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by HerpMan ATL
February 14th, 2016, 6:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In the Field: Highlights of 2014, 2015, and 2016 Thus Far
Replies: 13
Views: 6012

Re: In the Field: Highlights of 2014, 2015, and 2016 Thus Fa

Awesome post. Im following you on flickr now. That Cottonmouth shot is special. Love the close up of the Yellow Rat Snake too.
by HerpMan ATL
February 12th, 2016, 4:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Obama To Sign Bill Today To Protect More Areas Of Mojave
Replies: 15
Views: 6205

Re: Obama To Sign Bill Today To Protect More Areas Of Mojav

These areas have been designated as ones of critical concern and are receiving National Monument status today in Palm Springs at a reception. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-to-designate-new-national-monuments-in-the-california-desert/2016/02/11/5b77db4e-c6be-11e5-a4aa-f25866ba0dc6_st...
by HerpMan ATL
January 30th, 2016, 7:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of 2015 (Salamanders and a trip to SoFla)
Replies: 7
Views: 3751

Re: End of 2015 (Salamanders and a trip to SoFla)

this just pisses me off..... just kidding.. sort of. LOL. Great find and photos Josh. Love that little big headed Pine Snake.
by HerpMan ATL
January 25th, 2016, 4:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My 2015 Herps
Replies: 14
Views: 9242

Re: My 2015 Herps

Awesome finds and photographed so beautifully. Great work!
by HerpMan ATL
January 24th, 2016, 6:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica December 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 9120

Re: Costa Rica December 2015

Awesome post Kevin. Ive seen em all on your flickr site but its even more impressive when you put em all together.
by HerpMan ATL
January 17th, 2016, 6:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!
Replies: 61
Views: 36606

Re: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

I had quite a few lifers this year but this tiny, little, Smooth Earth Snake was my favorite photo. It's my first reptile photo Ive printed, framed and hung on the wall.
ImageSnake Art by cre8foru2009, on Flickr
by HerpMan ATL
January 17th, 2016, 6:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We're Not Out of The Woods Yet (TX,LA,MS,AL,FL): 2015 EOY
Replies: 34
Views: 23007

Re: We're Not Out of The Woods Yet (TX,LA,MS,AL,FL): 2015 EO

Fantastic photos and what a year. Impressive to say the least.
by HerpMan ATL
January 16th, 2016, 7:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer 2015 (GA, AL, TN, SC, NM, TX) (same as main)
Replies: 8
Views: 3312

Re: Summer 2015 (GA, AL, TN, SC, NM, TX) (same as main)

Awesome. Ive seen em all already but when you start putting them together it's still impressive. You're photography skills are starting to match you herp finding expertise too. Top notch stuff.
by HerpMan ATL
August 23rd, 2015, 5:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: May through beginning of August. (Updated)
Replies: 8
Views: 3061

Re: May through beginning of August.

Excellent shots as usual. Love the composition you come up with. Always unique and interesting.
by HerpMan ATL
August 21st, 2015, 6:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Spring 2015 (yeah, I'm behind, same as main)
Replies: 7
Views: 1772

Re: Southeast Spring 2015 (yeah, I'm behind, same as main)

Awesome post Noah. Ive seen all your pics before but that Corn Snake you found on your on land is my favorite. Such a beautiful and unique color to him.
by HerpMan ATL
July 17th, 2015, 12:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Visiting Tennessee
Replies: 3
Views: 1279

Re: Visiting Tennessee

Sevierville borders the Smokies and its beautiful. If you stay in Wears Valley there are lots of little cabins and you are about 7 miles from entry to the park or Pigeon Forge for restaurants and shopping. Prices should be good this time of year too. The Cabin we last stayed in was on Lyon Springs R...
by HerpMan ATL
July 2nd, 2015, 3:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Five Glass Lizards in a Day
Replies: 3
Views: 1750

Re: Five Glass Lizards in a Day

Looks like a great night.
by HerpMan ATL
June 14th, 2015, 7:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best Night of the Year So Far
Replies: 6
Views: 2144

Re: Best Night of the Year So Far

Awesome finds and photos. Great night.
by HerpMan ATL
June 14th, 2015, 7:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Guide for South Carolina?
Replies: 3
Views: 1547

Re: Field Guide for South Carolina?

