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Portraits of amateur/professional dipterologists
ChrisR
Posted on 19-04-2009 08:21
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It's just different ... I actually find net-collecting easier in Europe because more insects are found at ground level. In the tropics species-diversity is very high but there are less flowers at ground level to attract insects, which means you have to run traps. But of course, you can collect all year in the tropics Wink

I would love to go back - there's nothing like being in primary rainforest Grin
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Posted on 19-04-2009 20:15
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Here I'm sitting at my fly-table, whit al sorts of things to attract flies...
And smoke a sigaret while waiting....(and yes I know....bat habit Grin)

Joke van ErkelensSmile
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Posted on 19-04-2009 20:24
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and another photo...looking a little angry because of the sun in my face...Smile

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Roger Thomason
Posted on 23-04-2009 14:12
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javanerkelens wrote:
And smoke a sigaret while waiting....(and yes I know....bat habit Grin)

Sorry to hear you have a Bat habit Joke, any particular species, not one of the rarer ones I hope Smile Still on the up-side, you will get plenty of opportunities to get photo's of Nycteribiidae. Jorge also has this affliction.
In the other photo what is that in your left hand?
"It looks just like a TeleFunken U-47". Copyright; Frank Zappa.
No offence was intended by the above joke, Joke.
All complaints to my Lawyers; Dickstein,Woodstein Associates, Philadelphia. USA. Tel. No. on a card in a Phonebox somewhere in Skye.Mon.-Fri. 10-11am ET.
Regards Roger (No flies to photograph) Thomason.
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javanerkelens
Posted on 23-04-2009 15:45
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not one of the rarer ones I hope

Hi hi...no, not the ones, that i can't see the differents anymore between a Hydrotaea and Calliphora vicina..Grin
In the other photo what is that in your left hand?
"It looks just like a TeleFunken U-47". Copyright; Frank Zappa.

Only a Canon 450D whit Sigma 105 lens+extention tubes+Sigma EM 140 Ring Flash....nothing more..

All complaints to my Lawyers; Dickstein,Woodstein Associates, Philadelphia. USA.

It's coming up.......Pfft

Joke (van Erkelens)....Wink
 
Roger Thomason
Posted on 10-06-2009 09:41
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Hello Fly People....As you can see from the attached photo People Can't Fly.
Somehow managed to fall backwards off scaffolding after re-slating the roof of my house. Fell about 3.5 Metres and bust the back of my head (90mm cut), whip-lash to my neck and severe bruising to lower back...nothing broken though....severe embarrassment is the main feeling I have. Was in the construction business off and on for 25 years working on and erecting scaffold up to 300ft high, only to fall off one in my own back yard...the shame Frown. Am just about scuttling around the garden again and will hopefully be sending in more photo's soon.

Looking at the photo you would have thought that they would have tucked my beard inside the neckbrace..some people have no dress style.
No sympathy sought with this image, but amusing comments are welcome...not too funny though as it hurts when I laugh.
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Paul Beuk
Posted on 10-06-2009 11:03
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OUCH! How long ago was that?
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Roger Thomason
Posted on 10-06-2009 11:17
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OUCH Indeed...that was on Thursday 4th June...Last week.
Ambulance...blue flashing lights ..the full monty Grin.

Was out taking photo's again yesterday...so I'm getting there.
Regards painfully....Roger
 
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Posted on 10-06-2009 14:19
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Crikey Roger, you are a) very unlucky and Cool very lucky! That looks very life threatening. Hope you make a swift recovery.
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Roger Thomason
Posted on 10-06-2009 14:47
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Cheers Nigel
Luckily I landed on a gravel path..large rock about 1ft away from my head...but it looks a lot worse than it felt at the time, bit sore in the ambulance (half hour trip), tho' She Who Must Be Obeyed got a bit of a fright..I'm being well pampered Smile. Was out in the street having a smoke at 8am Friday, in the rain, checked out Friday afternoon. Leave Hospitals for people who are ill...Much better today.
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Tony Irwin
Posted on 10-06-2009 19:48
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Roger : [thinks] "I must get some new headphones for my Walkman ... then I could listen when I'm standing up ! "
(Take it easy you old sod - and find someone younger to fall off your scaffolding next time!)

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Roger Thomason
Posted on 12-06-2009 08:18
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Tony Irwin wrote:
Roger : [thinks] "I must get some new headphones for my Walkman ... then I could listen when I'm standing up ! "
(Take it easy you old sod - and find someone younger to fall off your scaffolding next time!)


Cheers Tony...zonked out on pain-killers most of yesterday..day away from Laptop. Few photo's in the garden...nice warm day.

What is this "Walkman" thing you talk of...some kind of new invention in Norfolk...get one free with each purchase of a tractor? The County must be awash with them. The neckbrace does look like the old Jecklin Float Headphones, which looked terrible, but sounded brilliant.

I was taking it easy..probably why I fell...I'll be up a three stage ladder painting the new woodwork next year when it has weathered a bit, so I better write out a Will before that expedition. Regards Roger....
 
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Posted on 01-07-2009 08:44
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Did you get distracted by the ladybirds Roger??? Pfft

Hope you will recover quickly!
But don't smoke too much outside in the rain.... Shock

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Roger Thomason
Posted on 01-07-2009 09:20
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Thanks Andre
Back to normal (whatever that is), although still a bit painful getting out of the car after driving.
Yes standing out bare-footed with only denims on in the rain was a bit much....but that's just me I suppose.
Maybe get some of my Syrphids ID'd now...there are a few in the forum without replies..Frown.it would be appreciated.
Regards Roger....No Ladybirds in Mossbank Pfft
 
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Posted on 01-07-2009 10:53
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I think Roger was seeing other "ladies" Grin roftl.
Looking at that photo, really hurts! Frown
Fortunately, All's Well That Ends Well. Smile Hopefully the recovery at this time is total and you can dance Hakken, Reel... or even Flamenco!
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Roger Thomason
Posted on 01-07-2009 11:11
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jorgemotalmeida wrote:
I think Roger was seeing other "ladies" Grin roftl.
Looking at that photo, really hurts! Frown
Fortunately, All's Well That Ends Well. Smile Hopefully the recovery at this time is total and you can dance Hakken, Reel... or even Flamenco!
Grin


Thanks for that Jorge
1. I think She Who Must Be Obeyed would inflict much more pain than falling off scaffolding if that was the case...Happily married for 34 years.
2. It did.
3. What's a Hakken Reel...Hens March ower da Midden is the only way to "Get Down"....Bit of Paco DeLucia or Ricardo Garcia Y La Familia Flamenco is OK or even Ojos De Brujo with a few glasses of Plonk.
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Posted on 05-07-2009 20:55
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1. congratulations! You are the slave . Grin
2. Note: don't go to the roof. Smile Unless you want fly like a... dipter (without wings, of course). Grin
3. Dutch dance! Smile wikit!
 
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Posted on 05-07-2009 20:56
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come on, dipterologists (amateur and professional) or just curious... send us your photos! Wink
 
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jorgemotalmeida
Posted on 25-07-2009 18:25
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Once again... please post your photos here. It lacks so many people. Don't be shy. Wink
 
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Posted on 25-07-2009 19:00
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Maybe we should take a new round to activate new members Smile Here I am setting one of my malaise traps in early June. It has been very succesful one with a lot of nice species. The place is an old sandpit near Loviisa in Finland.

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