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by Thor Hakonsen
December 13th, 2018, 10:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Central and Northern Thailand - august 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 4252

Re: Central and Northern Thailand - august 2018

Porter wrote:Nice photography! :thumb: you’ve got a good eye for Shape balance. Beautiful artistic Imagery
Thank you!
by Thor Hakonsen
December 13th, 2018, 10:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Central and Northern Thailand - august 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 4252

Re: Central and Northern Thailand - august 2018

the_cw1 wrote:Great pictures! I'm particularly fond of the tokay gecko. :)

-Derek
Thanks!

It's actually the first time I took the time to shoot them - a shame really. I should have more good shots of these fantastic geckos!
by Thor Hakonsen
December 10th, 2018, 11:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Central and Northern Thailand - august 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 4252

Re: Central and Northern Thailand - august 2018

What the hell, no hageni ? No venustus ? Ha ha, totally just kidding!!! Wow, you killed it with the vipers. Nice photos by the way. Super nice. Are you sure you can't try your hand at just a little writing? I'd love to hear anything about your searches, the habitat, elevations - whatever you're abl...
by Thor Hakonsen
December 9th, 2018, 8:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Khao Sok?
Replies: 3
Views: 5725

Re: Khao Sok?

You can check out Tontan Travel - I've been in Khao Sok (in 2016) with them (on a larger round trip), but not sure if they are available for Khao Sok in january 2017 trip with Tontan Travel : http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=24945 2016 trip with Tontan Travel : http://www.fiel...
by Thor Hakonsen
December 9th, 2018, 7:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Central and Northern Thailand - august 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 4252

Central and Northern Thailand - august 2018

In the end og july we again set our course for Thailand, and the vast amount for pit vipers here! We where 3 guys travelling from Norway and in Thailand we met up with the great guys from Tontan Travel, Ton Smits and Aood - perhaps the best travelling company there is for finding as much and diverse...
by Thor Hakonsen
March 3rd, 2018, 11:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Vipers of 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 4907

Re: Vipers of 2017

These look great, I may have been in the same places you went to this summer :D I recently was in Greece to hunt for my future holiday house and, of course, somewhat forgot about it sometimes and went to take a couple pictures. Unfortunately, I had only brought my phone and these sneaky creatures a...
by Thor Hakonsen
January 21st, 2018, 3:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Vipers of 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 4907

Vipers of 2017

Last year I made the post of the vipers I found in 2016, and it seems a lot of people liked to see it : http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=24098 So, then there will off course also be a thread for 2017 It started of with the "in the field pictures" a bit late this year, in april...
by Thor Hakonsen
January 16th, 2018, 4:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona & New Mexico - september 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 3313

Re: Arizona & New Mexico - september 2017

Thanks - I've added some already. Will add some more that might be of interest.
by Thor Hakonsen
January 5th, 2018, 3:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona & New Mexico - september 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 3313

Re: Arizona & New Mexico - september 2017

Sounds and looks like a great trip, Thor! My first ever rattlesnake found in the wild was a Crotalus pricei, and the second was C.lepidus. How many can say that ? Very few. Certainly nobody who lives in the SW! The common stuff would virtually prevent that! Ha ha ha. You guys must have made tracks ...
by Thor Hakonsen
January 4th, 2018, 6:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona & New Mexico - september 2017
Replies: 5
Views: 3313

Arizona & New Mexico - september 2017

28.august to 06.september 2017 was spent in Arizona, and a couple of short trips into New Mexico, with my two friends Are and Tom. Who both are amazing photographers! Our main target for this trip was to see as many rattlesnake species as possible. We had the target of seeing 10 species in total, 1 ...
by Thor Hakonsen
July 2nd, 2017, 3:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thrace and Thessaloniki, Greece - may 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 2851

Re: Thrace and Thessaloniki, Greece - may 2017

Fieldherper wrote:Awesome!

FH
Thanks!
by Thor Hakonsen
July 2nd, 2017, 3:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thrace and Thessaloniki, Greece - may 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 2851

Re: Thrace and Thessaloniki, Greece - may 2017

intermedius wrote:Great herps Thor!

