User talk:Jkadavoor

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Rila Monastery[edit]

Please stop vandalising the Rila Monastery page. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:28, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

See Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Rila Monastery (Рилски манастир) - fresco 2.JPG; discuss on talk instead of hiding behind an IP. JKadavoor Jee 02:31, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
IP or not you aren't exactly revealing any identity... this is just an encyclopedia that people use to copy and paste when doing last minute homework (talk) 09:18, 24 June 2014 (UTC)



Well, I listened to your advice and laid on the ground for a decent period of time... and got some decent pictures! Of course, yours are much better. Mind if I ask what f number you use, to keep the butterflies in focus? — Crisco 1492 (talk) 00:00, 26 December 2013 (UTC)

Good attempt. It seems a bit front focused (see the leaf edge on left); will improve when get experienced. I've no SLR; but in my knowledge, F 7.1-8.0 for an SLR is the best choice for free hand. Can use smaller aperture, if on tripod. Keep trying! Isn't it fun? ;) Jee 12:24, 29 December 2013 (UTC)
  • It is, indeed, though next time I will wear long sleeves. Itchy grass + sunburn = arms complaining for the next two days. I noticed that some other insect pictures, such as File:Aglais urticae LC0310.jpg, use a low aperature of F 3.6 or so (shutter speed in the low hundreds). I'm taking that as meaning that I should play with manual mode while butterfly "hunting". Of course, a longer lens would be nice as well. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 19:27, 31 December 2013 (UTC)
  • Cris, I usally return home with scratches everywhere as our place is blessed with Mimosa pudica. :)
File:Aglais urticae LC0310.jpg: It seems taken with E5 with 150mm lens, witch has a 2x sensor crop-factor (so 300mm effective f. length). Effective aperture also vary with crop factor. Moreover, western countries has very low light environment; so they are forced to use big aperture in hand held shots. Further, if we can place sensor flat to a flat subject (as it that view); no need of much DOF (But personally I don't like such perfect flat dorsal views). Some tips from a learner. Have a wonderful 2014 with lot of butterflies! Jee 02:40, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Sometimes I wish there was such little light. Going out around noon, here, is murder on the images. I had to reshoot at Gebang the other day because of how harsh it was (and I didn't have a filter). Yep, happy new year too. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 02:53, 1 January 2014 (UTC)
  • Fantastic pictures; I'm not normally interested in bugs, but your picture have made me look twice.  Giano  08:52, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Geez you're good. How's next time I ping you if I get some insects? I'll try and stop by Jimbo's page later. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:28, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
  • You're welcome; and you may refer my Lepidoptera and Odonata galleries as we are sharing some geographical similarities. Just preparing for a journey; see you later. Jee 10:41, 5 February 2014 (UTC)
  • Cripes, those are beautiful. Alright, I'll put them in my cheat sheet (do you have any more)? Have a safe trip. I'm not too familiar with the legal aspects discussed in that section, though I agree Giano got the raw end. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:51, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Key lime[edit]

Hi Jee, I replied to you on my talk page and do not know whether you are watching that page. JonRichfield (talk) 17:57, 30 January 2014 (UTC)

Hi again Jee. I found your arguments compelling, so I have done the following:

Replaced the heading picture with one of yours (if I chose the wrong one, feel welcome to swap it for a better choice).
Removed the harvest picture and the slices picture as untrustworthy.
Refrained from selecting new pictures from Commons because several strike me as doubtful in the light of your remarks.
Put in a request to do something about the spelling of Citrus Citrus aurantiifolia in the category name.

I also request that you, as apparently competent in the matter, supply to Wikimedia commons, at your own early-ish leisure (if you have such a thing!) illustrations showing:

  • 1 ripe key limes ready for harvest
  • 2 yellow key limes, too ripe for commercial harvest
  • 3 sliced key limes to show the appearance of the flesh as far as one can.

I would be perfectly happy if two or more of these subjects could be combined in one photo, but that I leave up to you.

Sorry to be importunate; if this would not be convenient, just let me know and I'll explore other avenues.

