Where's that cat?

© Bunny Snow

 Where's that cat?

Uploaded: January 09, 2010


21 December 2009, 15:03:45 p.m.
F4.0@1/8000 Sec.
Partial metering
ISO 1600
Focal length 300.0 mm
White balance corrected in ACR
Flash Off

Cockatiel escaped being caught. He or she must be living in vent pipes at night because he/she's at my feeders early in the morning and lately it's been frigid! The lowest thus far is 24 degrees --well below freezing. The 11th of January, the temperature was down to 11 degress F. and no cockateil.

I pray for the Nymphicus hollandicus cockatiel every night that God will keep it safe and warm.

Nymphicus hollandicus are found along the coastal areas of northern Australia. In one area, Darwin, the average January (summer) temperatures in Celcius are:
31.8 deg C. and 24.8 deg. C. (or 87 deg. F to 75 deg. F). While, the max mean temps in July (their winter) is 30.4 deg. C. (86 deg. F.) and 19.6 deg. C. (66.2 deg. F.). Very warm, indeed.

The cockatiel has had an especially rough time t

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/8000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1600, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 50D


Patricia A. Stalter January 31, 2010

I will pray for him too! I can see that you are a very focused person!
P.S. I did know what wah lah means in french... I tend to go for some sort of humor.. #1233282

Bunny Snow January 31, 2010


So sorry to chime in that way. Hope I wasn't offensive.

I wish I could be as focused in learning to meter off the light areas of subject's bodies as I am injecting my opinion into the statements of people.

Haven't seen the cockateil in about a week and I worry. But, hopefully he'll pop in for a bite and a drink before the next cold snap. He's become more and more wild with every passing day, and alike the other birds, more and more filthy from seeking refuge in exhaust pipes, wholes of trees and whatever.

All I can do is provide lots of food and fresh water, and occasionally give them a shower if it's warm enough to bathe.

And, on warmer days, I stick my 300mm telephoto out the window or go outside with a tripod in hopes of capturing someone landing. #8344896

Patricia A. Stalter January 31, 2010

No worries, I didn't take offense. I think it is a good thing & invite you to do so! I consider an opinion to be a valued thing. Afterall ... we don't have to agree on everything. Cheers.Pat #8345334

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