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email[edit]

Hi JJ. I sent you email. Cheers.--Mbz1 (talk) 17:28, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

Juvenile heron[edit]

Re: File:Ardea sumatrana - Daintree River.jpg. This image is a juvenile, so I have removed it from the infobox. See discussion at Bird 1243. Snowman (talk) 21:08, 11 July 2011 (UTC)

  • Commons only has two images of this large species including your new photograph, which is a welcome addition. If the article was a bit longer, your image should be shown in the article as well, but the article is only a Stub and it does not have much room for extra images. I have added a signpost template at the bottom of the Stub to commons, so that both images can be easily assessed. I have searched Flickr and Picasa Web Albums using several different search terms without finding any more Commons friendly photographs of this species so far.Snowman (talk) 08:34, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Appreciate Dvincleo (talk) 19:30, 20 July 2011 (UTC)

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Pop up blind[edit]

Taken in a blind, the bird came to within 7.5m or so

Hi JJ, Just wondering where you purchased this from: http://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:Pop_Up_Blind_with_Camera.jpg Cheers, --58.175.33.226 (talk) 11:58, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

  • From this guy. The design isn't perfect (I wish the window would open a little lower and it was lighter), but it is fairly well constructed etc. JJ Harrison (talk) 22:08, 24 July 2011 (UTC)
    • Cool thanks; and how effective do you find the blind is? Do you combine it with recorded bird calls? --58.175.33.226 (talk) 00:42, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
      • Very effective. Provided you set it up when the subjects don't see you, then they will come very close. Recorded bird calls are only really going to work for territorial species (some honeyeaters for example), I rarely make use of them. Some observation can often suggest good spots. Geolocating your IP address suggests you are in Canberra or Queanbeyan, if this is true, then given how dry much of the bush is, setting up near a waterhole or other source of fresh water might be your best bet for bush birds. JJ Harrison (talk) 09:57, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
        • Thanks for the advice! Few more questions: I know this will depend on many factors, but how long do you need to sit and wait in the hide before anything interesting comes along? Are we talking 30 mins, 2 hrs, 1/2 day? In terms of choosing a spot, what other things do you look for? You mention it's important for the bird not to see you set it up, so I'm guessing it would be futile to spot the bird go to where it was (before it flew off upon seeing you) and then set up there and wait? Also is it necessary to have the hide semi-"submerged" in surrounding bush or can you just have it more or less in the open? --58.175.33.226 (talk) 00:34, 27 July 2011 (UTC)
          • I meant that if you set it up whilst the birds are close, then the noise and so on will probably flush them. It probably doesn't matter for many birds if they see you put it up from some distance away. The kingfisher above would have seen me put it up from about 25 meters away. Scaring the birds off to plonk down a hide is unlikely to be a successful strategy (you'd probably have to wait longer if they come back at all), you are better off making observations, then putting it down strategically when there is a gap in the action. Some birds, like robins or kingfishers often have favorite perches, setting up at one of those when they go elsewhere is probably a reasonable bet. Flowering plants, such as Grevillias, Banksias or Hakeas are often a good bet for Honeyeaters and lorikeets. The waiting time varies hugely, the kingfisher was maybe 1.5 hours to get that shot, but I spent about 2.5 in the hide. I had to wait about an hour for File:Rhyacornis fuliginosus - Doi Inthanon.jpg, whilst other times action can occur within minutes. If you pick good spots you shouldn't have to wait too long. JJ Harrison (talk) 06:54, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Peneoenanthe pulverulenta - Cairns Esplanade.jpg[edit]

Hi, I've retouched this image (edited) and removed the branch from background, you can offer it as an alternative for FPC if you like.   ■ MMXX  talk  12:30, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo[edit]

Re: File:Calyptorhynchus funereus Bruny.jpg | See Bird 1258. This has been identified as an immature male cockatoo. Snowman (talk) 18:35, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Kamal Abbas[edit]

Hi there JJ Harrison! My friend came through and confirmed there were never any color versions of the photograph. Let me know your final opinion on the matter! --Sherif9282 (talk) 23:54, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

I replied to your comment -- The Egyptian Liberal (talk) 21:37, 28 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, I'll probably reply tomorrow. JJ Harrison (talk) 11:46, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

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Barnstar[edit]

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For you many recent Featured Pictures. Pinetalk 10:06, 16 August 2011 (UTC)
  • Thanks. I took most of them in a (very intense) week photo trip to cairns. JJ Harrison (talk) 10:42, 16 August 2011 (UTC)

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Thank you[edit]

Dude, I know I'm the millionth person to say this, but thank so much for your amazing photographs that you release under a free license. It really makes the world a brighter place. My hat's off to you. – Quadell (talk) 12:08, 23 August 2011 (UTC)

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Someone is questioning your support !vote based on a minor change on the image Cerejota (talk) 23:41, 28 August 2011 (UTC)

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Sideburns[edit]

You have the most awesome mutton chops I've ever seen.

