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    09-11-2018, 07:55 PM
    segref replied to a thread Triplets in Tear my Work to Pieces
    Thanks all. The dof was about 1.5 metres and I thought the birds would have fallen into that range. IanB, I'm a little confused re the white...
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    09-11-2018, 12:54 PM
    segref started a thread Triplets in Tear my Work to Pieces
    Spotted these three Egrets the other day and after a bit of a wait got them in good position. My problem is with the left bird. It looks like camera...
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    09-11-2018, 12:44 PM
    Good ones. The small aperture works really well.
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    07-11-2018, 07:38 PM
    And the poor farmers have to do this seven days a week.
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    07-11-2018, 05:40 PM
    segref replied to a thread Bush Blossoming in Plants and Flora
    Fair comment. I suppose my idea would have also brought the background into focus and that probably would not be desirable.
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    07-11-2018, 03:04 PM
    I recently spent time helping out on a farm near Coonabarabran. I took this from the back of the feed trailer.
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    07-11-2018, 03:00 PM
    segref replied to a thread Bush Blossoming in Plants and Flora
    Nice. Ever thought of focusing on the second row of flowers so they stand out more against that dark background?
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    05-11-2018, 12:12 PM
    segref replied to a thread Power boats in Water Sports
    Hi. It seems that very few people respond to posts on this forum. Apart from yourself, Nate and Raza----- the cupboard is pretty bare. There always...
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    04-11-2018, 08:14 AM
    segref started a thread Slowing down in Transport
    Three shots of trains, all taken at the same spot on different days and at different times. Shutter speeds were 1/640, 3 seconds and 6 seconds...
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    04-11-2018, 08:02 AM
    segref replied to a thread Bridges. in Architecture
    Here's the railway bridge over Cockle Creek near Toronto N.S.W.
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    03-11-2018, 04:27 PM
    Someone recently asked for a dragonfly in flight, well here you are. It turns out they are creatures of habit. This one flew an apparently...
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    03-11-2018, 04:25 PM
    segref started a thread Bridges. in Architecture
    The bridge over the Karuah River at Hawkes nest and the Bridge over the Hunter river at Kooragang
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    03-11-2018, 02:49 PM
    I watched an old artisan in Thailand colourising an A4 print. It took him days to do it. His "brush" had one hair in it so effectively one pixel at a...
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    02-11-2018, 05:08 PM
    This is not up to the standard of some on this forum but you gotta try.
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    02-11-2018, 04:30 PM
    segref started a thread Grey Butcher Bird chick in Birds
    This little fellow was not long fledged when he posed for me.
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    02-11-2018, 04:26 PM
    segref started a thread Pelargonium in Plants and Flora
    These are hand held, 85mm macro with extension tubes. The three are similar yet different. What is your choice, and why. What, apart from a tripod,...
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    01-11-2018, 04:10 PM
    segref replied to a thread Cheer Pheasant from Himalayas in Birds
    Good one. That tail would make a Peacock think twice.
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    01-11-2018, 04:06 PM
    I like what you've done here. Getting the motion in the blades is good. I've tried it without success. The fence, although not a big part of the...
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    01-11-2018, 03:45 PM
    segref replied to a thread Tawny Frogmouth in Birds
    I find it unethical to use any flash when photographing wild life, especially at close quarters. If high ISO, a wide aperture and slow shutter don't...
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    01-11-2018, 08:38 AM
    segref started a thread Tawny Frogmouth in Birds
    We often hear these, at night, but they are so well camouflaged its not often you get to see them. The first shot is a family group. Mum, dad and...
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    01-11-2018, 07:55 AM
    segref replied to a thread Magpie Geese in Birds
    I think lightening the background is the trick, more so than the extra blur. I'll have to spend some time isolating the BG and play with it. Being...
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    25-10-2018, 07:24 PM
    The first image is not cropped, I just got very lucky with the position of the bird. I actually posted the wrong shot as I had removed those...
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    25-10-2018, 07:16 PM
    segref replied to a thread Magpie Geese in Birds
    Something like this?
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    25-10-2018, 07:12 PM
    Thanks for all the tips. Rest assured you time is not wasted.
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    24-10-2018, 01:31 PM
    segref replied to a thread Grey Headed Flying Fox. in Wildlife
    For some reason the colony most always seems to be at a distance from the food source. They do come into our yard when the gum blossom is out.
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    24-10-2018, 01:27 PM
    segref replied to a thread Magpie Geese in Birds
    Yeah. I asked them, quite nicely, to do it again in the open but they weren't listening. Sorry.
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    24-10-2018, 01:25 PM
    segref replied to a thread Magpie Geese in Birds
    As the name implies, they are very black and very white. Apart from toning down a couple of blowouts in the white feathers the rest is pretty much as...
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    23-10-2018, 07:09 AM
    segref started a thread Noisy minor in Birds
    At certain times of year the noisy minors drink the sap from our gum trees. They dig a hole in the bark and take turns in drinking. This one struck...
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    22-10-2018, 05:09 PM
    segref started a thread Magpie Geese in Birds
    Our local wetland centre has a flock of magpie geese. It was approaching mating season and these two had a slight disagreement over who gets whom.
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