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by Norman D
December 16th, 2015, 9:15 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Sony had a good year
Replies: 8
Views: 4586

Re: Sony had a good year

They tend to be bulky and heavy for the smaller E-mount bodies. Plus I have heard they don't focus as fast or hunt more. If I did more wildlife photography - I would opt for a Canon telephoto lens. But the 55-210 is decent enough for what I do. I love the size/weight of the E-lenses. I absolutely lo...
by Norman D
December 10th, 2015, 8:39 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Sony had a good year
Replies: 8
Views: 4586

Re: Sony had a good year

This past year I switched to Sony(A6000) from Canon (5d2, 7d, 50d, T2i, T3i). Super happy about the switchover, but I don't like the Sony lens availability for E-mount cameras. I don't want to do converters either, but I think Sony will fix their E-mount lens situation soon. I love the portability, ...
by Norman D
December 14th, 2014, 10:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: InSitu Rattlesnakes
Replies: 48
Views: 17279

Re: InSitu Rattlesnakes

Brendan, you always amaze me with your photography and observations! I always look forward to your posts! Thanks for sharing!
by Norman D
April 30th, 2014, 1:23 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 126874

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

I hardly ever post, but here are a couple old ones and new ones: Desert Tortoise https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t1.0-9/10264420_1418939621701657_5776209462958862103_n.jpg Narrowhead Gartersnake eating a trout https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/t1.0-9/p417x417/12...
by Norman D
April 13th, 2014, 8:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NM, AZ, FL, NC, CA, & TX - Shuffled
Replies: 58
Views: 21014

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

Great job York and you annually never disappoint! I do enjoy your passion and honesty. Look forward to seeing your 2014 adventures...hopefully bite-free. Wish you were klaub'errin up Mexican ranges though! I will have to say speck hunting is tougher than klaubs...haha! 90 degree nights....110-120 de...
by Norman D
January 9th, 2014, 9:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 in FL, OH, AZ, CA and Belize
Replies: 12
Views: 6570

Re: 2013 in FL, OH, AZ, CA and Belize

Wonderful job! Love the saugs (melanistic or not) and glad you had a good time in Belize (disappointed that you didn't find a tzabcan though lol - those are my favorite rattlesnakes).
by Norman D
January 2nd, 2014, 8:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot Stove Herping: 2013 EOY post
Replies: 41
Views: 15928

Re: Hot Stove Herping: 2013 EOY post

Great post! So many cool finds! I love the bushmaster and all the rattlesnakes the most!
by Norman D
December 10th, 2013, 11:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping 2013 Part 4
Replies: 20
Views: 4375

Re: Herping 2013 Part 4

Great posts as always Will! Love the speck shots the most.... as always LOL! Keep up the great work and hope you are having a blast being a father
by Norman D
October 22nd, 2013, 9:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Mexico?
Replies: 14
Views: 2663

Re: Herping Mexico?

I have never done Tamaulipas, but I have done Yucatan with my wife and that was decent.
by Norman D
October 20th, 2013, 10:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another Arizona EOY Post
Replies: 17
Views: 3885

Re: Another Arizona EOY Post

Thanks Norm. But since when do you care about lizards lol. Phrynosoma and Heloderma are the only lizards are care about! lol. I still do like chuckwallas, but don't photo them. I have seen lots of lifer "cool lizards", but Phrynosoma and Heloderma are the only ones that I photograph. CA is also whe...
by Norman D
October 20th, 2013, 9:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another Arizona EOY Post
Replies: 17
Views: 3885

Re: Another Arizona EOY Post

Nice Ben!

I loved the phrynosoma shots....mccalli in AZ? I need shots of AZ platyrhinos... wasn't able to photo the only one I saw this year.

Also, as you know I enjoyed the speck, tiger, and cerb shots.
by Norman D
October 17th, 2013, 1:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Zach's Year in Review: 2013: Same as CA Chapter
Replies: 6
Views: 1873

Re: Zach's Year in Review: 2013: Same as CA Chapter

Zach_Lim wrote:
In terms of hiking, I find that they don't snag on stuff!
Makes sense. My pants and shirts always snag on everything!
by Norman D
October 17th, 2013, 7:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Barbara Zoo Looking For Herpkeeper
Replies: 12
Views: 1801

