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by AsydaBass
October 18th, 2012, 8:29 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - October 16-31 - Scary Herp Shot
Replies: 44
Views: 16654

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - October 16-31 - Scary Herp Shot

Matt, cottonmouths are for pussies! This isn't a scary picture of a herp but a picture of a scary herp. ] So are young Bothrops ;) Well I guess for some people, the subadults can give you the willys. But to feel your blood run cold, you need a real Bothrops asper . She came in at 107 cm, a big scar...
by AsydaBass
October 17th, 2012, 9:15 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - October 16-31 - Scary Herp Shot
Replies: 44
Views: 16654

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - October 16-31 - Scary Herp Shot

Something lurks...

Image

One meter long Eyelash Viper (Bothriechis schlegelii)

-Don
http://www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
October 17th, 2012, 8:47 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: UPDATED* Idea Bank- Photo essays, monthly themes, etc...
Replies: 19
Views: 4445

Re: Idea Bank- Photo essays, monthly themes, etc...

It's October so maybe Fall colors...but only if you're ready to see alot of salamanders on fall leaves haha. Here you go, Antonsrkn- Marbled Salamander ( Ambystoma opacum ) sitting very naturally with its head raised, on the brightest leaf around... because they can always be found just like this.....
by AsydaBass
October 13th, 2012, 9:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Road N.A.F.H.A. Report
Replies: 71
Views: 18539

Re: Snake Road N.A.F.H.A. Report

I echo what everyone has said about the trip being absolutely amazing; too many people, too little time to get to know you all. I'm not sure that these animals have received quite enough publicity yet, so here are a few snapshots from the trip Dusty Hognose Snake ( Heterodon gloydi ) http://i681.pho...
by AsydaBass
October 12th, 2012, 9:34 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: UPDATED* Idea Bank- Photo essays, monthly themes, etc...
Replies: 19
Views: 4445

Re: Idea Bank- Photo essays, monthly themes, etc...

Antonsrkn- I just returned from the NAFHA meeting in IL, and while there I took a picture specifically for you.

-Don
www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
October 12th, 2012, 6:56 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: UPDATED* Idea Bank- Photo essays, monthly themes, etc...
Replies: 19
Views: 4445

Re: Idea Bank- Photo essays, monthly themes, etc...

Quick thought- How about something along the lines of specialized adaptations? We could showcase some of the neat morphological traits that our subjects have evolved over the eras, while adding a quick note to explain them. The result could be some really interesting animals... or 100 Heterodon shot...
by AsydaBass
October 12th, 2012, 5:58 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Florida Birds part 2- 25 species pictured
Replies: 6
Views: 3644

Re: Florida Birds part 2- 25 species pictured

Hey Vic, how's it going? I was just a little kid at the the time of the Sandhill incident. I don't know if the bird was defending the feeder or just overly aggressive with me from being too habituated to being fed. We're talking 20 years ago, so of course I hold no grudge these days, but I won't eve...
by AsydaBass
October 4th, 2012, 6:07 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - October 1-15 - Herps in Motion
Replies: 33
Views: 8911

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - October 1-15 - Herps in Motion

Strut Your Stuff Yellow Dyeing Tink Frog ( Diasporus citrinobapheus ) http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv174/dflip3/Dcitrinowalk.jpg Members of the Diasporus genus (tink frogs) prefer walking over jumping. While these frogs are usually located from within their secretive calling sites, with a bit...
by AsydaBass
October 3rd, 2012, 8:51 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - October 1-15 - Herps in Motion
Replies: 33
Views: 8911

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - October 1-15 - Herps in Motion

Reaching Out Bolitoglossa lignicolor http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv174/dflip3/Blignicolorreach.jpg Bolitoglossa lignicolor is an arboreal tropical lungless salamander. If you look closely at the picture you can see its completely webbed feet. In this photo, the salamander was waving its arms...
by AsydaBass
October 3rd, 2012, 8:38 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - October 1-15 - Herps in Motion
Replies: 33
Views: 8911

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - October 1-15 - Herps in Motion

Great photos so far guys! I bet if we all dig through our archives, we would probably have quite a few entries to this essay. This is the first essay that I'll actually be around for, well except for this NAFHA meeting weekend.

