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by Dave
July 6th, 2017, 3:29 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
Replies: 4
Views: 10664

Re: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

Thanks bgorum. I do have a nice tripod, and can take the camera images with my phone for zero movement. I may hold off until after the trip for the 24mm now. I know I'll sure use it when that baby comes! My other lenses are very decent for herp photography as well. So here's to finding cool herps ou...
by Dave
July 4th, 2017, 12:40 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
Replies: 4
Views: 10664

Re: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

I was thinking that the cropped sensor might be a problem during landscape shots. Mainly I chose this lens for it's low light capability and it's potential with a full frame camera (which will be somewhere down the road for me). I also chose it for event photography indoors. My two other lenses are ...
by Dave
July 4th, 2017, 9:03 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
Replies: 4
Views: 10664

Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM

I'm heading out to Texas' Big Bend at the end of the month and want to purchase the Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM for early morning desert landscape images. It will be mounted to my 70D. I'd really love to see some of your captures with this lens! Also, suggestions? Advice? My goal is crisp detail of ...
by Dave
September 1st, 2013, 10:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fake herp photography
Replies: 85
Views: 17048

Re: Fake herp photography

Although I didn't read through all the commentary, I fully agree that tricking people with posed animals is bad for the uniformed public and allows them to believe that it's true. That being said, I found this anole in its natural habitat in Wyoming, advertising for Joe's Mexican Shack. It was the h...
by Dave
August 10th, 2013, 3:52 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Fishing Spider Walking
Replies: 0
Views: 1918

Fishing Spider Walking

Here's a quick animated gif of a fishing spider I found earlier today.

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by Dave
August 4th, 2013, 1:24 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A month in Belize
Replies: 36
Views: 27120

Re: A month in Belize

Let me tell you about the time I fought off a pack of wolves! (I couldn't resist! lol All in good humor. All in good humor. ;) )

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by Dave
August 4th, 2013, 1:10 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A month in Belize
Replies: 36
Views: 27120

Re: A month in Belize

So... now are any of the other pictures for real?

Belize - a fictional tail of... ADVENNNTURE!!! (I logged in just for that. OK, now back to real life.)
by Dave
March 30th, 2013, 6:55 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Fox Squirrels
Replies: 5
Views: 3846

Re: Fox Squirrels

Yes, that's correct. These were taken in North Florida. Good call! (I'm a little late on the reply. lol Sorry)
by Dave
March 7th, 2013, 5:56 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Assorted bugs
Replies: 5
Views: 1369

Re: Assorted bugs

The moth looks like a shrimp with feathers... on land. That flies. lol
by Dave
March 6th, 2013, 4:41 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Someone please tell me what kind of flying spider this is?
Replies: 4
Views: 1946

Re: Someone please tell me what kind of flying spider this i

Lol Thanks guys. Ahh... if only... lol
by Dave
March 5th, 2013, 7:38 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Someone please tell me what kind of flying spider this is?
Replies: 4
Views: 1946

Someone please tell me what kind of flying spider this is?

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Ha ha just kidding (a little invert humor) lol
-Dave
by Dave
March 5th, 2013, 5:04 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Tarantula from Ecuador ID help.
Replies: 3
Views: 2043

Re: Tarantula from Ecuador ID help.

Here is a list of all known genus/species. It has the countries of origin as well. The first picture is an adult male in your thread, so it may look quite different from a female.

http://www.exoticfauna.com/tarantulabib ... index.html
by Dave
March 5th, 2013, 4:38 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Huntsman spider with snowball ice!
Replies: 5
Views: 1842

Re: Huntsman spider with snowball ice!

