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by VAS
July 4th, 2015, 3:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blanding's, Bull, Blue, Garter, Slender
Replies: 4
Views: 2665

Re: Blanding's, Bull, Blue, Garter, Slender

Nice pics. I would like to know what type of camera/lens your using.
by VAS
July 4th, 2015, 3:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Michigan Record Gaps (Again)
Replies: 8
Views: 3147

Re: Michigan Record Gaps (Again)

Sweet. Job well done.
by VAS
June 24th, 2015, 2:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Caudates of Carolina (and other states)
Replies: 2
Views: 1631

Re: Caudates of Carolina (and other states)

Wish there were some pics to go with this post.

Vas
by VAS
June 15th, 2015, 2:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Michigan Record Gaps (Again)
Replies: 8
Views: 3147

Re: Michigan Record Gaps (Again)

Done and Done
by VAS
June 15th, 2015, 8:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Michigan Record Gaps (Again)
Replies: 8
Views: 3147

Re: Michigan Record Gaps (Again)

This afternoon i think.
by VAS
June 14th, 2015, 1:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Michigan Record Gaps (Again)
Replies: 8
Views: 3147

Re: Michigan Record Gaps (Again)

Was just passing through Bay County last night and convinced the better half to pull over at a county park so i could grab a pic of a frog or two to knock this out. Quickly found a couple Leopard frogs 1 green phase and one Brown phase. Once I down load them from my camera ill post them on H.E.R.P. ...
by VAS
May 7th, 2015, 4:26 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Insect or Lizard tracks?
Replies: 3
Views: 2940

Re: Insect or Lizard tracks?

I was hoping it was a lizard and have not giving up hope.
by VAS
May 6th, 2015, 12:45 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Insect or Lizard tracks?
Replies: 3
Views: 2940

Insect or Lizard tracks?

Are these Lizard or Insect tracks. Keep in mind they were found in Michigan and the only lizard species is the Five Lined Skink.

ImageDSC_0333.JPG by scott.vasbinder, on Flickr
by VAS
May 6th, 2015, 12:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tracks I.D help needed
Replies: 0
Views: 1382

Tracks I.D help needed

Please help me idetify these tracks. I'm hoping they were made by a lizard and not an insect. I say a Five lined Skink based on Michigan and the line in the sand made by what i belive to be the tail. What are your thoughts? https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7785/16761132954_dfbf367aaa_z.jpg DSC_0333.JP...
by VAS
May 5th, 2015, 11:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Michigan Spring Finds
Replies: 6
Views: 2214

Re: Some Michigan Spring Finds

Welcome
Always good to see another herper from Michigan.
VAS
by VAS
April 28th, 2015, 9:37 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Need tripod purchasing tips, please!
Replies: 21
Views: 7884

Re: Need tripod purchasing tips, please!

Spend once and cry once. Dont let the price be the deciding factor.

VAS
by VAS
April 28th, 2015, 9:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List
Replies: 44
Views: 34656

Re: Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List

intermedius wrote: 7. Lower Peninsula - MI
you need to send me a pm. If my area is in your top 10 im doing something wrong.

VAS
by VAS
April 25th, 2015, 4:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring in NE Florida (pics added 5/17/15)
Replies: 17
Views: 2756

Re: Spring in NE Florida

Thanks for sharing. That sure gets you in the mood.

VAS
by VAS
April 24th, 2015, 5:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EXTRA EXTRA!
Replies: 3
Views: 1766

Re: EXTRA EXTRA!

Wont believe it till i see some pictures.

VAS
by VAS
April 24th, 2015, 8:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question re future Interstate 11
Replies: 11
Views: 2909

Re: Question re future Interstate 11

Is there a site too see the proposed I11 overlaid the existing roads?

VAS
by VAS
April 23rd, 2015, 2:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List
Replies: 44
Views: 34656

Re: Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List

I want to revisit over-seas places that I have been instead of visiting new ones, because when I was in those places I was too young/inexperienced to really know how to herp in those places - and so looking back I feel my experience was wasted :|. I know what you mean by being to young and inexperi...
by VAS
April 21st, 2015, 3:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List
Replies: 44
Views: 34656

Re: Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List

I will get it started.