-Don
www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
October 3rd, 2012, 8:14 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: UPDATED* Idea Bank- Photo essays, monthly themes, etc...
Replies: 19
Views: 4445

Re: Idea Bank- Photo essays, monthly themes, etc...

It's October so maybe Fall colors...but only if you're ready to see alot of salamanders on fall leaves haha. That's funny. I'm actually less than 24 hours away from photographing my first salamanders on fall leaves. This upcoming NAFHA meeting will be my first time in the "north" in autumn; I'm qui...
by AsydaBass
October 2nd, 2012, 9:13 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 167185

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Hyloscirtus colymba http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv174/dflip3/Hcolymba.jpg It is with a heavy heart that I say once again, this is a species of anuran that is critically endangered. Hyloscirtus colymba was yet another victim ravaged by the Bd fungus. They (along with H. palmeri ) are stream s...
by AsydaBass
October 1st, 2012, 9:55 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 167185

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Yellow Dying Rainfrog ( Diasporus citrinobapheus ) Parque Nacional Omar Torrijos, El Cope, Panama Sept, 2012 http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv174/dflip3/Dcitrinovental.jpg This species of rainfrog was very recently described (May, 2012) from the mountains of western Panama. Due to their call, D...
by AsydaBass
September 29th, 2012, 7:43 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: A photo for critique
Replies: 8
Views: 3197

Re: A photo for critique

Hello everyone, Thanks for sharing your thoughts, and I'm sorry it took so long to get back to this thread. Things went well in Panama, and I was even able to find two, possibly three, undescribed species of terrarana. I don't think I'll have time to put together a formal post, but any pictures that...
by AsydaBass
September 16th, 2012, 7:32 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: A photo for critique
Replies: 8
Views: 3197

A photo for critique

Hey Photo Forum amigos, I would greatly appreciate a little critiquing from you guys. When I took this photo I had my gear setup a little differently than usual. At first, I was going to delete all of the photos in this series, but at the last minute decided to keep them to review later. Well, the m...
by AsydaBass
September 16th, 2012, 11:07 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Going underwater in a creek. Made me a lens port.
Replies: 15
Views: 7503

Re: Going underwater in a creek. Made me a lens port.

Pretty cool, Owen. Thanks for taking the time to knock out a post about your project. I look forward to seeing more images that result from the port.

-Don
www.rainforestdon.com
by AsydaBass
September 14th, 2012, 4:18 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 167185

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Here's an old one I rediscovered on the hard drive the other day. From a technical standpoint it certainly isn't the best photo, but I thought the subject was pretty cool :D Brown Vine Snake ( Oxybelis aeneus ) This is from the Rara Avis Rainforest Reserve in the north Caribbean foothills of Costa R...
by AsydaBass
September 14th, 2012, 8:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazon - May 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 5370

Re: Peruvian Amazon - May 2012

I'm loving that Strabomantis!

-Don
www.rainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
September 13th, 2012, 11:20 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?...
Replies: 381
Views: 335411

Re: What was your last lifer?...

Hahaha! Clever, Chris!

In that case I just got a new herp lifer in Costa Rica, but unfortunately I now need to remove Dendrophidion vinitor from my life list, which is odd, because until last month I had seen like 100 of them... ;)

-Don
www.rainforestdon.com
by AsydaBass
September 12th, 2012, 8:58 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 167185

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Clay-colored Rain Frog ( Pristimantis cerasinus ) I just love those eyes. This is a juvenile, approx 20mm. http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv174/dflip3/Ccerasinusjuvi.jpg Nikon D7000 Nikon 105mm micro f/22 1/250 sec ISO 250 Exposure mode- manual Meter mode- spot Flash- uh, yeah... :D -Don http:/...
by AsydaBass
September 12th, 2012, 12:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Roll call for NAFHA Snake Rd.
Replies: 88
Views: 17211

Re: Roll call for NAFHA Snake Rd.

