Name David Bateman
Website Photographer Level Enthusiast
Photographic Interests Wildlife / Nature Close-up / Macro Flowers & Plants Pets / Captive animalsJoin Date 16 Feb 2005 - 4:31 AM
Many thanks for all the comments and clicks on my uploads. I'm afraid my epz connection at home is still nearly non-existent, so I cannot respond in the way I would like to or used to do a couple of years ago.
I've been an irregular point and shooter all my life. But after having a triple heart by pass in September 2004 , I was out walking for several hours every day and realised what we are missing when we are stuck at work all day. I became better acquainted with my Sony 717 then I took the plunge in January 2005 and got the Pentax *istDs, it's a great camera (with lots of cheap 'old' lenses on Ebay) but I'm still learning how to use it. When I see some of the superb shots uploaded here, I realise what a lot I still have to learn. Now back at work, so don't have the time to log on as much as I would like.
I would like to thank everyone who has visited my portfolio over the last 12 months or so,who have just looked, clicked, commented or criticised. (Especially the ones who for some strange reason seem to like some of what I do).
Since getting a new computer (Spring 2009) my connection with EPZ has become very unstable, so any comments or clicks are now very infrequent and irregular. It becomes very annoying and frustrating after typing in comments to find that I am no longer connected, and have to visit other websites or reset the router to hopefully regain a connection for another few clicks.
It's even got to the point now, where I can vote for an image (at home), check the next day (at work) and find the vote hasn't been registered. At first I wasn't sure but now know that it has been happening quite a lot.