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by Jeremy Wright
February 22nd, 2017, 9:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A very late January in Review post
Replies: 11
Views: 5113

Re: A very late January in Review post

Beautiful shots Nicholas! Looking forward to getting out more this spring and finding some awesome herps!
-Jeremy
by Jeremy Wright
February 5th, 2017, 8:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes In Situ, Partially Hiding - Request for Images
Replies: 28
Views: 10943

Re: Snakes In Situ, Partially Hiding - Request for Images

Not the best photos but here are a couple of mine! Hope they work. https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8869/28955792956_49bf9afd37_b.jpg Banded Rock Rattlesnake by JeremyFWright , on Flickr https://c1.staticflickr.com/8/7746/26793699271_3ba3e5aa36_b.jpg Crotalus oreganus helleri by JeremyFWright , on Flic...
by Jeremy Wright
January 18th, 2017, 7:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer South Africa, a month in review.
Replies: 15
Views: 5827

Re: Summer South Africa, a month in review.

I don't know what it is but those photos where you are holding something in the middle of a road do something for me! Awesome finds and superb photography.
by Jeremy Wright
January 16th, 2017, 9:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First finds of 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 2459

Re: First finds of 2017

Nice pictures! Love the salamanders! Thank you! Much appreciated. Nice post Jeremy, looks like one of my old stomping grounds, however I never found an Arboreal that awesome. Looks like a nice start to 2017 :beer: Thank you Will! It's near a pretty well known and popular hiking spot but this partic...
by Jeremy Wright
January 9th, 2017, 8:36 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Poaching in Arizona
Replies: 46
Views: 22593

Re: Poaching in Arizona

Fair enough. To prove your point I don't know that you didn't take that snake. I'll take your word that you didn't. You can assume it's happening, but to denigrate people with this rhetoric and/or implement regulation without evidence to properly define the problem you will have no idea if that reg...
by Jeremy Wright
January 9th, 2017, 6:14 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Poaching in Arizona
Replies: 46
Views: 22593

Re: Poaching in Arizona

Hi Jeremy, I appreciate your concern for poaching. I have been herping a long time and have seen on many occasions a plethora of vehicles cruising for snakes during prime time. That doesn't mean anyone is poaching. I have first hand experience of your preconceived notion that everyone but you is po...
by Jeremy Wright
January 8th, 2017, 11:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First finds of 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 2459

First finds of 2017

I hope everyone has had a good holiday season! Socal has been hit quite hard with rain in the past few weeks which has really helped to green the hills and bring out some amphibians and reptiles. A couple friends and I started off the new year by going to San Diego county looking for striped kingsna...
by Jeremy Wright
January 7th, 2017, 9:26 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Poaching in Arizona
Replies: 46
Views: 22593

Re: Poaching in Arizona

Typical Bullshit. The Russ Johnson interview was a joke. He makes all the typically outrageous (lies) statements regurgitated by all these clowns . He talks about poaching in others states and mentions the southeast, diamondback's as an example. Why mention diamondbacks? Its completely legal to col...
by Jeremy Wright
December 24th, 2016, 9:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Large-blotched Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii klauberi)
Replies: 2
Views: 1026

Re: Large-blotched Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii klauberi

Hi Mike
Probably just people being lazy in my guess. I have looked for them the past few years and this year was the best; I saw a few cruising and the normal ones flipped. I just need to get around to putting them on the database.
Merry Christmas eve and happy holidays.
-Jeremy
by Jeremy Wright
December 9th, 2016, 10:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why You Dont Collect
Replies: 279
Views: 99171

Re: Why You Dont Collect

Absolutely - I agree
by Jeremy Wright
December 9th, 2016, 9:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why You Dont Collect
Replies: 279
Views: 99171

Re: Why You Dont Collect

Do you have any science or research background? You never responded to my question of yourself being in the herp business, as that fits perfectly with your attitude of passing the blame to other people and refusing to acknowledge collection problems. When populations go down, and regulations and pr...
by Jeremy Wright
December 9th, 2016, 9:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why You Dont Collect
Replies: 279
Views: 99171

Re: Why You Dont Collect

Being completely straight, Wow, What a completely clueless statement. Everything in that post was clueless. More then anybody a biologist has reason to draw more attention then necessary to a species. Yes they do have major monetary conflicts with rules or regulations or populations of a species. T...
by Jeremy Wright
December 9th, 2016, 3:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why You Dont Collect
Replies: 279
Views: 99171

