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Lateral view of a Male Baetis (Baetidae) (Blue-Winged Olive) Mayfly Dun from Mystery Creek #43 in New York
Blue-winged Olives

Tiny Baetis mayflies are perhaps the most commonly encountered and imitated by anglers on all American trout streams due to their great abundance, widespread distribution, and trout-friendly emergence habits.

27" brown trout, my largest ever. It was the sub-dominant fish in its pool. After this, I hooked the bigger one, but I couldn't land it.
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From my driveway.
From my driveway.  I wish I'd taken a shorter exposure at higher sensitivity to capture more detail.  This is one in which the colors were moving around so fast that the long exposure blurred out some magnificent patterns.
From my driveway.
From my window.
From my window.
The odd-looking building in the foreground is the UAF Museum of the North.
Polar bear ice sculpture with the eclipsed moon between its front legs.
The main part of campus.
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Troutnut on Feb 29, 2008February 29th, 2008, 9:20 pm EST
These won't really fit in the regular site sections so I figured I'd post them here.

I just took some neat pictures of the aurora from my window and out on my driveway. Normally I can't see aurora very well from my house because I'm right in Fairbanks where there's a lot of ambient light from town, but they were really bright tonight.

Previously when I've seen the aurora, it's been pretty neat, with colorful bands arching across the sky and shifting with barely perceivable motion. Tonight it was an amazing light show, especially for about 5 minutes around midnight, with bright red and green bands rippling across most of the sky at high speed. The pictures I got really don't do them justice, because my long exposure blurred out a lot of the detail, but they're still neat.

While I'm at it, I'll include some pictures I took around campus during the lunar eclipse a couple weeks ago.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
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Taxon on Feb 29, 2008February 29th, 2008, 9:54 pm EST

Truly amazing photos! Thanks for sharing.
Best regards,
Roger Rohrbeck
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Martinlf on Mar 1, 2008March 1st, 2008, 2:41 am EST
Wow! First you make us all jealous with fish stories, then this. Do they need any English teachers up your way?
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
State College, PA

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Smallstream on Mar 1, 2008March 1st, 2008, 10:01 am EST
holy cow now that is cool!
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JAD on Mar 2, 2008March 2nd, 2008, 11:34 am EST

The night sky in the last picture is unreal.


They fasten red (crimson red) wool around a hook, and fix onto the wool two feathers which grow under a cock’s wattles, and which in colour are like wax.
Radcliffe's Fishing from the Earliest Times,

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