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Garden Diary - What's Going On In Yours?

Quote: Well he must be a complete basket then. I've loved watching it grow from egg to bird. Beautiful. People that don't appreciate our wildlife are sad and shallow beings.

There are also lots of fruit cakes who feed pigeon and encourage them to crap all over the place. I have every sympathy with those who shoot pigeon......... pigeon are vermin.

1260 07/07/2015 - 12:37 AM
By Squirrel
Compact camera
Just bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 and cannot fault it. So many functions, great images, Wi-Fi and GPS.


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5 02/07/2015 - 5:59 PM
By colin beeley
Decided to sell all my gear
Sold all my gear to MPJ Photographic. Spotted their advert on this site and I got what I thought was a fair deal. Money was in my account within 4 days of my first enquiry.

16 02/07/2015 - 6:47 AM
By steve_p
Kay Burley Normalcy
Who's Kay Burley?????????????????????????????

21 28/06/2015 - 9:56 AM
By Snapper
Garden Diary - What's Going On In Yours?

Quote: Magpies are bullies, but some of the tiny birds in our garden don't take any guff from them, they drive them off. Each species is extremely territorial, especially this time of year.

We have been nurturing a pair of Blackbirds nesting in our Ivy. The nest has had young in it as we can hear the young chirping away for more food. We have put worms out to help feed them but yesterday morning there were three dead and butchered young Blackbirds on the lawn. No doubt these were killed by the Magpies as they have been tormenting the parents and the nest for weeks.

I know its nature working in its own way, but is was so sad to see the vandalism that the Magpies caused.

1260 07/07/2015 - 12:37 AM
By Squirrel
'Like' buttons
That's fine, that's what we all do PRU.... Smile

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7 23/06/2015 - 10:13 AM
By Andy_Curtis
Pub food and the price thereof..
Don't understand this post. When you go out for a meal you know before you go its gonna cost around 30 ahead before you leave the house. If you don't wanna pay that, don't go out to eat..........! Went to Rick Steins two weeks ago, it cost me nearly 400 for 4, but I knew that when we entered to restaurant...... stop complaining.

17 19/06/2015 - 3:50 PM
By ChrisV
Renault Megane coupe
What's the issue, its a new (650 miles) car, take it to the dealer and get it fixed whatever it is.. .....but I think Andy is right, its Renault and French............ Tongue

18 17/06/2015 - 9:17 PM
By keithh
where is affordable and trust worthy to get Canon D550 repaired?
He'll be lucky to a hundred pounds, go for a new or second hand body. All I got recently for a 20D body was 55, cameras are worthless because they are updated so fast nowadays just like mobile phones etc.

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15 03/07/2015 - 9:15 PM
By cheddar-caveman
Anyone got an extendable hedge trimmer ?
....... got one with a long lead ........................... ! TongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue

9 14/06/2015 - 7:09 PM
By MikeRC
Great news photo from Miners' Strike

Quote: Tories had a 'hit list' of around 70 pit closures.


Lets get this into perspective. The pits in the UK were uneconomical and we could buy coal cheaper from Poland than we could mining it ourselves, that's why the pits were closed....

48 14/06/2015 - 3:03 PM
By ikky
Open season for thieves?

Quote: Can't be difficult to come up with cash system where you park on pump, pay cash and that pump delivers a set amount.

That's how its done in Spain, park, pay, fill......................

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35 11/06/2015 - 12:30 AM
By Chris_L
Wedding photographers - Complaints :(

Quote: Is there any update on this unfortunate tale?
Hope you managed to resolve it,

You would have thought that with all the empathy and help and advice that was given a courteous reply would be the least she would do. I don't think I'll bother again.

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62 02/06/2015 - 6:20 PM
By Stevetheroofer
Charles Kennedy
Didn't know alcohol was a cause................................

Seemed a very nice guy.

