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Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2017, 05:37:43 PM »
CCDs have a way to go before they beat that 645. I could blow up pictures to four by five FEET and not lose much in the way of resolution. My telephoto lens was 23 inches long. Got a great picture of the captain of a Krista flipping me offf.  ;D

I won't dispute that, but how often do you need to blow up photos that big? For most of us, digital provides pictures as good as our computer screens can display. I do only three things with my pictures: I look at them on my computer; I post them on line where others look at them on their computers, and I make 4X6-inch prints for my non-computer-using friends. For me, a nice telephoto lens would make a lot more difference than higher resolution. But I'm not willing to carry the weight when hiking. (I'm going to have to rent a camera with a decent zoom for my trip to Churchill, MB, this fall.)

Might want to just get a decent older digital camera with a zoom. . . My carry around camera is a 14.1 megapixel cybershot with a 4 x optical zoom. I spend like $25 on eBay for it so losing it would not be a great loss.

I love buying used stuff that works for me but a little older.
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Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2017, 07:32:10 PM »
CCDs have a way to go before they beat that 645. I could blow up pictures to four by five FEET and not lose much in the way of resolution. My telephoto lens was 23 inches long. Got a great picture of the captain of a Krista flipping me offf.  ;D

I won't dispute that, but how often do you need to blow up photos that big? For most of us, digital provides pictures as good as our computer screens can display. I do only three things with my pictures: I look at them on my computer; I post them on line where others look at them on their computers, and I make 4X6-inch prints for my non-computer-using friends. For me, a nice telephoto lens would make a lot more difference than higher resolution. But I'm not willing to carry the weight when hiking. (I'm going to have to rent a camera with a decent zoom for my trip to Churchill, MB, this fall.)
I have a Nikon p510 with a 40X zoom. I can see if eagles wipe their butts.
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Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
« Reply #17 on: June 15, 2017, 07:42:36 PM »
Got a nice picture of the ex USS Enterprise a few days ago that I thought I would post?



I took a tour of the Enterprise yeas ago. My wife's friends husband was a JAG on the ship and he gave us a nice tour. Had lunch on the ship and he bought me an official ball cap. Still have it. I got a kick out of it. I was an ARMY guy but the ship has so much history.
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« Reply #18 on: June 15, 2017, 08:38:02 PM »
The old WW2 Enterprise CV-6 is the one with some serious history . . . She was the most decorated warship of World War II with twenty Battle Stars
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Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
« Reply #19 on: June 16, 2017, 08:09:23 PM »
The old WW2 Enterprise CV-6 is the one with some serious history . . . She was the most decorated warship of World War II with twenty Battle Stars

I was thinking veitnam war but your correct the original was the best.
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« Reply #20 on: June 16, 2017, 08:50:21 PM »
The old WW2 Enterprise CV-6 is the one with some serious history . . . She was the most decorated warship of World War II with twenty Battle Stars

I was thinking veitnam war but your correct the original was the best.

My thing is that I basically thought that Enterprise (CVN-65) would be around forever.
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Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
« Reply #21 on: June 16, 2017, 10:00:25 PM »
The old WW2 Enterprise CV-6 is the one with some serious history . . . She was the most decorated warship of World War II with twenty Battle Stars

I was thinking veitnam war but your correct the original was the best.

My thing is that I basically thought that Enterprise (CVN-65) would be around forever.

I heard that they are going to name another carrier Enterprise.
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« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2017, 05:18:14 AM »
The old WW2 Enterprise CV-6 is the one with some serious history . . . She was the most decorated warship of World War II with twenty Battle Stars

I was thinking veitnam war but your correct the original was the best.

My thing is that I basically thought that Enterprise (CVN-65) would be around forever.

I heard that they are going to name another carrier Enterprise.

I work with a guy who also works for the shipyard. . . .Suppose to start next year
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Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
« Reply #23 on: June 17, 2017, 06:49:25 AM »
The old WW2 Enterprise CV-6 is the one with some serious history . . . She was the most decorated warship of World War II with twenty Battle Stars

I was thinking veitnam war but your correct the original was the best.

My thing is that I basically thought that Enterprise (CVN-65) would be around forever.
Seemed like it. But there's a point in any ship's life where there are just too many things that need fixed to make it a viable project.
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Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2017, 09:36:29 PM »
The old WW2 Enterprise CV-6 is the one with some serious history . . . She was the most decorated warship of World War II with twenty Battle Stars

I was thinking veitnam war but your correct the original was the best.

My thing is that I basically thought that Enterprise (CVN-65) would be around forever.
Seemed like it. But there's a point in any ship's life where there are just too many things that need fixed to make it a viable project.

I would think it comes down to the life of the reactor
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Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2017, 09:46:43 PM »
The old WW2 Enterprise CV-6 is the one with some serious history . . . She was the most decorated warship of World War II with twenty Battle Stars

I was thinking veitnam war but your correct the original was the best.

My thing is that I basically thought that Enterprise (CVN-65) would be around forever.
Seemed like it. But there's a point in any ship's life where there are just too many things that need fixed to make it a viable project.

I would think it comes down to the life of the reactor
Prolly. But I've been on ships where you had to be careful not to go through the hull, according to the crew. Last one was USS B ordelon, aka "The Dirty B".
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Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
« Reply #26 on: June 25, 2017, 08:28:45 PM »
Interesting Dragonfly in my yard
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« Reply #27 on: June 25, 2017, 10:13:59 PM »
You can drag-and-drop images like that into Google Images and maybe get a match with info on them.
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Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
« Reply #28 on: June 26, 2017, 02:40:28 AM »
You can drag-and-drop images like that into Google Images and maybe get a match with info on them.

"Insect." . . . . . ???

Edit: From doing a manual search, appears to be a widow skimmer however
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« Reply #29 on: June 26, 2017, 08:21:01 AM »
You can drag-and-drop images like that into Google Images and maybe get a match with info on them.

"Insect." . . . . . ???

Edit: From doing a manual search, appears to be a widow skimmer however
Why not an insect? That was a classic pose for a pinned bug.
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