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#21 Atdahl

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Posted 23 November 2013 - 03:12 PM

It's tough to compete with the outstanding frog shots by @Whyone?.  Here are a few different species frogs and toads:

 

Masked Smilisca, Osa Peninsula Costa Rica.  At night, a few of these frogs would come out around the pool and bar.  This one was hanging out on a bar stool:

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Marine Toad (Cane Toad), Osa Peninsula Costa Rica.  Used a hand held off camera flash for this one (my wife LOVES being my assistant... :) )

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Red-eyed Tree Frogs playing "leap frog" (as described by a father to his son that were standing next to us...) Osa Peninsula Costa Rica:

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Amazonian Poison Dart Frog, Napo Wildlife Center, Ecuador:

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Gladiator Frog, Osa Peninsula Costa Rica:

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Rough-skinned Dirt Frog, Osa Peninsula Costa Rica:

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Great Plains Toad, Portal, Arizona:

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Mexican Spade Food, Portal, Arizona:

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Gulf Coast Toad, Chan Chich Belize:

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And finally, a dual species shot.  Speckled Racer snacking on some poor frog or toad, Chan Chich, Belize:

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 12:23 AM

Good shots, and nicely-balance flash as well. I shoot all close-up/macro with flash these days, it makes life a lot easier.


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 02:50 PM

Not sure if these really count as Wildlife...   Iguana, photographed on the Florida Keys.  They are living free, but are not native to Florida.   Still, they are impressive beasts, and I think in monochrome has a pleasing prehistoric look to them.

 

 

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 09:21 PM

A green Iguana 'at home' in Costa Rica (Osa Penninsula)

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2R4C6564 by Whyone, on Flickr
 
Young croc (also Costa Rica)

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Older Croc, same river, with a dicky nose:

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Croc detail:

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2R4C6613 by Whyone, on Flickr

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:27 PM

Awwww, isn't that little croc cute, the big one, not so much :)

 

I can hardly ever decide between B&W and colour pics when I do a B&W version, always there are features about both that appeal and there's not a clear winner. In this case above however I think the B&W version is better as well.


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Posted 14 June 2014 - 03:20 PM

Just back from a holiday in Sicily. We saw this on a wall. It is called the Sicilian Wall Lizard!

 

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Actually we saw lots of them, frequently moving very quickly. This one allowed me to get close with a zoom that only goes up to 70mm (no long lens on holiday) - then cropped.

 

 

 


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 07:03 PM

This American Alligator is keeping a breathing hole thawed in seal-like fashion.  It was caught out of its winter den by a sudden and severe cold snap.  Photo taken at the Yawkey Wildlife Center (where I do shorebird research), in South Carolina, USA on December 15, 2010.  At first we thought it was dead, but just after the photo was taken, it slowly drew down in the water.  So we beat a hasty retreat to avoid bothering it.  Canon 7D with 30mm f4 lens; unknown settings.

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This very large (4-meter) American Alligator was basking in the sun on February 6, 2011 during an unseasonable warm spell.  Photo taken at the Yawkey Wildlife Center in coastal South Carolina, USA.  Photo taken at close range at only 1X magnification, ISO 200, f/4, 1/1250/sec, Canon Powershot A630.

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This female Snapping Turtle was laying eggs at Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge at Cape Hatteras, North Carolina.  August 4, 2008.  F5.6, 1/1250/sec, Canon Powershot A630.

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This Eastern Newt was walking along a stream at the Eastern Continental Divide along the South Carolina / North Carolina border in the southern Appalachian Mountains.  It was a few miles uphill from Caesar's Head State Park, on  September 2, 2013.   Canon 7D with 30mm f4 lens; unknown settings.

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Posted 09 November 2014 - 03:13 PM

We made a quick trip to Arizona this past August and had 3 encounters with a real life monster.   These guys are notoriously hard to find so I think we got really lucky.   I give you the Gila Monster:

 

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It's hard to due them justice with still photography so here is a so-so video compilation of the Gila Monsters moving along with some other desert wildlife:

 

http://youtu.be/bKiT...3Az-VOUXYPJtDgg

 


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Posted 15 June 2015 - 06:28 PM

Recently I rescued this Eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) out of a 4-lane highway.  The location was surrounded by woods in the process of being cut down + developed - not good for the turtle's long-term survival.  So I took it to a nice nearby nature preserve and released it before snapping a photo.

 

If you look closely, you can see that I also ended up saving a tiny snail, which is crawling across the turtle's chest.

 

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 06:50 PM

Great picture. Love the tiny snail, thanks for pointing it out. :)



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Posted 16 June 2015 - 11:38 AM

Thanks @michael-ibk - that photo was one of the very rare occasions when I used a camera flash (it was a pretty dark forest where I released the box turtle).


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Posted 16 June 2015 - 12:06 PM

Leopard Tortoise, Linyanti Botswana, 2009

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Nile Crocodile, Chobe River Botswana, 2009

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Chameleon, Linyanti, 2008

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Frog in the Bill of a Ground Hornbill, Kwedi concession, Botswana 2013

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(Angolan?) Reed Frog, Okavango (Xigera), 2013

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Lizard, Namibia 2013 (any identification would be welcome)

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Chameleon, Etosha NP, 2013

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Terrapins, Etosha NP, Namibia, 2015

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 10:06 PM

Hi @Kingfisher Safaris, your unidentified lizard is a female Namib Rock Agama (Agama planiceps). Your second Chameleon is also an Agama (and I love the photo!), but I'm not sure which species :) Your first Chameleon is a Flap-necked chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis)


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Posted 18 June 2015 - 09:05 AM

@Dan

 

Fantastic, thanks. Misidentification is always a problem.......still working on identifying some birds from photographs from my recent Namibia trip!


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Posted 02 July 2015 - 01:39 AM

Hi @Kingfisher Safaris, your unidentified lizard is a female Namib Rock Agama (Agama planiceps). Your second Chameleon is also an Agama (and I love the photo!), but I'm not sure which species :) Your first Chameleon is a Flap-necked chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis)

 

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 08:44 PM

Hi @Tom Kellie, I'm certainly not a qualified herpetologist but I'm definitely a keen one! I will introduce myself in the Introductions section soon!


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Posted 04 August 2015 - 06:53 PM

Hi @Tom Kellie, I'm certainly not a qualified herpetologist but I'm definitely a keen one! I will introduce myself in the Introductions section soon!

 

~ @Dan

 

I apologize for my delayed reply. I've been away on a 2-week safari.

 

I'd love to know more about your interests and background.

 

More herps than usual kept popping up throughout the just completed safari.

 

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 02:17 PM

A few reptiles from our recent trip to Borneo (Sabah)

 

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 03:31 PM

~ @TonyQ

 

You've given us quite a treat!

 

For those of us partial to lizards, skinks and their like, this is a veritable cornucopia.

 

That 4th one down has such an elongated skeletal system — remarkable!

 

This group is an education for me as I had no idea that reptiles were so readily observable in Borneo.

 

Terrific photos with excellent color and luminosity!

 

With Appreciation,

 

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Posted 17 August 2015 - 03:37 PM

@Tom Kellie

Thank you

The 4th one is a flying lizard - and we did see it fly (although it is more like gliding - but pretty impressive anyway!)


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