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Tribute to Telinga

Subject: Tribute to Telinga
From: "Syd Curtis"
Date: Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:27 am (PDT)
It was excellent recording weather: no wind at all.  (And of course no rain=
this is drought stricken Australia.)  I'd been out in a national Park since
the first glimmer of daylight.  Almost back to the entrance when an Eastern
Whipbird called.  Psophodes olivaceus has an antiphonal duet.  I'd been tol=
that sometimes the bird initiating the duet does the full song itself.  Tha=
appeared to be happening, so I recorded.

Telinga mic in a Telinga parabola and mounted on a tripod.  Centre of tripo=
five feet above ground.  About 50 yards from my car.

Thus it was that a few minutes later, I've just disconnected mic from
recorder and I'm placing the recorder in my car, when the only gust of wind
of the morning arrived from nowhere and blew the tripod over.  Crash!
Reflector and mic directly face down onto the sealed car-park.

And as far as I can tell the mic is quite uninjured.  Take a bow, Klas!

Syd Curtis in Australia

"Microphones are not ears,
Loudspeakers are not birds,
A listening room is not nature."
Klas Strandberg

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