Franz Kerschbaum

Franz Kerschbaum

Lives in Austria Austria
Works as a Astronomer
Joined on Apr 2, 2001

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On Planet Earth challenge (3 comments in total)
In reply to:

Skylane: I find it interesting that photo's of planet earth contain almost no humans.

And the winners focused on the heavens and not on earth...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 08:34 UTC
On Spangle challenge (5 comments in total)
In reply to:

Mike Ronesia: Definition of SPANGLE

1: a small plate of shining metal or plastic used for ornamentation especially on clothing
2: a small glittering object or particle

And all the other common uses of spangle and spangly but not flags...

Lets add this line to your definition:
3. ( intr ) to glitter or shine with or like spangles

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 08:07 UTC
On Spangle challenge (5 comments in total)
In reply to:

blosshapperter: does the water spangle family Salviniaceae apply also?

Why not, only "spangled flags" are not allowed when reading the rules...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 14, 2013 at 07:59 UTC
On Mobilephone: large crowds challenge (5 comments in total)

Dear host, yes entry No. 2 (mine) was taken with a Canon EOS m but tried to follow your rules! Obviously not too many people take pictures OF crowds with their mobile phones (4-5 in the chall.) . When seeing this challenge and having recently taken my picture I thought I make this little joke to submit it with my special - but grammatically correct interpretation of the rule: "A crowd taken by mobile phones". If I wanted to cheat it would have been very easy to alter EXIF data and so on. But that was not my intention. So follow your heart.... ;)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 15:20 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Crowds of mobiles in the Mobilephone: large crowds challenge (7 comments in total)

This was a not very popular challenge; obviously not too many people take pictures OF crowds with their mobile phones. When seeing this challenge and having recently taken this picture I thought I make this little joke to submit it with my special - but grammatically correct interpretation of the rule: "A crowd taken by mobile phones". If I wanted to cheat it would have been very easy to alter EXIF data and so on. For me - and most of us these challenges with their "interesting" marking system are a relaxing hobby and not such a serious endeavor as for you. I would e.g. not invest my spare time to check EXIF data of zillions of pics to look for deviations in the meta data. So now relax, go out and take pictures of crowds WITH your mobile phones (or tablets). ;)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 10, 2013 at 15:14 UTC as 1st comment
On the moon in the The Moon challenge (1 comment in total)

"two image merged" is against the rules and quite visible ...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 08:59 UTC as 1st comment
On Full Moon in the The Moon challenge (2 comments in total)

This is photoshop work: Moon front of cloud, mirrorored reflections in the water foreground...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 08:57 UTC as 1st comment
On Crowds of mobiles in the Mobilephone: large crowds challenge (7 comments in total)

This crowd is completely taken by their mobile phones! My interpretation of the rules...

Direct link | Posted on Aug 2, 2013 at 08:44 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies
On Super Moon 2011 in the Super moon challenge (1 comment in total)

That is not full Moon and not Super Moon (2011, March 19)!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2013 at 13:44 UTC as 1st comment
On the moon and the crux in the Super moon challenge (1 comment in total)

That is not Full Moon!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2013 at 11:19 UTC as 1st comment
On LaLuna in the Super moon challenge (1 comment in total)

That is not Full Moon!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2013 at 11:18 UTC as 1st comment
On SuperMoon130625 in the Super moon challenge (1 comment in total)

That is not Full Moon!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2013 at 11:18 UTC as 1st comment
On Moon in the Super moon challenge (1 comment in total)

That is not Full Moon!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2013 at 11:17 UTC as 1st comment
On Orion Nebula in the Astrophotography challenge (11 comments in total)

What happened to the stars in the right upper corner? Seem very elongated when compared to the others?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2013 at 11:14 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

Thanks for explaining. The HST false color palette with line filters is standard but the locally different stars made me wonder. As you said its an expermiment of creative postprocessing... Good luck!

Direct link | Posted on Jul 16, 2013 at 13:05 UTC as 4th comment

Very strange combination of sharp and blurry, saturated and "gray" stars. I as a (professional) astronomer don't understand how this picture was combined of different exposures...

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2013 at 08:02 UTC as 6th comment
On Supermoon in the Super moon challenge (1 comment in total)

Is this photoshoped?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 15, 2013 at 07:57 UTC as 1st comment
On Canon EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM Preview preview (80 comments in total)

Just got the e-mail from amazon.de that I will receive my 11-22 on Wednesday! Hurray!!!! Guess what, we have Robbie Williams tickets for Wednesday evening and on the ticket it says: "professional cameras not allowed". Perfect for my new little "m" looking as harmless as it gets... ;)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 14, 2013 at 06:32 UTC as 8th comment
On Just posted: Our Canon EOS 70D hands-on preview article (355 comments in total)
In reply to:

Sabaki: Question: is the AF performance exclusively linked to Live View or is there improvement for those (birders/wild life/action) who shoot through the View Finder?
Also, if one shoots macro using Live View, will the new AF lock more successfully on say a bug?

Thanks guys and apologies if the questions seem idiotic

... for frozen bugs, yabokkie! Sabaki, I mostly use AF or sometimes fix the focus and select the focal plane in liveview. Rails dont work for me out in the field with living insects and wind.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2013 at 11:06 UTC
On Spitzkop Arch Night 1024ppi in the Lunar & Solar challenge (2 comments in total)

Very nice composition! What lenses did you use? Have you info on the individual exposures?

Direct link | Posted on Jun 14, 2013 at 07:14 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
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