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Postby jaznbonnie » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:55 am

Hope you can get the camera fixed without losing an arm or leg. ;) :roll: The dragonfly photos are awesome! :D
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Postby Mycroft Vimes » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:54 am

Thanks all for your nice sentiments and commiserations!
Haven't brought myself yet to having someone professional to have a look at the camera itself,but it looks bad.
The metal ring that acts as the mount for your lenses came out with the lens,screws and all...
As these screws have some obvious plastic bits on them,it's fairly safe to assume the threads are nackered...
I did get a referal to a local repair guy who might be able to help. :pray:
I could as a last resort try to 'simply' superglue it back on,but then i could never really trust it to be able to hold the quite heavy lens(which at least seems to have survived the fall almost unscathed :dance: ),so carrying it around might be problematic.
Catch-up wrote:How did you get those amazing dragonfly shots?

A good camera(and unlike me,try not bouncing it off a few concrete stairs! :roll: ),nice calm weather and in this case some very cooperative dragonflies ,which were alternately hovering and flying nice,slow and perfectly parallel tracks,which made for some quite easy panning shots.
Also although i usually tell people not to be afraid of the auto functions(the producer of the camera's just might have some knowledge of them...and i see lots of 'bad shots'(IMO anyway),due to folks having some pressing need to do everything on the manual setting from the getgo(/get-go?)),but in the case of getting shots of insects in flight,i do switch to manual focussing.
The autofocus usually just takes too long and actually can hinder you there quite badly.
Conforumist wrote:I think you should break the camera after pics like that; I think you've reached the pinnacle anyway! ;)

I strongly beg to differ there :snooty: ,if i ever get enough money for this http://www.foka.nl/site/nikon-afd-80400mm-f4556-ed-vr-p-3414.html,the shots will improve. :D
Penfold wrote:Ouch, I hope it can be fixed quickly as well and not for too much cash (can you claim under your household insurance?).

Hadn't even thought of that,worth checking at least,thanks for the reminder!

Some last shots with this combo for a while(i'm now walking around with my old olympus E-420 with sigma 105mm macro-lens,so sadly no teleshots :cry: ,but then again it is quite light in comparison :mrgreen: ).
Ruddy Darter (Sympetrum sanguineum).
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And for variety a common damselfly,the Emerald Damselfly(Lestes sponsa).
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Postby Catch-up » Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:51 am

Nice! :D I have to show all those to Thing 1 today. She loves dragonflies. She'll catch them in our backyard sometimes.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:59 am

Those are amazing, Mycroft! Good to see that you know the difference between a dragonfly and a damselfly. ;)
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Postby ChristianBecker » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:53 pm

In German we don't really distinguish.
Dragonflies are "Libellen", damselflies "Kleinlibellen" (small dragonflies).
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Postby cheery_j. » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:17 am

ChristianBecker wrote:In German we don't really distinguish.
Dragonflies are "Libellen", damselflies "Kleinlibellen" (small dragonflies).


...and in colloquial they're ALL "Libellen".
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Postby ChristianBecker » Mon Sep 10, 2012 12:14 pm

Yes. Forgot to mention it. That was actually the point I was trying to make. :D
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Postby Mycroft Vimes » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:44 pm

Although you could simply say they all fall under the order of Odonata... :P in Dutch we differentiate as well between 'Libellen'(Dragonflies-Anisoptera/Epiprocta,backwings wider than the frontwings/different position while in rest) and 'Juffers'(Damselflies-Zygoptera,all 4 wings of equal size/different position while in rest).
These would be dragonflies :
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and these damselflies :
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Although i am missing the nikon combo quite badly(i'm taking it to a repairexpert on wednesday to see what's what),the old Olympus E-420 with the Sigma 105mm macro-lens does make for nice close-ups. :)
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One more to keep the phobia-angle alive :
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This packaged lunch was apparantly just about right,it got drunk while i watched
I swear the spider even lifted the end up,reminiscend of a person with a milkshake etc.,just to get the very last drops out. :mrgreen:
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Postby Catch-up » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:19 pm

Wow! Mycroft, your pictures look like they belong in a magazine.
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Postby Conforumist » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:39 pm

Catch-up wrote:Wow! Mycroft, your pictures look like they belong in a magazine.


BQ? :?
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Postby Mycroft Vimes » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:28 pm

Thanks Catch-up,always nice to hear people like to look at my pics,but i seriously don't think that they are that good though. ;)

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Okay,i give... :D
Google doesn't seem to be much help,i'm assuming you don't mean Business Quarter Magazine or the ornithological society of Queensland, Australia. :think:
So please,please enlighten me as to what the letters BQ stand for in this context? :mrgreen:
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Postby Conforumist » Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:52 pm

It was a bit of a spoof on "GQ" (Gentlemen's Quarterly) http://www.gq.com/

So, this would be "Bugs Quarterly". :? Get it, GQ, BQ... :P
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Postby ChristianBecker » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:39 am

So BBQ would be Bed Bugs Quarterly?
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Postby Conforumist » Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:20 am

ChristianBecker wrote:So BBQ would be Bed Bugs Quarterly?


'Could be! However, I don't think they're "popular" enough to support their own magazine. :think:
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Postby Catch-up » Tue Sep 11, 2012 1:55 pm

Mycroft Vimes wrote:Thanks Catch-up,always nice to hear people like to look at my pics,but i seriously don't think that they are that good though. ;)


I really do! They hold up against anything I've seen in National Geographic or Discover. Actually, NG has a site called YourShot where you can upload your pictures. Some of them get selected to be in the magazine. You should send some of yours! Yours too Penfold, your pictures are always amazing.
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