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 Post subject: Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)
PostPosted: May 14th, 2012, 11:29 pm 
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Kevin,

Your shovel-nosed snake is fantastic! :beer: I still really want to find 1 of those lovely animals to get their tracks. Lots more to learn about them, and they are just so beautiful!


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PostPosted: May 15th, 2012, 6:46 am 
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PostPosted: May 17th, 2012, 2:35 pm 
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This was a neonate, I removed from the street last night.

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PostPosted: May 18th, 2012, 5:53 pm 
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PostPosted: May 20th, 2012, 6:15 am 

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I just got back yesterday from a week and a half in Florida.

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PostPosted: May 21st, 2012, 3:56 am 
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PostPosted: May 21st, 2012, 9:39 am 

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PostPosted: May 21st, 2012, 4:29 pm 

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PostPosted: May 21st, 2012, 8:29 pm 
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PostPosted: May 22nd, 2012, 4:34 am 
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Here's a Chameleon I found presumedly switching trees one recent night. (I'm sure there's a story behind why he was active well after dark, but he wasn't talking.)


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PostPosted: May 22nd, 2012, 6:02 pm 
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PostPosted: May 22nd, 2012, 6:04 pm 

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Cool milk shot, Justin.


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PostPosted: May 24th, 2012, 6:57 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)
PostPosted: May 25th, 2012, 7:40 am 

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Hey everyone,

I check this thread everyday even though I don't often contribute to it. If I remember correctly, the original idea was to also post the specs for the photos- exposure, shutter speed, and other pertinent information. It seems lately that most of the posters only post a picture and a species name. Just a little reminder that posting all of this information can really help others in understanding how you took the photo.

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 Post subject: Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)
PostPosted: May 25th, 2012, 7:59 am 
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I don't remember my settings now. I was using a 100mm 2.8 Canon Lens, on a 30D, ISO probably 200, F stop would be like 13 for narrow DOF and a nice bokeh. I hope that helps on my last shot.


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PostPosted: May 25th, 2012, 8:03 am 

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 Post subject: Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)
PostPosted: May 25th, 2012, 8:05 am 

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Thanks Justin, I did notice the bokeh when I saw the photo, it is nice indeed.

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 Post subject: Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)
PostPosted: May 25th, 2012, 8:20 am 

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Here's a bit more insight into the previously posted Bolitoglossa photo.

That particular shot was done "in the studio"...read: set up on the railing of my open air lab. Aside from needing data on the specimen, it was raining when the salamander was captured the previous night, so a photo session wasn't really possible.

As can be seen here, a branch with a climbing hemiphyte was stuffed into a pint glass for support, a SB-700 was positioned overhead the subject for "ambient" light and the two SB-200 from the R1 kit were positioned for fill light (the extra SB-700 on the right was not used for the salamander shot). Rear sync flash was used to illuminate the background. In order to achieve this magnification while shooting at 16mm, the front of the lens is literally an inch from the salamander. Lighting was a nightmare.

This exact photo was from a shoot with an Anotheca spinsoa, as it can be seen sitting on the camera, but the setup was the same as the previous Bolitoglossa shot.

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PostPosted: May 25th, 2012, 10:34 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)
PostPosted: May 26th, 2012, 6:49 am 
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Thamnophis sirtalis infernalis as found on a cloudy day.

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PostPosted: May 27th, 2012, 9:07 am 
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One heck of a nice photo Owen! :thumb: 8-)


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PostPosted: May 27th, 2012, 11:10 pm 
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PostPosted: May 28th, 2012, 12:41 pm 

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 Post subject: Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)
PostPosted: May 28th, 2012, 4:52 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)
PostPosted: May 28th, 2012, 9:30 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)
PostPosted: May 29th, 2012, 7:53 am 
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The is pretty much the ultimate shot Rob :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: Gotta go find one of those someday.


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PostPosted: May 29th, 2012, 11:21 am 
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Wow Rob that is incredible. I have never even seen such a beautiful lizard, let alone photograph it so well. Hahah I just noticed theres another head in the background!


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 Post subject: Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)
PostPosted: May 29th, 2012, 11:34 am 
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Neil M wrote:
Wow Rob that is incredible. I have never even seen such a beautiful snake, let alone photograph it so well. Hahah I just noticed theres another head in the background!


Umm....did you also happen to notice that the snake has legs?


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PostPosted: May 29th, 2012, 11:34 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Herp-a-day (pt II)
PostPosted: May 31st, 2012, 10:41 am 
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PostPosted: June 2nd, 2012, 8:40 am 

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PostPosted: June 2nd, 2012, 12:40 pm 
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Mikemike,

That is a beaut' of a corn snake. Did you know you posted it twice?


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PostPosted: June 2nd, 2012, 6:33 pm 
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PostPosted: June 2nd, 2012, 8:13 pm 

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PNWHerper wrote:
Mikemike,

That is a beaut' of a corn snake. Did you know you posted it twice?


Oh crap. Goes to show what FHFing on sleep deprivation does to you...

On that note, let's try again..

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PostPosted: June 2nd, 2012, 11:37 pm 
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