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Archive 1 (3 Jan 2006 – 8 Jan 2007)

Archive 2 (11 Jan 2007 – 30 May 2007)
Archive 3 (30 May 2007 – 2 Aug 2007)
Archive 4 (2 Aug 2007 – 24 Aug 2007)
Archive 5 (25 Aug 2007 – 16 dec 2007)

Contents

Olive branch

How about just sticking to photography/image critiques? Basically agreeing to disagree if need be, with civility. Regards, --Tomascastelazo 05:49, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

I accept Tomas. Lycaon 16:30, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Pijlinktvis

Hallo Lycaon,

Ik kwam een van uw foto's tegen op een andere website, zonder licentie- of naamsvermelding (maar Wikipedia wordt wel genoemd). Ik weet niet of u dat erg vindt, maar wilde het wel even laten weten. Het gaat om Image:Loligo vulgaris.jpg, en hij is hergebruikt op [1]. Overigens mijn complimenten voor uw mooie foto's!

Galwaygirl 17:35, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Bedankt voor de tip (en 't complement). Die krijgen een factuurtje van me ;-). Lycaon 17:40, 30 December 2007 (UTC)


Tsunami

Why this tsunami of great pictures in QI nomination at the same time? Do they all belong to the 2007 plan :-))?--Szilas 20:17, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

The big clearance indeed. Next year is a different one, I won't travel out of Europe though :-(. Lycaon 21:10, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

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re: QI

Ahaaaa... dat stond nergens uitgelegd, mijn excuses. Zal ik het ongedaan maken, of gewoon laten? --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 23:54, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

1000 maal dank! --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 00:02, 3 January 2008 (UTC)
Jammer genoeg nog wakker, York Minster is nogal groot :-s. Veel beter! Gij bent dan ook de specialist he... ;-) . --Steven Fruitsmaak (Reply) 01:25, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

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Valuable Image Proposal

I noticed you have noticed my draft Valuable Image Proposal. I am curious to hear what you think of it?

Thank you for adding the example image. I agree with you that it is a perfect example of a VI, which is not FP nor QI. -- Slaunger 16:42, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Commons:Picture of the Year/2007/Galleries

Hi Lycaon, if you get a chance in the next 2 days or so, I would appreciate a quick look over these categorisations to make sure they are "sane" (especially some of the animals, I just guess that everything creepy-crawly is an arthropod ;)). thanks --pfctdayelise (说什么?) 15:08, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks a lot. I asked about the dead fish one Commons:Picture_of_the_Year/2007/Preparation#Commons:Picture_of_the_Year.2F2007.2FGalleries_-_one_last_check. pfctdayelise (说什么?) 01:45, 4 January 2008 (UTC)

Please help

Flower with pollen.JPG

Hi, I would like to ask for your help again. Some time ago, you helped identify a picture of a flower (Hymenocallis speciosa) however, an anonymous user has changed the description and says its Hymenocallis narcissiflora. What do you think should be done as this picture will soon be features as POTD on wikipedia.

Regards, Muhammad Mahdi Karim 15:08, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

Thank you for your reply and help. Regards Muhammad Mahdi Karim 12:16, 4 January 2008 (UTC)
The flower's description has been changed to Pancratium zeylanicum **sighs**. What do i do? Please advice. Regards Muhammad Mahdi Karim 07:16, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Ich Hirsch !

Ich wünsche dir auch ein gutes neues Jahr und viel Erfolg. Danke für den Hinweis :) --Richard Bartz 17:06, 3 January 2008 (UTC)

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Image:Lichen-covered tree, Tresco.jpg

I've just uploaded this, but can't work out what category it ought to go in. Any ideas please? --MichaelMaggs 20:11, 5 January 2008 (UTC)

The category it is in at the moment is just fine. I'll see if I can put in under a genus/species. Lycaon 01:28, 6 January 2008 (UTC)
Many thanks. --MichaelMaggs 09:00, 6 January 2008 (UTC)
It's been done, courtesy of Mike Sutcliffe at www.uklichens.co.uk. --MichaelMaggs 18:00, 6 January 2008 (UTC)
Brilliant! Lycaon 18:28, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

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Re: Credits

Ja dat is mogelijk. Ga ik vandaag of morgen doen. -- Bryan (talk to me) 15:11, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

  • Bedankt! Lycaon 15:13, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Commons Guide

Hello,

Having seen a number of your pictures in QI and FP sections, I was wondering if you would be interested in sharing some of your knowledge and assist in writing of a photography guide for Commons users?

