Herp-a-day (pt II)

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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Post by PNWHerper » May 14th, 2012, 11:29 pm

Kevin,

Your shovel-nosed snake is fantastic! :beer: I still really want to find 1 of those lovely animals to get their tracks. Lots more to learn about them, and they are just so beautiful!

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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Post by kit fox » May 17th, 2012, 2:35 pm

This was a neonate, I removed from the street last night.

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Post by Kevin Price » May 18th, 2012, 5:53 pm

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Southern Desert Horned Lizard Phrynosoma platyrhinos calidiarum. He was sleeping when I walked up on him.

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Post by mikemike » May 20th, 2012, 6:15 am

I just got back yesterday from a week and a half in Florida.

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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Post by RobertH » May 21st, 2012, 9:39 am

Yellow-Blotched Ensatina

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Taken by my son Nicholas on a recent Tejon Ranch survey.

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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Post by Owen » May 21st, 2012, 8:29 pm

Thamnophis sirtalis infernalis

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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Post by Tim Borski » May 22nd, 2012, 4:34 am

Here's a Chameleon I found presumedly switching trees one recent night. (I'm sure there's a story behind why he was active well after dark, but he wasn't talking.)


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Post by justinm » May 22nd, 2012, 6:02 pm

Red Milk Snake from Snake Road.

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Post by mikemike » May 22nd, 2012, 6:04 pm

Cool milk shot, Justin.

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Seoane's Viper from France
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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Post by AsydaBass » May 25th, 2012, 7:40 am

Hey everyone,

I check this thread everyday even though I don't often contribute to it. If I remember correctly, the original idea was to also post the specs for the photos- exposure, shutter speed, and other pertinent information. It seems lately that most of the posters only post a picture and a species name. Just a little reminder that posting all of this information can really help others in understanding how you took the photo.

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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Post by justinm » May 25th, 2012, 7:59 am

I don't remember my settings now. I was using a 100mm 2.8 Canon Lens, on a 30D, ISO probably 200, F stop would be like 13 for narrow DOF and a nice bokeh. I hope that helps on my last shot.

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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Post by AsydaBass » May 25th, 2012, 8:03 am

Bolitoglossa colonnea, the Ridge-headed Salamander

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Nikon D7000
Nikon 10-24mm
16mm (24mm equiv.)
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1/50 sec
iso 800
R1 macro flash kit
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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Post by AsydaBass » May 25th, 2012, 8:05 am

Thanks Justin, I did notice the bokeh when I saw the photo, it is nice indeed.

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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Post by AsydaBass » May 25th, 2012, 8:20 am

Here's a bit more insight into the previously posted Bolitoglossa photo.

That particular shot was done "in the studio"...read: set up on the railing of my open air lab. Aside from needing data on the specimen, it was raining when the salamander was captured the previous night, so a photo session wasn't really possible.

As can be seen here, a branch with a climbing hemiphyte was stuffed into a pint glass for support, a SB-700 was positioned overhead the subject for "ambient" light and the two SB-200 from the R1 kit were positioned for fill light (the extra SB-700 on the right was not used for the salamander shot). Rear sync flash was used to illuminate the background. In order to achieve this magnification while shooting at 16mm, the front of the lens is literally an inch from the salamander. Lighting was a nightmare.

This exact photo was from a shoot with an Anotheca spinsoa, as it can be seen sitting on the camera, but the setup was the same as the previous Bolitoglossa shot.

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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Post by SnakeStick » May 25th, 2012, 10:34 am

Cemophora coccinea - Scarlet Snake

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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Post by Owen » May 26th, 2012, 6:49 am

Thamnophis sirtalis infernalis as found on a cloudy day.

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Cropped to 4800 x 3200 pixels and reduced to 1080 x 720.

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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Post by monklet » May 27th, 2012, 9:07 am

One heck of a nice photo Owen! :thumb: 8-)

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Post by SnakeDude » May 28th, 2012, 12:41 pm

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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Post by monklet » May 29th, 2012, 7:53 am

The is pretty much the ultimate shot Rob :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: Gotta go find one of those someday.

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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Post by Neil M » May 29th, 2012, 11:21 am

Wow Rob that is incredible. I have never even seen such a beautiful lizard, let alone photograph it so well. Hahah I just noticed theres another head in the background!

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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Post by Stohlgren » May 29th, 2012, 11:34 am

Neil M wrote:Wow Rob that is incredible. I have never even seen such a beautiful snake, let alone photograph it so well. Hahah I just noticed theres another head in the background!
Umm....did you also happen to notice that the snake has legs?

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Post by Neil M » May 29th, 2012, 11:34 am

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Western Yellow Bellied Racer. Shot with natural light.

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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Post by PNWHerper » June 2nd, 2012, 12:40 pm

Mikemike,

That is a beaut' of a corn snake. Did you know you posted it twice?

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Post by Kevin Price » June 2nd, 2012, 6:33 pm

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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Post by mikemike » June 2nd, 2012, 8:13 pm

PNWHerper wrote:Mikemike,

That is a beaut' of a corn snake. Did you know you posted it twice?
Oh crap. Goes to show what FHFing on sleep deprivation does to you...

On that note, let's try again..

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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

Post by Owen » June 4th, 2012, 11:59 pm

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Thamnophis sirtalis infernalis

Sony SLT-A77
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Cropped and reduced to about 20% of full size

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Hyla Versicolor North American Gray Treefrog

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Southern Pacific Rattlesnake - Crotalus oreganus helleri
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Post by Soopaman » June 12th, 2012, 8:01 pm

Red Phase Heterodon platirhinos atop a mound of Drosera annua:
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Cool Hoggie and setting!!!!

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Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)

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Spotted Leaf-nosed Snake Phyllorhynchus decurtatus

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Regal ringneck snake
Sony H9 w/ canon 500d diopter
Shutter priority mode
I don't have an exif reader, and some settings like focal length get thrown off by the diopter.
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Hyla Versicolor

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