bcys1961

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Joined on Dec 30, 2013

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On photo Sylvia Falls in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (3 comments in total)
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BoodaLu: I don't understand the 5/2 sec shutter speed? Will you educate me?
BTW, love the picture.

On my camera and in Lightroom, the shutter speed is shown as 2.5 sec. I don't know why when loaded into DPR it interprets this as 5/2 sec , but it is the same thing.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2016 at 05:31 UTC
On photo Let's Party!!! in the Animals that look stupid funny challenge (2 comments in total)

Hi .
No they are Tawney Frogmouths , often mistakenly called owls , but they are not in the owl family.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2016 at 22:56 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Cable Beach Camels in the Sea And Sun challenge (3 comments in total)
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mrsfixit: Great shot. I'd love to hear the story behind it. Camels aren't something one sees very often...
Camels traipsing the desert sands, but a camel caravan on a beach at sunset- now that's interesting!
Nice work! :-)

Thanks. This was taken at Cable Beach in Broome Western Australia , where the camel rides are a long standing tourist attraction. They leave and walk up the beach about 4:30 pm and come back about 5:30 pm which is the best time to photograph them against the setting sun.

Link | Posted on Sep 24, 2016 at 03:47 UTC
On photo Waterfall Country in the Slow shutter speed challenge - Water challenge (2 comments in total)
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ms18: Nice one .. Have you tried converting in to black and white?

No , I have not buy will give it a go , thanks .

Link | Posted on May 6, 2016 at 03:55 UTC
On photo Dunnotar Castle Scotland in the Panorama challenge (6 comments in total)

Thanks All for comments. F16 to get the sunstar and ISO is probably high as I forgot to change it for a previous photo ! Camera was tripod mounted. I just stitched a few shots together in Lightroom so the horizon is what it is .Don't use PS yet so the scafolding will have to stay. Was not really expecting this one to place so highly.

Link | Posted on Mar 12, 2016 at 05:43 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Sydney Opera House in the Your City - Theater/Opera Hall challenge (5 comments in total)
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Jen003: Excellent in every way and as usual, don't understand the low votes.

Maybe the best way to pump up the position of your own photo is to give eveyone else low votes.?

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2016 at 03:29 UTC
On photo Too much caffeine? in the Animals Do the Darndest things challenge (2 comments in total)

Tawny Frogmouth. Native to Australia.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2015 at 21:04 UTC as 1st comment
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papa natas: Don't you just HATE when a guy with an almost 8 years old, point & shoot, puny sensor, and not more than a few controls, camera...Takes a shot for FUN, and...
WINS a contest..!!!!(?)
ARRGHHH...The worst of my nightmares...
Congratulations Mr. bcys1961...!!!
You royally kicked butt!!!!

No problem bro!

Link | Posted on Aug 15, 2015 at 03:39 UTC
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papa natas: Don't you just HATE when a guy with an almost 8 years old, point & shoot, puny sensor, and not more than a few controls, camera...Takes a shot for FUN, and...
WINS a contest..!!!!(?)
ARRGHHH...The worst of my nightmares...
Congratulations Mr. bcys1961...!!!
You royally kicked butt!!!!

Thanks for your comments papa natas. Not sure how you assume I took it just for FUN. I saw the scene and I waited for the light to be just right , and that was the only camera I had on me at the time, otherwise I may have taken a better photo. In any case , maybe it's the photographer - not the camera!

Link | Posted on Aug 14, 2015 at 05:52 UTC

Thank you Geezer.

Link | Posted on Aug 6, 2015 at 02:23 UTC as 1st comment
On photo natures umbrellas in the Your Favorite Shot challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks ,

No major pp , just slight adjustments to exposure, vibrancy etc in LR.

Link | Posted on Jun 21, 2015 at 17:21 UTC as 1st comment

That is the web not a wire grate Charles. Thanks for the comment.

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2015 at 00:45 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Leaf Litter Fungi in the Amongst The Leaf Litter #2 challenge (2 comments in total)
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RuthC: These little blue pixie parasols (Mycena interrupta) are quite delightful, bcys1961, and they deserve to be in one of the top places in this challenge. The subject meets the theme of 'Leaf Litter' beautifully, and you have captured their beauty and detail really well. Colours and contrasts are just right, and make a great picture. Ruth :-)

Thanks Ruth

Link | Posted on Jun 13, 2015 at 00:20 UTC
On photo All by myself in the Jigsaw Puzzle #11: Fauna challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks Ruth,

Link | Posted on May 24, 2015 at 02:09 UTC as 1st comment
On photo stripes in the Simplicity challenge (2 comments in total)

Thank you . Was taken in my local botanical gardens. I noticed the sun backlighting these plants. Behind them was a dark wall , so exposed on the plant and the background is underexposed.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2015 at 23:03 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Kookaburra in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

Yes , it is a gum tree! Eucalypus Scribbly Gum to be exact!

Link | Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 12:52 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Natures Umbrellas in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (7 comments in total)
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olsenn: Aren't the blue turning species of mushroom the psychedelic kind?

Don't know about that. I did not try them!

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 21:46 UTC
On photo Natures Umbrellas in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (7 comments in total)

Hi Ruth ,
Thankyou for your comments . I would like to say it was deep in the middle of the Australian rain forest , but actually I was in the middle of Sydney. Bicentennial Park at Homebush. There was a whole area of them growing up out of some recently spread woodchip mulch under cover of eucalyptus trees.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2015 at 00:22 UTC as 4th comment
On photo Sunrise over the Brickpit in the A Body of Water with A Pedestrian Bridge Over It challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks , Glad you like it.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2015 at 02:35 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Sculpture by the sea in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (3 comments in total)

Hi , thanks for comments .
It is a steel sculpture comprised of a series of concentric rings. When viewed from this angle they form this pattern , but if you view it from the side the rings are all placed one behind the other and it looks a bit like one of those Slinky toys . It has a depth of about half a metre or so .

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2014 at 00:14 UTC as 1st comment
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