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Post  adrian ss on Sun Aug 02, 2020 6:52 pm

Jagged a pic of Saturn a few mins ago. about 3 sec exp and manual focus. Remote shutter release with 10 sec delay to reduce cam shake.
This is about as good as the 900 will do on a planet I reckon. Better than nothing I guess
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Post  Mike54 on Sun Aug 02, 2020 7:55 pm

Very nice pic of Saturn there Adrian rings look good too. Very Happy Thanks for sharing.


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Post  4rd on Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:08 pm

Great shot of Saturn and rings Adrian.  The light to make that image took around 1hr 15min to arrive,  all 3 seconds worth, amazing. Rgds/Tony.
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Post  adrian ss on Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:15 am

Hi Tony.
The 900 is limited for star and planet pics at high zoom due to the small imaging chip. Result is that the planets look a tad blotchy and do not respond well to enlargement. For a hand held cam I guess it does ok. I have tried a few time lapse star trail & moon movies which are ok but I donot have a youtube account. Wish there was an easier way to place vids on the forum
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Post  adrian ss on Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:16 am

Our Satin Bower Bird is back. Have not seen her for over 12 months.

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Post  adrian ss on Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:35 am

Harry and Meghan are back. Not as tame as they once were; must have gone through a rough patch.  Rolling Eyes

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Harry looks ok.
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Meghan is up to her old tricks of walking roughshod over the bowl/hand that feeds her. Smile
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Post  Nightjar on Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:47 am

Wandering around Bunnings yesterday a lady let me get a photo of her pet Bearded Dragon. Friendly little fella clung on my shirt while I held his lead.

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Post  gold bug sniper on Thu Aug 27, 2020 9:55 am

Here are a few of my wildlife shots at a Waterfowl refuge local in Colusa Calif taken with my P900 Nikon.

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Post  adrian ss on Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:05 am

Nightjar wrote:Wandering around Bunnings yesterday a lady let me get a photo of her pet Bearded Dragon. Friendly little fella clung on my shirt while I held his lead.

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Well that is something you don't see very often. Very Happy
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Post  4rd on Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:42 pm

some really nice shots of our native fauna and feathered friends, good to see and I like the lead/leash for the bearded dragon, repurposed old shoe lace perhaps Smile
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Post  adrian ss on Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:36 pm

Another visitor to our yard today that we have not had before.
Made short work of the tree ripping chunks of bark off it.
Yellow Tailed Black cockatoo.

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Post  pablop on Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:47 pm

The black cockys are destructive birds. I watch a small group of Red-tailed blacks, defoliate a tree in a caravan park in Perth over 2 days. The ground was just littered with the new branches that they just chomped through.
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Post  adrian ss on Sun Sep 06, 2020 2:04 pm

That son of a gun nearly stuffed my wattle tree in about 10 minutes.

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Post  pablop on Sun Sep 06, 2020 3:12 pm

Do you have a "loud noisemaker" to frighten it away? I would be a bit more expressive in what I would call it.
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Post  rowdy on Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:15 pm

I'd say there may have been a grub in under the bark that it may have been after. I don't know how they know their there but they are seldom wrong.
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Post  adrian ss on Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:37 pm

definitely looks like something was living in the trunk although I have not been able to spot anything yet. maybe white ants/termites. He was digging and ripping at the base of the tree as well. Some of the smaller branches approx 2.5 cm thick look as though they were chomped through with one bite. affraid


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Post  adrian ss on Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:41 pm

pablop wrote:Do you have a "loud noisemaker" to frighten it away?  I would be a bit more expressive in what I would call it.

No I handed in my bazooka during the Buy Back. Laughing
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Post  adrian ss on Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:11 am

Am not sure how to fix my damaged tree branches. Should I close up the wound with pitch or maybe silastic? I don't think it will survive because the bloody cocky chewed through half of a main branch. if I cut it off that will be half of the tree gone. Maybe just bind it with plastic tape??
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Post  pablop on Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:15 am

I just googled "protecting damaged tree bark" and it came up with a range of options that were much better than I would have thought of.
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Post  adrian ss on Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:51 pm

had a look at those options. I might just remove the damaged branches. That cocky is a real mongrel of a bird. Maybe cut its head off and use the beak as a tree lopper. Laughing
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Post  moredeep on Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:58 pm

My wife says she knows who she would stick up for.
Enjoy those pesky bwirds,wattle trees last about seven years max then peg out.


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Post  adrian ss on Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:38 am

We have two wattle trees in the back yard, one is at least 23 years old. I planted it in 87 the one that has been chewed is approx 10 years.
Also have a Bay Leaf , a White heart cherry tree, A Plum tree and a Loquat tree, a struggling Tree fern and a humungous/ biggish Oleander
I like birds in the yard, that is why I have the trees but I get a bit grumpy when the bludgers try to defoliate them. Yellow tail black Cocky stew is looking good. Very Happy

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Post  moredeep on Tue Sep 08, 2020 1:41 pm

I'll eat my words,23 yrs for a wattle is amazing,do you water it every night?


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Post  adrian ss on Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:57 pm

The only thing that waters it is rain.
I have cut it back a few times coz it was attacking the power lines.
I have always thought it is a Blackwood Wattle but am not really sure, maybe a Golden wattle.



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Post  adrian ss on Sun Sep 13, 2020 2:39 pm

Harry, Meghan William & Kate have called a temporary truce today and are eating at the same table. Usually they are a bit cranky with each other.
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Wow now  The whole family is here. Charles and Camilla just arrived and have taken over the food bowls.
Kate got a bit huffy and nicked off.
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Post  adrian ss on Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:06 pm

Small storm front just moved across with some interesting cloud formation.
Have only seen these clouds a couple of times since being in Canberra.

Have forgotten what they are called but they look like boobs. Rolling Eyes

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Post  pablop on Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:30 pm

They often are associated with hail storms as they are formed by the air rapidly swirling upwards.

They are called Altostratus Mamma – Or Mammatus - The name ‘mamma’ comes from the hanging pouches of this altostratus species which resemble a woman’s mammary glands.

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Post  adrian ss on Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:32 pm

Thanks for that bit of info.
Maybe should be called altostratus boobus maximus Laughing


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Post  moredeep on Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:00 pm

spot on  cheers time to head home or take cover when you see these coming at you Laughing


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Post  adrian ss on Sun Sep 27, 2020 1:55 pm

Well my little buddy seems to have made it through 4 months of hibernation after looking like he was on deaths door a couple of months ago.
Poked his nose out from under his hidaway just now.
Tough little buggers. Gave him a bit of raw meat that he pounced on like a starving T-Rex Laughing Then parked in the sun for a warm up.

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