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by RCampbell
October 10th, 2023, 3:56 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Centruroides gracilis
Replies: 1
Views: 8510

Re: Centruroides gracilis

A young C. gracilis has her first litter.
by RCampbell
October 5th, 2023, 4:15 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Centruroides guanensis
Replies: 0
Views: 3599

Centruroides guanensis

A beautiful denizen of Pine rockland habitat. With or without young on their back!
by RCampbell
September 29th, 2023, 11:17 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Centruroides gracilis on Garden Key, Dry Tortugas
Replies: 2
Views: 1800

Re: Centruroides gracilis on Garden Key, Dry Tortugas

Thanks for being one of the ghosts haunting the Forum! It is a bit empty, and I agree that sadly is the adjective. I love Polistes...amazing species with personality and definitely not the zealot aggressive defenders that Vespa species are! The C. gracilis are large and common, and a popular species...
by RCampbell
September 27th, 2023, 7:46 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Cicada emerging
Replies: 1
Views: 1328

Re: Cicada emerging

Species identified.
by RCampbell
September 26th, 2023, 9:02 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Cicada emerging
Replies: 1
Views: 1328

Cicada emerging

*Edited : Species identified.
by RCampbell
September 18th, 2023, 6:49 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Centruroides gracilis on Garden Key, Dry Tortugas
Replies: 2
Views: 1800

Centruroides gracilis on Garden Key, Dry Tortugas

Juan Ponce de León happened upon the end of the coconut archipelago and named them the Tortugas because of the amount of sea turtles. Being they had no fresh water, they were eventually renamed the Dry Tortugas. Since 1513 the Spanish had visited this grouping of small keys to hunt turtles, to aid i...
by RCampbell
July 29th, 2023, 4:44 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Polistes dorsalis
Replies: 0
Views: 4113

Polistes dorsalis

Polistes dorsalis founding queen with her first hatch on their nest on a Serenoa repens (Saw Palmetto) leaf.
by RCampbell
May 22nd, 2020, 10:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of Decade Post: USA, Mexico, Costa Rica
Replies: 11
Views: 4794

Re: End of Decade Post: USA, Mexico, Costa Rica

Thank you for taking the time to share your decade. Wonderful seeing familiar places, a familiar face (Dr. Cochran) and critters experienced by others with drive and passion! I especially loved the snot lizards, made me miss parts of TN and Humboldt County, CA! One could spend a lifetime just stoppi...
by RCampbell
May 17th, 2020, 6:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bolivia - Snake ID Help
Replies: 7
Views: 3229

Re: Bolivia - Snake ID Help

Hard to say, but could be possible...

The image does not allow a decent view of the face, so for me looking at the head and eye...I see something with a blunt face and not
prominent enough eyes. That said...could be an angle issue.
by RCampbell
May 12th, 2020, 9:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Oregon (Jackson Co) - a few more
Replies: 3
Views: 2236

Re: Southern Oregon (Jackson Co) - a few more

Also...glad to see someone out there field herping. The npr shirt wins too!
by RCampbell
May 12th, 2020, 9:31 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Centruroides gracilis
Replies: 1
Views: 8510

Centruroides gracilis

Been working with these guys a bit...
Would love to see images of the species from any of our members in areas outside the continental US where they occur.
by RCampbell
May 12th, 2020, 7:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Oregon (Jackson Co) - a few more
Replies: 3
Views: 2236

Re: Southern Oregon (Jackson Co) - a few more

The Rattlesnake in that bucket is a Northern Pacific (Crotalus oreganus oreganus)
by RCampbell
May 10th, 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bolivia - Snake ID Help
Replies: 7
Views: 3229

Re: Bolivia - Snake ID Help

1 Lystrophis sp.
2 Phrynonax polylepis ?
3 Gomesophis sp.?
by RCampbell
August 19th, 2017, 6:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizard ID from Java
Replies: 10
Views: 6423

Re: Lizard ID from Java

Looks like Hemidactylus platyurus
by RCampbell
August 6th, 2017, 5:32 pm
Forum: Image Lab
Topic: Nikon Coolpix P900 Thoughts?
Replies: 8
Views: 19152

Re: Nikon Coolpix P900 Thoughts?

