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by Jeremy Wright
October 19th, 2018, 7:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Google Earth
Replies: 10
Views: 13040

Re: Google Earth

Hi John, I use google earth on my computer, laptop, etc, and the standard preinstalled maps app on my iPhone. I've found the maps app to be almost as good as google earth, with many of the same features, including switching between satellite and map view, adding place marks, and getting exact gps co...
by Jeremy Wright
October 19th, 2018, 7:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: herping Southern California in October
Replies: 5
Views: 9868

Re: herping Southern California in October

I sent you a Private Message :thumb:
by Jeremy Wright
October 12th, 2018, 8:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: U.S. field guides
Replies: 13
Views: 18293

Re: U.S. field guides

Hi John Most of the Petersons field guides to my knowledge have the hand drawn illustrations by Stebbins, so I'm guessing the 100 photographs are in addition to those. The illustrations are really quite good and as far as I remember there are illustrations for different subspecies, color variants, a...
by Jeremy Wright
October 11th, 2018, 5:53 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Tamron lenses questions
Replies: 4
Views: 14475

Re: Tamron lenses questions

I own the middle version of the Tamron 90mm (also owned the first version) if you can get the newest, at the high resolution bodies it's testing quite a bit sharper (it's an already sharp lens!) It also has better weather sealing and no push and pull front. I own the first version of the Tamron 15-...
by Jeremy Wright
September 2nd, 2018, 11:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: August Road cruising in SoCal
Replies: 4
Views: 5162

Re: August Road cruising in SoCal

If you wait until things start to cool down, or well into hatchling season, I've noticed that cruising can be good. August is rough, especially in the high desert, but I've had decent luck in both the Mojave and Colorado deserts in September and October. Only problem is that a large portion of snake...
by Jeremy Wright
September 2nd, 2018, 11:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Any tips for Northern Oregon / Portland area?
Replies: 5
Views: 5317

Re: Any tips for Northern Oregon / Portland area?

Hi Jonathan, Thank you so much for the help. What a small world it is! I love amphibians, especially photographing them. I'm excited to explore. I got to Tryon this morning before classes and it looked great, but it was dry. There was a bit of water by the few creeks, but once you got a few feet fr...
by Jeremy Wright
September 1st, 2018, 10:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Any tips for Northern Oregon / Portland area?
Replies: 5
Views: 5317

Re: Any tips for Northern Oregon / Portland area?

Hi Jeremy! I grew up near Portland and went to college in Claremont, so pretty much your inverse. :thumb: Salamandering is your world now. I love salamanders, you will not be a happy herper in Portland unless you love them too. The salamander diversity matches all the other herps combined. I've her...
by Jeremy Wright
August 30th, 2018, 11:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Any tips for Northern Oregon / Portland area?
Replies: 5
Views: 5317

Any tips for Northern Oregon / Portland area?

Hi all, I'll briefly introduce myself as it's been a minute since I've posted on here. I'm Jeremy, and I am a college freshman that just has moved into Lewis and Clark college in Portland. I'm born and raised in Claremont, in California, a big change from this area. My helping experience in Oregon i...
by Jeremy Wright
August 30th, 2018, 11:18 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Tamron lenses questions
Replies: 4
Views: 14475

Tamron lenses questions

Hi all, I'm getting to there point where I'm considering a few new lenses. I was wondering if anyone had experience with the following lenses and if you could let me know what you thought. New vs old Tamron 90 mm macro (Tamron AFF017N700 SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC USD 1:1 Macro vs Tamron AFF004N700 SP 90MM...
by Jeremy Wright
August 30th, 2018, 6:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Melanistic Snake Identification Needed
Replies: 17
Views: 19009

Re: Melanistic Snake Identification Needed

Very Interesting.

To me, the shape of the head (especially in pic 2) and the coloration of the venter look like that of sharp tailed.
by Jeremy Wright
January 9th, 2018, 4:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip to So Cal in May
Replies: 4
Views: 2768

Re: Trip to So Cal in May

Others may have their opinions but if you were in San Diego county (which I'm guessing you were), that second glossy looks like an intergrade Desert x California glossy or possibly even a straight California glossy. There are a few areas where the 2 intergrade in SD county, at mid level elevations o...
by Jeremy Wright
December 14th, 2017, 5:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2017 recap
Replies: 18
Views: 6542

Re: 2017 recap

What an epic post Frank! Glad I could help when you came over to California as well!
I really dig those shots, especially that alterna and the viperas! My dad's side of the family is in england / france so I've been lucky enough to see a few adders before. Always fun little snakes.

