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Old Saturday 19th March 2011, 15:05   #26
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Nothing wrong with server tbc. How are you attemtping to attach pics ?

Just below the ' SUBMIT REPLY ' button you'll see ' MANAGE ATTACHMENTS ' button.

When you have finished typing, dont hit the SUBMIT REPLY button yet, but hit the MANAGE ATTACHMENTS button lower down.

A box will pop up, and you will have to stretch the box to the right to see all the buttons, especially the ' UPLOAD ' button.

Hit the ' BROWSE ' button first. This will let you navigate around your PC for photos. When you have found what you want, click 'OPEN' then click 'UPLOAD ' ...when you have finished ( you can do more than one, just repeat the browse / upload sequence ) close the box and then hit ' SUBMIT REPLY ' button

That should sort it
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Old Saturday 19th March 2011, 15:12   #27
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Some more samples...

Skywatcher 80ED
Olympus E-620 (Picture 4 is from a Pentax K10D)
No crops only resized

1. The Robin is from exactly 18 meters and I used also a 2x 2" GSO barlow. ISO800 1/200sec
2. ISO200 1/320sec
3. I might used the barlow for the plane shot (don't remember) ISO400 1/320sec
4. ISO200 1/250sec
5. ISO400 1/400sec with EC14 Teleconverter 1.4x
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Old Saturday 19th March 2011, 18:14   #28
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Hej Fotonisse!

Good shots! If it's possible, could you add iso and speed settings?
(how do you like the oly 1.4tc with the skywatcher?)
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Old Saturday 19th March 2011, 19:03   #29
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Hej Fotonisse!

Good shots! If it's possible, could you add iso and speed settings?
(how do you like the oly 1.4tc with the skywatcher?)
I really don't find the EC-14 being better than a 2" ED barlow..., but I need to do some more comparison to be sure.

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Old Saturday 19th March 2011, 21:06   #30
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some from todays shoot..

Olympus E-3
Celestron 80Ed

all iso 200, 1/400s
all uncropped

Blue tit
Great tit
Greenfinch
Blackbird

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Old Sunday 20th March 2011, 12:30   #31
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Her are 3 shots with the Skywatcher ED80. 2 100% crops. Reduced aperture means I left the dew shield cap on but with the center cap out (aprrox 1/2 the opening)
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Old Sunday 20th March 2011, 20:35   #32
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First (quasi-) share-able afocal image

This is nothing like the beauties produced by the experts here, but at least a little of that "single feather resolution" we all love to see.

I like the solidity of the adapter system. Now, just need to figure out how to focus and expose.

Thanks again, all, for the helpful advice and inspirational images.

Scott

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Old Monday 21st March 2011, 13:33   #33
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oops...wrong forum

sorry for the afocal post in this (most excellent) prime gallery (and for the fish-in-a-barrel feeder shot)

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Old Monday 21st March 2011, 14:12   #34
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Nothing wrong with server tbc. How are you attemtping to attach pics ?

Just below the ' SUBMIT REPLY ' button you'll see ' MANAGE ATTACHMENTS ' button.

When you have finished typing, dont hit the SUBMIT REPLY button yet, but hit the MANAGE ATTACHMENTS button lower down.

A box will pop up, and you will have to stretch the box to the right to see all the buttons, especially the ' UPLOAD ' button.

Hit the ' BROWSE ' button first. This will let you navigate around your PC for photos. When you have found what you want, click 'OPEN' then click 'UPLOAD ' ...when you have finished ( you can do more than one, just repeat the browse / upload sequence ) close the box and then hit ' SUBMIT REPLY ' button

That should sort it
Musoman,

I apologise for not able to share my shots here. Today is the 3rd day trying to load but gave up. When I click "upload", either error message : IE is not able to display the web page, or it will ask me to log in again, and when I log in again to repeat the steps, either the page doesn't load or it will request me to log in.

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Old Monday 21st March 2011, 14:23   #35
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I'm wondering now if its IE thats the problem. I never use IE myself, as i think its a pain. I've been using Firefox for years now, and dont have any problems.

If you're willing to try another browser, maybe try Firefox and see what happens. If its still giving you the same grief, then i guess it must be some setting on your PC
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Old Monday 21st March 2011, 14:34   #36
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This is nothing like the beauties produced by the experts here
Good detail neverthe less.

To quote my meaning of 'experts'

ex = has been.
(s)pert = a drip under pressure.
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Old Monday 21st March 2011, 19:23   #37
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A Robin taken today.

