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by Soopaman
May 25th, 2014, 5:34 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: May Species Counts
Replies: 11
Views: 3256

Re: May Species Counts

Kyle, I failed to get pics :x I hit the breaks, jumped out of the truck, did a full-extension dive and came up empty handed. When I got back on my feet it was gone. Even worse, I actually had my slr with me! Jeff What terrible luck! Of course, Armin and I have been burned by our fair share of Colub...
by Soopaman
May 24th, 2014, 3:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: May Species Counts
Replies: 11
Views: 3256

Re: May Species Counts

Post pics of the buttermilk, Jeff! I'm interested to see what they look like over there. Congrats on the lifer.
by Soopaman
May 19th, 2014, 1:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: May Species Counts
Replies: 11
Views: 3256

Re: May Species Counts

Various parts of East Texas this weekend with Armin (Rman). Agkistrodon contortrix contortrix - 5 (+3 DOR) Agkistrodon contortrix laticinctus - 2 Coluber constrictor anthiucs - (1 DOR) Coluber flagellum flagellum - 6 Coluber flagellum flagellum x testaceus - 1 Coluber flagellum testaceus - 2 Diadoph...
by Soopaman
May 16th, 2014, 7:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: TX reflective vests
Replies: 8
Views: 2078

Re: TX reflective vests

c. I'm some sort of "official" person and they should leave me alone. This means more herping, less explaining. And because they see me sooner and think I might be someone official, they tend to slow down to a reasonable speed as they pass. No more....well...less trucks flying by you on a narrow cu...
by Soopaman
May 16th, 2014, 6:36 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 182553

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

Chris, here's the shot of the yellowbelly after getting it in-hand: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kyle_reptiles/14103957006/ Some more in-situ: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7369/14012029089_8187dd7efb_b.jpg Opheodrys aestivus (Rough Green Snake) by Kyle L.E. , on Flickr https://farm3.staticflickr....
by Soopaman
May 14th, 2014, 9:16 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 182553

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

Chris I'm on mobile or I'd just embed the photo here, but if you follow the link in the in situ shot out to my Flickr page, the photo after capture is either just one before or after this one. It's hard to get a perspective of size in the photo, but that would be one big opheodrys if that's what it ...
by Soopaman
May 12th, 2014, 8:54 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 182553

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

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5511/13935607230_bcbffd958a_b.jpg Sistrurus miliarus streckeri (Western Pygmy Rattlesnake) by Kyle L.E. , on Flickr https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7385/13940467249_cf72e1b28e_b.jpg Coluber constrictor flaviventris (Eastern Yellow-bellied Racer) by Kyle L.E. , on Flickr
by Soopaman
May 12th, 2014, 8:54 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Stupid question...
Replies: 7
Views: 3306

Re: Stupid question...

Or, Robert, you could do it in two steps using the "share" square with arrow in it just before the ellipses. They've now fixed it so it remembers yours preferences. After selecting the square, select BB code, select size, and then press ctrl+c to copy it, then paste it here. After you do it the firs...
by Soopaman
May 10th, 2014, 5:35 am
Forum: News
Topic: snake found in portland trailblazers locker room...ID?
Replies: 16
Views: 6011

Re: snake found in portland trailblazers locker room...ID?

because they smashed it ESPN actually reported that one of the trainers caught it and it was released back into the wild. -Elliot Yeah? Well I read that it was smashed. If it wasnt why werent more pics taken of it besides that one instagram? I read it was smashed. I dont know much about ESPN, other...
by Soopaman
May 9th, 2014, 2:44 am
Forum: News
Topic: snake found in portland trailblazers locker room...ID?
Replies: 16
Views: 6011

Re: snake found in portland trailblazers locker room...ID?

Great Plains or Southwestern Rat Snake.
by Soopaman
May 8th, 2014, 4:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Reptiles & amphibians from around KwaZulu Natal,South Africa
Replies: 8
Views: 2649

Re: Reptiles & amphibians from around KwaZulu Natal,South Af

Awesome! One of the first international posts that is fairly dominant in snake photos instead of being all silly frogs and lizards.

