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by walk-about
June 18th, 2017, 11:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peterson FIeld Guide to Reptiles & Amphibians 2016
Replies: 3
Views: 1956

Peterson FIeld Guide to Reptiles & Amphibians 2016

Powell, Conant and Collins - Peterson Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America 4th addition : 1958, 1975, 1991 and 2016 ..... Twenty-five years in the making, er actually 75 or better if we wanted to get specific. Still getting used to this one. Lots to mention her...
by walk-about
December 24th, 2016, 1:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Year in Review
Replies: 10
Views: 4738

Re: 2016 Year in Review

Nick,

If God were a herper and posted anything, any where or any time.....this would be that post. Perfect, Inspiring and Simply beautiful. The evolution of your photography is something I have been honored to enjoy over the years. Merry Christmas!!

Dave Frymire
by walk-about
September 30th, 2016, 11:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Amphibians and Reptiles of Land Between the Lakes...
Replies: 3
Views: 2636

Re: Amphibians and Reptiles of Land Between the Lakes...

Link is on Flickr. It is sold via University Kentucky Press and Amazon and some others. I will try and provide link and if not here then in the Southeast chapter section. Thank you for reading.

Dave
by walk-about
September 21st, 2016, 10:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: What Color is this Ribbon
Replies: 5
Views: 2256

Re: What Color is this Ribbon

Beautiful pics Noah!! I think Ribbons are quite amazing and those especially.

Dave
by walk-about
September 9th, 2016, 5:41 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Canon 100mm Macro lenses- L series vs non-L series?
Replies: 14
Views: 9716

Re: Canon 100mm Macro lenses- L series vs non-L series?

Great shots J.P. You have been to some amazing places that I can only dream of. Regrading the 100mm mac, the limited depth of field with that lens would drive me loco. It just would not be feasible in the field for my work. But you are correct, it is all what you shoot. I hit some of your pics on Fl...
by walk-about
September 8th, 2016, 7:39 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Canon 100mm Macro lenses- L series vs non-L series?
Replies: 14
Views: 9716

Re: Canon 100mm Macro lenses- L series vs non-L series?

I would love to see some of your herp pics shot with the 100. Can you give me a link? I have taken some good herp shots with it too, but no way would it ever be my 'go to' for anything. The biggest problem I would have with it is the distance from the subject - especially a subject that might have t...
by walk-about
September 7th, 2016, 7:24 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Canon 100mm Macro lenses- L series vs non-L series?
Replies: 14
Views: 9716

Re: Canon 100mm Macro lenses- L series vs non-L series?

Why would you want to use a 100 macro for herp photos? Just curious. I have the 100mm macro L Canon. Love it!! I use it for portraits of my dogs and daughter. Glass is incredibly smooth and it is an absolute awesome lens...just not so much for herps in my opinion.

Dave
by walk-about
July 6th, 2016, 2:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Massive sea turtle deaths in Florida following fireworks
Replies: 23
Views: 5449

Re: Massive sea turtle deaths in Florida following fireworks

Thanks for posting this Heather. Very sad.
by walk-about
June 16th, 2016, 5:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post photos of wild herps feeding
Replies: 56
Views: 22064

Re: Post photos of wild herps feeding

Wow!! This may be the best pic request topic on here in a long, long time. I love these pics. Some of these captures are absolutely incredible!!! Does anyone remember who posted that Fl Coral snake killing a Corn snake. I believe both snakes were well off the ground. I would love to see that one aga...
by walk-about
March 24th, 2016, 2:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Winter Salamanders
Replies: 4
Views: 1823

Re: Winter Salamanders

Beauiful shots tspuckler. Love that very dark Four-toed the best.
by walk-about
March 13th, 2016, 1:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Completely Spotless Spotted Salamander
Replies: 5
Views: 2092

Re: Completely Spotless Spotted Salamander

Great find and photo SAGlines. I have seen a few like that here in KY, but they represent a small percentage of the overall typical encounter.
by walk-about
February 22nd, 2016, 4:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tiger Salamander (Long Read)
Replies: 14
Views: 2469

Re: Tiger Salamander (Long Read)

Great story Adam. Your photos are really awesome.

Dave
by walk-about
January 26th, 2016, 10:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica December 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 6727

Re: Costa Rica December 2015

Kevin -

WoW! What a splendid body of work. Your pictures are stunning!! That cryptic Eyelash Viper is a real beauty! Thanks for posting.

