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Hi @DeAnn

Glad you liked them. I really like the fact they are pretty candid and ‘up close and personal’. I’d like to improve the quality if I can, but will wait for my new laptop to arrive as the processing is pretty slow on my wind-up laptop :joy:

Yes they do look like puffins :joy:, but as mentioned in threads above., they are magpies.

Actually none of the cats are mine. ‘word on the street’ was there’s free cat biscuits in our back garden and the guy who lives there can’t tell the difference to peanuts! :joy:. Our cats were too busy stuffing heir faces with Felix indoors. So I guess your cat has a doppelganger? :joy:.

Keep Smilin’

Steve

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We have the starlings someone brought across the pond many moons ago. They are pretty, their flight formations are awesome, but with no natural preditors here, the numbers have grown to overwhelming. Still lovely to look at though, and thankfully don’t eat the other birds, although might starve them a bit by eating all the goodies.

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Ok almost there. The new mounting plate came today, so have mounted the 36x. I did consider using the same mount for both lenses and taking a screwdriver so I could swap lenses, but that seemed like a lot of messing around, so each is mounted on its own plate.

All I need to do now is get off my botty and tray for that piccy of the French clock or the moon again, should there happen to be and evening with no cloud!

Pic follows…

Cheers

Steve

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Red Kites are frequent visitors to the trees in our garden. They sit there making a heck of a racket! This was taken from my bedroom window.

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What a great photo. Love it.

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Thank you! They are very photogenic!

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Wow! That is a regal bird. Looks like a cross between and owl and a hawk.

A selection of photographs I have taken since my strokes:-






The Anther of an Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) flower.
Small Tortoiseshell in Garden
Peacock Butterfly in Garden
Hover Fly 2
The Moon, (taken had held)

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What a great selection of photos. Very talented.

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@Jeffrey_RCT
Handheld is impressive!! aperture full open I expect and a fairly long exposure so elbows well tucked in control the breathing¿
Nice macro shots too

If you’re interested : you can caption Your pictures and change the scaling/cropping by altering the tag that gets inserted The bit in square brackets is the caption and the pixel count



And you can put them in a grid either by hand entering the tax or by using the 9 little squares icon in preview mode

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Hello Simon

Thanks for the compliment.

Having 5 axis in-body image stabilization helps immensely, some of the Metadata details are:-

Lens – 75 – 300mm Set at 300 with a 2 x Digital Converter on (being it’s a Micro Four Thirds camera that equates to a 1200mm lens on a full frame 35mm format).
Aperture - F8
Exposure - 1/100 sec
ISO 200
Metering - Spot
Exposure - Manual

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Out for a walk with friends on a glorious day today (Easter Monday). Near Polstead and Raydon in Suffolk. First of the bluebells in flower, quite early but lovely to see.


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Hope you enjoyed your walk. It looks beautiful x

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