Saturday, 4 April 2015

Affinity Photo Beta + Tawny Owl Nest Box

Affinity Photo Beta continues to be updated, very nearly every week. I had a little play with some of the built in filters to see how they worked. The one thing which keeps impressing me is the sheer speed at which this program works.

This is an example of using the Detect Edges filter with some added vignette.

A normal cropped version of the file I used:

Song Thrush IMG_2192

A slightly larger crop with the above mentioned filters:


An interesting effect.

Nest Boxes

Unfortunately my nest boxes continue to have vacant possession.
One I have been keeping my eye on is the feed from Simon King's Tawny Owl box. Two eggs have been laid and one has hatched. The chick is only a few days old.

The video feed can be found by following THIS LINK

There is live video day and night as there is IR lighting. The female stays in the nest most of the time and the male brings food. At the time of writing it looks like there are three dead rats stored ready for a hungry mother and chick.


  1. This looks like the High Pass filter. I'd forgotten all about it but it is very useful for selective sharpening. You can use it to create a mask.

    1. Adrian: I'll have to try that one day.

  2. LOL that thrush looks like something out of the movie "Tron" now!

  3. Thats an interesting effect John. It reminds me of those blackboards that you scrape and it comes out in silver or gold markings.

    1. Roy: I'd forgotten all about those scratch boards.


Thank you for visiting. Hope you enjoyed the pictures. Any comment, or correction to any information or identification I get wrong, is most welcome. John

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