AlwynS

Lives in Canada Richmond, BC, Canada
Joined on Feb 20, 2016

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  • I am even better off: I practically never even turn the rear screen on! Typically only sitting at my desk and making big setup changes.
  • In my case the answer seems to be "no"! OK, I really did not prepare for this. I was thinking of taking a tripod but when I went out this morning to look for Neowise, I decided this will just be a ...
  • Ahh yes, but see my highlighted comment in the post that you commented on: while it has GENERALLY been colder and grey, these photographs were taken when we got some lovely sunshine I think ...
  • And on the principle that a picture is worth a thousand words: the following is a screenshot of the crop of the full RAW image in Capture One: Obviously easier to better grasp this when viewed at ...
  • Bill While I believe the true, correct definition of "macro" means that the subject should be larger than 1:1 ON THE SENSOR , regardless of lens focal length, I suspect not many people are really ...
  • Thanks Brent. If you are referring to the close ups of the bee: those were taken at the closest focus distance with the camera at 600mm (in 35mm equivalent: actual 220mm) focal length. I find this ...
  • Floating petal In spite of our summer being rather wishy-washy so far, the bees are quite busy. Heading in: Arrived Working On top of things Robin feeding after a bath Basking in the early evening ...
  • A stinging reminder....
  • Thanks Rodger. And as per my post to Chefski, I have pretty much also concluded that it flew into a window from the inside while trying to get out. Sad....
  • Thanks Steve. As for hypoglycemia: I grew up in an age where a drink of sugar water was the prescribed remedy for all shocks and accidents that kids get into! Some value to that I suppose. For the ...
  • Thanks Dale: a bit sad that it happened though...
  • Thanks Chefski: I have pretty much come to the same conclusion re flying into one of the windows from the inside. Still hoping that it has made/is making a full recovery!
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    Thanks kindly Steve!
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    Thanks kindly Rodger: appreciate the encouragement This I think is a very good and valid observation/comment and one that has struck me before as well. Couple of my previous favourite Waxwing ...
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    Thanks windoze: some of my favourite birds! Like Michael Palin said of the mythical Norwegian Blue parrot: beautiful plumage....
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    Thanks Jerry. This is a very brief window of opportunity every year. Normally the Waxwings are widely distributed and rather skittish, so normally tough to get decent close shots. For about a week ...
  • Created discussion thread Cedar Waxwings
    Cedar Waxwings are some of my favourite local birds. I was fortunate enough to get some quite close in shots of a few this morning. Lastly a magic trick: how to make a berry disappear!
  • Thanks Bill and no, never seen any Robin look anything remotely like that ! Looks like a peroxide blond! :-) Leucism is a known thing in birds though, so I suppose if enough of us look at enough ...
  • Yes, I do know that it is officially summer already. But around here, the weather has been stuck in late winter/early spring: really not fully spring-like and certainly nowhere near summer! And I ...
  • Very striking artwork: I like it!
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