Lives in Canada Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Joined on Oct 6, 2008
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On photo Calla Lilly 2green in the Green Flowers challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

RuthC: Congratulations, 22codfish, on a well-deserved top place in this 'Green Flowers' challenge. I really like your elegant calla lily, which you've captured showing its very graceful curves. The dark green bokeh background enhances your stately subject.
RuthC :-)

Thank you, Ruth!

I didn't receive any notification yet. Just from you.

Before send this reply I took a look at your gallery. VERY IMPRESSIVE

Yet, I miss the titles which would let me know what's in the photograph. Places, flowers, trees, even the great photo of the glassware.


Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2016 at 12:49 UTC

Real nice photos!
My own special annual winter photo-shoot, when the bald eagles gather near Sheffield Mills, N.S. I believe the best time is January. I'm waiting, yet to photograph two eagles in aerial mating combat. With my old Pentax K-5 notoriously slow autofocus and max. 300 mm lens, most of my shots are of eagles not so far away. Perhaps this winter, a pair will be closer when I happen to be there..


It's also gathering time for photographers. I've met guys from Quebec and other Canadian provinces in Sheffield Mills. One photographer from New Brunswick also had success visiting local farms to photograph rare song birds near steaming barn manure piles. There are also ravens and giant black-back gulls. I'm not that much an dedicated amature bird photographer, and will be happy just to get better shots of fish eagles or maybe a golden eagle.

Link | Posted on Oct 10, 2016 at 16:55 UTC as 38th comment
On photo BOOT 006 in the Show us CLOTHING! challenge (2 comments in total)

Neat looking vest, but looks short.
Needs a stronger material.
Available in men's L or XL size?

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 20:20 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo weird home .wheels removed in the Trailer Trash challenge (2 comments in total)
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elmo: #13, I think that is a converted tank from a small fuel truck.

Ladder to door is on the other side. My wife and I were driving on a dirt road back of Pleasant Harbour on Nova Scotia's eastern shore. This is a region of Nova Scotia I was never there before. I would like to know what it is, but there was no one home to ask.

Link | Posted on Oct 8, 2016 at 17:21 UTC
On photo Brig Pilgrim-6641 in the Random Items - Challenge 27 challenge (11 comments in total)

I don't think the halo was deliberately added, but caused by poor adjustment. Not worthy of first place.

Link | Posted on Oct 4, 2016 at 14:01 UTC as 1st comment

Thanks, Richard

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 20:11 UTC as 43rd comment
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22codfish: So this is the camera for the wimps that complained about weight!

427 grams stripped compared to 1010 grams for a Pentax K-1 full frame. For about a pound more you get ten times the camera.

The Pentax brand will always be of value to another large corporation to buy.

The present owners, Ricoh Imaging, have continued with the traditional company policies of low marketing costs and high value on research and development.

I like Ricoh's marketing strategy because it keeps the product prices down compared to the other brands. I get a lot more bang for my buck with Pentax.

The features in the Pentax K-1, Pentax 645D, 360° Ricoh, waterproof cameras, Pixel Shift, etc.. are developments Canon, Nikon, or Sony have never come close to matching. Perhaps Canon, Nikon, or Sony might try to buy the Pentax brand from Ricoh Imaging someday, but that won't bother me as a consumer.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 18:41 UTC
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22codfish: So this is the camera for the wimps that complained about weight!

427 grams stripped compared to 1010 grams for a Pentax K-1 full frame. For about a pound more you get ten times the camera.

Which company?

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 15:00 UTC

So this is the camera for the wimps that complained about weight!

427 grams stripped compared to 1010 grams for a Pentax K-1 full frame. For about a pound more you get ten times the camera.

Link | Posted on Sep 15, 2016 at 14:41 UTC as 111th comment | 6 replies
On photo rainforest-4-1 in haui's photo gallery (1 comment in total)

I like your Pentax K-5 photos. Very nice indeed.

Link | Posted on Sep 12, 2016 at 18:21 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Boathouse Rockport Nova Scotia in the departures.canada challenge (2 comments in total)

Where in Nova Scotia is Rockport?

Google Earth doesn't reply to this request.

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 14:15 UTC as 1st comment
On article 6 tips for better wildflower photos (61 comments in total)

Something is missing. OhYes!

Why not properly title your photos with the correct and common names of the plants you photograph?

If your shots are interesting and unique, you may wish to publish some day.

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2016 at 12:08 UTC as 27th comment
On photo Racing against sunset in the Pentax DSLR challenge (15 comments in total)

GREAT photo

Link | Posted on Aug 5, 2016 at 17:22 UTC as 6th comment
On article 8 creative tips for shooting waterfalls (160 comments in total)

Sometimes it's good to include people to get a better understanding of size and shape of what matters to make a more interesting waterfall photo. ☺
Following example from older p&s camera , Best seen in full screen:


Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2016 at 17:08 UTC as 35th comment | 1 reply

These cameras are out and above my league. However, since it is a comparison between manufacturers' expensive, flagship cameras, I would expect the Pentax 645Z should be included.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2016 at 14:54 UTC as 80th comment | 4 replies
On article Special K? Pentax K-1 Review (2660 comments in total)

$hit! That's a gutsy looking camera. It turns heads.

The best part, it feels so nice in the hand. Once I held it, I didn't want to put it down.

Now tell me again, I forgot. What was your complaint?

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 11:50 UTC as 300th comment | 7 replies
On article Photographing fireworks: The basics and then some (67 comments in total)

3 from my DPReview gallery.

I like to find a spot before the fireworks begin; looking for a background and including people can make an interesting photograph. For a good shot, a tripod is a must. The swirled light of a handheld camera can also look nice.




Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2016 at 11:05 UTC as 27th comment
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RStyga: Ugly design... Fortunately, K-1 follows K-7/5/3's design lines.

He might be referring to me? :-)

Don't let it concern you.


Link | Posted on Jun 15, 2016 at 17:40 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (265 comments in total)
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mmrezaie: "It's worth noting though that mirror and shutter-induced shock can introduce some softness at longer focal lengths and slower shutter speeds when pairing the D750 with Nikon's 'VR' lenses."

What does this mean? Is there a review or study of this phenomenon somewhere?

Or, you can shoot in "Mirror Up" mode, such as when using Pixel Shift.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 11:43 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: Semi-Pro Interchangeable Lens Cameras (265 comments in total)
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Dianoda: I know it was mentioned in the $1200-2000 round-up, but with respect to image quality, build, features, etc., the Pentax K-1 fits right in with this group, and seems to be a much better value than the D750 (at least for anyone who can make do with Pentax glass).

Why would you close out your DPReview gallery?
I'm a bit concerned about my gallery because I put a lot of personal effort into my gallery and I can't back it up at home. Different times I try to get DPR's attention about the gallery system shortfalls and never got an acknowledgement.

Your very nice group of DPR challenge photos remain. I like the way you add personal descriptive notes to your photos. You seem to prefer 100mm f2.8 prime and 70-200 f2.8. Pentax has the weatherproof DFA 100 mm f2.8 and the FA* 70-200 mm f2.8 and the glass is equal or better for both aps-c or ff. What do you mean by "make do with Pentax glass"? Have you used Pentax lens and had a bad experience or comparison?

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2016 at 14:39 UTC
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