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miguel camacho!
01-12-2006, 06:11 PM
ive been on a photo-taking binge since i got a tripod for xmas, so i figured id share some of my more recent pics here.


CB henks

WC breeder henks

mossy female

CB satanic

WC breeder satanics

01-12-2006, 06:47 PM
Really nice Mike. The Corkbarks are my favorite as you know. Excellent pictures. Did you just use white printer paper for the backgrounds?

miguel camacho!
01-12-2006, 06:58 PM
thanks. yea, as you can tell by some of the pictures, my camera has a tendency to have difficulty focusing when there isnt a clear and solid background. im dying to get a good pic of that one cb henk of mine with all the mottled colors, which i think would be best taken on a mossy branch, but every pic i get wont focus properly.

i need one of those SLR's like my friends all have now. or even get them to let me borrow the camera to take some pics.

01-12-2006, 07:07 PM
beautiful animals and pics mike. I think if I ever get into someting other then Rhacs. I think spear points will be my next one. I think they are so neat looking. Awesome pics man!

01-12-2006, 08:20 PM
Great looking collection Mike, good luck on the breeding projects.

01-12-2006, 10:43 PM
hey mike i like that cb male phant got any more cb phants?

01-13-2006, 12:18 AM
All very nice,luv the henks

01-13-2006, 01:38 AM
Those guys are insanly cool!

01-13-2006, 02:59 PM
Awesome pics Mike! :D
I really think it is time for me to expand our leaftail collection and get some pietschmanni!

miguel camacho!
01-13-2006, 09:32 PM
thanks for the compliments guys.

and yes, i have several other CB phantasticus. heres some of the pics.


very unfortunately, that last one perished soon after i moved at the end of the summer. it was a horrible loss for me, seeing as it had some awesome potential, and was the only offspring of a female that died shortly after laying that single egg. the second to last one also died, at about a year and a half old. it had some sort of hemipene prolapse or something of the sort, or perhaps an infection somewhere around that region that i believe led to its death. that was a sad day for me, seeing as that was my first ever hatchling.

L.A.C. Herps
01-13-2006, 09:49 PM
those are some nice pics mike, and super nice animals. here's wishing you another successful year with your uroplatus.

01-13-2006, 11:35 PM
Some great pics of some great Geckos! I really like the array of colours with your Phants!!!

01-14-2006, 03:45 PM
Simply amazing!

01-14-2006, 04:58 PM
What camera are you using? I have a Nikon D50 now, which is a newer Digital SLR. Pathetic as I am, I don't have any gex to take pics of. I really liked the pics of the pietschmanni. I have yet to see them in person, they were just coming in as I was just getting out. :( I have yet to see a picture detailed enough to see the scalation. Even with the undeniable clarity in your photos, I think their scalation is just too hard to discern with the texture and coloration they have. Amazing gex and amazing photos. Keep it up!

miguel camacho!
01-14-2006, 05:24 PM
i have a nikon coolpix 3700, only 3.2 mp and 3x optical zoom (i hate digi zoom).

the camera does well a lot of the time, but for ever good picture i get, i get probably 4 or 5 blurry ones. its a real pain, because the flash often drains the colors out of the pictures, and when i dont use the flash, the shutter speed slows so the picture picks up more movement and becomes blurry.

an absolutely amazing camera that a few of my friends have is the canon rebel XT. it carries a hefty price, but man is it worth it. you can zoom in on the pics for what seems like forever without pixellation. gets absolutely stunning closeups of herps, i think it has something like 10x optical zoom too.

but i wont be getting one of those till i have ~$800 to spend.

L.A.C. Herps
01-18-2006, 03:21 PM
my canon s2 has 12x optical zoom and still has some fully manual features ( including manual focus) and the ability to change lenses, the macro and super macro modes also work quite well. i got the camera for 450 dollars. i already had a 1gb card, and a really nice set of batteries, but you could probably easily do it all for under 550.