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by Bill Love
July 26th, 2015, 11:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Caymans and Everglades, Spring 2015
Replies: 14
Views: 8623

Re: Caymans and Everglades, Spring 2015

Gorgeous post and, of course, PHOTOS ! You have a great critical eye for recording images that show off herps (and other critters) -- basically getting the pose right. I can see that most if not all were shot in situ, so what I'm specifically referring to is your taking the time to find out a good ...
by Bill Love
July 1st, 2015, 7:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cape York, Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 5507

Re: Cape York, Australia

Very enjoyable and beautifully photographed post.
by Bill Love
February 20th, 2014, 6:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Back to Peru (with lots and lots o' photos)
Replies: 26
Views: 19516

Re: Back to Peru (with lots and lots o' photos)

WOW ! ! ! That was pretty spectacular and all-inclusive. Incredible bug shots too.
by Bill Love
December 5th, 2013, 9:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: If you were to go rediscover a Herp, which one would it be?
Replies: 43
Views: 12805

Re: If you were to go rediscover a Herp, which one would it

RE: 2) The Mauritius Boa Bolyeria multocarinata, a very unique split-jawed snake that was last seen in 1975, never reared in captivity, and seems truly gone based on intensive surveys. I had the chance to visit Round Island in early February of 2006. I came away with a distinct impression that Boly...
by Bill Love
August 15th, 2013, 10:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazonia, or is that Amazonian Peru?
Replies: 63
Views: 33461

Re: Peruvian Amazonia, or is that Amazonian Peru?

That was a totally enjoyable travelogue - the photos and the commentary !
by Bill Love
May 14th, 2013, 8:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Clouded Monitor,and other cool stuff.
Replies: 10
Views: 3536

Re: The Clouded Monitor,and other cool stuff.

Cool 'Ahaetulla prasina consuming Calotes versicolor' shot !
by Bill Love
May 2nd, 2013, 8:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SnakeDays
Replies: 1
Views: 1214

Re: SnakeDays

It sure isn't very easy to figure out the specifics of the photo contest from the website. There's nothing about it under the 'EVENTS' tab at all. It wasn't until I slid my cursor around for the 3rd time that I noticed the drop-down menu under 'HOME'. This may be part of the reason there's such low...
by Bill Love
March 1st, 2013, 8:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First outing of 2013 - Southern AZ.
Replies: 16
Views: 3578

Re: First outing of 2013 - Southern AZ.

I had similar results last weekend about 1.5 hours further west and south, except for swapping your zebratail for a couple Uma rufopunctata. A big ditto about it sure being great to get out in the field too !
by Bill Love
November 26th, 2012, 8:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Indonesia, West Malaysia and Borneo 2012
Replies: 60
Views: 25024

Re: Indonesia, West Malaysia and Borneo 2012

That was a SPECTACULAR post ! I can't remember the last post here with so many perfectly illustrated species. Those that were posed were done so with artistic precision and superb lighting --- the telltale marks of a real pro shutterbug, IMHO.
by Bill Love
November 25th, 2012, 12:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Many favorites from 2012
Replies: 40
Views: 10408

Re: Many favorites from 2012

Very impressive post ! Lots of stand-out shots, especially many of the California herps. The shot of Matty above the 'den of death' is a beaut !
by Bill Love
November 20th, 2012, 11:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle ID Request: Lajitas Texas
Replies: 21
Views: 4850

Re: Turtle ID Request: Lajitas Texas

I thought it was one of those colorful Rio Grande red-eared sliders Trachemys scripta.
by Bill Love
June 3rd, 2012, 12:56 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring! (Crote heavy as per usual).
Replies: 33
Views: 9719

Re: Spring! (Crote heavy as per usual).

GREAT shots! The muddy, wandering turtles were great, and of course the rattlesnakes, but that sunset shot with the four o'clock flowers glowing takes the cake for me!
by Bill Love
May 17th, 2012, 9:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not something you observe every day....zonata....
Replies: 14
Views: 3359

Re: Not something you observe every day....zonata....

