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Photo question[edit]

Hi NS: Can you tell me what I need to do to get interior shots such as this to be better? They always seems to turn out way too blue, and it's not something I can fix in post-processing. This was on a tripod (10 sec delay so there was no reaction to my pressing the button; you can see the metadata). I'm not all that skilled with manually choosing exposure time and (especially) aperture, but I seem to do fine when I have a general rule of thumb to start with (i.e. this). Photo-whiz lurkers, feel free to comment as well (b/c I know you're reading anyway). :) upstateNYer 03:30, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

PS Time to archive, maybe? upstateNYer 03:31, 20 September 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, i'll archive soonish. I think Diliff is the expert as far as architecture goes (he might like to chime in). I don't think I've uploaded a single indoor architecture shot to wiki. I think the shot needs to be wider. White balance wise, either set the white balance on your camera manually before taking the shot, or shoot RAW (then the WB is easily adjustable later). Compositionally I'd be taking steps to the right to get some symmetry going. Problems beyond that are mostly because of the lighting. If the place is open until after the sun goes down, then head in at sunset and balance the light inside against the ambient. You will end up with something blue in the windows like (http://www.indigobluestudios.com/splashimages/real-estate-photography.jpg), but not blown. The winter solstice is your best chance for sunset being within opening hours. Failing that NY state had many thunderstorms whilst I was there. If you shot through the middle of one of them it should be pretty dark outside :). If all those options are not possible, then pick an overcast day and try exposure blending or HDR. Noodle snacks (talk) 04:17, 20 September 2009 (UTC)
Composition is irrelevant; this is one of 6 images I planned to stitch together. I know the guy with the key, so assumedly I can get in whenever is necessary, since I'm doing a photographic survey of the campus. I'll have to figure out how to do the white balance. In what way should I change the white balance? upstateNYer 04:27, 20 September 2009 (UTC)
I see. Just after sunset matching against ambient is what i'd be doing then. It is a matter of timing in that case. White balance should be warmer, either adjust with raw until it looks right or try "cloudy" or "shade" in the in camera settings. Noodle snacks (talk) 05:02, 20 September 2009 (UTC)
Oh, if you do what I suggest, then the lights inside will be the main light source and the ambient will be secondary. In that case set the white balance for the lights inside (probably fluorescent or tungsten settings). Noodle snacks (talk) 08:25, 20 September 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, I'm a bit late to the party. Just looking at that photo of yours Wad.. sorry, UpstateNYer! (Can I abbreviate that somehow? USNYER?). It's quite a complicated and messed up one, because there seems to be multiple light sources at play. You can correct the WB for the table at the bottom quite easily (since it's a white table, it makes a good grey card, but doing so makes the upper part far too yellow. The mistake that many people make is to assume that the colour cast has to be completely eliminated in the first place, though. Photos taken indoors with incandescent lighting naturally have a warm cast, and although our eyes largely correct for it, we still perceive the light to be slightly warm. If you correct for that incandescent cast completely, the photo look really awful. Same goes for sunsets, etc etc. Anyway, all that is to get to my point. I had a quick fiddle (with the image!) at work (only have an old version of Photoshop Elements to play with) and I think the image looks most natural with a recipe of roughly two parts blue channel desaturation, one part green channel desaturation and perhaps one part red channel saturation. You can play with the absolute values to see what works for you. Ideally there will still be a slight blue cast on the table, as correcting for that completely is too strong an effect IMO. As I said though, correcting the white balance of an image with multiple light sources is never easy, and there is never an absolute solution. Case in point is the lively debate here. It was largely about the use of HDR exposure blending, but also the white balance, as there were two light sources - the multicoloured city lights, and the blue hour glow of dusk. Which is the appropriate one to correct for? The answer is neither and both. Just try to find the right balance for what looks like the best compromise! Anyway, rant over. It wasn't supposed to be a rant, it was supposed to help! As for why all your interior shots are coming out with a blue cast, I have no idea. If you're shooting JPEG, you should set the WB to suit the conditions (incandescent for incandescent, fluorescent for fluorescent, etc). Better still is to shoot RAW and use a good RAW processor, which gives you complete lossless control over the colour balance, but that may be a bigger step forward than you're prepared to go. Diliff | (Talk) (Contribs) 15:01, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

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Permission to publish a photo[edit]