Respect. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.107.25.125 (talk) 19:35, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

  • Thanks. I don't have them any more though, perhaps I should update my picture :P. JJ Harrison (talk) 21:39, 1 September 2011 (UTC)

Marabou stork[edit]

Hi, Could you please update your vote with regards to the edit? --Muhammad(talk) 00:53, 4 September 2011 (UTC)

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Spot on sun[edit]

Hi JJ, I took a sunset picture some time ago and what I noticed while shooting was that there was what appeared to be a dark spot on the sun. Image, check note on commons. I am sure it's not camera dust and the spot appears in different pictures in the exact same position. I didn't know whom to ask so if you have any idea... --Muhammad(talk) 15:30, 5 September 2011 (UTC)

  • Looks to be the right size for a Sunspot to me. Intense magnetic fields inhibit convection, creating slightly cooler spots which are darker since the sun is a Black body radiator. We are headed towards a Solar maximum in 2013 which will coincide with increased sunspot activity and more auroras. JJ Harrison (talk) 22:04, 5 September 2011 (UTC)
    • I though it might be a sunspot but was really not expecting to see one so easily. Thanks for the info --Muhammad(talk) 00:13, 6 September 2011 (UTC)
      • I could see four moons of Jupiter when I pointed my 500mm at it. I thought that was pretty cool. Not really possible to take photos without an equatorial mount or mucking around with stacking though (one just gets streaks). There are even galaxies close, but too dim for the naked eye to see, that can be photographed with such focal lengths (eg). JJ Harrison (talk) 06:00, 6 September 2011 (UTC)
        • Wow! Definitely something to try out in the holidays --Muhammad(talk) 11:21, 6 September 2011 (UTC)
          • Yep, I'm not sure how you'd go in Bangalore - there might be too much light pollution and airborne particulate, but Tanzania should be worth a go. JJ Harrison (talk) 12:17, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

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Thanks[edit]

Hey thanks for the comments on the Shanti Stupa pics. I'll try keeping them in mind while getting better shots next time. Hariya1234 (talk) 07:54, 11 September 2011 (UTC)

Orphaned FP[edit]

FYI, File:Chrysopa sp. AF 1.jpg seems to have lost its home and is now unused in any articles. howcheng {chat} 23:17, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

  • Thanks, I'll take a look soonish. JJ Harrison (talk) 10:06, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

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Linking instead of transcluding at FPC[edit]

Hi JJ, I was wondering if you think that File:Tako to ama retouched.jpg would also require regular linking instead of transclusion. I am waiting for a translation of the text before nominating, but I don't want to cause too big a stink. The image itself is more explicit (and weirder... octopi) than the current hentai nomination, but significant in the development of the tentacle pornography genre and a notable work in and of its own right. Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:16, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

  • If you have to think about it, then it is probably better to link rather than include a thumbnail. It is just so people don't get surprises at work/university/... I would do so if you nominated that image. JJ Harrison (talk) 10:18, 13 September 2011 (UTC)
  • Okay, thanks for the input. I didn't know we were allowed to do that. Cheers. Crisco 1492 (talk) 10:28, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

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Great-winged Petrel[edit]

Both the pictures you added to that article are one of the two Giant Petrels - I can check tomorrow which species if you like. Sabine's Sunbird talk 09:08, 20 September 2011 (UTC)

  • Thanks. JJ Harrison (talk) 09:16, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
    • Oh, If you have the ability to do so, please move them on commons. JJ Harrison (talk) 09:31, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
      • Sorry, only an admin here. Sabine's Sunbird talk 19:29, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
        • Thanks, let me know about the id anyway. JJ Harrison (talk) 22:43, 20 September 2011 (UTC)
          • I think they are both immature Southern Giant Petrels. Sabine's Sunbird talk 23:02, 21 September 2011 (UTC)
            • I was emailed a trip list today - which confirmed that ID. JJ Harrison (talk) 23:27, 21 September 2011 (UTC)
              • Actually, sorry, I think it is a Northern Giant-Petrel now, I've had two comments from people on the trip to that effect (orange tip to bill). JJ Harrison (talk) 05:16, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

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A photo you stitched is about to become POTD[edit]

Hi JJ Harrison,

This is to inform you that a photo you have been so kind to download, stitch and blend from my mediocre compact camera photos from 2007 will appear as POTD on October 17, 2011. Once again thank you for the work you did to make it reach FP status. Best wishes from Denmark --Slaunger (talk) 20:52, 16 October 2011 (UTC)

  • No worries, I hope to see more! JJ Harrison (talk) 23:04, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi JJ,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Mt Anne from High Shelf Camp.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on October 19, 2011. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2011-10-19. howcheng {chat} 16:26, 17 October 2011 (UTC)

  • And a very nice photo it is too! Eusebeus (talk) 17:57, 19 October 2011 (UTC)
    • Thanks - A very nice place to wake up in the morning. JJ Harrison (talk) 22:00, 19 October 2011 (UTC)

