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by infidel
April 11th, 2017, 12:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peru
Replies: 13
Views: 5681

Re: Peru

Great shots ! What set up ( macro and ex. tubes ? ) did you use for the ant and what lens fro the Otter ? Thanks, For the ant, or was a Canon 7dmk2 with Canon 100mm macro. The flash was a Godox ttl flash connected with a ttl cable hand held at different angles. The otters were the same camera with ...
by infidel
March 23rd, 2017, 3:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peru
Replies: 13
Views: 5681

Re: Peru

I didn't see as many herps as I would have thought around PM either but the mammals were excellent including petting a tapir :) I didn't even see a tapir, that woulda been cool. I was disappointed in the lack of herps too but it was the rainy season so anywhere we went was walking and slogging thro...
by infidel
March 20th, 2017, 11:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peru
Replies: 13
Views: 5681

Re: Peru

DanW wrote:Your two amphibians look like Trachycephalus typhonius (Pepper Treefrog, Amazon Milk Frog, several common names) and Rhinella marina (Cane Toad).
Thanks
by infidel
March 20th, 2017, 4:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peru
Replies: 13
Views: 5681

Re: Peru

Those river otters must have been a real treat and it looks like you got some good views. The second butterfly is stunning. I believe your treefrog is Trachycephalus typhonius (was venulosus) and your toad is a Cane toad Rhinella marinus Great, thanks! The river otters were awesome to see. I was ac...
by infidel
March 20th, 2017, 4:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peru
Replies: 13
Views: 5681

Re: Peru

I thought about lighting too, but the colors just seemed too different. It could make sense since the wings are at different angles to the light. Like you said, "quien sabe?". I'm probably just off on a bout of wishful thinking that it might be something special :-). You might be 100% right, I'll h...
by infidel
March 19th, 2017, 8:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peru
Replies: 13
Views: 5681

Re: Peru

Great pics! That Urania leilus is a spectacular butterfly. I'm noticing that portions of the right and left wings appear to have different color patterns. I know there is a genetic anomaly called bilateral gynandromorphism, but that usually refers in butterflies as being male patterned on one side ...
by infidel
March 19th, 2017, 4:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peru
Replies: 13
Views: 5681

Peru

After walking around for two plus hours in the jungle near Puerto Maldonado, Peru at night looking for tree frogs, I gave up and went back to my hut. There sitting by my window was this guy...no idea what type (learning my peruvian herps) https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2858/33538830845_cc055df265_b.j...
by infidel
December 28th, 2016, 7:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peru Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

Re: Peru Question

Your request might be too vague to be getting responses. I'd recommend you start by searching for "Peru" on this site. That will bring up many long posts from herping trips to Peru, which should be a good starting point. John Thanks, I've done that and read at length. Just looking for further input...
by infidel
December 21st, 2016, 3:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peru Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1153

Peru Question

OK, guys and girls. I'm apparently off to Peru to work for six (6) months in late January. If any of you have been to peru herping, I'm looking for things learned good or bad . I'll be based out of Lima but working pretty much in every corner of the country. I'll be herping/photographing on my time ...
by infidel
April 7th, 2016, 5:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your favorite Rattlesnake photo!
Replies: 34
Views: 12915

Re: Post your favorite Rattlesnake photo!

Dunno why but I've always like this one..
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by infidel
November 29th, 2014, 12:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Evil Eye
Replies: 11
Views: 4524

Re: Evil Eye

Thanks guys for all the comments and suggestions. The only way to get better at photography is to put the work out there and listen to the comments; good and bad.
by infidel
November 17th, 2014, 12:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Evil Eye
Replies: 11
Views: 4524

Evil Eye

Got a selective color idea from Riley Campbell and thought I'd try it with a fairly recent shot of a WDB. Thoughts?
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JP
by infidel
November 14th, 2014, 1:04 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: A couple of shots from last night
Replies: 3
Views: 2980

Re: A couple of shots from last night

:? Was the worker being escorted? Being guarded is more accurate. I also have Rapacious panther ants in my yard that are termite eating specialists as seen here with a mouth full of termites: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5508/10218559274_b582842f3a_h.jpg They have some serious chompers and it take...
by infidel
November 4th, 2014, 9:26 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: A couple of shots from last night
Replies: 3
Views: 2980

