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by AsydaBass
February 15th, 2013, 2:29 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Four of a kind...** - UP AND RUNNING AGAIN March 2016!
Replies: 281
Views: 221874

Re: FOUR OF A KIND....new game

Black-and-yellow Tanager

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-Don
http://www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
February 4th, 2013, 7:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica January 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 4866

Re: Costa Rica January 2013

You did well for just one trip, good job! I chuckled when I read the comment about visiting and funding Brian, as I was thinking the same thing to myself. The first unidentified litter frog (Craugastor sp.), where did you find it? Without seeing the bottoms of the hands, you can't say for certain, b...
by AsydaBass
January 22nd, 2013, 10:16 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163641

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) Cleanest teeth in town!

I'm lucky enough to see this big ~14ft croc almost everyday.

Image

Nikon D7000
Nikon 28-300mm

-Don
http://www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
January 19th, 2013, 7:21 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163641

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Here's a preview of a new article that I'm writing, working title: "How Big is it Really? The idea of the article is to show exactly how small most of the subjects I photograph really are. Now, most of the people reading this post are in the biology/ photography community, but most everyone else who...
by AsydaBass
January 19th, 2013, 7:15 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163641

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Don, How is the salamander's tail not in focus at f/25? :shock: Dalton, Remember that the area in focus (DoF) at a given aperture is in direct relation to the distance of the subject to the lens. Basically, take your camera, set it to f/11, take a photo of a subject at the lens' closest possible fo...
by AsydaBass
January 17th, 2013, 11:13 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163641

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Hey everyone! Things down here have been super busy lately, which is a good thing, but I'm happy to have some time to post again! Pigeon Mountain Salamander ( Plethodon petraeus ) - endemic to one mountain (can you guess which :lol: ) in the northwest of Georgia http://www.rainforestdon.com/Nature/W...
by AsydaBass
January 11th, 2013, 9:26 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: just another one
Replies: 4
Views: 1791

Re: just another one

In keeping with the style in which you shot this snake, I would try to keep any of the branches, blurred of not, from obstructing the animal's head.

-Don
www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
December 21st, 2012, 6:12 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - December 13-31 - Specialized Adaptations
Replies: 45
Views: 12019

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - December 13-31 - Specialized Adaptations

Not the best photo to showcase the adaptation but its the best I have so it will have to do. Smokey Jungle frog Adaptation: nipples on a frog http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7169/6457129925_43e6ac9452_b.jpg Maybe someone could explain this strange morphological adaptation to me, take a look at the fr...
by AsydaBass
December 9th, 2012, 7:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Part I: My Herping Eden
Replies: 40
Views: 24465

Re: Part I: My Herping Eden

Phenomenal, Josh! I feel privileged to have been around for a good chunk of those adventures. And I must say, your photography has come along wonderfully. Keep it up.

-Don
www.rainforestdon.com
by AsydaBass
December 6th, 2012, 1:46 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163641

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Sorry I haven't been around much, been "stuck" in the field a lot lately.

Fleischmann's Glassfrog (Hyalinobatrachium fleischmanni)

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-Don
http://www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
November 28th, 2012, 10:23 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - November 16-30 - Species Profiles
Replies: 82
Views: 17633

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - November 16-30 - Species Profiles

Scarlet-webbed Treefrog (Hypsiboas rufitelus)

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-Don
http://www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
November 27th, 2012, 8:48 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - November 16-30 - Species Profiles
Replies: 82
Views: 17633

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - November 16-30 - Species Profiles

Helmeted Iguana (Corytophanes cristatus)

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-Don
http://www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
November 27th, 2012, 8:38 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Bird-a-Day
Replies: 71
Views: 15972

Re: Bird-a-Day

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)

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-Don
http://www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
November 27th, 2012, 8:35 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Bird-a-Day
Replies: 71
Views: 15972

Re: Bird-a-Day

Matt, that Finch photo is amazing, damn near perfect. Good job!

-Don
www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
November 27th, 2012, 8:31 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Alphabirding
Replies: 308
Views: 51618

Re: Alphabirding

Shining Honeycreeper
Gamboa, Panama

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-Don
http://www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
November 27th, 2012, 8:26 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163641

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

I thought you guys might like this one from last night. American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) eating a Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

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-Don
www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
November 25th, 2012, 8:47 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Alphabirding
Replies: 308
Views: 51618

Re: Alphabirding

Short-tailed Hawk from yesterday

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-Don
http://www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
November 22nd, 2012, 10:52 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Alphabirding
Replies: 308
Views: 51618

Re: Alphabirding

Scarlet Macaw

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-Don
http://www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
November 22nd, 2012, 10:46 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - November 16-30 - Species Profiles
Replies: 82
Views: 17633

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - November 16-30 - Species Profiles

An undescribed species of Pristimantis, closely related to P. cruentus/museosus

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-Don
http://www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
November 21st, 2012, 7:26 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Alphabirding
Replies: 308
Views: 51618

Re: Alphabirding

Pterodactyl...

