Spad16

Spad16

Lives in Sweden Sweden
Joined on Apr 6, 2008
About me:

We're two Swedish botanists who both enjoy photography.
We don't bother a lot about who actually takes the photo,
so some photos are my wifes Ragnhild, and some are mine.
Flowers are usually hers, and birds more often mine, we don't always even know!

Comments

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On article Accessory Review: Peak Design Slide Camera Sling strap (146 comments in total)

This review and most of the comments have completely missed the point. The attachments and adjustments are just icing on the cake, the real reason for the Slide is in the name, it slides, that’s what makes it great, nothing else.
The Peak design slide is made of car-seat belt material, which is slippery in itself, it means you can use it as a shoulder strap, and still get it up to your eye in an instant, no need for mechanical slidy bits like black-rapid. You simply can’t use an ordinary strap over your shoulder, you can’t get it up to your eye in time, that’s what the peak slide is all about.
I carry my 6D with 100-400II all day, it’s wonderful not to have it around your neck.
/Neil

Link | Posted on May 3, 2016 at 10:12 UTC as 13th comment
On article Flickr makes Auto-Uploadr tool a Pro-account exclusive (97 comments in total)
In reply to:

jkrumm: Never saw much of a reason to use it, even as a "pro" user. I do like Flickr since it's place where people talk about the images. without getting into gear digressions.

Fine for me. I think flickr is excellent, 1tb of storage is amazing in any case, and photos are nicely presented. I hope they can make money on it.
/Neil

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2016 at 11:20 UTC
On photo Flight Deck USS Midway, 1975, Western Pacific in the Aircraft carrier challenge (1 comment in total)

Lovely shot!
/Neil

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2016 at 11:17 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Aerobatics in the It flies!!! challenge (5 comments in total)
In reply to:

Spad16: It's not that good, the propellor is stuck in one position, no blur. Otherwise very nice. Only way to get the prop blur is to lower the shutter speed, and then it wouldn't be so lovely and sharp. Tricky really. Great colours and composition.
/Neil

Yes I understand that, sometimes you just have to compromise. Good photo!
/Neil

Link | Posted on Nov 23, 2014 at 21:14 UTC
On photo Aerobatics in the It flies!!! challenge (5 comments in total)

It's not that good, the propellor is stuck in one position, no blur. Otherwise very nice. Only way to get the prop blur is to lower the shutter speed, and then it wouldn't be so lovely and sharp. Tricky really. Great colours and composition.
/Neil

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 16:08 UTC as 1st comment | 2 replies
On photo Hairy Hawker Dragonfly . in the It flies!!! challenge (6 comments in total)

Yes I agree, this is an amazing photo, I'd have placed it higher.
/Neil

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2014 at 15:57 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On article Google+ houses healthy community for photographers (88 comments in total)
In reply to:

smalltalk80: Flickr's free tier is too limiting. Picasa/Google+ allows me to post unlimited number of pictures under 1600 pixels, which are not counted toward space usage.

Google+ does not support zooming into a picture. I'm surprised they miss such a basic functionality.

I think this is a big reason why Flickr failed, when I got to 200 photos I started dithering, shall I pay or not. And then other things turned up and I never got around to it. I’m a bit of a happy snapper, and will never be a great photographer, but I think the vast majority of flickr users are like me, and it’s a big step to start paying, 200 photos isn’t a big enough investment to force people to stay on flickr, so lots of people just left.
/Neil

Link | Posted on Oct 17, 2012 at 08:30 UTC
On photo typical swedish road - P9045381 in the Typically SWEEDISH. challenge (1 comment in total)

At last a photo, that really is typically Swedish.
/Neil

Link | Posted on Jul 26, 2011 at 19:54 UTC as 1st comment

Yes, probably too much cropping needed. Still a very good photo.
/Neil

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2011 at 14:08 UTC as 1st comment

I like the originality of it, and the colours.
Well done!
/Neil

Link | Posted on Mar 3, 2011 at 11:33 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Lilac Breasted Roller in the Little Birdie challenge (5 comments in total)

The rules said:
"Small colourful birds . Probably Not bigger than the size of your palm"
A roller bird definitely isn't a small bird , it's 30cm (12 inches). This might
explain why it only came in 13th place, some voters must have read the rules.
If I'd known roller birds were allowed, I'd have probably entered one too.
Fat lot of good it would have done me though, as this one is indeed extremely
good and much better than mine.
How about a new challenge called "fairly big, but quite dull birds" , I have some
beauties for that!
/Neil

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2010 at 13:18 UTC as 1st comment
On photo This isn't going to end well in the What They Don't Know... challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks for your kind words, I only threw it in on a whim. It was one in a series
of mostly unsharp images, it was hand-held and the light wasn't great, so there
is some camera shake. Funny thing is that is that the mouse escaped because the
cat lost interest and came and had a look at the camera instead. I'd forgotten
that when I wrote the title.

Link | Posted on Dec 7, 2009 at 11:35 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Lilac Breasted Roller in the Little Birdie challenge (5 comments in total)

Lovely shot, but hardly a little birdie, it's over 30cm long.
/Neil

Link | Posted on Nov 25, 2009 at 07:44 UTC as 4th comment
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