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by Schell
December 8th, 2014, 8:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 So Far
Replies: 21
Views: 6498

Re: 2014 So Far

Nicholas,

You've learned a lot about that camera in the last couple of years. Well done! A lot of excellent shots in there.

Cheers,

Rob
by Schell
December 8th, 2014, 8:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Info Request
Replies: 21
Views: 9484

Re: Costa Rica Info Request

Hi John, I happened across your post by chance. I haven't been on the forum in a couple of year, but actually was in CR last month and spent a night at Selva Verde Lodge. We had intended on staying there three nights and left after one. The access to trails isn't stellar. There are some trails on th...
by Schell
May 29th, 2013, 10:30 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Please Take a Look: New Herp Book Idea
Replies: 41
Views: 14880

Re: Please Take a Look: New Herp Book Idea

Robert -

Thanks for referring Chris to me. I'm happy to help and contribute in any way I can.

I apologize for my absence on the forum over the past year or so, but work and other pursuits have monopolized my time as of late.

Hope everyone is doing well.

Cheers,

Rob
by Schell
July 13th, 2012, 7:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Congrats Schell
Replies: 2
Views: 1112

Re: Congrats Schell

Thanks brotha!
by Schell
June 29th, 2012, 8:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Congrats to our VP, Rob Schell...
Replies: 10
Views: 2969

Re: Congrats to our VP, Rob Schell...

Thanks Kent! I apologize for not being around more these days. Work has got me by the short ones... :? I was very excited that Robert selected my shot for the cover and for this very special issue no less.

Thanks everyone for their kind words!!

Cheers,

Rob
by Schell
June 24th, 2012, 1:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring 2012 (MAR 20 - JUN 19) DUW
Replies: 20
Views: 3809

Re: Spring 2012 (MAR 20 - JUN 19) DUW

Fantastic stuff in there Owen. I'm particularly partial to the portrait shots. Great composition!
by Schell
June 24th, 2012, 1:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Foothills of the Himalayas
Replies: 35
Views: 6754

Re: Foothills of the Himalayas

Wow Jonathan - when you said you were moving, I didn't realize that it would be half way around the world. Considering there are dozens of ethnicities in that region - what language were you studying?
by Schell
June 13th, 2012, 11:06 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163664

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

by Schell
June 10th, 2012, 8:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sonoran Islands, Mexico - Spring 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 6825

Re: Sonoran Islands, Mexico - Spring 2012

Paul - I understand them to be there as well, although having been there, I'm shocked anything inhabits that spit of guano covered rock. There isn't much by way of forage or cover for Lampropeltis. To be fair, we did not get up onto the plateau, which has more veg, so I suppose its possible. I'm als...
by Schell
June 10th, 2012, 8:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CHIAPAS 2011
Replies: 13
Views: 7158

Re: CHIAPAS 2011

Great subjects expertly photographed. I really like your portrait shots.
by Schell
June 2nd, 2012, 11:37 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163664

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

by Schell
May 31st, 2012, 9:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Cruz Mtns-Yosemite-Big Sur-Nevada to Utah
Replies: 15
Views: 4314

Re: Santa Cruz Mtns-Yosemite-Big Sur-Nevada to Utah

Hey Will,

Great post! I didn't know you had a kid - congrats! Sorry to hear the weather didn't cooperate - that is the worst. Looks like the Cali part of the trip was productive at least.

Cheers!

Rob
by Schell
May 31st, 2012, 9:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sonora Islands, Mexico - Spring 2012
Replies: 16
Views: 5135

Re: Sonora Islands, Mexico - Spring 2012

Thank you everyone for your kind words. There were a bunch of cool animals, but every time I get back from one of these trips, there are always shots that I regret not taking. In an ideal world I suppose... I do enjoy putting these together. I just hope they're not getting repetitive.... Cheers! Rob
by Schell
May 31st, 2012, 10:59 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Aspidoscelis martyris?
Replies: 3
Views: 2044

Re: Aspidoscelis martyris?

