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by Bill Love
December 8th, 2010, 11:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia
Replies: 12
Views: 2678

Re: Gulf of Carpentaria, Australia

Great photography !

Even the 'snake food' looks good ;) That in-your-face frillie shot rocks!!! I can see why you covered it with three logos to protect it.
by Bill Love
December 5th, 2010, 8:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few from Costa Rica
Replies: 7
Views: 1770

Re: A few from Costa Rica

I'm enjoying your post, Robbie. Gorgeous big male green iguana! Looking forward to more parts of your Central American wanderings.
by Bill Love
December 5th, 2010, 9:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A quick Pilbara trip (region: Western Australia)
Replies: 7
Views: 1367

Re: A quick Pilbara trip (region: Western Australia)

Crisp, clean shots! VERY NICE WORK !
by Bill Love
December 5th, 2010, 7:05 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Nothing to do with field herping...
Replies: 62
Views: 17597

Re: Nothing to do with field herping...

Looks like a good time was had by all !
by Bill Love
December 4th, 2010, 10:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Is Not A Crime
Replies: 152
Views: 17838

Re: Herping Is Not A Crime

I thought the popping sounds were firecrackers too, though I may be wrong about that. To clarify the situation for anyone who's still confused, it was about 7:00pm, completely dark by then, and the sounds came from several hundred feet away down a paved public road along which we all were standing....
by Bill Love
December 3rd, 2010, 9:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Road and a nice Thanksgiving
Replies: 13
Views: 2754

Re: Snake Road and a nice Thanksgiving

Knightkrawler5, I r eee ally enjoyed your late season post of Snake Road! Your shots show creativity and style. The first two of the copperhead were exceptionally nice as a comparison between flash and natural lighting. Both are good, but the 2nd one in natural, subdued light is the hands-down winn...
by Bill Love
December 3rd, 2010, 6:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes , Mainland of japan.
Replies: 3
Views: 1834

Re: Snakes , Mainland of japan.

Very enjoyable images from a country seldom heard from! It appears that you've messed with the background color on some of these shots??? It's been done artistically, if so. Please continue to display your work here!
by Bill Love
November 30th, 2010, 3:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: longnose hunting /feeding behavior....
Replies: 25
Views: 2791

Re: longnose hunting /feeding behavior....

Great series, Bob! But did anyone tell you that it was a longnose, not a greyband? 8-)
by Bill Love
November 29th, 2010, 4:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Cote d'Ivoire (DUW) -- Now with correct IDs and more species
Replies: 19
Views: 5887

Re: Cote d'Ivoire (DUW)

A new country chimes in. FANTASTIC !!! Thanks for the preliminary glimpse of the herplife, and even bigger thanx for bending those silly rules!
by Bill Love
November 23rd, 2010, 3:27 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: A sense of place in herp photos
Replies: 45
Views: 28169

Re: A sense of place in herp photos

Here's a favorite of mine (from the pre-crash era) of a recreated scene in southern Georgia. It was set-up with one of a pair of chain kings Lampropeltis getula getula found minutes earlier about 20 feet to the left of where this was taken. Three other DORs of the same species were seen that day wi...
by Bill Love
November 22nd, 2010, 7:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I know, another Southern IL post
Replies: 14
Views: 4152

Re: I know, another Southern IL post

Nice stuff! The intrinsic artistry in your shots sets your whole post above most, so it's like a fresh look at a familiar subject. The cave salamander exiting the hole is my favorite!
by Bill Love
November 18th, 2010, 7:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Leg 1 - Brisbane to Katherine, Australia
Replies: 15
Views: 3502

Re: Leg 1 - Brisbane to Katherine, Australia

Beautiful images! The Mertens monitor on the log in the creek is fantastic. Wish that one was shown larger!
by Bill Love
November 18th, 2010, 11:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Don't Sleep- There Are Snakes (MAJOR DUW) PART TWO!
Replies: 73
Views: 26946

Re: Don't Sleep- There Are Snakes (MAJOR DUW) PART TWO!

