Summer VIC herping finds

Discussion in 'Field Herping and Reptile Studies' started by richoman_3, Feb 3, 2015.

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  1. richoman_3

    richoman_3 Very Well-Known Member

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    Couple quick trips, not really too much

    here...

    enjoy..

    if you want more info on anything let me know.


    [​IMG]Central Bearded Dragon (Pogona vitticeps) head detail by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Tessellated gecko (Diplodactylus tessellatus) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Spotted Marsh Frog (Limnodynastes tasmaniensis) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Curl Snake (Suta suta) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Burton's Legless Lizard (Lialis burtonis) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Burton's Legless Lizard (Lialis burtonis) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Marble-faced Delma (Delma australis) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Robust Striped Skink (Ctenotus robustus) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Nobbi Dragon (Diporiphora nobbi) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Nobbi Dragon (Diporiphora nobbi) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr


    patternless

    [​IMG]Beaded Gecko (Lucasium damaeum) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr


    [​IMG]Mallee Dragon (Ctenophorus fordi) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Mallee Dragon (Ctenophorus fordi) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]De Vis' Banded Snake (Denisonia devisi) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Eastern Hooded Scalyfoot (Pygopus schraderi) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Eastern Hooded Scalyfoot (Pygopus schraderi) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Southern Spiny-tailed Gecko (Strophurus intermedius) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Grey-Strike Thrush (Colluricincla harmonica) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr


    [​IMG]Lesueur's Tree Frog (Litoria lesueuri) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Green and Golden Bell Frog (Litoria aurea) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Bleating Tree Frog (Litoria dentata) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Jacky Dragon (Amphibolurus muricatus) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Atrax sutherlandi by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Southern Banjo Frog (Limnodynastes dumerili insularis) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Martin's Toadlet (Uperoleia martini) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Martin's Toadlet (Uperoleia martini) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Martin's Toadlet (Uperoleia martini) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Peron's Tree Frog tadpole (Litoria peroni) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Highlands Copperhead (Austrelaps ramsayi) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Highlands Copperhead (Austrelaps ramsayi) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]White-lipped Snake (Drysdalia coronoides) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Murray Rainbow Fish (Melanotaenia fluviatilis) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Murray Rainbowfish (Melanotaenia fluviatilis) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Spencer's Skink (Pseudemoia spenceri) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Spotted Marsh Frog (Limnodynastes tasmaniensis) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Azure Kingfisher (Ceyx azureus) by Nick Volpe, on Flickr


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    Rob Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Awesome pics as usual Nick. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Great shots, as always. Every photo is superb.

    Hard to single any out for more praise than others, but what the hell... I particularly liked the head shots of the White-lipped, the Highlands Copperhead and the Burtons.
     
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    NickGeee Subscriber Subscriber

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    A fish isn't a herp.
    silly nick.
     
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    richoman_3 Very Well-Known Member

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    Neither are half the animals you take photos of, common stuff dont count ;)

    Thanks Rob and Chanaz
     
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    benc63 Not so new Member

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    Sweet shots Nick. I like your lighting.
     
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    Bushman Very Well-Known Member

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    Great pics!
    I particularly like the way you've arranged the subjects and the close-ups are excellent.
    Like Ben, I reckon that the lighting is spot-on. What flash unit are you using?
     
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    Wow Nick, that is a fabulous pic of the Atrax sutherlandi, and how lucky were you to find a female in such good condition. I have only ever seen 1 of those particular Funnel Webs and it was not even in the Southern NSW or Northern Vic range for that species, 38 years ago in conjunction with Eric Worrell and the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories i spent 14 days mapping the range and distribution of the Blue Mountains Funnel Web (Hadronyche versuta) in the Megalong Valley and the Katoomba escarpment area, during this time i found what appeared at the time to be a Sydney Funnel Web (Atrax robustus) so i kept it to be formally identified later as i thought it strange considering the temperature and topography to find A.robustus that far west. As it turned out when we got back and had it identified it was in fact A.sutherlandi, to this day it still has me scratching my head trying to work out how and why we found it in the Megalong valley, it must have been on holidays. Keep up the great work Nick, your work is going ahead in leaps and bounds, your subject arrangement, use of light and lens choice is superlative, i said it a couple of years ago and i stand by what i said now, You have a brilliant future ahead of you if you decide to take your photographic expertise to the next level, it is a gift rarely seen in someone as young as you and it would be a traversty to see it wasted. :) ...........................................Ron
     
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    richoman_3 Very Well-Known Member

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    Thanks heaps Ron, your replies are always appreciated!
    Wow that is interesting to find one all the way out there!. I found about 5 under a couple of big logs in a moist gully in Mallacoota. I took 2 female specimens home with me and left the rest. One of them had an eggsack and the babies hatched a few days ago (photo is on my flickr)
    hehe i will never leave photography!, if i could somehow make money off it, it would be handy LOL !

    Thanks Ben and Bushman, i use 2 430 EX II canon speedlites on either side of my camera held by a bracket
     
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    Chicken Well-Known Member

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    Common stuff dont count says the one who just put up shots of robusts and jackies
     
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    richoman_3 Very Well-Known Member

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    Do you even know what herping is anymore?
     
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    Great shots.You have a real talent for photography. I love the Bell frog and the Burtons. What lens do you use for the macro head shots ?
     
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    Really superb photography! Cheers
     
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    canon f/2.8 100mm usm macro

    cheers
     
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