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Forum: Foto Fair 52 Minutes Ago
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Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Tawny Grisette Amanita fulva

The name comes from the grey colour of the Grisette Amanita vaginata. Both species are found in woodland, usually as solitary individuals, and are edible. Some other...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 98
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Centipede Haplophilus subterraneus via Laowa x2.5

Thanks, Andy. Yes, it is rare to see the whole individual exposed at one time and when we do see them they are moving fast and seemingly erratically.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 98
Posted By Harold Gough
Forum: The lounge 18 Hours Ago
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Views: 295
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: White Toblerone

Our local has them at £3.50 again today.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 23 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Where Clouds Roll Over the Sea

It was scrapped, without putting up a fight! :D

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Day Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 98
Posted By Harold Gough
Centipede Haplophilus subterraneus via Laowa x2.5

I find our native centipedes very challenging to photograph. They move rapidly and disappear into any nearby crevice or into detritus. I was not looking for this one or even engaged in photography...
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Day Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 169
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Where Clouds Roll Over the Sea

Very nice. Although the cloud formation is the star, there is plenty of interest elsewhere.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 1 Day Ago
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Views: 179,644
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Shaggy Parasol Chlorophyllum rhacodes

In my opinion, the tastiest of the edible ones.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Days Ago
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Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Beefsteak Fungus Fistulina hepatica

This fungus has a common name likening it to beef and a scientific name referring to liver.

It grows on oak trees.
...
Forum: General photography discussion 2 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Laowa Lenses

Mine cost me £398.64 by direct purchase.

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Days Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Trip down the Thames...

Excellent images. It would be good to know what lenses were used.

Harold
Forum: The lounge 2 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: A Different View on our Finances

I hope you are reading this, Donald:

"However, such populist policies later became inadequate, causing the nation's collapse as their excesses—including a uniquely extreme fossil fuel subsidy—are...
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Oak Leaf with Spangle Galls

Thanks.

The detail is in the subject, captured by one of the best lenses Olympus ever made. In fact, some recent files have had so much detail that the files were too large for the host website...
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Days Ago
Replies: 2,355
Views: 403,366
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Red-Legged or Forest Shield-bug Pentatoma rufipes

You need your imagination to see any red in the legs but that is its name. this was in our garden. I think it was on a plant close to a fence....
Forum: Macro 3 Days Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 118
Posted By Harold Gough
Calibration of Printing Nikkor 150mm On EM-1

I did this with my lens.

Calibrated at f2.8 (M42 Setup)

Extension mm WD mm(No hood) FOV mm Mag*
145 390 36 0.5
225 210 17 1
340 155 10 ...
Forum: Macro 3 Days Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 89
Posted By Harold Gough
Printing-Nikkors the Ultimate Macro Lenses

Higher magnifications may need specialised lenses but withing their scope, these are superb:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/55509772

Harold
Forum: General photography discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Laowa Lenses

It seems that it is no longer "new".

On the positive (budget) side, you don't need any of the video ones for stills.

Harold
Forum: General photography discussion 3 Days Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By Harold Gough
Laowa Lenses

I just received this in an email from Laowa:

Welcome the new members to Laowa family


We are proud to announce 8 new lenses in-a- row, including the new Laowa OOOM 25-100 t/2.9...
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Days Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Harold Gough
Oak Leaf with Spangle Galls

I have occasionally found individual galls on the ground in woodland but this is the first time I have found a detached leaf so infested. The pale green patch is where on has become detached.
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Forum: Foto Fair 4 Days Ago
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Views: 179,644
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

Amanita citrina the False Deathcap Mushroom

This species is common in deciduous woodland. It occurs in two colour forms: pale yellow and white. The flesh smells of raw potato.

The last image...
Forum: Foto Fair 5 Days Ago
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Sticky: Picture trail
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Posted By Harold Gough
Re: Picture trail

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/picture.php?albumid=450&pictureid=2905

Deathcap

Harold
Forum: Foto Fair 5 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: A Newt About to Hibernate

The compost bin info is in line with where we thought our local grass snakes were breeding. An elderly lady, next door but one, had a compost heap in which they reputedly laid their eggs. Since her...
Forum: Foto Fair 5 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: A Newt About to Hibernate

I'm beginning to think the title should have been something about nostalgia.

Yes, our best source of newts was a grotty pond, half full of something like bricks, and a shopping trolley-like...
Forum: Foto Fair 6 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 252
Posted By Harold Gough
Re: A Newt About to Hibernate

Thanks, Alf.

That makes the herps score for our garden: toad (frequent), frog (frequent), newt (occasional a decade or two ago, reduced to rare), grass snake (frequent 10 years ago, now rare),...
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By Harold Gough
Anyone Interested in Dragonflies?

http://libellule.superforum.fr/

Harold
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