Hi, NS, I like the photo commons:File:Gypsum var. selenite from Andamooka Ranges - Lake Torrens area, South Australia.jpg very much and I would like to get your permission to publish it in a book written by me for students in Hungary. The book itself is about drywalling, but it also includes some knowledge and interesting thing about gypsum itself. Thank you for your answer in advance. Msz67 (talk) 15:18, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

  • Hi, this is fine. "JJ Harrison, CC-BY-SA 3.0" is required for attribution. Noodle snacks (talk) 06:13, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Hi.[edit]

Hi noodle snacks, I’m a big fan of your work. Just thought I would drop in some praise for a pro (:

Bibi. --Frank Fontaine (talk) 14:25, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Verifiability[edit]

Just so you know that my intentions were simple and good, this is Wikipedia's take on verifiability: Wikipedia:Verifiability. That's all I'm referring to. Regards, Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 19:09, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

Mineral photos[edit]

Hi Noodle snacks. I was just browsing through your amazing mineral pictures--beautiful. The scientist in me, though, kept wondering about the scale in the photos. How big are the specimens you are taking photos of? Could that information be added to the file descriptions? - Gump Stump (talk) 23:46, 23 September 2009 (UTC)

  • Yes, I've been meaning too, but it isn't my mineral collection. Is there any particular one you are interested in the rough size of for the time being? Noodle snacks (talk) 23:51, 23 September 2009 (UTC)
I was curious about the cinnabar in this photo, but it was mostly a general observation. Cheers! - Gump Stump (talk) 17:33, 24 September 2009 (UTC)
That was about 12mm across the frame. Full specimen is File:Cinabar and Dolomite.jpg. I'm still not sure what the green speck in the cinnabar shot is. The owner didn't know about it until the photo! Noodle snacks (talk) 05:17, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

Found a Fungi growing in .....[edit]

Hello, I was just browsing through . Seen the orange noodle like's growing in the front yard in Mississippi. I was just wondering a little about it. resmbles the Noodles, but as of now fairly small, resmbles (Lasagnia) but is bright orange. It is reaching for the sky like a plant. I have a phot in my phone ,but bluetooth data transfer not available for me. Anyway was just curiouse on where it came from. As we have had alot of humidity the past couple of weeks. Any I will leave my email, if you would like to contact me, I'm new to this just kinda intreged about it . I never seen any around this area. Email:(hidden because of spam bots etc) Anyway maybe you can shed some light or know someone who can , just curious.

Focus Distance[edit]

Do you know if it's possible to obtain focus distance info from pictures taken with the Canon EF 100mm lens? Kaldari (talk) 18:11, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

  • Not in EXIF from most cameras. Canon has finally included support for the 5Dii and 7D. Noodle snacks (talk) 20:56, 25 September 2009 (UTC)
    • Ah, good to know. Too bad those are outside my price range :( Kaldari (talk) 21:12, 25 September 2009 (UTC)
      • Me too. I knew recording focus distance was only a matter of time. The lenses provide the focus distance info for E-TTL2. Noodle snacks (talk) 21:17, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

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Picture peer review[edit]

Hi, Noodle snacks. Since you've mentioned about the image of a Korean celadon exhibited at a museum, can I get your input at Wikipedia:Picture peer review/Spanish jewellery-Gold and emerald pendant at VAM? This one is also stored at VAM, and I intend to nominate more museum pieces, so your comment would be much appreciated. Thanks.--Caspian blue 14:58, 19 October 2009 (UTC)

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Care to comment?[edit]

Hey NS; Mind letting me know what you think here? Thanks. upstateNYer 19:53, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

FP[edit]

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Great job! Shoemaker's Holiday Over 213 FCs served 10:15, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

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Thank you!--Mbz1 (talk) 14:12, 25 October 2009 (UTC)

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Category Invite[edit]

Please add the category [[Category:Wikipedia Featured Picture contributors]] to your userpage. The category is for ease of access to a list of serial FP contributors, and will not be used for spam. Thanks,  Nezzadar [SPEAK]  04:58, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

  • Probably easiest just to add people, rather than inviting them. Noodle snacks (talk) 06:04, 30 October 2009 (UTC)

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DYK for Macleay's Swallowtail[edit]

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Congrats![edit]

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  • Thanks, only one template is needed though. Noodle snacks (talk) 21:34, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

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Wombat[edit]

I'd encourage you to nominate File:Vombatus ursinus Maria.jpg for FPC. It has EV and quality. And buckets of cuteness. Mostlyharmless (talk) 23:32, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

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Quick question[edit]

