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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby swill453 » May 4th, 2018, 4:47 pm

Taking off from Edinburgh airport last Saturday.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Snorvey » May 12th, 2018, 4:04 pm

What remains of the local fishing fleet. Note very happy pooch on the bow and large bucket full of crabs in the rear.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby AleisterCrowley » May 12th, 2018, 4:10 pm

Looks lovely -grey and drizzly down here, and about 10C cooler then last Saturday.
Is it too early to start drinking?

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Snorvey » May 12th, 2018, 6:31 pm

A bonny day right enough.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby DiamondEcho » May 12th, 2018, 8:33 pm

Snorvey wrote:What remains of the local fishing fleet. Note very happy pooch on the bow and large bucket full of crabs in the rear.


Fab pic Snorvey, a +1 didn't seem enough, I'd have been thrilled to have taken that pic!
[The alignment/mis-alignment vs the beach on the horizon is the bonus feature for me, clever/'simple', love it.]

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Itsallaguess » May 14th, 2018, 8:37 pm

A Galton Board - demonstrating probability -

https://gfycat.com/QuaintTidyCockatiel (click video to start...)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bean_machine

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Snorvey » May 15th, 2018, 1:07 pm

A few pictures taken by of the locals during the recent 'Joint Warrior' exercise.

http://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/v ... 6&t=161922

Gotta love the gaggle of Apache helicopters.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby AleisterCrowley » May 15th, 2018, 1:12 pm


Gotta love the gaggle of Apache helicopters.

Needs "Ride of the Valkyries" at full volume

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby DiamondEcho » May 15th, 2018, 3:23 pm

Great pix Snorvey. I'm so out of the loop on digital photography these days... a question. To what extent are you cropping these as the compositions are great, and yet the resolution is still pin-sharp?
I also had to laugh/blink at 'Sigma 50-500mm, Tamron 18-200mm'. Back when I was an aspiring serious photographer [80s] those brands were snootily looked down on by 'serious photographers'. [Either way, barring the 50mm lens I had the others were all Tamron. I don't think I could afford what wld then have been considered better back then]. But those ranges 50-500, 18-200, that's insane! Has this been achieved via progress in physical lens element technology/production, or on the back of digital capture?

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Snorvey » May 15th, 2018, 6:24 pm

The aircraft pictures aren't mine DE - they've been taken by one of the stalwarts at the perimeter fence. I only go down there if there's something interesting floating around - and even then of if the weather is ok.

The spotters down there certainly have all the kit, from scanners to monitor the tower/aircraft conversations to some of the most top of the range camera gear. Although you can get fairly close to the action at the base, the pics you see were probably taken on quite a long lense.

Some others from the same exercise:

http://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/v ... 6&t=161924

http://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/v ... 6&t=161697

http://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/v ... 6&t=161697

and some F18's at Prestwick

http://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/v ... 6&t=161952


My own pics are either taken on my basic but trusty digital camera or on my mobile phone (like the pictures taken down at the harbour on Saturday)

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby AleisterCrowley » May 16th, 2018, 9:59 pm

I still want to have a go at those Typhoons with a scourer and some Cillit Bang, get rid of the soot....

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Snorvey » May 19th, 2018, 5:15 pm

Not everyone's favourite plant, but I do love the sight and smell of wild gorse in flower. This is the old railway line between my town and the main market town. It's a nice walk, but it's almost dead straight for 6 miles.

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40 years ago (the last time I was there) this was an abandoned partially flooded quarry just outside town. It covers several acres.

They turned it into a park at that time, planting trees, making winding paths, turning the flooded part of the quarry into a wildlife lake etc. Then a number of years ago the local authority cut a lot of funding and basically the place was left to go back to nature.

Deer roam the place now and the lake is alive with beasties of all kinds. it's so peaceful. I think I'll have to do some more exploring.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby melonfool » May 19th, 2018, 7:26 pm

I have a phobia of gorse. Odd, I know.

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby AleisterCrowley » May 19th, 2018, 7:37 pm

Ulexophobia..?

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby melonfool » May 19th, 2018, 8:11 pm

AleisterCrowley wrote:Ulexophobia..?


Easy for you to say!

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby AleisterCrowley » May 19th, 2018, 8:15 pm

How do you feel about furze?
Does bracken bother you?

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Itsallaguess » May 19th, 2018, 8:55 pm

After stopping to quickly check his emails, Snorvey began to wonder why all the cars were slowing to a crawl as they went past -

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:D

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby melonfool » May 20th, 2018, 12:21 pm

It's just gorse, which I lucky don't encounter very often.

It's all to do with holidays in Suffolk as a child and my parents leaving us in gorse surrounded clearings while they went off to have sex somewhere else (presumably less spikey....).

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby AleisterCrowley » May 20th, 2018, 8:08 pm

Abandoned in the gorse - I can see that might cause unwelcome associations
(I keep meaning to do the Suffolk coast -looks lovely. Dunwich, Southwold, Orford Ness...)

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Re: The Lemonfool my pic of the day thread

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Postby Snorvey » May 23rd, 2018, 9:37 am

BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

No, not the temperature, but the distinct sound of the Apache helicopter(s).

Some nice pics here (not mine!)

http://www.fightercontrol.co.uk/forum/v ... 6&t=162221


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