Thread subject: Diptera.info :: Portraits of amateur/professional dipterologists - II

Posted by jorgemotalmeida on 20-12-2009 23:17
#1

I will begin a new set for Portraits of amateur/professional dipterologists.

TRACK for the old thread: http://diptera.in...ad_id=5360

Now it is the opportunity for other members to show yourselves to DI.

And now again... another crazy amateur dipterologist.

Edited by jorgemotalmeida on 20-12-2009 23:43

Posted by Andre on 20-12-2009 23:21
#2

WHY a new set??? I don't agree........ anything technically?

Posted by jorgemotalmeida on 20-12-2009 23:22
#3

simple. it takes lot of time for rendering the old thread. At least about 20 seconds!

Edited by jorgemotalmeida on 20-12-2009 23:33

Posted by javanerkelens on 20-12-2009 23:31
#4

Lets say....200000000000000000 seconds!
And i don't have an old computer and a server from 1830.

Joke :D
(and..me study flies)

Edited by javanerkelens on 20-12-2009 23:55

Posted by Paul Beuk on 21-12-2009 10:32
#5

jorgemotalmeida wrote:
simple. it takes lot of time for rendering the old thread. At least about 20 seconds!
Could that perhaps also be because some people attach such large attachments... :D

Posted by jorgemotalmeida on 25-12-2009 14:35
#6

come on! In this special day you can take your time to put your photos.
Even in big format. :P

Posted by javanerkelens on 27-12-2009 00:53
#7

Roger found, that my hair likes to explode on the previous photo...........so here another one!
(me, my daughter doing strainge and my cousin from Sardegna Italy visiting the Zoo.......was very interesting as you can see.....:D)

Edited by javanerkelens on 27-12-2009 00:53

Posted by Roger Thomason on 27-12-2009 00:56
#8

Clear evidence that Care in the Community isn't working.

Posted by javanerkelens on 27-12-2009 01:06
#9

Yes ....there is a lek somewhere.....:D

Posted by Roger Thomason on 27-12-2009 22:06
#10

Jorge has got his name up in lights on Times Square, New York. I thought he was taller than 4'6" :D
:P

Edited by Roger Thomason on 27-12-2009 22:08

Posted by jorgemotalmeida on 28-12-2009 20:18
#11

Amazing, Roger! Gold!

Next step: Appear in the next habitable exo-superplanet (YES, finally you could rest in peace )! But for now I feel very confortable here on Earth. :) Plastic man forever! ;)

Ah... and You used units of angles! LOL eheh

Pedantic Jorge again.

Posted by Gerard Pennards on 05-01-2010 11:58
#12

The next generation of Dipterologists is coming!!!:D:D:D:D:D
Amalia is looking out for insects.....

Posted by jorgemotalmeida on 09-01-2010 22:51
#13

welcome!

Posted by Paul Beuk on 10-01-2010 01:24
#14

Poor gal already takes after her father...

Posted by Gerard Pennards on 10-01-2010 11:00
#15

Indeed, I was just as little as she was (now 3 months) when I caught my first insect! Jippieeeee
:D:D:D:D:D

Edited by Gerard Pennards on 10-01-2010 11:01

Posted by nielsyese on 10-01-2010 11:18
#16

I was also that young.. But I caught them for eating:) I ate much woodlouses and so on..

Edited by nielsyese on 10-01-2010 11:18

Posted by rvanderweele on 10-01-2010 11:36
#17

My wife always says that we, men, talk at least at much about our children as women do, but maybe more!. And indeed, how often do we show to friends, colleagues, etc the photo`s of our loved ones? And, yes, it is now also obvious on diptera.info.
When Bettina van 4 years old she asked me to come to the window and said: "look how the midges are dancing under the trees". I was so proud. Apparantly she has eyes for it.
Last autumn she collected some Carabidae. She told me a few weeks ago she would like to catch flies with a net. The darling is 7 years old.

Posted by jorgemotalmeida on 20-01-2010 01:47
#18

Ruud asked me to put him photo,.
Here comes the photo.

Posted by javanerkelens on 21-01-2010 00:44
#19

Country.....Marocco ?
Did he smoke voluntary ...yellow maroc, red maroc....or just tobacco ?
Or did they force him to smoke the peace pipe first, before collecting flies :D

Joke
(nice photo)

Posted by Paul Beuk on 21-01-2010 01:42
#20

I think he said in the other portrait thread it was about 50km from Cairo...

