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by ChrisNM
October 26th, 2010, 1:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: It Ain't Easy Bein' Green...In Photographs. Why?
Replies: 83
Views: 8359

Re: It Ain't Easy Bein' Green...In Photographs. Why?

yes, please don't trust my manipulated photos for they are cooked to reflect accurate color based upon a calibrated monitor, sRGB color profile, and then simply have the black, white, and grey points set within photoshop. Psst, BTW Patrick, the grey point is based off 50% grey, which is what a grey ...
by ChrisNM
October 26th, 2010, 10:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: night snakes?
Replies: 67
Views: 22092

Re: night snakes?

Hey Jeff, maybe we should start a thread about nocturnally active collared lizards :D Observed that in 2005. I thought the thing was a weird krat at first. Crazy lizard was running on its hind legs straight for my truck in a wash around 10pm. That was a crazy and scary night as I was north of Dell ...
by ChrisNM
October 25th, 2010, 8:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reptile Pollinators
Replies: 10
Views: 3657

Re: Reptile Pollinators

ornate and desert box turtles eating cactus tuna...not pollinating, but possible seed dispersal.
by ChrisNM
October 25th, 2010, 8:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: It Ain't Easy Bein' Green...In Photographs. Why?
Replies: 83
Views: 8359

Re: It Ain't Easy Bein' Green...In Photographs. Why?

http://home.comcast.net/~herpsofnm/nm-venomous-snakes/CrLeKl9-5-09-3.jpg Erik got pics of the snake as well, but on a vibrant moss background which brought its colors even closer to true. http://home.comcast.net/~herpsofnm/nm-venomous-snakes/CrLeKl9-5-09-1.jpg Green can be picked up as shown above ...
by ChrisNM
October 19th, 2010, 11:49 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Herp Girls of Florida Calendar (coqui frog fundraiser)
Replies: 38
Views: 13350

Re: Herp Girls of Florida Calendar (coqui frog fundraiser)

-EJ wrote:could be a wasted moment but I swore there was 12 months...
I saw it at the Chiricahua Desert Museum...let's just say that if I were single I'd look for other calendars. :( A fellow female forum goer wasn't impressed with the female specimens either.
by ChrisNM
October 18th, 2010, 9:57 am
Forum: Herpetoculture Forum
Topic: for all the hobbiests/collectors
Replies: 15
Views: 7143

Re: for all the hobbiests/collectors

I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess his gf is saving for a green tree....

.....python
Image

I just hope my female Merauke will be ready to go this season.
by ChrisNM
October 17th, 2010, 11:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Heloderma / Gila
Replies: 51
Views: 6686

Re: Heloderma / Gila

this weird gila?.... http://home.comcast.net/~herpsofnm/Miscellaneous/albgilax.jpg http://home.comcast.net/~herpsofnm/Miscellaneous/view2.jpg It was a joke YEARS ago on the old "not allowed" Field Herp Forum. and furthermore for T Pecanic....I like my trails for the 4-wheeled kind. http://home.comca...
by ChrisNM
October 17th, 2010, 1:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help needed on a survey
Replies: 21
Views: 2993

Re: Help needed on a survey

chris_mcmartin wrote:
ChrisNM wrote:just from what the lorax and desk jockey have said above. (Had to stretch for some humor somehow.)
Fixed. :lol:
They got you pencil pushing now?! I was wondering why we weren't seeing any birdseye views lately.
by ChrisNM
October 16th, 2010, 9:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help needed on a survey
Replies: 21
Views: 2993

Re: Help needed on a survey

The purpose of this survey is to evaluate attitudes toward the environment and conservation, particularly among plant and animal lovers (though we need responses from all types of people ). So is it a Q&A for opinions of all walks of life regarding conservation, or is it a biased survey meant to on...
by ChrisNM
October 5th, 2010, 8:11 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Simple Simon question...
Replies: 22
Views: 4550

Re: Simple Simon question...

