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by Kevin Price
October 5th, 2018, 10:25 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Tamron lenses questions
Replies: 4
Views: 15851

Re: Tamron lenses questions

Hi Jeremy, I've only owned one Tamron lens, a 10-24 wide angle, and I loved it WHEN IT WORKED. One of my images taken with it has earned me a fair amount of money and a lot of recognition, though it's not a herp image, so I was really disappointed when I began having problems with it. It would stop ...
by Kevin Price
June 10th, 2017, 1:45 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Using a polarizing filter for photographing basking turtles
Replies: 6
Views: 8626

Re: Using a polarizing filter for photographing basking turt

I use a polarized filter for photographing rock art all the time. it brings out some of the rock art that is almost invisible under normal lighting conditions. That said, I do agree that some reflection is good and too much can make the image look flat. I've never shot basking turtles with a polariz...
by Kevin Price
April 8th, 2017, 3:00 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 148956

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

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Haven't posted in a long time. Here's my latest find from the other day. Large Chuckwalla, Sauromalus ater. This was a tough shoot.
by Kevin Price
August 22nd, 2015, 2:28 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 148956

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

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Banded Rock Rattlesnake, Crotalus lepidus klauberi, found on a recent hike in Arizona.
by Kevin Price
August 22nd, 2015, 2:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica
Replies: 5
Views: 2906

Re: Costa Rica

Awesome post. I live in Southern California but have never had the opportunity to visit Costa Rica, even though it's close geographically. Some day I will and when I do it's the eyelash viper that I seek above all others. Beautiful images.
by Kevin Price
August 5th, 2015, 11:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Search of Baja California Rat Snakes
Replies: 16
Views: 5042

Re: In Search of Baja California Rat Snakes

Great post!
by Kevin Price
August 3rd, 2015, 9:22 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Colour rendition - camera settings & editing - help, please.
Replies: 8
Views: 5314

Re: Colour rendition - camera settings & editing - help, ple

I use this : http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g474/Snakestalker/IMG_9790-2_zpsd6614e72.jpg It's the size of a credit card and I carry it everywhere. I just shoot it either before I start shooting my subject or right after, as long as you shoot it in the same light; shade, partial shade, direct s...
by Kevin Price
March 4th, 2015, 7:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your most significant find in 2015
Replies: 32
Views: 4168

Re: Your most significant find in 2015

Mine for the year would be this guy...most aggressive ruber I've ever encountered. Found it on the crawl and he never calmed down.

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by Kevin Price
February 6th, 2015, 1:09 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: high speed video showing how a DSLR shutter works
Replies: 4
Views: 3561

Re: high speed video showing how a DSLR shutter works

Very interesting. I hadn't seen this on dpreview, thanks for posting it. Seeing how hard the mirror strikes, both going up and then returning back into position, really dramatizes how 'mirror slap' works, as well as the importance of mirror lockup for shooting the sharpest images you can on a tripod...
by Kevin Price
November 25th, 2014, 11:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Cali NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-15 Updated
Replies: 157
Views: 36978

Re: The Cali Chapter NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-1

Good point. Did'nt think of that "Brian". :beer:
by Kevin Price
November 25th, 2014, 9:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Cali NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-15 Updated
Replies: 157
Views: 36978

Re: The Cali Chapter NAFHA Event Fri 4-10-15 thru Sun 4-12-1

Here's my reply to all of this: 1. I look forward to being at the event. Meeting fellow herpers I've never met and seeing others that I haven't seen in a long time is a big part of what this is all about in my opinion. 2. As for the whole collecting issue, I'm a herper/photographer; I collect with m...
by Kevin Price
September 5th, 2014, 4:33 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: General Macro Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 4455

Re: General Macro Questions

Without reiterating what Chris stated, which was excellent info, I do want to address a couple of your questions. What is the typical f-stop value when you use a macro lens at night with a flash? That is entirely subjective to the type of shot I'm looking for. I rarely try to get everything in focus...
by Kevin Price
August 16th, 2014, 3:58 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Any Canon shooters in the market for a wildlife/bird lens?
Replies: 1
Views: 2122

Re: Any Canon shooters in the market for a wildlife/bird len

Ha! I just saw this on canonrumors.com.
by Kevin Price
June 4th, 2014, 9:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica herping report, Osa
Replies: 27
Views: 13697

Re: Costa Rica herping report, Osa

What a great post! Awesome images, especially of the eyelash vipers, a snake I've always wanted to see in the wild. Costa Rica and East Africa are the two places I want to see and herp the most. Hopefully I'll be able to get down there soon, as it's the more likely of the two locations. Thanks for s...
by Kevin Price
May 8th, 2014, 6:51 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Weird Olympus EM-1 problem with WB/flash
Replies: 4
Views: 2633

