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About jack2964

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  1. Thanks to all your input. They are much tougher to eliminate than house flies yet those Youtube videos made it look so easy. Ah well I guess I'll need to keep all my fruits in the fridge.
  2. I have scoured the internet and the most popular method is apple cider vinegar with a few drops of dish detergent. So I bought a bottle from Makro and set up a few traps around the house where I often see these critters. 2 days passed and nothing's been caught. And they continue to buzz everywhere. I give up! How do you guys tackle this problem?
  3. Cool shot thetefldon! Strange! I was at Suan Rot Fai a week ago and there wasn't a single heron nor egret around. Walked the entire grounds including Queen Sirikit park only to see a few common birds. Best was a nesting Coppersmith Barbet poking its head out from a hole in a dead tree trunk.
  4. Yes Crossy it was taken on my concrete driveway in auto mode on my cellphone. Sky was overcast this morning. Here's another shot.
  5. Had this one resting next to my rice cooker on top of a table this morning. Managed to coax it onto a dust pan and released it in the backyard. Only a tiny one not more than 18 inches and possibly driven indoors by the rain. Anyone knows what it is?
  6. I just got my first ever cordless drill and in the 'free' kit were two bit holders which I haven't a clue what the use might be. There is a coil spring tucked inside along with what appears to be a 'tabbed washer' on the other end. Dimensions: 14mm diameter (external) and about 28.5mm height. No description in owner's manual. Thanks for help.
  7. Black-crowned Night Heron.
  8. That's a great link. Thank you very much FR!
  9. Thanks Crossy. Had a look on the FAA website and that was quoted as well. I do have their blanking covers.
  10. Not sure if this is the correct place to ask this. Mod pls move if required. I am about to catch a flight with 1 camera body with 1 battery installed and a further 4 spare batteries. They are all Li_ion rated at 1800mAh each. Will I be hassled at security? Don't want to have any confiscated as they are not cheap. I ask because the last time I flew I remember security asking what capacity my 2 powerbanks for my cell phone were and they actually had a close look on the labels but eventually allowed to pass. By them scrutinizing the batteries mean certain batteries aren't allowed and would be good to know in advance. TIA!
  11. Thanks Kinnock I do have other shots minus the lamppost and twin cloud columns. Would like to read comments if I have over saturated during PP.
  12. Pond heron flees in panic as Brahminy Kite swoops past low.
  13. Something's spooked them. There are several hundreds more both left and right of this frame. Taken from about 300 meters away with a 300mm lens with a 1.4X extender.
  14. I know....I wanted to capture the twin columns of cloud and I was already at the edge of the dam. But just for this time please ignore the lampost.
  15. I've only ever used long lenses till a few days back when I took delivery from Lazada a cheapo Canon 50mm f1.8 STM. Unable to find a willing subject, I took it out to my neighbourhood dam and tried my hand in capturing the sunset. Please critique freely as to the composition, framing etc and also the post processing bits. I've incuded the 'raw' original but converted to jpeg. I used ACR only tweaking White balance, Contrast, Shadows, Highlights, Clarity, Vibrance and Saturation and probably some other sliders I can't remember now. Gear used: 7D; Man mode; ISO250; F5.6; SS 1/400