User talk:Charlesjsharp

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possible future FP candidates[edit]

For anyone to nominate if they like the images


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Because as I said when casting this !vote, the effort you made to take that picture has to be recognized somehow. Daniel Case (talk) 20:58, 13 December 2016 (UTC)

Behavioural context[edit]

Hi, thanks for this amazing picture File:Pied_kingfisher_(Ceryle_rudis_rudis)_female_eating_chick.jpg! Would you know what the chick is of, the same species? might be of use in some animal behaviour related article if the context is clearly understood. Shyamal L. (talk) 14:29, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

I don't know for sure @Shyamal:. There were no other species around yet about 300 pied kingfishers nesting in the same area, so I make that 90%+ sure. I've researched the net and cannot find any mention of cannibalism for kingfishers. I didn't capture any swallowing, so I thought it was possible the bird is playing with the chick, but my wife saw the bird being swallowed. I'd love to know more, as would our guide - it was new to him. Charles (talk) 14:41, 7 January 2017 (UTC)

Insect ID[edit]

Hi, you got a lot of nice wildlife pictures online. Yet I think there might be some misidentified insects among them.

There are many similar species indeed.
I don't think this is a nymph. Actually the typical P. parallelus female has even shorter wings while the typical C. albomarginatus female has longer wings. This one would fit very well to the typical P. montanus. Unfortunatly the Wing length might be variable and can't be used for a confident ID. On second look I couldn't find any evidence for P. montanus living in Great Britain. This makes him rather improbable. I guess you were right all the time.
Still looks more like Tachina fera check out the Images on all the Peleterias there have dark legs. Tachina fera has light coloured legs. Another similar tachinid is Winthemia bohemani yet they also have darker legs than Tachina fera. As far as I know Peleteria varia is typically more reddish on the abdomen than the other two. I unfortunately don't know how variable the colouration of Peleteria varia is.

I hope this helps to improve the already fine collection. Regards --Aiwok (talk) 17:06, 31 January 2017 (UTC) Very helpful: will check these out soon(ish)! Charles (talk) 17:07, 31 January 2017 (UTC)

  • you may be right on all of them @Aiwok:, but could you have a look at my comments above. Many thanks again. Charles (talk) 14:48, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

Answered in between. Best Regards, --Aiwok (talk) 18:31, 23 February 2017 (UTC)

  • Thank again. Really helpful. Charles (talk) 09:42, 27 February 2017 (UTC)

License violation by Indian government[edit]

You might be interested in checking out this postage stamp! No words! Shyamal L. (talk) 15:45, 29 March 2017 (UTC)

  • Thanks @Shyamal:. Yes I was notified some weeks ago by a guy in India and have written to the Indian Postal Authorities, but no reply of course... I am visiting India in November - perhaps I will try again. Charles (talk) 19:08, 29 March 2017 (UTC)
If you are visiting southern India, I will be happy to take you to some good birding places. Shyamal L. (talk) 04:20, 15 April 2017 (UTC)

Kindness Barnstar[edit]

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Archaeodontosaurus, Ikan Kekek, El Grafo, and Charles; you have all been very kind and helpful in showing how the VI and QI processes work (I'm nowhere near the FP level yet as you know) and giving me tips on taking better pictures. I know I have a lot to learn about photos. I do truly appreciate all your help. PumpkinSky talk 21:54, 1 April 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you very much for the pictures taken from Brazil! Hume42 (talk) 19:16, 26 May 2017 (UTC)

Estonian butterflies[edit]

Hi Charles, may I ask if you are sure of these 3 identifications (and if you have a picture of the other side of the wings) ?

Thanks, the forewing is the giveaway, I missed that
there were no adonis blues around - I was hunting for them!
Unless you have a upperside shot of this one, I would really recommend to leave it as an "Unidentified Polyommatus". --LamBoet (talk) 03:57, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
Yes I identified uppersides as icarus. We have to do that a lot in the UK where bellargus is much rarer yet unmistakable when you see it. Charles (talk) 20:12, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
It does indeed!
It does, but before rushing into editing the file, have you seen the underside? (Sorry if I sound annoying, but caution is key here: if you are going to add such an upperside view to the category of either species, the identification ought to be solid.) --LamBoet (talk) 03:57, 23 July 2017 (UTC)
Yes got image of underside at the same time. Charles (talk) 20:06, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Thank you and have a nice day --LamBoet (talk) 07:39, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Many thanks - really helpful. Charles (talk) 09:37, 19 July 2017 (UTC)

Please, don't take offense[edit]

Hello Charles!
Please, don't take offense. There is no revenge anyway.
Here i have many friends. We communicate even outside of our project. Several times my friends voted against my nominations. Actually, my nominations was rejected, however friendship has remained, and we still communicate.
Emotional defense of the weak nomination is not so good method. I have only given an honest mark and no more.
The criticism with an explanation of the reasons allows to avoid mistakes next time and to become better.
And the main goal - to add more good photos to the Commons. Receiving awards is only a tiny purpose.
I very highly appreciate your contribution as biologist and i wish you further success.
Yours faithfully, very friendly -- George Chernilevsky talk 19:30, 20 July 2017 (UTC) Thanks for this George. My apologies. Too touchy! Charles (talk) 20:59, 20 July 2017 (UTC)

All OK now, have a good day! Face-smile.svg -- George Chernilevsky talk 05:02, 21 July 2017 (UTC)