Robin
Camera : Canon 450D
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Old Monday 21st March 2011, 23:41   #38
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I recently obtained an old blue Skywatcher 80ED and so far I am delighted with it, using it in combination with a Panasonic GH2.
I had a go at the nearly full moon last friday. Picture attached ( I hope)
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Old Tuesday 22nd March 2011, 08:10   #39
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A blue tit from last weekend, taken deep in the woods in complete shade with the help of fill flash.
Camera: D90+Yongnuo Flashgun
Scope: TL APO804 + Kenko Pro300 1.4x
Exif: 672mm F/8.4 1/250 ISO500 + fill flash at -1.5 stop
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Old Tuesday 22nd March 2011, 14:02   #40
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Finally managed to attach using Firefox.

Scope : TV 85
Camera : Nikon D300s
50 + 35 mm Ext Tubes
Antares 2"-to-T Thread Adapter (Chipped)

1st - Drongo - ISO:400, SS:1/100

2nd - Indian Cuckoo - ISO:200, SS:1/125

3rd - White Throated Rock Thrush - ISO:800, SS:1/30

All taken under dark & cloudy weather. Comments welcomed.

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Old Tuesday 22nd March 2011, 19:59   #41
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2 from this sunny weekend.

Celestron 80ed
Olympus E-3

Long tailed tit
iso 250
1/400s

Starling (the first for the season! (one of two) )
iso 250
1/200s

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great ones you've got there. The light on the thrush is quite heavenly. and at 1/30s...

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Old Tuesday 22nd March 2011, 20:35   #42
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Hi Cridl

Nice moon-shot, with a good exposure and contrast, moon is often printed too harsh.

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Glad to see you were able to upload in the end, I am also using Internet Explorer and cannot upload to this forum...the reply area does not even show the `manage attachments` button on my screen. I found that I can however upload photos to my `user gallery`.

liked the bokeh on your drongo shot.

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One from today

Wood Pigeon
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2.5X telenegative from Mitsuki 100-200mm lens
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Nice moon-shot, with a good exposure and contrast, moon is often printed too harsh.

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Glad to see you were able to upload in the end, I am also using Internet Explorer and cannot upload to this forum...the reply area does not even show the `manage attachments` button on my screen. I found that I can however upload photos to my `user gallery`.

liked the bokeh on your drongo shot.

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Hi Tom, thanks. I think you might as well forsake IE and jump ship to other browser.

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Wood Pigeon
Camera : Canon 450D
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ISO800
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Range 10m (33 feet)
Paul,

Your image is really detailed and sharp. Wonder if you would consider setting up an online business selling your telenagatives that you bidded, stripped and assembled? I would love to get hold of one.

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Excellent images on here.

tbc Firefox is the way to go. I used to use Google Chrome for picture download speed, but Firefox seems better now, faster. My wife still uses IE.

Paul I noticed the Pigeon eye pupil, it looks oblong, strange looking.

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Paul I noticed the Pigeon eye pupil, it looks oblong, strange looking.

Yeah, they are strange but they are like that in real life, all the ones I see over here have that bit of black that looks almost like it's leaked out of the pupil. Funny thing is when the male is displaying to the female, the pupils go like tiny little dots, shall have to get a photo of it one day as they look quite creepy.

tbc - the telenegs are really quite easy to mount. I don't tend to have anything that permanent, usually I just stick them in the 2" scope adapter as they are about the right size and there's hardly any side to side movement. A couple of the bigger ones I just stick in a macro tube and hold them in place with some blu-tac putty. That way I can just swap and change when I feel like it.

Got a really nice Canon 80-200mm teleneg today and shall post up some images tomorrow.

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Funny thing is when the male is displaying to the female, the pupils go like tiny little dots, shall have to get a photo of it one day as they look quite creepy.

Paul.
Like this old fella here maybe ? Or maybe even more than that. I think there was a femme somewhere near
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Like this old fella here maybe ? Or maybe even more than that. I think there was a femme somewhere near
Yeah, it's a lot more than that, literally like only a couple of mm across. All you see is an almost completely pale green eye with a tiny black dot. It's mainly seen when they are getting ready to mate, the male will tip forward while cooing and fanning out the tail feathers and if he's lucky the female will let him on board.

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Hi Paul, Thanks for the information. Where I live I would have to go to the nearest farm to see Pigeons, mostly at the top of their silos.
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