[TN-Butterflies] Re: is this photo of sufficient quality to document a giant swallowtail in jackson county

  • From: Rita Venable <ritavenable@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: naturetours@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 14 Aug 2010 21:23:28 -0500

I think you should apply the same judgement to this photo as you would to
any others. If someone else sent it in, would you accept it? It should not
matter who sent it in; what matters is if the proof is there or is not

Rita Venable, Franklin, TN
Williamson County

On Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 5:55 PM, Avian Pursuits Nature Tours <
naturetours@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I do agree with accepting sight records submitted by certain persons and
> for certain species (some should always have photo documentation).
> But.....which persons and which species? Who would determine that, since I
> don't assume there is a Tennessee Butterfly Records Committee like there is
> for birds?
> Who would want to be the one to tell an individual that we won't be
> accepting his or her sight records?
> David Trently
> Avian Pursuits Nature Tours
> ...come see the real world!
> Knoxville, TN
> http://avianpursuits.com/
> ------------------------------
> *From:* Rikki Hall <sourpersimmon@xxxxxxxxx>
> *To:* birdsongteam@xxxxxxxxxxx
> *Cc:* tn-butterflies@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Sent:* Sat, August 14, 2010 6:31:47 PM
> *Subject:* [TN-Butterflies] Re: is this photo of sufficient quality to
> document a giant swallowtail in jackson county
> For decades, birders have been accepting/rejecting sightings based largely
> on the reputation of the person who reports the sighting. I suspect we'd all
> believe Steve saw something as unmistakable as a giant swallowtail even if
> he didn't have a camera. As far as I'm concerned, an unfocused shot
> consistent with the ID is more than adequate.
> Rikki Hall
> On Sat, Aug 14, 2010 at 2:47 PM, Steve Stedman 
> <birdsongteam@xxxxxxxxxxx>wrote:
>>  The attached photo was all I could get before this big fellow took off
>> and disappeared.
>> I am thinking it is just too poor a photo to document this swallowtail in
>> Jackson County, but am wondering what others think should be done with it.
>> Any candid thoughts welcome, shared or sent only to me.
>> Thanks, Steve Stedman
>> Cookeville (Putnam County)
>> Note: I did obtain five better quality photos that documented Fiery
>> Skipper, Little Glassywing, Dun Skipper, Little Yellow, and Gray Hairstreak
>> in Jackson County; presumably these constitute FOY records as well. sjs
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