King Penguin

King Penguin

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Absolutely stunning........top marks from the King Penguin....

....and the good news is now Trump has pulled out of the Climate Change agreement, everybody will be able to experience and film more storms like this in the future.....(smiley sad face)

Link | Posted on Jun 2, 2017 at 14:34 UTC as 11th comment | 1 reply
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WGVanDyck: Here I am, wearing my helmet, lathered in sun screen, sitting in my safe space waiting for something non-threatening to photograph.

.....and still 200 or so people die each year 'cos toddlers get hold of hand guns, last year, this year, next year and every year and you think my point is useless?

Just pointing out THE FACTS, old chap.......

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 12:28 UTC

Apparently 7 people died last year putting on their trousers......lost balance putting a leg it and fell and hit something, I assume......

Perhaps all trousers should have warning signs printed on them or perhaps we should all go on a course to learn to put them on safely before being allowed to wear them........😀

Sarcastic? Moi?

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 12:22 UTC as 112th comment | 6 replies
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WGVanDyck: Here I am, wearing my helmet, lathered in sun screen, sitting in my safe space waiting for something non-threatening to photograph.

Dear me, no need for profanities!

.......and almost 200 people die each year in the US 'cos their unattended toddlers find their mom's hand gun in their handbag or purse......funny, don't see much support for banning handguns!

Personally, I'd take my chances on a railway line than face a toddler with a hand gun!

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2017 at 06:47 UTC

Dear me all theses negative Canon comments.......what about the car performance tune up market, do you criticise Ford, VW and BMW for short changing you 'cos some after-market specialist company can squeeze more horse power out of them.....I think not!

Link | Posted on Apr 4, 2017 at 10:00 UTC as 30th comment
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rodkemish: Up until now, I thought American Dad was a satirical cartoon program, little did I know it was a reality show. Thanks for the enlightenment.

They 'discovered' Iceland as well......

Link | Posted on Mar 24, 2017 at 20:07 UTC
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Vahab: I think the reason is that these devices have liquid crystal in their displays, and liquids are not allowed on board. Only US customs have realized that.

The human male body is on average is 60% liquid, females 55% liquid......therefore perhaps we should all be banned from flying as we don't meet the regulations:)

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 08:50 UTC
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User9180204109: The latest information via my travel agent indicates that transit passengers will be affected, so if flying from Australia (or anywhere else), via Dubai, DOHA etc, to the USA or UK, you will have to check in all your devices (including cameras, laptops, iPads etc) before your board in Australia. Of course, you cannot put batteries in checked baggage, so you will need to leave all camera batteries back home and buy new ones on arrival.

I think for most keen photographers, this means the end of global travel, at least to the US & UK, but possibly everywhere if these regulations are adopted by other countries and, by extension, for other airports.

It probably won't help the share price of airlines, starting with the big Middle East carriers (Emirates, Ethiad, Qatar), but may increase the value of private business jet companies.

I am sure we all want to feel safe when flying, but surely there is a better solution than this new ban?

It will also affect the bucket airlines passing through these airports as now people will have to pay for hold baggage, etc.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2017 at 05:57 UTC

Obviously as Qater / UAE / Istanbul are hub airports if you fly from say Far East / South Africa / Australia and it stops or you have connecting flights via above airports, you'll need to book your laptop / iPad / photo gear in at the beginning of your journey from Far East / SA / Australia meaning you won't have access to them for the entire journey. (Source BBC R4 5pm news)

Secondly, UK has just announced the same restriction except UAE is not on the list. (Ditto same source)

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2017 at 19:57 UTC as 62nd comment | 3 replies
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babart: Similar pouches are available from OpTec for $10. Similarly functioning, that is, but without the glossy leather. Just saying.

Really, you've found a cheaper lens pouch that these German ones?

You should go on Mastermind......specialist subject - Stating the bleedin' obvious....😀

Sorry friend, no offence intended, couldn't stop myself. Only posted this for amusement, it's is a line from John Cleese who played Basil Fawlty, the abrasive hotel owner in the TV comedy series Fawlty Towers.

(PS, well worth watching, shows what we Brits are really like😀)

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 23:18 UTC
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rodkemish: Up until now, I thought American Dad was a satirical cartoon program, little did I know it was a reality show. Thanks for the enlightenment.

It doesn't matter what they were called, they were still from the continent of Europe.....

Link | Posted on Mar 20, 2017 at 20:36 UTC
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rodkemish: Up until now, I thought American Dad was a satirical cartoon program, little did I know it was a reality show. Thanks for the enlightenment.

And the Vikings, coming from Norway/Sweden are European!

Link | Posted on Mar 19, 2017 at 15:02 UTC
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DavidsfotosDotCom: To DtEW below: If I go to France I want to experience French culture, wine & FRENCH women etc not a country overrun with NON integrating, creepy intolerant burka wearing disgruntled radical muslims! If I want that I can go to parts of india where they are killing Hindus & Christians. This has nothing to do with Trump, but a by product of half baked Globalization. ie N. African (muslims?) grouping & raping hundreds of women in Germany at a festival within the last year. Sorry if you entered this country with boundaries illegally. Don't need a bunch of fat short Mayans messing up the great Mexican cuisine & culture here.

