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Finch imageEdit

Hi Dger; I see that you are relatively new and have been contributing photographs of animals. One of our bird experts corrected the identification of your image of a house finch that was uploaded as a purple finch. The two species are very similar and difficult for non-experts to distinguish. It has been renamed File:Carpodacus_mexicanus_Ottawa.jpg. Thank you for your contributions. Walter Siegmund (talk) 04:11, 12 April 2009 (UTC)

Five striped Palm SquirrelEdit

This photo you uploaded is a Northern Palm Squirrel and not the Indian Palm Squirrel. This is just for your information. Prashanthns (talk) 12:48, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Concern over jackal imageEdit

Hi there

I recently came across your beautiful File:Side-striped Jackal, Sarengeti.jpg. What concerns me is that the specimen shown looks to me like a golden jackal than a side striped jackal. I am not an expert, but please check the golden jackal page. To me, the animals in that article bear much more resemblance to your image than does the one in the SSJ infobox picture. Regards Mariomassone (talk) 21:27, 18 September 2009 (UTC)

Delete templates on File:Metallic Skink, Blue Mountains.jpg and File:Garden Skink, Blue Mountains.jpgEdit

Just to let you know you added incomplete {{delete}} templates to the above two images. Your reason appears to be that you uploaded correctly named duplicate images. If this is the case instead of {{delete}} you want to add the {{bad name|correctly named image}} template. You should change the {{delete}} templates on these two images to {{bad name|correctly named image}} templates providing the correctly names images. Then the incorrectly named images can be speedy deleted. Let me know if you have any questions. --Captain-tucker (talk) 01:31, 6 November 2009 (UTC)

Just a note of thanks for File:Black Ctenosaur, in tree, Costa Rica.jpgEdit

That's a lovely image -- I just came across it in a random walk, and it's quite striking and clear. Good work! JesseW (talk) 06:39, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

File:Waterfall on Coppermine River.jpgEdit

Hi Dger. I noticed this image you uploaded on the Coppermine River article on Wikipedia and I was wondering if you know the rock in this image is volcanic. The Coppermine River lies in an area where extensive flood basalt volcanism occurred about 1,267 million years ago, but I am also not sure if this part of the river the image was taken lies in the volcanic zone. So it would be nice to know if the rock in this image is volcanic or not. Thanks. Black Tusk (talk) 23:00, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

Ok, thanks. I am looking for some pics for an article I am expanding on Wikipedia called the Mackenzie Large Igneous Province, but currently I only have maps to add in the article. Something like basalt pics would be nice to add. Black Tusk (talk) 20:54, 15 January 2010 (UTC)

crabEdit

Just a brief note to let you know that I've corrected the identification of this. Remaining species from the genus similar, but C. crassum is the only one found in the E. Pacific (remaining are Indo-Pacific or Atlantic). I presume Manuel Antonio Park = Manuel Antonio National Park. Regards, 62.107.237.72 19:13, 3 January 2010 (UTC)

Asian longhornEdit

Hi Dger, Are you sure about the ID on your image File:Asian_Long-horned_Beetle.jpg? IMHO it looks nothing like Anoplophora glabripennis (?!) Do you have other, more dorsal images - even "bad" ones? Cheers! Pudding4brains (talk) 20:31, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

Yes, I do have another image of the insect and no I am not certain that it is an en:Asian Longhorned Beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis). I uploaded here:
Ontario Beetle - topview.jpg
Can you identify it? Dger 27 jan 2010 04:19 (CET)
Hi Dger, I took the liberty of moving your answer here as the page you found for posting it was a "redirect" (I'll correct the links on my talk page here if those were the cause). Also, it keeps the discussion centralized. I don't have an ID just now, other than that I'm sure it's not A. glabripennis, I'll have a seceond look later today, without promises however as those are truly not my field. Thanks for the second though, cheers :o) Pudding4brains (talk) 10:14, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
By the way, would you have any indication of size (head to tail, without the antennae) to go with that? Pudding4brains (talk) 10:27, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
Without antennae it was about 2 cm head to tail. Dger (talk) 15:58, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
I think this is a Graphisurus fasciatus, a native 'Long-horned Beetle'. Dger (talk) 16:37, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