1. Re visit Snake Road
2. Southern Arizona
3. South Florida
4. Smokey Mountains (Salamanders)
5. Extreme South East California
6. Road cruising Kansas
7. Mexico
8. Costa Rica
9. Australia
10. Africa

I'm sure my list is going to be lame compared to most...lol

VAS
by VAS
April 21st, 2015, 2:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List
Replies: 44
Views: 34656

Your TOP 10 Herping Trip Bucket List

Please no exact locations. What are the top 10 Herping locations you have on your bucket list. Lets try to keep it to only 3 or 4 in some other country. Maybe you have a yearly list in addition to your bucket list. Might be fun to list the species that made you add the location to your bucket list. ...
by VAS
April 21st, 2015, 8:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Michigan Record Gaps (Again)
Replies: 8
Views: 3147

Re: Michigan Record Gaps (Again)

I need to look through my cards. I might have Bay County already.

VAS
by VAS
April 21st, 2015, 5:10 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Show your flash setup
Replies: 9
Views: 4129

Re: Show your flash setup

Yes the lamp is for focusing.
by VAS
April 20th, 2015, 1:27 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Show your flash setup
Replies: 9
Views: 4129

Re: Show your flash setup

Here is my little setup its pretty bacis and the pictures show it..lol

Image
100_5042.JPG by scott.vasbinder, on Flickr
by VAS
April 20th, 2015, 8:48 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Show your flash setup
Replies: 9
Views: 4129

Re: Show your flash setup

My Bad i should have been clear at the begining. Im looking for night time flash setups. Or do you use the same setup?

Thanks VAS
by VAS
April 20th, 2015, 2:39 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Show your flash setup
Replies: 9
Views: 4129

Re: Show your flash setup

Nice work Monarch. Would like to see a pic of the setup.

VAS
by VAS
April 19th, 2015, 10:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Going to NE Alabama April 15th
Replies: 9
Views: 1800

Re: Going to NE Alabama April 15th

Picture is terrible. Was taken with camera phone in one hand and flashlight and log in the other..lol

Image

Thanks
VAS
by VAS
April 19th, 2015, 5:29 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Show your flash setup
Replies: 9
Views: 4129

Show your flash setup

The lighting in many of the pics on the sight are way better then what i produce. This leads to the question what does everyone use for lighting. That is best done by providing a picture of your setup with description.

So lets see what i got :thumb: .

VAS
by VAS
April 17th, 2015, 7:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Going to NE Alabama April 15th
Replies: 9
Views: 1800

Re: Going to NE Alabama April 15th

Bad luck with timing on trip. Flight and drive time meant we did not make it to a hotel till 10:30-11pm each night. I did manage to flip a Ground Skink under a log behind the hotel. Its a lifer so i'm happy. Should have done better but the area was new development. Never even heard a frog through mi...
by VAS
April 13th, 2015, 8:25 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Travel camera recomendations
Replies: 1
Views: 1818

Travel camera recomendations

I'm flying out to Alabama for a Business trip with a couple co- workers and was wondering. What does everyone use for camera gear when traveling? Not keen on the idea of sending my entire DSL camera bag as another pc of luggage. But the only other options are the following. Camera phone- not bad and...
by VAS
April 12th, 2015, 3:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Going to NE Alabama April 15th
Replies: 9
Views: 1800

Re: Going to NE Alabama April 15th

My top 3 targets i'm hoping for each are as follows.
Frogs
Barking Tree Frog
Green Tree Frog
Eastern Narrow Mouthed Frog

Salamanders
Marbled Sal
Green Sal
Red Sal

Snakes
Scarlet Snake
Corn Snake
Copperhead

Again thanks for the help.
VAS
by VAS
April 12th, 2015, 11:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Going to NE Alabama April 15th
Replies: 9
Views: 1800

Re: Going to NE Alabama April 15th

Was planning on going to the TNF but did not know about "Frog Pond". Sounds a little corny...lol. But may be all i have time for.

