Yes! thats how hot it was yesterday afternoon! it missed breaking a 51 year old record by a mere .2°C and what did we do yesterday?
We went for a bird walk! but it was indeed worth it because I could get a picture of a Small Minivet Pair in the same frame, I also got a picture of a Common Kingfisher pair and a Pied Kingfisher – thats a good catch for any bird walk. The backlog for resizing and uploading pictures is getting to be too huge I am not sure what I am going to do…. perhaps just start uploading full size pictures and let Coppermine (well actually GD) do the rest.
Sometime last week we acquired a Sony DCR-HC42E Handycam. It is a good entry level handycam and Swati has already shot some very good footage around the garden, now search is on for a cheap and flexible Home Video Editing program.
After some deliberation, reading and asking around I decided not to mess around with the Water chemistry in my proposed aquarium. The tap water has a pH of 7.5+ so I will get fishes accordingly and modify the aquarium to an African Lake type rather than Amazon Stream. For the fishes I am narrowing down on some hardy mouth breeding Cichlids.
A shocking thing that I discovered – my studio skills are rusting
An acquaintance couple wanted some pictures of themselves using the minimal style I have used in the past. It took me quite some time to get the settings right much to my frustration and embarrassment. Bird photography is very rewarding and technically different from Studio work – this was an expected out come but I do intend to remedy it.