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by ChrisNM
May 31st, 2011, 8:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What do you consider lifers?
Replies: 73
Views: 14682

Re: What do you consider lifers?

I was once on a trip when someone found an obscurus nearby. We all high tailed it over and saw the critter in situ and took some shots of it. I count it on my lifelist because I saw the animal just after it was found and because it was unmolested (they're protected) until a permitted person came ov...
by ChrisNM
May 30th, 2011, 9:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What do you consider lifers?
Replies: 73
Views: 14682

Re: What do you consider lifers?

Chris,<BR sab="769"><BR sab="770">I think this a pretty odd time to bitch about someone? Nope, this thread just saved me from asking the question myself and actually starting the thread. This thread actually allows us as a community to air out and brainstorm on what should and should not be counted...
by ChrisNM
May 30th, 2011, 7:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What do you consider lifers?
Replies: 73
Views: 14682

Re: What do you consider lifers?

A spin on the situation... What about hiking up on a dead lifer, non-human influenced, in the middle of no where? I ask as an apparently very dead, but still ID'able desert massasauga was found at White Sands National Monument in 2003 during the first year of the Herpetological Inventory of the Chih...
by ChrisNM
May 30th, 2011, 6:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What do you consider lifers?
Replies: 73
Views: 14682

Re: What do you consider lifers?

my exact take on it too Mike. The person I mention as an example busted her butt just like the rest of us but I view things differently. I have nothing against them, even if the topic is a sore point, just not my style of herping. Hell, my best friend's fianceé flipped a NM milk under a piece of 4x8...
by ChrisNM
May 30th, 2011, 5:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What do you consider lifers?
Replies: 73
Views: 14682

Re: What do you consider lifers?

If another car spots it and I pull over to check it out, doesn't count. I know I'm much pickier than a lot of people with my list, but I can't help it. Haha You're not pickier, just giving credit, where credit is due. My reply above hints at something exactly the same as what you describe road crui...
by ChrisNM
May 30th, 2011, 5:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What do you consider lifers?
Replies: 73
Views: 14682

Re: What do you consider lifers?

I echo Mike and Funky.... Even if in a group, I don't count it unless I'm right there next to the person when I or another finds it. Case in point, I don't count an ugly grey snattlerake found last year as a lifer even though myself, Erik above, and TimCO were in the group. Tim found the snake nearl...
by ChrisNM
May 4th, 2011, 6:09 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Dune Sagebrush Lizard threatening oil fields OR Vice Versa ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2251

Re: Dune Sagebrush Lizard threatening oil fields OR Vice Ver

A couple of personal friends have (a PhD field research herper [it's his actual job to conduct these surveys] and my best friend), over the years, been doing research on arenicolus in the Hobbs/Eunice area....

Unfortunately that's all I know. I don't know what the results were.
by ChrisNM
April 3rd, 2011, 8:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southeast Kansas herps
Replies: 21
Views: 6222

Re: Southeast Kansas herps

your emoryi is actually priarie king...
by ChrisNM
March 31st, 2011, 11:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Game #2-Where is THIS? GAME OVER
Replies: 31
Views: 3538

Re: New Game #2-Where is THIS? GAME OVER

spinifer wrote:
Brian Hubbs wrote:No... :lol: That's for the winner of the National Database Contest...(unless I win)
Since you are giving out the prizes, you are disqualified from the contest.... :shock: :crazyeyes:
+1 :mrgreen:
by ChrisNM
March 31st, 2011, 11:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Game 9-What is it?
Replies: 27
Views: 2843

Re: Game 9-What is it?

LMAO @ both Brian's!
by ChrisNM
March 31st, 2011, 11:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Game 9-What is it?
Replies: 27
Views: 2843

Re: Game 9-What is it?

didn't you tell me you were something like 20 when you took this pic? Really do need to work on improving your photography.
by ChrisNM
March 18th, 2011, 6:13 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Blowing up wildlife with the Rodenator Pro
Replies: 22
Views: 7645

Re: Blowing up wildlife with the Rodenator Pro

This is straight out of Caddyshack. Hello, Mr. Gopher! It's me, Mr. Squirrel. Just a harmless squirrel. Not a plastic explosive or anything. Nothing to be worried about. I'm just here to make your last hours on earth as peaceful as possible. Don't mind this. This is doctor's orders. You don't mind ...
by ChrisNM
March 16th, 2011, 7:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Texas herps of 2010
Replies: 30
Views: 7919