Those look MUCH better Tim! Look into your camera's various modes/settings. You might have the ability to select where you want to focus vs allowing the camera to select it. My old CP4500 allowed just that, along with a manual mode that virtually allowed me to control almost every setting. The last ...
by ChrisNM
October 4th, 2010, 11:01 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Simple Simon question...
Replies: 22
Views: 4550

Re: Simple Simon question...

Tim, I think you have your Scarlet King pictures labeled backwards. The top one (with less DOF) should have been shot at f/2.8 while the bottom one with more DOF was at f/8. I can't see the EXIF from my computer here, but that has to be the case. Chris Opanda's IE plug-in does confirm the top to be...
by ChrisNM
October 4th, 2010, 9:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A simple request....
Replies: 32
Views: 5826

Re: A simple request....

Easter...if you only knew how she treated the hognose snake during Labor Day Weekend.

Marisa, you'd better edit that post before it snowballs anymore as I feel/detect a possible onslaught of innuendos worse than the klaubbers of you, Tim and me. LOL!
by ChrisNM
October 2nd, 2010, 10:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NAFHA Fieldtrip Hognose Heavy
Replies: 11
Views: 1935

Re: NAFHA Fieldtrip Hognose Heavy

That rostral scale on the adult nasicus is crazy huge! Or at least it is compared to the NM nasicus and kennerlyi I've seen. Crazy!
by ChrisNM
September 27th, 2010, 2:41 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Question about Bearded Dragons
Replies: 17
Views: 7743

Re: Question about Bearded Dragons

Grimleo, I just worry about the health of the animal, since I've run into nothing but problems using sand for my own beardies. John hit on where I'm about to go... I purchased my first leopard gecko as a hatchling in Oct 96. The first time he went on to sand was spring 97 when I paired him with 2 o...
by ChrisNM
September 25th, 2010, 10:29 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Question about Bearded Dragons
Replies: 17
Views: 7743

Re: Question about Bearded Dragons

I've used it via various manufacturers (Bed-a-Beast, T-rex forest bed, etc) as media for lay boxes for various species, but never as a primary substrate outside of when I used it on my leopard geckos. Besides young beardies, I've always used a fine grain play sand. It works great as a moisture reten...
by ChrisNM
September 23rd, 2010, 7:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Australia during the worst time of year - Part 1
Replies: 14
Views: 4179

Re: Herping Australia during the worst time of year - Part 1

nice....

2 of 3 subspecies of acanthurus! By far my favorite monitor, with perentie and argus closely following. Loving the geckos as well.
by ChrisNM
September 14th, 2010, 5:52 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Hyla HDR fun....NOT an AZ animal LOL
Replies: 9
Views: 2964

Re: Hyla HDR fun....NOT an AZ animal LOL

Are those HDR programs freeware? Chris, nice call on using a RAW to get 3 photos- that's brilliant! Van... Yes and No. If you happen to have photoshop, I think CS2 and above, it will merge pics for HDR. The programs I use (Essential HDR [in this case] and Photomatix) have a trial version that place...
by ChrisNM
September 14th, 2010, 5:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 9
Views: 1290

Re: What is it?

reptilist wrote:Burmese python.
Terry!

You of all should know, that's obviously a green rat snake with legs.
by ChrisNM
September 14th, 2010, 8:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nobody knows noses like we know noses...
Replies: 5
Views: 1210

Re: Nobody knows noses like we know noses...

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by ChrisNM
September 14th, 2010, 7:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nobody knows noses like we know noses...
Replies: 5
Views: 1210

Re: Nobody knows noses like we know noses...

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by ChrisNM
August 27th, 2010, 11:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: post your photos of "BIG" herps.
Replies: 27
Views: 6467

Re: post your photos of "BIG" herps.

