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by Nshepard
February 13th, 2013, 10:58 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: New camera soon, questions about lenses, flash, etc.
Replies: 20
Views: 7119

Re: New camera soon, questions about lenses, flash, etc.

I got the 7d, 100mm 2.8L and a 16GB highspeed card. Getting used to it still but I still plan on getting a tokina 11-16, Canon 300mm f/4, 1.4tc, and my new question will be what lens are people using for field guide type shots? I noticed the 100 will work, if I'm like 8-10 feet away from an average...
by Nshepard
February 13th, 2013, 10:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northern Cape, South Africa 2013
Replies: 21
Views: 5883

Re: Northern Cape, South Africa 2013

So much awesome! There is no place like Africa, so much cool species rolled up into one area. Two things stick out as exceptionally awesome in this post; 1) Telescopus species are some of the coolest snakes around and 2) yeah, Breviceps is pretty much my favorite frog.
by Nshepard
February 6th, 2013, 6:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 4th quarter report 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 1201

Re: 4th quarter report 2012

Is that Brown snake from the keys? Interesting look.
by Nshepard
February 6th, 2013, 6:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Talk about your envenomations.
Replies: 41
Views: 5863

Re: Talk about your envenomations.

I had a scorpion get me in south Florida but that was nothing. And, I've had honey bees, yellow jackets, and wasps sting me without any issue. I've received bites from Helicops angulatus (no issue), Thamnophis sirtalis (no issue), and at least two species of Psammophis (no issue).
by Nshepard
January 30th, 2013, 10:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: East and some (very little) South Africa 2
Replies: 4
Views: 1945

Re: East and some (very little) South Africa 2

Very cool! I visited Namibia back in 2006 and I've since longed to get back to the area.
by Nshepard
January 25th, 2013, 6:39 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Another "which is best"
Replies: 5
Views: 2700

Re: Another "which is best"

#2 has the best pose and focus overall, but #3 has the best exposure. I'd brighten up #2 and call it a day!
by Nshepard
January 24th, 2013, 1:05 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: New camera soon, questions about lenses, flash, etc.
Replies: 20
Views: 7119

Re: New camera soon, questions about lenses, flash, etc.

AndyO'Connor wrote:...I would like to know if there is a significant difference in IQ between the tamron 90 macro and the canon 100 (both models)....
Don't know a difference between IQ but Canon offers much better build quality.
by Nshepard
January 24th, 2013, 9:43 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: New camera soon, questions about lenses, flash, etc.
Replies: 20
Views: 7119

Re: New camera soon, questions about lenses, flash, etc.

Oh yeah, lenses.... I would save money and go with the Canon 100mm f/2.8 non-L...only because the difference between the non-L and L is not worth the double in price, but eventually I will upgrade...after I get some better glass at other ranges. I've looked long and hard at the Canon 300 prime f/4 b...
by Nshepard
January 24th, 2013, 9:36 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: New camera soon, questions about lenses, flash, etc.
Replies: 20
Views: 7119

Re: New camera soon, questions about lenses, flash, etc.

As far as flashes, the only real difference between the 580EX ii and 430EX ii is that the 580 can be a master and while the 480 can only be a slave. So, if you are only planning on buying one flash then get the 430, the only reason you need the 580 is to be able to use more than one flash....might a...
by Nshepard
January 23rd, 2013, 9:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Alaskan Transplant 1: 2012-2013 California and Arizona
Replies: 22
Views: 5247

Re: The Alaskan Transplant 1: 2012-2013 California and Arizo

jamezevanz wrote:Image
Which wide-angle lens did you use for this shot? Really nice and crisp!
by Nshepard
January 22nd, 2013, 8:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blacktail Rattlesnakes- King of Rattlesnake Sympatry
Replies: 52
Views: 11357

Re: Blacktail Rattlesnakes- King of Rattlesnake Sympatry

...those nigrescens are just frickin SCREAMERS! :thumb: Hard to beat nice nigrescens for sheer beauty! TRUTH! Man, molossus is the real reason I'd like to live SW for a few! http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2630/4112606827_1c6f5de97f_o.jpg http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2503/3747525734_fa648eafc1_o.jpg...
by Nshepard
January 20th, 2013, 6:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herp Forum on Morning Radio Show
Replies: 7
Views: 1545

Re: Field Herp Forum on Morning Radio Show

Nice job Dan!
by Nshepard
January 20th, 2013, 5:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Brief Summary of 2012 (Australia)
Replies: 17
Views: 12162

Re: A Brief Summary of 2012 (Australia)

Legit post. Awesome photos, landscape, animals....yeah, good stuff!
by Nshepard
January 20th, 2013, 5:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Starting off with a bang!
Replies: 12
Views: 1522

Re: Starting off with a bang!

