Central Vic herping

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  1. richoman_3

    richoman_3 Very Well-Known Member

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    Just a few pics of a good days herping in Central Victoria yesterday...

    Wood Geckos - Diplodactylus vittatus , are always a cute sight

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    Eastern Stone Gecko (Diplodactylus vittatus) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr
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    Eastern Stone Gecko (Diplodactylus vittatus) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr


    Pink-tailed Worm Lizard, Aprasia parapulchella are small secretive pygopods that reside near ants nests

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    Pink-tailed Worm Lizard (Aprasia parapulchella) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr
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    Pink-tailed Worm Lizard (Aprasia parapulchella) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr
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    Pink-tailed Worm Lizard (Aprasia parapulchella) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr






    Crinia parinsignifera .. boring!

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    Plains Froglet (Crinia parinsignifera) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr


    Bibron's Toadlet, Pseudophryne bibroni , the main target of the trip.. some sexy individuals

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    Bibron's Toadlet (Pseudophryne bibroni) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr
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    Bibron's Toadlet (Pseudophryne bibroni) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr
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    Bibron's Toadlet (Pseudophryne bibroni) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr
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    Bibron's Toadlet (Pseudophryne bibroni) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr
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    Bibron's Toadlet tadpole (Pseudophryne bibroni) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr


    Eastern Banjo Frog - Limnodynastes dumerilii , a nice specimen to finish off the day

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    Eastern Banjo Frog (Limnodynastes dumerilii) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr


    enjoy...
     
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    Nick work mate! What camera or camera accessorie did you use to take the photo of the tadpole.. Or did you just catch the tadpole and take the photo of it in a container?
     
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    Good shots Nick.
    I like the crispness of the subjects and how you've filled the frame with them.

    It's remarkable how different the two Diplodactylus vittatus are. One seems to have little to no vertebral stripe and the other one has a strong zig-zag.
    Are they from the same location or were they found far apart?
     
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    Y u find no boulengeri?
     
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    Tadpole was photographed in a small glass tank
    The spotted one is a juvenile Bushman, which is why it has different patterns to the adult
     
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    OK, thanks.

    The tadpole shot reminds me of the photos in Marion's new book. It's a great way to photograph taddies.
     
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    Thought as much :), I'm amazed how much you found lol I don't tend to find much (usually garden skinks and banjo frogs). Might have to go herping with ya one day lol
     
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    Yeah a mate of mine had the set-up, which was well organised and made it easy to get good photos when the taddies sat still !
     
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