Thanks.
by VAS
April 12th, 2015, 7:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Going to NE Alabama April 15th
Replies: 9
Views: 1800

Re: Going to NE Alabama April 15th

Gasden area.
Any advice is Greatly appreciated.

Thanks
by VAS
April 11th, 2015, 7:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Going to NE Alabama April 15th
Replies: 9
Views: 1800

Going to NE Alabama April 15th

I am going to NE Alabama for a Business trip April 15th. So this leads to the question. If you were going to Alabama with a possibility of a chance to go herping one evening. Where would you go and what species would be the target? Not looking for a honey hole. I will only have 2 or 3 hours one even...
by VAS
April 11th, 2015, 6:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Going to NE Alabama April 15th
Replies: 0
Views: 1119

Going to NE Alabama April 15th

I am going to NE Alabama for a Business trip. So this leads to the question. If you were going to Alabama with a possibility of a chance to go herping one evening. Where would you go and what species would be the target? Not looking for a honey hole. I will only have 2 or 3 hours one evening and don...
by VAS
April 11th, 2015, 6:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: They're a-movin'
Replies: 3
Views: 2340

Re: They're a-movin'

Thursday night April 9th was productive in my areas. Spotted, Blue Spotted, Eastern Newts, Spring peepers, Wood Frogs in the pools. Leopard Frogs, Toads, Wood Frogs, Spring Peepers and 2 lone Blue Spotted Sals while road Cruising.

Activity does not really pick up till after Mid night.

Good luck.
by VAS
December 7th, 2012, 4:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: You know you're a herper if...
Replies: 15
Views: 3192

Re: You know you're a herper if...

Chris,

Thank You are correct and i am sorry if i may have made it sound as if it was an OK thing to do my bad :oops: .

Scott
by VAS
December 7th, 2012, 4:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: You know you're a herper if...
Replies: 15
Views: 3192

Re: You know you're a herper if...

Spring or summer nights you can identify the frog jumping in the road by the way it jumps or hops in the car's headlight beam. And if there is a non herper in the car you get the damnest look followed by the statement "this may seem like a silly question". Which of coarse you answer the questions as...
by VAS
December 5th, 2012, 3:41 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: ?? Birds of Prey
Replies: 4
Views: 1958

Re: ?? Birds of Prey

Thanks guys. I see alot of Red tailed Haws, Red Shoulder Hawks, Rough Legged Haws and American Kestrals here during the winter. And most were approached fairly close while within a moving car. Once you slow down and stop they become a little nervous. Once close getting out of the car is out of the q...
by VAS
December 4th, 2012, 3:36 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: ?? Birds of Prey
Replies: 4
Views: 1958

?? Birds of Prey

Last year I was driving around looking for WINTER type pictures and I noticed that Birds of Prey were everywhere. Is this normal for winter time or are they there all the in equal qty time but unseen. Are there any tips for winter time Birds of Prey BIRDING? This is a good way of keeping busy while ...
by VAS
March 17th, 2012, 8:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Michigan start of the 2012 HERP season
Replies: 0
Views: 628

Michigan start of the 2012 HERP season

1st HEPRING day trip of 2012 Red Backed Sal http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7070/6978934871_c0112b257a_z.jpg lead backed phase Red Backed http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7060/6978934577_1b3ac64a4c_z.jpg lead back phase Red Backed 2nd shot http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7047/6978935605_33733fe83c_z.jpg 1s...
by VAS
March 10th, 2012, 10:13 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Another Rough legged Hawk ?? Maybe?
Replies: 2
Views: 1336

Another Rough legged Hawk ?? Maybe?

