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Jeff Lemm
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Many favorites from 2012

Post by Jeff Lemm » November 25th, 2012, 12:01 pm

HI folks,
Its been a long time since I have posted - very busy year. The following are just some of the favorites memories I have had this year. So many places and pics its hard to choose, but here they go. BTW, these are copied and pasted from other sites, so I hope the quality is not too rough. Enjoy!!

First up - all over SoCal

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Matty and a giant SD gopher

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coast HL

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ruber

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Matty, Marisa, and boa

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Unfortunate SD gator

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lateralis

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big gopher

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Garrett had a lot of field time this year too - loves his lizards!

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Herping with our good friend Joan Embery

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aberrent E. klauberi

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token SD mtn. king

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protective speck papa

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Matty catches a chuck at the very spot in the Mojave where i caught my first one

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granite night (night coloration)

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T. planiceps

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Chuck in native habitat

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smokin speck!

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Silly Coleonyx

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solar eclipse

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speckled boa

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Garrett and a Dipso

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Finally got a shot of an elusive Borrego ringtail!!

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family herpin

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Find the pair of long-tailed brush lizards

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nice little lyre

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largest Sonoran gopher I have ever seen in Borrego

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big male Baja collared

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black-tailed brush lizard in habitat

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bighorn spy

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backyard bandit trying to get into the dog food

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Souther rubber boas babies

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one great rock - s. rubber and L.z.parviruba

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Matty and Fundad in the field

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Monterey Ensatina

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Norpac

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San Joaquin coach (=thanks to Mike!!!)

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panamint specks

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denning with desert striped whipsnakes

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a bit of combat

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Mojave

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Great Basin

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Black toad

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wild horses

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Owen's Valley web-footed sallie

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panamint gator

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Sierra yellow-legged frog

Down to Baja

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nice speck

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nice Baja mtn. king

Over to Illinois:

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cottonmouth tracks

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Master Pingleton and a timber

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giant random cross and a brown snake

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hidden black rat

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copper in a hole

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young timber

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Sarah Gilpin with a green snake she found

Over to Maine/New Hampshire:

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Gray treefrog

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blue-spotted sallie

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My little girl Sydney loves her sallies

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Garrett as he flips the catch of the trip - E. milk

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spotted sallie

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red fox in situ

Down to Oaxaca, MX:

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Ctenosaura pectinata at night

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Leptodeira annulata

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young cribo

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probably A. nubuloides

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Smilisca baudinii

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pectinata

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C. vitattus

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pectinata

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big old green

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gray hawk

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Dr. John Iverson and a turtle he described (K. oaxacae)

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P. dacnicolor

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Ctenosaura oaxacae

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Sceloporus siniferus

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C. acutus

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leucistic black sea turtle

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Olive ridley

Thanks for looking!!!!

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by Kent VanSooy » November 25th, 2012, 12:21 pm

Now, that was a great year! I don't remember seeing that particular Bighorn shot before, it's really striking. The leucistic sea turtle is amazing, and your daughter with the sallie is just ridiculous.

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by Bill Love » November 25th, 2012, 12:58 pm

Very impressive post ! Lots of stand-out shots, especially many of the California herps. The shot of Matty above the 'den of death' is a beaut !

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by liucommajames » November 25th, 2012, 1:10 pm

Yawn...

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by Josh Holbrook » November 25th, 2012, 1:20 pm

Great array of creatures.

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by Joshua Wallace » November 25th, 2012, 2:32 pm

Incredible!

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by Mike Pingleton » November 25th, 2012, 2:44 pm

Way to finish up with sea turtles! Wow!

Awesome photos.

How do you pronounce 'oaxacae'?

-Mike

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by Jeff Lemm » November 25th, 2012, 2:49 pm

Thanks guys. Mike, wahawkay

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by kyle loucks » November 25th, 2012, 3:22 pm

So many favorites! Outstanding Mr. Lemm.

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by Norman D » November 25th, 2012, 5:00 pm

Grea job Jeff! So many cool shots - the panamint dens, the gorgeous specks, the mountain kings, the in-situ red fox, the bighorn scenic shot, the copperhead in the hole, etc etc! It was nice to meet you and Matty in the spring. Thanks for sharing!

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by Neil M » November 25th, 2012, 5:46 pm

Positively EPIC post! The specks, zonatas, red fox and everything else was awesome!

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by Jeff Lemm » November 26th, 2012, 6:56 pm

Much appreciated gentlemen. Hoping for an even better 2013!

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by dery » November 26th, 2012, 7:08 pm

kyle loucks wrote:So many favorites! Outstanding Mr. Lemm.
Hmmm, which of your favorites do I like best??.......Too many choices.

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by walk-about » November 26th, 2012, 8:46 pm

Jeff,

Great post! Mountain goat/ram my favorite pic I think. Scenery shots beautiful! Frame those 'wild horses'.


RocK ON!

Dave

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by Dell Despain » November 26th, 2012, 10:17 pm

Whow, great post.
I'm w/ Bill, great shot w/ Matty and den of Death.
And the Fox in stiu is outstanding.

Thanks for taking the time to post.

-Dell

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by kcmatt » November 27th, 2012, 5:29 am

Great stuff, Jeff. Some incredible shots in there that beg for a story of how they were captured (e.g., red fox). Looks like the family is well and herping, glad to see it.

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by Fundad » November 27th, 2012, 6:12 am

Awesome and Congrats.

