Steve the Gardening Vet

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Bird feeder suggestions

Posted: 21/03/2017 at 20:43

I have feeders hanging from all four corners of the wooden pergola and a separate pole feeder that I had custom made by a local blacksmith. It consists of a 20mm pole, four arms at the top for hanging feeders and a nice finial on the top. Powder coated and it should outlast me!

First butterfly of the year!

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 14:35

Oh and I saw a big bee when I was out for my run this morning too.

First butterfly of the year!

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 14:35

Bonus of being this far South I suspect!

First butterfly of the year!

Posted: 09/03/2017 at 14:30

I saw a red one from my car a couple of weeks ago, not for long enough to be able to see species tho!

(I didn't hit it, I was at traffic lights and it fluttered by)

Choice of New Camera

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 10:21

Another trick, especially with a heavier camera is to bring your left hand up to your shoulder so your arm forms a natural platform at your chin and use that to rest the camera on. Don't forget the timer too, if you can safely put the camera down on a surface and your subject isn't going to leg it!

Choice of New Camera

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 08:47

Yep, I use a selection of cameras. I have a big Nikon DSLR (old but still good tho I don't use it much because it is heavy to cart around), a tough canon compact (can be dropped and swum with) and my most recent acquisition is a lovely mirrorless Olympus courtesy of Himself for last xmas.

Choice of New Camera

Posted: 06/03/2017 at 08:14

Good points KT53, there are very few pics that are not enhanced by the use of a tripod!

Choice of New Camera

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 21:57

No worries, I have some minor photo skills!

Choice of New Camera

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 21:09

Smart phones have small sensors which can make for colour casts and poor quality images even if they look good in the phone screen.

Choice of New Camera

Posted: 05/03/2017 at 21:04

You can indeed Yvie, you can mostly chose both 'physical' size of the image and the density of pixels used. 72 dpi is the normal for online uploading but makes for a rubbish printed pic.

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