Do you think it is worth putting this pic forward for FP or VP? It has been promised a place on the Kingfisher article. Sorry to bother you, but I hold your work at FP in high regard, while being rather nervous of the project itself. (Once or twice bitten etc). -- Myosotis Scorpioides 13:14, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

  • Hi. Its a great picture but it wouldn't pass FPC because the resolution is too low (need to be closer to the bird, as difficult as that is). Add the species to the caption. Add it to the species article too and wait a month and you may have a decent shot at VPC (depending on if there are better images available or not). In general there is WP:PPR. Don't worry about failing FPC (I failed the first time myself), the feedback is still useful. Noodle snacks (talk) 01:25, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

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Clinking (Grey) Currawong[edit]

I'd be very happy if you ever got some photos of these...might even warrant a subspecies article at some stage. I expanded Pied Currawong and would be good to do the other two species. Always wondered why the Black was elevated to a species and the Clinking wasn't...only photo on wikipedia is a crap one I took many moons ago of a Grey Currawong in the Blue Mtns...Casliber (talk · contribs) 03:47, 10 December 2009 (UTC)

His email is linked in his blog. Thanks for that link. Nice photos there. Funny to see how dark it is and how it is coloured like a Pied Currawong...Casliber (talk · contribs) 06:42, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, I think the subspecies found here is not actually grey. Some of his photos are in Australian Magpie (File:Tasmag1.JPG is one). I think permission is likely. Noodle snacks (talk) 06:50, 11 December 2009 (UTC)

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Hi NS. Just wondering about this. In the nomination you say that this is an adult, but it doesn't really look to be such to me - though there's not a lot to give a scale, it looks too small and thin. How sure are you that it was an adult? If it's a juvenile that should be identified. If you're sure it's an adult, since you took it on Maria Island perhaps it's possible that there is some subspecies there or that wombats there display a type of Insular dwarfism? --jjron (talk) 12:23, 10 December 2009 (UTC)
I'd be 90% confident that it is an adult. It was of similar size to the other adults on Maria (I saw a number of them) and the ones that I have seen at Cradle Mountain before. There were a few juveniles about but they were considerably smaller. It had it's own burrow too if that counts for anything. I may be able to dig for some other photos of different wombats on Maria later if you'd like a look. Noodle snacks (talk) 06:40, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
Interesting. Certainly comes up different from the wombats around here. Much lighter in colouring too. I wonder if all Tasmanian wombats have diverged a bit from the mainland variety? Interesting that the Common Wombat article identifies a Bass Strait subspecies but not a Tas one. Size/shapewise I'd say this one from the Wombat article, also from Tas, is more like what I'm familiar with, although colouring is still different. --jjron (talk) 07:56, 11 December 2009 (UTC)
My "Australian Museum Complete Book of Australian Mammals" states that the Tasmanian common wombats are indeed a separate subspecies. Vombatus ursinus tasmaniensis vs the Vombatus ursinus hirsutus for the southeastern mainland. Doesn't really say much about the differences though. --jjron (talk) 14:48, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
Interesting. Google came to http://www.wombania.com/wombats/common-wombat.htm, which suggests that the subspecies here is indeed smaller. I'll update the various descriptions to be more specific tomorrow. Noodle snacks (talk) 15:20, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
Changed description and added some taxonomy information to the wiki article. Noodle snacks (talk) 04:40, 13 December 2009 (UTC)
Ah, very good. So this wiki thing can work... :-) --jjron (talk) 12:29, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

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Nah[edit]

The position of that photo next to the damming section in the Lake Pedder is quite off-putting - it would be better at the bottom of the article - next to damming (without a large amount of text explaining etc etc) is something the average jo blo wouldnt understand the context of the photo imho - have a good one anyways but SatuSuro 00:01, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

  • Putting the only picture of the whole lake right at the end doesn't seem to make sense to me. Noodle snacks (talk) 00:03, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
    • Maybe its better with some text explaining location of photographer and what one is looking at? SatuSuro 00:09, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
      • The location is given (Mt Eliza) as is what you are looking at (Lake Pedder). Is there anything you'd add? I've annotated quite a bit at commons but that is not turned on here yet. Noodle snacks (talk) 00:13, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
      • Its just for those who have never seen the place before- they look at the top piccie and then yours - and probably cannot make the adjustment as to what and where - but hey - I'll look for a small commons map in the new year - good to see you havent given up the photography habit just yet - well done on all the awards above - and being a tassie article adder - you are probably the only editor to be doing so at the mo :( - cheers SatuSuro 00:19, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
BTW - any Tarkine material in your repertoire yet? SatuSuro 00:23, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
Not yet. I did photograph some photos of a protest camp for the Upper Florentine that i haven't uploaded yet though. The Tarkine is quite a distance from here. Noodle snacks (talk) 01:13, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
Unfortunately my tarkine 1970's photos are B&W negs in vaults so to speak - very long time before I get to em up SatuSuro 13:43, 17 December 2009 (UTC)

