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by rhyno
August 13th, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: It has been a while
Replies: 3
Views: 13079

Re: It has been a while

Absolutely gorgeous pictures. Interesting coloration on that long-tailed--hypomelanistic perhaps? That blue ridge spring is a stunner too!
by rhyno
April 26th, 2019, 8:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The year of exploration. 2018 review.
Replies: 8
Views: 9260

Re: The year of exploration. 2018 review.

WOW. I think I have a new favorite post. Every photo is stunning.
by rhyno
November 8th, 2018, 4:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yucatan mysteries
Replies: 7
Views: 10121

Re: Yucatan mysteries

BAH GAWD, DOR HAD A FAMILY
(also, Jeroen, this photo album is 401ing on me but the pics in that Peru post you linked are great. Love the bolitoglossa especially)
by rhyno
September 4th, 2018, 7:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Ohio
Replies: 10
Views: 8244

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In Ohio

Dang, I wish I'd known about this, could've given some pointers! Central OH has *lots* of good places for sallies (including tigers, spotted, eastern newts, slimies, longtailed, and even reds and rarely springs). Some decent places for milksnakes too. Looks like you had fun though!
by rhyno
June 19th, 2018, 6:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fathers Day Field Herping
Replies: 3
Views: 5420

Re: Fathers Day Field Herping

legit thought the scorpion in the video preview was fake--that effect is too cool. happy belated father's day/anniversary!
by rhyno
May 17th, 2018, 8:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Day tripping in west-central Indiana
Replies: 0
Views: 6790

Day tripping in west-central Indiana

After weeks of long nights and shut-in weekends finishing up my MA project (and an extremely long Chicago winter), I decided this past weekend to treat myself to a herping day trip somewhere outside of Chicagoland. Generally, my destinations are planned around salamander diversity; this one was no e...
by rhyno
November 29th, 2016, 2:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: fire in the Smokies
Replies: 2
Views: 2142

fire in the Smokies

Does anyone know the extent of burning within the Great Smoky Mountains national park? I've had no trouble finding news about the horrific property damage, but a tougher time finding out which parts of the park are most affected--though I'm reading that one wildfire started at the Chimney Tops and s...
by rhyno
July 10th, 2016, 3:45 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: quick improvements on a cheap point-n-shoot?
Replies: 5
Views: 11492

Re: quick improvements on a cheap point-n-shoot?

Progress! 06/04/16 Pseudotriton r. ruber photographed in Adams County, OH. Picture was taken in a deep ravine under heavy cloud cover, so lighting was dim. I used 1/6" exposure, f/3.4 aperture (chosen automatically iirc), and 400 ISO. Composition and lighting were much better than most of my previou...
by rhyno
June 5th, 2016, 6:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ohio day trip locations.
Replies: 5
Views: 2524

Re: Ohio day trip locations.

pjfishpa wrote:Agreed w the above. Look at the State Parks, Wildlife Areas, and Wayne NF in the SE part of the State. Seepage and stream side salamanders fairly easy to come by.
I assume you mean both of those in the generic... I wish we had D. aeneus (and I've yet to find an A. barbouri)
by rhyno
June 2nd, 2016, 8:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ohio day trip locations.
Replies: 5
Views: 2524

Re: Ohio day trip locations.

While AndyKraemer is 100% right that the best diversity is in the far south/southeast, you'll still be able to find a lot of species that are rare to non-existent in MI (spring, long-tailed, red, marbled, and hellbenders, to name just a few) within a couple hours from the OH-MI border. Richmond Coun...
by rhyno
January 22nd, 2016, 8:49 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: quick improvements on a cheap point-n-shoot?
Replies: 5
Views: 11492

Re: quick improvements on a cheap point-n-shoot?

Thank you both for the suggestions, it really means a lot that you took the time to break it down point-by-point like that. Kevin, I *really* like your photos, particularly the two-lined, the treefrog glass frog, and the yonahlossee. The compositions really do pop very nicely, and the details on the...
by rhyno
January 18th, 2016, 12:02 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: quick improvements on a cheap point-n-shoot?
Replies: 5
Views: 11492

quick improvements on a cheap point-n-shoot?

Hi, I'm relatively new to both field herping and photography, and am looking to greatly improve my photography skills. I'm familiar with some of the most basic tenets of composition (rule of thirds, visual flow, figure-ground contrast, etc.) and I've got a pretty solid idea of how most of my camera'...
by rhyno
January 16th, 2016, 5:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: blue sallies of Bemihjee Mini-soda
Replies: 0
Views: 1923

blue sallies of Bemihjee Mini-soda

In the middle of this last July, I got a chance to go to the Bemidji, MN area for a family outing. When we weren't out tubing and wakeboarding (or in, getting rained out from tubing and wakeboarding), I took the opportunity to get out into the woods surrounding the cabin for some herping. Though the...
by rhyno
January 13th, 2016, 1:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herper Bios
Replies: 92
Views: 50912

Re: Herper Bios

Hello all, my name is Ryan. I've sporadically lurked for awhile but never found the time to make a post until now. I'm originally from North Dakota, but relocated to central Ohio several years ago to do an M.S. in perceptual psychology at OSU (go bucks!!!). I've been a herper since about age 7, but ...