Photo of the Day !!

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Re: Photo of the Day !!

Postby 4xxxx » Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:33 am

He was getting out, she was getting in at D'Bah. Not sure why, the surf was lousy, I saw a few whales but to far away for a decent shot with the 400 mm.

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Re: Photo of the Day !!

Postby janern » Wed Jul 30, 2014 2:02 pm

A few animals shots from my vacation


Common eider female in Seltjarnarnes, Iceland
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Meerkat in Edinburgh Zoo
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Atlantic puffin in Sumburgh Head nature reserve, Shetland
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Re: Photo of the Day !!

Postby MrCliff » Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:18 am

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Re: Photo of the Day !!

Postby warth man » Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:31 am

A patch of wild flower meadow, Westmorland, England. The bumble bee entered the frame just after I lay down to take the shot. I didn't see the greenfly on a stem to the left of the bee until the pic was on my computer screen.

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Re: Photo of the Day !!

Postby warth man » Sun Sep 14, 2014 9:26 am

A headstone/memorial in a Heysham, Lancashire graveyard. Someone was a bit of a character. Two Sarahs, married in succession to one James Jones. One of the three was presumably the "Poet Philosopher & Failure." The bottom memorial stone to Sarah Elizabeth (Sadie) also bears these two inscriptions: "Guardian Angels" and "Alas poor Yorick."

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Re: Photo of the Day !!

Postby 4xxxx » Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:42 am

Sugar Train hauling to the mill at Cairns.

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Re: Photo of the Day !!

Postby warth man » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:00 pm

Frost yesterday on a mossy stone in my garden wall. D600; Nikon 105mm f2.8 VR micro; f8; 1/200; ISO 100.

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Re: Photo of the Day !!

Postby warth man » Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:48 pm

An ice spike/stalagmite that grew overnight in a container of water put out for birds yesterday. It was pretty chilly here last night!

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Re: Photo of the Day !!

Postby Bob Andersson » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:52 am

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I see this view pretty much every morning as I leave the village micro-bakery but this morning the light really appealed:

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Re: Photo of the Day !!

Postby warth man » Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:01 pm

Nice pic; nice village.
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Re: Photo of the Day !!

Postby 4xxxx » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:51 am

It looks very tranquil, the shot captures this with the ducks. I thought it would be to early for the grass to grow, still winter up there?


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Re: Photo of the Day !!

Postby Bob Andersson » Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:22 pm

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Yes, it's definitely still winter although there are a few signs of spring such as flowering bulbs, more bird song and woodpeckers pecking. :lol:

It's amazing how the light can be just right on one day and 24 hours later, as in this morning, look completely different despite having nominally the same clear blue sky. A reminder to always have the camera along. But that's teaching Granny to suck eggs on this forum!

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Re: Photo of the Day !!

Postby warth man » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:40 am

Trouble is, Bob, I'm not sure there are many of us left to try teaching the sucking of eggs to! The site, or at least the forum, seems to be dying with no visible attempt at resuscitation. Is there any news about the way forward here? I still look at the camera and lens reviews, as I am sure others do too, so the site lives - just not the user participation bit.
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Re: Photo of the Day !!

Postby oldCarlos » Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:32 pm

Like you, WM, I also look forward to reading about equipment & check out Thomas's great lens reviews with interest, but feel the forum has just been left to fade away.
It appears that even the admin doesn't log in/check the site from one month to the next; Last visited: Thu Jan 08, 2015 7:43 am, let alone post anymore? :(

Also, the initial sign up process must be far too easy, as all we seem to get are `spammers these days. I'm forever pressing the `report` button! :roll:
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Re: Photo of the Day !!

Postby Bob Andersson » Fri Feb 20, 2015 10:56 am

Hi guys,

There does seem to be a lot more activity on the social media these days. As @BobAndersson I inhabit Twitter-space (or should that be twit-space :lol: ) where Gordon (@Cameralabs) regularly flags review updates and shares photos and thoughts about food (often burgers) and coffee. I don't inhabit either Facebook or Google+ but my understanding is that there is similar activity there, maybe even more as they don't have the 140 character constraint.

It's not so long ago that BBS's were the bee's knees and I wonder if, with very few exceptions, specialist forums are going the same way. In the time I've been active here the digital camera market has matured and the smartphone has largely superseded the compact camera. As a result some of the excitement of wave after wave of new tech has diminished and, for all of us, there are only so many occasions in a lifetime that one wants to explain the basics of shutter speed, aperture, DoF etc., especially as the answers to those questions can be found either by a forum search here or much more widely by a search of the web.

With less to talk about on the tech front as the pace of innovation subsides that leaves photo sharing as a major activity and it's my opinion that social media and specialist photo-sharing sites have a huge advantage over forums, both in ease of use and the size of the potential audience. But that's just my take on it, not an official CameraLabs position.

So far as new registrations are concerned yes, the spammers are a pain although I more often than not see zero content posts from such accounts which, no doubt, will either be edited later or have signatures added by the owning bot. We had a quiet time for a while last year but that was because Gordon deleted all accounts with zero posts and also temporarily closed the forum to new registrations completely!

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