POTD[edit]

In lieu of the greeting template for this being screwed up, I will let you know personally that the image Clifton Beach 5 that you created has been selected as the Picture of the day on December 16, 2009. This little appreciated image needed recognition, so I gave it some. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 02:04, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

Okay, are you willing to do that for me since you know more about it than I do? Kevin Rutherford (talk) 02:13, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
I gave it a go. Noodle snacks (talk) 05:13, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

FYI, I de-selected that one, as it's far too recent. It will get its turn in the queue when it's time. howcheng {chat} 06:30, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

  • That's cool, seemed to be queue jumping anyway. Noodle snacks (talk) 07:09, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
Sorry about all that Noodle, it was my first one so I was a bit inexperienced. It also didn't help that I never read of the time limit on the guideline page. Oh well. Kevin Rutherford (talk) 07:22, 15 December 2009 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

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Couple of IDs[edit]

I spotted two of your recent unidentified plant images from Mount Eliza and added them to articles at Dracophyllum milliganii and Isophysis tasmanica. Nice work! Melburnian (talk) 11:59, 18 December 2009 (UTC)

The hazards[edit]

I am writing this not with the aim of challenging you or fighting back or anything like that, but with the goal of establishing some discussion out of which I will definitely learn (and maybe you too). I find the picture in [Wikipedia:Featured_picture_candidates/File:The_Hazards_From_Hazards_Beach.jpg]] really having the problem that you were pointing in Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Bridge in Central Park even more, I find that there the choice of having in the picture Hazards and beach is no justified. Let me say, that I don't think the composition is bad. It is a very pretty picture that I would put as my Desktop background. Now, while the composition is not wrong the choice is not very happy for addressing the topic. IMO the boring frontal picture in the article The hazards does a better job in that direction. Of course boring frontal views is not what I was trying to promote with the nomination of the bridge. But it is not always easy to find the unusual good composition. My point is about noticing a difference, through comparing the two pictures linked above, of compositions in which the subject is not predominant (in area occupied), but one is made in such a way that favors the intention or the purpose of the picture and other that, IMO, doesn't. I will not oppose the nomination since I don't feel right doing so and the issue has been pointed anyways by someone. Instead I believe that this talk can be far more productive.  franklin  04:18, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

  • The central park image has two claims to enclopaedic value. The first is for central park. I would argue that you can't really see much of the park and that a shot from one of the surrounding tall buildings is going to achieve much more. From the bridge point of view it occupies around 6.5% of the frame and doesn't have sufficient detail. I did suggest that you might find encyclopaedic value in the Photographer's article. It may even be worth a renomination with the image there. By comparison the hazards occupy about 15% of the image (the boring one is about 30%). The difference (in my view) is that the foreground adds considerable value to the two freycinet articles. That said it isn't looking like it will pass anyway. Noodle snacks (talk) 12:07, 19 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Connected to the topic, I put a note in Mbz1's talk page answering something she asked me in a nomination. It is more or less the same things I am trying to say here.  franklin  15:18, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

Curious Reply[edit]

  • You just sent me a message and I don't understand it/haven't a clue to what you're referring to. Sorry. --NayadethFigueroa (talk) 07:43, 20 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Ah, yes. Sorry, I just caught up. Hehe Thanks for the message! --NayadethFigueroa (talk) 07:46, 20 December 2009 (UTC)

When you have the spare time :)[edit]

I need either a long gmail chat or otherwise re the mess of the south west tassie arts - It would be good to know if there was a time that is better for you in the next month or so - no rush and no great big deal stuff - just some reassurances both ways would be good to exchange - cheers - and if it doesnt work out in short term - some time later - have a good christmas SatuSuro 05:25, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