Re File:Podargus strigoides Bonorong.jpg[edit]

This Tawny Owl does not have the typical bright yellow/orange irises of an adult of this spices, so I have selected another image for the infobox and placed your image further down the page. We have been discussing this image at Bird 1304 on the WP bird talk page, and your opinion would be welcome there. When you took the photograph did you have any reason to think that it was a juvenile or immature bird? Snowman (talk) 17:03, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

The whole image looks slightly brown to me. Could image processing or editing cause this? Snowman (talk) 13:54, 28 October 2011 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi JJ,

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FPC vote for Thermite requires clarification[edit]

Hi JJ. This FPC had an alt added and needs clarification on which you prefer. Cheers, Nikthestoned 10:06, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi JJ,

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi JJ,

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Kalbhairav pinnacle[edit]

Hi JJ, Thanks for your time to review my image, i have mailed you the details.Cheers --Cj.samson (talk) 17:00, 10 November 2011 (UTC)

keep an eye out for....[edit]

Any persoonias down there, they should be flowering now e.g. P. gunnii Casliber (talk · contribs) 22:03, 12 November 2011 (UTC)

  • Hi, I didn't see this until I arrived back unfortunately. I did photograph a few plants, but I don't remember seeing that one in particular. I'll keep my eyes open in the future. I couldn't find the Lomatia tasmanica supposedly in Deny King's garden either unfortunately. On the plus side Orange-bellied Parrot, Melaleuca squamea and some minor geography articles now have pictures. Do you remember contributing a bit to the DYK about the Yellow-throated Honeyeater? I was lucky enough to get a photo of one stealing fur from a Pademelon, which is pretty cool. JJ Harrison (talk) 06:42, 14 November 2011 (UTC)
Wow!!!! Congrats on the OBP - major score! I just hope they breed better - always wanted to get this to FA to promote the conservation of this species. Casliber (talk · contribs) 20:15, 16 November 2011 (UTC)
I agree with Cas, and am happy to help try and push it to FA. Also that photo of the honeyeater is outstanding! Sabine's Sunbird talk
I've also got some OBP videos too, but I haven't uploaded them, since once encoded to ogg at reasonable visual quality they are above the commons file size limit and have stupid bit rates. I really wish we would hurry up with h264 video support, but I don't really know where to raise noise about it. I might see if I can cut shorter them at some point to make them fit. I was very pleased about the Honeyeater - I'm not sure that bit of behaviour has ever been photographed before. JJ Harrison (talk) 23:05, 16 November 2011 (UTC)
Also, Tasmanian Scrubwren has a better picture now and Beautiful Firetail has better pictures, and one for the male and female. JJ Harrison (talk) 23:14, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

Pieris sp 3.jpg

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Neophema chrysogaster male - Melaleuca.jpg[edit]

Neophema chrysogaster male - Melaleuca.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Neophema chrysogaster female - Melaleuca.jpg[edit]

Neophema chrysogaster female - Melaleuca.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Stagonopleura bella male - Melaleuca.jpg[edit]

Stagonopleura bella male - Melaleuca.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Stagonopleura bella female - Melaleuca.jpg[edit]

Stagonopleura bella female - Melaleuca.jpg
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POTD notification[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

Hi JJ,

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Your vote[edit]

Hello JJ Harrison. After you voted http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Featured_picture_candidates#King_Philip_shipwreck_at_Ocean_Beach alternative was added. Maybe you could clarify your vote in regards to alternative.

After you voted http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Featured_picture_candidates/Golden_Gate_Bridge_Sunset alternative was added, and the caption was changed. Maybe you could clarify your vote in regards to alternative.

Thanks.--GXK147 (talk) 03:46, 5 December 2011 (UTC)

commons:Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Daption capense in flight - SE Tasmania.jpg[edit]

Hi JJ Harrison,

You may want to have a look here, where one of your photos have been nominated for FPC. A peculiar halo has been seen around the bird. Is it divine interference or some easy-to-explain artifact? Cheers, --Slaunger (talk) 21:43, 6 December 2011 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Biziura lobata - Sandford.jpg[edit]

Biziura lobata - Sandford.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Lichenostomus flavicollis stealing hair from Thylogale billardierii for nest - Melaleuca.jpg[edit]

Lichenostomus flavicollis stealing hair from Thylogale billardierii for nest - Melaleuca.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Sericornis humilis - Melaleuca.jpg[edit]

Sericornis humilis - Melaleuca.jpg
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Tips[edit]

Hi JJ, I need a few inputs regarding bird photography. Can I mail you my pics? Can you reply back on my talk page? Hariya1234 (talk) 03:44, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

Hi JJ, just sent you an email, Can you reply back on anupam.iitm@gmail.com with a copy to anupam.pandey@in.pwc.com? Thanks! Hariya1234 (talk) 05:50, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

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Happy Xmas[edit]