7'+ P.c.affinis: http://www.fototime.com/9F08921FDEC8615/orig.jpg http://www.fototime.com/986C797B90AEFD8/orig.jpg 1) She's missing ~8 inches of tail 2) I'm 5'6" (short **** italian genes) 3) Holy camera bag sweat mark! 4) My Braves are on a 4 game skid AND still maintaining a 2.5 game lead in the ...
by ChrisNM
August 26th, 2010, 9:55 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: The Monitor Effect
Replies: 7
Views: 2787

Re: The Monitor Effect

I wouldn't call it terribly overexposed, but it does seem to be overexposed on my end though not bad. The areas that stand out to me are shoulder and immediate area below the eye to mouth corner. The later also seems a tad OOF. These areas seem to be missing a little detail to me. The eye doesn't se...
by ChrisNM
August 25th, 2010, 10:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elated Herper - by Sean
Replies: 12
Views: 2975

Re: Elated Herper - by Sean

I think the caption contest needs to be reinstated to this photo, just as it was way back when.
by ChrisNM
August 25th, 2010, 9:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to forum and stuck in North Dakota
Replies: 16
Views: 2521

Re: New to forum and stuck in North Dakota

That Coachwhip shot is pretty darn AWESOME. Can't see how you got that sharp at both ends w/o strobe. Looking forward to seeing such great photos! Yeah, I'm curious too. How did you manage the DOF in that? Larger aperture setting? Really nice! Welcome I tried to get the EXIF data, but it's not embe...
by ChrisNM
August 25th, 2010, 9:52 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Hyla HDR fun....NOT an AZ animal LOL
Replies: 9
Views: 2964

Re: Hyla HDR fun....NOT an AZ animal LOL

If you shoot raw, you shouldn't have to shoot three shots to stack. Just create three or more shots from the same raw file. Then what? Do you use photomatix? I might try it this way. HDR is something I'd love to play around with. I actually did what Chris mentioned for the above photos, but that wa...
by ChrisNM
August 25th, 2010, 9:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New to forum and stuck in North Dakota
Replies: 16
Views: 2521

Re: New to forum and stuck in North Dakota

paulschumann wrote:Next to Alaska I probably live in the worst state in the nation to field herp in, but I make the most of it.
Maine comes to mind, as does TX now but that's not due to lack of diversity. Welcome aboard!
by ChrisNM
August 24th, 2010, 7:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yet another AZ Trip post...
Replies: 38
Views: 4923

Re: Yet another AZ Trip post...

Glenn...

coughD700cough :cry:

I'm the lowly one with the D300 :P
by ChrisNM
August 24th, 2010, 9:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yet another AZ Trip post...
Replies: 38
Views: 4923

Re: Yet another AZ Trip post...

Lay off the guy, he has two very demanding jobs. :mrgreen: LMAO, I worked harder and was paid less (with a degree to boot) when I worked for the City of Lost Causes. Maybe I'll start charging hotel fees. On a slightly less humorous note, some of us up here are growing wary of this. 1 such individua...
by ChrisNM
August 23rd, 2010, 10:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yet another AZ Trip post...
Replies: 38
Views: 4923

Re: Yet another AZ Trip post...

Models over herps? Sarcasm aside, one pays and the other doesn't - respectively. Kind of sucked road cruising by myself, while he had ice cream and still crashed at my place. I didn't see much anyhow, so I guess it wasn't a loss. Maybe if I grow some mammary glands and a pretty face he'll start her...
by ChrisNM
August 23rd, 2010, 9:36 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Hyla HDR fun....NOT an AZ animal LOL
Replies: 9
Views: 2964

Hyla HDR fun....NOT an AZ animal LOL

Here are a couple HDR shots from a recent Hyla arenicolor . I like the results, but not certain if all the editing is worth the consumed time in the field to get the 3-shot series for stacking. The 2nd shot was after it climbed up the juniper "mini" trunk. http://home.comcast.net/~herpsofnm/Herping/...
by ChrisNM
August 23rd, 2010, 9:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yet another AZ Trip post...
Replies: 38
Views: 4923

Re: Yet another AZ Trip post...