  • G'day, you can click the email button. I'm currently on holidays so now is better than later. Noodle snacks (talk) 07:09, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
Thanks SatuSuro 07:21, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
Oh hell forgot to create a 'southern tasmania' category - at least most of the stuff is in the south west :( SatuSuro 09:48, 21 December 2009 (UTC)
The bottom of Tasmania is technically in the Southwest National Park anyway. Noodle snacks (talk) 12:03, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

One of your images nominated for delisting[edit]

Hi, I have nominated your image of the paper clip, Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/File:Paper Clip Surface Tension 1 edit.jpg, for delisting. Its use in the article surface tension is being challenged from time to time and I have been reverting its deletion there but I don't feel right that the only strong reason I can give is that it is a featured picture. I guess it should be the other way around, it should be a FP because it is strongly placed in an article. If the result of the nomination is that it preserves its status then I will have a better reason to revert its deletion. Also if you are willing to produce a new one that address the problem (that it doesn't look like water) probably it is even better.  franklin  13:18, 21 December 2009 (UTC)

DYK for Silky Hairstreak[edit]

Updated DYK query On December 23, 2009, Did you know? was updated with a fact from the article Silky Hairstreak, which you created or substantially expanded. You are welcome to check how many hits your article got while on the front page (here's how, quick check ) and add it to DYKSTATS if it got over 5,000. If you know of another interesting fact from a recently created article, then please suggest it on the Did you know? talk page.

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Successful featured picture nomination[edit]

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Wow[edit]

Despite our differences on the paper clip/surface tension matter, I must say, I came to your page just now and am absolutely stunned by your pictures. Do I understand correctly that all of the pictures on your User Page were taken by yourself? What an incredible collection. My hat's off to you. 98.71.219.134 (talk) 06:04, 25 December 2009 (UTC)

Happy Holidays[edit]

  • Thanks. Merry Christmas (well, boxing day here) to you too. Noodle snacks (talk) 08:25, 26 December 2009 (UTC)


Bellendena montana[edit]

Good job. I thought you'd strike them sooner or later. If you come across more of these on your travels, a shot also showing the distictive leaves, as well as one showing the bright red fruits in autumn would be nice.[1] Melburnian (talk) 08:55, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

  • Pretty sure I got a photo of the seeds on the overland track. In one area there was like a whole field of them. I have quite a few other wildflowers coming in a day or two too. Obviously I wasn't able to photograph the huge array of flora on the walk though. Noodle snacks (talk) 06:27, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Lake Pedder From Mt Eliza.jpg[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Wineglass Bay from Lookout.jpg[edit]

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status[edit]

File:View West of Hartz Mountain.jpg—Wow. So the climb was worth it then? :p Maedin\talk 16:03, 27 December 2009 (UTC)

  • It is the third time I've been there, so I guess so :). I've marked Mt Eliza (where the lake pedder shot was from on commons) if you are curious. Noodle snacks (talk) 03:06, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Isophysis tasmanica.jpg[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Bellendena montana.jpg[edit]

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Successful featured picture nomination[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi NS,

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  • Made a few minor changes to make it clearer I think. I've actually seen mt dundas and driven near the mine now. Noodle snacks (talk) 06:25, 10 January 2010 (UTC)


You are always welcome[edit]

To nominate anything of mine :). After some years I still don't know as much about this place as I should :(. Thanks & regards --Herby talk thyme 09:11, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Paralucia aurifer.jpg[edit]

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Successful featured picture nomination[edit]

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A barnstar[edit]

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Budgerigars[edit]

Hello, I was just wondering, have you ever seen any of Australia’s native Budgies? If so, what are they like, and do you have any photos!? (I bet the two budgies’ sitting behind me on their perch would love to be in Australia right now and not in this horrible damp cold air in the UK!)Thanks! --大輔 泉 (talk) 23:02, 24 January 2010 (UTC)

  • Hi, I'm from Tasmania, which is outside the natural geographical distribution of the Budgerigar. There are many other parrot species present there though. I have seen one or two in the Grampians National Park recently but don't have enough experiance to really comment on behaviour. I wasn't close enough for a good photograph. Noodle snacks (talk) 00:52, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

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thanks heaps :-)[edit]

G'day noodle - I dropped a note into your commons page, but found the time tonight to follow the link back here, and have really enjoyed browsing through much of your work. Thanks heaps for donating such wonderful stuff! I thought it was worth a mention as 'featured content' over on the Wikimedia Australia website - and I hope that's cool with you :-) once again - your images are fantastic, and thanks heaps... cheers, Privatemusings (talk) 09:23, 2 February 2010 (UTC)

