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#259883 First Images of the Eagle Chick

Posted by Wheatsack on 21 February 2019 - 02:23 PM

Great shot .... ok look kid that guy down there is no threat... :rolleyes: ;)

#259848 Thom Hogan - Did The Camera Makers Follow The Trends?

Posted by Wheatsack on 19 February 2019 - 03:08 PM

Some good arguments in that article Mark  ...I definately agree with him on the viewing of my images part... I like Snapbridge for the capability of transferring images to my phone.. so I can immediately put them on FB.. for instance... probably the only place they will see the light of day... if I was to print all my favourites I wouldn't have enough wall space to hang them  :P  :D ..... I try to remember to catch up with Thoms' writings every couple of weeks :)

#259766 Nikon Z7 Firmware 1.03 and Nikon Z6 Firmware 1.01 released

Posted by Wheatsack on 13 February 2019 - 01:19 PM

Thanks Herman.

#259675 A glimpse of my other hobby...

Posted by Wheatsack on 09 February 2019 - 05:30 PM


Peter, mine runs on Windows10 as both my version of FS and Airbus series require 64-bit architecture. Scenery mainly comprises of ORBX (Aussie manufactured) software. They have designed stunning NZ scenery but I haven't obtained that as yet... too far, Peter, too far!  Here's a link to their South Island scenery: https://youtu.be/xvD7unzK46k



I will check with Jim... I think he has a NZ scenery package... he flys a Cesna ... and a Spitfire :).. He has even flown a Cesna for real.. his wife bought him a flight.. the instructor let him take off, fly and to do most of the landing( instructor worked the throttle) ... simulator experience a great advantage... I'm not sure you would get to do that in a real A318 :rolleyes: .

#259667 A glimpse of my other hobby...

Posted by Wheatsack on 09 February 2019 - 01:18 PM

Very cool Herman. A friend of mine runs a version of Flight Simulator.. he mentioned recently that his version will only run smoothly on XP so he has to keep an XP machine up to date. Have you 'flown' around NZ :rolleyes:

#259573 Killdeer

Posted by Wheatsack on 06 February 2019 - 01:14 PM

Very nice Gordon.

#259559 White Pelicans

Posted by Wheatsack on 06 February 2019 - 03:46 AM

Nice series Bill.

#259507 Photographing the Lunar Eclipse with the Z6

Posted by Wheatsack on 05 February 2019 - 01:51 PM

Wow great shot Eric.

#259460 Annas Hummingbird

Posted by Wheatsack on 04 February 2019 - 02:07 AM

Wow great captures Gordon.

#259383 Always Alert...

Posted by Wheatsack on 02 February 2019 - 01:01 PM

Pretty bird.. nice shot Herman.

#259361 Sheltering Blackbird

Posted by Wheatsack on 31 January 2019 - 09:01 PM

Nice Herman.

#259357 Brambling-in-the-Snow

Posted by Wheatsack on 31 January 2019 - 04:42 PM

Lovely capture Herman.. ..'I have yet to locate a mountain in The Netherlands!'  :P :D :lol:

#259333 Okay, so I also photographed an Eagle today!

Posted by Wheatsack on 30 January 2019 - 02:31 PM

:o :P :D :lol: You have gotten even closer than either Jeff or Ron :rolleyes: that must count for something Herman  :) 

#259275 From and Artist's Point of View

Posted by Wheatsack on 28 January 2019 - 04:06 PM

I not so sure I like this glass box type of building... I know it is much cheaper to clad buildings in glass panels...and there are far too many of them in the Christchurch rebuild...  the highly reflective surface is a major nuisance when the sun is in the wrong place. Now if all those panels also included electric solar elements... that would be a different story .. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

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#259143 Flowers.... roses apparently :-)

Posted by Wheatsack on 19 January 2019 - 04:34 PM

This shot I took at a 90th birthday party... I was sitting at the table having finished eating when I spotted this photo... a rose bush. It seems to have gathered a lot of 'likes' on FB.




Z7, 24-70f4 @70, f13 (f8 didn't have enough dof), 1/160, ISO 90 (auto)... cropped and the shadows dimmed a little.


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