-Jeremy
by Jeremy Wright
September 12th, 2017, 2:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: AZ folks - Sonoran Green? toad ID clarification
Replies: 2
Views: 1937

Re: AZ folks - Sonoran Green? toad ID clarification

Hi Bill.
Pretty sure this is actually a young Sonoran Desert Toad (Bufo / Incilius alvarius)
All the best,
Jeremy
by Jeremy Wright
August 31st, 2017, 5:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Recap (Pt. 1 + Pt. 2)
Replies: 7
Views: 4663

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

Man, you had some great trips! Nice seeing more photos and reading about the details of your trip. You've got me excited for mine! Thank you Daniel! Best of luck with your trip, I'm looking forward to seeing your pictures and finds! Great trip, and a really great way to spend time with your dad. Qu...
by Jeremy Wright
August 27th, 2017, 11:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Victoria, Australia.
Replies: 4
Views: 3211

Re: Herping Victoria, Australia.

Welcome to the forum Nick! Some absolutely incredible photos and finds. Can't wait to see more!

Jeremy
by Jeremy Wright
August 26th, 2017, 2:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Recap (Pt. 1 + Pt. 2)
Replies: 7
Views: 4663

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

Zach_Lim wrote:Fantastic recap. Looks like a wonderful trip and a great one to have gone with your dad. Your photos are spectacular.
Many thanks Zach. It was a great trip. How are things up in Norcal?
by Jeremy Wright
August 19th, 2017, 6:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Recap (Pt. 1 + Pt. 2)
Replies: 7
Views: 4663

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

TJA wrote:A ton of terrific images, and lots of great memories to boot. Congrats.
Thank you! You're absolutely right. It's the memories that really count.
by Jeremy Wright
August 18th, 2017, 8:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Recap (Pt. 1 + Pt. 2)
Replies: 7
Views: 4663

Arizona Recap (Pt. 1 + Pt. 2)

As the chaos and stress of senior year of high school begin to loom ever closer, I needed a break, both mental and physical, from the daily routines and work that occupied my mind most of my waking minutes. This summer was a special one. I managed 2 trips to southern Arizona, one with my great herpi...
by Jeremy Wright
August 10th, 2017, 12:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Part 1.
Replies: 11
Views: 5595

Re: Arizona Part 1.

Great pics - love em all but especially the coral and the tiger Amazing shots of a beautiful area. Great finds as well. Love the Micruroides--one of the more unpredictable finds (for me at least). FH Your Alaus zunianus is spectacular and that Micruroides , she is a beauty. Very good job! I'll be t...
by Jeremy Wright
August 7th, 2017, 9:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Part 1.
Replies: 11
Views: 5595

Re: Arizona Part 1.

Also, I've been confused with the patchnose and the various subspecies that overlap. If my id is incorrect, please help me sort it out! It was found at ~5000 feet in Santa Cruz county.
by Jeremy Wright
August 7th, 2017, 9:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Part 1.
Replies: 11
Views: 5595

Arizona Part 1.

I've been lucky enough to have scheduled 2 trips to Southern Arizona this summer, the first of which I have just completed as of a week ago. The scenery and landscape never fail to amaze me. Here are some finds from my first trip. Monsoon season in Southern Arizona means lots of incredible clouds an...
by Jeremy Wright
July 13th, 2017, 12:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps and Wildfires
Replies: 21
Views: 6230

Re: Herps and Wildfires

My knowledge of this subject is limited, but I imagine a majority of herps would be underground during a fire and would likely survive. Back in 2009 Southern California experienced the Station Fire in the San Gabriel Mountains which burned over 160,000 acres. I remember visiting the burn area a few ...
by Jeremy Wright
June 23rd, 2017, 5:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road cruising question...
Replies: 4
Views: 2139

Re: Road cruising question...

Hi Bart. For me personally, most of my best night cruising nights have been when the daytime highs have been 95+ surprisingly. Many areas in the Mojave and Colorado deserts here in California where I live and herp can be almost too cold to night drive if the daytime highs aren't in the range of 90-1...
by Jeremy Wright
June 14th, 2017, 8:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Boa action, crossed off targets, and nighttime magic
Replies: 9
Views: 4435

Re: Boa action, crossed off targets, and nighttime magic

Awesome pics! Fantastic shots, really jealous. That switaki and the mcallii are amazing finds. Thanks for sharing, Nick Many thanks Will and Nick! Much appreciated. I've finally been starting to feel comfortable with the camera and flash setups. Every shot here including the mcallii and the rubber ...
by Jeremy Wright
June 12th, 2017, 5:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Boa action, crossed off targets, and nighttime magic
Replies: 9
Views: 4435

Re: Boa action, crossed off targets, and nighttime magic

Sweet Jeremy! Nice shots man. I love that shovel nose, I don't see enough tricolored ones! Let's get a Lyre next and then we'd about done it all! Nicholas Soooooo, that's what a Switaki looks like... :thumb: I've only herped SoCal once in my life and went down there with Chad Lane for a 3 or 4 day ...
by Jeremy Wright
June 12th, 2017, 5:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Undercover DFG?
Replies: 6
Views: 3395

Re: Undercover DFG?

