Presentation: How to photograph plants (and more), by Lena Struwe and Peter Nitzsche

This is a tutorial for taking better nature pictures that will give you the best chances of getting feedback on your Inat observations:

https://botanydepot.com/2020/07/27/presentation-how-to-photograph-plants-and-more/

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Cool! This may come in helpful with my (remote) Fall 2020 Plant Diversity and Evolution class with Dr. Struwe, haha.

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I misread that as “How to photograph ants”…but thanks for the tips

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This short guide gives a good general overview on plant photos for identification: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/media/documents/oexp-science/biological-science/Which-parts-of-the-plant-should-I-photograph_Matt-Walters.pdf

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They never stop moving - quite a challenge I’ve found.

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Thanks for sending these tips. I could use all the help I can get on getting better plant photos.

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I like having this short check list of what’s needed for correctly IDing plants. I often come away with photos that are useless for taxonomic purposes such as not showing opposite or alternate leaf placements. Thanks for sending this NZ!

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Welcome to the Forum, @hogback2 !

Update: this resource is part of my remote class, as I thought. :joy: