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thank you. last night there was a big bank of cloud coming from the west - just got the first shot. The little 70-300 is a gem. Not that long afterwards it was raining. the other 2 (Sunday night), the sky was completely clear and I did stability precautions - 2 second delay remote release, and shutter delay (I think that is what it is called). These are downsized images so probably would look better in full MO and high res screen - or printing. I haven't got anything printed for a long time. Maybe I should to see what the results are like. 100-400 - I wonder how much better that would be ? [SLAP SLAP SLAP]
Toggle Commented May 9, 2020 on Moon, supermoon at Remembering PRESTAGS
So I fired off some quick shots tonight before the supermoon was engulfed by cloud ... here is one as shot (slight touchup for exposure). Hand held, D7500 @ 300mm 50% crop Evening Sunday 3 May. D7500 @ 300mm, on tripod. as shot 50% crop another one, slightly different exposure... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
that's with the little Canon S120. All the pics except the pigeons are with the Canon. I'm fairly impressed. One of the things that is irritating is the little wheel on the 4 way controller - it is quite hard to move precisely with big fingers and easy to engage 4 way controller functions by accident. It is where exposure compensation plays out in Shutter or Aperture priority. Shame the top wheel wasn't used for that [might be customisable but I haven't read the manual yet].
NEW TOY So I got a poor man's RX100 - a used Canon S120 (for $120 incl post) with the teeny 1/1.7 inch sensor. I'm pretty impressed. Solid build - metal top and bottom. Lot to learn to drive it though. Should be good for quick photos. Dinner last night.... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
Over the last few weeks one or more Willy Wagtails have been visiting the backyard. They flit about quickly and are elusive photographic subjects. This morning there was one in the yard below the rear window. So rather than try to go out the door, and probably scare him off,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
it isn't Python, it is a bot ...
Toggle Commented Apr 21, 2020 on Easter Sunday Under Lockdown at Remembering PRESTAGS
Shiraz was good. Carl hasn't opened that box yet ... but yes he liked it. In fact he still has a fair bit of chocolate left ...
Lexi is, thankfully, not interested in the floorballs. In fact, unlike all previous dogs we have had, she doesn't destroy tennis balls either. Banjo used to make short work of them, especially the cheap ones. I can only imagine the plastic floorballs would have been shredded by him.
which one looks like the size ? blue or silver ?
yum yum feed me turns feed me food feed me
Toggle Commented Apr 21, 2020 on Wargame Counters and Food at Remembering PRESTAGS
Toggle Commented Apr 19, 2020 on Lock Down Meals at Remembering PRESTAGS
I was going to edit my Tent post but doesn't seem possible once published on Prestags ... IT IS POSSIBLE GRUMPY OLD MAN was going to add that the Blue tent is advertised as '12 man' - I suppose it would be possible but it would be sardines with just... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
Carl and I had our third night in the tent in the backyard last night. It was rather cooler last night - a hot water bottle is a good addition to a sleeping bag. I slept 8 hours and kept the CPAP on. post-Easter dinner (Monday?) - Carl liked having... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
we put the tent up in the back yard. Lexi joined us as well. the weather is very mild - 'Indian summer'. wide angle courtesy of Tokina 11-20, lighting from SB400 flash. However it was evident that in order for the camera to focus pre-shot you still need SOME light... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
Peter & Carl had a nice Easter dinner, with Carl driving the camera remote. BBQ lamb chops (and Kanga Bangas too) roast vegies Carl food [sigh] at the table [note Prestags Grand Tour shirt, and Lexi nuzzling in hope of a hand out ...] cheers! [Sparkling red & creaming soda]... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
yummo great altar frontal at Lewisham for Easter Day.
Toggle Commented Apr 13, 2020 on Easter Sunday Under Lockdown at Remembering PRESTAGS
Yes, we have no bananas, we have no bananas today ... The US as big bastard. Similarly in the Philippines at this time.
the spring rolls come in a frozen pack of 60 and we cook them in the oven. One way to get cabbage into Carl, albeit in fat soaked small amounts.
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2020 on food at Remembering PRESTAGS
mine & Carl's Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
Today - just a small egg Little visitor above - checking out my macro lens photographed with macro lens. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
Today - just a small egg Little visitor above - checking out my macro lens photographed with macro lens. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
well I don't know what he is up to (cutting a broom handle?) but I am bemused why the blade in the little saw is upside down. I am sure the teeth are supposed to be on the bottom, not the 'inside' ...
Toggle Commented Feb 4, 2020 on What Is He Up To at Remembering PRESTAGS
saw plume while driving. went back to take some photos. wish that ice age would hurry up and arrive .... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS
Thought he/she was a dead insect in a daddy longlegs web in the corner of the ceiling in the loo at Dad's house in Toowoomba. Then I noticed it had moved position, and then noticed it move ever so slightly and indeed a spider - 8 legs visible. Probably body... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2020 at Remembering PRESTAGS