Very cool observation, and photos!
by Bill Love
April 13th, 2012, 9:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "Spring" in SoFla.
Replies: 18
Views: 8325

Re: "Spring" in SoFla.

Nice variety that makes me a little homesick for my other home. Your southern toad pix remind me how impressive those monster-sized specimens from down far south (like in ENP) are compared to those in most of the peninsula. Seems like someone might want to give them a closer look for differences ot...
by Bill Love
April 13th, 2012, 8:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: More from the Sonoran
Replies: 17
Views: 3359

Re: More from the Sonoran

Great stuff, and a big ditto on your comments about desert herping being very different and tough compared to eastern herping in many ways. This kind of fieldherping definitely burns off a few more calories than behind the wheel roadcruising, which is a welcome change in my case. Hey, Mike, we have...
by Bill Love
March 28th, 2012, 10:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Year End Review - Mexico Galore! DUW
Replies: 38
Views: 12557

Re: Year End Review - Mexico Galore! DUW

Very nice work, with lots of artsiness to boot.
by Bill Love
March 28th, 2012, 10:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Making Lemonade in New Mexico & Arizona - lots of pics
Replies: 60
Views: 27817

Re: Making Lemonade in New Mexico & Arizona - lots of pics

That was epic! I was torn between studying all the pix in detail, and waiting to see the best on the big screen in May in Phoenix. The Arizona Herpetological Association is going to love your presentation - that's a given! It's just that I'm a tad worried by the looks of some of those fieldherping ...
by Bill Love
March 13th, 2012, 7:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finally, a Shingleback. Perth WA
Replies: 7
Views: 1688

Re: Finally, a Shingleback. Perth WA

I love your shingleback shots; you caught that 'bobbie' perfectly to achieve maximum impact!
by Bill Love
March 13th, 2012, 6:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Doing Alice - Australia
Replies: 14
Views: 4085

Re: Doing Alice - Australia

Beautiful photos! The DOR Varanus acanthurus with its head stuck in the can is especially graphic.
by Bill Love
March 13th, 2012, 6:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Brigalow, Mulga lands and Channel country, QLD
Replies: 21
Views: 5676

Re: Brigalow, Mulga lands and Channel country, QLD

Great shots from interesting angles!
by Bill Love
March 13th, 2012, 6:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona field guides?
Replies: 4
Views: 1182

Re: Arizona field guides?

The herp book on this site (scroll part of the way down) is excellent....

http://www.azgfd.gov/i_e/pubs/publications.shtml
by Bill Love
March 13th, 2012, 6:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up
Replies: 84
Views: 26989

Re: World's Largest Rattlesnake Round-up

I haven't finished reading all 4 pages of replies yet, but I thought Daryl Eby's short film script idea on the first page was brilliant . That's the kind of thing that could grab a lot of attention via YouTube and elsewhere to gain sympathy / support from folks not tuned into the snakes' plight in ...
by Bill Love
January 29th, 2012, 11:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wanderlustlessness in New Mexico & Arizona
Replies: 65
Views: 10716

Re: Wanderlustlessness in New Mexico & Arizona

York, that was one fantastic post. But you knew that already! I really loved your commentary too. It all inspired me to ask a question --- Check your email, OK?
by Bill Love
December 11th, 2011, 11:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Basiliscus Family Values
Replies: 33
Views: 8557

Re: Basiliscus Family Values

Great post as always, Young! That little Procinura aemula is especially unusual.
by Bill Love
December 3rd, 2011, 1:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Breaking the Bet, Part 2: GA and beyond (major DUW)
Replies: 68
Views: 11933

Re: Breaking the Bet, Part 2: GA and beyond (major DUW)

WOW - that was a GREAT post!!! Very expansive in covering the gamut of species you encountered in Georgia where I've enjoyed herping many times. I love posts like this where I can sit back after a long perusal and recall my favorite shots, in this case a bunch of them! I especially liked one or mor...
by Bill Love
November 8th, 2011, 10:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes, Torts, Toads, Lizards and Landscapes Part 1
Replies: 39
Views: 8664

Re: Snakes, Torts, Toads, Lizards and Landscapes Part 1

That was a truly epic post, Will! Surely there can't be much left for a 'Part 2', but I look forward to it nonetheless. You've certainly refined finding monsters to a true art form; I've managed to find one in the last nearly 6 months. :( Hopefully the year ahead will allow more search time after g...
by Bill Love
November 7th, 2011, 6:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Season in NOT over!!
Replies: 19
Views: 2744

Re: The Season in NOT over!!

