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25 minutes ago, John Mitchell said:

 

You really nailed the focus. Manual or autofocus? You must have used a very fast shutter speed as well.

 

Thanks.  It was autofocus, aiming for the eye.  I checked and the shutter speed was actually pretty slow, 1/30 sec, but I was panning while shooting.  It was a  bit of trial and error, I shot a lot to make sure at least some would have the focus I wanted ( and several did not!).

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31 minutes ago, MariaJ said:

 

Thanks.  It was autofocus, aiming for the eye.  I checked and the shutter speed was actually pretty slow, 1/30 sec, but I was panning while shooting.  It was a  bit of trial and error, I shot a lot to make sure at least some would have the focus I wanted ( and several did not!).

 

You got the shot! Impressive.

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59 minutes ago, vicky allum said:

Silly question how do i add a photo to the post, 

Open the pic in a separate window, (not tab,) drag and drop into your post. 

Question I once had myself.  😊

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Southern Flannel Moth, Megalopyge opercularis, caterpillar common in parts of Texas. A light brush on my forearm blistered the skin and over time pain spread to the bones in my hand and wrist. I'd not like to have a serious encounter. The plus side is that I was able to grab this photo of one of the several I found on the patio. 

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1 hour ago, jodyko said:

Southern Flannel Moth, Megalopyge opercularis, caterpillar common in parts of Texas. A light brush on my forearm blistered the skin and over time pain spread to the bones in my hand and wrist. I'd not like to have a serious encounter. The plus side is that I was able to grab this photo of one of the several I found on the patio. 

 

 

Well now I'm not at all disturbed by finding signs of a waterbug in my NYC apartment. (Spellcheck wanted that to read "waterbed" and that would have been very strange).

 

Paulette

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38 minutes ago, NYCat said:

Well now I'm not at all disturbed by finding signs of a waterbug in my NYC apartment. (Spellcheck wanted that to read "waterbed" and that would have been very strange).

 

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Sorry for this intrusion, but this is one of my July uploads and not September so I apologise, but i think it is appropiate with the world wide protests today on climate change. Nero, “fiddled while Rome burned.

Alan

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A few from me.

River Witham from Stokes High Bridge Cafe Lincoln

 

River Witham from Stokes High Bridge Cafe Lincoln 2019 Stock Photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star flyer ride seafront funfair Bridlington.

 

Star flyer ride at Bridlington sea front funfair East Yorkshire 2019 Stock Photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fishing boats on mud at low tide in Bridlington Harbour.

 

Fishing boats resting on mud at low tide Bridlington harbour East Yorkshire 2019 Stock Photo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cup of latte light and shade.

 

Cup of Latte coffee with leaf design in foam Stock Photo

 

 

Sunflower against white sky.

 

Sunflower Helios Flame Stock Photo

 

 

 

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A few more from me.

 

Black and white image of dragon fly on garden cane

 

 

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Binturong, endangered species.

 

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Keeper and visitors with Aldabra Giant Tortoise

 

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African lioness paw on wire enclosure

 

African lioness paw on wire enclosure Linton Zoo Conservation Park Cambridgeshire 2019 Stock Photo

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2 hours ago, Lisa said:

Wiener schnitzel with Sauerkraut, cucumber salad, potato salad, French fries and Radler beer during Oktoberfest in Vienna, Austria

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However did you manage to eat ALL that yourself?

 

Allan

 

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2 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

A touristy cliche, but I got lucky with the lighting on my evening walk.

 

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Great image Edo. Should sell well.

 

Allan

 

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I visited a few interesting places last week during the Heritage Open Days event in the UK, and was quite pleased to get some reasonable interiors of Holloway Sanatorium. The lighting was very low, and I was using ISOs of  over 2000. It was also fascinating to read about the history of this former hospital for mentally ill people while doing research for keywording. The travel writer Bill Bryson worked there as an orderly for a while, and wrote in his book, Notes from a Small Island, about a patient call Harry who was admitted in 1950, and from then on kept asking several times a day if the sanatorium was going to close in 1980. He turned out to be right - it closed in 1980 after a lightning strike caused a major fire.

 

The ornate entrance hall:

 

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The main staircase:

 

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2 hours ago, Ed Rooney said:

 

A touristy cliche, but I got lucky with the lighting on my evening walk.

 

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Intriguing to see a statue of Elvis in Liverpool, considering that he never once visited England (or made a brief, clandestine visit to London in 1958, according to some new stories).

 

Nice pic, Ed, and there's nothing wrong with a "touristy cliché"...

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