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Forum: The lounge 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 636
Posted By Gate Keeper
Re: Big news in the press re Safari amateur photographers

Hi David, thank you very much. I saw a specialist last week here in Bristol to get the results of a vascular scan and to have a general chat with him. I am on a monitoring programme of having a leg...
Forum: The lounge 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 636
Posted By Gate Keeper
Re: Big news in the press re Safari amateur photographers

I am pleased you had a lovely trip and you managed to catch sight of the black and white Rhino's in varying light against the city as a background. I look forward to seeing your photos of the Rhino...
Forum: The lounge 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 636
Posted By Gate Keeper
Re: Big news in the press re Safari amateur photographers

I apologise for missing your visit and Timís visit to Kenya, I was in the UK having treatment for the ophthalmic shingles and loss of sight which has now returned. I couldnít take any photos so I...
Forum: The lounge 13th July 2019
Replies: 22
Views: 771
Posted By Gate Keeper
Re: A day in the diary of a BMW driver

I have a friend, who as a child had a tricycle. If we had a race on our bikes to the farm gates, he always had to beat everyone else through those gates. Last year he offered me his M4 at a...
Forum: The lounge 4th July 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By Gate Keeper
Re: Psychiatry?

Hi Jim, my apologies, I have just seen this. I worked in forensic psychiatry in Hackney for 8 years and for 3 years I ran a psychodynamic group for psychiatric in-patients at the Royal Free Hospital...
Forum: Foto Fair 1st July 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By Gate Keeper
Re: A visit to Nairobi National Park

Thank you Jason, In 2003, the Canon Ixus was a much sought after camera and 1mp would have been respectable. In 2003, I was using a Nikon SLR 35mm, my early digital camera for safari was a Fuji with...
Forum: Foto Fair 1st July 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By Gate Keeper
Re: A visit to Nairobi National Park

Hi John, thank you for your comments about the Wildlife being so close to the city. We count our blessings that it is easily accessed via a new bypass which saves us from having to drive through the...
Forum: The lounge 1st July 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By Gate Keeper
Re: Adventures in Franglais, and the Night Shot Mode of My Phone

Fascinating night shot photos from a phone, what clever technology. Be safe, thank you for sharing.
Forum: Foto Fair 26th June 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By Gate Keeper
Re: A visit to Nairobi National Park

Thank you very much for helping me with the correct name.
Forum: Foto Fair 26th June 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By Gate Keeper
Re: A visit to Nairobi National Park

What we did not see during our visit, even though they were there, were Zebra, Lions, Elephants, Rhino, Leopard and Cheetah to name a few. We did ask, but the grass was quite long and some of the...
Forum: Foto Fair 26th June 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By Gate Keeper
Re: A visit to Nairobi National Park

It clouded over

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Three trees Nairobi National Park (https://flic.kr/p/2gkhYpe) by philip Gate Keeper...
Forum: Foto Fair 23rd June 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By Gate Keeper
Re: A visit to Nairobi National Park

Hahaha, I think I know what you mean about your local park :) Hi Peter, I am making very good progress and looking forward to my visit to the UK in 2 weeks time. The nerve pain from the Shingles is...
Forum: General photography discussion 23rd June 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,463
Posted By Gate Keeper
Re: How to snap a Mongoose at night without a flash?

Thanks Mark for the information about the Mongoose and the trail cameras. Since the increased patrols at night by the guards, I have not seen the Mongoose or the intruder come back. I discovered the...
Forum: Foto Fair 23rd June 2019
Replies: 18
Views: 809
Posted By Gate Keeper
A visit to Nairobi National Park

A visit yesterday for a picnic and some photos in the park which was opened in 1946 and covers an area of 47.5 sq miles.

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Forum: Foto Fair 21st June 2019
Replies: 2,308
Views: 489,893
Posted By Gate Keeper
Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Hadada or Hadeda, take your pick. A family of 5 Ibis visit and brighten up our day

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48103968536_fca8f1f39c_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ghMpVS)

A family of Ibis...
Forum: General photography discussion 21st June 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,463
Posted By Gate Keeper
Re: How to snap a Mongoose at night without a flash?

It depends on the circumstances and if the firearm is licensed or not. If it is not, even in self defense, if the case is proven against, it’s a lengthy prison sentence, but there are ways around...
Forum: Foto Fair 21st June 2019
Replies: 1,031
Views: 259,317
Posted By Gate Keeper
Re: Communal flowers, trees, plants and fungi thread

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48102309022_e0f85de0f8_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2ghCUBy)

Calliandra Houstonia_ (https://flic.kr/p/2ghCUBy) by philip Gate Keeper...
Forum: General photography discussion 21st June 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,463
Posted By Gate Keeper
Re: How to snap a Mongoose at night without a flash?

Hi Mark, thank you for the link and for the sample video photo. I liked the clarity from the still you captured. I looked at the website for wild life cameras. Lots of reading and decision making....
Forum: General photography discussion 21st June 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,463
Posted By Gate Keeper
Re: How to snap a Mongoose at night without a flash?

And what is sad, is that we get hardened to it and we have to keep weapons and firearms in the house to protect ourselves. It is a beautiful country, but it has a dark side to it and that is crime. I...
Forum: General photography discussion 21st June 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,463
Posted By Gate Keeper
Re: How to snap a Mongoose at night without a flash?

I forgot to say how we have sliding patio glass doors and just before dark, I saw the mongoose standing up on its hind feet, peering in. We both saw each other and it was not freaked out by my...
Forum: General photography discussion 21st June 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,463
Posted By Gate Keeper
Re: How to snap a Mongoose at night without a flash?

Thank you :) and thanks again for your experiences in taking photos at night, the badgers and the peanut bait, most kind.

Depending on the setting, a flash is not always required. An example is...
Forum: General photography discussion 21st June 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,463
Posted By Gate Keeper
Re: How to snap a Mongoose at night without a flash?

Thanks, I went ahead and did a test shot using the camera on a P setting with the flash and yes, the red light came on.

No sightings of the mongoose last as we had a robber visit us at 2 a.m. He...
Forum: The lounge 21st June 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Gate Keeper
Re: Another photography workshop!

Thank you for the write up and for sharing. You have shown the range of the 7.5mm Laowa, are you happy with itís abilities? I identified with the 2nd last shot, you had cows and I had elephants in a...
Forum: General photography discussion 20th June 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,463
Posted By Gate Keeper
Re: How to snap a Mongoose at night without a flash?

Hi Mark, thanks for the advice. I had not thought about using a video. I have a Sony Video which has a night shot facility where everything comes out in black n white because of the IR. I was hoping...
Forum: General photography discussion 20th June 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 1,463
Posted By Gate Keeper
Re: How to snap a Mongoose at night without a flash?

Thanks for coming back and giving me the settings for shooting in the dark. I have never taken any photos in the dark using an Olympus camera with a flash. Your settings I will try with the flash....
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