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by periglenes
July 11th, 2015, 5:13 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Another "Which one do you prefer"?
Replies: 15
Views: 6675

Re: Another "Which one do you prefer"?

Clever experiment!
by periglenes
May 19th, 2014, 4:59 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Kayak bird photography
Replies: 8
Views: 3707

Re: Kayak bird photography

Please tell us about your setup. Anything special? I assume you set a tripod in the kayak...
by periglenes
May 18th, 2014, 5:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: This is not what I expected Coluber constrictor to look like
Replies: 7
Views: 2187

Re: This is not what I expected Coluber constrictor to look

You nailed it Jeff. I really thought I was in buttermilk country in Tensas Parish but I guess the snakes don't read the range maps, do they? :lol:
by periglenes
May 18th, 2014, 1:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: This is not what I expected Coluber constrictor to look like
Replies: 7
Views: 2187

This is not what I expected Coluber constrictor to look like

Here's a photo of a racer that really surprised me. This is not what they are supposed to look like in the area I saw it. The overall olive color, and the sky blue on the neck were both quite surprising. I have not seen another from the same area to compare with, but the field guides sure don't matc...
by periglenes
February 19th, 2014, 8:06 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Adobe Lightroom (full version) on sale at B&H for $69
Replies: 19
Views: 7945

Re: Adobe Lightroom (full version) on sale at B&H for $69

Glad that worked out, Chris. But I kept getting stonewalled by the error message that the code was already being used. I may try again, or just go through the process of buying via the education discount. Not as cheap, but still not a bad deal.

Frank
by periglenes
February 18th, 2014, 6:15 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Adobe Lightroom (full version) on sale at B&H for $69
Replies: 19
Views: 7945

Re: Adobe Lightroom (full version) on sale at B&H for $69

It looks like you have to be a subscriber to BH Photo's various e-mail lists to get a code. I've been a faithful customer for years but I unsubscribed last year in an effort to control spam. Looks like I disqualified myself. Rats!
by periglenes
February 18th, 2014, 5:44 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Adobe Lightroom (full version) on sale at B&H for $69
Replies: 19
Views: 7945

Re: Adobe Lightroom (full version) on sale at B&H for $69

I tried to buy, and got an error message saying the code was already being used by another user. When I reload the link I get the same code number every time (ends in 2081). Do you all see different numbers? Is there a way to navigate to that link from the BHP home page, instead of clicking Chrish's...
by periglenes
September 7th, 2013, 11:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: egg tooth photo request
Replies: 9
Views: 2909

Re: egg tooth photo request

Black Racer, just hatched last night. Egg tooth clearly visible:

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Frank Hensley
by periglenes
September 6th, 2013, 4:19 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Suggestions: Heterotrophic and Autotrophic Oddities
Replies: 13
Views: 6091

Re: Suggestions: Heterotrophic and Autotrophic Oddities

Many thanks! I'll put "used with permission" on my powerpoint slide.
by periglenes
September 5th, 2013, 4:23 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Suggestions: Heterotrophic and Autotrophic Oddities
Replies: 13
Views: 6091

Re: Suggestions: Heterotrophic and Autotrophic Oddities

Stohlgren, is permission granted to all of us to teach with that great green egg photo?

-Frank
by periglenes
August 31st, 2013, 5:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer in South Florida
Replies: 7
Views: 1328

Re: Summer in South Florida

Your Monarch is actually a Viceroy. Yes, I can see it is on a milkweed, but it has the diagnostic line that arcs across the middle of the hind wing.
by periglenes
August 21st, 2013, 4:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peeling Bark?
Replies: 29
Views: 8845

Re: Peeling Bark?

Last year I explained to my students why they were prohibited from peeling bark in the woods owned by the college. Then the entomology class came through...stripped every trunk clean.
by periglenes
July 29th, 2013, 9:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kingsnake attempts to eat box turtle eggs from under mom.
Replies: 1
Views: 950

Kingsnake attempts to eat box turtle eggs from under mom.

