Reptiles and Amphibians

ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
Apr 30, 2017
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Plenty of beautiful photos in this new treat! Unfortunately on my island there are not that much of objects of this kind to shoot (well, I hope it stays like this, at least for the snakes :))!
Below is about 50% of what we have here... I think some of this I posted before in other treat...

Anolis carolinensis - Carolina anole 7 Male_DxO.jpg
Anolis sagrei - Brown Anole 6_DxO_DxO.jpg
Phelsuma laticauda 4b_DxO.jpg
Phelsuma laticauda 5_DxO.jpg
Phelsuma laticauda 7_DxO.jpg
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DSC_8487_DxO-1_DxO.jpg
Dendrobates auratus 4_DxO.jpg
Trioceros jacksonii - Jackson's chameleon 4_DxO.jpg
Chelonia mydas - Green sea turtle 3_DxO_DxO.jpg
 

Del Paso

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Aug 9, 2018
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Plenty of beautiful photos in this new treat! Unfortunately on my island there are not that much of objects of this kind to shoot (well, I hope it stays like this, at least for the snakes :))!
Below is about 50% of what we have here... I think some of this I posted before in other treat...

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Absolutely stunning pictures, in terms of biology and photography.
Perfect!
 

mikekeck

EOS T7i
Mar 14, 2018
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Great photos, ISV! However, I can't make biogeographic sense of where you must live. My best guess is Hawaii, and all of these (except the Green Sea Turtle) are introduced species??




Plenty of beautiful photos in this new treat! Unfortunately on my island there are not that much of objects of this kind to shoot (well, I hope it stays like this, at least for the snakes :))!
Below is about 50% of what we have here...
 

ISv

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Perfect guess mikekeck:)! Anolis carolinensis - Carolina anole, Anolis sagrei - Brown Anole, Phelsuma laticauda, Trachemys scripta elegans - Red-eared slider, Dendrobates auratus and Trioceros jacksonii - Jackson's chameleon are all intruders (as I am:)) on the Island.
There are not native Amphibians on the islands and the only native reptiles are the Sea Turtles, the Yellow bellied sea snake (Pelamis platurus) that I have never seen and the presumably extinct (2013!) Copper striped blue-tailed skink (Emoia impar). The only land snake here is the Brahminy blind snake (Indotyphlops braminus) tiny and stinky if you take it in hand.
 
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SteveC

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Sep 3, 2019
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Plenty of beautiful photos in this new treat! Unfortunately on my island there are not that much of objects of this kind to shoot (well, I hope it stays like this, at least for the snakes :))!
Below is about 50% of what we have here... I think some of this I posted before in other treat...

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Fantastic!! Absolutely fantastic!!
 
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Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
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Perfect guess mikekeck:)! Anolis carolinensis - Carolina anole, Anolis sagrei - Brown Anole, Phelsuma laticauda, Trachemys scripta elegans - Red-eared slider, Dendrobates auratus and Trioceros jacksonii - Jackson's chameleon are all intruders (as I am:)) on the Island.
There are not native Amphibians on the islands and the only native reptiles are the Sea Turtles, the Yellow bellied sea snake (Pelamis platurus) that I have never seen and the presumably extinct (2013!) Copper striped blue-tailed skink (Emoia impar). The only land snake here is the Brahminy blind snake (Indotyphlops braminus) tiny and stinky if you take it in hand.
Ah ha, but those of us old timers here already knew you were an "invader" amongst Canonites! ;)

Now, don't tell me, you don't have English sparrows? I believe they have the world record for invasions, so much so that they changed their name so as to not be so readily identified.

Jack
 

Cog

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Dec 6, 2013
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It's not a very good picture, and kind of off-topic as it was taken on a 4/3 Olympus camera, but it's a reminder how dangerous the shooting activity might be. I didn't notice the guy in the bush and nearly stepped on him while doing some wildlife photography in Arizona a month ago.
 
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Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
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I could imagine it being very dangerous stepping on this guy too ... he probably wouldn't survive. Only had my 400 with 2X on it and so it's not the greatest close up. He was in the crack of the stump so you can get a from that and the growth rings - very small.

Jack

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ISv

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Fantastic!! Absolutely fantastic!!
Thanks Steve but I have to return to PP with the Caroline Anole: to remove that noise. And make better photo of the Brown Anole, there is bunch of them around.
 

ISv

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Ah ha, but those of us old timers here already knew you were an "invader" amongst Canonites! ;)

Now, don't tell me, you don't have English sparrows? I believe they have the world record for invasions, so much so that they changed their name so as to not be so readily identified.

Jack
I had to search the web for the "English Sparrow":D - if you mean "House Sparrow" (as I know it) we have plenty. It deserves the name "World Sparrow"!
Concerning the "invaders" - yes, I'm invader in both: Canon rumors (just few years) and Hawaii (more than 18 years), but I'm feeling pretty much home in both;)!
 
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