To have a quick overview of the latest stuff I've added, have a look below. That way you won't miss out on my latest
blog posts ,
entire new pages for an animal (with photos),
or photos .
Or some new background info of an animal (group) and my encounters with them.
You can also find some technical site updates here.
01 Jul 2014
Wildscreen Exchange and tagging photos. How to do it?
A blog on (machine) tags that help your photos get organized and findable.
If you contribute photos to biodiversity and conservation projects like Encyclopedia Of Life and Wildscreen ARKive, people need to understand your photos. What is in it? What animals do we see? Where was the photo taken? For that purpose you tag your photos. And for automatic and easier processing, you add machine tags to your photos on Flickr.
That is precisely what I do. Actually, all photos on my site are filtered and displayed based on those tags.
With the new Wildscreen Exchange initiative, there will be a need for being able to automatically process the photos as well. But. There is no standard for the tagging of photos yet. So I've started a discussion on Flickr to see what the tagging standard should be.
How should you tag your photos? What do I use?
I've been contributing my wildlife photos to ARKive (now Wildscreen ARKive) and Encyclopedia Of Life groups for years.
I've used extensive tagging (machine tags) as a way to be able to determine what is in the photograph. ...
01 Jul 2014
Wildscreen Exchange - The new conservation initiative with photos
Attention all Flickr users! Wildscreen - formerly known as ARKive where Schaapmans contributes his photos - is developing an exciting new initiative, the Wildscreen Exchange, and we are looking for contributions. Are you interested in donating images to empower conservation organisations and support their campaigns, education and storytelling? Head on over to the new Wildscreen Exchange Flickr group to find out more.
And what is this Wildscreen Exchange?
Launching Autumn 2014, Wildscreen Exchange will be a unique global hub for all conservation communications. It will empower conservation organisations with free and affordable premium digital media to enable the most inspiring and impactful campaigning, educating and storytelling. ...
18 Jun 2014
Redesign of the home page: magazine style
Did a redesign of the home page. The elements (blocks) are still the same, but now a multi-column lay-out, magazine style. Before the so called page fold you also have a column of photos and the updates visible. The grouping of elements and information now makes more sense and the whole lay-out is more appealing and easier to read. Also the home page is fully responsive; based on your screen size - whether it is a big computer monitor, a small laptop, an iPad or mobile device, you will see 3, 2 or 1 fluid columns with the most relevant information on top. Just try for yourself by resizing your browser window on your computer. I hope it will make it easier for you to use this website. Comments are welcome of course!
15 Jun 2014
Backgrounds on the Hoopoe family and its taxonomy
Added an introduction about Hoopoes (Hops) and my spotting of Hoopoes at Lake Nakuru in Kenya. Also discussed some background information on the Hoopoe family and their place in the taxonomy: to what bird order do Hoopoes actually belong?
14 Jun 2014
New icons in the text to indicate external links or blogs
In text blocks there can be quite some links. To be able to identify external links
, links to Flickr
, links to my blog
and in some cases links to pages
within this site, I've added small icons, so you know where you go when you click. External links always open in a new window.