Good Stuff Jeff :thumb:

My favorite is Garrett in the little slide with the Milk.. :beer:

Fundad

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Post by kcmatt » November 27th, 2012, 6:54 am

My favorite is Garrett in the little slide with the Milk.
That is because you are a milk-head, and pretty good evidence of it as there are some fairly unique and cool shots in this bunch...

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by Cole Grover » November 27th, 2012, 7:06 am

Phenomenal, Jeff! I love the habitat shots, the kids herping, the Lampros, Crotes, Iguana, Ctenosaura, and certainly the Anaxyrus exsul (bad-ass), Hydromantes, and just about everything else.

Was Oaxaca for work or play? Any more shots from down there you'd be willing to share?

Thanks for putting this together!
-Cole

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Post by Hans Breuer (twoton) » November 27th, 2012, 7:57 am

What a post!

What a lucky shot!
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What a fraud :-) Seriously, this is how you found them? That's beyond unfair!!
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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by Jeff Lemm » November 27th, 2012, 12:03 pm

Thanks guys: Matt, the fox was plain luck - about time for some family herping this spring?? Brian, I like that one too due to his utter joy (I also like the one of you and Matty). COle, I was in Oaxaca for work so I didn't get a lot of field time in. Not too many other decent shots other than captive turtles. I didn't get shots of the cool mammals I saw (tamandua, jaguarundi, margay) and I visited the largest sea turtle nesting beach in the world. Unfortunately I missed the arribada by 3 weeks and I was 2 weeks early for the leatherbacks!

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Post by Jeroen Speybroeck » November 27th, 2012, 1:36 pm

Great animals, excellent pictures and obviously joyful herpers of different sizes = excellent!
Love the specks. And all the rest. That black toad also looks amazing...

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by [email protected] » November 27th, 2012, 4:09 pm

Awesome pics Jeff! Love the animals, and the travel and fun you appear to be having : )

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by Daniel D Dye » November 27th, 2012, 5:41 pm

This is the most enjoyable post I've seen in a long time!! :thumb:

Thanks, Jeff.

Daniel

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by dery » November 27th, 2012, 5:55 pm

Daniel D Dye wrote:This is the most enjoyable post I've seen in a long time!! :thumb:

Thanks, Jeff.

Daniel
The fhf forum is making a great comeback.I'm equally active w/ this as the chapter subforums.

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by Tonia Graves » November 27th, 2012, 7:11 pm

Wow, what a great year! I love all the herps, but I would be elated to have a red fox image like that in my files!

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by Southwest wanderer » November 29th, 2012, 6:12 am

Wow, WOW, Freakin' WOW!!! Incredible season. Thanks for sharing all that. Seriously, how did you get that fox to pose so nice. LOL, great stuff.

Janine

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Post by will lattea » November 29th, 2012, 7:11 am

awesome post!! I was recently in Mazunte- what a place!- but we got skunked on the roads at night... and morning... and day... did you do the croc tour place? We didn't have the time once we found out about it.... thanks for sharing!

-will

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by Jeff Lemm » November 29th, 2012, 6:48 pm

Thanks. Yeah, that red fox was amazing and very chill. I pretty much lucked out. I didn't even attempt to roadcruise in oaxaca (this was 2 weeks ago). It was pretty slow. I kind of stumbled on the croc place and grabbed a boat and went. Apparently there are a few different tours to see them, and some of the crocs we saw were giants (13-14')

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by Todd McKinney » November 29th, 2012, 8:15 pm

That was an awesome year! I love Lyre snakes they are so neat. Excellent photography as well.

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by joeysgreen » November 30th, 2012, 4:54 pm

Many thanks Jeff, that was a great series of photos :)

Ian

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Post by Biker Dave » December 1st, 2012, 11:12 am

Great job Jeff! I stole your photo of the Papa Speck...its now my desktop background.

Maybe next season we can hook up out in the field somewhere....

Dave

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by Biker Dave » December 1st, 2012, 11:14 am

What sort of lens/flash set up did you use on that Papa Speck shot?

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by Jeff Lemm » December 3rd, 2012, 10:46 am

Thanks guys - the speck was in full sun, so I jumped the f-stop to full and used a fill-flash

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by Mulebrother » December 3rd, 2012, 11:07 am

I think I am most impressed that you are friends with joan embery. But then again, i am just a redneck hillbilly from arkansas.

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by Jeff Lemm » December 3rd, 2012, 5:06 pm

lol, I have known Joan since I was a kid - great lady and fun times with her animal collection!

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by Rich in Reptiles » December 3rd, 2012, 5:40 pm

Wow, amazing finds, and amazing pics! I love the uniqueness of the cottonmouth "tracks". It is so unreal how perfect that red fox pic is! Thanks for sharing, i love looking at other peoples' photos- I get neat ideas for improvements for my own picture-taking!

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Post by hellihooks » December 3rd, 2012, 5:55 pm

Killer post Jeff, as usual. :thumb: I like the 1st pic of Matty and the big SD. What'd that Sonoran go... 6' 2"? 10 years ago I found a SD in the Cajon that went 6' 6" and 5 yrs ago a SD/GB intergrade that went 6' 4".. :shock: That 'speckled' rosy is just NUTS! And as always... love the kid/Fam shots... :thumb: jim

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by dery » December 3rd, 2012, 6:02 pm

:o Were those the leucostoma tracks we saw at the national outing??

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Post by Jeff Lemm » December 3rd, 2012, 6:57 pm

Those are huge Jim! This one was around 6-6'2; dery, that was the week before the National NAFHA at snake road

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Re: Many favorites from 2012

Post by Brendan » December 5th, 2012, 10:43 am

Nice set of photos Senor Lemm!

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