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by Crazins
January 20th, 2016, 9:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!
Replies: 61
Views: 37527

Re: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

In situ and my favorite.

ImageRe-edited C. c. lateroropens by Marisa Ishimatsu, on Flickr
by Crazins
December 21st, 2015, 7:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2016 Calendar and some pretty photos from this year
Replies: 7
Views: 5891

2016 Calendar and some pretty photos from this year

Well it's been a loooooong time since the last time I was on the forum. I'm returning to share some of my photos from this year and promote a calendar I made for 2016. The calendar can be purchased here: http://www.lulu.com/shop/my-calendar/calendar/product-22440523.html And for more of my photos, p...
by Crazins
March 19th, 2015, 7:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: January in Peru (lots of pics)
Replies: 17
Views: 8423

Re: January in Peru (lots of pics)

Thanks, everyone! I had a lot of fun taking these pics. I mean, how can you not have fun in the Amazon? Unless you don't like heat, humidity, bugs, mosquitos, mosquitos, mosquitos, snakes, or mosquitos...
by Crazins
March 12th, 2015, 4:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: January in Peru (lots of pics)
Replies: 17
Views: 8423

Re: January in Peru (lots of pics)

Good stuff. Were you on the Margarita Tours trip? I want to go next winter. Yes, I went with them and I would highly recommend them to any herper. Thanks so much Steve, and Vic. I appreciate the compliments very much. I am looking to make prints at some point in the near future. If you're intereste...
by Crazins
March 12th, 2015, 1:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: January in Peru (lots of pics)
Replies: 17
Views: 8423

January in Peru (lots of pics)

I had the immense pleasure to go on another herpetological adventure in the Peruvian Amazon this past January, and I thought I'd share some of the photos I took with you all. I know not all of these are herps, but hey. I thought you's appreciate a little variety. Let's start out with the river itsel...
by Crazins
December 12th, 2014, 10:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My real 2014 year in review...
Replies: 16
Views: 6191

Re: My real 2014 year in review...

Screw you and your Saddled leaf.

Great shots, Santosh. Very very well done. I like your use of shadows.

-M
by Crazins
December 10th, 2014, 11:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 in Photography (mainly Northern California)
Replies: 30
Views: 14309

Re: 2014 in Photography (mainly Northern California)

Gene- I tried to stick with my best work for this post, and the SC Long-toed doesn't really apply to that since it was in situ on dirt and not a great pic. Here it is anyway :) https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7509/15936973255_8956181eb8_c.jpg Santa Cruz Long-toed Salamander - Ambystoma macrodactylum ...
by Crazins
December 10th, 2014, 10:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 in Photography (mainly Northern California)
Replies: 30
Views: 14309

2014 in Photography (mainly Northern California)

Well I havent been on here in a long time (dang, that avatar pic of me is old!). I think it has been a whopping three years since my last post. In those last three years I have changed my perspective on herp photography, and 2014 was when my new perspective really came to fruition. I have been serio...
by Crazins
December 10th, 2014, 9:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SF Bay Area- November 2014
Replies: 9
Views: 3706

Re: SF Bay Area- November 2014

DUDE. Let's go tide-pooling. I have always wanted to see octopi in the wild.

Also, we went out for those rivularis last weekend, but had no luck. Whump whump.

-M
by Crazins
December 4th, 2013, 5:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of the Year 2013... #9 - HERP IN HABITAT
Replies: 20
Views: 6357

Re: End of the Year 2013... #9 - HERP IN HABITAT

Crotalus ruber ruber http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2813/9722900337_247d088ac8_b.jpg Dead Olive Ridley Sea Turtle http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3704/9735505932_baa67b6457_b.jpg Bogertophis roseliae http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5474/9725828684_d41c4b162e_b.jpg Crotalus catalinensis (in situ) http://f...
by Crazins
October 3rd, 2013, 3:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My BEST September ever. (pic overload >120 shots)
Replies: 30
Views: 8473

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

Norm: Here's one of the two specs I shot. The other shot is kinda crappy, but it's on my flickr site.