Cheers, Jon JonRichfield (talk) 17:47, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

@JonRichfield:: Hi Jon, thanks for the understanding and helps; always appreciated. I will try to collect all the forms (ripe, flower, etc.), when I visit my homeland Kadavoor next time! Jee 18:12, 31 January 2014 (UTC)
Much thanks sir! Till then, stay well! :) JonRichfield (talk) 18:46, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

A good day for the insects[edit]

  • I just came back from Mangunan Orchard in Bantul, and there were a lot of nice insects. Still using my kit lens, but the results weren't bad
I'm hoping to get a 50/250 lens later this month, so hopefully I can practice some more. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:41, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
Wow! I'm inviting Shyamal to look for IDs. Jee 15:49, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Don't know if these species can be found all the way out to India, mind you. It was fun hunting these, especially the "hungry grasshopper". Lying down right in the middle of the footpath, my camera about 20 cm from the grasshopper, and he was just walking around like he owned the place. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 15:59, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Actually, I think I saw something like this earlier. Didn't get any pictures though. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:27, 8 March 2014 (UTC)
The only with a somewhat definite answer is [File:Unidentified_insect_at_Mangunan_Orchard,_Dlingo,_Bantul,_Yogyakarta_12.jpg Aularches] most likely A. miliaris. The first looks like a bit of a compound leaf. The second (hungry grasshopper) is an Acridid (mating grasshoppers are also probably the same family). The last is a Coreid but nymphs may not be easy to tell. Shyamal (talk) 03:07, 9 March 2014 (UTC)
  • Hmm... A. miliaris is a bit blue in those pictures. Mine was rather black. But I agree, very similar, definitely the same genus. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:15, 9 March 2014 (UTC)

Potamarcha congener[edit]

Just a heads up, I've started the article if you want to continue it. I was going to write it, but my poor temple needs some serious work. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:05, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Thanks; will look into it. :) Jee 15:19, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
I did some search, and it is a juvenile male. You may replace that picture with a female (see the tail end). Jee 15:55, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Will have a look-see. Darn, and that was the one I thought had a good chance at FPC. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:00, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
  • One more female picture uploaded. See the difference. :( Jee 16:54, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

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Happy Easter[edit]

I know in Canada we'd give chocolate rabbits, but sadly I don't have any. Have some happy insects instead! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:36, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

@Crisco 1492:: Wow! Wonderful colours! We were with our parents and the kids of our siblings. Just back; but need more time to fully back to the rhythm. Hope you too enjoy the Easter in Asia. Thanks, Jee 05:11, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Wasn't much of a holiday, really; teaching on both Good Friday and Easter Sunday. We did our travelling on Wednesday, to avoid the crowds. Sadly, the "expedition" was cut short when we realized I had a gaping hole in my pants from assuming various positions along the road while hunting bugs. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:26, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
  • LOL. Take one ore two spare pants, next time. :) Jee 05:34, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Definitely. I think it was soon after finding that beautiful green and yellow grasshopper... sigh. And, of course, since Merapi is a 20km drive I had to feel the wind going everywhere for half an hour (went by motorcycle). — Crisco 1492 (talk) 05:49, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Something's buzzing[edit]

How are you with bees and hoverflies? I saw two really cute ones earlier

  • Of course, if you aren't sure I'll try and find something for bees... but I don't think I've ever seen a group for Indonesia. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:19, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
  • Crisco 1492; I think, the first one is this. :) Jee 12:11, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
  • The second one seems to be a types of honeybee that we cultivated for making honey in home. Jee 12:15, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
  • May be. Jee 13:52, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
  • Thanks, I've marked it as "possible Apis cerana". I like the green hoverfly better though. Such a cute feller (or lady)! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:14, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes; that is a wonderful creature with textures all over her body. :) Jee 15:10, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
  • Shame she never gave me her name :). BTW, I tentatively identified a dragonfly as Orthetrum sabina based on our previous discussions. The bulge before the tail isn't that visible, so I can't be sure of it. The tree certainly looks interesting as well. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 16:52, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes; that is monster from the dinosaur era, which also eat other dragonflies. :( Jee 17:20, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
Crisco 1492; Sankararaman Harihara Krishnan of Insect India confirmed this as a Megachilid of genus Megachile. Jee 07:37, 27 May 2014 (UTC)
  • Thank you right kindly, Jee. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 08:26, 27 May 2014 (UTC)

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How is your alt, Jkadavoor on the birds? Hafspajen (talk) 16:41, 29 June 2014 (UTC)

@Hafspajen: Sorry I didn't get what you mean? Any link to the topic? Jee 16:50, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
Well, maybe I was a bit cryptic. You didn't seems to got any ping, here, Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Wakatobi flowerpecker. Additional question. Hafspajen (talk) 01:23, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Jee,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Rustic Cupha erymanthis by kadavoor.JPG is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on July 15, 2014. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2014-07-15. Thank you for all of your contributions! — Crisco 1492 (talk) 01:46, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

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