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by bgorum
November 21st, 2013, 2:58 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Photoshop and Lightroom for only $9.99....a month!?? - OOPS
Replies: 13
Views: 5283

Re: Photoshop and Lightroom for only $9.99....a month!??

I subscribed. For $120/year I get very latest version of both Photoshop and Lightroom on both my Mac and my PC. I've got no complaints!
by bgorum
November 13th, 2013, 4:40 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Adobe's slap in the face to long term photoshop users?
Replies: 8
Views: 3856

Re: Adobe's slap in the face to long term photoshop users?

I know this is an old post, but for anyone who missed it, you can now subscribe to Photoshop CC and Lightroom 5 for only $10/month. For photographers who don't need the rest of the creative suite that's a pretty good deal. I subscribed and I now have Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC on both my Mac and m...
by bgorum
November 3rd, 2013, 3:48 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Tell me I'm not the only one
Replies: 29
Views: 11951

Re: Tell me I'm not the only one

Since misery loves company, here's a few of mine to hopefully ease your wows. 1. I reluctantly agreed to photograph my Sister in Laws wedding, (I hate photographing weddings). We were all rushing to leave the house for the church and I threw most of my gear into the car, but forgot I had left my bac...
by bgorum
September 10th, 2013, 7:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer- I think chilled Jägermeister might be best for this
Replies: 46
Views: 13558

Re: Summer- I think chilled Jägermeister might be best for t

Actually we're all wrong! Its velox. velox is completely unspotted in the lateral dark fields. neomexicana has been a very successful invader. we can now find it in Salt Lake City and The Petrified National Forest. Then the question about the ones at Ft. Sumner (which there are now records in Roose...
by bgorum
September 10th, 2013, 3:24 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer- I think chilled Jägermeister might be best for this
Replies: 46
Views: 13558

Re: Summer- I think chilled Jägermeister might be best for t

Your Chihuahuan Spotted Whiptail is a New Mexico Whiptail. Glenn Actually, Bill is right, it is a younger Chihuahuan Spotted Whiptail, the stripes will fade with time. Here is a typical New Mexico Whiptail: http://www.naherp.com/vouchers/80781-99852.jpg Note the wavy center stripe. The whip tail in...
by bgorum
September 9th, 2013, 7:03 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer- I think chilled Jägermeister might be best for this
Replies: 46
Views: 13558

Re: Summer- I think chilled Jägermeister might be best for t

Thanks again for the comments everybody. I'm kind of curious though, nobody has hazarded a guess as to what that male Prairie Rattlesnake was doing in the burrow with the babies and female. Anybody ever see this sort of thing before?
by bgorum
September 8th, 2013, 7:28 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer- I think chilled Jägermeister might be best for this
Replies: 46
Views: 13558

Re: Summer- I think chilled Jägermeister might be best for t

Thanks for the comments everyone! However, you may catch hell from some of the "purists" for these actions :lol: It seemed obvious to me that the snake must be foraging for spadefoots, so I helped it a bit by moving a couple into closer proximity to the snake. The snake didn’t seem to like the atten...
by bgorum
September 6th, 2013, 7:06 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Summer- I think chilled Jägermeister might be best for this
Replies: 46
Views: 13558

Summer- I think chilled Jägermeister might be best for this

Yet another cleverly titled post! The prequel to this one is here-http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=16577. Summer started off dry and dusty as New Mexico continued with a long-standing drought. http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3702/9257781648_737f23a2f3_b.jpg The Ojito Wilderness ...
by bgorum
August 24th, 2013, 7:24 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: SoCal Closeout and Arizona
Replies: 19
Views: 4762

Re: SoCal Closeout and Arizona

Some outstanding images here! I really like the lighting on many of them. Care to share how you are lighting these?
by bgorum
August 15th, 2013, 2:30 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Best Editing Software
Replies: 10
Views: 4833

Re: Best Editing Software

Tim, Lightroom. It gives you all the editing tools photographers really need, (and you can expand those with plugins), and it gives you cataloging all in one program. I was a long time Bridge, Photoshop, Microsoft Expressions Media workflow guy, but Lightroom does the job of all three 99% of the tim...
by bgorum
August 10th, 2013, 3:58 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: A couple macro questions
Replies: 12
Views: 5229

Re: A couple macro questions

KecheMukwa wrote:Aye, but what if it was a 50mm macro and already at 1x?
That's different. In that case you would be close to 2x. You cant really predict exactly what the magnification will be because in all likelihood your 50mm macro uses some amount of internal focusing, possibly in addition to extension.
by bgorum
August 9th, 2013, 10:22 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: A couple macro questions
Replies: 12
Views: 5229

