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by Nicholas
May 19th, 2018, 5:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: S. Calif. trip
Replies: 20
Views: 14494

Re: S. Calif. trip

Richard, it was a pleasure to join you in the field and get to learn so much again. After we parted ways, my dad Mark Buck and I found one more rubber boa at a different outcrop. I could send you the exact location and possibly identifiable photographs if you'd like. The challenge you posed intrigue...
by Nicholas
May 10th, 2018, 5:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 100 Species, A 2017 in Review Post
Replies: 18
Views: 14228

Re: 100 Species, A 2017 in Review Post

Thanks for the kind words everybody! 2017 was incredible no doubt! so far 2018 hasn't provided quite as much diversity, but has already produced some gems. I hope to make a 2018 sofar post soon! If you enjoy wildlife photography ESPECIALLY HERPS be sure to check out my new website! I'm finally selli...
by Nicholas
May 2nd, 2018, 4:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mohave Desert, Fungi, SF Bay Area photos
Replies: 3
Views: 4358

Re: Mohave Desert, Fungi, SF Bay Area photos

Great shots, Zach! I really like that young speck, and reddish gophersnake headshot! Those fungi are epic looking too.

Nicholas
by Nicholas
April 17th, 2018, 4:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Bay Area oreganus extravaganza
Replies: 5
Views: 5246

Re: The Bay Area oreganus extravaganza

Sweet finds! Especially the horned lizard and whipsnake! I've never found a Blaiville's fully buried like that before. Very cool observation.
Nicholas
by Nicholas
April 9th, 2018, 6:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 herps so far, also china frog id
Replies: 4
Views: 3492

Re: 2018 herps so far, also china frog id

Nice post, Huck!
It was great getting out with you all those times! Great shots too. I especially liked your rosy shots, black and white gopher head shot, Gilbert's skink shot, and last coachwhip shot. I hope to hit the field with you more!
Nicholas
by Nicholas
March 26th, 2018, 8:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Night Snake:
Replies: 5
Views: 3309

Re: Night Snake:

Nice find! That is a very unique looking individual. That zig-zag pattern is really cool!
Here is one I found awhile in that general area.

Image5594192477868846914 by NicholasHess, on Flickr

Nicholas
by Nicholas
March 21st, 2018, 4:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Socal Skink ID Request
Replies: 11
Views: 8532

Re: Socal Skink ID Request

Unfortunately those are the only shots I have. I think it's most likely a skilton's because I have seen countless there before. That's not to say it can't be a gilbert's though. I'll be sure to get that side shot in any future case.
Thanks for the input!
Nicholas
by Nicholas
March 3rd, 2018, 11:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: '17season:Utah, California, Arizona, Virginia, and CostaRica
Replies: 10
Views: 7258

Re: '17season:Utah, California, Arizona, Virginia, and Costa

Incredible post! I really enjoyed the dart frog shots, milksnakes, crotes, and that snake eating a frog in Costa Rica is too cool! I really envy your ridgenose and pricei! Great finds and hope 2018 will be just as spectacular! I hope to make my way to Utah if possile this year. Jimi, did you see a r...
by Nicholas
February 22nd, 2018, 7:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Socal Skink ID Request
Replies: 11
Views: 8532

Re: Socal Skink ID Request

I'm tending to agree with you...
by Nicholas
February 22nd, 2018, 5:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Socal Skink ID Request
Replies: 11
Views: 8532

Socal Skink ID Request

This skink was found in central riverside county while flipping for rosies. I can never tell for sure what the rules are regarding the striping in the tail to determine if they're Skilton's or Gilbert's. Also the tail had the slightest pink tinge that doesn't show up on the picture. Thoughts anyone?...
by Nicholas
February 21st, 2018, 4:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Long time no post: 2017/2018 USA + Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 5196

Re: Long time no post: 2017/2018 USA + Australia

Awesome, Zach! I'm really digging those spider close ups and the fungi are cool too! A couple of my particular favorite are the canebrake and the juvie racer with its head perked up. Great post.
Nicholas
by Nicholas
January 28th, 2018, 1:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 100 Species, A 2017 in Review Post
Replies: 18
Views: 14228

Re: 100 Species, A 2017 in Review Post

Salamanders Species #56: Black Bellied Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps nigriventris) https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2518/32874120441_3ddd997a3e_c.jpg Black Bellied Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps nigriventris) by NicholasHess , on Flickr https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2708/32155123324_c991a3a506_...
by Nicholas
January 28th, 2018, 1:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 100 Species, A 2017 in Review Post
Replies: 18
Views: 14228

100 Species, A 2017 in Review Post

Hello all, after the merging of the forums I have not posted much on here. So in case you don’t know me, my name is Nicholas Hess and I’m fifteen and from Los Angeles. Anyways, I finally finished editing, organizing, and uploading all my photographs from 2017. Last year was by far the most productiv...
by Nicholas
January 25th, 2018, 10:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2017 in review! Part 2 of 2. (To large for one!).
Replies: 5
Views: 3659

Re: 2017 in review! Part 2 of 2. (To large for one!).