Dave
by walk-about
January 19th, 2016, 10:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of 2015 (Salamanders and a trip to SoFla)
Replies: 7
Views: 3056

Re: End of 2015 (Salamanders and a trip to SoFla)

Josh,

That Brooks Kings is spectacular! Love the Four-toed Mander pics. That specimen is very nicely contrasted. Great work!!

Dave
by walk-about
January 19th, 2016, 10:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Year in Review, Final Third of 2015 and Herp List
Replies: 13
Views: 4427

Re: Year in Review, Final Third of 2015 and Herp List

Berkeley,

WoW!!!!! That is an incredible list of amazing work. I am jealous!

Dave
by walk-about
January 19th, 2016, 10:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer 2015 (GA, AL, TN, SC, NM, TX) (same as main)
Replies: 8
Views: 2360

Re: Summer 2015 (GA, AL, TN, SC, NM, TX) (same as main)

Purseweb Spider? Looks like it might be related to the Trapdoor spider that I see in KY? That is a great shot! Rainbow Snake!!!! I am jealous....a species I have never seen but would pine to do so. Awesome work overall, and looks like you really covered some incredible places.

Dave
by walk-about
January 19th, 2016, 10:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Year In Review
Replies: 4
Views: 1564

Re: 2015 Year In Review

Great images! Do you often see those Kinosternon basking where you are. I rarely see them in KY. Cool. Love the Diamondback Terrapin laing her eggs. I would love to see something like that one day.

Dave
by walk-about
December 25th, 2015, 6:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hibernation questions
Replies: 57
Views: 16115

Re: Hibernation questions

Kelly - I like your 'apple in a blanket' analogy. And then I just saw that Geiko 'pig in a blanket' commercial on tv. And then I remembered my Uncle Fred used to have a pig that loved to eat big red apples....and he (the pig and not my Uncle) had his own blanket with pictures of apples on it....and ...
by walk-about
December 25th, 2015, 6:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in Roatan Island, Honduras
Replies: 9
Views: 5436

Re: Herping in Roatan Island, Honduras

That 'ruatanus' is amazing! Great series of lizard photos. I can never get enough of these and I would really love to see more from Honduras.

Dave
by walk-about
December 25th, 2015, 6:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 'Twas the night before herping
Replies: 22
Views: 12213

Re: 'Twas the night before herping

Yes, thanks for posting this from Kent. It's kinda become a Christmas tradition I guess here at FHF. Merry Christmas everyone!

Dave
by walk-about
December 25th, 2015, 6:01 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Okefenokee Trip 2015
Replies: 16
Views: 7908

Re: Okefenokee Trip 2015

Beautiful post Berkeley! Great looking specimens and most excellent images. Looks like you really had a blast in 2015. I have never been to Okefenokee, and so any time I can see such great pics of that place, it is something I take note of.

Dave
by walk-about
December 25th, 2015, 5:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Jewel of the Flatwoods.
Replies: 6
Views: 2449

Re: Jewel of the Flatwoods.

Stunning!
by walk-about
December 8th, 2015, 8:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Where do snakes winter if there isn't a rocky den place?
Replies: 35
Views: 10048

Re: Where do snakes winter if there isn't a rocky den place?

Beth, In my native Kentucky, snakes will utilize virtually any 'hole' imaginable, man-made or natural. This may be a crawfish burrow Kirtland's, Brown, Mud, Queen, Plain-belly Waters and even Redbelly snakes. Rodent burrows are sometimes utilized for Racers, Ratsnakes, Milks, Prairie Kings, Corn sna...
by walk-about
December 8th, 2015, 7:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 year in review
Replies: 13
Views: 5014

Re: 2015 year in review

Justin, Great shots of an awesome year!! Those Indigos look beautiful! That pic of you with the three wrapped around your neck is epic. Too Cool! I understand about what you are saying about attempting to get any quality night pic of a Crawfish Frog. I know, I know. Try to get one 'calling'!! I have...
by walk-about
November 30th, 2015, 3:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Little Thanksgiving Salamander Love
Replies: 15
Views: 3119

Re: A Little Thanksgiving Salamander Love

Great shots Noah! That first pic...a Slimy, well dang man, I am envious. It is a great shot!!! For some reason, I seem to take (and consistently so) the world's worse photos of Slimy manders. I just can not seem to get a good one of any members of that complex. Maybe 2016 will be my year. LoL

Dave
by walk-about
November 30th, 2015, 2:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rest of October and November so far.
Replies: 3
Views: 1556

Re: Rest of October and November so far.