Your post was a visual feast! I see a keen eye for photography in your shots - always something I appreciate too. GREAT POST of one of my favorite regions to herp!
by Bill Love
November 18th, 2010, 7:06 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pangolin - "The Armor That Burrows Through The Mountain"
Replies: 55
Views: 31198

Re: Pangolin - "The Armor That Burrows Through The Mountain"

Cool post - a perfect bit of 'near-herp' variety.
by Bill Love
November 16th, 2010, 7:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Independance Day Massasaugas
Replies: 12
Views: 1809

Re: Independance Day Massasaugas

The last 'habitat' shot is a beaut! I searched for massasaugas in central Wisconsin back in the 70s and failed. Glad to see that they persist there.
by Bill Love
November 16th, 2010, 7:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hanging out with Lizards in 2010
Replies: 30
Views: 5912

Re: Hanging out with Lizards in 2010

Awesome mega post, Will! One question arose as I was perusing the monster shots --- I noticed that two or three of them had damaged tail tips, and I've seen that myself with live ones too. Is there any specific predator (or whatever???) that tends to be the main cause of that injury in monsters?
by Bill Love
November 10th, 2010, 7:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Peach State Tour and More
Replies: 38
Views: 9726

Re: A Peach State Tour and More

Todd, that's the best salamander series I've ever had the pleasure of viewing on FHF! I was just shooting salamanders around Clemson, SC a couple days ago, but none of them hold a candle to the 'worst' shots of yours. You've truly perfected the art on that group, and your non-sallie shots are primo...
by Bill Love
October 25th, 2010, 8:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: City Herping in Bangkok
Replies: 21
Views: 12823

Re: City Herping in Bangkok

GREAT post, and very nice photography! What a variety of city-adapted herplife! Thanx for that look at Bangkok life. Can't wait till you get out of town!
by Bill Love
October 22nd, 2010, 8:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Just a handful of pictures
Replies: 9
Views: 1358

Re: Just a handful of pictures

Ditto on liking the first shot. I love those kinds of 'candid' scenes.
by Bill Love
October 22nd, 2010, 5:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Snakes of Eastern Colorado - Major DUW!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 5797

Re: The Snakes of Eastern Colorado - Major DUW!!!

A job well done, and complete!
by Bill Love
October 19th, 2010, 7:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Largest non-constricting non-venomous snake?
Replies: 34
Views: 7745

Re: Largest non-constricting non-venomous snake?

Ptyas 'rat' snakes of Asia must be contenders too.
by Bill Love
October 19th, 2010, 7:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few snakes from a few small trips.
Replies: 10
Views: 3113

Re: A few snakes from a few small trips.

Great images! The rattler directly above the Cal king shot is a beaut!
by Bill Love
October 11th, 2010, 7:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wildlife in the Neighborhood Part 2
Replies: 19
Views: 4522

Re: Wildlife in the Neighborhood Part 2

That was spectacular, Cage --- everything I didn't get to see in two trips this summer! Missed you at IHS in July. You must've been having too much fun out taking those pics. :?
by Bill Love
September 29th, 2010, 9:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona TFC trip 2009 Dial-up warning
Replies: 40
Views: 8373

Re: Arizona TFC trip 2009 Dial-up warning

Interesting story and images; it looks familiar. Did one of y'all show me some of those pics at a herp show near Atlanta a few months ago?
by Bill Love
September 27th, 2010, 6:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I have a reptile dysfunction definitely.....NEW pics added!
Replies: 39
Views: 8419

Re: I have a definite reptile dysfunction.....NEW pics added

Beautiful work, as always!
by Bill Love
September 5th, 2010, 10:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: One September night...Corals
Replies: 33
Views: 7042

Re: One September night...