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33 06/06/2015 - 7:25 PM
By Paul Morgan
photobook advice

Quote: Is there any one provider who is better at that kind of layout, or do all of the providers have a template that would do the job? Ta Smile

To do this you will need to create all pages in a jpeg format, from my point of view you could do this in a word document.

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14 20/05/2015 - 7:42 PM
By dark_lord
photobook advice
YES! I did this all the time when I I did weddings. You can create your own backgrounds to the pages, create any template you wish, and put them in an album of a much higher quality than those on sites like Photobox. However it is much more expensive than on line albums.........




14 20/05/2015 - 7:42 PM
By dark_lord
When was the last time you used your film camera?
About 11 years, I have an EOS 3 sitting in my cupboard which I consider an incredible camera, but with digital on the scene it was/is a no brainer. Anyway, I have just sold all my DSLR equipment 2 Canon 20D's several lenses, and two 580EX Flash, I just cant be asked to carry all that weight around anymore. Bought a Panasonic TZ60 which I now carry all the time.

374 04/07/2015 - 2:04 PM
By UNKOWN_BOB
low light venue with high black ceilings

Quote: I actually think your 50mm f1.4 would be the better bet for its low light and fast focus performance.

......but what if it doesn't,

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9 22/05/2015 - 5:07 AM
By LAeventphoto
Perfect Effects 9.5

Quote: As soon as you give the company your e-mail they will be very persistent getting you buy the full package.

ERR-------- You really didn't expect to get such a great package for free and then not receive communications. ?????????????????????????????? Really?

32 17/05/2015 - 7:40 PM
By Dave_Canon
Yashica MAT TLR
Go for it, a great camera which eventually led me to get me first Rollie

6 19/05/2015 - 6:39 AM
By Roughcollie
low light venue with high black ceilings
I think that with the doubts you have in your mind and the fact that you might be being paid to shoot this event a100 mile journey to check out the venue would be advisable. It cant be that expensive in fuel to travel and check it out and might get you more business in future.

9 22/05/2015 - 5:07 AM
By LAeventphoto
Photography holiday
JOHN, how long is a piece of string springs to mind.

The UK has so many places and things to photograph its almost impossible to list them here. If you want scenery you have The Lake District, Wales, Scotland, Devon, Cornwall and the Peak District. If you want beautiful old fashioned fishing villages there lots in Devon and Cornwall. For city's, London is a stunning place, but stay away from the tourist areas. Then there are places like Oxford, Cambridge, Lincoln --- John the list is endless.
However whatever you choose, upload the images. Good Luck.

11 16/05/2015 - 6:57 PM
By ade_mcfade
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ60 Digital Camera
Thank You Neil

I have read as may reviews as I can now and they are all good, only real criticism is a little noise at high ISO and no touch screen and with what my EPZ friends have said I placed an order, just hope it arrives in time for my holiday to Snowdonia on next week...


4 13/05/2015 - 6:42 AM
By collywobles
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ60 Digital Camera
Thank you Eric, it does, clearly you like it. I just want it as you say -- fits in your jacket pocket. It gets great reviews I just wanted some EPZ'rs views, nothing like getting it from the horses mouth.

4 13/05/2015 - 6:42 AM
By collywobles
Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ60 Digital Camera
Help please....

I am considering buying this camera, Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ60 Digital Camera, has anyone got one of these and what is your opinion?

I seem to remember they got rave reviews when they first came out. Comments would be appreciated.

4 13/05/2015 - 6:42 AM
By collywobles
Compact camera for sports photography?
Am considering buying a compact and looking at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60EB-K Compact Digital Camera - Black (18.1MP, 30x Optical Zoom, High Sensitivity MOS Sensor) 3 inch LCD, has anyone got one of these and what's it like?

20 13/05/2015 - 9:37 PM
By dpr59
Wedding photographers - Complaints :(

Quote: Nasty nasty lady!