Sunny and 50's, sounds like good hognose weather to me!
by Nshepard
January 18th, 2013, 8:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Camping suggestion for the Everglades
Replies: 18
Views: 3038

Re: Camping suggestion for the Everglades

cbernz wrote:
Nshepard wrote:they don't allow hammock camping....I found out...
Does that apply to the backcountry also, or just the developed campgrounds?
I believe just the developed campgrounds.
by Nshepard
January 18th, 2013, 6:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Camping suggestion for the Everglades
Replies: 18
Views: 3038

Re: Camping suggestion for the Everglades

they don't allow hammock camping....I found out... Don't you like how they cut down a ton of trees to make a campground then have the audacity to tell you that you aren't allowed to pitch a hammock on the last two they left? Yeah....plus they told me campers aren't allowed to hang anything from the...
by Nshepard
January 17th, 2013, 6:03 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Canon Flash
Replies: 10
Views: 2617

Re: Canon Flash

True for the most Canon bodies, but the Canon 7d, 60d, and Rebel T3i and T4i can use wireless flash with the pop-up flash. It just took a long time for Canon to start doing this. That's good to hear. It has taken them too long, but finally Canon people will have this option. Now they need to addres...
by Nshepard
January 15th, 2013, 10:38 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Canon Flash
Replies: 10
Views: 2617

Re: Canon Flash

YES, the Nikon flash system in a lot of ways is much better! I get easily frustrated when trying to think up ways of doing different lighting configurations. Canon really makes it hard to work with their equipment sometimes. That said, by in large you can do whatever you need to with canon that you ...
by Nshepard
January 14th, 2013, 5:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salamanders of 2012 NC
Replies: 3
Views: 1132

Re: Salamanders of 2012 NC

Nice diversity, looks like it was another great year! I had similar luck despite the dry conditions.
by Nshepard
January 14th, 2013, 5:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Camping suggestion for the Everglades
Replies: 18
Views: 3038

Re: Camping suggestion for the Everglades

Camping in the park is best for both proximity to herping and well, pretty cheap ; 16 a night. Long Pine Key is my preferred site, doesn't have showers though. However, down at Flamingo there are showers available and camping down at that end is the same, plus you get way more of a breeze. Misquotes...
by Nshepard
January 12th, 2013, 10:26 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp Lens
Replies: 15
Views: 5191

Re: Herp Lens

...but I ended up selling it in favor of the 100mm L over the winter. Don't regret it one bit! Do you like the 100mm L over the non-L version? Is it worth the money? I have been using the non-L version for 6-7 years and wondered if an upgrade would be worth it. However, I doubt I'd be able to do it...
by Nshepard
January 11th, 2013, 10:42 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Herp Lens
Replies: 15
Views: 5191

Re: Herp Lens

...but I ended up selling it in favor of the 100mm L over the winter. Don't regret it one bit! Do you like the 100mm L over the non-L version? Is it worth the money? I have been using the non-L version for 6-7 years and wondered if an upgrade would be worth it. However, I doubt I'd be able to do it...
by Nshepard
January 11th, 2013, 10:38 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: just another one
Replies: 4
Views: 1792

Re: just another one

The only real thing I would change would be to bump up contrast a hair and crop (if you are into that) just a smudge. I like the point of view this photo has, gives the feel of in-situ where or not it actually was. Sometimes these types of shots settle well with me like when posing the snake could c...
by Nshepard
January 10th, 2013, 12:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Published research
Replies: 2
Views: 720

Re: Published research

Very cool!
by Nshepard
January 8th, 2013, 4:39 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Photoshop CS2 is free
Replies: 11
Views: 3968