Posted by rvanderweele on 21-01-2010 07:33
#21

No, I smoked the Sisha. I was fairly often in Egypt and every evening I enjoyed the green apple taste tobacco!
Those were very nice people. They prepared me a hugh lunch, killed chicked, made big salads. I was a bit worried about getting some kind infection, but everything was just fine.
The young lad on the right, you see him from behind, is the son of the "owner" of the village, where I did some collecting, which was difficult with many children running behind you. This boy was working as a chemist in a powder coating plant, customer of Ferro Holland, my employer at that time.

Posted by Andrzej on 21-01-2010 10:07
#22

I know ;) You found the Pseudoleria species after you finish with smoking ! :D
Andrzej ;)

Posted by rvanderweele on 21-01-2010 10:58
#23

I found it, indeed, in the office of the managing director of Coatech. I noticed it on the window in a very dirty, industrial area. Pseudoleria pectinata!

It was one of the last really interesting flies, which I collected; since that time I was totally occupied with my job in chemical industry (unfortunately)


Posted by dhalma on 09-03-2010 02:47
#24

Hi dear Dipterists
I have recently changed my job, and moved to Shirakami Natural Science Park, Hirosaki University (Aomori, JAPAN). Shirakami (or Shiragami) Mountain area is one of the World Natural Heritage site of UNESCO, situated about 600Km north of Tokyo. COLD, FREEZING.

dhalma

Posted by dhalma on 09-03-2010 02:51
#25

My laboratory is now in big mess:S:S This is a room temporary given to me, and I have to move to another room next month.
I can not deal with insect specimens at this moment.:|

Posted by pierred on 09-03-2010 07:55
#26

Hi,

Even my office is more tidy. At least, you have a fine huge screen.

Posted by rvanderweele on 04-04-2010 16:28
#27

Bettina, our future hope for dipterology...studying a Suillia

Posted by Larry Shone on 29-05-2010 20:06
#28

rvanderweele wrote:
Bettina, our future hope for dipterology...studying a Suillia

Ruud thats brilliant, you must be proud!

Heres me photographed by my 6 year old Daughter Katie
img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/Dawnrider/Katies%20photos/daddy.jpg

Edited by Larry Shone on 29-05-2010 20:08

Posted by Larry Shone on 29-05-2010 20:07
#29

And here she is!

img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/Dawnrider/katiethephotographer.jpg

Edited by Larry Shone on 29-05-2010 20:08

Posted by Nosferatumyia on 29-05-2010 21:52
#30

And now, my little baby son Severin and me. Elena is still not here, sorry.
http://www.facebo...51aca7dce6


The picture below is at the Great Smoky Mts., Tennessee, 2008

Edited by Nosferatumyia on 29-05-2010 22:04

Posted by Larry Shone on 29-05-2010 21:59
#31

Now a proper photo of me ;)
fc08.deviantart.net/fs50/f/2009/311/0/8/Spiderman_ID_by_Stumm47.jpg

Edited by Larry Shone on 29-05-2010 22:00

Posted by Nosferatumyia on 29-05-2010 22:10
#32

And two "silent users" at the Diptera.Info, Elena Kameneva and Severin Korneyev

Edited by Nosferatumyia on 29-05-2010 22:11

Posted by katerina dvorakova on 03-06-2010 21:46
#33

Hi,
here is me and my dipterological family, my husband logged in this forum as Libor and my son Ladislav (2,5 years).

Edited by katerina dvorakova on 03-06-2010 21:53

Posted by katerina dvorakova on 03-06-2010 21:58
#34

I have some problem with photo :o, Iam trying add again.

Posted by katerina dvorakova on 03-06-2010 22:00
#35

Hmm, :|:@ ...next time.

Posted by Andrzej on 03-06-2010 22:30
#36

In the Bialowieza Forest - 29th of May 2010
Andrzej

Posted by Sundew on 07-06-2010 15:52
#37

Larry: Somehow I knew you might look that way... But donít worry, that is no dishonour! The only fact that makes me nervous is: you belong to the octopedes, and these normally are not just platonic lovers of our two-winged darlings, no: they eat them!!! So to avert danger from the forum (viz. depletion in photo objects) please make sure that you approach our sweeties with your camera pressed tightly to your mouth and warn them by flashlight so that they can take refuge immediately after the shot!
(Btw, little Katie seems to have photographed another Larry with much less legs...)

Katka: Please try uploading your photo again (donít forget: no spaces in the file name!), I really want to see our Queen of Lauxaniids!

Andrzej: Do you know the species name of the lovely Irises, is it I. sibirica? It seems I have them in my garden, too.

To contribute another photo to the second part of our portraitsí thread, here is one that shows our current favourite pastime: insect photography!