This is a great online source. http://srelherp.uga.edu/herps.htm
by HerpMan ATL
May 24th, 2015, 4:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 4143

Re: Spring 2015

Awesome post. Love the little Canebrake, Scarlet, and the Queen. I still don't have a decent photo of a Queen Snake.
by HerpMan ATL
May 21st, 2015, 5:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Georgia, March - May 20, 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 2660

Re: Herping Georgia, March - May 20, 2015

Great finds and photos! How exactly does a Kingsnake go about catching a Racer? That must have been fascinating to stumble upon. I flipped the King under a piece of tin. While I'm photographing him I notice a movement in the grass and this Racer crawls right up. I don't think he could see much and ...
by HerpMan ATL
May 21st, 2015, 4:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Georgia, March - May 20, 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 2660

Re: Herping Georgia, March - May 20, 2015

The lighting in your pics is excellent. Do you have a flash that you use during the day? Like the worm snake pic - it looks like there is a soft spotlight right on the animal and moss. Thanks.... I carry a SB600 flash and it has a little diffuser that snaps on. I don't use it often though. That Wor...
by HerpMan ATL
May 21st, 2015, 2:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Georgia, March - May 20, 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 2660

Re: Herping Georgia, March - May 20, 2015

rtdunham wrote:Very nice pictures. And some gorgeous kings. What part of the state are they from?
All found in the Piedmont region around Atlanta except the Cottonmouths which were in Augusta and the Pygmy's and Blue-sided Garter, which were Florida.
by HerpMan ATL
May 20th, 2015, 6:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Georgia, March - May 20, 2015
Replies: 6
Views: 2660

Herping Georgia, March - May 20, 2015

My goal this year was simply to pass my numbers from last year. I found 16 species of snakes and 64 total snakes in 2014. Well Im happy to report Im at 16 species already this year and my total snake number 75. Ive set up some tin and flip sites and those have been pretty productive for Kings, Rats,...
by HerpMan ATL
May 17th, 2015, 5:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of March through Beginning of May.
Replies: 5
Views: 1733

Re: End of March through Beginning of May.

Ive seen most of these on your flickr site. Love you photos. So original and always a unique look to them.
by HerpMan ATL
April 18th, 2015, 3:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My most favorite lifer experience EVER!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 3451

Re: My most favorite lifer experience EVER!!!

Congrats! Thats an awesome snake and you got some great shots of him.
by HerpMan ATL
April 7th, 2015, 4:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Handling Wild Herps Poll
Replies: 66
Views: 16089

Re: Handling Wild Herps Poll

I sometimes handle snakes briefly to get a photo or move them out of harms way. I do agree with an earlier post about certain species don't seem to be as bothered by being held as others. King snakes, Rat Snakes, and small fossorial species are much calmer than say a Racer or Watersnake. Its not as ...
by HerpMan ATL
March 30th, 2015, 5:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ATL GA herping 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1878

Re: ATL GA herping 2015

Found another Watersnake, Garter and King since this post. Found the Kingsnake today. https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8724/16945847946_673fedd7e2_b.jpg Midland Watersnake by cre8foru2009 , on Flickr https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8739/16970854231_ed4062cd92_b.jpg Eastern Garter Snake by cre8foru2009 ...
by HerpMan ATL
March 30th, 2015, 5:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Water Moccasins Ahead!
Replies: 19
Views: 5034

Re: Water Moccasins Ahead!

LOL. I heard all those Water Moccassin stories going up. I remember fishing at the lake one day and I flipped a boat over and there was a Copperhead underneath it. A guy there fishing said, " don't bother it, it's just a Watersnake." Funny that the one time someone thinks a snake is not venomous and...
by HerpMan ATL
March 28th, 2015, 7:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ATL GA herping 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1878

Re: ATL GA herping 2015

Greg Theos wrote:North Georgia has some beautiful country. I always wanted to find a Pine Snake from that region but never did. The pics of all the ones I have seen were of beautiful animals. Have you seen any up there?

