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[-] AnAustralianPhotographer 1 points 1 month ago

I reckon a Pelican would easily be able to get a skateboard rolling. I'm just now sure the best steps to proceed testing it.

I'd try a skateboard at the top of a hill and see about getting a cockatoo to somehow get the board to roll under it's own propulsion so it can sit back and enjoy a ride down a hill. That'd be the way I'd try if I wanted the bird to do it repeatedly.

[-] AnAustralianPhotographer 18 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

My guess is with the protests that some of the top content creators moved away and never came back.

I remember sorting by hot once gave a wide variety of things and now it seems to be more drama posts like AITA posts.

Although it feels like I'm still following an ex, There was one place over there I used to visit a lot and I believe if you took a snapshot of the top ten posts of a random day few years ago and today, they'd be very different. Today's seems to be a group picking up a trend and running with it and before it was more original content. I remember going there because I knew there'd be something new I'd likely laugh at or be amused by and now it feels heavily recycled.

The subscriber count is still way up, but I'd you look at the online/active user count, it feels like its around 10% it was off recent highs.

It felt like the sub had a ship of thecleus moment where it seemed to just be growing, but was also losing people until the group changed but the name was the same.

Someone else said the new reddit gold allows people to receive real money* if people gild their posts (by spending real money) * receiver must be in certain countries.

I saw a post recently on a wholesome memes page where someone tagged repost sleuth bot and someone else commented that todays post was literally a copy of the third top voted post of all time. It was.

I also remember that bot support got affected and this led to a spam detector bot being moved from active development to sunset mode where it was still supported but not actively enhanced.

[-] AnAustralianPhotographer 19 points 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago)

Edit: my comment isn't about exactly the same thing, but ..

Some new camera tech might be opening a can of worms about whether what's pictured can be taken literally.

There was a story late last year of a woman trying on a wedding dress in front of two mirrors and someone snapped a photo.

When they looked at it, the reflection on the left mirror had a different pose to the reflection on The right mirror.

And this cast doubt on what exactly was going on the moment the shutter was pressed.

It looks like the camera had one of the stitch together the best photo of the people pictured (e.g. don't show shots of people blinking etc) and it treated the mirror images as different people.

[-] AnAustralianPhotographer 16 points 1 month ago

You also find some xkcd comics.

[-] AnAustralianPhotographer 16 points 1 month ago

Roll for perception....

[-] AnAustralianPhotographer 3 points 2 months ago

Lorenzo von Matterhorn?

[-] AnAustralianPhotographer 3 points 2 months ago

I just tried about 10 mins ago and was able to upload.

[-] AnAustralianPhotographer 2 points 2 months ago

I just tried again and was able to upload. https://lemmy.world/post/13207765

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[-] AnAustralianPhotographer 3 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

I'm getting the same error message, attempting to upload on Linux with firefox. I originally tried a 3.7meg file, then 2.0meg and then 0.6meg and all gave same error. Edit: i am now able to upload.

[-] AnAustralianPhotographer 2 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

It wouldn't be all I'd eat, but lamingtons for dessert would be nice.

Lamingtons: a cake cut into cubes and coated with chocolate sauce and then coated with coconut. May be sliced in half to be joined by a later of cream.

[-] AnAustralianPhotographer 9 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

It's a photo I took while out on a walk. A hoverfly on a sunflower.

I try to post interesting shots to mastodon and c/pics and help grow Lemmy and the fediverse.

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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/13133290

Another cockatoo was also eating in another tree. I got the feeling they knew they were being photographed, but one of them screeched an alarm shortly after and the whole group flew off. I saw a flock well over a hundred flying around the suburb later that day.

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Another cockatoo was also eating in another tree. I got the feeling they knew they were being photographed, but one of them screeched an alarm shortly after and the whole group flew off. I saw a flock well over a hundred flying around the suburb later that day.

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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/13130743

As I was walking past, i saw the three Sulphur Crested Cockatoos on the street light and I lined up to get a shot of them early in the morning, but i didnt expect the two magpie-larks to photobomb the shot.

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As I was walking past, i saw the three Sulphur Crested Cockatoos on the street light and I lined up to get a shot of them early in the morning, but i didnt expect the two magpie-larks to photobomb the shot.

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Behind the Sydney Opera House is Circular Quay, which is the hub of ferry traffic in the harbour. There's also private vessels, cruise ships, , a floating bar and the occasional military vessel.

There are several classes of ferry in the fleet, including rivercats (on the left) which have a shallow draft as they travel up the river to Paramatta.

The largest class of Sydney Ferry are the Freshwater class which travels to Manly and back near the Sydney Heads which can lead to a bumpy ride if there's a swell.

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I recently did some freelance work and due to a misunderstanding of what would actually be delivered, I decided to draft up a short but written agreement for future clients.

Although a written discussion was had about what was to be done, it appears both parties had different ideas about what would happen.

Im largely dealing with a client I get on well with and wanted to keep things simple and the template I've got is:-

Event name:

Event dates:

Overview of services to be be provided onsite:

Specific services (if any) : (shots considered essential)

Dependencies:

Deliverables: (quantity, format , delivery timeline)

Copyright: (stay with photographer or rights to be signed over)

Post event services: (any editing that may take significant time)

Cost and payment schedule: (booking fee, payment milestones)

Limitation of Liability: under no circumstances shall I be considered liable for more than the agreed cost of services to be provided.

Travel arrangements: (these might be omitted from what is sent to the client but should be considered)

Accommodation:

Food / Incidentals:

Is there anything you would add ?

Edit: if it was something I'd consider for use with the general public then I would go through a lot more rigour and probably involve lawyers.

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Sorry for the lower quality image, I took this one on my phone and as the saying goes, the best camera is the one you have with you.

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One of the birds by the trail on a walk i did recently near Shelly Beach, Manly, Australia.

Apologies for the lower quality, it was taken with my phone.

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All of the images should be approx 1920x1080 pxels.

Im pretty sure it's blinking in the photo above.

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