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by Kyle Dickerson
July 12th, 2011, 9:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: atrox x mitchellii x
Replies: 43
Views: 5204

Re: atrox x mitchellii x

M.J.FRANETOVICH wrote:Image
This is my pic, by the way.
by Kyle Dickerson
July 10th, 2011, 3:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: High Elevation Helleri
Replies: 11
Views: 1794

Re: High Elevation Helleri

yeah... typically Mt helleri are predominantly black, with white, yellow, green, or even peach, typically thinner markings/lines. When sunning, the often appear completely black. This one was from about 6000 ft, and not out sunning... I would hardly call 6000' "high elevation." Helleri can regularl...
by Kyle Dickerson
June 29th, 2011, 3:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Illness and disease, (sick Zonata) questions?
Replies: 37
Views: 5655

Re: Illness and disease, (sick Zonata) questions?

It's not illegal to breed your snakes, but it is illegal to keep the offspring for more than 45 days (even if you freeze them for later use) unless you have a the proper permits. The 45 day rule only applies to animals that were gravid when collected. You still need a permit to breed for noncommerc...
by Kyle Dickerson
June 29th, 2011, 3:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Illness and disease, (sick Zonata) questions?
Replies: 37
Views: 5655

Re: Illness and disease, (sick Zonata) questions?

Not sure I understand what your getting at either, a non-commercial licens "Dude seriously"? (1) Permit Required. Except for pet shops as provided in subsection 43(f), every person , who, for commercial purposes, sells, possesses, transports, imports, exports or propagates native reptiles pursuant ...
by Kyle Dickerson
April 1st, 2011, 1:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bald Eagle Nesting Lake Casitas...
Replies: 26
Views: 8551

Re: Bald Eagle Nesting Lake Casitas...

I saw this bald eagle on Mt. Laguna a few years ago.

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by Kyle Dickerson
March 1st, 2011, 10:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cruising in a Toyota Tundra -one thumb down
Replies: 30
Views: 4195

Re: Cruising in a Toyota Tundra -one thumb down

Has anyone ever considered herping on a motorcycle? Excellent gas mileage, visibility, and stopping speed!
by Kyle Dickerson
February 28th, 2011, 3:53 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Recommended Slide--> Digital Image Service
Replies: 5
Views: 2745

Re: Recommended Slide--> Digital Image Service

Check out www.scancafe.com. I've had some slides scanned by them and they turned out pretty good. They use Nikon Coolscan 9000's and often offer 40% off discounts.

Kyle.
by Kyle Dickerson
February 21st, 2011, 9:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Theme post: herps eating in the wild
Replies: 101
Views: 48081

Re: Theme post: herps eating in the wild

Crotalus mitchelliii

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by Kyle Dickerson
February 2nd, 2011, 9:08 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: The $1,500 Question
Replies: 14
Views: 3957

Re: The $1,500 Question

Nikon D5000 w/ kit lens - $629
Nikon 70-300mm VR - $430
SB-900 Flash (use in SU-4 mode) - $450

$9 overbudget, but whatev.

Kyle.
by Kyle Dickerson
January 30th, 2011, 2:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Beautiful California!
Replies: 8
Views: 2071

Re: Beautiful California!

That's nothing compared to India.
by Kyle Dickerson
January 27th, 2011, 6:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I just flipped a rosy Booyon!
Replies: 4
Views: 937

Re: I just flipped a rosy Booyon!

Haha! I love Ed Bassmaster! I've been subscribed to him for years. This one is my all-time favorite http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cAIU4eluOI It had me rollin' for an hour!
by Kyle Dickerson
January 27th, 2011, 9:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: flipped my first king yesterday
Replies: 7
Views: 1232

Re: flipped my first king yesterday

Awesome king :thumb: Congrats :beer:
by Kyle Dickerson
January 25th, 2011, 1:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I Flipped my first Rosy Boa last weekend
Replies: 21
Views: 4497

Re: I Flipped my first Rosy Boa last weekend

Nice looking boa :thumb: congrats :beer:
by Kyle Dickerson
January 17th, 2011, 4:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first pit of the year.
Replies: 4
Views: 908

My first pit of the year.

Found this guy out on the crawl today. :thumb:

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by Kyle Dickerson
January 8th, 2011, 7:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reptile Super Show
Replies: 11
Views: 2704

Re: Reptile Super Show

I was thinking about going, but don't feel like driving. haha
by Kyle Dickerson
November 20th, 2010, 10:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: You know a herper has been to the same boards at you when...
Replies: 11
Views: 2202

Re: You know a herper has been to the same boards at you whe

Haha yeah. Found these up at my zonata hunting spot this spring.

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by Kyle Dickerson
October 28th, 2010, 7:21 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Keep the D80 or get a new DSLR?
Replies: 7
Views: 2418

Re: Keep the D80 or get a new DSLR?

