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by Roki
November 25th, 2017, 8:30 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Review- Nikon 200-500 f/5.6E ED VR
Replies: 15
Views: 17046

Re: Review- Nikon 200-500 f/5.6E ED VR

I'll also throw in my thanks to Bill on the lens review. I had originally purchase the Tamron 150-600mm g1 and had some degree of success and enjoyment with it. For birds and wildlife at a distance it was good and better at closer distances. However, I wasn't ever able to achieve the sharpness I was...
by Roki
August 26th, 2016, 8:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Queensland trips overview [pic heavy]
Replies: 16
Views: 5649

Re: Queensland trips overview [pic heavy]

Wow! Amazing photography and trip!
by Roki
April 1st, 2016, 7:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazonia 2016, part 1 of 3: A day in Iquitos
Replies: 12
Views: 4855

Re: Peruvian Amazonia 2016, part 1 of 3: A day in Iquitos

Very cool fun on the Ranitomeya amazonica on the zoo grounds. I'm looking forward to seeing the following posts. Thanks for sharing John.
by Roki
April 1st, 2016, 7:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wide Angle Herp shots
Replies: 17
Views: 8211

Re: Wide Angle Herp shots

Beautiful post as always.
by Roki
April 1st, 2016, 7:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reptiles & Amphibians from around KZN, South Africa
Replies: 5
Views: 2754

Re: Reptiles & Amphibians from around KZN, South Africa

Outstanding! Great photography and variety of species. Some of those snake shots are beautiful!
by Roki
March 31st, 2016, 7:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My favorite shots from Costa Rica
Replies: 5
Views: 2084

Re: My favorite shots from Costa Rica

Cool pics! I love these Costa Rica posts. I couldn't agree more that's a herpers paradise.
by Roki
March 31st, 2016, 7:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cusuco National Park, Honduras Part 1-Amphibians
Replies: 9
Views: 4116

Re: Cusuco National Park, Honduras Part 1-Amphibians

Awesome post. Thanks for sharing. I have wondered what occurs in this region. Fascinating to see.
by Roki
March 14th, 2016, 12:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Completely Spotless Spotted Salamander
Replies: 5
Views: 2087

Re: Completely Spotless Spotted Salamander

Cool find. Good job on the photos too.
by Roki
March 14th, 2016, 12:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Australia 2016 Part 2: (Tasmanian) Devils Walk Among Us
Replies: 5
Views: 2547

Re: Australia 2016 Part 2: (Tasmanian) Devils Walk Among Us

Awesome! Love the photography. Keep it coming so we can live vicariously through you. Good luck on the rest of the trip! Love the echidna and the habitat shots.
by Roki
March 14th, 2016, 12:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in Russia, Dosang, Astrakhan region
Replies: 12
Views: 4637

Re: Herping in Russia, Dosang, Astrakhan region

The Phrynocephalus mystaceus is wild! Crazy threat display. Fun trip. I really enjoyed seeing somewhere I have never thought of going.
by Roki
March 14th, 2016, 12:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Zululand 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2073

Re: Zululand 2016

Great photos! Thanks for sharing. The Afrixalus fornasinii is my favorite.
by Roki
March 8th, 2016, 8:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bali, Flores, Rinca, and Komodo
Replies: 10
Views: 3936

Re: Bali, Flores, Rinca, and Komodo

Thanks for the ID John. I had been wondering about that. I think it maybe a Sphenomorphus maculatus.
by Roki
March 3rd, 2016, 7:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bali, Flores, Rinca, and Komodo
Replies: 10
Views: 3936

Re: Bali, Flores, Rinca, and Komodo

Thanks for the ID help guys and glad you all have enjoyed the pictures.
by Roki
March 1st, 2016, 10:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Australia 2016 Part 1: Sydney and the Snowy Mountains
Replies: 7
Views: 3331

Re: Australia 2016 Part 1: Sydney and the Snowy Mountains

Agreed. Great start and as always, great photography.
by Roki
March 1st, 2016, 10:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: February Zards
Replies: 4
Views: 1689

Re: February Zards

Fun finds. I love those banded geckos. Cheers
by Roki
March 1st, 2016, 10:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Panamanian prequel to Peru
Replies: 7
Views: 3399

Re: Panamanian prequel to Peru

Seems like a pretty darn good start to a trip. Great find on the coral snake. Glad you guys had a fun and successful time in El Valle. That is a magical place. Thanks for sharing the great pictures.
by Roki
February 26th, 2016, 9:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Africa - Zululand January/February 2016
Replies: 4
Views: 2201

Re: South Africa - Zululand January/February 2016

Stunning photography and diversity. Every post I see from this region makes me want to get there more.
by Roki
February 26th, 2016, 9:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bali, Flores, Rinca, and Komodo
Replies: 10
Views: 3936

