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A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 11:03
fidgetbones wrote (see)

These will blow up to A4, and I doubt I'll need anything bigger than that.

 

Quite, I have a small point & shoot Nikon, it has 16m pixels and would be hard pressed to enlarge to A4 without pixilation.

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 10:44

Thanks, fidget....with results like that there is a case for a quality point & shoot camera.

People (encouraged by the camera makers) seem to be obsessed by the number of pixels, when it really down to the quality of the sensor & lens......I've seen stunning shots taken with a 7m pixel camera.

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 08:52
fidgetbones wrote (see)

It's a compact Sony cybershot.12megapixels. We bought it with a marine housing for chasing whalesharks, about 5 years ago. It's a good size for shoving in a pocket or handbag..

Thanks...pretty impressive.

It has a Carl Zeiss lens, which would explain the crispness of your shots.

A walk at Attenborough by the River Trent.

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 08:10

Really nice shots, fidget....obviously taken with a good camera, mind if I ask which?

Talkback: Monty Don and Gardeners' World

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 15:44

Well personally, I have no time for him....but sorry about the relapse.

Talkback: Monty Don and Gardeners' World

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 11:37
Jane 30 wrote (see)
We will miss you monty.
I had little experience of gardening but learnt a great deal from you.the way you explained everything was done in such a way as even I could understand.
Thankyou Monty Don.wishing you a speedy recovery.


Do try to keep up dear!

Quotes

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 11:30

My mum used to say "ugly is as ugly does".

What's happened to my tomato?

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 10:37

I wrote this yonks ago, just in case anyone may wish to give it a glance.

"Blossom end rot occurs when there are insufficient calcium levels in developing fruit. This is most common when the first trusses are forming and calcium demand is high.

As water transports calcium around the tomato plant the condition is usually linked to inadequate or irregular watering.

Tomatoes need the equivalent of 2-4cms rainfall every week, though the amount of water given is less important than maintaining consistent water levels. Watering daily, at least, will be necessary in hot conditions.

As little as half-an-hour of water deficiency can cause the condition to develop. Pick off and compost any fruits that have been affected.

Mulching around tomato plants with grass clippings, straw or hay will prevent plants drying out."

 

 

 

Talkback: Make a bat box

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 10:30
ebbypea wrote (see)
I love bats, we sit in the conservatory at night to watch the bats swooping above us. I hope i can make a good one because I will be so chuffed with myself, and hopefully it may encourage more bats in my garden. Thankyou for the tips.

 

Me too....why I married one! 

Quotes

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 09:09

“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”  

Wow.....get me on a Sunday morning!

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