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by technoendo
April 16th, 2019, 8:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes in Disneyland?
Replies: 2
Views: 1450

Re: Snakes in Disneyland?

My guess is the youtube embed setup for BBForum doesn't like the query string &t=3s (which sets the timestamp of the url to 3 seconds into the video). Its also strange that I can see the youtube BBCode tag. Maybe you have some web browser addon that is translating the square brackets into html chara...
by technoendo
April 11th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking for herping buddies to find Z's near Seattle, WA
Replies: 3
Views: 1855

Re: Looking for herping buddies to find Z's near Seattle, WA

Hahah, well played Jonathan! Read this with my morning coffee and almost fell out of my chair! I'd be thrilled if anyone pulled off a range extension/photo vouchered report for Zonata in OR/WA. I would buy you a steak dinner! :lol:

That is a fine looking candy cane sir. Well done!
by technoendo
April 8th, 2019, 7:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Looking for herping buddies to find Z's near Seattle, WA
Replies: 3
Views: 1855

Re: Looking for herping buddies to find Z's near Seattle, WA

Hi Jacob! I also noticed that the local chapters have all been deleted and I am a little disappointed, as I was looking forward to posting this in the Northwest chapter. Yup! Its a bummer. The old posts do exist if you search for them but the structure of the regional chapters has been collapsed. Th...
by technoendo
April 6th, 2019, 12:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Video: Spring Herping the Columbia River Basin
Replies: 12
Views: 15716

Re: Video: Spring Herping the Columbia River Basin

A lot of great free/open source software on that list James! I've been using GIMP since around 1997-98 and am a big fan. Darktable/Rawtherapee are also fantastic for RAW photo digital darkroom stuff. I also have a couple herper friends that appreciate the convenience of developing their RAW files us...
by technoendo
March 21st, 2019, 11:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [VIDEO] NWHO: SoCal Herping 2
Replies: 4
Views: 2782

Re: [VIDEO] NWHO: SoCal Herping 2

Appreciate the correction! Thank you! I just finished another video and figured I'd just post it here instead of clogging the forum up with too many of my video posts. I set out on this project hoping to test a particular digital photograph and software based technique for measuring snakes against m...
by technoendo
March 19th, 2019, 2:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Surfing and Snakes
Replies: 4
Views: 1816

Re: Surfing and Snakes

Weird Lou, maybe its the "&t" you have at the end of the URL that it doesn't like? I'll be more helpful and embed it here sir.

by technoendo
March 19th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Surfing and Snakes
Replies: 4
Views: 1816

Re: Surfing and Snakes

Hehe, I was teasing the_cw1 "why aren't you finding sopacs? Lou is finding sopacs!!" and then the_cw1 found his lifer sopac on (I think) the last day of his trip. Its full throttle SoCal to be mixing surfboards into this Lou! I dig it. I can almost hear the "surf rock" music! :) EDIT: Also Lou, your...
by technoendo
March 11th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [VIDEO] NWHO: SoCal Herping 2
Replies: 4
Views: 2782

Re: [VIDEO] NWHO: SoCal Herping 2

Thank you Ross, that is some high praise! I am glad you liked it. This project might be the best visual work I've delivered thus far. Having some time to reflect I've identified a handful of flaws, and I probably should spend some time doing structured learning (reading/classes) on story telling and...
by technoendo
January 22nd, 2019, 2:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Forum updated
Replies: 3
Views: 2637

Re: Forum updated

Thanks Don!