That was pretty cool finding so many corals like that! There were no unusual weather conditions evident behind it, eh? Maybe they've been so active hunting for all the baby Elaphe out now???
by Bill Love
September 5th, 2010, 10:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazon May 2010
Replies: 16
Views: 5892

Re: Peruvian Amazon May 2010

Nice shots! That Hemiphractus opener was sharp! And Chris 'Pretty in Pink' was cute too.
by Bill Love
September 5th, 2010, 8:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The last week of August in Ohio
Replies: 12
Views: 3099

Re: The last week of August in Ohio

You let the locality info on that brown snake slip out. Aha - Ashtabula County! Now the whole world knows where to get them! 8-)
by Bill Love
September 5th, 2010, 7:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: In which I meet the Leviathan
Replies: 41
Views: 36849

Re: In which I meet the Leviathan

Just had to add my congrats for a cool find. Nice shots too!
by Bill Love
August 27th, 2010, 6:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The year of the FROG
Replies: 22
Views: 6038

Re: The year of the FROG

That's an awesome collection of anuran shots! I know how tough it is to nail alot of those. I've never gotten good shots of little grass frogs or any of the chorus frogs, so those in particular stand out to me.
by Bill Love
August 27th, 2010, 6:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My personal best (hatchlings)
Replies: 30
Views: 3298

Re: My personal best (hatchlings)

Having only once seen Aneides in the field (just this past spring during the annual Kentucky Herp meeting at Natural Bridge), and having lost my memory card with all the images of that day, I can really appreciate your find and pics. GREAT job nailing those shots under difficult circumstances!
by Bill Love
August 27th, 2010, 6:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question about herper culture...
Replies: 70
Views: 12175

Re: Question about herper culture...

Here's a crowd of herpers in one shot to peruse for 'normal' looks. That's a majority of the attendees of the International Herpetological Symposium in Tucson, Arizona in July 2010, at least those who went on the field trip to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Does the husky, bearded, tie-dyed brut...
by Bill Love
August 27th, 2010, 6:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tropical Teaser
Replies: 8
Views: 2674

Re: Tropical Teaser

Beautiful shot, Jason! I, too, look forward to the full Monty, and hopefully also an explanation of what did in your D200 (same as I use). Is that a 3-flash R1 ring flash system reflection in the frog's eye??? If so, how did IT hold up in the forest?
by Bill Love
August 26th, 2010, 7:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ninja in the Everglades (Pythons, Crocodillians, Awesome)
Replies: 22
Views: 5078

Re: Ninja in the Everglades (Pythons, Crocodillians, Awesome

It looks like the variety of herps kept you clicking non-stop; I can only try to imagine the amount of video you shot! I look forward to your film someday that uses some of it.

Nice meeting you in person last weekend at the Daytona expo too!
by Bill Love
August 26th, 2010, 7:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pinesnake nesting, Timber combat, and more LECHing.
Replies: 48
Views: 5955

Re: Pinesnake nesting, Timber combat, and more LECHing.

GREAT behavior shots, on both the pine and rattlers. NICE POST !
by Bill Love
August 23rd, 2010, 8:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Return to the Peruvian Amazon, part 2, May 2010
Replies: 24
Views: 6667

Re: Return to the Peruvian Amazon, part 2, May 2010

Great photos, Chris! Your efforts to record the critters truly in the field (as opposed to on a pile of big leaves on a table) really make your shots stand out. I loved the fer-de-lance lunging shots, and those planarians were extra cool!
by Bill Love
August 18th, 2010, 5:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Final NYC Snapper Research Post new stuff (125 pics, edited)
Replies: 21
Views: 6867

Re: Final NYC Snapper Research Post, great new stuff (125 pi

Very impressive work, BronxHerper, and nice follow-up to your earlier post. The percentage of deformaties does seem a bit high in your populations. Do the turtles have any outlet to get out into new populations, or receive new gene flow from outside? I wonder if they've been reproductively isolated...
by Bill Love
August 18th, 2010, 5:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Return to the Peruvian Amazon, part 1, May 2010
Replies: 26
Views: 6890

Re: Return to the Peruvian Amazon, part 1, May 2010

I like the series of Hemiphractus proboscideus best, especially the contrast between the very first two shots demonstrating how the viewing angle can give you two radically different impressions of what that frog's face looks like. Keep playing with the creative, 'through-the-leave' lighting too.
by Bill Love
August 14th, 2010, 7:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona Herpers and the Herpers from everywhere else
Replies: 220
Views: 18303

Re: Arizona Herpers and the Herpers from everywhere else

I've just finished reading this entire spirited thread --- whew! Having recently (late July 2010) been in Arizona myself, and prepping my own post of my fun, it's certainly of interest. Then I thought of one specimen in particular that might 'fit' this debate. This wild critter was encountered afte...
by Bill Love
August 12th, 2010, 6:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arizona---So California July 21-31, 2010 (Lot of photos)
Replies: 34
Views: 6570

Re: Arizona---So California July 21-31, 2010 (Lot of photo

That was a GREAT post!

