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Postby Mongoose » Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:59 pm

LOL @ Rob - You wanna come with? :P
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Postby Pythonodipsas » Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:25 pm

Photographing Dwarf Bitis in the wild - what a pleasure. Tony you should do guided tours and charge people.
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Postby armata » Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:33 pm

The CRI offers photographic tours but nobodyhas responded as yet - thought they would be popular with overseas guys.
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Postby Rob » Tue May 01, 2007 11:44 am

What's the charge Tony?
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Postby rubida » Tue May 01, 2007 12:02 pm

One more of B.rubida

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and B.cornuta

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:) And now you must come and do one of Tony’s courses to learn more... ;)
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Postby Rob » Tue May 01, 2007 1:09 pm

Very similar colouration.

Can we see some more pics of the red phase?
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Postby armata » Tue May 01, 2007 3:15 pm

Have run out of 'red' photos - will have to visit Cederberg soon.

Rob - will have to devise something re photo techniques and tours for the doemstic market - will kee you posted.
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Postby froot » Tue May 01, 2007 3:29 pm

What are the chances of hybridisation between these species where their localities overlap?
They are so similar I can't ignore the possibility, which I'm sure would make the taxonomy an absolute nightmare.
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Postby Rob » Tue May 01, 2007 4:00 pm

Yeah that would be great Tony. Please do.
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Postby armata » Tue May 01, 2007 10:02 pm

We definitely need more cornuta and rubida samples for Cederberg - also other areas in Cape Fold Mountains, time is the great enemy.

Rob - maybe initially I will devise a 3 day course here in Oudtshoorn using a mix of captive and wild animals.
This based on digital & film SLR. I don't know what gear the guys on this forum have but the photography is pretty good. will work out costing if enough interest is aroused.
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Re: B.rubida

Postby Westley Price » Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:36 am

Hi Tony

Sorry for dragging up this very old topic but I have a quick query.

I was looking at some pictures from your book and thought one of the pictures looked familiar so I browsed the forum to check where I had seen them and a came across a discrepancy.

On the previous page of this topic you posted a picture of a hornless cornuta from Garies and the same specimen (with slight colour editing or distortion due to printing) is posted in your book as a hornless cornuta from the Cedarberg.

I'm sure it was just an innocent mistake, but I'd just like to clarify the locality for future reference. Thanx.

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Re: B.rubida

Postby Cradle of life » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:40 pm

OK time to put all your toys in a pillow case and put them away in my collection!!!
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Re: B.rubida

Postby armata » Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:58 pm

Cederberg is the correct location, my bad for wrong ID earlier. I do have a hornless one from Garies which is very similar, so hence the mix up, sorry.
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Re: B.rubida

Postby Westley Price » Tue Jul 13, 2010 6:16 am

No problem ;)

I just wanted to clear it up.
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Re: B.rubida

Postby Bushviper » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:26 am

armata wrote:Cederberg is the correct location, my bad for wrong ID earlier. I do have a hornless one from Garies which is very similar, so hence the mix up, sorry.


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