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by jimoo742
May 27th, 2015, 10:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter Meetup 2015 - I dropped the ball. :(
Replies: 8
Views: 2554

Re: Chapter Meetup 2015 - I dropped the ball. :(

You're fired :)
by jimoo742
April 28th, 2015, 9:33 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Need tripod purchasing tips, please!
Replies: 21
Views: 7705

Re: Need tripod purchasing tips, please!

Hans Breuer (twoton) wrote:
EDIT: Never mind the Gorilla, this one seems to be just the ticket. Now I just need a nice ball head...


I have this, or a similar one (not at home) with the horizontal bar. Great help for frogs and salamanders low to the ground.
by jimoo742
December 16th, 2014, 11:06 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: flying with camera gear
Replies: 14
Views: 7231

Re: flying with camera gear

Thanks for the advice again. Things weren't bad at all. I had 9 flights on the trip and could avoid film going through the xray machine all but two of those flights. Interestingly, my carry on was only weighed at the beginning in Logan Airport / Boston.
by jimoo742
November 24th, 2014, 6:03 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: flying with camera gear
Replies: 14
Views: 7231

Re: flying with camera gear

I actually always used to do film as well but had to abandon it in 2009 after coming back from Australia and having all my film ruined when they made me scan it. Thanks for giving me something else to worry about! I try to get hand checks, but I've put film through multiple xrays before and not yet...
by jimoo742
November 16th, 2014, 2:41 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: flying with camera gear
Replies: 14
Views: 7231

Re: flying with camera gear

Maybe I'll wear two thin coats, a light jacket and a rain coat so I'll have four back up pockets.

Thanks again.
by jimoo742
November 14th, 2014, 6:55 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: flying with camera gear
Replies: 14
Views: 7231

Re: flying with camera gear

I'm doing Turkish Air and then Malaysian Air, and probably a MA Swings in the country. Greetings from sunny Johannesburg. Just flew here yesterday with my camera gear. Flew from Finland via Heathrow on Finnair and BA. The camera gear were in a large MilTec backpack and weighed at least 10kg. Both T...
by jimoo742
November 14th, 2014, 6:06 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: flying with camera gear
Replies: 14
Views: 7231

Re: flying with camera gear

It comes to about 4 rolls a day, which I think is modest for a trip like this. I won't do digital, its a personal thing. Though the elimination of Provia 400 makes it harder, its harder every year. I'm doing Turkish Air and then Malaysian Air, and probably a MA Swings in the country. Yeah, I'll chec...
by jimoo742
November 13th, 2014, 5:40 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: flying with camera gear
Replies: 14
Views: 7231

Re: flying with camera gear

Thank you for those tips. I guess all the double As will go in the checked luggage. Its just so hard. I put my back up body, lenses, tripod, flash, cables in the checked bag... but I want the ball head, two bodies, 200mm macro, 400mm tele, and 85mm macro in the bag. Plus, 48 rolls of film, I can't c...
by jimoo742
November 12th, 2014, 10:01 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: flying with camera gear
Replies: 14
Views: 7231

flying with camera gear

So I'm about to embark on a nature photography trip to Malaysia in a couple of weeks. I have a Fstop Loka bag which I take as a carry on. I've not had any problems so far, but I'm a bit concerned with the weight. I've never had my carry on weighed in the U.S. when flying, but this will have a connec...
by jimoo742
October 31st, 2014, 6:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia Summer 2014: Borneo (Sabah & Sarawak)+ Pulau Tioman
Replies: 17
Views: 5896

Re: Malaysia Summer 2014: Borneo (Sabah & Sarawak)+ Pulau Ti

Thanks for the pics. I'm heading there (Borneo) in 4 weeks. I hope to see just a little of what you saw!
by jimoo742
October 2nd, 2014, 6:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Texas the Big Bend
Replies: 22
Views: 7365

