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  • Nora Leggs, in reply to David Hood,

    taken through plants in a hurry, at a distance, with the camera on burst mode

    I LIKE 'em : ) Candid, a bit abstract, and maybe even a bit Parrot Paparazzi!

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2358 posts Report Reply

  • Mike Dickison, in reply to Islander,

    You should probably contact the NZ Ornithological Society (http://osnz.org.nz/contact-us/regional-recorders) then, just for the record, as a 1950s sighting of koreke would be like seeing a live huia in 1982, or a Laughing Owl today. In fact because NZ quail disappeared so quickly it's even more amazing that a breeding population were able to hang on, undetected by ornithologists for at least 75 years, in a place as well-explored as Canterbury. So it would be good to get a record of the details into print.

    Since Feb 2010 • 12 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

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    One of my father's slides (after scanning, I suspect there was a thumb print on the slide)

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 912 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to David Hood,

    I suspect there was a thumb print on the slide

    Nice pic of a lovely little fella. BTW those 'thumbprint' lines look too clean and parallel. A kind of moire pattern created by aviary mesh perhaps?

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 3628 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    A kind of moire pattern

    Could be. the reason I thumb (or for that matter palm) is that it is only across part of the picture.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 912 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP,

    That's cool David.

    Since you're here, hopefully you have received the print by now?

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2172 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

    I did indeed, and have been showing it off to all and sundry.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 912 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Pigeons hanging around

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2358 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    Teenage kicks...

    Pigeons hanging around

    For some reason, glass bottomed table soccer never really took off...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5169 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

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    A scan of one of my father's slides

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 912 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __,

    Oooo, that's a nice shot!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3494 posts Report Reply

  • JacksonP, in reply to David Hood,

    A scan of one of my father’s slides

    Great shot David. You seem to have a real treasure trove there.

    Auckland • Since Mar 2011 • 2172 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood, in reply to JacksonP,

    You seem to have a real treasure trove there

    I have 2100 slides (17Gb) scanned, and estimate I am about a third of the way through the slide collection. As my brother Lyndon will probably understand, if there is ever a need for a scenic shot of Central Otago, a native orchid, or a giant native land snail, I have an embarrassment of riches to choose from.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 912 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs, in reply to David Hood,

    I have 2100 slides (17Gb) scanned

    The pictures you've posted from your dad's slides are beautiful, are they all as lovely?

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2358 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    are they all as lovely?

    There are a lot that are very nice, but not all.
    for those that have been following my scanning, I am looking at using exiftool and some scripting to bulk add information to the picture metadata, so it is part of the picture.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 912 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

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    When I was young, we used to going camping in Fiordland in alternate years. We had the Cassette tape "Children of Tane : New Zealand birds of the forest" by Radio New Zealand, and playing the robin call would reliably bring the local native robin in close trying to work out where the trespasser was.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 912 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Gannets, and wannabe Gannets at Muriwai

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2358 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    Yesss!

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Mike Dickison,

    Kia ora Mick - info taken aboard.
    I need to get consent of the land-owner (who is a cousin) before giving details.
    He's 15years older than me, but still *very* protective of his farm, and what it harbours....

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Nora Leggs,

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    Apologies for the fuzzy zoom (lack of) quality
    Gannet pecking order?
    Is one Gannet testing the body fat of the other Gannet?

    Auckland • Since Dec 2011 • 2358 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

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    And here is a robin, as described earlier, trying to figure out where the other robin is.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 912 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood,

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    Another slide scan

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 912 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    BOTY ?
    Earth!
    eerie listening
    or the ultimate eyrie

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 5169 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    precursor to a shag

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 16996 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand, in reply to Nora Leggs,

    The avian equivalent of a love handle?

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2345 posts Report Reply

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