• BPN Outage

      Dear Photographers,

      BPN has just been reactivated after its longest outage in its history. BPN was victim of 2 specific events that lead to the outage.
      The first was the continued attacks on BPN software and services that caused other sites to experience phishing. As a result, a request was issued to our domain hoster to shut down the birdphotographers.net domain. The domain was deactivated on the 29th of June.
      After cleaning up all infected files on our hosting site, we requested reactivation. However, our domainname was still registered towards the old administrator of BPN. When BPN was handed over to the current administration, the old administrator was requested to confirm the transfer, but never did. Hence the old domain registration email was never changed and when the 'adminstrator' was asked to confirm the activation, we never got the mail to respond.

      This event caused the longest outage as it was very difficult to communicate to the domain hoster (via chat only) and it was not clear how we could transfer full ownership (i.e. remove and change the old administrator email address). Last night (8 July) BIRDS AS ART staff and owner Arthur Morris handed me the necessary documents to be handed over to the domain registrar.
      And this morning I discovered we are back online !! Great news and a big relief.

      We will take further actions to prevent this from happening again and if all goes well, you, the BPN community, will not notice the change.

      Finally, we recognise that you have been deprived of BPN's services: we have decided to extend all BPN Members (paying members) to extend their membership expiration with one month.
      I hope to be able to complete this before the end of July: it requires some direct editing of database fields and records, not a trivial task.

      With kind regards and happy snapping,

      The Admin Team
    • Most Recent Threads

      arash_hazeghi

      Juvenile black skimmer

      Thread Starter: arash_hazeghi

      Snapped this frame as the sun was going down. The skimmer s are resident in SF bay area, active throughout the year




      Last Post By: David Roach Yesterday, 09:38 PM Go to last post
      Colin Driscoll

      Australian Wood Duck - male

      Thread Starter: Colin Driscoll

      Not as pretty as its Northern Hemisphere namesake.
      1DX3 600 f4 3 1.4x 3 HH
      1/2000 f8 iso800
      Manual

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      Last Post By: arash_hazeghi Yesterday, 08:26 PM Go to last post
      William Dickson

      Red Kites Take 2

      Thread Starter: William Dickson

      Canon 1DX Mk2
      f/4 400mm DO Mk2 with 1.4iii
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      1/1600
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      Last Post By: Ian McLachlan Yesterday, 11:38 PM Go to last post
      dankearl

      Great Eyes....

      Thread Starter: dankearl

      Male Northern Harrier.
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      D500, 500mm (300 w/1.7), f5, 1/3200, iso1250

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      Last Post By: Colin Driscoll Yesterday, 08:16 PM Go to last post
      John Mack

      Red-breasted Merganser

      Thread Starter: John Mack

      This image was created at Barnegat Jetty on 3/8/20 at 4:20PM. Image processed in Lightroom and Photoshop.

      Hand held, Medium crop.

      Last Post By: arash_hazeghi Yesterday, 08:15 PM Go to last post
      David Roach

      No eyes... Mid-shake...

      Thread Starter: David Roach

      EOS R EF 400 DO I f5.6 1/1300 ISO 500

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      Last Post By: annmpacheco Yesterday, 06:27 PM Go to last post
      Daniel Cadieux

      Horned Lark.

      Thread Starter: Daniel Cadieux

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      Last Post By: Colin Driscoll Yesterday, 09:52 PM Go to last post
      Bill Dix

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      Thread Starter: Bill Dix

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      Last Post By: annmpacheco Yesterday, 06:24 PM Go to last post
      Sanjeev Aurangabadkar

      Hartebeest Portrait

      Thread Starter: Sanjeev Aurangabadkar

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      1DX II

      Last Post By: John Mack Yesterday, 11:56 AM Go to last post
      gail bisson

      Down the hatch!

      Thread Starter: gail bisson

      Male common merganser eating flounder.
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      Last Post By: arash_hazeghi Yesterday, 09:25 PM Go to last post
      Dorian Anderson

      Northern Shoveler from the vault

      Thread Starter: Dorian Anderson

      I am on coronavirus lockdown and revisiting photos from 2017 photo year to keep busy.

      Northern Shoveler from Orange County, California

      Last Post By: arash_hazeghi Yesterday, 09:18 PM Go to last post
      Colin Driscoll

      Silver Gull - 1DX III

      Thread Starter: Colin Driscoll

      Finally my 1DX Mark III arrived and it was a close call with COVID-19 threatening to close the store.
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      Last Post By: annmpacheco Yesterday, 06:20 PM Go to last post
      kevin Hice

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      Thread Starter: kevin Hice

      This is one of the next frames in the series that I posted yesterday. Wanted some comments and critiques think it is an improvement over yesterdays post,

      Last Post By: Jan van Holten Yesterday, 04:42 PM Go to last post
      Sanjeev Aurangabadkar

      No masks needed!

      Thread Starter: Sanjeev Aurangabadkar

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      1/1000
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      Last Post By: John Mack Yesterday, 11:50 AM Go to last post
      Steve Kaluski

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      Thread Starter: Steve Kaluski

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      Last Post By: Steve Kaluski Yesterday, 10:33 AM Go to last post
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