Re: Texas the Big Bend

Very nice. Big Bend is a long haul from anywhere, but the region is completely stunning.
by jimoo742
September 22nd, 2014, 5:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: advice on Borneo itinerary
Replies: 6
Views: 2299

Re: advice on Borneo itinerary

Ha, thank you. I will have to re-configure it a little then, since there are mulu to kuching flights only a few days of the week. Now I just need some dumb luck and have a tarsir pose for me :) I've re-done the itinerary it for 2 nights Bako, 3 Kubah, 4 Mulu, 2 Lambir And I can probably go back to K...
by jimoo742
September 22nd, 2014, 4:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: advice on Borneo itinerary
Replies: 6
Views: 2299

Re: advice on Borneo itinerary

I assume with "Miri Pinnacles" you mean "Mulu Pinnacles"? If so, (a) are you fit enough for that trip?; (b) have you organized the Pinnacles trip already? I fear that's one of the walks in Mulu you can't start on the day you arrive if you haven't booked it up front. I might be wrong, but better mak...
by jimoo742
September 22nd, 2014, 4:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: advice on Borneo itinerary
Replies: 6
Views: 2299

Re: advice on Borneo itinerary

Less time in Bako, more time in Kubah. Bako is hot, way too hot, and too many tourists on the trails, plus it doesn't even have any lovely streams or waterfalls - Kubah has the perfect balance in my opinion, plus I found two of the most amazing finds there in just two nights in Kubah this summer. I...
by jimoo742
September 18th, 2014, 10:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: advice on Borneo itinerary
Replies: 6
Views: 2299

advice on Borneo itinerary

Hi all, I'm heading to Borneo in late November. I'm soliciting (I'm not sure if this is the right forum) advice on my general itinerary. Any feedback would be appreciated. I don't have any solid targets as I've learned to be super opportunistic about these things, and since everything is a lifer, th...
by jimoo742
September 16th, 2014, 9:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica herping report, Osa
Replies: 27
Views: 10699

Re: Costa Rica herping report, Osa

Great photos. I want to go back for sure, but I was told that the rangers suspended night hiking in the park (where I saw most of the herps). Is that still the case?
by jimoo742
May 29th, 2014, 5:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: goodbye carl
Replies: 38
Views: 7847

Re: goodbye carl

Very sad.

RIP.
by jimoo742
May 8th, 2014, 10:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: International Travelling with Herp Gear
Replies: 11
Views: 1907

Re: International Travelling with Herp Gear

I've had problems with trying to carry on a tripod before... I'm not even going to try to explain hooks or tongs!
by jimoo742
May 8th, 2014, 5:31 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Burmese vs Reticulated Idenfitication
Replies: 7
Views: 3624

Re: Burmese vs Reticulated Idenfitication

Thank you all.
by jimoo742
May 7th, 2014, 8:37 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Burmese vs Reticulated Idenfitication
Replies: 7
Views: 3624

Burmese vs Reticulated Idenfitication

I've done some googling, but the answers I'm getting are relative statements (i.e. one is heavier bodied)... but if you had a snake in from of you (lets say no color, an albino), how would you tell if it is a burmese python or a reticulated python? Is there a scale count or labial count?
by jimoo742
April 30th, 2014, 10:16 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Slide scanner recommendations
Replies: 13
Views: 4597

Re: Slide scanner recommendations

chrish wrote:

I don't miss spending s$3-4 per roll for the film and then another $5+ per roll to get it developed only to get 1 decent shot.

A lot more now, I spend probably $14 on a roll of Velvia 50 and $10 to develop and mount, but about 25 or so I find to be decent most times.
by jimoo742
April 10th, 2014, 10:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Noob questions re: technique, safety, etc
Replies: 38
Views: 6039

Re: Noob questions re: technique, safety, etc

chris_mcmartin wrote:
luv_the_smellof_musk wrote:
Rubber boots seem to be the special teddy bear that keeps some people safe in Latin American rain forests.