Very cool snakes and it looks like you got to see a lot of stuff. The forest cobra and puff adder are my favorites.
by Soopaman
May 6th, 2014, 8:31 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: photo test post
Replies: 9
Views: 1691

Re: photo test post

:thumb:
by Soopaman
May 6th, 2014, 8:31 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Stupid question...
Replies: 7
Views: 3306

Re: Stupid question...

I see, the pin icon has now been changed to BBCODE. I guess there was enough complaints on the ambiguity so they changed it to make it clearer. And Chris, I like the extra stuff since I already have my photos labeled how I want them on Flickr. I can just copy and paste and don't need to re-type a la...
by Soopaman
May 6th, 2014, 6:52 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Stupid question...
Replies: 7
Views: 3306

Re: Stupid question...

Image
by Soopaman
May 5th, 2014, 8:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And the curse was lifted
Replies: 6
Views: 2288

Re: And the curse was lifted

I was pleasantly surprised to field herp one myself today! It was certainly a lot of work getting there.
by Soopaman
May 4th, 2014, 6:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: And the curse was lifted
Replies: 6
Views: 2288

Re: And the curse was lifted

Nice job!

I was out in, I'm guessing, the same area a couple of weeks ago as well and didn't quite have the same luck. I'll be up there again this coming week.
by Soopaman
April 30th, 2014, 7:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Advice on First Tongs?
Replies: 5
Views: 1247

Re: Advice on First Tongs?

I recommend the Midwest Gentle Giant tongs. They've got a very large surface area which spreads out the pressure when you grab a snake with them. I've put my finger in them and squeezed as hard as I could and it really didn't feel like a lot of pressure, and didn't hurt. The main thing is they can h...
by Soopaman
April 30th, 2014, 9:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snake Killers In Our Own Ranks
Replies: 80
Views: 22510

Re: Snake Killers In Our Own Ranks

I think it stands to reason that neither the database nutters nor the folks that collect a few snakes are the problem here. Such blanket statements are rife with prejudice and elitism. It's obvious it was inexperienced herpers, and Dan has said as much and the responsible parties have been made awar...
by Soopaman
April 29th, 2014, 11:52 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Should the term "field herping" exclude animal collecting?
Replies: 230
Views: 191178

Re: Should the term "field herping" exclude animal collectin

Gerry by Trivialize - I mean it the same way you do when you speak of demonizing persons. There is an aspect of herp attitude that is a clear affectation. Of Edgy Coolness, and empathetic remoteness, like its somehow more "Jaded Pro" to take on that demeanor with snakes, as if they have no neural c...
by Soopaman
April 29th, 2014, 8:54 am
Forum: Board Line
Topic: Should the term "field herping" exclude animal collecting?
Replies: 230
Views: 191178

Re: Should the term "field herping" exclude animal collectin

If a person feels completely cool about collecting a herp, why is it the only thing they don't present openly, like all the other stuff that is documented? Possibly it's because of the "holier than thou" types that pass judgement upon, and subsequently shun those of us that choose to do legal and r...
by Soopaman
April 29th, 2014, 7:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April Species Counts
Replies: 22
Views: 4708

Re: April Species Counts

Chris, you may be pleased to know I've subsequently seen two more Arizona elegans out west of Houston, now, bringing the total to four in just a couple of weeks.
by Soopaman
April 29th, 2014, 7:12 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 182553

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

bgorum wrote:Kyle,

I liked your cornsnake photo on facebook, but it looks even better (many times better) on this forum. Really nice!
Thanks, Bill! The compression on facebook is awful, but usually when bringing an image up there on full screen it looks fairly correct.
by Soopaman
April 28th, 2014, 6:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: some recent finds from Louisisana
Replies: 3
Views: 1318

Re: some recent finds from Louisisana

That cane your roadcruised is a good looking one!