I also noticed an increased number of roadkills driving tween PHX and Show Low, AZ several days last week just before the harder cold hit us. There must have been a push to move as things cooled down.
by Bill Love
November 6th, 2011, 8:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Farancia erytrogramma seminola declared extinct by FWS
Replies: 99
Views: 10662

Re: Farancia erytrogramma seminola declared extinct by FWS

For what it's worth to the discussion, I and three companions spent a day on Fisheating Creek in canoes in approximately 2004, and we stopped to seine at a half-dozen shallow spots upstream of Hwy. 27 / the campground. We made a special effort to drag the 30-ish-foot long seine under weedy patches ...
by Bill Love
October 30th, 2011, 7:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Indigo watching season in S. Texas
Replies: 13
Views: 2126

Re: Indigo watching season in S. Texas

GREAT indigo image, and also the rundown about 'fracking' in southern Texas.
by Bill Love
October 30th, 2011, 7:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica, lots of photos and long winded
Replies: 39
Views: 16554

Re: Costa Rica, lots of photos and long winded

Wow ! ! !

Epic trip, backed by exceedingly nice imagery! You should volunteer to give a full PowerPoint presentation of the trip to the Arizona Herp. Association once you get situated out here.
by Bill Love
October 30th, 2011, 7:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lake Erie Watersnakes
Replies: 22
Views: 3778

Re: Lake Erie Watersnakes

Nice shots showing a range of variation! Were they calmer (= easier to approach / capture) than typical wild Nerodia, from maybe(?) the lack of having to dodge large mammalian predators out on that island?
by Bill Love
October 30th, 2011, 6:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #11: Sixteen-Foot Reticulated Python
Replies: 46
Views: 16984

Re: Borneo Dispatches #11: Sixteen-Foot Reticulated Python

Very cool shots of that retic python foraging, Hans!
by Bill Love
October 16th, 2011, 6:19 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: A Discussion of Herping Ethics (warning: long winded)
Replies: 612
Views: 484820

Re: Data/photo impact & general impact of fielfherping.

Ditto on the above opinions. Minimal messing around is just another minor stress in a herp's life that's essentially a series of them between brumation, hunting, dodging predators, breeding, etc. Occasionally heavier messing around is deemed necessary to get the data (or image); I have no problem w...
by Bill Love
October 14th, 2011, 11:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Cartel-Land - Fall 2011
Replies: 44
Views: 7947

Re: Herping Cartel-Land - Fall 2011

Wow ! That brought back great memories. Thanks for sharing.
by Bill Love
September 21st, 2011, 10:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Return to Oz - part 1
Replies: 31
Views: 7042

Re: Return to Oz - part 1

Very productive trip, with superb imagery to boot. Mucho grande thanx for sharing it!
by Bill Love
August 19th, 2011, 7:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Interesting Pine Snake --- Opinions, please.
Replies: 28
Views: 4794

Re: Interesting Pine Snake --- Opinions, please.

I haven't carefully perused enough pine snake snouts to make an informed guess, but I LOVE the nesting and emerging hatchling shots. Very cool!!!
by Bill Love
July 25th, 2011, 8:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Norcal 2011, plus a little OR (SW=Scroll Warning)
Replies: 20
Views: 4800

Re: Norcal 2011, plus a little OR (SW=Scroll Warning)

That was one beautiful post - the kind I always hope to see here! I can really appreciate the extreme effort that went into taking all those superb images, not to mention the great in-situ shots too. This post was a genuine pleasure to peruse!
by Bill Love
July 13th, 2011, 4:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Long Texas post
Replies: 35
Views: 11087

Re: Long Texas post

That was an impressive series of images, all well-posed and impeccably recorded. NICE WORK !!!
by Bill Love
July 4th, 2011, 1:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Project
Replies: 309
Views: 111554

