*** 25 April 2021 - 2nd May 2021 - Weekly Show, Tell, and Critique***

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Reto B
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A not so small black bird...
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While reprocessing photos I came across this blackbird. This was in Zurich back in 2005:

I was able to get very close. David's photo of the little brown bird is a similar kind of shot and reminded me of the above one.

Cheers,
Reto

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ChristianHass Veteran Member • Posts: 3,209
Re: *** 25 April 2021 - 2nd May 2021 - Weekly Show, Tell, and Critique***

Our two horses waiting patiently for their "mom" to bring food.

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Re: A not so small black bird...

Reto B wrote:

While reprocessing photos I came across this blackbird. This was in Zurich back in 2005:

I was able to get very close. David's photo of the little brown bird is a similar kind of shot and reminded me of the above one.

Cheers,
Reto

Blackbirds are very attractive and your photograph captures lots of the feather textures, very nice Reto.  And I have just been watching a pair having a "discussion" here with the female clearly saying "not a chance" to the male.

Regards,
David
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Re: *** 25 April 2021 - 2nd May 2021 - Weekly Show, Tell, and Critique***

ChristianHass wrote:

Our two horses waiting patiently for their "mom" to bring food.

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Little and large, so sweet.
And Christian, for future reference, as it says in my preamble,  we do encourage contributors to comment on at least one other photograph before posting their own.

Regards,
David
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Reto B
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Re: A not so small black bird...

hwvlover wrote:

Reto B wrote:

While reprocessing photos I came across this blackbird. This was in Zurich back in 2005:

I was able to get very close. David's photo of the little brown bird is a similar kind of shot and reminded me of the above one.

Cheers,
Reto

Blackbirds are very attractive and your photograph captures lots of the feather textures, very nice Reto.

Thank you, David!

And I have just been watching a pair having a "discussion" here with the female clearly saying "not a chance" to the male.

Send them machos to the desert

Regards,
David
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KBTinto Senior Member • Posts: 2,836
Re: *** 25 April 2021 - 2nd May 2021 - Weekly Show, Tell, and Critique***

I went back to Central Park a few days later.

I was going to upload more but as usual it is taking so long for each image to upload, 5 minutes at least, so I'll stop here. It's been like that these past few months with slow upload and where the internet connection also cuts off and everything I've uploaded/written but not posted yet gets lost. Very very annoying because I lose my train of thought and have to start from scratch. Lost quite a few times and I've just adjusted to limiting my responses to few words and small quantity of uploads (1 meg max each probably)

KB

Encountered the dreaded internet connection message twice ... good thing it was not during an upload (DP review does not let me cancel when uploading a post) .  Got reconnected after 3 tries, posted and now editing it to put some more sentences in.

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hwvlover
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Re: *** 25 April 2021 - 2nd May 2021 - Weekly Show, Tell, and Critique***

KBTinto wrote:

I went back to Central Park a few days later.

I was going to upload more but as usual it is taking so long for each image to upload, 5 minutes at least, so I'll stop here. It's been like that these past few months with slow upload and where the internet connection also cuts off and everything I've uploaded/written but not posted yet gets lost. Very very annoying because I lose my train of thought and have to start from scratch. Lost quite a few times and I've just adjusted to limiting my responses to few words and small quantity of uploads (1 meg max each probably)

KB

Encountered the dreaded internet connection message twice ... good thing it was not during an upload (DP review does not let me cancel when uploading a post) . Got reconnected after 3 tries, posted and now editing it to put some more sentences in.

Really lovely colourful images KB, thank you.
What is the problem with your internet connection?  I guess it is something you pay for so what should you get as opposed to what you do get?

Regards,
David
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ChristianHass Veteran Member • Posts: 3,209
Re: Nostalgia number II: Re-processed photos from 2004-2009

Reto B wrote:

Meanwhile I re-processed photos from Zurich where I lived for many years. It's really worth to re-process older photos because modern software has become very powerful.

