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New Mount Rainier Photo[edit]

my photo
your photo

Hi Walter,

Recently I took a new photo: File:Mount Rainier from the Silver Queen Peak.jpg which is similar to one of your photos, File:Mount Rainier 5917s.JPG. Could you please help me with identifying geographical features in my photo? I am not familiar with the area but I noticed your photo has a rich and detailed description.

Also, I think that, when viewed at full resolution, my photo is technically superior in the following areas:

  • Better sharpness
  • No chromatic aberration
  • Less coma
  • Wider field of view
  • Less snow on the peak, allowing for better view of geographical features
  • No possibility for stitching distortion since this is a single photo taken with a mostly distortion-free lens (which has been subsequently electronically corrected in-camera)

However, your photo is superior in the following areas:

  • Less atmospheric haze since it is taken closer
  • Slightly more pixels for the mountain
  • Possibly more detail in trees

I was thinking of replacing your photo with mine (or possibly a crop thereof) as the lead image of w:Mount Rainier as well as some other articles it appears on, but I thought I should ask you first. What do you think? Thanks! dllu (t,c) 01:43, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

dllu; Thank you for your message. Your image is very fine. My suggestion is to invite the editors to discuss image selection on the article talk page for w:Mount Rainier. I'd like to bring up the use of File:Mount Rainier panorama 2.jpg which is obstructed and depicts an unappealing parking lot and road cut as well as the mountain. It is better suited to illustrate the national park article, I think. My image, File:Nisqually_Glacier_0902.JPG, depicts well the features on the southeast side of the mountain and is arguably a better choice for the Mount Rainier article. It may be worth a talk page discussion so that decisions are documented and can be cited when someone wants to substitute their favorite snapshot. File:Mount Rainier over Tacoma.jpg is another image that is of mediocre quality.
I'd like to invite you to participate in Commons:Geocoding. Locations with informal names such as Silver Queen Peak may be difficult for others to identify.[1][2] Wikiversity has an article that identifies many of the geographical features of the mountain.[3] Best wishes, Walter Siegmund (talk) 17:53, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestions! I've added coordinates to the image based on the links you sent as well as looking at satellite imagery from Google maps. I'll discuss this on w:Talk:Mount Rainier. dllu (t,c) 21:06, 9 July 2015 (UTC)

Oreostemma alpigenum[edit]

The plant on page is not Oreostemma alpigenum. This is rather Erigeron peregrinus. —Preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 14:05, 16 August 2015‎ (UTC)

I will investigate further. Are you an expert on these genera? Did you examine the other images that I took at this location on that day (see below)? I think they are all the same species. Thank you. Walter Siegmund (talk) 02:55, 17 August 2015 (UTC)

Changes in {{Taxonavigation}} 5[edit]

Hello my admin friend,
I would like to improve {{Taxonavigation}} by using lua.

Could you simply copy {{Taxonavigation/sandbox}} content into {{Taxonavigation}} ?

Thanks in advance Liné1 (talk) 19:37, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

It's a pleasure to hear from you. I did as you requested. Best wishes, Walter Siegmund (talk) 17:36, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks my friend.
I did add some improvements that will help.
Cheers Liné1 (talk) 20:45, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

File:PacificSilverFir 7645.jpg is in this week on Estonian Wikipedia main page, because en:Abies amabilis is article of the week. Thank you for nice picture! Taivo (talk) 16:35, 11 September 2015 (UTC)

*** Happy holidays! *** 2016! ***[edit]

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* Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!
* Joyeux Noël ! Bonne année!
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-- George Chernilevsky talk 18:17, 23 December 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, George. Щасливого Різдва! З новим роком! Walter Siegmund (talk) 20:47, 25 December 2015 (UTC)