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by yuesam
March 4th, 2015, 8:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: [Borneo] Geckos and two frog IDs please
Replies: 5
Views: 2580

Re: [Borneo] Geckos and two frog IDs please

Nice finds.

9 is C. kendalli
13 is Ingerophrynus quadriporcatus
14 is correct
by yuesam
December 7th, 2014, 7:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo, Sarawak, Santubong snake compilation
Replies: 10
Views: 6573

Re: Borneo, Sarawak, Santubong snake compilation

So many awesome (and rare) snakes. Love the oligodons and calamaria. Wish I could have encountered more when I was in Borneo
by yuesam
December 7th, 2014, 7:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bagging snakes for photos?
Replies: 50
Views: 18570

Re: Bagging snakes for photos?

Thanks Jeroen. No offense taken. Each photographer has his/her own taste :)
chris_mcmartin wrote:Crocdoc, that isn't ironic, because the avatar does not constitute a "good shot." :lol:
haha
by yuesam
December 6th, 2014, 2:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bagging snakes for photos?
Replies: 50
Views: 18570

Re: Bagging snakes for photos?

After scanning this post, it seems most of you believe you can't get good photos without bagging snakes. I must emphasize that this is NOT true. I never had to bag because I've gotten publishable photos by just spending less than 5 minutes 'posing' the snake. And that doesn't mean prodding it with s...
by yuesam
December 4th, 2014, 6:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Asia Adventure Part 2: Borneo!
Replies: 45
Views: 18809

Re: Asia Adventure Part 2: Borneo!

Wonderful pics Rupert. That sumatranus is rad.

Can those of you who bag snakes for several days tell me why you do it? I've never done it and really can't think of why.... I've gotten stellar photos by just spending a few minutes posing the snakes.
by yuesam
November 23rd, 2014, 7:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp collecting surveys
Replies: 29
Views: 9536

Re: Herp collecting surveys

Gerry: Yes I did talk to them about it, but their response gave me the impression that it was common practice (at least for their lab!), which is what prompted me to start this post in the first place. Great to know of the self policing in science. But just a follow up question: if the author was tr...
by yuesam
November 20th, 2014, 9:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp collecting surveys
Replies: 29
Views: 9536

Re: Herp collecting surveys

Thanks for the helpful links. Yeah does sound pretty trollish now that I reread it, but it is an accurate description of my experience... they clearly didn't follow any humane treatment protocols and there was no limit to how many you could collect. Not saying that all collecting surveys are like th...
by yuesam
November 14th, 2014, 7:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp collecting surveys
Replies: 29
Views: 9536

Re: Herp collecting surveys

Sorry, edited to make it sound nicer, though I'm still against specimen-ing unless there is a strong purpose. Most collectors euthanize their specimens in the field and prep them right there. That I can accept, but are you sure most collectors do that? Setting up a lab in the field takes time, effor...
by yuesam
November 14th, 2014, 11:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp collecting surveys
Replies: 29
Views: 9536

Herp collecting surveys

Don't know if this topic has been brought up before, but I just want discuss scientific 'collecting surveys' for herps. From my own experience and talking with others, surveyers pretty much chuck every frog they find into ziplock bags. After a few weeks, bags stuffed with frogs are brought back to t...
by yuesam
November 13th, 2014, 5:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: hiding place of Boiga drapiezii
Replies: 6
Views: 3879

Re: hiding place of Boiga drapiezii

Nice find! Boigas are always so cute.
by yuesam
November 13th, 2014, 5:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blue Coral # 5 (VIDEO added)
Replies: 9
Views: 4882

Re: Blue Coral # 5

Stunning snake! Love the curly tail!
by yuesam
November 7th, 2014, 12:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New member, plus Borneo pics
Replies: 8
Views: 4842

Re: New member, plus Borneo pics

Thanks Brian and Hans. Hans, it's the same setup that I used in Sarawak. Just a diffuser box on a flash.
by yuesam
November 7th, 2014, 12:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Dream Come True in Borneo!
Replies: 33
Views: 17176

Re: A Dream Come True in Borneo!

Very nice!
by yuesam
November 7th, 2014, 12:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]
Replies: 50
Views: 23320

Re: Borneo and King Cobras [pic heavy]

Whoa awesome post! I'm kinda jealous how you managed to find all the snakes that I've been dying to find in Borneo, but haven't yet. It's cute how that king can be pet like a cat!
by yuesam
October 17th, 2014, 10:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New member, plus Borneo pics
Replies: 8
Views: 4842

Re: New member, plus Borneo pics

Thanks Chris. I'll definitely check out herpmapper.
by yuesam
October 15th, 2014, 6:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #80: The King and Us
Replies: 33
Views: 10430

Re: Borneo Dispatches #80: The King and Us

Fantastic writing as always Hans. Sad to hear about the mistreatment of the cobra. That snake catcher should not be let off the hook! Stuffing the cobra in a cramped mesh cage with no food/water for several days is not the result of ignorance, but of carelessness and disrespect. If the guy can't ope...
by yuesam
October 15th, 2014, 5:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New member, plus Borneo pics
Replies: 8
Views: 4842

Re: New member, plus Borneo pics

Thanks Rupert. Some more pics here: http://samyuephoto.com/photos/page/search/sumatranus
I think the sumatran has gray eyes whereas P. sabahi has amber eyes. Could be completely wrong though!
by yuesam
October 15th, 2014, 11:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Malaysia Summer 2014: Borneo (Sabah & Sarawak)+ Pulau Tioman
Replies: 17
Views: 7919

Re: Malaysia Summer 2014: Borneo (Sabah & Sarawak)+ Pulau Ti

Great post. That Kinabalu crested dragon is incredible! I think there's only a few photos of a live one ever.
by yuesam
October 15th, 2014, 11:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New member, plus Borneo pics
Replies: 8
Views: 4842

New member, plus Borneo pics

Hi everyone I'm Sam. I've been lurking in FHF for some time and know a few members already, but never made the effort to join til now. To make this post more exciting, here are some photos from my recent trip to Danum Valley, Borneo. I've done research there before, camera-trapping mammals, and I mu...