MLWestphal

Lives in United States Madison, United States
Works as a Retired
Joined on Mar 8, 2010

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On article CES 2017: Hands-on with the Kodak Super 8 (426 comments in total)

Who on earth would want this at $2000? Back in the day one of my teammates fathers had a top of the line super-8 that he brought to the 1972 Penn Relays but, the reels were only 3 min long so, even though we were very fast, running 3:21 that day, the whole race could not fit on the reel so, the start , baton passes (plus 10 or so seconds before and after) and the finish were filmed. It's absolutely terrific to have that now so many years later (although the original film has now deteriorated I obtained and had it digitized in 2002) but who would want to go back to that now? Certainly not me.......and again $2000 plus development and turn around yikes!
However, I sure wish I could still run like that ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 9, 2017 at 14:46 UTC as 30th comment | 3 replies
On article DPReview Asks: What was your first camera? (766 comments in total)

My first camera? A Polaroid Swinger LOL! I still have some of the shots I took in Washington D.C. in Jan of 1969!

Link | Posted on Nov 5, 2016 at 02:46 UTC as 273rd comment
On article Under pressure: Canon vs. Nikon in a hydraulic press (286 comments in total)

Gosh, why don't they just throw them off 10 story buildings with watermelons?

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2016 at 22:19 UTC as 99th comment
On photo Mormon cricket (Anabrus simplex) in the Life in the Macro Jungle challenge (2 comments in total)

Those are parasitic mites.........

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2016 at 01:53 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On photo Butterfly moth -- in garden on Massachusetts -- New Hampshire border in the Moths challenge (2 comments in total)

This is a Hummingbird Moth.....

Link | Posted on Oct 5, 2015 at 13:26 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo You Can't Always Get What You Want (Stones, 1969) in the Beatles vs. Rolling Stones challenge (4 comments in total)
In reply to:

MLWestphal: I thought sure this would be "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey".....

I just assumed the cat was hiding something ;)

Link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 23:36 UTC
On photo You Can't Always Get What You Want (Stones, 1969) in the Beatles vs. Rolling Stones challenge (4 comments in total)

I thought sure this would be "Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except for Me and My Monkey".....

Link | Posted on May 27, 2015 at 16:07 UTC as 2nd comment | 2 replies
On photo sunburst leaves in the -Golden Autumn Scenery - (Full Colours Only + Border) challenge (1 comment in total)

So named because I felt they resembled the Cherry Sunburst finish made famous on Les Paul guitars.....

Link | Posted on Nov 19, 2014 at 20:01 UTC as 1st comment
On article Blood moon eclipse: Night of April 14-15 (64 comments in total)

What a shame it will be cloudy in NJ.........

Link | Posted on Apr 13, 2014 at 16:01 UTC as 15th comment | 2 replies
On photo Butterfly crop 2 in the Butter flies challenge (1 comment in total)

F/ 9 shutter 1/1250 ISO 1250 Shot with sigma 2.8 150 macro. Hand held.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2013 at 00:58 UTC as 1st comment
On photo DH-4 in progress in the Hobby - Aircraft modeling challenge (1 comment in total)

If anyone is curious, that's an SE-5a body on the right......

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2013 at 09:43 UTC as 1st comment
On Challenge:7908 (6 comments in total)
In reply to:

RuthC: Already in this challenge there are many fantastic entries! I'm not sure how you and the other voters will be able to decide which is the best of the best!
For those a bit squeamish about these not-very-friendly stingers, (yes, I admit I'm one), DO NOT, I REPEAT, DO NOT view the entries, or try voting for them just before your bedtime.... :-)
Ruth

They are fascinating to watch. Last fall when my shot of the queen was taken I had never seen a queen (of Vespula vulagaris), in fact even as I was chasing her around the bush, I wasn't sure what I was chasing and she was HUGE. Luckily she stopped to hang upside down for a snack. It only lasted for about a min and she was off buzzing around again.

Posted on Mar 13, 2013 at 16:30 UTC
On photo Love is in the air in the The Mating Game challenge (5 comments in total)

Great shot, anything mid-air is great and two hovers joining the 5' high club is just amazing.

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2013 at 23:46 UTC as 5th comment
On photo Love In The Air in the The Mating Game challenge (1 comment in total)

This is also an astounding catch!

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2013 at 23:44 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Fly United in the The Mating Game challenge (2 comments in total)

Amazing catch!!

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2013 at 23:43 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Love with a smile! in the The Mating Game challenge (1 comment in total)

Nothing screams awkward like Dragonfly mating....

Link | Posted on Feb 28, 2013 at 23:43 UTC as 1st comment
On GalleryItem:2229732 (1 comment in total)

Caught in action today...

Posted on Sep 24, 2012 at 00:05 UTC as 1st comment
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