Google Earth Photos

To: Birding Aus <>
Subject: Google Earth Photos
From: Andrew Hobbs <>
Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 10:18:44 +0800
Ah, but what about a camera telephoto viewfinder. Should we accept views through an SLR camera where you see the actual photons from the bird, but not a digital camera where the photons are created electronically. :-) :-) :-)


Andrew Hobbs.

John Graff wrote:
Consider the (?)physics of it. If you're looking at a bird through binoculars/scope, you are technically still seeing light rays from the actual bird as all the lenses do is bend the light. If you're watching a webcam, you're not seeing light from the actual bird.

How's that for a technical argument ;)

John Graff

From: L&L Knight <>
To: "michael norris" <>
CC: 'Birding Aus' <>
Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Google Earth Photos
Date: Sat, 30 Jun 2007 20:39:53 +1000

What about a live web cam - like they use for nesting peregrines or beached cargo vessels?

On Saturday, June 30, 2007, at 07:56  PM, michael norris wrote:

So Tony

Does it count if you i/d it through glass, like by using a scope?


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