  • Thanks. I do read my commons talk page, I just haven't been near the internet much in recent weeks. Noodle snacks (talk) 04:39, 4 February 2010 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Phascolarctos cinereus Bonorong.jpg[edit]

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Regent Parrot[edit]

  • I think that your recent photographs on the Regent Parrot and the Crimson Rosella are good. Snowman (talk) 14:04, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
  • File:Polytelis anthopeplus 2.jpg- the Regent Parrot in this photograph has dark brown irises, which would be consistent with a juvenile. The adult female has brown-orange irises. Snowman (talk) 14:04, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
  • File:Polytelis anthopeplus -pet-6.jpg - a photograph I transferred from the en wiki to commons copying the authors identification as a male of what is probably his own pet parrot. It has dark brown irises and orange-red beak. Would the female have a lighter beak orange-yellow in colour? I would be happy calling it a juvenile and not specifying the gender, or trusting the author's identification as a male. Snowman (talk) 14:04, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
    • I think not specifying sex is best. [2] specifies that juveniles as adult females. I'm not sure what the best bet for the pet bird is, but my mistake. Noodle snacks (talk) 00:13, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
      • I did some shuffling and removed one (probably not the need for two juveniles in the article). Noodle snacks (talk) 00:16, 9 February 2010 (UTC)

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POTD notification[edit]

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Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House[edit]

In regards to this comment, the northern tip of Garden Island is now open to the public, and the ferry to Watson's Bay stops off at it. The Navy has set up a very tall viewing platform with spectacular views of the Bridge and Opera House and is well worth a visit (the Naval museum is pretty good as well if you're interested in military history). The Navy has a website on all this here. Nick-D (talk) 08:00, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

  • Thanks for that info - Unfortunately I'm not in Sydney any longer. Noodle snacks (talk) 20:34, 17 February 2010 (UTC)

Successful featured picture nomination[edit]

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Successful featured picture nominations (x 3!)[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Sydney Harbour Bridge from Circuilar Quay.jpg[edit]

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File:Noisy-Miner4.jpg[edit]

What do you think, tighter crop? I seem to have a bit of a mental blank on crops/composition at the moment. I'll put this this as it's Alt when I make the nom. Thanks --Benjamint 10:17, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

  • I wouldn't, it is already pretty tight. My preference is for the alt as it doesn't feel like you are looking up at the bird and the background is a little cleaner. Noodle snacks (talk) 10:19, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
  • Thanks mate, Benjamint 11:37, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
  • Sorry btw, I moved your lead image down the page. Benjamint 11:38, 22 February 2010 (UTC)
  • No problems - I'm sure I do that to people all the time. Noodle snacks (talk) 02:16, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Could I get your feedback[edit]

Perhaps I could get your thoughts on my first feature picture nomination at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Pyogenic granuloma 1.jpg? Please know that I am not asking necessarily for your support, just your thoughts on the image and possible feature status. ---kilbad (talk) 00:38, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Platycercus elegans Wilsons Prom.jpg[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

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Silly Friends[edit]

Thanks. —Aaroncrick (talk) 09:14, 27 February 2010 (UTC)

Successful featured picture nomination[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Corvus coronoides.jpg[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Polytelis anthopeplus 2.jpg[edit]

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The Emirr[edit]

Hello. Do you want to oceans' being white, not blue?  The Emirr Disscussion 18:41, 01 March 2010 (UTC)

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Successful featured picture nomination[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Gminatus australis with Beetle.jpg[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Mt Anne from High Shelf Camp.jpg[edit]

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Tremella mesenterica[edit]

Hi NS, based on the opinions expressed here, as well as my own research, I think this may be T. aurantia misidentified as mesenterica. Would you know the email of the mycologist with whom you spoke about this? I could write him with my reservations and see if he changes his opinion. Besides, Tremella aurantia needs a good image :) Sasata (talk) 17:17, 9 March 2010 (UTC)

  • I'll just go and knock on the door and see what he says tomorrow. The argument at mushroom observer seems logical. Noodle snacks (talk) 05:46, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Desargues theorem.svg[edit]

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Little Wattlebird[edit]

A bunch of Wattlebirds have taken over my Canberra backyard, eating the grapebush and terrorising our rabbit. But thanks to you and your featured picture, I know what they are, and have got some pleasure from their existence. Thanks! Mostlyharmless (talk) 04:31, 12 March 2010 (UTC)