Best wishes to all true fly lovers, irrespective of their leg numbers,
Claudia (Sundew)

Posted by Andrzej on 07-06-2010 17:09
#38

Wonderful photo :-)
Concerning flower name: Siberian Iris ! No doubt ;)
Andrzej

Posted by Larry Shone on 07-06-2010 18:35
#39

Sundew wrote:
Larry: Somehow I knew you might look that way... But donít worry, that is no dishonour! The only fact that makes me nervous is: you belong to the octopedes, and these normally are not just platonic lovers of our two-winged darlings, no: they eat them!!! So to avert danger from the forum (viz. depletion in photo objects) please make sure that you approach our sweeties with your camera pressed tightly to your mouth and warn them by flashlight so that they can take refuge immediately after the shot!
(Btw, little Katie seems to have photographed another Larry with much less legs...)


Ah not to worry. Although I have pet tarantulas they usually eat crickets, moths or mealworms, rarely do they eat the Diptera ;)

Posted by Larry Shone on 09-06-2010 21:06
#40

Grabbed with my phone and played about a little with the phone's software (PicSay)

img.photobucket.com/albums/v11/Dawnrider/4ee0b7b6.jpg

Posted by Smoggycb on 10-06-2010 09:10
#41

This reminds me of one of those doctors abbreviations - NOD, Normal for Darlo!

Posted by Larry Shone on 10-06-2010 10:03
#42

Smoggycb wrote:
This reminds me of one of those doctors abbreviations - NOD, Normal for Darlo!

Hmmm,never heard that before. Actually I'm non native to Darlington,moved up north 10 years ago (10 years already!!)

Posted by Smoggycb on 10-06-2010 12:37
#43

Worked there for the railways many moons ago. Hated the job, loved the town, so absoulutely no insult intended to darlingtonites!

Posted by Larry Shone on 10-06-2010 13:41
#44

Smoggycb wrote:
Worked there for the railways many moons ago. Hated the job, loved the town, so absoulutely no insult intended to darlingtonites!

Cool! I'm originally from south stafffordshire, near Wolverhampton-no steam heritage down there but up here theres loads of it! Not only is it the place where the railways started (the world's first passenger steam loco service began in Shildon, near Darlington) but also the first new Steam loco for 50 years , the Tornado, was built here and unveiled last year.

Edited by Larry Shone on 10-06-2010 13:42

Posted by Smoggycb on 13-06-2010 08:40
#45

I used to work in the computing section as a programmer. I think if I had been working with the rolling stock I wouldn't have found the job so hateful!

Posted by JariF on 16-07-2010 20:56
#46

Strange how much this heat has changed the diptera families You will find up here. A lot more small Tachinidae and Miltogramminae flying. This is from today during my Miltogramma hunting trip with +32 degrees Celsius ( and that is a lot up here :|)

Jari

Posted by pwalter on 30-07-2010 14:16
#47

Hi, this is a photo of me dressed as a cross between Harry Potter/Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars (actually, my graduation as molecular biologist):

Posted by Christian Kehlmaier on 30-07-2010 19:27
#48

Looking goooooooood ... Congatulations!

Posted by pbedell on 27-08-2010 19:03
#49

This is myself, Paul Bedell. I am interested in lower Brachycera. But when this photo was taken I was chasing after the dragonfly Tanypteryx hageni.

Edited by pbedell on 17-01-2012 02:50

Posted by Paul Beuk on 30-08-2010 12:31
#50

Rather vague pic...

Posted by ChrisR on 25-09-2010 22:12
#51

A quick photo showing Barbara Ismay, Monty Wood and myself working here on my neotropical collection and having a great time. It's just incredible to see Monty work - we haven't touched a key seriously, yet we have 2/3 of the tachinids to genus already! I am learning so much and receiving some very nice compliments from Monty along to way too, which is very encouraging :D

One more day to go and so many tachinids to identify! ;)

Posted by Eric Fisher on 26-09-2010 02:19
#52

Chris,

Wonderful to see you in such distinguished company! Especially pleased you were able to visit with Monty. My best regards to all,

Eric

Posted by ChrisR on 26-09-2010 09:06
#53

Thanks Eric ... yes, if I look a little "washed out" it is as a result of my tired brain trying hard to take in all the information Monty has been throwing at me for 2 days :D It's as much as I can do to write the det-labels, take notes on the host information, prepare the next round of specimens (he works so fast that you always have to have a dozen more tachinids ready) and try manfully to field the questions he asks me as he tests whether I have been paying attention for the last 48 hours! :D

The best part for me though has been to see how excited he has been to see the material I have collected over the last few years. I seem to have some really unusual species and that has whetted his appetite to visit French Guiana and has shown him variation and new forms that he has never seen before, which is no mean feat for someone as experienced as Monty :)

Posted by conopid on 26-09-2010 11:48
#54

Great pic Chris. Certainly one for the personal archive of great moments in one's life!

