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Nice Eye Shots

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Hey guys, I was a semi active member but I guess my account got deleted ( I was last on in May lol ). I thought I would post a picture that I took this past spring of a large T. radix that I found in Eastern South Dakota. The best part of this picture is how you feel that you are staring eye to eye with the snake. Garter Snakes' eyes aren't even that pretty, but they still look cool up close. I was wondering if anybody has some good eye shots of some herps.
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Here's a few from the archives

Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix)

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Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene c. carolina)

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Eastern King Snake (Lampropeltis g. getula)

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Eastern Box Turtle (Terrapene c. carolina)

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Guyana Boa Constrictor (Boa c. constrictor)

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Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

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the whole forum got wiped in...June? or maybe really late may due to shenanigans on the host's side. Read some of the stickies for sordid details (sadly, no skin, violence or fun is involved...shenanigans should always have at least one of those).

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Bufo boreas halophilus - California toad.

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here are a couple from my files

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green tree frog

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jumping spider...ooops not a herp


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All of the photos are great, but that jumping spider is awesome!!

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It's ok r.edwards, there was no mention of the word herps in the thread title... ;)

Eastern/Common Blue-tongued skink - Tiliqua s. scincoides

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Peron's tree frog - Litoria peroni

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Moth wing eyespot, Southern Old Lady Moth - Dasypodia selenophora

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Jumping spider - whothehellknowswhatgenus

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The eyes have it!

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A few I had from before, sorry for any wider than 1000 pixel, but I didn't want to pull the external drive to re-size.

California Toad (Bufo boreas halophilus)

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Northern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus oreganus)

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California Aligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata multicarinata with ringlight reflection)

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Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana)

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Holy cats, Owen -- those are AMAZING!!!

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Carl, that shot of the gecko is just spectacular.

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The title of the thread is "nice" eye shots, but I can't guarantee these are nice. Here are a couple of mine:

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versicolor:
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Wifus beautifacae:
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Western Banded Gecko
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Coast Gartersnake
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Wandering Gartersnake
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Long-nosed Leopard Lizard
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California Red-legged Frog
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Western Spadefoot
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Too bad I didnt see this while at work... had some better new ones there. Here are a few... just started working with this camera, so hopefully they will get better in time

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I know I must have some others....
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Lots of good stuff here....Owen's frog with the sun ray reflection is probably my fave.

Alas, I'll have to poop in the soup and take this opportunity to vent my frustration about ring flashes. Again and again I've been warned against them precisely because they often leave that horrible ring reflection in the subject's eyes, and it seems there isn't much you can do about it.....or is there?

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Owen, your shots are all nice, your bullfrog looks suspiciously like another toad though...

Here's a couple of my favorites. Sorry for the varying sizes, I switched uploading tools to photobucket and the old one didn't resize.

western racer
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night snake
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Van Dyke's salamander
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Northwestern salamander
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Oregon ensatinas
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Gray treefrog
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Great basin rattler
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Green tree python (through glass at zoo)
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Pig nosed viper (through glass at zoo)
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striped whipsnake
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zonata
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red-spotted garter
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Oregon spotted frog
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That should be good for now...

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I have lots of eye shots, but I like the ones where you get an interesting reflection.

Here's a self-portrait courtesy of a young Salvadora grahamiae -

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but sometimes you get clutter like the road this Coluber was found on (although I did get a sefl-portrait on the rostrum) -

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AndyO'Connor wrote:Owen, your shots are all nice, your bullfrog looks suspiciously like another toad though...
:? You're absolutely right; my bad. Just reposting old stuff without paying attention.

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Vipera berus:
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Natrix natrix:
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Bufo bufo:
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Lissotriton vulgaris:
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Bufo calamita:
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Rana temporaria:
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I can't believe nobody has posted one of these yet.
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Here's a couple others.
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bgrom: Is there a way to get a larger version of that pair of spadefoots in the mud? I think I want it for my desktop :D

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Paul,

PM me with the size that you need.

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If you can find the eyes...

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Could this also qualify for a "Herpers Herping" post?

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northern copperhead
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and since someone else already started it :)
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A couple more eye shots, or at least there are eyes in these shots:

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How many can you ID

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Normally I don't like to do these things, because I want my skills to remain a mystery, but I'll give it a try...

1. No idea Redbelly? Kirtlands?

2. Toad. Maybe A. americanus or fowleri

3. Frog maybe a bullfrog?

4. I'm going with Fox snake

5. Strikes me as a natricine Maybe and easter garter?

6. Crote for sure Timber maybe?

7. I think it is the same as number 6 another timber?

8. racer?

9. I'd say redbelly but I don't see a spot on his lip.... ah hell redbelly

10. no idea. First thought was watersnake

11. No clue. Love the teeth in this shot. Almost looks like a viper, but no pit.

12. Turtle? Map turtle maybe?

13. Definately a skink. Five lined?

14 Cottonmouth

15 rough green?

16 cricket frog?

17 No clue. Masticophis? No idea

18 definately a garter. Maybe marcianus or cyrtopsis

19 going with ratsnake here

20 this one reminds me of a crocodilian Alligator maybe?

21. It looks like a crote, but I can't say which one. They all look like timbers to me!

22 looks familiar, but I can't place it.

23. Box turtle Maybe an eastern form?

Phew! That was fun

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Here's an eye or two for good measure:

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