Thanks all for the replies. I initially thought Border Patrol too but seeing them out of the vehicle essentially shining roadcuts as some herpers do threw me off. They were looking way to close up to be searching for a person, I guess they could have been looking for belongings of someone or somethi...
by Jeremy Wright
June 11th, 2017, 5:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Baby Season...
Replies: 4
Views: 2082

Re: Baby Season...

That is a San Diego nightsnake ( H. O. klauberi). Super cool snake. Very cool! Looked it up on California Herps and it is obvious, once you know what you're lookiing at. First one of those we've seen in this area. Another I can add to my list. Thanks! Very cool find. Also, that looks like a decent ...
by Jeremy Wright
June 8th, 2017, 9:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Boa action, crossed off targets, and nighttime magic
Replies: 9
Views: 4435

Boa action, crossed off targets, and nighttime magic

Hi all, School is still in session for me ridiculously and AP testing / finals has occupied much of my time but a herper with a camera and car can only remain at home for so long! I've been getting out quite a lot recently with the Hess's, my good friend Kyle, and when in doubt, myself! There's noth...
by Jeremy Wright
June 8th, 2017, 5:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal Lizard ID
Replies: 2
Views: 1517

Re: SoCal Lizard ID

Hey Patrick. I too have no idea what happened to all the regional NAFHA chapters.
Your lizard is a juvenile Side blotched lizard (uta stansburiana) and a very pretty one at that!
All the best,
Jeremy
by Jeremy Wright
May 24th, 2017, 5:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Undercover DFG? Socal
Replies: 0
Views: 3006

Undercover DFG? Socal

Story time: I was in the desert in San Diego county (CA) cruising the other night (everyone knows where) with some decent luck. There was another car herping or cruising, going slowly, high beams on, doing repeated passes on the same areas I was on. I saw him further on parked taking photos of a glo...
by Jeremy Wright
May 24th, 2017, 2:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Undercover DFG?
Replies: 6
Views: 3395

Undercover DFG?

Story time: I was in the desert in San Diego county cruising the other night (everyone knows where) with some decent luck. There was another car herping or cruising, going slowly, high beams on, doing repeated passes on the same areas I was on. I saw him further on parked taking photos of a glossy s...
by Jeremy Wright
May 23rd, 2017, 5:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kern Co desert cruising
Replies: 5
Views: 2382

Re: Kern Co desert cruising

Very cool finds. I'm in LA county and have yet to cruise up into Kern. I have cruised a few platyrhinos sleeping on the road at night. I cruised one recently at 11 pm on a stretch of road I had cruised not more than 10 minutes before, so the little guy must have just walked onto the road. Your crazy...
by Jeremy Wright
May 22nd, 2017, 3:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern California - Winter / Spring 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 3613

Re: Southern California - Winter / Spring 2017

mark buck wrote:Wow great pictures man.


The first Glossy shot is my favorite, also the habitat pics are really nice too
Much appreciated Mark!
by Jeremy Wright
May 22nd, 2017, 3:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern California - Winter / Spring 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 3613

Re: Southern California - Winter / Spring 2017

rpecora wrote:I've always adored the night sky when in Borrego, nice shot. Thanks for sharing them all.
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Thank you Mike! I really love that area, it never fails to fascinate me or show some spectacular sights. Definitely an underappreciated and under explored place.
by Jeremy Wright
May 11th, 2017, 7:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizard ID
Replies: 2
Views: 1476

Re: Lizard ID

Pretty sure it's just a faded Side Blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana). I don't think any brush lizards range close to that far west.
Jeremy
by Jeremy Wright
May 4th, 2017, 7:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sawmill Fire
Replies: 4
Views: 1984

Re: Sawmill Fire

One of my sources said that the fire is completely out and that the burned areas are north of the two birding/herping areas. So it may look different from a distance, but the rains will wash away the charcoal and life will be renewed. If I get out that way I'll post any significant changes. :thumb:...
by Jeremy Wright
May 4th, 2017, 7:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern California - Winter / Spring 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 3613

Re: Southern California - Winter / Spring 2017

Really great finds and shots (I saw them earlier on Flickr). I was just in San Diego and had little with snakes, even when I hopped over to Anza-Borrego. Alright, I'm done with that medallion shit...lol It seems (to me) to have morphed itself into a display of overbearing obnoxiousness and elite in...
by Jeremy Wright
May 3rd, 2017, 9:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern California - Winter / Spring 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 3613

Re: Southern California - Winter / Spring 2017

One more thing. I realize this isn't the photography forum, but I'm wanting to step into more videography now that my dslr cam shoot great quality videos and after seeing some of the work of the incredible Carl Gerhardt. If anyone has gear / technique tips or recommendations for a steady - cam or gi...
by Jeremy Wright
May 3rd, 2017, 9:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern California - Winter / Spring 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 3613