Re: Texas herps of 2010

Where's the pics of the random IOR speckled king and the I've-been-up-all-day NM Herper sleeping in the front seat of your exploder? Wait, that was 2004. Nice to see ya posting again. I'll have to get back out your way.
by ChrisNM
March 8th, 2011, 8:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tips for herping noob in NM
Replies: 12
Views: 2710

Re: Tips for herping noob in NM

[quote="nhherp']Oh and lastly, always recommend that AZ has better things to look at then NM. Hahahahaha![/quote][/quote][/quote][/quote] nhherp owes me a new syncmaster b2330...I just sprayed milk from my cereal all over the screen after reading that. Hard, read, read, read. A few of us have gotte...
by ChrisNM
March 8th, 2011, 7:48 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: New Flash (Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX)
Replies: 28
Views: 8987

Re: New Flash (Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX)

WW - Awesome snakes you have there! Yeah I've been experimenting with taking one of the flash heads off the bracket and holding it (like with the salamander shot above), though since my hands are super tiny I find myself needing to balance the camera on my knee or something to hold it still enough ...
by ChrisNM
February 10th, 2011, 10:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Job Vacancy For Mike Rochford's Prior Work
Replies: 53
Views: 11799

Re: Job Vacancy For Mike Rochford's Prior Work

The problem with retail is: Crappy pay, no benefits, no sick leave, no PTO, no nothing. 32 hours a week max @ 8/hour to keep you from getting benefits. Crappy pay, check no benefits, fiancé covered but available through my retail employer no sick leave, ...sick leave available PTO/Annual Leave...av...
by ChrisNM
February 9th, 2011, 6:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Job Vacancy For Mike Rochford's Prior Work
Replies: 53
Views: 11799

Re: Job Vacancy For Mike Rochford's Prior Work

Mike, I'm right there with ya. Mulling grad school, but figured my experience, skills, and qualifications would merit to something without needing that M.S. or Ph.D after my name. I went from making $7.50/hr as an intern to $14/hr to do a summer herp survey (which I kicked @$$ at), to leaving my Mus...
by ChrisNM
January 11th, 2011, 6:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A couple interesting papers....
Replies: 5
Views: 996

Re: A couple interesting papers....

The road mortality one is interesting as well - Golf Cart DORs? Really, you can't avoid a snake when driving in a frickin' golf cart!?? Aw, come on Chris. You know they don't purposefully avoid them. It's akin to getting harassed in a national park for looking at herps while some idiot drives by an...
by ChrisNM
January 11th, 2011, 5:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: foot photos needed
Replies: 26
Views: 3512

Re: foot photos needed

Joe...what's your deadline? I need to get to bed as I've gotta be up at 2:45am for work, but I do have a few feet shots from a poster I did for my former Naturalist job. I believe I have a spadefoot (forgetting the species), a woodhouse toad, and a bullfrog as my "hand" models. EDIT: email me at her...
by ChrisNM
January 1st, 2011, 1:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Final 2010 Database Contest Scorecard- Historical
Replies: 9
Views: 1133

Re: Final 2010 Database Contest Scorecard- Historical

Yes, and it's already here... :lol: But, that brings up a good idea. I think I will donate copies of my books to the winners of the 2011 contests. Let's see, 1st place in either contest gets a copy of Common Kingsnakes, 2nd place gets a copy of Mtn Kings, and third place gets the Rattlesnake Guide....
by ChrisNM
December 31st, 2010, 11:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wild caught albinos???
Replies: 264
Views: 100821

Re: Wild caught albinos???

I have only some what followed this discussion, but following up on Natalie's post above about striped phase gophers, I wanted to note that the stripe gene is dominant in Pacific gophers. Not sure how universal it is, but my understanding is that most striped phases in other species are recessive. ...
by ChrisNM
December 31st, 2010, 11:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wild caught albinos???
Replies: 264
Views: 100821

Re: Wild caught albinos???

a little something for Natalie... http://albinism.org/publications/what_is_albinism.html I used the above website and a few other resources back in 2000 to do a report on albinism in reptiles for my English 218 (technical writing) course at NMSU. One of the definitions I came across for the term alb...
by ChrisNM
December 31st, 2010, 8:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: is flash photography a crime???
Replies: 20
Views: 2905

Re: is flash photography a crime???

