Lives in United States St. Louis, MO, United States
Works as a Molecular Biologist
Joined on Mar 17, 2011


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On Finding macro wildlife article (35 comments in total)

I used to take classes in entomology, so I've picked up a few pointers on finding insects that I thought would be worth sharing here.

1: Life prefers edges. You'll find a much greater variety of insects at the border between a forest and a field than you will in the middle of either. Treelines, pathways, and edges of streams are all excellent places.

2: Dress for the occasion. Wear bright colors and some fragrance, and the bees and butterflies are likely to come to you.

3: If you're looking for the bugs themselves, you'll have a rough time of it. Look instead for evidence of bugs. Chewed leaves, withered plants, dark spots on trees, rolled up leaves; most anything out of place.

4: Patience is key. Sometimes it's best to just sit by some flowers and wait for the bugs to come to you. Try not to panic when a few inevitably use you as a place to rest. Use slow, deliberate movements.

5: For nocturnal insects, light traps will make things really easy.

Good luck, Everyone!

Direct link | Posted on Jun 13, 2012 at 00:19 UTC as 24th comment | 1 reply
On Whangamata Beach Hop Canon 450 Mar 2011 293 in the Mazda; Zoom Zoom? challenge (1 comment in total)

Nice shot, but the Corvette isn't made by Mazda.

Direct link | Posted on May 30, 2012 at 13:22 UTC as 1st comment
On Sony NEX-F3 preview (57 comments in total)

From the pictures here, it looks like the hinge on the screen lost the ability to angle downward. It was a feature that I ended up using frequently to record concerts; let me shoot over top of the crowd and still watch the screen with relative ease. The built-in flash is a welcome addition tho.

Direct link | Posted on May 17, 2012 at 04:45 UTC as 36th comment
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