It's obvious you both made a huge and successful effort at recording the trip artistically, and the overcast weather helped nicely with pleasing lighting on many of them! Nice bumping into y'all at the Chiricahua Desert Museum that morning.
by Bill Love
August 10th, 2010, 9:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Big AZ post! (DUW)
Replies: 39
Views: 10676

Re: Big AZ post! (DUW)

Sounds like we have a mutual pal among the sycamores. Hope he doesn't get any slower or he'll never elude predators. Here's the snake I found....
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by Bill Love
August 10th, 2010, 6:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Big AZ post! (DUW)
Replies: 39
Views: 10676

Re: Big AZ post! (DUW)

Natalie, I guess a week made a huge difference! I was in AZ the week or so before you as the monsoon was 'younger', and it only seemed to chill things down and hamper the herping (though not completely). The herp that caught my eye most in your post was the big Sonoran whip snake. Considering where...
by Bill Love
August 3rd, 2010, 7:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: California, from the perspective of a LECHerper
Replies: 25
Views: 4319

Re: California, from the perspective of a LECHerper

Totally enjoyed the full version of that trip on your 'Herp Trips' subsite. Your pics have a magical way of capturing the essence of places and their inhabitants. But it was part of the commentary that most caught my attention: Devin's mystical method of getting desert iguanas (and other herps???) ...
by Bill Love
July 15th, 2010, 6:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Scavenging in Crotalus viridis
Replies: 18
Views: 4334

Re: Scavenging in Crotalus viridis

Interesting observation --- glad you stuck it out and followed so long. It was a new behavior to me.
by Bill Love
July 15th, 2010, 6:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HERPING FLORIDA'S BROOKSVILLE RIDGE
Replies: 40
Views: 38330

Re: HERPING FLORIDA'S BROOKSVILLE RIDGE

Wow - massively nice summary! Great to bring back many 'lost' shots, plus fresh ones from your cool, new country hideaway. Can't wait to see the place in person!
by Bill Love
July 7th, 2010, 10:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bronx Snapper Study - new and old pics (125+ shots)
Replies: 16
Views: 4036

Re: Bronx Snapper Study - new and old pics (125+ shots)

Great study and post! I too recall enjoying your former one. I could see myself engaging in that kind of study had I remained living up in that region. Although the fighting issue is undoubtedly accountable for some of the facial scarring (as evidenced by your own trapping experience), I agree that...
by Bill Love
July 6th, 2010, 9:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Galapagos June 2010. Big post.
Replies: 45
Views: 8930

Re: Galapagos June 2010. Big post.

That has to be the most spectacular post of a field trip I've ever seen! EVER ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Man, you nailed everything mucho perfecto! Not taking anything away from your obvious photographic skills (which I've had the pleasure of seeing in person), the overcast lighting for most of your shots added...
by Bill Love
July 5th, 2010, 8:46 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Manny's Philosophy
Replies: 6
Views: 2669

Re: Manny's Philosophy

Manny Rubio judged a herp photo contest I entered in Atlanta for the Georgia Herpetological Society back in the early 1980s. My slide of a gold eyelash viper won one of the categories, and he asked me specifically why I thought it impressed him. Admittedly, I wasn't 100% sure, and he took the time ...
by Bill Love
July 4th, 2010, 6:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few pics from "Lemur Island", Madagascar
Replies: 11
Views: 2754

Re: A few pics from "Lemur Island", Madagascar

Thanks for another glimpse of Madagascar. It seems few herpers visit Nosy Komba, leaving it more for the tourists. The Furcifer pardalis there are somewhat distinct from both Nosy Be and the adjacent mainland as your images indicate. BTW, on the travelers palms - they grow in exotic profusion all o...
by Bill Love
July 3rd, 2010, 8:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: North Kimberley, WA, Australia
Replies: 29
Views: 12279

Re: North Kimberley, WA, Australia

I'm really enjoying this continuously growing post!