They seem to help with ants. I've not had ants ever swarm them, but I have had them swarm hiking boots. Plus they just keep you dry.
by jimoo742
March 28th, 2014, 5:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Vietnam 2013: Part 3
Replies: 6
Views: 2755

Re: Vietnam 2013: Part 3

Wow, a live pangolin. Saw their unique footprints once in Cambodia, and that was cool, but a live one? Awesome! Very fortunate.
by jimoo742
March 17th, 2014, 4:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Last Child in the Woods
Replies: 15
Views: 3027

Re: Last Child in the Woods

I read it. I like the content, but didn't like the book. I don't think it was well organized from beginning to end and could have been improved greatly by being reduced 20% and restructured.
by jimoo742
March 15th, 2014, 3:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Epic Collier & Monroe (South Florida)
Replies: 17
Views: 2980

Re: Epic Collier & Monroe (South Florida)

wow, a live panther

just

wow
by jimoo742
February 27th, 2014, 8:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The worst thing thats happend to you while herping
Replies: 215
Views: 18312

Re: The worst thing thats happend to you while herping

Jeff Lemm wrote:
-going after a Natal python in Africa, having it launch of the ground at my face, falling backwards into an aardvark hole, getting stuck in said hole as python comes after me with open mouth while getting wailed on by ground-nesting hornets at mouth of aardvark hole

Would watch on TV
by jimoo742
February 26th, 2014, 8:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The worst thing thats happend to you while herping
Replies: 215
Views: 18312

Re: The worst thing thats happend to you while herping

Broken tie rod in the middle of rural western KY, and that was after my car got AAA service (3 hour wait) to jump it after leaving my lights on. Ugh.
by jimoo742
February 20th, 2014, 8:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Back to Peru (with lots and lots o' photos)
Replies: 26
Views: 15572

Re: Back to Peru (with lots and lots o' photos)

I too wear glasses and it can be a real pain, but for some reason it wasn't in Peru. Maybe because the heat/humidity was constant? I don't know. But any tricks to avoid it in the future would be helpful to me as well.
by jimoo742
February 20th, 2014, 8:26 am
Forum: Fish Forum
Topic: strangest thing you ever caught
Replies: 48
Views: 35378

Re: strangest thing you ever caught

Sure, turtles and birds, but to me the most interesting was a small sturgeon in the Wisconsin River.
by jimoo742
February 20th, 2014, 7:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Suggestions for 2014 NE Chapter Trip
Replies: 27
Views: 7077

Re: Suggestions for 2014 NE Chapter Trip

Any dates picked for this? If it is spring, I'd have to start asking for vacation now to even have a chance.
by jimoo742
February 20th, 2014, 7:37 am
Forum: News
Topic: I just love it when I see Reptile breeders in news like this
Replies: 6
Views: 3144

Re: I just love it when I see Reptile breeders in news like

pete wrote:There is no legal export of wildlife from Brazil.

Really? I thought there was still some limited export of tropical fish (I know some plecos have been shut down), did this change?
by jimoo742
February 20th, 2014, 7:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Back to Peru (with lots and lots o' photos)
Replies: 26
Views: 15572

Re: Back to Peru (with lots and lots o' photos)

Great shots. Such a much smaller group that ours last year, yet from what I hear you didn't find fewer species. That's amazing.
by jimoo742
February 14th, 2014, 6:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A big Burmese python in Everglades National Park.
Replies: 77
Views: 14009

Re: A big Burmese python in Everglades National Park.

Most of the larger fish would fit that description. In fact, the invasive fish would be ideal for this type of study because their populations should be increasing or at least relatively stable if the hydrology is stable, but if the hydrology is substantially disrupted then those species should be ...
by jimoo742
February 13th, 2014, 8:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A big Burmese python in Everglades National Park.
Replies: 77
Views: 14009

Re: A big Burmese python in Everglades National Park.

