March 19, 2023

The Art of Bad Bird Photography

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

Posted on March 19, 2023 07:18 PM by npenhollow npenhollow | 36 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

N. viridescens records - For personal use

N. viridescens (viridescens) tags:
"dead" -
"aberrant" -
"N. viridescens adult" -
"red eft" -
"low spot expression" -
"low spot expression- [#]"
"high spot expression" -
"amplexus" -

Partially striped aberrant individual, found by me:
Similar blended spotting in this individual:
Partially striped aberrant individual, found by ecovore:
Broken-Striped Newt (ssp. dorsalis): (For comparison)

Aberrant individual with a failed print job:

What I consider "low spot expression" : <5 unbroken, clearly visible spots OR spots that are so tiny they are barely visible
What I consider "high spot expression: WIP

Two adults observed mating (amplexus?):

A Very Special Newt:

...and a particularly yellow individual:

Posted on March 19, 2023 06:34 AM by npenhollow npenhollow

P. cinereus records- For Personal Use

Plethodon cinereus tags:
"dead" -
"Juvenile P. cinereus" -
"lead-backed" -
"yellow-backed" -
"iridistic" -
"high red expression" -
"mottled" -
"regenerating tail" -
"tail drop" -
"P. cinereus head patch individual" -
"missing eye" -

Possible Iridistic Individuals:

High Red Expression:

Notably Mottled (Mottling extends past tail):
(Same individual?)

"Head Patch" Individual:

Missing Eye individual:

Posted on March 19, 2023 05:28 AM by npenhollow npenhollow

November 13, 2022

Observations at Oswegatchie Educational Center (2022)

Observations made during my 2022 summer on staff.

Posted on November 13, 2022 03:36 AM by npenhollow npenhollow | 346 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

October 06, 2022

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 an iPhone.
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 October 06, 2022 03:35 PM by npenhollow npenhollow | 27 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment

September 27, 2022

(For Personal Use) My herpetological lifers!

Obviously only includes encounters that I remember and have uploaded. I have no way of remembering my first-ever garter or milk snake, for example, much less my first green frog.
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:
-Eastern Red-Spotted Newt (Notophalmus viridiscens viridiscens)
-Green Frog (Lithobates clamitans)
-Eastern Milksnake (Lampropeltis triangulum)
-Common Snapping Turtle (Chelydra serpentina)
-American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus)
-Eastern Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis)
-Spring Peeper (Pseudacris crucifer)
-Northern Watersnake (Nerodia sipedon sipedon)
-Eastern Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinerus)
-Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)
-American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus)

Posted on September 27, 2022 05:41 PM by npenhollow npenhollow | 21 observations | 0 comments | Leave a comment