Ceratopetalum gummiferum-Minchen.jpg Merry Christmas
From me, a happy NSW Xmas bush Xmas from us all down here in Oz (damn, should have 5x expanded that for this Xmas...is there still time I wonder....) Casliber (talk · contribs) 05:50, 25 December 2011 (UTC)
  • Thanks, Merry Christmas to you too! JJ Harrison (talk) 18:57, 27 December 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Acanthiza pusilla - Austin's Ferry.jpg[edit]

Acanthiza pusilla - Austin's Ferry.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Wandering Albatross (Diomedea exulans), East of the Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia[edit]

Diomedea exulans - SE Tasmania.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Acanthornis magnus - Melaleuca.jpg[edit]

Pachycephala olivacea - Melaleuca.jpg
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Upgraded "Fluorine economy"[edit]

Hey JJ, we've taken your advice and made the change in the diagram. If you could come take a look and support vote, much appreciated! Think it has benefited from the reviews! TCO (Reviews needed) 01:33, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Congratz on the POTD on Commons[edit]

I had not seen the that PIC for some time. I think that among your many excellent pics this one stands out from a compositional point of view as being extraordinarily good! --Slaunger (talk) 07:57, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Podiceps cristatus 2 - Lake Dulverton.jpg[edit]

Podiceps cristatus 2 - Lake Dulverton.jpg
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Please resolve[edit]

I appreciate the joke, but can you please resolve this back to something coherent before a closer ends up discounting both of your votes? Thanks. Papa Lima Whiskey 2 (talk) 15:51, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

Something for you![edit]

Barnstar-camera.png The Photographer's Barnstar
Thank you for taking and uploading all these great pictures of animals. You, sir, are truly a good photographer. Pteronura brasiliensis 17:07, 9 January 2012 (UTC)

WMAU camera equipment grant program[edit]

Hi JJ Harrison,

There is a discussion ongoing at Commons:User talk:John Vandenberg#Potential problem with the camera equipment grant program, where I have mentioned something about the resolution of your uploads and current license used. You may want to fact check that, as I am not entirely sure I am getting it right. --Slaunger (talk) 22:23, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

Yogo sapphire photo reshoots[edit]

Hi. I was wondering if you could help me out. See Talk:Yogo sapphire, specifically Talk:Yogo_sapphire#Reshoot_of_Yogo_sapphires and its subsections. I'm trying to get decent pics of two Yogo sapphires. Any help appreciated. PumpkinSky talk 01:37, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Many thanks. I'll see what I can come up with. PumpkinSky talk 03:25, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

The "Mark Satin" draft dodger image thanks you[edit]

Hi JJ. Thank you for telling me to identify Mark Satin in your Conditional Support message at my "Counseling draft dodgers in Toronto" FPC site. I have now done so - in the image caption, in the caption at the Wikipedia article, and in the Wikimedia description - and the image comes even more alive as a result. - Babel41 (talk) 06:45, 19 January 2012 (UTC)

Say...[edit]

How many excellent pictures of Albatrosses do you have in all? Face-wink.svg Pteronura brasiliensis 00:29, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

  • Hi, I've currently uploaded 15 pictures across six species. I've seen quite a few other species, but haven't had luck photographing them yet. I'm hoping to make three more pelagic trips in 2012. JJ Harrison (talk) 04:26, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Sterna nereis - Little Swanport.jpg[edit]

Sterna nereis - Little Swanport.jpg
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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Thinornis rubricollis - Orford.jpg[edit]

Thinornis rubricollis - Orford.jpg
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Urgent etiquette question about draft dodger photograph[edit]

Dear J.J., I wrote you a couple of days ago letting you know that I changed the caption of the draft dodger FPC to meet your conditional support requirements. This query is for something else, though. I wrote the (elderly, non-Wikipedia-savvy) creator of the photograph, Laura Jones, and she sent in a support of her own. But I am afraid she has also apparently been contacting people she knows and they have just now sent in a couple of supports. I am about to email her and tell her to stop (if she is in fact responsible for this). But I also want to keep the photo from being penalized because of the actions of an obviously excited older person who is uninformed about the rules here. Do you have any suggestions as to how I might accomplish this? If so, I'll follow them ASAP. Thanks so much. - Babel41 (talk) 07:01, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

  • As it currently stands the photo will pass with or without the WP:MEATPUPPETs of Laura Jones. Therefore you can be pretty kind about it and I don't think the photo will be penalised. I think Laura's vote ought to count. JJ Harrison (talk) 09:26, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for this. I was kind about it, and she understands. Babel41 (talk) 18:55, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Community input required: lowering delist bar at FPC[edit]

You are receiving this because of your current or past association with the Featured Pictures project. Following on from several cases where closers did not observe the prescribed minimum votes required for a delisting, there is now a motion to entirely dismiss the requirement for a minimum. Please participate in the discussion as wide-ranging changes may arise.

