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by TJA
August 18th, 2017, 9:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Recap (Pt. 1 + Pt. 2)
Replies: 7
Views: 5797

Re: Arizona Recap (Pt. 1 + Pt. 2)

A ton of terrific images, and lots of great memories to boot. Congrats.
by TJA
August 11th, 2017, 11:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 3611

Borneo 2017

In July I was lucky enough to spend a week in two locations in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, for a macrophotography workshop. Although I shot lots of bugs, we found a few reptiles and amphibians as well. It was my second trip to Borneo, and I really hope I get a chance to go again.
by TJA
August 11th, 2017, 10:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So Cal So Far (Mojave, SD County, Tejon Ranch, etc.)
Replies: 9
Views: 8846

Re: So Cal So Far (Mojave, SD County, Tejon Ranch, etc.)

Tons of cool stuff. I love the wide angle images and the night skies -- it's always nice to see not just the critters, but the world around them as well.
by TJA
August 11th, 2017, 10:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Part 1.
Replies: 11
Views: 7006

Re: Arizona Part 1.

A lot of great images and finds. Love the tiger rattlesnake.
by TJA
June 29th, 2017, 4:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mojave Springtime
Replies: 9
Views: 4298

Re: Mojave Springtime

Thank you, and sure. Basically, I have a dedicated hand-held macro setup that's great for tiny things like bugs, but which I find can help me get interesting closeups of "big" animals like lizards. These photos were all shot with a Nikon D800 and as I mentioned earlier, a 100mm macro lens (capable o...
by TJA
June 28th, 2017, 3:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mojave Springtime
Replies: 9
Views: 4298

Re: Mojave Springtime

Thanks, Jeff. All these photos were taken with a 100mm macro lens, which I love to use even if it means I miss some shots. With the first Uta pic, I was able to slowly get very near him because I think he was more concerned with another male that kept approaching "his" rock. The same with the zebra-...
by TJA
June 28th, 2017, 11:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mojave Springtime
Replies: 9
Views: 4298

Re: Mojave Springtime

Thank you, Bryan, and yes. May I ask what your presentation is about?
by TJA
June 27th, 2017, 2:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mojave Springtime
Replies: 9
Views: 4298

Mojave Springtime

It has been some time since I posted -- life gets busy from time to time -- but I did manage to get out to the Mojave this spring for a few day hikes to see what the winter rains had wrought. Here are a few photos from those trips: Male Zebra-Tailed Lizard, breeding colors [/img] https://c1.staticfl...
by TJA
September 4th, 2016, 9:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazon, July-August 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 4023

Re: Peruvian Amazon, July-August 2016

Thanks, and thanks for the ID advice, all! My only reference was an excellent, but 1994-vintage, edition of "Guide To The Frogs of the Iquitos Region, Amazonian Peru" by Lily O. Rodriguez and William E. Duellman. It was really useful to have along, although of course many of the species names have c...
by TJA
September 4th, 2016, 9:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazon, July-August 2016
Replies: 6
Views: 4023

Peruvian Amazon, July-August 2016

I haven't posted in awhile, but wanted to share a few of my photographs from a recent visit to Peru. On the first half of the trip I attended a macro-shooting workshop (Bugshot, a great group that does U.S. domestic as well as out-of-country workshops), then afterward a few of us went upriver, deepe...
by TJA
March 9th, 2016, 10:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Guided herp tours Malaysia + good field guides?
Replies: 6
Views: 2970

Re: Guided herp tours Malaysia + good field guides?

I was in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, last year. I picked up three reasonably slender field guides -- "The Natural History of Reptiles and Amphibians In Sabah" by Robert F. Inger and Tan Fui Lian, "Lizards of Borneo" A Pocket Guide by Indraneil Das, and "A Photographic Guide To Snakes and Other Reptiles...
by TJA
March 9th, 2016, 10:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bali, Flores, Rinca, and Komodo
Replies: 10
Views: 5370

Re: Bali, Flores, Rinca, and Komodo

What a great trip. Lots of amazing sights -- among many others, really like the sea krait and the civet.
by TJA
November 16th, 2015, 1:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica '15, surfing crocs, bunches of Bothrops and more
Replies: 13
Views: 6905

Re: Costa Rica '15, surfing crocs, bunches of Bothrops and m

So many terrific shots and wonderful creatures. Gotta love the Trump caterpillar...
by TJA
November 14th, 2015, 2:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Save the Hellbenders
Replies: 5
Views: 3261