Kingsnake attempts to eat box turtle eggs from under mom. Follow the link, then scroll down to the article, with link to a video. http://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/GADNR/bulletins/84d44d (Not my video, nor my article. I have no other information. Just thought it was cool enough to share.) Fran...
by periglenes
July 20th, 2013, 4:45 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: non-fiction pleasure reading?
Replies: 29
Views: 12382

Re: non-fiction pleasure reading?

Thanks again for all the ideas! I'll never get caught up! I'm cheap. Really cheap. So I don't buy books. While browsing my local library looking for some of your suggestions I came across The Dig Tree by Murgatroyd. It is the story of the first expedition to cross Australia's interior. Unlike Lewis ...
by periglenes
June 20th, 2013, 5:10 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: non-fiction pleasure reading?
Replies: 29
Views: 12382

Re: non-fiction pleasure reading?

I stumbled across a book on my own bookshelf that I didn't know I had and had never read: Of Whales and Men by R.B. Robertson. It is about industrial whaling during the early 1950s. A real eye-opener. I had no idea that whale blubber was a main ingredient in post-war margarine or how the big factory...
by periglenes
June 20th, 2013, 4:53 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Starter DSLR
Replies: 7
Views: 3908

Re: Starter DSLR

Excellent points, Chris! I would add one other consideration: what do your friends use? Not because theirs is better, but if you are going to spend many hours in the field with a particular person, it is nice to be able to borrow their flash/lens/ sync cord etc. if yours goes kaput. I chose to shoot...
by periglenes
May 30th, 2013, 5:21 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: non-fiction pleasure reading?
Replies: 29
Views: 12382

Re: non-fiction pleasure reading?

Thanks again for all the suggestions. Before I could even track down one of them, my bro-in-law gave me a copy of Imperial Dreams ( http://www.amazon.com/books/dp/1439191522 . I just finished it last night. It was pretty good, but somewhat dissatisfying because there was never any sense of hope that...
by periglenes
May 18th, 2013, 3:40 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: non-fiction pleasure reading?
Replies: 29
Views: 12382

Re: non-fiction pleasure reading?

Yes! Thanks very much for some excellent recommendations! I can tell your recommendations for things I haven't read are fantastic because you have also recommended some things I have read and enjoyed! I don't have time during the school year to read book-length stuff for pleasure, and I'm not a part...
by periglenes
May 17th, 2013, 7:45 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: non-fiction pleasure reading?
Replies: 29
Views: 12382

non-fiction pleasure reading?

Can anyone recommend some fun non-fiction reading? Specifically I think I'm looking for accounts of biological expeditions. Some examples I have enjoyed are "Shark" by Zane Gray (stories of his encounters with them while fishing), "Roping Lions in the Grand Canyon" also by Zane Gray (yes, they treed...
by periglenes
May 14th, 2013, 3:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some thoughts to share
Replies: 11
Views: 2679

Re: Some thoughts to share

"Road cut" is a perfectly clear term and applies to many areas outside Texas. "The cuts" didn't mean a thing to me.
by periglenes
May 13th, 2013, 6:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some thoughts to share
Replies: 11
Views: 2679

Re: Some thoughts to share

"the cuts" ???

I'm still lost. Is that a specific place?
by periglenes
May 13th, 2013, 3:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some thoughts to share
Replies: 11
Views: 2679

Re: Some thoughts to share

I'll share two thoughts:

1. I have no idea what "seed the cuts" means.

2. Could you have come up with a less helpful title for this thread?
by periglenes
February 11th, 2013, 4:15 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Four of a kind...** - UP AND RUNNING AGAIN March 2016!
Replies: 281
Views: 216046

Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Here's your Black-capped Chickadee https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-GBhTVXZAA8U/URmJMHY6O0I/AAAAAAAADTk/VKxGmWlC190/s800/BCCH%2520Black-cappe20101127_013LiLRedSchoolhous.JPG Now, somebody start the next turn, because I don't have any idea what would be good, and my supply of photos is depleted... ...
by periglenes
February 11th, 2013, 3:28 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Four of a kind...** - UP AND RUNNING AGAIN March 2016!
Replies: 281
Views: 216046

Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Ive got the BCCH photo but no idea what to play next... So I didn't want to finish a 4-of-a-kind and not move us on.

