Ben Herrmann: CAUTION: Be very careful - I just did the firmware update for the Nikon P7700, and now, 3rd party batteries no longer work. The camera will not respond to any of the 3rd party models that I have - including the Wasabi's that are superior. Once you turn off the camera (after firmware update), it will not start up again with a 3rd party battery (at least in my case). But it will function just fine with Nikon batteries. Way to go Nikon!!!! You Tu_ds....another way for you to make an extra buck now having to buy your batteries exclusively.
I just did the firmware update on my D5100; the only non-Nikon battery I have seems to work fine thus far (Power 2000 from B&H).
Thanks for the votes and the kind comments. This is the top of a wood dock piling at the sponge docks in Tarpon Springs Florida. I was walking past and glanced over; I was immediately struck by the pattern and texture.
Are you including goods for sale or just services?
I don't see how a track more than 300 miles away has any real connection with Galveston. Also, unless time travel is real, how was it entered five days before being taken?
Given that you ask for "full EXIF," does that preclude film cameras where the negative or transparency has been scanned? Also, when you specify no macros, does that include images where a 55mm Macro lens has been used as a 'normal' lens?
Thanks for the guesses and votes. This is part of a no-hub pipe coupling. The coupling consists of a rubber sleeve surrounded by a corrugated metal sleeve which has two metal worm gear clamps attached to the metal sleeve by means of metal rivets as seen in the picture. The slot through which the rivet passes allows the rivet to move when the clamps are tightened. I got these as an experiment in order to attach a Raynox close up lens to a lens without threads. This picture was taken using a Raynox DCR-250 attached to a Lumix TZ3 with one such device. The slot is about 1/8th inch wide.
To provide a sense of scale, the hole in the center of the circle is about 1/16th of n inch in diameter.
I think the color is influencing thoughts of the material involved. It is not leather; the color is only a reflection of the environment in which the picture was taken. Though I admit the color is one of the things I liked most when I took the picture.
Good guesses all; you probably would not be using this around electricity, though.
Liamvasik is close in concept but with some critical points missing.
To mp82: I can see why you may think belt given the colors and, to a degree, the texture.; but no, not a belt (at least not in the conventional sense).
Perhaps a knife for scraping hides?
Good guesses, but not correct. You might never touch one unless you have a very specific job.
I agree, a scupper.
Are entrys limited to single animals - not more than one in the frame?
Thanks for the kind comments. This picture came as a result of my seeking shelter in my hotel in Lisbon one rainy afternoon in 1966.
Taken with stand-mounted camera with the object elevated on clay-tipped posts above a non-reflective background.
Thanks for all the very thoughtful suggestions, many would have been real contenders. For NancyP: they are Black Crowned Night Herons in their nest at Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary in Redington Shores, FL (www.seabirdsanctuary.com)They are the offspring of birds that have been brought to the center as a result of an injury or have simply chosen the site for a nest.