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#21 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 01:51 PM

 with the added benefit that I now know that you don’t actually look like your avatar!

Oh no! It is worse isn't it? :biggrin:


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#22 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 19 June 2018 - 01:57 PM

BTW Gerald, your ID/specimen photos are getting quite good. I like them.


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#23 Michael Wolfe

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 08:38 AM

I wish I looked as good as my avatar!


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#24 gerald

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 08:47 AM

It was a pleasure to meet and begin to get to know all of my quad-mates - with the added benefit that I now know that you don’t actually look like your avatar!

 

It's amazing what cosmetic surgeons can do these days.


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#25 gerald

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 08:50 AM

Thanks Matt -- those were my two least-bad shots of the trip, after I manually blacked-out all the tank edges, water spots, reflections, etc.

 

BTW Gerald, your ID/specimen photos are getting quite good. I like them.


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Hangin' on the Neuse
"Taxonomy is the diaper used to organize the mess of evolution into discrete packages" - M.Sandel


#26 zooxanthellae

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Posted 20 June 2018 - 09:46 AM

 my two least-bad shots of the trip

Look for the best of the worst, that's my m.o. as well! I am a big fan of your photos too Gerald, good work!. 



#27 Irate Mormon

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 09:34 PM

I brought home two posters that I also don't have room to hang - My poster collection is housed in a display-page thing that I got from an art store that was going out of business, where you can flip the the poster-sized "pages" to browse the prints.  But my favorite items I got from the auction were two books of historical significance which for some strange reason I didn't own.  John Quinn's "Our Native Fishes" and Tom Baugh's "A Net Full of Natives".  The former is a particularly pleasurable read, as Quinn's writing is top shelf.  I really appreciate good writing when I encounter it. 


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#28 Matt DeLaVega

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 09:44 PM

I have the Quinn book, I should probably page through it again, been a while. I have seen a couple of you guys mention "A Net Full of Natives". I hadn't ever heard of it nor seen it. Is it a "must have" that I have been missing?


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#29 mattknepley

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Posted 26 June 2018 - 06:21 AM

You will probably lead a long, full life even if you never read "Netful..." But it is certainly a book that broadened my finny horizons and stirred my imagination in my youth and I look forward to picking up another copy some day. I'd put it on a short list of books that truly influenced how I view the natural world; up there with Sand County Almanac, Cadillac Desert,and Sibley' Guide to Birds. All were different books that I read at different times in my life, but for their own reasons really shaped my understanding/appreciation for our natural world.
Matt Knepley
"No thanks, a third of a gopher would merely arouse my appetite..."




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