I take a lot of photos. Most just while I’m out and about. Some in a garden, some not. Some I just found intrigued me. Rather than simply delete them, I felt I should do something with them. As a btw I’ve tried to keep repeats and sets of images out.
If the mood strikes me, I’ll do it for December….
The bird box has always been something I’ve queried. I don’t know why. I just feel/ felt that they would always be better off making their own. Is that fair to say….? Either or, I wanted two in the garden just for the craic of it. You know, to see would they come.
These two bird boxes were made some weeks ago from an old timber wine box and given a lick of whatever colour was nearest/ lying around paint.
Fairly simple to make, they are also another variation of if I got these as a gift would I be impressed ? You better believe it. I’ve seen sites selling these for upwards of €30 each.
My Total Costs. €0.00
If you fancy having a go making them yourself… bear in mind, the bird really doesn’t care if you have not been meticulous in your efforts and from your aesthetic perspective, depending on your skills, a lick of paint will hide everything a lot.
The only things I really need to be careful of is that the box itself isn’t south facing. Logic applies here so you don’t cook the birds. Other than that its keep it about 2-3 metres off the ground and although there are site suggestions of when you should put them up…. I’m not going to pay any attention to that. If the winter guys wanna nest in them, it’s there for the taking. If not they’ll be there for the summer fella’s.
The only note I will make is not to tighten the screws too much so you can flip them over and tip out the previous years unwanted nest.
I could give instructions on how these were made, but the photos say it all pretty much.
More birds to help me eat my raspberries next year 😀
A friend of mine Dave had decided he should refresh my image somewhat… I had these pics done by John and that’s when Dave stepped in. This is not the artwork, just a visual for now.
Dave blogs over at DavyMac
What d’you think…?
Stretched the photo, added a (new-ish) version of your logo – blue does not work with that photo, so went for light green. I took some more artistic licence with the trees too, but I think it looks pretty strong for branding, certainly is a BIG logo!I tidied up the fitting of some of the blog elements near the masthead, to do this you’d have to change the code a bit, not much though, have you anyone who can do this? I also darkened the green in the navigation strip a little too.My plan would be to send you a PNG file of the masthead graphic, including the tiny shadow transparency, so that it is just a rectangular element placed within the masthead, everything else lines up under it.
I had gone in search of some feedback for the website recently. I felt it needed a few tweeks here and there. Although not via comments, the answers came back in very I didn’t wish to sound like I was insulting you sort of a format.
Outside of the sites text it seemed I was missing some really good high quality photographs of myself.
You are after all the business. You are Peter Donegan. I don’t wanna go searching through a website to see what the man I will do business with looks like….
Fair point. I had some good images, but they were very random…. I rang John Mc Williams. John took this photograph that I’ve been using for some time now. He’s also a good friend. Honest enough to say I like and because. But more than that he is also an extremely talented photographer.
We met on a Sunday. Spent a few hours together. As always with John, it was also time that I enjoyed I should add. We narrowed it down to variations from about 10 images.
The beauty about them is that because the quality of those taken is so high they can become black and white, low to high resolution, head shots or back to colour again at the flick of a button.
Whether it’s for media usage or just for the site…. I have to say to the time spent was a very wise investment on my part. Of course I’m just one of a host of stars Mr McWilliams has had the honour to photograph 😉
Is that Carly Simon I hear playing…. Thanks John 🙂
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