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Autumn colour

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 14:03
Verdun wrote (see)

Such a thread will interest me too.


Would something like 'Camera Corner' be okay?

I  have just one small reservation. I know there are some really good photographers out there and I get a lot of pleasure from seeing their pics, so I hope it won't be just about my input.

Autumn colour

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 13:54
Fairygirl wrote (see)

Lovely David. I took some of a huge bee which appeared yesterday but they weren't good quality. Took this of some clematis seedheads though during a sunny spell:



Oh dear! What have I started??  I feel a new thread coming on!

Very nice pic, Gardengirl.....bees can be a little elusive, can't they?

I managed to get these a little while ago:


Autumn colour

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 09:34
Brumbull wrote (see)
You could make a new thread ? Perhaps called " The Seasons through a Lens " ? not sure, but will leave with you as it's your idea, but will support the thread of that's ok.


Thanks, Brumball. Something to consider....perhaps it would be better not to restricted to seasonal pics though (I just posted some autumnal ones I had at hand to support the autumn theme of the thread)  I quite enjoy taking close-ups too.

Something like so:



Autumn colour

Posted: 24/10/2013 at 09:06

No problem, Brumbull...nice to get a response, it doesn't always happen.

Your Nikon DSLR is a very good camera, but for the moment I prefer the less complex bridge camera.

Perhaps I'll post more pics, as and when appropriate.....not sure where to locate them though.

Autumn colour

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 20:56

Not at all David.  Understand totally.  Wish I had better photography skills cos they go well with gardens, wildlife, etc. 


Good to know....I agree, my three favourite pastimes are gardening, fishing & photography and all three compliment themselves very well. 

Also (in the season) I like to visit all kinds of shows, ranging from village fetes, to the big agricultural shows...they all offer very good pic taking opportunities.

Just about to watch some dream photography on BBC1 at 9-o-clock....'The Great British Year'.


Autumn colour

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 20:20

You're welcome, Verdun and thank you for saying you liked my pic, does look quite nice as a 8 x 6 pic.

Hope you're not offended by my reservations about highjacking this thread....maybe there's a place for general photo thread somewhere. 

Autumn colour

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 20:03

Verdun - First of all I would talk photography until the cows come home, but I think it would be discourteous to 'happymarion' to highjack her thread.

Definately not a professional's just a pastime.

However, and to answer your query, I’ve seen remarkable results from this camera.

It would do all you need & more.




Autumn colour

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 19:19

Brumbull wrote (see)

David, whats your choice of camera ?


Well, choice of camera would be a Nikon DSLR, costing around £7000. But, (back to the real world) my present camera is Fuji S4500; although I have a couple that have technology has left behind. 

My Fuji is a bridge camera (as against a DSLR) and does most tasks I require adequately. With flexibility such as a 30 times magnification lens, down to 1cm macro & super-macro features.

There's much more to it than that, but I'm not sure how interested you are in the ins & outs of photography.


Autumn colour

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 17:10

Ann - these will be two day trips. The one to Wales being with a coach company, the one to the Lakes will be with my local camera club.....Regards the latter, if the trees were in their full autumn glory, it would just be a bonus.

Fairygirl - I agree, although I've never had a holiday there, I've visited many times.

Virgina Creeper

Posted: 23/10/2013 at 17:02
511 wrote (see)

I am looking for expertise and experience...2 thngs I have not got...

We have the most beautiful Virginia Creeper (the colours at this time of year are truly amazing) growing up 2 sides of the house and we would like to propagate some more to grow in the space it has not crept into as yet.

How do I take cuttings?...Can I take them at this time of year?...

Thanking you in advance



This will be of no use to  you, Carmic...but I would just like to say I agree with what you say.

This is a delightful little cottage near me and it looks beautiful at this time of year.


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