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« on: January 14, 2019, 14:22 »
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Hi. I would like to know about some webpages or apps where you can ask about the species of an organism. I usually take pictures of flowers and insects and in some cases it is difficult to find the common and scientific names of these organisms. I've tried whatsthatbug but I have not had an answer yet.


« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 14:53 »
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Take as clear a picture as possible, with the plainest background possible.

Now, feed that to Google Image search.  When I start with a good photo, I almost always find out what it is within 5 sec that way.  Doesn't work so well if you have a clutter background, or the item in question is not reasonably isolated though.

« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 15:06 »
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Take as clear a picture as possible, with the plainest background possible.

Now, feed that to Google Image search.  When I start with a good photo, I almost always find out what it is within 5 sec that way.  Doesn't work so well if you have a clutter background, or the item in question is not reasonably isolated though.
I often find the names using reverse image search by Google as well but I have a spider now that I can't find the name and I don't know any spider biologist I took some footage and pictures and I don't want to just say "brown spider...".

« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 15:07 »
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I find that asking actual humans who know a lot more than I do is the best way.

https://www.birdforum.net/forum.php

That's a great page, not only for birds, but for all kinds of animals. Scroll down to Nature In General and I'm sure someone will identify your find.

« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2019, 15:08 »
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I find that asking actual humans who know a lot more than I do is the best way.

https://www.birdforum.net/forum.php

That's a great page, not only for birds, but for all kinds of animals. Scroll down to Nature In General and I'm sure someone will identify your find.
I'm gonna try that one . Thanks!

Shelma1

« Reply #5 on: January 14, 2019, 15:20 »
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There are groups to identify pretty much anything on Facebook.

« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2019, 15:22 »
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There are groups to identify pretty much anything on Facebook.
Good idea. I'm going to check that too!

« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2019, 16:25 »
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I often find the names using reverse image search by Google as well but I have a spider now that I can't find the name and I don't know any spider biologist I took some footage and pictures and I don't want to just say "brown spider...".

Check out facebook groups in that case.  Here in Ecuador, we have "plants and animals of Ecuador' group.  When I am not able to identify something through Google image search, I post the image there and ask if anyone knows.

I usually have a definitive answer within an hour.

I always go the Google image route first though. I don't want to inundate that FB group so much they stop giving me answers... :)

« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2019, 16:27 »
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I often find the names using reverse image search by Google as well but I have a spider now that I can't find the name and I don't know any spider biologist I took some footage and pictures and I don't want to just say "brown spider...".

Check out facebook groups in that case.  Here in Ecuador, we have "plants and animals of Ecuador' group.  When I am not able to identify something through Google image search, I post the image there and ask if anyone knows.

I usually have a definitive answer within an hour.

I always go the Google image route first though. I don't want to inundate that FB group so much they stop giving me answers... :)
I live in Colombia! Maybe your FB group about Ecuador can help me too. Can you please give me the url? Thanks a lot :). And of course, I won't spam, I usually find my organisms but this one is being complicated

« Reply #9 on: January 14, 2019, 20:25 »
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I live in Colombia! Maybe your FB group about Ecuador can help me too. Can you please give me the url? Thanks a lot :). And of course, I won't spam, I usually find my organisms but this one is being complicated

The proper name is "flora and fauna of Ecuador" it is here -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/320185741466636/

« Reply #10 on: January 14, 2019, 20:48 »
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Bugguide.net for insects and I think they do spiders too (https://bugguide.net/node/view/15740).

Plants I identify myself but I have a degree in botany so that helps.  Good luck!

« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2019, 20:52 »
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I live in Colombia! Maybe your FB group about Ecuador can help me too. Can you please give me the url? Thanks a lot :). And of course, I won't spam, I usually find my organisms but this one is being complicated

The proper name is "flora and fauna of Ecuador" it is here -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/320185741466636/
Thank you.


 

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