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by Jazz
May 25th, 2017, 11:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand and Komodo Recommendation?
Replies: 3
Views: 2208

Re: Thailand and Komodo Recommendation?

Get in touch with Ajis azis on facebook for Komodo.

You don't need a guide to herp Thailand. Just do some research on natural areas and national parks.
by Jazz
May 23rd, 2017, 10:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western Ghats, India
Replies: 9
Views: 4329

Re: Western Ghats, India

Your photos are (again) so nice! Too bad it's no picnic to herp there, 'cause I'll just have to go there someday myself...... Thanks Jeroen! Yeah it definitely requires a bit of planning but I think it would definitely be worth it in the monsoon :) I'm heading to India in a little over a month for ...
by Jazz
May 21st, 2017, 3:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western Ghats, India
Replies: 9
Views: 4329

Re: Western Ghats, India

Nice pics of some cool herps, looks like you did well considering. Sorry to hear of your bureaucratic hindrances. Thanks John! Bureaucracy is a frustrating aspect of that part of the world! Outstanding photos, Jasmine! Yes, the Western Ghats is an amazing place especially for amphibians and reptile...
by Jazz
May 20th, 2017, 10:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Western Ghats, India
Replies: 9
Views: 4329

Western Ghats, India

Myself and my partner were lucky enough to spend 2 weeks road tripping around the Western Ghats volunteering with a researcher describing new species. Our target genus was Cnemaspis, a small but surprisingly colourful clade of day geckos. We were there in November, which is the off season for India....
by Jazz
January 9th, 2017, 9:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Madagascar 16
Replies: 11
Views: 4668

Re: Madagascar 16

Thanks for the kind words everyone! We had an great trip. Got to hear the indri calling every morning and were directly under them when they started calling once, it was ear splitting but amazing! What wonderful photographs. You are quite talented . I will be going to Madagascar in May. I wish it wa...
by Jazz
January 3rd, 2017, 1:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Madagascar 16
Replies: 11
Views: 4668

Madagascar 16

Madagascar is somewhere I’ve dreamed of going since I was a kid. Actually getting there and experiencing it was unbelievable! We only had 2 weeks there out of a larger 3-month herping trip so our time and resources were pretty limited. We decided on spending 10 days in Andasibe, just west of the cap...
by Jazz
September 6th, 2016, 2:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Queensland trips overview [pic heavy]
Replies: 16
Views: 7261

Re: Queensland trips overview [pic heavy]

Thanks for the kind words everyone! As for my set up I'm using mostly my 5Dmkiii, which I freaking love, coupled with either the canon 100mm macro or 24-70. For my fish eyes I steal my partners canon 7Dmkii and my samyang 8mm. My flash set up isn't anything fancy, just a canon 580 speedlite with a s...
by Jazz
August 28th, 2016, 12:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Queensland trips overview [pic heavy]
Replies: 16
Views: 7261

Re: Queensland trips overview [pic heavy]

Thanks everyone :) I love QLD but I am keen to do some more travel around Australia. Awesome photos of some amazing animals! How did you even get that close to a keithorni? The one I saw was up a tree faster than greased lightning! Fantastic photos and makes me really excited for my trip later this ...
by Jazz
August 21st, 2016, 10:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Queensland trips overview [pic heavy]
Replies: 16
Views: 7261

Queensland trips overview [pic heavy]

I've done a few trips around different parts of QLD over the past year so I thought I'd put some photos up. I'll just put up a few photos from each area, sorry if there are any that have been posted here before! Way too many photos to post them all up here but if youre keen to see more feel free to ...
by Jazz
March 26th, 2016, 6:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps in habitat - photo thread
Replies: 69
Views: 23859

Re: Herps in habitat - photo thread

Also thanks everyone for the further thoughts on the crop vs full sensor talk, a lot of what is being said I have thought about before but its really good to hear others takes on it. Thank you! Need to mull it all over, these decisions are never easy! You could always just do what i did, break your...
by Jazz
March 26th, 2016, 5:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps in habitat - photo thread
Replies: 69
Views: 23859