-Frank
by periglenes
February 9th, 2013, 2:08 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: My son needs a magazine article about ball pythons
Replies: 3
Views: 988

Re: My son needs a magazine article about ball pythons

Thanks Bethany! $5 and a couple of minutes was all it took!
by periglenes
February 9th, 2013, 5:15 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: My son needs a magazine article about ball pythons
Replies: 3
Views: 988

My son needs a magazine article about ball pythons

My son is writing a report on ball pythons for school. One requirement is that he cite at least one magazine article. Unfortunately, when we moved I had to purge my files. And all those great articles from the various magazines of years gone by are not in libraries or online. Does anyone have a .pdf...
by periglenes
January 22nd, 2013, 7:57 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: One Word Bird Game
Replies: 74
Views: 15418

Re: One Word Bird Game

Redhead https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-DhLmoz3OO_c/UP9gESq_3WI/AAAAAAAADRs/_fEzILTQQmY/s800/Redhead_20120102_414_Jacskson%2520Zoo.JPG Except I think this shot is against the rules because it's a captive in the zoo in Jackson, MS. So just to be fair... https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Kghwfxi15...
by periglenes
January 20th, 2013, 4:30 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: One Word Bird Game
Replies: 74
Views: 15418

Re: One Word Bird Game

Sorry, Reptiluvr. Had the same thing happen earlier to me in the game... Osprey, Mallard, and Killdeer all got played just as I was going to do it...
by periglenes
January 19th, 2013, 3:03 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: One Word Bird Game
Replies: 74
Views: 15418

Re: One Word Bird Game

I thought I didn't have anything to play until I read Chris's list. I already played this shot in the alphabirding game, but this is a new game, right? Dickcissel https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-k4Psz1f8_fw/UPLDbmfSTxI/AAAAAAAAACg/wJPcYyz4A1s/s640/Dickcissel_20120515_1627_Yazoo%2520NWR%2520v2.jpg
by periglenes
December 22nd, 2012, 5:57 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Four of a kind...** - UP AND RUNNING AGAIN March 2016!
Replies: 281
Views: 216046

Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

If this game is ever going to have a "winner" it will be one of you guys who does lots of international travel. Most of us landlubbers are out. Perhaps Owen just played a trump card? :lol:
by periglenes
December 21st, 2012, 5:06 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: "golden eagle" nabs baby
Replies: 11
Views: 3957

Re: "golden eagle" nabs baby

S ome people might argue that it is possible that a cottonmouth could chase you, but field herpers know that's just ignorance and prejudice talking. Similarly, the idea that it is possible for an eagle to grab a child only perpetuates irrational fear of nature. Kenn Kaumann does an excellent job of...
by periglenes
December 17th, 2012, 4:56 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Four of a kind...** - UP AND RUNNING AGAIN March 2016!
Replies: 281
Views: 216046

Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

I have two Eastern Wood Peewees in my lab freezer. They were chasing each other and the one in front decided that the best escape route was through the back window of my parked truck. Thump-thump. If I need to dig them out and photograph them, let me know...
by periglenes
December 14th, 2012, 5:28 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Alphabirding
Replies: 308
Views: 50096

Re: Alphabirding

Magnificent Frigatebird in Boca Grande, FL.

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by periglenes
December 13th, 2012, 5:15 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Alphabirding
Replies: 308
Views: 50096

Re: Alphabirding

S ummer T anager https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-bGLK9t59ya8/UMp9l6f7onI/AAAAAAAADQg/mEX_mWW4KvI/s640/SUTA%2520Summer%2520Tana_20120502_120701_Choctaw%2520Trails.JPG This guy was very cooperative, posing for about 10 minutes. He was also very uncooperative, only posing on that stupid fence and n...
by periglenes
December 12th, 2012, 6:39 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Alphabirding
Replies: 308
Views: 50096

Re: Alphabirding

I love my Sigma 150-500 and I also get my sharpest shots about F8. I like the Optical Stabilization as it definitely helps with hand-held shooting and working off a monopod. But AF hunts pretty badly on my Nikon D60. Hoping to improve that with a D5100 if I weasel my way off the naughty list.
by periglenes
December 12th, 2012, 12:52 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Alphabirding
Replies: 308
Views: 50096