The D80 is still a formidable camera. I say stick with it and buy new lenses or strobes.
by Kyle Dickerson
September 30th, 2010, 9:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Med Spread...
Replies: 24
Views: 3558

Re: Med Spread...

Cool med. There's a small population of green anoles in Balboa Park, but I don't think they'll get very far.
by Kyle Dickerson
September 20th, 2010, 11:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question about Borrego
Replies: 24
Views: 3980

Re: Question about Borrego

So did you find anything? I was thinking about going out, but I was too lazy and didn't feel like spending money on gas.
by Kyle Dickerson
September 17th, 2010, 6:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question about Borrego
Replies: 24
Views: 3980

Re: Question about Borrego

Yes.
by Kyle Dickerson
September 12th, 2010, 4:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hubbs crashes NARBC show at the convention center in Anaheim
Replies: 12
Views: 2713

Re: Hubbs crashes NARBC show at the convention center in Ana

Was our conversation helpful to you?

Yes
No
I could only focus on the mild taste of vomit in my mouth caused by seeing too many ball pythons at the show.
by Kyle Dickerson
September 9th, 2010, 2:25 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: HELP! Bright & Dark in the same frame!
Replies: 15
Views: 5473

Re: HELP! Bright & Dark in the same frame!

Daryl Eby wrote: 1) Add some shading.
+1
by Kyle Dickerson
September 5th, 2010, 3:03 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: In search of a more comfortable backpack
Replies: 14
Views: 4769

Re: In search of a more comfortable backpack

Anything over 30lbs you really need something with a good suspension to transfer the majority of the weight to your hips or your back will suffer. Check out something from these guys http://www.clikelite.com/shopp/ They make a few packs with frames that double as a light stand. I would also suggest ...
by Kyle Dickerson
September 5th, 2010, 10:59 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: In search of a more comfortable backpack
Replies: 14
Views: 4769

Re: In search of a more comfortable backpack

How much gear are we talkin'? Can you post list?
by Kyle Dickerson
August 27th, 2010, 1:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Lifer Rubber Boa
Replies: 7
Views: 1792

Re: My Lifer Rubber Boa

Thanks guys! I was stoked when I found it.

Speaking of stoked, I just got my film back from the lab and have to share this one with you! :D

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by Kyle Dickerson
August 27th, 2010, 8:53 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: The Monitor Effect
Replies: 7
Views: 2712

Re: The Monitor Effect

You can always just look at the histogram to see if its over or under. In a high contrast image, its not always possible to get a "perfect" exposure. I'd say the exposure of this image is within tolerance. The over-exposed areas are shown below. http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s206/noexcuse4you/S...
by Kyle Dickerson
August 26th, 2010, 7:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My Lifer Rubber Boa
Replies: 7
Views: 1792

My Lifer Rubber Boa

I found this neat little guy crossing the High Sierra Trail in Sequoia NP on my way back from Precipice Lake yesterday. http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs191.ash2/45415_1419065269856_1029385079_30987664_7118078_n.jpg http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs191.ash2/45412_1419065389...
by Kyle Dickerson
August 22nd, 2010, 1:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: crotalus ruber
Replies: 24
Views: 3756

Re: crotalus ruber

Correcamino wrote:It's a Huamantlan Rattlesanke (C.scutulatus salvini) from Puebla.
Sweet pics! They have these at the San Diego Zoo. Awesome looking snakes.
by Kyle Dickerson
August 21st, 2010, 11:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your All-time Best Rattlesnake Shot!
Replies: 122
Views: 31360

Re: Your All-time Best Rattlesnake Shot!

Hans Breuer (twoton) wrote:Nice, Kyle! What's a professional snake?
In the contest, there is a "professional snake category" and "amateur snake category." One gets a cash prize and the other doesn't.

http://www.narbc.com/images6/photo_rules081020.pdf
by Kyle Dickerson
August 21st, 2010, 10:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your All-time Best Rattlesnake Shot!
Replies: 122
Views: 31360

Re: Your All-time Best Rattlesnake Shot!

I won the NARBC Anaheim photo contests in the professional snake category with these two.

2008
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2009
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by Kyle Dickerson
August 19th, 2010, 8:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Randomness and luck on the road
Replies: 75
Views: 8025

Re: Randomness and luck on the road

Sweet. Now I don't even have to leave my house. I can just herp from home! :mrgreen:
by Kyle Dickerson
August 18th, 2010, 3:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: This is California;Not Arizona.
Replies: 27
Views: 3903

Re: This is California;Not Arizona.

