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by Roki
February 4th, 2015, 8:42 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Birds of the Cayman Islands and Pantanal, Brazil
Replies: 6
Views: 14293

Re: Birds of the Cayman Islands and Pantanal, Brazil

Again, great post. Your photography in incredible with the birds.
by Roki
February 4th, 2015, 8:39 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Mammals of the Pantanal, Brazil: Jaguars and more
Replies: 6
Views: 12776

Re: Mammals of the Pantanal, Brazil: Jaguars and more

Great post. Love the variety and wow, great job in seeing the jaguars. Seems like a place I need to put on the list.
Cheers,
Roki
by Roki
February 3rd, 2015, 9:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Yet another 2014 year-end roundup
Replies: 10
Views: 3589

Re: Yet another 2014 year-end roundup

I really like the variety of this post, but the California newts and ensatina make me miss the northwest. Thanks for sharing. Ha, and that rattlesnake tarantula combo shot is great!
by Roki
February 3rd, 2015, 8:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Thailand/Cambodia January 2015
Replies: 18
Views: 5792

Re: Thailand/Cambodia January 2015

Nice post with plenty of variety. Seems like you had plenty of luck finding things there. I think you did pretty darn well considering you were doing things other than herping most of the time. Also, very nice assortment of birds and mammals. Seeing the elephants in the wild is always an amazing exp...
by Roki
January 27th, 2015, 1:04 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Mountain Lions
Replies: 40
Views: 37254

Re: Mountain Lions

Here is an amazing shot my coworker Matt got during a bird survey. I am surprised he was able to get this from a helicopter.Image

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by Roki
January 20th, 2015, 8:45 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: Mountain Lions
Replies: 40
Views: 37254

Re: Mountain Lions

For all the time in the sticks, I would think I would have seen a few more by now, but I have only seen three. One on a rock wall by my apartment at night in the town of Glenwood Springs CO, one along a dirt road south of Oracle AZ (quickly ran across the road and was gone), and this one collared fe...
by Roki
January 19th, 2015, 8:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Borneo Dispatches #69: Sibynophis! Hymenopus! Chalcosoma!
Replies: 16
Views: 7064

Re: Borneo Dispatches #69: Sibynophis! Hymenopus! Chalcosoma

Great shots Hans. Nice snake, but yes, those mantis shots are awesome. Your posts from Borneo are great at keeping the drive to get down to that amazing island alive and well.
Cheers
by Roki
January 19th, 2015, 8:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica - August 2014 - Sarapiqui
Replies: 4
Views: 3331

Re: Costa Rica - August 2014 - Sarapiqui

Fun posts. I love Costa Rica, touristy or not, the place delivers on having some of the most easily accessible wildlife viewing in the world. Nice job on getting a decent shot of the auratus. I have yet to accomplish that.
by Roki
January 14th, 2015, 8:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Exploring Texas 2014: An East Texan forges new Trails (EOY)
Replies: 27
Views: 10966

Re: Exploring Texas 2014: An East Texan forges new Trails (E

Awesome post. Great year of finding snakes. Seems you have had a full year. Some great shots in there. I really enjoy all the Texas coral snake shots.
by Roki
January 14th, 2015, 8:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Puerto Rico: Lizards (anoles and one ameiva)
Replies: 7
Views: 2436

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

Great posting of anoles. I missed a trip to Puerto Rico about a year ago and it's nice to see what I was missing. Beautiful posts.
by Roki
January 14th, 2015, 7:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica - August 2014 - Caño Negro
Replies: 3
Views: 3044

Re: Costa Rica - August 2014 - Caño Negro

Cool posts. I never get enough of Costa Rica. The place is just amazing. Looking froward to your Sarapiqui section. Also great job on finding the Jabiru that has been a quest for you it sounds like. I know the feeling. I have a few species like that where you have done all the homework, planned ever...
by Roki
January 14th, 2015, 7:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Short trip to Panama December 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 4420

Re: Short trip to Panama December 2014

Glad you all enjoyed the post and thanks for the id's. I knew I was going to need some sorting out to get a few of them.
Cheers
by Roki
January 12th, 2015, 12:25 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica - August 2014 - Aguas Zarcas - Amphibians
Replies: 8
Views: 3166

Re: Costa Rica - August 2014 - Aguas Zarcas - Amphibians

Fun post. I really enjoyed all the recordings.
by Roki
January 12th, 2015, 12:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Short trip to Panama December 2014
Replies: 14
Views: 4420

Short trip to Panama December 2014

Originally I had planned to make it down to Ecuador with the family, but work was slow this year and thus we scrapped the plans. However in the last three months of the year work strangely picked up and I was able to save up enough and we all decided to head down to Panama since we were able to find...
by Roki
January 6th, 2015, 7:50 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Year in Review PLUS
Replies: 18
Views: 5119

Re: Year in Review PLUS

Nice mix of shots. Seems like a very good year. Thanks for sharing.
Roki
by Roki
January 6th, 2015, 7:46 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A really Kuhl gecko & friends
Replies: 6
Views: 2500

Re: A really Kuhl gecko & friends

That is a cool gecko without a doubt. As always, love your posts and photography.
Roki
by Roki
January 6th, 2015, 7:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Guyana-End of the Year wrap up (Warning LOTS OF IMAGES)
Replies: 19
Views: 8480

Re: Guyana-End of the Year wrap up (Warning LOTS OF IMAGES)

To say your posts are amazing, inspiring, and that I am insanely jealous of what you are able to do to pay the bills falls short of the truth. Looks like a great time. Thanks again for sharing. Someday I need to figure out a way to get down there.
Roki
by Roki
January 6th, 2015, 7:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Any Big Plans For Next Year?
Replies: 20
Views: 7353

Re: Any Big Plans For Next Year?

