My hobbies come and go in waves. Photography has been a hobby of mine several times, but usually no longer than a few months, after which something else caught my interest. For some years, my hobby was writing for the Dutch-language Wikipedia. Since 2008, it is making videos and publishing them on YouTube. I also have a YouTube channel for videos of birds, rodents, cattle, pets, and other animals.

I opened this Flickr account mainly to be able to comment or ask questions. I uploaded some photographs, but that's mostly because it looks so embarrassing to have a Flickr account with no pictures.
Since my arrival on Flickr, I jumped from photo to comment and from buddy icon to photostream, leaving comments as I go.

I am a bit daunted by the astronomic quantity of photos displayed on Flickr and the beauty of so many of them. Sometimes I sit watching photos and reading descriptions till long past my bedtime. It is not even the photographic quality that draws me to Flickr, but the way people use it to express something about themselves. Take the 365 Days projects, for instance. Participants take one self portrait on every day of the year during 365 days. Over 10,000 members have added more than half a million self portraits to the 365 Days group pool. This is not something that I would want to do, but I like watching how other people go about it.

Me in my natural habitat

In August 2008, I made my first comment on a photo of Kate Sloan (citymorningblue on Flickr) and her cat Tru-Tru. That was the beginning of my journey on Flickr. Kate Sloan should get the credit for my arrival at Flickr anyway, because I went to look for her photos after I had discovered her YouTube channel.

You know which part of Flickr I enjoy most? It's the replies by the original poster of a photograph to comments from others. Isn't that weird?

I have a weak spot for portraits taken of the photographers' fathers and mothers, and added a number of these pictures to my Favorites.

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More of me on:
- Twitter
- Tumblr
- Natuurlog (Dutch)
On YouTube: JohanCLont and Natuurfilmpjes.

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Johan Lont
August 2008
Barneveld, Netherlands