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Forum: General discussion 13-07-17
Replies: 1
Views: 373
Posted By mike_j
Re: Free books anyone?

I would like the Photographing Weather please Ian.

Send me a pm to let me know how much and your bank details and I will pay by bank transfer (or Paypal or whatever suits you) and give you my...
Forum: Eye of the camera 17-04-17
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By mike_j
Re: Spring pix

Cowslips, pasque flowers and early butterflies out on our reserve now.

Lot of suspicious looking characters around with backpacks and big cameras. Some even had beards so obviously terrorists....
Forum: Eye of the camera 10-04-17
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By mike_j
Re: Two sides of the same coin

Thank you. I think the dulled surface of the circulated 2 coin worked better than the mirror bright new 1. It was much easier to light.
Forum: Eye of the camera 08-04-17
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By mike_j
Re: Two sides of the same coin

It is effective but very unforgiving, every scratch and blemish shows up.


http://dpnow.com/galleries/data/500/two_pund_coin-5757.jpg (http://dpnow.com/galleries/showphoto.php/photo/33837)
Forum: Eye of the camera 07-04-17
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By mike_j
Re: Two sides of the same coin

The setup is a Sony A7 with Sony 90mm macro lens mounted on a precision slide. More importantly for these shots the illumination is a home made version of an industrial dark field illuminator which...
Forum: Eye of the camera 07-04-17
Replies: 6
Views: 491
Posted By mike_j
Two sides of the same coin

I got one of the new 1 coins in my change and thought I would have a play on my macro rig. Only difference in set up is a few mm in the lighting unit
...
Forum: Eye of the camera 07-04-17
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By mike_j
Re: All round sound

Wouldn't that rather miss the point of the title? I think Barrie had a public address system 3 speaker array in mind with the outward facing birds.
Forum: Eye of the camera 24-03-17
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By mike_j
Re: Blind cats only?

No but its in the Fens. Near March.
Forum: Eye of the camera 19-03-17
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By mike_j
Blind cats only?

http://dpnow.com/galleries/data/500/untitled-5746.jpg (http://dpnow.com/galleries/showphoto.php/photo/33820)
Forum: General discussion 12-03-17
Replies: 3
Views: 891
Posted By mike_j
Re: popular photo

Don't knock it. 101 ways to cook spam :D
Forum: Eye of the camera 19-02-17
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By mike_j
Re: Snowdrop time

It's Uffington Church near Stamford
Forum: Eye of the camera 18-02-17
Replies: 4
Views: 493
Posted By mike_j
Snowdrop time

A nearby churchyard has a wonderful display this year, these in late afternoon sunlight

http://dpnow.com/galleries/data/500/Uffington-5352.jpg...
Forum: Photo critique 01-02-17
Replies: 3
Views: 1,956
Posted By mike_j
Re: Chaos Theory - the Butterfly Effect

Hi Graham

I expect that your harmonographs were Lissajous figures which provide most attractive patterns. The difference between them and these traces are that the Lissajous figures are...
Forum: Photo critique 28-01-17
Replies: 3
Views: 1,956
Posted By mike_j
Chaos Theory - the Butterfly Effect

Mathematician's Explanation
In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can...
Forum: Eye of the camera 22-01-17
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By mike_j
Re: One for the twitchers!

My guess was Chinese Goose (Anser cygnoides) but could well be wrong. It's not a parrot - that I'm sure of.
Forum: General discussion 19-01-17
Replies: 1
Views: 665
Posted By mike_j
Menu descriptions

Having had many a formal meal in my undistinguished professional career and being faced with another next week I find I'm getting cynical about restaurants that appear to charge by the number of...
Forum: Eye of the camera 14-01-17
Replies: 3
Views: 589
Posted By mike_j
Chaos

Light traces of chaotic behaviour of a double pendulum

Pendulum consists of two brass bars linked by a ball bearing joint so as to allow free movement in a single plane.
...
Forum: Did you hear about... 11-01-17
Replies: 2
Views: 487
Posted By mike_j
Re: Another Trump Scandal, or is it?

I doubt if any senior politician has lived a life of total rectitude and propriety from student days to prominence. I'm sure Trump hasn't.

I'm not sure that I would want to be represented a a...
Forum: Say hello 09-01-17
Replies: 6
Views: 1,518
Posted By mike_j
Re: Hello!

Nice to have a new member. Welcome.
Forum: Assignments and challenges 08-01-17
Replies: 39
Views: 4,298
Posted By mike_j
Re: A-Z Challenge - Flowers

No-one going to post a Zinnea picture for us?
Forum: Assignments and challenges 05-01-17
Replies: 39
Views: 4,298
Posted By mike_j
Re: A-Z Challenge - Flowers

We said earlier in the game that we might tidy the rules since the game is running quite well. Will this do?

The alphabet game rules:

The 'curator' starts a new thread, posts a copy of these...
Forum: Assignments and challenges 04-01-17
Replies: 39
Views: 4,298
Posted By mike_j
Re: A-Z Challenge - Flowers

No problems - X for Xanthoria
Not exactly a flower but lichen encrusted branches are often used in flower arranging I'm told

http://dpnow.com/galleries/data/500/twig_stack1.jpg...
Forum: Camera tripods, monopods, heads, and other supports 02-01-17
Replies: 4
Views: 2,039
Posted By mike_j
Re: Camera support when shooting from a bird hide.

I think that the best solution depends on the design of the hide. Your solution seems good for the window hatch design in your hide. Most that I see have upward opening hatches with a single shelf...
Forum: Assignments and challenges 02-01-17
Replies: 39
Views: 4,298
Posted By mike_j
Re: A-Z Challenge - Flowers

V for violets (http://fbhh.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/A-Guide-to-Common-Violets.pdf).

http://dpnow.com/galleries/data/500/Violets-01598.jpg...
Forum: Camera tripods, monopods, heads, and other supports 01-01-17
Replies: 4
Views: 2,039
Posted By mike_j
Re: Camera support when shooting from a bird hide.

I have tried a shelf clamp but found that there was a lot of transmitted vibration from other users resting their elbows on the shelf when using bins.. I now tend to use a monopod
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