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by AsydaBass
October 29th, 2014, 6:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Episode VI: Return of the Clarkii
Replies: 22
Views: 7763

Re: Episode VI: Return of the Clarkii

Super cool post, indeed! Makes me want to go find clarkii right now. Did you notice that Sasquatch photo bombing you in the kingsnake photo? Also, killer kingsnake, one of the prettiest I've seen. Has this Team Aquatica you speak of thought about a career in group modeling? They're a good looking bu...
by AsydaBass
October 29th, 2014, 6:11 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 159867

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Three-lined salamander (Eurycea guttolineata)
Torreya State Park, Florida
October 2014

Nikon D7000
Nikon 105mm micro

Image

-Don
http://www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
October 29th, 2014, 6:04 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 182158

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

In situ larval Red salamander (Pseudotriton ruber) from NW Georgia.
October 2014

Image

-Don
www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
February 8th, 2014, 6:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 NAFHA Spring trip: ANF!
Replies: 132
Views: 20933

Re: 2014 NAFHA Spring trip: ANF!

I'll be there. Sounds like a fun trip.
Actually I'll be up in Torreya and ANF this whole next week.

-Don
www.rainforestdon.com
by AsydaBass
November 17th, 2013, 2:39 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 159867

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Golden-groined rain frog ( Pristimantis cruentus ) Talamanca Mountains, Costa Rica (Pacific versant) http://www.rainforestdon.com/Amphibians/Amphibians-Central-America/Not-so-treefrogs-Central/i-j2NZWSW/0/M/P%20pandacruentus-M.jpg Nikon D7000 Nikon 105mm micro Nikon SB-700 and R1C1 macro flashes 1/...
by AsydaBass
October 19th, 2013, 4:56 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 159867

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Brown blunt-headed vine snake ( Imantodes cenchoa ) Finca La Escondida, Costa Rica March 2013 http://www.rainforestdon.com/Category/Reptiles-Central-America/Snakes-Central-America/i-Dv7RrSj/0/M/DLF_3398-M.jpg Nikon D7000 Nikon 105mm micro 1/250 sec f/22 ISO-250 Diffused Nikon SB-700 -Don http://www...
by AsydaBass
October 17th, 2013, 9:11 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NAFHA 2013 MEETING PHOTO CONTEST!
Replies: 11
Views: 5133

Re: NAFHA 2013 MEETING PHOTO CONTEST!

Hello everyone, After much deliberation, the panel of judges have decided on the winning photos for this year's NAFHA meeting photo contest. There were some really great photos submitted which made it no easy task to choose so few winners. Contest winners have been notified via email. Winning photog...
by AsydaBass
October 8th, 2013, 7:48 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 159867

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Frosted Flatwoods Salamander (Ambystoma cingulatum)

Image

Nikon D7000
Nikon 105mm micro
Nikon SB-700 and R1C1 macro flash system

1/100 sec
f/9
ISO-400
Flashes set manually
by AsydaBass
October 8th, 2013, 7:45 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Downsides to the Nikon Speedlight
Replies: 8
Views: 4173

Re: Downsides to the Nikon Speedlight

Hey bud, I love this system, end of story. I built my macro rig around it. The only downside I hear people talk about is that the flashes can not be hotshoe mounted. You can mount them on a tripod/flash stand though, so this has never been an issue for me. Awesome little flashes. -Don www.Rainforest...
by AsydaBass
October 7th, 2013, 4:11 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NAFHA 2013 MEETING PHOTO CONTEST!
Replies: 11
Views: 5133

Re: NAFHA 2013 MEETING PHOTO CONTEST!

There's still plenty of room for entries! Come on folks, let's see some photos!

-Don
by AsydaBass
September 27th, 2013, 7:09 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NAFHA 2013 MEETING PHOTO CONTEST!
Replies: 11
Views: 5133

Re: NAFHA 2013 MEETING PHOTO CONTEST!

Thank you for pointing that out, it has been changed. In the future, as to not clutter up the thread, it might be a better idea to PM the person in which your message was intended.

-Don
www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
September 27th, 2013, 6:48 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: NAFHA 2013 MEETING PHOTO CONTEST!
Replies: 11
Views: 5133

NAFHA 2013 MEETING PHOTO CONTEST!