Re: Why You Dont Collect

an we at least tentatively agree that taking one or a few specimens from the wild where their numbers are plentiful and their populations are stable is not the same as taking large numbers of specimens from the wild in places where their populations are potentially threatened? In theory yes, but if...
by Jeremy Wright
December 8th, 2016, 10:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why You Dont Collect
Replies: 279
Views: 99171

Re: Why You Dont Collect

Let's take a step back for a minute, as I want to add one thing. Everyone on this forum shares a love of reptiles & amphibians. Some of us are into field-herping and photography like me, and others are into private collections, herpeculture, etc. A biologist has no reason to draw more attention then...
by Jeremy Wright
December 8th, 2016, 10:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)
Replies: 49
Views: 54658

Re: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)

I'll be busy early May with testing and schoolwork, but late May and mid-late June are good for me. I should be able to make it down there a couple weekends.
-Jeremy
by Jeremy Wright
December 8th, 2016, 9:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why You Dont Collect
Replies: 279
Views: 99171

Re: Why You Dont Collect

I have been able to meet many herpetologists through my dad, a biology professor. It seems like all of them started their passion for reptiles by keeping and collecting specimens when they were younger, but are adamant against it now. People seem to use the example of Whitewater to "prove" that coll...
by Jeremy Wright
December 6th, 2016, 5:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)
Replies: 49
Views: 54658

Re: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)

Sounds like some interest is building BUT my suggestions were for a focused bogey search. Anything else is a bonus. Regarding notes - if this effort is going to be documented properly then notes must be taken and disseminated to be of value and that means a good write up. I have gotten two pms stat...
by Jeremy Wright
December 3rd, 2016, 8:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)
Replies: 49
Views: 54658

Re: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)

I know for what it's worth I'm new to the forum / this conversation but I'd definitely be interested to do a trip down there!
-Jeremy
by Jeremy Wright
November 20th, 2016, 12:23 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Photographing Nocturnal Frogs/Toads (Question)
Replies: 45
Views: 43986

Re: Photographing Nocturnal Frogs/Toads (Question)

I'm not sure how well this would work but a friend of mine puts a flashlight in a softbox style diffuser which creates kind of an even lightbulb-style light. Then he just shoots in manual mode without flash.
by Jeremy Wright
November 5th, 2016, 12:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which is best survival knife
Replies: 4
Views: 2734

Re: Which is best survival knife

I would check out some SOG knives. A couple of my good friends have them and love them. They can be a bit pricey, but apparently their quality is insanely good and they have a wide variety of knives and sizes.
-Jeremy
by Jeremy Wright
October 15th, 2016, 9:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)
Replies: 49
Views: 54658

Re: Santa Rosalia Rat Snake (Baja Rat)

Any news on this ^?
by Jeremy Wright
October 9th, 2016, 8:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery Snake from urban San Diego County
Replies: 31
Views: 8451

Re: Mystery Snake from urban San Diego County

That photo also has a bit of blue distortion. The snake was more brown and yellow, not so much black and blue.
by Jeremy Wright
October 9th, 2016, 8:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery Snake from urban San Diego County
Replies: 31
Views: 8451

Re: Mystery Snake from urban San Diego County

https://c7.staticflickr.com/6/5342/29932571350_eb913fbf27_b.jpg strange by Jeremy Wright Photography , on Flickr Apologies for the terrible photo, but here is a Hammonds garter I saw with a friend years ago in the San Gabriels. All I had was a cell phone, and I know this photo doesn't show it well,...
by Jeremy Wright
October 9th, 2016, 10:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery Snake from urban San Diego County
Replies: 31
Views: 8451

Re: Mystery Snake

I'm not sure I have any with a middorsal stripe, but the pattern and color is similar. I'll get them up asap.
by Jeremy Wright
October 9th, 2016, 10:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery Snake from urban San Diego County
Replies: 31
Views: 8451

Re: Mystery Snake

This snake is from a residential neighborhood in San Diego. Jeremey could you posts those Two-stripe Garters snakes, espically if they have a middorsal stripe, like this one seems to have descending down the lateral portion of the body. Sure! I'll have to dig back a while, it's been a few years, bu...
by Jeremy Wright
October 8th, 2016, 11:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Mystery Snake from urban San Diego County
Replies: 31
Views: 8451

Re: Mystery Snake

It looks like some of the Two Stripe / Hammonds Garter snakes I've seen if this sighting was in Socal...
by Jeremy Wright
October 8th, 2016, 11:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Few Desert Finds
Replies: 9
Views: 4151

