Thread subject: Amazing and dramatic bird photography
||12/10/10 07:09 am
||As often happens, I was looking for something else, when I stumbled across this site:
From top to bottom of this link, this man's talent is beyond words
||12/10/10 07:17 am
||Spectacular photos...and to be so knowledgeable with his camera...read some of his settings and I got dizzy!:-)
||12/10/10 09:50 am
||It's all a foreign language to me. If it's not point and shoot, I don't understand! But wow, it sure doesn't lose in translation, whatever it means! ;-)
||12/10/10 01:42 pm
||Thank you so much for sharing that fantastic site, Shelley. I have sent it on to Matching Mole, who is doing a series of diaries on coloration in animal and plant species.
||12/11/10 08:49 am
||what an interesting thing to do, marty - a diary on coloration of animal and plant series. wonder what will be the outcome of that...
||12/11/10 09:37 am
||Very cool link Shelley, thanks for posting.
I recently got my first DSLR camera, and though I don't use the AUTO settings, I also don't know what most of the functions REALLY do.
I really gotta take a class!!!
||12/11/10 01:25 pm
||One of my favourites of the photos I looked at in this link was that wing! Did you see how spectacular that one was?!
Thanks Marty. You are the connector between here (DPOF) and there Dawn Chorus)! :-)
||12/11/10 03:42 pm
||Truly spectacular. I have bookmarked the site because there is so much to read there even without the technical stuff. Birds I have never heard of. I really liked the Frigatebird pics.
On another page of his blog he has some Osprey pics. Did you see those?
Thanks very much Shelley for sharing this link with us.
||12/11/10 05:42 pm
||WOW! That large unfledged osprey chick and the screaming adult below it are amazing shots!
I have to explore the site more fully....
Check out his blog notes for today. Just click the *Home* tab at the top right.
||12/11/10 05:59 pm
||Also the perspective (and scenery) provided by the ospreys in the cypress tree over water.
Cathleen: Here's a LINK to Matching Mole's first diary on coloration. Others still to come.
||12/11/10 06:44 pm
||Marty, is Matching Mole originally from Toronto? I get the sense from his frequent posts on Dawn Chorus that he is Canadian.
Anyhow, as an aside, you might want to mention to him (privately) that his comment that all Toronto squirrels are black is erroneous. There are many, for sure, and yes, they are the same species as the grays, but we also have lots of those adorable little red squirrels as well as a very small and concentrated population of white albino squirrels in a downtown park known as Trinity Bellwoods Park
white albino squirrels
This is the site of a guy who photographs them. I found that link on some cards of his that I bought.
Anyhow, just FYI.
Also, dare I ask: what does MM mean by *pootie* (in his title)?
||12/11/10 06:53 pm
|| I think MM used to live in Toronto, but I'm pretty sure it's been a long time since he lived there for long enough to observe the squirrels, who seem to be getting around:-). He lives near Tallahassee, FL, now, and I think he teaches in one of the nearby colleges.
Pooties are the cutesie names that lots of folks have for domesticated cats. It may come from the cartoons, "I tawt I saw a putty tat," but I'm not sure.
||12/12/10 08:39 am
||Cats are the more innocent definition. It can also refer to flatulence and then just goes straight downhill from there.
||12/12/10 12:46 pm
||Oh, dear, Mel. I didn't even know that. I wasn't hoping to refine the scatalogical dictionary here:-). I know, at least, from the context of the diary, that MM meant just cats and their coloration. Saw last night on PBS that hummingbird coloration (those neon feathers that light up so nicely) comes from the angle of refraction, not from pigmentation. That makes sense, of course.