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by Bill Love
June 29th, 2010, 7:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Catch Up Post: The Smokies & Michigan thru May & June
Replies: 15
Views: 2868

Re: Catch Up Post: The Smokies & Michigan thru May & June

Very fine photography! The range of variation in angles and habitats in your shots makes them especially pleasant to view. I loved all the box turtles --- my all-time favorite turtles, but your aquatic turtle shots were exceptional too. You've got a great lighting style to most shots, which appears...
by Bill Love
June 29th, 2010, 7:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some highlights from 2010 so far. Lots of pics.
Replies: 37
Views: 6015

Re: Some highlights from 2010 so far. Lots of pics.

So far, so good in 2010! That was a soothing post. The couple desert tortoise shots stand out for me, and the one of the king on the crawl had great visual appeal too. Have you ever witnessed the odd, hypnotic effect that a crawling Calif. king can have on a human observer when, if you let your min...
by Bill Love
June 28th, 2010, 5:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Little Bit of West Texas,.... DBD Style -
Replies: 73
Views: 12749

Re: A Little Bit of West Texas,.... DBD Style -

That was one fine post, Dave! I tip my hat to your back-to-basics effort, and even your decision to tough out the bite after the wise hospital check-in. Your photos rock - that first TP rat shot is a true beauty, as are many of the rattlers and others. I could imagine the peace you felt wandering a...
by Bill Love
June 27th, 2010, 9:09 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Nocturnal FL Box Turtle????
Replies: 9
Views: 2223

Re: Nocturnal FL Box Turtle????

I've never seen a Terrapene active after dark except, like others have noted, finishing up a nest.
by Bill Love
June 27th, 2010, 9:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ecuador Rain Forest/Galapagos, June 10. Part 1: Rain Forest
Replies: 27
Views: 6822

Re: Ecuador Rain Forest/Galapagos, June 10. Part 1: Rain Fo

Wow!! Very enjoyable post! You really managed to cover everything you saw with a nice shot! The 'tree house' shots were especially interesting with your views of the whole system shown. The blue-ringed caecilian and pigmy marmoset were outstanding.
by Bill Love
June 27th, 2010, 8:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Benin, West Africa trip results May-June 2010
Replies: 23
Views: 5856

Re: Benin, West Africa trip results May-June 2010

Always nice to see a seldom- (maybe never-) posted country's herps. Just curious -- what made you choose Benin for a herping trip?
by Bill Love
June 23rd, 2010, 4:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Question About Aberrant Forms of Snakes
Replies: 3
Views: 1426

Re: Question About Aberrant Forms of Snakes

That IS an interesting question. I'd always believed that a lineated snake, like some Calif. kings, had a genetic malfunction that shifted the normal banded / blotched pattern 90 degrees and stretched it out. I think that was the explanation Dr. Bern Bechtel may have used to explain it a couple dec...
by Bill Love
June 23rd, 2010, 4:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: KraitZilla, Part One
Replies: 10
Views: 8271

Re: KraitZilla, Part One

It does look like a cooperative one. So, how long was it?
by Bill Love
June 22nd, 2010, 5:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hot off the press... COLD PYTHON PAPER
Replies: 19
Views: 3515

Re: Hot off the press... COLD PYTHON PAPER

I'm surprised at how (apparently) thorough the cold snap was at knocking off small pythons. I'd have thought the small ones (under 4 - 5 feet) would have found more hidey holes to squeeze into and survive the cold. But, then, I suppose smaller snakes stay on the move more and don't develop the fami...
by Bill Love
June 14th, 2010, 8:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes I have known and photo'd (Gigantic series!)
Replies: 37
Views: 5719

Re: Snakes I have known and photo'd (Gigantic series!)

Interesting looking milk snake, and I liked the southern hognose leaving the trail in the sand.
by Bill Love
June 14th, 2010, 7:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Red Bamboo Ratsnake (O. p. kawakamii)
Replies: 12
Views: 7577

Re: Red Bamboo Ratsnake (O. p. kawakamii)

Nice animal. I don't recall you ever posting that species before. I noticed you said it came from the flatlands near your home, not the mountainous regions that a lot of your finds have come from lately. Does that reflect it's a lowland, moist habitat species, or one thriving in ag areas, or what? ...
by Bill Love
June 13th, 2010, 10:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your All-time Best Rattlesnake Shot!
Replies: 122
Views: 31267

Re: Your All-time Best Rattlesnake Shot!

This approximately 4.5-five-foot long adult eastern diamondback Crotalus adamanteus was crawling across the pavement near Flamingo in Everglades National Park in May 2007 during the period when the fires were charring the Glades west of the park (thus the hazy sky). I was snapping the series that i...
by Bill Love
June 10th, 2010, 9:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Once, In a Former Life . . .
Replies: 40
Views: 9267

Re: Once, In a Former Life . . .

OLD = Bill Love
NEW = Bill Love. Just cuter now.
by Bill Love
June 8th, 2010, 5:00 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Dust bunnies. We all get 'em....
Replies: 7
Views: 3422

Re: Dust bunnies. We all get 'em....

I've been using a similar swab cleaning system over a year now with no hassles. I also have been training myself to always hold my camera pointing downward when changing lenses to save a little dust from floating in and landing by gravity.
by Bill Love
June 8th, 2010, 4:49 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Photo Tips idea?
Replies: 2
Views: 1949

Re: Photo Tips idea?

I like the idea of accumulating those kinds of tips in one accessible place. I'll gladly contribute some of mine to add to the pile once the category gets created. I'm patient, though, as the FHF staff may need more time to recover / rebuild all the basic stuff first.
by Bill Love
June 8th, 2010, 5:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best Rosy Boa Post Ever
Replies: 17
Views: 6108

Re: Best Rosy Boa Post Ever

I'll take the 'Screamer San Felipe' personally since it's the closest to trying to mimic a corn snake's colors. 8-) Hey, how's that rosy book coming along? Or have I missed it and it's already published?
by Bill Love
June 7th, 2010, 10:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: new registration suggestion: Use your real name.
Replies: 35
Views: 7950

Re: new registration suggestion: Use your real name.

I applaud your suggestion, Jeremiah, but have chosen to change my avatar. Now mine's uglier than yours! :evil:
by Bill Love
June 7th, 2010, 10:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: OH Spadefoots, IN Kirtlands, NC caudates, some things around
Replies: 8
Views: 3716

Re: OH Spadefoots, IN Kirtlands, NC caudates, some things ar

Nice assortment! That sure helps revive the forum! Were the kirtlandi shots on the crayfish chimney posed, or do they utilize those naturally?
by Bill Love
June 7th, 2010, 6:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Let's get this show back on the road...
Replies: 27
Views: 6108

Re: Let's get this show back on the road...

Gorgeous imagery, Damon! I really like the alterna on the rock cut that saves me asking "Where was that taken?" ;)