Bali, Flores, Rinca, and Komodo

The highlight of last year for me was getting over to Bali, Flores, Rinca, and Komodo islands with my wife in late August. While much of the trip was spent enjoying ourselves we did dedicate quite a bit of time to experiencing the wonderful wildlife of the islands in addition to the amazing culture....
by Roki
February 26th, 2016, 6:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Member Biographies
Replies: 44
Views: 22943

Re: Member Biographies

Hi Gbeck,
I work throughout the western United States. I'm based in Salt Lake City, but most of my work is in Wyoming, Idaho, Arizona, Oregon, California, some in Colorado, and a little in New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. Last year I also got into West Virginia and Virginia for one project.
by Roki
February 9th, 2016, 7:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NM, West Texas and Arizona
Replies: 12
Views: 4117

Re: NM, West Texas and Arizona

Great shots and the pink atrox was the perfect intro.
by Roki
February 8th, 2016, 8:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Member Biographies
Replies: 44
Views: 22943

Re: Member Biographies

Hi everyone, I'm Sean. A few years back a few folks started calling me Roki after a trip in Nepal...so the name just stuck. I got into the love of wildlife when I was young growing up in Tennessee. Back then I really didn't appreciate the diversity I had all around me. Once I got older and moved out...
by Roki
February 8th, 2016, 8:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Roll Call
Replies: 65
Views: 25768

Re: Roll Call

Roki...also know as Sean. Love herping and really any type of wildlife. I get outside any chance I can.
Cheers
by Roki
February 8th, 2016, 7:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 3 Counties, 3 pairs of snakes
Replies: 6
Views: 2135

Re: 3 Counties, 3 pairs of snakes

I love that shot of the king snake looking away.
by Roki
February 8th, 2016, 7:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In the Field: Highlights of 2014, 2015, and 2016 Thus Far
Replies: 13
Views: 4497

Re: In the Field: Highlights of 2014, 2015, and 2016 Thus Fa

Some really wonderful shots in there. Some of the salamander shots are my favorites, but your snakes shots are great too. Crazy luck on seeing that octopus.
Cheers
by Roki
January 27th, 2016, 9:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Great start to 2016
Replies: 2
Views: 1498

Re: Great start to 2016

Looks like a good start. Jealous of the rattler shots. I looked for those all last year and not a one.
Cheers
by Roki
January 27th, 2016, 9:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!
Replies: 61
Views: 22439

Re: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

Lots of beautiful shots on this post already. Thanks for sharing everyone. Here's one of the better ones I was lucky enough to get this year. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1589/23609154424_6d63b827e8_c.jpg DSC_0374ed by https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ , on Flickr Northern watersnake (N...
by Roki
January 27th, 2016, 8:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My 2015 Herps
Replies: 14
Views: 7771

Re: My 2015 Herps

Stunning as always. Some day some day I need to get down there.
by Roki
January 26th, 2016, 7:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few more from 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 1278

A few more from 2015

Here are a few more I found from 2015. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1680/23942359900_8c814471b2_z.jpg Waiting for rain by https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ , on Flickr https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1552/23869863599_9be67d8d39_z.jpg DSC_0394 by https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]...
by Roki
January 26th, 2016, 7:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 EOY
Replies: 0
Views: 1278

2015 EOY

So, work and play got me into a variety of fun places this year. I was lucky enough to spend some time down in Texas, Oklahoma, Virginia, West Virginia, and Utah. I don't make it back east much, but I sure love when I do and have some time to look around. Stepped it up a little this year with a bett...
by Roki
January 26th, 2016, 5:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica December 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 6720

Re: Costa Rica December 2015

Stunning photography. You guys really did well. Thanks for sharing.
by Roki
January 20th, 2016, 11:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fall 2015 (mostly Georgia and some Florida)
Replies: 2
Views: 1854

Re: Fall 2015 (mostly Georgia and some Florida)

Really enjoyable post and beautiful photography. The color of some of the cottonmouths is wonderful as well as a few of the hognoses.
Roki
by Roki
January 17th, 2016, 6:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: We're Not Out of The Woods Yet (TX,LA,MS,AL,FL): 2015 EOY
Replies: 34
Views: 14116

Re: We're Not Out of The Woods Yet (TX,LA,MS,AL,FL): 2015 EO

Cool post. You really cleaned up on the canebrakes.
by Roki
January 17th, 2016, 6:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 in California (Same as CA forum)
Replies: 5
Views: 2689

Re: 2015 in California (Same as CA forum)

Beautiful photography.
by Roki
January 17th, 2016, 6:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Odds and ends: Philippines, Australia, Thailand, Morocco
Replies: 4
Views: 2208

Re: Odds and ends: Philippines, Australia, Thailand, Morocco

Great post and wonderful photography. Lots of great snake and lizard shots in there. I really like the platypus shot too. Thanks for sharing.
Roki
by Roki
January 14th, 2016, 10:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Seeking Advice for Costa Rica in January
Replies: 12
Views: 6173