Glad you're able to get out some.
by Soopaman
April 28th, 2014, 6:46 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 182553

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

I know this shot is corny, but I have to post it:

ImagePantherophis guttatus guttatus (Corn Snake) by Kyle L.E., on Flickr
by Soopaman
April 19th, 2014, 12:04 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 182553

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

Some more getula , a Coluber constrictor , and a Coluber flagellum . https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7272/13917830404_1a7df926a5_b.jpg Lampropeltis getula holbrooki (Speckled Kingsnake) by Kyle L.E. , on Flickr https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7158/13894290412_e26629a540_b.jpg Coluber constrictor flavi...
by Soopaman
April 17th, 2014, 6:20 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Convince me to buy a Canon EFS 100mm f/2.8 macro lens
Replies: 9
Views: 4728

Re: Convince me to buy a Canon EFS 100mm f/2.8 macro lens

For various reasons, I ended up selling that lens. In general though, I prefer the 50mm focal length for any herp that isn't a rattlesnake. The working distance for the 100mm macro was far too long even on a full frame camera. Posing the snake and then backing up a couple of feet out of reach sucks....
by Soopaman
April 16th, 2014, 8:23 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Prairie Adventure
Replies: 14
Views: 3834

Re: Prairie Adventure

The best!! :thumb: Tim :beer: I wouldn't expect to flip a nasicus, but you never know. I've flipped platirhinos just as many times as I've cruised/walked them. I have flipped quite a few platirhinos, but never a nasicus. I don't know if it would be worth trying, but I found in houston in the 80s th...
by Soopaman
April 14th, 2014, 7:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Prairie Adventure
Replies: 14
Views: 3834

Re: Prairie Adventure

If there's nasicus still out there, I've got a spot that will produce it, provided they'll get under carpet/tarps/elevated boards. Diadophis are around, but I haven't seen one yet. And regarding February and March for calligaster , were you flipping them or finding them on roads/basking? I went out...
by Soopaman
April 14th, 2014, 2:59 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Prairie Adventure
Replies: 14
Views: 3834

Re: Prairie Adventure

dery wrote:That's a nice amount of prairie kings Kyle. Congrats.
Not nearly enough!
Jeroen Speybroeck wrote:Beautiful snakes!
I agree. See you in a couple weeks dude! It's gonna be an epic time!
by Soopaman
April 12th, 2014, 3:43 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Prairie Adventure
Replies: 14
Views: 3834

Re: Prairie Adventure

And I don't think I've spent as much time cruising out there as you, but it's a lot! I spent a good bit of July-Oct 2012 cruising out there hoping for a damn callie. After seeing both the calligaster and the Arizona in the area, I do believe I actually found a DOR Arizona out there in July 2012. It ...
by Soopaman
April 12th, 2014, 3:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Prairie Adventure
Replies: 14
Views: 3834

Re: Prairie Adventure

If there's nasicus still out there, I've got a spot that will produce it, provided they'll get under carpet/tarps/elevated boards. Diadophis are around, but I haven't seen one yet. And regarding February and March for calligaster , were you flipping them or finding them on roads/basking? I went out ...
by Soopaman
April 12th, 2014, 2:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Prairie Adventure
Replies: 14
Views: 3834

Prairie Adventure

Since we've been getting little snippets of people's spring herping on here, I figured I'd share one day I've had this spring instead of hoarding it all until my EOY post. I've been targeting prairie kingsnakes west of Houston for the past couple of years. For those that know me, you're aware how mu...
by Soopaman
April 12th, 2014, 11:54 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I'm looking for a new photo host
Replies: 16
Views: 3493

Re: I'm looking for a new photo host

Josh Holbrook wrote: Huh...looks like it works. That makes it a little bit better, I suppose. Thanks.
:thumb:
by Soopaman
April 12th, 2014, 11:27 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: help texas law
Replies: 4
Views: 1567

Re: help texas law

Chris, can't you just pull up to a herp in the road, and wait for it to enter the right-of-way? If you wanted to be 100% legal. Not that anyone cares what sort of herping you do for most of the state, anyways. You can photograph it in the middle of the road all you want, just don't pick it up. For y...
by Soopaman
April 12th, 2014, 11:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I'm looking for a new photo host
Replies: 16
Views: 3493

Re: I'm looking for a new photo host

Josh Holbrook wrote: Please tell, because the "copy link location" trick isn't working for me yet.

Click on number one, then number two.