That's a much better option :o) I had a quick look, but other than recognizing this was not A.glab. I'd better keep quiet on those "overseas" beasties :o| If you're not 100% certain it may be a good idea to get confirmation from people who know the regional Longhorns better. I for one would not be able to exclude say, Neacanthocinus obsoletus and maybe some others with any certainty. But cheers for picking up the ball! (Pudding4brains [User talk:Pudding4brains|talk]]) 17:21, 27 January 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for catching the problem. I have removed images from the affected Wiki pages. Dger (talk) 18:32, 27 January 2010 (UTC)
As you note above, the image File:Asian_Long-horned_Beetle.jpg is not Anoplophora glabripennis. It is actually a type of sawyer beetle, Monochamus sp. (Note distinctive white spot at top center of wing covers, also presence on conifer species, typical hosts for the Monochamus beetles). I found this page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Asian_Long-horned_Beetle.jpg) because someone linked to it as an example of an Asian longhorned beetle (http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/7899716 - see comments at bottom of page) - is there a way for you to change the file name so this mistake does not happen again? Also, can you change the file description from Graphisurus fasciatus since that is incorrect as well? Or maybe delete the whole thing since I see it loaded and linked separately on a Monchamus page (http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ontario_Beetle_-_topview.jpg)? Jformanorth (talk) 12:58, 12 December 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for detecting this problem. I had lost track of this particular image after I discovered its correct species name. I have requested a change in the filename. It usually takes a few days for the change to take effect. Dger (talk) 22:16, 12 December 2011 (UTC)

Congratulations!Edit

Congratulations Dger! Your image Image:Eastern Pondhawk, female.jpg was the Random Picture of the Day on Wikipedia! Go here to see what it looked like! - Presidentman (talk) 14:27, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

File:Baldwin-Lafontaine.jpgEdit

Hello. While it is great that you have taken and uploaded a better image of this monument, you should never upload over an existing image unless it is the exact same image (often with some modifications). An image taken (in this case) two months later, even if it is the same subject, should be uploaded separately. I reverted your changes to the Feb 2010 image, and uploaded your improved April 2010 image separately. You will need to update the en-wiki article separately if you want it to use the more recent photograph. Hope that helps. Regards, --Skeezix1000 (talk) 20:54, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, but I don't agree. These are pictures of a statue. It doesn't change from month to month. I took both pictures and I have elected to remove a poor image and replace it with a better image. I don't see a significant problem here. Cheers. Dger (talk) 22:17, 28 April 2010 (UTC)
You're not supposed to upload one image over a different image. It doesn't matter if they are of the same subject. And the April 2010 image has already been uploaded separately. --Skeezix1000 (talk) 00:28, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

File:Yellow-collared Scape Moth, Ottawa.jpgEdit

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There seems to be a problem regarding the description and/or licensing of this particular file. It has been found that you've added in the image's description only a Template that's not a license and although it provides useful information about the image, it's not a valid license. Could you please resolve this problem, adding the license in the image linked above? You can edit the description page and change the text. Uploading a new version of the file does not change the description of the file. This page may give you more hints on which license to choose. Thank you.

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Template:Bad nameEdit

For the last time: {{bad name}} is a delete template, read the third line: "This file qualifies for speedy deletion."

If you revert my edit just one more time, I'll block you because of Vandalism! axpdeHello! 07:06, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

In the badname template is states in the first two lines:
This template has an incorrect name.
Error: Please specify the correctly named image.