More like a witch..........!!! WinkWinkWinkWink

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62 02/06/2015 - 6:20 PM
By Stevetheroofer
Wedding photographers - Complaints :(
Laura, I'd be very careful she might be doing a witches spell on you................... "dead people in photo's" my arse................ she a lunatic... WinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWink

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62 02/06/2015 - 6:20 PM
By Stevetheroofer
Wedding photographers - Complaints :(

Quote: They have almost certainly already down loaded the photos they want from the memo stick you left with them so they have what they want and you are out of pocket

NEVE EVER EVER give clients a copy of the files. They will copy them and tell you they are not happy with them, upload them to Photobox and leave you with nothing

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62 02/06/2015 - 6:20 PM
By Stevetheroofer
Wedding photographers - Complaints :(
What was in your contract with them.?

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62 02/06/2015 - 6:20 PM
By Stevetheroofer
WB200F
Can you not reset it. There may be a "Reset to Factory Settings" in one of the menu's

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1 01/05/2015 - 6:06 PM
By collywobles
what is your pet hate

Quote: We've lived 13 years in France and my French is still awful. I can get by in conversations, dealing with officials and so on, but writing 'needs a lot of practice

..... but you are trying..

159 28/04/2015 - 9:10 PM
By petebfrance
what is your pet hate

Quote: Like some of the Brits do about immigrants.

In my view the Brits have nothing to be proud about regarding learning foreign languages. The clusters of Brits living in Spain for 20 years and cant speak a word of Spanish is an example...........

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159 28/04/2015 - 9:10 PM
By petebfrance
Spell check
I agrea wiv Stuart, downt wury abowt wot peeple saye, theyrs now nead. SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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20 28/04/2015 - 3:28 PM
By adrian_w
Pastel effect

Here is a very quick example what can be done with GMX-Photopainter. I knocked this out in about a minute.


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6 28/04/2015 - 5:44 PM
By Dvaid
Pastel effect
The one I use on occasions is GMX-Photopainter, I find this outstanding with pastels and sketch drawing...... I have posted one or two uploads using this software.

6 28/04/2015 - 5:44 PM
By Dvaid
what is your pet hate

Quote: It will be even worse when all packets are the same colour.
My dad died of lung cancer, he wasn't a heavy smoker not a good memory.

My Dad died of lung cancer too, I still have vivid memories of the black fluid they used to drain from his lungs every couple of months. why on earth do people smoke ......... ! (That's not a question)

159 28/04/2015 - 9:10 PM
By petebfrance
Wearing glasses for photography?
I use Canon cameras and bought the extension eye piece, I wear glasses and have not had any problems with these.

15 19/04/2015 - 11:07 AM
By LenShepherd
iPad...am I the problem?
The positive thing I have to say about Apple is that I took my wife's iPad 2 into Apple believing that it needed a new battery (was only holding a full charge for a day and its about 4 years old). The technician said that he will take it out the back to check it and if it needed a new battery they would give her a brand new iPad in return rather than replace the batt - all for 70, the cost of a new battery. How many other companies would do that.

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10 14/04/2015 - 4:00 PM
By collywobles
First ever photography shoot
DB, It is clear that you are not heeding the good advice which many experienced togs are giving you. We are all pointing out that weddings are not an easy thing to do especially as a beginner.

No one is saying 'don't do it', but be very cautious how a wedding can turn out. I have done weddings and fights have broken out among the guests, or all the men crossed the road and went into a pub after the church service, there was also one wedding I did where only one person turned up on the grooms side (some family dispute of some kind). So you might have a DSLR but there is so much else to a wedding than just taking photos......

If you do not have a spare Camera/Cards/Flash/Batteries with you then you will be a fool. However, I do hope it goes as well as you intend, and as I say, lets see a few images after.

PS: You will not need to register with HMRC for this wedding as you are not making any charge.

