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by John Martin
January 26th, 2019, 5:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: U.S. field guides
Replies: 13
Views: 20222

Re: U.S. field guides

Thanks for that detailed info FrogO, and sorry for the late reply. For some reason I've been unable to log into the forum for around a couple of months. I immediately emailed Scott and he said he would look into it. Just yesterday I got another email from him telling me about the forum update and to...
by John Martin
January 26th, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2018 EOY Recap
Replies: 18
Views: 8831

Re: 2018 EOY Recap

OMG, that alterna with the thin red crossbands and some triple alternates is a stunner! I also love your nighttime shots with the sky and stars in the background. I really miss my annual 2 week West Texas trips back in the '70s/'80s. Awesome photography Frank, thanks for the trip.
by John Martin
October 20th, 2018, 8:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Google Earth
Replies: 10
Views: 14751

Re: Google Earth

Thank you both very much! I was thinking it was Google Earth :thumb:
by John Martin
October 19th, 2018, 10:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Google Earth
Replies: 10
Views: 14751

Google Earth

Another cry for help :roll: I remember reading somewhere in the past that someone, or several of you, used an app to scout local areas for terrain, old buildings, trash piles, etc. Was that Google Earth, or something else? I've never used it or any similar apps but would like to give it a go. Thanks...
by John Martin
October 14th, 2018, 5:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: U.S. field guides
Replies: 13
Views: 20222

Re: U.S. field guides

Thanks Bill!
by John Martin
October 13th, 2018, 2:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: U.S. field guides
Replies: 13
Views: 20222

Re: U.S. field guides

Thanks for the input guys. Bill, are you saying you like the third edition more than the fourth?
by John Martin
October 12th, 2018, 6:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: U.S. field guides
Replies: 13
Views: 20222

Re: U.S. field guides

OK, I've looked at the Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America, fourth edition online, but it states "over 100 color photographs". Doesn't sound like a photo of every species and subspecies? Which Peterson guide do I need? Sorry to be a pain, but I'm havi...
by John Martin
October 12th, 2018, 5:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: U.S. field guides
Replies: 13
Views: 20222

Re: U.S. field guides

Excellent, thanks Bryan. And thank you for your input also FH.
by John Martin
October 12th, 2018, 4:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: U.S. field guides
Replies: 13
Views: 20222

Re: U.S. field guides

Thank you Bryan, can you tell me a little about that guide? Photographs vs drawings, maps showing delineation of subspecies, range maps on same page as the animal?, etc,? Thanks in advance!
by John Martin
October 12th, 2018, 11:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: U.S. field guides
Replies: 13
Views: 20222

U.S. field guides

Hi all. After living in Australia for 13 years I'm back in the U.S.A., currently living in south-central Florida (top end of Lake Okeechobee). I need field guide help. I just ordered the Audubon Society Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of North America from Amazon. com. Hate it - hate the layo...
by John Martin
September 30th, 2018, 9:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northeast North Carolina Alligator
Replies: 1
Views: 9280

Re: Northeast North Carolina Alligator

Nice find! And excellent pics to boot. :beer:
by John Martin
September 9th, 2018, 10:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cruising advice for NorPacs, Gophers, and Rubber Boas
Replies: 13
Views: 13097

Re: Cruising advice for NorPacs, Gophers, and Rubber Boas

Nice video. I'm still trying to figure out what looks like a blue color on the first rattle segment. Is it marked as a study animal, or just an artifact from the filming, or am I losing it?! :P
by John Martin
September 9th, 2018, 9:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And Then... I Found Myself In The Desert (after the storm)
Replies: 12
Views: 18341

Re: And Then... I Found Myself In The Desert (after the stor

I'm intrigued with the dorsal shot of the horned lizard - looks like a couple of crocodile heads in my vivid imagination LOL.
by John Martin
September 9th, 2018, 9:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Introduction, and my favorite finds from 2017-Current
Replies: 11
Views: 14008

Re: Introduction, and my favorite finds from 2017-Current

Your pics are already high quality! Welcome to the forum, and I concur on your choice of macro lens :thumb: . I've been using the older, pre VR version for years and I love the quality it gives me.
by John Martin
September 6th, 2018, 12:17 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Nikon Coolpix P900 Thoughts?
Replies: 8
Views: 14684

Re: Nikon Coolpix P900 Thoughts?

