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Stlsport
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
What kind of camera/lens do people use for the zoomed in photos?


DirtyMikeandtheBoys
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Moving from right to left. First glimpse is his back behind the rock behind the top of bright green plant, going behind the little 2 stalked fern to the left and his head in from of the small patch of long grass in the middle-ish.


BM7133
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Image: https://i.imgur.com/MvyP2EG.jpg
Moved my indigo and cribo to bigger enclosures (84 x 30 x 18 Animal Plastics) and had them out to clean them last night. Cribo wouldn't take a decent pic. The indigo stopped to watch the dog and cat so while he was still I got a few good ones.

Image: https://i.imgur.com/idsYHaU.jpg


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Teague
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
Nice contributions, everyone. I don't think I have any recent photos to post. Maybe I can contribute soon.


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What kind of camera/lens do people use for the zoomed in photos?


I use an old Nikon D80 camera. For super close ups I use a Tokina 100mm f2.8 macro lens. I also use a Nikon 50mm f1.4 for some close ups.

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Stlsport
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thanks for info. enjoyed your photos.


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deaconjones35
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This baw is hanging out about 20 feet off my backyard right now. Don’t think I’ll try to catch it for a closer picture. Looks to be about 6.5’.

Image: https://i.imgur.com/uwuYTB1.jpg







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AthensRattler
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I use an old Nikon D80 camera. For super close ups I use a Tokina 100mm f2.8 lens. I also use a Nikon 50mm f1.4 for some close ups.



I’ve been shooting herps with a D50, Nikon 50mm f1.4, sigma 105mm f2.8 macro forever.

We both need new gear.


Teague
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We both need new gear.


Amen. I keep spending my money on other things, but I've been wanting a new camera body for years.


weagle99
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I posted this in another thread. I recently learned these skinks are cannibals when an adult chased down and ate a juvenile like this one while I watched in my back yard.

Image: https://i.imgur.com/ESAjGMm.jpg


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AthensRattler
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Amen. I keep spending my money on other things, but I've been wanting a new camera body for years.


I want one of those mirror less nikons that are coming out, but these damn guitars keep following me home.


Teague
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TomSpanks
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Image: https://i.imgur.com/U2AnBm8.jpg


Found this little guy insider our new house, the wife loved that
From what I've seen it looks like a rough green snake, apparently they make good pets, wish we would've kept it.


Teague
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From what I've seen it looks like a rough green snake, apparently they make good pets, wish we would've kept it.


They can be good pets, but they need a lot of hiding branches and leaves and little to no handling. From what I've heard they tend to get stressed and die pretty easily if just thrown in a tank. It's been years since I've seen one and I've been keeping my eye out for one to photograph.


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Caught this little rat snake on a vine on my house today. Been living practically in the middle of the Honey Island Swamp for 15 years and this is the first rat snake I've caught here, surprisingly. This is also the smallest one I've ever caught. The two largest were 6'6" and 6'4", both in the same week when I was around 13 or 14.

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Teague
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
Since the snake posts are starting, I figured it was time to bump this. I haven't seen any wild stuff yet, but I have added a few things to the home "zoo."

Both of these guys are living in a new paludarium (land and water) enclosure I put together.

Rough Green Snake

Eastern Garter (before being moved to the new enclosure)


I also recently got a pair of Spilotes pullatus (tiger rat snakes) and built a large enclosure for them. These are very large, arboreal colubrids from South America (and central America all the way up to southern Mexico). These can reach lengths up to 10-12 ft, depending on which source you believe. Hoping to breed them within a year or two, so contact me for all your Spilotes pullatus needs. ;)






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biggsc
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
I had a box turtle when I was younger as a pet.

One morning I went to check on it and it was gone


Teague
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re: The Herpetology Photo Thread (Reptiles & Amphibians)
Went out for the first time last weekend. I also saw a nicer looking rat snake, but he escaped being photographed in a brush pile.












NOLAGT
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Cool Spiltos and bad arse setup for it! I have zero pictures of my snakes...haven’t had any in 18 years...thanks Ms GT

This guy has been living around my pond/garden for a cpl years I think. Unless some have come and gone. I always see him jump in at night when I walk out and I have seen it grow.

He likes to stay up in my skimmer during the day. I open the lid and it takes about 3 seconds before he jumps in the front part and stays on the bottom lol. I’m sure he is wiping out my other frog population...I don’t want to move him tho.





DCD601
Member since Apr 2017
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This has to be my all-time favorite OB thread. Please keep the photos coming for a displaced Louisiana boy living up in Illinois. Helps me get through the winter!


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