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by moloch
February 3rd, 2016, 7:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 7, Northern Eyre Peninsula
Replies: 13
Views: 6969

Re: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 7, Northern Eyre Peninsula

Very nice photos and finds, John. I am so glad that you had such good success with the Thorny Devils. I loved the photos of the Crested Dragons ... they are such beauties when in their nuptial colours.

Regards,
David
by moloch
December 28th, 2015, 1:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Prelude and Part 1, Sydney area
Replies: 21
Views: 12326

Re: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Prelude and Part 1, Sydney area

Wow, that is very interesting, Patrick. Thanks for the info about the species. I was not aware of this species. I will have to check other photos that I have of "Weasel Skinks" since I may not have identified these correctly. I occasionally rescue them from our pool in the summer when they seem to b...
by moloch
December 20th, 2015, 8:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 5, Flinders Ranges National Park
Replies: 22
Views: 11476

Re: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 5, Flinders Ranges National

Wonderful series of photos, John. I've been waiting for this report in particular. Wow, those Red-barred Dragons are spectacular! So glad that you found them and were able to take these excellent photos. I think that they are one of the most interesting dragons here in Australia and certainly one of...
by moloch
December 13th, 2015, 7:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizards from Chile, Nov 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 4476

Re: Lizards from Chile, Nov 2015

John, that was how I found them. They were quite amazing ... almost like mirror images with regards to stance. Both turned their heads slightly to watch me when I approached. I've seen quite a few shots on the net that include multiple species of Liolaemus. They seem to be social lizards like the Sn...
by moloch
December 13th, 2015, 1:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizards from Chile, Nov 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 4476

Re: Lizards from Chile, Nov 2015

Thanks, all. Chile is a great place to visit and I would highly recommend it. MonarchzMan, the moth cloth is from BioQuip. It is nylon with velcro strips that wrap around a tent pole. It is quick and easy to erect. FrogO_Oeyes and klawnskale, thanks for the correction! Wow, I did not pick that one c...
by moloch
December 12th, 2015, 7:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 2, Alice Springs to Yulara
Replies: 25
Views: 12320

Re: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Part 2, Alice Springs to Yulara

John,

I am so glad that you had succes with the Thorny Devils on this trip. Those shots are superb. They are such interesting and unusual lizards. Your other shots were also very nice. I really like that young Perentie.

Regards,
David
by moloch
December 12th, 2015, 7:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Prelude and Part 1, Sydney area
Replies: 21
Views: 12326

Re: Thorny Devil Dreaming: Prelude and Part 1, Sydney area

John,

It was great to meet you. I hope that you are able to return again someday. Looks like you had a very successful trip. Your photos and descriptions are excellent!


Regards,
David
by moloch
December 12th, 2015, 7:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizards from Chile, Nov 2015
Replies: 12
Views: 4476

Lizards from Chile, Nov 2015

My wife and I visited Chile for three weeks in November, 2015. This was my first trip to the country. We visited sites from Arica/Lauca NP in the far north to Torres del Paine in the Chilean portion of Patagonia. We had a fantastic time and saw so much. One of the highlights to me was seeing a numbe...
by moloch
April 30th, 2015, 1:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Suikerbosrand Reserve, South Africa. Nov 2014
Replies: 1
Views: 1453

Suikerbosrand Reserve, South Africa. Nov 2014

Hello everyone, I have not posted for quite some time. Last year was a busy one for me with big projects but more importantly a few holidays. I did little in Australia but had several trips overseas. The following report is from a trip to South Africa in November. I met my friend, Ted Cordery, in Jo...
by moloch
August 15th, 2014, 1:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few lizards of Malaysia
Replies: 10
Views: 4161

Re: A few lizards of Malaysia

Fantastic photos as always, Kurt. I was happy to meet a few of those that you have included in this post. Those were wonderful nights in the field with you and Derrick!

Regards,
David
by moloch
June 29th, 2014, 12:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trophobiosis between geckos and Fulgorids
Replies: 4
Views: 1283

Re: Trophobiosis between geckos and Fulgorids

Those are fantastic shots, Kurt. It is great to see this behaviour captured in your photos!