Re: Photoshop CS2 is free

Nice!
by Nshepard
January 8th, 2013, 4:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 Rattlesnake Recap
Replies: 58
Views: 10573

Re: 2012 Rattlesnake Recap

Nate it was a wingscapes plant cam I got off of amazon. The newer one's are better and have more settings. I hope to get a small group of them set up this year to see what footage we might come up with. Thanks man, I'll have to look into them. Every spring I walk past a couple stump hole with a nic...
by Nshepard
January 7th, 2013, 11:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 Rattlesnake Recap
Replies: 58
Views: 10573

Re: 2012 Rattlesnake Recap

Thanks TFB! I think that was probably about 4-5 days of timelapse represented in that video. The camera is set to take a photo every 5 secs while there is enough light. I think this year we will do a better job of camera placement and camouflage. I am amazed at how aware those lizards are of their ...
by Nshepard
January 4th, 2013, 5:21 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Whats a good camera
Replies: 12
Views: 3579

Re: Whats a good camera

Damn, just saw your post...well, welcome to the canon family! Now start saving up for lenses and flashes!
by Nshepard
January 4th, 2013, 5:18 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Whats a good camera
Replies: 12
Views: 3579

Re: Whats a good camera

I echo a canon 40D. While lacking the video feature it still packs a good punch. Has a decent live view function, up to 6.5 fps (which is one of the best rates outside of the 1D mark iii and newer), only 10mx (but unless you are making large prints that doesn't matter), and a pretty good autofocus s...
by Nshepard
January 3rd, 2013, 7:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Indonesia, West Malaysia and Borneo 2012
Replies: 60
Views: 27000

Re: Indonesia, West Malaysia and Borneo 2012

Damn! Outstanding post. Rarely does a post on here capture my attention as this one did! Very cool. Okay, its on my map of places to go.

Your photography is outstanding as well.
by Nshepard
December 31st, 2012, 11:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I believe this is the first for this taxa on the forum
Replies: 14
Views: 2852

Re: I believe this is the first for this taxa on the forum

Sweet find, but I don't know anyone that finds T. oolitica by targeting them. Also, I think you meant taxon, taxa is the plural form.
by Nshepard
December 28th, 2012, 6:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My recent life as a herper
Replies: 9
Views: 1812

Re: My recent life as a herper

Nice one on getting a Eurycea junaluska!!
by Nshepard
December 8th, 2012, 11:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 Rattlesnake Recap
Replies: 58
Views: 10573

Re: 2012 Rattlesnake Recap

Nate the vine was sleeping at night. We have a small group of oxys that hang out in a concentrated area so after seeing them during the day we went back after dark to see if they stay in the same trees and they do. Sounds like a cool little place you guys got! My real only hunt for them turned up t...
by Nshepard
December 8th, 2012, 11:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lowcountry Herping 2012 (mostly SC and GA)(DUW)
Replies: 27
Views: 7580

Re: Lowcountry Herping 2012 (mostly SC and GA)(DUW)

Great stuff, great area, great year! I'm drooling over some of that habitat...
by Nshepard
December 8th, 2012, 9:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Film, gasp!: Slide Scans From the Past
Replies: 15
Views: 3859

Re: Film, gasp!: Slide Scans From the Past

Always enjoy looking at film shots from 'back in the day'. I took a few myself but the photography bug didn't sink into me until digital DSLRs were more widely available. Couldn't afford so much film when I was younger.
by Nshepard
December 8th, 2012, 9:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sea snakes?
Replies: 6
Views: 1761

Re: Sea snakes?

Very cool Chris!
by Nshepard
December 7th, 2012, 9:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 some east coast snakes
Replies: 16
Views: 3590

Re: 2012 some east coast snakes

NICE, on the Mnt Earth find! I was not so lucky in my time spent looking in WV.
by Nshepard
December 7th, 2012, 9:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012 Rattlesnake Recap
Replies: 58
Views: 10573

Re: 2012 Rattlesnake Recap

Brendan, Nice stuff...as always! Too much greastness to reflect on any one here, but was that Vine at night? I've always thought that would be the easiest way to find them, didn't pan out when I tried back in 2010 but always wondered if you AZ guys had luck with that method. Nice beach / pool shots,...
by Nshepard
December 7th, 2012, 9:43 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: Senticolis triaspis intermedia...
Replies: 19
Views: 4696

Re: Senticolis triaspis intermedia...