Nice FHF facelift, we're web 2.0 now! Thanks for the upgrade sir. I haven't seen changes on the FHF like this for a long time!
by technoendo
January 18th, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question: Does this app exist?
Replies: 1
Views: 1636

Re: Question: Does this app exist?

hrm hrm, I'm not exactly sure what this is. I've been gathering footage to make a video testing the accuracy between tape measurements and photo + software measurement tools, but that is completely unrelated to what you want. These involve dropping a reference object like a legal sheet of paper or r...
by technoendo
January 16th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [VIDEO] NWHO: SoCal Herping 2
Replies: 4
Views: 2782

[VIDEO] NWHO: SoCal Herping 2

Hey folks! I've made another high energy herping music trip video from some footage I shot in September of 2017 in Riverside/San Diego/Imperial counties in Southern California. I've spent a lot of time in recent months learning more 3D modeling/rendering techniques in the free software Blender and w...
by technoendo
December 24th, 2018, 8:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Large King Cobra
Replies: 12
Views: 3832

Re: Large King Cobra

I think you also found a king cobra roughly around this time last year. What's up with Christmas king cobras Lou? I applaud you for relying on your camera zoom to punch in here. It behaved more naturally given so much room. That is a well earned beer! Thanks again for sharing such fantastic footage ...
by technoendo
December 24th, 2018, 8:01 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Video from IPhone?
Replies: 1
Views: 7132

Re: Video from IPhone?

> I am wanting to upload a video from my IPhone to Facebook. I know when you take photos with an iphone it contains GPS info, coordinates of where the photo was taken. This is info that I never want to share, especially with rare animals. Do the videos contain that same info? If so, how can I delete...
by technoendo
December 23rd, 2018, 3:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: YouTube: Made In The Wild
Replies: 3
Views: 1100

YouTube: Made In The Wild

Hey folks! Recently I stumbled upon the "Made In The Wild" YouTube channel based in Australia and my mind was blown that they have a film crew, have been making wildlife videos for over a year, but were sitting right around 200 subscribers. I think these guys are doing such an impressive job, at a l...
by technoendo
December 21st, 2018, 6:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Atlanta, Georgia: Any connections?
Replies: 9
Views: 11535

Re: Atlanta, Georgia: Any connections?

Jimi, I appreciate that link on permethrin treating clothing. A few years ago I have purchased some permethrin treated pants from ex-officio for a trip to costa rica, but between all the sunlight they see and the multiple runs through the washing machine I'm sure they've lost most of their effective...
by technoendo
December 12th, 2018, 9:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Google Earth
Replies: 10
Views: 11701

Re: Google Earth

Just a few days ago Google very quietly released a preview version of Google Earth Studio. Its not open to the general public but you can request access. They had me fill out a little form that asked me my profession, what I plan to do with the tool, and then they emailed me that they will get back ...
by technoendo
November 9th, 2018, 12:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WDFW Video Contest: Washington State Reptile Observations
Replies: 4
Views: 10947

Re: WDFW Video Contest: Washington State Reptile Observation

Hey Porter, thanks man! I got a kick out of reading that the music stayed with you on the way to work!

The WDFW outdoor video contest is over, and to my surprise I won! This made my week! :D

https://www.facebook.com/WashingtonFish ... 024986761/
by technoendo
November 3rd, 2018, 12:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Google Earth
Replies: 10
Views: 11701

Re: Google Earth

In 2014 and prior Google Earth Pro used to cost $300 for a full license, then in 2015 they made the app completely free. Not only can it be used interactively but you can also make little fly-by animations/videos (output resolution was bumped up to 4k in 2017!). These tours are handy free visualizat...
by technoendo
November 1st, 2018, 5:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Video: Spring Herping the Columbia River Basin
Replies: 12
Views: 15716

Re: Video: Spring Herping the Columbia River Basin

Thanks for the kind words folks! > What kind of editing software are you using for these and what kind of cameras? Hey Porter! I can talk about this stuff all day brother! For a few years I used the free Kdenlive software, switched to Adobe Premiere Pro CC, and also learned some Davinci Resolve. The...
by technoendo
October 27th, 2018, 2:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Video: Orianne Fieldnotes 2018, Ben in KS/WA/NV
Replies: 1
Views: 6884

Video: Orianne Fieldnotes 2018, Ben in KS/WA/NV

Ben Stagenga, a field biologist for the Orianne Society took some time off from the swamps of south Georgia to go on a herping holiday to Kansas, Nevada, and Washington. At each of these locations he met up with some local herpers (including myself in Washington), and he herped like a machine rackin...
by technoendo
October 16th, 2018, 4:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film
Replies: 40
Views: 22317