Re: A couple macro questions

KecheMukwa wrote:so realistically I think 2x would do a fine job. If I'm doing the math right, a 50mm lens with 50mm of tubes should make this happen, ya?
No. To get 2x life size with a 50mm lens you would need 100mm of extension. 50mm of extension will only get you to 1x
by bgorum
August 9th, 2013, 4:49 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: A couple macro questions
Replies: 12
Views: 5229

Re: A couple macro questions

Actually you don't need to give up aperture control with reversed lenses if you stack then on another lens. To do this you need a male/male adapter that screws into the filter threads of both lenses. You reverse the shorter lens on top of the longer lens and when the lens on the camera is set to inf...
by bgorum
July 23rd, 2013, 3:20 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Turtle ID
Replies: 5
Views: 2839

Re: Turtle ID

I wish all the red-eared sliders I found looked like that!
by bgorum
July 18th, 2013, 12:50 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Self Restraint - Strategy or Pointless?
Replies: 25
Views: 11627

Re: Self Restraint - Strategy or Pointless?

Am I the only one with impatient field companions? I constantly straddle the line between getting the shots I want, and not annoying the snot out of my fellow herpers that day. And I understand how they feel, because I've herped with excellent photographers before, and they move..... too dang slow ...
by bgorum
July 15th, 2013, 8:00 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Arkansas - First Half of 2013, Part 3
Replies: 10
Views: 3561

Re: Arkansas - First Half of 2013, Part 3

I like the way you presented this with the one big picture, then the thumbnails if someone wants to see more. Great idea!
by bgorum
July 3rd, 2013, 11:49 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: You'd think there were fires or a drought here...
Replies: 3
Views: 1024

Re: You'd think there were fires or a drought here...

Hey Chris, good to see you around again. I really like the even lighting on your pictures. Good work!
by bgorum
June 27th, 2013, 7:21 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: A little taste of AZ
Replies: 17
Views: 5854

Re: A little taste of AZ

Very nice!
by bgorum
June 25th, 2013, 12:16 pm
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Dumb question about GPS coordinates.
Replies: 9
Views: 3560

Re: Dumb question about GPS coordinates.

I've checked preferences on the app (Geotagphotos) and in Lightrooom and previously in Bridge and I cant find any way to change how the GPS coordinates are displayed. Maybe someone else who is more well versed in those programs/apps will know how.
by bgorum
June 25th, 2013, 7:04 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Dumb question about GPS coordinates.
Replies: 9
Views: 3560

Re: Dumb question about GPS coordinates.

Thanks guys! They have to go in like this- (n33 49'34, w106 53'3). That gets me in the exact right spot. It would be nice if the database recognized the coordinates just as they appear in Lightroom. Then it would be a simple matter of copy and paste. Or better yet, what if the coordinates could be e...
by bgorum
June 25th, 2013, 6:04 am
Forum: N.A.F.H.A. - Announcements/Inquiries
Topic: Dumb question about GPS coordinates.
Replies: 9
Views: 3560

Dumb question about GPS coordinates.

I use an app on my Iphone to geotag my photos and I then use those gps coordinates in the data base. Previously I've used Adobe Bridge to view the metadata in my photos and it would show me the coordinates like this- (Latitude 33,49.5593N, Longitude 106,53.058W). In the data base I would have to typ...
by bgorum
June 20th, 2013, 7:08 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Starter DSLR
Replies: 7
Views: 3901

Re: Starter DSLR

Disclaimer- this is my opinion only, it may or may not be valid for anyone else, and it wont apply at all if you only ever buy things new. Chris makes some excellent points, but I think Canon and Nikon have an important advantage over the other systems if you end up getting pretty serious about your...
by bgorum
June 20th, 2013, 6:14 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Very cool slow mo footage from the Discovery Channel
Replies: 8
Views: 2375

Re: Very cool slow mo footage from the Discovery Channel

That was cool, thanks for sharing. I went to the Gran Desierto and the Pinicate a couple decades ago with a field herpetology class. Would love to go back, but I'd be a little nervous about camping in the desert there now!
by bgorum
June 19th, 2013, 11:41 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Trans-Pecos Photo Overload (6/6-6/17)
Replies: 19
Views: 6096

Re: Trans-Pecos Photo Overload (6/6-6/17)

Looks like a great trip! On the whole losing everything you typed in a post thing- I've learned to type up the post and paste the links to the photos in a Microsoft word document first before I even sign on to FHF. Then you just copy and paste.
by bgorum
June 18th, 2013, 8:36 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: The Beauty of Reptiles and Amphibians
Replies: 10
Views: 2683

Re: The Beauty of Reptiles and Amphibians

Its funny how some people react to herps. There is an online photography forum that I lurk in where every time somebody post a picture of a snake the photo gets the same predictable, tired responses. Something like, "Nice shot Bob, but I would've needed a 600mm lens with a 2x converter to shoot that...
by bgorum
June 14th, 2013, 5:27 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Spring- this is long, put couple beers on ice!
Replies: 9
Views: 4257

Re: Spring- this is long, put couple beers on ice!

