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by BeMoreAssertive
February 3rd, 2015, 6:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand/Cambodia January 2015
Replies: 18
Views: 5965

Re: Thailand/Cambodia January 2015

Woah, snail-eating turtles! That's quite the treat, would you say they were common? Cool post, nice to see some birds and other non-reptile/amphibian fauna in there as well.
by BeMoreAssertive
February 3rd, 2015, 6:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yet another 2014 year-end roundup
Replies: 10
Views: 3628

Re: Yet another 2014 year-end roundup

Again, great post and very lizard-centric too, my favorite!
by BeMoreAssertive
February 3rd, 2015, 6:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Video Version of My Bipes Post (with Bipes footage!)
Replies: 14
Views: 5742

Re: The Video Version of My Bipes Post (with Bipes footage!)

That was awesome. The music worked really well, what was the song?
by BeMoreAssertive
January 19th, 2015, 2:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: End of 2014 and a Taste of 2015
Replies: 7
Views: 3370

Re: End of 2014 and a Taste of 2015

That looks like a pretty good year to me! Finding that hellbender must have been pretty exciting. I love that knight anole shot as well.
by BeMoreAssertive
January 19th, 2015, 2:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica - August 2014 - Sarapiqui
Replies: 4
Views: 3396

Re: Costa Rica - August 2014 - Sarapiqui

Wow! I've never gotten an up-close look at the green honeycreeper. It's always been a small green blur to me. And nice to see Gonatodes albogularis like that, I love the genus! Looks like a nice relaxing trip.
by BeMoreAssertive
January 13th, 2015, 8:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Puerto Rico: Lizards (anoles and one ameiva)
Replies: 7
Views: 2486

Re: Puerto Rico: Lizards (anoles and one ameiva)

Thanks, everyone! Jake, I'd recommend it considering how easy everything is if you're coming from the US. Very cool post. I spent a few days in the Guanica area and looked everywhere for wetmorei to no avail....and you found several! Oh well, guess I have to go back. Getting all the PR ano!es is a g...
by BeMoreAssertive
January 13th, 2015, 8:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Short trip to Panama December 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 4502

Re: Short trip to Panama December 2014

Wow, looks like a great trip. I'd love to see glassfrogs someday and I like the look of Rana warszewitschii a lot. I agree with John in that your first " Anolis biporcatus " picture is stunning, but it's actually Polychrus gutturosus as well as the second picture you labeled as A. biporcatus . I don...
by BeMoreAssertive
January 12th, 2015, 1:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Puerto Rico: Lizards (anoles and one ameiva)
Replies: 7
Views: 2486

Puerto Rico: Lizards (anoles and one ameiva)

I finally made it over to Puerto Rico for a week in search of anoles. I've never been to the Caribbean or south Florida, so I was really excited to find the famed Anolis ecomorphs. Unfortunately I missed out on the massive beast Anolis cuvieri as well as the rare A. occultus , so I'll definitely be ...
by BeMoreAssertive
January 11th, 2015, 2:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014: Illinois, Missouri, and the Smokies
Replies: 12
Views: 6716

Re: 2014: Illinois, Missouri, and the Smokies

Nice stuff, I love those stinkpots perched on top of this emergent sticks.
by BeMoreAssertive
January 11th, 2015, 2:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Please ID Anole in Colombia
Replies: 3
Views: 1350

Re: Please ID Anole in Colombia

Guessing from other pictures on the internet, it might be Anolis ventrimaculatus.
by BeMoreAssertive
January 10th, 2015, 6:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some More Colombian Lizard IDs Please
Replies: 2
Views: 1298

Re: Some More Colombian Lizard IDs Please

Having never been to Colombia I can't help you with most of the species, but I'm fairly confident down to family level and pointed out some possible genera. 1 and 2 are in the family gymnophthalmidae. Might be in the genus Alopoglossus or Cercosaura . 3. Something in the family teiidae in the genus ...
by BeMoreAssertive
September 9th, 2014, 9:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizards of New York
Replies: 8
Views: 2474

Lizards of New York

New York might not be the first place you think of for finding lizards, but they are there. Here are the two of the three native species and the introduced Italian wall lizard. Sceloporus undulatus reaches the northern limit of its range in New York where it's threatened with only five populations. ...
by BeMoreAssertive
September 5th, 2014, 6:02 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Getting started with flash photography
Replies: 4
Views: 3464

