2/3 of '15

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Ecto Hunter
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2/3 of '15

Post by Ecto Hunter » September 2nd, 2015, 12:38 am

Howdy, herpers. I'm back for the second installment of my ternary field report of 2015. Unfortunately, this summer was exceptionally busy and I wasn't able to herp as much as I would have liked (not sure that's even possible). Instead, most of my herping activity has been limited to a few more or less well planned excursions, including Bankhead NF in Alabama, two trips to the mountains of Tennessee, and a trip to coastal Alabama. Here's a sample of what I have seen since last time in no particular order.

Thamnophis sirtalis
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Eurycea longicauda
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Hyla avivoca
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Nerodia fasciata
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Lampropeltis g. nigra
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Pseudotriton r. schencki
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Pantherophis alleghaniensis
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Nerodia rhombifer
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Lampropeltis getula
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Plethodon yonahlossee
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Pantherophis guttatus
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Desmognathus marmoratus (with banded sculpin)
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Gyrinophilus p. danielsi
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Crotalus horridus
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Plethodon jordani
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Sistrurus m. barbouri
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Aneides aeneus
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Crotalus adamanteus
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I must say that I could not have had the pleasure of photographing many of these animals without the hospitality and/or direct guidance of a handful of great herpers. A big thanks to Tamara and Ray McConnell, Chris Montross, Adam Cooner, Noah Fields, and Bill McGighan.

Thanks for looking! - Robb Herrington

Tamara D. McConnell
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Re: 2/3 of '15

Post by Tamara D. McConnell » September 2nd, 2015, 2:57 am

Robb, your photos are glorious! My favorite shot is the one with the sculpin in it, but they are all stunning.
We still have your cooler. This means you have to come back for another herp outing.

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BillMcGighan
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Re: 2/3 of '15

Post by BillMcGighan » September 2nd, 2015, 5:53 am

Excellent, Robb.
I would be happy to see many of your pics in a field guide! :thumb:

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Re: 2/3 of '15

Post by simus343 » September 2nd, 2015, 6:51 am

Looks like you had a productive year. I'd love to get out of Florida for some actual herping sometime, not just labs, but it doesn't look well any time soon sadly. There is so many salamanders outside of my state that I'd love to see, which is any that don't occur here :lol:.

That last picture of the Crotalus adamanteus was amazing. It had some fantastic coloration on it, most of the ones I find are more "dusty" and not so "polished" like the one you found.

Excellent photography!

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Rich in Reptiles
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Re: 2/3 of '15

Post by Rich in Reptiles » September 2nd, 2015, 8:14 am

Oh my goodness gracious!!! Your photos are incredible! Looks like a really great 2/3rds of a year!!

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Re: 2/3 of '15

Post by Noah M » September 2nd, 2015, 12:34 pm

Good stuff! :thumb:

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Matt S.
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Re: 2/3 of '15

Post by Matt S. » September 5th, 2015, 8:01 am

Fantastic post, all of the photos are beautiful. I especially liked the spring salamander, that has to be one of the prettiest I have seen.

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Re: 2/3 of '15

Post by Ecto Hunter » September 8th, 2015, 4:54 pm

Thanks, guys! Tamara, I'll be down as soon as I can!

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Re: 2/3 of '15

Post by Berkeley Boone » September 11th, 2015, 3:15 am

Very nice pictures! Like has been mentioned by others, I enjoyed the underwater shot with the shovelnose and the sculpin. The pigmy in habitat was also a great one.
Thanks for sharing. Good luck with the last third!
--Berkeley

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