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by Jason Mintzer
February 7th, 2012, 6:55 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Favorite photo of 2011
Replies: 43
Views: 11523

Re: Favorite photo of 2011

There are so many amazing photos here, nice work everyone. My two favorites are ASynder's Phyllmedusa bicolor and the Rob's collared lizard.

Here is my favorite of the year. A two-striped garter snake (Thamnophis hammondii)


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by Jason Mintzer
May 23rd, 2011, 11:13 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Images from the Sigma AF 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC macro
Replies: 6
Views: 2139

Re: Images from the Sigma AF 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC macro

Thanks J. I wasn't handholding the camera for the timber. No worries.

That makes more sense.
by Jason Mintzer
May 22nd, 2011, 10:17 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Anyone using Clik Elite bags?
Replies: 20
Views: 5817

Re: Anyone using Clik Elite bags?

I just ordered the loka with a small and large icu. I can't wait to get it.
by Jason Mintzer
May 22nd, 2011, 8:06 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Images from the Sigma AF 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC macro
Replies: 6
Views: 2139

Re: Images from the Sigma AF 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC macro

Some really nice shots. Looks like you got a great lens. 19mm for that timber seems awful close. I really like the hognose and flower shots. :beer:
by Jason Mintzer
May 19th, 2011, 11:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Baja California Herping - Spring 2011
Replies: 27
Views: 3065

Re: Baja California Herping - Spring 2011

Excellent photography!
by Jason Mintzer
May 14th, 2011, 11:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: craigslist
Replies: 48
Views: 6652

Re: craigslist

I couldn't agree more.
by Jason Mintzer
May 13th, 2011, 11:54 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Beginner Basics
Replies: 9
Views: 3068

Re: Beginner Basica

My biggest leap from point and shoot to dslr was learning to shoot in aperture priority, which is what I almost always shoot in. Typically, when doing macro work, I don't want a shallow depth of field (I want as much of the herp in focus as possible), so I use the smallest aperture possible (larger ...
by Jason Mintzer
May 13th, 2011, 11:09 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Yet another which do you prefer threads.
Replies: 14
Views: 3477

Re: Yet another which do you prefer threads.

#2, but either way, great shots of a difficult to photograph snake.
by Jason Mintzer
May 10th, 2011, 3:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: From LA to Death Valley
Replies: 6
Views: 1098

Re: From LA to Death Valley

Nice horned and panamint :beer:
by Jason Mintzer
May 10th, 2011, 3:09 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: How do y'all organize your photos?
Replies: 14
Views: 4046

Re: How do y'all organize your photos?

I downloaded the trial of lightroom and love it. Now the process of keywording all of my old photos. Thank you all for your suggestions/help.
by Jason Mintzer
May 10th, 2011, 3:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pics from the last couple weekends....
Replies: 6
Views: 1059

Re: Pics from the last couple weekends....

Cool stuff Bart. Nice pics :beer:
by Jason Mintzer
May 10th, 2011, 3:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Black Adder
Replies: 11
Views: 2750

Re: Black Adder

Great snake and great photos. Thanks for sharing :beer:
by Jason Mintzer
May 5th, 2011, 1:00 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: How do y'all organize your photos?
Replies: 14
Views: 4046

Re: How do y'all organize your photos?

Thanks guys. Bgorum, you really have your photo organization together. I think I will use Hans' technique.
by Jason Mintzer
May 4th, 2011, 2:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ANF in April
Replies: 10
Views: 1861

Re: ANF in April

Great photos. I really like all of the carnivorous plants and landscape shots, oh, and the snakes were nice too.
by Jason Mintzer
May 4th, 2011, 2:36 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: How do y'all organize your photos?
Replies: 14
Views: 4046

How do y'all organize your photos?

I seriously need to organize my photos. I was wondering what methods everyone is using to organize their herp photos. Do you organize by: date, season, location, species, etc. I have years of photos organized by species, and years organized by trips/outings and I want to organize them all the same w...
by Jason Mintzer
April 24th, 2011, 11:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Like atrox? Grab a cup of coffee and sit a spell. :)
Replies: 30
Views: 5329

Re: Like atrox? Grab a cup of coffee and sit a spell. :)

As everyone already said, great photos. Those landscapes are stunning.
by Jason Mintzer
April 18th, 2011, 11:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More from the Tejon Ranch 4/17/11
Replies: 7
Views: 1076

Re: More from the Tejon Ranch 4/17/11

Great meeting you Mark and nice pics. :beer:
by Jason Mintzer
April 18th, 2011, 11:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch trip + some SoCal stuff
Replies: 14
Views: 2063

Re: Tejon Ranch trip + some SoCal stuff

Thanks guys.

It was great meeting you as well Isaac. No the scratches didn't come out, those f$#@king cows jacked up my car, oh well.