  • No problems. I should have dropped in on you sometime - I've been to Canberra a few times in the last six months. Did you go to that GLAM-WIKI? Canberra seems to have lots of bird life (particularly in winter). There are an assortment of parrots and many other things too. The ANBG would be good for half a dozen species in winter with enough patience. Noodle snacks (talk) 04:03, 14 March 2010 (UTC)

Successful featured picture nomination[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Pieris sp 3.jpg[edit]

Pieris sp 3.jpg
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POTD notification[edit]

Hi NS,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Pyrite from Ampliación a Victoria Mine, Navajún, La Rioja, Spain 2.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on March 30, 2010. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2010-03-30. This is followed on 31 March by File:Austrolestes annulosus.jpg. howcheng {chat} 16:34, 29 March 2010 (UTC)

Just a compliment[edit]

I just really like very much your pictures. I wanted to thank you for them. You 're really doing a great job. Take care. Guy a French !!! --Guy Courtois (talk) 18:34, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

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Add details of mineral photos?[edit]

I've used a couple of your splendid mineral photos recently, for instance adding your Creedite photo to its "hometown" at Abasolo, Durango.

I'm almost certain of the origin of this one -- it's a distinctive locality -- and added a comment at the photo. I saw in an earlier comment that (most?) of these minerals aren't yours. Would it be possible to have the owner add standard details to these photos sometime? Locality (as precisely as known), size, date purchased and from whom -- would all be nice. See (for example) File:Calcite-18546.jpg for a decent format (minus the puffery -- this was originally a sales-catalog photo). This would make your very nice photos more useful to the mineralogists and mineral-collectors in our audience -- and enable their use at more articles in Wikipedia. Thanks in advance, Pete Tillman (talk) 19:06, 11 April 2010 (UTC), professional geologist & pretty-minerals fan

  • Hi, I've tried to add what is known for most of them. Size and previous owner are a possibility, I'll talk to the owner. Noodle snacks (talk) 23:10, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
    • Thanks -- realized, after I wrote this note, that you do have a fair bit of info on many already. They are nice photos. Cheers -- Pete Tillman (talk) 03:14, 12 April 2010 (UTC)

Grey Currawong...[edit]

just a reminder to upload any photos of this critter you may have :) Casliber (talk · contribs) 14:21, 14 April 2010 (UTC)

 :( Casliber (talk · contribs) 02:25, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

Don't know if you saw this or not... http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2010-04/virus-helps-researchers-split-water-hydrogen-and-oxygen

Congratulations!

Awesome pic, btw. I liked it too. J.delanoygabsadds 01:54, 15 April 2010 (UTC)

It's on Google News Fast Flip as a "popular" news item now, too... http://fastflip.googlelabs.com/view?a=QGctlsmx5HFAsM&q=view%3Apopular&source=news J.delanoygabsadds 01:55, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
Nicely done! –Juliancolton | Talk 17:07, 15 April 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for the link. I note that they didn't actually attribute it properly - there is no mention of CC-BY-SA etc. Noodle snacks (talk) 01:58, 17 April 2010 (UTC)
Awesome stuff. Aaroncrick TALK 02:11, 17 April 2010 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi NS,

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Your comment[edit]

[3] I may be able to get back to you with some news on that shortly. Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 03:43, 20 April 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Blue mountains - three sisters.jpg[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Vanadium etched.jpg[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Review of closure process 2[edit]

Because you've contributed to FPC either recently or in the past, I'm letting you know about the above poll on the basis of which we may develop proposals to change our procedures and criteria. Regards, Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 22:58, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

Making money from photos[edit]

Would you be interested in doing an interview for the Wikipedia Signpost about making money from free photos? I think a lot of Wikipedians might be interested to learn more about what its like trying to both contribute photos to Wikipedia/Commons and make money licensing photos, so I'm interviewing a few Wikipedian photographers. (I do some of that myself, but I'm sure my experience along those lines is very limited compared to you and some of the other more prominent photographers around here.) --ragesoss (talk) 21:04, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

