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by Gruditch
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Annual 2017 Competition
Replies: 29
Views: 1513

Re: Annual 2017 Competition

Hi Rolf,

http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/competit ... ?year=2013

2013, 3rd place overall, the judges do appreciate other styles. But no one successfully nailed a shot like Neil’s before, or since.

Cheers Gary
by Gruditch
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Competitions
Topic: Annual 2017 Competition
Replies: 29
Views: 1513

Re: Annual 2017 Competition

Hi Pete Smith. How many have been taken with compact or bridge, not many. In the right hands, you can get images like those that win from a bridge camera with a close up lens. But it has to be in the right hands. Top end DSLRs are more powerful, and rugged than entry level models. But you don’t get ...
by Gruditch
Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: General
Topic: Large Blue collector convicted
Replies: 17
Views: 1155

Re: Large Blue collector convicted

 All the relevant conservation land owners, should get together and put a restraining order on this idiot. That way he could be arrested for even being on a reserve. 


Regards Gary
by Gruditch
Sat Feb 11, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Budget tripods anybody?
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Budget tripods anybody?

I haven't looked for tripods for a couple of years. Manfrotto do some cheaper models these days, :shock: https://www.manfrotto.co.uk/compact-light-black https://www.manfrotto.co.uk/compact-action-black-tripod £50 for a Manfrotto tripod and head, is very good, and direct from the manufacturer, can't ...
by Gruditch
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Books, Articles, Videos, TV
Topic: Tropical butterfly photos
Replies: 3
Views: 548

Re: Tropical butterfly photos

There are also some very nice butterfly pictures here https://www.flickr.com/groups/2787198@N24/ :)

Regards Gary
by Gruditch
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: Budget tripods anybody?
Replies: 5
Views: 488

Re: Budget tripods anybody?

I have sold one or two used Manfrotto tripods on ebay, I think I got around £60 for them, I think used could be your best bet. Its not worth scrimping too much, as you will only end up buying again, and again.

Regards Gary
by Gruditch
Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:43 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Advice on new camera
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: Advice on new camera

I always respect Mikes advise, but I always think there is one major problem when you stray away from Canon / Nikon,.......lenses :!: All DSLRs regardless of brand, that have been produced in the last 6 years or so. Can in the right hands produce great images. All brands have some great, and some no...
by Gruditch
Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Advice on new camera
Replies: 6
Views: 586

Re: Advice on new camera

Hi Kev, You will no doubt find using a DSLR again, rather heavy compared to you bridge. Not sure why you moved from DSLR to a bridge, but I would hazard a guess that weight was one of the factors. With that in mind, and as you are already looking at Canon. You should also consider the Canon 100D. At...
by Gruditch
Fri Dec 02, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Guestbook
Topic: A new and a newbie member
Replies: 8
Views: 465

Re: A new and a newbie member

Hi Wilfred,

Welcome to UK Butts.

Lets have a link to your Flickr site then :D

Regards Gary
by Gruditch
Fri Nov 11, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Conservation
Topic: Marsh Award for the Promotion of Lepidoptera Conservation
Replies: 26
Views: 723

Re: Marsh Award for the Promotion of Lepidoptera Conservatio

Congratulation Pete. :D

Regards Gary
by Gruditch
Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Books, Articles, Videos, TV
Topic: Announcing UK Butterflies TV!
Replies: 16
Views: 1174

Re: Announcing UK Butterflies TV!

Nice idea Pete :)

Filmed in the Eeles household library I see, I tend to avoid talking on video, as I sound very farmerish. :oops:

Regards Gary
by Gruditch
Fri Oct 14, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: General
Topic: Painted Lady BBC 4
Replies: 25
Views: 1226

Re: Painted Lady BBC 4

Terrible presenter, felt like I was watching Play school again.

Regards Gary
by Gruditch
Fri Jul 15, 2016 11:12 am
Forum: Foodplants and Gardening
Topic: Anything I can do?
Replies: 4
Views: 460

Re: Anything I can do?

Hi ayjay

I would of thought Its best left to its self. I believe the New Forest is a SSSI, you can't just go sowing your own seeds in their conservation project. :)


Regards Gary
by Gruditch
Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: EOS Integrating sensor cleaning system
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: EOS Integrating sensor cleaning system

I agree with Mike, just sticking to one lens, is kind of nullifying the point of having an interchangeable lens system. I've changed lenses in rain, snow, high winds, if I thought it could get me a better shot, I would change lenses in a sand storm. Just last week, I was doing a shot of a picturesqu...
by Gruditch
Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: EOS Integrating sensor cleaning system
Replies: 9
Views: 721

Re: EOS Integrating sensor cleaning system

Hi Sylvie, I wouldn't fuss too much about it. I've had my 5D MK 2 since 2009, I've had the sensor cleaned just once. My 7D, that I've had since 2010, has never been cleaned. I have one or two dust spots now on the 5D MK2. But they only show up on blue sky's or white clouds, so I just clone them out....
by Gruditch
Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:56 am
Forum: Photography
Topic: Depth of field in digital photography
Replies: 15
Views: 1401

Re: Depth of field in digital photography

Sylvie if you are looking to do as little post processing as possible, and your going to take a shed load of pictures. I would advise using JPEG, not Raw. Without getting too technical, a raw file is unprocessed sensor data, which you can process to your hearts content. It contains more information,...
by Gruditch
Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Depth of field in digital photography
Replies: 15
Views: 1401

Re: Depth of field in digital photography

If you get it all right in the field, post processing should be just highlights & shadows, levels, crop, and sharpen. There is not a digital image out there, that would not benefit from a few tweeks in photoshop. Contrary to what some people believe, what comes out of the camera isn't supposed t...
by Gruditch
Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Photography
Topic: Depth of field in digital photography
Replies: 15
Views: 1401

Re: Depth of field in digital photography

Hi Sylvie, I'm not sure if you are talking sharp straight out of the camera, or after editing. You will not usually get a pin sharp image straight out of a DSLR, they are made with the intention that you finish off with a bit of post processing. The sweet spot for most lenses is F8. If you are takin...
by Gruditch
Fri Jan 01, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Conservation
Topic: Protection of Elm Tree and White Letter Hairstreak colony
Replies: 63
Views: 3254

Re: Protection of Elm Tree and White Letter Hairstreak colon

When I was on my Parish Council, I was stunned how easy it was to get a preservation order on an individual tree. Some people would even get preservation orders on a trees in a neighbours gardens. :shock: I should imagine you have already done this, but if not, it's worth looking into. Regards Grudi...
by Gruditch
Sun Dec 06, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Competitions
Topic: 2015 annual competition
Replies: 17
Views: 1757

Re: 2015 annual competition

A lot of very high quality images this year. Iain's wining Small Blue image is a dream of a shot, I've never seen a Small Blue look so magnificent, wish I took it. :mrgreen:

Regards Gruditch

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