End of the Year 2013... #9 - HERP IN HABITAT

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End of the Year 2013... #9 - HERP IN HABITAT

Post by brick911 » December 4th, 2013, 5:16 am

(Copied from theme #1... See below for theme #9 guidelines)

Hey guys,

I have a list of different threads I'm gonna start, spreading them out every few days. Each one will have a different theme. I would appreciate if you'd follow the rules (more like guidelines) just to keep it fun. eg. Ya know how people put up "Post your favorite picture of the year" threads, and people HAVE to put up like three pictures. Let's pay attention and try to stick to the rules. As winter creeps in, I will keep starting new threads and we can have fun with this while we look out the window at the leafless trees with tears in our eyes. If you have any ideas, feel free to PM me. Of course, I don't care if you start your own "themed" thread, but I was taking it upon myself to plan out these threads over the next few weeks as I have seen the forum die off along with the herping. *Don't let these "End of the Year" threads have any effect on any end of the year summary posts y'all were planning on doing. These will all have specific themes. I'm also hoping this will bring some of the non-posters out of the woodwork to share a photo or two. (You know who you are.). It's an opportunity to just share photos with peers, despite our herping/conservational differences. I don't mean to call you guys out and mean no offense. Just think about sharing here and there if you can with sound mind. I look forward to everyone's posts. Let's make this fun because its getting boring outside!

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Theme 9: HERP IN HABITAT

1. Go back through your finds over the year and find any shots you have that show a habitat in the photo.

2. Post your favorite five shots maximum. Make an effort to post one of each herp group from the NE (Frogs, Salamanders, Lizards, Turtles, Snakes). If you simply don't have one of each (eg. Because your name is Kyle and you refuse to touch anything), you can still use five pictures but no more than three from the same herp group.

3. These can be either posed or en situ shots. The focus is primarily on the animal and its habitat. *There will be an en situ thread at some point. Feel free to discuss whether it was posed, en situ, or omit details as deemed necessary.

4. Feel free to be as kosher (turtle on a log in a pond) or as creative (ringneck in a shingle pile) as you wish. Anything goes, but describe why you chose what you did if your instincts tell you others will question your choice.

5. Most importantly, please use discretion with sensitive species and identifiable landmarks. *No coastals posed on the Atsion Lake sign.

Ok, Hab at it...

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Re: End of the Year 2013... #9 - HERP IN HABITAT

Post by MattSullivan » December 4th, 2013, 2:22 pm

my ONLY herp in habitat shot and my favorite herp shot ive taken i think. sorry if im not allowed to use this since i used it in the turtles thread

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Gopher Tortoise- Gopherus polyphemus by MattSullivan, on Flickr

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Post by Crazins » December 4th, 2013, 5:30 pm

Crotalus ruber ruber
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Dead Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
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Bogertophis roseliae
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Crotalus catalinensis (in situ)
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Anaxyrus punctatus
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Man picking just five was like....really difficult. The ohters can be found on my Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/marisa_ishimatsu/

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Post by Nshepard » December 4th, 2013, 5:45 pm

Here are a couple from this past spring.

EDB in Long Leaf habitat down in GA back in early February:

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Pigmy Rattlesnake basking near its stumphole on mid-March:
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Post by Kevin Messenger » December 4th, 2013, 7:13 pm

one of my favorites from this past summer, sub adult Deinagkistrodon acutus in China:
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followed by a Mandarin rat:
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white-throated monitor:
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Post by incuhead2000 » December 5th, 2013, 2:14 pm

Northern Copperhead basking in Ankle deep brush and was there three hours when I passed it again on my way out.

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Corn field herping for Tree frogs

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Five lined skins, in their hideout habitat

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Herper in Salamander Habitat with a seep that contained a few spring salamanders, spotted duskys, and seal salamanders to name a few. Gotta love Tennessee!

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And last but not least, some painted turtles basking.

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Post by Kevin Messenger » December 5th, 2013, 2:33 pm

Love this shot!

