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  1. Many aim and shoot cameras do have some of the capabilities mentioned. If you tell us the make and model of your camera, some poster may be able to provide some guidance on how these relate. Otherwise, just think about some of the basics: composition — what do I want my picture to look like. Will the picture be better if I move a little to either side, back, forwards? Will the picture be better landscape or portrait. light — how much light is there? Is there light or shadow on what I am trying to photograph? How does the light or shadow enhance the image? (No, the built in flash will not light up the mountain 5 miles away.) If it is darkish, the camera may try and stay open longer, inducing shake. edges — look at all the edges of your view through the camera. Are there things there that you don’t want? And on.
  2. Loose in the top paddock..... it is is not a nasty comment from me. It is a diagnosis. Anyway, from Melbourne I would say Healesville Sanctuary. https://www.zoo.org.au/healesville/animals/koala
  3. Well, Monday was the Quenn's Birthday public holiday. Although, when you are retired, every day seems to be a public holiday. Got up and checked the Honours list. No knighthood --- again. Come the revolution. Oh well, in honour of old Lizzie here is another Royal Spoonbill having a good look at the photographer Also looking rathe regal is the Eastern Great Egret And any day is a good day for a pelican
  4. Now for the countryside (I need my glass) Eagle Kite/kestrel (I think) Scenery (with bird of prey sitting in the tree)
  5. Well, what a busy Sunday. Started off on the shore near my home, and ended up somewhere inland. (Fortunately managed to miss all of my football team's abominable performance).. Royal Spoonbill Blackwinged Stilt Purple Swamphen Some type of plover
  6. Eagles have a couple of really big outs — Hurn and Yeo. Really evens the contest.
  7. Carnival has reached an agreement to pay a $USD20,000,000 fine and publicly admitted responsibility. https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-ideas/cruises/carnival-will-pay-28-million-fine-for-polluting-the-oceans-with-its-cruise-ships/news-story/fb9daf2f5fa1b7c8218f237ed9668bea
  8. Rather an odd, but very dangerous, effort of parking the Opera in Venice. Engines going fast but the ship not slowing. Several videos giving different angles in the article. https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/out-of-control-cruise-ship-crashes-into-boat-wharf-at-venice/news-story/d385551e8e6f5f82b614cc89dc10afc8
  9. Pie Time The New South Wales Southern Highlands have once again transformed into the "pie-lands", as bakeries, cafes and restaurants cook up filling fare for the region's award-winning pie festival. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-02/southern-highlands-pie-time-festival/11168776
  10. Mighty Cruise ships on channel 72 this evening (Saturday) features the Ocean Endeavour. Apparently made in 2017, but will be interesting to see if they mention compliance with the code.
  11. The ships chandler would be the shop that sells the things related to boats and boating. The one near here stocks everything from life jackets, clothing, widgets, etc etc. Try somewhere like West Marine in Austin.
  12. My father had some navy photos of equator crossings in WWII. They seemed to enjoy it, as long as no Japanese or Germans were too close. Will have to ask Mum where the photos are. She, with my brother and sister in Perth, is still sorting his stuff.
  13. Not to be confused with this Tasmanian Devil from Looney Tunes.
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