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by MHollanders
December 2nd, 2014, 6:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring 2014: Working the Iberian Peninsula
Replies: 17
Views: 6817

Re: Spring 2014: Working the Iberian Peninsula

Thanks= everyone! What an amazing post, the diversity of lizards is amazing what sort of project were you doing? Great herps and shots. Thanks for sharing, Nick Physiological experiments like critical maximum/minimum, respirometry, etc, in order to determine potential environmental constraints/pitfa...
by MHollanders
November 25th, 2014, 1:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes of 2014-Florida, Georgia and North Carolina Part 2
Replies: 9
Views: 5233

Re: Snakes of 2014-Florida, Georgia and North Carolina Part

Really nice. After focusing on Europe the past while it's a new eye opener to see rattlesnakes and pine snakes and whatnot...
by MHollanders
November 24th, 2014, 6:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring 2014: Working the Iberian Peninsula
Replies: 17
Views: 6817

Spring 2014: Working the Iberian Peninsula

Hello, This year’s spring I was working in Spain as a field technician catching lizards. During this time, I got to travel around the Iberian peninsula for four months from April through July which allowed me to see the majority of the herpetofauna, together with some great guys and gals that were n...
by MHollanders
November 12th, 2014, 5:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: summer 2014- Massasaugas and more
Replies: 14
Views: 6033

Re: summer 2014- Massasaugas and more

Great photos, really. Love the wide angle light atrox, soft shell, and lots of landscape shots.
by MHollanders
September 10th, 2013, 1:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photos from the Field (DUW)
Replies: 30
Views: 10776

Re: Photos from the Field (DUW)

Damn, buy me a drink before tickling my fancy like this next time!

Seriously though, probably the best Texas post ever. One question; how did you pull off that sunset shot in east Texas? HDR?
by MHollanders
June 24th, 2013, 9:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring in Hoeland
Replies: 8
Views: 2523

Re: Spring in Hoeland

Thanks everyone, for the compliments. Regal, haha. Chris, they're definitely interesting snakes. Red eyes are pretty nice, too. Kyle, thanks for the compliment on the smooth snake. It's definitely a good one for me. Reako, heat is not what you want with these. If I'm reaching 70ºF I usually quit. I ...
by MHollanders
June 21st, 2013, 3:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring in Hoeland
Replies: 8
Views: 2523

Spring in Hoeland

Greetings, This year has been pretty slow. With one species and a few more years left in this country, herping motivation has dwindled a little. However, I was able to get out a few times this year and I’ll keep this post mostly pictures. Adders took up most of my time in the first weeks after winte...
by MHollanders
April 29th, 2013, 1:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Past few weeks in Indiana
Replies: 7
Views: 2649

Re: Past few weeks in Indiana

Cool post.
by MHollanders
April 5th, 2013, 2:15 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: New Zealand - January 1st Pelagic Trip
Replies: 12
Views: 8009

Re: New Zealand - January 1st Pelagic Trip

Holy crap. Awesome bird post. Pelagics are my favorite.
by MHollanders
March 15th, 2013, 6:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bog Turtles mentioned in Nature
Replies: 16
Views: 4423

Re: Bog Turtles mentioned in Nature

I don't see how they hardly pay any attention to the inbreeding factor. A population of 15 females might survive 100 years, but that's nothing. Bottlenecks will almost always have deleterious effects on populations.
by MHollanders
December 15th, 2012, 11:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Part II: When I herp; I feel His pleasure.
Replies: 56
Views: 27487

Re: Part II: When I herp; I feel His pleasure.

Although I believe (no, believe is a wrong word...) seeing god in the wonders of the natural world is almost disrespecting to the powers of the natural world (disrespect is a wrong word also because the universe is without bias, feelings, emotions, and purpose), I still like your post. ;)
by MHollanders
December 10th, 2012, 4:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Part I: My Herping Eden
Replies: 40
Views: 23939

Re: Part I: My Herping Eden

Your photography has been getting really good.
by MHollanders
December 4th, 2012, 3:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South-east Queensland
Replies: 18
Views: 9464

Re: South-east Queensland

Beautiful stuff. How do you Aussies get such good pictures of highly venomous snakes (i.e., how do you pose them)?
by MHollanders
November 29th, 2012, 6:49 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Which of these photos is better?
Replies: 7
Views: 2386

Re: Which of these photos is better?

