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by Antonsrkn
October 5th, 2015, 7:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping Galápagos (pic heavy)
Replies: 14
Views: 5893

Re: Herping Galápagos (pic heavy)

Incredible! It must be absolutely amazing to get to spend so much time on the Galapagos, I have been to Ecuador 2 times so far and still haven't managed to make it out there. Going for trip #3 in Dec/Jan and still looks unlikely that I'll visit this time. I wasn't aware of the endemic land snails of...
by Antonsrkn
October 1st, 2015, 8:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ringed Wall Gecko? Wha...whaa... What happened
Replies: 24
Views: 7413

Re: Ringed Wall Gecko? Wha...whaa... What happened

I have been listening to that silly claim for the last 30 years from various people. You could have made that statement back in 1758 and it would be equally untrue. By all means, feel free to explain, I'm curious as to why you feel that way. I disagree, sure before Linnaeus and taxonomy there wasn'...
by Antonsrkn
October 1st, 2015, 5:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ringed Wall Gecko? Wha...whaa... What happened
Replies: 24
Views: 7413

Re: Ringed Wall Gecko? Wha...whaa... What happened

Common names are obsolete anyways, atleast for herps.
by Antonsrkn
September 27th, 2015, 7:25 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: One of the most awesome frogs IMO!
Replies: 17
Views: 8377

Re: One of the most awesome frogs IMO!

Thanks, Anton. I think probably only T. leprosum and T. horridum live high up on tree holes? T. asperum has been known to keep going back to a toilet in a highland resort I know of. Also, I found T. licin on low vegetation. T. horridum on a tree trunk at about chest height. It stayed there for many...
by Antonsrkn
September 27th, 2015, 6:04 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: One of the most awesome frogs IMO!
Replies: 17
Views: 8377

Re: One of the most awesome frogs IMO!

Beautiful work, theres a few here I must have missed when you posted on flickr, they were new to me! Awesome diversity of frogs here. Is the rock base you have it on represent the preferred habitat of this species? Essentially I'm asking if it is a mossy rock mimic? Thanks, Nick My understanding is ...
by Antonsrkn
September 26th, 2015, 3:03 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Herp image from Badlands movie?
Replies: 3
Views: 10379

Re: Herp image from Badlands movie?

More specifically, I think its a Rhinoceros Iguana (Cyclura cornuta). Native to Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti).
by Antonsrkn
September 26th, 2015, 1:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ease of finding caecilians QUESTION
Replies: 9
Views: 3474

Re: Ease of finding caecilians QUESTION

I was actually going to mention you. I don't think I know anyone who has found two in one day. Awesome pic. Well I have my moments :) Mostly made possible by a sense of dogged determination. Thanks, I really like the way that one turned out! I just uploaded a photo of the first individual, not tech...
by Antonsrkn
September 25th, 2015, 2:12 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Lizard and frog ID from Danum Valley
Replies: 3
Views: 1648

Re: Lizard and frog ID from Danum Valley

Micha is right about both of those.
by Antonsrkn
September 24th, 2015, 4:48 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake ID please (Halmahera, Indonesia)
Replies: 26
Views: 8550

Re: Snake ID please (Halmahera, Indonesia)

Also a big fan of Ch'ien Lee's photography, its some of the absolute best I have seen! Never would have guessed this was one of his pics though haha. Interesting, always happy to learn of new species and this is certainly something which I have never heard about before. Beautiful snake. I love relax...
by Antonsrkn
September 23rd, 2015, 10:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Ease of finding caecilians QUESTION
Replies: 9
Views: 3474

Re: Ease of finding caecilians QUESTION

As with everything else it depends on species, some you are more likely to see others less. Its a whole clade, how would you respond to something talking about ease of finding caudata? Sure some are easy to find and others are very tough. Caecilians as a clade obviously tend towards the difficult to...
by Antonsrkn
September 18th, 2015, 8:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post photos of wild herps feeding
Replies: 56
Views: 32569

Re: Post photos of wild herps feeding

Awesome photos everyone, I for one have really been enjoying the shots.

Here is another one I had forgotten to upload before...
Dipsas gracilis
ImageEscargot by Anton, on Flickr
by Antonsrkn
September 12th, 2015, 4:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post photos of wild herps feeding
Replies: 56
Views: 32569

Post photos of wild herps feeding

With the success of the recent rattlesnake photo post, makes me think we need some more photo heavy theme threads on here. How about photos of herps eating in the wild? I have to admit I have started this thread before, twice actually, once during the pre-crash days and once a few years ago. It's a ...
by Antonsrkn
September 12th, 2015, 7:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blue Rat Snake
Replies: 9
Views: 2642

Re: Blue Rat Snake

I'm far from an expert but I think the turtle is a Japanese pond turtle (Mauremys japonica), I actually found it more interesting than the rat snake but thats just me.
by Antonsrkn
September 9th, 2015, 8:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: New Pathogen causing mortality in tadpoles
Replies: 0
Views: 1702

New Pathogen causing mortality in tadpoles

We all know that frogs have been hit particularly hard over the past decade. First there was the ever present damage from habitat destruction and degredation. Then of course the infamous chytrid fungus which as we know has driven many species to extinction or close to it. Now there's yet another eme...
by Antonsrkn
September 9th, 2015, 8:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person...
Replies: 44
Views: 53570

Re: Who on the forum would you most like to meet in person..