Re: Seeking Advice for Costa Rica in January

Thus far all the advice given has been stellar. I will again put another thumbs up to La Tarde and CRARC.
by Roki
December 21st, 2015, 8:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 5, Flinders Ranges National Park
Replies: 22
Views: 11468

Re: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 5, Flinders Ranges National

Those red-barred dragons are awesome.
by Roki
December 21st, 2015, 8:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 6, Wilpena Pound to Arkaroola to
Replies: 16
Views: 9185

Re: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 6, Wilpena Pound to Arkarool

As always another great post John. I've really enjoyed your stuff. The brown snakes and thorny devils would be incredible to go find. You're definitely keeping the appetite going for me planning a trip down there.
Cheers,
Roki
by Roki
November 10th, 2015, 8:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Second half of 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 3781

Re: Second half of 2015

Your photography is breathtaking. I really enjoyed this posting.
Cheers,
Roki
by Roki
November 10th, 2015, 8:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Photos
Replies: 10
Views: 3523

Re: 2015 Photos

Wow!!! Incredible photography and diversity. Were these all taken in Utah? I get my boots dirty a lot here and have never come close to this. Right on. If you ever need a wingman on a boring weekend let me know.
Roki
by Roki
June 9th, 2015, 10:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 so far.... (long post - many pictures)
Replies: 5
Views: 3471

Re: 2015 so far.... (long post - many pictures)

Wonderful post! Great shots and nice variety of species.
by Roki
June 5th, 2015, 8:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Making Lemonade in New Mexico & Arizona - lots of pics
Replies: 60
Views: 18975

Re: Making Lemonade in New Mexico & Arizona - lots of pics

That's a pretty awesome thread. Loved the great photography. I'm not sure I've seen that many great shots of rattlesnakes in one spot before.
Cheers,
Roki
by Roki
June 5th, 2015, 7:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frogs from Selangor and Pahang, Malaysia
Replies: 11
Views: 3075

Re: Frogs from Selangor and Pahang, Malaysia

Great photos as always. Those Malayan flying frogs look like giant glass frogs, beautiful. The ikea tape made me laugh. I do the same thing with them. They make for great field tapes.
by Roki
June 5th, 2015, 7:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: BioBlitz 2013
Replies: 12
Views: 4416

Re: BioBlitz 2013

Fun post. Lots of great photos of the herps and like the ones of the biologists doing what we do.
by Roki
April 10th, 2015, 7:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Like stars in the night - an evening on a Thai mountain
Replies: 8
Views: 3204

Re: Like stars in the night - an evening on a Thai mountain

Great post! I have been to that area a few times and never turned up anywhere near that much. However, I never put in the time and miles like you did.
by Roki
April 10th, 2015, 7:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu
Replies: 23
Views: 8500

Re: Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu

Another great post Hans. That flying gecko is awesome. The pitcher plants and orchids are great too. Just keep dumping fuel on that fire....someday I gotta get down there.
Cheers,
Roki
by Roki
March 5th, 2015, 7:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Central American amphibian Identification help
Replies: 5
Views: 2241

Re: Central American amphibian Identification help

Hi Gus, Here is one of the best resources out there for quick id of amphibian species. Sometimes the information is a little questionable (sometimes the photographs are wrong, but usually are ok), but overall it is a good site. Good luck. http://amphibiaweb.org/search/index.html Another good one for...
by Roki
February 13th, 2015, 9:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 - The Southwest (CA, NV, UT, and AZ)
Replies: 17
Views: 7828

Re: 2014 - The Southwest (CA, NV, UT, and AZ)

Beautiful photography. Awesome assortment of finds and good going on the gila monsters. Still have never seen one.
by Roki
February 13th, 2015, 9:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Asia Adventure 2014 Finale: Penang and THAILAND!
Replies: 14
Views: 5533

Re: Asia Adventure 2014 Finale: Penang and THAILAND!

Inspiring posts as always. I enjoyed the two posts with this one covering Borneo and Penn. Malaysia. I am amazed at the volume of finds you get with snakes everywhere you go. I have spent plenty of time in Thailand and I think I have found around five total and nothing very noteworthy. I have been d...
by Roki
February 9th, 2015, 7:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Living and working in Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Africa
Replies: 14
Views: 4654

Re: Living and working in Northern KwaZulu Natal, South Afri

Cool post and great photography. The bee suit shot is pretty comical. The things we do to pull off what we do. Seems like a great time down there.
Cheers
by Roki
February 9th, 2015, 7:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EOY Blue Iguanas, Pyros, and What a 6-ft Caiman is Afraid Of
Replies: 21
Views: 8403

Re: EOY Blue Iguanas, Pyros, and What a 6-ft Caiman is Afrai

Great post! I liked the variety and the information about the places that help the rest of us know a place is worth the effort of getting to. Certainly inspires one to find a way to get down there some day. Awesome luck on watching the jaguar predation on the caiman. Seeing a jaguar alone is worth b...