Link: Wikipedia talk:Featured picture candidates#Delist procedure changes Papa Lima Whiskey 2 (talk) 14:26, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi JJ,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Mycena interrupta.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on January 25, 2012. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2012-01-25. howcheng {chat} 17:10, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Happy Australia Day! Thank you for contributing to Australian content![edit]

Awards Announcement (Australia Day Eve, 2005).jpg Australian Wikimedian Recognition (AWR)
Thank you for your contributions on English Wikipedia that have helped improve Australian related content. :D It is very much appreciated. :D Enjoy your Australia Day and please continue your good work! LauraHale (talk) 02:52, 26 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Thanks Laura. I took some photos of some PD stuff in the national museum the other day. I'm hoping that decent photos of both houses in parliament and a picture of the Australian copy of the Magna Carta will come out too. JJ Harrison (talk) 08:12, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

FYI: Used your media file[edit]

This is a courtesy note. One of your audio files is featured in a new commercial eBook in Apple’s iBooks store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/dr.-kemps-kids-love-bugs/id497852225?mt=11

I’ve contributed images to Wikipedia for over seven years now (including several POTD and Featured Images) and I designed the WikiSpecies logo. I respect your work here and the CC-BY-SA license we all labor under.

I know commercializing Wikipedia work is tricky and so I’ve taken great pains to follow your CC-BY-SA license requirements. I also plan to donate 10% of my proceeds to the Wikimedia Foundation directly. This is the very first self-published e-book created with Apple’s new tools and sold in the store.

I’ve given your file a credit line in the “Image and Video Credits” section starting at page 24 as required here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Text_of_Creative_Commons_Attribution-ShareAlike_3.0_Unported_License

This compilation features many of the finest Wikipedia media files in their exact form and not as derivative works. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Verbatim_copying_under_the_GFDL#Making_verbatim_copies_of_images

If I did alter your work -- such as cutting out an insect part or adding a video sound track -- I shared a Share Alike version of the new media in a DRM-free format and listed the web address in the credits section.

Thank you very much for uploading your work to Wikipedia and releasing it for the world to use in enriching educational formats.

jk (talk) 07:04, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

In six months the book has earned $293 and so I made a donation this morning to Wikipedia Foundation for $29.30. The book is now a featured selection in iTunes > Books > Textbooks > Science & Nature. Thanks again! jk (talk) 13:38, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Thalassarche bulleri in flight 1 - SE Tasmania.jpg[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Thalassarche cauta - SE Tasmania.jpg[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Calidris ruficollis - Marion Bay.jpg[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Everest from Drukair[edit]

Hi, I've uploaded a tilt-corrected version of the nominated image File:Mount Everest as seen from Drukair2.jpg. As you have already voted at the nomination (linked above), could you please give some feedback or show a preference between the original file and the new file? Thanks. Crisco 1492 (talk) 11:54, 2 February 2012 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

Cute grey kitten.jpg

Kitties love the pictures of Canberra Capitals players. :D

LauraHale (talk) 00:44, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

  • Thanks Laura. Thanks again for buying the tickets too. JJ Harrison (talk) 08:38, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Author source down[edit]

Just an FYI that the author source linked to in File:Acrocephalus_australis_-_Jerrabomberra_Wetlands.jpg (noodlesnacks) appears to be down. Not sure this will hold back the FPC. Best wishes —Eustress talk 20:21, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

  • Yeah, it has been down for about a year, I just haven't had time to fix it. JJ Harrison (talk) 22:27, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Elseyornis melanops - Fyshwick Sewage Treatment Plant.jpg[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Tachybaptus novaehollandiae - Mulligan's Flat.jpg[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Australian House of Representatives - Parliament of Australia.jpg[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Australian Senate - Parliament of Australia.jpg[edit]

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Picture Peer review[edit]

Can you take a look at the picture peer review here? I'd really appreciate it. Thanks! ~*~AnkitBhatt~*~ 07:10, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/File:Great Hall - Parliament of Australia.jpg[edit]

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POTD notification[edit]

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Nom[edit]

Have you thought of submitting File:Horseshoe Falls 2 Mt Field National Park.jpg to FPC? —Eustress talk 18:29, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

  • Hi, I did in 2009, but it failed :) JJ Harrison (talk) 22:00, 2 March 2012 (UTC)

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Schmitt trigger tag[edit]

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A bowl of strawberries for you![edit]

Erdbeerteller01.jpg thanks a batch....we appreciate, i know the berries are nothing enough let alone the fact that you cant actually eat them, but personally am very glad. kudos n bless you. Afro-smiles (talk) 03:31, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Hope there are more!!![edit]

cheers SatuSuro 01:21, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

  • Probably only a few - I was there only for a day or two! JJ Harrison (talk) 09:05, 25 March 2012 (UTC)

Talk:Aryabhata/GA1[edit]

I was wondering whether you could take a look at your GAN review of Aryabhata; it's been 40 days since it started, and is one of the longest in-process reviews. Thanks! BlueMoonset (talk) 14:38, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Someone is closing it. I think the article writer had exams or something and I was waiting around for that then forgot about it. JJ Harrison (talk) 06:30, 2 April 2012 (UTC)
  • Thanks. I saw that Wizardman closed it a short while ago. The four oldest outstanding reviews were either closed or made major progress today, and Aryabhata was number four. The fourth-longest hold (36 days) was also closed. BlueMoonset (talk) 07:07, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