Hellihooks - congrats on the gophers, herping is definitely a lot of where/when ya know.
by Jason Mintzer
April 18th, 2011, 8:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch trip + some SoCal stuff
Replies: 4
Views: 995

Re: Tejon Ranch trip + some SoCal stuff

Thanks guys.
by Jason Mintzer
April 18th, 2011, 2:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch trip + some SoCal stuff
Replies: 14
Views: 2063

Tejon Ranch trip + some SoCal stuff

First, I will start with the April 17 NAFHA California trip to Tejon Ranch. Hellihooks turned up these two Western Rattlesnakes. What do you all think, helleri or oreganus? http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy209/jasonmintzer/socal/lovers4.jpg http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy209/jasonmintzer/s...
by Jason Mintzer
April 18th, 2011, 2:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch trip + some SoCal stuff
Replies: 4
Views: 995

Tejon Ranch trip + some SoCal stuff

First, I will start with the April 17 NAFHA California trip to Tejon Ranch. Hellihooks turned up these two Western Rattlesnakes. What do you all think, helleri or oreganus? http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy209/jasonmintzer/socal/lovers4.jpg http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy209/jasonmintzer/s...
by Jason Mintzer
April 13th, 2011, 11:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rocky Snakeproof Boots?
Replies: 10
Views: 2906

Re: Rocky Snakeproof Boots?

Thanks guys - I think I will go with hiking boots and chaps.
by Jason Mintzer
April 11th, 2011, 11:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Battles of the black , yellow and red
Replies: 9
Views: 1908

Re: Battles of the black , yellow and red

Nice coral, what a beautiful snake. :beer:
by Jason Mintzer
April 11th, 2011, 10:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rocky Snakeproof Boots?
Replies: 10
Views: 2906

Rocky Snakeproof Boots?

I want a good pair of snakeproof boots for walking in tall grass/brush. Has anyone had any experience with the Rocky Snake Proof boots or any other recommendations? Boot chap combinations? I hate wearing boots, and usually herp in trail runners, but have been nervous with all of the helleri about la...
by Jason Mintzer
April 5th, 2011, 9:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2011 Tejon Ranch Trips
Replies: 17
Views: 3274

Re: 2011 Tejon Ranch Trips

Anyone want to carpool this Saturday (4/9)? I live in Anaheim right off the 5.
by Jason Mintzer
April 4th, 2011, 9:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: best flip of the week!
Replies: 13
Views: 1581

Re: best flip of the week!

That is some good flipping :thumb:
by Jason Mintzer
March 29th, 2011, 10:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thanks, Jason, for a killer morning in So Cal!
Replies: 18
Views: 2364

Re: Thanks, Jason, for a killer morning in So Cal!

Upper Respiratory Infection - common cold.
by Jason Mintzer
March 27th, 2011, 9:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thanks, Jason, for a killer morning in So Cal!
Replies: 18
Views: 2364

Re: Thanks, Jason, for a killer morning in So Cal!

Yeah, I don't know why that picture came out so big, I uploaded it with the other 3.
by Jason Mintzer
March 27th, 2011, 8:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Crotalus viridis - First Rattlesnake of the year
Replies: 44
Views: 4365

Re: Crotalus viridis - First Rattlesnake of the year

Great shots and cool snake, welcome.
by Jason Mintzer
March 27th, 2011, 7:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thanks, Jason, for a killer morning in So Cal!
Replies: 18
Views: 2364

Re: Thanks, Jason, for a killer morning in So Cal!

Thanks Ross and Dan. I was definitely stoked on the Newport, it is the first I have found at that location. We definitely had a good morning, especially considering that it was raining most of the time. 8 Southern Pacifics 2 Kingsnakes 2 Ringnecks 1 Gopher As Bart mentioned, the rain kept us from ta...
by Jason Mintzer
March 25th, 2011, 9:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Stebbins and Conant used to be the Bibles
Replies: 25
Views: 3507

Re: Stebbins and Conant used to be the Bibles

Obviously your kids will want a book with pictures, but for me, now my bible is http://www.californiaherps.com/ accessed from my iphone. The main downside is no service, no guide. The best part is being able to listen to different frog/toad mating calls.
by Jason Mintzer
March 23rd, 2011, 8:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I have a reptile dysfunction definitely.....NEW pics added!
Replies: 39
Views: 8361

Re: I have a reptile dysfunction definitely.....NEW pics add

As everyone has already said, great photos. I really like the close up of the ensatina. :thumb:
by Jason Mintzer
March 14th, 2011, 9:13 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: HELP!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 1948

Re: HELP!!!

Good luck man, that really sucks.
by Jason Mintzer
March 12th, 2011, 12:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anyone up for some camping/herping in Death Valley?
Replies: 3
Views: 748

Anyone up for some camping/herping in Death Valley?

