merops

merops

Lives in Netherlands Netherlands
Works as a Biologist
Joined on Nov 1, 2009

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  • Just had a look at the website and have a quick comment:  the photos in the second and third sections (with close-ups of writing/type) suffer badly from jpeg compression artefacts when viewed on a ...
  • Great. Let us know what you do, and post a picture (taken with the new camera!) if you go for it :-)
  • When a camera is sold as a kit (ie with one or more lenses) this doesn't come as a series of different boxes, but a single box containing the body and lens(es). What cameranu.nl (and some other ...
  • I'm British, but live and work in the Netherlands. I have bought quite a lot of camera gear from cameranu.nl and never had any problems with them. They get the highest rating from the various web ...
  • If you (as in the sense 'one') are an amateur shooting for yourself, then the only thing that matters is what matters to you.
  • Thankyou! I also have the 30-110, but started out with the V1+40mm for photographing (often small = ca 1 cm) caterpillars for identification for work. It is perfect for photographing caterpillars ...
  • Thank you so much for posting the link! I never knew the females were so extraordinary, and now I shall think of them every time I see a Vapourer caterpillar :-)
  • Thankyou :-) No, these were taken with natural lighting. In the first case it was horrible, very strong, sunlight, and took a bit of coaxing in photoshop to get it to look alright. You can tell how ...
  • Created discussion thread 40mm DX perfect for wee beasties
    I've just seen another thread from someone using the 40mm DX for 'ordinary' photography and thought I'd add a reminder of what a lovely lens this is in combo with N1 (here with the V1) for ...
  • It is indeed St Paul's. And it seems that there aren't as many hopeful lurkers waiting for an easy one where nobody else gets in first as I had imagined! Your turn, Mike, at Guess the Poem. Err, ...
  • That's about equally as rude as the one I was thinking of :-)
  • Sorry, Mike, I don't get your clue, but you may be right (or wrong) :-( Edit: Ah, I think we're talking young man from ...?
  • Clue #1: this was taken on the day I posted my previous Guess the Place photo on this thread (ie #133). I walked between the two places.
  • Here's a very easy one, I think. Maybe leave it for one of those who aren't usually quick enough to get in with an answer. What's this building?
  • Great series of photos of the willow sculptures at Harlow Carr here: http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/features/features/11455364.Take_the_willow_sculpture_trail_at_Harlow_Carr_gardens/#gallery0 I love ...
  • Indeed Max, the "several religions it has accommodated" is the answer I was looking for, and more specifically that it is the only building in England that has served as a protestant chapel ...
  • What is special about this building as a place of worship? PS Am off to bed. Clue, if necessary, in the morning.
  • In the earlier days of digital, there was rapid technical improvement, but now amateurs don't really have any need to 'upgrade' regularly. We are returning to a situation where cameras will be ...
  • One point that other people haven't made is that photography is an excellent hobby to develop if you are likely to have lower diposable income in the future. Unlike almost any other hobby, there ...
  • I was also going to suggest scanning, but take the 'in situ' to mean this can't be done. I'm not an expert, but the following might be helpful: 1) Make sure that the camera is situated so that it ...
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