Awesome! Can't wait to see lizard behaviours you uncover and write up!
by RCampbell
August 5th, 2017, 7:13 pm
Forum: Image Lab
Topic: Nikon Coolpix P900 Thoughts?
Replies: 8
Views: 19152

Re: Nikon Coolpix P900 Thoughts?

Chris...
Got to play with one a friend bought...interesting camera and the zoom ability is truly beyond belief, however...without being mounted to a serious tripod most of that zoom capability is wasted.
by RCampbell
August 5th, 2017, 7:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Need help with a snake ID please...
Replies: 2
Views: 2122

Re: Need help with a snake ID please...

Looks like a young Banded Watersnake (Nerodia fasciata)
by RCampbell
July 13th, 2017, 6:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica early 2010 (mostly birds)
Replies: 5
Views: 3572

Re: Costa Rica early 2010 (mostly birds)

Your unknown insect is an Acharia sp. Caterpillar (possibly nesea). Accidentally leaning your forearm against one to photograph other things is highly unpleasant!
by RCampbell
August 30th, 2016, 5:41 pm
Forum: Image Lab
Topic: Lenses for Herping Australia
Replies: 19
Views: 25588

Re: Lenses for Herping Australia

Sounds like you have some good options going through your mind already. The 70-200 will definitely give you more options. Too bad you are a Canon guy (said with love and a smile) I am a Nikon guy...the only reason I say too bad is I have a Nikon mount Tokina 100mm macro I would part with lol! Macro ...
by RCampbell
August 29th, 2016, 5:45 pm
Forum: Image Lab
Topic: Lenses for Herping Australia
Replies: 19
Views: 25588

Re: Lenses for Herping Australia

For a trip such as this I would look into renting a lens...since you have canon...the 300f4l might be something to look into for rental of the trip. It is a fast lens that would allow you to reach out and capture images from a distance!
by RCampbell
August 26th, 2014, 3:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Predation captured
Replies: 6
Views: 3027

Re: Predation captured

Justinm...Absolutely....still stoked and unbelievably jazzed.. NACairns....absolutely, field time is all about this kind of opportunities if we are willing to take our time to see what is there... RichinReptiles...TN is amazing when it comes to salamanders...especially here in the extreme east! Kell...
by RCampbell
August 25th, 2014, 3:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Predation captured
Replies: 6
Views: 3027

Predation captured

Been a while since I have contributed here... This recent predation event I was fortunate enough to not only witness but photograph was too much not to share! spring mander consuming a mountain dusky...then a jordani image or two for good mander measure... Enjoy! http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/l...
by RCampbell
June 1st, 2014, 8:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Help with three separate IDs for the data base.
Replies: 19
Views: 4690

Re: Help with three separate IDs for the data base.

Is the "snake climbing a tree" a snake at all??
To be honest I think it is a vine...look at the top of the picture...
by RCampbell
May 14th, 2014, 10:27 pm
Forum: Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 658892

Re: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thre

two recent insitu shots from the TN... Didn't know Corn snakes would transverse the mountain streams under the water....this one popped up while I was walking up stream looking for snot lizards.... http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll133/R_Campbell/mander1qaa_zps44f99c82.jpg http://i287.photobucket...
by RCampbell
December 14th, 2013, 2:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Handful of random pics. CA,AZ, and NV.
Replies: 8
Views: 3794

Re: Handful of random pics. CA,AZ, and NV.

Dude...Nothing like seeing home..lutosus and "mints"...

I think you got it wrong though...little man was the one with all the answers to my questions! That is one outstanding young man!

