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Camera Talk

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 20:15

GD - mine's a Fuji Finepix S8650 with a 36 x zoom. 

I often find it easier to take photos at a normal sort of distance and then fiddle with them once they're transferred. Those buntings were about 40 feet away from me. I zoomed a little but I then cropped them on the laptop using Windows editor. 

I was trying to show you the original of one pic and the cropped version so that you can see the change in the image, but it won't let me now 

I'll try later GD 

Camera Talk

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 19:46

That's a really beautiful pic Sheps  

A few from Saturday now that I can get the photo doo dah to work 

The 'big guns' of Crianlarich from the summit of Cruach Ardrain - Ben More and Stob Binnein

Snow Bunting had found something interesting!

The hills I was on two weeks ago - An Caisteal and Beinn a Chroin, with Beinn Chabhair in the middle background

 Bob and Betty Bunting

and one of them on a rock

Can't get any more hill pix as they're too big. Once I've figured out how to make them smaller I'll try again 

Tomato plants

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 19:14

Conservatory is fine for them Dave but make sure you ventilate really well. It gets volcanically hot in them! You can open greenhouses up and go out and leave them without too many issues, but if you're out, it's more tricky to leave a conservatory open.

Keep a good amount of space round the individual plants too - the foliage gets big very quickly and  they can be more susceptible to pests if they're crowded. Keep a good, consistent regime of watering if you have them in pots too - they'll dry out far more quickly than ones outside. 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 19:04

No Joyce - the colours happened courtesy of Mother Nature. Ain't she grand sometimes? 

I love the scoured rock on hills Lesley-  again Ma Nature and her snow, rain and ice. Couldn't quite pick out the confused toad though. Are you having some kind of breakdown?.... 

Lovely pic doc. I think Mr B nicked it from DD's garden though 

Any pictures of him by any chance.....

Update on improvements to forum

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 18:41

Didn't think the other things would be much use here Daniel. They're useful for the other site but it's different in it's content. Horses for courses!  

As the others have said - the fact that you are taking the comments and issues seriously and tackling them is fantastic. The forum has a unique, friendly (mostly!) tone which is it's real appeal. 

That porridge must have helped today.... 

Thanks to Nora too for sorting the issues with posting photos - I seem to be able to do some now.

I've replied to her email anyway  

Forum notifications - please take part!

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 18:01

I'm the same as nutcutlet 

Update on improvements to forum

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 17:59

KT53 - that's how the edit button worked before - you could edit until someone else posted. If you needed to change something and it was too late, you could just add another post, apologising  ( ) or changing what you'd said initially.

Daniel - I use a well  knowing walking forum which has an edit function. It works in exactly the same way as the one here did. Once someone else replies - that's it. 

It also has a draft option ( like emails have ) which is very useful when  doing walk reports etc, as they can take a while to record, and  also has a preview function which I think someone already mentioned. Not sure if any of these 'extras'  would be useful here though. 

Is my Broom dying?

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 17:48

Doesn't sound promising Sonya. I kept one in a pot for a couple of years through necessity, but I was vigilant about watering. Even though they like quite poor, dry conditions, it's important to keep then hydrated when in a confined space.

I'd agree with Verdun that pruning won't help. Is it very rootbound in the pot too?

If you can plant it into the ground it may revive, but it sounds like it's on the way out 

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 17:44

Ooh - we crossed there Dove. I'll put a few more on the camera thread later. They were a little pair - furtling around for ages not far from the summit. I took some on the way up which weren't very good - they kept b*****ing off just at the wrong moment! They were still there on the way down so I spent a bit of time and got a few nice ones.

HELLO FORKERS May 2016 Edition

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 17:42

Oh Dove - it's lovely. The chap from the humanist society suggested a few poems for Mum's funeral, and that was one of them. You won't go wrong with that - and you even get a mention...  

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