Wednesday, June 23, 2021

3610. PHOTO STORIES. Cuba's 'John Wayne' street photographer. Photography tips. Amateur photographer

 Amateur Photographer  27 Mar 2021

Julio Munoz, Cuban documentary photographer

www.trinidadphoto.com 


He uses Canon EOS 750D, 28mm f/2.8 lens.  Very dependable, quick to use, light but robust.

In documentary photography, your subject s are humans. You are studying how they live, what they do, their hardships and triumphs. It gives the photographer the opportunity to better understand humanity, respect others and become a better person.

Monday, June 21, 2021

3609. Shutterstock. Changi Airport waterfall. 21 Jun 2021

 22 Jun 2021.

Changi Airport Jewel re-opens to the public, but T1, 2 and 3 are closed to the public. 

Took 3 videos of waterfall. Two are in Shutterstock. 

 

Saturday, June 19, 2021

3608. A factory dog has yellow gums and eye whites. Jaundice.

 An emaciated factory dog stopped eating - yellow gums and eye whites.


This emaciated 6-year-old female factory dog stopped eating for the past few days. I checked her gums and eye white. They were yellowish, indicating jaundice. Blood test confirmed jaundice. Liver enzymes were elevated. ALT = 323 U/L - normal should be less than 59 normal. AST = 81 U/L normal should be less than 81. Although the total white cell count was normal, the neutrophils were 93.3%, absolute 9.89 x 10^9/L. Normal should be around 80%. The lymphocytes went down to 6%, absolute 0.65 x 10^9/L. Normal should be around 20%. There is a possibility of bacterial infections although the dog had no fever. X-rays showed hard lumps of stools which were palpable. The factory owner did not want further treatment other than Zentonil tablets for the liver and antibiotics. The dog was given IV drip with antibioitc. She ate during the one-day in-patient treatment and went home. UPDATES AT: https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2021/06/3608-factory-dog-has-yellow-gums-and.html


Friday, June 18, 2021

3607. TO CREATE VIDEO LATER. How did Toa Payoh treat a very itchy hamster?

 A dwarf hamster keeps scratching every minute for past few days.






DAY 1 BEFORE TREATMENT 


DAY 5 AFTER TREATMENT



DAY 1 BEFORE TREATMENT


DAY 5 AFTER TREATMENT






DAY 7 AFTER TREATMENT






































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DAY 1 OF IN-PATIENT ---- CONSULTATION AND EXAMINATION


DAY 1 OF IN-PATIENT   --- FURTHER  EXAMINATION
The whole body was clipped bald last visit at Dr Daniel's consultation
Skin disease quite a long time.


DAY 2 AFTER IN-PATIENT TREATMENT





DAY 4 AFTER IN-PATIENT TREATMENT
Around 75% less inflamed and itchy body. You can see skin is not red now.




To stop the hamster biting and scratching, an injection is better than oral. Within 24 hours, as this video shows, the inflammation and scratching had reduced by 50%. The hamster can live a more normal life. See Video 1/3 consultation to appreciate the outcome today.









Some vets may think injections will kill the hamster. You need to know the dosage.








UPDATES AT: https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2021/06/3607-how-did-toa-payoh-treat-very-itchy.html


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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

3606. A 4-year-old red-eared slider has shell rot

 Thur 17 Jun 2021. 


Shell rot carapace - thin white scratchy lines.  Plastron - white patches and one ulcerated area.

1. Water for 24 hours in tank sharing with the other

2. Diet - deficiency in calcium phosphorus Vit D?

3. Mounted by another slider introduced 4 months ago. 




Lady owner , 40s will treat herself.

   

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

ADVICES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. Passive income from shutterstock.com. Photos for sale

16 Jun 2021. ADVICES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE.  EARNING PASSIVE INCOME FROM DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLS. Images 5/6

There are many sources of passive income from the internet but they involve much hard work of acquiring the necessary skills and perseverance to know what the global audience wants to buy.

I provide two examples:

1.  Writing specialised topics like "how to"  or romantic fiction in kindle. Unless you are a gifted writer whose words flow from each character once you sit down to write, you will need to research the craft of writing romantic fiction. You can always start with novellas.

2. Digital photography. I have been taking digital photographs in the early years of the world wide web as a hobby and for my "Be Kind To Pets" veterinary articles at www.toapayohvets.com and at www.bekindtopets.com.  Also for my blog "Advices For Young People" e.g.  https://advicesyoungpeople.blogspot.com/

For Example 1, I have not published any writing on kindle as I have to learn the technical aspects of e-books.

For Example 2, I can say I practise what I preach about earning a passive income from the internet using my digital photography skills.

