Theme 7 - Photo bombs (human or otherwise)

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Theme 7 - Photo bombs (human or otherwise)

Post by BillMcGighan » January 24th, 2015, 8:27 pm

Theme 7 Photo bombs where unexpected things (human or otherwise) get into the frame as you are taking the picture.
These would include inadvertent herps that you didn't realize were there when you took the picture.


General guidelines:
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. Pics can be of great or poor quality, as long as they communicate the theme.
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Next up will be Theme 8 - Dealing with the public, either a lesson or a lecture to a group of non-herpers, LE encounters, etc. The common thread here being a herper in an interaction with non-herper

After this we need to chat and see if you folks want to continue themes a little longer, or not, and decide on a few new themes.

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Re: Theme 7 - Photo bombs (human or otherwise)

Post by Coluber Constrictor » January 25th, 2015, 4:51 pm

Took a photo of what I thought was one newt, didn't see the other one until a month or two later:

ImageNewts from my favorite pond by Coluber Constrictor, on Flickr

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Post by mtratcliffe » January 25th, 2015, 5:28 pm

Nope, nothing to see here but a couple of Peninsula Cooters. Look closely for a photobombing gator, which I never noticed until someone pointed it out to me.

ImageDSCN2968 by zeonicweapon, on Flickr

When I took this photo in Nicaragua of this Tungara Frog, I was oblivious to the other frogs in this fountain. I mean, how did I miss those two getting it on in that pipe right there? Or the other one hanging out next to them?

ImageDSCN4851 by zeonicweapon, on Flickr

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Post by cherper » January 27th, 2015, 6:20 am

I don't know if this counts because it was rather obvious, but I love this one from last year. Two Buddies just hanging out under some warm tin.

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Post by PrimitiveTim » January 27th, 2015, 1:48 pm

A little ringneck and my friend was standing at the edge of the frame and I didn't realize it til I got home.
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Post by Tyler Hake » January 27th, 2015, 10:34 pm

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Didn't even notice this little horridus was being photobombed by an eastern newt until a few months afterward.

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Post by Soopaman » January 28th, 2015, 6:32 am

I didn't notice the fly on the buttermilk until post processing later that day.

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Post by BillMcGighan » January 30th, 2015, 7:44 pm

It's tough when supper just won't stay on the table!


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Post by HerpMan ATL » January 30th, 2015, 8:27 pm

A rat snake.... and a warm blooded critter. There were actually 2 Rat Snakes. Couldn't get em both in the frame.
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Post by Noah M » January 31st, 2015, 8:24 am

I've been looking through my photos for a week trying to find this. I need to update my metadata more often.

Anyway, I was taking a picture of this osprey when a kite decided to make an appearance.

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Re: Theme 7 - Photo bombs (human or otherwise)

Post by BillMcGighan » February 1st, 2015, 5:50 am

My God! That Kite took that osprey's head right off!

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Re: Theme 7 - Photo bombs (human or otherwise)

Post by Rich in Reptiles » February 1st, 2015, 12:16 pm

BillMcGighan wrote:My God! That Kite took that osprey's head right off!
:lol: :lol:

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Post by Berkeley Boone » February 11th, 2015, 4:53 am

BillMcGighan wrote:My God! That Kite took that osprey's head right off!
Now that is funny! Great picture too, Noah.

Sorry I am late to the party. I have been traveling. Today's three photos were all shown in my latest Year In Review post.

This cottonmouth was the most surprising for me! I couldn't believe I had missed seeing a snake while photographing a BIRD!
Image9cotton and green by bwboone, on Flickr

This little hoverfly happened to zip in at just the right moment for him to become a model for his species:
Image9hoverfly by bwboone, on Flickr

And this one I noticed while I was putting the YIR post together. Never even saw the little fence lizard sitting at my feet, right where the coachwhip's body touches the pine log.
Image9mas fla in situ2 by bwboone, on Flickr

Great contributions from everyone!
More to come!
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Re: Theme 7 - Photo bombs (human or otherwise)

Post by Noah M » February 11th, 2015, 3:29 pm

I like the heron/cottonmouth picture. It almost is as much camouflage as it is a photo bomb. Snakes are very skilled at hiding, and the way the picture is framed, the viewers eyes are drawn to the bird. This seems like a classic example of selective attention.

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Re: Theme 7 - Photo bombs (human or otherwise)

Post by BillMcGighan » February 11th, 2015, 6:12 pm

I'll never look at a Little Green the same way!
Good stuff.

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Re: Theme 7 - Photo bombs (human or otherwise)

Post by Berkeley Boone » February 12th, 2015, 12:57 pm

Noah, it was definitely selective attention. The heron had been feeding and stalking along the edge of the water. It was really fascinating to watch him do that.

More photobombs for today:

I was photographing this Ludwigia, and when I got home and looked through the pictures, I noticed the little juvenile green treefrog. Never saw him while I was out in the field.
Imageludwigia alternifolia by bwboone, on Flickr

This situation was pretty awesome, in my mind at least. My buddy Justin and I had gone out one winter's day for indigos. We parked the car at our spot and started hiking. Not even five minutes in, we got to some prime looking habitat and I pulled out my camera to get a couple of pictures. I took a couple, and was adjusting the exposure as I looked through the viewfinder, when I saw a coil of a snake in the grass. I took another picture, then looked with my own eyes- sure enough, there was a large male indigo, curled up asleep in the sun.
Imageindigoingrass by bwboone, on Flickr

That big guy was definitely an inadvertent herp, rather than a photobomb, but I'll take it anyway!
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