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by Porter
December 15th, 2019, 9:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Giant Encounter - Battle for the Delta
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: A Giant Encounter - Battle for the Delta

Wow! Snakes never cease to amaze me. What a day! When you panned from the plane to the gopher snake you really caught me off guard. Had to do a second take. Video is very well put together. Fantastic! Nicholas Thanks Nick! I actually hadn’t noticed the gopher snake at that point. The plane was goin...
by Porter
May 29th, 2019, 12:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Garter grand slam in just 1 hour
Replies: 34
Views: 15646

Re: Garter grand slam in just 1 hour

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by Porter
May 28th, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Garter grand slam in just 1 hour
Replies: 34
Views: 15646

Re: Garter grand slam in just 1 hour

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by Porter
May 7th, 2019, 8:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coastal Desert Intergrade Herping
Replies: 2
Views: 4115

Re: Coastal Desert Intergrade Herping

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by Porter
January 28th, 2019, 2:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Forum updated
Replies: 3
Views: 4300

Re: Forum updated

I think it looks great. Much better design and the way the quotes are off set looks better than before. Also the green highlighting. The colors and format look great already in my opinion. Nice change. Thanks for keeping the original concept and integrity. I think I a lot of members appreciate that,...
by Porter
January 28th, 2019, 1:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video
Replies: 1
Views: 2538

Re: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video

I'm not going to finish my EOY post. I just don't have the time. I originally was looking forward to posting these pics for raptor ID. Either it's a premature Bald Eagle or Golden Eagle from what I could find out on the internet in my brief attempt to ID it back in May. Anyone know how to tell the d...
by Porter
January 27th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen
Replies: 20
Views: 16410

Re: If There Isnt A Photo, It Didnt Happen

I remember this one time on Cinco de Mayo… I saw this beautiful little rattlesnake partially tucked inside a nook .I examined the area as I began planning the safest way to remove the rattlesnake without harming the individual or putting myself in a position where I can get bit. Reminded of my God-g...
by Porter
January 10th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the sequel
Replies: 12
Views: 5453

Re: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the seq

That is without a doubt the coolest gigas I’ve ever seen :thumb:wow :) I’d like to see the original photo if you don’t mind posting it and any additional photos. Feel free to just posted it my thread.
by Porter
January 10th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the sequel
Replies: 12
Views: 5453

Re: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the seq

Kelly Mc wrote:A few years back, per IRL convo Zach mentioned that Natalie McLear got a picture of a Sharp Tailed Snake basking.
That’s awesome! I’m sure she seen it several times. She should send a photo of it over to Richard.
by Porter
January 10th, 2019, 12:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the sequel
Replies: 12
Views: 5453

Re: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the seq

Porter, I am not certain if I have ever observed a Sharp-tailed Snake on the surface. But because they occur in grassland habitat without any natural cover objects under which to thermo-regulate, it stands to reason the species would coil up in grass to do so. I know they do come to the surface at ...
by Porter
January 10th, 2019, 7:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Large King Cobra
Replies: 12
Views: 8141

Re: Large King Cobra

BillMcGighan wrote:Excellent. :thumb: :thumb: video in situ!
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by Porter
January 10th, 2019, 5:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the sequel
Replies: 12
Views: 5453

Re: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the seq

Porter, Unforutnately, my computer will not show all of your photographs. But what does come up are very nice. Thanks for sharing. Richard F. Hoyer Thanks Richard :beer: I'm living in Roseville CA again as of November. I work evenings but there's still a good chance I can get a photo of that contia...
by Porter
January 9th, 2019, 12:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard Project
Replies: 9
Views: 6950

Re: Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard Project

Very very cool :thumb: Awesome post man. Liked see in the variation and insitus of both the lizards and winders. And fence zombies.The whole studies photoset is great. It’s so cool how the They let you get so close to them. I remember when I got my life for Blainesville horned lizard shots. As long ...
by Porter
January 6th, 2019, 8:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the sequel
Replies: 12
Views: 5453

2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video - the sequel

As continues.... One day I was happily driving about. Wondering where Dave is... Davis... Daveeee… Isss? Is Dave...? Davis around here somewhere, I know it. Then a voice shook the ground from the heavens, "Dave's Not Here...." :o This was getting annoying, so I turned left down a country road and n...
by Porter
January 6th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video
Replies: 1
Views: 2538