Re: Few Desert Finds

Congrats. I never have any luck this time of year. Posts like this make me want to give it a go. Hmmm. Thank you Lou! I always enjoy your awesome youtube videos. September and October seem to be good in the past for me when weather has been warm enough. It seems like with hatchling season and incre...
by Jeremy Wright
October 6th, 2016, 5:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Few Desert Finds
Replies: 9
Views: 4151

Re: Few Desert Finds

Thank you all for the responses! Sounds like a great late season trip to the desert. I really like your photographs and know from experience with Nicholas how hard it is to pose and properly light snakes at night, especially next to a (busy) road. My favorite (who would have guessed it?) is the clos...
by Jeremy Wright
October 1st, 2016, 3:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Few Desert Finds
Replies: 9
Views: 4151

Few Desert Finds

School time has started for me which means that my days consist of school, homework, and sleep, and sadly very little herping time. With the new moon and decent conditions last night Dad and I figured that we would do a quick trip down to the desert. I hadn't been out since early August so I was eag...
by Jeremy Wright
August 30th, 2016, 11:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Quality over Quantity - 6/13 and 6/14 in the low desert.
Replies: 12
Views: 5428

Re: Quality over Quantity - 6/13 and 6/14 in the low desert.

Thank you Jack! That was a fun trip. I always love going down to that area.
by Jeremy Wright
August 30th, 2016, 11:48 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Lenses for Herping Australia
Replies: 19
Views: 19213

Re: Lenses for Herping Australia

Sounds good! The 70-200 might be a bit better for close ups, but both should be okay.
Your trips sounds awesome! I hope you have good luck and see a lot.
by Jeremy Wright
August 30th, 2016, 8:56 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Lenses for Herping Australia
Replies: 19
Views: 19213

Re: Lenses for Herping Australia

Those lenses would work. Both of those lenses however being older and not of the best image quality I think might be a bit of an issue, and if you don't think you will use the macro that much, it might be a waste of $$$ that I think could be better spent elsewhere. Another option for you is a used c...
by Jeremy Wright
August 29th, 2016, 6:12 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Lenses for Herping Australia
Replies: 19
Views: 19213

Re: Lenses for Herping Australia

Given your budget, a rental lens is a good idea. For $400 you could pick up a used 100mm macro, but I don't think that would be ideal for what you want to shoot. However, keep in mind that a 100 macro is pretty long focally, and if you are shooting a large snake or varanid, you don't need to be that...
by Jeremy Wright
August 28th, 2016, 8:46 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Best and Worst of your gear?
Replies: 6
Views: 11815

Re: Best and Worst of your gear?

Thanks guys! Awesome photos and gear explanations. Anton, if you now could go back on your sb 500 purchase, would you rather get something like an r1 macro kit or something like a 2nd sb800? I shoot mostly with an r1 / sb700 combo but for some situations, especially with bigger snakes or herps, I ca...
by Jeremy Wright
August 19th, 2016, 12:14 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Best and Worst of your gear?
Replies: 6
Views: 11815

Best and Worst of your gear?

Just thought I'd start a funny little thread on what you would consider your best and worst piece of gear is. This could also be useful for photographers looking for new gear and hearing about it in a herping context. I have a feeling there was a thread like this a while back, but I couldn't find it...
by Jeremy Wright
August 19th, 2016, 11:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sad
Replies: 7
Views: 2761

Re: Sad

Very true. Evil is an understatement. Seems like a precursor for the kind of people that commit mass shootings. Can't remember who, maybe the Sandy Hook shooter, but I remember hearing the mother say that as a kid, the shooter would kill any animal he could find with his bb gun or run them over in h...
by Jeremy Wright
August 18th, 2016, 3:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A California Boy's Trip to Southern Arizona
Replies: 4
Views: 2623

Re: A California Boy's Trip to Southern Arizona

Thank you Terry! The scenery, especially for me not knowing the area well, was incredible. Really pretty plants and flowers.
by Jeremy Wright
August 18th, 2016, 10:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A California Boy's Trip to Southern Arizona
Replies: 4
Views: 2623

Re: A California Boy's Trip to Southern Arizona

Thank you Jack! It was an awesome trip.
by Jeremy Wright
August 17th, 2016, 9:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Diego Alligator Lizard
Replies: 9
Views: 3962

Re: San Diego Alligator Lizard

Hi Jack,
Oh god. People and their rattlesnake killing stories :roll:
If you haven't already, try looking up baldy road. There is a pair of golden eagles that like to land on the wooden power line poles near the road.
Thank you for the flickr tag! We'll talk soon for sure.
-Jeremy
by Jeremy Wright
August 17th, 2016, 12:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Diego Alligator Lizard
Replies: 9
Views: 3962

