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Forum: Binoculars Friday 13th July 2018, 16:19
Replies: 19
Views: 805
Posted By CalvinFold
Or sometimes it's just what people can...

Or sometimes it's just what people can pick-out.

Near as my partner and I can tell, I have better vision overall. I can see far away better, and with readers, up close better.

Yet she often spots...
Forum: Photoshop, Paintshop and Printing Thursday 12th July 2018, 14:37
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By CalvinFold
I'm assuming Lightroom has Unsharp Mask, and...

I'm assuming Lightroom has Unsharp Mask, and y'all are using that and not the generic "Sharpen" command? At minimum, CS5/CS6 users should use Unsharp Mask instead of Sharpen.

Also, if you're on...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 10th July 2018, 00:10
Replies: 656
Views: 214,563
Posted By CalvinFold
Wow, very nice!

Wow, very nice!
Forum: Photoshop, Paintshop and Printing Thursday 5th July 2018, 14:14
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By CalvinFold
I don't blame you. It might be worth noting that...

I don't blame you.

It might be worth noting that CS6 was the last boxed version you could buy. You might try getting ahold of that version.

I am able to use the Creative Cloud apps as part of my...
Forum: Canon Thursday 5th July 2018, 14:08
Replies: 656
Views: 214,563
Posted By CalvinFold
And a Killdeer for your...

And a Killdeer for your enjoyment:

https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/607215/ppuser/119570
Forum: Canon Wednesday 4th July 2018, 12:55
Replies: 656
Views: 214,563
Posted By CalvinFold
Okay this wasn't the best example I could...

Okay this wasn't the best example I could provide, and I'll try to find a better one at some point:


Before (https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/607147/ppuser/119570)
After...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 3rd July 2018, 21:36
Replies: 656
Views: 214,563
Posted By CalvinFold
Not exactly crown jewels or anything but... ...

Not exactly crown jewels or anything but...


Double-Crested Cormorant (https://www.birdforum.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/607084/ppuser/119570)
Great Blue Heron...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 22nd June 2018, 00:23
Replies: 20
Views: 801
Posted By CalvinFold
Seriously, turning to science to tell someone...

Seriously, turning to science to tell someone what they should enjoy? That's...odd.

Though I do get it...I can't understand people who stare at a concert through a smart phone when they are there,...
Forum: Conservation Thursday 21st June 2018, 14:37
Replies: 23
Views: 755
Posted By CalvinFold
Most of the garbage I see is neither of those,...

Most of the garbage I see is neither of those, but every little bit helps. Especially with the whole micro-garbage thing.

Banning candy wrappers and snack chip bags would have a bigger visual...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Wednesday 20th June 2018, 22:43
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By CalvinFold
The trick is then to recognize them, in which...

The trick is then to recognize them, in which case andyadcock's comment stands, unfortunately.

We'd have to hear from the people that put up the tower, that being the case.
Forum: Say Hello Wednesday 20th June 2018, 21:20
Replies: 10
Views: 183
Posted By CalvinFold
Welcome, fellow Alameda County-ian. |:D| You'll...

Welcome, fellow Alameda County-ian. |:D|

You'll find great, helpful folks here on BirdForum.
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Wednesday 20th June 2018, 20:53
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By CalvinFold
I don't know how it works elsewhere, but in my...

I don't know how it works elsewhere, but in my experience around here, a site of such importance would have been cordoned-off by a fence, or simply some minimalist wired strung between metal posts....
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 20th June 2018, 20:28
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By CalvinFold
Sorry, I didn't mean to imply they don't, just...

Sorry, I didn't mean to imply they don't, just that *I* haven't witnessed it. |:D|

On the other hand I have seen crows engage in using their wings to bump and tip the wings of flying birds of prey...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 20th June 2018, 15:19
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By CalvinFold
Never seen smaller birds do it, but crows will...

Never seen smaller birds do it, but crows will harass anything as long as there are at least three crows around who can team-up. I've witness crows harass red-tails, harriers, and barn owls.

We...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 19th June 2018, 21:21
Replies: 20
Views: 801
Posted By CalvinFold
I think the responses above cover big budgets...

I think the responses above cover big budgets nicely, or specific needs (bird watching vs bird photographing as the primary goal).

For me, I started with "digiscoping" (didn't even know it was...
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 19th June 2018, 21:02
Replies: 23
Views: 755
Posted By CalvinFold
I generally just don't take these kinds of photos...

I generally just don't take these kinds of photos (because they are disheartening), but I do have one because the bird is a near-threatened species locally and often tough to photograph at all: the...
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Tuesday 19th June 2018, 20:54
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By CalvinFold
I wish I knew. I can't decide if this has always...

I wish I knew. I can't decide if this has always been happening but the Internet means we have more visibility into the phenomena, or if this is a genuine rise in disrespectfulness, thoughtlessness,...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th June 2018, 18:41
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By CalvinFold
Woohoo, two new birds (to us). :t:

Woohoo, two new birds (to us). :t:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 19th June 2018, 14:05
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By CalvinFold
Small Birds (Hayward, CA, USA)

One small wetland/shorebird and one tree/shurb bird I could use some help on.

Taken at the Don Castro Regional Recreation Area (Hayward, CA, USA).

THANKS!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 14th June 2018, 20:58
Replies: 21
Views: 552
Posted By CalvinFold
Nice photos of this near-threatened species....

Nice photos of this near-threatened species. Consensus around here is that they are "tricky" to spot.

I say "tricky" because my partner has gotten good at it (by going against common spotting...
Forum: USA State By State Patches Friday 8th June 2018, 19:18
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By CalvinFold
My girlfriend has a fascination with the Sundial...

My girlfriend has a fascination with the Sundial Bridge in Redding (she's originally from the Shasta/Yreka area) and the architect Santiago Calatrava, so that was the draw from the beginning. Then we...
Forum: USA State By State Patches Friday 8th June 2018, 15:56
Replies: 3
Views: 202
Posted By CalvinFold
At Turtle Bay in Redding, CA they have the Parrot...

At Turtle Bay in Redding, CA they have the Parrot Playhouse which has quite a few lorikeets (more than 3 species and 18+ birds when we went) in an enclosure that you can hang-out with them and even...
Forum: Conservation Friday 8th June 2018, 14:42
Replies: 886
Views: 54,569
Posted By CalvinFold
PH: You may not realize it, but you still...

PH: You may not realize it, but you still sidestepped my question again. An artful dodge, but a dodge nonetheless. You'd have a great career in politics.

Which also makes me wonder how much you...
Forum: Conservation Thursday 7th June 2018, 16:23
Replies: 886
Views: 54,569
Posted By CalvinFold
I have chosen not to have children, as has my...

I have chosen not to have children, as has my partner. As much for physical reasons as for ethical and fiscal issues. I coudn't raise them how I wanted in an environment I wanted, so I didn't rather...
Forum: Conservation Thursday 7th June 2018, 15:41
Replies: 886
Views: 54,569
Posted By CalvinFold
PH: Birthrates and sterility blamed on wireless,...

PH: Birthrates and sterility blamed on wireless, really?

I've seen numerous articles that attribute this to much more mundane reasons, especially as related to the technological advancements in...
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