2018 End of Year, End of Flickr, & On to Video

Well, I've said it before and I'll say it again... This is the last year I do field herp photography :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: No, but seriously... I mean it this time. Truth be told, I honestly thought last year was it. I didn't have any intentions of posting this year. I did get bored and went out a...
by Porter
January 6th, 2019, 1:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 EOY Recap
Replies: 18
Views: 8844

Re: 2018 EOY Recap

Awesome post and beautiful photography :thumb: I like the up close profile shots the most!
by Porter
January 4th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best of 2018 - Xenophidion schaeferi
Replies: 10
Views: 7044

Re: Best of 2018 - Xenophidion schaeferi

I dig your style :thumb: Always a pleasure to see. I really like that coil strike pose of the banded, belly display of the striped coral, and dragon wings :beer:
by Porter
December 24th, 2018, 2:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What do you call this lilac salamander...?
Replies: 19
Views: 12679

Re: What do you call this lilac salamander...?

Aright, as I'm weeding through my seemingly endless tangle mesh of 2018 photography, I came across these photos that I took mid April... I remember I wanted to add them here after Chads response. Then may or may not be evidence of what I'm suggesting, but they definitely relate to the post subject. ...
by Porter
December 23rd, 2018, 5:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo - la segunda
Replies: 0
Views: 6895

And Then... I Found Myself In Sierra De Mayo - la segunda

……La Segunda parte en la Sierra de Mayo In situ hidden feasting discovered under a flat granite flip :thumb: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7814/45706196524_e9f6498c20_c.jpg DSC_1233-2 by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation , on Flickr https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7836/46378693562_ca59a5b...
by Porter
December 18th, 2018, 10:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)
Replies: 23
Views: 12801

Re: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)

Thanks Porter! Great story, pigs can be pretty intense eaters. Sounds like a scene from Silence of the Lambs. That lamb was definitely silenced lol I cant image what that sounded like...The pin was up on a hill and pretty widespead from what I remember. Away from the house. Guess thats why they did...
by Porter
December 18th, 2018, 3:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)
Replies: 23
Views: 12801

Re: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)

....So, then I got to work today and saw this driving down the road :lol: :lol:

Image045604FE-B698-45C3-A6B1-F361B49F5F74 by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr
by Porter
December 18th, 2018, 1:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)
Replies: 23
Views: 12801

Re: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)

Thanks Porter! Great story, pigs can be pretty intense eaters. Sounds like a scene from Silence of the Lambs. That lamb was definitely silenced lol I cant image what that sounded like...The pin was up on a hill and pretty widespead from what I remember. Away from the house. Guess thats why they did...
by Porter
December 15th, 2018, 3:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film
Replies: 40
Views: 30959

Re: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film

Hey Porter, I was not aware that any other herpers took offence at my sentence Of course we could have annoyed the animals and get strike footage and such to make it "cool"... so if I did, I apologize This sentence was purely meant in reference to my video as in my own opinion, putting footage of s...
by Porter
December 15th, 2018, 4:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film
Replies: 40
Views: 30959

Re: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film

Porter - I think you're really talented and I think you're brave. I dont have very many friends because I like to stay home with my collection and my cat after work, but I shared some of your stuff with my best friend kind of brother Yeti (not a real sasquatch, but close) and he got it, and dug it ...
by Porter
December 14th, 2018, 10:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film
Replies: 40
Views: 30959

Re: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film

I see that you wrote something else as I’m logging in to post this… Don’t have time to read it I have to get back on the road and drive. I will later.

by Porter
December 14th, 2018, 7:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film
Replies: 40
Views: 30959

Re: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film

In all honesty it’s more humorous to me than anything else but now I’m just sad
by Porter
December 14th, 2018, 7:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film
Replies: 40
Views: 30959

Re: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film

Clever girl :thumb: I’m sure we’re all familiar with the reference I was never upset, again the only reason I said anything is to keep the fire from boiling over. There is no reason for BH to even say that .it’s just picking a fight. Period.And so I felt like I’m a good representative to speak up f...
by Porter
December 14th, 2018, 4:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film
Replies: 40
Views: 30959

