Gerry. My point is, it's only racist if you make it racist. Which you did. Once again, go do some herping and contribute to this community rather than constantly stirring the pot and starting arguments in some kind of debaucherous, sanctimonious crusade.
by Trey
February 25th, 2015, 6:58 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Termination of my HERP and Herpmapper account
Replies: 69
Views: 38466

Re: Termination of my HERP and Herpmapper account

If an individual wants to use herpmapper or HERP as a personal tool for their own records I say why not? Me personally if I was to use one of those two would not allow any of my data to be released to anyone who requests it. So the fact that it is not 100% accurate is irrelevant. Unless of course t...
by Trey
February 24th, 2015, 5:00 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Termination of my HERP and Herpmapper account
Replies: 69
Views: 38466

Re: Termination of my HERP and Herpmapper account

Hmm crickets huh? Smells like a "cricket" in the wood pile to me :roll:
by Trey
February 24th, 2015, 1:58 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Canon SX50/SX60
Replies: 3
Views: 2331

Re: Canon SX50/SX60

I have an SX30 and while it is an ok camera, had I known better back when I bought it I would have spent the $500 on something else. While great for distance shooting, the Macro on this camera is less than stellar, and the shutter speed is poor at best. I would look at the G series for a decent fiel...
by Trey
February 24th, 2015, 1:13 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Termination of my HERP and Herpmapper account
Replies: 69
Views: 38466

Re: Termination of my HERP and Herpmapper account

If an individual wants to use herpmapper or HERP as a personal tool for their own records I say why not? Me personally if I was to use one of those two would not allow any of my data to be released to anyone who requests it. So the fact that it is not 100% accurate is irrelevant. Unless of course th...
by Trey
February 24th, 2015, 11:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Migration predictions
Replies: 16
Views: 2900

Re: Migration predictions

I'll play, for the last several years, I have gone out on either the third or the fourth of april and found a large number of animals on roads and in pools. With our COLD temperatures and the long range forecast not looking great, I will guess the majority of animals will move the first weekend of A...
by Trey
February 23rd, 2015, 6:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: State Goals for the coming season!
Replies: 7
Views: 2293

Re: State Goals for the coming season!

In Ohio there are still a few I have yet to see. LIFERS: C. kirtlandii- #1 for sure L. getula- #2 for sure. Nerodia e. neglecta- Have seen in other states, no luck in Ohio. O. aestivus- Have seen in other states, just not Ohio. T. brachystoma- I know the exact spot where i am GUARANTEED to find them...
by Trey
January 10th, 2015, 12:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Ohio, 2014 Edition
Replies: 17
Views: 5228

Re: Southeast Ohio, 2014 Edition

Great post as usual Carl! Love the commentary. Always appreciate the home state being represented. ;)
by Trey
December 30th, 2014, 2:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Midwest NAFHA Accomplishments this year - looking for info
Replies: 16
Views: 3782

Re: Midwest NAFHA Accomplishments this year - looking for in

I was all about the idea of entering Data online for anyone to access. That is until I realized what a poor job Ohio does with conservation of our native reptiles and amphibians. How poorly the contracted personnel are managed, and the means (mostly but not limited to fear mongering, and misinformat...
by Trey
December 14th, 2014, 12:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Exploring Texas 2014: An East Texan forges new Trails (EOY)
Replies: 27
Views: 7162

Re: Exploring Texas 2014: An East Texan forges new Trails (E

One of my favorite posts in a long while! Well done sir.
by Trey
December 2nd, 2014, 5:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping laws in TX
Replies: 60
Views: 21342

Re: Herping laws in TX

Here's a link to all TPWD hunting and fishing licenses and associated fees: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/business/licenses/public/recreational/ Option #1 would be good all year, Option #2 would be good for a visit and would only set you back $58 for five days of road cruising. Andy I am confused, In...
by Trey
November 30th, 2014, 5:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tongs or a hook for travel?
Replies: 14
Views: 3449

Re: Tongs or a hook for travel?

No need for tongs IMO. You should be proficient enough with a hook, and there is less risk of injuring the animal.
by Trey
October 1st, 2014, 9:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My mid west vacation.
Replies: 4
Views: 2088

Re: My mid west vacation.

is that large stick turtle from coopers rock in WV? I was just there the other day doing some herping.
by Trey
August 19th, 2014, 6:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Milksnake species delimitation
Replies: 4
Views: 1725

Re: Milksnake species delimitation

Can someone post (or email) the PDF?
by Trey
August 2nd, 2014, 1:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Color and Pattern Variations in Eastern Garter Snakes
Replies: 43
Views: 12358

Re: Color and Pattern Variations in Eastern Garter Snakes

That orange one from bama is a stunner!

I am amazed by the amount of garters in (far) NE ohio. Everytime I am out/ up there, it seems like theres no way Im seeing less than 50 of them.
by Trey
August 2nd, 2014, 12:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The thrill of the hunt, or the prize at the end?
Replies: 23
Views: 4418

Re: The thrill of the hunt, or the prize at the end?