Fish eye[edit]

Thanks for your support on the FP. I'm intrigued that you say the angle of view is "just slightly wider than any readily available rectilinear lens". I thought a rectilinear projection could only stretch to about 110° - 120° horizontally/vertically. That image is 180° diagonally (not sure what it is horizontally, probably about 170°). I didn't think there were any rectilinear wide-angle lenses that could go beyond 122° diagonal, and they have their distortions too. Even if stitching a panorama, Hugin doesn't recommend going beyond 110° for rectilinear. Perhaps something exotic on a large format camera?? Colin°Talk 16:24, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Yeah, maybe it is a bit wider than I estimated. A 180 degree rectilinear projection is possible, but infinitely wide. JJ Harrison (talk) 08:28, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

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Your Pictures[edit]

You have took many brilliant pictures, which makes me wonder something. What camera do you use, and what lens? I'm asking because I don't really know what to use, currently I'm using a Nikon 1 and used to use my BlackBerry... ~ ⇒TomTomN00 @ 16:07, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Hi, and thanks for your kind words. Today I mostly use a Canon EOS 7D SLR, Tamron 18-50mm f/2.8, Canon 70-200 F/4L IS USM, Tamron 180mm f/2.8 Macro, Canon 500mm f/4 IS USM and flashes, tripods and so on. JJ Harrison (talk) 09:36, 9 April 2012 (UTC)
Sure! (Sounds a lot) Tomtomn00 (talkcontributions) 18:17, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

DYK for Telopea truncata[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 09:33, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Congratulations JJ. Another Waratah hits the pages. You and Casliber are a powerful team! Whiteghost.ink 13:23, 9 April 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, maybe I will collect some mainland waratah pictures someday. JJ Harrison (talk) 23:28, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

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  • Not sure if you saw the comments, but you might want to do some highlight recovery on this one and go for D&R. Cheers, Makeemlighter (talk) 00:43, 16 April 2012 (UTC)
    • Will do, when I have time. I don't think it makes a practical difference though JJ Harrison (talk) 04:47, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

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Science lovers wanted![edit]

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Feedback needed[edit]

Please give your feedback here. Thanks in advance. --Jovian Eye storm 03:14, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

3-adic diagram[edit]

Hi JJ, did you have any further feedback for File:3-adic integers with dual colorings.svg after Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/3-adic integers with dual colorings? I could improve the caption, and/or upload more diagrams for the various pieces with their own captions. Eventually I'd like to submit it to FPC again. Thanks! Melchoir (talk) 18:49, 21 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Not particularly. Thanks for making those changes/additions. I think it will be difficult to reach quorum at FPC. The image isn't easy to understand without the right background, and I don't think there are a sufficient number of regulars at FPC readily able to do so and make a fair judgement. JJ Harrison (talk) 11:47, 22 April 2012 (UTC)
    • That's a good point! It doesn't necessarily mean that I won't re-submit it, but perhaps I should seek feedback from the WikiProject Mathematics first. Melchoir (talk) 18:22, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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If pictures speak a 1000 words then your Pictures must be speaking 2000 words and even more;) I read about your photography on the Wikimedia blog and it was and still is inspirational. stephenWanjau Talk to Me. Email Me. 06:04, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

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1D IV[edit]

Hey JJ!

Just had a look at the EXIF on a couple of your latest and was interested to see they were taken with the 1D IV - a new purchaser or a loan/hire? How are you finding the AF vs what you had on the 7D? As it happens I recently bought the 5D III and the AF is superb - massive improvement over the 5D II :) Any reason you went with the IV rather than the III? --Fir0002 04:57, 22 June 2012 (UTC)