Re: Herps in habitat - photo thread

thanks Jasmine :) hopefully soon i can start getting underwater more. that shot was with a sony a6000 and zeiss 12mm in a nauticam housing with a dome port (don't have that setup anymore though). I use dedicated underwater strobes, you can get housings for speed lights also but they're just as expe...
by Jazz
March 25th, 2016, 3:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps in habitat - photo thread
Replies: 69
Views: 23859

Re: Herps in habitat - photo thread

Thanks all, appreciate the info. Its a tough decision I can't quite decide what I'm more likely to photograph more. Yeah Daniel, I made a similar switch from a Nikon D80 to a D7100, the ISO performance knocked my socks off! I probably don't push the ISO as much as I could and rarely shoot above 800...
by Jazz
March 23rd, 2016, 3:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps in habitat - photo thread
Replies: 69
Views: 23859

Re: Herps in habitat - photo thread

I also came from a 7D so this is from a purely Canon perspective. My usable ISO range on the 5Dmkiii is ridiculous! For example this Majors skink photo was taken in a dark rainforest at dusk with no flash or additional light source at ISO 2500. A photo like that would have been impossible with my 7D...
by Jazz
March 23rd, 2016, 1:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps in habitat - photo thread
Replies: 69
Views: 23859

Re: Herps in habitat - photo thread

I'm really digging your shots. I'd love for you to include your equipment here. I typically do the habitat shots with my 17-40, but you're making a good case for a fish eye. Yeah thats a good idea, would be great if everyone could include their equipment. I recently got a canon 5dmkiii which i am i...
by Jazz
March 22nd, 2016, 5:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps in habitat - photo thread
Replies: 69
Views: 23859

Re: Herps in habitat - photo thread

Some great photos being posted! Fantastic to see :) Jasmine, I have commented on that photo before but every time I see it my jaw drops. You've taken the herp photography thing to a whole new level. I don't have anything in my portfolio that can compare to that spadefoot shot. But I do have a few ph...
by Jazz
March 19th, 2016, 5:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Female herpetologists or herp enthusiasts
Replies: 90
Views: 29174

Re: Female herpetologists or herp enthusiasts

South East Asia would be stupidly cheap once you get over there. As I said, I'll be there for 3 months at the end of the year so I would be happy to take some other female herpers out :) Salamanders are something we don't have over here. I found a california newt a couple of years ago and that was t...
by Jazz
March 19th, 2016, 4:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Female herpetologists or herp enthusiasts
Replies: 90
Views: 29174

Re: Female herpetologists or herp enthusiasts

Hey Heather, I go herping around South East Asia quite a lot, probably more then I do Australia. I am writing/have written articles for herp nation and other publications about my trips. I'm currently planning a big South America trip for next year which I am very excited about and we're spending 3 ...
by Jazz
March 18th, 2016, 10:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps in habitat - photo thread
Replies: 69
Views: 23859

Herps in habitat - photo thread

I'm not sure if this has been done before (tried searching) but I thought it would be fun to get a thread going with everyone's favourite 'herp in habitat' shots. These are some of my favourite photos, such a great way to get creative with herp photography. I'll get it started with some desert spade...
by Jazz
March 18th, 2016, 8:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Female herpetologists or herp enthusiasts
Replies: 90
Views: 29174

Re: Female herpetologists or herp enthusiasts

This is probably the first time I wish I was in the US! A females only herp trip is a great idea, one I might have to copy for over here in Australia.

A bit sad this thread got off track, would be great to get it going again :)
by Jazz
June 22nd, 2015, 12:57 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Frog Gigging Ethicss?
Replies: 81
Views: 55337

Re: Frog Gigging Ethicss?