179 08/04/2015 - 4:26 PM
By scottishphototours
First ever photography shoot

Quote: There is a clause in this contract that goes The Bride & Groom and Photographer agree to happily cooperate and communicate to achieve the best results possible. I would recommend that the wedding photographer be provided with a helper (In cases this could be the best man) who will point out key individuals to be photographed. The photographer may also require the assistance of the best man in organizing family groups. The Bride & Groom also agree to give the photographer(s) sufficient warning of key events at the wedding to give the photographer time to prepare.

You are not listening...............................................

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179 08/04/2015 - 4:26 PM
By scottishphototours
First ever photography shoot
KEV SB says it all..

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179 08/04/2015 - 4:26 PM
By scottishphototours
First ever photography shoot

Quote: Is there anything else you think I may have forgotten about and need to consider?

Yes, ARE YOU CAPABLE of providing the B&G with photos that they expect to treasure for life, or at least until the divorce......... One of the most difficult aspects of wedding photography is to get the guests in the right place at the right time, There is a trick to it...........

My advice is to go and help other professional wedding togs before you go it alone, with so little experience you are walking into a potential nightmare.

But if you insist good luck and at least let us see you efforts..

PS: In looking at your PF. I'm afraid its pretty basic and you are gonna have to do so much better than that if your wedding shots are to be of any satisfaction.

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179 08/04/2015 - 4:26 PM
By scottishphototours
Radio Control ??
Ooops forgot the link...


Drone on Click

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6 23/03/2015 - 10:11 AM
By collywobles
Travelling from the US to the British Isles in May
Ireland would be essential if you had more time. To get the best you would need to travel to the West Coast and see Galway, the Cliffs of Moher and the Dingle Peninsula - but that's for another time altogether. Take a browse through the landscape images of the UK on this site



PS: ......... and you MUST try our old English Pubs and our local Ales.

17 26/03/2015 - 9:05 PM
By hkass
Travelling from the US to the British Isles in May
The Scottish Highlands, The Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, Wales, Peak District ...... the list is as long as your arm. One of the benefits of visiting the UK is that we have so many beautiful and interesting places to see and visit all within a days drive.....

I recommend this travel guide

UK Travel Guide


Quote: ...it takes an age to get from one place to another, so it may be best concentrate on Scotand

Certainly not, the UK has a good motorway and road system and most places can be reached in a couple of hours drive. Of course if there is an accident or other problem things can get bad, but that happens everywhere.

17 26/03/2015 - 9:05 PM
By hkass
Radio Control ??
This one was demonstrated on Click last week and it got a great review. Apparently if you takes hands of controls it stays where it is, its pre-programmable to fly specific circuits and I think has an auto return to base function.

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6 23/03/2015 - 10:11 AM
By collywobles
eclipse
Just type 'Eclipse Images' in google you should get millions....

3 23/03/2015 - 7:43 PM
By mikehit
2015 Budget
Well it seems not many of got a great deal out of the budget. However I think the plan is to hold the current course and bring the debt and deficit down is the right way to go. There was a little in it for savers and first time house buyers which is a good thing however in practice it wont help many first time house buyers as houses are still unaffordable for anyone earning below 50K and the reason for this is that there is no such thing as 'affordable houses' anymore anywhere..


Quote: As capto says the little people bear the brunt of it.

Err, No!, they always say that. Tax Allowance has been increased t0 10.6K with planned increases to 11K and 50K for top earners.

12 20/03/2015 - 10:36 AM
By Canonshots
2015 Budget
As today will be Georges final budget under this current government I thought a topic could be quite interesting. From my point of view I don't think it will be much of a give away mainly because GB cannot afford it. It seems he might do away with inheritance tax on estates up to 1m.

I know this will turn into a battle of tory vs Labour vs Green and maybe even some of our Scottish Clan will have an input on the SNP, but its a valid discussion. So lets see..........Blush

12 20/03/2015 - 10:36 AM
By Canonshots