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ProfundumPhoto

@ProfundumPhoto@toot.community

Mostly photography, wildlife, birds, Chinese and all things Taiwan (and occasionally trying to make all of those come together at once).
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JimsPhotos, to nature
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Who knew that Brent Geese have faces on their bottoms 😂

ProfundumPhoto,
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@JimsPhotos Before I read the text, I was thinking “…some sort of ugly, cartoon owl?”

elaterite, to motorcycles
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Lol--after 15 years I finally resurrected my 1978 Kawasaki KZ400 "Reloaded"! I put nearly 50 miles on it today but for some reason the battery wasn't charging so I had to park it and put it on charge. I wonder what's wrong with it? ;)

ProfundumPhoto,
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@elaterite Are any lightning strikes due at the courthouse?

ProfundumPhoto, to Taiwan
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Surrounded by rice paddies and life is good.

Near Beitou - surprisingly, there seem to be fewer birds than when I was last here in Autumn.

ProfundumPhoto, to random
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And while we're being immature, I might as well throw in...

Imagine choosing "Dr Come" as your English surname, and not being an IVF specialist.

ProfundumPhoto, to random
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I was expecting Bananal to be some sort of fruit-based colonic irrigation product.

Apparently it's just Korean skincare...

"Sorry? You did WHAT with it???"

ProfundumPhoto, to Taiwan
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Impressive butterfly at Beitou MRT Station yesterday

Any suggestions on identification?

ProfundumPhoto, to wildlife
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A reasonably successful camera-trap shot of a brown antechinus (Antechinus stuartii).

The camera-trap has been in this location targeting antechinus for about five weeks, and this is the best photo so far.

Antechinus are somewhat famous in popular culture because they “bonk themselves to death”. No male is older than about 11 months, because they go into such a sexual frenzy in breeding season that all males drop dead from stress & organ failure after breeding.

#wildlife #WildlifePhotography

ProfundumPhoto, to random
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@futurebird Interesting - I found an alate in our kitchen, so captured it in a tube in the hope that it was a queen, using cotton-wool to separate it from a reservoir of water.

When I came back a few days later I was initially surprised and dismayed to see that fungus had already formed - but then realised it was actually just cotton-wool. The ant had separated bits of cotton-wool from the main clump to surround itself. I like my chances of this being a fertilised queen.

ProfundumPhoto, to random
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Did an Australian dog write this?

(From the NYTimes. Yes, okay, feral cats are catastrophic.)

ProfundumPhoto, to Birds
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Great egret (Ardea alba) - Sir Joseph Banks Park, on the northern edge of Botany Bay in Sydney.

Now THAT is a great egret. Yellow beak, black legs and feet, strange kink in the neck and the gape extends behind the eyes.

#birds #BirdPhotography #BirdsOfFediverse #widlife #WildlifePhotography #photography

ProfundumPhoto, to random
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Shocked to find that apparently almost 1000 people are bitten by snakes each year in Taiwan.

Australia has a reputation for dangerous wildlife, but I can’t imagine 1000 Australians are bitten by snakes each year.

https://www.cna.com.tw/news/ahel/202404070147.aspx

ProfundumPhoto,
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@LoneLocust So on an average day, almost 9 Australians are bitten by a snakes. That really surprises me.

ProfundumPhoto, to sydney
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A beautiful little Southern leaf-tailed gecko (Saltuarius swaini) on the wall of my workshop downstairs in our house.

It clearly felt that if it stayed really, really still, no-one would be able to see it.

#Sydney #wildlife

ProfundumPhoto, to wildlife
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I’m currently scouting for brown antechinus (Antechinus stuartii) in Ku Ring Gai Chase National Park, in preparation for targeting them with a camera-trap.

I pulled three trail-cameras this morning and, sure enough, I have some consistent glimpses of antechinus on two of the three.

It will be challenging to capture such a small, fast-moving animal on a camera-trap, but I’m feeling a buzz of excitement at the challenge.

#wildlife #WildlifePhotography #TrailCameras #CameraTraps #photography

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lauren, (edited ) to random
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Anyone know of a practical way to make a PDF file appear darker when printed, when printer settings for this purpose are unavailable? Thanks.

Addendum: This is a 100+ page file. I'm not going to manually make changes on it as an image file page by page.

ProfundumPhoto,
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@lauren I wonder if it would work to print it, then return the whole document to the print-tray to print over it in exactly the same order.

That wouldn't work if there was a lot of fine detail or lots of colour images, but if it's mostly monochrome text then it might do the trick. You could try it with a page or two first to see if it was going to work before you ran the whole document back through...

ProfundumPhoto, to wildlife
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Just another day on the northern fringes of Sydney - a 1.5+m lace monitor (Varanus varius) strolling up a neighbour's driveway just now.

I don't believe they are venomous, but because they are carrion-feeders their mouth and teeth are covered in bacteria that make for a very nasty bite if you get in their way.

Taken on the mobile phone through the car windscreen.

#wildlife #sydney #kuringgai

ProfundumPhoto, to wildlife
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A pair of grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus) in Mulligan’s Flat Reserve, in the Australian Capital Territory.

I enjoyed the body language here - like they were totally incredulous to find me in their patch.

#wildlife #WildlifePhotography #photography #canberra

ProfundumPhoto, to sydney
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A beetle on Eucalypt blossom, taken off our back verandah on Sydney’s northern fringes.

#macro #sydney #insects #beetles #MacroPhotography #photography

Coolmccool, to vinyl
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Would appreciate any help in identifying this Chinese Pathe 78rpm recording from the late 1930s. Catalogue number is 3500 and it is not listed on Discogs. ☹️

@vinylrecords @TheVinylApe #vinyl #78rpm #worldmusic #China #music

Chinese Pathe 78rpm recording from the late 1930s.

ProfundumPhoto,
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@Coolmccool @vinylrecords @TheVinylApe Did you want to know what the song is?

秋的懷念 sung by 姚莉 from the movie 天涯歌女. Lyrics by 吳村, melody by 林致.

Apologies if I've misunderstood the question and you already had that!

ProfundumPhoto,
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@Coolmccool @vinylrecords @TheVinylApe Here's a photo of the singer and a link to her English- language Wikipedia entry: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yao_Lee

ProfundumPhoto,
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@Coolmccool @vinylrecords @TheVinylApe Let me know if you want the English translations...

ProfundumPhoto,
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@Coolmccool @vinylrecords @TheVinylApe Thanks for coming back to me! I will have a listen to “Rose, Rose, I love you”.

Felicitations and prosperity for the upcoming Year of the Dragon!

ProfundumPhoto, to wildlife
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I FINALLY succeeded in landing a camera-trap image of a bushrat (Rattus fuscipes), FINALLY dispelling the doubt I had in my mind as to whether the rodents I was seeing were native Australian bushrats, or introduced black rats (Rattus rattus) - because we all know it would be insane to devote this much time to getting photographs of miserable black rats that I could probably find in any alley or park in Sydney.

Scheyville National Park

#wildlife #WildlifePhotography #CameraTrap #CameraTrapping

ProfundumPhoto, to random
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I enjoyed the ambiguity of "ANTS? Call us today!"

Are they selling them? Or are they starting their own colony and wanting to know if we have a spare queen we can give them? Or are they just looking for someone who wants to talk about ants?

@futurebird

ProfundumPhoto, to Taiwan
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A scanned negative from around 1990, showing Roosevelt Road, Section 1 in Taipei.

@skinnylatte - this is an example. What was a bit of a “nothing” image at the time is actually now much more special for me, feeling like it captures a world that is now lost.

#taiwan #taipei

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