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 Post subject: Hong Kong Herping 2012
PostPosted: May 11th, 2012, 9:16 pm 
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The herping season here in Hong Kong has kicked into high gear.  This past week was very productive in terms of both quantity and variety.  I went out 3 times times and found a total of 18 snakes:

2 Bamboo Vipers
5 Bi-coloured Stream Snakes
2 Many-Banded Kraits
4 White-spotted Slug Snakes
1 Common Blind Snake
1 Chinese Cobra
2 Mountain Water Snakes / Olive Keelbacks
1 Burmese Python

Bamboo Viper, White Lip Tree Viper Trimeresurus albolabris  白唇竹葉青 (青竹蛇 )
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Many-Banded Krait Bungarus multicinctus multicinctus 銀環蛇
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Bicolored Stream Snake Opisthotropis lateralis 側條後稜蛇
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Chinese Cobra Naja atra 眼鏡蛇
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Mountain Water Snake, Olive Keelback Sinonatrix percarinata percarinata 烏游蛇
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Burmese Python Python molurus bivittatus 蟒蛇
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I really need to carry around some extra lenses. A 100mm 1:1 Macro lens is not the tool for trying to get shots of a 10'+ python.


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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong Herping 2012
PostPosted: May 12th, 2012, 4:10 am 
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WOW...great stuff! That first albo shot is KILLER!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong Herping 2012
PostPosted: May 12th, 2012, 8:14 am 
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A viper, a krait and a cobra, great post!


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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong Herping 2012
PostPosted: May 12th, 2012, 7:06 pm 
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What's the story on that first pic? Was it just a yawn and you got lucky to catch it.


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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong Herping 2012
PostPosted: May 12th, 2012, 10:01 pm 
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Just a yawn. Not a striking shot.

justinm wrote:
What's the story on that first pic? Was it just a yawn and you got lucky to catch it.


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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong Herping 2012
PostPosted: May 13th, 2012, 5:14 pm 
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That Burmese Python must have been a rare find at that size? Were you one of the people that Kevin went with last year?? I really need to get down there at some point. :crazyeyes:


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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong Herping 2012
PostPosted: May 13th, 2012, 8:42 pm 

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Exceptional post. There are some real jewels in here.


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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong Herping 2012
PostPosted: May 14th, 2012, 5:36 am 
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Awesomeawesomeawesome. You da man, man.

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Just a yawn. Not a striking shot.

HOW COULD YOU ADMIT THAT! You just blew your chance at being the toast of this town :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong Herping 2012
PostPosted: May 15th, 2012, 8:07 pm 
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Finally, a Banded Krait

Banded Krait Bungarus fasciatus 金環蛇
Aberdeen Country Park, Hong Kong May 15, 2012


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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong Herping 2012
PostPosted: May 15th, 2012, 9:16 pm 
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Very nice!! How big was that one? And how did you get it to lie on its back?

The ones in Sarawak are mostly black and white/cream, btw. Quite weird.


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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong Herping 2012
PostPosted: May 16th, 2012, 4:15 am 
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He was about 1.3 meters. The shot of the underside was done when he was dumped out the bag once we got to the spot where we took the photos.


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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong Herping 2012
PostPosted: May 16th, 2012, 4:23 am 
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A viper on a fence.

Bamboo Viper, White Lip Tree Viper Trimeresurus albolabris
Tai Mo Shan, Hong Kong May 12, 2012


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and an interesting spider

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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong Herping 2012
PostPosted: May 16th, 2012, 5:01 am 
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Sweetissimo!


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 Post subject: Re: Hong Kong Herping 2012
PostPosted: May 17th, 2012, 1:44 pm 
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Very nice post!


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