Really nice post Chad! The mountain garter wide-angle in the stream as well as the fitchi over looking the stream are fantastic. You really make me want to make the effort to find those hydromantes species, they are very unique looking. I especially like your naturalistic habitat shots. The wanderin...
by Nicholas
January 25th, 2018, 10:03 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: This is a test. Sorry.
Replies: 1
Views: 8987

This is a test. Sorry.

Enjoy the shot though! ;) https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4249/34937237342_b2e60010bb_b.jpg San Bernardino Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata parvirubra) by NicholasHess , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4249/34937237342_b2e60010bb_c.jpg San Bernardino Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis z...
by Nicholas
January 20th, 2018, 9:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gila Monster on Google Street View
Replies: 13
Views: 10035

Re: Gila Monster on Google Street View

:lol: :lol: :lol: Good catch! I've always wanted to see that.
Nicholas
by Nicholas
December 14th, 2017, 9:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2017 recap
Replies: 18
Views: 7944

Re: 2017 recap

Looks like a great year! Great shots too. Your lighting is very clean and your habitat shots very well composed!
Hopefully 2018 will be as kind as 2017!!!
Nicholas
by Nicholas
October 27th, 2017, 4:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Harbor Lake
Replies: 2
Views: 2187

Re: Harbor Lake

Hey Huck! There was a strong effort to eradicate all the invasives/restore the lake a couple years ago. How successful they were in doing so, I do not know. I have not heard any reports of people finding them in the past three to five years. Eradication is always a difficult task, however they tried...
by Nicholas
October 22nd, 2017, 2:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Aposematism and mimicry
Replies: 22
Views: 9568

Re: Aposematism and mimicry

Here are a couple tricolors if that helps. https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4200/35145586935_552fe9fc66_c.jpg San Bernardino Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata parvirubra) by NicholasHess , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4230/34937218712_a48f8453c2_c.jpg San Bernardino Mountain Kingsnak...
by Nicholas
October 12th, 2017, 6:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Database contests/lists
Replies: 3
Views: 3067

Re: Database contests/lists

Awesome thanks! Brian, this years gonna be a sorta finale, I'll still enter of course but not in mass like years past. But until then, :thumb: :thumb:
Nicholas
by Nicholas
October 9th, 2017, 9:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Database contests/lists
Replies: 3
Views: 3067

Database contests/lists

So at least on the CA Chapter before the forums were merged there was a sticky by fundad that had links to several different lists and contests regarding the HERP database. For example the California Herp Database contest, the entire database contest, and most importantly the Database's all time sco...
by Nicholas
August 11th, 2017, 9:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rock Flipping in Arizona in Monsoon Season
Replies: 7
Views: 3938

Re: Rock Flipping in Arizona in Monsoon Season

Thanks Jimi, I can assure you I will flip whatever calls to me, (Trust me, I've flipped rocks that look like the perfect flake in over 100 degrees just because it looks so beautifully perfect haha). I think I have a good sense of the reality of flipping in az now. I'll let y'all know how I do. Nicho...
by Nicholas
August 9th, 2017, 9:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Part 1.
Replies: 11
Views: 6599

Re: Arizona Part 1.

Sweet post, Jeremy!
The landscape and macro shots at the beginning are amazing. You found some pretty awesome herps that make me very jealous. Looking forward to more.
Nicholas
by Nicholas
August 9th, 2017, 9:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rock Flipping in Arizona in Monsoon Season
Replies: 7
Views: 3938

Re: Rock Flipping in Arizona in Monsoon Season

Thank you, Fieldherper, for the detailed response. I was suspecting the same thing about the pyro in shed, as I have seen other snakes in shed under cover in Cali in crappy flipping conditions. So it sounds like it's possible (as I had experienced) but the chances are very slim. I'll probably try a ...
by Nicholas
August 6th, 2017, 9:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rock Flipping in Arizona in Monsoon Season
Replies: 7
Views: 3938

Re: Rock Flipping in Arizona in Monsoon Season

Blacktara: haha yeah I guess a bit, I wasn't sure if I just got lucky though. Bryan, that makes sense, thanks. I've found a couple areas on Google Earth that look like they have good flippables, and if not then at least good overhangs and hiding spots for crotes.
by Nicholas
August 6th, 2017, 3:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rock Flipping in Arizona in Monsoon Season
Replies: 7
Views: 3938

Rock Flipping in Arizona in Monsoon Season

Has it been done? Does it work? I'll be in the Sky Islands at some points in the coming weeks and was wondering if it would be worth my effort to flip to look for things. Are the prime flipping conditions in AZ similar to the prime conditions in CA? I dunno, that's why I'm asking here. Any advice wo...
by Nicholas
June 8th, 2017, 10:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Boa action, crossed off targets, and nighttime magic
Replies: 9
Views: 5192

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
by Nicholas
May 8th, 2017, 7:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great southern California experience
Replies: 3
Views: 1858

Re: Great southern California experience

Carl, I'm glad we we're able to help you while you were in California. Both days in the field were fantastic and I learned a lot from you too. Hopefully in the future we can find some spectacular herps somewhere again! I too of course am excited to see your footage.

