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Re: Camera and photography thread

Post by hhfarang » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:35 pm

"This camera lens breakthrough could lead to smartphones that outperform DSLRs"

http://www.techspot.com/news/65102-came ... dslrs.html
My brain is like an Internet browser; 12 tabs are open and 5 of them are not responding, there's a GIF playing in an endless loop,... and where is that annoying music coming from?

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Re: Camera and photography thread

Post by buksida » Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:10 am

Cameras are fancy but photography is in the eye of the beholder and kit really doesnt come into it - you need to be there and feel it.

Shot this today on a 5 year old phone ... at the railway station ... booking a ticket out ... half cut, as was the train rat ...
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Post by PeteC » Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:58 am

That's a great shot and a "life in Thailand" moment. Oh the people I've seen and the stories I could tell said the train station squirrel while nibbling on his grape. :D Pete :cheers:
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Re: Camera and photography thread

Post by STEVE G » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:58 pm

Pilot's spectacular photos taken from an airplane cockpit
https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/ ... index.html

These spectacular pictures were taken by a Dutch pilot here who fly's the Boeing 747 freighters that I repair on as an Avionics technician.

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Re: Camera and photography thread

Post by MDMK » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:19 pm

buksida wrote:
Mon Jun 06, 2016 1:10 am
Shot this today on a 5 year old phone ... at the railway station ... booking a ticket out ... half cut, as was the train rat ...

trainrat.jpg
what kind of animal is this ? is it one of those tree-shrew thingies that you see so often in Thailand, who make that hard "WACOW" noise?

Great photo by the way

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Re: Camera and photography thread

Post by MDMK » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:20 pm

STEVE G wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:58 pm
These spectacular pictures were taken by a Dutch pilot here who fly's the Boeing 747 freighters that I repair on as an Avionics technician.
just...wow

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Re: Camera and photography thread

Post by buksida » Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:33 pm

Seriously impressive pilot photos.
MDMK wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:19 pm
what kind of animal is this ? is it one of those tree-shrew thingies that you see so often in Thailand, who make that hard "WACOW" noise?

Great photo by the way
Its a Thai squirrel (กระรอก - Karork).
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Re: Camera and photography thread

Post by MDMK » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:37 pm

buksida wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 5:33 pm
Its a Thai squirrel (กระรอก - Karork).
thank you :thumb:

and are these karorks the same things that make an almighty racket that sounds like WACOW (almost bird like?)... start off right at day break with the dawn chorus ?

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Re: Camera and photography thread

Post by buksida » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:53 pm

No, they're virtually silent. It is some kind of bird that makes that sound.
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Re: Camera and photography thread

Post by MDMK » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:03 pm

buksida wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:53 pm
No, they're virtually silent. It is some kind of bird that makes that sound.
ah, ok. Thanks for that!

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Post by huahinjim » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:50 pm

Thanks Steve G for the link. Great photos

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Post by hhinner » Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:59 pm

MDMK wrote:
buksida wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:53 pm
No, they're virtually silent. It is some kind of bird that makes that sound.
ah, ok. Thanks for that!
Possibly you're thinking of the koel, an asian cuckoo. In Thai is นกกาเหว่า (nok kawow) in Thai. Makes a sound that gives it it's Thai name.

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Re: Camera and photography thread

Post by STEVE G » Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:57 pm

huahinjim wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:50 pm
Thanks Steve G for the link. Great photos
Here is his website with more:
https://jpcvanheijst.com/

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Re: Camera and photography thread

Post by handdrummer » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:28 pm

buksida wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:53 pm
No, they're virtually silent. It is some kind of bird that makes that sound.
The bird is called a Gow Wow. That's what the Thais call it's sound.

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Re: Camera and photography thread

Post by MDMK » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:14 pm

sorry for derailing this thread with my search to identify the WACOW noise. It was neither of the above birds. So after a lot of googling I finally found it on youtube ... it's from a Tokay Gecko.

Thanks for all the effort folks!

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