Tickets are already booked, so I'll be there. Unfortunately though, I'm stuck doing almost the entire trip from South Florida with Josh Holbrook...save me.


:mrgreen:
Can't wait to see some familiar faces up there!

-Don
www.rainforestdon.com
by AsydaBass
September 12th, 2012, 11:59 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Florida Birds part 2- 25 species pictured
Replies: 6
Views: 3644

Re: Florida Birds part 2- 25 species pictured

Thanks Jacob. The only times that I've ever seen snipes are when I flushed them from scrub or sawgrass marsh. At some point I'd love to be able to observe this species for more than a fleeting moment. Texas is a good place then? Rumor has it that you guys also have a couple of herps over there... it...
by AsydaBass
September 10th, 2012, 9:21 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - September 1-15 - "Bits and Pieces"
Replies: 45
Views: 15356

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - September 1-15 - "Bits and Pieces"

It seems like a similar photo to this gets submitted to every photo essay that we do, so I thought I'd get mine in too.

Turnip-tailed gecko (Thecadactylus rapicauda)

Image

-Don
www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
September 10th, 2012, 7:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip to Costa Rica, August 2012
Replies: 25
Views: 10239

Re: Trip to Costa Rica, August 2012

David, a puma?! Simply amazing, sir! Good work. Anotheca spinosa was only just recorded for the first time at Rara Avis in 2008, and now we're seeing more and more of them every year. As Brian mentioned, there are just a few corrections on the frog IDs: The first glass frog picture is a Sachatamia i...
by AsydaBass
September 8th, 2012, 8:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip to Costa Rica, August 2012
Replies: 25
Views: 10239

Re: Trip to Costa Rica, August 2012

Oh, I forgot to mention, I'm quite jealous of the Porcupine! That's one species that still eludes me in Central America.

-Don
www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
September 8th, 2012, 8:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip to Costa Rica, August 2012
Replies: 25
Views: 10239

Re: Trip to Costa Rica, August 2012

Great post! Your first anole is a Slender Anole, Norops limifrons . The first frog is a Common Rain Frog, Craugastor fitzingeri , and the next from is a Mimic Rain Frog, Craugastor mimus . I really like that second photo of the Imantodes. I am very much looking forward to the Rara Avis post, as I li...
by AsydaBass
September 8th, 2012, 8:27 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - September 1-15 - "Bits and Pieces"
Replies: 45
Views: 15356

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - September 1-15 - "Bits and Pieces"

Stohlgren- that's a great photo! The last one that I posted was tricky. As was mentioned (timber, Bothrops) it very much resembles a viper, however, it is a colubrid- Nothopsis rugosus . It's a small denizen of the forest leaf litter community. The head scalation is also quite viper-like. Here's tod...
by AsydaBass
September 7th, 2012, 1:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Around the world in 120 days Part 9: Central America Snakes
Replies: 12
Views: 5414

Re: Around the world in 120 days Part 9: Central America Sna

Very nice selection of snakes. It looks like you really put in some hours in the field. I am also curious as to where you were finding the Bothriechis lateralis . The red-marked Bothriechis looks like it was part of a mark/recapture study. Here's a similar one: http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv1...
by AsydaBass
September 7th, 2012, 12:31 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - September 1-15 - "Bits and Pieces"
Replies: 45
Views: 15356

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - September 1-15 - "Bits and Pieces"

Some serious scalation!

Image

Any takers on this one?

-Don
http://www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
September 7th, 2012, 12:29 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - September 1-15 - "Bits and Pieces"
Replies: 45
Views: 15356

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - September 1-15 - "Bits and Pieces"

Owen, that's a great shot of the Phrynosoma.

-Don
www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
August 31st, 2012, 5:33 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Do we want an Audio Lab (Herp Recording) forum?
Replies: 11
Views: 4184

Re: Do we want an Audio Lab (Herp Recording) forum?

