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by Antonsrkn
May 20th, 2016, 2:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Viper attempts to eat egret
Replies: 5
Views: 5544

Re: Viper attempts to eat egret

Looks like a Brown Watersnake to me. Neat video. Yeah, the short nosed viper does look somewhat similar. Unlikely that that snake could ever swallow this bird, imho, but seems to elaborate to be a defensive action, My thoughts as well. Jeroen, I don't know how familiar you are with English idioms b...
by Antonsrkn
May 19th, 2016, 3:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Viper attempts to eat egret
Replies: 5
Views: 5544

Viper attempts to eat egret

Just came across this video and its too crazy not to share. Its a viper trying to eat(?) an egret. It looks like the egret is much too big for it but thats the only explanation I can think of. I wouldn't believe this if there wasn't a video.

by Antonsrkn
April 30th, 2016, 11:58 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Headless Giant Salamander Question (Beware - Gory Picture)
Replies: 72
Views: 23494

Re: Headless Giant Salamander Question (Beware - Gory Pictur

Porter wrote:Maybe a mountain biker when over the head and the nobs of the tread were enough to rip off and toss the head out of sight. Do we know which way the body was facing?
That certainly sounds like the most parsimonious explanation :crazyeyes:
by Antonsrkn
April 19th, 2016, 7:51 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: flickr problems
Replies: 9
Views: 2763

Re: flickr problems

I too would like an alternative that's just plain storage and management, and not involved in facebook style sharing fervor. Just somewhere I can move my pics to and from without hype. You can set all your stuff to private if you want. No one will bother you & force you to look at their shared phot...
by Antonsrkn
April 18th, 2016, 11:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Request for ID help (Bornean Microhylids)
Replies: 2
Views: 1204

Re: Request for ID help (Bornean Microhylids)

Yeah, I think you might be right. Thank you for chiming in. What threw me off about that ID is the statement on the frogs of Borneo website (which is an amazing resource) that M. borneensis was associated with pitcher plants, I didn't find any in the area I was in. Of course doesn't mean they weren'...
by Antonsrkn
April 17th, 2016, 8:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best GPS for field use
Replies: 16
Views: 3881

Re: Best GPS for field use

Probably going to spend $1000-2000 on one (last I checked - but that was several years ago - not sure what's available now) Oh my, I just checked as well and thats about the prices I saw. Unfortunately thats more than I can afford to spend on a gps. I will be using it for my project but I'm purchas...
by Antonsrkn
April 17th, 2016, 8:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps in habitat - photo thread
Replies: 69
Views: 21527

Re: Herps in habitat - photo thread

Nikon D7100 shot at 20mm, 1/80 sec, F/14 https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1663/26196382390_b29545d1b6_c.jpg Galapagos Godzilla by Anton , on Flickr Furthermore, I'm the proud new owner of a FX format camera, the D810! Thank you to everyone that participated in the discussion it helped me muster up my ...
by Antonsrkn
April 16th, 2016, 1:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best GPS for field use
Replies: 16
Views: 3881

Re: Best GPS for field use

Thanks for all the additional info! I do need something that is a bit more accurate than 5m as I will be using it for tracking movement patterns of frogs within their relatively small range, as well as helping me remember where individual deposition sites are, and there will certainly be multiple on...
by Antonsrkn
April 16th, 2016, 1:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Request for ID help (Bornean Microhylids)
Replies: 2
Views: 1204

Request for ID help (Bornean Microhylids)

Hi all, Still wading through old images from Borneo and I recently posted a photo of a Microhyla from Borneo on Flickr. I didn't have an ID for it and attempted to figure it out, well I tentatively IDed it as Microhyla malang. Then I compared it to another Microhyla I posted sometime back that I had...
by Antonsrkn
April 12th, 2016, 7:57 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Monitor lizard stuck in Broward County, FL
Replies: 7
Views: 2414

