Lives in Australia Sunshine Coast, Australia
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Joined on Apr 18, 2013

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  • Very nice images Paul, I really like the slow shutter effects.
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    The digital readout is very accurate and repeatable. The vernier is good for 1/10mm and the digital is good for ±0.02mm. It's not worth the expense of returning them so I will just have to avoid ...
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    The lilies have matured this year and I'm well pleased by how they have flowered.
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    Thanks Andrew. The digital caliper is an order of magnitude more accurate. Unfortunately I bought it off EBAY so a return isn't worth the return postage. I will just have to make sure I use only ...
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    A mob of Galahs were feeding on the lawn but they wouldn't pose. The Roos were well fed and content to sit in the shade. The Kookaburra thought it had caught a snack. Stop that it tickles... Time ...
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    Thanks Dave. Yup, I think that lens is a keeper. Dicky.
  • That moth looks to be quite a size and I wouldn't want to be stung by that wasp :-O
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    Thanks Andrew, hopefully I will be able to test the new lens in low light and also try a few star shots.
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    Walking through the mangroves is quite a challenge. When you walk and tread on the mangrove shoots the mud can easily splash up into the camera lens. I'm also getting too old to duck and weave ...
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    Thanks Rich. The yellow roses went into a vase for the Boss's 78 birthday yesterday.
  • Reminded me of the old schoolboy joke - Have one on me said the drunken old tree, No thanks said the dog and to his espouse, I've just been and had one on the house...
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    Time for a daylight trial of the new 9mm and see how well the wide angle works. A walk through the mangroves. Getting a bit wet. Maroochy river Some distortion top right On to the 300mm Mangrove ...
  • Are you sure that isn't Fangorn forest? Did you see Treebeard? Looks like a great place to stroll and muse. Dicky.
  • We still have a couple of spare knobs. They will almost certainly be used to replace the most used knobs that are starting to show their age.
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    Stormy weather indeed. I remember the doggerel from my sailing days - "Short foretold short blast;  long foretold long last". When I rounded Cape Finisterre to head down the coast of Portugal the ...
  • Excellent work Andrew. How designs have changed over the years, both the motive power and chassis to to contain it.
  • If at first you don't succeed sky diving is not the sport for you :-D It doesn't seem to bother the Roos. Butterflies and Hover flies don't seem to mind either.
  • It is rectilinear as is the 6mm but I thought the 6mm would struggle to match the overall sharpness. I will be interested to see how well I can focus on the stars. I'll have to be patient - the ...
  • Orchard butterflies are big and restless; I have followed them for miles waiting for them to settle without any luck. I had just tried my first shot with my new 9mm F1.7 - bought after a lot of ...
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    :-D I was thinking of Shakespeare!
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