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by Tonia Graves
November 5th, 2013, 6:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Southern IL: Copperhead Heavy
Replies: 14
Views: 4433

Re: Southern IL: Copperhead Heavy

Nice post! I really enjoyed your photography as well as looking at species I have never encountered in the wild! Thanks for sharing.
by Tonia Graves
November 3rd, 2013, 2:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My BEST September ever. (pic overload >120 shots)
Replies: 30
Views: 8470

Re: My BEST September ever. (pic overload >120 shots)

Wow! You got some great stuff here! I would love to check out Mexico some time but am not brave enough...working alongside the Border Patrol for the last 5+ years makes me too aware of the issues down there. Hopefully you all didn't run into any problems.
by Tonia Graves
October 26th, 2013, 2:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few days afield this summer
Replies: 5
Views: 2098

Re: A few days afield this summer

Nice finds and pics, I especially like the sidewinder!
by Tonia Graves
October 21st, 2013, 6:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few from AZ
Replies: 5
Views: 1917

Re: A few from AZ

Nice images! I especially like the close-up of the atrox w/ the tongue action.
by Tonia Graves
October 21st, 2013, 6:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Another Arizona EOY Post
Replies: 11
Views: 3293

Re: Another Arizona EOY Post

Wow, your post seemed pretty diverse to me! Then again I don't get out much... Thanks for sharing! :D
by Tonia Graves
October 19th, 2013, 6:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 End of Year post (same as main forum)
Replies: 11
Views: 3713

Re: 2013 End of Year post (same as main forum)

I love your closing star trails shot. I don't know anything about anything, and even less about photography, but can you tell us how you got that shot? It's awesome. I also don't think I've ever seen a green and red walking stick. Very nice post. Sure! My camera has the ability to take a programmed...
by Tonia Graves
October 17th, 2013, 7:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 End of Year post (same as main forum)
Replies: 11
Views: 3713

Re: 2013 End of Year post (same as main forum)

Thanks everyone for the kind words!
by Tonia Graves
October 17th, 2013, 6:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Salalah, Oman. Oct 2013
Replies: 17
Views: 8002

Re: Salalah, Oman. Oct 2013

What a great post! Thanks for taking the time to put this together. In addition to all the great herps, it was cool to see the adeniums in their natural habitat.
by Tonia Graves
October 17th, 2013, 6:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 End of Year post
Replies: 15
Views: 3585

Re: 2013 End of Year post

ADCIII wrote:Great Shots!!! Hope you don't mind if I borrow "Baboquivari Star Trails" for my next desktop background. Thanks, Art
I don't mind as long as you give me credit!
by Tonia Graves
October 17th, 2013, 6:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 End of Year post
Replies: 15
Views: 3585

Re: 2013 End of Year post

azatrox wrote:The scorpion looks like a giant hairy scorpion.

The scorp is Vaejovis spinigeris, not Hadrurus arizonensis.

-Kris
Thanks for the ID Kris!
by Tonia Graves
October 14th, 2013, 6:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 End of Year post
Replies: 15
Views: 3585

Re: 2013 End of Year post

Thanks everyone for the kind comments so far. I'm really not that great with Whiptail ID's, so the Red-backed could be something else.... Not sure if they change coloration during breeding season like some of the other lizards do here.
by Tonia Graves
October 14th, 2013, 6:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 End of Year post (same as main forum)
Replies: 11
Views: 3713

Re: 2013 End of Year post (same as main forum)

sdFH'er wrote:Looks like you have had a fantastic year! That Pyro looks incredibly similar to some of the Bradshaw Mtn. locality Pyro's that I keep. Would you mind divulging the locality (I'm not looking for exact location......mtn. range would be more than adequate) ?
PM sent. :)
by Tonia Graves
October 13th, 2013, 5:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 End of Year post (same as main forum)
Replies: 11
Views: 3713

2013 End of Year post (same as main forum)

Hello everyone! Though I’m more of an accidental herper, I thought I’d share my end-of-the-year post with you all. Just a side note, any animals that were handled for photo purposes were released. Also if I got any of the ID’s wrong, please let me know. (Warning, some non-herp shots included.) The f...
by Tonia Graves
October 13th, 2013, 5:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 End of Year post
Replies: 15
Views: 3585

2013 End of Year post

Hello everyone! Though I’m more of an accidental herper, I thought I’d share my end-of-the-year post with you all. Just a side note, any animals that were handled for photo purposes were released. Also if I got any of the ID’s wrong, please let me know. (Warning, some non-herp shots included.) The f...
by Tonia Graves
September 23rd, 2013, 6:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: AZ Republic Story about Herping and Herpers
Replies: 10
Views: 3201

Re: AZ Republic Story about Herping and Herpers

Nice article & video Dave! Way to go educating the general population.
by Tonia Graves
September 4th, 2013, 5:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photos from the Field (DUW)
Replies: 30
Views: 10951

Re: Photos from the Field (DUW)

Great diversity & photography! Those armadillos look like they are posing for you!
by Tonia Graves
August 28th, 2013, 12:18 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: What herps do you have problems photographing?
Replies: 22
Views: 8312

Re: What herps do you have problems photographing?