Could you please see this page:

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Photography_Guide_Project_Alpha

Please consider participating in this. Thank you.

--Thermos 16:37, 7 January 2008 (UTC)


Hello,
Unfortunately the project page was deleted because of lack of media (I suppose). An undeletion request has been filed and I hope to have the page up on later day. In the meanwhile, sorry for inconvenience. I will notify you on the further developments. --Thermos 03:24, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
As you can see it is back, and moved to commons: namespace --Tony Wills 23:05, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

You're a hard man to please

You don't seem to be very happy with the work I've been doing. Your own photographs look fantastic. Can we talk? Durova 03:10, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Location info ... and can you do me a favour ?

Loc ? Sorry i cant do this. It was taken on a exib where it's only allowed to take pictures for private use. Giving a loc would be a proof, so without a loc, nobody cares ;-) I did a picture of some turtles where the 3rd from left showing a Trachemys scripta elegans but who are the other 2 species shown on the picture ? Can you help me please writing a propper description? Regards, Richie --18:18, 9 January 2008 (UTC) --Richard Bartz 18:18, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

Most of them are probably Chrysemys picta. Have to check. And how can they not let you publish a photo of a butterfly? Beats me. are they copyrighted species :-))? Lycaon 18:25, 9 January 2008 (UTC)
Same @ Deutsches Museum :-( --Richard Bartz 08:59, 11 January 2008 (UTC)

Oppose

Lycaon, I just want to say that my critique was to me objective and not based on the past or any other motive. I really hope you understand it that way. Likewise, when I see one that in my photographic opinion merits support, I will also state reasons. Regards and Happy New Year. --Tomascastelazo 21:25, 9 January 2008 (UTC)

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Hirsch

Kein Problem, stelle es in 8 Wochen noch mal ein wenn die Nervensäge weg ist  ;-) --Richard Bartz 16:11, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

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Blacksmith Lapwing

Your lapwing photo with a lot of space in front of the bird is sensible artistically, but maybe not so sensible for an encyclopedia. Is it possible to crop out some grass in front of the bird, to centre the picture on the bird? I would really like to replace some of the photos of captive birds with your much better photo. JMK 08:21, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Dankie, dit is baie nuttig en verbeter die voorkoms van die bladsye. Dit is geplaas op Lapwing en Blacksmith Lapwing. JMK 16:52, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

WRMS

Merci beaucoup pour tout le travail que t'a fait sur ce template. Lycaon 09:34, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Félicitation pour ton francais, il est parfait ;-).
I did not know this web site, but it seems fairly great. It treats well the synonymes, the taxon tree, the authors, the references...
So I created the same template on wikifrance.
Do you wish me to add it to wikispecies ?
By the way, Your photographs and illustrations are really wonderful.
Cheers Liné1 10:21, 17 January 2008 (UTC)
Merci! Et les porter a Wikispecies serait sympa. (BTW you wouldn't believe how hard it is to write French, speaking je me débrouille but writing... ) Lycaon 23:11, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Miombo

Miombo forest - South Luangwa Valley.jpg het betrekking: Ek is nie seker dat dit wel Miombo is wat hier uitgebeeld word nie. Die boombas lyk vir my te grof en gegroef. Miombo het redelik gladde bas, meestal met korsmosse bedek. Miskien is dit Mopanie? Indien jy ander fotos van dieselfde boomveld het kan ek miskien beter oordeel. JMK 17:37, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

I am reasonably sure it was Miombo. The trees were quite high, and I don't remember having seen such high mopane. The guide (from the Wildlife and Environmental Conservation Society of Zambia) also told us this was miombo forest. I must confess that I don't know about the bark though. And as I had only a small point-and-shoot camera at the time with small memory card, I don't have extra pictures :-(. Lycaon 23:01, 17 January 2008 (UTC)

Issues and thoughts

Confused bot drops load in wrong location
  1. Thank you for helping with the QIBot droppings! The bot seems to work better if the gallery tags are left for him/her/it though.
  2. I worked for almost 10 years in a restaurant that was listed as a wildlife art gallery. With the exception of one painting of the rear end of a deer (which was hung, interestingly enough, for the viewing pleasure of the non-smoking section) almost all of the paintings had the critters with their heads up and ready to move if necessary. It is an apology for not liking that one single solitary image of yours that I haven't liked. Your choice to accept it or not.
  3. I was going to write to TonyWills about changing from playing Tetris to Space Invaders, but it is actually just easier to mention this idea here. Do you have thoughts about this and if so, would you share those thoughts with me?