Josh, that is some beautiful work sir. Very, very nice. That swelled up Hogger crossing the road is a classic! That first really dark tigrinium is a stunner for sure; Love them black like that. And your night-time lapsed photos are very, very impressive. You are continuously taking your photography ...
by walk-about
November 29th, 2015, 3:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Last 6 months - Southeast & Southwest
Replies: 10
Views: 2676

Re: Last 6 months - Southeast & Southwest

Ha-ha Tamara, make mine a 'double' (I'd have to be sedated too I think) Yep, those are some great shots Bree. I really love that incredible grayish Hognose. That specimen is a real stunner!!! I'd love to see more pics of that one??? Thanks for posting.

Dave
by walk-about
November 25th, 2015, 7:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Q on Sistrurus m. b. natural history
Replies: 6
Views: 2317

Re: Q on Sistrurus m. b. natural history

Please don't quote me on this, but I am fairly certain a healthy, adult female Sistrurus presents her live-born offspring once annually. This is also true of Copperheads and Cottonmouths, which are distantly related to the Pygmy Rattlesnake. Stetson University (FL) would probably have some data rega...
by walk-about
November 25th, 2015, 4:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tantilla!!!
Replies: 17
Views: 4016

Re: Tantilla!!!

Congrats on your finds Noah. Great looking tiny beasts! If in fact these are Tantilla coronata and what looks like a possible ' relicta ' this would reflect 'hybridization' and not intergradation. The second picture looks like a 'standard issue' SE Crowned Snake that I see up here in KY. That first ...
by walk-about
November 16th, 2015, 5:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just a few Salamanders and Snakes from November
Replies: 1
Views: 1591

Re: Just a few Salamanders and Snakes from November

Great shots Zach. I loved that Rough Skinned Newt skeleton. Very interesting. Beautiful pics all around.

Dave
by walk-about
November 16th, 2015, 5:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica '15, surfing crocs, bunches of Bothrops and more
Replies: 13
Views: 5085

Re: Costa Rica '15, surfing crocs, bunches of Bothrops and m

WoW Chris! You have taken your photography to an entirely different level. Man! That was one of the best, if not THE best post I have ever seen on FHF. Beyond spectacular. Those Great Whites were the icing on the cake for me. I will be back on this post for weeks to come. Thank you sir!

Dave Frymire
by walk-about
November 16th, 2015, 5:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: March 2015 Trip to Pigeon Mountain and Okefenokee Swamp
Replies: 10
Views: 4241

Re: March 2015 Trip to Pigeon Mountain and Okefenokee Swamp

Daniel - What a beautiful post! What state it Pigeon Mountain in? The topography and species you found could pass for my native KY. That pic of the Green mander is really nice and what a pretty specimen. Love the pic of you standing in front of that water-fall. Also, that pic of the Slimy is a reall...
by walk-about
November 12th, 2015, 7:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Save the Hellbenders
Replies: 5
Views: 2321

Re: Save the Hellbenders

Noah,

Great link! Thanks for posting this.

Dave
by walk-about
November 9th, 2015, 1:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Unusual cinerea?
Replies: 12
Views: 4056

Re: Unusual cinerea?

Interesting shot Noah. I have not seen that 'black' bordered cinerea in upper south, or more specifically the west TN/KY area. Perhaps this is a characteristic more likely found in FL populations? Very beautiful frog by the way.

Dave
by walk-about
November 9th, 2015, 9:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 Photos
Replies: 10
Views: 3526

Re: 2015 Photos

WoW! What a spectacular selection of images!! Those Collared Lizard shots are fantastic along with all of your other reptile shots. Loved the Arizona Tiger salamander pics - just beautiful! You captured lots of moments here including the underground tortise shot. Sweet.

Dave
by walk-about
November 9th, 2015, 8:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2015 in the New York State (Pic Heavy!)
Replies: 8
Views: 2671

Re: 2015 in the New York State (Pic Heavy!)

Great images Alex! That first image of the E. Milk is super good. Specimen with lots of white and I don't think I see that much. Are Italian Wall Lizards common up there? They are also in northern KY along the Ohio River. Loved the Redback Salamander shot - really pretty.

