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Forum: General photography discussion 10 Hours Ago
Replies: 27
Views: 718
Posted By Melaka
Re: Photography in Public Places

An indictable offence is one which can be tried in the Crown Court and is therefore more serious than one with which the magistrates can deal. The hurdle for a successful citizen's arrest is very...
Forum: Foto Fair 3 Days Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 206
Posted By Melaka
Re: Venomous Snake Show (lots of photos).

That's the Aesculapian snake which is found in small numbers in the Chester area and part of London. It's common enough on the Continent but is not technically native to this country. It's not...
Forum: General accessories 3 Days Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,038
Posted By Melaka
Re: Third party batteries for the EM1ii (and EM1X)

I'm envious of the game drives and look forward to seeing the photos! I always use a battery grip in those circumstances which virtually eliminates the risk of losing power at a key moment. Some...
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 4 Days Ago
Replies: 1
WANTED Ecg3 grip
Views: 146
Posted By Melaka
Re: Ecg3 grip

I use one on my EM10 and find it makes a big difference to the handling.
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 1 Week Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 612
Posted By Melaka
Re: omd1 Mk2 Settings

Mastering the Olympus OM-D EM1 Mark II by Darrell Young covers every item on the menu and has recommended settings for everything. My copy was published last year so doesn't cover firmware 3.1. ...
Forum: General accessories 1 Week Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,038
Posted By Melaka
Re: Third party batteries for the EM1ii (and EM1X)

Since my original post I have received the ExPro charger and two Patona Platinum batteries. Here is what I found.

ExPro charger. This is about half the thickness of the charger I have for the...
Forum: Foto Fair 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 281
Posted By Melaka
Re: Its all about timing

Hay is dried grass and is baled. Silage and haylage are not dried to the same extent and are wrapped in plastic. Hay is fed to horses whilst haylage and silage are more often fed to cattle.
Forum: General accessories 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 1,038
Posted By Melaka
Third party batteries for the EM1ii (and EM1X)

Iíve recently acquired an EM1ii and HLD9 and wanted a BLH1 lookalike battery. There have been other posts on this subject, mainly relating to the compatibility or otherwise of third party batteries...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 30th June 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By Melaka
Re: Battery suggestions E-M1

I use Expro in the body and grip of both the EM1 and EM5 without a problem.
Forum: Foto Fair 26th April 2019
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By Melaka
Re: Green Woodpecker 2 - Return of the redhead. (Image Heavy)

Those shots are stunning and amongst the best wildlife photos we've seen on the forum. BZ.
Forum: Telephoto 16th April 2019
Replies: 20
Views: 2,719
Posted By Melaka
Re: Zuiko 300mm PRO glitch

Like the others I also set the focus limiter to the range I expect to use. It's one of the irritants of the 100-400 that there are only two focus limit options rather than three.
Forum: Foto Fair 13th April 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 768
Posted By Melaka
Re: Have Car Will Travel

According to the DVLA it's on SORN but is black not white. Its MOT expired in 2012.
Forum: For sale or wanted small ads 31st March 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 1,699
Posted By Melaka
Re: Olympus 300mm F4 PRO IS

I'm sorry to hear about the medical condition. It's a shame having to part with a lens like this but someone will get good value at the price.
Forum: Foto Fair 22nd March 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By Melaka
Re: Mandarin Ducks 2

As the name suggests they're not a native species but seem to do quite well in this country.
Forum: Foto Fair 15th March 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By Melaka
DIY Kruger safari pix 6 and final

DAY 9

Oh dear, this is getting near the end of the holiday and weíre short of cat sightings, but matters were about to improve.

We took the road that follows the old Selati Railway. Itís long...
Forum: Tutorials, Informative & Classic threads 13th March 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 4,171
Posted By Melaka
Re: DIY Kruger safari - admin

Cost can certainly be an issue if you go for one of the upmarket luxury options and I doubt you can go anywhere for less than we manage in the Kruger. You might save a little by using a tent but not...
Forum: Tutorials, Informative & Classic threads 13th March 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 4,171
Posted By Melaka
Re: DIY Kruger safari - admin

You sound more interested in the LR than the safari! Having at various times visited Tsavo (E&W), Amboseli, Nairobi, Mara, Hell's Gate, Naivasha, Nakuru, Baringo and the other Rift Valley lakes I...
Forum: Tutorials, Informative & Classic threads 13th March 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 4,171
Posted By Melaka
Re: DIY Kruger safari - admin

No apology needed! Of my five safaris in Kenya four were self drive in an LR - you need one for the roads there! The important thing is to go; you won't regret it.
Forum: Foto Fair 8th March 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By Melaka
Re: DIY Kruger safari pix 5

They seem pretty well habituated to vehicles. Most will get out of the way when they see you coming, but animals always have right of way whatever their size. Animals, notably the Big Five, which...
Forum: Foto Fair 7th March 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By Melaka
Re: DIY Kruger safari pix 5

Received wisdom is that if you drive at more than 8kph you risk 'washboarding' the surface. it seems to vary according to what the surface is.
Forum: Foto Fair 7th March 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By Melaka
DIY Kruger safari pix 5

DAY 8

There are endless varieties of weaver and I think this is the Lesser Masked Weaver. It was nesting in reeds close to the bridge over the Sabie river just outside Lower Sabie camp. The...
Forum: Tutorials, Informative & Classic threads 5th March 2019
Replies: 17
Views: 4,171
Posted By Melaka
Re: DIY Kruger safari - admin

In the original post I quoted some of the costs we incurred. I now have the final tally. In addition to the costs initially listed we spent £926.18. This included the 207 litres of petrol already...
Forum: Foto Fair 3rd March 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 721
Posted By Melaka
DIY Kruger safari pix 4

Just when you thought there were no more photos here comes another lot!

DAY 6

Some days thereís a lot to see and others not very much. Day 6 was one of the latter so hereís a bit of park...
Forum: Foto Fair 25th February 2019
Replies: 28
Views: 1,061
Posted By Melaka
Re: Hummingbirds

I've had some success in the past at Shirley Heights. I'm not sure from your description whether that is where you are or at Fort Berkley. There are some places up the west coast where you can get...
Forum: Foto Fair 21st February 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 1,180
Posted By Melaka
DIY Kruger safari pix 3

DAY 5

We had a lesson on right of way as we left Letaba for our early morning drive, heading for a full English at Mopani camp. This was one of a pair and we followed about one hundred yards...
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