Admin & author of galery has done and is doing everything possible to spare himself time searching information on species found
& uploading images (together with all relevant data including relevant and checked taxonomic data. All that is available to you.
Forinstance: you can search gilled mushrooms, not growing on wood, beeing red colored and you don't find yours amongst hits.
You can open one of them and click 'Upload +' button and all info(gilled, not on wood,....) will be copyed to your new upload.
Since thew web is full of misspelled/depreceated species names,checking takonomic data is done automaticaly via PESI database and ITIS database.
in that order.
... many more featurs like that, not dokumented here.
All copyright of uploaded images remains to original author of uploaded image, unless author gives away some rights by selecting any of other licenses.
Default is copyrighted.
Uploaded images can be deleted at any time by its author.
Doh it is advised, if deletion is not intent, but intent is to upload beter image of same species, rather do edit/reupload.
That is because google already knows where old imnages is and has no idea on newly added image.
Any rules except the two above can be changed witout prior notice.
It is asumed you (uploader) have read that changes of rules.
Upload limitations: 100 KB, the longest side of image can be max. 900 px.,
recomended less, usualy 800 px, to achieve better quality.
The aim of galery is to colect good quality images suitable for species determination.
Quality of images is controled by fact that one member can upload only 2 images/species
That limitation, per certain member, can be removed by administration decision.
Howewer 'cheating' is wanted and encouraged by uploading combined images, like forinstance this: sample combined image
Bad quality images such as: out of focus,wide dynamic range, inapropriate contence, etc. will be deleted
promptlyl without prior warning or explanation.
All kind of digital manipulation of images, to achieve better quality is encouraged.
Fields marked with * are obligatory.
All the rest is optional, but do enter as much as possible of relevant info.
so you will be able to find image later !
All registered members have automatic right to upload, but that right can be terminated,
because of possible violation of previous gallery rules.
At search/upload form, move mouse cursor to .
Information will be there, to help you started.
When searching, filling/selecting any field is optional.
Entering conditions with checkboxes be aware that you can click green checkbox again and it turns red
That (red )ensures that relavnt things are excluded from results.
At tree like, expanding, dropdowns, you can choose items clicking on item text. You can chose any hirearcicaly higher element, not only last element in structure.
Checkmarks there only allow red checkmark (see previous point of search instructions) !
If you set to search one condition, like forinstance: "catterpilar is hairy", Then expect not
to get only hairy catterpilars, but rather hairy catterpilars first in list.
If you will set search conditions like category/landscapes and at the same time bugs/insects,
that will not return anything. Conditions must be set with common sence.
Searching by color, forinstance if you are looking for this bug
Then under color1 pick red, and under color2 black, meaning : the most surface of bug is covered with red, then with black ..
In case there is doubt which colour prevale, be avare this doubt allso might had uploader entering data, so in case
of doubt you could turn colors other way around.
From photos of bugs, flowers, .. in most cases you can't recognize their size, so
you can enter forinstance longest dimension <= 10 mm, and you will get all data where width of flower <= 10,
wider flowers comming first.
Be avare that forinstance, if you think that your insect is Miridae and in fact is Lygaeidae,
search will not find anything despite fact that that exact insect is in galery. Allso there
is variability in colors, properties within species, sometimes sexual dimorphizm, etc. That
could allso resut in no result situation.
In general, colors applay to flower, even if the whole plant is on image, as green color would have no effect at searching.
If you are out of ideas how to describe what you have found, forinstance if you found disease on 'Common walnut tree' leaves which you even don't know if it is virus, fungus,... br>
Then into bottom field "host-species" input 'Common walnut tree', select english right to it and click search.