I realize this is a rather older post, but I'll put in my two cents worth anyway. I bought this camera about 6 months ago and have nothing but good things to say about it. Even at full optical zoom I feel no need for a tripod and have achieved some very crisp shots of birds. My former current SLR ge...
by John Martin
August 15th, 2018, 12:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Alien Lizard Identification Needed
Replies: 13
Views: 8112

Re: Alien Lizard Identification Needed

BillMc, that one takes the cake! That is so awesome that could have happened.
by John Martin
August 2nd, 2018, 4:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Back to Borneo, part 2: Mulu National Park
Replies: 12
Views: 9511

Re: Back to Borneo, part 2: Mulu National Park

Outstanding stuff, as always Ribbit! Both your commentary and your photography are A1, and the humor is a bonus. I wish there were about 15 more installments coming, but I'll settle for the 5 total :-). I loved the juvie Aplopeltura boa - comical and beautiful at the same time. And, being an insect ...
by John Martin
May 23rd, 2018, 1:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, she did'nt!
Replies: 51
Views: 37955

Re: OMG, she did'nt!

Haha, and as long as we're at it - it's TOO distracted, and TOO slow... Yeah man, and as long as we're at it. Grammar, spelling is an unimportant artifact to the intellectual content. Attacking someone's grammar is a straw grasped at after being outclassed on all points of relevance. Its a very imm...
by John Martin
May 22nd, 2018, 2:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, she did'nt!
Replies: 51
Views: 37955

Re: OMG, she did'nt!

E-squared actually makes a good point, even if (as so often) he missed his actual target ( & confidential 2 ernie, i've tried to tag lats snout ... I'm right on target. As is always the case. Perhaps it might not appear that way to those to distracted or to slow to follow. About the dopes that have...
by John Martin
May 21st, 2018, 8:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OMG, she did'nt!
Replies: 51
Views: 37955

Re: OMG, she did'nt!

Nice one Porter! Haha, surely that woman was speaking with tongue in cheek - surely nobody could possibly be that stupid! :lol:

And as far as the comment above, I guess it's a tough crowd here sometimes... so much negativity though, it really starts to grate on one's nerves. :x
by John Martin
May 15th, 2018, 3:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What do you call this lilac salamander...?
Replies: 19
Views: 12662

Re: What do you call this lilac salamander...?

Porter, the word you're trying to remember is leucistic (adj.), hence leucism (the condition). Kelly, why not leucistic instead of amelanistic in this case? In my old age and forgetting chit, I can't remember the exact differences between these two conditions.
by John Martin
May 6th, 2018, 8:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2 Days in the Central Valley - We Like Snakes
Replies: 12
Views: 10536

Re: 2 Days in the Central Valley - We Like Snakes

Really nice post Porter, with lots of cool animals and pics. That Diadophis is an absolute stunner! Many years ago in southern Arizona, when I kept a few herptiles, I caught a very large regalis and had him in captivity for over 20 years - now that I'm older and, well, whatever, I can't imagine brin...
by John Martin
May 4th, 2018, 6:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand, Bali, Komodo - Spring 2018 PART 2
Replies: 5
Views: 5571

Re: Thailand, Bali, Komodo - Spring 2018 PART 2

Neil, what can I say? You da man!! And your bro too! What an interesting (and perilous) assortment of hobbies you guys embrace - makes me wanna go back to my youth and try more shit than I already did LOL. Your two part post has been one of the most enjoyable I have read. BTW, that head on shot of t...
by John Martin
May 4th, 2018, 6:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand, Bali, Komodo - Spring 2018 PART 1
Replies: 1
Views: 3476

Re: Thailand, Bali, Komodo - Spring 2018 PART 1

Tremendous stuff Neil, and great photography to boot! :beer: I'm off to part 2 now :) ...
by John Martin
April 21st, 2018, 6:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Elaphe conspicillata
Replies: 7
Views: 4750

