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  1. Smithsonian Magazine 12 February 2021 https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/14-Fun-Facts-About-Bright-Pink-Animals-180977021/ Hopkins Rose under a snoot, Southern California. Contributor: Stocktrek Images, Inc. / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: KE2MP4 Photographer: Brook Peterson/Stocktrek Images Pygmy seahorse (Hippocampus bargibanti) sheltering in seafan (Muricella sp.) Bitung, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. Lembeh Strait, Molucca Sea. Contributor: Nature Picture Library / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: W7WP21 Photographer: Alex Mustard
  2. Australian Geographic 15 February 2021 https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/blogs/creatura-blog/2021/02/the-red-footed-booby-has-a-rainbow-paddle-pop-beak/ A white phased red footed booby (sula sola) on a branch with red coloured feet, Genovesa island, Galapagos national park, Ecuador. Contributor: Sébastien Lecocq / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: 2AC4T77 Red-footed Booby (Sula sula), brown variant, sitting on branch, Genovesa Island, Tower Island, Galápagos Islands Contributor: imageBROKER / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: CXR5TW Photogra
  3. It would have been nice cycling around there. I used to live close to Fremantle and my favourite ride was down to Woodman Point and back. I'd sometimes see sea lions in the morning at Woodman Point. But I never cycled all the way to Rockingham. Will get down there for a cycle one day. It was 40 degrees in Perth on the Christmas Day just gone, but I was fortunate enough to be on the south coast in Albany where it was about half that. Hoped to see a white Christmas when I was in Vancouver years ago but alas no snow. It is my only experience of a cold(ish) Christmas.
  4. I've read some interesting articles before about perceptions of colour in different cultures. Not all cultures have colour words, or the same ones as in English. Some might not have a word for blue, for example. In one case I read about the Warlpiri people here in Australia having a word that translates as what a tree branch looks like after it has rained rather than a specific abstract colour word for that. There is a rich language to describe how things look without reference to colour, if that makes sense. It's like what we perceive is enculturated, so what one person sees and what language
  5. Oh wow! I'm guessing you were either living or holidaying there back then? I can imagine it was a peaceful spot to be fishing 10:30 at night. I find it an interesting location for photography as it faces roughly north because of the way the land curves around, whereas in most places in Perth you are looking out west when at the ocean. So I think it would be a good sunrise spot as well because you kind of have the sun rising to your right but casting light across in front of you and potentially colouring any clouds that might be there. I can see you are in North Wales. My highest %
  6. Pleased to make a sale of this one (low $$). It's a jetty at Rockingham in the southern suburbs of Perth (Australia) at sunset. It had been a drizzly winter afternoon and I was down that way with my camera gear. I hoped for a bit of sunset colour and it did show up.
  7. Australian Geographic 1 February 2021 https://www.australiangeographic.com.au/blogs/creatura-blog/2021/02/the-spanish-dancer-is-lovely-and-almost-ludicrously-large/ Female scuba diver look at on Spanish Dancer (Hexabranchus sanguineus) swim in night. Red sea, Egypt, Africa Contributor: Andrey Nekrasov / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: DPH1TN Emperor Shrimp, Periclimenes imperator,riding on an Spanish Dancer Nudibranch, Hexabranchus sanguineus. Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia. Pacific Ocean. Contributor: BIOSPHOTO / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: 2D97742 P
  8. Thanks Allan. I like the number plate too and you've explained its meaning to me. It's interesting reading about the history of the car. It was originally designed to encourage farmers to motorise who were still relying on horses. I learn something whenever I have to do my keywords.
  9. I photographed this Citroen that I came across the other day. At first I thought I was looking at an older vintage Citroen. I'm 99% sure it is a Citroen 2CV. However, working out the year of the model is harder. The model was made between 1948 and 1990. Not many of them have the Citroen logo within a circle as this one does. I have found examples in Google images that do for 1948 and 1957 models. I am starting to suspect though that this may be a model more towards the 1990 end of production. They kept the car's classic appearance over the duration it was manufactured. I was in a b
  10. I especially love the horse pic Allan! You can almost feel the frosty atmosphere with the long morning shadows. I'm sure the horse was looking forward to some warmth from the sun as it gets higher.
