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Your Favorite Herp Eye?

Post by asher1027 » July 19th, 2014, 6:41 pm

I love the eyes of herps. Post what you think is the coolest eye of any herp you've found here. I'll start... My favorite would have to be the plains spadefoot toad (Spea bombifrons). I absolutely love the contrast between the body and they eye.

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Re: Your Favorite Herp Eye?

Post by Soopaman » July 19th, 2014, 6:49 pm

Maybe not the coolest eye, but my favorite photo I have featuring one:

ImageCrotalus atrox (Western Diamondbacked Rattlesnake) by Kyle L.E., on Flickr

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Re: Your Favorite Herp Eye?

Post by gretzkyrh4 » July 19th, 2014, 7:27 pm

Not the greatest pic in the world, but Sachatamia (Centrolene) ilex has to have one of the coolest eyes I've seen.

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Re: Your Favorite Herp Eye?

Post by frogfish » July 20th, 2014, 3:53 pm

tokay gecko :)

ImageTokay_por by santosh_shanmuga, on Flickr

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Re: Your Favorite Herp Eye?

Post by speedy » July 20th, 2014, 8:31 pm

Some Australian geckos with awesome eyes.

ImageStrophurus krisalys by R. Francis, on Flickr

ImageRough-throated Leaf-tailed Gecko by R. Francis, on Flickr

ImageGehyra robusta by R. Francis, on Flickr

ImageSouthern Leaf-tailed Gecko by R. Francis, on Flickr

ImagePhasmid striped Gecko by R. Francis, on Flickr

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Re: Your Favorite Herp Eye?

Post by speedy » July 20th, 2014, 8:36 pm

Double post

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Re: Your Favorite Herp Eye?

Post by asher1027 » July 20th, 2014, 8:53 pm

Speedy, I don't know if its just me but I cannot see your pics. So far, great shots everyone!

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Re: Your Favorite Herp Eye?

Post by asher1027 » July 20th, 2014, 8:55 pm

asher1027 wrote:Speedy, I don't know if its just me but I cannot see your pics. So far, great shots everyone!
Ok, I see 'em now.

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Re: Your Favorite Herp Eye?

Post by speedy » July 20th, 2014, 9:02 pm

They should work now.

Here is another great one.

ImageMulga Snake by R. Francis, on Flickr

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Re: Your Favorite Herp Eye?

Post by chrish » July 20th, 2014, 10:04 pm

We had an "eyes" theme a few years back in the Image lab. There were some amazing images.

Some of the treefrogs are incredible as are many of the geckos.

Here's some interesting "eyes" behavior shots -

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and of course, these things have cool eyes - Rena dulcis

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Re: Your Favorite Herp Eye?

Post by Thor Hakonsen » July 21st, 2014, 12:35 am

Hard to find a favourite, so I'll go for favourites :)


Vipers is a must !
ImageMacrovipera lebetina lebetina by Thor Hakonsen, on Flickr


And off course Morelia viridis
ImageMorelia viridis by Thor Hakonsen, on Flickr


New Caledonian geckos also must be on the list..
ImageRhacodactylus auriculatus by Thor Hakonsen, on Flickr

ImageRhacodactylus auriculatus by Thor Hakonsen, on Flickr

Together with Uroplatus-species

ImageUroplatus fimbriatus v2 by Thor Hakonsen, on Flickr

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Re: Your Favorite Herp Eye?

Post by justinm » July 22nd, 2014, 3:14 am

Strophurus, have to be the most complex and interesting eyes in my opinion. I've always envied the Aussies for finding them.

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Re: Your Favorite Herp Eye?

Post by umop apisdn » July 23rd, 2014, 3:52 pm

I wish I had photos of either, but my favorite is a tie between Uroplatus fimbriatus and Strophurus ciliaris aberrans.

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Re: Your Favorite Herp Eye?

Post by dery » July 24th, 2014, 1:59 am

Of all my finds, highland moccasins have my favorite eyes.

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Re: Your Favorite Herp Eye?

Post by ClosetHerper » July 26th, 2014, 8:29 pm

OK, not a herp, but cold blooded, and has scales... sort of. The eye of a Big Skate, commonly caught while fishing for halibut in Prince William Sound. Very neat eye, though!

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I think that the Tokay gecko takes it for me so far.

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Re: Your Favorite Herp Eye?

Post by dery » July 27th, 2014, 2:06 am

Nice eye!! Alaska's full of surprises.

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Re: Your Favorite Herp Eye?

Post by noah k. » July 31st, 2014, 1:09 pm

Mole Kingsnakes have gorgeous eyes.

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As do coachwhips.

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Re: Your Favorite Herp Eye?

Post by herpseeker1978 » July 31st, 2014, 1:38 pm

I like coachwhips too:
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Re: Your Favorite Herp Eye?

Post by dery » July 31st, 2014, 1:54 pm

What a difference in apparent attitude posed by location of eyes in the pictured coachwhips. I like.

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Re: Your Favorite Herp Eye?

Post by infidel » July 31st, 2014, 2:02 pm

Probably the eye (and brow) of the sidewinder:
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but so many have interesting eyes like this night snake:
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and this chirping frog:
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Re: Your Favorite Herp Eye?

Post by dery » July 31st, 2014, 2:16 pm

I like sidewinder eyes as well. They're so '50s.

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