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by Soopaman
March 27th, 2014, 8:08 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Australia trip Part 2
Replies: 9
Views: 13294

Re: Australia trip Part 2

Those frilled lizards are probably the coolest ones in the world (and I'm not much for lizards)!

Awesome shots of that dude on the burned tree remains, I really like those photos.
by Soopaman
March 26th, 2014, 4:54 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: New Flickr
Replies: 70
Views: 30474

Re: New Flickr

I guess I'm the only one who likes all the changes to Flickr. I really like the larger view of the photos on the black background.
by Soopaman
March 25th, 2014, 7:29 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 182120

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

Almost didn't see this diamondback awkwardly splayed out in the cordgrass in coastal dunes, 10-20yards from the breakers:

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by Soopaman
March 24th, 2014, 5:29 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: NM, AZ, FL, NC, CA, & TX - Shuffled
Replies: 58
Views: 25713

Re: NM, AZ, FL, NC, CA, & TX - Shuffled

Wow many, you really clobbered the Klaubs! Kudos on that. Lots of really nice looking ones.

You're lucky the bite wasn't worse; I'm glad you ended up okay.
by Soopaman
March 24th, 2014, 3:10 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring is starting in Tennessee and Texas
Replies: 5
Views: 2069

Re: Spring is starting in Tennessee and Texas

Jealous of the Sonora. I really like them, even though they're an "LBJ." Glad you're having a good start to your season.
by Soopaman
March 24th, 2014, 12:52 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My trip with The Soopaman!
Replies: 5
Views: 1829

Re: My trip with The Soopaman!

You guys ever get up to DFW area? Let me know. Rain just came through so I'm headed out if it hits 60+ today and tomorrow. I'm driving to Houston tomorrow as well and might head out in the late day. Any advice welcome. Justin Justin, I sent you a message on Facebook. Tomorrow will be a good day if ...
by Soopaman
March 22nd, 2014, 12:42 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring in Indiana
Replies: 13
Views: 3000

Re: Spring in Indiana

Looks like you're getting a good start to the year!

That's a shame about the Kirtland's snake. That's a neat snake and terrible to see one dead to start off the year!
by Soopaman
March 21st, 2014, 4:22 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My trip with The Soopaman!
Replies: 5
Views: 1829

Re: My trip with The Soopaman!

Glad you got to have fun, Joe. Thanks for helping me move the boards. Hopefully we can get out to you buddy's property soon. Here's some photos of the kings I found on the other island before we met: Female: https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2869/13318287435_15d254d208_b.jpg Male: https://farm3.staticf...
by Soopaman
March 20th, 2014, 3:40 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: photos on FHF
Replies: 5
Views: 1273

Re: photos on FHF

Go to your photo's page on Flickr. Where it has the comments you'll see four different icons, a star, a text bubble, a box+arrow, and ellipses. Click the third one, the box+arrow. Another box will pop-up and when it does, click the push-pin icon. Select a size (max for the forum is 800px across, unf...
by Soopaman
March 16th, 2014, 4:37 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: March Species Counts
Replies: 10
Views: 2717

Re: March Species Counts

Got out with Brennan and Rman here in Texas a few days. We found a few snakes, along with the usual four legged suspects I don't know the names of: Agkistrodon controtrix contortrix - 4 under AC Agkistrodon controtrix laticinctus - 2 under AC Agkistrodon piscivorous leucostoma - 1 on top of AC, 1 un...
by Soopaman
March 15th, 2014, 11:40 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A most EPIC week in Florida.
Replies: 12
Views: 3143

Re: A most EPIC week in Florida.

If that SFMK isn't cool I don't know what is!
by Soopaman
March 11th, 2014, 11:35 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few beautiful February Copperheads
Replies: 9
Views: 2474

Re: A few beautiful February Copperheads

Cool man, lemme know how you do!

Looking back I've actually found two hogs out that way. One was sorta yellow/brown checkered, and another just plain brown.
by Soopaman
March 6th, 2014, 7:23 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 182120

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

Very cool, Kevin! Indigos are always awesome and it's nice you were able to capture such an event. Even with harsh lighting the first photo looks great.
by Soopaman
March 5th, 2014, 3:07 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 182120

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

My only in situ of a non-reptile, a marbled sal/newt McDouble flip:

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by Soopaman
March 5th, 2014, 8:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Icy East Texas
Replies: 4
Views: 1404

Re: Icy East Texas

Tamara D. McConnell wrote:Your images make cold beautiful.
It was really beautiful! Now if it will just go away....
by Soopaman
March 4th, 2014, 8:04 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Icy East Texas
Replies: 4
Views: 1404

Re: Icy East Texas

Beautiful shots Kyle! I'm a little worried about what the storm did to the herps. Temps were near 80 in BR Friday and never peaked above 35 today. I saw at least a few dead anoles and med geckos as a result. I'm curious to see what shows up dead under tin next time I check. Chris Thanks Chris. I'm ...
by Soopaman
March 4th, 2014, 2:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Icy East Texas
Replies: 4
Views: 1404