Image
Mitch mitch by Marisa.Ishimatsu, on Flickr
by Crazins
December 5th, 2012, 11:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 'My Life as a Turkey'
Replies: 20
Views: 4063

Re: 'My Life as a Turkey'

FYI: The Lizard Kings documentary can be found on Netflix
by Crazins
November 26th, 2012, 8:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Ankle Biters Present: A Weekend Trip to Mexico (DUW)
Replies: 42
Views: 16622

Re: The Ankle Biters Present: A Weekend Trip to Mexico (DUW)

OKAY OKAY I GIVE IN I have now reposted all of my pictures sans annoying watermark. HOWEVER for all of you thinking about stealing my photos, THEY ARE STILL EVERY SO FAINTLY WATERMARKED IN THE BOTTOM LEFT CORNER so don't steal them. Seriously. In other news, thanks for all the feedback, everyone. An...
by Crazins
October 12th, 2012, 11:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Puzzle
Replies: 19
Views: 4858

Re: A Puzzle

The perks of not having a real job, Andy :D
by Crazins
October 12th, 2012, 11:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Puzzle
Replies: 19
Views: 4858

Re: A Puzzle

I thought about that, but I think the slide would show a bit more flailing and the the dropping would be more in a clump cause the snake would be in a defensive mode. Also, that seems to be a vey large snake- I'm guessing 4ish feet- probably too big for the red tails out there.
by Crazins
October 12th, 2012, 10:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Puzzle
Replies: 19
Views: 4858

A Puzzle

Let's start this out by saying that I don't know the answer to this. I've shown it to a bunch of other herpers, none of whom can provide a satisfactory explanation. I was working in San Diego on a dirt road when I came upon this snake track. I was the only one working on the road at the time, and th...
by Crazins
September 26th, 2012, 11:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Happy 100th birthday, Hobart Smith!
Replies: 10
Views: 2974

Happy 100th birthday, Hobart Smith!

by Crazins
September 6th, 2012, 9:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SD
Replies: 30
Views: 5563

Re: SD

Thanks everyone for your kind words. Just to reiterate- I have had my photos stolen when I had a smaller watermark. Sadly, that means that I have to put up this obnoxious watermark. I wanted to make it big an complex so no one could 'shop it out. Cole: Thanks for being a good sport when Dell and I w...
by Crazins
September 4th, 2012, 6:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SD
Replies: 30
Views: 5563

Re: SD

I was cruising and the badgers were in the middle of the road. I thought they were hit at first, but they were fine, just sitting in the middle of the road. I had to get out an shoo them off and they didnt move until I was about 10feet away from them. Super cute. I know my watermark is distracting, ...
by Crazins
September 4th, 2012, 10:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SD
Replies: 30
Views: 5563

Re: SD

Yeah I don't know why only a few of them are showing, and each time I load the post, different pictures load. I thought it was just my picture. I'll try to fix it...
by Crazins
September 4th, 2012, 7:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SD
Replies: 30
Views: 5563

SD

So here are some pretty pictures from southern California. It's a very small sample; more can be found at mishimat.smugmug.com This post (and all my photography) is dedicated to my good friend Young Cage who taught me much of what I know about photography. Young, I miss you more than I can possibly ...
by Crazins
July 14th, 2012, 3:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: So far in SoCal - 2012
Replies: 34
Views: 8010

Re: So far in SoCal - 2012

Wow dude, I just got on the forum for the first time in months to see this post, and all i can say is: Way to make me miss So Cal!

