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Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by CrazyHerper123 » November 30th, 2010, 10:54 pm

Ok here's the deal......Post your favorite pic of the most favorite herp that you caught this year. Can't wait to see the pics guys!

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by monklet » December 1st, 2010, 7:50 am

Not mine but still the best of 2010 ;-) Love that feeling!, maybe the best part of the whole night. Great shot Paul!

From Paul Lynums awesome post: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3225

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by Tim Borski » December 1st, 2010, 8:59 am

Good idea Brad. Here's another with a good feel about it. 'Kinda makes me homesick for warm snake-y nights...

South FL

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by chris_mcmartin » December 1st, 2010, 9:49 am

Weird that the title of the thread is "Best herp pic of 2010!" but there hasn't been a herp visible in any of the pics yet!

I'll fan those flames with a West TX highway 385 shot:

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But will attempt to get back on track with this adorable softshell and newly-metamorphosed friend:

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by zonata » December 1st, 2010, 12:34 pm

Here are some of my favorites from this year!

Regal Ringneck
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Gila Monster
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Mexican Vine Snake
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Green Ratsnake
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Red Spotted Toad
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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by Matt J » December 1st, 2010, 1:24 pm

CrazyHerper123 wrote:Ok here's the deal......Post your favorite pic of the most favorite herp that you caught this year. Can't wait to see the pics guys!
LOL, so far everyone has disregarded the rules of the post. Regulate, CrazyHerper123!! JK :lol:

I've beaten this picture to death but it is still my "favorite pic of the most favorite herp" found this year.
Pine Barrens treefrog (Hyla andersonii) from NC.
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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by chrish » December 1st, 2010, 1:31 pm

Since we are roaming on the overall them by including road shots, here's a favorite road shot of mine from last year (cheating twice over I guess)!

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Post by bobassetto » December 1st, 2010, 2:16 pm

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every one i see my favorite...... :beer:

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by Kevin Price » December 1st, 2010, 5:28 pm

My favorite this year, mostly due to the amount of work I put into it to get what I wanted.

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by MHollanders » December 1st, 2010, 5:32 pm

Kevin,

I'm intrigued by the work you put into this picture. What exactly did you want and how did you achieve it?

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by Kevin Price » December 1st, 2010, 6:14 pm

MHollanders, I'll PM you.

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by monklet » December 1st, 2010, 9:14 pm

Thanks Tim, I like your's too. Nice how the road curves round to the setting sun. Is that a distant mosquito in the top center of the frame?
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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by Biker Dave » December 2nd, 2010, 8:18 pm

Here is my donation to the mix using my point and hope camera...

Madrean Alligator Lizard, Santa Cruz County AZ

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by Biker Dave » December 2nd, 2010, 8:20 pm

Oh yeah ....

the landscape shot ..... looking east from the Huachucas, Cochise County AZ

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by Antonsrkn » December 3rd, 2010, 12:13 am

My favorite photo I have taken this year, I lay on a pier and dangled off of it, holding my camera right above the the tip of its nose for this one. One of those few shots that I don't just play by ear but had envisioned something similar to this even before I left the states.
Morelet's crocodile
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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by Natalie McNear » December 3rd, 2010, 12:22 am

Biker Dave wrote:Oh yeah ....

the landscape shot ..... looking east from the Huachucas, Cochise County AZ

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That's so awesome... Microburst?

I really like this shot I got of a Sonoran Gopher in Pima County, AZ... Who cares if the head is centered. :D

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by Carl Koch » December 3rd, 2010, 7:33 pm

Favorite 2010 pic (and it happens to be of my favorite subject!)

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(BTW Anton, that's an AMAZING shot of the croc!!!)

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by Biker Dave » December 4th, 2010, 9:08 am

Biker Dave wrote:
Oh yeah ....

the landscape shot ..... looking east from the Huachucas, Cochise County AZ



That's so awesome... Microburst?
NO... I think it was just a standard monsoon thunderstorm rolling up the valley below me......

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by Jason Mintzer » December 5th, 2010, 3:32 am

A green lizard (Lacerta bilineata). My favorite pic of the year. I am trying to work on taking of the macro and using the wide angle.

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by justinm » December 7th, 2010, 10:21 am

Anton,
Wow man not only amazing but scary to think about how you did it.

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by Josh Young » December 7th, 2010, 4:57 pm

A couple of my favorites from this year.

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by Antonsrkn » December 7th, 2010, 11:33 pm

(BTW Anton, that's an AMAZING shot of the croc!!!)
Anton,Wow man not only amazing but scary to think about how you did it.
Thanks guys! Yeah I was a little nervous when I was doing it especially cause it was obvious the croc was acclimated to humans and had most likely been given food by them in the past. I was pretty on edge the entire time and trying not to think about how much my arm resembled a slab of chicken dangling over him. It took me a long time to work up to that shot, I only did it when I was completely sure he was uninterested in me and I still didn't keep myself out there for a second longer than I had to. I'm just glad it ended up being worth the effort.

