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Forum: Foto Fair 1 Day Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Having a good laugh together!

Nice one.

Wives are good at reminding, sometimes usefully! :)

Harold
Forum: The lounge 3 Days Ago
Replies: 3,572
Views: 90,261
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

What would a second referendum achieve, apart from to trash the first one? We would no more know what the circumstances of our leaving would be than we did the first time. That is because we could...
Forum: The lounge 5 Days Ago
Replies: 3,572
Views: 90,261
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

I was in 35 years of continuous employment with, give or take a couple of demergers and mergers, the same company for 35 years.

In the decade or so before EU membership, of my colleagues in the...
Forum: Wide angle 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Laowa 10-18mm (Sony E Only)

Here are two single frames shot at 16mm and f11.

https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/20/1754120.jpg

https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/21/1754121.jpg

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: One "GIANT" Fly!

Nice shot of a magnificent insect.

Harold
Forum: Wide angle 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By Harold Gough
Laowa 10-18mm (Sony E Only)

It arrived today after spending Christmas in Customs. The lens is available only in Sony E mount but I am looking for ultra-wide angle perspective via my full frame Sony A7R. It may be of interest to...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 1,689
Sticky: Picture trail
Views: 197,691
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Picture trail

Excellent lighting and the soft-edged vignette works well.

Harold
Forum: Macro 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 516
Posted By Harold Gough
Adapting a Torch/Flashlight for Tripod Mounting

I do a lot of macro at tiny effective apertures using fully manual lenses. This makes framing and focusing difficult, except, maybe, in bright sunlight. In dimmer light, the sensor jumps all over the...
Forum: The lounge 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By Harold Gough
All-Butter?

There is a scam in the supermarkets. We found at least the Coop and Tesco are selling "all butter" pastry products such as mince pies which the ingredients lists show contain Palm Oil.

We are...
Forum: Flash 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 754
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: First Macro with A7R & Triple Nissin Air 1 Flash

A final thought: Have you got RC On in the camera menu?

Harold
Forum: Flash 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 754
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: First Macro with A7R & Triple Nissin Air 1 Flash

Just check:

On your 36R, use the mode button to select RC, displayed as C I C, plus any compensation value (select with large dial).

I don't have the 600R but the manual says:

Wireless Flash...
Forum: Flash 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 754
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: First Macro with A7R & Triple Nissin Air 1 Flash

I don't know what you are doing but I can assure you that all my guns are diffused, except the control unit. With the Olympus set-up (FL-36R and FL-300Rs) the flash of the LM2 is turned off and does...
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By Harold Gough
A Duet of Dozy Polydesmids

I was looking for macro subjects on my decaying stack of Sycamore logs when I found this pair of flat-topped millipedes. Although it was not the coldest day this week it was chilly. They kept still...
Forum: The lounge 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 64
Views: 1,195
Posted By Harold Gough
Nottingham Knockers: A Threat to You at Home

I was assaulted om my own doorstep by one of these thugs on Monday evening (after dark).

https://www.safelocaltrades.com/consumers/advice/doorstep-pedlars

This individual flashed one of the...
Forum: The lounge 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3,572
Views: 90,261
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Political: We're doomed, Captain Mannering...

Not from me. The original EM-1 does all I require and more.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 17th December 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 1,456
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: And now 'Enter the Neon Cuckoo Bee'.

A very attractive species.

While the Honeybee cannot do the "buzz pollination" our native bumblebees can and are supplied as artificially-raised colonies to tomato growers.

Harold.
Forum: Converters, adapters and extension tubes 14th December 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 302
Posted By Harold Gough
A Light Leak Problem Diagnosed

I have an A7R full frame camera which I rarely use. I have lenses in Nikon AI mount for which I have an adapter for AI to Sony E. It is relevant that I was shooting macro but not relevant that I was...
Forum: Foto Fair 11th December 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Hemitrichia at High Magnification and My Favourite Stereo

Thanks.

Those are highlights of hundreds of little nibs on the rough surface of the rotting wood moistened by previous rain. I have moderated highlights considerably with software.

Such...
Forum: General photography discussion 5th December 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 469
Posted By Harold Gough
Forum: Foto Fair 4th December 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 261
Posted By Harold Gough
Metatrichia species? Laowa 25mm on A7R with Stereo

I had been wanting to try out my Laowa 25mm x2.5 to x5 on full frame. Then I came across a Slime Mould on my very productive rotting apple trunk wood. It looked very much like the...
Forum: Movie mode - technical discussions 28th November 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 845
Posted By Harold Gough
Sony Rumour

https://www.dpreview.com/opinion/0646324097/rumored-8k-multi-aspect-sensor-could-point-to-4k-super-camera-sony-a7s-iii?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2018-november-28&ref_=pe_1822...
Forum: Foto Fair 25th November 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Perichaenia corticalis a Sessile Myxomycete of Bark

Thanks. It's the keepers which you see. A huge proportion are rejected.

Our biggest enemy in macro is our finger pressure on the shutter release button.

All of this species were shot in my...
Forum: Foto Fair 25th November 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 316
Posted By Harold Gough
Perichaenia corticalis a Sessile Myxomycete of Bark

This is the same population of which I posted the "pots of gold", which were the mature fruiting bodies, opened to release spores.

Here are more images from the same colonies. The colour change...
Forum: Foto Fair 24th November 2018
Replies: 823
Views: 199,349
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

No, there is a range of heights but that range is genetically determined rather than primarily by the immediate environment.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 20th November 2018
Replies: 823
Views: 199,349
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

The second one is the Jelly Ear Auricularia auricula-judae

The yellow one is one of the Spindles, and looks most like Golden spindles Clavulinopsis fusiformis.

Harold
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