John Waidner

Joined: Apr 24, 2020 Last Active: May 20, 2024 iNaturalist

Retired engineer. I have been photographing flora and fauna since my teens. Indiana native plants are a relatively recent interest of myself and my wife. We've dedicated a portion of our yard to natives, removing invasive non-natives (i.e., Amur honeysuckle, garlic mustard, etc.) as needed.

Discovered iNaturalist. Being a professional observer and note taker this is exactly what I have been looking for.

Cameras

  1. The Samsung Galaxy S7 (new 1/2017) has been replaced with a Galaxy S24 (3/2024).
  2. Panasonic Lumix FZ-300

I use the S24 for closeups and the FZ-300 for brightly lit things at a moderate distance (10 - 100 feet). I've recently bought a closeup lens for the -300 and now use it where I want sharp detail of a flower or other feature.

Reference material:
Common Mosses of the Northeast and Appalachians, Karl B. McKnight, Joseph R. Rohrer, Kristen McKnight Ward, and Warren J. Perdrizet, 2013, Princeton University Press, ISBN 978-0-691-15696-5

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