Sam Murray wrote:Australia? Pssshh. I think you should ditch on Friday and join the hernandesi hunt, cause that's waaay more interesting. :lol:

Love the pics.
He's only going to Oz to photo models and not herp......... :sleep:

Kind of like last week when he was here in Albuquerque.
by ChrisNM
August 14th, 2010, 8:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SUPER ULTRA MEGA EPIC AZ POST!!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 3835

Re: SUPER ULTRA MEGA EPIC AZ POST!!!!

It's all about the card reader so you don't have to search for the USB cable. You done editing yet, gees! ;)
by ChrisNM
August 14th, 2010, 8:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Herpers and the Herpers from everywhere else
Replies: 220
Views: 18877

Re: Arizona Herpers and the Herpers from everywhere else

Paul, the same NM area I mentioned about hiking for hours at and seeing rock damage was for the same lampropeltis. Come to think of it, I probably spent more time attempting to return rocks than actually hiking. The crew that knows the area I'd like to think is pretty tight lipped, save the gentlema...
by ChrisNM
August 14th, 2010, 2:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Memorial Day in Southern Oregon and Northern Nevada
Replies: 18
Views: 6335

Re: Memorial Day in Southern Oregon and Northern Nevada

Joshua Wallace wrote:
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Camp in the Pueblo Mountains
Massive Tarp rain fly FTW! I had to do that last month.
by ChrisNM
August 14th, 2010, 2:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SUPER ULTRA MEGA EPIC AZ POST!!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 3835

Re: SUPER ULTRA MEGA EPIC AZ POST!!!!

damn you and that ugly grey-brown snake :lol:
by ChrisNM
August 14th, 2010, 12:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Herpers and the Herpers from everywhere else
Replies: 220
Views: 18877

Re: Arizona Herpers and the Herpers from everywhere else

I just got back from Apalachicola, where I found 26 goini, 75 Corn Snakes, and 149 Scarlet Kings in two nights. It was amazing. They were all on the road. :shock: You people should head to Florida-RIGHT NOW! Hey, so long as you didn't peel any bark!... ;) Gerry He just harassed me by phone. He said...
by ChrisNM
August 14th, 2010, 12:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Herpers and the Herpers from everywhere else
Replies: 220
Views: 18877

Re: Arizona Herpers and the Herpers from everywhere else

Where I see Brandon's point(s) pertains to a locality that I'd thought about, but never really went to until KW and ErikNM mentioned it. Sadly I went there at the onset of the NM monsoons to only find rocks flipped everywhere, visibly moved up to and including the lichen surface being placed facedo...
by ChrisNM
August 14th, 2010, 11:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EPIC AZ post, Episode 3
Replies: 18
Views: 4364

Re: EPIC AZ post, Episode 3

VanAR wrote:In keeping with my reputation of disturbing pregnant animals, I promptly smashed it in disgust and wandered on...
Some salt...

Image

:beer:

Like I said, I see both sides, but no sense in not having some humor about the threads/posts
by ChrisNM
August 14th, 2010, 10:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Herpers and the Herpers from everywhere else
Replies: 220
Views: 18877

Re: Arizona Herpers and the Herpers from everywhere else

... Do you all think that we just try to argue this because we can, because its fun?... Nope. Because of childish jealousy combined with an overblown sense of the worth of your personal experience (and an accompanying disregard for the worth of the experiences of others), as I said. Gerry Oh, and a...
by ChrisNM
August 14th, 2010, 10:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: everyone needs to hug
Replies: 24
Views: 4118

Re: everyone needs to hug

reptilist wrote:Hug?
How about if we all spoon instead?
oh wait....I see some of you have already begun.
:beer:
Only if it keeps Hubbs away with his Teeny Tiny Snakes Guide (I think he's talking about a personal issue, but that's another thread) for $279.
by ChrisNM
August 14th, 2010, 10:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: plant communities
Replies: 24
Views: 3793

