Thursday, February 23, 2017

Back to competition at the camera club!

My camera club has resumed for 2017 - last Tuesday was our first competition.  The subjects were "Architecture" and "Open"

Here are my entries, and the scores they received.

Marching Magpie
Score: 6 out of 10
The Palm House
Score: 7 out of 10
PDI-Open-Locked in Love-W
Score: 8 out of 10
Shades of Grey
Score: 8 out of 10
Lotus Flower Standing Tall
Score: 8 out of 10
Sunflower
Score: 8 out of 10

I started getting real excited on hearing the Judge's comments on the last two images - he was extremely complimentary on them - I was really hoping for a 9, but he scored an 8!


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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

International Radio Day - Sharp Transistor Radio

As part of my 117 in 2017 project, the prompt for 13/2/17 is International Radio Day

What better item to photograph than my Dad's trusty Sharp transistor radio

Sharp Transistor Radio

In my investigations to determine just how old this device is, I turned to Google :)

I came across this information, from this website:  http://www.radiomuseum.org/r/sharp_transistor_eight_bxs_327b.html

Country: Japan
Manufacturer / Brand: Sharp; Osaka
alternative name
Hayakawa Electric Co.Ltd.
Year: 1961Category: Broadcast Receiver - or past WW2 Tuner
Semiconductors (the count is only for transistors)8:
Main principleSuper-Heterodyne (Super in general)
Wave bandsBroadcast and Short Wave (SW).
Details
Power type and voltageDry Batteries / 4 x 1,5 Volt
LoudspeakerPermanent Magnet Dynamic (PDyn) Loudspeaker (moving coil)
Power out0.2 W (unknown quality)
from Radiomuseum.orgModel: Transistor Eight BXS-327 - Sharp; Osaka
MaterialModern plastics (no Bakelite or Catalin)
ShapeVery small Portable or Pocket-Set (Handheld) < 8 inch.
Dimensions (WHD)152 x 90 x 40 mm / 6 x 3.5 x 1.6 inch
NotesSharp Transistor Eight BXS-327 SW range is 6...18 MHz (49...16 m).
Similar to model BX-327 (SW 3.9...12 MHz).
Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg)0.6 kg / 1 lb 5.1 oz (1.322 lb)
Collectors' prices
Source of data- - Data from my own collection
Model page created by Eckhard Wegner. See "Data change" for further contributors.

This radio was rarely out of his possession - it went everywhere - even in the car in the early days as it was better than a car radio, it went to work with him, and even went out in the boat fishing with him.  Unfortunately, the salt water eventually deteriorated the stitching in the leather carry case that came with it, and over time the case has been lost.   When my Dad passed away in 2014, I brought it home with me (amongst other stuff I just couldn't bear the thought of other people having) and it sits on my display cabinet.  Every time I walk past it, I think of him and can hear the crackle of the speaker as you turned the dial to tune it in just that little bit better :)  Good times and great memories are priceless!

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Lazy Days of Summer

Went for a walk down Largs Jetty the other week (before the heatwave hit!)

It was a glorious day, with school holiday sailing activities for the kids.

Lazy Days of Summer

Linking with 117 in 2017


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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Floral Friday Foto - FFF272

It's time for another Floral Friday Foto :)

Solanum rantonnetii (Species: Lycianthes rantonnetii) - Blue Potato Bush

Blue Potato Bush



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Saturday, February 11, 2017

it's hot outside ......

.... even the wildlife is trying to get inside and appreciate the air conditioning!

Lazy Lizard

Linking with 117 in 2017, & 52 in 2017 Flickr projects, Our World Tuesday

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

RIP Karta

If you are a regular reader of my blog, then you would know I love going to the Adelaide Zoo and taking photos :)

Sadly, one of the loved animals at the Zoo has passed away - Karta, the 34 year old Sumatran Orangutan, has died just hours after delivering an infant that was believed to be stillborn.

How sad :(

Here is the last photo I took of Karta, on 3rd June 2016

Karta

Here is Kluet
deep in thought

You can read the full ABC News story HERE

This is Puspa, the other Orangutan they alternate in the enclosure
Puspa



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Friday, January 27, 2017

Lotus Flower

FLORAL FRIDAY FOTO: 270
Lotus Flower - a very beautiful flower, with much symbolism


Lotus Flower Standing Tall
This flower was actually head height - I know I am not tall, but the stems on these flowers were magnificent!

Lotus Flower
This was another one that was almost head height - I didn't quite capture just how glistening the water droplets were :)

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Happy Australia Day!




Australia Day Dessert

117 in 2017 - 7: Makes your mouth water
Australia Day Dessert

52 in 2017 - 31: Treat

From Wiktionary:  Vanilla Slice - Noun
vanilla slice ‎(plural vanilla slices)
(Britain, Australia) A snack similar to a mille-feuille, consisting of a layer of vanilla custard or cream between two layers of pastry.

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Friday, January 20, 2017

A symbol of fear ....

.... for many people, including myself ;)

Wolf Spider

Another entry for my 2017 project - Wolf Spider
52 in 2017 - 48: Symbol (of fear)
117 in 2017 - 25: It Stings or bites


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Sunday, January 15, 2017

New Growth

It is time for Floral Friday Foto (again) that came around quickly!

this pretty little flower just appeared in the middle of my otherwise dead lawn - a wild flower I think :)

Pretty Weed

Another image for 117 in 2017 & 52 in 2017

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