Thanks -- carol 11:31, 18 January 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the id for that not a bug

It was quite small in that image -- I am surprised (yet not surprised) that you could determine it. -- carol 13:06, 20 January 2008 (UTC)

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Image:Żelechów-Reymonta6.jpg

Thanks for help. I tried to do this my self, but I wasn`t happy with the results. Here I`m not so happy too (tree looks strange). But now I see areas in shadows where realy to dark. Maybe this image is not worth being QI, but anyway I would like someone to say it. Regards Sfu 20:51, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

By the way is there some help with identifying species on images. I`ve take few some time ago, but I don`t know what kind of plants are this. Sfu 20:57, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
Well. I thought it is Anthemis arvensis, but now I thinks it`s not. The second one is this strange one, it grew in a quite dry place. Sfu 21:36, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
The second one is most likely Nardus stricta, the first one needs a bit more looking up ;-). Lycaon 21:42, 21 January 2008 (UTC)


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Unless the graphic software is free --Yuval Y § Chat § 22:07, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

You can always use some free graphic editors, such as GIMP, or upload the image to the wikipedia, as a fair use image... Yuval Y § Chat § 22:31, 21 January 2008 (UTC)
Thanks but no thanks. It's a temporary thing and I've stored it off wiki for now ;-). Lycaon 22:33, 21 January 2008 (UTC)

Image:Struthio camelus (Kunene).jpg

I am so bored -- I have managed to fill some of the hours of this time with thinking again about this image.

Do you give much credibility to that old adage (at least it is one here) you are what you eat? If so, I will definitely let you know when I am one of these birds (or a close kin to it). -- carol 15:30, 22 January 2008 (UTC)

My search for where the '(' came from....

I found it here where you were cleaning up the page. I started to look for it thinking that perhaps the bot would choke on it; I ended up deciding that the bot would probably not even recognize it and also seeing that you had been doing some things to keep the nominations in order. While I was searching through the edit diffs, there were a few where I stopped and asked myself -- what the heck was he doing here? And always, when I figured it out it was the right thing.

I am going to leave that '(' there because of my theory that the bot won't even see it.... -- carol 17:08, 24 January 2008 (UTC)

Window - Paddington - London

Thank you! It looks much better now. I should have thought of increasing the contrast. :) RedCoat 17:08, 25 January 2008 (UTC)

Image:London Eye at night 2 edit.jpg

Hello. Thanks for your comment on my picture at Commons:Quality_images_candidates/candidate_list#London_Eye_at_night. I can't do anything about the lack of sharpness, however I've tried to reduce the noise in the image via software, and I've uploaded an edited version at Image:London Eye at night 2 edit.jpg. I'd appreciate your views on the edited version, if you have the time. Also, if you have any suggestions on how I can increase the sharpness in future photos, then please let me know; I'm always eager to learn. Thanks again. Mike Peel 09:30, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Stupid question

Ahoi Hans, sag mal kannst du mir vielleicht sagen was das für Möwen sind ? Ich tippe auf Silberkopfmöwe, bin mir aber nicht wirklich sicher ...

möwe 1, möwe 2, möwe 3 Vielen Dank im vorraus, Richie --Richard Bartz 23:26, 26 January 2008 (UTC)

Hi Richie. Es sind noch nicht ganz ausgewachsene Lachmöwen (Larus ridibundus). Im Winter ist der Kopf weiß mit einem schwarzen Fleck hinter dem Auge. Cheers. Lycaon 23:33, 26 January 2008 (UTC)
Super! Danke <3 . Habe ich sie nicht richtig identifizieren können weil sie subadult sind, oder weil sie einen "Winterpelz" :-)) tragen? . Wie gut daß ich einen Biologen kenne ;-)) P.S Es wird gerade ein Bild von dir in der deutschen Wikipedia verhandelt, nur so am Rande, mein Support ist/war dir gewiss. N8 --Richard Bartz 00:24, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