Re: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film

Maybe its just not worth it Porter. Besides most people in the mainstream are really freaked out when they see a snake bite someone, and im telling you the truth. Except kids who seem to have a stronger sense of curiosity than fear. You can count in them absorbing the look on your face and your res...
by Porter
December 14th, 2018, 1:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film
Replies: 40
Views: 30959

Re: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film

OK so let me just clarify something before the confusion of Vague Suggestivness leads us too far off track for it to be bearable for me… ( i’m pressed for time right now but I will correct every edit this when I do have time later today if it doesn’t make sense so check back in a few hours ?I’ll wri...
by Porter
December 14th, 2018, 12:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)
Replies: 23
Views: 12801

Re: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)

The Pappa Pig gets his Goat,, reminds me of Hellihooks, who would have done a much better job with it. I miss Helli. I hope he comes back someday. Again I really like these pics never enough Lampro I get what you’re saying lol Knowing myself, it’s very possibleI was just looking For an opportunity ...
by Porter
December 14th, 2018, 12:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)
Replies: 23
Views: 12801

Re: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)

Talk about getting your goat. Sorry but it was just hanging out there, oops did it again. But for real those are some stunning photos, like painted lithographs, beautiful. Don’t let my love for comedy and clever wordplay fool you...I’m a total rhinoceros. Anytime I see a fire starting to brew up, I...
by Porter
December 13th, 2018, 10:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Here's what I have to share from this year...hope you enjoy!
Replies: 2
Views: 2639

Re: Here's what I have to share from this year...hope you en

This is some Of the most impressive collection of footage I’ve seen in the last 10 years! That fence lizard leaping off the rock in slow motion, The Photo of the other fence lizard car in midair with shadow beneath, mother cowlick in the baby cows back and then the baby Cal look in the mothers back ...
by Porter
December 13th, 2018, 10:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Central and Northern Thailand - august 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 4114

Re: Central and Northern Thailand - august 2018

Nice photography! :thumb: you’ve got a good eye for Shape balance. Beautiful artistic Imagery
by Porter
December 13th, 2018, 10:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)
Replies: 23
Views: 12801

Re: EOY 2018 - Lots of Lampro - (TX, WA, OR, CA, CO, LA)

Nice photography! :thumb: I like seeing those coral snakes. When I was a kid, my uncle knew a guy who lived up in the foothills… I think somewhere up near Dobbins or maybe above Auburn. This guy Yodie. Anyways, I went up there one time with my dad and he had this wild hog They captured and he kept a...
by Porter
December 7th, 2018, 4:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Now that's a Cottonmouth!
Replies: 1
Views: 2206

Re: Now that's a Cottonmouth!

Awesome footage :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
by Porter
December 7th, 2018, 12:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film
Replies: 40
Views: 30959

Re: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film

Stupid-phones....The way of the future, the future :lol: The way of the future, the future https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj_kdwOSSAc [youtube]https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zj_kdwOSSAc[/youtube] …Some kind of attack in shape or form* …Enter the forum* ... Hurt the snakes mouth* Etc,etc... Sooooo, y...
by Porter
December 6th, 2018, 3:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film
Replies: 40
Views: 30959

Re: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film

You guys deserve a lot of credit. That was very nicely done--and very tasteful. I enjoyed the fact it was in a foreign land too. It just adds to the universality of what herping is all about. Thank you for taking the time to film this. You did this hobby right for sure. Brian Well said Brian. I enj...
by Porter
November 28th, 2018, 8:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Daytime Finds in Hong Kong
Replies: 8
Views: 7119

Re: Daytime Finds in Hong Kong

I dunno, Richard, I've been on several international flights. Being in coach for more than 6 hours is pretty miserable, over 10 hours becomes downright torturous...but it's worth it to see the world! :thumb: Hmmm...well, having flown more this year than ever in my life, I will agree that those damn...
by Porter
November 28th, 2018, 4:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Daytime Finds in Hong Kong
Replies: 8
Views: 7119