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » December 8th, 2010, 4:54 am

My three 2010 winners:

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Red Bamboo Ratsnake

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Many-banded Krait

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Dragon-Scaled Tree Pig

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by Bryan Hamilton » December 8th, 2010, 8:50 am

This is not going to win any awards but the first time I observed combat in Crotalus was the highlight of my year:

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by brick911 » December 8th, 2010, 12:49 pm

Here's my favorite shot. My only Eastern King of the year. Plus it was absolutely flawless. I loved the overcast lighting of the day. I loved that I nailed it technically (in respect to what I was going for) and without a flash. I prefer photos, non flash. So it was kinda like my favorite picture of one of my favorite animals of the year. Plus I was with my three kids and we all loved the snake. VERY hard to let go, but I did.

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by Tim Borski » December 8th, 2010, 1:36 pm

Brick, that's an absolutely "classic sports car" of an Eastern. Great paint job; great pic.

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by mikemike » December 8th, 2010, 7:06 pm

Los Angeles County lifer Scute from June.

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by brick911 » December 10th, 2010, 7:37 am

Tim Borski wrote:Brick, that's an absolutely "classic sports car" of an Eastern. Great paint job; great pic.

Yeah, I know right?! Someone earlier in the year asked if I put a finish of clear coat on it first. There wasn't a spec of blemish on the entire thing. It was a lucky day.

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by Correcamino » December 14th, 2010, 7:22 am

aye yi yi,

hard to say for sure, but here's one...
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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by monklet » December 14th, 2010, 9:01 am

Dang Rich, thought I knew my N.A. crotes well enough but gotta say, I'm stumped here :oops: ...Mexico? Awesome find and photo op, congrats! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by Correcamino » December 14th, 2010, 5:07 pm

Hey Brad,

They're Panamints (Crotalus stephensi) in CA. They were a lifer for us,so it was awesome to see fighting and mating all in teh same trip!

Rich

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by Nick Scobel » December 18th, 2010, 4:41 pm

Great shots in here everyone! Here's my contribution...

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by Carl Koch » December 18th, 2010, 8:43 pm

Awesome shot of one of my favorites, Nick!

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by Ross Padilla » February 4th, 2011, 8:43 am

Great shot brick911 and everyone else. A Newport phase, just what I was hoping to see that year. I got lucky with him posing like that on his own.

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by Mike VanValen » February 4th, 2011, 4:20 pm

I got 9 lifers this year, but this isn't one of them. It is the coolest little herp I saw in 2010, however.

Eastern Box Turtle

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by Piglet » February 6th, 2011, 5:57 am

Eastern kingsnake
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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by Carl Koch » February 6th, 2011, 11:33 am

Gorgeous pic of a STUNNING snake!

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by snaverelyt » February 6th, 2011, 8:18 pm

Never seen an eastern baby box turtle, you can never really envision how small they are without something to set next to it for scale.

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by Nir » February 7th, 2011, 10:30 am

I'll join in on the fun! Great pictures for everyone!! I'll go with a favorite reptile and favorite amphib shot.

For the amphibians, I chose this adult/larvae spring salamander shot. The species was a lifer and they are a most interesting species to search for and observe!!

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The reptile pic is this pair of Eastern Massassauga Rattlesnake (Prob. Females) basking. I just love this species and finding two at the same time was quite the highlight!!

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by Erik Williams » February 7th, 2011, 8:21 pm

Didn't get out much this year and can't recall seeing any lifers, or anything really exceptional either. Snake road was terrible in October and I didn't make it down last spring. No trips to speak of...surely there must have been something cool...

oh yeah, an in situ brownsnake taking a swim
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and I DID find a lifer...
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and I did see this cool mating ball last spring...
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Who knew? maybe last year wasn't so bad afterall?

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by brick911 » February 8th, 2011, 7:02 am

Those are all really cool pictures. Brownsnake swimming? huh

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by justin caaz » February 8th, 2011, 7:30 pm

you may have seen this before.....found these uta breeding last spring. blurry point and shoot. but thought i'd share this voyer experience :shock:

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Post by Kevin Price » February 9th, 2011, 7:58 am

Gotta to love lizard porn.

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by Correcamino » February 9th, 2011, 8:17 am

another one that I just really like for some reason...
C. molossus basiliscus......
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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by Carl Koch » February 9th, 2011, 2:27 pm

Man that's an AWESOME shot...no question as to why you might like it!!! :beer: :thumb:

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Post by Ted » February 9th, 2011, 9:12 pm

just started even TRYING to herp around late november, don't know what I was thinking. :roll: This is probably my favorite shot of 2010, common fence lizard but one that i know well, as he lives about 20 feet from my house. :beer: sorry about the quality, i've just got a crappy point and shoot camera w/bad resolution. :x
Just gotta love in situ shots! :thumb:
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Post by Tamara D. McConnell » February 10th, 2011, 4:41 am

This was my favorite.

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Post by monklet » February 10th, 2011, 9:06 am

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by justin caaz » February 10th, 2011, 4:24 pm

Those leopard lizards are awesome. They remind me of little velociraptors. Very cool.

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Re: Best herp pic of 2010!

Post by monklet » February 10th, 2011, 6:03 pm

Glad you dig it Justin! ...they are bad lizards.

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