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Old 04-13-2006, 01:15 AM
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OK Craig, go to Windows Media Player/tools/options. Click on the performance tab. Then drag the video acceleration slider back about half way. (Reduce Vid Acc. by half.) Click apply or ok. Then try CNTRL-i or alt-prnt screen. Should now save a still of any video running on WMP. If it's a movie it's best to still-frame it before saving to avoid blur and get the exact still you want.

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ok, that worked a charm. got the capture. didnt even have to use alt or control. just used a normal print screen.

and, being a good student here on retouch, i'm attaching a cleaned up image of that capture

craig

edit: changed the image out. the last one was over-sharpened. this one is better and also corrected with black and white points.
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Old 04-13-2006, 12:28 PM
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Yeah, I should have mentioned that I used only "Print Screen" also. But everyone's system is a bit different and "cntrl-i" and "alt print screen" work on most machines.

Glad you got your capture.

Am attaching one that I got from a movie shot at the Flatiron building in NY in 1903.

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ok, that worked a charm. got the capture. didnt even have to use alt or control. just used a normal print screen.

and, being a good student here on retouch, i'm attaching a cleaned up image of that capture

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Old 04-26-2006, 10:03 AM
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Today is estimated date of first egg hatching --- tune in if you can...
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Old 04-26-2006, 03:04 PM
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thanks cj.

had a hard time getting in today. also noticed this new 'news' item on the site which seems to explain why:

"April 26, 2006
Attention all eagle watchers!
We appreciate everyone’s support and interest in the eagles. Due to popular demand, the streaming video is on overload and is working hard to accommodate all viewers. If you are not watching the eagle site, please close the browser window to allow other users to see the birds."

so, all you folks that have set this as your wallpaper in windows, please un-set it or deactivate it when not using the computer.

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Old 04-26-2006, 09:03 PM
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Craig -- good reminder! I'm only checking in on the nest every hour or so.

There's a post from Doug Carrick, the owner of the eagle cam, from April 23rd -- due to the age of the eagle couple, we shouldn't get our hopes up too high -- but we can Hope!

"Doug Carrick --
Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:46 pm
Post subject: Hornby Island Update #3 - April 23

On Saturday, April 22, the chick pecked a small hole in the shell which will get larger in the next few days until hatched. Everyone should be aware that the survival rate is far below 100%.
Here are the statistics for this nest over the past 16 years:

On only 4 occasions did both chicks survive - 25%
On 7 occasions 1 chick survived - 45%
On 5 occasions no chicks survived - 30%
These statistics get worse with aging and these eagles are getting on in years - 6years of immaturity plus 17 years of egg-laying = 23 years of age - with a life expectancy in the wild of 30 years. Equal to 60 years of age in humans ... if such comparisons have any validity.

Looking at it in another way:

In the first 5 years these eagles fledged 7 eaglets.
In the last 5 years these eagles fledged only 3 eaglets.
So the odds of success now are even lower than the average numbers provided above. Let's just hope for some success."
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Old 04-28-2006, 09:15 PM
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I just got a good shot of the eggs. 29/04/06 3.08AM GMT.

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Old 05-01-2006, 11:43 AM
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Only one egg left -- no one's sure whether it's viable.

Only one egg left. According to the forum, mama probably pitched the other one out of the nest overnight, and we can assume it was not viable. Hopefully, this egg is the second one laid, and still could be viable. On the positive side, this pair has already reproduced themselves numerous times; on the negative side -- we want to see a BABY!
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Old 05-05-2006, 12:46 PM
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It looks like the second egg was not viable. The Eagles have gone.
Infotec are moving the webcam to another nest.

In the meantime there is another webcam here

http://www.nu.com/eagles/live/default.asp

This nest has one hatched chick but the quality is not as good. Let’s hope Infotec’s new camera is as good as the last. It will hopefully be online today.

Ken.
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Old 05-05-2006, 12:52 PM
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It is a shame that the other egg wasn't viable but that is nature, I for one had a interesting time watching the eagles for the last two weeks, as you know cameraken we dont get much chance to see eagles in the uk ! i expect i will tune in to see the new eagles and agree hopefully the quality will be as good.

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