After you click number two, select the size you want (1024 is usually good for the forum), Ctrl+C, then Ctrl+V to paste here.

Image
by Soopaman
April 12th, 2014, 8:26 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I'm looking for a new photo host
Replies: 16
Views: 3493

Re: I'm looking for a new photo host

I'm beginning to think I really am the only one who likes all the new Flickr changes. You'll like it until you have to post 100 photos on the form (it took me 2-3 minutes to post one!) :beer: The straw that broke my back was the yahoo membership thing though. Takes me less than 10 seconds. And a ya...
by Soopaman
April 12th, 2014, 7:02 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I'm looking for a new photo host
Replies: 16
Views: 3493

Re: I'm looking for a new photo host

I'm beginning to think I really am the only one who likes all the new Flickr changes.
by Soopaman
April 9th, 2014, 5:24 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 182553

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

Grey Rat from the forested hills of East Louisiana:

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by Soopaman
April 9th, 2014, 2:27 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April Species Counts
Replies: 22
Views: 4708

Re: April Species Counts

One day this week west of Houston: Agkistrodon contortrix laticinctus - 5 under AC Agkistrodon piscivorous leucostoma - 3 under AC Coluber constrictor flaviventris - 1 under AC Coluber flagellum testaceus - 2 under AC, one basking Lampropeltis getula holbrooki - 2 under AC Nerodia erythrogaster flav...
by Soopaman
April 8th, 2014, 10:09 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: I actually did some herping! - Central Texas
Replies: 10
Views: 3620

Re: I actually did some herping! - Central Texas

Awesome, Chris! Congrats on the lifer.

Who knew after all this time that it would take none other than the likes of Tim to get you to go out and look for real herps (not amphibs!) and then, post pics of all things!

I hope he told you great things of his adventure in East Texas ;)
by Soopaman
April 8th, 2014, 9:58 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 182553

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

The best thing about leaving snakes alone and just taking in-situ photos is the potential to observe an individual on multiple occasions (this is especially true of vipers). I found this cottonmouth coiled at the edge of a large palmetto and took a few photos without disturbing it. I argue this all...
by Soopaman
April 6th, 2014, 4:46 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 182553

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

Soopaman, that is one gorgeous snake! Consider cropping off the top half of the photo. (IMO) It was intended to show a semblance of the habitat. The trash behind it, the board, and the foot of the other herper holding the board up. I did take a more standard photo though: https://farm4.staticflickr...
by Soopaman
April 5th, 2014, 7:42 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 182553

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

Anton, I love everything about this shot except the tilted horizon! That always bugs me for some reason. Haha Believe me I know, no matter how many times I see that shot the first thing that jumps out at me is the tilted horizon, I have a version somewhere on a harddrive where its fixed in photosho...
by Soopaman
April 5th, 2014, 6:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Noob questions re: technique, safety, etc
Replies: 38
Views: 8721

Re: Noob questions re: technique, safety, etc

Nobody mentions wearing gaiters, which you asked about. A lot of herpers like to argue "if you watch where you step, you won't need them." While that's true, wear some freaking gaiters. It's not worth risking safety. You can get really light bite proof turtle skin gaiters. They aren't cheap, but the...
by Soopaman
April 5th, 2014, 12:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April Species Counts
Replies: 22
Views: 4708

Re: April Species Counts

Nice reinwardtii reward for your efforts!
by Soopaman
April 5th, 2014, 7:57 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 182553

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

That's an awesome shot! Nice wide angle use for environment incorporation Thank you! It was actually a shot I envisioned before I even made it down to Mexico (where this was taken), while doing research on the area I started picturing this type of shot with a croc in the foreground and the lake beh...
by Soopaman
April 5th, 2014, 6:15 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: April Species Counts
Replies: 22
Views: 4708

Re: April Species Counts

I think it's going to be a good month, Chris. East Texas 04-04-14 Coluber flagellum flagellum - 4 Road/AC Lampropeltis calligaster calligaster - 1 AC Micrurus tener tener - 2 AC Nerodia eryhtrogaster flavigaster - 1 AC Pantherophis obsoletus lindheimeri - 2 AC Regina rigida sinicola - 1 DOR