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Post by MarcLinsalata » December 6th, 2013, 1:50 am

Two of these pics are animals from other topics. My pictures aren't as clear as I'd like them to be but....

Sidewinder I flipped during the summer while looking for lizards. I followed lizard tracks to this board that was randomly tossed in the middle of the sand. I liked the pic, especially the beetle staring at me as well. Winder submerged in sand.......
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Desert tortoise from earlier topic leaving her burrow to walk the desert flats in the summer morning.
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Found some lifer Two Striped Garter snakes in the mountains during the springtime. This one dove into the stream and I waited for it to come up out of its hiding spot in the underwater vegetation.
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Yellow-backed Spiny Lizard in Nevada in its typical habitat. Shot from a distance before it scurried.......
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Nevada Speck from previous topic as found in its rocky hangout........
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Post by mike h » December 6th, 2013, 10:30 am

A tough challenge for me this time... I'm so keen on getting all up their grills for photos. So if you'll indulge me, I'll add a few favorites from this year... common though they may be...

A plethora of pictas!
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DSC_0181 by ZantiMissKnit, on Flickr

Triple Snapper spot!
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I just love this one for some stupid reason. Just a Bullfrog noggin poking out, but he looks so content.
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Post by Kevin Messenger » December 6th, 2013, 2:43 pm

all of the turtle pics made me think of an old pic that I thought was funny:

green frog basking on a dead snapping turtle:
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Post by JakeScott » December 6th, 2013, 5:12 pm

This was a Bimini Curly-tailed Lizard (Leiocephalus carinatus coryi) in-situ on South Bimini, Bahamas.

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Leiocephalus carinatus coryi by Jake M. Scott, on Flickr

Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana), in-situ on a lake in central Maine.

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Rana catesbeiana by Jake M. Scott, on Flickr

Ornate Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin macrospilota) from the west coast of Florida.

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Malaclemys terrapin macrospilota by Jake M. Scott, on Flickr

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Post by incuhead2000 » December 9th, 2013, 7:24 am

Kevin Messenger wrote:all of the turtle pics made me think of an old pic that I thought was funny:

green frog basking on a dead snapping turtle:
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EOL.... eww out loud. I guess we all know frogs hang out in some nasty smelling habitats but that might take the cake!

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Post by will lattea » December 9th, 2013, 2:22 pm

ambush/ in situ
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this one was super unexpected and scary
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Post by noah k. » December 9th, 2013, 4:13 pm

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EDB by Warren Bond

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Ornate Chorus Frog

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Does this count? Copperheads mating.

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Mole King

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Rat Snake

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Copperheads

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Blackbelly Salamander

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Queen

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Racer

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Canebrake

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Hog

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Post by Rich in Reptiles » December 9th, 2013, 9:26 pm

Killer pics yall!! Wowzers! In-habitat is my favorite style of herp photography.

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Midwestern wormsnake by Bethany Avilla, on Flickr

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American toad in habitat by Bethany Avilla, on Flickr

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Cave salamander in habitat by Bethany Avilla, on Flickr

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Northern slimy salamander in habitat by Bethany Avilla, on Flickr

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Fowler's toad amoung dead man's fingers by Bethany Avilla, on Flickr

I know i already posted this one in the turtle section... but i am too crazy about this shot not to post it here too :)
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Eastern box turtle in habitat by Bethany Avilla, on Flickr

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Post by Nshepard » December 9th, 2013, 11:12 pm

will lattea wrote:Image
Damn, Will...this takes the cake!

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Post by Tim Borski » December 10th, 2013, 8:52 am

Red footed toads making a whole bunch of noise.


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Couches Spadefoots.


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Post by BillMcGighan » December 12th, 2013, 3:53 pm

Not uncommon sight - Yonahlossee Salamander (Plethodon yonahlossee)


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Closer - Yonahlossee Salamander (Plethodon yonahlossee)


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Face to face - Yonahlossee Salamander (Plethodon yonahlossee)


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Post by kyle loucks » December 14th, 2013, 9:54 am

horridus
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H. andersoni

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H. versicolor

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