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by Thorny
February 4th, 2019, 10:40 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Wide angle lenses for crop sensor nikon.
Replies: 3
Views: 8200

Re: Wide angle lenses for crop sensor nikon.

I read it and loved the review...but I was looking for some possible alternatives. I've heard good things about the tokina 11-16mm but the ability to get just a little bit closer seems worth it (maybe, it's why I am asking after all).
by Thorny
February 3rd, 2019, 2:44 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Wide angle lenses for crop sensor nikon.
Replies: 3
Views: 8200

Wide angle lenses for crop sensor nikon.

I am on the market for a wide angle lens. I love what I have seen out of the Laowa 15mm but all manual seems like to much of a mountain to climb.

Any suggestions on the prose and cons of wide angle lenses for her photography?
by Thorny
April 2nd, 2017, 12:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sensitive Wildlife Habitat Area - violated?
Replies: 12
Views: 3934

Re: Sensitive Wildlife Habitat Area - violated?

Sorry to hear about your retirement from field herping. While not ideal, it could be way way worse. Ultimately I don't dount that giant garters can survive in degraded habitat but they have to have that habitat. If you want to have a petition to get these rules actually enforced I would be happy to ...
by Thorny
March 1st, 2017, 9:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017
Replies: 23
Views: 10133

Re: Tejon Ranch Trips for 2017

I don't know what my schedule is either but given the opportunity I would attend all three.
by Thorny
August 18th, 2016, 6:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sad
Replies: 7
Views: 2833

Re: Sad

Back in 2012/2013 Clemson University student Nathan Weaver was conducting a study on how many people were targeting box turtles while driving. In short, he found that 2% of drivers are dicks. It's one thing to kill a rattlesnake out of fear, it's another thing to kill a non-venomous snake out of ign...
by Thorny
June 20th, 2016, 4:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snapping Turtle Photos?
Replies: 1
Views: 1383

Re: Snapping Turtle Photos?

Pm sent.
by Thorny
June 20th, 2016, 3:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: CA Chapter trip to Kennedy Meadows June 24-26, 2016
Replies: 40
Views: 21758

Re: CA Chapter trip to Kennedy Meadows June 24-26, 2016

I'm going though I may need to leave early.

I am headed to Yosemite afterwards so I can'tell help you Jim.
by Thorny
May 17th, 2016, 5:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 28 Trip Cancelled
Replies: 50
Views: 24218

Re: 2016 Tejon Ranch - May 28 Trip Cancelled

Let me start by saying :cry:

I'm always interested (assuming I am available) and you guys have way higher standards of what is thought of a successful trip. I caught a gopher snake and, after a massive amount of photo editing, got a good pronghorn photo. What more could you want in life?
by Thorny
May 8th, 2016, 12:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mangrove Snakes in CA?
Replies: 5
Views: 2617

Re: Mangrove Snakes in CA?

I am hoping someone can find a link but I will not be the one that looks for it and all of this comes from memory. California's venomous regs ban by family and not simply venemous as a whole. Ownership of colubrids is permitted with the exception of boomslangs and twigsnakes. Thus, I don't imagine t...
by Thorny
May 5th, 2016, 5:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pet Peeves
Replies: 54
Views: 22435

Re: Pet Peeves

And, the only reason I sometimes brag about DB numbers is to motivate others to catch the fever and enter more data. Most humans are competitive in nature, so I think the contests help, but I actually have my own goals and agenda for entering data. I'm trying to fill my google earth map with vouche...
by Thorny
June 18th, 2015, 5:29 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Lenses
Replies: 12
Views: 6519

Re: Lenses

I am of the least experience DSLR users in the world but I wanted to throw this out there in the prime vs. zoom debate. While I am sure there are exceptions to this, herp photography is one of the few forms of wildlife photography where there is not much emphasis placed on action shots and where you...
by Thorny
June 1st, 2015, 3:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Coalinga Horned Toad Derby
Replies: 81
Views: 20815

Re: Coalinga Horned Toad Derby

I've decided I want to play. From talking with many a graduate student and discussions at the Flat-tailed horned lizard workshop I am currently under the belief that Phrynasoma are incredibly sensitive to being moved around. While I understand that the lizards' locations are recorded and they are pl...
by Thorny
May 31st, 2015, 1:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp research and jobs
Replies: 10
Views: 4016

Re: Herp research and jobs

As a biostitute I've heard this term in reference to work with consulting companies, along with some other, less flattering terms. I don't really like it. I feel like its demeaning to the work you do. These are important jobs and if you aren't doing them someone else will. Possibly with less skill ...
by Thorny
May 31st, 2015, 12:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: IL town removing snakes
Replies: 14
Views: 5403

Re: IL town removing snakes

The city has decided that is easier to kill harmless water snakes than teaching people they are harmless.