A couple of shots from last night

Went out in the yard last night and saw some termite movement. I broke out the macro lens with the extension tubes and took a couple of shots. Keep in mind, these guys are 1-2mm long. Poor old soldiers have no eyes (completely blind) and a huge "nose" known as a "fontanellar gun" that this species o...
by infidel
October 12th, 2014, 7:28 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Mantis on my hummingbird feeder
Replies: 3
Views: 2415

Re: Mantis on my hummingbird feeder

jonathan wrote:
infidel wrote:These guys have been known to eat hummingbirds so I waited in eager anticipation.
There, fixed that for you. Now THAT would have been a great shot. :crazyeyes:
It woulda made a more interesting picture lol
by infidel
October 5th, 2014, 5:19 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Mantis on my hummingbird feeder
Replies: 3
Views: 2415

Mantis on my hummingbird feeder

These guys have been known to eat hummingbirds so he was moved after these shots:
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View Large: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5600/1545 ... 6a6f_o.jpg
by infidel
October 5th, 2014, 1:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Interesting place to find a Bairds Ratsnake..
Replies: 12
Views: 3726

Re: Interesting place to find a Bairds Ratsnake..

This is the little Bairds I found in the cave:
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by infidel
October 4th, 2014, 8:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Interesting place to find a Bairds Ratsnake..
Replies: 12
Views: 3726

Re: Interesting place to find a Bairds Ratsnake..

JakeScott wrote:Those are some fantastic calcium formations. You don't have any pictures of the Bairds?

-Jake
Yes, I haven't processed it yet (on another card).
by infidel
October 4th, 2014, 8:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Interesting place to find a Bairds Ratsnake..
Replies: 12
Views: 3726

Re: Interesting place to find a Bairds Ratsnake..

I assume this was on private land since you were in the great state of Texas. Those look like human bones. Might be worth reporting that to some anthropologists at the state or one of the main universities. Would scratches in the wall from almost 90 years ago still be that clear? Yes, it was on pri...
by infidel
October 3rd, 2014, 3:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Interesting place to find a Bairds Ratsnake..
Replies: 12
Views: 3726

Interesting place to find a Bairds Ratsnake..

Today while out hiking out and about in the Texas hill country, we came across a hole in the ground. Curiosity takes over so we crawled down into the hole to see what was inside..What a cave! We made it about a half a mile inside but weren't equipped to go any further. There were lots of side caves ...
by infidel
September 8th, 2014, 7:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fellow herper in need
Replies: 3
Views: 2010

Re: Fellow herper in need

Craig wrote:Let's all pitch in. We all could be in the same position at any time.

Craig
Thank you Craig...I've seen too many of my friends suffer with Cancer and most of them suffer from not only the cursed disease but also the financial toll as well. Together, we can help.
by infidel
September 3rd, 2014, 10:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fellow herper in need
Replies: 3
Views: 2010

Re: Fellow herper in need

Guys, the fundraiser for Nathan has just a few days left. If you can afford to, skip the Wendy's # 1 combo and drop $10 on Nathan. He is a fellow herper and needs our help. Again, the link is: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/nathan-wells-medical-expenses-fundraiser-/189712 They take cred...
by infidel
August 24th, 2014, 9:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A find in S. TX last night
Replies: 8
Views: 2916

Re: A find in S. TX last night

Jeff wrote:Strange head shape -- nothing like East Texas/Louisiana corals. What county?

Jeff
Uvalde
by infidel
August 24th, 2014, 3:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Article..
Replies: 5
Views: 1353

Article..

It really makes me ill to see these idiots writing about things they don't understand. Article: http://www.currentargus.com/carlsbad-news/ci_26389697/snake-sightings-rise-including-more-venomous-mojave-rattler Quote: "The snake is a type of pit viper that has recently migrated from California and Ar...
by infidel
August 23rd, 2014, 9:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Opportunistic Ratsnake
Replies: 5
Views: 2347

Re: Opportunistic Ratsnake

emoryi ? Has this behavior been documented in this species before? I don't know but there's a cave about 10 miles up the road from me called the Frio Bat Cave (http://www.friobatflight.com/) that has an Emorys that hangs around the entrance fairly often at dusk that snatches bats out of the air as ...
by infidel
August 23rd, 2014, 7:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Opportunistic Ratsnake
Replies: 5
Views: 2347