Testing the hydrology hypothesis should be relatively easy. If the hydrology has changed sufficiently to affect these mammals, many of which are highly terrestrial and do not require significant access to aquatic habitats, then it should also have changed enough to impact aquatic and semi-aquatic s...
by jimoo742
February 11th, 2014, 12:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo december 2013
Replies: 16
Views: 3296

Re: Borneo december 2013

Great post. Thank you. I'm planning to go to Sarawak next end of Nov/early Dec. Any tips? Bako was going to be a focus. Seems Mulu might be worthwhile. Any other tips, please?
by jimoo742
December 12th, 2013, 11:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Victorian Mallee
Replies: 3
Views: 1521

Re: Victorian Mallee

very nicely done
by jimoo742
December 5th, 2013, 12:22 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Tell me I'm not the only one
Replies: 29
Views: 9532

Re: Tell me I'm not the only one

Nothing too bad, but some learning experience. First overseas trip (Belize) I wasn't prepared for the wetness/humidity. Moisture somehow got in the body and caused the film to jam when trying to rewind. Ended up trying to force it and broke the spindle. No camera rest of trip :( . Now I have one, if...
by jimoo742
December 2nd, 2013, 9:42 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Protection--a flawed policy
Replies: 280
Views: 146382

Re: Protection--a flawed policy

Tom Lott wrote:Richard's excellent essay "The Fallacy of Perceptions" was published in the Journal of Kansas Herpetology, Number 21 (March 2007). A PDF of that issue may be obtained HERE.
Thank you for the link.
by jimoo742
December 2nd, 2013, 9:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #43: Too Bloody Many Short Pythons
Replies: 13
Views: 3590

Re: Borneo Dispatches #43: Too Bloody Many Short Pythons

What a lovely animal.
by jimoo742
November 27th, 2013, 5:36 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Protection--a flawed policy
Replies: 280
Views: 146382

Re: Protection--a flawed policy

Then you're managing based upon the Precautionary Principle vs managing based on science and scientific validation. Not a sound management strategy in my mind, but I'm sure others may disagree. Is it good to be aware of and take into account potential changes over time? Absolutely. Is it good polic...
by jimoo742
November 27th, 2013, 5:22 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Protection--a flawed policy
Replies: 280
Views: 146382

Re: Protection--a flawed policy

As I mentioned previously, there is no reason for managing species for which management is not needed. Richard F. Hoyer Do you ever believe there were species that didn't "need" management at one time, that needed management decades later for any number of reasons? What would be the harm in being p...
by jimoo742
October 16th, 2013, 7:02 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Protection--a flawed policy
Replies: 280
Views: 146382

Re: Protection--a flawed policy

Collection of wild animals by and large is not a threat to the continued survival of most species. It just isn't. Sure we all have our own set of ethics and opinions on the matter, but when push comes to shove the data just doesn't support collection as a large scale threat to most species. Yes, th...
by jimoo742
October 9th, 2013, 8:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The republic of Georgia
Replies: 4
Views: 1442

Re: The republic of Georgia

Fantastic landscapes
by jimoo742
October 4th, 2013, 9:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Fishing/herping trip Part 4 Final chapter.
Replies: 4
Views: 1670

Re: Costa Rica Fishing/herping trip Part 4 Final chapter.

oh man, toucans! awesome!

How close were you? What sized lens did you use?
by jimoo742
October 3rd, 2013, 4:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: i don't like the looks of this
Replies: 7
Views: 1726

Re: i don't like the looks of this

No, that's all wrong. Ugh.
by jimoo742
October 2nd, 2013, 4:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Has anyone ever encountered Bipes?
Replies: 18
Views: 3719

Re: Has anyone ever encountered Bipes?

I believe the recent Baja trip group, with many people that frequent the forum (and some chapter moderators) encountered one on their last trip. They may have posted photos here, I'd be surprised if none of them did. If I'm mistaken and the photo I saw was from an older trip, I apologize.
by jimoo742
September 19th, 2013, 5:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Monumental Week in FL with Herper from MN
Replies: 13
Views: 3747

Re: Monumental Week in FL with Herper from MN

Any stitches necessary?