– Justin
Thanks Justin!
by Thor Hakonsen
June 29th, 2017, 6:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thrace and Thessaloniki, Greece - may 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 2851

Thrace and Thessaloniki, Greece - may 2017

Between 29.april and 05.may, men and 2 friends spent in the area east of Alexandroupoli for 4 days, and then two days close to Lake Volvi, outside Thessaloniki. We where lucky to encounter a group of german herpers and Marius and his sister from Rumania, who also where in the area, and we owe them a...
by Thor Hakonsen
February 13th, 2017, 9:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Vipers of 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 6391

Re: Vipers of 2016

orionmystery wrote:Wonderful shots, Thor. Still don't have some of the Malaysian vipers you posted! :D
Really ? What are you missing of those ?
by Thor Hakonsen
January 28th, 2017, 10:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Vipers of 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 6391

Re: Vipers of 2016

Absolutely beautiful, looks like a great year. Vipers in March seems so early for that sort of latitude. Thanks Nick Thanks! Yes, the year was very good for me! As for march being early, our record on the western coast of Norway for adders are around 20.january :) That is on coordinates around 59,3...
by Thor Hakonsen
January 28th, 2017, 12:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Vipers of 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 6391

Re: Vipers of 2016

dwakefield wrote:Awesome shots! And that Malayan Pit Viper would have been such a treat to see in the wild
They are great. We actually found 10 specimens in an hour in the area we visited in Thailand.
by Thor Hakonsen
January 28th, 2017, 12:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Vipers of 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 6391

Re: Vipers of 2016

Thanks for all the kind replys! Beautiful pics and a great variety of vipers. I am curious what lenses you are using the most. I like the perspective and depth in many of the pics, especially in the first few photos. Thanks for sharing. Good question! I use a lot of different lenses, and mostly macr...
by Thor Hakonsen
January 27th, 2017, 1:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Vipers of 2016
Replies: 12
Views: 6391

Vipers of 2016

2016 was a good year for me in numbers of new species, specially vipers (my favourites) - so here is a small picture thread with some of my findings of this year. March : It startet of in march with European Adders (Vipera berus berus) here in Norway https://c1.staticflickr.com/2/1674/26048054565_1a...
by Thor Hakonsen
December 19th, 2016, 10:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Thailand, september 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 12044

Re: Southern Thailand, september 2016

Being the practical, boring German that I am, I've never been a fan of artsy, shallow DOF. I like my photos to show everything clearly and in focus, field guide style. F/22 and above is my realm. That's also the reason why even my bedroom is as brightly lit as a lab bench. But I really, really love...
by Thor Hakonsen
December 19th, 2016, 10:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Thailand, september 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 12044

Re: Southern Thailand, september 2016

VinceAdam2015 wrote:The green viper with white spots could be Trimeresurus hageni
I did not see this message before now..

What do you base this on ?
by Thor Hakonsen
November 12th, 2016, 2:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Thailand, september 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 12044

Re: Southern Thailand, september 2016

Truely amazing pictures and finds. I wish I had been so succeful during my last trip to Thailand. I doubt that that is a X. punctulatus. Do you have more pictures? Why the doubt ? I'm not competent to say one or another on the ID - but I do trust Aood with the ID of the snake. I do have more pics, ...
by Thor Hakonsen
November 12th, 2016, 2:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Thailand, september 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 12044

Re: Southern Thailand, september 2016

Thanks guys!

Here is a picture that was saved because publication in a magazine..

ImageTrimeresurus purpureomaculatus by Thor Hakonsen, on Flickr
by Thor Hakonsen
October 17th, 2016, 8:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Thailand, september 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 12044

Re: Southern Thailand, september 2016

There will always be more photos that is worth editing after a trip like this - here is the first one

ImageTrimeresurus fucatus by Thor Hakonsen, on Flickr
Trimeresurus fucatus
Khao Luang
by Thor Hakonsen
October 7th, 2016, 11:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Thailand, september 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 12044

Re: Southern Thailand, september 2016

Sounds like A Great Trip! Nice images, I have learned to look at your stuff specifically. May you be able to leave "the great white north" again soon! cheers Thanks! Unfortunatly it seems like it will be some thime before I get the chance now.. I might have to start a Kickstarter :) Great stuff. To...
by Thor Hakonsen
September 26th, 2016, 8:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Thailand, september 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 12044

Re: Southern Thailand, september 2016

So, this is some of the pictures and animals I got to encounter on this amazing and incredibly wet trip :) Here is the total list of species we saw : Snakes: Ahaetulla nasuta - Long-nosed Vine Snake: 2 Ahaetulla prasina - Oriental Vine Snake: 12 Aplopeltura boa - Blunt-headed Slug Snake: 1 Boiga cya...
by Thor Hakonsen
September 26th, 2016, 8:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Thailand, september 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 12044

