I cleaned and filled the bird feeders one morning earlier this week. I asked Suzi how long she thought until we’d have visitors. She was confident our feeders would see use by that same afternoon. And she was right!
I was at the computer with my back to the feeders when Suzi said there were 30 birds at the feeders. I thought she was exaggerating. When I turned around, I scared them away to a nearby tree. I counted as they returned. This time, Suzi was wrong. There were more than 50 goldfinches on the feeders and on the ground beneath!
We took a quick trip to Cannon Beach because the weather was so nice. We walked from W 2nd street to just beyond Haystack Rock and back. On the way back,1 I took a picture every ten paces to create a time lapse of the walk.2
Because of a disappearing cell phone, we walked the route a second time, re-tracing our steps and calling the cell phone’s number. Amazed that no one answered the phone (except when I mis-dialed once…Hi, Heather!) we again searched the coat, and found it!
I finally figured out how to get GIMP 2 to dither the colors. From GIMP’s file menu, select Image > Mode > Indexed. Select the maximum number of colors (I chose 128 for this image) and select the dithering method. Click “convert” to go. Then export to animated GIF as usual.
I like taking pictures out plane windows. I like making animated GIFs. I want to try making time lapse photos.1 This picture from GIFtychs which combines all three inspires me to try something similar.
Photo credit: GIFtychs. 1In fact, this is one reason I stayed with a Canon point and shoot. I want to try using CHDK to make some time lapses.