Re: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film

I hope this video gets more attention because its so technically/artistically excellent! A great introduction to field herping and what motivates you to do it. I think you guys nailed it and should be proud. https://i.imgur.com/qVp6Xmjl.jpg I'd infiltrate and nominate you both for a "Herpie" award f...
by technoendo
October 11th, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WDFW Video Contest: Washington State Reptile Observations
Replies: 4
Views: 10947

WDFW Video Contest: Washington State Reptile Observations

Hey folks! For those living in Washington that have recently purchased a fishing license -- you've probably already seen an email about this outdoor video contest. If you haven't seen the notification but are interested in it, you can see the contest details here . The deadline is November 5th so th...
by technoendo
October 9th, 2018, 2:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Atlanta, Georgia: Any connections?
Replies: 9
Views: 11535

Re: Atlanta, Georgia: Any connections?

Hey Zach! I can't help with helping finding a job over there, but did want to mention the Orianne Society, a conservation group that does a bunch of work with Indigo snakes, eastern diamondbacks, spotted turtles, hognose snakes, and a long list of other critters. I briefly lived in Atlanta back in 2...
by technoendo
October 7th, 2018, 4:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2 years in Michigan
Replies: 7
Views: 12299

Re: 2 years in Michigan

Great post and reflection on your adventures over 2 years in Michigan. Your photography (especially animal portrait shots) have been inspirational for years and its been awesome to have you capture and share some of these critters from afar so well. Looking forward to seeing your 2-year Utah-edition...
by technoendo
October 7th, 2018, 3:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Washington - (part 1)
Replies: 5
Views: 10651

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In Washington - (part 1)

Great to see the processed photos from this trip, well done! You rocked Washington Porter! My favorite was the northwestern alligator lizards in the foothills of the snow covered cascade mountain peaks around us. We were looking for amphibs near cold mountain streams/falls. I was confident it was fa...
by technoendo
October 7th, 2018, 3:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Washington - (part 2)
Replies: 6
Views: 11374

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In Washington - (part 2)

Great job Porter! I especially dig the kickass puget sound garter shots -- you got some nice ones! What a productive trip. Love the sals. Ian is a good guy -- I always enjoy herping with him. Glad you had a chance to get out there and see some PNW snot lizards. Hey the_cw1! Sometime in the spring yo...
by technoendo
September 2nd, 2018, 6:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nice time back in Oregon
Replies: 7
Views: 5532

Re: Nice time back in Oregon

Great photos and critters dude!
by technoendo
August 7th, 2018, 2:16 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: change of forum format
Replies: 39
Views: 24777

Re: change of forum format

I loved the regional forums too! It was great having a place carved out that was relevant to where we live and a real treasure trove of information when I returned to the amateur herping hobby a few years ago. I enjoyed seeing posts like Richard Hoyer's "first snake of the year" posts to push me out...
by technoendo
August 1st, 2018, 8:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Video: Yellow Scales, SW Oregon/NW California
Replies: 1
Views: 2405

Video: Yellow Scales, SW Oregon/NW California

I read about a more yellow locality of desert striped whipsnake as well as the shasta alligator lizard (a northern alligator subspecies) in a sacred field guide and went out to try and find them in March of 2017 with my wife Beth. It was a busy trip with all the hiking and driving we needed to pack ...
by technoendo
July 25th, 2018, 2:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cruising advice for NorPacs, Gophers, and Rubber Boas
Replies: 13
Views: 11109

Re: Cruising advice for NorPacs, Gophers, and Rubber Boas

Also, Technoendo, I just watched a bunch of your videos on youtube. Great stuff! I noticed that in some of your videos you find snakes on gravel roads. Can you (or anyone) comment on how gravel roads fair in comparison to paved for cruising? Thank you! Should have the next video out in just a few m...
by technoendo
July 23rd, 2018, 2:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cruising advice for NorPacs, Gophers, and Rubber Boas
Replies: 13
Views: 11109