  • Yeah, I was wondering the same thing... why the 1D IV? I guess the FPS would be pretty useful but the 7D was no slouch there either. It's funny though, as far as AF goes, yeah the Mk III is better, but I never found the older 5D's AF was that bad. I tend to use the old-school centre-AF point only to precisely focus, then re-frame and shoot, except when shooting something moving obviously. But for moving subjects, I tend to find it still gets confused by background objects (when using the full 61 AF points) and doesn't track the subject flawlessly. I've tried a couple of the preset AF modes and none of them seemed better than the other. Oh well, still happy with it. What are you shooting subject-wise these days anyway? Nothing that you're sharing with us, anyway. :-) Ðiliff «» (Talk) 14:30, 22 June 2012 (UTC)
    • Oh so you've finally upgraded Diliff? Must be loving the MP boost for your superpanos ;) Yeah look the 5D II AF was fine for relatively static objects but fell apart for moving objects. Also it was a bit slow/laggy in terms of FPS/shutter-lag which the III is a big step up. In terms of what I'm shooting, it's more or less same as before, but I just don't get the time anymore (something I'm sure you can sympathise with!). Birds in particularly have been a bit of a focus over the last few years... Was testing out the III AF on some galahs in flight the other day and was getting really good results - was using a single expanded AF point with +2 AF pt auto switching, tracking sensitive -1, and accel/deceel tracking +1. Still only really beginning to learn the AF system but looking very promising... And I have too shared some photos of late! :P --Fir0002 12:11, 23 June 2012 (UTC)
  • I purchased it, but second-hand in good condition. Uni has been too busy, so I'm not shooting anything, excepting monthly Pelagic trips. I was booked for one tomorrow too actually, but had to give it a miss because of exams. I've got ~7 more to go before the year is out. I think the 5DIII is the better camera for many purposes, just not what I am predominantly interested in shooting. As you mention, the FPS is pretty useful, resulting in more in focus frames and better poses (especially useful when you only get one shot at some passing bird). There are some other motivations too:
  1. It turns out 1D bodies can drive USM motor in the the super-telephotos (300 f/2.8, 500 f/4..., but not the 70-200s, 100-400...) twice as quickly as the prosumer bodies because of the bigger, higher voltage battery (source was Chuck Westfall in some interview I think). This makes for a big focus speed difference with my 500mm, which was a bit sluggish on the 7D, but is now about the same as my 7D/400mm f/5.6 was.
  2. The 1D4 can focus at f/8, so it has about 10% more reach than a 7D, and 50% more than a 5DIII, taking into account different sensor resolutions.
  3. Proper weather sealing is also very important to me. There is a lot of spray on those pelagic trips, I usually get drenched (in wet weather gear) by a wave at some point. I've already had a problem with the 7D after using it in heavy rain for 5-6 hours. It was as if the shutter button was half pressed all the time (precluding all settings adjustments or photo previewing). A hair dryer fixed it, but that is still pretty irritating when on a trip.
  • Once locked on, I think the 1DIV is a little more accurate (meaning % of in focus shots in AI Servo) than the 7D for big things, but a lot better for small things, in the viewfinder. The 1DIV locks to everything on much faster though. Because of the reach issue, if I got a 5DIII, I would use the 7D most of the time anyway. So I would have to keep the 7D, raising the effective cost of that purchase. I may pick up a 5DIII or 5DII in a few years. Given that I would have the 1D available, I don't see a real advantage to the 5DIII over the 5DII though. The 6fps or fancy autofocus aren't really needed for portraiture or landscapes. For most things I'd probably recommend a single expanded AF point. I only use the full spread of points when it is difficult to keep the subject in the viewfinder. JJ Harrison (talk) 01:46, 23 June 2012 (UTC)
    • Interesting - would be great if you could dig up the ref for your first point, first time I'd heard of that... Makes sense though I guess... I remember you saying you got your 500mm second hand as well - where are you buying from? Ebay? --Fir0002 12:11, 23 June 2012 (UTC)
      • How much did the 500mm set you back? Ended up getting the "cheap" ($135) EF 50mm f/1.8 and getting a 430EX II SpeedLite ($372 + 3 years extended warranty for $59) for $566, could have went grey or second hand but needed it on the day and have some cover if anything went wrong. The 50mm and the flash did very well IMO File:Tim Storrier at the launch of Gallery 43 at the Wagga campus of the TAFE NSW Riverina Institute.jpg. Bidgee (talk) 12:30, 23 June 2012 (UTC)
      • I couldn't find the original source with a quick search, but here is the same thing for 1DX (which shares the 1D4 battery) vs 5DIII. This is the sort of difference I saw with the 500mm between the 1D and 7D, but no noticeable difference in racking speed with my 70-200, nor I suspect a 400mm f/5.6. Cost for 500mm was $6k, which is a lot, but the new super telephotos are so expensive that I doubt it has depreciated at all yet. I view the real cost of camera equipment as the total depreciation whilst I have it. In that sense my 7D, also used, cost $350 for 1.5 years use. I usually buy from eBay. The best strategy is to find auctions ending in the middle of the day, when everyone is at work, and snipe them at the last second, if they are inexpensive. The other tactic is to abuse the poor search. For example "70mm - 200mm" will not show up when someone puts in the usual "70-200mm". Of course, there is usually no warranty, and greater risk with such a route, but there is also no immediate depreciation on equipment. I think that a good flash is indispensable personally. I wasn't a huge fan of the 50mm f/1.8 on a crop body (had it, sold it again) - it was uncomfortably long for me, but it is the perfect length for portrait stuff you have been doing. JJ Harrison (talk) 14:25, 23 June 2012 (UTC)
        • You're not wrong on lens prices! Tim loaned his 400mm while he did the rowing, it is a great lens (even if it is heavy and large) but the cost had my jaw dropping to the floor (even second hand)! I'll no doubt have to do a few second hand purchases for lenses to replace the kit lenses. Next on the list is some wide angle and telephoto lens (around 300 to 400mm) but going to be awhile I think! Bidgee (talk) 14:43, 23 June 2012 (UTC)
        • The 50mm is a great lens for what it is (dirt cheap), and Bidgee, that's a pretty nice portrait for f/1.8. It's best at f/2.2 - f/2.8 though, I find it shows a bit of coma at f/1.8 and the bokeh isn't great (although it does look pretty creamy in yours). I use the 85mm f/1.8 on my 5D and it's even better (although more expensive) wide open - unbelievably sharp and pretty faultless at f/1.8. A bit long for that sort of portrait lens on a crop body though. Ðiliff «» (Talk) 08:03, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

