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West Virginia trip

Post by ahockenberry » May 25th, 2013, 11:38 am

We went on a family trip to West Virginia and did some herping - not as much as I would have liked.
My son was kind enough to help me turn a few rocks - as I am getting older now.
A few nature and landscape shots and a couple shots from last year to round it out.


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Re: West Virginia trip

Post by roosters977 » May 25th, 2013, 12:00 pm

Awesome pictures and herps man!

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Re: West Virginia trip

Post by Jared Cain » May 25th, 2013, 1:15 pm

Nice shots! Love the box turtle pic. The landscape shots are really nice, too. Gotta love my beautiful home state :thumb:

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Re: West Virginia trip

Post by Mike VanValen » May 25th, 2013, 1:36 pm

Great shots! The first box turtle is really nice. Did you wade that clear stream? I wouldn't be able to resist.

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Re: West Virginia trip

Post by ahockenberry » May 25th, 2013, 6:22 pm

Thanks guys
Much appreciated
Mike - I did not wade the stream but I will next time - I had a camera and tripod to lug around
Cheers
Ashley

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Re: West Virginia trip

Post by Knightkrawler5 » May 25th, 2013, 11:03 pm

Reminds me of the Smokies...Love the herps and the pics!

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Re: West Virginia trip

Post by Tamara D. McConnell » May 26th, 2013, 3:19 am

Wow, gorgeous images! I love the squirrel and chipmunk. The habitat looks SO beautiful.
This is probably an ignorant question, but I have to ask, anyhow. Did you zoom the squirrel and chipmunk? If so, could you share what kind of lens?

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Re: West Virginia trip

Post by BillMcGighan » May 26th, 2013, 4:42 am

Great pics, guy.
With family trips, you never get enough herping in! :lol:


Did you fish the creek?

My son was kind enough to help me turn a few rocks - as I am getting older now.
This is the very reason for herpers to have kids and grandkids! :lol: :lol:

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Re: West Virginia trip

Post by ahockenberry » May 26th, 2013, 6:07 am

Tamara
Yes, I shoot with a Canon 100-400 lens for walk-around wildlife shooting and used it for both
Actually, I shot the squirrel from a boat

Bill,
I did not fish the stream- it is actually Decker's Creek which is in a state of being rehabilitated
It suffered a lot of from acid mine drainage, flooding, algae and nearly lost all of its fish, so
it may take awhile for it to be ready to support trout again. It is a beautiful creek


See
http://www.deckerscreek.org/

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Re: West Virginia trip

Post by Tamara D. McConnell » May 26th, 2013, 7:57 am

Thank you for the lens information.

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Re: West Virginia trip

Post by will lattea » May 26th, 2013, 9:02 am

that was a great post!!

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Re: West Virginia trip

Post by joconnor » May 26th, 2013, 8:34 pm

Ashley , The head detail on the Box turtle is incredible !! Habitat shots are well done . Thanks for sharing .
Joe

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