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02/04/2014 at 09:35

Just to let you know that my avatar has been copyrighted since me mum knit it!

02/04/2014 at 10:39

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 Well done David your'e  Mum will be proud. Like this photo thread. Some great pictures. Here's a few of birds that have visited my garden this spring.

02/04/2014 at 11:15

Lovely pictures Ecobaby.

02/04/2014 at 11:29

Thank you, Ecobaby.....love your shots and am really pleased you like our thread.

I feel starlings were looked down on when they were less common, but it's a fact they have a beautiful plumage when you take a close look......for me I'm not keen on their feeding habits.

Btw, my mum didn't really knit my avatar.  

02/04/2014 at 11:29
02/04/2014 at 11:38

Doh! "I feel starlings were looked down on when they were less common,"....please read more common.

02/04/2014 at 11:41

Doh! "I feel starlings were looked down on when they were less common,"....please read more common.

Ecobaby....I'm just south of Milford/Shugborough.

02/04/2014 at 11:58

I don't have any recent photos, but I thought I'd have a look through some of my old photos from a couple of years ago from when I lived in Birmingham, or when I still lived at home in Burton with my folks...

 

Most if not all are from old film camera, with out of date film, which I had developed myself or had cross processed. I studied photography for a wee while. So they haven't been tampered with digitally and whatnot, believe it or not!

 

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 My Dad's sporadic approach to gardening, if he liked it, it can grow, and as much as it liked to.

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 I do like it when a photo looks more like a painting than a photo, these two were taken in the University of Birmingham's grounds.

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This is probably one of my favourite flower photos, as I don't really take that many really, but this was growing totally alone in with some trees.

 

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02/04/2014 at 12:07

I love those, SweetPea.....I like them most because of the story behind them.

I used to develop, print & enlarge my own black & white films, but never quite got the hang of processing colour.

02/04/2014 at 12:14
David K wrote (see)

I love those, SweetPea.....I like them most because of the story behind them.

I used to develop, print & enlarge my own black & white films, but never quite got the hang of processing colour.

I could only do it because I did it at uni and college, I recently bought a black and white darkroom set up to turn the cellar into a dark room, but I have to admit, I lost my liking for it after starting it as a degree, as I've since left university I've really had no inclination to pick up my camera again. I think with some lovely flowers growing though, I'll be more inclined to take some photos again, probably on the DSLR though.

There's something very nice about holding a print you've taken and developed yourself though isn't there?

02/04/2014 at 13:11

I like those too, Sweetpea, only moved over to digital recently myself, and not too keen on photoshop. Your pics show great atmosphere of times gone by. I love the country theme. Nature is wonderful.

02/04/2014 at 13:19

David, know Milford and Shugborough well, take my Jack Russel Molly for walks along the canal and back through Shugborough grounds quite a lot in the summer. I live just outside Stafford town centre. I came to Stafford to Collage in 1978 and met my husband and never went home. What a small world we live in. My husband remembers a number of years ago bringing our middle daughter home from Rugeley and encountering a stag on the Milford road early in the morning hours. 

02/04/2014 at 13:29
ECOBABY wrote (see)

David, know Milford and Shugborough well, take my Jack Russel Molly for walks along the canal and back through Shugborough grounds quite a lot in the summer. I live just outside Stafford town centre. I came to Stafford to Collage in 1978 and met my husband and never went home. What a small world we live in. My husband remembers a number of years ago bringing our middle daughter home from Rugeley and encountering a stag on the Milford road early in the morning hours. 

shugborough is a firm favourite of mine. had one of the nicest dates with my OH there too at a bonfire night fireworks show.

02/04/2014 at 14:08

Nice to have Shugborough lovers out there and I'm really pleased to hear there were 'fireworks' on your hot date, SweetPea.

Ecobaby - Glad you enjoy canal walks in the area, I think probably my fav would be around Essex Bridge....of which I've posted several pics of here.

I've recently joined the West Midlands Bird Club to give me access permits to photograph around Blithfield Reservoir....watch this space.  

02/04/2014 at 16:04
Great pictures again everyone I really enjoy browsing this thread
03/04/2014 at 13:55

Hi everyone, lovely photos as always (mine stay on gallery as just point and shoot!) but do love looking on here.

Wonder if you can help me?

I want to change my avatar but the computer says no. The photo I've chosen is over 4mb, so I believe that is the reason. I'm sure I've heard you camera folk talk about reducing the size. I've had a play about but can't manage to do it. Can anyone give me some technical info please?

03/04/2014 at 18:21

MG - Personally I change the file size of my pics in Photoshop when necessary. Having said that, I've just changed my avatar about half a dozen times with pics from my Windows library and they all worked okay.

I went into my GW account, then clicked 'edit' just under the existing avatar, then followed the on screen instructions. 

Hope you get it sorted.  

03/04/2014 at 18:37

Mrs G, if you have Microsoft Office you can open the picture with Windows Office Picture Manager, if you click Edit it will have an option to 'compress' your picture. I choose the documents option which will take a 4mb file to around 350Kb which is fine for an Avatar.

I would make a copy of your original picture so you still have the original at 4mb.

03/04/2014 at 19:04
Hmmm, thanks, I got as far as compress file then got stuck. Like your new one David. OH home on sun so may have one more go and then get him on the case.
04/04/2014 at 18:20

Thanks again, new seasonal avatar achieved. Now I've found a new skill it might change daily!