Geoffrey Giller is a recurring character on the blog and while people are usually most impressed by his terrific science journalism, or maybe his stunning nature photography, I’m very proud to share that he’s on his way to becoming a champion lizard catcher! Geoffrey has helped out on trips to Redonda and to the Bahamas … More My lizards are on Atlas Obscura!
This is an update from my previous blog post on Toepad pictures. I’ve taken more than four hundred toepad pictures using the new macro photography technique I introduced in an earlier post and I’ve learned a few tricks that I want to share in this update. First and foremost, I highly recommend this approach. For those of you looking to capture … More An update on taking toepad pictures
This is a reblog of a post I wrote over on Anole Annals Getting good pictures of lizard toepads in the field can be tricky. Flatbed scanners are heavy and don’t take well to transit bumps and bruises, and getting a digital camera to focus on the toe, not the glass, requires surgical precision on the manual focus ring. … More A new method for taking toepad pictures in the field!
I’m very excited to get some new tech out into the field asap! The Losos lab has decided to get a bird’s eye view of lizard habitat so we’ve just brought home this beautiful DJI Mavic Pro. It’s a little hard to tell from the photo but the drone folds up to be approximately the size … More The Losos lab is taking to the sky
I’ve just finished my first postdoc appointment! Let me qualify that a bit: I’m “finished” in that I’ve been paid all I’m getting paid for that project. Unfortunately, I’ve only completed about half of the work I’m hoping to do for the team, so I’ve really got a long ways to go yet. Way back in June I started working on … More Finished my first postdoc!
Egads. There’s a lot to catch up on! The 4 months of 2016 was absolutely breakneck – I can’t believe I haven’t talked about postdoc-ing on the blog yet! Sorry! I’ve a lot to catch you all up with and there’s been lots of great stuff going on. I’m going to put together a bunch of … More Woah. It’s 2017 already