Hopefully we can get out more than once this coming year hermano....
by RCampbell
October 16th, 2013, 11:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few from AZ
Replies: 5
Views: 2253

A few from AZ

Have had a pretty interesting year...and have spent time in the field with the best people. Monty, Diego, Brendan, Doug, Dan, John, Michael, Nate, Nick, Terry, Jason, Graham, Micheal and Micheal.... Teaser for the EOY post coming (still some field time to get in yet!).... These things can be found i...
by RCampbell
September 30th, 2013, 9:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Range extension Green Treefrog (Hyla cinerea)
Replies: 9
Views: 3410

Re: Range extension Green Treefrog (Hyla cinerea)

There has been a large breeding population in Cades Cove TN for at least 8 years that I know of.... I assume introduced as the bubble that exists devoid of them (so far) all the way around.
by RCampbell
September 29th, 2013, 8:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some action is castlewood canyon, CO
Replies: 10
Views: 3314

Re: Some action is castlewood canyon, CO

Snake Dude, A very mature response, thank you for acknowledging the issues we were trying to point out, but more importantly for listening* (odd choice of word for a post you read...). Don't lose the enthusiasm, in fact grow it. Continue to learn and have a blast, while helping further knowledge and...
by RCampbell
September 29th, 2013, 7:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some action is castlewood canyon, CO
Replies: 10
Views: 3314

Re: Some action is castlewood canyon, CO

:( While I see you are enthusiastic about herping..and from the post...you are new. Please understand that den sites are sensitive areas, and they should be viewed from a distance so as not to disturb the snakes. You did harm by digging snakes out of den areas and disturbing them...I will assume uni...
by RCampbell
September 2nd, 2013, 12:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Skull ID....
Replies: 16
Views: 5910

Re: Skull ID....

Heron or other wading bird pelvis I would guess.
by RCampbell
July 28th, 2013, 7:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: AZ..... simply beautiful
Replies: 7
Views: 2739

AZ..... simply beautiful

No matter where you go....it is always spectacular! http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll133/R_Campbell/mrs_zpsf689883d.jpg http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll133/R_Campbell/nmt_zps520da250.jpg http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll133/R_Campbell/rs1_zpsc1a3e5c4.jpg http://i287.photobucket.com/albu...
by RCampbell
July 17th, 2013, 3:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rains begin
Replies: 12
Views: 4120

Re: Rains begin

simpleyork... agreed, it was spectacular...best looking male I have personally ever seen. Looking forward to being able to photograph many more! regalringneck, thank you for the kind words. They are appreciated! MarcLinsalata, thank you for the kind words... Arizona is a magical place, no matter whe...
by RCampbell
July 16th, 2013, 4:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rains begin
Replies: 12
Views: 4120

Rains begin

Arizona is an incredible state. The annual rainfall we all hold our breathe for is just starting up. and with that rain will follow the people who chase our cold blooded passions. Remember while out there to be safe, be civil, and follow the laws of the state of Arizona. Herpers are not bad guys, so...
by RCampbell
June 21st, 2013, 6:21 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Elf Owl
Replies: 3
Views: 2922

Re: Elf Owl

Andy,
Hopefully you can, I do not know when they migrate south out of Colorado. I love these little guys and although I come across them often, this was the first time I was able to get a photograph!

-Riley
by RCampbell
June 18th, 2013, 4:24 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Elf Owl
Replies: 3
Views: 2922

Elf Owl

Whitney's Elf Owl
Micrathene whitneyi whitneyi
Pima County, AZ
Image
by RCampbell
June 11th, 2013, 8:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent Pima County activity
Replies: 5
Views: 1859

Re: Recent Pima County activity

Yes Tonia, it was clipped in the head by a car. Although enucleated, I do believe it survived the incident, as it was fiesty and walking well as it left the road way while I was photographing it... It was the worst part of the evening.
by RCampbell
June 10th, 2013, 8:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent Pima County activity
Replies: 5
Views: 1859

