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dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 20 10:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

feet do have the advantage of both nature and "damage"

various stripes and patches in feather colour might add more points

beaks are variable as well

i recon i need to snap the colony and compare all of them.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 20 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Went out into the other part of the wood Wednesday, and as we were walking by, son with camera, a robin twittered to us. Was posing nicely on a twig, but decided it had had enough before son got the shot. I mean...these humans should take an instant picture. My time is valuable. Although we have lost a lot of leaves the remaining ones are lovely.

dpack



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 06, 20 9:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

i have loads of snaps of empty air and such like.

at least with this camera it is not "where is it?" "it is that tiny dark blob in the middle"

i have found that having the camera set for a decent depth of field, on a papstrap and just wearing a lens cap can be quick draw.
turn it on, remove cap, point, zoom ,shoot, preferably burst shoot

raw3 is slower than lower res/single frame stuff but usually worth it.

auto focus is ace for some things but many small moving things(critters, leaves etc)confuses many af modes enough to miss the snap so i usually go for boresight mode with a single point of focus which is far faster and where i want it.



the old 35mm camera has a neat trick based on fast jet tech.
once you have taught it how you look at things it will put the point of focus where you look. that is really nice, but i suspect that camera parts may have been repurposed, and they were asked quietly to remove that capability from cameras.
it would not be hard to take a few grands worth of camera and make a multi million target acquisition helmet for a fast jet weapons system.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 20 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Son had the camera ready, and only had to raise it and take the picture, but that particular robin wasn't hanging about. I caught sight of it when it twittered, but the reaction time of son and digital camera was just not quite fast enough for it.

Slim



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Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 20 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Coyotes have been making their presence known very close to the house lately. A bit annoying when the cat doesn't want to come in for the night as early as I would like.
I think some of it is him having the sense not to leave a secure spot when they're yipping nearby

dpack



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 07, 20 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

coyote is far nicer than loki

afaik the critters are a bit like radjel in habits and stories

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 20 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

You need to have words with the cat and explain inside is the safest place.

On the subject of wildlife, we had an attempt at a nest by something, probably pigeon, in out chimney which nearly gassed us. Heard an odd noise Friday evening, and thought at first it was the freezer alarm as I had just been in there, but turned out to be the CO alarm in the lounge. We opened windows and doors, and husband shut the fire down and put it out, but just as well we had the alarm. He had a go at the chimney yesterday with the cleaning brush and got it clear, so it is drawing well now and the alarm hasn't gone off again.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 09, 20 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

cool ride dude

Mistress Rose



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sgt.colon



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 20 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

It was just missing a bit of a Beach boy song.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 20 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    


dpack



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 20 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

youngii sammison is back

no confirmed kill on rat, no eyeball either

perhaps that one was just travelling by

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 20 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Lets hope so. As long as it doesn't bring its friends back with it.

Not exactly wildlife, but the light yesterday was amazing with the autumn leaves. It was dull, but somehow it made the colours really pop. Son took quite a lot of pictures, but how they will turn out I don't know. Mainly beech, so shades of green, yellow and gold.

gz



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PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 20 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Our neighbour over the road with chooks is despatching one very large rat a day at the moment...I think he is going to put extra traps out.

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 17, 20 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

Found one advantage with the leaves being pretty well off the trees now; the bazzard glided over yesterday and we got a very good view of it. Also heard owls hooting, almost certainly tawny. On the deer front, I was cutting some more besom handles and saw a roe deer running into the coppice; bad news was that as we were leaving the woods after dark we saw what I am pretty sure was a muntjac at the other end of the wood.

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