Re: Santa Barbara Zoo Looking For Herpkeeper

T I can't imagine driving a truck would be as fun and rewarding as taking care of a zoo's herp collection and helping to educate the public. Driving a truck is pretty fun except driving in traffic like LA. It's just not for everyone. I would rather drive a truck than clean poop. lol Other than the ...
by Norman D
October 17th, 2013, 7:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Barbara Zoo Looking For Herpkeeper
Replies: 12
Views: 1801

Re: Santa Barbara Zoo Looking For Herpkeeper

The position may be filled at the apprentice keeper or keeper level, depending on experience, with wages ranging from $13 to $15/hr. They want someone with a college education ..... more proof that college educations and the pay you get for having one are a complete waste of time! This is starting ...
by Norman D
October 16th, 2013, 8:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Zach's Year in Review: 2013: Same as CA Chapter
Replies: 6
Views: 1873

Re: Zach's Year in Review: 2013: Same as CA Chapter

Nice finds. Looks like you were in one of the areas I hunt for specks.

No diss but how do you hike in those pants?!
by Norman D
October 7th, 2013, 1:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My BEST September ever. (pic overload >120 shots)
Replies: 30
Views: 7076

Re: My BEST September ever. (pic overload >120 shots)

Thanks Marisa and Andy! Cool specks.
by Norman D
October 2nd, 2013, 7:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick ID - Speck or Panamint? And sheds also - Nevada
Replies: 33
Views: 7222

Re: Quick ID - Speck or Panamint? And sheds also - Nevada

Depending what I have planned with school....I would love to attend. Jimi knows I'm a speck nut. Shot as found. http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3834/8982302579_47b7c2fcb6_b.jpg http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2830/9250444458_9b4342a417_b.jpg http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2886/8880945487_11cccfd1c2_b.jpg
by Norman D
October 2nd, 2013, 6:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My BEST September ever. (pic overload >120 shots)
Replies: 30
Views: 7076

Re: My BEST September ever. (pic overload >120 shots)

AndyO'Connor wrote:We turned up a few mitch mitch, but it certainly was not the most common snake seen and we had a lot more eyes and cars doing the searching. I definitely plan on going back.
Do you have more photos of the other mitch mitch?
by Norman D
October 2nd, 2013, 6:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Annual NAFHA meeting
Replies: 15
Views: 2929

Re: Annual NAFHA meeting

But I love S. AZ exponentially more. Herps are the sugar on top of a place I love for more reasons than I can count. I'm in S. AZ because there's no place in the galaxy I'd rather be. To each their own. -Kris Crazy. I am completely opposite. I have only been herping for a few years and I am burned ...
by Norman D
October 2nd, 2013, 12:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My BEST September ever. (pic overload >120 shots)
Replies: 30
Views: 7076

Re: My BEST September ever. (pic overload >120 shots)

Love the speck!
by Norman D
September 24th, 2013, 9:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Annual NAFHA meeting
Replies: 15
Views: 2929

Re: Annual NAFHA meeting

I want to do the east coast especially for the crotes. I just didn't have the time or money to do that trip. In addition, I don't like to herp with large groups. Plus, I can't imagine photographing animals with such a large group of people... how long it would take and how much it stresses out the a...
by Norman D
September 19th, 2013, 10:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Monumental Week in FL with Herper from MN
Replies: 13
Views: 4122

Re: Monumental Week in FL with Herper from MN

Very cool trip. If I made a trip to Florida, my top targets would be EDBs, pigmy rattlesnakes, & canebrakes....then eastern coral, indigo and alligator snapping turtle. LOL What a sweet trip
by Norman D
September 18th, 2013, 8:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifelisting San Diego County – late Spring 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3340

Re: Lifelisting San Diego County – late Spring 2013

Now that is a really cool speck
Thanks for sharing
by Norman D
September 18th, 2013, 5:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Central British Columbia - Quest for Crotalus
Replies: 10
Views: 1740

Re: South Central British Columbia - Quest for Crotalus

Nice job on the Canadian Norpacs, especially the batch of babies!
by Norman D
September 18th, 2013, 5:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lifelisting San Diego County – late Spring 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3340

Re: Lifelisting San Diego County – late Spring 2013

I second Rman! Great in-situ shot too! I thought you would turn up more specks - I always look forward to your posts for the specks! lol
by Norman D
September 15th, 2013, 5:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quick ID - Speck or Panamint? And sheds also - Nevada
Replies: 33
Views: 7222