Haha interesting idea for a thread. I'll play... While I doubt I'm on anyone's to meet list. Theres alot of folks who I'd love to meet, well as a matter a fact almost anyone on the forums. But there's a few that stand out. Hans, its hard to find someone who's posts are more filled with good cheer, h...
by Antonsrkn
August 17th, 2015, 8:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Foetus and Fossil
Replies: 19
Views: 5734

Re: Foetus and Fossil

walk-about wrote:
Fantastic pics Anton. Looks like you have been to some really awesome places of late and I have seen those pics before on your Flickr - so impressive!!

Dave
Thanks! Yeah I have been pretty lucky lately, working in some fun locations and seeing lots of cool critters. Glad you enjoyed!
by Antonsrkn
August 14th, 2015, 9:23 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 182325

Re: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thre

Found this looker last night. Accidentally had my shutterspeed at 4 seconds but somehow came out decent(handheld) Your flickr data says: ƒ/5.6 55.0 mm 1/100 400 Flash (on, fired). I think you may be confused about something, that really didn't look like a 4 second handheld exposure to me so I took ...
by Antonsrkn
August 13th, 2015, 12:43 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 182325

Re: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thre

Found this looker last night. Accidentally had my shutterspeed at 4 seconds but somehow came out decent(handheld) Your flickr data says: ƒ/5.6 55.0 mm 1/100 400 Flash (on, fired). I think you may be confused about something, that really didn't look like a 4 second handheld exposure to me so I took ...
by Antonsrkn
August 13th, 2015, 9:16 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pictures from Central America (Mainly Costa Rica) 2014
Replies: 10
Views: 4052

Re: Pictures from Central America (Mainly Costa Rica) 2014

Great trip report you saw tons of cool critters. And after hearing dreadful stories all over about this snake, finally I found it. My girlfriend almost stepped on it at the first time I was letting her to lead at night. The mighty Fer De Lence! Luckily those stories tend to be exaggerated especially...
by Antonsrkn
August 13th, 2015, 9:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Foetus and Fossil
Replies: 19
Views: 5734

Re: Foetus and Fossil

I like the comparison embryos (life to be) vs fossils (life past), I do enjoy fossils but of the two my interests lie much more with the living developing embryos. Its rare to be able to photograph development without invasive techniques but I have come across some frog species that allow me the pri...
by Antonsrkn
August 12th, 2015, 4:46 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Urgent Photo Request (UPDATE: Case Closed!)
Replies: 12
Views: 3817

Re: Urgent Photo Request--Snakes and Lizards

chris_mcmartin wrote:please SEND THEM TO ME (do NOT post them here--it's part of the survey questioning process!).....
Maybe you should edit this to be entirely caps and repeat it a few times to drive the point home.
by Antonsrkn
August 11th, 2015, 9:32 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: cherries and trash - from DC to Miami
Replies: 14
Views: 5226

Re: cherries and trash - from DC to Miami

Great post, certainly an amazing trip. I'm envious of all those salamanders, you really did well for yourself.
by Antonsrkn
August 8th, 2015, 9:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Justice For Cecil
Replies: 5
Views: 4047

Re: Justice For Cecil

Tamara D. McConnell wrote:I don't think it will happen, either. But man oh man, how I wish it would.
I'm with you there. But we can be happy with the new laws and extra attention that the abhorrent killing of Cecil has brought about.
by Antonsrkn
August 8th, 2015, 11:27 am
Forum: News
Topic: Justice For Cecil
Replies: 5
Views: 4047

Re: Justice For Cecil

Tamara D. McConnell wrote:EXTRADITE!
Not gonna happen. Atleast thats my thoughts on it.
by Antonsrkn
August 4th, 2015, 8:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Sydney Snakes!
Replies: 31
Views: 12692

Re: Sydney Snakes!

Great post with lots of beautiful snakes. It was interesting to see the small-eyed snake and the whip snake included in the category of snakes you really don't want to be bitten by, for some reason I was under the impression neither of those were dangerous or had potent venom. I'd definitely have to...
by Antonsrkn
August 3rd, 2015, 9:30 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Monitor Disguised as a Tokay... What do you think?
Replies: 11
Views: 3356

Re: Monitor Disguised as a Tokay... What do you think?