Posted by rvanderweele on 06-12-2010 00:05
#55

Well, I noticed during the last summer months that my eyes are getting worse and worse. It is the curse of age. So, I asked our national Saint, Sinterklaas, for head magnifier with led-lights. It looks idiot, but it works. I will be able, I hope, to put the pins on the correct places and not any more everywhere except in the thorax.

Posted by rvanderweele on 13-03-2011 17:05
#56

Besides some Sphaeroceridae and Trichoceridae there were no flies in Marienwaerdt today (I do not want to think about the Calypterates), so I took a photo of my myself.

Posted by rvanderweele on 13-03-2011 17:42
#57

now okay?

Posted by Sara21392 on 13-03-2011 20:52
#58

How good is that I can see the real your faces. :D:D
Some of you are exactly the same that I thought. ;):D

Posted by Stephane Lebrun on 13-03-2011 21:41
#59

True, by the way, we don't know your real face Sara. :P ;)

Posted by Sundew on 29-09-2011 22:40
#60

Hey, let's resurrect this thread! We have lots of active members that we know at most from their avatar. Please don't be shy!

Posted by amandafujikawa on 10-04-2012 19:06
#61

Apparently I'm the 'newest' member so here I am with my favorite person in the whole world, my 2 year old daughter.

Edited by amandafujikawa on 10-04-2012 19:11

Posted by rvanderweele on 10-04-2012 19:33
#62

Sorry, not completely clear to me, but who is the newest member? You or your daughter?

What families do interest you/her?

;-)

Posted by Piluca_Alvarez on 27-10-2012 23:27
#63

Hehehehe, I have had the greatest of time seeing you all! B) I cannot believe that I have found this thread after nearly two years at Diptera.info :o

Well, I absolutely hate to be in front of a camera and I have hardly any pictures of me. But I guess I should make an effort and show myself. It is only fair.

Here is the black sheep of the community, using a camera instead of a net :P At least you know now who you are dealing with :D :D

Yes, taken in the outskirts of Madrid ;) but no ID required. That is Piluca in action :o

Posted by ChrisR on 28-10-2012 00:23
#64

Excellent technique! :D

Posted by Piluca_Alvarez on 28-10-2012 11:46
#65

Yes, smashing!! :( :( :D

Try to photograph a tiny Anthomyiid with a compact camera, approaching like a wild board in a ceramic shop, carrying binoculars and an overloaded rucksack. Stability at its best, and chaetotaxy will show fine in the picture! ;)

No wonder my Anthomyiids remain unidentified :( :( :S

:D :D :D

Edited by Piluca_Alvarez on 28-10-2012 11:46

Posted by skrylten on 23-04-2013 19:37
#66

After a lot of threads with request of help to find an ID, maybe its time to reveal my face on the forum ...

This is me (still a newbie in the diptera world) and my wife (who catch me a fly or two) on our way to some party.

I also post some photos of the surroundings where I live. Same place from opposite views.

Cheers

Leif and my wife Orix

Posted by rvanderweele on 23-04-2013 20:52
#67

Ah, it has been a while ago...it is good to continue this series of "portraits"!

Posted by Nikita Vikhrev on 23-04-2013 21:49
#68

Moscow, Feb 2013
Waiting for the field season...

Posted by rvanderweele on 24-04-2013 18:37
#69

Some summers ago Bettina collecting in France

Posted by Samuel Perry on 09-06-2013 04:24
#70

Myself and one of my assistants (my youngest, Tetsu) in the woods near Index, Washington. We were looking for Carabidae, hence the garden cultivator and aspirator.

i.imgur.com/JOpNEll.jpg

Posted by eastendswift on 03-08-2013 00:17
#71

Here's me and my assistant, collecting at Gleddoch in Renfrewshire, Scotland.

Thanks to everyone for your help via this site.

David Fotheringham

Posted by Drianis on 20-01-2014 06:07
#72

Me with a carnival hat... Opening 2014 season!

imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/819/hj2b.jpg

Edited by Drianis on 20-01-2014 06:08

Posted by John Carr on 02-08-2014 20:34
#73

It's been noted on this site that American Tabanus can be large. Here I am photographing a Tabanus nigrovittatus which is about 900 mm long (estimated). Fortunately, Tabanidae do not normally bite indoors.