Rob Mutch

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    Rob Mutch commented on an older version of Bonaparte's Gulls, Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge, Northeast Montana, USA:

    @Michаel Frаnkis: Thanks Michael. The range map also makes better sense. I'll pull the video, in a little bit, and edit. :o)

    6 months ago

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    Rob Mutch commented on "Great Blue Heron, white form":

    Looks like a Great Egret.

    6 months ago

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    Rob Mutch commented on Rob Mutch's newsfeed:

    @Jennifer Hammock: Thanks a lot Jennifer. :o)

    6 months ago

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    Rob Mutch commented on Rob Mutch's newsfeed:

    Hello. How can I get my videos reviewed and marked as "Trusted"? They are high-quality content and in the Unreviewed status are below poorer-quality content (in the thumbnail media tab page) and aren't going to be viewed as much, which is one of my motives for sharing the videos with EOL. If I can get this done I have many photos I would like to share, as well. Thanks a lot. :o)

    6 months ago

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    Rob Mutch commented on Rob Mutch's newsfeed:

    Thanks a lot Katja. Does EOL have a preference for Youtube or Vimeo? I use Youtube as it is faster and there seems to be more storage space for HD movies, but, could start using Vimeo. :o)

    over 1 year ago

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    Rob Mutch commented on Rob Mutch's newsfeed:

    I can't recall having changed any of the videos. The Mtn. Hemlock video you pointed out has this tag at the bottom of the Youtube Description section: [taxonomy:binomial=Tsuga mertensiana] and the copyright is set correctly. I'v checked several of the other videos in Youtube and they all have the required binomial tag at the bottom of the Description sections.

    over 1 year ago

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    Rob Mutch commented on "EOL Curators":

    Thanks Katja. I'll monitor things. I realize it is a LOT of content to deal with. I'm still very interested in helping out when I can. Rob :o)

    over 1 year ago • edited: over 1 year ago

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    Rob Mutch commented on "EOL Curators":

    It appears all my videos have been "kicked out" of their respective EOL species pages once again. The first time this happened I had to make some coding change to the videos on Youtube (where they are hosted). Do I need to do this again? To be honest this is dampening my enthusiasm for content donation to EOL. I'm a professional nature photographer, so, my videos are not poor quality. And, they are not being reviewed as trusted. Why? Perhaps, I'm not making my copyright/ownership of the videos clear? Hmmm... I LOVE the EOL meme and E. O. Wilson. Rob :o)

    over 1 year ago

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    Rob Mutch commented on "Stromatolite":

    Will do. I know there is confusion around the taxonomy of these. They are fascinating. Have seem them in many nature programs. Thanks. :o)

    over 2 years ago

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    Rob Mutch commented on "Stromatolite":

    How do I tag my Youtube video of a Stromatolite? genus, binomial, family?

    over 2 years ago

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    Rob Mutch commented on "Harpia harpyja (Linnaeus, 1758)":

    There is an excellent new Nature (PBS) video (Jungle Eagle) online to watch: http://video.pbs.org/video/2166128141

    over 2 years ago

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    Rob Mutch commented on an older version of Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides), Eugene, Oregon:

    This is a 3-4 year old Dawn Redwood I planted in our front yard. They grow rapidly when young (5-6' per year). Great fall color. :o)

    over 2 years ago

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    Rob Mutch commented on Rob Mutch's newsfeed:

    Thanks Michael. I need to start finding problems that aren't already being worked on... :o)

    over 2 years ago

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    Rob Mutch commented on "Pinus albicaulis Engelm.":

    The common name is incorrect. This is a Whitebark pine NOT a scrub pine. :o)

    over 2 years ago

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    Rob Mutch commented on Rob Mutch's newsfeed:

    Sounds good Bob. As a photographer this is just an instinctive thing for me...to edit photos. Beyond being properly exposed, sharp, etc., I give high ratings to photos that display behaviors, life history, environmental conditions, etc. that the plant/animal exists in. I don't expect all the photos to be wall art. I do like the scans of pressed plants. They are valuable.. :o)

    over 2 years ago

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    Rob Mutch commented on "Metasequoia glyptostroboides (Cupressaceae) - whole tree - general":

    This doesn't look like a redwood?

    over 2 years ago

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    Rob Mutch commented on Rob Mutch's newsfeed:

    Will do Bob. I'm still getting used to the EOL architecture, but, I check on my account each day. There are many more videos to get online and I'v been cognizant of getting the high quality videos online that show as much of the morphology and behavior as possible of each critter/plant. :o)

    over 2 years ago

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    Rob Mutch commented on an older version of Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus), Charles Russell National Wildlife Refuge, Montana:

    I shot this from the auto tour road of the Charlie Russell NWR in early spring. :o)

    over 2 years ago

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    Rob Mutch commented on an older version of File:Red-winged blackbird and turkey vulture 4014.jpg:

    Looks like a red-winged blackbird mobbing a turkey vulture to me. But, the blackbird is difficult to make out and there aren't any others, so, I suppose it isn't mobbing...

    over 2 years ago

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    Rob Mutch commented on "Image of Camassia quamash":

    That looks like bistort (the white columnar flowers) in the photo with the camas.

    over 2 years ago