Re: Save the Hellbenders

First heard of this site via a friend whose son was doing owl research. Kickstarter for science. What's not to like?
by TJA
November 2nd, 2015, 9:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamander Searching- Rhyacotriton
Replies: 6
Views: 2359

Re: Salamander Searching- Rhyacotriton

Cool pictures in beautiful country. I hear it snowed in Mammoth today, nice to see some wet country down low!
by TJA
October 16th, 2015, 4:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How About a Little Trip Down Snake Road?
Replies: 7
Views: 6450

Re: How About a Little Trip Down Snake Road?

Great images, and such a variety. I especially love the blue and green Green Treefrog and the first Copperhead.
by TJA
October 16th, 2015, 4:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fall in Montana
Replies: 2
Views: 1831

Fall in Montana

Cold-blooded critters are starting to call it quits for the season in Montana, but I did spot some baby Western Terrestrial garter snakes (Thamnophis elegans) along a stream bank, and what I guessed to be mom nearby. These are images of one of the tiny young ones. (I've also thrown in a couple of in...
by TJA
October 16th, 2015, 12:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Galápagos (pic heavy)
Replies: 14
Views: 6016

Re: Herping Galápagos (pic heavy)

So many great animals -- of course the "classics" are awesome, but I'm partial to those lava lizards!
by TJA
September 24th, 2015, 12:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: One of the most awesome frogs IMO!
Replies: 17
Views: 8631

Re: One of the most awesome frogs IMO!

Wonderful pictures. That first shot of the bug-eyed frog has made it my new favorite animal.
by TJA
September 22nd, 2015, 8:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: One last post from prairie Canada - lots of rattlesnakes
Replies: 19
Views: 9294

Re: One last post from prairie Canada - lots of rattlesnakes

Really nice photos, and great images of the animals in their local habitat. Made me nostalgic for my childhood in Montana!
by TJA
September 15th, 2015, 4:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo (Part 2)
Replies: 11
Views: 5181

Re: Borneo (Part 2)

Hans -- the workshop was five days/four nights in Tawau Hills Park. Meals were provided, but not herps! We spent all day and much of the night hunting throughout the park and accompanying botanical gardens for whatever we could find. Everything was photographed in place, or moved only slightly for b...
by TJA
September 15th, 2015, 4:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo
Replies: 13
Views: 5940

Re: Borneo

Thank you -- Hans, for whatever reason the gecko was pretty cooperative. It let several of us shoot before scurrying up a tree. The G.grandis female I found during the day alongside a stream, and that night someone in our group found the big male in the same area. Perhaps it was because it was night...
by TJA
September 4th, 2015, 10:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo
Replies: 13
Views: 5940

Re: Borneo

Thank you. It was a great trip with many lucky finds. Happy to answer the camera gear question. Macro shooters I've met use all sorts of homemade or DIY techniques, so there are lots of effective (and very affordable) things to try, but it all comes down to using diffusion material held as far in fr...
by TJA
September 4th, 2015, 9:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo (Part 2)
Replies: 11
Views: 5181

Re: Borneo (Part 2)

Thanks all, it was a great trip. The Xenodermus was my favorite herp find, to be sure. Also, while I did use scientific names on my original Flickr posts, the photo info doesn't appear in the posts here, apologies. I will do a better editing job in future posts. And fwiw, here is my Borneo Flickr al...
by TJA
September 3rd, 2015, 12:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo (Part 2)
Replies: 11
Views: 5181

Borneo (Part 2)

More herps from a trip to Sabah, Malaysian Borneo: [url=https://flic.kr/p/vDjGRA][img]https://farm1.staticflickr.com/505/19456706076_48333c86b8_k.jpg[/img] Striped Kukri by Tom Astle , on Flickr[/url] [url=https://flic.kr/p/vs3B4p][img]https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3801/19329083329_367fc4d9f2_k.jpg...
by TJA
September 3rd, 2015, 11:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo
Replies: 13
Views: 5940

Borneo

Hello -- I am a new member after having lurked a little in the past. Earlier this summer I was lucky enough to attend a macrophotography workshop in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo, followed by a few days in the Danum Valley on my own. Below are a few of the herps I saw when I wasn't shooting arthropods! (W...