-Greg
Nope. Never seen one. Id love to though.
by HerpMan ATL
March 28th, 2015, 7:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SSS - Snake Season Started
Replies: 19
Views: 3833

Re: SSS - Snake Season Started

That Mole King is beautiful
by HerpMan ATL
March 28th, 2015, 7:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ATL GA herping 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1878

ATL GA herping 2015

My plan was to begin my herping early this year with a trip to the Everglades back in February. Planes tickets and everything paid for. Well that didn't happen. My brother, who was going with me, got iced in, in Tennessee the day before we were to leave. Goods new is we both got vouchers on the plan...
by HerpMan ATL
March 27th, 2015, 12:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Good start to 2015 in East Central Georgia!
Replies: 15
Views: 3741

Re: Good start to 2015 in East Central Georgia!

Great start and really nice photos.
by HerpMan ATL
March 25th, 2015, 5:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Georgia Winter 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 3255

Re: Georgia Winter 2015

Noah you're the herping Ninja. Awesome finds and photos. I love the juvi Corn Snakes and that Scarlet.
by HerpMan ATL
March 25th, 2015, 4:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dream find, GABOON!
Replies: 18
Views: 7444

Re: Dream find, GABOON!

They are incredible and you got some great photos. I would have shot my 16GB card full on that one.
by HerpMan ATL
March 7th, 2015, 6:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Truths behind fake nature photography
Replies: 69
Views: 20735

Re: Truths behind fake nature photography

The weasel photos are so fake. Not for a minute do I believe they are real. The position of the weasels hand, the proportions and finally that out of focus photo. Thats not like any out of focus photo Ive seen. There's no gradual loss of focus related to depth. One half is in focus and one half isn'...
by HerpMan ATL
February 9th, 2015, 3:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Peeper
Replies: 6
Views: 2325

Re: Spring Peeper

Great finds and photos. Come on Spring. Is it possible to find a Spring Peeper in the daylight? I was in the middle of several loud ones yesterday and never was able to locate one.
by HerpMan ATL
February 7th, 2015, 7:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sleeping Beauty
Replies: 2
Views: 1580

Sleeping Beauty

This is my first reptile of 2015. Temps got up in the mid 60s here in Atlanta today. I flipped this little fella under a rock while it was still in the 30s though. He was very cold and sleepy. I felt bad for disturbing him. Im still looking for my first snake this year. https://farm8.staticflickr.co...
by HerpMan ATL
January 31st, 2015, 7:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Everglades upcoming trip. Feb 16
Replies: 3
Views: 1536

Re: Everglades upcoming trip. Feb 16

Thanks Tim. I like finding exotics too but there are lots of native species there that would be lifers for me so Im excited to find anything. Not sure where to look outside the park but I plan on doing some shining inside the park.
by HerpMan ATL
January 30th, 2015, 8:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Theme 7 - Photo bombs (human or otherwise)
Replies: 16
Views: 3876

Re: Theme 7 - Photo bombs (human or otherwise)

A rat snake.... and a warm blooded critter. There were actually 2 Rat Snakes. Couldn't get em both in the frame.
ImageChipmunk and Rat Snake by cre8foru2009, on Flickr
by HerpMan ATL
January 30th, 2015, 8:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Everglades upcoming trip. Feb 16
Replies: 3
Views: 1536

Everglades upcoming trip. Feb 16

Hey everyone. Going to the Everglades in mid February. Haven't been since I was a kid. I'll be looking mainly for snakes. Lots of lifers in that area for me if I can find them. Was just wondering what if anyone has advice. We plan on road cruising(main park road) late afternoon and at night and hiki...
by HerpMan ATL
January 17th, 2015, 6:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of 2014 and a Taste of 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 3320

Re: End of 2014 and a Taste of 2015

Even though I've seen most of these already on flickr...Awesome shots and year Noah. You could find em in a snow storm I believe.
by HerpMan ATL
January 17th, 2015, 6:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: East Central GA 2014 EOY with a couple AZ trips
Replies: 22
Views: 6931

