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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 24th June 2019, 14:49
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Harold Stiver
Thanks Richard! I used a 20 year old guide...

Thanks Richard!

I used a 20 year old guide book, so I'll need to check the current common name.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 24th June 2019, 14:39
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By Harold Stiver
Juvenile Gull- New Zealand

Is the attached image a juvenile Black-billed or Silver?


Thanks!
Forum: Scotland Wednesday 5th December 2012, 19:20
Replies: 0
Views: 940
Posted By Harold Stiver
Birding Guide to Orkney

My latest book "Birding Guide to Orkney" is now available! It comes in two print editions, one in colour and an inexpensive B&W edition. There is also a Kindle edition.

If you wonder how a Canadian...
Forum: Scotland Thursday 18th October 2012, 18:24
Replies: 1,232
Views: 344,207
Posted By Harold Stiver
OK, I suspect there is more to this story...

OK, I suspect there is more to this story |^|

Actually I'm not sure where I got it. I downloaded it from the web to save from typing it myself, and except for the Least Sandpiper, it looked complete...
Forum: Trail Cams - Camera Traps - CCTV Systems Thursday 18th October 2012, 14:47
Replies: 329
Views: 103,252
Posted By Harold Stiver
Mourning Dove

Mourning Dove from a set up in front of one of my feeders

Edit: perhaps I shouldn't post birds in this thread? let me know if I should remove it.
Forum: Scotland Thursday 18th October 2012, 14:28
Replies: 1,232
Views: 344,207
Posted By Harold Stiver
Record of Least Sandpiper in Orkney?

I was looking at a list of Orkney Birds which included Least Sandpiper. Does anyone know of a record of this species for Orkney? I can find no record of one.

Thanks!!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 4th December 2010, 22:58
Replies: 6
Views: 1,098
Posted By Harold Stiver
That's what it is. Some books refer to it as the...

That's what it is. Some books refer to it as the Elegant Euphonia.
Forum: Costa Rica Friday 12th November 2010, 16:08
Replies: 8
Views: 1,617
Posted By Harold Stiver
I agree with the other comments, if you can't get...

I agree with the other comments, if you can't get to Santa Rosa as early as possible, then you are losing the best of it. I always try to get there at dawn and by mid morning it is much quieter.
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 6th July 2010, 12:46
Replies: 20
Views: 2,798
Posted By Harold Stiver
Mourning Dove, Common Goldeneye, Rufous-collared...

Mourning Dove, Common Goldeneye, Rufous-collared Sparrow, and House Finch

The Rufous-collared was the best looking (attached)
Forum: Technique Friday 2nd July 2010, 14:52
Replies: 0
Views: 869
Posted By Harold Stiver
How to photograph Fireworks

I did a bit of study and experiment to work out good methods to photograph fireworks and tried them at our local Canada Day celebrations. With the U.S. July 4th coming up, I thought I would put some...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 9th February 2010, 14:53
Replies: 26
Views: 4,156
Posted By Harold Stiver
Michael,can you tell me which Camera body you...

Michael,can you tell me which Camera body you were using? The reason for my question is I find that the Canon 5d2 is not very good in wet conditions, although it is marketed as better than the...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 1st January 2010, 17:44
Replies: 49
Views: 4,216
Posted By Harold Stiver
And if you have a backup in another place, you...

And if you have a backup in another place, you won't have to. I guess it comes down to how meaningful your images are to you, and if there not that valuable to you, I certainly can see that you would...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 1st January 2010, 13:21
Replies: 49
Views: 4,216
Posted By Harold Stiver
My point was that external HD are notorious for...

My point was that external HD are notorious for failing. I've had three go bad over the years.

I actually don't agree with your idea that it is good to "keep a copy on both my external hard drive...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 31st December 2009, 12:34
Replies: 49
Views: 4,216
Posted By Harold Stiver
Henry, just a note on External Harddrives. Don't...

Henry, just a note on External Harddrives.

Don't keep your only copies of files on them, make sure you have duplicates on another drive or offline. They have a high failure rate. Ideally have at...
Forum: Photoshop, Paintshop and Printing Thursday 31st December 2009, 12:27
Replies: 2
Views: 1,310
Posted By Harold Stiver
Photoshop Tutorial- Motion Blur

I've posted a short tutorial on the use of Motion Blur. It deals with the two main approaches...Subject Blur and Background Blur.

Photoshop Tutorial- Motion Blur...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 9th December 2009, 12:22
Replies: 59
Views: 10,859
Posted By Harold Stiver
The site has some info on violations in their...

The site has some info on violations in their Terms of Service.

11. Copyright Information. It is our policy to respond to notices of alleged infringement that comply with the Digital Millennium...
Forum: Technique Tuesday 8th December 2009, 16:30
Replies: 21
Views: 3,399
Posted By Harold Stiver
An additional reason for shooting RAW is that you...

An additional reason for shooting RAW is that you may learn some processing technique later that will need RAW files.

As an example, single file HDR processing is best with RAW files. I have some...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Tuesday 8th December 2009, 16:19
Replies: 59
Views: 10,859
Posted By Harold Stiver
I agree with Ken. Sending them a hefty invoice...

I agree with Ken. Sending them a hefty invoice may get there attention. Otherwise you may need to send a take down to their service provider.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 19th November 2009, 17:10
Replies: 15
Views: 6,826
Posted By Harold Stiver
|:P|

|:P|
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 19th November 2009, 11:31
Replies: 15
Views: 6,826
Posted By Harold Stiver
Thanks to everyone who has replied. After some...

Thanks to everyone who has replied.

After some research, I believe this is a female Mallard with male characteristics (intersex).

Joseph Morlan has kindly sent me a couple of links on...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 18th November 2009, 22:26
Replies: 15
Views: 6,826
Posted By Harold Stiver
Those are very interesting.

Those are very interesting.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 18th November 2009, 22:25
Replies: 15
Views: 6,826
Posted By Harold Stiver
You could be right but I'm not sure. As I...

You could be right but I'm not sure. As I mentioned hybrid with Am. Black Duck are not unusual there. I don't see any plumage details which are not Mallard though and this is why I wondered about a...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 18th November 2009, 21:05
Replies: 15
Views: 6,826
Posted By Harold Stiver
Intersex Mallard

What is your opinion of this bird? It has characteristics of both sexes for Mallard. It is also in an area which has a lot of hybrid MallardXBlack Duck.

Thanks
Forum: Technique Monday 9th November 2009, 14:05
Replies: 0
Views: 972
Posted By Harold Stiver
HDR Lite

I have been working on a project that requires a lot of dynamic range which is a natural for HDR processing. The final result couldn't show any of the results of this processing, no artifacts,...
Forum: Photoshop, Paintshop and Printing Thursday 24th September 2009, 14:47
Replies: 10
Views: 1,301
Posted By Harold Stiver
I have a tutorial on selective sharpening of web...

I have a tutorial on selective sharpening of web images you mught find useful. It allows you to sharpen in steps and back off if it looks oversharpened. I set it up as an action and it becomes easy...
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