Re: plant communities

Paul, Paul, Paul.... Your brain is going to hurt like mine did after listening to Patrick Alexander as a TA for 2 botany courses. Hopefully he sees this thread and replies. Outside of Herp Ninja's pointers, if Patrick doesn't reply then hunt him down... http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/memberlist...
by ChrisNM
August 14th, 2010, 9:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Herpers and the Herpers from everywhere else
Replies: 220
Views: 18877

Re: Arizona Herpers and the Herpers from everywhere else

PS, and this is simply for my sheer morbid curiosity- I keep hearing about poachers. Now, most of the poachers I hang out with (that's a joke, btw) want to make money. The best way to make money is by poaching species that are either 1) high value per item, or 2) very easily found. Seems to me that...
by ChrisNM
August 14th, 2010, 9:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Range maps for chorus frogs?
Replies: 4
Views: 1324

Re: Range maps for chorus frogs?

check out amphibiaweb.org. They have distribution maps via google.
by ChrisNM
August 13th, 2010, 2:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Herpers and the Herpers from everywhere else
Replies: 220
Views: 18877

Re: Arizona Herpers and the Herpers from everywhere else

That's why I love NM. We have 90% of what southeast AZ has as well as a high percentage of what west tx has. Both those states are what I consider the go to states for herps. And only the smart herpers come herp here ;) My memory could be shot on this, but... minus a few fringe species in TX, NM pr...
by ChrisNM
August 13th, 2010, 2:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Herpers and the Herpers from everywhere else
Replies: 220
Views: 18877

Re: Arizona Herpers and the Herpers from everywhere else

Brian Hubbs wrote:Chad, I certainly hope you are not lumping ME in with the AZ crowd
If it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck......

When you heading back this way slacker?
by ChrisNM
August 13th, 2010, 2:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Herpers and the Herpers from everywhere else
Replies: 220
Views: 18877

Re: Arizona Herpers and the Herpers from everywhere else

The bantering is pretty retarted but look at it this way... I find it kinda disappointing that A. everyone just seems to need recognition based solely on how many pictures and animals they find and B. how everyone who doesn't live here finds it acceptable to just post everything the find right afte...
by ChrisNM
August 13th, 2010, 2:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Herpers and the Herpers from everywhere else
Replies: 220
Views: 18877

Re: Arizona Herpers and the Herpers from everywhere else

Nope, I didn't hunt AZ this year...yet. I have seen a number of AZ herpers come to my state and hunt the revolving door spots. So...I guess the door swings both ways. Also, didn't you make it up through the midwest recently? I remember a phone call back in 07 or maybe it was 06 inquiring about spot...
by ChrisNM
August 13th, 2010, 1:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Herpers and the Herpers from everywhere else
Replies: 220
Views: 18877

Re: Arizona Herpers and the Herpers from everywhere else

and, fwiw, I haven't seen many of them posting locality (i.e. particular roads). I mean yeah, they have some habitat shots but unless you happen to drive by that scenic vista...it's not like someone who doesn't already know where that is will recognize it. Paul, not jumping on you, just point out a...
by ChrisNM
August 13th, 2010, 12:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Herpers and the Herpers from everywhere else
Replies: 220
Views: 18877

Re: Arizona Herpers and the Herpers from everywhere else

P.S. Am I the only person who hasn't herped in AZ for the past two months ? So many other places that are good this time of year to hit with no herpers. I'll do my best to keep it that way. Yeah I'm a snob I'm ready for AZ now. Maybe I'll see some of you in the field. Doubt it You're not the only o...
by ChrisNM
August 9th, 2010, 11:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gila luck
Replies: 16
Views: 3243

Re: Gila luck

The biggest gila I have ever seen was found road cruising. It was so big I was looking around for a fish and game vehicle Are you serious? Would they really use a captive gila to "bait" herpers? No, he wasn't serious. It was a joke. It's just not that often that you find Godzilla sitting in the mid...