Re: Getting started with flash photography

Great, very helpful. Thanks for all the good info, guys!
by BeMoreAssertive
August 30th, 2014, 6:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Observation of "Basking" Behavior in Adult N. viridescens
Replies: 9
Views: 3611

Re: Observation of "Basking" Behavior in Adult N. viridescen

Oh wow, that's really fascinating! Given that you saw dozens doing the same thing I would think they would have a common need for thermoregulation. I'm sure they don't fear desiccating because it seems that most of them have half of their bodies left in the water. Another need for drying out could b...
by BeMoreAssertive
August 30th, 2014, 5:35 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Getting started with flash photography
Replies: 4
Views: 3464

Getting started with flash photography

So I'll be heading off to the tropics soon and want to start shooting all those herps at night, but I'm a little lost with where to start with external flashes, I've barely even used the on camera flash. I have a Canon T3i, 100mm f/2.8 macro lens and 300mm f/4 L. I've read that the Canon speedlight ...
by BeMoreAssertive
August 11th, 2014, 10:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few lizards of Malaysia
Replies: 10
Views: 5111

Re: A few lizards of Malaysia

Wow! Those pictures are stunning. I love seeing Cnemaspis and that Phoxophrys is really striking.
by BeMoreAssertive
August 5th, 2014, 10:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 Arkansas Herping - Condensed Version (January to July)
Replies: 6
Views: 3800

Re: 2014 Arkansas Herping - Condensed Version (January to Ju

Wow, great species and photos! I also like the lesser siren juvenile and all those baby mud and musks!
by BeMoreAssertive
July 27th, 2014, 5:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Favorite Carapace?
Replies: 5
Views: 1632

Re: Favorite Carapace?

The Indian tent turtles (Pangshura) have cool keels like map turtles, but alas I've never seen one in person.

For turtles I've actually seen, I love the keels on baby musk turtles!
by BeMoreAssertive
July 27th, 2014, 5:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Oahu: Sea turtles, anoles, day geckos, oh my!
Replies: 9
Views: 2968

Re: Oahu: Sea turtles, anoles, day geckos, oh my!

Thanks for all the ID/comments, guys! And I'm glad I could make a couple of you laugh! Great photos! Were the auratus fairly common? I'd say they were fairly common, and at least for one or two individuals, they were still hanging around the same bromeliad on two different days. If you look around b...
by BeMoreAssertive
July 24th, 2014, 7:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Oahu: Sea turtles, anoles, day geckos, oh my!
Replies: 9
Views: 2968

Oahu: Sea turtles, anoles, day geckos, oh my!

Here are a few of the herps I saw while staying in Oahu for a week. The only native herp I saw: Green sea turtles basking on the north shore. https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3880/14642702122_c9bc1801f6_c.jpg "What do you want to do today?" "I dunno, what do you want to do today?" by Johann Sioux , on...
by BeMoreAssertive
June 27th, 2014, 5:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Oahu?
Replies: 2
Views: 686

Herping Oahu?

Hey all, I'm going to be headed to Oahu soon and wanted to get some advice on herping there. I really want to see any of the Madagascar day geckos, chameleons, skinks, and dart frogs. Any good areas or trails to check out? I heard the day geckos are omnipresent in suburban areas, but any more detail...
by BeMoreAssertive
June 27th, 2014, 5:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 So Far.....
Replies: 5
Views: 1331

Re: 2014 So Far.....

Oh wow a black knobb map, that's awesome! Looks like an awesome year.
by BeMoreAssertive
June 27th, 2014, 5:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A bit of Ecuador
Replies: 4
Views: 2307

Re: A bit of Ecuador

Thanks guys!

And nice shots and species! Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to visit that area of Ecuador, but I suppose that's just another reason to go back! Where in Esmeraldas did you go?
by BeMoreAssertive
June 24th, 2014, 12:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A bit of Ecuador
Replies: 4
Views: 2307

A bit of Ecuador

Hello all, I've been a longtime lurker of this forum and finally decided to start posting. I had the opportunity last year to study abroad in Ecuador where I was fortunate enough to travel through a lot of the country, hitting the coast, the mountains and the rainforest. I've been a lifelong herper ...