Re: Elaphe conspicillata

Awesome as usual Lou, that's a pretty cool snake. And I see that the old adage still holds true - "You can't teach an old dog new tricks". You're still herping in flip flops LMAO!!! :beer:
by John Martin
April 13th, 2018, 9:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My close call with a venomous snake (let's hear your stories
Replies: 28
Views: 13641

Re: My close call with a venomous snake (let's hear your sto

Years ago while mountain biking with a friend in southern AZ (Santa Catalina Mtns. near Tucson) and a short distance in front of him , I rounded a bend which immediately dropped down a short steep section. About 20' ahead was an adult Blacktail lying right across the single track trail. Immediately ...
by John Martin
April 13th, 2018, 9:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My best Find of 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 6494

Re: My best Find of 2018

:shock: :shock: About how long was that beaut Lloyd?
by John Martin
April 5th, 2018, 10:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Field Herper of the Year!
Replies: 8
Views: 7148

Re: Field Herper of the Year!

Congrats Lou! I must give credit where credit is due - you ARE the herper video king, and I enjoy each and every one of your vids. Of course being a pilot who flies worldwide helps a bit, haha. I also must say that I have a soft spot in my heart for you and all of rest of you vid peeps on this forum...
by John Martin
March 1st, 2018, 9:36 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Cheap and awesome birding camera
Replies: 3
Views: 16002

Re: Cheap and awesome birding camera

Way!! lol....
by John Martin
March 1st, 2018, 1:43 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Cheap and awesome birding camera
Replies: 3
Views: 16002

Re: Cheap and awesome birding camera

Haha, did you see my same day post directed to Brian Hubbs? Great minds think alike! OK, thought I would direct this post to Mr. Brian Hubbs, since he is solely at fault for making me spend a fair amount of money :-). Ever since you answered my question about what camera you were using for your exce...
by John Martin
February 27th, 2018, 9:38 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: HELP! Two binocular questions
Replies: 18
Views: 28677

Re: HELP! Two binocular questions

Hey Hans, how are you travelling? You, like Brian Hubbs , are being held responsible for "making" me spend money :-) (see the birding forum). I've been using my cheap little Nikon Travelite V 10x25 binocs for quite awhile, and they've actually sufficed for my birding purposes - or so I thought. Now ...
by John Martin
February 27th, 2018, 9:23 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: A few of my better bird shots
Replies: 20
Views: 40953

Re: A few of my better bird shots

OK, thought I would direct this post to Mr. Brian Hubbs, since he is solely at fault for making me spend a fair amount of money :-). Ever since you answered my question about what camera you were using for your exceptional bird photos I've been studying the Coolpix zooms. Well, 2 days ago, after muc...
by John Martin
February 4th, 2018, 10:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gila Monster on Google Street View
Replies: 13
Views: 10599

Re: Gila Monster on Google Street View

OK, that's it Brian! Just when I was siding with you :( Sigh, and I gotta admit, I've seen a LOT more mojaves on Ajo Way than in the SNP itself.
by John Martin
February 4th, 2018, 12:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Utah 2017 Review
Replies: 17
Views: 8558

Re: Utah 2017 Review

Outstanding pics! That mink is an amazing shot. Is it melanistic? I've only seen a couple in Ohio and they were both much browner.
by John Martin
February 1st, 2018, 7:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: test
Replies: 3
Views: 2558

Re: test

Don't worry about it - just sit back and see how many views it attracts LOL! At least you know that your post was successful. Now let's see some pics!! And,,,, welcome to the forum.
by John Martin
January 24th, 2018, 9:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gila Monster on Google Street View
Replies: 13
Views: 10599

Re: Gila Monster on Google Street View

Out of curiosity, hat makes you think that's a Mojave and not a Western Diamond-back? The latter seem a lot more common in Saguaro in my experience and that picture's way too low-res for any of the diagnostic features I know to look out for. Yeah, I tried saving the image and blowing it up, but it ...
by John Martin
January 24th, 2018, 9:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Taiwan 2017 roundup
Replies: 8
Views: 15673

Re: Taiwan 2017 roundup

Great stuff numpty! That was a supersized helping of eye candy for sure. I was especially captivated by the exquisite "paint job" on the face of the Ovophis, which you captured beautifully in the last two close ups. :thumb: :beer: :thumb:
by John Martin
January 2nd, 2018, 5:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Days of Yore
Replies: 2
Views: 2342

Re: Days of Yore

Your link tells me that I don't have permission to view...
by John Martin
December 24th, 2017, 2:33 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Birds, of course...
Replies: 5
Views: 17137

Re: Birds, of course...