I think this is another Rough legged hawk but not sure?? http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7053/6823837352_715655172f_z.jpg And I found another American Kestral I think this are one of the sharpest looking raptors around. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7196/6823837088_f79dfbf487_z.jpg Waiting for the wea...
by VAS
March 9th, 2012, 4:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping one day..SNOW the next
Replies: 0
Views: 520

Herping one day..SNOW the next

I woke up yesterday as I headed out the door I was greeted with 51 deg and rain. So I took the long way to work to do some herping and found this Wood Frog for a quick photo. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7207/6966645319_da91990187_z.jpg I woke up this morning and was greeted with a 1/4 inch of snow...
by VAS
March 8th, 2012, 4:52 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: My intro into Raptors
Replies: 11
Views: 2570

Re: My intro into Raptors

chrish wrote:Yeah, that first one is definitely a Red-tail. The "capped" appearance was a figment of my imagination in the first photo.
Thanks Chris.

VAS
by VAS
March 5th, 2012, 2:52 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: My intro into Raptors
Replies: 11
Views: 2570

Re: My intro into Raptors

Chris, I agree that the face is suggestive of a falcon, but the body looks too big (unless fluffed up), and I even blew up the picture and played around with contrast and brightness to see if I could make it into a falcon. I decided I just can't make a call on that bird. A cropped version of the po...
by VAS
March 3rd, 2012, 6:40 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: My intro into Raptors
Replies: 11
Views: 2570

Re: My intro into Raptors

Thanks for the I.D's guys.

It amazing how they will show no signs of fear when next the the freeway with cars passing by at 70+ but slow down and come to a stop within a 100 yards and there gone.

I had several other shot sbut they we total crap.

VAS
by VAS
March 1st, 2012, 7:59 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: My intro into Raptors
Replies: 11
Views: 2570

My intro into Raptors

Since there is not much HERPS in Michian during the winter months I thought it would be good opportunity to do some photo work on raptors. My initial target was any raptor at all with some hope at at American Kestral. And wouldn't you know it the only real keeper shot was my target. Cropped boy you ...
by VAS
January 25th, 2012, 3:51 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Which lens to buy with a$800 budget
Replies: 12
Views: 3253

Re: Which lens to buy with a$800 budget

If I had to choose which one I thought was my best investment. It would be the f4 300 and the 1.4 TC. I know this maybe out of range but you can get the lens now and the TC later. But it always comes down to what you think your interests are and how to accomplish them. I've gotten into bird photogr...
by VAS
January 15th, 2012, 7:30 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Which lens to buy with a$800 budget
Replies: 12
Views: 3253

Re: Which lens to buy with a$800 budget

I thought the Nikon 10-24 was in that price range, but I just checked B and H and it looks like they’ve gone up, (a lot!) since I bought mine last year. They are $869 now. Great lens though, and it focuses as close or closer than any of the wide zooms, which matters for herps! bgorum, Well $869 wou...
by VAS
January 14th, 2012, 6:45 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Which lens to buy with a$800 budget
Replies: 12
Views: 3253

Re: Which lens to buy with a$800 budget

If I were in your shoes I would buy either one of the wide angle zooms, (why isn’t the Nikon 10-24 in that list?), or the Tamron 200-500 since either of those choices will allow you to take pictures you can’t take now. I thought the Nikon 10-24 was out of the price range. The Tamron 200-500 is on t...
by VAS
January 14th, 2012, 5:30 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Which lens to buy with a$800 budget
Replies: 12
Views: 3253

Re: Which lens to buy with a$800 budget

I should have mentioned it in the orginal post I already have a solid tripod. I will edit the original post above. I do need a ballhead and a remote shutter but plan on picking them at a later date. As far as what is more important I would rate them as follows. Telephoto Wide angle Typical zoom Mayb...
by VAS
January 14th, 2012, 1:02 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Which lens to buy with a$800 budget
Replies: 12
Views: 3253

Which lens to buy with a$800 budget

Long winded so bear with me but wanted to answer questions before they are asked. I have been saving sum cash for a let Christmas gift to myself and would like some suggestions from you guys. My current budget is $600 but I want to wait for 1 more expense check for a total budget of $800. My current...
by VAS
October 12th, 2011, 1:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle ID
Replies: 30
Views: 1693

Re: Turtle ID

Not a turtle expert but I am thinking it's an Old Red-eared slider that the markings "RED EAR" have faded with age.

But please wait for others to provide the correct ID.

Scott