Its got to be a fake but its a well done one. I'm no expert but the tail looks a little off to me, too long and thin for a tokay maybe? I don't know about the monitor disguised as a tokay, even the toes look right. If I had to come up with some sort of explanation I'd say digital editing/superimposi...
by Antonsrkn
August 3rd, 2015, 8:36 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?
Replies: 121
Views: 115751

Re: What was your last lifer?

That experience with the chamois sounds great, of course those things only ever happen when the camera battery is dead or its malfunctioning. I swear animals must have some sort of sixth sense as far as that is concerned. I was really hoping to see both Chamois and Ibex but no luck with either. I lo...
by Antonsrkn
August 3rd, 2015, 8:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Head torches/headlamps
Replies: 57
Views: 19997

Re: Head torches

Whoa that el Speleo is interesting, but I don't understand why the price is so high to be honest. I'm sure its great but is it really that much better than a nice headlamp for 1/6th the price? I want one anyways haha.
by Antonsrkn
August 2nd, 2015, 10:40 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?
Replies: 121
Views: 115751

Re: What was your last lifer?

The shrew would be either Neomys fodiens or Neomys anomalus , the former being the more likely candidate. Btw. how did you do herping in Europe? Thanks for the ID! I did decent in terms of herping but had some notable misses. No Vipera berus despite what I thought was good habitat. I found lots of ...
by Antonsrkn
July 30th, 2015, 5:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Short but very sweet: Summer herping 2015 in S TX
Replies: 8
Views: 5097

Re: Short but very sweet: Summer herping 2015 in S TX

Having never visited that corner of the country I am not sure as to the rarity or significance of any of those finds, but I quite enjoyed your photography. Very nicely shot.

Also that Ficimia streckeri is cool, not sure if I have seen one of those posted before.
by Antonsrkn
July 30th, 2015, 10:50 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?
Replies: 121
Views: 115751

Re: What was your last lifer?

I also saw some sort of aquatic shrew running along the edge of a stream in the alps, I thought that was neat. I've seen Asian tree shrews, up close and personal, but never a water shrew. :thumb: Shrews are an underrated group of critters in my opinion, I haven't seen so many but I have really like...
by Antonsrkn
July 28th, 2015, 4:59 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?
Replies: 121
Views: 115751

Re: What was your last lifer?

Just picked up a few more mammal lifers, nothing too impressive but did a bit of hiking in the Alps and saw my first Alpine Marmots (Marmota marmota). I also saw some sort of aquatic shrew running along the edge of a stream in the alps, very brief encounter lasting only about 10 seconds but I saw it...
by Antonsrkn
July 28th, 2015, 4:32 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Is any one here selling stock photos?
Replies: 12
Views: 6155

Re: Is any one here selling stock photos?

Unfortunately I can't help. But I do have to chime in that I have heard similar things about Getty and that has kept me from using them. I don't take photos to make money but nontheless its kind of insulting to receive mere cents for an image I worked hard on and put a lot of time and effort into, I...
by Antonsrkn
July 27th, 2015, 11:45 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Finch w/ conjunctivitis or avian pox? (Warning-Graphic)
Replies: 3
Views: 10170

Re: Finch w/ conjunctivitis or avian pox? (Warning-Graphic)

Oh wow thats extremely gruesome, never seen anything like it.
by Antonsrkn
July 27th, 2015, 6:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: To share or not to share?
Replies: 18
Views: 5365

Re: To share or not to share?

I have to admit I'm dying of curiosity but I understand your reasons for not disclosing the species. Like others have said in this sort of case i'd probably keep it to myself and try to find it again. Depending on the species I guess, but if its a viperid then its likely that it won't move terribly ...
by Antonsrkn
July 21st, 2015, 9:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Expedition to Queimada Grande for the golden lancehead
Replies: 7
Views: 2574

Re: Expedition to Queimada Grande for the golden lancehead

Incredible ecosystem, I had heard of the golden lunched prior but hadn't realised what a unique ecosystem they created and live in until reading your post. Truly incredible, thanks for posting! I have climbed mountains & trees, descended into caves, gone underwater, trekked many steamy jungles in se...
by Antonsrkn
July 6th, 2015, 12:44 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Blanding's, Bull, Blue, Garter, Slender
Replies: 4
Views: 3083

Re: Blanding's, Bull, Blue, Garter, Slender

Good stuff! Particularly envious of that glass lizard, I had hoped to find one in WI but time is running out for me here, I guess I'll have to find one in part of their range where they are more widespread.
by Antonsrkn
July 6th, 2015, 11:15 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Another "Which one do you prefer"?
Replies: 15
Views: 6668

Re: Another "Which one do you prefer"?