Neither. Go in between.
by MHollanders
November 26th, 2012, 3:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Late season finds- Bosque del Apache and points nearby
Replies: 13
Views: 3688

Re: Late season finds- Bosque del Apache and points nearby

Nice! Cool shots, nice molossus/atrox interaction photos, and I'm super of the lion sighting...
by MHollanders
November 26th, 2012, 3:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lake Eyre Basin, Central Western Queensland, Nov 2012
Replies: 18
Views: 4843

Re: Lake Eyre Basin, Central Western Queensland, Nov 2012

Awesome. Every Aussie post that comes by makes me even more sure of my desire to live in Australia.
by MHollanders
November 23rd, 2012, 3:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More Georgia Salamanders
Replies: 10
Views: 2459

Re: More Georgia Salamanders

Cool stuff!
by MHollanders
November 22nd, 2012, 4:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cape York Peninsula: Weipa (Australia)
Replies: 15
Views: 7361

Re: Cape York Peninsula: Weipa (Australia)

Awesome.
by MHollanders
November 19th, 2012, 1:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Favorite coastal herp pics
Replies: 15
Views: 8057

Re: Favorite coastal herp pics

Repost...

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by MHollanders
November 17th, 2012, 4:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Night Plethodon Salamander Surveying
Replies: 7
Views: 2858

Re: Night Plethodon Salamander Surveying

Can you get skunked in GSMNP?
by MHollanders
November 17th, 2012, 4:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tibet 2012, part 1
Replies: 11
Views: 4457

Re: Tibet 2012, part 1

That Amolopos is incredible.
by MHollanders
November 13th, 2012, 10:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A day in Pha Yao
Replies: 9
Views: 2446

Re: A day in Pha Yao

Nice. That scorpion is awesome.
by MHollanders
November 9th, 2012, 12:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Tongs - Satan's Side Arm or God's Gift to Herpers?
Replies: 23
Views: 9380

Re: Snake Tongs - Satan's Side Arm or God's Gift to Herpers?

The article seems ridden of elitism and machoism. Or is that just me?
by MHollanders
November 9th, 2012, 11:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cape York Peninsula: Townsville to Laura (Australia)
Replies: 8
Views: 6422

Re: Cape York Peninsula: Townsville to Laura (Australia)

Your photography is absurdly good. Great post.
by MHollanders
November 9th, 2012, 2:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Non-Dilligent Summer in China 2012 Part II
Replies: 23
Views: 9288

Re: My Non-Dilligent Summer in China 2012 Part II

Absolutely stunning scenery out there! I am completely ignorant on the geography and climates of China. Awesome to see these pics.
by MHollanders
November 5th, 2012, 12:09 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - Nov 1 - 15 - SEASONAL HERP PHOTOS
Replies: 25
Views: 8114

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - Nov 1 - 15 - SEASONAL HERP PHOTOS

Deep winter copperhead.

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by MHollanders
November 2nd, 2012, 1:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Night Plethodon Salamander Surveying
Replies: 7
Views: 2858

Re: Night Plethodon Salamander Surveying

Nice assortment of jordani complex. Very cool salamanders.
by MHollanders
October 24th, 2012, 11:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Netherlands: July - October
Replies: 6
Views: 3198

The Netherlands: July - October

Hi, I’ve been in the Netherlands since July 1. I want to move back to Texas next year, and just in case that actually happens, I want to have seen every Dutch herp by next summer, which is far from difficult. I only have a few species left to see, and this post summarizes my finds since moving here....
by MHollanders
October 22nd, 2012, 2:50 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Red-Cockaded Woodpecker?
Replies: 8
Views: 3452

Re: Red-Cockaded Woodpecker?

The best spot for them in east Texas doesn't have longleaf. Sounds like it was one.
by MHollanders
October 20th, 2012, 7:28 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Simple photo editing help requested
Replies: 5
Views: 2253

Re: Simple photo editing help requested

That's a HUGE piece of dust.
by MHollanders
October 18th, 2012, 11:35 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the most?
Replies: 214
Views: 254915

Re: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the m

Still no one has addressed the issue that everything can be found in journal articles, books, websites, etc.

