Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Bad manners owl...

is which species?

Courtesy of I Can Has Cheezburger



Blogger Rick said...

Is there any way to distinguish Old World from New World Boreal/Tengmalm's Owl?

April 01, 2008 7:10 PM  
Blogger brdpics said...

That's a Boreal Owl.

I have an unfair advantage, though- it's my pic.

Not that they asked permission to use it, though. Oh, well- their bad karma.

April 01, 2008 8:39 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

But Bill, that's the "joy" of posting photos online and having folks right-click-save-as with impunity!

That's why I make my pics on flickr unclickable.

April 02, 2008 12:12 PM  
Blogger brdpics said...

Ah- I was just being grumpy, that's all.

If my stuff wasn't online nobody would ever find it, so I put it out there knowing that the low-rezzers are accessible, whether folks ask or not. Still, a lot of people ask.

I will say it is a pretty funny caption!! Not as funny as having that owl bobbing its head in person, though... ;-)

April 02, 2008 6:54 PM  
Blogger Mel said...

Great pic! Mine are not good enough to be used by anyone else, so I guess I won't have that problem :)

April 03, 2008 6:15 PM  
Blogger doug said...

Apropos this thread, I wish more people would put their online photos in the public domain! I'm entirely sympathetic to professional photographers who are making a living--that's one thing. But for me personally (I'm a science teacher), taking nature photos and posting them on my photo account is merely something I do for fun, not for profit. I feel it would be pretentious of me to then copyright them. I feel like there's something stingy about that. (But I haven't thought the issue through entirely, so I'm open to counter-arguments if you care to email me privately).

I can say this: if more people were generous with their photos, it would sure make aspects of my job (such as creating photographic slideshows for use in the classroom) a lot easier!

April 05, 2008 11:19 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Doug, if you're OK with other folks using your photos without asking permission or giving you credit, more power to you. That's very generous of you.

I'm of the mind that my *personal* photos on flickr are there for *my* use and for my friends/family to see, not for strangers to procure and use however they want.

Folks who want free photos can use stock photo sites.

April 07, 2008 9:16 AM  

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