Opportunistic Ratsnake

We were out last night and came across a bridge about sunrise. We noticed several bats flying around the bridge and that the underside of it had the man-made habitat that the bats like to roost in. Upon closer inspection my buddy saw this little opportunistic rat snake also waiting for the arrival o...
by infidel
August 22nd, 2014, 4:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A find in S. TX last night
Replies: 8
Views: 2916

Re: A find in S. TX last night

Thanks guys. I've always had the same problem with them being so squirmy. For this one I had a piece of cardboard handy. I let him crawl up under it, get comfy, removed the cardboard and grabbed a few shots before he got squirmy again. I had to repeat a few times with a buddy helping me out but admi...
by infidel
August 22nd, 2014, 9:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A find in S. TX last night
Replies: 8
Views: 2916

A find in S. TX last night

I don't see these very often.
Texas Coral Snake
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JP
by infidel
August 14th, 2014, 8:39 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Game Warden Feedback (TX Specifically)
Replies: 130
Views: 31627

Re: Game Warden Feedback (TX Specifically)

:lol: :lol: :lol: Thank you for starting this informative post Chris, but I think everyone needs to pay attention to the following points: 1) If you disagree with the current law, then work to change it or don't go to Texas. I agree with Bob...I don't go, unless it's to photograph turtles. 2) Find ...
by infidel
August 12th, 2014, 3:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Border safety in south tx
Replies: 3
Views: 1986

Re: Border safety in south tx

Hey guys, I'm hoping to hit south Texas this fall, and again in spring with some out of towners. I haven't been in many years, so I was hoping you guys could give me any info as to border safety down there. I plan on sticking to NWRs and state parks for the most part, and possibly some private prop...
by infidel
August 12th, 2014, 1:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Game Warden Feedback (TX Specifically)
Replies: 130
Views: 31627

Re: Game Warden Feedback (TX Specifically)

They are not taking the position this includes headlights, are they? Because that is not a reasonable interpretation, IMO. It clearly refers to spotting from a window...... It includes headlights...nothing "reasonable" about it.. It depends on which county you're in--the "interpretation/discretion"...
by infidel
August 11th, 2014, 9:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Game Warden Feedback (TX Specifically)
Replies: 130
Views: 31627

Re: Game Warden Feedback (TX Specifically)

Eric, I concur. I was thinking the law said "hunt" from a vehicle, which would require intent. What the law actually says is "locate" which requires no intent. "(e) A person may not use an artificial light from a motor vehicle in locating, capturing, or attempting to capture a reptile or amphibian ...
by infidel
August 6th, 2014, 2:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wrong turn on 95
Replies: 7
Views: 5237

Re: Wrong turn on 95

nicely done shots!
by infidel
August 6th, 2014, 10:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fenix HL50 headlamp review
Replies: 4
Views: 3392

Re: Fenix HL50 headlamp review

Thanks for the review. Did you test what runtimes are each output level? Also does this light work well with Rcr123 cells? I only did the runtime tests on high mode. Fenix says not to use the RCR123's with this one. Its a shame that this light cannot use Rechargeable CR123s, here in India CR123s ar...
by infidel
August 4th, 2014, 10:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fenix HL50 headlamp review
Replies: 4
Views: 3392

Re: Fenix HL50 headlamp review

Chaitanya wrote:Thanks for the review. Did you test what runtimes are each output level? Also does this light work well with Rcr123 cells?
I only did the runtime tests on high mode. Fenix says not to use the RCR123's with this one.
by infidel
August 4th, 2014, 1:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fenix HL50 headlamp review
Replies: 4
Views: 3392

Fenix HL50 headlamp review

Since most of us herpers are also gear nerds, here's another headlamp review... http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Eq-A4R08U8M/U9szl6sF5cI/AAAAAAAAA0E/U-mk1cI5Ypo/s1600/HL50.jpg When Fenix announced the new HL50 headlamp, it was something different that I usually wouldn't buy or own. The main reason is that ...
by infidel
August 2nd, 2014, 8:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Game Warden Feedback (TX Specifically)
Replies: 130
Views: 31627

