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08/01/2014 at 10:47

Hi, folks.....if I'm not around for a little while after today, it's because I'll be having an operation tomorrow...meantime keep those pics coming.

08/01/2014 at 12:46

hope all goes well David  and you have a speedy recovery 

08/01/2014 at 17:14

Hope all goes well David, best wishes for a speedy recovery,  take care.

08/01/2014 at 17:56

Best wishes , David.

Hope you are back soon.

08/01/2014 at 19:38

Hope all goes well David!

Just for you I am posting up some North Somerset Sunsets to raise your spirits and help you recover by looking forward to the hot summer to come!!?....

 I hope these assist your recovery!!?



08/01/2014 at 20:10

Hope all does well David.

Fantastic shots everyone!


08/01/2014 at 21:56

Lovely photos, Higgy. I especially like the top one with the lacy tree branches.

Speedy recovery David.

08/01/2014 at 22:14

Thanks Lizzie, much appreciated, I'm a sucker for a nice sunset!

09/01/2014 at 08:19

More lovely pictures on here.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery David. We'll keep the thread going won't we snappers ?

09/01/2014 at 09:59

Lovely photos Higgy, as you can see by my avatar, sunsets are one of my favs too.  

Love the one with the birds.

10/01/2014 at 10:09

Might get out today with the camera.

David if you are reading this I hope your operation went well.

10/01/2014 at 10:12

me as well David, i have some pictures from yesterday but not got them on the computer yet

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10/01/2014 at 13:17

Handsome chappies Ann

Will show my out of focus zoom shot..the bird moved honestly

 Must try harder

10/01/2014 at 13:20

Did better with Macro pics.


10/01/2014 at 13:32

re focus KEF i think this works for all digital cameras

point the camera press the shutter button slightly and hold it, the camera should focus then press right down to take picture (apologies if you already knew this but it might help somebody else)



10/01/2014 at 13:33

love those macros by the way

10/01/2014 at 15:13

Thanks Ann. I did know but don't always wait, get a bit giddy when subjects likely to move  

The bird shots were taken about 100 feet from feeder, but I do tremble sometimes, especially in a cold wind, and so out of focus is usually due to me.

Must admit I didn't know about slightly pressing shutter until I started reading what the camera could due, and then actually read part of the user manual. That's down to David.

I've never been good at photography and lots of the photos we have prior to digital, people have heads missing or half a body. I've a good memory so recognise them by their clothes.  

Being on the forum started me taking plant pics and a kind forker took the time to spell out in "baby" language how to reduce the size of my pictures so they would post & then enlarge. Thanks again Silanno...dubious spelling of her name.  

Love this this thread & what I've been taught & encouraged to do. Keeps me out of mischief.

10/01/2014 at 16:12

Hi, folks....op over,  fit & well again - many thanks for your kind wishes. Unfortunately, the nature of the beast dictates that I need to wear an eye patch for another couple of days & avoid eye I'll be limiting my browsing time.

Anyway, congratulations on your recent pics (I'm squinting)......and, KEF, Ann is quite right, press your Coolpix shutter button down until resistance is felt, this focuses your shot before pressing it down fully. If you press down fully, your shots will be out of focus slightly.