Definitely finding my quarry. I enjoy being out in the field immensely, whether it be herping, fishing whatever... but if I go out and get skunked I certainly do not enjoy it as much! This may stem from the fact that I have an EXTREMELY finite amount of time and opportunity to be doing these things....
by Trey
August 1st, 2014, 7:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bioblitz if any one is interested.
Replies: 4
Views: 1404

Re: Bioblitz if any one is interested.

Its not showing up for me..
by Trey
July 26th, 2014, 6:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Head torches/headlamps
Replies: 57
Views: 15615

Re: Head torches

Although I wouldn't recommend putting a torch on your head (it might ignite your hair!) ;) I would recommend Fenix brand headlamps. Nothing short of the best!
by Trey
July 11th, 2014, 7:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cool looking Ratsnake
Replies: 8
Views: 1799

Re: Cool looking Ratsnake

Me too haha! That is beyond cool, thanks for sharing!
by Trey
July 10th, 2014, 3:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some more great herps from the Badger state
Replies: 11
Views: 1627

Re: Some more great herps from the Badger state

Great photos!
by Trey
July 10th, 2014, 3:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cool looking Ratsnake
Replies: 8
Views: 1799

Re: Cool looking Ratsnake

Erythristic black rat. Awesome!

Anymore pics?
by Trey
July 9th, 2014, 5:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI - Costa Rica advice
Replies: 10
Views: 2027

Re: RFI - Costa Rica advice

I guess I meant it has more information (on snakes that is!).

That trip was awesome! Can't wait til next years.
by Trey
July 8th, 2014, 5:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI - Costa Rica advice
Replies: 10
Views: 2027

Re: RFI - Costa Rica advice

I find Solorzano's book to be more complete and have superior information compared to Savage's. Its worth it to pick up for sure. I just returned from Costa Rica for my first time and had an amazing trip. Check out the post on the main forum. If you have any questions feel free to PM. I will say tha...
by Trey
July 6th, 2014, 10:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 4498

Re: Costa Rica 2014

I was actually looking for an honest answer. I am not trying to fish for a fight, that isn't how I am wired. If you post a picture like that surely you know someone is going to ask? I also just returned from Costa Rica last week. We visited different areas, but you saw some really awesome snakes an...
by Trey
July 5th, 2014, 1:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 4498

Re: Costa Rica 2014

Nice post & pictures, Trey! FYI - your Urotheca guentheri is actually Rhadinaea decorata. Twan Thanks for the correction! Some really interesting species there, but why pin/handle Bothrops? Or maybe just, why post pictures of yourself doing such? I don't really get it I guess. J A lot of people do ...
by Trey
June 28th, 2014, 11:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Addressing an Overdue Issue
Replies: 10
Views: 2537

Re: Addressing an Overdue Issue

field herping politics.. what a joke hahaha
by Trey
June 26th, 2014, 4:47 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Thinking of a DSLR
Replies: 9
Views: 4519

Thinking of a DSLR

Looking for recommendations on body, macro lens, and flash.

Was leaning toward the Nikon D5200. Don't have a ton of money to spend but want decent quality.

Thanks!
by Trey
June 26th, 2014, 3:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 4498

Re: Costa Rica 2014

I unlurked just to say: fantastic shots of Loxocemus , an animal I wish I saw more often anywhere. Thanks orphia, the Loxocemus were really just fantastic animals! I didn't really expect to see one and feel lucky we got two. nice finds, Sibon nebulatus and other sibons are really good looking snake...
by Trey
June 24th, 2014, 11:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 4498

Re: Costa Rica 2014

Rags wrote:Hi Trey,

There must be about 25 snakes in bags there? What happened to them?
Not sure what you are asking specifically... we took pictures and let them go.
by Trey
June 23rd, 2014, 7:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 4498

Costa Rica 2014

I just recently got back from a 10 day trip to Costa Rica with fellow forum member Dr. Dark. Half of the time was spent in the north central portion of the country in Arenal, while the other half was spent in the northwest portion of the country near Liberia in Guanacaste. It was a fantastic trip to...
by Trey
April 23rd, 2014, 12:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Killers In Our Own Ranks
Replies: 80
Views: 14881

Re: Snake Killers In Our Own Ranks

There was a day in Spring in Eastern Kansas that Chaddles and Pingleton and I were starting to get grumpy at how long it took to get all the ringnecks out from under the rocks. There was one rock that was likely a world record of some sort. I had personally 4 handfuls along with Chaddles. That's ha...
by Trey
April 5th, 2014, 12:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: When will Midwestern Salamanders move
Replies: 40
Views: 9206

Re: When will Midwestern Salamanders move

I checked out a spot in Cuyahoga and had lots of Spotted, Jeffs and weird hybrid thingamabobbers, newts, wood frogs, peepers, 1 leopard, 1 pickerel, several toads, a single gray treefrog, few redback sallies, and one leadback. But I'm jealous of that Smallmouth! On April 1st, I had two northern rib...