Fine black bird with croctus coloured bill, singing a lovely fruity song atop a tree.
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Just to let you know, none of your recent observations have photos attached. I assume you meant to attach pictures.
Apologies for the lack of photographs for my recent sightings. This is because I do not have a digital camera (still use film) so I have to wait for the film to finish and be processed before uploading. Also the observations for 13th-17th June 2011 were a week-long study for Open University S159, hence their logging on iSpot before the photos were ready. All the best.
... while you wait for the film is to see how many agreements you can get on description alone. It is not essential to have photos to participate on iSpot but to get agreement you do need the description to be pretty definitive. Giving such a description is good practice anyway; it hones one’s observational skills and inevitably the rarity or unusual occurs with no camera to hand anyway.
The description you give here is probably good enough to agree with I think but it could be improved by a mention of size which just might satisfy the pedants (like me ;-) ).
Just an idea - digital cameras can be purchased quite cheaply these days. You do not even need a computor to download them. You can just take the memory card to somewhere like Boots and put it in their self-operated photo machine. Then all you do is select the photos you wish to print. Some shops like Jessops will even download the images from your digital camera onto a CD rom.
... some may prefer to use the superior film format;-) Digital is quick and convenient (I use it for these reasons) and has become very good in terms of quality however I still aesthetically prefer the results from good old analogue.
Also if I’m shooting for out and out quality I wouldn’t use 35mm anyway (FX or DX) but step up to medium format i.e. film. Please don’t tell me there are digital medium format cameras; true but have you seen the price and even they are only “up to more than twice the size of a 35mm camera sensor” Hassaelblad website for the small outlay of circa £35,000.
Sorry pra62 didn’t want to hijack your observation for a photography debate – we have a forum for that.
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