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by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 28th, 2015, 10:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Decent looking for an ugly snake?
Replies: 7
Views: 3930

Re: Decent looking for an ugly snake?

Wow. Now that's a dark snake/image/message. Fantastic!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 28th, 2015, 5:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am new to this Forum and happy to be here.
Replies: 11
Views: 14621

Re: I am new to this Forum and happy to be here.

Thank you, Chris! Looked like a viper to me....
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 27th, 2015, 8:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #83: Peter's Forest Gecko
Replies: 6
Views: 2996

Re: Borneo Dispatches #83: Peter's Forest Gecko

Thanks! Yes, I was lucky, I guess ...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 27th, 2015, 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am new to this Forum and happy to be here.
Replies: 11
Views: 14621

Re: I am new to this Forum and happy to be here.

Nice! What snake is that in your avatar?

Here's a thread on how to embed pix: http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/vie ... =2&t=13987
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 27th, 2015, 6:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #83: Peter's Forest Gecko
Replies: 6
Views: 2996

Borneo Dispatches #83: Peter's Forest Gecko

Leave it to the Germans to make a supposedly common name even less pronounceable than the already tricky Latin: "Gebänderter Bogenfingergecko" ( Cyrtodactylus consobrinus ). I'm sure the poor bugger has no idea how many generations of biology students have literally cursed his name. This foot-long i...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 27th, 2015, 6:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Decent looking for an ugly snake?
Replies: 7
Views: 3930

Re: Decent looking for an ugly snake?

Love the flower!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 27th, 2015, 4:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am new to this Forum and happy to be here.
Replies: 11
Views: 14621

Re: I am new to this Forum and happy to be here.

Welcome to the forum! You sound like a true herper at heart ... and so does your dad, very cool. You guys ever take photos? We'd love to see them!

Cheers

Hans
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 27th, 2015, 4:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Denmark, April 2015 & a bit (for Hans, 11 months late)
Replies: 8
Views: 3613

Re: Denmark, April 2015 & a bit (for Hans, 11 months late)

How did I miss this? Thanks very much for thinking of me! Don't know about Denmark, but it's heartwarming to see that species that during my childhood 40 years ago were absolute rarities and/or restricted to tiny remote areas have made such a fantastic comeback. I'd LOVE to see a treefrog in Germany...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 25th, 2015, 9:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Morocco - april 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 8836

Re: Morocco - april 2015

Thanks for the explanation, Thor!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 12th, 2015, 8:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica jackpot
Replies: 10
Views: 3817

Re: Costa Rica jackpot

whazzat?
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 12th, 2015, 5:56 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Funny poem for kicks and giggles
Replies: 3
Views: 9364

Re: Funny poem for kicks and giggles

Wonderful!!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 12th, 2015, 3:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: trip report - Peninsular Malaysia april 2015
Replies: 25
Views: 11413

Re: trip report - Peninsular Malaysia april 2015

Now I need a drink. I'll comment after I've recovered.
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 12th, 2015, 1:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica jackpot
Replies: 10
Views: 3817

Re: Costa Rica jackpot

You tease, you!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 12th, 2015, 1:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Redwood National Park and Humboldt County
Replies: 10
Views: 3482

Re: Redwood National Park and Humboldt County

Great story - thanks for taking the time! Looking forward to the drive-by shooting now.

PS: Spartans stand for "endless fun"? That's not what I learned from the Classics.....
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 11th, 2015, 9:19 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Funny poem for kicks and giggles
Replies: 3
Views: 9364

Re: Funny poem for kicks and giggles

Brilliant!!!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 11th, 2015, 8:30 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Mixed bag of tropical bugs
Replies: 4
Views: 4252

Re: Mixed bag of tropical bugs

orionmystery wrote:For pitcher plants, you can try natural light, preferably with tripod.
Thanks! Just bought one :-)
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 11th, 2015, 8:29 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Need tripod purchasing tips, please!
Replies: 21
Views: 9416

Re: Need tripod purchasing tips, please!

Thanks, dthor68! Food for thought. I went with the Manfrotto in the end ... I'm not good with schlepping around heavy stuff. That said, I have a tripod my father used back in the day to mount his Hasselblad/500 mm Zeiss TeleTessar combo. The tripod feels like it's made of cast iron, it weighs an est...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 11th, 2015, 8:24 pm
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Venomous Reptiles and Their Toxins
Replies: 10
Views: 14273

Re: Venomous Reptiles and Their Toxins

Thanks very much!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 11th, 2015, 5:07 am
Forum: Reading Room
Topic: Venomous Reptiles and Their Toxins
Replies: 10
Views: 14273

Re: Venomous Reptiles and Their Toxins

Congratulations! What's "biodiscovery"?
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 11th, 2015, 4:58 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Headbanger Mantis (Metallyticus splendidus)
Replies: 6
Views: 11703