And if you read history you'll find the the Muslim rulers in Spain didn't stop other faiths, there were large practicing Jewish and Christian communities there as well.....and they all got on fine!

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 00:06 UTC
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rodkemish: Up until now, I thought American Dad was a satirical cartoon program, little did I know it was a reality show. Thanks for the enlightenment.

As a European, I'm starting think it would have been better if we never 'discovered' and colonised America.......I'm sure the indigenous Indian population probably feel the same!

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 23:59 UTC
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DavidsfotosDotCom: dark goob, King Penguin, ChaosCloud, DtEW, rodkemish
Look #2
Note: most Muslim’s may adhere to there false religion more faithfully than many Christian’s & are great people until they are living next to the other sect of Muslim’s then there is unfortunately perpetual war & mutual self destruction just look at Iran, Iraq, Syria etc. Some muslin’s see it as their duty to conquer the country they live in by forced conversion for Mohamed when there are enough of them, then the world.

Dear me, you really do need to get an education.

I'm not a Muslim but I lived in the Middle East for quite a while and 99% of them were just normal folk like you and me. Full stop.

We in the west have just as many or even more religious Christian zealots as they have Muslim ones and from what I see on Facebook you guys in America seem to have a large percentage of them..........

.....remember, if you think Jesus is going to make a return sometime, being from the Middle East and not white, he probably won't be able to visit America as he'll be turned away at the border 'cos of your presidents travel ban.......

Link | Posted on Mar 17, 2017 at 23:41 UTC
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DavidsfotosDotCom: To DtEW below: If I go to France I want to experience French culture, wine & FRENCH women etc not a country overrun with NON integrating, creepy intolerant burka wearing disgruntled radical muslims! If I want that I can go to parts of india where they are killing Hindus & Christians. This has nothing to do with Trump, but a by product of half baked Globalization. ie N. African (muslims?) grouping & raping hundreds of women in Germany at a festival within the last year. Sorry if you entered this country with boundaries illegally. Don't need a bunch of fat short Mayans messing up the great Mexican cuisine & culture here.

That's the nicest comment you've made so far, thanks for the advice, I will......

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 23:24 UTC
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DavidsfotosDotCom: To DtEW below: If I go to France I want to experience French culture, wine & FRENCH women etc not a country overrun with NON integrating, creepy intolerant burka wearing disgruntled radical muslims! If I want that I can go to parts of india where they are killing Hindus & Christians. This has nothing to do with Trump, but a by product of half baked Globalization. ie N. African (muslims?) grouping & raping hundreds of women in Germany at a festival within the last year. Sorry if you entered this country with boundaries illegally. Don't need a bunch of fat short Mayans messing up the great Mexican cuisine & culture here.

Deary me, you think a burka is creepy?.......my, you are a nervous fella....

What about Christian weddings where the bride wears a veil (like my wife did), do you find that creepy as well?

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 23:01 UTC
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DavidsfotosDotCom: To DtEW below: If I go to France I want to experience French culture, wine & FRENCH women etc not a country overrun with NON integrating, creepy intolerant burka wearing disgruntled radical muslims! If I want that I can go to parts of india where they are killing Hindus & Christians. This has nothing to do with Trump, but a by product of half baked Globalization. ie N. African (muslims?) grouping & raping hundreds of women in Germany at a festival within the last year. Sorry if you entered this country with boundaries illegally. Don't need a bunch of fat short Mayans messing up the great Mexican cuisine & culture here.

https://www.dpreview.com/members/2282797797

Let me ask you a question..... if you replace the word 'Muslim' with the word 'Jew' next time you are spouting off, do you think you might come across as a Nazi?

Just asking......

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 22:23 UTC
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King Penguin: I'm amazed!

Rain forest destruction, oceans poisoned by pollution and plastics, corals dying world-wide due to warming seas, fracking polluting underground water resources, mass wildlife extinctions due to human activity, etc, etc, etc and commenters in the 2nd largest poluting country in the world are getting upset about a few tyre tracks in the desert!

Sorry guys, it's a bit like a passenger tidying his sock draw as the Titianic goes down.......

Oh dear........I think I've hit a nerve! LOL :)

Anyway, you'll all be safe tidying your sock draws on the Titanic shortly 'cost there won't be any nasty icebergs for it to crash into soon.......

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 22:15 UTC
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King Penguin: I'm amazed!

Rain forest destruction, oceans poisoned by pollution and plastics, corals dying world-wide due to warming seas, fracking polluting underground water resources, mass wildlife extinctions due to human activity, etc, etc, etc and commenters in the 2nd largest poluting country in the world are getting upset about a few tyre tracks in the desert!

Sorry guys, it's a bit like a passenger tidying his sock draw as the Titianic goes down.......

Well Mate, you crack on and tidy your sock drawer.......I'll go and help with the lifeboats :)

Link | Posted on Mar 16, 2017 at 13:25 UTC
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