I live in Orange County and am heading to Death Valley Sunday March 27-Wed 30th or Thur 31st. I want to knock stephensi off my list, and hopefully get some good wildflower photos. Anyone want to split gas/campsite fees?
by Jason Mintzer
March 9th, 2011, 10:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dark Mock Viper
Replies: 18
Views: 9671

Re: Dark Mock Viper

So cool! I love that it has vertical pupils.
by Jason Mintzer
March 7th, 2011, 3:15 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Some HDR fun
Replies: 6
Views: 2506

Re: Some HDR fun

Thanks Andrew. By the way, great article in HerpNation. Top notch photography.
by Jason Mintzer
March 7th, 2011, 3:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cusuco National Park, Honduras Part 1-Amphibians
Replies: 9
Views: 4775

Re: Cusuco National Park, Honduras Part 1-Amphibians

Wow :thumb:. Amazing shots and awesome amphibians.
by Jason Mintzer
March 7th, 2011, 1:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In search of leaf-tailed geckos - Mackay area, Australia
Replies: 10
Views: 2235

Re: In search of leaf-tailed geckos - Mackay area, Australia

Nice work and great photos. I love aussie leaftails. :thumb:
by Jason Mintzer
March 6th, 2011, 2:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Intro/photos from another Arizona dweller (Pic Heavy warning
Replies: 15
Views: 5784

Re: Intro/photos from another Arizona dweller (Pic Heavy war

Welcome. Great pics. :beer: That triple gila flip must be a record. I especially liked all of the specks. Thanks for the post.
by Jason Mintzer
March 5th, 2011, 11:50 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: 17-40 f4L
Replies: 18
Views: 5193

Re: 17-40 f4L

My vote is for the tamron 17-50. I have the older non vc version, but I am very pleased with the sharpness. Here are a few pics with the 17-50 on a nikon d80. http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy209/jasonmintzer/Spain%20for%20forum/lacertabilineatawideangle.jpg http://i792.photobucket.com/albums/yy...
by Jason Mintzer
February 27th, 2011, 12:34 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Some HDR fun
Replies: 6
Views: 2506

Re: Some HDR fun

Thanks bgorum. I haven't tried using diffusers yet, but probably should start.
by Jason Mintzer
February 21st, 2011, 11:55 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Some HDR fun
Replies: 6
Views: 2506

Re: Some HDR fun

Nice picture :beer: . I like the one with the diffuser better. The blown out stick in the foreground doesn't bother me at all. One question, what do you use to hold the diffuser?
by Jason Mintzer
February 10th, 2011, 10:13 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Some HDR fun
Replies: 6
Views: 2506

Some HDR fun

So, I recently downloaded the trial version of photomatix, and I am impressed. I will definitely be buying the full version. A few months ago I got the idea from Chrish to try HDR with herps ( I think it was from the thread hyla hdr fun). Today I went out and found a subject. Keep in mind, these pic...
by Jason Mintzer
February 9th, 2011, 9:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Favorite Finds and Pics from '07
Replies: 9
Views: 5714

Re: Some Favorite Finds and Pics from '07

Cool finds and great pics, thanks. :beer:
by Jason Mintzer
February 3rd, 2011, 8:28 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: The $1,500 Question
Replies: 14
Views: 3937

Re: The $1,500 Question

Right now I would buy the nikon 300 f4 and the nikon 1.4 teleconverter. That is what I am currently saving up for right now.
by Jason Mintzer
February 1st, 2011, 8:11 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: another lizard lens for nikon question
Replies: 3
Views: 1426

Re: another lizard lens for nikon question

Thanks guys, I didn't realize that with the teleconverter it would make the lens a f7. I will look into 300 primes.
by Jason Mintzer
February 1st, 2011, 5:19 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: another lizard lens for nikon question
Replies: 3
Views: 1426

another lizard lens for nikon question

The previous post has got me really wanting a good lizard lens. Right now i have a d80. Would the tamron 180mm macro with a 2X teleconverter be a sharp lizard lens? Is there is a good 2X teleconverter that will work with that lens? Thank you.
by Jason Mintzer
January 19th, 2011, 6:39 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Macro Lens Help!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2653

Re: Macro Lens Help!!

I have used the tamron 90mm macro for a years now and am completely happy. It is a very sharp lens. Occasionaly when photographing crotes I wish it was a bit longer, but I can always crop. If I could go back in time, I would still buy the tamron.
by Jason Mintzer
December 5th, 2010, 3:32 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Best herp pic of 2010!
Replies: 67
Views: 13896

Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

A green lizard (Lacerta bilineata). My favorite pic of the year. I am trying to work on taking of the macro and using the wide angle.

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