Νοέμβριος 27, 2023

Nature Photography attempts

Observations I've submitted that I think are visually interesting, have good composition, and show the organism in a clearly identifiable way. Only including research-grade observations (for now). I want to get better at nature photography, and I want to keep track of my progress over time. I know the basic principles of photography, but I'm not used to applying them in the field. Almost all photos were taken with a phone.
Extremely open to suggestions from anyone who sees this. What can I do better? What is good/bad about the quality of the photography in the observations I've linked here? Tips and tricks?

Posted on Νοέμβριος 27, 2023 1131 ΜΜ by npenhollow npenhollow | 103 παρατηρήσεις | 0σχόλια | Αφήστε ένα σχόλιο

Οκτώβριος 25, 2023

My Observations Containing GIFs

Just a compilation for personal use.

Posted on Οκτώβριος 25, 2023 0430 ΜΜ by npenhollow npenhollow | 9 παρατηρήσεις | 0σχόλια | Αφήστε ένα σχόλιο

Μάρτιος 19, 2023

The Art of Bad Bird Photography

Just the absolute worst of my pixelated, blurry, nearly unidentifiable bird observations

Posted on Μάρτιος 19, 2023 0718 ΜΜ by npenhollow npenhollow | 39 παρατηρήσεις | 0σχόλια | Αφήστε ένα σχόλιο

N. viridescens records - For personal use

N. viridescens (viridescens) tags:
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"dead" - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=dead&taxon_id=27805&user_id=npenhollow&verifiable=any
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"aberrant" - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=aberrant&taxon_id=27805&user_id=npenhollow&verifiable=any
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"N. viridescens adult" - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=N.%20viridescens%20adult&taxon_id=27805&user_id=npenhollow&verifiable=any
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UNFINISHED:
"spot count=[#]"
?: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=spot%20count%3D%3F&taxon_id=27805&user_id=npenhollow&verifiable=any
0: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=spot%20count%3D0&taxon_id=27805&user_id=npenhollow&verifiable=any
2:
3: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=spot%20count%3D3&taxon_id=27805&user_id=npenhollow&verifiable=any
4: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=spot%20count%3D4&taxon_id=27805&user_id=npenhollow&verifiable=any
5:
6: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=spot%20count%3D6&taxon_id=27805&user_id=npenhollow&verifiable=any
7: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=spot%20count%3D7&taxon_id=27805&user_id=npenhollow&verifiable=any
8: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=spot%20count%3D8&taxon_id=27805&user_id=npenhollow&verifiable=any
9: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=spot%20count%3D9&taxon_id=27805&user_id=npenhollow&verifiable=any
10: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=spot%20count%3D10&taxon_id=27805&user_id=npenhollow&verifiable=any
11: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=spot%20count%3D11&taxon_id=27805&user_id=npenhollow&verifiable=any
12: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=spot%20count%3D12&taxon_id=27805&user_id=npenhollow&verifiable=any
13: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=spot%20count%3D13&taxon_id=27805&user_id=npenhollow&verifiable=any
14: https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=spot%20count%3D14&taxon_id=27805&user_id=npenhollow&verifiable=any

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"amplexus" - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=amplexus&taxon_id=27805&user_id=npenhollow&verifiable=any


Partially striped aberrant individual, found by me:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/134369069
Similar blended spotting in this individual:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/134204832
Partially striped aberrant individual, found by ecovore:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/147537319
Broken-Striped Newt (ssp. dorsalis): (For comparison)
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/237422-Notophthalmus-viridescens-dorsalis
https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/237422-Notophthalmus-viridescens-dorsalis/browse_photos

Aberrant individual with a failed print job:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/138719750


A Very Special Newt:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/145462122

...and a particularly yellow individual:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/138719202

Posted on Μάρτιος 19, 2023 0634 ΠΜ by npenhollow npenhollow

P. cinereus records- For Personal Use

Plethodon cinereus tags:
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"dead" - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=dead&taxon_id=27186&user_id=npenhollow&verifiable=any
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"Juvenile P. cinereus" - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=juvenile%20P.%20cinereus&taxon_id=27186&user_id=npenhollow&verifiable=any
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"lead-backed" - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=lead-backed&taxon_id=27186&user_id=npenhollow&verifiable=any
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"yellow-backed" - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=yellow-backed&taxon_id=27186&user_id=npenhollow&verifiable=any
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"iridistic" - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=iridistic&taxon_id=27186&user_id=npenhollow&verifiable=any
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"high red expression" - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=high%20red%20expression&taxon_id=27186&user_id=npenhollow&verifiable=any
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"mottled" - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=mottled&taxon_id=27186&user_id=npenhollow&verifiable=any
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"regenerating tail" - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=regenerating%20tail&taxon_id=27186&user_id=npenhollow&verifiable=any
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"tail drop" - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=tail%20drop&taxon_id=27186&user_id=npenhollow&verifiable=any
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"P. cinereus head patch individual" - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=P.%20cinereus%20head%20patch%20individual&taxon_id=27186&user_id=npenhollow&verifiable=any
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"missing eye" - https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=P.%20cinereus%20head%20patch%20individual&taxon_id=27186&user_id=npenhollow&verifiable=any
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"aberrant"- https://www.inaturalist.org/observations?place_id=any&q=aberrant&taxon_id=27186&user_id=npenhollow&verifiable=any