Re: Cruising advice for NorPacs, Gophers, and Rubber Boas

The only piece I'd quibble with was the suggestion that very-recent rain anywhere in the US is generally much help for cruising snakes. Jimi, EDIT: I do agree with parts of your response -- I was too hasty here. The topic of barometric pressure in the summertime just gets me thinking about chasing ...
by technoendo
July 22nd, 2018, 12:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cruising advice for NorPacs, Gophers, and Rubber Boas
Replies: 13
Views: 11109

Re: Cruising advice for NorPacs, Gophers, and Rubber Boas

Hi OkanaganSFLT! Any chance you also happen to be /u/DizzDongler on Reddit or know of him? If you are not him you might want to seek out this fellow Okanagan herper. > I know there are a lot of posts that generally discuss road cruising, but I'm wondering if anyone is willing to share some tips for ...
by technoendo
July 11th, 2018, 12:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Video: Get Intimate with the Shrub-Steppe, Washington State
Replies: 2
Views: 2965

Re: Video: Get Intimate with the Shrub-Steppe, Washington St

Thanks Scott! I try and make these videos suck a little bit less each time. :) I'm currently working on a "yellow scales" video about a yellow locality of desert striped whipsnake found in southwestern oregon and the shasta alligator lizard found in northern california. I also shot some new footage ...
by technoendo
July 6th, 2018, 2:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Video: Get Intimate with the Shrub-Steppe, Washington State
Replies: 2
Views: 2965

Video: Get Intimate with the Shrub-Steppe, Washington State

The Kittitas Environmental Education Network (KEEN) partners up with Central Washington University's biology department to put on a free public event every May 12th where anyone can learn about river bugs, fish, lichen, geology, reptiles, plants, mammals, birds, and other aspects of the shrub-steppe...
by technoendo
July 1st, 2018, 1:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Video: Spring Herping the Columbia River Basin
Replies: 12
Views: 15716

Re: Video: Spring Herping the Columbia River Basin

Thanks Derek! Just checked out one of your online photo galleries -- you are a great photographer! Your landscapes, animals, and city structures all look great. If you ever get out to WA again and are seeking some grand landscapes to photograph let me know and I'll add a few scenic views to your lis...
by technoendo
June 6th, 2018, 4:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Video: Spring Herping the Columbia River Basin
Replies: 12
Views: 15716

Re: Video: Spring Herping the Columbia River Basin

Thank you Tony! With Washington being the "Evergreen State" its easy for people to think of the cooler, damper, and much greener western Washington side of the cascade mountain range than the dry central/eastern sides of the state. In this video I roll down the eastern slope of the cascade range fin...
by technoendo
June 1st, 2018, 8:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fun chasing desert iguanas
Replies: 6
Views: 5790

Re: Fun chasing desert iguanas

Aww shucks, y'all are too kind. I wouldn't have seen a desert iguana this trip on my own and owe it to Lou for pointing me at a really good site that had many dozens of these heat loving lizards. Everyone had a blast. I learned a lot about finding/catching desert iguanas by hand and I think I was mo...
by technoendo
May 20th, 2018, 12:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Video: Spring Herping the Columbia River Basin
Replies: 12
Views: 15716

Video: Spring Herping the Columbia River Basin

Cheers to my herping brothers and sisters in the field! :D

I just published this video and thought I'd share a link with the FHF! Enjoy!

by technoendo
April 27th, 2018, 12:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northwest, Lacey, Olympia Washington and surrounding areas
Replies: 17
Views: 7791

Re: Northwest, Lacey, Olympia Washington and surrounding are

I responded to a direct message from socalherper, but just so folks don't think I'm ignoring this post I'll confirm: Yes WA is technically a no-handle state, and to confirm I suggest you call WDFW. I spoke with the wildlife reporting/permit department and they mentioned a "for purposes of identifica...
by technoendo
April 11th, 2018, 12:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Custom Weather Alerts for IOS
Replies: 1
Views: 2042

Custom Weather Alerts for IOS

Want to be alerted of the first 2-3 warm sunny days above say 60F degrees in different states? Do you track den emergence events? Want to receive a bleep on your IPhone/IPad when the monsoons arrive or a heat wave ends? I think there are a lot of smartphone apps to alert you of critical weather cond...
by technoendo
April 10th, 2018, 2:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herper of the Year!
Replies: 8
Views: 4771

Re: Field Herper of the Year!