Re: Headbanger Mantis (Metallyticus splendidus)

BillMcGighan wrote:Come on, Hans.
You folks just went into a craft store and found a decoration pin!
Or that. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 11th, 2015, 4:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SOUTH AFRICA - THE KAROO [PHOTO HEAVY]
Replies: 14
Views: 7805

Re: SOUTH AFRICA - THE KAROO [PHOTO HEAVY]

Wonderful trip, expertly presented. The energy and fun are palpable, and the cellphone shots make it more real. Pseudocordylus microlepidotus fasciatus - Karoo Crag Lizard What a creature!! Never seen anything like it. Looks like a crocodile for kindergartners. Or a forgotten dinosaur! Thanks for sh...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 11th, 2015, 4:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Before I Found this Forum
Replies: 5
Views: 2143

Re: Before I Found this Forum

JAMAUGHN wrote:ImageThe Perils of Entrepreneurialism by J. Maughn, on Flickr

My reptile yard-removal business card: I was a bit younger still, of course.
Simply wonderful!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 11th, 2015, 4:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 12 Oriental Whips in an hour
Replies: 8
Views: 2737

Re: 12 Oriental Whips in an hour

Wow! Serpentine inflation!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 11th, 2015, 4:39 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Mixed bag of tropical bugs
Replies: 4
Views: 4252

Re: Mixed bag of tropical bugs

I found and photographed a big female Deroplatys trigonodera at the bottom of Mount Santubong (Kuching, Sarawak,Borneo) Saturday night, and accidentally erased every single picture of it the next day. Now that I see what you do with a similar subject, I'm actually glad my photos are all gone. I woul...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 11th, 2015, 4:29 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Headbanger Mantis (Metallyticus splendidus)
Replies: 6
Views: 11703

Headbanger Mantis (Metallyticus splendidus)

Rule #1 for a successful jungle foray: always, ALWAYS bring your wife. She was the one that discovered this wonderful jewel of a mantid sitting in the middle of the asphalt road as we were walking back from the summit of Mt Serapi in Kubah National Park, Sarawak, Borneo. Mr Full Metal Jacket seemed ...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 4th, 2015, 11:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some hooks I made recently
Replies: 10
Views: 2334

Re: Some hooks I made recently

Helleri wrote:
Hans Breuer (twoton) wrote:
Stronk Leike Russian Tenk
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
WoT player?
No, German. We sound a lot like this :)
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 3rd, 2015, 5:13 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Hiking the Everglades National Park
Replies: 6
Views: 2009

Re: Hiking the Everglades National Park

What a great trip you sent me on. Thanks very much for this!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 3rd, 2015, 5:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Far-north Queensland, Australia
Replies: 13
Views: 5982

Re: Far-north Queensland, Australia

Very, very wonderful stuff. Thanks for sharing! There are three flash reflections in all the critters' eyes. What's your flash rig?

Thanks again!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 3rd, 2015, 5:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Some hooks I made recently
Replies: 10
Views: 2334

Re: Some hooks I made recently

Stronk Leike Russian Tenk
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 3rd, 2015, 5:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Japan?
Replies: 2
Views: 2495

Re: Herping Japan?

And while you're in Japan, do make a side trip to that little island not far to the south. Also quite good for herping, I hear :-)
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
May 3rd, 2015, 5:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Discussion Q: how young is too young to freehandle hots?
Replies: 19
Views: 6334

Re: Discussion Q: how young is too young to freehandle hots?

CONGRATULATIONS!! And yes, you made me look :-)
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 28th, 2015, 8:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Morocco - april 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 8836

Re: Morocco - april 2015

Great set of photos, Thor! Your shallow DOF brings the faces, and in some cases only the eyes, in focus and lets them tell the story. I find it particularly nice since it lets the animals blend into the background, which is more or less the color of the animals. Is that a personal technique you deve...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 28th, 2015, 8:33 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Need tripod purchasing tips, please!
Replies: 21
Views: 9416

Re: Need tripod purchasing tips, please!

VAS wrote:Spend once and cry once.
LOVE IT! :-)
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 27th, 2015, 3:44 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Need tripod purchasing tips, please!
Replies: 21
Views: 9416

Re: Need tripod purchasing tips, please!

I love that photo of the tripod and the rattlesnake. Alien scout vessel meets Earthling. Scout vessel deploys huge outboard camera plus mobile video screen. "We come in peace." "Hissssssssss." "Take us to your leader." "Hisssssssssssssss." Et cetera, ad nauseam... Closer to topic, thank you all very...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 26th, 2015, 8:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Carter Caves April 24, 25 and 26
Replies: 7
Views: 3656

Re: Carter Caves April 24, 25 and 26

The much-underestimated steaming jungles of Ohio! Who'dathunk it ... love the Leopard Moth and the Tiger Beetle, and that rock formation (wtf, how did it get that way?)