That is one cool looking huntsman! I bet it's fast! Great picture.
by Dave
December 2nd, 2012, 11:05 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Fox Squirrels
Replies: 5
Views: 3846

Re: Fox Squirrels

Thanks! I'm always impressed with their size as well. For example, the first one compared to the fence post.
by Dave
November 30th, 2012, 7:17 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Fox Squirrels
Replies: 5
Views: 3846

Fox Squirrels

The first fox saw me coming, walked over to a nearby fence post, climbed it and posed just long enough for the picture, and then casually walked away. I always find them to be pretty laid-back. http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt87/RRDave/IMG_7466a.jpg http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt87/RRDav...
by Dave
September 3rd, 2012, 3:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Huge Picture Post from Northern California
Replies: 19
Views: 7995

Re: Huge Picture Post from Northern California

This looks more like breeding behavior to me?! Unless, of course you saw the smaller being devoured.
http://i766.photobucket.com/albums/xx30 ... apdoor.jpg
by Dave
September 3rd, 2012, 1:50 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Come on People, Show Me Some Inverts
Replies: 30
Views: 8092

Re: Come on People, Show Me Some Inverts

B. albopilosum
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by Dave
August 25th, 2012, 11:50 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Arizona Field PIcs 2012 (Inverts)
Replies: 1
Views: 738

Re: Arizona Field PIcs 2012 (Inverts)

Great shot. It really captures the male's journey.
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by Dave
August 16th, 2012, 6:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Indonesia, West Malaysia and Borneo 2012
Replies: 60
Views: 27300

Re: Indonesia, West Malaysia and Borneo 2012

Thanks Tom! I'm looking forward to whatever else you find as well! The spider from the previous trip is probably an adult male Cyriopagopus schioedtei, the Malaysian earth tiger (that's my guess, anyway lol). Cool find!
by Dave
August 14th, 2012, 6:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Indonesia, West Malaysia and Borneo 2012
Replies: 60
Views: 27300

Re: Indonesia, West Malaysia and Borneo 2012

Tom, it sounds like you are posting as you go over there. If you're still there, I have a request! I'd love to see any arachnids in their natural habitat that you might encounter. Specifically tarantulas in the genus Lampropelma, Haplopelma , etc Also scorpions and centipedes. That would be great to...
by Dave
August 9th, 2012, 6:47 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Spider ID help? Steadota or Lactrodectus???
Replies: 8
Views: 2773

Re: Spider ID help? Steadota or Lactrodectus???

This is actually Steatoda grossa, the false widow. Here's a validating link- http://bugguide.net/node/view/193090
by Dave
July 15th, 2012, 6:26 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Tubs for large snakes?
Replies: 13
Views: 3868

Re: Tubs for large snakes?

I've been able to get them outside of the Christmas season when they are not touted as Christmas tree storage. Iris sells them, I believe. The ones I have are, in my opinion, better anyway because they have a clear lid and no wheels. I paid around $40 for them.
by Dave
July 14th, 2012, 9:43 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Tubs for large snakes?
Replies: 13
Views: 3868

Re: Tubs for large snakes?

by Dave
July 14th, 2012, 8:58 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Does anyone keep Tarantulas ?
Replies: 38
Views: 8078

Re: Does anyone keep Tarantulas ?

I had a hooked out male Grammostola go through another molt after living 2 years post mature molt. He never made it out of the molt, though. He was too weak. I believe females continue to molt throughout their lives. I keep about 85 inverts, mostly tarantulas and have always noticed they continue to...
by Dave
July 11th, 2012, 6:11 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: 1989 - Everglades - drought - 2 1/2 min of an otter
Replies: 5
Views: 3027

Re: 1989 - Everglades - drought - 2 1/2 min of an otter

I think I recognize the canal... was this off of Crome south of 41?
by Dave
July 11th, 2012, 5:58 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Does anyone keep Tarantulas ?
Replies: 38
Views: 8078

Re: Does anyone keep Tarantulas ?

Thank you Kelly! She had recently molted and I decided to break out the ol' camera for some shots.
by Dave
July 7th, 2012, 7:44 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Does anyone keep Tarantulas ?
Replies: 38
Views: 8078

Re: Does anyone keep Tarantulas ?