Re: Game Warden Feedback (TX Specifically)

When you guys say "west Texas", are there certain counties that have this law in place, and the rest of the state does not? Nope...The road ban is statewide. The vest requirement is statewide. Nobody seems to care except in the Trans-Pecos region. It's selective enforcement. Long story, and I may e...
by infidel
August 2nd, 2014, 8:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Game Warden Feedback (TX Specifically)
Replies: 130
Views: 31627

Re: Game Warden Feedback (TX Specifically)

Why is the vest a problem? Because you don't look cool? Herpers aren't particularly cool in the first place, a vest isn't taking you down much further. The vest isn't the problem, it's the ridiculous required amount of reflective material that's the problem. If we could go buy a regular ANSI vest (...
by infidel
August 2nd, 2014, 3:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Game Warden Feedback (TX Specifically)
Replies: 130
Views: 31627

Re: Game Warden Feedback (TX Specifically)

I think I have been wrong about something and need some clarification. (Let's leave t&e species out of my questions for simplicity) 1.) Is it illegal to move a snake off the road in Texas even with a hunting license and herp stamp? 2.) If yes, what is the purpose of the reflective vests? 3.) Prior ...
by infidel
August 1st, 2014, 1:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Game Warden Feedback (TX Specifically)
Replies: 130
Views: 31627

Re: Game Warden Feedback (TX Specifically)

Some good points made by the Warden Chris. I must point out one thing however that always seems to get lost on the folks in Austin who repeatedly told me, "Why do you want road cruising back if you can just walk the bar ditches?" It's very simple; there are many herpers who cannot walk the bar ditch...
by infidel
July 31st, 2014, 10:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Game Warden Feedback (TX Specifically)
Replies: 130
Views: 31627

Re: Game Warden Feedback (TX Specifically)

While Gerry and others may not see a distinction between a hunter, a catch-and-release fisherman, and a photographer who does not handle their subjects, I still categorically do. Perhaps I'm alone in this. Agree 110% and no, you're not alone. There's a HUGE difference in catch and release fishing. ...
by infidel
July 31st, 2014, 10:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A little S. TX Bull
Replies: 9
Views: 2523

Re: A little S. TX Bull

Awesome shot! We used to have bulls here in my current local area, but vegetation succession/encroachment has pretty much eliminated suitable habitat. We haven't even had a controlled burn, to my knowledge, in 5 years. Thank you senor..I've seen two retics this year. Trying to find them in Zavala C...
by infidel
July 31st, 2014, 10:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A little S. TX Bull
Replies: 9
Views: 2523

Re: A little S. TX Bull

chrish wrote:Great photo, Jason.
Thanks Chris...haven't seen you down here lately. :)
by infidel
July 31st, 2014, 10:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A little S. TX Bull
Replies: 9
Views: 2523

Re: A little S. TX Bull

John Williams wrote:Gorgeous snake and perfect photo.
Gracias John
by infidel
July 31st, 2014, 4:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A little S. TX Bull
Replies: 9
Views: 2523

A little S. TX Bull

actually about 5.5 feet or so......and angry :)
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JP
by infidel
July 31st, 2014, 2:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your Favorite Herp Eye?
Replies: 21
Views: 6132

Re: Your Favorite Herp Eye?

Probably the eye (and brow) of the sidewinder: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3768/13212210075_943640d208_b.jpg but so many have interesting eyes like this night snake: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7003/6490939127_c862dfce53_b.jpg and this chirping frog: https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8122/8682374...
by infidel
July 30th, 2014, 3:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Game Warden Feedback (TX Specifically)
Replies: 130
Views: 31627

Re: Game Warden Feedback (TX Specifically)

One thing that need to be made clear because I keep seeing, "It's wrong that the officer gets to decide who's violating and who's not" One thing to keep in mind folks. Law Enforcement is NOT an exact science. The officer/agent on the side of the road has to decide based on his experience, and articu...
by infidel
June 13th, 2014, 6:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Fellow herper in need
Replies: 3
Views: 2010

Fellow herper in need

I don't know if this is against forum rules to post stuff like this but a well known herper to many in our community, Nathan Wells, has been battling cancer for the past year. He has racked up many bills and will have ongoing treatment for the near future. The bills have hit him and his family hard....