Awesome! Green Ratsnakes are a dream species of mine, maybe next year (I say that every year). Nice to see people have good results with theirs.
by Nshepard
November 16th, 2012, 8:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Night Plethodon Salamander Surveying
Replies: 7
Views: 2940

Re: Night Plethodon Salamander Surveying

Nice manders! Salamander hunting can be quite fun and it always feels good to knock another species off the life list! I made two good trips out for NC salamanders this year, fun little targets. Some advice, the species name is always lower case. You wrote, "Plethodon Teyahalee", rather the correct ...
by Nshepard
November 16th, 2012, 8:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best Shots of 2012 - Mexico, USA, Caribbean
Replies: 15
Views: 4148

Re: Best Shots of 2012 - Mexico, USA, Caribbean

Damn! Great photographs, great critters! Love Mexico posts!
by Nshepard
November 16th, 2012, 8:38 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: My collection of Ball Pythons!
Replies: 20
Views: 5200

Re: My collection of Ball Pythons!

I have never owned a Bally Python or any python for that matter, but at some point i would like to. That Pin stripe is SWEET! me too, but just as a pet.i have bad luck hatching eggs. id like to get a children's, but since they are aussie, they are hard to get. Children's and Carpets the most availa...
by Nshepard
November 13th, 2012, 8:11 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: My collection of Ball Pythons!
Replies: 20
Views: 5200

Re: My collection of Ball Pythons!

Off to a good start! NOW, time to diversify and get some different species! I am one of those keepers that is not all that fond of ball pythons, at least that type of keeping. BUT, I have a small trio that I have acquired over the past two years; a male albino, a female Black Pastel het. albino, and...
by Nshepard
November 8th, 2012, 9:12 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: so now that its winter time I have a big stinky problem
Replies: 62
Views: 13745

Re: so now that its winter time I have a big stinky problem

Overkill is fine as long as it isnt at odds with clarity, or create quality deficits of its own - like unnecessary disturbance or more important - the exposure to unhealthful or at least distressing toxic residuals. Which is why I always quarantine in glass, and use latex gloves. Basic use of disin...
by Nshepard
November 6th, 2012, 5:38 pm
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: so now that its winter time I have a big stinky problem
Replies: 62
Views: 13745

Re: so now that its winter time I have a big stinky problem

Healthy animals housed in their own permanent enclosures dont infect themselves from them. Overkill. A permanent cage is not a sealed environment. To prevent disease transmission all keepers should 1) quarantine all newly acquired animals and 2) use a disinfectant to thoroughly clean every cage. Th...
by Nshepard
November 6th, 2012, 9:27 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: so now that its winter time I have a big stinky problem
Replies: 62
Views: 13745

Re: so now that its winter time I have a big stinky problem

I've been using alchohol(isopropyl) to wipe down my cages. Not sure how effective it is but the fumes dissipate quickly and it seems quite safe. Not effective against many of the reptile related diseases like Cryptosporidiosis. It is best to use an ammonia based cleaning product and rinse well. Alc...
by Nshepard
November 4th, 2012, 9:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best place to live for herping and every day life
Replies: 114
Views: 42748

Re: Best place to live for herping and every day life

NC is great from a herp diversity and topography standpoint. More species of salamanders than anywhere else in the world! We've also got a decent amount of snake and frog diversity. Lizards, well...we have only 12 species in the state. Whether you live in the mountains (tons of salamander species) o...
by Nshepard
November 4th, 2012, 9:09 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: so now that its winter time I have a big stinky problem
Replies: 62
Views: 13745

Re: so now that its winter time I have a big stinky problem

I don't let any of my reps come in contact with chemicals and I don't use any chemicals to clean their cages. Just a sponge and hose Someone might have mentioned this, but this statement leads me to believe you don't use disinfecting chemicals?! You should disinfect your cages when doing a thorough...
by Nshepard
October 25th, 2012, 9:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: China post #46, HONG KONG!!
Replies: 17
Views: 7552

Re: China post #46, HONG KONG!!

AWESOME DUDE!!!

Next weekend I want to hear more stories, didn't really get to talk about it all this past weekend.