Thanks very much for sharing!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 25th, 2015, 7:48 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Need tripod purchasing tips, please!
Replies: 21
Views: 9416

Re: Need tripod purchasing tips, please!

Wow ... again, thank you all very much for the awesome help! Much food for thought! I've looked around the website of my local supplier, and this one caught my eye. . I like the travel aspect. I just can't find out how low this actually goes. Does anyone know (or is anyone able to see) how close to ...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 24th, 2015, 3:32 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Need tripod purchasing tips, please!
Replies: 21
Views: 9416

Need tripod purchasing tips, please!

Hi all, I'm thinking of getting more into plant and landscape photography, and of generally using the flash less during daytime (I shoot mostly in dark forests). I'm looking for something highly flexible and light. Also important is that I can put it flat on the ground to shoot terrestrial things ey...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 24th, 2015, 12:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Retic Underwater Video
Replies: 11
Views: 4241

Re: Retic Underwater Video

Awesome indeed!!!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 22nd, 2015, 5:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few common but cute snakes from Selangor (Malaysia)
Replies: 20
Views: 6274

Re: A few common but cute snakes from Selangor (Malaysia)

There's something Japanese about Spock. Like the Nipponese, he would have made a great "forcing nature to be more natural than itself" gardener and herpeto- why, anythingculturalist!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 22nd, 2015, 4:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few common but cute snakes from Selangor (Malaysia)
Replies: 20
Views: 6274

Re: A few common but cute snakes from Selangor (Malaysia)

You know who Hagen was, right? He was the one who brought the seemingly unstoppable Siegfried down... Know Him By His Lies :-)

Hans, gloomily
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 18th, 2015, 7:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few common but cute snakes from Selangor (Malaysia)
Replies: 20
Views: 6274

Re: A few common but cute snakes from Selangor (Malaysia)

orionmystery wrote:Therefore, I am guessing the viper was 14cm from the front of my lens.
Hmmmm ... a dangerous path you were treading, young padawan. Not be with you the next time, the Force will ....
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 16th, 2015, 11:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few common but cute snakes from Selangor (Malaysia)
Replies: 20
Views: 6274

Re: A few common but cute snakes from Selangor (Malaysia)

Wonderful! Say, what lens did you use for the first Wagler's shot, and how close did you go?
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 16th, 2015, 5:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Productive Day with My Son
Replies: 9
Views: 2480

Re: A Productive Day with My Son

Wonderful! You're doing the right thing there!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 15th, 2015, 8:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu
Replies: 23
Views: 10829

Re: Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu

Yeah, I keep hearing that from various quarters. Guess we were stupid-lucky. We knew all Rhabdophis should be treated carefully, but once the snake shows no aggression, one tends to gets increasingly careless. Agreed, although I was a little surprised at your lack of caution with this species consi...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 14th, 2015, 9:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp trip to Rio Santiago Nature Resort, Honduras
Replies: 8
Views: 6132

Re: Herp trip to Rio Santiago Nature Resort, Honduras

Incredible stuff! Thanks very much for sharing!
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 14th, 2015, 8:20 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Need tips for buying wide-angle lens, please
Replies: 6
Views: 4146

Re: Need tips for buying wide-angle lens, please

Update: I went with the Pentax Zoom Fisheye to Super Wide-Angle SMCP-DA 10-17mm f/3.5-4.5 ED (IF) and took it for a spin last Sunday, using not other lens the entire afternoon. Results here: Nepenthes Badlands Paradise (West Sarawak) As you can see, I had oodles of fun with the lens :-) Thank you al...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 14th, 2015, 8:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu
Replies: 23
Views: 10829

Re: Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu

Thanks very much, fellows! Regarding Rhabdophis murudensis, I recall a couple years ago reading the Singaporean FHF member 'David' recounting his experience of being bitten by one at Mt Kinabalu. The effects didn't sound very nice, but not fatal or particularly damaging. Yeah, I keep hearing that fr...
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 12th, 2015, 10:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu
Replies: 23
Views: 10829

Re: Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu

Thanks very much, JEDDLV and Ribbit! Yes, much like every Japanese should climb Mount Fuji once in their lives, every nature aficionado should visit Borneo....
by Hans Breuer (twoton)
April 10th, 2015, 10:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu
Replies: 23
Views: 10829

Re: Borneo Dispatches #82: Exploring Planet Kinabalu

Thank you, Roki. There's indeed a great chance of that happening .. the amount of people who've made it down here since I started posting about my new home four years ago is quite amazing. Borneo is known to reach out its vine tendrils and catch people by the ankle. :-)