Malaysia summer 2014: Borneo and Pulau Tioman

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Re: Malaysia summer 2014: Borneo and Pulau Tioman

Postby Ronald Zimmerman » Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:36 pm

Jeroen Speybroeck wrote:Thanks again. It's getting time now to see that Rhacophorus you mentioned ;)

Very soon. I am working on the Kubah NP photos right now :)
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Re: Malaysia summer 2014: Borneo and Pulau Tioman

Postby Ilian Velikov » Sun Sep 14, 2014 6:08 pm

Awesome species and great photography! It doesn't get much better than that :)

Shouldn't "Cyclemys dentana" be Cyclemys dentata...?
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Re: Malaysia summer 2014: Borneo and Pulau Tioman

Postby Ronald Zimmerman » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:52 pm

Ilian Velikov wrote:Awesome species and great photography! It doesn't get much better than that :)

Shouldn't "Cyclemys dentana" be Cyclemys dentata...?

Thank you very much! :D

Yeah you are right.. typo ;) :)
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Re: Malaysia summer 2014: Borneo and Pulau Tioman

Postby Matthieu Berroneau » Fri Sep 19, 2014 10:55 am

Wow !!
Hypsicalotes kinabaluensis and Draco melanopogon are so crazy!
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Re: Malaysia summer 2014: Borneo and Pulau Tioman

Postby Ronald Zimmerman » Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:58 pm

Matthieu Berroneau wrote:Wow !!
Hypsicalotes kinabaluensis and Draco melanopogon are so crazy!

Yeah great herps :)

Jeroen Speybroeck wrote:Thanks again. It's getting time now to see that Rhacophorus you mentioned ;)

You are right! I have my Kubah National Park report online.. :D If you visit Borneo, you should visit this national park. :D

Full report:

http://ronaldzimmerman.nl/borneo-kubah-sarawak/

Wallace's Flying Frog (Rhacophorus nigropalmatus)
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Harlequin Tree Frog (Rhacophorus pardalis)
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Bornean Horned Frog / Bornean Horned Toad (Megophrys nasuta)
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Mahogany Frog (Rana lactuosa)
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Frilled Tree Frog (Rhacophorus appendiculatus)
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Black-spotted Rock Frog (Staurois guttatus)
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Re: Malaysia summer 2014: Borneo and Pulau Tioman

Postby Jeroen Speybroeck » Tue Sep 30, 2014 10:05 pm

All great!!!
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Re: Malaysia summer 2014: Borneo and Pulau Tioman

Postby Martti Niskanen » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:40 am

Very nice. What kind of flash setup are you using?
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Re: Malaysia summer 2014: Borneo and Pulau Tioman

Postby Ronald Zimmerman » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:34 pm

Jeroen Speybroeck wrote:All great!!!

Yes they are :D Very funny when they jump on your head ;)

Martti Niskanen wrote:Very nice. What kind of flash setup are you using?

At the moment I use a wireless flash with diffuser (http://www.fjwestcott.com/micro-apollo) handhold and my onboard flash with diffuser.. I use a 100mm macro :)
A photo from the internet of an onboard flash diffuser.
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I do not have a photo of my own setup right now.

I am saving money for a macro bracket dual flash setup. Frogs are extremely difficult because of the skin. They always reflect light and that will cause overexposure (blinking parts). If you flash from an angle it is a lot better. That's why I want a dual flash, with two flashes from an angle. One to really flash and the other to fill the shadows. :)
This will be my new project. :) More things to take with me, but the results are stunning from what I have seen. :)
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Re: Malaysia summer 2014: Borneo and Pulau Tioman

Postby Ray Hamilton » Fri Oct 03, 2014 11:16 am

Great set of photos and a really enjoyable post. You did so well with all your finds!

Loved the Megophrys photo, my all time favourite frogs. I was never lucky enough to find one during our time in Malaysia.
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Re: Malaysia summer 2014: Borneo and Pulau Tioman

Postby Ronald Zimmerman » Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:23 pm

Ray Hamilton wrote:Great set of photos and a really enjoyable post. You did so well with all your finds!

Loved the Megophrys photo, my all time favourite frogs. I was never lucky enough to find one during our time in Malaysia.

Thank you! Well in Kubah NP there is a good chance of finding them. In the evening they are sitting next to the road in the NP.

I finally got my last part online about Pulau Tioman. I was a bit too busy to finish this report.
See here: http://ronaldzimmerman.nl/malaysia-2014 ... au-tioman/

Water Monitor (Varanus salvator)
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Poisonous Rock Frog (Rana hosii)
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Elegant Bronze-Back (Dendrelaphis formosus)
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Oriental Vine Snake (Ahaetulla prasina)
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Black-spotted Rock Gecko (Cnemaspis nigridia)
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Now I can work on my Romania and Bulgaria report. ;)
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