Recent Herps

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  1. froggyboy86

    froggyboy86 Active Member

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    Hey guys,

    Just thought I would post some pics of some recent herps I have seen over the past month from around New South Wales.

    Thick Tailed Gecko (Nephrurus milli) near Sydney
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    South-eastern Morethia Skink (Morethia boulengeri) near Narrandera
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    Southern Bell Frog (Litoria raniformis) near Narrandera
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    Sandpaper Frog (Lechriodus fletcheri) near Woodenbong.
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    Whirring Tree Frog (Litoria revelata) near Woodenbong.
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    Stuttering Barred Frog (Mixophyes balbus) near Glen Innes.
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    Red-eyed Tree Frog (Litoria chloris) near Grafton.
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    Golden Crowned Snake (Cacophis squamulosus) from Sydney.
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    Eastern Stone Gecko (Diplodactylus vittatus) near Sydney.
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    Aaron
     
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    wiz-fiz Very Well-Known Member

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    nice, do u go herping alot?


    Will
     
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    Your lucky to have such an array of beautiful frogs around you.
     
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    Nice pics Aaron,Bell frogs are amazing, one of my faves.
     
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    forgive me if im wrong but isnt the first gecko (thick tail) actualy an UNDERWOODISAURUS milli not nephrurus i knew they were related but didnt think they were the same
     
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    I'm fairly certain they were previous called nephrurus milli, but 100% sure. Very nice pictures!
     
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    Thanks for the comments

    Will - I do go out herping often although I am having a break at the moment because of work commitments but I'll start again in mid January.

    pythonoz - Thanks for 'shouting' but from what I understand these geckos used to be in the genus Underwoodisaurus but have now been moved into Nephrurus.
     
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    Nice shots Aaron, beautiful shot of the balbus, I have heard it is very hard to capture the blue on there eyes. looks like you have done a fair bit of travelling, well done with all those finds!
     
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    still Underwoodies to me :lol:, nice pics Aaron
     
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    Great photos, Aaron. You certainly find some amazing frogs and take excellent photos of these.

    Regards,
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    Recent rains in northern NSW prompted me to look for the only Cyclorana species I haven't seen in SE Australia, Cyclorana brevipes but I failed to find it in western Queensland. But I visited some old sites in northern NSW during the torrential downpour and got some new photos of some of my favourite species.

    Dainty Green Tree Frog (Litoria gracilenta) near Tenterfield.
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    Bleating Tree Frog (Litoria dentata) near Tenterfield.
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    Dubious Dtella (Gehyra dubia) from Inglewood in Queensland. Was a nice town apart from the old man threatening me whilst I took this shot.
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    Aaron
     
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    Haha iv been harassed by the police for "snooping around" dwellings with a torch too:p
     
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    Some awesome shots there Aaron, what camera gear do you use, love your work mate, please post some more..

    Baz
     
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    Thanks for the comments,

    Baz I use a Canon G7, great little camera especially for macro shots. I don't do any processing on my photos afterwards apart from the occasional crop so it does the job well. Most of my herping is done at night so it took me a lot of practice getting the lighting and camera settings right.

    Aaron
     
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    Wow i love those pics, just wondering how big was that Dtella snout to vent roughly?
     
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    I came soooo close to buying a G7... they are really great pics... quality stuff.
     
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    I think it was roughly about 7cm SVL, it was a decent sized gecko and well fed. There were some smaller geckos that had more markings that I now think were G. variegata. Annoyed I didn't get photos of them but I was getting abused by a drunk at the time and was quite flustered.

    Aaron
     
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    Thats were a six D cell mag light comes in a head of a head torch Aaron...
     
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    They are Nephrurus Aaron, not Underwoodisaurus...good work on the Balbus....Let me know next time your up this way!

    Cheers,
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    Awesome photos and report, well done. I hope you gave the old guy threatening you a mouthful!!!
     
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