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Wed, Oct. 5th, 2005, 07:05 pm
unquietmind: Welcome

Welcome to the Pete's Pond community!

Pond watchers are welcome to post their observations, ask questions, express opinions, and simply marvel at what goes on at the Pond.

You do not have to be a LiveJournal member to read or to post a comment, but I strongly suggest you register because it will make the experience more personal and rewarding. You must register in order to post an actual blog entry in the community. It takes two minutes to join and there is no fee and you won't get any spam emails. You don't even have to maintain a LiveJournal.

LiveJournal is very user-friendly. Read the home page for general in and check the FAQ (click here) for answers to all your questions.

My name is Elizabeth and I am established this community because I love the Pond and as a longtime LiveJournal user, I feel this site offers the perfect environment for the folks who enjoy the WildCam.

For more information on LiveJournal and how communities like this one work, please see the FAQ located here: community FAQ.

I will be fine-tuning the community over the next day or so. Your input is welcome and encouraged.

Thu, Oct. 6th, 2005 07:41 pm (UTC)
nyala: Screen captures

I'm totally addicted to Pete's Pond! I don't know much about computers and probably not to much about surfing the internet!! There are a couple of things I do not understand:

1. Where are the pics???????????? none yet?
2. No one mentions any sighting....I thought it was about sightings!! Where can I find those???
3. I have RealPlayer Basic, am I able to take screen captures?
4. HOW??? How can I record?

22:36 Bots time....Group of elephants (like 16 or more) and the two resident geese (Gissy and Goosy). Quite windy.

Elizabeth I don't know if you will be able to figure out times when and which animals visit the pond. I've been watching for over a month.....and they don't use a watch!!! Only trustworthy to show up are the helmeted guinea fowl, kori bustard, impala, jackal and of course our residents Fattie, Gissy and Goosy. I have not been able to identify all the birds that come to drink (on a regular basis) beyond plover, francolin, doves (?).

I have ADSL 300 whatever....for a better image I choose 560 and is working quite well but still...unless camera focus on certain birds (like the eagles, egrets, vultures) it is very difficult to identify them. No problems on the mammals though, although I wish I could find a way to have a better resolution. Any suggestions?

What is also very very exciting for me are all the animal sounds (during the night) and trying to identify them. Unfortunately I do not go beyond the guineafowl,lion, leopard, elephant, hyena, warthog,jackal,zebra, fish eagle, baboon and I think the ostrich. I have visited a couple of sites to learn more about the sound but both are very limited. Do you happen to know any site that has good recordings and a large variety?

Thanks for all the help you can provide. I will be checking on a regular basis for any answer and of course to let you know about my sightings.

Happy sightseeing!!

PS 11:02 I don't know if I will be able to see it (camera) but there are some more elephants arriving.......I know because of all the rumble!!

Thu, Oct. 6th, 2005 08:04 pm (UTC)
unquietmind: Re: Screen captures

Hi Nyala! Thanks for joining. The community is very new, so people are just starting to post their animal sightings. We don't have any screen captures yet.

Feel free to post your sightings and questions in the community so everyone can read them and respond. I am going to post instructions on how to make a post in the community right now.