That makes my blood more than boil and it does not sound like anyone involved has the slightest idea what they are doing.
by Thorny
May 26th, 2015, 2:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp research and jobs
Replies: 10
Views: 4016

Re: Herp research and jobs

I had suggested having a jobs forum, but nobody (myself included) wanted to moderate. There are other job forums around though. I would guess the people seriously interested in these sorts of jobs would work to get on the same lists you are on so they have their inbox filling up with openings too. ...
by Thorny
April 29th, 2015, 4:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Saturday May 2nd San Diego Area work w/ USGS.. Help wanted.
Replies: 2
Views: 1178

Re: Saturday May 2nd San Diego Area work w/ USGS.. Help wan

I would like to throw my hat into the ring of possible warm bodies to help with this endeavor.
by Thorny
January 20th, 2015, 8:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tejon Ranch in Spring 2015? Tentative Dates Announced.
Replies: 26
Views: 7891

Re: Tejon Ranch in Spring 2015?

Would definitely be up for going but if work gets in the way then it gets in the way.
by Thorny
November 17th, 2014, 4:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Urgent-Important Need Help Fri and Next week San Gabe Mtns
Replies: 33
Views: 12410

Re: Urgent-Important Need Help Fri and Next week San Gabe Mt

Thorny wrote:
Phillodactylus wrote:As long as it isn't Monday the 17th, or Thursday the 20th, I'd like to help.

-Phil
I am interested in helping this Friday. Did not hear in time for last Friday.
Ok, rereading this. I am available Thursday and Friday and would love to help since this is in my backyard.
by Thorny
November 15th, 2014, 7:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Urgent-Important Need Help Fri and Next week San Gabe Mtns
Replies: 33
Views: 12410

Re: Urgent-Important Need Help Fri and Next week San Gabe Mt

Phillodactylus wrote:As long as it isn't Monday the 17th, or Thursday the 20th, I'd like to help.

-Phil
I am interested in helping this Friday. Did not hear in time for last Friday.
by Thorny
September 12th, 2013, 5:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Aboreal Rattlesnake?
Replies: 16
Views: 4070

Re: Aboreal Rattlesnake?

While I've never seen it. Timber Rattlesnakes have been known to get 30 ft. off the ground. The little ones seem to due it to get cicadas. The little ones in Cali. might be doing it for the same reason.
by Thorny
August 17th, 2013, 3:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Visiting Bohol and Quirino in the Philippines
Replies: 5
Views: 2075

Re: Visiting Bohol and Quirino in the Philippines

For the record I am just going to post everything here as I have no idea how to ID most of the critters. Sea kraits, Tokay geckos, marine toads, and pythons are an exception of course.
by Thorny
August 14th, 2013, 6:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery Snake and Mystery Frog
Replies: 9
Views: 2275

Re: Mystery Snake and Mystery Frog

Snake looks like a corn.
by Thorny
August 8th, 2013, 11:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finding Sidewinders
Replies: 10
Views: 2350

Re: Finding Sidewinders

beautiful specimen! Thanks for sharing! :D I am with Marc. I realize that many people are very secretive about there honey holes but sidewinders are one of the easiest and most reliable finds in the Desert, at least via road cruising. You're not going to need a special place, just any moderately sa...
by Thorny
July 22nd, 2013, 2:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Visiting Bohol and Quirino in the Philippines
Replies: 5
Views: 2075

Visiting Bohol and Quirino in the Philippines

So I am going to be traveling to the Philippines in a month and am trying to find places to go herping in Quirino and Bohol. Right now I am planning on going to the tarsier sanctuary, butterfly sanctuary, danoa adventure park, and the man made forest in Bohol). That being said, while I understand th...