For the entire series of latest Zurich photos please go here . I will certainly add more in the coming days and weeks. I show images from the older and from the modern parts of Zurich, including the zoo.

The "Schipfe", an old and beautiful complex of buildings.

The famous Limmat Quai.

In the narrow streets of the old town.

In a more modern part, above and along the Limmat.

The Grossmünster

All the best,
Reto

Looks like a lovely city, might be worth a visit once the world returns to normal.

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Birddogman
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Re: *** 25 April 2021 - 2nd May 2021 - Weekly Show, Tell, and Critique***

KBTinto wrote:

I went back to Central Park a few days later.

I was going to upload more but as usual it is taking so long for each image to upload, 5 minutes at least, so I'll stop here. It's been like that these past few months with slow upload and where the internet connection also cuts off and everything I've uploaded/written but not posted yet gets lost. Very very annoying because I lose my train of thought and have to start from scratch. Lost quite a few times and I've just adjusted to limiting my responses to few words and small quantity of uploads (1 meg max each probably)

KB

Encountered the dreaded internet connection message twice ... good thing it was not during an upload (DP review does not let me cancel when uploading a post) . Got reconnected after 3 tries, posted and now editing it to put some more sentences in.

Goodness.  I’d expect that sort of thing in the wired, remote places we go, but not in NYC.  The big hurricane in 2019 (Dorian) destroyed so much here on Ocracoke that rebuilding of all infrastructure was needed.  Internet here actually isn’t too bad now - used to be awful.

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Birddogman
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To follow-up with Courtney, Reto and Bill again:

The house that looked like it was raised up on pallets has now had its wooden posts installed.  There are maybe 10”x10” treated lumber and maybe 15’ long.  They are set into the sand by careful hand work with a high pressure water “drill” one at at time.  Maybe 2/3’s of their length is buried.  Hard work!

Now, I’m guessing they will be cut off to a perfectly uniform length, braces/beams will be built on top to hold the house; and then the house will be lowered down on to them.

Many structures here are going through this process, but we walk l by this particular house several times a day from our camp, so more reports later, if you are interested.  There is nothing like this where we live.  I find it fascinating what little, soft, delicate human beings can accomplish.

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theironmadchen
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Re: *** 25 April 2021 - 2nd May 2021 - Weekly Show, Tell, and Critique***

ChristianHass wrote:

Our two horses waiting patiently for their "mom" to bring food.

RX100 VI, Capture One for Sony, Topaz DeNoise AI.

Love your horses! What breed are they? I also use the RX100 VI to photograph my horses

Cathy

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What I did on Earth Day

I hung out with my main horse Skuggalisa, of course!

Retired gelding is wondering if he can join Skuggs

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It's drought time in California again. Grass is already turning yellow.

View: original size

Skugg's mane was blowing around in the wind. Tried to be arty here.

View: original size

The RX100M6 is not the best birding camera, but I do like trying to capture them!

View: original size

Cathy

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ChristianHass Veteran Member • Posts: 3,209
Re: *** 25 April 2021 - 2nd May 2021 - Weekly Show, Tell, and Critique***

theironmadchen wrote:

ChristianHass wrote:

Our two horses waiting patiently for their "mom" to bring food.

RX100 VI, Capture One for Sony, Topaz DeNoise AI.

Love your horses! What breed are they? I also use the RX100 VI to photograph my horses

Cathy

The small one is a shetland pony, and the larger an icelandic. My wife rides the icelandic and we have the pony for company. We take them for walks together, and my wife does ground training with both of them.

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Reto B
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Re: Nostalgia number II: Re-processed photos from 2004-2009

ChristianHass wrote:

Looks like a lovely city, might be worth a visit once the world returns to normal.

If the world ever returns to normal I encourage you to do so

Cheers,
Reto

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Reto B
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Re: *** 25 April 2021 - 2nd May 2021 - Weekly Show, Tell, and Critique***

Thanks for posting these nice images, KB! Central park looks almost the same as when I was there in the early seventies, but the skyline has drasticly changed.

