Reptiles and Amphibians

Chaitanya

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About all your posts:
Great summary, great pics.
Somehow, I slightly prefer living in Germany. Even though that means, having just a few snakes to photograph... ;)
Germany still has some interesting snakes(if I remember correctly they are protected like wolves) and some cool lizards.
Fantastic series of shots. This must be the work of several years of tracking them down. I would love to visit India again.
For some it was luck while in case of Cat snakes, shieldtails, vine snakes right habitat and right time of years generally are more than enough to guarantee sightings. Let me know if you visit Western ghats during monsoons, I will provide you contacts of guides(I know people for mammals as well from snow leopards to tigers and everything in between) and good resorts at herp spots.
 
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Maximilian

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Germany still has some interesting snakes(if I remember correctly they are protected like wolves) and some cool lizards.
Fully correct. Most of our local species of reptiles and amphibians are threatened and protected.
Where I live you can find snakes like the common European viper (vipera berus), the grass snake (natrix natrix) and the smooth snake (coronella austriaca).
There are some four more species (German hyperlink). And only the European viper and the asp viper (vipera aspis) are venomous snakes.
 
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I've been trying to get a picture of the toads crossing my garden and I finally have an in-focus image!
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This morning the result of the camera trap showed this:
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The toads decided to sit down between the sensors for a few hours, among the 2000+ shots there was this one:

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ISv

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Common Bronzeback Treesnake:
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Common Cat snake:
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Beddome's Cat snake:
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Northern Western Ghats vine snake:
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Green Keelback:
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Checkered Keelback:
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Striped Keelback:
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Beddome's Keelback:
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Russell's/Streaked/Variegated Kukri snake:
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Indian Smooth snake:
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Very nice to great photos! I just wonder where you were all this time and not posting here?! For some of the shots/species I wouldn't have the courage to get there with just 100mm lens - pretty dangerous!
Prairie Rattlesnake in New Mexico.
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I love this shot!
 
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ISv

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OK: I haven't been at this topic for a wile and I have to acknowledge I missed a lot of great shots (and most importantly a lot of interesting species!!!)!
There are a lot of great shots here but non is covering both Amphibians and Reptiles;). Here I have both classes covered in the same shots :rolleyes:
:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:!

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The intent was to take a picture of this flower amongst the green. When I got home and put it on the big screen this gecko suddenly appeared. It is either a testament to his camouflage or a statement about my lack of observation.

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The intent was to take a picture of this flower amongst the green. When I got home and put it on the big screen this gecko suddenly appeared. It is either a testament to his camouflage or a statement about my lack of observation.
Nice catch and funny story, Andy
 
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ISv

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The intent was to take a picture of this flower amongst the green. When I got home and put it on the big screen this gecko suddenly appeared. It is either a testament to his camouflage or a statement about my lack of observation.

R5 24-240 @ 130mm f6.3 1/1600 ISO 800

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"It is either a testament to his camouflage or a statement about my lack of observation." - most probably both:). Anyway nice shot!
 

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Again copy and paste from the birds (with some addition...): "And my regular walk at the beach park (with the regular birds too - but I try to get better poses:cautious:. Relatively good exercise for both - my body and my skills in photography... but on somewhat lazy site ;))."
And photos of young/relatively small Green Turtle - I like the spark in the eye on the second photo. These are two consecutive photos at speed 1/2500 (if I remember right) when the turtle started diving and I can't decide which is better...

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