I'm so confused op, you go out in the field to kill frogs? Why are you in a herp related forum? In Australia this is 100% completely illegal and the general public would be completely disgusted. We seem to get along fine by frog scenting to feed our native frog eaters in captivity, I'm confused as t...
by Jazz
June 7th, 2015, 9:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand - Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 1369

Thailand - Advice

Heading to Thailand in October this year and was wanting to pick the brain of those who have been herping here before. I have done a lot of South East Asia but this will be my first time herping in Thailand. Were heading to Udon Thani in Northern Thailand and then to Phuket and Krabi. I was wonderin...
by Jazz
June 7th, 2015, 8:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your most significant find in 2015
Replies: 51
Views: 14221

Re: Your most significant find in 2015

Bit late to the game but this is my favourite find from jan this year. It was hard to pick between the blue insularis and this albino roperi but i figure i can go and see blue insularis again, this i will never see again. Albino Brachyurophis roperi (Norther Shovel-Nosed Snake) from the Kimberley, W...
by Jazz
April 28th, 2015, 1:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ecuador / Costa rica - Help?
Replies: 7
Views: 2286

Re: Ecuador / Costa rica - Help?

Thanks for the advice everyone! I think we have actually decided on what youve suggested Chrish, which is sticking to Ecuador. Although i have heard fantastic things about the amphibian research center Matthias! Weve got in touch with tropical herping like you suggested Muchobirdnerd and are trying ...
by Jazz
April 25th, 2015, 5:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ecuador / Costa rica - Help?
Replies: 7
Views: 2286

Ecuador / Costa rica - Help?

Hey all, Myself and my partner are starting to plan a trip to Ecuador and Costa rica for May next year. Neither of us have been this side of the world before so were looking for advice from herpers who've traveled there. We have a month and plan to spend a week in the galapagos doing a self guided t...
by Jazz
November 17th, 2014, 11:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]
Replies: 50
Views: 20933

Re: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]

Hey sorry ive been out herping without reception! Ah that would have been amazing! Do you have any idea how often they make a big kill like that? At least you were out diving, doing something fun at least. Did you get any photos of the skeleton? Even that in itself sounds pretty cool. Im still waiti...
by Jazz
November 14th, 2014, 1:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]
Replies: 50
Views: 20933

Re: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]

I had a friend who went recently and found one. Unfortunately it was too far up a tree to get it down and photograph though :( Were hoping its a good sign! Haha yeah except the dragons :P Thats very true, i hadnt really thought about that. We were just hoping to find a few lounging around in the sha...
by Jazz
November 13th, 2014, 4:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]
Replies: 50
Views: 20933

Re: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]

They are! That is number one on my wish list for this trip. One of the park rangers I've been talking to recently found one in his room. Yeah were hoping to be able to get up there but there's no guarantee. If we find any endemic herps well be pretty stoked :) 815 doesn't sound too late, I'm thinkin...
by Jazz
November 11th, 2014, 9:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]
Replies: 50
Views: 20933

Re: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]

Thanks Nick! I dont think frogs are really the first thing people think of when it comes to sea herping unfortunately! @Anton - Yeah hopefully it all goes to plan, seems like it is at this stage. If i found a blue insualris i would probably cry from happiness... They also have timor pythons and a co...
by Jazz
November 11th, 2014, 2:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]
Replies: 50
Views: 20933

Re: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]

Very nice. Where exactly in Kalimantan were you? (klotoks and orang-utans...were you in Tanjung Puting?) While the environment in Kalimantan (the Indonesian part of and the Indonesian word for the entire island of Borneo) is being raped at an even worse rate than on the Malaysian side of the border...
by Jazz
November 10th, 2014, 7:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]
Replies: 50
Views: 20933

Re: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]

Yeah for sure, that would be awesome! We probably wont be able to get back there for a couple of years though... Were trying to organise our trip through the park rangers so we can sleep on the island and hopefully go out at night. Luckily one of my indonesian friends had some contacts for rangers o...
by Jazz
November 10th, 2014, 4:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]
Replies: 50
Views: 20933

Re: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]

Im so keen for danum valley! That sounds very promising :) We eye shined every night but the most we saw was a giant boar... Oh can you please tell me about your experience with komodo/rinca? Did you get to herp at night? Im going in January and im just organising my trip now. Is it relatively easy ...
by Jazz
November 9th, 2014, 8:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]
Replies: 50
Views: 20933

Re: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]