2013 NAFHA MEETING PHOTO CONTEST: Grand prize: Fenix HP-11 277 lumen headlamp, Photo will be featured in Herp Nation Magazine Second prize: Signed copy of: A Field Guide to the Snakes of Southern Florida, Holbrook, JD 2012 Runner up prizes: Herp in Habitat: 26” collapsible pocket hook (great for po...
by AsydaBass
September 7th, 2013, 11:08 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Tropical Photography Gear
Replies: 12
Views: 7231

Re: Tropical Photography Gear

I use a 30L Sealline Baja dry bag that fits perfectly inside my top-loading 58L Osprey Exos pack. There is a "normal" sized ziplock in the dry bag that I fill with silica which absorbs any moisture that finds its way into the dry bag. I then cover the pack with an Osprey rainfly. I've never had any ...
by AsydaBass
August 2nd, 2013, 7:00 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: US Flamingo and nesting stilt- UPDATED with new photos 7/22
Replies: 12
Views: 7449

Re: US Flamingo and nesting stilt- UPDATED with new photos 7

That's great info, Chris. I'm still seeing this guy on a near daily basis down here. There are other sighting from last week from the Dry Tortugas, but that really quite a ways off from here.

All f the stilt nests in this area have hatched now, as have the Least Terns.

-Don
www.rainforestdon.com
by AsydaBass
August 1st, 2013, 8:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Panama and Norway - Photo warning
Replies: 14
Views: 5298

Re: Herping Panama and Norway - Photo warning

Hey there, I am also interested in hearing some details about the herpetology course down there. Were these species identified by the professor? Some of the species and groups in the Neotropics are certainly confusing, such as the Craugasor polyptychus you have pictured, but some of these identifica...
by AsydaBass
July 22nd, 2013, 8:21 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: US Flamingo and nesting stilt- UPDATED with new photos 7/22
Replies: 12
Views: 7449

Re: US Flamingo and nesting stilt- UPDATED with new photos 7

Hey Chris,

Last Sept. we got photos of a banded flamingo, only the second to be recorded in the park. We called it in and turns out that it was banded two years earlier in the Yucatan, Mexico. Pretty neat!

-Don
www.rainforestdon.com
by AsydaBass
July 22nd, 2013, 8:55 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: US Flamingo and nesting stilt- UPDATED with new photos 7/22
Replies: 12
Views: 7449

Re: US Flamingo and nesting stilt

Quick update: I'm still seeing the flamingo hanging around at low tide, but not the whole flock, only the individual pictured. There appears to be around six families of Black-necked Stilts on this particular stretch of mud flat. Here's a photo of a different chick from yesterday's paddle. The stilt...
by AsydaBass
July 18th, 2013, 5:44 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: US Flamingo and nesting stilt- UPDATED with new photos 7/22
Replies: 12
Views: 7449

Re: US Flamingo and nesting stilt

Thanks, Tamara. It was a wonderful week out on the bay. With the exception of the Least terns, the other shore birds aren't nesting out there yet, but many species are now donning their beautiful summer plumage.

-Don
www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
July 17th, 2013, 7:35 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: US Flamingo and nesting stilt- UPDATED with new photos 7/22
Replies: 12
Views: 7449

US Flamingo and nesting stilt- UPDATED with new photos 7/22

Hey everyone, I wanted to share a couple of photos of a flamingo that has been hanging around Florida Bay. Last week I saw a flock of 31 in one of the more remote parts of the park, but this loner likes to hang around the slightly more accessible area during low tide. I was out photographing from th...
by AsydaBass
July 5th, 2013, 11:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fenix HP25 Review..
Replies: 16
Views: 7639

Re: Fenix HP25 Review..

It looks like a decent light with many uses, but I find the 360 lumens advertisement misleading. While yes, using the flood in turbo (180) and the spot in high (180) you are putting out a combined 360 lumens, you do not get a single light putting out 360. Personally, I prefer something that can go b...
by AsydaBass
July 5th, 2013, 10:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Show your artistic side
Replies: 8
Views: 2054

Re: Show your artistic side

Norops pachypus
Las Alturas, Costa Rica
June 2013

Image

-Don
http://www.rainforestdon.com
by AsydaBass
June 30th, 2013, 5:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizards from Costa Rica
Replies: 21
Views: 7756

Re: Lizards from Costa Rica

Here's a another Blue-eyed anole (Norops woodi) from the lower montane zone in Costa Rica. Such a cool species!

Image

-Don
http://www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
June 30th, 2013, 5:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizards from Costa Rica
Replies: 21
Views: 7756

Re: Lizards from Costa Rica

I would be very interested to know how you got the photo of the pugnosed anole ? What settings did you use? I've tried many times to get shots of agamids similar to this under heavy canopy but the lighting makes it difficult. And flash can only be used sparingly if at all. Any pointers on this shot...
by AsydaBass
June 30th, 2013, 4:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizards from Costa Rica
Replies: 21
Views: 7756

Re: Lizards from Costa Rica

Thanks, Bill! Brian mentioned some of the ecology of these lizards. These exact specimens are all from the forest floor or understory. Brian, those Diploglossus are amazing animals. D. monotropis can bite! Since you like that group, I'll have to dig out some photos of the few Celestus I've encounter...
by AsydaBass
June 27th, 2013, 6:20 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: photographing the release of birds
Replies: 2
Views: 2000

Re: photographing the release of birds

VERY cool!