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COM:QIC#Pseudorasbora_parva

Things seem to be a bit slow over on COM:QIC, technically your edit of the image and the original version should both be tagged as quality images, but as some see this as a bit silly (two almost identical images), I have left the discussion/nomination open a little longer in the hope we can get one or other image promoted. Let us know if you have any objection to this variation of normal processes. --Tony Wills 10:21, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

No problems for me ;-). Lycaon 11:35, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

turtles: reptiles or amphibians?

Have you ever considered waking Linnaeus from the dead to ask him "What the hell were you thinking?" -- carol 16:54, 28 January 2008 (UTC) I forgot about tortise. -- carol 17:17, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

... and about terrapins... Lycaon 17:54, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

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wiki* no respector of time

I figured that the hours that were added to my banning on a different wikipedia could multiply and be used here for whatever I wanted. Especially since my ban was because of a misappropriate use of the word stalk which I rather assume I wasn't doing. I'd say that those additional hours should be able to be multiplied as often and for as long as I need to. -- carol 18:49, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Commons ≠ Wikipedia. Lycaon 18:52, 29 January 2008 (UTC)
I am somewhat impressed at the great lengths I go through to pass the MSWord app that counts words before they take an article seriously there. -- carol 12:28, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Translation

I think you are the only one who could translate this image description in a scientific manner. Can you help me please ? <3 --Richard Bartz 20:28, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Reorganise QI sub-gallery concept?

see Commons_talk:Quality_Images#What_is_the_purpose_of_these_galleries.3F --Tony Wills 22:26, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Bumblebees business

How much do you know about these beasts? I have a couple of questions that I haven't readily found an answer to:

  1. ) Do bees grow appreciably once they have emerged from a larvae stage, or are there various sizes dependant on how well fed they were as larvae perhaps?
Well, I see that early season bumblebees, that were produced by the Queen working alone, are usually small, but it is now well into the season ....? --Tony Wills 05:40, 2 February 2008 (UTC)
  1. ) Do their colours fade with age
  2. ) Do they become progressively bald with age?
-) --Tony Wills 00:54, 30 January 2008 (UTC)
The reason I ask these strange questions is that we supposably only have 4 species of introduced bumblebees, two of which generally occur in the North Island. All the examples that I have examined closely are of the colour form of 'Bombus terrestris', but there often seems to be two distinct sizes, also some have very thin 'pile'. --Tony Wills 05:40, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

Master of all trades, Jack of none...

The scientific word has been requested. -- carol 15:45, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Closing FPCs

Some of these, Commons:Featured picture candidates/Log/January 2008, have not been closed as promoted/declined yet. What exactly is the process and how long does it take? Thanks. RlevseTalk 16:37, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

Unknown Gull

Could you help me identify this bird? Thanks in advance. --Digon3 talk 18:18, 30 January 2008 (UTC)

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Philip Greenspun illustration project

I don't really know the details but I thought you might be interested in this. Apparently someone donated money and you can win actual cash for you illustrations for Wikipedia.

http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Philip_Greenspun_illustration_project

Calibas 07:53, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

fashion category

Replied on my talk page. Calliopejen 16:30, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

Question on FPC nomination

Hey Hans, are you still undecided on this? I have posted a closeup, but I am not sure if you've looked at it. Thanks, --Dori - Talk 16:30, 31 January 2008 (UTC)

This was overdue for a long time :-)

Bio barnstar2.png
  Bio barnstar2.png
Mouth.jpg




I hereby award you this
Bio Barnstar in Stereo  
for your tireless work
and being such a nice
person  
Richard Bartz
1 February 2008

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Denoised FPC

Hello, Lycaon, I just saw the denoised version you made of the photo I proposed for featured. Thank you very much! Can you please tell me if there are any procedural actions I need to undertake now... change the nomination, personally inform those who voted (opposite?) so far? Thank you for the response. --Spiritia 12:57, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

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Question and/or killing time

I still have a few minutes left before the lighting here is good for what I was doing; I have a question about something you did on another wiki. I am bored with waiting for word on the hierarchy of image types there, so please, allow me to ask a question about this other wiki here....

