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Forum: Foto Fair 6th January 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By brian1208
Re: Waxwings

I'm still waiting to see this species and these pics make me impatient, they are beautiful birds, thanks for sharing
Forum: Foto Fair 2nd January 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 684
Posted By brian1208
Re: Boxing Day Turnstones

Lovely shots of these busy little birds Ron, great to have them posed on the wall like that
Forum: Foto Fair 31st December 2017
Replies: 17
Views: 1,077
Posted By brian1208
Re: Lille, France

A great set, thanks for the memories - we love Lille, special memories, the Palais des Beaux Arts, a lovely little cafe called Le Lapin Vert just off the main square and just mooching about the town...
Forum: Foto Fair 24th December 2017
Replies: 2,360
Views: 1,155,436
Posted By brian1208
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

just the size to curl up in the toe of my work boots - yuk! ;)
Forum: Foto Fair 24th December 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By brian1208
Re: A few shots from the conservatory

I think it was just being lazy Steve, it had about 6ft to travel, flapped once and thought "that's enough" and coasted the rest of the way :)


It was a shame I just missed the touch down as it...
Forum: Foto Fair 24th December 2017
Replies: 2,360
Views: 1,155,436
Posted By brian1208
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

could be in the "Semi-lethal" category I was introduced to in the H&S booklet I was given when working in Sarawak:


"Semi-Lethal" - doesn't kill you but the bite hurts so much you wish it would! ...
Forum: Foto Fair 23rd December 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By brian1208
Re: A few shots from the conservatory

thanks Paul, I think that is the best shot photographically but there is something rather endearing about that little Chiffchaff hopping from one end of the trellis to the other as well :)
Forum: Foto Fair 23rd December 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 314
Posted By brian1208
A few shots from the conservatory

We are still in the middle of a period of dark, gloomy and dank weather down here in Dorset so I've been whiling away a few moments drinking coffee and shooting garden birds through the conservatory...
Forum: Foto Fair 23rd December 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 443
Posted By brian1208
Re: Statues from Trentham Gardens

they are superb sculptures aren't they, we used to visit regularly when our youngest son lived locally to Trentham Gardens, nice of them images.


I always enjoy the Dandelion Fairies one of which...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 23rd December 2017
Replies: 209
Views: 15,148
Posted By brian1208
Re: Firmware Update

All one can do is record what is seen objectively and accurately, whether or not everyone see the same effect can be down to many variables


Over time shared experiences provide a data set,...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 21st December 2017
Replies: 209
Views: 15,148
Posted By brian1208
Re: Firmware Update

I've just had an update from a couple of other users of the 100-400 on the mk2 post v1.4 which seem more positive when shooting in good light.


"I tried it today on fast moving birds and it is...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 20th December 2017
Replies: 209
Views: 15,148
Posted By brian1208
Re: Firmware Update

"CAF was never good with the Pany100-400mm"


I know that is the general view Martin but my experience is different, which is why CAF + tracking has been my standard setting when using the mk2 +...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 20th December 2017
Replies: 209
Views: 15,148
Posted By brian1208
Re: Firmware Update

I did notice that another update is due early next year to make the mk2 compatible with the new 200f2.8, I'm probably dreaming but it would be nice if they got everything sorted in one go (maybe even...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 20th December 2017
Replies: 209
Views: 15,148
Posted By brian1208
Re: Firmware Update

You may be referring to the thread I started on this Andy?


I think "Might" is the right word, something has changed that wasn't announced and several of us have seen real improvements in the...
Forum: Foto Fair 20th December 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 589
Posted By brian1208
Re: An Obliging Goldcrest

lucky you Ron and didn't you make a great shot when the opportunity arose.


Ours are the spawn of satan and even when they do finally rest its usually behind a branch of our tree where they...
Forum: Foto Fair 20th December 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By brian1208
Re: Wet day in Paradice...........

reminds me of when I worked in Bintulu, Sarawak where it did this at 15.00 every day

One day during the summer holidays there was a crowd of expat teenagers dancing in the rain (whilst I was...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 20th December 2017
Replies: 209
Views: 15,148
Posted By brian1208
Re: Firmware Update

As far as I am concerned a camera + lens is a tool for creating the images I want, so I select the one that suits my needs best at a price I can afford.

All the rest of the debate is interesting...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 20th December 2017
Replies: 209
Views: 15,148
Posted By brian1208
Re: Firmware Update

I'm sure you are right but its all Greek to me Steve ;)
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 19th December 2017
Replies: 209
Views: 15,148
Posted By brian1208
Re: Firmware Update

Hmm:


"The word "photography" was created from the Greek roots φωτός (phōtos), genitive of φῶς (phōs), "light" and γραφή (graphé) "representation by means of lines" or "drawing", together meaning...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 19th December 2017
Replies: 209
Views: 15,148
Posted By brian1208
Re: Firmware Update

Has anyone tried it yet, shooting CAF + tracking with low speed sequential? (single central point or 5 point cross)


If so I'd be interested to hear what you think
Forum: Foto Fair 17th December 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By brian1208
Re: This is what I have been shooting most of this year

It is rare to see the water that colour as its usually a rather revolting yellow / brown tint (sandy bottoms over silt in places) but with contra jour light (what there was of it) and the height and...
Forum: Foto Fair 17th December 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By brian1208
Re: This is what I have been shooting most of this year

Thanks John, I don't often muck about with my pics but that one was a bit special :)


Yep, it has been mounted and framed and was in our club's annual public exhibition where it got the Public...
Forum: Foto Fair 17th December 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By brian1208
Re: This is what I have been shooting most of this year

Thanks Jim, good thoughts for a crop but for me the pic needed to be as it as for its target audience.


I wanted to show the level of activity, interaction and the intensity of the sailing...
Forum: Foto Fair 17th December 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By brian1208
This is what I have been shooting most of this year

the main reason I was away for the site so much was that I seem to have fallen into the role of unofficial photographer for our local Windsurfers and
kiters (along with another lad who set up Avon...
Forum: Foto Fair 17th December 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 718
Posted By brian1208
Re: A Mousey Moment

Thank you, that was the look I was trying for. The "wee meecies" behaved as they would in the wild and I wanted to catch some of that in my shots, rather than going for the "cute poses" that some...
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