Stohlgren wrote: Was the catchlight added in post?
Thats what I was thinking, it looks like the same shot to me, I can't see any difference besides the catchlight.
by Antonsrkn
July 5th, 2015, 7:23 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Another "Which one do you prefer"?
Replies: 15
Views: 6668

Re: Another "Which one do you prefer"?

First shot without a doubt, because of the catchlight in the eye, makes the lizard seem alive whereas in the 2nd shot its just a dark pit. I see no other difference besides that but to me its a big difference.
by Antonsrkn
June 25th, 2015, 1:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not the only one out looking for 'snakes'
Replies: 33
Views: 8816

Re: Not the only one out looking for 'snakes'

Yeah I know what a shank is. The point being that unfortunate women who are wandering in the night are the ones who get stabbed by an obliteratingly overwhelming statistic. Not the other way around. Ahh sorry, I misunderstood your post, yes while I don't know any exact statistics on the matter I wo...
by Antonsrkn
June 25th, 2015, 11:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Not the only one out looking for 'snakes'
Replies: 33
Views: 8816

Re: Not the only one out looking for 'snakes'

A shank to the side?? A shank being the term for something like a homemade knife. Hmm my weirdest experiences so far were all pretty harmless, usually just drunk farmers not understanding what I'm doing along side the road. When I tell them photographing a snake or something they have been taken ab...
by Antonsrkn
June 24th, 2015, 8:48 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: New 1:1 wide-angle macro lens
Replies: 4
Views: 3756

New 1:1 wide-angle macro lens

http://www.dpreview.com/articles/2386312472/venus-optics-laowa-15mm-f4-worlds-widest-macro-lens http://petapixel.com/2015/06/23/the-venus-laowa-15mm-f4-is-the-worlds-widest-11-macro-lens/ Thoughts? Honestly it seems interesting, but not drastically different than what I can do with my sigma 10-20mm ...
by Antonsrkn
June 23rd, 2015, 9:26 am
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Mighty Mites
Replies: 1
Views: 8411

Re: Mighty Mites

So a bit of further searching about my mites makes me think they belong to the Anystidae family, a family of generalist predators. Interestingly, I think the only mite I have ever photographed as the main subject before the ones in the yard belongs to that family too, except that one is from the jun...
by Antonsrkn
June 19th, 2015, 6:15 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: First Half of 2015- part 2
Replies: 14
Views: 5625

Re: First Half of 2015- part 2

Excellent post, always enjoy your photography. Thats a part of the USA which I have never had the pleasure of herping, I need to make it out there someday. Thanks for sharing!
by Antonsrkn
June 19th, 2015, 6:13 pm
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Frog Gigging Ethicss?
Replies: 81
Views: 68688

Re: Frog Gigging Ethicss?

There are people on here who collect herps as feeders for other herps. As long as it's at a sustainable rate (a topic unto itself), I don't have too much of a problem with that. Same with hunting them for personal food. I've only had frog legs a couple of times and don't care too much for it myself...
by Antonsrkn
June 19th, 2015, 6:09 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Mighty Mites
Replies: 1
Views: 8411

Mighty Mites

Hi everyone! I recently got some new equipment that allows me to take some extreme macro shots, I took it out to the backyard to test out and went looking for the smallest subjects possible to really test the limits of the setup. I found what I was looking for and had some fun photographing mites ea...
by Antonsrkn
June 16th, 2015, 4:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Bitten - A Gallery of Horrors
Replies: 28
Views: 8552

Re: Bitten - A Gallery of Horrors

I even moved closer and thought about tailing it just for a bit. I recently found my first coral snake, a Micrurus mipartitus. It was small as well and I thought about tailing it, luckily I didn't, instead I prodded it with a hook. The reaction was unlike any I have seen from any snakes I have deal...
by Antonsrkn
June 15th, 2015, 5:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Your most significant find in 2015
Replies: 51
Views: 16771

Re: Your most significant find in 2015

Not a 100% sure of the species yet, I was thinking Caecilia tentaculata perhaps. Don't get to see a representative of a whole new order too often. Without a doubt my favorite of 2015 so far, found back in January. https://c4.staticflickr.com/4/3730/18816774976_e7d893a720_b.jpg Slimy Rarity by Anton ...
by Antonsrkn
June 13th, 2015, 9:19 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Head torches/headlamps
Replies: 57
Views: 19997

Re: Head torches

Yeah it was my fenix that failed back then, I have gotten another one since then and its been working well for me so far, must be about a year of lots of use at this point. But I now always carry two headlamps with me. Navigating my out of a tropical forest with a clip on carabiner that produced bar...
by Antonsrkn
June 12th, 2015, 9:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Aussie herps in habitat
Replies: 20
Views: 8300

Re: Aussie herps in habitat

Great post, that frog with the lightning storm shot just blew me away, its epic! Amazing photography, glad you posted this I missed alot of these when you posted them on flickr.