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Phil Harvey

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A retirement project: Photographing birds
« on: May 21, 2020, 11:24:55 AM »
Since I retired on April 1, I have started a project to try to collect pictures of as many different types of birds as I can in the Kingston area.
Here is my photo album in case anyone is interested.

- PHhil
...where DIR is the name of a directory/folder containing the images.  On Mac/Linux, use single quotes (') instead of double quotes (") around arguments containing a dollar sign ($).

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Re: A retirement project: Photographing birds
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 11:33:54 AM »
<Insert Large Variety of Bird Jokes here>

Really, though, very cool.  Lots of nice pictures.

What program are you using to host the images? Something off the shelf or self made?  It's a pretty nice and simple gallery.
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Re: A retirement project: Photographing birds
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 05:52:41 AM »
Thanks.

I'm using my icat software for the image catalogue.

- Phil
...where DIR is the name of a directory/folder containing the images.  On Mac/Linux, use single quotes (') instead of double quotes (") around arguments containing a dollar sign ($).

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Re: A retirement project: Photographing birds
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 07:08:44 PM »
Great photos and the website loads really fast!

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Re: A retirement project: Photographing birds
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2020, 10:35:13 AM »
Thanks.

I'm using my icat software for the image catalogue.

- Phil

Hi Phil.
There are broken links on your icat page.  Probably because they still point to queenuca.


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Re: A retirement project: Photographing birds
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2020, 01:45:30 PM »
I have started a project to try to collect pictures of as many different types of birds as I can in the Kingston area.

Nice! I especially like the Bald Eagle and of course the Snowbirds.

Here two really unique birds from Bavaria: https://pwg.oliverbetz.de/index.php/category/217-20170915 The yellow one is "adult" but the white one had his first flight on this day.

Oliver

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Re: A retirement project: Photographing birds
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2020, 09:51:39 AM »
There are broken links on your icat page.  Probably because they still point to queenuca.

Right, thanks.  I've updated these.

- Phil
...where DIR is the name of a directory/folder containing the images.  On Mac/Linux, use single quotes (') instead of double quotes (") around arguments containing a dollar sign ($).

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Re: A retirement project: Photographing birds
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2020, 09:52:50 AM »
Here two really unique birds from Bavaria: https://pwg.oliverbetz.de/index.php/category/217-20170915 The yellow one is "adult" but the white one had his first flight on this day.

Beautiful!!

- Phil
...where DIR is the name of a directory/folder containing the images.  On Mac/Linux, use single quotes (') instead of double quotes (") around arguments containing a dollar sign ($).

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Re: A retirement project: Photographing birds
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2020, 07:43:57 PM »
Phil, your retirement project with bird photos is quite interesting.  I suggest you add a regional location where your bird sighting occurred.  For instance the Skagit River, near Seattle in the USA has a high concentration of American bald eagles.  This location identifier would help others interested in finding the same species as you succeeded with.

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Re: A retirement project: Photographing birds
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2020, 07:54:26 PM »
Hi Timgo,

Thanks.  That's a good suggestion.  I should really carry my geotrakker and geotag these.

- Phil
...where DIR is the name of a directory/folder containing the images.  On Mac/Linux, use single quotes (') instead of double quotes (") around arguments containing a dollar sign ($).