-Don
www.rainforestdon.com
by AsydaBass
June 24th, 2013, 8:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizards from Costa Rica
Replies: 21
Views: 7756

Re: Lizards from Costa Rica

John, I did notice that, pretty cool. They're such the sit and wait predator that the older ones often have moss and lichen growing on their bony head plates.

-Don
www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
June 24th, 2013, 8:43 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 159867

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Craugastor sp Panama, May 2013 This huge female specimen of an undescribed species of Craugastor was the size of my fist! This Panamanian member of the C. rugulosus group is very similar to C. punctariolus . She and the male (only have bad photos of him) were amazing! http://www.rainforestdon.com/A...
by AsydaBass
June 24th, 2013, 8:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizards from Costa Rica
Replies: 21
Views: 7756

Re: Lizards from Costa Rica

Thanks for the kind words, guys. I agree about the Corytophanes, they are hands down one of my favorite species. I even have a tattoo of the first one I had ever seen! The galliwasps are always cool. I wish I had done a better job with photos of the male Talamanca galliwasp, they're truly stunning. ...
by AsydaBass
June 21st, 2013, 8:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizards from Costa Rica
Replies: 21
Views: 7756

Lizards from Costa Rica

Hello everyone, Things have finally calmed down this year and I'm back in the States for a few months. The few pictures I put up are usually amphibian photos, so I thought I'd change it up with a few lizard photos this time. Most of these are from Costa Rica, with a few Panamanian specimens sneaking...
by AsydaBass
June 20th, 2013, 2:17 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 159867

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Norops pachypus
5 km from the Panamanian border, Costa Rica, 1530 m asl
June 2013

Image

Nikon D7000
Nikon 105mm micro
f/8
1/50 sec
ISO-250

-Don
www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
May 6th, 2013, 8:54 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 159867

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Erik, with a fixed focal length lens such as the 105mm micro, are not proximity and magnification directly correlated? 1:1 magnification with this lens is only achieved at a distance of twelve inches, while adjusting the proximity (i.e. moving the camera further away) will result in a lower magnific...
by AsydaBass
May 1st, 2013, 5:08 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 159867

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Brown water snake (Nerodia taxispilota)
in-situ in a cypress dome in Everglades National Park, Florida
April 2013

Image

Nikon D7000
Nikon 28-300mm
1/50 sec
f/5
ISO- 640

-Don
http://www.rainforestdon.com
by AsydaBass
April 29th, 2013, 8:53 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 159867

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Burmese python ( Python molurus bivittatus ) 2.5 meters, April 2013, Florida Everglades http://www.rainforestdon.com/Category/Reptiles-USA1/Snakes-USA/i-NBsqjpW/0/M/DLF_6182-M.jpg Nikon D7000 Nikon 10-24mm 1/100 sec f/8 ISO-250 exposure mode- Aperture Priority meter mode- pattern -Don http://www.ra...
by AsydaBass
April 14th, 2013, 7:08 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Lens mug
Replies: 2
Views: 2535

Re: Lens mug

I've always thought that these were pretty neat. I'm waiting for the Nikon 105mm macro mug to be made, then I'll buy one.

-Don
www.rainforestdon.com
by AsydaBass
March 30th, 2013, 1:44 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Small array of arachnids
Replies: 5
Views: 2684

Re: Small array of arachnids

Thanks guys. It's been great fun going through the old sets of photos. It amazes me how quickly images become "lost" when you don't use them right away.

-Don
by AsydaBass
March 27th, 2013, 7:03 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Small array of arachnids
Replies: 5
Views: 2684

Small array of arachnids

Hello, I've been reorganizing my website lately and have been going through some older photos. Thought I'd share a few of the spiders with everyone. I'll start with my favorite species, the Golden-silk Orb Weaver ( Nephila clavipes ). A spider that truly holds a special place in my heart. Golden-sil...
by AsydaBass
March 27th, 2013, 6:37 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Tropical Centipede (Scolopocryptops sexspinosus)
Replies: 11
Views: 3296

Re: Tropical Centipede (Scolopocryptops sexspinosus)

Wow, Danny! Those photographs are amazing!