For some reason I have yet to get a cooperative Long-nosed Snake to pose for me. Or a Sonoran Coralsnake for that matter. They both are constantly on the move when I run across them. :(
by Tonia Graves
August 26th, 2013, 6:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal Closeout and Arizona
Replies: 19
Views: 4885

Re: SoCal Closeout and Arizona

Excellent finds! Stunning photography & lighting! Great post! What's not to love? Thanks for sharing your lighting technique as well, I was wondering how you got that nice, soft light at night.
by Tonia Graves
August 19th, 2013, 6:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring-Summer in Ohio
Replies: 16
Views: 5134

Re: Spring-Summer in Ohio

Nice post with lots of diversity. I would be elated to find an easily visible owl nest like that to photograph! That snapping turtle looks huge! Thanks for sharing these!
by Tonia Graves
August 8th, 2013, 8:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some snakes from the hood.
Replies: 10
Views: 3863

Re: Some snakes from the hood.

Nice series Terry!
by Tonia Graves
July 31st, 2013, 8:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: AZ..... simply beautiful
Replies: 7
Views: 2424

Re: AZ..... simply beautiful

Great post! Love the variety and the scenery!
by Tonia Graves
July 30th, 2013, 6:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #71: Sumatran Pitviper (Parias sumatranus)
Replies: 20
Views: 5130

Re: Borneo Dispatches #71: Sumatran Pitviper (Parias sumatra

Gorgeous snake! Would love to see the blue mouth as well! :)
by Tonia Graves
July 26th, 2013, 8:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rains begin
Replies: 12
Views: 3480

Re: Rains begin

Great post with excellent photography and variety! Thanks for sharing this.
by Tonia Graves
July 8th, 2013, 6:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: POLL: 2013 Monsoon Outing
Replies: 27
Views: 6275

Re: POLL: 2013 Monsoon Outing

Not sure what my work schedule will be like that weekend, but if anyone is down south and wants to show a novice how it's done...I'd love to tag along!
by Tonia Graves
July 8th, 2013, 6:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A late night
Replies: 12
Views: 3516

Re: A late night

Nice finds! Sometimes hitting the same area over and over again can be productive as you learn where things tend to be found. :)
by Tonia Graves
June 28th, 2013, 7:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A little taste of AZ
Replies: 17
Views: 6018

Re: A little taste of AZ

Great stuff so far! That white spec is awesome! I do have a question though, I'm not great with lizard ID's but your elegant earless lizard looks like a zebra-tailed to me... Am I missing something?
by Tonia Graves
June 11th, 2013, 6:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent Pima County activity
Replies: 5
Views: 1560

Re: Recent Pima County activity

Nice finds and photos! What happened to that Gila, was it hit by a car or something?
by Tonia Graves
June 9th, 2013, 1:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cerbat action from a couple weeks ago
Replies: 9
Views: 2619

Re: Cerbat action from a couple weeks ago

Nice finds! I've only seen a greater earless lizard expose it's dewlap once, it must've been posing for you. :)
by Tonia Graves
April 27th, 2013, 6:55 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Database Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 2372

Re: Database Issue

Well it worked going through Google Chrome. Not sure what's going on but at least I got some records submitted. :)
by Tonia Graves
April 27th, 2013, 6:32 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Database Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 2372

Re: Database Issue

I'm not really computer literate, I think it's Internet Explorer. Maybe I will try Google Chrome...?
by Tonia Graves
April 27th, 2013, 3:09 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Database Issue
Replies: 4
Views: 2372

Database Issue

Not sure what is going on here... I've tried multiple times this week to enter sightings into the Database and it wont allow me to. For example, I will select snakes from the group category but when I go to select genus/species, there are no selections available (the boxes are just empty of text). I...
by Tonia Graves
April 26th, 2013, 3:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring in Tucson (same as in the Forum)
Replies: 6
Views: 1875

Re: Spring in Tucson (same as in the Forum)

reako45 wrote:Wow! Great post. Love the King. Did you walk those during the day? Most of the stuff I've been seeing here is around dusk.

reako45
All were found during the day including the kingsnake. It might have been around 4-5 pm when I found this crossing a dry wash.
by Tonia Graves
April 12th, 2013, 3:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring in Tucson (same as in the Forum)
Replies: 6
Views: 1875

Re: Spring in Tucson (same as in the Forum)

Thanks!
by Tonia Graves
April 10th, 2013, 5:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring in Tucson, AZ
Replies: 6
Views: 1934

Re: Spring in Tucson, AZ

Thanks everyone! I've been told the king is a 'Yuma Phase' by some of the more knowledgeable folks here on the forum and elsewhere. I love Arizona as a whole and the diversity it has to offer.
by Tonia Graves
April 9th, 2013, 5:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring in Tucson (same as in the Forum)
Replies: 6
Views: 1875

