21 de abril de 2020

On the Covid bubble

Having spent a month in Iberia, heading back home to Washington state, we rode the wave a few days before the pandemic reached Spain. (March 1st) . 12 days after returning home my husband got a mild fever for three days without any explanation, no other symptoms.

It was a great month-long trip. Among new things to be found, there were many rock outcroppings between Madrid and Alicante that were definitely fossiliferous . Here is a observation of one of a set fossils that I found in a beautiful hilly remote park area.

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/38770087

See my other naturalist finds from this timeline.

Anotado en martes, 21 de abril de 2020 a las 04:31 AM por sarka sarka | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

02 de febrero de 2018

White deer

I have been trying to get this photograph for a while now. White marked blacktail deer! I think they must be rather rare. But, somehow they exist on the east side of Orcas island. I wonder how this came to be.

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/9696507

Anotado en viernes, 02 de febrero de 2018 a las 04:22 AM por sarka sarka | 1 observación | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

11 de abril de 2017

Shame On Me!

I have been going through some older photographs of my trips. I took no pictures of the wildlife around me in Europe.

There were so many opportunities in Switzerland, France, the U.K., Czech Republic, Spain, Portugal. So many... all I can find is my husband and I eating. So disappointed. Thank you iNatularist for getting me to, now, take photos and have curiosity beyond having a fancy meal.

Anotado en martes, 11 de abril de 2017 a las 01:20 AM por sarka sarka | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

14 de marzo de 2017

Vorticella & Sewage Plants

I am so surprised that a ciliate called Vorticella is used in purifying sewage water. I see these in water from the ocean very often attached to seaweed. They are very common in freshwater too.

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Anotado en martes, 14 de marzo de 2017 a las 05:29 PM por sarka sarka | 1 observación | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

06 de noviembre de 2016

Hurricane Matthew

I have been missing having fun finding observations to put on iNaturalist.

Hurricane Matthew cleanup has consumed my life! I hope to be done with most of it very soon. I want my hobbies back.

See my hurricane scrapbook. Most of the images are within 25 miles of my house:

https://www.facebook.com/SEAWEED.LADY/media_set?set=a.1108753432493598.1073741830.100000768568199&type=3

Anotado en domingo, 06 de noviembre de 2016 a las 05:54 PM por sarka sarka | 1 observación | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

08 de agosto de 2016

Focus Stacking

It has taken me quite sometime to feel satisfied with the photo qualities coming out of my new 5mp microscope camera. I use the Celeston microscope camera that inserts into the eyepiece of a microscope. It required me to tinker with all sorts of image setting parameters... Yesterday, I realized that the software was never saving all those settings! Thus I have been unhappy :(

Now that it is fixed I have found a fairly decent - FREE - image stacking program. It is used mostly for microscopic images. It is very difficult to see a whole image in true focus. The more 3-Dimensional the subject is, the worse the picture. Focus stacking lets you bring it all into focus....

Here is a link to the free PICOLAY:

http://www.picolay.icbm.de/index.html

Anotado en lunes, 08 de agosto de 2016 a las 10:11 PM por sarka sarka | 1 observación | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

26 de mayo de 2016

New Microscope Camera

Up until now I have been using a 2mp Celeston Microscope camera that inserts into the eyepeice of the microscope. Well finally, a 5mp is heading to my mailbox! I'm hoping my images will improve greatly - fingers crossed.

I really like the simple Celestron cameras. The software is very straight forward to use, very simple. The cost is below $100.

I have tried other cameras and have returned them. The software is usually to blame; buggy, cumbersome, trying to do too much in exchange for usability.

http://www.celestron.com/browse-shop/microscopes/microscope-accessories/imagers/5mp-digital-imager

Anotado en jueves, 26 de mayo de 2016 a las 02:06 AM por sarka sarka | 0 comentarios | Deja un comentario

02 de abril de 2016

Blog Entry

I am super excited to have one of my blue-green algae images featured in this week's blog:

http://inaturalist.tumblr.com

Thank you iNaturalist!

Anotado en sábado, 02 de abril de 2016 a las 04:40 PM por sarka sarka | 1 observación | 2 comentarios | Deja un comentario