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Re: Bird of prey ID?

Subject: Re: Bird of prey ID?
From: "Curt Olson" flipov411
Date: Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:20 am ((PDT))
Thanks John,

A study of different shoreline types and an effort to document those  
differences could turn into a huge project! But it could also produce  
a beautiful collection, if done right.

One thing I know for sure... I'm personally a long way from being able  
to do it right. At the moment I'm wrestling with with the twin  
challenges of wind protection and getting those water recordings to  
sound "wet" enough.

Curt Olson

John Hartog wrote:

> Hi Curt,
> One could begin by categorizing by primary shoreline types and  
> divide those into location subcategories, and then provide  
> recordings giving tangible views of each. What a project that would  
> be. This is about unique recordings as much a unique locations. That  
> is why your recording stands out. You nicely balanced one simplified  
> component (the close up of lapping water and pebbles) with the more  
> complex background sounds of the soundscape - a very tangible and  
> realistic composition.
> John Hartog
> --- In  Curt Olson <> wrote:
>> Thank you all for the public and private replies. I'll consider my  
>> bird to be confirmed as a Merlin.
>> I also appreciate Bernie and John picking up on the theme of water  
>> and shoreline sounds. I've felt for a long time that each shore  
>> location -- or at least each type of shoreline condition and  
>> structure -- seems to have a unique sound signature that results  
>> from an unimaginably complex intertwining of variables. And we're  
>> stuck with the profound limitations of our present recording  
>> technologies and techniques, which I don't feel can capture enough  
>> of the subtleties to really satisfy. I'm guessing there's a lot of  
>> room here for more serious experimentation and study.
>> Curt Olson

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