Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

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Re: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

Post by Roki » January 27th, 2016, 9:06 pm

Lots of beautiful shots on this post already. Thanks for sharing everyone. Here's one of the better ones I was lucky enough to get this year.
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Northern watersnake (Nerodia sipedon sipedon)

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Re: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

Post by FastSnake17 » January 28th, 2016, 5:47 pm

Imageready for take off by Billy Moore, on Flickr

Between these two, can't decide

ImageIMG_7224 by Billy Moore, on Flickr

I've really enjoyed this thread, lots of amazing shots!

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Re: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

Post by krisbell » January 30th, 2016, 10:56 am

Great post - some unbelievable shots here but for me Ryan's Cyclorana shot stands out for technical expertise and Kevin's Azemiops for sheer coolness of the species.

I did close to bugger all herping in 2015 (not out of choice) so I only have a small selection to choose from. The below isnt my personal favourite but it seemed to be the most well received....

ImageDesert monitor (Varanus griseus) by Kris Bell, on Flickr

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Re: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

Post by MattSullivan » January 30th, 2016, 1:24 pm

no idea what my favorite shot from 2015 was so eeni meeni miny moe'd it
Also some of the images in this thread are amazing
ImageCerastes by Matthew Sullivan, on Flickr

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Re: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

Post by Ringo0816 » February 5th, 2016, 1:30 am

This is my most favorite shot in 2015. A Big-headed Turtle hatchling of Hong Kong. Image

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Re: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

Post by Thor Hakonsen » February 6th, 2016, 1:26 am

A great post, with many very, very nice photos!

This is perhaps not my best shot of 2015, but my personal favourite - because of the species!

ImageTrimeresurus macrops by Thor Hakonsen, on Flickr

Shot in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand in december

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Re: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

Post by Matt Arnold » February 6th, 2016, 8:39 am

Favorite find:
ImageTimber Rattlesnake + Northern Copperheads by Matt Arnold, on Flickr

Favorite shot:
ImageTimber Rattlesnake by Matt Arnold, on Flickr

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Re: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

Post by jack4rogers » February 9th, 2016, 6:10 am

I'm new to herping and herp photography. But this was one of the first dozen or so shots I took with my new setup earlier this year. It's not spectacular but I'm proud of it.
ImageGray Tree Frog in situ by Jack Rogers, on Flickr

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Re: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

Post by jonathan » February 9th, 2016, 1:31 pm

My camera got stolen on December 24th last year. I replaced it with a very cheap camera that I learned to hate, which made me put less and less effort into photos. So the whole year was pretty much a photography wash for me. I saw at least a dozen things that were incredible to me...but the photos just don't match the reality at all. I never spent much time taking good shots, but this year was really bad.

Good news is...my first "nice" camera is actually in the news as we speak. Thank God for Panasonic's FZ200 falling all the way down to $250! I might actually even start trying on photos now.

If I have to pick one photo from the year, I guess it was this speck. Put my face about 18" from his face while I peaked under the boulder...saw a rattler body...then slowly backed away.

Not a fabulous photo (snapped the one shot as-it-is then ran to catch the rest of the leaving group), but I like what it shows.

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Re: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

Post by umop apisdn » February 10th, 2016, 7:18 pm

I saw so many animals and made decent headway on lifers, but didn't end up taking nearly enough photos to justify all I'd seen.

Left it to this girl to pose in a nice spot. Although...I can't tell if it's just my monitor or what, but this photo now looks blown out to me, or Flickr has screwed up their image compression for smaller resolutions.

ImageEastern Diamondback Rattlesnake by Mike Martin, on Flickr

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Re: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

Post by RobertH » February 15th, 2016, 10:31 pm

This is like torture! Excellent shots everyone :thumb: I don't have a single best shot, but I'll post this cute short-horned lizard trying to kill me. After a long hike and finding almost nothing we finally walked upon him on the trail.
ImageGreater short-horned lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi) by NicholasHess, on Flickr
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Re: Post your 1 best photo from 2015!

Post by Noah M » May 2nd, 2016, 6:51 pm

For no other reason than this is my favorite species of snake

Lampropeltis extenuata
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