Currently debating between Sarawak or Ecuador. Either one would be new to me and full of unknowns. If anyone has any thoughts, I would love to hear them. The time frame will be August.
Roki
by Roki
January 6th, 2015, 7:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: costa rica osa peninsula question
Replies: 5
Views: 2062

Re: costa rica osa peninsula question

Hi Blacktara, I will start with the Osa is great for all kinds of wildlife and is a nice place to get away from the crowds in other parts of Costa Rica. Also, Mike B is great. I have nothing, but good things to say about him. Very friendly, laid back, easy going, very knowledgeable about the Osa and...
by Roki
December 10th, 2014, 7:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2014 in Photography (mainly Northern California)
Replies: 30
Views: 13992

Re: 2014 in Photography (mainly Northern California)

Cool shots. Makes me want to get somewhere to find salamanders again.
by Roki
December 10th, 2014, 7:49 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer- I think chilled Jägermeister might be best for this
Replies: 46
Views: 13567

Re: Summer- I think chilled Jägermeister might be best for t

As everyone else has said, incredible photography and herping skills. The clarity you get is amazing even with your action shots. Thanks for sharing.
by Roki
November 25th, 2014, 10:13 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Birds - Aug 2014 - 70 photos, get a drink
Replies: 14
Views: 8681

Re: Costa Rica Birds - Aug 2014 - 70 photos, get a drink

Looks like a great trip! Nice variety of birds. Great job on the woodcreeper, I have yet to see one down there. Love the shots of the jacamar,green honeycreeper, and great potoo too.
Roki
by Roki
November 25th, 2014, 10:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring 2014: Working the Iberian Peninsula
Replies: 17
Views: 6810

Re: Spring 2014: Working the Iberian Peninsula

Simply an amazing post. Great pictures, wonderful collection of species sightings, entertaining to follow your adventure through the countryside (landscape shots). Thanks for sharing.
Roki
by Roki
November 18th, 2014, 5:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Africa Oct 2014, my 4th trip back
Replies: 16
Views: 8473

Re: South Africa Oct 2014, my 4th trip back

Truly amazing shots! I always enjoy your trip reports. They make we want to get down to Africa at some point.
by Roki
September 23rd, 2014, 1:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo 2014
Replies: 13
Views: 5874

Re: Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo 2014

Great post and some fantastic shots! Thanks for sharing the adventure.
by Roki
September 8th, 2014, 8:11 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: South Africa 2013, part 2
Replies: 13
Views: 4745

Re: South Africa 2013, part 2

Loved reading these posts. Great trip and great shots. My mother goes to Africa a bunch and has been trying to get me to go. The list of things you got to see make it quite tempting. I also liked your discussions about the Sigma lens and the Canon SX50 and showing some comparisons. Currently I am lo...
by Roki
July 31st, 2014, 6:26 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Late Summer in Indiana and the Smokies
Replies: 6
Views: 4435

Re: Late Summer in Indiana and the Smokies

Nice post. You make me want to hit the Smokies again.
Roki
by Roki
July 31st, 2014, 6:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Head torches/headlamps
Replies: 57
Views: 20014

Re: Head torches

Ha, I will also add my vote for Fenix, you really can't go wrong with them. The strength(lum) and burn time on them is fantastic. I have done a fair bit of night work and my black diamond icon has been my go to headlamp and I pull out the Fenix when we really need to light things up.
Roki
by Roki
July 7th, 2014, 2:18 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Two weeks of straight herping (NC/TX/AZ)
Replies: 8
Views: 2938

Re: Two weeks of straight herping (NC/TX/AZ)

Nice post. Love that first shot. Great rattler shots too.
Roki
by Roki
July 7th, 2014, 2:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 6532

Re: Costa Rica 2014

Just an awesome post! You guys did incredible on the snakes. I love that eyelash shot you guys got too. Great to see around Arenal is so productive.
Cheers,
Roki
by Roki
July 7th, 2014, 2:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI - Costa Rica advice
Replies: 10
Views: 2708

Re: RFI - Costa Rica advice

Hi Chris, I would recommend looking at trip posts form Costa Rica as they are plentiful here and many are a good indicator of what folks found in different regions of the country. I will second cbernz entire post. Good advice. Also you are within easy striking distance of the Caribbean side of the c...
by Roki
June 2nd, 2014, 8:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: LA TX NM AZ CA NV - roadtrip 2014
Replies: 19
Views: 4865