Re: San Diego Alligator Lizard

That's awesome! I live only a couple miles from the parking lot so I often mountain bike off the loop and Webb Canyon. But as you said too many people. I almost got into a fight with a guy there who had a large striped racer in a water bottle. :roll: Once you get away from the people and higher in e...
by Jeremy Wright
August 17th, 2016, 7:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Diego Alligator Lizard
Replies: 9
Views: 3962

Re: San Diego Alligator Lizard

Hi John. I'm in Claremont, so not too far away from you. It looks just like a webbii to me. Alligator lizards are common in my yard and larger individuals I see often have the red and look similar to the one in your photo. Beautiful specimen and picture! San Dimas Canyon is a cool place.
-Jeremy
by Jeremy Wright
August 17th, 2016, 7:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Cali Boy's Trip to Southern Arizona (Az forum repeat)
Replies: 4
Views: 2430

Re: A Cali Boy's Trip to Southern Arizona (Az forum repeat)

Thank you Kelly! They are incredible snakes.
by Jeremy Wright
August 15th, 2016, 1:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Cali Boy's Trip to Southern Arizona (Az forum repeat)
Replies: 4
Views: 2430

Re: A Cali Boy's Trip to Southern Arizona (Az forum repeat)

Thank you Carl! That was the only flowering individual of that cactus species we found, and it was a really incredible specimen. You're right. Something subconsciously seems to tell you that you are not in the US anymore, and somewhere in a desert part of South America. It's quite strange to go from...
by Jeremy Wright
August 14th, 2016, 6:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Craziest Border Patrol Story
Replies: 41
Views: 18133

Re: Craziest Border Patrol Story

Hey Travis! Cool idea for a thread. Like Jonathan, my only crazy experiences have been near Anza Borrego, but south out of the main park. My dad and I were shooting a little snake off the road maybe 60-80 feet or so, with our car parked on the shoulder. A border patrol rolled by and stopped by our c...
by Jeremy Wright
August 14th, 2016, 5:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Cali Boy's Trip to Southern Arizona (Az forum repeat)
Replies: 4
Views: 2430

A Cali Boy's Trip to Southern Arizona (Az forum repeat)

Ever since I really got into herping a few years ago and discovered this forum, I had heard stories and stories and seen hundreds of incredible photographs taken from Southern Arizona during the monsoon rains. Ridgenose and Rock rattlesnakes, vinesnakes in catclaws, toads and gila monsters amongst t...
by Jeremy Wright
August 14th, 2016, 5:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A California Boy's Trip to Southern Arizona
Replies: 4
Views: 2623

A California Boy's Trip to Southern Arizona

Ever since I really got into herping a few years ago and discovered this forum, I had heard stories and stories and seen hundreds of incredible photographs taken from Southern Arizona during the monsoon rains. Ridgenose and Rock rattlesnakes, vinesnakes in catclaws, toads and gila monsters amongst t...
by Jeremy Wright
August 1st, 2016, 2:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trip Summary, June 18-25, 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 6460

Re: Trip Summary, June 18-25, 2016

What's interesting is that the snout and facial markings seem to match a plain's leopard frog very closely. However, they are further east in Cochise county, and according to the range maps at least on Reptiles of Arizona are not very close to the Santa Cruz county line. I saw a couple Chiricahua le...
by Jeremy Wright
July 27th, 2016, 11:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why You Dont Collect
Replies: 279
Views: 99171

Re: Why You Dont Collect

Little bit off topic here but still relevant to the discussion and some information for you all. Out of curiosity I called a big online reptile store (not naming it) yesterday inquiring on how many field collected Arizona elegans and Rhinocheilus were available. I had seen their ads saying that they...
by Jeremy Wright
July 26th, 2016, 5:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why You Dont Collect
Replies: 279
Views: 99171

Re: Why You Dont Collect

My point was not to ban or restrict herpers or enthusiasts from collecting in small amounts and breeding. I think private breeding should be encouraged and made easier in terms of laws / permits. (I'm in California, and captive propagation and selling of those individuals seems to be legally hard.) ...
by Jeremy Wright
July 25th, 2016, 8:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why You Dont Collect
Replies: 279
Views: 99171

Re: Why You Dont Collect

Awesome idea for a thread. I'm curious to hear and learn from others about their evidence and opinions. I don't collect for a few reasons, mainly that first off, I don't think that a collecting mindset is a really good one, and second of all, I don't have the desire to collect or keep herps now. It ...