Don - can we add this species to the database?
by Schell
May 31st, 2012, 10:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: R.I.P. Young Cage
Replies: 41
Views: 8265

Re: R.I.P. Young Cage

I had the privilege of herping with Young once. My wife and I were on our first trip to Tucson, and all it took was a single phone call from a mutual friend and Young agreed to take my wife and I - two complete strangers - to a place that Young considered hallowed ground. It was on that trip that I ...
by Schell
May 27th, 2012, 10:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sonoran Islands, Mexico - Spring 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 6825

Sonoran Islands, Mexico - Spring 2012

Not wanting to trade on Scott's post, I figured I'd put together a post of my own. There is some overlap as one would expect, but I hope enough it novel enough to keep you reading or at least This trip was literally months in the planning phase. After our Sinaloa Trip last fall, Scott and I immediat...
by Schell
May 27th, 2012, 10:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sonora Islands, Mexico - Spring 2012
Replies: 16
Views: 5135

Sonora Islands, Mexico - Spring 2012

Not wanting to trade on Scott's post, I figured I'd put together a post of my own. There is some overlap as one would expect, but I hope enough it novel enough to keep you reading or at least checking out the photos. This trip was literally months in the planning phase. After our Sinaloa Trip last f...
by Schell
May 26th, 2012, 5:40 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Aspidoscelis martyris?
Replies: 3
Views: 2044

Aspidoscelis martyris?

I am trying to enter a record for this species and it does not appear to be in the database. Seems unlikely that it would be under an alternate taxonomy.

Thoughts?

Cheers,

Rob
by Schell
May 26th, 2012, 5:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Expedition into Las Islas de Sonora
Replies: 29
Views: 7516

Re: Expedition into Las Islas de Sonora

Reserved for photos.
by Schell
May 19th, 2012, 5:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: tadpole ID
Replies: 4
Views: 1871

Re: tadpole ID

Dman - I think you're correct. They looks like anaxyrus larvae to me - short of looking at the venter, counting tooth rows, behavior, etc. I see a lot of toads that have that sandy or gold-like flecking to them. Draytonii are typically more mottled at that stage, have deeper and longer tails and hav...
by Schell
May 9th, 2012, 10:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Report - April 6 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 1160

Re: Field Report - April 6 2012

removed.
by Schell
April 4th, 2012, 2:32 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Manual, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Program modes
Replies: 23
Views: 6382

Re: Manual, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Program mod

Most of what I shoot are macros - those are all done in full manual. If I'm shooting wide angle shots I usually shoot aperture priority with the first one as a baseline and then use manual to find the butter-zone exposure. Things become slightly more complicated when you start using fill flash on wi...
by Schell
April 3rd, 2012, 8:35 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163664

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Three views of the same animal: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7155/6833512391_0c6dffa740_o.jpg Shasta Salamander (Hydromantes shastae) by Rob Schell Photography , on Flickr http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7009/6833512219_15a2a7533a_o.jpg Shasta Salamander (Hydromantes shastae) by Rob Schell Photograph...
by Schell
April 1st, 2012, 4:51 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: New Camera Setup
Replies: 9
Views: 3893

Re: New Camera Setup

Nice day with few clouds. Went out and learned a few things - B) I'm going to need more cards. Kit came with 4 4GB and I ordered a 16GB that is on its way, but I'm going to have to pony up and buy several 32GB cards or I can't shoot raw full res. I may be able to save some space by using a lower q ...
by Schell
March 31st, 2012, 11:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Israel
Replies: 7
Views: 2996

Re: A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Israel

Ordered my copy! Thanks for recognizing and filling this niche!

My wife was born and raised in Israel, and I've been twisting her arm to take me. One of these days...

Rob
by Schell
March 29th, 2012, 10:21 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: How much to charge for prints?
Replies: 12
Views: 4437

Re: How much to charge for prints?

I think $100 for an 8x12 is unrealistic. I think you should figure out what your cost is for each shot and double it. If your prints cost you $10 and a frame costs $15, then shoot for $50. I think trying to get $75 from a framed 8x12 is a stretch. At 2x cost - if you sell half of your prints, you've...
by Schell
March 24th, 2012, 8:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: trip to North Algodones Dunes Wilderness 3-20-12
Replies: 14
Views: 3343

Re: trip to North Algodones Dunes Wilderness 3-20-12

Nice post Jeff! I love the algodones - very intresting intersection of low elevation and unique habitat. I gotta get back over there at some point.
by Schell
March 21st, 2012, 7:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Year End Review - Mexico Galore! DUW
Replies: 38
Views: 13370

Re: Year End Review - Mexico Galore! DUW

Nicely done Scott. We pretty much tore it up last year. I'm counting on another big year in 2012...
by Schell
March 19th, 2012, 2:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: QLD, SA, WA, Australia
Replies: 15
Views: 4204

Re: QLD, SA, WA, Australia

Stellar Post. I love that spotted thighed frog.
by Schell
March 19th, 2012, 11:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some of 2012's herps, or "Fruit at Bottom"
Replies: 10
Views: 3755

Re: Some of 2012's herps, or "Fruit at Bottom"

Looks like you've been doing well. Would be nice for ID's to go along with the photos though.

