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by Kfen
November 22nd, 2010, 1:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Dealing with annoying results...
Replies: 31
Views: 3410

Re: Dealing with annoying results...

I use a canon A710 and hate what the flash does to nighttime pictures. SO I now turn the flash off and use a strong LED flashlight that gives me (to my eye anyway) more natural looking pictures. That said, I still find lighting to be the hardest thing about taking photos. That spilotes is a great pic.
by Kfen
November 22nd, 2010, 8:17 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Large Tadpole ID SE
Replies: 13
Views: 2830

Re: Large Tadpole ID SE

Wild guess-but dont river frog tadpoles have reddish eyes like that? (I've never actually seen one) That would be another reasonable guess, but River Frog tadpoles would lack the spotting on the tail and they have a black leading edge on the top and bottom of the tail. Thanks, part of my reason for...
by Kfen
November 22nd, 2010, 7:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Large Tadpole ID SE
Replies: 13
Views: 2830

Re: Large Tadpole ID SE

Wild guess-but dont river frog tadpoles have reddish eyes like that? (I've never actually seen one)
by Kfen
October 28th, 2010, 2:19 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Peach State Tour and More
Replies: 38
Views: 7847

Re: A Peach State Tour and More

That was awesome! Thank you for taking the time to put up that post. I am very jealous of all your great salamander finds and obvious photography skills.
by Kfen
October 28th, 2010, 1:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica salamanders
Replies: 2
Views: 759

Re: Costa Rica salamanders

I dont have an answer for you, having only seen an Oedipina in Costa rica, but I am also interested. I will be in Monteverde in a few weeks and was hoping for a Bolitiglossa. Also, any tips on how to find them would be appreciated. http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg246/yousuckk77/IMG_1345_2.jpg O...
by Kfen
October 21st, 2010, 4:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My best NJ herping day (kings and combating pines)
Replies: 29
Views: 2958

Re: My best NJ herping day (kings and combating pines)

Thanks again to everyone for all the replies. How cool to get to share such an incredible experience with you via your pics and account -- that's what this forum is all about! THANK YOU, & CONGRATS!!!! I agree and I am happy that I had a camera to be able to share my experience with others. Tim, can...
by Kfen
October 19th, 2010, 2:58 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake observations 2010
Replies: 113
Views: 13858

Re: Rattlesnake observations 2010

Those white speckled rattlesnakes are unreal. Is that a commonly found color? This post really makes me want to get back to AZ.
by Kfen
October 19th, 2010, 2:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Only in Kenya
Replies: 23
Views: 4003

Re: Only in Kenya

Awesome post! Seeing the wild dogs must have been amazing. Biker Dave: I have not been to the "Dark Continent" yet, but am in the process of planning a trip to South Africa for next year. They speak English, have the "big 5", and tons of herps. You can drive yourself through Kruger and stay there re...
by Kfen
October 19th, 2010, 5:12 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Rattlesnake observations 2010
Replies: 113
Views: 13858

Re: Rattlesnake observations 2010

Wow! Amazing photos and amazing animals. It looks like you sure put the time in! I love the feeding patchnose, combatting rattlesnakes, and hognose the best. Thanks for that
by Kfen
October 19th, 2010, 5:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My best NJ herping day (kings and combating pines)
Replies: 29
Views: 2958

Re: My best NJ herping day (kings and combating pines)

Thank you to everyone for all the kind words. I was definately a day that I will never forget. To find 2 lifers engaged in some awesome natural history in one day will probably never happen again. Luck was definately on my side. Unreal. Not only did you find great animals fighting and breeding, you ...
by Kfen
October 18th, 2010, 12:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A Day In The Sandhills (10-17-10)
Replies: 17
Views: 2569

Re: A Day In The Sandhills (10-17-10)

Some very nice snakes there! Congrats on the simus.
by Kfen
October 18th, 2010, 12:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: My best NJ herping day (kings and combating pines)
Replies: 29
Views: 2958

My best NJ herping day (kings and combating pines)

Happened in the spring of last year. I had been down to the pine barrens specifically targeting pine snakes no less than 6 times previously, in areas where pinesnakes are known to occur. I had found all the common herps, and some not so common including hognoses, a rough green, and even cornsnakes, ...
by Kfen
October 18th, 2010, 8:01 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: EDIT: Delmarva roadcruising 10/14 and lifer S. dekayi
Replies: 16
Views: 2492

Re: EDIT: Delmarva roadcruising 10/14 and lifer S. dekayi

Both of those Dekay pics are absolutely fantastic!
by Kfen
October 14th, 2010, 10:30 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Photo Request
Replies: 11
Views: 1418

Re: Photo Request

What kind of talks are you giving? Heres a couple shots of the same mojave. Rattlesnakes are the easiest subjects for tongue shots.

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by Kfen
October 14th, 2010, 5:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rican frog ID?
Replies: 2
Views: 543

Re: Costa Rican frog ID?