Re: Weird Olympus EM-1 problem with WB/flash

Hi Robert, One way to avoid a lot of headache with white balance settings is to shoot in RAW mode, which Nick's camera can do, especially in differing light conditions such as shooting in shade with fill flash. What I like is to use a white balance card, like the WhiBal pocket sized card. Take a sho...
by Kevin Price
May 7th, 2014, 1:17 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Nighttime flash photography techniques
Replies: 6
Views: 3817

Re: Nighttime flash photography techniques

Hi Zach, I have been in the very same situation you are in now. When I started shooting with a large flash in the camera’s hotshoe; I also use a Canon 430 EX II flash, my headlamp would not illuminate the subject enough to focus on or sometimes to even see it. The flash would block it and the light ...
by Kevin Price
April 24th, 2014, 5:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica 2014...my 4th trip
Replies: 13
Views: 4562

Re: Costa Rica 2014...my 4th trip

Another awesome post bro! While reading through I kept hoping you had found an eyelash viper and got some shots of it. Got to the end and, read that once again, no eyelash vipers. Maybe trip number 5. That monkey was crazy. Reminded me of our bear in the Huachuca's. Like Jeff said, I really liked th...
by Kevin Price
March 7th, 2014, 4:02 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 148956

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

Here's my latest find, a Rosy Boa Lichanura trivirgata . I was in Baja California east of Tecate about a week ago photographing some Native American rock art and did some exploring. Came across this coming out from under the rock. It never moved, except for its tongue, and everyone else with me got ...
by Kevin Price
January 6th, 2014, 8:38 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: $1100 600mm coming this month
Replies: 19
Views: 6516

Re: $1100 600mm coming this month

This review of the lens is on http://www.canonrumors.com It's seems pretty good with actual shots taken with the lens on the last page. The English is a little stilted, it was written originally in Chinese and translated by the author into English. Here's the review: http://it.wyswig.com/2014/01/02/...
by Kevin Price
December 31st, 2013, 10:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New 2014 Arizona Hunting Fishing License information.
Replies: 1
Views: 1179

Re: New 2014 Arizona Hunting Fishing License information.

Great info, thanks Dave.
by Kevin Price
December 17th, 2013, 2:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Madness?
Replies: 10
Views: 1852

Re: Madness?

zeevng, I was in southern Anza Borrego out at Indian Hill off Mortero Wash last Saturday hiking and looking for the Blue Sun Cave pictographs and hiked a few miles. This time of year I wasn't looking for anything other than archaeological finds, but I always keep my eyes open for herps. I hoped to s...
by Kevin Price
October 18th, 2013, 2:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Copper-Gold King Cobra and Thailand's Deadliest!
Replies: 24
Views: 5904

Re: Copper-Gold King Cobra and Thailand's Deadliest!

Outstanding. Wonderful images. Now picture yourself walking up a narrow concrete path running along a series of pools formed by artificial damming, then seeing a small black snake crossing the path ahead of you, which, upon approach, turns around and spreads the hood which every herper dreams of see...
by Kevin Price
October 18th, 2013, 1:50 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: New Flickr
Replies: 70
Views: 29118

Re: New Flickr

This is all part of Yahoo's upgrading/changing since Marissa Mayer took over as CEO. Yahoo mail recently changed as well to a more Gmail type feel. Since she's from Google this kinda makes sense, except that everyone pretty much hates it now. Flickr is part of Yahoo and the 'Big makeover' going on t...
by Kevin Price
October 4th, 2013, 9:49 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: tips to make this picture even better than it is
Replies: 2
Views: 2181

Re: tips to make this picture even better than it is

Garret, I hope you don't take offense, but I used your image to show what I've done rather than just explain it. I changed the white balance to warm it up some, it was too blue and cool. I also cropped it to place the head and bulk of the body in the right and lower third of the frame (Google 'rule ...
by Kevin Price
September 30th, 2013, 4:56 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 152241

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

This has been stagnant for too long. Hopefully we'll get this going again. I'll start... http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g474/Snakestalker/IMG_9693-2_zps40969411.jpg Regal Ring-neck Snake Diadophis punctatus regalis Canon 7D Canon 100mm macro Canon MT-24 Twin flash Shutter speed: 1/160 f-stop: ...
by Kevin Price
September 30th, 2013, 4:38 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: What could I do better?
Replies: 10
Views: 3871

Re: What could I do better?