How come you took your diagram of the starfish off from the genus (I think that is where I put it) wikispecies page that I put it on? I thought about it as much as I think about many things before I put it there. It seems that a diagram is best for an example of a genus -- leaving the photographs for the species -- at least it seems that way to me. -- carol 01:46, 10 February 2008 (UTC)

VIC template details

Hi Lycaon, There is some strange rendering of the {{VIC}} template. It does not format itemized lists properly (as I can see you have noticed). I cannot figure out what is wrong with the template. Can you? -- Slaunger 18:50, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Japanese Squirrel

Hi Lycaon, I think you are misunderstanding about Japanese Squirrel. Actually most of Japanese have never seen a Japanese Squirrel because they are never living in a city, in a town. Of course we can see them at zoo but I assume that Japanese Squirrel picture is not a zoo shot. I think that shot is not easy to be taken. Even me, I have never seen a Japanese Squirrel unless on TV :) -- Laitche 20:29, 11 February 2008 (UTC)

Image:London Eye at night 5.jpg

Thank you! I really like what you've done with the image. Can I ask which panorama software you used? Mike Peel 10:26, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Image:Sausage_making-H-5-edited

What do you think about edit? Thanks --Beyond silence 22.5px 17:45, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

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Hi Lycaon,

You declined my photograph of a pink tulip at Commons:Quality images candidates because of oversaturated colors. I've tried to fix the image, so could you please take another look at it and see if the problem persists? Thanks a lot! --bdesham  19:57, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Surely

Time you had the tools for yourself? I would be happy to nom you, regards --Herby talk thyme 09:12, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Thanks but bad timing. I'll be out for most of the time for the coming two-and-a-half months. (4 weeks at sea, two weeks Crete and then Sardinia 10 days). Maybe, I've you'll still have me, end of April? Lycaon 10:07, 15 February 2008 (UTC)
Enjoy the time away. I'll be happy to nominate you when you are back, regards --Herby talk thyme 11:58, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

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Hi Hans,

I was finally able (after some hard work) to include a member of the Carduoideae subfamily in my poster. I thought you might want to review your vote. -- Alvesgaspar 11:59, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

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Pliny, starfish diagrams and other wiki

I think I just read where Pliny the elder had a huge distaste for both basil and Sardina but don't ask me to find it now.

Your POTD today, I tried to go through the proper channels to determine when and where and even if it is a good idea to use diagrams at wikispecies (like at the genus level) but no one cared to offer any advice or image type hierarchy logic there. Are you certain that removing that change I made there was a good one? -- carol 12:04, 23 February 2008 (UTC)

Just so you know I read this. Give me a couple of hours, I'll come back to you. Lycaon 13:04, 23 February 2008 (UTC)
Can you define 'hour' and 'couple of hours' for me? -- carol 01:45, 25 February 2008 (UTC)
Sh*t. Been to busy. If one is only home for 2x24 hrs. And now I'm gone at sea again until Friday. See you then ;-). Lycaon 06:06, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

My preference for Wikispecies is photographs, and when those are not available I'd go for drawings of animal/plant habituses. Only as a last resort I'd use anatomical drawings. Maybe it is a personal preference, but IMO an anatomical drawing of an A. rubens is not general enough to epitomize a higher taxon. Other people may have different opinions, so if you revert, I won't re-revert. ;-) -- Lycaon 17:04, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

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It is either the colors of the gif (the animation is condensed from a 2 hour ordeal) or the viewer does not have land legs at the moment of viewing.