Circa 2004, when I did my herp survey at CAVE, the issue was just flash photography due inpart to the actual whine generated when a flash is fired and has to cycle for another flash burst. Some prominent, foreign PhD researcher was coming in as I was leaving CAVE in late August that year to do secon...
by ChrisNM
December 22nd, 2010, 5:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your Favorite Posts of 2010
Replies: 17
Views: 2147

Re: Your Favorite Posts of 2010

Brendan's crote post annihilate's all of us in North America. Anything by moloch and one other ozzie (forget who right now) gets me thinking I need to sell all my captive herps and pull out my City of Las Cruces retirement to afford an awesome trip to Australia. 30-45 mins of prime time wasted per p...
by ChrisNM
December 22nd, 2010, 5:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping on the Winter Solstice
Replies: 11
Views: 2069

Re: Herping on the Winter Solstice

Brian Hubbs wrote:See Phil, it's fun to keep them guessing about localities... :lol:
What's the locality of the mountain kingsnake Brian? I didn't get the www address the first time. :crazyeyes: I was too distracted by the small photo of the spider.
by ChrisNM
November 11th, 2010, 8:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frogs,Toads, Tortoises, and a few other things in 2010
Replies: 25
Views: 7630

Re: Frogs,Toads, Tortoises, and a few other things in 2010

Image

Is that a water scorpion next to that Hyla?
by ChrisNM
November 8th, 2010, 5:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hanging out with Lizards in 2010
Replies: 30
Views: 5991

Re: Hanging out with Lizards in 2010

This posts fails because of 2 reason...

I didn't see Crotaphytus dickersonae and Crotaphytus vestigium photos! :cry:






I jest, great shots Will. All the bicinctorres shots makes me wish I would have been able to get shots of the little male I saw last October.
by ChrisNM
November 5th, 2010, 4:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anolis in Colombia part 3
Replies: 14
Views: 7602

Re: Anolis in Colombia part 3

My god he posts, albeit only 6 of em but still!

Latella...I think I need to see more of fraseri! I know you're working with the CA/SA anoles, but you wouldn't happen to have pics of A. roquet sumus?
by ChrisNM
November 2nd, 2010, 11:56 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Memory card problem
Replies: 10
Views: 2345

Re: Memory card problem

If it's a SanDisk-brand card, you might try their recovery software - RescuePRO/RescuePRO Deluxe. I believe it can be downloaded for free on their website. You might even be able to use non-sandisk cards, but I seem to recall the software wanting a serial number either from the card or provided with...
by ChrisNM
November 2nd, 2010, 10:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake observations 2010
Replies: 113
Views: 15689

Re: Rattlesnake observations 2010

Brendan, you and I, plus a few others knew there use to be such a forum, but I've yet to e-mail the individual regarding it. Kind of bummed honestly as I miss yours and a few other's postings on rattlers. From a sitting on the fence view, I'm hoping 2011 allows me to knock off my last NM crote (cerb...
by ChrisNM
November 2nd, 2010, 10:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 3rd Quarter National Database Contest
Replies: 5
Views: 913

Re: 3rd Quarter National Database Contest

Josh... there are a couple mis-IDs on your whiptails. Should still keep you in standings no problem, but just a heads up. http://naherp.com/viewrecord.php?r_id=51738 is an exsanguis and not a flagellicauda http://naherp.com/viewrecord.php?r_id=52148 is a tesselata and not an inornata http://naherp.c...
by ChrisNM
October 29th, 2010, 12:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Oh look...another EOY Az post.
Replies: 19
Views: 2869

Re: Oh look...another EOY Az post.

minus the fade...I'm REALLY digging that bat in-flight shot. Wish I could have hung back with Erik, Tim and Marisa to meet up with you, but I needed to get back to ABQ.
by ChrisNM
October 29th, 2010, 12:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake observations 2010
Replies: 113
Views: 15689

Re: Rattlesnake observations 2010

I can say this much, that Apache is a "Longbow" I just don't know if it's Block I or II, or whatever they are naming the things. There is an orange tail stripe and what appears to be some blocked tail insignia by the tech and tail rotor. Brendan, I was just curious on what is a neat looking avatar/s...
by ChrisNM
October 28th, 2010, 1:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake observations 2010
Replies: 113
Views: 15689

Re: Rattlesnake observations 2010

Brendan... I may have missed the Q&A somewhere, if asked, but what's up with the snake in your avatar? I saw it in the pic bunch, but don't recall (looked at the first page when this was first posted) any other angles on it's head. Also curious with the AH-64 on the ground; CBP uses UH-60s and a few...
by ChrisNM
October 28th, 2010, 10:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Don't Sleep- There Are Snakes (MAJOR DUW) PART TWO!
Replies: 73
Views: 27239

Re: Don't Sleep- There Are Snakes (MAJOR DUW) PART TWO!