Hi axeman, I like the first shot but it’s too dark. This would have been much better if shot with flash. Actually all of them would have been helped by some flash. It appears that you are shooting with a point and shoot. That’s fine, but like Andy stated, too close is not always better, and with a p...
by Kevin Price
September 12th, 2013, 3:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Aboreal Rattlesnake?
Replies: 16
Views: 3474

Re: Aboreal Rattlesnake?

Near my house my neighbor came up and told me about a rattlesnake she had just seen, and would I come over and remove it. Being glad she came to me instead of just having someone kill it, I went over to the area she last saw it. She lives at the end of just wide open land, so I began walking along t...
by Kevin Price
September 9th, 2013, 5:41 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Canon Speedlight Question
Replies: 14
Views: 6772

Re: Canon Speedlight Question

Whoops! Correct, thanks Norman.
by Kevin Price
September 8th, 2013, 7:08 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Canon Speedlight Question
Replies: 14
Views: 6772

Re: Canon Speedlight Question

Dave, I would go with the 430 EXII flash. It's bigger and bulkier than the other two you mentioned, but you gain a lot more flash. If all you shoot is small close-up shots, than the other two would be fine. But if you shoot larger animals at greater distance from the flash, or anything non herp rela...
by Kevin Price
August 23rd, 2013, 4:29 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: What herps do you have problems photographing?
Replies: 22
Views: 7186

Re: What herps do you have problems photographing?

Name it. Pretty much anything other than rattlers it seems. Small snakes always move and require a lot of work; hatting, cupping with your hand. The fast snakes are also very difficult; racers, whipsnakes, patch-nosed. Rarely see them sitting still long enough to compose a decent shot, and catching ...
by Kevin Price
August 23rd, 2013, 3:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Successful Southeast AZ trip
Replies: 57
Views: 16399

Re: Successful Southeast AZ trip

I’ve been following this thread with mixed feelings, having been one of the offenders. With regards to some of the behavior shown here I’ve come to realize that I was wrong and actually should have known better. I have been herping since the 60’s as a kid, but I really got into when I was shown how ...
by Kevin Price
August 20th, 2013, 7:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Successful Southeast AZ trip
Replies: 57
Views: 16399

Re: Successful Southeast AZ trip

Funny thing about that guy, I saw him in the Sunny Flats campground several days later driving through. I talked to him and told him that we had spoken with him that day on the road. He said the tow cost him about $840.00 and another $450.00 on transmission work due to the "offroading". While talkin...
by Kevin Price
July 14th, 2013, 5:03 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Canon Telephoto help needed
Replies: 14
Views: 6446

Re: Canon Telephoto help needed

Dave, They charge for the total amount of rental time, or the amount of time that the lens leaves their facility and is returned. Yes, they charge additionally for shipping. For example; borrowlenses.com has the 300 f4 for $88.00 for ten days plus $24.95 for shipping. Lensrentals.com has the same le...
by Kevin Price
June 26th, 2013, 9:19 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Canon Telephoto help needed
Replies: 14
Views: 6446

Re: Canon Telephoto help needed

The 300L f4 lens all the way. It has IS and a decently wide aperture. It is a very sharp lens. The 400L f5.6 has a little longer reach, but no IS and a stop less of light gathering ability. Handholding the 400 without IS can be dicey, and depending on the light available you may not have enough shut...
by Kevin Price
June 11th, 2013, 6:48 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Spring- this is long, put couple beers on ice!
Replies: 9
Views: 3997

Re: Spring- this is long, put couple beers on ice!

What an awesome post!
by Kevin Price
May 6th, 2013, 8:41 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 152241

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

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Desert Banded Gecko (Coleonyx variegatus variegatus) by socalrattler, on Flickr

Desert Banded Gecko Coleonyx variegatus variegatus

Canon 40D
Canon 100mm Macro
1/160 second at f8
Manual mode
ISO 100
Off camera flash
by Kevin Price
May 6th, 2013, 8:13 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Self Restraint - Strategy or Pointless?
Replies: 25
Views: 10732

Re: Self Restraint - Strategy or Pointless?