Re: LA TX NM AZ CA NV - roadtrip 2014

Cool post! Looks like you had a great trip. So many great shots in there. Thanks for sharing.
Roki
by Roki
June 2nd, 2014, 8:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Amphibians of Guyana
Replies: 12
Views: 6013

Re: Amphibians of Guyana

Awesome posts! I am jealous for sure, I have wanted to get down to Guyana for some time now. Glad to see the place delivery on the wow factor. Thanks for sharing.
Roki
by Roki
June 2nd, 2014, 8:21 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Israel in 60 Hours – or No Sleep till B... en Gurion
Replies: 15
Views: 5665

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

Love the shots of the Cerastes cerastes. Great post. I know someone who will be very interested in reading this post before they hit up Israel.
Cheers,
Roki
by Roki
June 2nd, 2014, 8:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica herping report, Osa
Replies: 27
Views: 15645

Re: Costa Rica herping report, Osa

Congrats on an uber successful trip to the Osa. I love that place down there. The Corcovado and Piedras Blancas parks are incredible. Great photos too. Love the shots of the eyelash pit vipers and the Golfo dulce poison dart frogs. It looks like you have quite the awesome job from your other posts. ...
by Roki
April 14th, 2014, 12:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Australia trip Part 3
Replies: 18
Views: 8151

Re: Australia trip Part 3

Great posts, I have enjoyed all of them. Love those leaf-tailed geckos.
Roki
by Roki
March 5th, 2014, 11:13 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Let's see those Owls!!
Replies: 66
Views: 24520

Re: Let's see those Owls!!

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Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)
by Roki
March 4th, 2014, 1:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Two days in Panama, pre-Peru
Replies: 12
Views: 5825

Re: Two days in Panama, pre-Peru

I always enjoy your posts John. I love the coloration of the eyelash pit viper you saw. I also really like yellow flecked glass frog too. Beautiful coral snake as well, glad you didn't grab it.
Roki
by Roki
March 4th, 2014, 1:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New-Amphibians
Replies: 9
Views: 2509

Re: New-Amphibians

Nice post. Jealous you got into Yasuni NP, the place seems to be in the sweet spot for amphibians world wide. Hope you had a wonderful trip. From your photos it sure seems like you did.
Roki
by Roki
March 4th, 2014, 1:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First 2 days in Eastern Costa Rica last month (video)
Replies: 20
Views: 5395

Re: First 2 days in Eastern Costa Rica last month (video)

Awesome! Glad you had a great time.
by Roki
February 25th, 2014, 2:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few photos from the Snowy Mountains (NSW, Australia)
Replies: 9
Views: 3490

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

Cool post. Maybe the first one I have seen of that area. Nice copperhead shots!
by Roki
February 25th, 2014, 2:36 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Last Couple of Years: Part 2, 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2445

Re: Last Couple of Years: Part 2, 2013

Nice post, seems like a good amount found. Love the hellbender. The lizard you are asking the id for towards the top of the post is a Sonoran spiny-tailed iguana (Ctenosaura macrolopha). Cool find for Florida.
by Roki
February 17th, 2014, 9:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Secret Knowledge of Backroads...2013
Replies: 44
Views: 8324

Re: Secret Knowledge of Backroads...2013

Incredible post! Awesome shots, love the variety with species and habitats. I really liked how this post really guides you thought the whole experience with the species, the places, the people. Almost makes me miss living back east.
Roki
by Roki
February 17th, 2014, 9:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Tropical Frogs
Replies: 6
Views: 1418

Re: Tropical Frogs

Love the shots of the Megophrys nasuta! Someday someday.....
Roki
by Roki
February 17th, 2014, 9:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northern KZN, South Africa- Reptiles, Amphibians and more.
Replies: 25
Views: 8421

Re: Northern KZN, South Africa- Reptiles, Amphibians and mor

Awesome post! Inspires me to get over to South Africa. The snake and mammal shots are great, but I was also surprised by the diversity of frogs you found. Thanks for sharing.
Roki
by Roki
February 17th, 2014, 9:20 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizards and Snake.
Replies: 3
Views: 1556

Re: Lizards and Snake.

Great close up shots. I have always enjoyed the level of your photography. Someday I need to make it to Malaysia.
Roki
by Roki
February 17th, 2014, 9:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Pacific side Dec 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1060

Costa Rica Pacific side Dec 2013

After having a successful time on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica, my family and I crossed the continental divide and headed down to the Pacific side. Here are some highlights. http://i1341.photobucket.com/albums/o752/Roki75/9563c25e-266d-435f-97d5-3f0fa60141e3_zps7ec7d0b9.jpg The valleys up in the...
by Roki
February 13th, 2014, 10:09 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Costa Rica Birds December 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 2893

Re: Costa Rica Birds December 2013

I was super stoked ion finding the quetzals and the toucanet. That is a laughing falcon in the woods. First one for me under a canopy too.
Cheers,
Roki
by Roki
February 13th, 2014, 10:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few lizards
Replies: 7
Views: 1877

Re: A few lizards

Your shots are always impressive. Thanks for sharing.
Roki