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    Red Arrows - different view

    Watched the Red Arrows on the first day of the Swansea Airshow - dull and overcast so none of the usual colourful shots of planes and smoke but thought this was a little different.
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    Re: Found by the wayside

    Looks like a variety of Echium. Nice plants.
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    Re: New range of Cuban SLRs

    Not sure of sales figures, but the stall-holder saw a guy with a Nikon and called him over saying "better quality than Nikon, you try one".
    Many might agree with his comment.
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    Swallow-tailed gull

    Haven't been out much with the camera gear recently but have spent a bit of time reviewing shots from a Galapagos Islands trip last decade with the then state-of-the-art 300D and kit lenses.

    This...
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    New range of Cuban SLRs

    Just back from a very enjoyable two weeks exploring Cuba - super place. Not at all rich and that has led to a lot of improvisation and reuse of what would otherwise be waste materials. And, of...
  6. Thread: weird starling

    by Chris J
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    Re: weird starling

    A leucistic starling? Got a leucistic crow that feeds in our garden - suspect its whitening is from old age. Same happening to me...
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    Lava Heron from Galapagos Islands

    Been running some stuff from a 2005 trip to the Galapagos through DPP. Taken with my first digital SLR - the 300D - and kit lenses.

    This is the small lava heron -
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    Sally Lightfoot spraying

    Haven't been out with the camera for a while but have spent some time running stuff from a trip to the Galapagos islands through DPP. Trip was 2005, camera was the then state-of-the art 300D with kit...
  9. Thread: Comparing.

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    Re: Comparing.

    Should have known better than to try and challenge members of this forum!
    Yes, you were all right - 2 was the 7D + 100-400L.
    But, what has impressed me so far is the obvious adequacy of the SX730...
  10. Thread: Comparing.

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    Re: Comparing.

    Oops!! Misnamed the new compact - it is the PowerShot SX730 HS.
    Cheers, Chris.
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    Re: Challenge 132 - Recreate an image

    Well, someone has to start....

    Lisa here was moaning at her son who was misbehaving, which, of course, makes her MOANER LISA.
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    Comparing.

    Having bought a SX730 Sureshot compact for when I don't want to carry heavy stuff around (see "Advice on Downsizing" in this section) I thought I would try a comparison....

    Went to our local Jazz...
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    M5 nose problem

    Brother-in-law was having great problems with the focussing point on his M5 - nice camera. He always set it to the middle of the screen but when taking a shot the focus point always jumped to the top...
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    Re: Advice on down-sizing?

    Thanks for all the suggestions. Eventually went for the Supershot SX730 - it is pocketable as the lens retracts, has an amazing X40 optical zoom, focusses down to about 3cm for real macro, and for...
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    Re: Advice on down-sizing?

    Thanks, as ever, for the useful and interesting replies.
    Something that would go into a pocket is important. Had a play with brother-in-law's new M5 over the weekend - ace gear but not pocket size....
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    Advice on down-sizing?

    Have realised that when away on "holiday" carrying a fair sized camera bag with 7D and a couple of lenses is putting a strain on my ageing shoulders (and those poor folk it bangs into) when most...
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    A new EOS experience.

    Currently on a specialist tour of Portugal and Spain looking at old Roman sites. Whilst in a crowded restaurant for lunch the other day I knocked over a very tasty black coffee, giving the back of...
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    Re: Bird Photography

    Does that camera have the green focus confirmation light in the viewfinder? Possibly of some help if the birds are still, but probably not with birds in flight.
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    Re: Challenge 127: Bridge

    Abridged - a bridge cut short!
    Cleethorpes Pier - was once much longer than it is now but the bridge to all the stuff at the original end was cut during WW11 and all the end of the pier removed to...
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    Re: yellow flower amidst beach detritus

    Evening Primrose, Oenothera biennis. Nice plants.
    Cheers, Chris.
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    Re: Avocet Landing

    Upton Warren?
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    Re: Challenge 125 Song Titles

    Rock Around the Clock.....

    https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/556/32334399612_db20007671_b.jpg

    Cheers, Chris.
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    Cambodian Petrol Station

    From recent Cambodia trip. Was intrigued by these roadside stands with bottles full of what I first thought might have been cooking oil. All types of bottles were used - gin, whisky, Coke etc. Turns...
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    First photo in Cambodia

    From last month's trip to Cambodia - first use of camera was at the Siem Reap Water Festival, of these two children sitting on a branch over the river eating their ice-creams. Liked the patches of...
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    Re: L lens disaster.

    Mekon!! The Eagle comic, of course. A little green man floating on a Hover-chair. Showing my age as well....
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