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My Best Caudata Photos of 2016

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Hello everyone!

It has been a while since i've posted on here, but i thought i'd drop in to show you some of my favorite Caudata photos from this year. Some of these are wild Caudatas, some are my own.
I know its a lot of pictures (21 to be exact) but i couldn't manage to narrow down my favorites any further

By the way, i have a photography page on Facebook! Seth D. Erickson Photography is its name, heres a link to it: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php...315021&fref=ts
I also have a Flickr account you can follow; https://www.flickr.com/photos/137665678@N04
You can follow either or both of these and see my newest photos when i upload them, usually every other day for Facebook and once a week or so for Flickr

And without further ado, here are my personal favorites from this year, in no particular order, starting off with....

A wild juvenile Oregon Ensatina salamander, Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis.
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Here is a wild larval Coastal Giant salamander, Dicamptodon tenebrosus
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Wild adult female Northwestern salamander, Ambystoma gracile
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Wild juvenile Northwestern salamander, Ambystoma gracile. This individual was super dark, probably the darkest i've seen
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My adult female Tiannan Crocodile newt, Tylototriton yangi, looking very fat as usual
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Wild juvenile Western Redback salamander, Plethodon vehiculum
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My adult male Tiannan Crocodile newt, Tylototriton yangi
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Wild adult female Rough Skinned newt, Taricha granulosa
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Wild subadult Oregon Ensatina salamander, Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis
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Wild subadult Northwestern salamander, Ambystoma gracile
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Wild juvenile Oregon Ensatina salamanader, Ensatina eschscholtzii oregonensis, same one as in the first photo
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Wild larva Coastal Giant salamander, Dicamptodon tenebrosus
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Wild adult female Long Toed salamander, Ambystoma macrodactylum macrodactylum, and a pretty large one at that!
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My adult female Rough Skinned newt, Taricha granulosa. I have high hopes for this spring, its my dream to breed these guys
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Wild newly metamorphosed Rough Skinned newt, Taricha granulosa, the first one i found this year
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My adult (female i believe) Mole salamander, Ambystoma talpoideum (you probably recognize this one haha)
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My adult female Rough Skinned newt again
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Wild larval Coastal Giant salamander, Dicamptodon tenebrosus
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Wild adult female Northwestern salamander, Ambystoma gracile
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My (smaller) female Tiannan Crocodile newt, Tylototriton yangi
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I don't like this one as much as i did earlier in the year...but what the heck why not. Two wild adult female Rough Skinned newts, Taricha granulosa
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And that's it! Took me about 30 minutes to make this but it was worth it.
This community is awesome, from here i learned not only how to properly keep Caudates but also gained tips on photography and herping, and have gained many awesome friends, so i figure i ought to come back and post every once in a while.

Hope you enjoyed my photos and Happy New Year to everyone!
-Seth
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Stunning! The Taricha and Decamptodon ones are my favourites. :)
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Awesome photos, your photography has improved so much!

Also I'm glad to be one of those friends you gained, Seth
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Perfect ! Keep it up man !
A little of criticism anyway : photo 9 f-number too low, photo 10 f-number too high
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Perfect ! Keep it up man !
A little of criticism anyway : photo 9 f-number too low, photo 10 f-number too high
(according to my sense, no idea what would experts say)
good job

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Thank you Juraj! Yes 9 is a bit too low, but with 10 its actually lower than i wanted. The goal in that photo was to show the animals habitat in the background clearly, but it is not clear.
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