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Mister Stoopidhead

Posted 2010.08.17 14.06 in Aquaria

This is one of my two African Dwarf Frogs. Mister Stoopidhead is male, the other one (a female) is named Little Piggy.

They are a bit shy, and when they swim up to the surface for air they go up and down very fast, so it’s rare to catch a pic of one of them while swimming. From the tip of his nose to his toes on his outstretched leg, he is about 2 inches long.

Seems Like There’s an App for Everything…

Posted 2010.06.22 21.06 in Computers/Internet/Technology, iPhone, Photography

The Favorite Corner

Posted 2009.12.19 4.43 in Aquaria

I don’t know what’s the attraction of this corner, but it seems to be the place for egg clutches…

Favorite Corner

Here is Shelly laying egg clutch number eight. Big Blue is supervising, by the looks of things.

Winter, Night, Photography

Posted 2009.12.13 11.22 in Photography

There’s something about night-time and snow. Dark sky, light ground. Quiet, cold. Still. It has a very particular feel to it.

A few nights ago, I took a few photos after everything was dark and quiet. I’m pleased with how they came out.

Looking out the front of the house, at the old church across the street…

Winter Night 1

Then out the back of the house, at my backyard…

Winter Night 2

Technical details: The camera was my 60 year old Zeiss Ikon Nettar, using GP3 Pan film at ISO 100. Processed for 7 minutes in TMax 1:4 developer.

Momma and one of her Babies

Posted 2009.11.28 15.06 in Aquaria

Momma and one of her Babies

Baby Picture

Posted 2009.11.21 9.27 in Aquaria

It’s been a few days since the snail babies all hatched out into the aquarium. While it seemed like a good idea at the time, releasing them into the ‘wild’ of my 38gal tank, I quickly recognized the downside to this…

They’re all gone! I mean, they’re so small, they instantly vanished into the substrate and decor, and I might not see them again for weeks, when they’ve grown. Assuming they live that long.

I think the next clutch will be hatched into a breeder net, so I can keep an eye on them. Not that they need my help in any particular way, I’m just nosey and want to watch them.

Anyhow this morning I was scanning the gravel and spotted two babies. They’re still so tiny and as luck would have it, they’re almost exactly the right colour to blend in with the gravel. Even after I spotted them, it took a few minutes of watching – are they tiny bits of gravel? Are they moving?

Yeah, they are moving! So small though that getting photos is next to impossible. Here’s the best I could get.

Baby Snail

(By the way, incase it wasn’t clear, there’s only one baby in this pic – I couldn’t get a shot of the other one. After rereading the text I realized it might have seemed that I meant there were two babies in one pic.)

Somewhere

Posted 2009.11.05 18.55 in Photography, Pointless Blather

A picture of a park somewhere.

A Park

A Park