I'm no expert but could it be a drab colored Phrynohyas venulosa?
by Kfen
October 13th, 2010, 12:34 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rica- October 2010 (mega DUW)
Replies: 24
Views: 5130

Re: Costa Rica- October 2010 (mega DUW)

Great post! Congrats on all the eyelashes. Costa Rica is an amazing place. Do you mind me asking which resort you stayed at? I will be staying at the Arenal Observatory Lodge for 2 days as part of my honeymoon next month and was hoping there would be some cool herps on the grounds.
by Kfen
October 8th, 2010, 6:08 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Costa Rican Ameiva ID?
Replies: 3
Views: 624

Re: Costa Rican Ameiva ID?

I am certainly not an expert but would say undulata.
by Kfen
September 29th, 2010, 1:41 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Random night. 9/28/2010
Replies: 16
Views: 2278

Re: Random night. 9/28/2010

Thanks for keeping this idea alive. Cool post.
by Kfen
September 27th, 2010, 2:03 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Early August vacation in North Jersey
Replies: 14
Views: 1774

Re: Early August vacation in North Jersey

Sorry to hear about all the DORs. I just started getting into Lepidoptera and that Luna is awesome.

Raccoon roundworm can cause disorientation in mammals and sometimes spinning in circles. Just a possibility.
by Kfen
September 23rd, 2010, 3:55 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Round 2 in South Florida!
Replies: 28
Views: 5608

Re: Round 2 in South Florida!

Amazing post. There are some truly stunning pictures in there.
by Kfen
September 4th, 2010, 5:33 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Even on the hottest days...
Replies: 7
Views: 1407

Re: Even on the hottest days...

They all look like pickerels to me. Nice longtails.
by Kfen
August 30th, 2010, 4:17 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The year of the FROG
Replies: 22
Views: 5369

Re: The year of the FROG

Wow what a great post with some stellar photography! I thought the same as Bill said, I couldnt for the life of me get a decent pic of a little grass frog. Well done.
by Kfen
August 23rd, 2010, 2:28 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Return to the Peruvian Amazon, part 2, May 2010
Replies: 24
Views: 5996

Re: Return to the Peruvian Amazon, part 2, May 2010

Absolutely amazing! There could not be a better margarita tours advertisement.
by Kfen
August 14th, 2010, 12:50 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Crayfish snakes
Replies: 38
Views: 6937

Re: Crayfish snakes

Another alleni:
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Its the only Regina I have seen, and it was such a cool snake. Very unique head.
by Kfen
August 3rd, 2010, 12:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle ID
Replies: 13
Views: 1859

Re: Turtle ID

Here's a Florida softshell- the largest I have seen: http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg246/yousuckk77/Picture1394_2.jpg and a pic with my car for reference. The turtle was very much larger than my 14" tires. I wish I measured her. http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/gg246/yousuckk77/Picture1399_1....
by Kfen
August 3rd, 2010, 12:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Wood Turtle information help...
Replies: 13
Views: 2908

Re: Wood Turtle information help...

I have no experience with wood turtles in PA but have seen LOTS of them in other north eastern states. The short answer is they can be found in any habitat near (actually suprisingly far) from streams of varying sizes. They use the streams for hibernation and breeding and then move off into the surr...
by Kfen
July 27th, 2010, 12:56 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Random day. 7/23/2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3436

Re: Random day. 7/23/2010

I still love this idea! Great post but what species were you looking for if there was 2-6 inches of rain? and what method?
by Kfen
July 27th, 2010, 11:38 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp Nation Magazine - Issue 1 - Release Date......
Replies: 30
Views: 5365

Re: Herp Nation Magazine - Issue 1 - Release Date......

What is the latest date I can order to still receive the first copy? If I wanted two copies would I have to make 2 seperate orders?
Thanks
by Kfen
July 14th, 2010, 5:31 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Interesting idea for a thread...
Replies: 59
Views: 9598

Re: Interesting idea for a thread...

What a great thread! I love "tagging along for the night" with others. Unfortunately I only productively roadcruise 1, or if I am lucky, 2 nights a year in the northeast. Those are the early spring days when amphibians move in force. Good nights would be impossible to stop for every one of the hundr...
by Kfen
July 13th, 2010, 4:45 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: HERPING FLORIDA'S BROOKSVILLE RIDGE
Replies: 40
Views: 37073

Re: HERPING FLORIDA'S BROOKSVILLE RIDGE

Excellent post! I loved all the info and habitat shots you included. Thanks
by Kfen
July 3rd, 2010, 4:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: That Hard-to-Get Chick
Replies: 14
Views: 3345

Re: That Hard-to-Get Chick

Great turtle post! (not enough of those on here) That is the one turtle species I missed and really wanted to see when I was in Fl last summer. I guess I need to go back
by Kfen
June 30th, 2010, 3:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Varanus salvator
Replies: 2
Views: 1144

Re: Varanus salvator

Wow! That is gorgeous
by Kfen
June 25th, 2010, 2:11 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp field guides, Costa rica
Replies: 7
Views: 1628

Re: Herp field guides, Costa rica

pm sent
by Kfen
June 17th, 2010, 4:55 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Herp field guides, Costa rica
Replies: 7
Views: 1628

Re: Herp field guides, Costa rica

I will second the Savage book. I don't know what I would have done in Costa Rica without it. There have been some taxanomic changes since the printing but it is still well worth it and the price is a steal. It has pretty good color plates, keys to every species, and dot range maps.