Re: Southern Thailand, september 2016

Phuket - 06-07.september http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh272/ThorEH/Thailand%202016/Tropidoleamus%20wagleri_070916_003_web.jpg http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh272/ThorEH/Thailand%202016/Tropidoleamus%20wagleri_070916_001_web.jpg Tropidolaemus wagleri Krabi - 07-08.september http://i258.ph...
by Thor Hakonsen
September 26th, 2016, 8:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Thailand, september 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 12044

Re: Southern Thailand, september 2016 (pic heavy)

Khao Sok National Park - 04-06.september http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh272/ThorEH/Thailand%202016/Cyrtodactylus%20oldhami_030916_001_web.jpg Cyrtodactylus oldhami http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh272/ThorEH/Thailand%202016/Bronchocela%20rayaensis_030916_001_web.jpg Bronchocela rayanesis ...
by Thor Hakonsen
September 26th, 2016, 8:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Thailand, september 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 12044

Re: Southern Thailand, september 2016

03-04.september - Ranong-district http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh272/ThorEH/Thailand%202016/Bungus%20fasciatus_030916_001_web.jpg http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh272/ThorEH/Thailand%202016/Bungus%20fasciatus_030916_002_web.jpg Bungarus fasciatus http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh272/T...
by Thor Hakonsen
September 26th, 2016, 8:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern Thailand, september 2016
Replies: 26
Views: 12044

Southern Thailand, september 2016

In early september me and two other photographers travelled to Thailand to photograph pit vipers, and off course all other herps we encountered. I was a short trip in Khao Yai National Park i december, and then I teamed up with Tony Smits from Tontan Travel - this was such a great experience that we...
by Thor Hakonsen
May 30th, 2016, 9:47 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thrace, Greece. May 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 4997

Re: Thrace, Greece. May 2016

Is it correct that the book is postponed to the end of august ? Really looking forward to getting my hands on it I'm actually not sure... It is ready in any case, because I already have a copy. Mine was flown in, while the rest is probably still on the boat from China to Europe. The publisher's sit...
by Thor Hakonsen
May 27th, 2016, 8:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thrace, Greece. May 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 4997

Re: Thrace, Greece. May 2016

NACairns - I do not know what they eat. But I'm pretty sure Jeroen have the answer to that..? Mauremys? Predominantly invertebrates such as insects and snails but adults may also feed on carrion or plant material such as algae. Copied this from my book :oops: :P ;) http://www.amazon.com/Amphibians-...
by Thor Hakonsen
May 27th, 2016, 9:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thrace, Greece. May 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 4997

Re: Thrace, Greece. May 2016

Excellent field report, Thor! The species diversity is great and I loved reading the stories! Great photography. What a great post. I loved the photography and the diversity. Great detail on the heads of Mauremys rivulata and Testudo hermanni (as well as all the other species). The serrations on th...
by Thor Hakonsen
May 24th, 2016, 10:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thrace, Greece. May 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 4997

Thrace, Greece. May 2016

The first week of may, men and som friends spent in the vicinty of Alexandropoulis in north-eastern Greece looking for Europes largest viper species, the Ottoman Viper ( Montivipera xanthina ) We was in this area from sunday to thursday, the last day we spent stopping several places on our way to th...
by Thor Hakonsen
February 6th, 2016, 1:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!
Replies: 61
Views: 37441

Re: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

A great post, with many very, very nice photos! This is perhaps not my best shot of 2015, but my personal favourite - because of the species! https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1599/24254247465_49932ecc06_b.jpg Trimeresurus macrops by Thor Hakonsen , on Flickr Shot in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand in...
by Thor Hakonsen
February 6th, 2016, 1:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand, december 2015. Khao Yai National Park and Jomtien
Replies: 11
Views: 7529

Re: Thailand, december 2015. Khao Yai National Park and Jomt

Great post as always Thor - its a shame you didnt get clear shots of the spitter but thats what keeps us going back again and again... Indeed it is Kris, so me and another photographer will go back for a 10-day herp-only trip in september. With focus on pit vipers (off course) and everything else w...
by Thor Hakonsen
January 24th, 2016, 2:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand, december 2015. Khao Yai National Park and Jomtien
Replies: 11
Views: 7529

