For them not interested in reading, you can see the photos in THIS<<link SmugMug Gallery.
I have a feeling traffic will be heavy for this post . . . and that — having come here with different expectations — most will quickly leave.
That’s right . . . this post is about female birds. Wait, let me be clearer; non-human birds.
So, Project FeederWatch<<link — by The Cornell Lab of Ornithology — has been running weekly contests (and I’ve missed a number of weeks). This week, it’s “Fantastic Females; Celebrating the muted tones of female birds”. Anyone wanting to see the current submissions can click this LINK.
Perry and Gary have sent me their “N” stories . . . and I’m close to getting an idea for a story. Yes, I’m late again. If I get hit by a flash of inspiration and a case of fast-finger-typing, there’s a small chance I might be able to put something up later . . .
. . .but — realistically — I’m more likely to have something by tomorrow. Still, I want to post something . . .
Remember that guy? He appeared in THIS<<link post.
For them not interested in reading, you can go directly to the SmugMug Gallery HERE.
For a SmugMug slideshow click HERE. When you click the link, it will open in a new window and you have two options: 1) Manually scroll through the photos by clicking the “<” and “>” symbols to the left or right of the photos. 2) There’s a PLAY/PAUSE button at the bottom-left of the screen with the transition set at about 5 seconds. Note: clicking the PLAY arrow will run a full-screen slideshow. You can then still use the”<” and “>” symbols to the left or right of the photos as this will pause the slideshow.
In this case, either option gives you the same experience but one has larger photos.
On a recent update, Samsung added the capability for Super-slow Motion to the Note 8. Mind you, it’s very limited. By limited, I mean that you can only shoot a few seconds of video and end up with about 6 seconds of slow motion captures.
The problem is that you have to catch whatever you want to film just right . . .
I’m about 18-24 inches away from these guys, for them who want to know.
The main reason for yesterday’s post was to showcase the processing of a hummingbird using Topaz’s Impression and Glow Plugins. Sure, I added words in there. That’s because my readers are split into two camps. Some just come for the words and some just come for the photos. I think there are three who come for both, and one of the three might be me.
Unfortunately, I picked a mediocre photo to play with. This time, I picked a better photo . . .
I also took better care in processing it, actually playing with the settings by throwing switches hither and fro and pushing sliders left and right.
Now, I need to also up my game with the words I write. Not that I would know how to up my writing game. An amateur wordsmith, I be, and not even native born.
Writing a generic post begins by choosing a photo. In this case, a hummingbird photo. This hummingbird photo . . .
As I work with the photo, I’m quasi-simultaneously thinking about what I might write. I finish my first iteration . . .
. . . and my mind is occupied with politics, religion, guns, food, writing, weather, people, socio-economic issues, and bemoaning the poor performance of electric stoves vis-à-vis the much better and more practical gas counterparts.