Re: Quick ID - Speck or Panamint? And sheds also - Nevada

Look like specks to me (snake and shed). Nice shot and find!
by Norman D
September 8th, 2013, 8:22 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Canon Speedlight Question
Replies: 14
Views: 6273

Re: Canon Speedlight Question

I believe Kevin means the 580exii...not 530
by Norman D
September 8th, 2013, 5:33 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Canon Speedlight Question
Replies: 14
Views: 6273

Re: Canon Speedlight Question

Im only running a T3i body so its not as advanced as the 7D or the others ... I have seen awesome photos taken with the t3i - I have seen many photos with the Rebel series that look like they were taken with 5d mark full frame series DSLRs. Your photos will improve more with a lens. Get a macro len...
by Norman D
September 7th, 2013, 10:06 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Canon Speedlight Question
Replies: 14
Views: 6273

Re: Canon Speedlight Question

Norman Between the 580exii and the 430exii, what kind of difference in recycle time are you speaking about? Dave 430EX is great. I've used the 430EXii and 580EXii and recycle times (using energizer lithiums) were minimlly faster than the 430EX. On paper, difference is minimal and probably isn't wor...
by Norman D
September 7th, 2013, 6:42 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Canon Speedlight Question
Replies: 14
Views: 6273

Re: Canon Speedlight Question

If you are on a budget 430ex is ok, but I like the 430exii a lot more. The 580exii is my fav flash I have used or tested. Much faster recycle times than the 430exii
by Norman D
August 19th, 2013, 9:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Successful Southeast AZ trip
Replies: 57
Views: 15134

Re: Successful Southeast AZ trip

Nice collection of photos and glad you had a great time! Love the tiger, the nice big last klaub, and the dark gila! Thanks for sharing Night cruising that night was further out east towards Portal. First thing we found was this very ornery WDB. I rarely find these guys not just totally pissed off a...
by Norman D
August 19th, 2013, 6:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which parts of AZ will you NOT hunt due to safety reasons?
Replies: 46
Views: 10204

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

I haven't had any issues in southeast AZ and I camp alone (armed). I have had my sleep interrupted by bears, mosquitos, and border patrol flashlights. I don't really hunt west of I-19 due to lack of interest in much in those areas, not safety reasons. I've been in a lot crappier situations in big ci...
by Norman D
July 22nd, 2013, 8:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 Monsoon Outing
Replies: 24
Views: 5634

Re: 2013 Monsoon Outing

I apologize.

Photograph some AZ massasaugas for me!
by Norman D
July 22nd, 2013, 6:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 Monsoon Outing
Replies: 24
Views: 5634

Re: 2013 Monsoon Outing

Aaron Mills wrote:
Repsrock21 wrote:Sorry I can't pm you but my targets are mountain kings rock rattlers and green rats
What about ridgenose and gilas? How many bags do you think you'll need?
And deli cups for the baby massasaugas that are all over the state!
by Norman D
July 7th, 2013, 10:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fenix HP25 Review..
Replies: 16
Views: 6907

Re: Fenix HP25 Review..

... until it suddenly quit & i discovered to my horror one or more of the best alky batteries (which an unnamed buddy tode me to use) coppertops, oozed goo all over its innards ... so do these hi-powered lites have a tendency to do this to batteries? Anyone have an rx for removing the junk? Email F...
by Norman D
July 3rd, 2013, 9:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Most Wanted
Replies: 4
Views: 915

Re: Most Wanted

Crotalus lannomi or ericsmithi (Autlan Long-Tailed Rattlesnake or Guerrero Long-Tailed Rattlesnake) Crotalus culminatus (Northwestern Neotropical Rattlesnake) Crotalus adamanteus (Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake) Crotalus willardi amabilis (Del Nido Ridge-nosed Rattlesnake) Varanus komodoensis (Komo...
by Norman D
July 2nd, 2013, 9:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: POLL: 2013 Monsoon Outing
Replies: 27
Views: 5003

Re: POLL: 2013 Monsoon Outing

lol, wish I had one to spare! Haha well, if I don't find one near the end of monsoons...I will have to get you and FR in da mix! But I doubt it will boil down to that... I will let you photograph some of my finds if you are in the field with me! hahaha just kiddin Remember your training Norm....lol...
by Norman D
July 2nd, 2013, 11:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: POLL: 2013 Monsoon Outing
Replies: 27
Views: 5003