Hope you're doing well,
-M
by Crazins
November 22nd, 2011, 7:14 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Breaking the Bet, Part 2: GA and beyond (major DUW)
Replies: 68
Views: 12798

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

mfb: unfortunately no, but it was really cool to see the muscles do their thing

Andy and Kevin: yep, it was Occoee; I thought it was imitator at first too, until I realized that I was way out of range for them.
by Crazins
November 22nd, 2011, 9:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Breaking the Bet, Part 2: GA and beyond (major DUW)
Replies: 68
Views: 12798

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

To everyone but ugh: Thanks so much for the correct IDs! This is what happens when you work on a post for too long :roll: To ugh: Beautiful stuff.That being said-you sure your employer's cool with you bringing so much attention to it all- postin this stuff here,and making mention of their project's ...
by Crazins
November 21st, 2011, 8:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Breaking the Bet, Part 2: GA and beyond (major DUW)
Replies: 68
Views: 12798

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

Here's part 1, in case you missed it: http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=8953 I was hired by the Orianne Society to be a tortoise technician on the preserve they own in southeastern GA. I got some pretty decent herping in... Oh before we get into this, if you have herped with me...
by Crazins
November 10th, 2011, 1:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Breaking the Bet, Part 1: CA and AZ (DUW)
Replies: 34
Views: 5484

Breaking the Bet, Part 1: CA and AZ (DUW)

In an an attempt to keep a fellow FHF member from constantly running his mouth here on the forum, I made a bet with him that I would never post on here again if he never posted on here again. However, he has broken our bet (twice), so now I get to break our bet. So here's some stuff from this year. ...
by Crazins
July 19th, 2011, 1:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Forest Closure Updates - Check back often for updates
Replies: 35
Views: 6462

Re: Forest Closure Updates - Check back often for updates

Can't we all just get along?
by Crazins
July 14th, 2011, 5:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Recent creek adventures.
Replies: 14
Views: 2726

Re: Recent creek adventures.

One word: Patience . A good snake shot can take nearly an hour to prepare, depending on the species and the individual. I like to use my hands to pose it; you can feel when they've stopped moving and where their head is at so you can set up your shot. For example, this one took freaking forever to p...
by Crazins
July 11th, 2011, 10:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Hidden Jewels of Appalachia (new short documentary)
Replies: 25
Views: 4174

Re: The Hidden Jewels of Appalachia (new short documentary)

Fantastic video! I just wish the people who could stop MTR would stop viewing the protestors as liberal, birkenstock wearing, hippie dippie, treehugging a$$holes, so they would take them seriously. (Sorry for the ambiguous pronouns, but you get it)

-Marisa
by Crazins
July 11th, 2011, 8:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Planes, Trains and Gartermobiles
Replies: 19
Views: 5221

Re: Planes, Trains and Gartermobiles

Hot damn those Drymobius are gorgeous.
Nice post!

-Marisa
by Crazins
July 7th, 2011, 9:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nesting Hogs, 2011
Replies: 39
Views: 5646

Re: Nesting Hogs, 2011

Holy moley you make hoggie hunting look so easy! Well done, as usual.
-Marisa
by Crazins
July 7th, 2011, 9:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: waiting for the monsoons
Replies: 11
Views: 3993

Re: waiting for the monsoons

Great pics. Love the perspective on many of your shots, like the atrox one right after the gif (which was also very cool). Props for the patience to sit there and watch the predation and other behavior. Wonderful!

-Marisa
by Crazins
July 1st, 2011, 1:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: COSTA RICA June 2011
Replies: 27
Views: 9255

Re: COSTA RICA June 2011

Um.
Wow.
by Crazins
June 28th, 2011, 11:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Late Winter/Spring in GA, with The EPITOME of herping!
Replies: 10
Views: 2347

Re: Late Winter/Spring in GA, with The EPITOME of herping!

SO jealous of those indigos...
It was great meeting you, and I hope we can herp together again soon!

-Marisa
by Crazins
June 24th, 2011, 9:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Indian Snake Safari with Rom Whitaker
Replies: 8
Views: 2475

Re: Indian Snake Safari with Rom Whitaker

...where do I sign up?
by Crazins
June 24th, 2011, 7:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Four Corners Herping
Replies: 41
Views: 15157

Re: Four Corners Herping

Oh so this is why all of you missed my graduation! Actually, I wish I had been with you guys. It sounded like so much fun! I hope I get to herp with you again soon, Mike.

