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PRYorkshire
Posted 19/01/2021 - 21:28 Link
RobL wrote:
PRYorkshire wrote:
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Anyone else going to do the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch 29-31 January?

Steve

Yes definitely. I actually have been doing this through the year as during the lockdown in March I signed up for the British Trust for Ornithology Garden Birdwatch, being retired, aside from our daily walk and photography, there wasn't a lot we could do. The BTO Garden Birdwatch is the same as the RSPB's but you record the maximum numbers of each bird variety seen in your garden each week. It does make you look more regularly each day and I then photograph anything new that I see.

How do you know you aren’t counting the same birds more than once?

It doesn't matter, you count the maximum number you see in the garden at any one time during the week. So 1 male blackbird on Monday and 1 female on Tuesday your count is still only 1 blackbird even though they were different birds. However if you then saw both the male and female in the garden on Wednesday then the count you submit is then 2 blackbirds.
Paul

K1000, Espio 140, ist, istD, K70, K3iii and numerous lenses, just don't tell my wife.
jeallen01
Posted 19/01/2021 - 23:05 Link
We had our Covid "lateral flow" tests this morning and got our results an hour later - "negative" (so far!)
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)
davidwozhere
Posted 20/01/2021 - 01:17 Link
I was amazed to see a treecreeper scrambling around the cherry tree trunk today. Can I take it forward to the 31st?
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Benz3ne
Posted 20/01/2021 - 07:46 Link
davidwozhere wrote:
I was amazed to see a treecreeper scrambling around the cherry tree trunk today. Can I take it forward to the 31st?

If you can catch it I can't see why not.
takuman
Posted 20/01/2021 - 20:52 Link
Today has been a good day. Digging around in the back of a cupboard I discovered 4 lenses that have lurked in there for at least 20 years, don't get too excited. 3x 50mm 1.7s and a 135/.3.5 I think someone has hidden them. And they all work. Something to alleviate the boredom. Whoopie
Just passing thru
LennyBloke
Posted 20/01/2021 - 21:03 Link
takuman wrote:
Today has been a good day. Digging around in the back of a cupboard I discovered 4 lenses that have lurked in there for at least 20 years, don't get too excited. 3x 50mm 1.7s and a 135/.3.5 I think someone has hidden them. And they all work. Something to alleviate the boredom. Whoopie

... and I thought finding my paper driving licence in a bag of old photos (that I lost 10 years ago) was impressive
LennyBloke
bforbes
Posted 20/01/2021 - 21:04 Link
takuman wrote:
Today has been a good day. Digging around in the back of a cupboard I discovered 4 lenses that have lurked in there for at least 20 years, don't get too excited. 3x 50mm 1.7s and a 135/.3.5 I think someone has hidden them. And they all work. Something to alleviate the boredom. Whoopie

Should this not be in "What's your longest acquisition"
Lubbyman
Posted 20/01/2021 - 22:30 Link
takuman wrote:
Digging around in the back of a cupboard I discovered 4 lenses that have lurked in there for at least 20 years

I once found a large jar of pickling vinegar at the back of a shelf which had been there so long that the lid had corroded away . Hopefully that hasn't happened to your lenses.

Steve
womble
Posted 21/01/2021 - 00:15 Link
Lubbyman wrote:
takuman wrote:
Digging around in the back of a cupboard I discovered 4 lenses that have lurked in there for at least 20 years

I once found a large jar of pickling vinegar at the back of a shelf which had been there so long that the lid had corroded away . Hopefully that hasn't happened to your lenses.

Steve

A friend of mine found an unopened box of 1950s washing powder in the back of a cupboard which he then sold for a reasonable chunk of cash. I think it was bought by someone who does props for films / TV shows.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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RobL
Posted 21/01/2021 - 07:54 Link
womble wrote:
[quote:3496ace15f="Lubbyman"]


A friend of mine found an unopened box of 1950s washing powder in the back of a cupboard which he then sold for a reasonable chunk of cash. I think it was bought by someone who does props for films / TV shows.

Do you think they would be interested in an old jar of pesto sauce from the back of the fridge?
Edited by RobL: 21/01/2021 - 07:55
K10D
Posted 21/01/2021 - 08:49 Link
takuman wrote:
Today has been a good day. Digging around in the back of a cupboard I discovered 4 lenses that have lurked in there for at least 20 years, don't get too excited. 3x 50mm 1.7s and a 135/.3.5 I think someone has hidden them. And they all work. Something to alleviate the boredom. Whoopie

A good find. The 135/3.5 has been an old favourite of mine from the 80's, it was my go to lens for panning when photographing motorcycle racing.

Hope to see some results from it.
Inspiration is rarer than a plate glass camera.....
Lubbyman
Posted 21/01/2021 - 08:55 Link
K10D wrote:
Hope to see some results from it.

That isn't pointless...

Steve
K10D
Posted 21/01/2021 - 09:01 Link
Lubbyman wrote:
K10D wrote:
Hope to see some results from it.

That isn't pointless...

Steve

Could I offer a plea of wishful thinking? So often pointless........
Inspiration is rarer than a plate glass camera.....
takuman
Posted 21/01/2021 - 10:25 Link
Those lenses are going nowhere near my cameras until they have been thoroughly checked for fungal problems etc. They should be OK as central heating pipes run through the cupboard, to the naked eye they look OK.
Just passing thru
Hardgravity
Posted 21/01/2021 - 10:53 Link
M50m 1:1.7 lenses were gold dust 10 years ago..

...now they're only worth a fraction of the cost back then.

Just saying.

Listening to local radio and it seems west, West Yokshire is having a bad day with the rivers rising fast.
Cheers, HG

K110+DA40, K200+DA35, K3 and a bag of lenses, bodies and other bits.

Mustn't forget the Zenits, or folders, or...

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