Re: Monitor lizard stuck in Broward County, FL

I'd agree about it being an iguana. He's probably spent a good portion of his life in this hole. The PVC is broken, which led me to look in, and that break is not big enough to allow him through. I've sent an email to animal control with no response. I'm guessing he's invasive, and will probably be ...
by Antonsrkn
April 11th, 2016, 10:05 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best GPS for field use
Replies: 16
Views: 3881

Re: Best GPS for field use

Thank you all for your suggestions and information, I very much appreciate you all taking the time to help out. Haven't made a decision yet but hopefully sometime in the upcoming days!
by Antonsrkn
April 6th, 2016, 8:23 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Best GPS for field use
Replies: 16
Views: 3881

Best GPS for field use

Hello all, I know this has been covered before in other threads but as technology changes and new products come out, things change so I just figured I'd start a new thread to get some opinions. I know many of you use a handheld GPS for herping and other activities. I'll soon be starting a field port...
by Antonsrkn
April 2nd, 2016, 9:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps in habitat - photo thread
Replies: 69
Views: 21527

Re: Herps in habitat - photo thread

How about this fella?

ImageLand Iguana by Anton, on Flickr
Nikon d7100 with 70-300mm lens. F/16 1/320
by Antonsrkn
April 2nd, 2016, 7:53 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Don't Tread On Me... BLEACH & BOOTS
Replies: 43
Views: 10096

Re: Don't Tread On Me... BLEACH & BOOTS

I recall one disastrous event which was supposed to be paved with good intentions when an independent environmental group took it upon themselves to try to re-establish a population of red legged frogs that used to inhabit a marsh in South Los Angeles County without the guidance of a knowledgeable ...
by Antonsrkn
April 1st, 2016, 7:52 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wide Angle Herp shots
Replies: 17
Views: 8379

Re: Wide Angle Herp shots

Not the easiest lens to use but it's a lot of fun to play with, and I love the images i get with this lens.
I love them too! :) The details are simply incredible.

Fantastic work as always, this is a lens I have been curious about and may get yet. A few things I'm saving for first.
by Antonsrkn
March 27th, 2016, 9:51 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps in habitat - photo thread
Replies: 69
Views: 21527

Re: Herps in habitat - photo thread

Found this alpine salamander on the crawl while doing some early morning trekking, moved it about 1/2 a meter for the photo.
Nikon d7100 and 10-20 sigma F/20 1/50
ImageAlpine Salamandra by Anton, on Flickr
by Antonsrkn
March 26th, 2016, 9:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps in habitat - photo thread
Replies: 69
Views: 21527

Re: Herps in habitat - photo thread

It's best to just ignore him. Aside from being pretty much incomprehensible, what can be deciphered doesn't contribute at all to the thread. Agreed. I saw a quote online a little while ago. it went something like this: "Arguing on the internet is like playing chess with a pigeon, you may be good at...
by Antonsrkn
March 26th, 2016, 7:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps in habitat - photo thread
Replies: 69
Views: 21527

Re: Herps in habitat - photo thread

Sigh... I'm sorry that you seem to feel several people level-headedly taking the time to explain their point of view to you is some sort of "freak out" (if I correctly interpreted your word spew).
by Antonsrkn
March 26th, 2016, 6:57 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps in habitat - photo thread
Replies: 69
Views: 21527

Re: Herps in habitat - photo thread

Ha, coming back from field work is the worst! The first time we went to Borneo, Jasmines macro lens got stuck on her camera, my focus screen fell out and I think one or two speed lights died in the first day. We were really impressed. haha Yeah, the camera gear really does take beating out there. T...
by Antonsrkn
March 26th, 2016, 6:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps in habitat - photo thread
Replies: 69
Views: 21527

Re: Herps in habitat - photo thread

Chironius grandisquamis from Ecuador, shot with a 10-20mm and a Nikon d7100. Really a fun snake to photograph, kept striking at my eyes until I got my wide angle lens out. Then he must have decided that was a big eye and started going for it, I don't like things smacking my lenses but I felt better ...
by Antonsrkn
March 26th, 2016, 5:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps in habitat - photo thread
Replies: 69
Views: 21527

