The web space is maintained on shared severs at funio.com in Montreal Canada. The domain name was registered on Nov 26, 2003.
I retired from a position at Dalhousie University in 2008. I spend as much time as I can exploring my bioregion, always with at least one camera in hand.
The name versicolor is taken from the species epithet for a common native iris in Nova Scotia: Iris versicolor. The photo at right was taken on July 2nd, 1997 with a Panasonic Palmcam NV/PV-DC1000. It shot 640 x 480 px photos (0.3 MP). It was my first digital camera and I thought it would be the last camera I would ever want to purchase.
In 2015, I decided to repeat some surveys of seagrass beds at Barbados (2015) and Carriacou, Grenada (2016 & 2019) that I had conducted as part of my PhD research in 1969 and invested in a SeaLife Micro underwater camera, and in an underwater housing for my Olympus TG3. My last proper underwater camera had been the Nikonos II which I used in the 1969 surveys. I was incredibly pleased with the modern options. I use the Sealife Micro HD v1 as much on land as
I'm an iMac person but not an iPhone (or any kind of cell phone) person. I love the internet as a learning and communication tool, but I'm happiest when I'm "miles away from anywhere" and disconnected from the internet (and phones) but I have a digital camera nearby. Going into 2024, I still don't have a Smart phone, which surely dates me.
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- David Patriquin