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Old Jul 9, 2014, 7:09 PM   #1
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Been "out on the trail" a lot these pasts few weeks, with plenty of time for photography but almost no time for PP. So here are a few samples of some of the common East Tennessee herptiles enjoying this hot summer.

Have seen plenty of Eastern Box Turtles out and about, especially on the damper mornings. This Box Turtle showed us a surprise! You can tell it's a female by the brown eyes, but can you tell what she's been eating?
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Some sharp-eyed young park visitors noticed this very bright little salamander inside a cool, damp concrete block shed. They usually inhabit caves, but I guess this Cave Salamander thought the dark shed was a fine little cave.
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Green Frog males often have bright yellow throats. Perhaps this adds to the "seductive power" of their banjo-like call.
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Thanks for taking time to view, and thanks in advance for any comments.
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So, what lenses did you use for these? They are all so sharp.
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Old Jul 15, 2014, 2:37 PM   #6
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Patty- Turtles taken with FA 50 macro, Frogs with Tokina 400, and Salamander with FA 100 macro...
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I am stuck on zooms and your images are making me rethink things, I need to get my DA 35, DA 50 and 135 out and use them. Nice series Mole
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I continue to be impressed with what great use you make of those lenses. Do you have just one K20D body so that you are changing lenses or do you have more than one body with different lenses mounted? If just one body, you must be quite careful in keeping things clean when changing lenses under some of the conditions in which you shoot.
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Always love your photos but this set is exceptional.
I was wondering if the Parks Board ever use your photos?
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