Thanks for the comments everybody. Thanks for the if correction Chris. I've gone in and changed my keywords on all of those now!
by bgorum
June 14th, 2013, 5:22 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring- this is long, put couple beers on ice!
Replies: 21
Views: 6158

Re: Spring- this is long, put couple beers on ice!

Thanks everyone!
by bgorum
June 11th, 2013, 7:07 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Spring- this is long, put couple beers on ice!
Replies: 21
Views: 6158

Spring- this is long, put couple beers on ice!

So I’ve pretty much given up on coming up with clever names for my post. Sorry about that. You can see the equally cleverly named prequel to this post in the Bird Forum- http://www.fieldherpforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=15303. This brings me to the second thing I need to apologize for in this...
by bgorum
June 11th, 2013, 7:06 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Spring- this is long, put couple beers on ice!
Replies: 9
Views: 4257

Re: Spring- this is long, put couple beers on ice!

Thanks, I'll do that, but how do I get rid of the one here?
by bgorum
June 11th, 2013, 6:47 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Spring- this is long, put couple beers on ice!
Replies: 9
Views: 4257

Re: Spring- this is long, put couple beers on ice!

Sorry everybody. I posted this in the wrong forum. How do I move or delete it?
by bgorum
June 11th, 2013, 5:36 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Spring- this is long, put couple beers on ice!
Replies: 9
Views: 4257

Spring- this is long, put couple beers on ice!

Sorry, posted in wrong forum. Please see post with same title in main forum.
by bgorum
June 11th, 2013, 7:07 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How many hours/day per year do you herp?
Replies: 20
Views: 3764

Re: How many hours/day per year do you herp?

azatrox wrote: Significant other? I've decided that herping is more important than having to deal with someone else. Anything that gets in the way of my ability to herp where and when I want is a hinderance.
:beer:
by bgorum
June 10th, 2013, 5:32 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: How many hours/day per year do you herp?
Replies: 20
Views: 3764

Re: How many hours/day per year do you herp?

I wanna play! 1. I'm a teacher, so during the school year I can usually only get out on Sundays, but during the summer. spring break, etc its virtually everyday. Also, I really don't distinguish between herping, birding, and hiking. I do them all at the same time. When I go out its usually for at le...
by bgorum
June 10th, 2013, 8:37 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: My New D7000
Replies: 8
Views: 3993

Re: My New D7000

Congratulations on the new camera! Like has been said already the best settings are going to depend on the situation, you'll just have to experiment and see. Nikon packed a lot into that one little camera. I came to the D7000 from a D200 and the capabilities of the D7000 have actually changed the wa...
by bgorum
June 6th, 2013, 5:00 am
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which Spadefoot species is this?
Replies: 12
Views: 3214

Re: Which Spadefoot species is this?

I wouldn't be too quick to change that id in the data base. intermontana also has a boss between the eyes. It is said to be lower and not as bony as in bombifrons.
by bgorum
June 4th, 2013, 5:02 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Which Spadefoot species is this?
Replies: 12
Views: 3214

Re: Which Spadefoot species is this?

It has a raised boss between the eyes, so it definitely not multiplicata. intermontana also has the boss between the eyes and since that is not a species I normally see I'll have to leave it to someone with more experience with those two species to help you on that one. Of course it doesn't help tha...
by bgorum
May 8th, 2013, 6:09 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Self Restraint - Strategy or Pointless?
Replies: 25
Views: 11627

Re: Self Restraint - Strategy or Pointless?

While we no longer have to pay for film and processing, the pictures we take still are not free. Those pictures need to be stored somewhere and we need some system to enable us to find the shots we want when we need them. While hard drives, DVDs, and image management software is relatively cheap, my...
by bgorum
May 7th, 2013, 8:44 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Adobe's slap in the face to long term photoshop users?
Replies: 8
Views: 3856

Re: Adobe's slap in the face to long term photoshop users?

