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 Post subject: Long time no post: 2017/2018 USA + Australia
PostPosted: February 21st, 2018, 10:41 am 
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Hey everyone,

Zach here. It has been a very long time since I made a post here on FHF. I was able to travel a bit towards the end of 2017, with a road trip through the Southern United States and an impromptu trip to Melbourne, VIC, Australia for my 30th birthday (man, I feel old). I'll lay off the heavy commentary on the photos, as I am a tad busy today at work, but I would like to thank all my friends, new and old, in the South and in Australia who showed me a good time! Thank you so much to my friends at home for always being down to go out and naturalizing.

Working as a naturalist for the last two years, I developed a love for all things nature, not just herps, so please excuse the fungi and insects!

Cheers to a good 2018 :beer:

1. The South- Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Georgia

Gulf Coast Toad
ImageIMG_5913 (1) by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Cottonmouth
ImageIMG_5931 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

ImageIMG_5942 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Diamond-backed Water Snake

ImageIMG_5979 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Broad-banded Water Snake

ImageIMG_5994 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Plain-bellied Water Snake

ImageIMG_6006 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Northern Rough Green Snake

ImageIMG_6106 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Robberfly

ImageIMG_6117 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Northern Cricket Frog

ImageIMG_6147 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Eastern Worm Snake

ImageIMG_6178 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Timber Rattlesnake

ImageIMG_6203 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6207 (1) by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6208 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6214 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Dekay's Snake (not blurry, just in shed)

ImageIMG_6235 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Green Tree Frog

ImageIMG_6247 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Queen Snake

ImageIMG_6141 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Horned Bladderwort

ImageIMG_6032 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Parrot Pitcher Plant

ImageIMG_6016 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr


2. California

Blainville's Horned Lizard

ImageIMG_6406 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Red Rock Crab

ImageIMG_6418 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Wolf Spider

ImageIMG_6425 (1) by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

California Giant Salamander

ImageIMG_6453 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Orb Weaver

ImageIMG_6486 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Titiotus Spider

ImageIMG_6475 (1) by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Yellow-eyed Ensatina

ImageIMG_6532 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6526 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

California Banana Slug

ImageIMG_6571 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Northern Rubber Boa

ImageIMG_6587 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Pacific Gopher Snake

ImageIMG_6813 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Sow Bug Killer

ImageIMG_6844 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Western Skink

ImageIMG_6931 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

California Kingsnake

ImageIMG_6944 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

ImageIMG_6968 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Cabbage Parachute Fungi

ImageIMG_6976 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Coral Fungi

ImageIMG_7025 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Hare's Foot Inkcap

ImageIMG_7009 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Porcelain Crab

ImageIMG_7020 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Yellow-eyed Ensatina

ImageIMG_7056 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Pine Spike Mushroom

ImageIMG_7058 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Northern Rubber Boa

ImageIMG_7073 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Hoverfly

ImageIMG_7076 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Common Sharp-tailed Snake

ImageIMG_7108 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Gibbonsia Kelpfish

ImageIMG_7141 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Spiny Mole Crab

ImageIMG_7154 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

3. Australia

Eastern Blue-tongued Skink

ImageIMG_7219 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

White's Skink

ImageIMG_7311 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Marbled Gecko

ImageIMG_7330 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Common Garden Katydid

ImageIMG_7370 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Pie-dish Beetle

ImageIMG_7385 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Eastern Blue-tongued Skink

ImageIMG_7396 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Short-beaked Echidna

ImageIMG_7409 (1) by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Little Whip Snake

ImageIMG_7427 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Giant Slantface Grasshopper

ImageIMG_7450 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Pie-dish Beetle

ImageIMG_7463 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Tiger Snake

ImageIMG_7485 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Peron's Tree Frog

ImageIMG_7490 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Spotted Marsh Frog

ImageIMG_7498 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Southern Bell Frog

ImageIMG_7501 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

ImageIMG_7504 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

4. California 2018

Boar's Head Fungus

ImageIMG_7548 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Cup Fungi

ImageIMG_7554 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

ImageIMG_7567 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Western Witch's Hat

ImageIMG_7580 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Fluted Black Elfin Saddle

ImageIMG_7620 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Oregon Ensatina

ImageIMG_7639 (1) by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

California Slender Salamander

ImageIMG_7679 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

ImageIMG_7685 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Amanita augusta

ImageIMG_7696 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Amanita muscaria

ImageIMG_7706 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Woody Chiton

ImageIMG_7734 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Diablo Garter Snake

ImageIMG_7749 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Western Yellow-bellied Racer

ImageIMG_7796 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

ImageIMG_7810 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

California Red-legged Frog

ImageIMG_7826 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

California Tarantula

ImageIMG_7829 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Flat-backed Millipede

ImageIMG_7849 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Ochre Sea Star

ImageIMG_7887 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Yellow-eyed Ensatina

ImageIMG_7912 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Arboreal Salamander

ImageIMG_7920 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

Santa Cruz Black Salamander

ImageIMG_7941 by Zachary Llim, on Flickr

That is it for now. I look forward to more traveling this year and to improve my photography skill. It is crazy looking back at my old posts and photos and seeing a progression in not only photography, but in maturity/growth. Life, right?

-Zach


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 Post subject: Re: Long time no post: 2017/2018 USA + Australia
PostPosted: February 21st, 2018, 4:15 pm 
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The imagery here is superb :thumb:

I particularly enjoyed:

Clint Eastworm
Her majesty
Mama Wolfie daycare and all her little monkeys
Dreamweaver
Rolie Polie assassin ( everytime I see those they run like hell and never stop long enough for a photo. Cool to see one up close in excellent detail)
Ms. Skilton's tattered blue dress
Fungus is cool
Porcelain God
Highway child. He knows that road like the back of his... back
Porcupine X Shrew hybrid
Jiminy Grasshopper
Tigger
If I had a bell frog I'd ring it in the morning
Salamander Sweet Leaf
Redbeard the Draytonii

Very nice photography Zach :beer:


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PostPosted: February 21st, 2018, 4:28 pm 

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Awesome, Zach! I'm really digging those spider close ups and the fungi are cool too! A couple of my particular favorite are the canebrake and the juvie racer with its head perked up. Great post.
Nicholas


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PostPosted: February 21st, 2018, 4:56 pm 
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Amazing shots.

But....no z’s despite the early warm weather in CA? ;)

FH


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PostPosted: February 23rd, 2018, 11:04 am 
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Awesome post! :thumb:


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PostPosted: February 24th, 2018, 6:52 pm 
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Very nice Zach!

Especially the crustacean & fungi photos...and those are some classic southeastern US snake finds.
Were you using your home made light box? If so, I need to make one.

Tim


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