Re: Thailand, december 2015. Khao Yai National Park and Jomt

A few more pictures from the trip http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh272/ThorEH/Thailand%202015/Hemidactylus%20frenatus_281215_002_web_1.jpg Hemidactylus frenatus Jomtien, Thailand http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh272/ThorEH/Thailand%202015/Nephilia%20sp_261215_001_web_1.jpg Nephilia pilipes S...
by Thor Hakonsen
January 16th, 2016, 2:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand, december 2015. Khao Yai National Park and Jomtien
Replies: 11
Views: 7529

Re: Thailand, december 2015. Khao Yai National Park and Jomt

Thanks guys ! I almost forgot this guy.. This is a lone male Siamese Crocodile who resides in a river in Khao Yai - he is probably released there by someone some years back. But the park har decided to let him stay. http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh272/ThorEH/Thailand%202015/Crocodylus%20siamens...
by Thor Hakonsen
January 10th, 2016, 7:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand, december 2015. Khao Yai National Park and Jomtien
Replies: 11
Views: 7529

Thailand, december 2015. Khao Yai National Park and Jomtien

I had the pleasure to travel to Thailand in the latter half of december in 2015 to visit my father. We rented a house just south of Pattaya (the sesspool of sin) , in Jomtien. Not much wildlife to see there - but some geckos and amphibians was seen in the garden and surroudings. My main target for t...
by Thor Hakonsen
August 4th, 2015, 8:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sydney Snakes!
Replies: 31
Views: 13096

Re: Sydney Snakes!

Great set of snakes, and very nice photos also !
by Thor Hakonsen
August 4th, 2015, 8:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cyprus, june 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 3353

Re: Cyprus, june 2014

Thanks !

It really hard not to like Macroviperas !
by Thor Hakonsen
August 4th, 2015, 8:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Epirus, Greece. May 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 4901

Re: Epirus, Greece. May 2013

Thanks Jim,

You must have great taste then :)

Updates from old and new trips will come!
by Thor Hakonsen
August 4th, 2015, 8:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Morocco - april 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 9047

Re: Morocco - april 2015

Thanks Jim,

Going north in Morocco you will probably only find half the species we found. But you migth find some that does not occur down south where we was :)
by Thor Hakonsen
August 3rd, 2015, 10:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Morocco - april 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 9047

Re: Morocco - april 2015

Image
Stenodactylus mauritanicus
by Thor Hakonsen
August 3rd, 2015, 10:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Epirus, Greece. May 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 4901

Re: Epirus, Greece. May 2013

It is always a pleasure to relive older trips by going over the pictures and editing some new ones !

Image
Vipera ammodytes meridionalis
by Thor Hakonsen
August 3rd, 2015, 10:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cyprus, june 2014
Replies: 6
Views: 3353

Re: Cyprus, june 2014

Image
Macrovipera lebetina lebetina, juvenile
by Thor Hakonsen
August 2nd, 2015, 1:45 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Review- Wimberley F-2 macro flash bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 7481

Re: Review- Wimberley F-2 macro flash bracket

A quick question - as you look upon the use of flash as an necessary evil (which I can understand in some (many really) circumstances. Why are you not using a softbox on your flash to get better diffusion on your light ? Something like this : http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh272/ThorEH/1090964_6...
by Thor Hakonsen
July 27th, 2015, 6:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A week in the United Arab Emirates
Replies: 26
Views: 13257

Re: A week in the United Arab Emirates

Amazing as always Kris !

Some absolutely fantastic pics there
by Thor Hakonsen
May 23rd, 2015, 7:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Morocco - april 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 9047

Re: Morocco - april 2015

Great set of photos, Thor! Your shallow DOF brings the faces, and in some cases only the eyes, in focus and lets them tell the story. I find it particularly nice since it lets the animals blend into the background, which is more or less the color of the animals. Is that a personal technique you dev...
by Thor Hakonsen
April 19th, 2015, 4:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Morocco - april 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 9047

Re: Morocco - april 2015

Mr. Hakonsen, I am 59 years of age and new to field herping as of a year ago, just now learning about in situ photography. My camera is a Nikon D80 and learning how to use it is ... well ... I'll get there :) :lol: My wife and I are viewing your web site and we gasp at every shot. Thank you for tak...