What a bummer that you have such a bad Internet connection in NYC! I live up in the remote mountains and can easily post 10 images (or more, but not allowed) without having to wait. One image (4k resolution) takes a few seconds...

Best wishes,
Reto

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Re: What I did on Earth Day
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theironmadchen wrote:

I hung out with my main horse Skuggalisa, of course!

Retired gelding is wondering if he can join Skuggs

View: original size

It's drought time in California again. Grass is already turning yellow.

View: original size

Skugg's mane was blowing around in the wind. Tried to be arty here.

View: original size

The RX100M6 is not the best birding camera, but I do like trying to capture them!

View: original size

Cathy

Nothing better than spending time with a splendid creature Cathy.
One of my extended family farms.  They bought a couple of Shetland mares last summer...you can probably guess the rest, the family of two shetlands is now four.  This was the first foal (not my pics).

Regards,
David
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Reto B
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Re: To follow-up with Courtney, Reto and Bill again:

Birddogman wrote:

The house that looked like it was raised up on pallets has now had its wooden posts installed. There are maybe 10”x10” treated lumber and maybe 15’ long. They are set into the sand by careful hand work with a high pressure water “drill” one at at time. Maybe 2/3’s of their length is buried. Hard work!

Now, I’m guessing they will be cut off to a perfectly uniform length, braces/beams will be built on top to hold the house; and then the house will be lowered down on to them.

Many structures here are going through this process, but we walk l by this particular house several times a day from our camp, so more reports later, if you are interested. There is nothing like this where we live. I find it fascinating what little, soft, delicate human beings can accomplish.

Thank you for this update, Greg. I guess it's back to pile dwelling, which works as well as it did thousands of years ago. There once were extensive pile dwellings at the shores of the lake of Zurich.

All the best,
Reto

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Reto B
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Re: What I did on Earth Day

What a beautiful little horse, Cathy! You are lucky to have such nice company.

Cheers,
Reto

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Re: To follow-up with Courtney, Reto and Bill again:

Reto B wrote:

Birddogman wrote:

The house that looked like it was raised up on pallets has now had its wooden posts installed. There are maybe 10”x10” treated lumber and maybe 15’ long. They are set into the sand by careful hand work with a high pressure water “drill” one at at time. Maybe 2/3’s of their length is buried. Hard work!

Now, I’m guessing they will be cut off to a perfectly uniform length, braces/beams will be built on top to hold the house; and then the house will be lowered down on to them.

Many structures here are going through this process, but we walk l by this particular house several times a day from our camp, so more reports later, if you are interested. There is nothing like this where we live. I find it fascinating what little, soft, delicate human beings can accomplish.

Thank you for this update, Greg. I guess it's back to pile dwelling, which works as well as it did thousands of years ago. There once were extensive pile dwellings at the shores of the lake of Zurich.

All the best,
Reto

If it's good enough for Venice...

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Birddogman
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Re: To follow-up with Courtney, Reto and Bill again:

Dak on cam wrote:

Reto B wrote:

Birddogman wrote:

The house that looked like it was raised up on pallets has now had its wooden posts installed. There are maybe 10”x10” treated lumber and maybe 15’ long. They are set into the sand by careful hand work with a high pressure water “drill” one at at time. Maybe 2/3’s of their length is buried. Hard work!

Now, I’m guessing they will be cut off to a perfectly uniform length, braces/beams will be built on top to hold the house; and then the house will be lowered down on to them.

Many structures here are going through this process, but we walk l by this particular house several times a day from our camp, so more reports later, if you are interested. There is nothing like this where we live. I find it fascinating what little, soft, delicate human beings can accomplish.

Thank you for this update, Greg. I guess it's back to pile dwelling, which works as well as it did thousands of years ago. There once were extensive pile dwellings at the shores of the lake of Zurich.

All the best,
Reto

If it's good enough for Venice...

The Venice Plan doesn’t work so well.

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