Thanks for the heads up Chris. I'll give it go when things settle down here in mid Oct. I'll also direct a colleague of mine there; he is working with bioacoustics and Allobates talamancae.

Thanks,

-Don
www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
August 31st, 2012, 5:30 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - August 16-31 - Warnings and Threat Displays
Replies: 47
Views: 14008

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - August 16-31 - Warnings and Threat Display

"Look at these!"

An Eyelash Viper (Bothriechis schlegelii) showing off its impressive, and effective, ability to gape. Needless to say, it worked, I did not try to eat the snake.

Image

-Don
http://www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
August 30th, 2012, 5:53 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - August 16-31 - Warnings and Threat Displays
Replies: 47
Views: 14008

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - August 16-31 - Warnings and Threat Display

It appears that I came home too late to fully participate in this one, bummer. Here's a last minute contribution: Tiger Rat Snake ( Spilotes pullatus ), ~2.75 m "And they call Pseustes the Puffing Snakes..." http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv174/dflip3/DSC_0779.jpg -Don ps- anyone mind if I play ...
by AsydaBass
August 28th, 2012, 12:53 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - August 16-31 - Warnings and Threat Displays
Replies: 47
Views: 14008

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - August 16-31 - Warnings and Threat Display

Hey everyone, I just got back from three weeks in the field and I am excited to see this as a topic! There have been some great pictures so far. Here's my contribution Green Parrot Snake ( Leptophis ahaetulla ) "Go ahead, call my bluff" http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv174/dflip3/Leptpost.jpg Pu...
by AsydaBass
August 28th, 2012, 12:37 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Do we want an Audio Lab (Herp Recording) forum?
Replies: 11
Views: 4184

Re: Do we want an Audio Lab (Herp Recording) forum?

Hello everyone, I've been keeping you all in mind while in the field, and I've been making various audio recording of a few anuran species here in southwest Costa Rica. I did couple of glassfrog species, a few hylids, and various others. I hope to see this proposed forum come to light soon. -Don www...
by AsydaBass
August 6th, 2012, 6:19 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Do we want an Audio Lab (Herp Recording) forum?
Replies: 11
Views: 4184

Re: Do we want an Audio Lab (Herp Recording) forum?

I rely quite heavily on audio cues/recordings while in the field. This method of documenting species' presence is invaluable in the rainforest, especially when it comes to the canopy inhabitants. And this is coming from someone who spends a good deal of time connected to rope and harness in the cano...
by AsydaBass
August 3rd, 2012, 7:49 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - August 1 - August 15 - Herps as Art
Replies: 15
Views: 5073

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - August 1 - August 15 - Herps as Art

I just don't get why red-eyed tree frogs get all the attention.

Gray-eyed Leaffrog (Cruziohyla calcarifer)

Image
by AsydaBass
July 30th, 2012, 10:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 1100 miles south
Replies: 6
Views: 1626

Re: 1100 miles south

BillMcGighan wrote:Looked like a good visit, Kyle, though some of those dudes you hang with are a little shakey!
Odd folk indeed...

I'm glad you enjoyed your time down here, it was great meeting you. See you in Illinois in early October, right? Right!??

Best,
-Don

www.rainforestdon.com
by AsydaBass
July 30th, 2012, 5:27 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: ID? and Painted Bunting
Replies: 3
Views: 2361

Re: ID? and Painted Bunting

Curtis Hart wrote:Your first bird is a Green Heron.


Curtis
Without question.

Neat that you have such easy access to painted buntings, I'm jealous.

-Don
www.rainforestdon.com
by AsydaBass
July 30th, 2012, 5:22 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: UPDATED* Idea Bank- Photo essays, monthly themes, etc...
Replies: 19
Views: 4445

Re: Idea Bank- Photo essays, monthly themes, etc...

That's an excellent idea! There could be some very obvious entries, which are good, but that challenge also opens up some really interesting possibilities; my mind is already turning with ideas.

-Don
by AsydaBass
July 28th, 2012, 8:42 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: UPDATED* Idea Bank- Photo essays, monthly themes, etc...
Replies: 19
Views: 4445

Re: Idea Bank- Photo essays, monthly themes, etc...