Re: Herps in habitat - photo thread

Also thanks everyone for the further thoughts on the crop vs full sensor talk, a lot of what is being said I have thought about before but its really good to hear others takes on it. Thank you! Need to mull it all over, these decisions are never easy! You could always just do what i did, break your ...
by Antonsrkn
March 26th, 2016, 5:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps in habitat - photo thread
Replies: 69
Views: 21527

Re: Herps in habitat - photo thread

I am somewhat offended by this. A blurry or crappy cell phone photo of a rare animals is worthless to me. The reason why I am a photographer is that I get to travel around the world as a biologist and see incredible animals both common and rare, pretty and ugly. Given that I primarily work on herpe...
by Antonsrkn
March 26th, 2016, 9:28 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Who bring two (or more) camera's in field?
Replies: 7
Views: 5729

Re: Who bring two (or more) camera's in field?

Hey Russ, I'm a fan of the 2 camera body approach. Back when I had two similar camera bodies, a D70 and a D80, I would walk around with both with a macro and a telephoto attached. Macro would usually be in my backpack and telephoto would be out and ready to go. As usually macro subjects give you a b...
by Antonsrkn
March 24th, 2016, 7:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps in habitat - photo thread
Replies: 69
Views: 21527

Re: Herps in habitat - photo thread

Thanks all, appreciate the info. Its a tough decision I can't quite decide what I'm more likely to photograph more. Yeah Daniel, I made a similar switch from a Nikon D80 to a D7100, the ISO performance knocked my socks off! I probably don't push the ISO as much as I could and rarely shoot above 800,...
by Antonsrkn
March 24th, 2016, 7:35 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Peruvian Amazonia 2016, part 1 of 3: A day in Iquitos
Replies: 12
Views: 5015

Re: Peruvian Amazonia 2016, part 1 of 3: A day in Iquitos

I'm surprised no one has commented yet, an excellent post with some fantastic frogs. The Ranitomeya was my favorite but I'm biased (I study them). Glorious colors in those little fellas. I also like the Engystomops, I recently took a look at the different species of tungara frogs and was surprised t...
by Antonsrkn
March 24th, 2016, 7:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Please help Id these salamander remains
Replies: 3
Views: 1350

Re: Please help Id these salamander remains

I agree, definitely a (former) tiger sal.
by Antonsrkn
March 23rd, 2016, 12:33 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?
Replies: 121
Views: 80018

Re: What was your last lifer?

Thanks for the extra info! In something like 8 months in Sabah (Danum valley and nearby) not far from where you were never saw a bear, we'd get them on our camera traps fairly consistently though. In both the field seasons I was there only 2 people saw bears, one was walking along the road during th...
by Antonsrkn
March 23rd, 2016, 7:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps in habitat - photo thread
Replies: 69
Views: 21527

Re: Herps in habitat - photo thread

Haha Anton I really dont think you understand how jealous I am over your Galapagos photos! Your photography has just kept getting better and better since I started following your work. :) You'll get your own Galapagos shots before too long I'm sure! Can't wait to see them! Yeah, getting better bit ...
by Antonsrkn
March 23rd, 2016, 7:00 am
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?
Replies: 121
Views: 80018

Re: What was your last lifer?

Wow thats a good list, I'm particularly jealous of the cuscus species! And the sun bear as well! I'd love to hear how you encountered the bear.
by Antonsrkn
March 21st, 2016, 12:19 pm
Forum: Mammal Forum
Topic: What was your last lifer?
Replies: 121
Views: 80018

Re: What was your last lifer?