Dave
by walk-about
November 9th, 2015, 8:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Second half of 2015
Replies: 9
Views: 3786

Re: Second half of 2015

Stunning images Bill! There are but a few people's year end posts that I anticipate and you are one of them. Your images, especially the panoramic ones are my favorites and I think the best I have ever seen. Loved your turtle captures; and I just don't see many from out west. Thanks for posting. Roc...
by walk-about
November 8th, 2015, 4:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: From your your neck of the woods. Caution...Thamnophis heavy
Replies: 16
Views: 6712

Re: From your your neck of the woods. Caution...Thamnophis h

Tim - those are some absolutely gorgeous Thamnophis!! The specimen with the orange dorsal-lateral is really nice. Thank you for posting these.

Dave
by walk-about
October 22nd, 2015, 4:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: On the River With an Old Friend
Replies: 10
Views: 4316

Re: On the River With an Old Friend

Carl D. May, What an exceptional post sir!! This will be worth seconds and thirds for me this weekend when I have more time and I can not wait!! You are a great writer and your descriptions of the area and that day are vividly lucid. Beautiful images and specimens and of course you and Dick Bartlett...
by walk-about
October 21st, 2015, 8:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Indiana Timber Rattlesnake
Replies: 11
Views: 4656

Re: Indiana Timber Rattlesnake

Jason,

Saw your vid on Youtube. What beautiful snakes!! Congrats on your finds. One of my research buddies here at Murray State U. is from Brown County IN, so yes, I have heard much about the Crotalus horridus from up north. Thanks for sharing.

Dave
by walk-about
October 21st, 2015, 6:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: It's hatchling season in Wisconsin
Replies: 6
Views: 3216

Re: It's hatchling season in Wisconsin

Fantastic photos!! That Bullfrog is a real stunner!! But all of your pics are very well framed and you have found some really nice specimens there.

Dave
by walk-about
October 21st, 2015, 6:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New To Evansville, IN
Replies: 1
Views: 1729

Re: New To Evansville, IN

Hello Kyle, I think you are in a good area for both actually. You are now entering 'mander' fall breeding season for many species so road cruising on a rainy night should be positive. Lots of wetlands in southern IN and western KY just to your south, and so that is always a good place to find some u...
by walk-about
October 21st, 2015, 1:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Eastern Tiger Sal vs. Midland Brown Snake
Replies: 7
Views: 3509

Re: Eastern Tiger Sal vs. Midland Brown Snake

That is pretty dang awesome!! Are you sure about the id on that snake?? Looks (dorsally) like Storeria occipitomaculata.

Dave
by walk-about
October 21st, 2015, 1:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: For Jake
Replies: 6
Views: 2176

Re: For Jake

Josh Holbrook wrote:Salamander season??? Grab yourself a dipnet and it never ends!
YES!!!!
by walk-about
October 19th, 2015, 6:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: San Francisco Bay Area Salamanders
Replies: 5
Views: 2223

Re: San Francisco Bay Area Salamanders

Great shots Zach!! Yes, salamanders are now becoming my favorite herp (behind turtles) to photo op. That waterbug is on steroids.

Dave
by walk-about
October 19th, 2015, 4:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not a bad start to October.
Replies: 3
Views: 2397

Re: Not a bad start to October.

What a perfect capture of a spectacular beast!!! Thanks for sharing Josh!

Dave
by walk-about
October 19th, 2015, 4:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Interbreeding question
Replies: 7
Views: 2194

Re: Interbreeding question

I would agree that attempting to navigate map boundaries as shown in Conant for example, can be at times too simplistic and too 'black' and 'white'. Or as Stohgren said, these areas often are reflected in 'gradients'. Intergradation between one or more subspecies is very common. And hybridization be...
by walk-about
October 13th, 2015, 4:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring and summer in south Georgia and North Florida
Replies: 13
Views: 5486

Re: Spring and summer in south Georgia and North Florida

What an absolutely incredible post!!! Beautiful images and land(herp)scape photography. THank you so much for this post. Some of the pictures quite unique I think. I have never seen an eastern Cemophora that did not have some degree of dorsal lateral fusing of the triads (bands) as your specimen cer...
by walk-about
October 13th, 2015, 3:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How About a Little Trip Down Snake Road?
Replies: 7
Views: 4582

Re: How About a Little Trip Down Snake Road?

tspuckler, Man, those are some great finds and excellent images. I made it there last fall, but could not this year. That image of the Hyla cinerea with the blue spotting is quite intriguing and I have never seen one like that before. WoW! What an interesting beauty. Thank you so much for posting th...