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Forum: The lounge 2 Hours Ago
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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 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 79
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 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 79
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 839
Views: 205,432
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 64
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 1 Day Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 96
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 3 Days Ago
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Views: 205,432
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 228
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 228
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 228
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 228
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 14,492
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 3 Days Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 228
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 32
Views: 14,492
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 4 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 316
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...
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Ceratiomyxa poroides: A Delicate Rarity

Thanks, Bill.

By all means forward the list.

I see that Sorby use Flickr. I wonder if they still will, with rumoured changes. (I forget the details but suspect money is involved).

As for...
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Ceratiomyxa poroides: A Delicate Rarity

The list is here:

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=49799

Harold
Forum: The lounge 4 Days Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 115
Posted By Harold Gough
Links to Slime Mould Websites

In response to a comment elsewhere on the website, I have checked through the website links I find useful and deleted those which are no longer functional. There being no other obvious place, I am...
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Ceratiomyxa poroides: A Delicate Rarity

Thanks, Bill.

My host for these are FM Macro, where I post as "e6filmuser". I normally just duplicate them here, pasting the text and the image addresses. I have probably put some in the fungus...
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Ceratiomyxa poroides: A Delicate Rarity

Thanks. Paul.

You would be surprised how many viewers, even in macro forums, don't comment on whether they can may them work or not.

The slight difference in plane of focus of L & R in this...
Forum: General photography discussion 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 172
Posted By Harold Gough
Curves Sensors Are Coming

Maybe for future swing-lens cameras?

http://image-sensors-world.blogspot.com/2019/02/curve-one-to-bring-curved-sensors-to.html

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 5 Days Ago
Replies: 1,736
Sticky: Picture trail
Views: 207,022
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Picture trail

Smoke of Combat

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/picture.php?albumid=450&pictureid=2935

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 5 Days Ago
Replies: 2,365
Views: 1,841,940
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

I first experienced that many years ago, when I entered the tropical fern house at Kew.

Somewhere, I have a couple of those chemical hand-warmers, which you crush to release the heat. They were...
Forum: Foto Fair 5 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By Harold Gough
Ceratiomyxa poroides: A Delicate Rarity

This is a slime mould but of a very individual appearance. We found this rare beauty in 2016, on rotten deciduous wood on the local chalk hills. It was found during a fungus foray by Thames Valley...
Forum: Telephoto 5 Days Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Olympus 60mm f2.8 macro v Panasonic 35-100 f2.8

I have done a lot of macro, over many years, with macro supplementary lenses on the front of primes. Either a Raynox (I use the MSN-202) or a Marumi +5 Achromat will give you excellent results with...
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