Iridistic Individuals:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/138722013
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/138720334
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/161429398

High Red Expression:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/136724549

Notably Mottled (Mottling extends past tail):
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/134666876
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/140904219
(Same individual?)

"Head Patch" Individual:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/138718275
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/135665728

Missing Eye individual:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/138717564

Posted on Μάρτιος 19, 2023 0528 ΠΜ by npenhollow npenhollow

Νοέμβριος 13, 2022

Observations at Oswegatchie Educational Center (2022)

Observations made during my 2022 summer on staff.

Posted on Νοέμβριος 13, 2022 0336 ΠΜ by npenhollow npenhollow | 346 παρατηρήσεις | 0σχόλια | Αφήστε ένα σχόλιο

Σεπτέμβριος 27, 2022

(For Personal Use) My herpetological lifers!

Continually updating this journal post for personal use.

I have no real way of remembering my first-ever Common Garter Snake, for example. Therefore, in the absence of my actual lifers, I will be adding the first observations I've uploaded on iNat for every amphibian or reptile species listed below:
-American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus)
-Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)
-Gray Treefrog (Hyla versicolor)
-American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus)
-Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans)
-Northern Leopard Frog (Lithobates pipiens)
-Eastern Red-Backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus)
-Eastern Newt (Notophthalamus viridescens)
-Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis)
-Northern Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon sipedon)
-Eastern Milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum)
-Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)
-Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)

Missing From New York:
Amphibians:
Fowler's Toad, Boreal Chorus Frog, Western Chorus Frog, Atlantic Coast Leopard Frog, Mink Frog, Eastern Spadefoot, Tiger Salamander, Jefferson Salamander/Blue-Spotted Salamander/Unisexual Mole Salamander Complex, Marbled Salamander, Eastern Hellbender, Wehrle's Salamander, Eastern Long-Tailed Salamander, Northern Red Salamander, Four-Toed Salamander, Common Mudpuppy
Snakes:
Short-headed garter snake, Ribbon Snake (Northern or Eastern), Dekay's Brownsnake, Queensnake, Eastern Wormsnake, Eastern Hognose, Northern Black Racer, Smooth Greensnake, Eastern/Gray Ratsnake, Timber Rattlesnake, Massasagua
Other Reptiles:
Northern Italian Wall Lizard, Eastern Fence Lizard, Northern Coal Snake, Common Five-Lined Skink (in NY), Green Sea Turtle, Loggerhead Sea Turtle, Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle, Leatherback Sea Turtle, Eastern Spiny Softshell, Eastern Musk Turtle, Spotted Turtle, Common/Three-Toed/Eastern BoxTurtle, Wood Turtle, Blanding's Turtle, Pond/Red-Eared/Yellow-Bellied Slider, Northern Red-Bellied Cooter, Eastern River Cooter, Northern Diamondback Terrapin, Ouachita Map Turtle, Northern Map Turtle

Life List (uploaded to iNat only):
Eastern Red-Backed Salamander
Eastern Newt- ssp. Red-Spotted
Northern Two-lined Salamander
Allegheny Mountain Dusky Salamander
Northern Slimy Salamander
Northern Dusky Salamander
Spotted Salamander
Spring Salamander- ssp. Northern

Green Frog
American Bullfrog
American Toad
Spring Peeper
Wood Frog
Pickerel Frog
Northern Leopard Frog
Woodhouse's Toad

Common Garter Snake- ssp. Eastern
Common Watersnake- ssp. Northern
Ring-necked Snake- ssp. Northern
Red-Bellied Snake
Eastern Milksnake
Eastern Copperhead
Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake
Plains Garter Snake
Prairie Rattlesnake

Green Anole
Green Iguana
Common Five-Lined Skink
Southeastern Five-Lined Skink
Broad-headed Skink
Common Puerto Rican Amieva
Plateau Fence Lizard
Many-Lined Skink
Eastern Side-blotched Lizard
Ornate Tree Lizard
Six-Lined Racerunner
Great Plains Skink

Painted Turtle
Common Snapping Turtle

Posted on Σεπτέμβριος 27, 2022 0541 ΜΜ by npenhollow npenhollow | 40 παρατηρήσεις | 0σχόλια | Αφήστε ένα σχόλιο