Icy East Texas

With all the freezing rain last night, I decided to go out and photograph icy aftermath this morning. The trees coated in ice made for a cool and unusual sight for this part of the country. These are all just random bits of scenery and nothing herp related. http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7315/1293630...
by Soopaman
March 3rd, 2014, 3:40 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: It's been too long since we've had an in situ theme thread..
Replies: 212
Views: 182120

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

This is my favorite in-situ shot I've taken. I have another taken from the other side that doesn't have the foliage in the way and the face is better lit, but I didn't ever feel it had the character that this shot did. ( Other shot, for reference ) http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8406/8849956317_c3f96...
by Soopaman
February 28th, 2014, 12:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Off to Florida!
Replies: 1
Views: 699

Re: Off to Florida!

Good luck!

Find us a south Florida mole king!
by Soopaman
February 27th, 2014, 7:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Last Couple of Years: Part 2, 2013
Replies: 9
Views: 2441

Re: Last Couple of Years: Part 2, 2013

Nice post, man. The milks were great, but I loved that light colored calligaster!

Good luck in 2014!
by Soopaman
February 22nd, 2014, 7:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anybody want to review my Aransas proposal before I submit?
Replies: 14
Views: 3222

Re: Anybody want to review my Aransas proposal before I subm

chris_mcmartin wrote:
Shane_TX wrote:
What, is this a new angle for you? :lol: :beer:
Hey, I can't help it if I'm a bit Cassandra-like :lol:
You lost me on that one...I must be either too young or too old. :P[/quote]


Dr. Who reference, I believe.
by Soopaman
February 20th, 2014, 9:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Meeting Proposal -Somewhere in Texas April 4-6?
Replies: 25
Views: 7129

Re: Spring Meeting Proposal -Somewhere in Texas April 4-6?

Plenty, but we are talking about very thin strips of state and county land between crashing waves and muddy bays (between Surfside and San Luis Pass that I am sure of). There are some private properties in the mix but it's mostly public. Unusual to most Texans but it does exist. Duck hunters, fishe...
by Soopaman
February 20th, 2014, 7:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Anybody want to review my Aransas proposal before I submit?
Replies: 14
Views: 3222

Re: Anybody want to review my Aransas proposal before I subm

Sweet. It looks good to me, Chris.
by Soopaman
February 19th, 2014, 7:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: February Species Counts
Replies: 11
Views: 2608

Re: February Species Counts

Somewhere in East Texas the last couple of days:

Agkistrodon piscivorous leucostoma - 1 under AC
Coluber constrictor anthicus - 1 basking
Crotalus atrox - 1 under AC
Lampropeltis triangulum amaura - 1 under AC
Pantherophis obsoletus lindheimeri - 3 under AC
Virgina striatula - 1 under AC
by Soopaman
February 17th, 2014, 5:33 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Secret Knowledge of Backroads...2013
Replies: 44
Views: 8264

Re: Secret Knowledge of Backroads...2013

Soopaman - Thank you sir. Those are actually Kentucky SK's and not Cemophora Love all your pics on Flickr, they are incredible, especially those TX snakes. Dave Right, I always forget about the actual scarlet snakes, so I carelessly used the common name "scarlets" to refer to your kings. Anyhow, I'...
by Soopaman
February 16th, 2014, 8:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Meeting Proposal -Somewhere in Texas April 4-6?
Replies: 25
Views: 7129

Re: Spring Meeting Proposal - EC Texas April 4-6?

Anything from Aransas, Chris?

I'm up for whatever but we need to move on making a decision before the trip becomes too short of notice for some folks.
by Soopaman
February 16th, 2014, 2:48 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Secret Knowledge of Backroads...2013
Replies: 44
Views: 8264

Re: Secret Knowledge of Backroads...2013

Great post and photographs, David.

I really liked the little hognose y'all got, and of course the calligaster.

Those Kentucky scarlets are an awesome find too, very nice looking ones.
by Soopaman
February 16th, 2014, 7:41 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Adobe Lightroom (full version) on sale at B&H for $69
Replies: 19
Views: 7891

Re: Adobe Lightroom (full version) on sale at B&H for $69

I'll second the recommendation for it. If you were ever on the fence about buying Lightroom, this is a good buy. Great product and I'm not sure how I got along without it!

I've been able to save a lot of shots that would normally have gone to the trash after buying this software.
by Soopaman
February 14th, 2014, 9:18 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Northern KZN, South Africa- Reptiles, Amphibians and more.
Replies: 25
Views: 8399

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

Awesome post. We don't often get to see pics of snakes from Africa.
by Soopaman
February 13th, 2014, 6:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: 2013 End of the year post - Virginia, MD, NC, TX (Finished!)
Replies: 11
Views: 2680

Re: 2013 End of the year post - Virginia, MD, NC, TX (Finish

You had a good year, dude. More mole kings, please!