Yeah we saw a few colourful parrots sleeping at night and a few squirrel like mammals but all up we didn't see many! I would love to see a slow loris or civet cat in the wild, that's a bit of a dream. I had the opportunity to interact with a loris that was in the process of being rehabilitated but i...
by Jazz
November 9th, 2014, 4:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]
Replies: 50
Views: 20933

Re: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]

Haha the critters in situ would just be them high tailing it out of there, with the exception of the vipers. We saw water monitors but didnt manage to catch any unfortunately, in the cities they can be very tame though. The only bhp i found the car in front of us hit and we unfortunately had to fini...
by Jazz
November 8th, 2014, 4:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]
Replies: 50
Views: 20933

Re: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]

@antonsrkn Yeah i had a friend who was in Danum Valley and said it was amazing! We were very lucky/unlucky in the fact that the place we were in was nearly pristine, which made the herping and trekking a lot harder. Ah damn, theyre another species very high up on my wishlist! Haha i was stoked but a...
by Jazz
November 7th, 2014, 10:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]
Replies: 50
Views: 20933

Re: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]

Which part of Borneo were you in? Malaysian side? Ive been very lucky with retics! I found one on my first night herping in bali in December as well which was over 2m. The one we found recently would have only been a yearling if that, he was so cute! They seem to pop up quite a lot for rescues but a...
by Jazz
November 7th, 2014, 9:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]
Replies: 50
Views: 20933

Re: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]

Especially when they fly! Yeah ive been enviously stalking your photos on flickr as well, im so excited to see your photos when you go to ecuador. Thats the next trip im planning as well, although im not as lucky to go for 6 months.... Oh really? Which species were they? I saw you got a dragon snake...
by Jazz
November 7th, 2014, 8:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]
Replies: 50
Views: 20933

Re: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]

Unfortunately the majority of king cobras found with bali reptile rescue have to be relocated as they are on someones land and the locals are terrified and will kill them without hesitation. When i went in December we had to relocated 2 females and their nests as they were going to kill the queens a...
by Jazz
November 6th, 2014, 8:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]
Replies: 50
Views: 20933

Re: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]

Haha klawnskale this guy was hardly habituated! Still very wild. Kings are very smart but that makes them easier to handle at the same time. It seems like cobras (even though they arent true cobras) are easily distracted and will focus on one thing, which in this photo is my shoe :) The wallaces and...
by Jazz
November 6th, 2014, 6:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]
Replies: 50
Views: 20933

Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]

Myself and my partner Jannico recently did another trip with bali reptile rescue to Kalimantan, Borneo. We started in Banjarmasin and had around a week and a half in a remote section of jungle few westerners get to visit. We then had a few days looking for orangutans in central Borneo, which we foun...
by Jazz
October 10th, 2014, 3:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some recent Australian highlights
Replies: 12
Views: 4187

Re: Some recent Australian highlights

Expose at the beginning and with 3 flashes :)
by Jazz
October 9th, 2014, 6:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some recent Australian highlights
Replies: 12
Views: 4187

Re: Some recent Australian highlights

Haha primitive tim, that name is familiar! Yeah i foster care for a no kill rescue and am a huge advocate for responsible pet ownership, desexing, indoor only ect. So thats where the kittens comes from :) Im am really loving the astro so im glad you guys appreciate it as well! Australia really is a ...
by Jazz
October 8th, 2014, 10:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some recent Australian highlights
Replies: 12
Views: 4187

Re: Some recent Australian highlights

Hey everyone! Thanks for all of the lovely feedback :)

In regards to the astrophotography it does take a bit of trial and error to get it right. It uses the same principles of star trails though so if you do a bit of research into them you should be able to figure out how to do it!
by Jazz
October 7th, 2014, 5:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some recent Australian highlights
Replies: 12
Views: 4187

Some recent Australian highlights

Myself and my partner have been on a few herping trips lately and I thought id put up a few of the highlights. I'll start with the local stuff. I've just done a couple of pretty dismal nights herping around Brisbane so far. As there isn't too much to find I've been able to experiment with some astro...