Herp Photography 2016 - 2/3

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Porter
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Herp Photography 2016 - 2/3

Post by Porter » October 31st, 2016, 5:11 pm

ImageNapa Clouds1 2016 by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr





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ImageFree As a Bird by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImagePatterless-ish Striped Gopher2 by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImagePatternless-ish Gophe Snake by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImagePatternless-ish Striped Gophe Snake1 by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageSutter Feather Clouds by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageRain Frog by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageCanada Goose 1 by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageHammerhead Slug 4 by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageHammerhead Slug 5 by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageHammerhead Slug 3 by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageHammerhed Slug 2 by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageRed-eared Slider by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageRed-eared Slider a by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageRed-eared Slider3 by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageRed-eared Slider1 by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImagePond Turtle by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageBasking Pond Turtle by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageMonarch Caterpillar by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageMonarch Caterpillar 1 by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageMilkweed Bug by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImagePeach Valley Garter eposure exposurefade by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageValley Garter exposure fade75 by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImagePacific Coast by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageGround Squirrels Fence 1 by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageGravid Bluebelly 2 by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageGravid Bluebelly by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageGravid Bluebelly 1 by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageGigas Water Shed by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageStriped Gopher Snake1 by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageStriped Gopher Snake2 by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageStriped Gopher Snake by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageStriped Gopher Snake3 by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageItchy Cottontail by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageValley garter wateredge by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageValley garter wateredge1 by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

Imagevalley G by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageValley G pattern by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageValley G pattern1 by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageElk Grove Two Trees by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageCreamy Sunset by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

ImageStay Gold Sunset by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

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Re: Herp Photography 2016 - 2/3

Post by yoloherper » November 1st, 2016, 4:05 pm

Great series Porter!
Loved the striped gophers, that super nice toad in part three, and that valley garter with the big red blotches and orangish stripe. Looks like some pictures i've seen of T. s. parietalis from the midwest.
-Elliot

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Re: Herp Photography 2016 - 2/3

Post by Porter » November 7th, 2016, 12:37 pm

yoloherper wrote:Great series Porter!
Loved the striped gophers, that super nice toad in part three, and that valley garter with the big red blotches and orangish stripe. Looks like some pictures i've seen of T. s. parietalis from the midwest.
-Elliot
Thanks man! That orange dorsal striped individual was caught no more than 100 ft from the yellow dorsal striped checked blotched individual posted above it. It was crazy. I found them back to back. Looked to be a year apart in age and I've never seen that kind of morphism in fitchi before. I have seen some checkered gigas out there tho... also, the "peach" Valley garter. I don't know why I entitled it peach :lol: I remember thinking of that zonata you found last yr. I was probably tired and not thinking. But this snake looked like a rainbow trout... it was salmon colored with an similar iridescence to the fish. Looking pink at some angles to the light and green in other places. Most noticeable on the lateral stipe and neck area. also inbetween the eye and nostril. Horrible evening lighting to photograph that snake but I didn't want to take it home. I aslo found a total of 5 blue phasr DORs and two green phase DORs. Lot's of cool fitchi variations out there. You should head out to the notmas basin next year and see what you can find....


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Re: Herp Photography 2016 - 2/3

Post by Porter » December 7th, 2016, 10:12 am

yoloherper wrote:Great series Porter!
Loved the striped gophers, that super nice toad in part three, and that valley garter with the big red blotches and orangish stripe. Looks like some pictures i've seen of T. s. parietalis from the midwest.
-Elliot
Here's one last shot of that fitchi you liked. Shows a little more of the dorsal:

ImageValley Garter Morph by California Reptile & Amphibian Appreciation, on Flickr

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Re: Herp Photography 2016 - 2/3

Post by LouB747 » December 26th, 2016, 11:49 am

Good stuff. Love those striped..patternless gophers.

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Re: Herp Photography 2016 - 2/3

Post by dwakefield » December 27th, 2016, 8:24 am

Nice work! Those striped gophers are something else

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