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Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Seeds

The image doesn't show the cones, just the male flowers. The cones are on a different part of the tree.

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Mistletoe

Mistletoe is a large family, including many tropical species:

https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/science-environment/2018/11/australia-is-the-real-home-of-mistletoe/

I find our...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Week Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Seeds

The 'seed' is pollen from the male flowers.

Jim
Forum: The lounge 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 153
Posted By Jim Ford
Photobox!

I wanted a few decent prints, small framed prints and a mug. I went to Photobox, which I've seen recommended.

I don't think I've seen such a clunky and opaque web site! I managed to upload and...
Forum: The lounge 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,142
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Papuma & Bromo in June 2019

It's interesting that the North Star is so low compared to the U.K. latitude. Further evidence (if any is needed) of the Earth being a sphere (more strictly, an oblate spheroid!

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 20
Views: 526
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: White-tailed Eagle

Terrific photos Dave - you're going to get buried with compliments!

I guess that they were taken with an EM-1 Mk2 with a 300mm.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 635
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Battery suggestions E-M1

I only use Expros in my EP-5. The tiny charger is also very handy as it has a USB input.

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Tiger Moth

Nice - I haven't seen one for 70 years!

Jim
Forum: Introduce yourself 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 584
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Hello from Australia

Welcome - this is a 'bonzer' forum! ;)

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 17th June 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 242
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Several birds were around Friday morning.

So exotic - we only ever seem them in a zoo!

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 14th June 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: If you go down to the woods today....

Nice! I've heard long tailed tits described as 'lollipop birds'.

Jim
Forum: Software 13th June 2019
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: ChromeBooks?

Chromeboocks run on a 'flavour' of Linux, rather than a 'Fischer Price' O.S. like W10! ;)

Jim
Forum: Accessory talk 10th June 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Pop-up tent as portable hide

If you've already got a self inflating camping mattress, a suitable low seat for the tent is:
...
Forum: The lounge 4th June 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,024
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Cremation Integration

and female? ;)



IIRC Stanley Spencer's painting is in the Sandham Memorial Chapel near Newbury. I went some years ago.

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sandham-memorial-chapel
...
Forum: The lounge 2nd June 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,024
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Cremation Integration

Cheapest is a 'sky burial' in your back garden, though I don't think that the neighbours would be pleased! ;)

I believe that there's nothing against the law in burying someone in your back...
Forum: Foto Fair 2nd June 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: False Oil Beetle on Field Rose

I call them 'thick legged flower beetle', but it's the same creature - Oedemera nobilis.

I've never seen a real oil beetle, though I'd love to do so. They've got an absolutely amazing (and...
Forum: The lounge 31st May 2019
Replies: 42
Views: 1,024
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Cremation Integration

It was interesting that Doris Day said that she didn't want a funeral, grave or any sort of memorial.

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 24th May 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 196
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Stranger In Paradise

My partner loves bluebells.

When we've gone to a wood she's said "Can you smell it?". I then make a show of inspecting the soles of my shoes and saying "It's not on me!"

It worked the first...
Forum: General photography discussion 22nd May 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 778
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Sony RX100

I was kindly given a Mk 1 a few years ago by someone on this forum because it was repeatedly switching itself on spontaneously. A search on the net showed several forums where users had reported the...
Forum: Foto Fair 17th May 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 426
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Against the Light

In the more cultured parts of The World, we call "against the light" 'Contre-jour'! ;)

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 16th May 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Mass emergence of rare butterflies.

I can't see where you mentioned the name of the butterfly (Duke of Burgandy Fritillary).

You probably omitted it in your excitement! ;)

No. 2 is absolutely perfect.

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 14th May 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 900
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Butterflies with 12-200 and 40-150 (+1.4 tc) lenses

No. 2 for me also. The focus is spot on, including the antenna of this rare butterfly.

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 13th May 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: The Sutton Hoo ship burial

AIRC the grave was missed by robbers because the end of the barrow had been ploughed away, making the actual grave off-centre.

Jim
Forum: Foto Fair 11th May 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By Jim Ford
Thumbs up Re: Chaffinch

A really first class image, Dave!

Jim
Forum: The lounge 11th May 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 269
Posted By Jim Ford
Re: Pre Polling for Saturday 18th

Who are you voting for Mark, Lachlan Macquarie? ;)

Jim
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