I considered to try to fix the gif -- but an avi exists and it would be about 16 million times better to work with that. -- carol 14:32, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

An image question

Hi, Hans,
I know you are at sea (lucky you are), so my question could wait. Here's the question. I was at tide pools and took this imageTide pools bubbles.jpg of the bubbles. These bubbles behaved as soap bubbles do, except they were lasting foreever including their colors (until next big wave washed them away).The bubbles were all over tide pools. I wonder, if there could be some tide pools animals, or algae, who made that effect by secreting mucus, or some organic material. The colony of Harbor Seals was also in a very close proximity. Thank you for your time.--Mbz1 14:34, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

I figured this out.Thanks.--Mbz1 23:42, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

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Hi Lycaon, Michael has test nominated a photo of his of a sea mouse as a VIC. In my review of his image I see your image of the species as a competitor, but conclude that Michaels image is the most valued of an individual. However, I am not a domain expert and I may be missing some important points in my argument. Do pass by if you feel there are additional relevant comments to be added to the VIC. Cheers -- Slaunger 22:56, 29 February 2008 (UTC)

Unknown flowers

Hi Hans,

Hope that the sea was not too rough. Spring is coming here and new species (for me) of wild flowers appear everyday. Maybe you can help identifying these: Image:Flowers February 2008-5.jpg‎ Image:Flowers February 2008-4.jpg‎. The second are really small, about 5mm diameter -- Alvesgaspar 00:52, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Hi, Joaquim. The sea was quite rough (waves up to 5m), but we survived ;-). I see you already found out the easier one (G. aparine). The other one I don't know on sight, though I've seen it before. I might come up with an answer this weekend. Cheers. Lycaon 17:08, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
  • That was a "lady's sea", as I used to say ;-). Here is another shot of the second flower. It is a garden shrub and the flowers are now fully opened -- Alvesgaspar 17:53, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Quality image question

Hi, you reviewed the image I nominated (Image:FlamingoSD.jpg), and said that it did not have a proper ID. I added more information on the image's page, do you now believe it to be sufficient, or is there more things that I need to include? Just curious, this the first nomination I've tried. --Nehrams2020 05:35, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Hi, that would indeed have sufficed if the identification had been correct ;-). The bird on your photograph is actually a Lesser Flamingo (Phoenicopterus minor). Just change the info and I will re-assess your picture. Cheers. Lycaon 07:22, 7 March 2008 (UTC)
Wow, that was embarrassing. I'm not too knowledgeable on the different kinds of flamingos, and the SD Zoo website claimed that the exhibit was home to the Caribbean Flamingos. But looking at the other images of the Lesser Flamingos, I believe you are correct. Thanks again for the help. --Nehrams2020 08:53, 7 March 2008 (UTC)

Pilz

Hallo Hans, sag mal weißt du zufällig welche Art von Pilz das hier sein könnte ? Er wächst aus einer toten Birke heraus. Übrigens es ist kein Schnee ,-) --Richard Bartz 17:13, 10 March 2008 (UTC)

I found it out. It's a Schizophyllum commune with a male Pollenia sp on top :-) --Richard Bartz 18:15, 10 March 2008 (UTC)
I've noticed. It's a great picture!! Lycaon 21:00, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Which camera used you to make good Macro ? at which price ?

Hello, please can you tell me with which camera you took this picture : Image:Liocarcinus marmoreus 2.jpg. I plan to buy a camera, and I'm interested to produce macro photographs for commons. You can answer on user:Yug/Camera. 220.135.4.212 17:04, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

a little question

Ey do you happen to know who is the user with the must featured images? and how many would these be?... i got kind of curious today.. :P --LadyofHats 08:27, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

Oops, tough question. It might be Richard Bartz here on Commons with at least 50 FP's, but on en: it surely is Fir0002 with more than 100. The latter is no longer nominating on Commons because he does not submit photographs that are of a sufficient large size. And for FP illustrations, you most likely know who is heading the pack ;-)). Lycaon 08:40, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

mmm.. i will need to work hard to get more than 35 this year then... ;)-LadyofHats 13:34, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

Thanks

Thanks for the Barnstar! --Simonizer 22:30, 13 March 2008 (UTC)

It looks like you're away on vacation; have a great time! Thanks for working on this image of mine, it's much appreciated. I guess uploads of new versions of files don't show up on watchlists, otherwise I'd had written to you sooner. Happy holidays, Arria Belli | parlami 21:24, 21 March 2008 (UTC)


Hi!