Well done Lou! You have continued to ramp up your video shooting/editing skills in 2017 and I'm thrilled to see you getting some recognition for all the hard work. Much impressed! Keep on recharging batteries, packing bags, hopping flights, shooting video, and cutting it all up. Looking forward to w...
by technoendo
April 7th, 2018, 5:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Washington herping?
Replies: 17
Views: 5758

Re: Washington herping?

Well done Porter!

I like those Redbacks and you had no problems finding blue garter snakes quickly -- you had better luck with blue garters than I did when we joined up! That is a decent haul of native herps in western Washington.
by technoendo
April 7th, 2018, 5:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A very short trip down under (Brisbane and southern QLD)
Replies: 2
Views: 2594

Re: A very short trip down under (Brisbane and southern QLD)

Well done! I was blown away by that carpet python and the red bellied black snakes. Also cool that you got to see a proper Huntsman spider. A lot of variety in wildlife in habitat. What a trip! You'll just have to get down there again to find that death adder eh?
by technoendo
April 3rd, 2018, 12:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Washington herping?
Replies: 17
Views: 5758

Re: Washington herping?

Porter hauled up to King County and we visited 3 sites with different kinds of habitat. The sky was overcast so the garters weren't out in big numbers, we did see 4 sirtalis garters (no deep blue pickerengii), and 1 ordinoides. Later we flipped a young rough skinned newt but the thing that surprised...
by technoendo
March 30th, 2018, 3:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Washington herping?
Replies: 17
Views: 5758

Re: Washington herping?

Well done! The first (blurry) photo has some whitish-blue stripes might be one of the lower expression/integrade/variable with less blue pickerengii maybe. Its a kind of whitish-blue that can be harder to see when the animal is in shade (full sunlight is best) and also can be difficult to capture if...
by technoendo
March 29th, 2018, 10:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Washington herping?
Replies: 17
Views: 5758

Re: Washington herping?

I actually just remembered that Calherps has a Washington section. Oh good you found it. Pretty awesome site for folks on the west coast. http://www.californiaherps.com/northwest2.html Burke Museum also has a decent herp directory here: http://www.burkemuseum.org/blog/curated/amphibians-reptiles-wa...
by technoendo
March 27th, 2018, 6:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hitting the Slopes in SoCal
Replies: 9
Views: 4400

Re: Hitting the Slopes in SoCal

I dig listening to the 80's band Men at Work! Nice video Lou!
by technoendo
March 20th, 2018, 6:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Portland, OR area.....
Replies: 5
Views: 3233

Re: Portland, OR area.....

I live just outside of Seattle but I drive a fair bit around the northwest seeking reptiles. Lately my days are mostly spent doing amateur field herping for reptiles to shoot video footage to use as fodder for practicing and learning about video production. I spend the most herping time in the Ellen...
by technoendo
March 5th, 2018, 12:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Indigo Days 12/2017
Replies: 0
Views: 3875

Indigo Days 12/2017

Some of you may already know about the Orianne Society, a non-profit organization based in Georgia dedicated to the conservation of rare/endangered eastern indigo snakes and other herps. This post is mostly aimed at folks that maybe haven't heard of them yet. A few years ago I became aware of this o...
by technoendo
February 12th, 2018, 5:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northwest, Lacey, Olympia Washington and surrounding areas
Replies: 17
Views: 7791

Re: Northwest, Lacey, Olympia Washington and surrounding are

Just thought it would be fun to share a few more examples of garter snakes found around Kinky's pond in King County WA. As found in-situ, common sirtalis in a tree in March. I suspect they do this to get off the cold damp ground and get more heat. I also find them about 3' up in dense brush trying t...