Regards,
David
by moloch
June 8th, 2014, 1:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few frogs from Selangor, Malaysia
Replies: 13
Views: 2770

Re: A few frogs from Selangor, Malaysia

Hans, I am meeting up with Kurt and Derrick on the last night or two when we are back in KL. I am really looking forward to a night out with them. Both are so good with lighting and I will watch closely how they go about producing these superb images. Kurt also has turned up many interesting reptile...
by moloch
June 7th, 2014, 6:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Israel in 60 Hours – or No Sleep till B... en Gurion
Replies: 15
Views: 4516

Re: Herping Israel in 60 Hours – or No Sleep till B... en Gu

Fantastic! What a great trip! I really loved the shots of Cerastes. I've tried for them in the UAE but so far, only a DOR and tracks.

Regards,
David
by moloch
June 7th, 2014, 6:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica herping report, Osa
Replies: 27
Views: 11133

Re: Costa Rica herping report, Osa

By the way, the weird looking homopterans sure look like Derbidae to me. I see something similar in Malaysia except the Malaysian species carry "tusks".
by moloch
June 7th, 2014, 6:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica herping report, Osa
Replies: 27
Views: 11133

Re: Costa Rica herping report, Osa

Fantastic again, Christopher! Love White Hawks and King Vultures. The Osa is just such a fantastic place. I spent 5 weeks there way back in 1980 but it still remains one of my most memorable experiences. You probably know this already but those aracari were Fiery-billed, an endemic of the peninsula....
by moloch
June 7th, 2014, 5:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Herping, 2012.
Replies: 4
Views: 2111

Re: Costa Rica Herping, 2012.

Fantastic, Christopher. You have all sorts of great finds and photos. Helmeted Iguanas are such fantastic lizards! Butterflies: 1) I think the following is a Small Beauty (Colobura dirce) http://www.chrisgillette.com/Nature/Costa-Rica-2012/i-rBkP6bc/0/L/IMG_7979-L.jpg 2) A beauty. I think Heliconius...
by moloch
June 7th, 2014, 5:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few frogs from Selangor, Malaysia
Replies: 13
Views: 2770

Re: A few frogs from Selangor, Malaysia

Hans, My wife and I are off to Frasers Hill for a week in July. Hopefully, I will have a trip back to Sarawak early next year. If that works out, I will certainly contact you. It would be great to meet up again and also to see more of the sites near Kuching. By the way, do you know Michael Lo? Did y...
by moloch
June 7th, 2014, 1:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few frogs from Selangor, Malaysia
Replies: 13
Views: 2770

Re: A few frogs from Selangor, Malaysia

Fantastic as always, Kurt. I loved the first shot ... what a beautiful frog!

Only 6 weeks to go!


Regards,
David
by moloch
June 7th, 2014, 1:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Guyana-the other reptiles
Replies: 12
Views: 5034

Re: Guyana-the other reptiles

Excellent report, Andrew. That Black-and-Gold Tegu looked like a beast ... almost monitor like.

How did you find Bachia flavescens? They look like they would be burrowers or inhabit rotting logs.

Regards,
David
by moloch
May 31st, 2014, 9:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: LA TX NM AZ CA NV - roadtrip 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 3691

Re: LA TX NM AZ CA NV - roadtrip 2014

Very nice, Jeroen. Looks like you had a fun and productive trip. Loved the shots of the Sonoran Desert in particular.

Regards,
David
by moloch
May 8th, 2014, 3:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reptiles & amphibians from around KwaZulu Natal,South Africa
Replies: 8
Views: 1959

Re: Reptiles & amphibians from around KwaZulu Natal,South Af

Absolutely spectacular shots, Nick! You found so many interesting animals. Loved the photos of the Drakensberg. I walked to the Giant's Castle once but was birding rather than looking at herps. It would be so much fun to visit again.

Regards,
David
by moloch
May 4th, 2014, 11:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few finds from the past 12 months in Australia
Replies: 4
Views: 1721

Re: A few finds from the past 12 months in Australia

Very nice, Van. I really like those responsive little Mustard-bellied Snakes. They are colourful and put on a good defensive display. The Great White would have been an incredible sight. However, I think that I would prefer to be in a good, strong cage. I never made it out to Kanangra-Boyd. The weat...
by moloch
May 4th, 2014, 1:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes and Geckos
Replies: 3
Views: 1343

Re: Snakes and Geckos

Great shots, Kurt. I really liked that Brown's Gecko. How often do you see those?

Regards,
David
by moloch
April 24th, 2014, 11:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Vietnam 2013: Part 4 (series finale)
Replies: 9
Views: 3154

Re: Vietnam 2013: Part 4 (series finale)

Very interesting, Zach. I enjoyed the series. We rarely see reports from Indochina. I would love to revisit the south. Years ago, I birded the Cat Tien and Dalat area and I am sure that both would be good for reptiles and butterflies. Someday!