Nicholas
by Nicholas
May 8th, 2017, 7:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID Help needed!
Replies: 3
Views: 1527

Re: ID Help needed!

Both are definitely Western side-blotched lizards (Uta stansburiana elegans).
The dead one was perhaps hit by a biker? for some reason many of the dead ones I have seen become very blue in coloration.
Nicholas
by Nicholas
May 6th, 2017, 9:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern California - Winter / Spring 2017
Replies: 10
Views: 4218

Re: Southern California - Winter / Spring 2017

Awesome Jeremy!
That pulchra is beautiful. We found lots of good stuff this year, I can't wait to get out again!
Happy herping,
Nicholas
by Nicholas
April 15th, 2017, 12:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rosy guy coming out of retirement - is it still too early?
Replies: 20
Views: 5520

Re: Rosy guy coming out of retirement - is it still too earl

If you are flipping rocks to find them, then it's definitely too late sadly. However they can still be found visually if that's what you're thinking. They can be road cruised at night too right now. Hope that helps a bit!
Nicholas
by Nicholas
March 22nd, 2017, 3:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Awesome herps from these last few months
Replies: 5
Views: 2228

Re: Awesome herps from these last few months

Nice finds!! I enjoyed the pictures, we need more posts like this. I really like the first shot of the ensatina. Keep it up!

Nicholas
by Nicholas
March 15th, 2017, 4:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A very late January in Review post
Replies: 11
Views: 4924

Re: A very late January in Review post

That nudibranch was actually taken in a tidepool. However I do freedive.
by Nicholas
March 14th, 2017, 10:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Time for a February in Review Post
Replies: 8
Views: 3490

Re: Time for a February in Review Post

Thanks for taking the time to respond everyone, I appreciate it! And also thanks Daniel and Ncairns for the ID!

Nicholas
by Nicholas
March 9th, 2017, 8:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Time for a February in Review Post
Replies: 8
Views: 3490

Time for a February in Review Post

Well this one is a bit more on time than the last. February was pretty sweet. I found a good number of snakes and other cool stuff. The rain has made the grass really lush and green. February started off strong, early in the month I headed out to Riverside and within fifteen minutes of exiting the c...
by Nicholas
March 7th, 2017, 7:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: As Flipped Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 1663

Re: As Flipped Thread

That's awesome Mark!
Let's see more!
by Nicholas
March 6th, 2017, 10:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: As Flipped Thread
Replies: 2
Views: 1663

As Flipped Thread

So basically I think everybody on this forum has a love of seeing a coiled snake or other herp under cover. My idea for this topic is for everyone who has pictures of herps as flipped/in situ under cover, to share that moment of excitement with everyone else. The kind of shot I'm thinking of is a pi...
by Nicholas
March 3rd, 2017, 11:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 9450

Re: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017

Hey Huck, It depends what part but there are a lot of norpacs and gophers pretty much everywhere, but also zonata and rubber boas in the higher elevations. Mojave rattlesnakes, night lizards, spiny lizards and long-nose leopard lizard, in the desert part. Kings, ringnecks, san joaquin coachwhips and...
by Nicholas
February 23rd, 2017, 4:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A very late January in Review post
Replies: 11
Views: 4924

Re: A very late January in Review post

Thanks Chad and Jeremy, I appreciate your comments :) . Elliot, thanks a lot for the info, I had a feeling someone on here could tell me what it is.
Nicholas
by Nicholas
February 21st, 2017, 8:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A very late January in Review post
Replies: 11
Views: 4924

A very late January in Review post

So this is an extremely tardy post, as it is already past February 20th. January was a bit slow with snakes (1 helleri that I see every time I look into his den, regardless of conditions, which is right by my house), but we still managed to sum up a few interesting finds. Here goes: Here is my extre...
by Nicholas
February 17th, 2017, 7:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Database Contest Results
Replies: 15
Views: 6994

Re: 2016 Database Contest Results

First off, thank you to Jeff for putting in the effort to make this list. Also thank you for the kind words! And big shout out to Elliot for the 10 county records, amazing work :thumb: . But most importantly thanks to everybody who entered and enters in the H.E.R.P database. Over 7,000 records is no...
by Nicholas
February 17th, 2017, 12:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I Got My Own fhf Account
Replies: 2
Views: 1693

I Got My Own fhf Account

Hi all,
Nicholas Hess here. I've been meaning to get my own account for awhile now. Just a heads up to let everyone know who is on this new account.
Nicholas