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Forum: Legacy Lenses 1 Hour Ago
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Posted By Harold Gough
Duplicate Macro Strings in Macro Folder?

It would seem prudent to have all the macro-specific strings available in the recently-introduced, specialist macro subforum.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Signs of spring

The Pussy Willows are about to burst out of buds and Hazel catkins are about to produce pollen.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Hour Ago
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Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

I could be wrong but that is the common species in my garden and I have taken similar shots.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Hours Ago
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Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Alf,

The springtail is Neanura muscorum.

I think the woodlouse is Porcellio scaber.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Hours Ago
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Views: 205,690
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Seed Head of Clematis alpina "Willy"

This is many months after flowering ended. The sunlight suits it well.

Olympus EM-1, (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, 1/50 at f11, hand-held....
Forum: Foto Fair 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 841
Views: 205,690
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Woodland Mushrooms and Autumn Colour

There are images from September 2016. At that time of year I would have been very busy with such images from official surveys and put these aside, unprocessed....
Forum: Macro 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 36
Posted By Harold Gough
A Harvestman via Two Lenses

I found this individual on a wrist-thick rotting branch in my pile of fungus and slime mould dedicated wood. Most species would have jumped off fairly soon afterwards but this one stayed on board,...
Forum: Telephoto 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 91
Views: 13,532
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Panasonic 100-400

Tonight is supposed to be when the moon is at its very best. The cloud should be minimal late evening.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: A Harvestman via Two Lenses

In this case, just on the camera via an adapter (AI to E in this case) and daylight. It is just another manual lens.

Harold
Forum: The lounge 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 177
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Antibacterials and Other Household Products Nasties

That's the other side of the coin.

My particular issue is partly that the chemicals may affect health and partly that we may be changing the composition of the microbial populations, possible to...
Forum: The lounge 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 177
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Antibacterials and Other Household Products Nasties

That's my suspicion but I have yet to see than in print anywhere.

Harold
Forum: The lounge 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 177
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Antibacterials and Other Household Products Nasties

Product which claim to kill 99.9% in fact do. The snag is that that is of the few dozen species they put into the text mix, not the hundreds and thousands of others likely to be present in the home,...
Forum: The lounge 1 Day Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 177
Posted By Harold Gough
Antibacterials and Other Household Products Nasties

There has been concern over many years about the harmfulness of active ingredients but products are still on sale:

https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/toxic-cleaning-products/
...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Days Ago
Replies: 841
Views: 205,690
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

On a rare sunny February day I decided to try the telemacro performance of my mirror lens. It was not at its closest focus but at about 15 feet, the second image showing what it does at 150 feet. The...
Forum: Telephoto 2 Days Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 91
Posted By Harold Gough
Tamron Adaptall-2 SP 350mm on EM-1

Hazel Catkins

On a rare sunny February day I decided to try the telemacro performance of my mirror lens. It was not at its closest focus but at about 15 feet, the second image showing what it...
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By Harold Gough
A Harvestman via Two Lenses

I found this individual on a wrist-thick rotting branch in my pile of fungus and slime mould dedicated wood. Most species would have jumped off fairly soon afterwards but this one stayed on board,...
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Days Ago
Replies: 841
Views: 205,690
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Tiny, Hidden Winter Mushrooms

I turned over a chunk of long-dead pear tree branch (wrist-thick) yesterday and found this growing from a bark-free spot. This is one of my rare uses of f16 on the...
Forum: The lounge 4 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Geared Steam Locomotives

On the subject of general train photography:

Colin Garret died last year.

https://www.heritagerailway.co.uk/tributes-paid-to-milepost-92%C2%BD-founder-colin-garratt/

Harold
Forum: The lounge 4 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Geared Steam Locomotives

The theory was that the huge single piston of early locos tranferred its horizontal motion to the track, causing damage. The main purpose was to spread the drive power over several axles. The result...
Forum: The lounge 4 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Geared Steam Locomotives

A couple of videos:

Mountain Climbing Shay Locomotive - YouTube

Shay Locomotive gear in motion - YouTube

Harold
Forum: The lounge 4 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Geared Steam Locomotives

[QUOTE=Naughty Nigel;472067]I had heard of them but have never seen one. I don't think they were ever used on main lines in the UK; more in quarries, coal mines and suchlike, and I suspect the gears...
Forum: E-System User Group goodies 5 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 14,573
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Want to try Macro photography?

Why risk it? Put its cap on and reverse a Kiron 28-70mm (50) which has high quality glass and gives a choice of magnifications.

By the way, not all lenses have aperture control when detached from...
Forum: The lounge 5 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 235
Posted By Harold Gough
Geared Steam Locomotives

I suppose you steam buffs know all about these. The Shay is particularly impressive.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geared_steam_locomotive

Harold
Forum: E-System User Group goodies 5 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 14,573
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Want to try Macro photography?

This is what I did a few years ago:

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18617

http://www.photomacrography.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=18455

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 5 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 328
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Ceratiomyxa poroides: A Delicate Rarity

Membership of the site (lots of forums, not just macro) is free if you just want to view and reply (not very much annually) but I have to pay to upload images. If you have images hosted elsewhere you...
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