Great post!
-Marisa
by Crazins
June 24th, 2011, 10:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Springtime Salamanders and Snakes (DUW)
Replies: 15
Views: 2390

Re: Springtime Salamanders and Snakes (DUW)

Jared, you know that was only because we went in Ohio in the middle of March! We should have gone out again for saugas or foxes or hoggies or something before I left, but I was just so damn busy! Come out to Cali!
by Crazins
June 24th, 2011, 9:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Springtime Salamanders and Snakes (DUW)
Replies: 15
Views: 2390

Springtime Salamanders and Snakes (DUW)

Hey hey! So recently I've devolved into a lurker, but I'm trying to turn over a new leaf and be more active on the forum again. The lurking was a byproduct of finishing up my last semester at Oberlin College and trying to figure out post graduation plans (which are still sadly nonexistent). The amou...
by Crazins
May 19th, 2011, 4:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tallahassee Herps!
Replies: 39
Views: 6003

Re: Tallahassee Herps!

Jumping on the bandwagon, hot damn that cotton is SEXY.

-M
by Crazins
May 10th, 2011, 3:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ratsnake battle and mating...video and pics
Replies: 5
Views: 1291

Re: Ratsnake battle and mating...video and pics

I mean, seriously...how can you get anything better than mating, feeding, and combat all in one? That's freaking incredible!
by Crazins
May 10th, 2011, 3:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ratsnake battle and mating...video and pics
Replies: 5
Views: 1291

Re: Ratsnake battle and mating...video and pics

I LOVE these herps-doin'-their-thing posts, and this one is absolutely fantastic! Well done and thanks for sharing!

-Marisa
by Crazins
April 21st, 2011, 7:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some Carolina Amphibians
Replies: 11
Views: 2389

Re: Some Carolina Amphibians

Your kid is freaking ADORABLE!

Nice post!

-M
by Crazins
April 21st, 2011, 6:49 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: AWESOME spider video!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2400

Re: AWESOME spider video!!!

Wow!
by Crazins
April 21st, 2011, 2:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cruel Pranks to Play on Fellow Herpers
Replies: 52
Views: 7708

Re: Cruel Pranks to Play on Fellow Herpers

Sam laid this for me over the summer after I laid a few very coral snake looking ropes (originally from Rob K) for him: http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv314/Crazins/SW%20BEST/1060407891_ke2yP-L.jpg I put the photo up on Facebook with the caption "Samus murrienensis was discovered by the legendar...
by Crazins
April 19th, 2011, 6:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: TTC and Paluma (Australia)
Replies: 8
Views: 1396

Re: TTC and Paluma (Australia)

Cool post! How did you get those underwater shots? They're awesome.

-M
by Crazins
April 19th, 2011, 6:08 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Everyone Loves Bot Flies
Replies: 6
Views: 4936

Re: Everyone Loves Bot Flies

Great shots! Was it in Kate Jackson's "Mean and Lowly Things" where she described bot flies in the Congo or was that a different human-burrowing maggot?

-M
by Crazins
April 15th, 2011, 5:22 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Invert forum?
Replies: 91
Views: 74358

Re: Invert forum?

Marisa: You are probably braver than most of the guys on this forum holding that centipede's head like that! Those are one of the few bugs that I feel uneasy handling. Their spazzy way of moving and thee fact that both ends can bite always makes them fun to deal with(but they are also frustrating a...
by Crazins
April 14th, 2011, 11:58 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Best herp pic of 2010!
Replies: 67
Views: 14217

Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

monklet wrote:That's ok, but that collection is certainly worthy of it's own post. :shock: :thumb: 8-)

They do...It's called "Don't Sleep There Are Snakes (Parts 1, 2, and 3)"

-M
by Crazins
April 14th, 2011, 11:56 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Invert forum?
Replies: 91
Views: 74358

Re: Invert forum?

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv314/Crazins/SW%20BEST/1056873004_Uu36o-L.jpg http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv314/Crazins/SW%20BEST/1056895295_sNQVM-L.jpg What is this dude doing? http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/vv314/Crazins/SW%20BEST/1056894690_NeGAN-M.jpg http://i695.photobucket.com/...