Finally got to see my first group of wild collared peccary (Pecari tajacu), seen a lot of tracks before but never actually seen them in person until about a week ago. Also 2 species of bat. Carollia perspicillata & a Glossophaga sp. Been a while now since my last mammalian lifer so definitely good t...
by Antonsrkn
March 21st, 2016, 11:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herps in habitat - photo thread
Replies: 69
Views: 21527

Re: Herps in habitat - photo thread

Jasmine, I have commented on that photo before but every time I see it my jaw drops. You've taken the herp photography thing to a whole new level. I don't have anything in my portfolio that can compare to that spadefoot shot. But I do have a few photos I specifically shot to show off the habitat as ...
by Antonsrkn
March 16th, 2016, 7:21 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Question to do with Multiple Flashes and Diffusers
Replies: 10
Views: 10417

Re: Question to do with Multiple Flashes and Diffusers

With the flashes you mentioned you have a very versatile system to work with. In order to tweak the lighting you may want to set each flash on a different channel and in the commander mode modify each of the outputs in order to get a desired effect. If you have all 3 flashes set to the same output e...
by Antonsrkn
March 15th, 2016, 6:44 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Guided herp tours Malaysia + good field guides?
Replies: 6
Views: 2525

Re: Guided herp tours Malaysia + good field guides?

I have spent something like 7-8 months in Borneo over the course of 2 field seasons on a project I worked on, its amazing! I don't know of any herp specific tours but I can vouch for the guides (people not books) from http://www.stickyricetravel.com/ Knowledgeable about all kinds of wildlife and a p...
by Antonsrkn
March 13th, 2016, 7:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herping in Russia, Dosang, Astrakhan region
Replies: 12
Views: 4776

Re: Herping in Russia, Dosang, Astrakhan region

Добро пожаловать на форум , я думаю, что вам здесь понравится . Хорошее место здесь.

Like the others have said, that Eryx is spectacular!
by Antonsrkn
March 1st, 2016, 9:21 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Which Galapagos Finch?
Replies: 0
Views: 4585

Which Galapagos Finch?

Hello all, I was hoping someone could chime in and help me ID this juvenile Galapagos Finch. Seen in the interior part of Santa Cruz island. Looks a bit different than the others I photographed, whether its because its a juvenile I'm not sure. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1537/25311499202_e4f0e7a8...
by Antonsrkn
February 24th, 2016, 4:49 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Underwater Photography Question
Replies: 14
Views: 6929

Re: Underwater Photography Question

Cool stuff, there was a question in the initial review of the Dicapac that Chris posted which caught my eye. I think one of these could be a lot of fun for shooting calling frogs with the camera half way submerged, so you get above and below the water at the same time. I’m wondering if the built in ...
by Antonsrkn
February 9th, 2016, 6:08 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: A lucky photo
Replies: 4
Views: 5442

A lucky photo

I was photographing this male dobsonfly and trying out some different angles when this fly unexpectedly flew into the frame and resulted in an unplanned juxtaposition that led to this being my favorite of the bunch. https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1625/24685304921_047d10785f_c.jpg Fly by by Anton , o...
by Antonsrkn
February 1st, 2016, 12:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: RFI(?) Belize and questions about a few species
Replies: 2
Views: 944

RFI(?) Belize and questions about a few species

Hello all, So it looks like I will be in Belize for about a week in March, I haven't started any serious planning or research into it yet and thought I would ask on here for some tips and advice to those of you who have spent time there. I know March is a rather dry month down there, but I'd imagine...
by Antonsrkn
January 26th, 2016, 12:35 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Leucistic Hummingbird?
Replies: 3
Views: 4630

Re: Leucistic Hummingbird?

Excellent, thanks for the feedback guys, glad you enjoyed! So I'm gonna go ahead and pencil it into the records as a leucistic white necked jacobin unless someone chimes in with a different idea.
by Antonsrkn
January 24th, 2016, 6:15 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Leucistic Hummingbird?
Replies: 3
Views: 4630

Leucistic Hummingbird?

