Torresian Imperial Pigeon
Dec15

Torresian Imperial Pigeon

The Torresian Imperial Pigeon (Ducula spilorrhoa), also known as the Nutmeg Pigeon or Torres Strait Pigeon, is a relatively large, pied species of pigeon. It is found in forest, woodland, savanna, mangrove and scrub in Australia (north-east Western Australia, north Northern Territory and north Queensland, including theTorres Strait Islands), New Guinea and Louisiade Archipelago. It has also been recorded as a vagrant in New South Wales, Australia. As far as known, most populations are resident or only take part in minor local movements, but the population in Queensland leaves for New Guinea in February–April and returns in July–August.


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Stackshot – take 2
Dec15

Stackshot – take 2

Focus Stacking – Automated Macro Photography. Macro-photography is a fascinating sub-set of the photographic world.  It brings to life detail that the human eye all too often misses.  Unfortunately macro photographs often suffer from a narrow depth of field.  How do photographers capture that stunning shot at high magnification and still have a great depth of field?  Enter focus stacking.  Focus stacking is the art of digitally combining a series of images with a narrow depth of field into a single image using a software program such as Zerene Stacker or Helicon Focus.


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RRS B2-LR-II: 60mm clamp
Dec15

RRS B2-LR-II: 60mm clamp

This is one of my most used bits of equipment. Lever-Release Quick-Release Clamp, 60mm jaws.  It is also available as a 40mm and 80mm clamp. The B2 LR II has dual mounts: center socket is countersunk on top but also threaded 3/8″-16. It mounts by spinning onto an exposed threaded post or with flat head screw from above (accept M6 or 1/4″-20, not 3/8″). These clamps are appropriate for mounting on a wide range of equipment – which may not necessarily be manufactured by Really Right Stuff.


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RRS PG-02 Full Gimbal
Dec15

RRS PG-02 Full Gimbal

This is the Full Gimbal version of the innovative and modular series of PG-02 Pano-Gimbal heads. For ultimate portability, this head breaks down quickly and easily with no tools: slide the Cradle Clamp off of the Vertical Rail, then slide the Vertical Arm off of the Horizontal Base. Components pack flat. The PG-02 delivers precision smooth panning and rock solid lockup. I use with my biggest lenses for effortless tracking of birds and wildlife.


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RRS TA-U-LC Levelling Base
Dec15

RRS TA-U-LC Levelling Base

This levelling base is fitted with a clamp instead of a platform. This makes it ideal as a base for multiple tripod heads. Now I can quickly and easily swap between my ballhead to my gimbal head or video head. No need for multiple tripods. Note that each tripod head must be fitted with a quick-release plate, but that is not a problem for me since all my gear is RRS compatible. 

 


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RRS PC-LR Panning Clamp
Dec15

RRS PC-LR Panning Clamp

PC-LR key features:

New robust lever-release mechanism adjusts to accept all Arca-Swiss/Really Right Stuff-style plates – which is fantastic for my panoramic shots using a gimbal, long lens birdwatching or to give my macro slider a degree of flexibility that it did not have before.


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