Monthly Archives: March 2013

Does your camera have a wrist strap?

Well, does it? No, not your tiny point&shoot, but your DSLR with the 200 or more mm zoom lens. They all come with neck straps. Personally I find neck straps to be of good use, but limited carrying comfort. For … Continue reading

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Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. No, not what you think! Today’s post is about members of the family Paridae. This family is most famous for the bat- and bird-brain-eating Zombie Tits, usually known as Great Tits (Parus major). Great Tits are … Continue reading

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Pathetic, awesome giraffe necks

Dieser Beitrag auf Deutsch. Most of you have probably read the SV-POW! posts on giraffe and sauropods necks (here, here, here, here), including the latest post and the paper it deals with (Taylor & Wedel 2013 – Yay for open … Continue reading

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It’s springtime! Seriously!

Dieser Beitrag auf deutsch. It is springtime! Finally springtime! Cute baby animals all around, flowers in bloom, everybody basking in the sun. Gotta be springtime, right? Well……. This Turkoman Eagle Owl (Bubo bubo turcomanus) is definitely not cold, and enjoys … Continue reading

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more Holzmaden marine reptiles – this time at the MfN

Dieser Beitrag auf deutsch. I’ve bombarded you with marine reptiles of all kinds from the Posidonia Shale of Holzmaden before, all of them from the Urweltmuseum Hauff: ichthyosaurs, more ichthyosaurs, and plesiosaurs (including pliosaurs) and crocodiles – as well as … Continue reading

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What’s doing science like? Laboriosus se alet sciurus!

Dieser Beitrag auf deutsch. little by little the squirrel feeds itself. OK, works better in German, where it is a colloquial phrase. The English equivalent is Little by little the bird builds its nest. I translated the phrase into Latin, … Continue reading

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Common cranes in the wild

Dieser Beitrag auf deutsch. Yesterday, I had much better luck photographing birds in then wild than the day before. I got the closest I have ever been to Common Cranes and gulls in the wild – although I need to … Continue reading

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