Hello all, I was hoping some of you more knowledgeable folks could help me resolve something. During a recent trip to Ecuador I saw this hummingbird which was different than the others around. I am including a few photos and Id love to hear some opinions on what this is. I'm thinking leucistic white...
by Antonsrkn
January 23rd, 2016, 3:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica December 2015
Replies: 19
Views: 7029

Re: Costa Rica December 2015

Really enjoyed your post, excellent photography and animals. When you were in the osa, did you spend time in corcovado national park? I had heard a guide is required now, I visited the park years ago and was able to hike around on my own, do you know if what I heard about mandatory guides is accurate?
by Antonsrkn
January 14th, 2016, 5:37 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!
Replies: 61
Views: 23387

Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

Hi all, 2015 was a good year for me, I started the year off working in Ecuador and afterwards started graduate school, I got a chance to take some fun images along the way. I have always liked these threads that get a wide amount of members posting their photos, so thought I'd make this one. Lets se...
by Antonsrkn
December 5th, 2015, 7:21 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Photo Sampler of Tropical Invertebrates
Replies: 4
Views: 5124

Re: Photo Sampler of Tropical Invertebrates

Thanks for taking a look! I agree mantids and cordyceps are always exciting to find, I saw a lot of both during the course of work when I didn't have my camera and never got a chance to get photos of but I did manage to run across my fair share of both when I'd go hiking after work. I was also very ...
by Antonsrkn
December 3rd, 2015, 8:55 pm
Forum: Invertebrate Forum
Topic: Photo Sampler of Tropical Invertebrates
Replies: 4
Views: 5124

Photo Sampler of Tropical Invertebrates

So here is a small selection of invertebrate images I have accumulated over the past year and a half or so. I was lucky to work in Borneo and then immediately after that worked on a project in Ecuador, all the photos are from those 2 places. Each photo has a more detailed description if you follow t...
by Antonsrkn
November 19th, 2015, 1:13 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica -Cahuita
Replies: 1
Views: 1481

Re: Costa Rica -Cahuita

Very cool, Cahuita is certainly an amazing place especially for B. schlegelii, I saw a few there just hiking during the day. That Bothrops has disguised itself well, took me a second to realize what it was.
by Antonsrkn
November 16th, 2015, 7:05 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica '15, surfing crocs, bunches of Bothrops and more
Replies: 13
Views: 5301

Re: Costa Rica '15, surfing crocs, bunches of Bothrops and m

Top notch photography. Were the surfing crocs at Corcovado? I witnessed them doing the same thing there 2 afternoons in a row, I would find areas with clouds of birds overhead and go there, the birds were picking up small fish that had also attracted larger fish as well, and the crocs were facing th...
by Antonsrkn
October 18th, 2015, 9:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Pelamis found in Cali.. pretty cool!
Replies: 6
Views: 2088

Re: Did He Really say that?

mtratcliffe wrote:What is even the context here? Gah.
A few too many beers on a Saturday night?
by Antonsrkn
October 11th, 2015, 7:43 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID help with 2 snakes: Borneo & Ecuador
Replies: 7
Views: 3342

Re: ID help with 2 snakes: Borneo & Ecuador

The ecuadorian snake is not an Atractus . Based on your location and morphology I can say with confidence that you found Saphenophis boursieri - the Spotted Genuine Snake. It is closely related to several dipsadid snakes in the region and is found exclusively in more montane forested regions of wes...
by Antonsrkn
October 8th, 2015, 11:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID help with 2 snakes: Borneo & Ecuador
Replies: 7
Views: 3342

Re: ID help with 2 snakes: Borneo & Ecuador

First snake is Coelognathus flavolineatus, Yeah I think you're right about that. I don't know about the 2nd snake being an Atractus species though... Here are 3 species of Atractus https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3827/19469922263_4a0a01a1e8_c.jpg Atractus Head-shot by Anton , on Flickr https://farm6...
by Antonsrkn
October 8th, 2015, 5:45 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: ID help with 2 snakes: Borneo & Ecuador
Replies: 7
Views: 3342

ID help with 2 snakes: Borneo & Ecuador

This one should be fairly easy but I don't have access to any field guides or anything at the moment. Rather than searching blindly online thought I'd ask. Found at night near a stream in Sabah, Borneo. http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u279/HappyAgamid/snake-7153_zpsfzxftmw3.jpg Probably a tad mor...