  • I get many emails per week about use - but most of them just involve explaining the licensing. Digital photographs are an elastic good, therefore there isn't really much money in selling them. I can't say I've made a lot of money from selling them online. If you want to make money from photography then I'd recommend selling prints at a market. I believe Diliff makes a bit via stock photography, but I'm not sure much business comes from the wiki. The most you can reasonably expect is widespread copyright infringement. Noodle snacks (talk) 22:13, 29 April 2010 (UTC)
I suspect that a few commons photographers do in fact deal with agencies - but I am not sure if they would want to talk about it that much :| SatuSuro 12:08, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
I was approached by one or two, but wasn't sure what came around with it. There is also microstock, but frankly there isn't much market for stuff in Tasmania, and I can't be arsed shooting fruit and people in suits all day. Noodle snacks (talk) 12:16, 3 May 2010 (UTC)
Nature is much nicer IMO and you get to see stuff that city folk who sit in an office don't get to see! Talk about copyright infringement, INPAC have laid claim on my photo. Emailing them has failed (no reply) but since they stupidly use a US host I'm looking at issuing a DMCA to the host if my snail mail letter isn't replied to. Bidgee (talk) 12:30, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/delist/File:Calliphora vomitoria crop.jpg[edit]

I'm sure you'll want to comment. Regards, Papa Lima Whiskey (talk) 22:39, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi Noodle,

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well done - good one!!SatuSuro 02:19, 9 May 2010 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Thylogale billardierii.jpg[edit]

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The dreaded Error 99 message....[edit]

I'm getting with my 400D when I use its normal 17-85 mm lens (but not the zoom). Out of warranty, so is Canon the best bet to fix (lens that is...)? Casliber (talk · contribs) 12:29, 30 May 2010 (UTC)

  • I've had it once or twice - try cleaning the lens and camera contacts with a pencil eraser. Failing that try a different lens if there is one available anywhere to determine if it is the body or the lens. Then send it to canon and get a repair quote I guess. I'd send the camera and lens together. Noodle snacks (talk) 23:24, 30 May 2010 (UTC)
tried cleaning. works fine with zoom lens. intially error only came up in AF mode on M control, then 'spread'. It was like it couldn't focus. Switching lenses it was ok....Casliber (talk · contribs) 06:51, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
There isn't much else I could suggest unfortunately. Considering that there is a service centre in Sydney (North Ryde) I'd just take it or mail it there and ask for a quote. Bear in mind you could probably replace the lens for about $200 (18-55mm IS) or the body with a second hand one. Let me know how it goes. Noodle snacks (talk) 07:15, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
400D's have bugs (coding issues) or just a different issue? I'm not a Pentax fan (more of a Canon fan) but my K100D has been going well, I've dropped it a few times and the only issue I have is four dead pixels (and my battery door no longer locks but that is nothing. I'll be upgrading to a Canon DSLR in the next two years but not sure what one and the budget I'll have for it. Bidgee (talk) 07:34, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
No bugs, Error 99 just means an error communicating between the lens and the camera. In Casliber's case my guess is it's the lens. My 400D's flash won't come up without a bit of prying, USB port doesn't work and a few other things, but its done pretty well with all the knocking around, water (sometimes salty) and so on its been presented with. Noodle snacks (talk) 23:25, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
I find it difficult to 'make' the flash come up if you're wanting to do a fill in flash. My biggest problem thus far has been my desktop's slowness to read the card, so have resorted to the USB connection instead. I have played with it a bit and it definitely doesn't happen with the zoom lens....so I think I'll be sending the 18-75mm in soon. Casliber (talk · contribs) 23:32, 2 June 2010 (UTC)
I'd imagine you need to take it out of one of the automatic modes into P or something, then press the flash button. Noodle snacks (talk) 02:02, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Review of closure process 2 results[edit]

Hi JJ Harrison, because you contributed to FPC's recent review, I'm letting you know that the results of the poll have been posted. We appreciate your contributions to the first stage and hope you take part in this next step, here, to move towards implementing several changes to the process. Regards, Maedin\talk 18:34, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

Victory Monument[edit]

My original
Your edit
Current image in use on WP

At Wikipedia:Picture peer review/Victory Monument you performed an edit of the above photo. I am considering nominating the current version at FPC. I am wondering if you think it needs some tweaks and if so whether you would be willing to do them.--TonyTheTiger (T/C/BIO/WP:CHICAGO/WP:FOUR) 01:02, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

  • I don't really have the time at the moment unfortunately. Try PPR again. Noodle snacks (talk) 04:40, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

Help,please[edit]

Hi Noodle Snacks. Please could you tell me what licence to put on a photo which i have taken - making it a free image for everyone. An editor has just slapped "This file is up for deletion per WP:CSD" notices on two pix taken by me - and I'm tearing my hair out on what to do next! -- Myosotis Scorpioides 12:57, 23 June 2010 (UTC)