Re: McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Project

That was quite a hike (3.5 miles) for this (former) flatlander. It was neat to see the eastern sky light up gradually from about 4:30am onward. I'm not sure I've EVER been out on a herp hunt at those hours, so that made it extra cool! It was great meeting (or getting to know y'all better) Arizonan ...
by Bill Love
July 2nd, 2011, 8:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Super Mom Pit Viper (Protobothrops)
Replies: 10
Views: 5829

Re: Super Mom Pit Viper (Protobothrops)

Very cool observation! The vipers of the planet seem to be way more complicated in their lifestyles than was long imagined. The roster of talks at the upcoming Biology of the Rattlesnakes symposium in Tucson, Arizona July 20 - 23 portends that it's going to shed lots more light on those kinds of be...
by Bill Love
June 30th, 2011, 7:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Int. Herp. Symposium (IHS), July in TX - rideshare ? ? ?
Replies: 2
Views: 1136

Int. Herp. Symposium (IHS), July in TX - rideshare ? ? ?

If any fieldherpers, or ANY herpers for that matter, are interested in sharing ride / travel expenses driving to the 34th annual International Herpetological Symposium (I.H.S.) during July 27 - 30, 2011 in Ft. Worth, Texas, and you'd be passing by Phoenix, Arizona en route (coming from the west), p...
by Bill Love
June 27th, 2011, 9:29 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I really hate you people
Replies: 33
Views: 4577

Re: I really hate you people

Very nice work! Those last two Crotaphytus shots are great, and the finale shot in Grismeresque style knocks my socks off!
by Bill Love
June 24th, 2011, 8:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Four Corners Herping
Replies: 41
Views: 14476

Re: Four Corners Herping

Excellent post, Mike! I've never been to that part of the country before either, and I almost don't feel like I need to now. Not!
Great post!
by Bill Love
June 24th, 2011, 7:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Biology of Rattlesnakes Symposium
Replies: 4
Views: 1212

Re: Biology of Rattlesnakes Symposium

I'll be attending, plus giving a short presentation on photographing rattlesnakes. See you there!
by Bill Love
June 13th, 2011, 1:19 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: A sense of place in herp photos
Replies: 45
Views: 27810

Re: A sense of place in herp photos

I really like Rob Schell's shot of Crotaphytus insularis . That's approaching perfection in the Grismeresque image style!
by Bill Love
June 13th, 2011, 9:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring ruber run....
Replies: 23
Views: 3316

Re: Spring ruber run....

Beautiful specimens, especially the rubers, an especially one of them! Great post and fantastic couple herping days.
by Bill Love
June 12th, 2011, 9:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Project
Replies: 309
Views: 111554

Re: McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Project

Terry: Kathy and I recently bought a modest little place outside Apache Junction, though we'll dividing our time between AZ and FL for the next year or two yet.

- Bill
by Bill Love
June 9th, 2011, 8:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tell Us Who You Are
Replies: 156
Views: 65230

Re: Tell Us Who You Are

Hi Everyone! I and my wife Kathy recently bought a place in Apache Junction, where we'll be dividing our time (probably spending most of it, actually) between there and our 'other' home in southwestern Florida. In the past, I've been co-owner of Glades Herp (back when it was 'Inc.', not 'Farm'), bu...
by Bill Love
June 9th, 2011, 7:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Project
Replies: 309
Views: 111554

Re: McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Project

Thanks Biker Dave for the invite to participate on this forum. I've penciled in the July 2nd survey date on my calendar and expect to make it. I look forward to making the acquaintance of some hardcore AZ fieldherpers there. If there are any AJ participants who want to share a ride that day, please...
by Bill Love
June 7th, 2011, 7:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Go out of your way to meet people.
Replies: 12
Views: 2516

Re: Go out of your way to meet people.

Don, going out of my way to meet people has been a philosophy of mine since the early 70s. The two best ways to learn new things is to travel (including cyberspace), and meeting (and learning from) new people. It's served me well for decades and resulted in a huge number of new friendships and memo...