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Forum: The lounge 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Mystery sound

Someone tossing a bitcoin?

Harold
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 2 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Laowa MSC Magic Shift Converter

Quite right. Too many other distractions here this week. I haven't even taken any pictures through the converter, after many months of waiting.

Even at 17mm, that is a wider shift lens than I had...
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Days Ago
Replies: 555
Views: 103,180
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Scratch & Sniff: Scytinostroma portentosum

This is a crust fungus growing on dead wood (Beech?). Rubbing or scratching the surface releases a strong odour of moth balls (camphor). Those of us who...
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 3 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Laowa MSC Magic Shift Converter

Not a TC. It doesn't affect the FL. More like one of those speed reducers. As it spreads the whole image circle, unlike just the inner part with a TC, it must need one stop more exposure, just as...
Forum: Wide angle 3 Days Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 2,812
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: 12mm lenses...too wide?

It has new arrived and I have started playing with it. See my initial findings in the Converters, etc. section.

Harold
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 4 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By Harold Gough
Laowa MSC Magic Shift Converter

This is custom made for Laowa's 12mm f/2.8 Zero-D lens:

http://www.venuslens.net/product/laowa-12mm-f2-8-zero-d/

This 12mm lens is made with the following mounts (via adapters): Canon EF, Nikon...
Forum: Foto Fair 5 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Deer o deer

Paul,

A nice set. I think the first one is a young male Roe in its grey winter coat and the others are Fallow.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 555
Views: 103,180
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Tiny Disco Mushroom Dasyscyphus niveus

The first two images are two versions of the same frame. The image is one of several which were very soft, due to moisture inside the lens. They have had...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 555
Views: 103,180
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

I think the mushroom is a Marasmius species. Some mushrooms specialise in such hosts.

Olympus EM-1, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro at f11, triple TTL flash.

The stereo is crosseye.

Harold

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Forum: Wide angle 1 Week Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 2,812
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: 12mm lenses...too wide?

The Magic Shift Adapter (Nikon a.i.) is about to be dispatched to me from China.

Harold
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: And breathe......

There is the old "Clue" joke, of which I can remember only the punch line with any accuracy

Someone had moved away from the village because he didn't like its name.

"Where is he now?"

"Upper...
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 676
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: And breathe......

Yes, a well-known (horse-drawn) coach "comfort" stop.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Unintentional success

How about "When Turner Missed the Boat"?

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 24
Views: 824
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Another Moon shot

Whoever it was was wrong. Many decades ago it was established as not an image quality issue for macro.

Harold
Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 800
Posted By Harold Gough
MPs' Passwords Scandall

This is what the muppets who run the country do for security:

https://www.grahamcluley.com/lax-computer-security-british-mps-detailed-tweets/

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 555
Views: 103,180
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Magical Mushroom

This image came out surprisingly soft. In addition to the, expected, DOF limitations, stray light from the second flash unit seems to have caused some flare. Anyway, I think it...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 1,992
Views: 247,589
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Alf,

A nice set.

The one on a nest box is Entomobrya, probably nivalis.

The last one is a juvenile Barkfly.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 268
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Hampton Lucy

Me too.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,992
Views: 247,589
Posted By Harold Gough
Forum: The lounge 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: I'm puzzled!

Of all of the above, only one name rhymes with "dump" or anything of a similar nature!

Harold
Forum: The lounge 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 1,772
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: World Domination

Getting back to major retailers vs smaller ones, I saved myself about 300 this week by getting my eyes tested at a high street, national chain opticians, getting their quote for lenses and frames...
Forum: The lounge 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 63
Views: 1,772
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: World Domination

You could save running costs by sharing one set of pumps :D

Harold
Forum: The lounge 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By Harold Gough
Tawny Owl Heard in Daylight

We hear Tawny Owls calling at night. Recently, I have heard one before dusk on more than one occasion. Today I heard one at about 2pm.

They have numerous calls. none of them mistakable fro the...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 555
Views: 103,180
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Wood Blewit Lepista nuda

These were under a mixture of Oak and Larch trees on the Highclere Estate (Downtown Abbey location) at the weekend. I did not tidy them up but shot them as I found them.
...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Alga on Stone Church Wall: Trentepohlia sp.

I have decided that it is probably T. aurea.

http://www.bioref.lastdragon.org/Chlorophyta/Trentepohlia.html

Harold
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