Nice 2 have you back, Hans --Richard Bartz 23:21, 5 April 2008 (UTC) says "hello"

Thanks Richard :-). Lycaon 15:56, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Image:Pigeon portrait 4861.jpg

I'd already applied NR to this image. Looking at the two versions side by side I only see some reduction in sharpness. --Dori - Talk 22:31, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Didn't seem to have been completely successful, didn't it? Lycaon 06:08, 9 April 2008 (UTC)
Well, you can only remove a certain type of noise after that you'll be taking out the detail with the noise. Besides I didn't think it was that noisy (or rather the noise that's left is more like film grain rather than digital noise so it's not as disturbing). --Dori - Talk 12:53, 9 April 2008 (UTC)

Misumena vatia

Oh, well. Thanks for the heads-up, anyway. At least now I know what it's not. :-) I think there may be someone over at fr:wp who might be able to ID the species; if not, I'll try elsewhere.
Cheers and happy editing,
Arria Belli | parlami 22:29, 10 April 2008 (UTC)

Image:Oxythyrea funesta (hires) edit.jpg

Hi Hans, I hope you bring from Spain a good collection of nice critters. What do you thing of this version of your "sinister" (funesta) beetle? The original is a bit dark imo -- Alvesgaspar 09:05, 11 April 2008 (UTC)

Ola, Joaquim ;-). Your edit looks good too. I'm afraid a lot of my pictures are bit on the dark side recently. And to add insult to injury, I yesterday dropped my camera with not so happy result. I might have to by a new one :-(.
BTW, I'll be travelling to Portugal this summer (3 to 4 weeks). Any tips for lodging for 3 to 4 people, preferably south but possible 12 days south and 12 days north. We don't like hotels however ;-). Cheers. Lycaon 09:12, 11 April 2008 (UTC)
  • Sorry about your camera. But if we see it from the positive side, you have now an excellent excuse to buy an Alfa 350 ;-). What precisely do you have in mind for your lodging in Portugal? There are excellent aparthotels in the south, though not cheap during summer. For 3 or 4 people it is normally a good solution. Alvesgaspar 20:46, 13 April 2008 (UTC)

recipe for a sleep potion

I used to joke about reading the bash manpage when I needed to sleep but couldn't -- this is however, is becoming a reality when reading the rules in this latin dictionary for suffixi. My goal seems worthwhile to me though; while I truly loved the 1931 (but I thought it was 1933) M. Grieve tome; I loved it as a period piece and atmospheric work and not so much for helpful information. It is now a decade later, the work is online and what I see is so much paste from that book. Paste about Pliny and paste about latin words -- my new short term goal is to re-research this (loaded google search) and I have some insights into latin which need verification; perhaps you can help? This entry makes me think that 'ex' is used to honor the person that was the not recognized (but perhaps the real) authority or author or whatever. I just don't know if this is part of the latin syntax stuff. Also, I search and search for something concise about 'io' as a suffix -- and anything that looks like 'io', but the drowsy falls upon me around the time that I reach the section with the heading "Imperative Mood" (yawn). Can I pick your brain about this and if you agree, should I bring tweezers or a shovel? -- carol 02:26, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

Looks more like you're in another mood again. There is nothing wrong in admitting you made a wrong judgement and leave it at that. Everyone makes mistakes at times. Galleries are equally valuably as means of categorization as categories proper. Have a close look at the files concerning again, I will give you the option of restoring yourself first. Cheers. Lycaon 14:09, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
Does the mood look good or bad? I really like articles for the encyclopedias and categories for the image collections. The thing is, they can both exist. It is silly to only have one or the other -- especially with all of the galleries that exist here which are just pasted lists of images. Pasted lists of images have less information than categories do which at least give a hint at the filename and size. Category are my preference, but both can exist. If the category becomes more informative than the gallery; I cannot help this situation more than asking that they both exist. -- carol 14:38, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
BTW ex means out in Latin as in outside, or out of the box but also out of fashion which brings us to out of use or former (author), not as a favour but as a kind of history. Lycaon 14:11, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
The english wikipedia entry says 'homage' which implies more honor than what you say here. I am really thinking that Senecio was named after Seneca the younger. My translation of Pliny describes a man which would be like that genus. My translation (from penguin, btw) also assigns the remedy that Grieve said was for Groundsel as being for Erigeron. They just make stuff up, don't they? (like you and my moods) -- carol 14:38, 12 April 2008 (UTC)
Also, did you answer the question about io? -- carol 14:40, 12 April 2008 (UTC)


What do you think ...

about this ? --Richard Bartz 20:00, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

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