Go to www.shutterstock.com/g/toapayohvets. I joined Shutterstock in Sep 2019 not knowing what Singapore residents and the global customers want. My topics include Be Kind To Pets, Animals and Wildlife. Singapore people, events, scenes, flora and fauna. Travel and street photography

As at 16 Jun 2021, my image portfolio has 974 images approved by Shutterstock. 141 images were downloaded by Singapore residents mainly from Singapore. Some residents in countries like the U.S, Britain, India, Japan, Netherlands bought an image or two. My income is US$27.12 from 141 downloads. You will think that the money is not worth the effort! But this is passive income for a start-up.

Shutterstock claims to have more than 370 million images as at 31 Mar 2021. Therefore, the global and local competition to sell stock images is intense.

My point is that I don't have to pay rental or any fees to Shutterstock. I do have to pay fees to list images or products in Shopify or Etsy. 

Shutterstock has rejected many of my images for not being up to standard such as "not in focus" as I am still an amateur photographer. I learn a lot and improve my photography skills from such rejections.


The following image has been rejected as I was photographing a moving person. Yet I find that it is a good image of the renovations of The Esplanade at a point of time - the Covid-19 pandemic crisis.

I share the photo with viewers: (see instagram @davidsing1)   

Rejection reasons (1)

Focus: The main subject is out of focus or is not in focus due to camera shake, motion blur, overuse of noise reduction, or technical limitations of the equipment used (e.g. autofocus searching, camera sensor quality, etc).

I am acquiring digital photography skills in depth by being rejected. I am getting to know what the global customer wants. It will take time to succeed earning at US$0.10 per image downloaded.  

UPDATES ON THIS BLOG:
https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2021/06/advices-for-young-people-passive-income.html

P.S.  I am commissioning a bouquet of flowers for a lady. I will let readers know if the service provider can create the bouquet of preserved in a vase similar to the photo below and within my budget. (see instagram @davidsing1 for photos).





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instagram   @davidsing1






UPDATES AT:

https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2021/06/advices-for-young-people-passive-income.html

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16 Jun 2021.   ADVICES FOR YOUNG PEOPLE. EARNING PASSIVE INCOME FROM DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLS. Dr Sing Kong Yuen. @davidsing1 


There are many sources of passive income from the internet but they involve much hard work of acquiring the necessary skills and perseverance to know what the global audience wants to buy.   I provide two examples:


1.  Writing specialised topics like "how to"  or romantic fiction in kindle. Unless you are a gifted writer whose words flow from each character once you sit down to write, you will need to research the craft of writing romantic fiction. You can always start with novellas.


2. Digital photography. I have been taking digital photographs in the early years of the world wide web as a hobby and for my "Be Kind To Pets" veterinary articles at www.toapayohvets.com and at www.bekindtopets.com.  Also for my blog "Advices For Young People" e.g.  https://advicesyoungpeople.blogspot.com/


For Example 1, I have not published any writing on kindle as I have to learn the technical aspects of e-books.


For Example 2, I can say I practise what I preach about earning a passive income from the internet using my digital photography skills.


Go to www.shutterstock.com/g/toapayohvets. I joined Shutterstock in Sep 2019 not knowing what Singapore residents and the global customers want. My topics include Be Kind To Pets, Animals and Wildlife. Singapore people, events, scenes, flora and fauna. Travel and street photography


As at 16 Jun 2021, my image portfolio has 974 images approved by Shutterstock. 141 images were downloaded by residents mainly from Singapore. Some residents in countries like the U.S, Britain, India, Japan, Netherlands bought an image or two. My income is US$27.12 from 141 downloads. You will think that the money is not worth the effort! But this is passive income for a hobby.

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20 Jun 2021. Father's Day. PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS.
Bright 9 am sunshine. Yio Chu Kang Crescent secondary forest. Fringe of forest. Not many bees or Bidens pilosa wildflowers today. 3 or 4 Chocolate pansies and yellow fluttering butterflies seen. I use Canon DSLR EOS 90D, 18-200 mm lens, single point central focus. Handheld. Focus on eyes of insect. I got the image quite sharp and upload on https://www.shutterstock.com/g/toapayohvets.












Thursday, June 10, 2021

3604. Beautiful artwork SKII advertisement in 23 July 2016

11 Jun 2021. PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS. Add value to a photo. Image 1/2 is the original photo.  

SK-II'S EXHIBITION IN 23 JUL 2016.  #changedestiny. Destiny is not something that's already written. Destiny is something you choose each moment.  

I saw this beautiful advertisement artwork by SK-II at Takashimaya Shopping Centre Atrium where SK-II had an exhibition of its beauty products in 23 July 2016. I took a photo and now share with you. Image 1/2 is the original photo. Image 2/2 is my added features based on SK-II's theme of #changedestiny.

UPDATES AT:

https://2010vets.blogspot.com/2021/06/3604-beautiful-artwork-skii.html