Re: Daytime Finds in Hong Kong

LouB747 wrote:Thanks guys. The long flights really suck, no way around that. I do try and make them look fun though.
Better flying than driving :lol: I’m 13 hours plus Monday through Friday...At least now that it’s winter I get to jump out and chain up in the Slurpee water :sleep: :shock: It’ll wake ya up lol
by Porter
November 26th, 2018, 2:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film
Replies: 40
Views: 30959

Re: What is Herping? Why I do it. - A short Documentary film

Cool video! Reminded me of some of the stuff I’ve seen on Viceland that the skateboarders are doing these days. Really liked the use of your artistic angles in this :thumb: Really liked the use of your artistic angles in this :thumb: I also think it’s a good introduction to the hobby. And the patte...
by Porter
November 26th, 2018, 2:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Diablo Range herpin'
Replies: 51
Views: 41363

Re: Diablo Range herpin'

I’m shocked I didn’t make a comment on the bullfrog… :lol: :lol: :lol: I probably had seen a few photos circulating of some bay area bullfrogs like that, Before this,and it wasn’t that big of a deal at this point. But I’m gonna say it now… That bullfrog is just beautiful :thumb: Also, Owen...I need ...
by Porter
November 26th, 2018, 2:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: WDFW Video Contest: Washington State Reptile Observations
Replies: 4
Views: 12240

Re: WDFW Video Contest: Washington State Reptile Observation

Hey Porter, thanks man! I got a kick out of reading that the music stayed with you on the way to work! The WDFW outdoor video contest is over, and to my surprise I won! This made my week! :D https://www.facebook.com/WashingtonFishWildlife/photos/a.390652606760/10155640024986761/ Congrats man :beer:...
by Porter
November 26th, 2018, 1:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Daytime Finds in Hong Kong
Replies: 8
Views: 7119

Re: Daytime Finds in Hong Kong

Awesome banded Krait Footage Lou :thumb:
by Porter
November 4th, 2018, 9:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reptile Replicas
Replies: 18
Views: 20279

Re: Reptile Replicas

Steve Bledsoe wrote:Bingo!
LOL
:lol: :lol: :lol: :thumb: :thumb: So glad to read this lol Cause I was seriously stressing afterwards thinking, “there I go again...indirectly and accidentally being an internet "insert profanity here".
:oops: F#%@ :oops:
:roll: :lol:
by Porter
November 4th, 2018, 9:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reptile Replicas
Replies: 18
Views: 20279

Re: Reptile Replicas

That’s rad :thumb: The Gil’s Monster is the one I was thinking of. Amazing! You do a good job painting them and matching the colors accurately. Yeah, that makes since that a captive pet dying of old age would make best specimen. I thought that later on before reading it here. Makes sense. Ive been p...
by Porter
November 2nd, 2018, 5:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reptile Replicas
Replies: 18
Views: 20279

Re: Reptile Replicas

OK so… Are we talking DOR here? Lol i’m at work when I responded to the post. Now it’s about three hours later and I just thought about it again and I’m realizing… That Flippin snakes got to be Dad if he’s going to make a cast of it :roll: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Sorry Steve :oops:
by Porter
November 2nd, 2018, 4:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Video: Spring Herping the Columbia River Basin
Replies: 12
Views: 20046

Re: Video: Spring Herping the Columbia River Basin

You coulda been just like, Nikon G27x and photoshop X2000...? :lol: :lol: :lol: Thanks for taking the time to descriptive info :beer: I’ll delve into this when I have some time :mrgreen: :thumb: I don’t google info on product shit, so do appreciate this. Chad basically picked out all my lenses for m...
by Porter
November 2nd, 2018, 4:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Road Cruising 50+ Snakes
Replies: 4
Views: 10355

Re: Road Cruising 50+ Snakes

Thanks. Yeah, I have a few videos from Chicago with DeKays. Definitely a lot of variation in their patterns/colors. I haven't seen any real morphs, jut what I think is variation. I use a Sony AX53 camcorder. I chose it for it's zoom and built in optical stabilization. Also 4K. I occasionally use a ...
by Porter
November 2nd, 2018, 3:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reptile Replicas
Replies: 18
Views: 20279

Re: Reptile Replicas

Or a video showing how you cast one of those live buzztails. :shock: 8-)