A few topics that I'd really like to see going (and they may have been done in the past): Mimicry - as it pertains to one animal mimicking another animal Camouflage - Warnings - Herps displaying defensive and passive warning behavior (gaping, inflating, aposmatic warning coloration and/or patterns, ...
by AsydaBass
July 28th, 2012, 8:35 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: UPDATED* Idea Bank- Photo essays, monthly themes, etc...
Replies: 19
Views: 4445

UPDATED* Idea Bank- Photo essays, monthly themes, etc...

Hey everyone, I thought it might be good idea to start a thread where we can post our ideas for future threads such as: photo essays, broader monthly theme threads, and the like. It'd be nice to have all of these thoughts in one bank, as great ideas can sometimes be randomly posted in non-related th...
by AsydaBass
July 27th, 2012, 8:14 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Finish off groups...
Replies: 25
Views: 8916

Re: Finish off groups...

Besides, I don't screw around trying to hash out every ABA bird. I would rather go to a new country and ring up 100 lifers in one day. Ditto, I can't even spell ABA. I also only have two of the Laughers. I've been thinking about this post for a while now and it made me realize that I'm nowhere clos...
by AsydaBass
July 25th, 2012, 9:31 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Night Photography and the LumiQuest SoftBox III (w/photos)
Replies: 5
Views: 2601

Re: Night Photography and the LumiQuest SoftBox III (w/photo

Thanks Michael, I really appreciate that. I try to keep it updated while I'm in the field. While that's not often possible, I always make sure to upload a few pictures while in between sites. I often spend a night in a town or city while moving to different parts of the country. -Don www.rainforestd...
by AsydaBass
July 24th, 2012, 8:32 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Snakes as Art
Replies: 9
Views: 3397

Re: Snakes as Art

I like that idea, Chris. I was bummed out that I couldn't participate in July's essay, as we don't have C. atrox on this side of the country. "Herps as Art" should bring about some very neat photos.

-Don
www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
July 19th, 2012, 6:57 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Night Photography and the LumiQuest SoftBox III (w/photos)
Replies: 5
Views: 2601

Re: Night Photography and the LumiQuest SoftBox III (w/photo

Thanks! That's a great setup you have there. I'm familiar with that macro bracket, I've always been a fan of it. I use something similar. I added some custom rigging to a Novoflex flashgriff by using the a ball joint between the grip and the ball head. So, it's the metal base plate, vertical grip, o...
by AsydaBass
July 19th, 2012, 6:29 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Florida Birds part 2- 25 species pictured
Replies: 6
Views: 3644

Re: Florida Birds part 2- 25 species pictured

Thanks. I have no grudge with the noble towhee... it's those evil Sandhill Cranes that attacked me as a child. All I wanted to do was get bird food out of the feeder to feed the ducks in the lake.... The Sandy had other ideas.

-Don
www.rainforestdon.com
by AsydaBass
July 19th, 2012, 10:56 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Florida Birds part 2- 25 species pictured
Replies: 6
Views: 3644

Florida Birds part 2- 25 species pictured

Hello again, Here is part two of my birds of Florida posts. Part 1 showed some of the shore and wading birds that I've been encountering this year. It can be found here: http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=12561 This post features a random assortment of some of the other species...
by AsydaBass
July 19th, 2012, 9:04 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Night Photography and the LumiQuest SoftBox III (w/photos)
Replies: 5
Views: 2601

Re: Night Photography and the LumiQuest SoftBox III (w/photo

Thanks for taking the time to post this. I think it's always neat (and helpful) to see comparison shots. Any chance that we can get you to add a photo of the diffuser and flash mounted to the camera? I'm always a fan of seeing people's setup.

-Don
www.rainforestdon.com
by AsydaBass
July 6th, 2012, 8:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA Snake Road Field Trip
Replies: 21
Views: 4343

Re: NAFHA Snake Road Field Trip

Count me in

-Don