Recent Pima County activity

A few recent finds in Pima County. Terry at some point I plan on hooking up with you since I am here and you are not too terribly far away! (Besides I have bamboo for you)... http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll133/R_Campbell/gopher_zps4b903224.jpg http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll133/R_Campbel...
by RCampbell
May 29th, 2013, 9:34 am
Forum: Image Lab
Topic: Opinions wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 2705

Opinions wanted

So this month has allowed me some really neat opportunities while walking washes. Nailing lighting in the dark is always a challenge and I have striven to achieve even lighting and decent exposure. Question, does the first image look overexposed? I ask as it was one of the last images I tool of this...
by RCampbell
May 27th, 2013, 6:31 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Cacama valvata, Cactus dodger
Replies: 0
Views: 1308

Cacama valvata, Cactus dodger

Image
by RCampbell
May 26th, 2013, 10:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2 Chinese snake IDs
Replies: 16
Views: 5759

Re: 2 Chinese snake IDs

The stripes on the posterior bug me, but my gut reaction to pic one is Rhabdophis....
by RCampbell
May 24th, 2013, 2:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Must Read - Liability Waivers
Replies: 18
Views: 4416

Re: Must Read - Liability Waivers

Hold harmless, indemnification agreements, and release of liability are just one part of a legal picture. If field events occur on private property I could see property owners requiring hold harmless and indemnification agreements signed before allowing an organization to utilize their property. Min...
by RCampbell
May 23rd, 2013, 10:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID on Tenn Salamander larva
Replies: 11
Views: 3856

Re: ID on Tenn Salamander larva

Thanks Carl and others... I guess after all of them I used to see everything looks like Desmognathus :lol:
by RCampbell
May 23rd, 2013, 4:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID on Tenn Salamander larva
Replies: 11
Views: 3856

Re: ID on Tenn Salamander larva

In bottom pic the larger individual looks Desmognathus to me....
by RCampbell
May 23rd, 2013, 1:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Good evening for walking in Pima County
Replies: 5
Views: 2625

Re: Good evening for walking in Pima County

rosyman, thanks I am glad you enjoyed them. Zach... both species are pretty cool...I always wonder why more people never took to working with long nosed, such cool and extremely diverse snakes. Reako, yeppers that was a cool snake...getting out and hoofing it just exposes you to so much more, and ev...
by RCampbell
May 21st, 2013, 3:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anolis ID
Replies: 5
Views: 2386

Re: Anolis ID

Anolis (Phenacosaurus) heterodermus was my best guess at this remarkable individual...
by RCampbell
May 20th, 2013, 12:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Good evening for walking in Pima County
Replies: 5
Views: 2625

Good evening for walking in Pima County

Tonight was a gorgeous night, and walking a wash I like I wasn't disappointed. The Long-nosed snake in process of eating a whiptail was a first time event for me although I know they eat them (and damn trying to learn all the different whiptails here...crazy!) Enough talk... I hope you all enjoy thi...
by RCampbell
May 13th, 2013, 6:10 pm
Forum: Image Lab
Topic: image I liked the results of, opinions welcome!
Replies: 8
Views: 5109

Re: image I liked the results of, opinions welcome!

Still a bit away from where it needs to be, but after a bit of tweaking:
Image
by RCampbell
May 11th, 2013, 10:46 am
Forum: Image Lab
Topic: image I liked the results of, opinions welcome!
Replies: 8
Views: 5109

Re: image I liked the results of, opinions welcome!

Chris, Matt, Robert.. Thank you so much for your comments and input!


I value the feedback, the number of incredible photographers here is truly an asset to our passions and hobby!

-Riley
by RCampbell
May 1st, 2013, 7:39 pm
Forum: Image Lab
Topic: image I liked the results of, opinions welcome!
Replies: 8
Views: 5109

image I liked the results of, opinions welcome!

Two images taken same night, I put the two together.
Image
by RCampbell
April 21st, 2013, 7:06 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Pima county leaf cutter
Replies: 0
Views: 1001

Pima county leaf cutter

Acromyrmex versicolor, Pima County, Arizona
Image