Southern California - Winter / Spring 2017

Hi all, It's been a while since I've posted some of the incredible animals I've seen so far this year and I am currently writing this in the midst of a crazy 2-week testing period at school. We all need a break so here I am! Much of this year for me has been devoted to a lot of research and learning...
by Jeremy Wright
May 3rd, 2017, 9:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great southern California experience
Replies: 3
Views: 1647

Re: Great southern California experience

Hi Carl.
It was a pleasure to meet you and enjoy some beautiful places and animals with you and the Hess's. Looking forward to seeing the videos!
All the best,
Jeremy
by Jeremy Wright
May 3rd, 2017, 9:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photos of some recent sick herps
Replies: 20
Views: 10656

Re: Photos of some recent sick herps

Awesome finds and shots Huck! Great horned lizards too, always a blast to see those guys. Let's get out soon!
Jeremy
by Jeremy Wright
May 3rd, 2017, 9:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sawmill Fire
Replies: 4
Views: 1984

Re: Sawmill Fire

I was unaware of it.... I checked here. https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/3/ By the given map it appears north of Madera Canyon. I sent an email to Terry Cox aka ratsnakehaven, he lives near there. It would be nice to know what has gone on there before the end of the year. Craig Thank you Craig, much ...
by Jeremy Wright
May 1st, 2017, 8:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sawmill Fire
Replies: 4
Views: 1984

Sawmill Fire

Hi all, Can anyone confirm for me whether areas among Whitehouse Canyon road, Madera Canyon, and Box canyon have been burned with the Sawmill fire? The map on Inciweb Arizona is approximate and looks to me like the fire is right on the border of both Madera on the south side and Box on the North sid...
by Jeremy Wright
April 20th, 2017, 7:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question / Poll : How Far do you move herps from roads?
Replies: 22
Views: 7257

Re: Question / Poll : How Far do you move herps from roads?

When road cruising, what kind of safety measures do you take? Do you guys have flashing amber lights for the top of your car and wear reflective vests? Or is it better not to draw too much attention to yourselves? I don't have either, but I always cruise in pairs of 2 people in a car. If the curren...
by Jeremy Wright
April 6th, 2017, 9:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pain, Agony and no salamanders
Replies: 3
Views: 1602

Re: Pain, Agony and no salamanders

For me at least, it's been the best year I've ever had. Turned up a couple ensatinas yesterday and have seen over 2 dozen arboreals and ensatinas so far. I'd be happy to take to to a spot that hasn't failed me yet! First trip there this year I turned up 4 arboreals and 3 ensatinas. Massive bummer ab...
by Jeremy Wright
April 5th, 2017, 9:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Westlake, Agoura, Malibu area:
Replies: 2
Views: 1092

Re: Westlake, Agoura, Malibu area:

I would say still too cool for most nocturnal activity. Ideally you want to be looking at above 65-70 degrees at night when you are looking. Just today I saw a couple live snakes and a dor on a short 4 mile stretch of road in the San Gabriels. It was about 5:30 - 6:00 and the sun was partially on th...
by Jeremy Wright
April 3rd, 2017, 8:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Strange Sidewinder
Replies: 2
Views: 1732

Re: Strange Sidewinder

It looks like the right eye has a horn but the left doesn't.(?) It almost looks like the left eye might have a small scar above it and it looks a little larger/more exposed than the snake in the first photo. As for pattern/color....maybe just an old snake, but probably within the normal range from ...
by Jeremy Wright
April 2nd, 2017, 5:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Strange Sidewinder
Replies: 2
Views: 1732

Strange Sidewinder

Took a trip with a couple friends who love the outdoors but have never been herping. One has been dying to see a sidewinder since a kid, so I aimed to rectify that. Here's a normal one. https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3956/33420242110_bffbb91333_b.jpg Colorado Desert Sidewinder by JeremyFWright , on F...
by Jeremy Wright
March 15th, 2017, 3:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question / Poll : How Far do you move herps from roads?
Replies: 22
Views: 7257

Re: Question / Poll : How Far do you move herps from roads?

I don't stop for every herp I see on roads, but when I do stop I usually just move them a few feet off the road. I don't recall ever finding a herp I moved off the road to be DOR later on. I'd like to mention that, in California, it's illegal to place herps into containers and then release them lat...
by Jeremy Wright
March 8th, 2017, 11:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question / Poll : How Far do you move herps from roads?
Replies: 22
Views: 7257

Question / Poll : How Far do you move herps from roads?

Hi all! Just a 2 part question I'm wondering. For road cruised herps, how far would you all tend to move them off the road? I've seen some herpers leave them on the road, and others like I do move them angood 50-100 feet in the direction they were first pointed to minimize the chance that they retur...