Have you ever appeared in one of your own observations?

https://uk.inaturalist.org/observations/131498197

That is me relfected in the cap of the fungus.

:blush:

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I don’t think that has ever happened to me.

My fingers/hands/arms are in a lot of observations.
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/86538960
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/86650872
Most I ever featured in my own observation was this Opossum
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/53897743
I can’t think of one where I was in a reflection.

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My hands are in lots of photos, and sometimes a foot for a size comparison. I did actually appear in one photo, reflected in a dew drop, but I didn’t notice; somebody else pointed it out.

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I’ve been using my index finger for size comparison while moth watching when I don’t remember a ruler. Otherwise, I try to stay out of the shot.



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This observation of a tick I removed from myself has my flesh in its mouthparts. Does that count?

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I usually have a wallet ruler for sense of scale, but for small sub-millimeter features, like these seeds in photos 4 and 5, had to use my palm for focus.

Maybe related:

I’ve used a honeybee for scale here since they are so common and have a consistent size. This only works with flowers though…

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My fingers are in many observations, and there’s a picture of me taking a photo of a fly in another person’s habitat photo for their observation of that fly. :)

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Lots of observations have my feet and hands in them. A lot have my son’s hands in them, too. I have a fair amount of observations with my arm hairs and leg hairs present, when a bug decides they like me and sits on me.

I’ve uploaded older photos that I’m in if there’s something interesting in that picture. Some childhood photos and some teenage photos have baby me in them but that’s because it would’ve been too much work to crop myself out. I’m lazy.

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my hands are very often featured. there are i believe two observations that include my face because i was using myself for scale. and one that includes my head but not my face because there was a massive beetle stuck in my hair and i gave my sister my phone and made her take a picture because i knew id never encountered any beetles that huge before

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Unfortunately, lol

https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/124817029

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You can “see” me reflected in the eyes of this Marpissa muscosa :-) (photos 3 and 4)
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/127900309

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My shadow does often. I’ve got a fairly distinct shadow. Also my hands, but I think that happens to just about everyone.

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Reflected on the shiny thorax of a syrphid fly:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/8481655
Likewise on the shiny abdomen of a tachinid fly–harder to see:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/125310138
In the eye of a garter snake–second image in series:
https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/6778974

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I’ve had it happen to me a few times and it is pretty wild when you notice it! The one that immediately springs to mind is this Dolichoderus taschenbergi. Even with an iPhone camera and small subject, it’s pretty neat.

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The ant is also very cool. It’s gorgeous, and there are only a little over 100 records on iNat, something I learned just yesterday

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For some size comparisons, I need a lot more than an index finger:


Golden Leather Fern (Acrostichum aureum)

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