Western Cape and Northern Cape 2013.

Re: Western Cape and Northern Cape 2013.

Postby Lourance Klose » Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:49 pm

LOL JKA. There is no doubt it was a pretty disappointing trip, but you did get to photograph a species you had never seen before, so not all bad. LOL.
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Re: Western Cape and Northern Cape 2013.

Postby atropos » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:18 am

Very impressed with the pictures bud and inspired to see you living your dream.
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Re: Western Cape and Northern Cape 2013.

Postby Lourance Klose » Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:59 pm

Beetz's Tiger Snake - Telescopus beetzii.
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One of my dreams come true.
Adult male.
Fisk's House Snake - Lamprophis fiskii.
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Re: Western Cape and Northern Cape 2013.

Postby Mitton » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:14 pm

WOW, that fiskii is an awesome find!!
Did you find it while cruising?
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Re: Western Cape and Northern Cape 2013.

Postby Bushviper » Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:01 pm

Watch the calls now with "how much". Thats the sad part.

Great finds.
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Re: Western Cape and Northern Cape 2013.

Postby Lourance Klose » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:07 pm

Arno - Last night when the news broke of the find, it ended up on some chat group and I heard there was already some oke last night saying he would pay R20000 for it. Absolute joke, that snake is coiled under some rock or underground right now where it belongs.

The snake was found crossing a road.
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Re: Western Cape and Northern Cape 2013.

Postby Westley Price » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:15 pm

Great find, and that last picture is a real stunner. The details on each scale is astounding and you captured it well.

I would go as far as to say these are the best pictures I have seen of this species.
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Re: Western Cape and Northern Cape 2013.

Postby Mitton » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:20 pm

westley wrote:I would go as far as to say these are the best pictures I have seen of this species.

Agreed!
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Re: Western Cape and Northern Cape 2013.

Postby michael » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:53 pm

Those Fisks house snakes are magnificent! Those are defintitly some of the nicest pictures I have seen too.
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Re: Western Cape and Northern Cape 2013.

Postby jka » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:56 pm

Mitton wrote:
westley wrote:I would go as far as to say these are the best pictures I have seen of this species.

Agreed!


Its a great shot it would've been just as great even if it wasn't a fiskii

And I agree its probably the best photo of this specimen that has been seen online or in a book.
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Re: Western Cape and Northern Cape 2013.

Postby Unforgiven » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:52 pm

Definitely the best pics of fiscii that I have ever seen!
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Re: Western Cape and Northern Cape 2013.

Postby Lourance Klose » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:53 pm

Thanks for the kind comments.
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Re: Western Cape and Northern Cape 2013.

Postby TH » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:56 pm

Awesome finds Lourance - I'm particularly jealous of that Fisk's... It seems that I am becoming part of a continually diminishing group of people who have not seen that animal in the wild yet... :smt022

And, as for the wild, that's exactly where it belongs, not in the hands of some collector...! So, as I am sure you will, just keep tight lipped about the locality and all will be fine... :D
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Re: Western Cape and Northern Cape 2013.

Postby Bushviper » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:01 pm

Next time you will not be allowed to even stop and remove it off the road because it is a TOPS animal. TH you better hurry. A picture of you holding the snake could get you locked up or fined.
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Re: Western Cape and Northern Cape 2013.

Postby CarlaSmit87 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:53 pm

Wow some excellent photography! Well done
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