I learned in the days of film, and consequently I still plan my shots and want I want to achieve. I may shoot 20-40 shots of a certain animal, but it's more because I'm not getting the shot that I had preconceived before I began shooting it. Granted, a lot of times the shots present themselves as yo...
by Kevin Price
May 2nd, 2013, 6:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Inspired to hit the road by other posts
Replies: 17
Views: 2867

Re: Inspired to hit the road by other posts

That's cool, thanks Nate!
by Kevin Price
May 1st, 2013, 5:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Inspired to hit the road by other posts
Replies: 17
Views: 2867

Re: Inspired to hit the road by other posts

Awesome photos, and I was standing right next to you! Good getting out, and finding that Lyresnake was way cool. Here are three of mine from the trip that I liked http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g474/Snakestalker/web-9867_zpsb0ed58ed.jpg http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g474/Snakestalker/web-...
by Kevin Price
May 1st, 2013, 5:02 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Flash Diffuser
Replies: 3
Views: 2560

Re: Flash Diffuser

Chrish, interesting about the light possibly being directed back onto the flash, I'll have to experiment with that further. I fully agree with you on the TTL issue! I'll use manual flash, but only if I have to depending on what I'm shooting, and almost never herp related shots. As for the fresnel le...
by Kevin Price
May 1st, 2013, 12:28 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Flash Diffuser
Replies: 3
Views: 2560

Re: Flash Diffuser

Hi Dave, I've seen that flash modifier in the past and it looked interesting, though I don't own one myself. Modifying my flash is something I'm always working on to improve and expand. The set-up seems fairly bulky; with the grids, dome diffusers, and fresnel lens add on's it does not seem very her...
by Kevin Price
April 28th, 2013, 3:14 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 152241

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

http://i1103.photobucket.com/albums/g474/Snakestalker/web-9867_zpsb0ed58ed.jpg Juvenile California Lyresnake Trimorphodon lyrophanes Canon 7D 1/200 second at f10 ISO 100 Manual mode Canon 100mm macro lens Off camera flash. The flash was high and to the left. I cloned out the second larger flash ref...
by Kevin Price
March 8th, 2013, 6:40 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: shooting scenarios
Replies: 10
Views: 5251

Re: shooting scenarios

Pretty much what everyone said is right on the money. At night I've ONLY shot manual mode, otherwise the camera wanted to do things its way and I always wound up with a much too slow of a shutter speed. For my camera, shooting at night in aperture priority was never going to work, the shutter speeds...
by Kevin Price
February 8th, 2013, 2:13 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Non herp photo advice+tips
Replies: 10
Views: 3922

Re: Non herp photo advice+tips

Antonsrkn, Good for you! I really like shooting night shots with different types of lighting and exposures, but I always use a tripod. You should look into getting one. I have a few for different types of shooting; one is heavy and very stable, another is good for hiking and attaches onto my backpac...
by Kevin Price
January 31st, 2013, 7:32 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: any tips to better my photos?
Replies: 23
Views: 6716

Re: any tips to better my photos?

It's funny how you don't notice things like that! Caught up in the moment and the most obvious things become invisible. We've all done it. Goes back to just taking some time and setting up the shot how you want it, if possible, and seeing the big picture. I keep this terrible shot of a sidewinder fr...
by Kevin Price
January 19th, 2013, 6:26 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: any tips to better my photos?
Replies: 23
Views: 6716

Re: any tips to better my photos?

Hi axeman2729, As justinm and Chris McMartin said, think about the shot before you take it and how you want it to look. Looking at your photos it seems that you need to look at all aspects of how the image will appear. That takes practice and patience, especially with a fast or constantly moving ani...
by Kevin Price
January 19th, 2013, 4:56 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 152241

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

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Red Diamond Rattlesnake, Crotalus ruber

Canon 40D
100mm Macro (I stood back aways)
1/125 sec at f5.6
ISO 100
Hand held in manual mode
Off camera flash, shot just after midnight
by Kevin Price
January 19th, 2013, 4:23 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Please Help Me
Replies: 6
Views: 2906

Re: Please Help Me

Hi Kelly, Read chrish's post, and then reread it. It's spot on. That's exactly what you should do before you spend any kind of money. Knowing something about basic photography and how cameras work will pay off in helping you decide what you want and why you want it. There are many free websites that...
by Kevin Price
January 16th, 2013, 12:58 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp Lens
Replies: 15
Views: 4756

Re: Herp Lens

Speedy, I have used a Canon 24-105L as my primary lens for several years now. It's a very versatile zoom and is relatively light weight. The majority of my shooting is at night and I've found the 24-105L lens to be my go-to lens over the years. Its excellent glass, weather sealed, no zoom creep (at ...
by Kevin Price
November 24th, 2012, 6:51 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - November 16-30 - Species Profiles
Replies: 82
Views: 16416

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - November 16-30 - Species Profiles

Haven't posted in quite a while. One of my favorite profile shots.

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