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Message 1901422 - Posted: 17 Nov 2017, 1:28:38 UTC - in response to Message 1901353.  

All my originals are still on my camera. They were copied over to my computer, then they were photobucket ehhanced beore being put photofucket.

I now use Imgur which I am very happy with.

Personally I hope that Photobucket goes bankrupt and into receivership, and Alex Welch and Darren Crystal end up in court as the money grabbing scum that they are.

Tell us what you "REALLY" think about them Chris. :-)
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Message 1901855 - Posted: 19 Nov 2017, 14:14:06 UTC - in response to Message 1901845.  
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That's really nice Gru. You sure have a eye for that stuff.
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Message 1902401 - Posted: 22 Nov 2017, 19:00:13 UTC - in response to Message 1901855.  

That's really nice Gru. You sure have a eye for that stuff.

I agree.
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Message 1902415 - Posted: 22 Nov 2017, 20:36:01 UTC - in response to Message 1902401.  

That's really nice Gnu. You sure have a eye for that stuff.

I agree.

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Message 1902639 - Posted: 24 Nov 2017, 4:50:37 UTC

I decided to try to get some starry sky pictures, tonight. I managed to get a couple of satisfactory pictures of the Belt of Orion. The Belt of Orion is the three stars in close proximity to each other, as seen in the two photos, below.

I did these as timed exposures on a tripod, in the backyard. (You can see the roof of the house.)

The first photo has a manual exposure I chose of F 3.5(lens aperture), 3200 ISO(Digital SLR equivalent to film speed), and a 1 second shutter speed.

The second photo has a manual exposure I chose of F 3.5(lens aperture), 3200 ISO(Digital SLR equivalent to film speed), and a 5 second shutter speed.

Both done with an 18 mm focal length on the Canon lens, set manually for infinity focusing.





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Message 1902642 - Posted: 24 Nov 2017, 5:23:06 UTC
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You did pretty good Gordon, we haven't a clear night for a few weeks now.
I missed the star shower last week but we had rain (the other kind of shower)
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Message 1902647 - Posted: 24 Nov 2017, 5:42:43 UTC - in response to Message 1902644.  

Thank you.

Any ideas on what the circled things might be? I'm assuming Mars on one. Venus on the other one?


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Message 1902649 - Posted: 24 Nov 2017, 6:35:00 UTC
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Mars shows due East at 8 PM.
I was thinking it was still behind the sun yet.
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Message 1902650 - Posted: 24 Nov 2017, 6:53:29 UTC

Here's Mars according to this link Here.

That could be Mars and Theta Virginis or Spica in your pic Gordon Lowe.
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Message 1902666 - Posted: 24 Nov 2017, 8:55:24 UTC

A tip for taking star photos - it can be better to take several short shots and use one of the stacking tools that are available than one long shot. Some of these tools will allow you to have a nicely exposed foreground, and a really "stars on black" sky without the trails that you get with long exposures.
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Message 1902668 - Posted: 24 Nov 2017, 9:03:53 UTC - in response to Message 1902666.  

A tip for taking star photos - it can be better to take several short shots and use one of the stacking tools that are available than one long shot. Some of these tools will allow you to have a nicely exposed foreground, and a really "stars on black" sky without the trails that you get with long exposures.

Those two pictures of mine are raw 1 second and 5 second exposures from around 11 pm. What are the "stacking tools"?
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Message 1902669 - Posted: 24 Nov 2017, 9:10:50 UTC

Applications that stack photos in various ways - some will create clean star trails, others will stack lots of pictures on top of each other, while keeping the background black.
Search for "star stacking software" or "star stacking applications", one I use is "starstacker", but there are several others.
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Message 1902736 - Posted: 24 Nov 2017, 18:50:58 UTC
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Gnu what is the time between shots on the time laps?

Never mind it's every 10 seconds.
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Message 1902741 - Posted: 24 Nov 2017, 19:25:30 UTC - in response to Message 1902699.  

The Nikon Coolpix that I use has a built in time lapse function that allows you to shoot videos of the night sky or star trails. It takes 150 mintutes to shoot the images and then compiles a 10 second video. These were my first two attempts...I'll try again over the coming weeks..

https://youtu.be/mg2kFQOw-io

https://youtu.be/bZli0b8OBt4

Nice videos Gnu.
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Message 1902745 - Posted: 24 Nov 2017, 19:42:42 UTC

I really enjoyed the second one with its developing star trail
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Message 1902771 - Posted: 24 Nov 2017, 21:33:32 UTC

There is a lining up of Venus and Jupiter this week. The two in the photo may be them. They are spreading apart now, but they were quite close together.

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Message 1902779 - Posted: 24 Nov 2017, 22:05:23 UTC


The bottom star you circled is Betelgeuse. Now if you follow that line the other way you will find Sirius.

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Message 1903681 - Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 22:25:02 UTC
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My neighbor (across the street) has had two chickens that he doesn't didn't pay much attention to. I have no idea what he was feeding them or if he was feeding them. One day I gave them a treat - some dried mealworms that I had for feeding wild birds. Ever since then the chickens have been spending a lot of time in my yard. The more time they spent here, the more inclined I was to give them something to eat. (Didn't want them to go hungry.) I gave them wild bird seed and, occasionally, a piece of white bread. Then they discovered the dry cat food I put on the front porch to feed the feral cats. (Had to stop putting cat food out until after dark.)

Now I wake up and they are in my front yard. Eventually they come into my back yard. I've gone out and bought proper chicken food for them, which isn't much different than the wild bird food. I have no idea when the last time was that they went back across the street to their home.

I have adopted them. I have named them Thelma and Louise. I sent a text to my neighbor asking if he'd like to sell them. He clearly has little or no invested time or effort in having or raising chickens. I haven't heard back. I get a little "do not disturb" moon symbol when I send him a text, so I suppose he's not even getting them. (I don't know how or why a text would have that moon symbol, so I'm assuming.)

Please don't send cooking instructions. I've heard it all. :-(

Eating mealworms.


Begging for mealworms. :-( Thelma is in front. Louise is in back. Thelma is the Alpha bird.


Just looking for bugs and seeds, I guess.

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Message 1903683 - Posted: 29 Nov 2017, 22:56:40 UTC - in response to Message 1903681.  

Very pretty chickens Suzie Q, I don't usually consume fowl things like that, part of a Turkey yes, next month.
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Message 1903726 - Posted: 30 Nov 2017, 1:16:00 UTC - in response to Message 1903681.  

Nice chicks:)
Memories comes back picking very fresh eggs from them.
Yes. Very fresh, still warm and with the shell still soft.
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