  11. Art Gallery NSW - Art Escapes 2021 https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/members/members-tours/art-escapes/ Aboriginal woman weaving a traditional pandanus mat in Arnhem Land Australia Contributor: Penny Tweedie / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: AXCFE8 The Weekend Australian 13 February 2021 https://www.theaustralian.com.au/weekend-australian-magazine/barry-gibb-the-last-bee-gee-keeps-the-music-alive/news-story/d5c29c5f2fe3e70a6d751f16d4bede8c The Bee Gees photographed by Larry Busacca in June of 1989. Contributor: MediaPunch Inc / Alamy Stock Photo
  12. Traveller 6 February 2021 https://www.traveller.com.au/kangaroo-island-south-australia-the-best-of-australia-all-in-one-place-h1tqdk The coastline at Hanson Bay on Kangaroo Island, Australia, South Australia. Contributor: Danita Delimont / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: D1C0K6 Photographer: Martin Zwick / DanitaDelimont
  13. I did something similar a week and a half ago Gen. I was walking at the end of a college campus in the northern suburbs of Perth. I had my Sony RX100 and was looking all around to see if there was anything interesting to photograph but not at the ground at all. My peripheral vision picked up something leap from in front of me to the side of the path. It was a dugite, one of the two main venomous snakes we have here (the other being the tiger snake). I was very lucky the snake got out of my way, as I was oblivious to it. Fortunately dugites are on the shy side and do their best to avoid you, bu
  14. That's great you have both systems running Michael. I think the thing is that both mounts have their pros and cons and are different beasts. I only recently thought about mirrorless and that's why Marvin's original post was of interest to me. I have small hands and going full frame F mount DSLR has never really felt like a viable option for me. I felt I was limited to DX. But the advent of full frame mirrorless opens up a new world to me. Many people will like it for the comparable lightness and portability. As I personally really like Nikon and find them intuitive to use, and the fact that fr
  15. Thanks Michael. Yes I think the future looks bright for Nikon Z. Do you think you will switch over at some point? It is good to know about the firmware improvements. I watched the video link you provided. I also watched another by a wildlife photographer who agrees that the tracking system has definitely improved with 3.0. He still found some problems though with birds in flight (especially initially locking onto the subject), as opposed to birds on the ground. He also found the eye tracking worked well for animals such as his lighter coloured pet cat, but not so much his black cat
  16. Yes, it's straight forwardness as a camera made it so good to learn the basics. I first used one at school in media studies where I learned to process black and white film. I was 14 then, and at the end of that year my Dad bought me a second-hand K1000. I actually still have mine but it eventually started to underexpose so I think the light meter started to fail, but while it was working it produced excellent exposures like you describe. I only shot prints with it and still have most of those.
  17. Thanks Simon. It's good to see his pictures. Some very nice images there. Interesting to see photographers moving to the micro 4/3 system very recently. I was looking into the specs of the m4/3 Andy Rouse uses, the Olympus E-M1X. It's a very interesting and unique camera. I watched a couple of field test reviews of it. Although it has the small sensor size, it has a function to do multiple composites to create very large 80MP images. It also has the equivalent of a tilt-shift function built in so that as you are composing your shot you can do keystone corrections in-camera at the
  18. Thanks Carol. Yes I will be sticking with my Nikon DX DSLR for a while longer, but good to know about all these great options 🙂👍 I'm glad the 100-400mm was impressive.
  19. Yes we are so lucky now. Thanks for the link about the users of Olympus 4/3. It's great to see their quality images. I'm familiar with Andy Rouse. He was the first wildlife photographer I got into just before I bought my first DSLR in 2010. I knew he started with Canon and then went to Nikon, but didn't realise he had also gone on to use Olympus Micro 4/3. It's great to know he got great images with this gear and how lightweight, unobtrusive and handy it was for wildlife. Not that long ago I found there are quite a few of his images on Alamy: https://www.alamy.com/search/imageresults.aspx?pseu
  20. Oh no, that's my bad! You are right, there is a typo in the keywords but not the caption. How embarrassing 😳 I will fix it now. Sorry Alamy!
  21. I've just noticed two images I took of albatrosses coming up in two searches when looking at customer search activity. The two search terms in each case were "peterson birds" and "peterson bird". The word "peterson" is not in either my keywords or captions for either image. However, the albatrosses were photographed on Paterson Inlet at Stewart Island in NZ. So a non-exact keyword "peterson" has brought up my images with "paterson" as a keyword. I was always under the impression that you had to be precise, such as using beach and beaches if you wanted the plural searched for, but i
  22. Thank you very much Harry! I had no idea about this road map. It is definitely helpful looking into the future. Yes Fuji look like an excellent mirrorless option too, if I did go APS-C. The XT4 looks excellent and the XT3 too. I was just reading about the 100-400mm lens for Fuji. I do like wildlife photography and so I'm interested in the telephoto options out there. So much to think about. It will be interesting to see what the Nikon 200-600mm for mirrorless will cost. A lot I expect! As an aside I just read this article about Pentax sticking to DSLRs rather than movin
  23. Thanks Michael, yes I'm sure it is much more optimal to be using the lenses for the Z series. I was mainly thinking of ways of reducing initial costs and also still having the range of options I currently have with existing lenses, but ultimately it is better to have the dedicated mirrorless lenses. A new camera is still a way off for me, but just projecting into the future. If I can afford it, the Z6 would be a great way to get into full-frame for the first time with excellent image quality. Thanks Harry. Yes I figured I'd be down to about 10ish megapixels. I think the use of any
  24. I have wondered about this also Marvin. I have a Nikon D5200 that is past its guaranteed shutter life but still going strong at present. But there will come a time to upgrade and I'm realising the Z series may be a good option. I was considering the D500 or D7500, but like you I'm also unsure if staying in the non-mirrorless sphere is the right way to go. The Z50, Z6, Z7 and Z7II are all lighter than the D7500. The less expensive Z6 (compared with Z7) is of interest to me and would be an opportunity to go full frame with a camera body that's not too big for my small hands. I do lik
  25. Scientific American 2 February 2021 https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/amanda-gormans-climate-poem-says-act-now-now-now/ Washington, United States Of America. 20th Jan, 2021. Amanda Gorman recites her inaugural poem; The Hill We Climb, during the 59th Presidential Inauguration ceremony at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC Credit: Planetpix/Alamy Live News Contributor: DOD Photo / Alamy Stock Photo Image ID: 2E4EPGM Science 2 February 2021 https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/02/protect-species-curb-warming-sa
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