Sorry, I mean Brown Pelican

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-Don
http://www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
November 21st, 2012, 7:22 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - November 16-30 - Species Profiles
Replies: 82
Views: 17633

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - November 16-30 - Species Profiles

Ghost Glassfrog (Sachatamia ilex)

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-Don
http://www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
November 20th, 2012, 9:50 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Alphabirding
Replies: 308
Views: 51618

Re: Alphabirding

Florida Scrub Jay

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-Don
http://www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
November 20th, 2012, 4:25 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Bird-a-Day
Replies: 71
Views: 15972

Re: Bird-a-Day

Double-crested Cormorant and Catfish

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-Don
www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
November 20th, 2012, 2:45 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163641

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Halloween Snake (Urotheca euryzona)

Neonate
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-Don
http://www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
November 20th, 2012, 7:09 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - November 16-30 - Species Profiles
Replies: 82
Views: 17633

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - November 16-30 - Species Profiles

Casque-headed Iguana (Corytophanes cristatus)

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-Don
http://www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
November 19th, 2012, 7:34 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Bird-a-Day
Replies: 71
Views: 15972

Re: Bird-a-Day

Wow, Swallow Tanagers are high on my list of must sees. This little guy makes an appearance in the same spot every year down here. He showed up again sometime last week. Happy to have him back, here's our "Everglades" Vermilion Flycatcher http://www.rainforestdon.com/Nature/These-Things-with-Wings/i...
by AsydaBass
November 19th, 2012, 7:29 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - November 16-30 - Species Profiles
Replies: 82
Views: 17633

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - November 16-30 - Species Profiles

That's a good one, Chris.

Green Basilisk (Basiliscus plumifrons)

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-Don
http://www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
November 18th, 2012, 1:04 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - November 16-30 - Species Profiles
Replies: 82
Views: 17633

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - November 16-30 - Species Profiles

Here is the ventral view of the glassfrog I posted yesterday.

Powdered Glassfrog (Teratohyla pulverata)


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-Don
http://www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
November 18th, 2012, 12:59 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - November 16-30 - Species Profiles
Replies: 82
Views: 17633

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - November 16-30 - Species Profiles

That's a handsome coachwhip, and a nice siren shot!

-Don
www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
November 17th, 2012, 7:37 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Bird-a-Day
Replies: 71
Views: 15972

Re: Bird-a-Day

Killer photo, Matt, and a cool bird! At first glimpse, the photo reminded me of a Blue-and-gold Tanager. Emerald Tanager ( Tangara florida ) http://www.rainforestdon.com/Nature/These-Things-with-Wings/i-rxbSvmf/0/M/Emerald%20closeup-M.jpg http://www.rainforestdon.com/Nature/These-Things-with-Wings/i...
by AsydaBass
November 17th, 2012, 7:27 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Alphabirding
Replies: 308
Views: 51618

Re: Alphabirding

Fun idea, Chris! I'll pick it up with a

Double-crested Cormorant

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-Don
http://www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
November 17th, 2012, 7:09 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - November 16-30 - Species Profiles
Replies: 82
Views: 17633

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - November 16-30 - Species Profiles

Powdered Glassfrog ( Teratohyla pulverata ) The Powdered glassfrog is a commonly observed species in many parts of Costa Rica. This individual was from Tropenstation La Gamba, in the southwest of the country. T. pulverata has one of the most transparent bellies of the Costa Rican centrolenids... a ...
by AsydaBass
November 16th, 2012, 10:17 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Bird-a-Day
Replies: 71
Views: 15972

Re: Bird-a-Day

Thanks, Matt. They bite harder than expected for such a little bird, yes?

-Don
www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
November 16th, 2012, 10:12 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163641

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Everglades Dwarf Siren (Pseudobranchus axanthus belli)

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Nikon D7000
Nikon 105mm micro
Nikon R1C1 flash setup

-Don
http://www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
November 16th, 2012, 7:13 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Bird-a-Day
Replies: 71
Views: 15972

Re: Bird-a-Day

Tawny-capped Euphonia (Euphonia anneae)

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This bird was captured during a study on neotropical migrants in Rara Avis, Costa Rica.