Here's a picture of one of mine that I took yesterday.
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Brachypelma albopilosum
by Dave
July 25th, 2010, 3:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Book of Excuses
Replies: 45
Views: 4804

Re: The Book of Excuses

My friend and I planned on herping a section of canal in a remote, dark area and then hit another trail at a different location. We got to the canal at about 11 or 12 pm and headed out into the darkness. The canal went straight out from his vehicle, allowing us to see where he parked the car- well, ...
by Dave
July 25th, 2010, 1:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just a couple of shots
Replies: 2
Views: 1131

Re: Just a couple of shots

Great work!
by Dave
July 25th, 2010, 1:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Melancholy Subject...
Replies: 33
Views: 5843

Re: A Melancholy Subject...

http://i600.photobucket.com/albums/tt87/RRDave/2percentmilk.jpg 2 percent? You labeled 20 percent. Are you a government scientist? :P (woops...) HOW DID YOU KNOW?! That's why I presented it as a question. lol ... actually there were nine more milk snakes during this particular governmental study. :...
by Dave
July 24th, 2010, 6:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Melancholy Subject...
Replies: 33
Views: 5843

Re: A Melancholy Subject...

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2 percent?
by Dave
July 24th, 2010, 4:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Legislative Rule Change
Replies: 0
Views: 1849

Legislative Rule Change

Not sure how this will go over on this forum, but for any breeders out there- per a well known breeder: "As forecast by USARK two months ago, the Public Comment period for the US Fish & Wildlife Service proposed Rule Change RE: the addition of 9 constricting snakes to the Injurious Wildlife list of ...
by Dave
July 14th, 2010, 1:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: DOR Hoaxes
Replies: 69
Views: 8213

Re: DOR Hoaxes

Travis- off topic here, but your name sounds familiar... is that poky avatar remnants of another well known arachnid site?
by Dave
July 12th, 2010, 3:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HERPING FLORIDA'S BROOKSVILLE RIDGE
Replies: 40
Views: 38842

Re: HERPING FLORIDA'S BROOKSVILLE RIDGE

Daniel,

Makes me want to convince Ant to take a little trip back up to the ridge. lol
Besides, he needs to get to the finish line first with a (live) short tail! (Unless there's something I don't know yet. ;) )
by Dave
July 11th, 2010, 12:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2010 Costa Rica Field Pics
Replies: 9
Views: 3452

Re: 2010 Costa Rica Field Pics

Looks like your tarantula is a beautiful (most likely female) example of Megaphobema mesomelas. I would have loved to be there that day!
by Dave
July 10th, 2010, 2:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A short western hognose video
Replies: 2
Views: 1057

Re: A short western hognose video

That western hog didn't look thaaat short. lol
by Dave
July 2nd, 2010, 8:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photos From the Field... my adventures... 70 photos!
Replies: 34
Views: 6822

Re: Photos From the Field... my adventures... 70 photos!

Is the centipede S. alternans?
by Dave
June 23rd, 2010, 7:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Africa, Feb-March 2010. Dial-up: don't do it!
Replies: 38
Views: 7597

Re: South Africa, Feb-March 2010. Dial-up: don't do it!

A. Maze. Ing. Thread!!
Made my night. Thanks.
I LOVED the SA inverts pics! I don't often get to see wild shots of them. That Gandanameno sp. is COOOL!

How big is that spider? Are they a common species?
by Dave
June 15th, 2010, 5:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: State Record Burmese and Florida herps
Replies: 29
Views: 14781

Re: State Record Burmese and Florida herps

I've never seen a wild burm act as placid as that female.
by Dave
June 7th, 2010, 7:06 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: We can rebuild it, we have the technology...
Replies: 25
Views: 10675

Re: We can rebuild it, we have the technology...

I had a handful of websites built at one time and lost EVERYTHING when I accidentally deleted it all in my cpanel while using Filezilla. I freaked! But I was able top get it all back after paying a fee to the hosting site. Is this an option in this case? I think they keep sites archived for just thi...