RfC WP:FPC[edit]

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Come to America.[edit]

Dear JJ,I know your are from Australia,but you should come to America.We have Walt Disney World in Florida.We have New York City, the biggest city in the USA.We have Cedar Point,the rollercoaster capitcal of the world in Sandusky,Ohio.So come to the US, please.From,68.196.207.103. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.196.207.103 (talk) 16:19, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

  • Oh, I'd love to, but I'm still studying full time, and I'd end up bankrupt very quickly. :) JJ Harrison (talk) 23:07, 8 August 2012 (UTC)

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Re: Wiki Meetup[edit]

Hello JJ Harrison - thank you for thinking of myself when organizing your wiki meetup, but sadly I'm unable to make it. Thanks again for inviting me, however I won't be free on that day. Anjwalker Talk 02:10, 14 August 2012 (UTC)

Hi there also. I should be there, looking forwards to it - Peripitus (Talk) 12:26, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
Sounds good, See you there. JJ Harrison (talk) 22:54, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

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Hi JJ,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Richea Scoparia-2.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on August 19, 2012. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2012-08-19. howcheng {chat} 18:57, 16 August 2012 (UTC)

have you ever been to america?[edit]

go to america please. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 68.196.207.103 (talk) 01:07, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

  • See my response to your last message. :) JJ Harrison (talk) 22:53, 21 August 2012 (UTC)
JJ, being a most honorable and intelligent gent, will most definitely visit the USA one day. And he's smart enough to NOT go to that very overpriced city, NYC. Montana is much more fun and affordable. PumpkinSky talk 22:55, 21 August 2012 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi JJ,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Artamus cyanopterus Mortimer.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on August 24, 2012. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2012-08-24. howcheng {chat} 18:02, 22 August 2012 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi JJ,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Eudyptula minor family exiting burrow.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on September 3, 2012. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2012-09-03. howcheng {chat} 20:06, 29 August 2012 (UTC)

Permission for photo[edit]

Dear JJ Harrison,

for our student textbook about Charles Darwin (Die Entstehung der Arten, illustrated and commented by Paul Wrede and Saskia Wrede) we kindly ask you for permission to use the coloured photo of the Wombat (Vombatus ursinus tasmaniensis).

Our book will be published in German by VCH-Wiley. It is addressed to beginners in biology like students or highly educated laymen. Publication will be December 2012.

With best regards

Paul Wrede

Prof. Paul Wrede Charite-Universitätsmedizin Berlin Institut für Molekularbiologie und Bioinformatik Arnimallee 22 14195 Berlin (Germany) Email: paul.wrede@charite.de --Paul wrede (talk) 14:29, 6 September 2012 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi JJ,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Melanodryas vittata Bruny.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on September 10, 2012. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2012-09-10. howcheng {chat} 03:30, 9 September 2012 (UTC)

File:Podoserpula pusio.jpg[edit]

Hey there; Podoserpula has recently been expanded and is currently at GAC. The fruit body is very distinctive, and this is a stunning photograph; if you're up to redoing the focus stack, I'd personally love to see this at FPC again. If you don't fancy it, then sorry to bother you! J Milburn (talk) 19:27, 18 September 2012 (UTC)

  • Hi. I'll get to it eventually I promise. JJ Harrison (talk) 06:36, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi JJ,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Diceros bicornis MNHN.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on September 24, 2012. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2012-09-24. howcheng {chat} 06:14, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

POTD notification[edit]

Hi JJ,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Hirundo neoxena risdon.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on September 25, 2012. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2012-09-25. howcheng {chat} 20:09, 24 September 2012 (UTC)

Featured media template[edit]

Did you know that there is a template for the talk page of featured media on the en-Wiki; see File talk:Rooster04 adjusted.jpg? You could add {{WikiProject Birds|class=FM}} to the talk page of your photographs that are featured on en-Wiki. As far as I am aware, this probably does not include articles featured on Commons, which is a different project. Snowman (talk) 11:11, 25 September 2012 (UTC)

  • I did not. I guess I could add them to my images over about 30 minutes or so I think. That said, it seems like it would be smarter to do it with a bot on every image in Wikipedia:Featured_pictures/Animals/Birds. JJ Harrison (talk) 11:21, 25 September 2012 (UTC)
    • I wanted to know what you thought first. I plan to add the templates with semi-automated software. Snowman (talk) 11:37, 25 September 2012 (UTC)