Re: POLL: 2013 Monsoon Outing

Brandon La Forest wrote:Remember your training Norm....lol Make me and g-pa Frank proud!
Hahah I was waiting for you to reply! I will need to borrow one of your Black American Express cards.
by Norman D
July 1st, 2013, 7:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: POLL: 2013 Monsoon Outing
Replies: 27
Views: 5003

Re: POLL: 2013 Monsoon Outing

I will be spending some time later in Cochise Co. in August, but don't know if anyone will be able to keep up...heh, heh! You will find plenty of my footprints! 8-) Norman, are you a climber, desert rat, road cruiser, all of the above? I'm a desert rat during the day and cruiser at night. The eleva...
by Norman D
July 1st, 2013, 4:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: POLL: 2013 Monsoon Outing
Replies: 27
Views: 5003

Re: POLL: 2013 Monsoon Outing

ratsnakehaven wrote: I will be spending some time later in Cochise Co. in August, but don't know if anyone will be able to keep up...heh, heh!
You will find plenty of my footprints! 8-)
by Norman D
June 28th, 2013, 9:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A little taste of AZ
Replies: 17
Views: 4790

Re: A little taste of AZ

Nice Ben! I like that last speck.
chrish wrote: Maybe this is a silly question, but do you cruise AZ boas in the daytime normally? I've never really cruised for them (or even found one) so I thought it was an after dark thing.
Most (if not all) snake species here can be found on the road during the daytime.
by Norman D
June 26th, 2013, 9:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So Far in SoCal - 2013
Replies: 18
Views: 6278

Re: So Far in SoCal - 2013

Great post Kent! Love the rattlesnakes and mountain kings especially the specks! That little light gray one your daughter found was stellar!

I definately have to make it out there next year - had too much going on this past spring to make it over there for some SoCal rattlesnakes.
by Norman D
June 13th, 2013, 2:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos
Replies: 51
Views: 12516

Re: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos

Beautiful helleri Robert!
by Norman D
June 13th, 2013, 9:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos
Replies: 51
Views: 12516

Re: Herps of the Gabes and Berdoos

Nice job! There aren't any rattlesnakes there? lol
by Norman D
June 11th, 2013, 11:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring in the Mojave
Replies: 7
Views: 1593

Re: Spring in the Mojave

Nice job! Your western rattlesnake is actually a Southwestern Speckled Rattlesnake (Crotalus mitchellii pyrrhus) and cool looking one too! I like the horned lizard
by Norman D
June 11th, 2013, 10:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal Spring and some Arizona
Replies: 7
Views: 1320

Re: SoCal Spring and some Arizona

jamezevanz wrote: Decided to spend a week in Arizona at the worst possible time of year.
You found those AZ animals in December? I think December is the worst time of the year here.

Anywho, great photography and nice finds! Love the zonata shots! No speckled rattlesnakes?
by Norman D
June 9th, 2013, 6:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anybody need help in Tucson?
Replies: 5
Views: 1085

Re: Anybody need help in Tucson?

Repsrock21 wrote:I can share good spots in the Tucson area for Gila monsters,atrox,Cali kings,long nosed snakes,black necked garters, sonora mud turtles,sonoran whipsnakes,and regal horned lizards so if you need help just post below.
How about Arizona Black Rattlesnakes or Tiger Rattlesnakes near Tucson? :mrgreen:
by Norman D
May 18th, 2013, 9:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona help
Replies: 28
Views: 2926

Re: Arizona help

I don't know really where to herp there other than just cruising isolated roads. You answered part of your own question. Yavapai county is full of great areas to hike and drive on isolated roads. You may have to go a little south or west for sidewinders. Get this book. It will help you see what kin...
by Norman D
April 24th, 2013, 8:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cruisin for a Bruisin
Replies: 11
Views: 1453

Re: Cruisin for a Bruisin

billboard wrote:Any yahoo can find a rattle snake,
But it takes skills to boa hunt,
And girls only want boyfriends with
Awesome boa skills!
HaHaHaHa! Too bad I couldn't make it out to Socal in spring. Maybe I will catch you in rattlesnake territory later this year!
by Norman D
April 23rd, 2013, 12:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cruisin for a Bruisin
Replies: 11
Views: 1453

Re: Cruisin for a Bruisin

billboard wrote:Boas are the best. Anybody who says they aren't , just doesn't know how to find them!
Nice find shredsteban, BUT sorry Billboard.... RATTLESNAKES ARE THE BEST!