I thought this was Sparta?
by Kyle Dickerson
August 11th, 2010, 5:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: hypo rattlesnakes ?
Replies: 37
Views: 5320

Re: hypo rattlesnakes ?

ok it would be a challenge,we have no rock piles, so riadcruising would be good ? Dude, just get out and try different things. Asking people on the board if "X" is a good idea to find "Y" isn't going to help you. There isn't one specific way of looking for herps. The best advice comes from yourself...
by Kyle Dickerson
August 8th, 2010, 11:39 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: What's in your camera bag?
Replies: 16
Views: 6899

Re: What's in your camera bag?

Nikon D700 Nikkor 17-35mm f2.8 AF-S Nikkor 105mm f2.8 AF-S VR Nikon SB-900 Lumiquest Softbox III Lastolite EZBOX 24" Softbox Manfrotto Nanostands That's not all my gear, but its what I generally bring when my sole purpose is to take pics. I'm a weight weenie so for general hiking/backpacking, I brin...
by Kyle Dickerson
August 8th, 2010, 12:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: hypo rattlesnakes ?
Replies: 37
Views: 5320

Re: hypo rattlesnakes ?

I take it you haven't been out to Borrego. Ruber are damn near unicolor out there. Certainly not hypo though.

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by Kyle Dickerson
August 7th, 2010, 7:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: hypo rattlesnakes ?
Replies: 37
Views: 5320

Re: hypo rattlesnakes ?

Yes, it could have been a hypo.
by Kyle Dickerson
August 6th, 2010, 7:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Crotalus 08-02-10
Replies: 10
Views: 2625

Re: Crotalus 08-02-10

My snake is smaller.

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by Kyle Dickerson
July 27th, 2010, 11:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: anyone got pictures of cougars while herping?
Replies: 29
Views: 5597

Re: anyone got pictures of cougars while herping?

No pics here. I've seen plenty of tracks though. Here's one I found as I was backpacking into a canyon in Anza Borrego to spend the night. I wear a size 12 boot. Luckily the tracks were leaving the canyon!

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by Kyle Dickerson
July 27th, 2010, 11:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal Endangered species herping, part 3
Replies: 26
Views: 26231

Re: SoCal Endangered species herping, part 3

Awesome post! Thanks for the information. I encountered my first Arroyo a few weeks ago shortly after a storm. It was definitely an exhilarating feeling finding one!
by Kyle Dickerson
July 26th, 2010, 8:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Official GPS Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 2574

Re: The Official GPS Thread

I ended up getting the Garmin Foretrex 401. Its just a basic unit, but it has all the features I need and only weighs 3.1oz with batteries! It also takes the same size battery, AAA, as my headlamp so I'll only need to carry one type of battery on my trips. So far it seems to work superbly! It has a ...
by Kyle Dickerson
July 25th, 2010, 6:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Official GPS Thread
Replies: 6
Views: 2574

The Official GPS Thread

Before the crash, there was a great thread on GPS units and the pros and cons of different models so I'd like to start a new one. I "misplaced" my Garmin Vista HCx a couple months ago and I'm in the market for another unit. I loved the Vista. It had great reception, was very accurate (except for the...
by Kyle Dickerson
July 20th, 2010, 9:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery Snake
Replies: 17
Views: 4078

Re: Mystery Snake

Come on, you guys are overlooking the obvious. Its obviously a hybrid between L. getula and A. elegans. :lol:
by Kyle Dickerson
July 20th, 2010, 9:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Found zonata today!
Replies: 35
Views: 4655

Re: Found zonata today!

Heh. All you old timers should know how boards work. One person posts something they found, then everyone else has to brag about what they find to bring the original post off topic. Right?
by Kyle Dickerson
July 19th, 2010, 9:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Found zonata today!
Replies: 35
Views: 4655

Re: Found zonata today!

hellihooks wrote:I've found Getula at 4500 ft on the northern slopes of the berdoos... bout 1000 ft below where Brian and I cruised that little mostly Blk/Wht Z... on the same rd. jim
I've found getula at 4500ft as well, near Lake Cuyamaca.
by Kyle Dickerson
July 16th, 2010, 11:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In Situ Invitation
Replies: 42
Views: 6056

Re: In Situ Invitation

Monitor lizard in Singapore

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by Kyle Dickerson
July 16th, 2010, 1:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Toad ID
Replies: 5
Views: 1306

Re: Toad ID

Awesome! Guess I can check these guys off my lifer list. :D
by Kyle Dickerson
July 15th, 2010, 11:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Toad ID
Replies: 5
Views: 1306

Toad ID

Is this an arroyo toad or just a plain ol' California toad? I found it in Pine Valley after the rain today.

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by Kyle Dickerson
July 10th, 2010, 2:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borrego Springs/Anza Borrego San Diego County
Replies: 12
Views: 3747

Re: Borrego Springs/Anza Borrego San Diego County

Or this?

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PS. Were you the guy driving the minivan back and forth on the 78? I think I saw you.