Regards,
David
by moloch
April 24th, 2014, 11:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica 2014...my 4th trip
Replies: 13
Views: 3721

Re: Costa Rica 2014...my 4th trip

These were a fantastic series of posts. Thanks for taking the time. The herps were very nice but my favourites were the hummers, especially that gorgeous Fiery-throated Hummingbird. You certainly captured it perfectly.

Regards,
David
by moloch
April 23rd, 2014, 12:41 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Review of Olympus OM-D EM-1 camera
Replies: 5
Views: 6356

Re: Review of Olympus OM-D EM-1 camera

Your son is taking some fabulous photos. I had a look at his flickr site and was just amazed. Great stuff!

Regards,
David
by moloch
April 20th, 2014, 11:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cyrtodactylus elok
Replies: 7
Views: 1864

Re: Cyrtodactylus elok

Those photos are excellent, Kurt. Nice find.
by moloch
April 20th, 2014, 11:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizard ID - Peru
Replies: 2
Views: 1031

Re: Lizard ID - Peru

Looks like a Microlophus occipitalis or relative to me. Tropiduridae
by moloch
April 16th, 2014, 3:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Why do Tiliqua have blue tongues?
Replies: 9
Views: 2424

Re: Why do Tiliqua have blue tongues?

"I'm warning you ... backoff or else!"
Image


"There, take that! Are you scared yet?"
Image
by moloch
April 13th, 2014, 1:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #77: A Spring Collection
Replies: 8
Views: 5302

Re: Borneo Dispatches #77: A Spring Collection

Very nice, Hans. That Rufous-backed Kingfisher was stunning! There also is something special about black flowers and you found a couple of really interesting ones.

Regards,
David
by moloch
April 13th, 2014, 1:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: "peeper hunting" mostly salamanders
Replies: 6
Views: 1424

Re: "peeper hunting" mostly salamanders

Looks like a great place for salamanders. Those Spring Salamanders were certainly stunning! I always like shots of Green as well.

Regards,
David
by moloch
April 13th, 2014, 12:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Singapore 2013-2014
Replies: 4
Views: 2002

Re: Singapore 2013-2014

Welcome to the forum, Ronan. Wow, what a way to begin! I just love that shot of the Kopstein's Bronzeback stretched out on the log. The Blue-Necked Keelback was also a real beauty. You guys in Singapore and Malaysia are coming up with some wonderful finds and photos. I look forward to many more post...
by moloch
April 8th, 2014, 11:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My first Caecilian!
Replies: 6
Views: 1832

Re: My first Caecilian!

Fantastic finds, Kurt! Great shots.
by moloch
April 5th, 2014, 10:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Broken Hill and Menindee, NSW. Mar 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2933

Re: Broken Hill and Menindee, NSW. Mar 2014

Thanks, Matt. I look forward to your future posts. Good luck with your herp trips!
by moloch
April 4th, 2014, 11:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Broken Hill and Menindee, NSW. Mar 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2933

Re: Broken Hill and Menindee, NSW. Mar 2014

Here are a final few shots from Cocoparra NP. I stopped here for a night on my return trip and walked around a little the following morning. This was my first visit to the park and it looked to be quite interesting and well worth another visit. Gorges in the park were rocky and looked ideal for rept...
by moloch
April 4th, 2014, 11:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Singapore... uh...
Replies: 9
Views: 3425

Re: Singapore... uh...

Wow, Jerome, you found some excellent animals. Does that Frilly Gecko parachute like Ptychozoon? Good to see your comparison shots of the coral and the Oligodon. I would love to see both of these! That final head shot of the Mangrove Snake is really good ... such a beautiful snake. Regards, David
by moloch
April 4th, 2014, 10:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #76: Mean Green Ratsnake Machine
Replies: 8
Views: 2723

Re: Borneo Dispatches #76: Mean Green Ratsnake Machine

That was a gorgeous snake, Hans. Still awaiting your shots of the the green and yellow "holy grail" snake. I hope that one turns up for you before too long!

