Ianmacdonald

Ianmacdonald

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a contractor
Has a website at iamacdonald1@optusnet.com.au
Joined on Dec 23, 2011
About me:

I am approaching retirement and I am trying to fill my backpack with E-5 gear before doing so.

Ianmacdonald's recent activity

  • I have sent you a PM re Sigma
  • Sorry Charles ,wrong "Baxter" .I have never seen these birds but know that they move very fast. I would think this would make them very difficult to photograph without using flash ,is this correct ?
  • A superb shot Colin ,well done
  • A "Noisy Miner" a native honey eater  .This bird is very noisy and very savage. It will by itself or in groups attack other birds in attempt to steal food The same "Noisy Miner"
  • Thanks for comments guys.Re the daffodils ,they usually flower in spring here.Last year they bloomed early July ,which is mid winter, this year seems it will be even earlier . The roses last year ...
  • Thanks Andrew ,the rose season is ending but other blooms are taking their place. Yes it is good to be at home , now for 4-5 weeks recovery period then back to work.
  • -Most summer Bloomers are nearing end of showing at this time. I am surprised the Daffodils are so far advanced at this time ,should be a good display this year.All these shots jpeg straight from ...
  • Thanks for the comments guys .This was a very much a tongue in cheek posting .Still it makes one wonder at some peoples thinking .
  • Created discussions Olympus lens prices
    I have just been reading some OLY lens prices on X-Bay where a dealer in Hong Kong is advertising for sale Some new lenses : (1 )  M4/3 -17 mm f/2.8 @ US$6132.75  (2 ) 35-100mm f/2.0 @ US$6132.75. ...
  • A really beautiful series of shots of scenes I will Never see, living  in Australia. I viewed some of your galleries on pbase and left a comment. You showed the best of the Olympus SHG lens in all ...
  • Will send PM . I live in Sydney .
  • I have just done temperature conversion your 18f is -7.8c . Nothing like this in Sydney .
  • Ian , I do agree with you that this winter landscape shown here is a beautiful sight to see but I have never been in snow country at this time , soon to change as I have purchased retirement ...
  • A great series of photographs showing scenes that I have never experienced (never been in snow country ) . What would be the temperature and length of this COLD winter season ?  How do you handle ...
  • A New Zealander now living in Australia . I too remember this evil deed and to this day the 50TH anniversary I feel great emotion especially when viewing TV stories shown last evening of this ...
  • I will be going on my first landscape workshop this weekend and need some advise on lens choice. I have Olympus E-5 and have chosen to take 7-14 / 12-60 / 50-200 and 2.0x TC and tripod and filters ...
  • Thanks to Torsten and Henry for your comments and suggetions as to best lens choice.I have just received  the worksheet for the two days and see that the topic will be " Landscape Photography " ...
  • Created discussions What lens for outdoor workshop
    I have booked in for a two day outdoor work shop in Hobart Tasmania. This is my first w/shop with a  DSLR( E-5 ) But I am unsure of which lens to take with me. With these lens to choose from which ...
  • Conrad, As you say you  are ,  I also am trying to improve my photography skills and consider posting here and receiving constructive criticism to be very helpful .I hope to do so for some years ...
  • Replied in My Dog
    One of Belinda's lap dogs "Ceasaer", Gonzo's home mate
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