I think my internets will break if there's a 3rd post with as many pics. :crazyeyes:
by ChrisNM
October 28th, 2010, 10:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Don't Sleep- There Are Snakes (MAJOR DUW) PART TWO!
Replies: 73
Views: 27239

Re: Don't Sleep- There Are Snakes (MAJOR DUW) PART TWO!

I thought all the gilas were AZ? :? At least you said such when out in the field...I are confoos'ed
by ChrisNM
October 27th, 2010, 4:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Don't Sleep- There Are Snakes (MAJOR DUW) PART TWO!
Replies: 73
Views: 27239

Re: Don't Sleep- There Are Snakes (MAJOR DUW) PART TWO!

Crazins wrote:And Chris found my lifer of these cuties
Hyla wrightorum --Arizona Treefrog

Image
But his foot's not resting flat! :mrgreen: :crazyeyes: He/she has about doubled in size too since that photo. It's doing quite well!
by ChrisNM
October 27th, 2010, 3:45 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?

my brain hurts...I'm selectively forfeiting until I can constructively add to this thread again. Until then, share in my brain hurting.... http://art4h.visnsoft.com/be.jpg http://www.opticaliillusions.com/Optical_Illusion_spinning_spirals.jpg http://www.johnjmcgraw.com/brain_&_belief/visual_illusion...
by ChrisNM
October 27th, 2010, 11:55 am
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?

I don't know about accurate, maybe more involved than anything, but it works. I can't take credit for it though, I just wonder why the technique disappeared from the Image Lab. It use to be a thorough how-to written by Brad Alexander. Thinking to self: how many times have I plugged brad in this thre...
by ChrisNM
October 27th, 2010, 10:29 am
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?

I'll admit to Bill's color appearing off to me as well, but Joe, the correction you made seems to have increased the blue and red channels. This is, for me, obvious in the coloration of the reddish lava rock, and extremely evident in the debris behind the snake (particularly the vegetative debris be...
by ChrisNM
October 26th, 2010, 10:03 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?

thanks shane, my eyes hurt!

You have a link for the actual page that's from? I've tried searching BA blog, but can't find it.
by ChrisNM
October 26th, 2010, 9:04 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?

Erik...next time you're this way just bring up the klaub. I'll setup the softbox and bust out the gray card. You supply the D700, I the D300 and D70. Hell, I'll even bust out my CP4500 and the SK-E900 flash bracket. What say you? LOL Oh, bring the Alien Bee too! Maybe we can coordinate Brad to come ...
by ChrisNM
October 26th, 2010, 7:00 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?

Last fall I went out with a group and one of them found a fairly (not bright or a lot of green) greenish juvi oreganus, everyone loved how green it was so with that in mind. Are you are telling me because I didn't capture what we seen on my camera, that all 13 or so of us, didn't see the greenish o...
by ChrisNM
October 26th, 2010, 6:42 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?

I've not seen anyone shoot with one (grey card) in the field. Sounds like the gauntlet has been thrown down for everyone for 2011... :lol: Inadvertently I guess.... That said, the one I have is huge (8.5x11, smallest Kurt's Camera Corral had in stock) "Huge" is relative, then. 'twould fit easily in...
by ChrisNM
October 26th, 2010, 6:03 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?

Chad M. Lane wrote:Patrick are you delusional?
Nah, he's just stared at NM's wide variety of fern species too long. :shock:
by ChrisNM
October 26th, 2010, 5:25 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?

Now, ferns, -those- are green. :-) Patrick I've only seen brown ones :roll: :mrgreen: Patrick, I wish you could have seen the animal that's come of question due to photos within this thread. It is truly the most stunning male klaub I've seen to date. I'd put his "green" cast, from what I recall a y...
by ChrisNM
October 26th, 2010, 3:33 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?

Aieee! :shock: Gerry LMAO...don't mind me (or Patrick though, no one does HA!), I'm slightly loopy and grumpy at the same time right now; the combination of a migraine making me want to take a spork to my left eye causing the grumpy and the 2 excedrin migraine geltabs (acetaminophen 250mg, aspirin ...
by ChrisNM
October 26th, 2010, 3:19 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?

Gerry, what an off-colour comment. You need a grey card to bring such comment within the coloured behaviour of this thread. :crazyeyes:
by ChrisNM
October 26th, 2010, 3:09 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?

good luck with any of us producing a grey card raw, nor am I going to upload a 4288x2848 resolution 22.3MB RAW file. I've not seen anyone shoot with one (grey card) in the field. That said, the one I have is huge (8.5x11, smallest Kurt's Camera Corral had in stock), I've only used it at home, and it...