Re: East Central GA 2014 EOY with a couple AZ trips

Wow. Thats a banner year for sure and a great start to 2015. Awesome photos too.
by HerpMan ATL
December 15th, 2014, 6:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Slope aspect in relation to herp finds
Replies: 36
Views: 8024

Re: Slope aspect in relation to herp finds

Very interesting topic. I'll be watching this one.
by HerpMan ATL
December 15th, 2014, 5:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Theme 2 - Interspecies interaction.
Replies: 37
Views: 8687

Re: Theme 2 - Interspecies interaction.

Black Rat Snake and Chipmunk
ImageChipmunk and Rat Snake by cre8foru2009, on Flickr
by HerpMan ATL
December 13th, 2014, 6:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pa Timber at its finest.
Replies: 9
Views: 3330

Re: Pa Timber at its finest.

Love this shot. Beautiful
by HerpMan ATL
December 1st, 2014, 3:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few recent finds
Replies: 5
Views: 1467

Re: A few recent finds

Great finds. I love the Rat Snake in the pine bark. Great shot.
by HerpMan ATL
November 30th, 2014, 6:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lightning can strike twice.... (GA simus)
Replies: 11
Views: 4150

Re: Lightning can strike twice.... (GA simus)

Awesome finds. Amazing you found 2 is such a short time. I did that with Eastern Kingsnakes this spring. I was telling a friend of mine it was my target snake and a week later I find one. Next morning I find another. Oh and I NEVER go without my camera. I need to come to Savannah herping but I would...
by HerpMan ATL
November 13th, 2014, 6:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cobb County Ga Hike
Replies: 30
Views: 8986

Re: Cobb County Ga Hike

I tried posting a record and it requires way to much info. Latitude, longitude, etc. That may be why there are not more records 1. You have some discretion on the accuracy of the information you provide - the lat/long just need to fall within the county you select 2. Much of the info you enter is r...
by HerpMan ATL
November 12th, 2014, 5:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cobb County Ga Hike
Replies: 30
Views: 8986

Re: Cobb County Ga Hike

I was talking about rtdunham's shot in Kentucky about the rat snake, but Cobb County, Georgia doesn't have any records. If you post that Copperhead shot and the record to naherp, it will be the first in Cobb County! As far as miltb's Copperhead, Cherokee County, Georgia doesn't have any records eit...
by HerpMan ATL
November 9th, 2014, 5:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cobb County Ga Hike
Replies: 30
Views: 8986

Re: Cobb County Ga Hike

Awesome pictures herpman! I especially love the Cobb County, Ga Copperhead! Those can be a little scary sometimes!! If you post either the Marbled or the Copperhead to naherp with a picture, that will be our first Cobb County record. That would be much appreciated. Also, depending on your location ...
by HerpMan ATL
October 30th, 2014, 2:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Florida:2014. Ok year
Replies: 14
Views: 3349

Re: Herping Florida:2014. Ok year

Great post. Love the variety
by HerpMan ATL
October 24th, 2014, 6:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I recently purchased a new camera
Replies: 7
Views: 1993

Re: I recently purchased a new camera

Very nice shots. I just got a Tokina 100mm 2.8 macro lens and its awesome and not very expensive. On sharpness reviews it outscores almost all the top name brands. Check the AF though. It doesn't work on some lower end model cameras. From what ive read most people manually focus with macro anyway. I...
by HerpMan ATL
October 18th, 2014, 4:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Greetings. Herper from Puerto Rico visiting Alabama and GA.
Replies: 3
Views: 1210

Re: Greetings. Herper from Puerto Rico visiting Alabama and

Bankhead National Forest in Double Springs, Alabama is supposedly a good spot for herps. I havent been there but Ive seen photos of Timber Rattlers and a few other snakes from the area.


Rich
by HerpMan ATL
October 12th, 2014, 5:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some fall finds
Replies: 7
Views: 2545

Re: Some fall finds

Great post and beautiful photos