Spring in Tucson (same as in the Forum)

Hi everyone, long time no post. I haven't made it out as much as I would like so far this year, but here are a few finds from the sonoran desert. The first sightings of the season (that were photographed) were a couple Regal Horned Lizards from the same day and location http://farm9.staticflickr.com...
by Tonia Graves
April 9th, 2013, 5:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring in Tucson, AZ
Replies: 6
Views: 1934

Spring in Tucson, AZ

Hi everyone, long time no post. I haven't made it out as much as I would like so far this year, but here are a few finds from the sonoran desert. The first sightings of the season (that were photographed) were a couple Regal Horned Lizards from the same day and location http://farm9.staticflickr.com...
by Tonia Graves
April 4th, 2013, 8:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes of 2012 - Northeast
Replies: 17
Views: 6026

Re: Snakes of 2012 - Northeast

Great post! Thanks for putting this together! You sure saw a lot of variety last year.
by Tonia Graves
April 4th, 2013, 8:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gilas and other firsts...
Replies: 8
Views: 1820

Re: Gilas and other firsts...

Nice finds! Gotta love those Gilas!
by Tonia Graves
March 26th, 2013, 6:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Finally got back out hiking
Replies: 2
Views: 1433

Re: Finally got back out hiking

Nice finds, thanks for sharing!
by Tonia Graves
March 13th, 2013, 9:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Too hot for snakes.. Western QLD Summer
Replies: 11
Views: 4668

Re: Too hot for snakes.. Western QLD Summer

Great post! Loved the monitors, especially the Perentie. Nice photos too!
by Tonia Graves
March 4th, 2013, 6:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Went out Yesterday
Replies: 8
Views: 2207

Re: Went out Yesterday

Nice finds! Too bad about the Patch-nosed snake though.
by Tonia Graves
March 3rd, 2013, 2:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Kwa-Zulu Natal. A few pictures from a herping trip to SA.
Replies: 26
Views: 10781

Re: Kwa-Zulu Natal. A few pictures from a herping trip to SA

Great stuff! That Tiger Snake is super cool!
by Tonia Graves
March 2nd, 2013, 5:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: This Is Africa... SnakeMasterMyke Style (DIAL UP DEATH)
Replies: 27
Views: 9570

Re: This Is Africa... SnakeMasterMyke Style (DIAL UP DEATH)

Wow, great stuff here! I really like the serval & caracal pics. Thanks for posting!
by Tonia Graves
February 27th, 2013, 6:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Check out this guys yard!
Replies: 6
Views: 1728

Re: Check out this guys yard!

I would love to have a large plot of undeveloped land like that to play around with. I've heard of a guy down in the Green Valley, AZ area that did something similar, except he built a large pond on his property. Because of the lack of water in the desert it attracts many birds and other wildlife. F...
by Tonia Graves
February 27th, 2013, 6:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2012: A year in review. LONG READ (Warning: self indulgent)
Replies: 20
Views: 6402

Re: 2012: A year in review. LONG READ (Warning: self indulge

Henry, loved this post! Thanks for putting this together and including the scenic and non-herp images too. You really have some great images also!
by Tonia Graves
February 26th, 2013, 7:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frog Hunting on Misty Mountaintops in the Andes! (big post)
Replies: 27
Views: 6390

Re: Frog Hunting on Misty Mountaintops in the Andes! (big po

Great diversity and photography! Thanks for sharing!
by Tonia Graves
February 20th, 2013, 8:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NM & AZ w/ some Chile (S.America) - too long, so scroll fast
Replies: 28
Views: 6897

Re: NM & AZ w/ some Chile (S.America) - too long, so scroll

Awesome post! Loved the diversity of herps and the other wildlife too! Thanks for taking the time to put this together!
by Tonia Graves
February 18th, 2013, 6:28 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Nikon D5100
Replies: 5
Views: 3329

Re: Nikon D5100

I've had the D5100 for a year now and use it often w/ a Tamron 28-300 VC lens. I've never had any issues with the camera body itself, but that lens can be problematic. It's great for 'grab' shots but if I want high quality I have to use my Nikon lenses. The camera itself handles low-light situations...
by Tonia Graves
February 13th, 2013, 7:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tips for Entering Data faster...
Replies: 2
Views: 816

Re: Tips for Entering Data faster...

Those are some good tips, thanks for sharing Brian!
by Tonia Graves
February 10th, 2013, 4:01 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: thoughts on the AF MICRO NIKKOR 105mm 1:2.8 D Macro Lens
Replies: 12
Views: 5702

Re: thoughts on the AF MICRO NIKKOR 105mm 1:2.8 D Macro Lens

I've never owned the 105mm, but I currently have the 200mm Micro lens by Nikon and it is by far my sharpest lens. I have to focus it manually on my D5100, so a tripod becomes a must in low light or at high magnifications. One of the things I like about this lens is that I can be further away from my...