So I guess lightroom and elements will still be available in the usual manner. Honestly, while I use photoshop I think it is really overkill for photographers. Its more of a graphic designers product. Maybe adobe wants more differentiation between photoshop and lightroom/elements. And of course ther...
by bgorum
April 30th, 2013, 3:57 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: First Camera Nikon D5200 vs D7000
Replies: 3
Views: 3325

Re: First Camera Nikon D5200 vs D7000

So I have to admit I don't know anything about the D5200, but given the choice between it and a D7000, I would take the D7000. The reason being that Nikon has (to my way of thinking at least) essentially four tiers of cameras. They are the beginner models (like the D5200), the advanced amateur model...
by bgorum
April 5th, 2013, 1:53 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Snakes of 2012 - Northeast
Replies: 16
Views: 4597

Re: Snakes of 2012 - Northeast

That first copperhead and first rough green snake pics are awesome!!
by bgorum
March 25th, 2013, 3:30 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Upgrading camera bodies!
Replies: 5
Views: 2855

Re: Upgrading camera bodies!

Yeah I have always been pleased with the bokeh from my D70 and D80, it hadn't occurred to me that it might change with a new camera body as I thought it was more up to the lens than the body. Well I guess there's nothing to it but to wait and see and then figure out how to get decent bokeh with the...
by bgorum
March 23rd, 2013, 1:13 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Upgrading camera bodies!
Replies: 5
Views: 2855

Re: Upgrading camera bodies!

Congratulations on the new camera! I'm sure you're going to enjoy it. When I switched from my D200 to the D7000 last summer it actually kind of changed how I shoot. I started using auto ISO, since the high ISO images from the D7000 were so much better than from the D200. This resulted in me trying m...
by bgorum
March 7th, 2013, 2:56 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Help me pick a tripod!
Replies: 13
Views: 5939

Re: Help me pick a tripod!

Just to muddy the water and make your decision even more difficult.................................. I used to own a Manfrotto 3001 Pro tripod that featured the center column that could be mounted horizontally and I really didn't care for the arrangement. The main problem was that when the column wa...
by bgorum
March 6th, 2013, 9:17 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: shooting scenarios
Replies: 10
Views: 5706

Re: shooting scenarios

OK, so without seeing the pictures I'm just guessing here, but I would be willing to bet your subjects occupy only part of the frame with a distant background occupying the rest and you used flash. If that is the case then the camera is going to keep the flash on longer as it tries to correctly expo...
by bgorum
March 3rd, 2013, 7:19 am
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Help me pick a tripod!
Replies: 13
Views: 5939

Re: Help me pick a tripod!

Or you can just buy a modern DSLR like mine that has a fixed mirror and never has this problem. :lol: Don't worry, Canon and Nikon will copy the idea soon. There is that! Actually I believe Canon beat Sony to the party on this one, though I don't know if they still make a camera with a pellicle mir...
by bgorum
March 2nd, 2013, 5:50 pm
Forum: FHF Image Lab
Topic: Help me pick a tripod!
Replies: 13
Views: 5939

Re: Help me pick a tripod!

So I don't have any suggestions for an inexpensive tripod, but I will suggest that what ever you get, also budget in a little extra to get a wireless remote for your camera if you don't already have one. The issue with cheap tripods is that they are unable to adequately dampen vibrations caused by y...
by bgorum
February 24th, 2013, 4:32 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Winter, (mostly Bosque del Apache)
Replies: 12
Views: 4429

Re: Winter, (mostly Bosque del Apache)

Thanks Andy and Matt for the comments and the Cormorant I.D. I'm also told that my Chihuahuan Raven is an American Crow.
by bgorum
February 24th, 2013, 8:35 am
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Winter, (mostly Bosque del Apache)
Replies: 12
Views: 4429

Re: Winter, (mostly Bosque del Apache)

Thanks for the responses. Bosque is one of the only things that makes me want to go to NM. Seriously? Not that I want to encourage droves of people to come here, but Bosque is just one of many incredible places we have. (Yes I am biased)! Your 300 f/4 + 1.7 TC shots are great. Very sharp in most cas...
by bgorum
February 23rd, 2013, 8:07 pm
Forum: Bird Forum
Topic: Winter, (mostly Bosque del Apache)
Replies: 12
Views: 4429

Winter, (mostly Bosque del Apache)

Hello, This is my debut post here in the bird forum. I hope that this sort of post isn’t out of line for this forum. I don’t see a lot of the picture heavy field report type post here like we see on the herp forum, but with a paltry two pictures of one species of herp the post is definitely not appr...
by bgorum
February 22nd, 2013, 3:47 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Frog Hunting on Misty Mountaintops in the Andes! (big post)
Replies: 27
Views: 6176

Re: Frog Hunting on Misty Mountaintops in the Andes! (big po

Thanks for posting this. That first condor shot is awesome!