-Don
www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
March 27th, 2013, 6:28 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: A few tropical trochilids
Replies: 1
Views: 2207

A few tropical trochilids

Hello everyone, Thought I'd share some hummingbird snapshots from Costa Rica, nothing formal, just some neat birds with bright colors. I can't get enough of these birds' antics and interactions. Rufous-tailed Hummingbird ( Amazilia tzacatl ) http://www.rainforestdon.com/Birds-Aves-1/Birds-Central-Am...
by AsydaBass
March 26th, 2013, 7:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rican amphibians- A little good news for once
Replies: 5
Views: 1986

Costa Rican amphibians- A little good news for once

Hello, Just thought I'd share one of the highlights of my most recent expedition. I know we can all use a breather from the amphibian decline headlines. It's not much, but it's something: Red-eyed Stream Frog ( Duellmanohyla uranochroa ) Critically Endangered; Costa Rica http://www.rainforestdon.com...
by AsydaBass
March 25th, 2013, 11:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pond Turtles in Panama
Replies: 6
Views: 3045

Re: Pond Turtles in Panama

Ditto. Those guys are correct about T. venusta and the canal zone.

-Don
www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
February 28th, 2013, 3:10 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Best diffuser for (treefrog) photography at night.
Replies: 20
Views: 9481

Re: Best diffuser for (treefrog) photography at night.

I also use a variety of different diffusers including various softboxes, omnibouce type guys, and at times I even shoot the flash through translucent acrylic. I have used a collapsible 12x8 inch Fotodiox on a Nikon SB-700 with some regularity and have been very happy with it. It's portable, durable ...
by AsydaBass
February 27th, 2013, 5:49 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?...
Replies: 381
Views: 315076

Re: What was your last lifer?...

Just got a Mangrove cuckoo while kayaking down here in the southern Everglades.

-Don
www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
February 25th, 2013, 6:37 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Favorite Bird Name(s)
Replies: 13
Views: 4348

Re: Favorite Bird Name(s)

Favorite common name is undoubtedly the Bananaquit . I even have a little jingle that I made up using their name and I hum it to myself every time that I see one. As for scientific names, it's an amphibians that wins it for me: Leptodactylus pentadactylus . It's just too fun to say. -Don www.Rainfor...
by AsydaBass
February 24th, 2013, 3:26 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Four of a kind...** - UP AND RUNNING AGAIN March 2016!
Replies: 281
Views: 215292

Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

This is a terrible shot, but here it is Black-and-yellow Silky-flycatcher ( Phainoptila melanoxantha ) http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv174/dflip3/DSC_2219_zpsca8cddc4.jpg and we'll move on to Barred Barred Becard ( Pachyramphus versicolor ) http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv174/dflip3/DSC_15...
by AsydaBass
February 21st, 2013, 4:09 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: RFI - Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 vs. ...
Replies: 5
Views: 3265

Re: RFI - Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 vs. ...

Hey there, I can't comment on that particular Sigma, but I can on the Canon. My roommate shoots Canon and has the 100-400 L glass. It is an awesome lens; if it was Nikon, I'd buy it without thinking twice. He also has the Sigma 50-500. While it's alright, especially for the price, it's slow... super...
by AsydaBass
February 20th, 2013, 5:41 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp shots with Canon 17-40L or 17-55 EF-S??
Replies: 6
Views: 3621

Re: Herp shots with Canon 17-40L or 17-55 EF-S??

Without looking at the reviews for the Canon version, I'd say that the 18-105mm fits the bill. I'm a slave to my 28-300mm just because of the range that it offers. I have a 300mm prime and a few sharper lenses within that range that I take out for special occasions, but more often than not, that 28-...
by AsydaBass
February 20th, 2013, 4:25 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp shots with Canon 17-40L or 17-55 EF-S??
Replies: 6
Views: 3621

Re: Herp shots with Canon 17-40L or 17-55 EF-S??

Andy, I've been causally following your other post as well as this one and one thought keeps coming to mind. I'm not entirely sure that the wider lenses that you're talking about are the best option for "field guide" type shots. While they're awesome for herp in habitat shots and for trying to gain ...
by AsydaBass
February 20th, 2013, 3:47 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Making the best of a situation- a little fun with flash
Replies: 2
Views: 2396

Making the best of a situation- a little fun with flash

Hello everyone, January has brought about the end of a break and the beginning of a new field season. Needless to say, I've been in the field quite a bit lately and have had some interesting photo opportunities presented to me. I thought I'd share this short series of images with the forum. Full sto...
by AsydaBass
February 16th, 2013, 7:34 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Four of a kind...** - UP AND RUNNING AGAIN March 2016!
Replies: 281
Views: 215292

Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Well, the rules say that I can't follow my own, but I have another one to add if the committee allows it :P

-Don
www.RainforestDon.com