Cheers,

Rob
by Schell
March 14th, 2012, 4:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Top 5 of 2011 - a different slant on a year in review
Replies: 5
Views: 2447

Re: Top 5 of 2011 - a different slant on a year in review

Jeff Lemm wrote:Very nice!!! I think your patch is a desert though?
Labial touches the eye = virgultea, no?

Image
Coast Patch-nosed Snake (Salvadora hexalepis virgultea) by Rob Schell Photography, on Flickr
by Schell
March 14th, 2012, 10:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bay Area Trip
Replies: 21
Views: 3604

Re: Bay Area Trip

Hey Robert,

Glad to hear you're coming up. Do you have a target list for your trip? Might make things easier in terms of prioritizing your time and areas that you want to hit.

If I can help, I'll be happy to.

Cheers,

Rob
by Schell
March 13th, 2012, 10:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: One fewer guy killing herps on TV
Replies: 24
Views: 4528

Re: One fewer guy killing herps on TV

This is just FANTASTIC news!!
by Schell
March 13th, 2012, 10:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Top 5 of 2011 - A different slant on a year in review.
Replies: 10
Views: 2433

Re: Top 5 of 2011 - A different slant on a year in review.

rob, i'm always stoked when i see you've made a new post, and this is why! awesome as usual! josh Thanks Josh! Stunning stuff, Rob. I enjoyed the photos and the text immensely. JimM Thanks Jim! Coming from a writer, that means a lot. As my wife always reminds me, I need to copy edit more and try to...
by Schell
March 13th, 2012, 10:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Top 5 of 2011 - A different slant on a year in review.
Replies: 10
Views: 2433

Re: Top 5 of 2011 - A different slant on a year in review.

Fantastic, Rob :thumb: I had seen all 5 pictures before, but seeing them again and reading the story behind them really made the experience even better. So, thanks for posting them again and doing a write-up on each. As Nicholas's "photography coach by default", I also need to learn as much photogr...
by Schell
March 13th, 2012, 7:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Top 5 of 2011 - a different slant on a year in review
Replies: 5
Views: 2447

Top 5 of 2011 - a different slant on a year in review

Now that 2012 is a nearly a quarter over, I figured I should get around to a year-in-review post - don’t judge me, I’ve been busy and that’s a good thing! Instead of putting together a monster post, I decided to do a best-of 2011 post with more detail and backstory about the photo and the animal the...
by Schell
March 13th, 2012, 6:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Top 5 of 2011 - A different slant on a year in review.
Replies: 10
Views: 2433

Top 5 of 2011 - A different slant on a year in review.

Now that 2012 is a nearly a quarter over, I figured I should get around to a year-in-review post - don’t judge me, I’ve been busy and that’s a good thing! Instead of putting together a monster post, I decided to do a best-of 2011 post with more detail and backstory about the photo and the animal the...
by Schell
March 12th, 2012, 3:16 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Which is better?
Replies: 24
Views: 7176

Re: Which is better?

The composition and exposure of the shot above is quite nice and a vast improvement in such a short period of time. Well done! My largest gripe about this photo is the subject itself :lol: . Man that thing is one gnarled specimen. Keep it up!
by Schell
March 10th, 2012, 9:57 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: REVIEW - F-Stop Gear Tilopa BC Camera Bag
Replies: 4
Views: 7256

Re: REVIEW - F-Stop Gear Tilopa BC Camera Bag

Very comprehensive review. I have the older (perhaps first) generation tilopa that I bought a couple of years ago. Let me say that F-stop makes the highest quality outdoor photography packs on the market. In the last two years, my pack has been with me everywhere in every condition imaginable. I spe...
by Schell
March 9th, 2012, 8:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Drought Double Down
Replies: 14
Views: 3812

Re: Drought Double Down

Thanks everyone!! It was a really great trip. I got some really exciting news the other day associated with this post on my website: I received an email a couple of days after I originally published this post from the esteemed herpetologist Dr. R. Bruce Bury of the USGS in Corvallis Oregon.  It turn...
by Schell
March 9th, 2012, 8:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Drought Double Down
Replies: 28
Views: 4849

Re: Drought Double Down

I received an email a couple of days after I originally published this post from the esteemed herpetologist Dr. R. Bruce Bury of the USGS in Corvallis Oregon.  It turns out that the Black Salamanders we found are not only a NAHERP county record but are only the third time that this species has been ...
by Schell
March 9th, 2012, 8:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Drought Double Down
Replies: 28
Views: 4849

Re: Drought Double Down

Thanks everyone!! Your comments are always appreciated!! Excellent pictures of animals that are not really easy to make them look appealing. I don't mind the watermarks, though, but the squarish flash reflection (especially in that amazing frog) distracts me a little bit as being an unnatural shape,...