Snakes and more c/vic herps!

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  1. richoman_3

    richoman_3 Very Well-Known Member

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    Start with the crap snakes!

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    Little Whip Snake (Parausta flagellum) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr


    False start! heres the ugly one!

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    Small Eyed Snake (Cryptophis nigrescens) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr
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    Small Eyed Snake (Cryptophis nigrescens) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr


    A cooler Snake!

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    Lowlands Copperhead (Austrelaps superbus) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr
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    Lowlands Copperhead (Austrelaps superbus) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr


    A swamp skink

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    Juvenile Swamp Skink by Nick Volpe, on Flickr


    The snakes food

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    Eastern Banjo Frog (Limnodynastes dumerilii insularis) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr
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    Striped Marsh Frog (Limnodynastes peroni) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr


    Central vic time

    garden skinks lel

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    Boulenger's Skink (Morethia boulengeri) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr


    delicate skinks lel

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    Shingleback (Tiliqua rugosa) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr


    gave me wood

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


    robustus

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    IMG_68853 by Nick Volpe, on Flickr


    dwyers snake

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    Dwyer's Snake (Parasuta dwyeri) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr
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    Dwyer's snake (Parasuta dwyeri) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr
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    IMG_68887 by Nick Volpe, on Flickr


    BIBRONS WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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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


    APRASIA WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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


    enjoy!
     
  2. Tobe404

    Tobe404 Well-Known Member

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    How the hell do you get the shots so close up?
    Compact or DSLR? Some sort of zoom lens?
    Awesome photos by the way man. :)
     
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    Good shots Nick. I particularly like the way the specimens are arranged to include the whole body, with good enough dof and timing to catch the tongues. These pics would be good for field guides. Well done.
     
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    What! No love for the small eyed. No wonder they spend most their lives hiding under logs and pavers.

    Nice pictures though. That was a nice looking copperhead.
     
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    richoman_3 Very Well-Known Member

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    Canon 60D with a 100mm f2.8 macro lens :)

    Getting the tongue isnt too easy Bushman lol!

    haha very true RedFox!

    cheers all!
     
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    good stuff nick. The first copperhead shot is great man!
     
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    Great shots man, that bibron's toadlet and pink tailed worm lizards were such a great finds cant get better than that.
     
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    That swamp skink pic is beautiful!
     
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    That second picture is beautiful :) All of your photos are! :D:D:D

    ....make a calander so I can buy it :p:D
     
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    Fantastic!! Huge thanks for sharing those!
     
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    richoman_3 Very Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all !

    urgh calendars are work, and i hate work!
     
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    Thanks for sharing, they are amazing pics :)
     
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    I not to long ago got a K-30 with a Sigma 17-70mm Macro f2.8-4.5 lens.
    Should start taking some pics myself I suppose haha.
    Still getting used to it though.
     
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    Wow m8, 16 years old and producing work like this :) :) I can see in the very near future if the passion still remains with you of seeing the name Nick Volpe on a regular basis in all the best wildlife publications as the producer of all the best photogaphy, you are amazing Nick, you seem to have a natural flair for light and shadow and getting angles on your subjects that a second to none, your parents must be proud and your peers jealous. I look forward always to seeing more of your work, forget about calendars mate if i were you i would be looking at doing a full on field guide +++++++++++++++1 :) ...........................Ron
     
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    richoman_3 Very Well-Known Member

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    Thanks heaps Ron :)
    Really appreciated :)
     
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    It is not hollow praise either Nick i know a bit about the Photgraphic Art, My Father was the Photographer in charge for the RAAF for 22 years and he did everything from ID photo's to Crash Recovery all around the world as well as all the Arty stuff you find in all the high ups offices and Parliament House, the funny thing was he hated photography and refused to take it up when he mustered out from the RAAF as all the best paying jobs was doing baby photo's and portrait stuff, no good to him. I would hate to see you wasting your talents, it is a special gift. :) .....................................Ron
     
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    richoman_3 Very Well-Known Member

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    Haha yep im not interested in taking photos of scaleless beings ;) !
    thanks
     
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