Oh right. That's outside the circle we're going around in.
by MHollanders
October 18th, 2012, 2:43 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the most?
Replies: 214
Views: 254915

Re: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the m

Arguing with Brian Hubbs is like being a libertarian in the US; it'll never get you anywhere. He makes the same arguments over and over again without every truly addressing the question at hand... he just repeats himself and probably feels great about it. I think a lot of the folks on this forum wou...
by MHollanders
October 18th, 2012, 5:54 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - October 16-31 - Scary Herp Shot
Replies: 44
Views: 16137

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - October 16-31 - Scary Herp Shot

Matt, cottonmouths are for pussies!

This isn't a scary picture of a herp but a picture of a scary herp.

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by MHollanders
October 18th, 2012, 5:49 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the most?
Replies: 214
Views: 254915

Re: What months are you going to see Crotalus Horridus the m

This is ridiculous. He wants to know when the animals can be found. If he had known it would produce such a shitstorm, he would've googled the stuff and found out anyway. Disclosing activity patterns (in the broad units of MONTHS) will NOT drive horridus to (local) extinction.
by MHollanders
October 15th, 2012, 12:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mostly salamanders from the mountains of NC
Replies: 34
Views: 10350

Re: Mostly salamanders from the mountains of NC

I'm only posting it 'cause the shot is so shitty...

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by MHollanders
October 13th, 2012, 2:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Tale of Little Brown Skinks: Part 1 (Australia)
Replies: 5
Views: 3349

Re: A Tale of Little Brown Skinks: Part 1 (Australia)

Great photos. The leaf-tailed gecko shot is awesome in every way and those Microhylids are beyond cool. Aussie anurans alone make it a good candidate for a final herping destination.
by MHollanders
October 3rd, 2012, 3:10 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Underwater Photography
Replies: 15
Views: 7655

Re: Underwater Photography

Contact Seth Patterson. He's a Flickr contact of mine and on Facebook.
by MHollanders
October 3rd, 2012, 3:07 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - October 1-15 - Herps in Motion
Replies: 33
Views: 8583

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - October 1-15 - Herps in Motion

Copying Chris.

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by MHollanders
October 2nd, 2012, 1:40 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Which do you prefer?
Replies: 9
Views: 3121

Re: Which do you prefer?

I'll echo what Kevin said. The nicest looking pose on salamanders (and in a way the most natural) is very unnatural, as you never see them posed that way. I'd try to pose them that way though... head up, lively, and tail curled around. As for Todd... I've heard him speak to salamanders. I posed a du...
by MHollanders
October 1st, 2012, 7:09 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: A photo for critique
Replies: 8
Views: 3052

Re: A photo for critique

Kevin nailed it.
by MHollanders
September 28th, 2012, 6:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How to handle a snake
Replies: 27
Views: 5379

Re: How to handle a snake

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

This is absolutely ridiculous.
by MHollanders
September 20th, 2012, 12:32 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: A photo for critique
Replies: 8
Views: 3052

Re: A photo for critique

I'd lighten it and crop it as a square. Squares have been growing on me.
by MHollanders
September 20th, 2012, 12:30 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - September 16-30 - Camouflage
Replies: 44
Views: 14659

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - September 16-30 - Camouflage

Big ass cottonmouth in January.

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by MHollanders
September 10th, 2012, 3:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: August in New Mexico
Replies: 27
Views: 9861

Re: August in New Mexico

The sceneries are my favorites. Very good stuff! I like your style.
by MHollanders
September 10th, 2012, 3:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More from the Monsoon Season
Replies: 10
Views: 5636

Re: More from the Monsoon Season

Yes! You have a very unique way of photographing herps with natural light/flash combinations. Great stuff!
by MHollanders
September 10th, 2012, 1:40 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - September 1-15 - "Bits and Pieces"
Replies: 45
Views: 14712

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - September 1-15 - "Bits and Pieces"

Chris, I was thinking the same thing.

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by MHollanders
September 9th, 2012, 1:05 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Dalton's Thread
Replies: 3
Views: 2038

Re: Dalton's Thread

1. Firstly, I don't know if you like it that way, but I think the white balance needs to be adjusted. It looks way to warm/yellow. Secondly, although the composition isn't bad, I'm having trouble finding a subject/point to the picture. What were you trying to capture? Nothing is popping out at me. I...