Friday Photo: 31 May

May 31st, 2013 at 9:17 am by Chthoniid

Feeding Time

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Local visitors to the garden appreciate a bit of supplementary feeding :)

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13 Responses to “Friday Photo: 31 May”

  1. RRM (8,988 comments) says:

    Same bird as last week? That’s tacky, man. :-P

    What kind of photographer are you anyway?

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  2. William of Ockham (34 comments) says:

    For a minute I thought it was Mr Farrar on the family tree.

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  3. Chthoniid (1,966 comments) says:

    @RRM

    Hmm, I think last Friday was the NZ dotterel :)

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  4. RRM (8,988 comments) says:

    Oops, maybe I was thinking of a fortnight ago.

    3rd coffee of the day, here I come…

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  5. Jack5 (4,216 comments) says:

    Good pic Chthoniid. These great little birds are well worth featuring twice in a month.

    They will be out foraging when the frost keeps cats curled up inside the house.

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  6. Dave Mann (1,126 comments) says:

    A long lens and plenty of time on one’s hands. Boring…

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  7. Elaycee (4,066 comments) says:

    Another excellent pikkie Chthoniid – thanks. :)

    @Dave Mann: Thanks for confirming your inability to appreciate the effort required to produce quality wildlife pikkies. Perhaps you should stick to something you know about – Dave Mann’s autobiography of a moron.

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  8. Fletch (5,719 comments) says:

    Great pic, very sharp :)

    Just a technical question – in your browser, do you see any ‘noise’ near the bottom of the green gradient of the background? I see the noise in Chrome, but not in Opera. I’ve been having issues with uploading pics to Facebook and some of the colors look noisy, with ‘burned’ red or green in some areas. It turns out that some browsers are not color managed properly.

    Check out these links to test your browser –

    http://cameratico.com/tools/web-browser-color-management-test/
    http://littlecms2.blogspot.co.nz/2011/06/updated-browser-check-images.html

    I can see that the Chrome browser I use does not support ICC v4 profiles, but Opera does.

    Also, photos in Windows Photo Viewer look shit (unless viewed as part of a ‘slide show’) so I don’t use it to view images any more.

    Here’s how to at least enable color management in Firefox (although it still does not support ICC v4)

    http://cameratico.com/guides/firefox-color-management/

    Sorry to go off in a tangent….
    I guess the takeaway is that if you want to view really good photographs (as they should be) then use the latest version of Opera browser.

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  9. Longknives (4,044 comments) says:

    I enjoy the Friday wildlife pics. Why the hell would people make snide comments about them? How empty are their lives?

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  10. RRM (8,988 comments) says:

    I enjoy the Friday wildlife pics too.

    I’m just paying homage to someone else…. who has provided much entertainment on the friday photo threads… never mind.

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  11. Longknives (4,044 comments) says:

    Sorry! Must have got the context all wrong..

    But I have seen some rubbish about the Friday photos…

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  12. Chthoniid (1,966 comments) says:

    @Fletch

    I know that colours are much better on my calibrated monitor at home, rather than the cheaper work monitor I use here. I didn’t realise the browser might make a difference (thanks). I have noticed that Facebook does a lot of compression and loses colour fidelity, so that won’t always be the browser’s fault.

    My main preference for viewing pics though, is a good print on some high quality paper (metallic etc) – it has a lot more impact that way. In fact, if people do have some nice pics of their own hiding away in the depths of a hard drive somewhere, I can recommend getting a good print made (not necessarily from a kiosk in a shop).

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  13. Johnboy (13,370 comments) says:

    All my little friends get to eat Tegel chicken luncheon. It’s soft and easy for them to break up into a beak sized gulp.

    They seem to have no concern as to its origins, same as the omelet they get after we micro the egg from breading.

    I’m concerned that I may be breeding carnivorous sparrows as they prefer it to the bread now! :)

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