Glad I could help do my part. That first place we flipped the two female diamondbacks has been bulldozed and cleaned up, by the way :(
by Soopaman
February 12th, 2014, 10:06 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: $1100 600mm coming this month
Replies: 19
Views: 7669

Re: $1100 600mm coming this month

I would strongly hesitate to buy that lens. I can't fathom how image quality could be good covering that focal range, and costing only $1100. I don't know about that. Here's some real life wildlife shots in this field review: http://www.sumeetmoghe.com/2014/02/field-testing-bigron-aka-tamron-150.ht...
by Soopaman
February 11th, 2014, 11:59 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few beautiful February Copperheads
Replies: 9
Views: 2474

Re: A few beautiful February Copperheads

Colorado is an interesting county. They have a cool mix of critters. I can't think of ever finding a hog out there, but I've found a bunch of other cool stuff (Ringnecks, a Glossy Snake, etc.).. I've heard of both, and I've cruised certain productive areas out there and never found a DOR of either....
by Soopaman
February 11th, 2014, 9:42 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few beautiful February Copperheads
Replies: 9
Views: 2474

Re: A few beautiful February Copperheads

Neat, dude. They look a lot more like broad-banded coppers than southern copperheads. What county? Colorado County. You should see the hog noses out there. .. Haven't seen a hoggie but I've cruised a lot of coppers out there. In that area they're broad banded coppers and some intergrades, depending...
by Soopaman
February 11th, 2014, 6:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A few beautiful February Copperheads
Replies: 9
Views: 2474

Re: A few beautiful February Copperheads

Neat, dude. They look a lot more like broad-banded coppers than southern copperheads. What county?
by Soopaman
February 10th, 2014, 4:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Best of the Midwest: My 2013 Year in Review
Replies: 31
Views: 14329

Re: The Best of the Midwest: My 2013 Year in Review

Nice stuff, Chad. I really liked the calligaster (find more of those!) and the massive hogs.
by Soopaman
February 10th, 2014, 3:13 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: $1100 600mm coming this month
Replies: 19
Views: 7669

Re: $1100 600mm coming this month

I would strongly hesitate to buy that lens.

I can't fathom how image quality could be good covering that focal range, and costing only $1100.
by Soopaman
February 8th, 2014, 8:04 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: First Annual NAFHA Summer Herp Count starts June 1st, 2014
Replies: 29
Views: 12761

Re: First Annual NAFHA Summer Herp Count starts June 1st, 20

Obviously late to the discussion on this, but I'd have to side with Chris on the timing. June 1st is great for some areas, but I'd be lucky to find more than a handful of snakes in East Texas in a week in June. In late March and early April I could find well over a hundred in a week. Maybe for futur...
by Soopaman
February 7th, 2014, 8:10 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter field trips
Replies: 40
Views: 11491

Re: Chapter field trips

While we are putting dates out there, just some more thoughts - April 11-13 is the Texas Herpetological Society spring meeting (I believe??) at Independence Creek. I'm not 100% sure because I am not currently a member and they have fallen off the face of the internet. Really? 2014 and no website? :...
by Soopaman
February 6th, 2014, 4:54 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring Meeting Proposal -Somewhere in Texas April 4-6?
Replies: 25
Views: 7129

Re: Spring Meeting Proposal - EC Texas April 4-6?

I'm in support of the area (sorry I haven't responded in the recent PM discussion). However, if it is during this time period there are at least two of us that will not be there. The next weekend fares better, for me. I would like to say that while it is good to make it centrally located for everyon...
by Soopaman
February 5th, 2014, 9:39 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: February Species Counts
Replies: 11
Views: 2608

Re: February Species Counts

jlzachary1 wrote:I got nothing but a ton of jealousy for those of you lucky enough to be somewhere it isn't in the sub 10 degree temps.

:mrgreen: Snakes next week!
by Soopaman
February 4th, 2014, 7:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter field trips
Replies: 40
Views: 11491

Re: Chapter field trips

John Williams wrote:What is the reasoning for getting a collecting permit for a Cemophora?
I think Jeff's logic was for legal handling purposes, though I would feel that if the refuge let us herp there it would be okay anyhow.
by Soopaman
February 4th, 2014, 8:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter field trips
Replies: 40
Views: 11491

Re: Chapter field trips

The fence thing is correct: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/D ... /PE.30.htm Just do control+F and type trespass. There's a section outlining Criminal trespass law. Kyle, you are extremely WRONG about the "fence thing"! A fence is due notice in TX. On the field trip front NAFHA does have acqu...
by Soopaman
February 2nd, 2014, 8:38 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Y'all need Hatfield
Replies: 0
Views: 982

Y'all need Hatfield

Charles Hatfield

Only ten grand, and he can make it rain!

by Soopaman
January 28th, 2014, 8:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Chapter field trips
Replies: 40
Views: 11491

Re: Chapter field trips

just a brief update. I have heard back from someone at Aransas and they may be open to the possibility of our chapter doing some surveys. However we would have to work out the details with them, and I'm waiting to hear back from them to see if this is going to be possible. It would require a specia...