Gallery Links
Users Online
· Guests Online: 8

· Members Online: 0

· Total Members: 4,966
· Newest Member: Mark
Forum Threads
Theme Switcher
Switch to:
Last Seen Users
· weia< 5 mins
· Philippe mon...00:19:20
· DPD00:27:32
· Karsten Thomsen00:31:27
· Volker00:35:19
· ESant01:00:43
· kevin_cheng01:00:56
· Tony Irwin01:13:33
· nowaytofly01:14:51
· RamiP01:39:49
Latest Photo Additions
View Thread
Diptera.info :: Miscellaneous :: General queries
Who is here? 1 guest(s)
 Print Thread
Why are you here?
crex
#1 Print Post
Posted on 19-06-2006 23:44
User Avatar

Member

Location: Sweden
Posts: 1996
Joined: 22.05.06

There are many dipterists that aren't here (yet) so I wonder why you visit diptera.info? I specially wonder what you experienced entomologists think of the amateur photos that are beeing sent in for identification. Does it give you anything, maybe help you in some way, or are you just generous trying to help other less knowledgeable people?

My reason for being here? I'm more of a collector than a biolog ... so I guess it's about collecting records. The idea of discovering a really unusual find is appealing. I plan to report my findings to the upcoming Swedish Online Invertebrates Register. Perhaps this will help research a tiny bit. This wouldn't be possible if it weren't for other people that helped me with identifications.

I've been interested in insects/spiders since the late '70s, but I realized pretty soon I would never be able to manage a collection of dead animals. That stopped me then. I also did some lame efforts to photograph 'em, but the digital revolution nowadays has made it a lot easier for amateurs like myself to take acceptable macro photos.

Even though I'm a newbie here I've learned much by reading the forums with identification discussions and I love to see all the really good photos of the extraordinary creatures. It's truly inspiring. I'm just sorry I can't contribute with more than a few photos.
 
Robert Nash
#2 Print Post
Posted on 20-06-2006 09:26
Member

Location: Ulster Museum, Belfast, Ireland
Posts: 288
Joined: 11.11.05

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step " Mao Tse Tung. And don't forget a picture is worth a thousand words and yes the Diptera are "extraordinary creatures". All the best from Ireland Robert
PS. Take a look at the glossary for the word jizz this sums up what photos are all about I hope.

EDIT Paul Beuk: added the [glos] tags for jizz. Anyone can now use the tags in the forum (at least for existing terms).
Edited by Paul Beuk on 20-06-2006 09:44
 
http://www.habitas.org.uk/rnash.html
crex
#3 Print Post
Posted on 20-06-2006 23:29
User Avatar

Member

Location: Sweden
Posts: 1996
Joined: 22.05.06

Hmm, I gather this was a little bit too personal subject. Sorry 'bout that. I will try to restrain my curiosity Wink
 
ChrisR
#4 Print Post
Posted on 21-06-2006 00:20
User Avatar

Administrator

Location: Reading, England
Posts: 7699
Joined: 12.07.04

Well, i didn't respond because I just have a boring/simple answer - I enjoy identifying things and learning from other dipterists Smile
 
http://tachinidae.org.uk
Paul Beuk
#5 Print Post
Posted on 21-06-2006 07:15
User Avatar

Super Administrator

Location: Netherlands
Posts: 19276
Joined: 11.05.04

Well, what can I say, being the webmaster?
Paul

- - - -

Paul Beuk on https://diptera.info
 
diptera.info
Jump to Forum:
Date and time
15 July 2024 19:41
Login
Username

Password



Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Temporary email?
Due to fact this site has functionality making use of your email address, any registration using a temporary email address will be rejected.

Paul
Donate
Please, help to make
Diptera.info
possible and enable
further improvements!
Latest Articles
Syrph the Net
Those who want to have access to the Syrph the Net database need to sign the
License Agreement -
Click to Download


Public files of Syrph the Net can be downloaded HERE

Last updated: 25.08.2011
Shoutbox
You must login to post a message.

11.07.24 13:59
Following up on the update provided by Paul on the donations received in 2024, I just made a donation. Follow my example Wink

07.03.24 01:01
Some flies preserved in ethanol and then pinned often get the eyes sunken, how can this be avoided? Best answer: I usually keep alcohol-collected material in alcohol

17.08.23 16:23
Aneomochtherus

17.08.23 14:54
Tony, I HAD a blank in the file name. Sorry!

17.08.23 14:44
Tony, thanks! I tried it (see "Cylindromyia" Wink but don't see the image in the post.

17.08.23 12:37
pjt - just send the post and attached image. Do not preview thread, as this will lose the link to the image,

16.08.23 09:37
Tried to attach an image to a forum post. jpg, 32kB, 72dpi, no blanks, ... File name is correctly displayed, but when I click "Preview Thread" it just vanishes. Help!

23.02.23 22:29
Has anyone used the Leica DM500, any comments.

27.12.22 22:10
Thanks, Jan Willem! Much appreciated. Grin

19.12.22 12:33
Thanks Paul for your work on keeping this forum available! Just made a donation via PayPal.

Render time: 1.15 seconds | 196,678,979 unique visits