the black phoebe on the left really wanted to get its portrait taken that day, it sat on the lowest wire right outside my front door and posed for several minutes.
I guess the green heron is kinda the opposite, it would probably have preferred not to be seen, on account of it was hungry
more bird friends through my phone camera and tiny zoom!
oops, forgot descriptions, I'll tuck them in here
first photo is a small black songbird with a gray belly perched on a metal chimney (a black phoebe, I think)
second is a female goldeneye, a brown patterned duck with a severe beak and a huge yellow eye, swimming.
third is a group of four mallards, the common ducks with green heads and brown bodies, on the water
last is a black and white duck (bufflehead I think?) on the water, wings outstretched and head back like it's about to burst into song
oh I forgot to include the one I'm actually having trouble with, which is the duck on the left here. it hangs out with the mallards but doesn't look like a mallard. (not even a lady mallard, like the photo on the right.) best guess I've got from photos is lady redhead but I know those aren't common so I'm not confident in it. who knows #ducks?
I bought a tiny zoom lens for my phone -- it's just a cheap telescope and a cheaper plastic clamp. not expecting to take art photos with it, but I've been dabbling in birding and thought it might be handy for faraway IDs. I took it out for practice yesterday and mostly learned that distance is not usually the limiting factor (position/movement and lighting are) but still had fun learning to use the thing. #birds #photography
recommend comics to me?
my prefs are like queer, horror, sci-fi, lefty/anarchist, but I'm open to whatever
faves include sandman, saga, locke & key, bone, descender/ascender, lumberjanes, clean room, tons of others
vibes I'm interested in are like china mieville, victor lavalle, joanna russ, katie skelly, clive barker, kathy acker, angela carter
reading low low woods rn but there isn't a ton of it
or just ignore all of that and recommend me something you loved
also please boost? tyia
Heyo! Just popped in to let you all know I've got a new game out and it's free. Hope you'll check it out and that you like it! https://vectorhat.itch.io/sradsol
🎉 Owncast 0.0.3 is out! 🎉
This is pretty amazing! An open-source video streaming service that comes with batteries included: live chat, adaptive bitrate streaming, an admin interface.
Think of it as a self-hosted Twitch alternative!
Check out the demo instance: https://watch.owncast.online/
If anyone's looking for some illustration/merch design before the end of the year, I'm pretty free and my bank account is pretty empty, so..hit me up?
mary. safro@gmail. com
If you have $4 and like cyberpunk, help me put some food in my kids' mouths!
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this is blatantly false honestly, the two companies I was thinking of are Nearly Free Speech (which is intentionally barebones webhosting to keep costs down, and their FAQ is pretty good) and You Need a Budget (which puts a lot of work into documenting their extremely confusing product, they just put a lot of it in places like videos and workshops where I'll never see it)
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