NPW UK

NPW UK

Lives in United Kingdom Cardiff, United Kingdom
Joined on May 22, 2009

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  • I guess an alternatively named theme for certain parts of the world would be 'In my yard' ;-) . Good luck all, Neil.
  • How do you get that effect Steve? It looks great. Is it a filter or do you do it the hard way? Thanks, Neil.
  • Commented on Frankenfly! in the fankenlens challenge

    I could have got twice as close as I had to zoom back to just under 200mm to get the head in! I'm really looking forward to future attempts but it's just too hot in my attic at the mo. It was 33C...

  • Commented on Tomato closeup in the fankenlens challenge

    I'm glad you said what it is as I would have guessed an 'alien autopsy'! Interesting lighting.

  • Commented on Sugar and Salt in the fankenlens challenge

    Always fascinating to see things like this up so close. Lovely and sharp where in focus though you seem to have some focus banding problems most noticeably on the right of the central square. Is it...

  • Commented on Fly in the fankenlens challenge

    Out of interest, what is a 'CD-ROM lens'? I've never heard of one of those before. Thanks, Neil.

  • Submitted a challenge entry Eggsplosion!
    Taken in a modified cardboard box on the table in my pitch black living room. The eggs were lit by one flash gun from above that was connected to a sound trigger. The inside of the box was painted white to reflect the light from the flash all around the eggs.
    Placed 1st in the challenge. Taken in a modified cardboard box on the table in my pitch black living room. The eggs were lit by one flash gun from above that was connected to a sound trigger. The inside of the box was painted white to reflect the light from the flash all around the eggs.
  • Submitted a challenge entry THEATRE
    This is the sign above the door of one of my local theatres.
    Placed 24th in the challenge. This is the sign above the door of one of my local theatres.
  • Commented on Waiting for you in the Macro - Jewelry challenge

    I love the photo but isn't it in the wrong challenge?

  • Thank you very much Ruth for your lovely comment :-) . I was lucky with the background as it was just bark chips used to cover the earth in our garden to stop weeds growing.

  • Commented on Home Recording Studio. challenge

    Richiebee, I have reported this time problem to DPR several weeks ago and nothing has been done. Have a look at my thread on the feedback forum :-

    http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3686871

    Neil.

  • Submitted a challenge entry Frankenfly!
    I took my fixed lens digital camera and connected a 1970's AO Spencer microscope objective lens to it. The AO lens is a 4x and is infinity corrected with an N.A of 0.12..........
This is the first time I have used this or any other kind of Frankenlens and I am keen to have another go :-) .
    Placed 2nd in the challenge. I took my fixed lens digital camera and connected a 1970's AO Spencer microscope objective lens to it. The AO lens is a 4x and is infinity corrected with an N.A of 0.12.......... This is the first time I have used this or any other kind of Frankenlens and I am keen to have another go :-) .
  • Commented on Deep Eye in the Macro - Eye(s) challenge

    Thanks. I would have liked to have entered it but only minimal PP was allowed :-( .

  • Commented on Fishing Boats in the Film Challenge challenge

    WOW. That's a lot of pixels! What did you use to scan it?

    Thanks, Neil.

  • Commented on Deep Eye in the Macro - Eye(s) challenge

    Oh, so that's what it looks like really! Good result Zhaark :-) .

    Neil.

  • One day left to vote and comment on the great photos :-) Neil.
  • I saw striped Hoverflies buzzing around and then landing on our Fuchsia plant. I think they were attracted to the plant by its scent. Only after seeing the photo on my monitor did I notice they were actually eating the pollen grains while upside down....... 
Or to put it another way :-......... 
Pretty potted pink and purple petalled plant produced pleasant perfume, pointing passing peckish pollinators to precariously perch on prominent pendulous pads of precious pollen.
    Placed 10th in the challenge. I saw striped Hoverflies buzzing around and then landing on our Fuchsia plant. I think they were attracted to the plant by its scent. Only after seeing the photo on my monitor did I notice they were actually eating the pollen grains while upside down....... Or to put it another way :-......... Pretty potted pink and purple petalled plant produced pleasant perfume, pointing passing peckish pollinators to precariously perch on prominent pendulous pads of precious pollen.
  • Is there any specific reason why they chose 13 folds? Thanks.

  • Commented on Slithering Snake in the A To Z - Letter S challenge

    Great angle and pose!

  • You have outdone yourselves this time people! There are many excellent entries. I'm impressed. Well done. Neil.
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