Regards,
David
by moloch
April 4th, 2014, 10:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Broken Hill and Menindee, NSW. Mar 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2933

Re: Broken Hill and Menindee, NSW. Mar 2014

Thanks, John. I'll have to dig up a pic of one of the blues I saw here south of Adelaide and get it to you for an ID. It looks to possibly be an uncommon, or even rare, species. Please do. I would like to see it and will help with the id if I can. Thanks, Bart. Much of the area north of Broken Hill ...
by moloch
April 4th, 2014, 10:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Australia trip Part 2
Replies: 9
Views: 12429

Re: Australia trip Part 2

Nice shots of the Cassowary. Was this at Mission Beach or up in the tablelands? They are incredible birds. Their head and neck is so colourful but the certainly can disappear in an instance when off the trail.
by moloch
April 4th, 2014, 10:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Australia trip Part 1
Replies: 24
Views: 6414

Re: Australia trip Part 1

Great stuff, Milo. Loved that first Water Dragon and then the Boyd's, especially the little juvenile that was trying to stay on the back of the vine. Aren't bearded dragons amazing? I don't see how they survive. They are so incredibly unwary. That was a terrific shot of the bustard. I've seen them d...
by moloch
April 3rd, 2014, 8:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NM, AZ, FL, NC, CA, & TX - Shuffled
Replies: 58
Views: 20311

Re: NM, AZ, FL, NC, CA, & TX - Shuffled

Yani,

I love the shot of the Grand Canyon & Collared Lizard ... superb! That "dominant magister" was also exceptionally good ... love to see behavioural shots like these.

Regards,
David
by moloch
April 3rd, 2014, 6:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Broken Hill and Menindee, NSW. Mar 2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2933

Broken Hill and Menindee, NSW. Mar 2014

These are photos from a quick trip out to Broken Hill and Menindee in northwestern New South Wales. These areas are quite a distance from Canberra where I am currently working. I clocked over 3500 kms of driving in 4 days so I spent much of my time behind the steering wheel. As always, though, it wa...
by moloch
April 2nd, 2014, 1:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few frogs from Selangor
Replies: 1
Views: 881

Re: A few frogs from Selangor

Beautiful photos, Kurt. Love that little White-spotted Tree Frog and Gollum's Toad.
by moloch
March 16th, 2014, 12:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few frogs
Replies: 1
Views: 899

Re: A few frogs

What a season you have had with frogs! I never realized that Malaysia had such a diversity of interesting amphibians. Love the passport shot of the Malayan Horned Frog ... a real beauty.


Regards,
David
by moloch
March 2nd, 2014, 1:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Two days in Panama, pre-Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 4864

Re: Two days in Panama, pre-Peru

Great stuff, John. I think that stopping in Panama for a few days would be an excellent extension to the trip to the Amazon. For birds, at least, there are many differences and I imagine that herps would also include a number not found in the basin. That eye-lash was gorgeous. What a nice find! The ...
by moloch
March 1st, 2014, 4:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few photos from the Snowy Mountains (NSW, Australia)
Replies: 9
Views: 2719

Re: A few photos from the Snowy Mountains (NSW, Australia)

Thanks very much, guys. Van, I want to head to Kanangra Boyd at the end of the month to look for Small Alpine Xenica. I will have to try for Pseudemoia spenceri again since I think that they are known from that area. Thanks for all the info. John, the Mountain Katydids do carry a toxin. Here is a go...
by moloch
February 26th, 2014, 10:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Black headed Cat Snake
Replies: 9
Views: 2095

Re: Black headed Cat Snake

Gorgeous shots, Kurt. The little juvenile is quite different in colour and pattern to the single adult that I've seen near Bukit Fraser.

Regards,
David
by moloch
February 26th, 2014, 10:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few photos from the Snowy Mountains (NSW, Australia)
Replies: 9
Views: 2719

Re: A few photos from the Snowy Mountains (NSW, Australia)

Thanks very much, Van, for all the interesting info. Pseudemoia is certainly a difficult genus. Your study in Victoria must have been lots of fun if not a little frustrating. I herp very little in Victoria so am still missing several Pseudemoia including P. spenceri that ranges up to the Blue Mounta...
by moloch
February 25th, 2014, 12:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few photos from the Snowy Mountains (NSW, Australia)
Replies: 9
Views: 2719

A few photos from the Snowy Mountains (NSW, Australia)

I've just returned from a two-night trip to Kosciuszko National Park. I visited the area to try and find a few of the alpine reptiles and butterflies that I had not yet seen. Most of my time was spent in the Charlotte Pass area along the summit walk to Mt. Kosciuszko. The weather was mostly sunny an...
by moloch
February 21st, 2014, 7:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizards and Snake.
Replies: 3
Views: 1227

Re: Lizards and Snake.

Kurt,

As always, those are terrific images. I just love the closeups of the Greater Angelehead. It would be great to see one at that sort of range. The little juvie was very nice as well.


Regards,
David