Re: Alphabirding

Owen, that is wonderful! Every feather in glorious detail. I peeked at the EXIF and it says 500mm. What's your glass?
by periglenes
December 12th, 2012, 3:53 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Albino's
Replies: 19
Views: 5133

Re: Albino's

American Robin, Chicago suburbs, March 2010

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by periglenes
December 11th, 2012, 6:19 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Four of a kind...** - UP AND RUNNING AGAIN March 2016!
Replies: 281
Views: 216046

Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Actually, I think that RWBB has 3 and possibly 4 damsels behind that caterpillar. I was amazed at her ability to hold so many prey items and still pick off more. A tribute to cranial kinesis, I guess. I always think of bird bills as rigid like chopsticks, but they are a lot more dexterous than than.
by periglenes
December 11th, 2012, 6:13 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Alphabirding
Replies: 308
Views: 50096

Re: Alphabirding

I'd say Owen gets a bonus point for the yellow variant and another one for the overall excellence of the photo!

Chris, its your game. Aren't you the one who determines points? (Reminds me of the City of New Orleans; "... penny a point, ain't no-one keepin' score...")
by periglenes
December 11th, 2012, 8:14 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Alphabirding
Replies: 308
Views: 50096

Re: Alphabirding

I guess I can't resist that R afterall...

Red-tailed Hawk choking down a Thamnophis sirtalis semifasciatus

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by periglenes
December 11th, 2012, 8:11 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Four of a kind...** - UP AND RUNNING AGAIN March 2016!
Replies: 281
Views: 216046

Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Ah... low-hanging fruit.

Female Red-winged Blackbird who is quite the huntress, with at least 3 damsel flies and a caterpillar to take home to the kids.

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by periglenes
December 10th, 2012, 5:11 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Four of a kind...** - UP AND RUNNING AGAIN March 2016!
Replies: 281
Views: 216046

Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Brown Thrasher

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by periglenes
December 9th, 2012, 6:24 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Alphabirding
Replies: 308
Views: 50096

Re: Alphabirding

I love the Prairie Falcon! Wonderful!

For F I have a Field Sparrow


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by periglenes
December 8th, 2012, 2:11 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Alphabirding
Replies: 308
Views: 50096

Re: Alphabirding

Trying not to repeat taxa means we skip over better photos of used taxa in preference for lesser (in my case, crappy) photos of unplayed taxa...

Gray Kingbird

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by periglenes
December 8th, 2012, 2:05 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Alphabirding
Replies: 308
Views: 50096

Re: Alphabirding

If you use Google Chrome, there is a free EXIF viewer extension which will allow you to see the EXIF from any photo online by right clicking it. For IE and Firefox, there is a free Opanda IEXIF extension you can download to give you the same capacity in IE and Firefox. I don't know about Safari bec...
by periglenes
December 8th, 2012, 5:07 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Alphabirding
Replies: 308
Views: 50096

Re: Alphabirding

Warbling Vireo

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by periglenes
December 7th, 2012, 8:32 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Alphabirding
Replies: 308
Views: 50096

Re: Alphabirding

I think the "R" thing is over. Even if someone lobs one up there, my Red-tail eating a garter snake will not live up to the anticipation :lol: . So if I get the chance, I'll play something else that starts with R... actually almost everything I have that starts with R has already been played... :cra...
by periglenes
December 7th, 2012, 6:12 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Alphabirding
Replies: 308
Views: 50096

Re: Alphabirding

I never even thought about the fact that I need an "R" and I was setting up and "R"! Nice shot, Owen! Razor sharp. Nobody has been posting EXIF or camera data, but I think it might be really nice to know how some of these great shots were achieved. My old dSLR can't autofocus nearly fast enough to s...
by periglenes
December 7th, 2012, 5:42 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Alphabirding
Replies: 308
Views: 50096

Re: Alphabirding

And I claim another bonus point.
by periglenes
December 7th, 2012, 5:41 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Alphabirding
Replies: 308
Views: 50096

Re: Alphabirding

American Robin ... er... American Goldfinch

Pick one, I guess...

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