Emmanuel Diver

Lives in United Kingdom Belfast Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Works as a Civil Service, Child Support Agency.
Has a website at www.flickr.com/mannydee
Joined on Feb 12, 2008
About me:

Plan for this year: Shoot a great pic of a dragonfly. Shoot a Kingfisher. Build a better mousetrap.

Comments

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On article Buying Guide: Best cameras for parents (254 comments in total)
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hammarbytp: Best camera for parents is the camera you have on you, which will almost certainly be your mobile phone.

You can never tell when that 'never to be repeated' moment is to occur, so learn how to get the best from the mobile camera

Here's a blank cheque for the internet. Go nuts.

I've a boisterous three and a half year old girl. I've shot her with my slr and a fast standard zoom and a 105mm sigma macro. They take great pics. But the setup is mostly unfeasible and I find my smartphone is the go to most of the time. Plus she can interact with it to take photos in a way she can't with 2.5kg of metal and glass. The best camera for parents is the one you're using to takr photos of your kids, but also the one that you're using to allow your kids to experience your hobby with!

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 10:43 UTC
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GodSpeaks: Great stuff... for a 5 year old. But just screams cheap charlie from anyone older.

Christ the night there's some wile gurners on here...

Link | Posted on Dec 21, 2017 at 10:35 UTC
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scoobysnapstories: why bother paying flickr when its all smart phones. sucks for the hard working dslr/mirrorless photographers who have to see this. id cancel my account asap.

Why? I don't understand the logic of that. Genuine question here.

Link | Posted on Dec 12, 2017 at 12:50 UTC
On article These are the 15 most popular Flickr photos of 2017 (205 comments in total)
In reply to:

Arastoo Vaziri: Overcooked and formulaic. All of them.

I think out of them all, the one of Mont Saint Michel is my fav, closely followed by the Volcano. The pic of MSM has a personal nostalgia, I went there as a 12 year old and it was as close to being in an RPG as I could have had. The volcano shot is amazing, the sheer fact that it's spewing molten rock from the veins of the earth miles underground just shows how small we are on this planet. What's not to like about that?

Link | Posted on Dec 9, 2017 at 22:17 UTC
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PeterFXCassidy: DPRers,

Who cares about kit. Any images of this quality is an OMG! moment.

Peter

I agree, though unfortunately these are the type of people who will also have a go at the camera that took the "Pale Blue Dot" image......

Link | Posted on Aug 11, 2012 at 19:57 UTC
On photo Soulless house in the Pentax April MAIN Challenge challenge (2 comments in total)

Why do you feel this is soulless? I see lots of character and a heart and soul there. And it's the photographer that's given it to the house with the B+W treatment. Fab image.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2010 at 00:31 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo The Red and the White. in the Pentax April MAIN Challenge challenge (2 comments in total)

This reminds me of oriental silkscreen art. Don't know why it's just the vibe that I get when I look at it.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2010 at 00:27 UTC as 1st comment
On photo The Red and the White. in the Pentax April MAIN Challenge challenge (2 comments in total)

This reminds me of oriental silkscreen art. Don't know why it's just the vibe that I get when I look at it.

Link | Posted on May 6, 2010 at 00:27 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo The entrance to Hell in the Pentax April MAIN Challenge challenge (2 comments in total)

The "smokestacks" are they created by smoke or by air moving upwards?

Link | Posted on Apr 26, 2010 at 20:04 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo Rendezvous at 28,000ft in the Airplanes in Flight challenge (7 comments in total)

> We were inverted! :)
>

Haha...Great line.

Onto the image. That's a brilliant shot!! Just goes to show, gear is nothing compared to access.

Link | Posted on Mar 22, 2010 at 21:50 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Moving In Circles in the Star Trails challenge (8 comments in total)

Reminds me of Arrakis. Planet Dune.

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2010 at 01:53 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo Neon in the The Best Photo My Camera Took For Me challenge (5 comments in total)

Reminds me of a place in World of Warcraft called Zangarmarsh. Full of giant luminescent mushrooms.

Link | Posted on Feb 9, 2010 at 23:49 UTC as 4th comment
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