A virgin at Yosemite.. Hardly, as you're images showcase your talent in framing and timing. However, How much of this "talent" was used during post processing..
If this is the image that took second place, then apparently the judges need new glasses or did they not offer a critique of your image in order to achieve better results.
This is one reason when I post an image I don't ask for critiques as the picture should say it all and there's nothing left to be said. In the case of others, if they ask for a critiques, then all bets are off. This is totally up to the Oper. Either you want some input or you don't I prefer not having any input.
Photobum as you may already know and have quoted on several of my own black & white images, I've grown more into taking black and white now because of the new camera and how well the canon M6 adjust to low light. I think adjusting to black & white is a spur of the moment sort of thing, But the camera will be set for color 80% of the time.
KEH: Negative as I sent them 3 classic Carl Zeiss lenses and they said these lenses are junk plus I never got the lenses back from them..
MBP: Can't vouch for them.
80% of the grist mills gears are wooden at or before the turn of the century. However, most of these gears are designed with a wood peg system. So this gear was designed later and could be for something else.
I ventured to the NCIS site a few years back suggesting that Michael Weatherly be cast as the next James Bond in a remake of the classic Goldfinger, simply because he has the Sean Connery look and mannerisms. Since Sean and Moore stopped doing these movies, we've not seen any of the new ones, But would go to see Michael Weatherly in a revamp of goldfinger.
The closet thing to a Radio Shack in our area is Micro Center. Picked up a set of flush cutters to repair some damaged wires on my air compressor. Had to drive across town, to get them. I guess if you're looking to get really specific about the products you're looking for site like Technitool or even Graingers could have a few things.
Possibly a Adjutant Wainscot Moth (Leucania adjuta)
Main difference between a bridge camera and a DSLR or mirror less is that the bridge has a fixed lens what can extend out within the camera to create multiple focal lengths. Simply put, this G12 was designed to "bridge" the gap between the Mirrorles/point & shoot and the heavier DSLR cameras. Note the similarities between the DSLR/mirrorless and the G12 from the rear or viewing area, it looks just like a Mirrorless or a smalled DSLR. But turn the camera around, it's point and shoot with a protruding lens element that doesn't allow for upgrades or new lenses
Let's not forget Linville falls, Grandfather Mtn, Peaks of Otter, blowing rock and more along the Blue ridge parkway.
Why limit yourself to just one filter. Buy him a package deal of several different types of filters. However before you buy, lets make sure what the filter size is on the lens as this is very important in selecting the correct filter size. Common filter sized range from 49mm to 77mm. Typically the lens in reference could be the 77mm filter type, But lets make sure as one would need to view the front of the lens for a filter number. One would need to locate a sequence of symbols and numbers like this: ⌀77mm on the front of the lens. Once you have this info, you can better assess what filter kit you should buy.
I'm soo ready for spring with the new camera..
My back hurts just looking at this. I've had my fill and I'm soo glad winter is over in oru area. Now cabin fever is setting in.
FYI and i'm not sure this was mentioned, but what you're looking at is not the actual lens, but the image on the side of the box. I have the same type of box but for the 50mm f/1.8 So I'll agree that the lens may not have been opened by the aunt, But wonder how she reached the conclusion as to what lens to buy for the Oper NOT knowing what lens. I suspect the Oper informed the aunt that if anything was gifted from her, the 50mm lens would be suited for her. Just another reason, when asking others to purchase items for you as they do not know what they're getting into. Request a gift card etc next time, this way you (the buyer) can get exactly what they wanted. Matter of fact, the Oper should send this lens back to her aunt just so the aunt can get her money back or buy the correct lens.
Oh and Blurryeyed I wasn't treated very well within the for sale area either when I first arrived.. Thus I'll not be buying or selling items here.