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Forum: The lounge 1 Week Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 595
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 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 394
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 709
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 709
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 226
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 709
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 709
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 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 709
Posted By Gate Keeper
Re: A visit to Nairobi National Park

It clouded over

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48132369011_2fbf6b72dc_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2gkhYpe)

Three trees Nairobi National Park (https://flic.kr/p/2gkhYpe) by philip Gate Keeper...
Forum: Foto Fair 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 709
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,155
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 709
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 2,152
Views: 466,135
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,155
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 961
Views: 242,862
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,155
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,155
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,155
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,155
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,155
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 431
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,155
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 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,155
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....
Forum: General photography discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,155
Posted By Gate Keeper
Re: How to snap a Mongoose at night without a flash?

Hi, thanks for thinking about my question. When the Mongoose stands on its hind feet, it is quite intimidating, so I am happy not to get too close even though they are cute to look at and what you...
Forum: General photography discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,155
Posted By Gate Keeper
Re: How to snap a Mongoose at night without a flash?

Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150mm F4.0-5.6 II

I have two M.Zuiko lenses. The one above and the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 75-300mm f/4.8-6.7 II Lens

The 14-150mm is the lens I had on the...
Forum: General photography discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 1,155
Posted By Gate Keeper
Re: How to snap a Mongoose at night without a flash?

Thank you for helping. I did a test shot from the bedroom window with the flash on using a phone. In the photo to the right of the illuminated pool, the Mongoose hunts the bushes. Sometimes there are...
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