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Angular HttpClient weirdness

Making a note for myself: When executing an HTTP GET from angular HttpClient, the server needs to set this header: Access-Control-Allow-Origin: * This is to allow Cross-Origin Resource Sharing.

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Lawrence is a Mighty Hunter.

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Lawrence will be a fast, agile, mighty, ferocious killer. Soon. Once he’s had his nap. Maybe this afternoon. It’s not easy being a merciless killer when you’re only four months old. Lawrence lives at Australia Zoo. We saw him on … Continue reading

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There were a number of plans. Originally we were going to spend a couple of days in Canberra to do the museums and galleries. An alternative was to spend a few civilised days in Noosa. Then one of the myriad … Continue reading

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Rotorua Birds

Dozens of red-billed gulls and pied cormorants are nesting on a tiny islet a few meters from the shore at Sulphur Point in Rotorua. The wind was offshore, bringing the hellish stench of Satan’s flatulence from the geothermal features to … Continue reading

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Eye Contact

I was editing the pictures from the zoo, deep in the geekery of levels and saturation and tone colour. I glanced back at this image and my visceral, limbic predator response fired. “I have been spotted by an apex predator … Continue reading

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The new lens is regarded by some as the best lens for zoo photography in the world. There’s a rather good zoo an hour or so from here. They have tigers. In this case, they had one tiger which they … Continue reading

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We’ve got your giraffes right here.

A friend from work has a niece or god-daughter or some-such. Apparently, said child has a thing for giraffes. When I mentioned we were going to the zoo this weekend, my colleague asked for giraffe pictures. Happy to oblige, Erica.

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We came across a pair of Masked Lapwings today. They are thinking about making a nest. Actually, that is far too sophisticated a description. These birds are legendarily fuckwitted. Just have a look at their tiny little heads and consider … Continue reading

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Australian White Ibis

This new lens (the Canon EF 100-400mm L IS II) is nothing short of brilliant. Obligatory Arty Black and White shot:

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Coot Chick

The coots have had an excellent start to the breeding season with six chicks hatched and none lost so far. They are now about 4-5 weeks old and are starting to wonder what their wings are for. I think it … Continue reading

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