I have intrepreted this to mean the file should be renamed. I did specify the new name. I have done this before and incorrectly named files were renamed (at least by other editors). I have now tried the rename template. I hope that works. Dger (talk) 03:21, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

As you said "Please specify the correctly named image."
It doesn't read "Please specify the correct name."
There's no micrometer tolerance of interpretation left. Especially when taking the third line into consideration. The {{rename}}-tag does exactly what you want. Little hint: This template should go first in the file description otherwise one might overlook it ... Regards axpdeHello! 15:43, 23 June 2010 (UTC)

File:Cabot Tower, St. John's.jpgEdit

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There seems to be a problem regarding the description and/or licensing of this particular file. It has been found that you've added in the image's description only a Template that's not a license and although it provides useful information about the image, it's not a valid license. Could you please resolve this problem, adding the license in the image linked above? You can edit the description page and change the text. Uploading a new version of the file does not change the description of the file. This page may give you more hints on which license to choose. Thank you.

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Grey-breasted SpurfowlEdit

Hi Dger - thought you might like to know, your photo here shows a Grey-breasted Spurfowl, not a Red-necked Spurfowl as you'd labelled it; note the black (not red) legs and rufous (not brown) mantle. Quite a lot rarer - Serengeti is one of few places it occurs. I've renamed the file with the new identity. - MPF (talk) 17:46, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

Re:Colouring mapsEdit

I used Adobe Photoshop to color most of the maps (occasionally I used Microsoft Paint). Megan|talkcontribs 18:41, 10 November 2010 (UTC)

File:Painted Turtles range map cropped.jpgEdit

Hello Dger, I went ahead and uploaded another file to commons based on your (excellent) map. All I did was slightly crop northern Canada: it made the image fit a little nicer in the article. Thank you so much!--NYMFan69-86 (talk) 20:36, 29 November 2010 (UTC)

File:Crimson Rosella, Culburra Beech.jpgEdit

I've borrowed your image of the Crimson Rosella to be a logo for a new open-source software project I am developing called "Rosella". The webpage is HERE. I've put some attribution at the bottom of the page including your name and a link to the image on commons where I found it. Please let me know if this is okay for you, and if you would like to see your work attributed in any other way.

Thanks,

--Whiteknight (talk) (books) 18:18, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the reply. I've updated the attribution to use your full name. --Whiteknight (talk) (books) 15:26, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for the photoEdit

Hi there,

I just wanted to let you know that I used a photo of yours on a petition to save freshwater turtles. I tried to link you to it, but my comment got filtered and rejected, but if you google "Lynn Hamilton" and "Save Georgia's freshwater turtles!" you can probably find it.

File:Archaeopteryx lithographica.jpgEdit

Could you reupload the file to a new name, I'll revert this one to the old one. Techman224Talk 20:13, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. Will do. That's what I intend but a bad keystroke started the upload. Dger (talk) 20:21, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

Thank You for the Wikipedia PicturesEdit

Hello, My name is Duane Hurst and I recently made a free (non-commercial) English web site to share information with people. I added links to your Wikipedia/Wikimedia freeware pictures (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:L%27Anse_aux_Meadows,_recreated_long_house.jpg and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Humpback_Whale,_blowholes.jpg). I also gave credit to you on my web pages for your work. Thank you for sharing with the public. My website is:

http://www.freeenglishsite.com/

I add pictures such as yours to one of the following major sections of my site: 1. World section - contains information and over 10,000 images of every world country and territory. Link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/world/index.htm

2. USA section - contains information and images of every USA state and territory. Link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/world/usa/index.htm

3. English section - "Mel and Wes" lessons in conversation format. Stories are located in various USA states and world countries such as China, England, Germany, Japan, Mexico and Thailand. Each lesson has many slang terms and idioms, which I link to my Slang Dictionary. This eventually will have over 5,000 terms. Currently, it has about 3,000 slang and idioms. I regularly add new lessons and slang terms. Link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/english/lessons/index.htm Slang Dictionary link at: http://www.freeenglishsite.com/english/slang/Eslang_a.htm

Prior to retirement, I taught English at several private and public universities in the United States.

Please share this free site with your friends. I hope all will enjoy the pictures and find the English information useful. Sincerely,  Duane Hurst in Utah, USA

Email address: duanerhurst@freeenglishsite.com --75.169.27.34 21:24, 14 December 2012 (UTC)