-Don
http://www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
November 14th, 2012, 10:33 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163641

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Strawberry Poison-dart Frog (Oophaga pumilio)

Image

Nikon D7000
Nikon 105mm micro
f/18
1/60 sec
ISO-250
EV- +.3
Exposure mode- Aperture priority
Metering mode- Matrix


-Don
http://www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
November 14th, 2012, 10:27 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Bird-a-Day
Replies: 71
Views: 15972

Re: Bird-a-Day

The Glossy Ibis ( Plegadis falcinellus ) is hands down one of my favorite wading birds. When I first started doing field work in this area of the Everglades, I'd been trying to get the image in my mind captured in a photo. Time after time, the bird would flush too early, the lighting would be coming...
by AsydaBass
November 12th, 2012, 12:24 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Bird-a-Day
Replies: 71
Views: 15972

Re: Bird-a-Day

How did I miss this post for so long!? Great photos everyone! Any chance that we start posting the camera and lens combination used for the photo from this point on? Green Honeycreeper ( Chlorophanes spiza ) Olde female from Gamboa, Panama http://www.rainforestdon.com/Nature/These-Things-with-Wings/...
by AsydaBass
November 5th, 2012, 7:35 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163641

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Wow!,what a salamander! And that link to the buttermilk racer worked, good looking snake. I may have to try and find one in 2013. Here's my daily contribution: Crowned Treefrog ( Anotheca spinosa ) - A species that we are encountering with more and more frequency- a little good news for once! http:/...
by AsydaBass
November 4th, 2012, 12:58 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163641

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Kyle, what a tease! It says that I don't have permission to view the photo you linked.

-Don
http://www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
November 4th, 2012, 11:37 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - Nov 1 - 15 - SEASONAL HERP PHOTOS
Replies: 25
Views: 8238

Re: PHOTO ESSAY - Nov 1 - 15 - SEASONAL HERP PHOTOS

umop apisdn- That is a lovely picture of an interesting species. Would you mind including some information about the photo for everyone to enjoy?

-Don
www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
November 4th, 2012, 11:34 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163641

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

I wish more people would post on here, I enjoy seeing the photos! Here's a really freaking ugly buttermilk found yesterday: From a guy who has never seen one in person, that is an awesome looking snake! "One last look at a past life" Red-eyed Treefrog ( Agalychnis callidryas ) With tail not yet ful...
by AsydaBass
October 29th, 2012, 9:50 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - October 16-31 - Scary Herp Shot
Replies: 44
Views: 16343

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

Hmm, scary-herp photography. How about, scary herp-photography...sessions :lol: This shoot took place four meters above a river in the rural southwest of Costa Rica. While standing on the ladder, it broke, with only a 110lbs assistant holding it in place in the flowing water below :!: With one leg w...
by AsydaBass
October 25th, 2012, 8:18 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163641

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Pristimantis pardalis http://i681.photobucket.com/albums/vv174/dflip3/Ppardalis.jpg This adult was found along the continental divide in western Panama. This species has a purplish-black dorsum with brown blotches that is reminiscent of a bird dropping, coupled with a dark purple venter and bright ...
by AsydaBass
October 22nd, 2012, 10:36 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163641

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

muskiemagnet wrote: one other thing is that i do not want to use a flash.

-ben
May I ask why you don't want to use a flash?

-Don

www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
October 22nd, 2012, 8:39 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163641

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Tungara Frog (Engystomops pustulosus)
Tropical Station La Gamba, La Gamba, Costa Rica

Image

Nikon D7000
Nikon 105mm micro
Nikon SB-700 / R1C1 macroflash kit
f/22
1/250 sec
ISO- 320
Meter mode- Spot

-Don
www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
October 22nd, 2012, 8:07 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: UPDATED* Idea Bank- Photo essays, monthly themes, etc...
Replies: 19
Views: 4380

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

With winter on its way to many of you Northerners, the herping is starting to settle down. Here's an easy essay for the winter season. I've been doing some theme posts like this on another site recently: What's in a name? - Post pictures of herps living up to their namesake, this can include behavio...
by AsydaBass
October 21st, 2012, 5:05 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp-a-day (pt II)
Replies: 492
Views: 163641

Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Kyle, that's a great shot! I'm a huge fan of Micrurus.

-Don
www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
October 18th, 2012, 10:57 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - October 16-31 - Scary Herp Shot
Replies: 44
Views: 16343

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

fvachss wrote: Maybe not all that scary, but this Perentie was sure angry and letting me know not to get any closer. Found roadside in the nowhere midway between Exmouth and Broome, WA.
Are you kidding me? That's a scary herp if I've ever seen one! Nice photo.

-Don
www.RainforestDon.com
by AsydaBass
October 18th, 2012, 8:32 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: PHOTO ESSAY - October 16-31 - Scary Herp Shot
Replies: 44
Views: 16343

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

Jason, awesome picture of the Sphaerodactylus! Wonderful picture of a great species!

-Don
www.RainforestDon.com