Sorry, but not to my knowledge :lol: . Merry Christmas Brian...
by John Martin
December 20th, 2017, 9:58 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Basically I was called full of mierda...
Replies: 11
Views: 20417

Re: Basically I was called full of mierda...

Haha, thought this one was dead. Steve, Gordon, thanks for your commiseration. Brian - bite me, LOL. Gordon, loved your above post regarding the SRS :lol: .
by John Martin
November 27th, 2017, 5:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Madagascar Herping Nov 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 2801

Re: Madagascar Herping Nov 2017

Hi Neil, looks like you had a great trip! Loved all the pics in your link, may have to PM you :-).
by John Martin
November 9th, 2017, 10:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Madagascar
Replies: 5
Views: 4561

Re: Madagascar

Hi Mitch, and thank you for your response. This article was in the local (Adelaide, South Oz) newspaper last weekend. What do you think? Sorry about the upside down stuff when a pic is double clicked, still learning how to attach pics...
by John Martin
October 26th, 2017, 9:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Madagascar
Replies: 5
Views: 4561

Re: Madagascar

Ok stlouisdude, quit trying to cheer me up! LOL, just kidding. I DID however do a search regarding your info and it IS interesting: http://www.who.int/csr/don/02-october-2017-plague-madagascar/en/ Sounds like some normal infectious diseases going on, although they seem to be spreading and becoming m...
by John Martin
October 23rd, 2017, 5:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Madagascar
Replies: 5
Views: 4561

Madagascar

Hi all, looking for info regarding Madagascar. I did do a search and see that a number of you have had experiences there. Rather than go through all of the posts I thought I'd be lazy and just ask a few questions. My wife and a friend from the U.S. want to meet up and go somewhere "exotic" and Madag...
by John Martin
October 14th, 2017, 10:32 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Birds, of course...
Replies: 5
Views: 17137

Re: Birds, of course...

Well, get yo arse over/down here - my wife and I will lend you the spare bed room :D .
by John Martin
October 13th, 2017, 5:46 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Birds, of course...
Replies: 5
Views: 17137

Birds, of course...

Hey Brian, here are the three pics I tried to send you via PM...
by John Martin
October 9th, 2017, 3:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Japanese Corn Snake
Replies: 8
Views: 4779

Re: Japanese Corn Snake

Enjoyed your video as usual LouB. Coincidentally, here's a short item from the local (Adelaide area) Saturday newspaper...
by John Martin
September 25th, 2017, 12:27 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: TURTLES OF THE WORLD
Replies: 7
Views: 12683

Re: TURTLES OF THE WORLD

Hi Ronquillo08 - just found your post and I too thank you for steering me to this wonderful freebie! Have a beaut day mate ☺
by John Martin
August 30th, 2017, 11:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp Nation Magazine question and some recent shots
Replies: 5
Views: 4245

Re: Herp Nation Magazine question and some recent shots

Zach, I knew you had a gift for placing artificial cover objects to find herps. But tell me, how close to the water's edge did you place the cover object in order to attract the fish (flounder?) ? Hah Richard F. Hoyer :lol: :beer: And Zach, what the hell is that garter?! That's one of the most stun...
by John Martin
August 30th, 2017, 11:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona recap: July 8-18
Replies: 10
Views: 5773

Re: Arizona recap: July 8-18

@JohnMartin I was so excited to see just about everything. Here in Michigan, getting skunked is 100% possible even on what looks like a perfect day. I was born and raised in central Ohio, so I can feel some of your pain. I spent nearly all of my herping time in southern Ohio, where diversity was pr...