Hi there. Nice to meet you. While I do enjoy a challenge, at the moment, trying to post photography to tumblr from the bush in Africa is challenge enough. :-) As for guide books and field guides, yup-but I can choose to bring these (heavy) or lenses. When I do an “information” type of post, I generally am quite specific. But this is not always what I am doing. Not sure how long you have been following, but if you take a walk through the archives you should see lots of species identification. I won’t be adding scientific names-respectfully, that’s not my thing. I do often ask fellow tumblrs to identify for me, given there are so many brilliant specialists here, so feel free. Especially insects and birds. I am sure bug girl, rhamphotheca, insectlove, fairy-wren…and so many others would welcome the break from me harassing them!
Glad you enjoy the pics and I hope you bloom into an amazing scientist and teach me a few things!