Joined: Sep 16, 2019 Last Active: Mar 26, 2023 iNaturalist Australia

Almost all of my observations are part of a project to catalogue the species which occur at Woodlands Historic Park near Melbourne, Australia (and a couple of adjacent pieces of land). The results can be found at The species list for plants is already pretty exhaustive and I usually only post photos of plants for which there is not already a local record in ALA, or which are rare in the park. Likewise for insects I mainly post species that are not already recorded, but the number of species is obviously much larger so I still regularly find new ones even though most of the insects I see are very common species. I consider it useful to record observations with no hope of identification, as long as they are clearly different from already recorded species, since I am interested in how many species are present.

I am currently using a Panasonic DC-G95 with an Olympus 60mm macro lense (120mm full frame equivalent). I do not recommend this combination since the focusing is very slow - I don't know if this is due to the camera or the lense or the combination. Also the camera cannot use the image stabilization in the lense. I am also using the Olympus macro flash which is a complete waste of money since the results are hardly better than using the camera's built-in flash. If you think my photos are crap, blame Olympus for not making a macro flash with a useful diffuser (as well as my own incompetence).

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