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Forum: The lounge 17th March 2018
Replies: 103
Views: 1,990
Posted By PeterBirder
Re: Salisbury nerve agent - just what the hell is that stuff?

For those who may feel the need for some authoritative information on nerve agents rather than speculation the following link from the OPCW is written in relatively understandable terms to the lay...
Forum: Foto Fair 1st March 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By PeterBirder
Re: Dunnock in the Snow

These two links will show you the difference.

https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/wildlife-guides/bird-a-z/house-sparrow/
...
Forum: Foto Fair 28th February 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By PeterBirder
Re: Dunnock in the Snow

The Dunnock (Prunella modularis) is one of a small family (5) of birds called Accentors. They are commonly called "Hedge Sparrows" because they look a bit like sparrows.

Sparrows such as the House...
Forum: Foto Fair 27th February 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By PeterBirder
Re: Bressay Up Helly Aa

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Up_Helly_Aa
Forum: Lens focus 18th February 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By PeterBirder
Re: Lens Corrections?

You cannot ever view a raw file (raw not RAW files as wraw is not an acronym, it literally means the raw data from the sensor) or apply any type of correction to it, it has to be "developed" or...
Forum: Foto Fair 31st January 2018
Replies: 81
Views: 5,086
Posted By PeterBirder
Re: Communal Night-Sky Photography Thread

Tonight's moon.

http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P1314968_DxO-e.jpg

E-M5 (MK !) mz 75-300mm II @300mm
Spot metered, 1000th sec, f8, ISO 320
Single shot hand held.
Processed from...
Forum: Foto Fair 21st January 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 291
Posted By PeterBirder
Re: Lakenheath set 1

Some great shots there.
How many security hoops did you have to jump through to get acces for your group?



It is indeed a very interesting museum and well worth a visit. ...
Forum: General photography discussion 16th January 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By PeterBirder
Re: FT/MFT body and lens size visualiser

No, it's been there since the early days of the Four Thirds consortium and has evolved through the life of Four Thirds and then Micro Four Thirds as new cameras and lenses have been produced and new...
Forum: The lounge 7th January 2018
Replies: 115
Views: 2,519
Posted By PeterBirder
Re: What sort of word is that?"

Oh dear, you don't seem to have understood that this thread is intended to be light hearted and not intended to be taken seriously. It was started by one of our Australian members (Australia is a...
Forum: Foto Fair 7th January 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By PeterBirder
A Walk In The Park.

Went for a walk in our local country park in the sunshine today.

Here's a few snaps.

http://www.e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/P1071576_DxO-e.jpg
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Forum: The lounge 6th January 2018
Replies: 115
Views: 2,519
Posted By PeterBirder
Re: What sort of word is that?"

Well I think I "worked it out".
Over here in the "old country" the only people who play baseball are US servicemen/women and their families on USAF "bases" (actually they are RAF airfields on loan)...
Forum: Foto Fair 6th January 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 486
Posted By PeterBirder
Re: Pacific Gull

If you had a bill like that you'd be self-satisfied and smug.:)
Forum: Foto Fair 6th January 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By PeterBirder
Re: Hopton Beach.

Many thanks for the further replies.



Yes Phil I did go to the Toby and will be going again and I've now got loyalty points on my Toby app for a free meal next time so that's a bonus :).
...
Forum: Foto Fair 5th January 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By PeterBirder
Re: Hopton Beach.

Many thanks for all your kind replies, they are much appreciated.

I am very much living one day at a time still but each day seems to bring a new challenge.This morning I am stupidly agonising...
Forum: Foto Fair 4th January 2018
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By PeterBirder
Hopton Beach.

I've not been active on the forum for quite a while now. The reason is that for the last year or so my dear wife and soulmate of 45 years, Sandra's health had been steadily declining and in August...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark 2 8th November 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 814
Posted By PeterBirder
Re: Battery BLS-50 vs. BLS - 5

Here is the official Olympus compatibility chart.

http://cs.olympus-imaging.jp/en/support/imsg/digicamera/compati/pen_power.cfm

Regards.*chr
Forum: The lounge 7th November 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By PeterBirder
Re: Midnight Express

Hercule Poirot?
Forum: The lounge 7th November 2017
Replies: 100
Views: 5,024
Posted By PeterBirder
Re: What is so wrong with red trousers?

I have noticed of late that there seems to be an increasing use of pink hi-vis clothing. Is there a significance to this? I wonder.*shrug
Forum: The lounge 7th November 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 874
Posted By PeterBirder
Re: Anyone know anything about Scots Land Law?

The non use of punctuation in contracts used to be the norm.

During my career with Marconi when I moved from an engineering role to sales and marketing I had to go on a company commercial...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 4th November 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,553
Posted By PeterBirder
Re: EM1 WiFi Controller App

If you are connected to the internet via WiFi it is usually free either via your home broadband or a free WiFi service in shops and restaurants etc. (found out this week you can get free WiFi on...
Forum: General photography discussion 3rd November 2017
Replies: 2
Views: 1,022
Posted By PeterBirder
Re: Live time for landscape

See page 30 of the manual.

Bulb/Livetime is intended for low light/night time photography if you also use a big stopper you will have almost no light at all and the time taken to obtain an image...
Forum: Software 2nd November 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,856
Posted By PeterBirder
Re: DXO Photolab

That's interesting mine never did, it just updated/upgraded the installed version and renamed it.
Forum: Software 2nd November 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,856
Posted By PeterBirder
Re: DXO Photolab

Great upgrade, did mine a few days ago.

Interestingly it also left OP 11 still in place and usable as well.
Forum: Foto Fair 30th October 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By PeterBirder
Re: Odd clouds

Dave
If you follow Jim Ford's link to the Cloud Appreciation Society site you will see someone else's photo of the same cloud taken on the same day as yours and it is certainly an example of...
Forum: General photography discussion 28th October 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By PeterBirder
Re: Shadows

The use of the term shadows is entirely correct.

See Oxford Dictionary online here.https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/shadow

Similarly Highlight....
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