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Title: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox on June 29, 2016, 12:25:52 AM
I have been taking a number of pictures and just thought I would share them. They are big images.

Osprey Nest on Beaver Dam pond
(http://kitsunesden.xyz/images/20160619_094806.jpg)

Lizard - Not sure what type - taken in my yard
(http://kitsunesden.xyz/images/20160619_142738.jpg)

Large Dragonfly - Not sure what type - taken on my porch
(http://kitsunesden.xyz/images/20160620_172823.jpg)

Flowers on a stump in the middle of Beaver Dam pond
(http://kitsunesden.xyz/images/20160622_121939.jpg)

Funnel Web - taken in my yard 
Have two basic types of funnel web spiders in Virginia
Grass Spiders and Barn Funnel Weaver
(http://kitsunesden.xyz/images/20160627_154019.jpg)
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox on November 03, 2016, 06:30:41 AM
Thought I would change the title to post pictures in general that I have taken
USS Gerald Ford
(http://kitsunesden.xyz/Militaria/USS_Ford.jpg)
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox on April 28, 2017, 03:21:47 PM
Virginia class submarine (Could be a Sea Wolf possibly)
(http://kitsunesden.xyz/Militaria/Virginia_Submarine.jpg)
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Tatyana on April 28, 2017, 04:24:24 PM
Cool, quite diverse subject matter.
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox on April 28, 2017, 05:31:44 PM
It was going to originally be just nature pictures but decided that I would post anything I just thought was interesting.
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Tatyana on April 29, 2017, 04:47:43 AM
I really like the dragonfly. :)
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox on May 07, 2017, 06:59:19 PM
I was taking my dog for a walk and saw a beetle taking dog excrement away
I thought it was pretty cool so I took some pictures
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Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox on June 11, 2017, 06:13:26 PM
Osprey in Seaford Virginia
(http://kitsunesden.xyz/images/Seaford_Osprey.jpg)
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on June 11, 2017, 06:29:46 PM
Thought I would change the title to post pictures in general that I have taken
USS Gerald Ford
(http://kitsunesden.xyz/Militaria/USS_Ford.jpg)
Has she fallen down yet?
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox on June 11, 2017, 06:36:43 PM
I have some pictures of Enterprise on my camera I took today which I will try to post later or tomorrow.
She is still pretty intact. 
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on June 11, 2017, 07:08:57 PM
I have some pictures of Enterprise on my camera I took today which I will try to post later or tomorrow.
She is still pretty intact.
I took pictures of Enterprise with a mixed escort of US and Soviet warships. Things were getting frisky and the Admiral ordered all ships to take a boat-load of pictures to cover maneuvering. I was using a Mamiya 645 1000s and shot eighteen rolls of film.
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox on June 11, 2017, 07:19:45 PM
I took pictures of Enterprise with a mixed escort of US and Soviet warships. Things were getting frisky and the Admiral ordered all ships to take a boat-load of pictures to cover maneuvering. I was using a Mamiya 645 1000s and shot eighteen rolls of film.

Picture taking today is very different than it was. . . .Talking to my sister and stated that if you see something interesting, you can just take out your cell phone and take what would once have been considered professional quality. Now, I do have a couple of digital cameras because they have optical zooms but still you can often get great pictures with cell phones. 
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on June 11, 2017, 08:10:31 PM
I took pictures of Enterprise with a mixed escort of US and Soviet warships. Things were getting frisky and the Admiral ordered all ships to take a boat-load of pictures to cover maneuvering. I was using a Mamiya 645 1000s and shot eighteen rolls of film.

Picture taking today is very different than it was. . . .Talking to my sister and stated that if you see something interesting, you can just take out your cell phone and take what would once have been considered professional quality. Now, I do have a couple of digital cameras because they have optical zooms but still you can often get great pictures with cell phones.
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
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox on June 15, 2017, 03:23:32 PM
Got a nice picture of the ex USS Enterprise a few days ago that I thought I would post?

(http://kitsunesden.xyz/Militaria/Old_Enterprise.jpg)
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: daniel1948 on June 15, 2017, 04:38:48 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.)
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox 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.
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Noisy Rhysling 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.
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: xenu 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?

(http://kitsunesden.xyz/Militaria/Old_Enterprise.jpg)

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.
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox 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
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: xenu 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.
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox 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.
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: xenu 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.
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox 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
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Noisy Rhysling 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.
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: xenu 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
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Noisy Rhysling 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".
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox on June 25, 2017, 08:28:45 PM
Interesting Dragonfly in my yard
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Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Noisy Rhysling 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.
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox 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
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Noisy Rhysling 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.
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox on July 06, 2017, 01:39:43 AM
This is an old one but make guesses at the vessel
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Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: arthwollipot on July 06, 2017, 04:54:14 AM
This is an old one but make guesses at the vessel
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Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox on July 06, 2017, 05:43:38 AM
Name of the vessel would be nice  >:D
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on July 06, 2017, 09:17:05 AM
Name of the vessel would be nice  >:D
Very similar to USNS General H. H. Arnold (T-AGM-9), but form follows function.
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on July 06, 2017, 09:20:30 AM
Unreconstructed Commies queried.
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: daniel1948 on July 06, 2017, 10:03:45 AM
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.

When I was researching cameras in preparation for my trip to Churchill in 2016 (postponed to this fall because of my broken arm) I was looking as some very reasonably-priced cameras with 40X zoom. What I discovered in my research is that the processor is critical for getting a clear shot. With everything else the same, the latest processor will provide a much better picture than the one before it.

For hiking, I just don't care that much. Very light weight is all that matters. My point & shoot with 5X optical zoom is really pretty good. But for the polar bears I want a lot more zoom and the best processor I can get. It makes more sense for me to rent a camera for that one short trip. For hiking, I get pics of me and my guides and some landscapes. For wildlife you want the best quality you can get, but I don't visit wildlife areas often enough to justify owning a good camera. I might never go to Churchill again after this fall. And I'll never return to Kenya again unless I find a girlfriend. It's too long a trip to take alone. And for underwater photography you need a whole different kind of equipment and more skill than I have.

I have a Nikon p510 with a 40X zoom. I can see if eagles wipe their butts.

Amazon says that one weighs a pound and a quarter. For hiking I'm not willing to carry that much weight. Yes, I would get much better pictures. But I'm not willing to carry the weight. I've hiked with guides who carry more weight than I can lift off the ground. I need to trim ounces from my pack.

Bottom line: I'm not a serious photographer. I'll rent a good camera for Churchill.
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on July 06, 2017, 11:23:18 AM
Name of the vessel would be nice  >:D
Very similar to USNS General H. H. Arnold (T-AGM-9), but form follows function.
Ah, it was the Arnold.

Quote
Ship was used to film "Virus" movie. Thus the Russian name. There was a Soviet ships with a similar name and design but with a slightly different name.

https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9A...B4%D0%BD%D0%BE)
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox on July 06, 2017, 12:23:59 PM
Name of the vessel would be nice  >:D
Very similar to USNS General H. H. Arnold (T-AGM-9), but form follows function.
Ah, it was the Arnold.

Quote
Ship was used to film "Virus" movie. Thus the Russian name. There was a Soviet ships with a similar name and design but with a slightly different name.

https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9A...B4%D0%BD%D0%BE)

Hoping the Russian letters would throw people off
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Noisy Rhysling on July 06, 2017, 12:35:40 PM
Ah, a Red herring.
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox on September 10, 2017, 08:38:37 PM
I cropped this a bit. I was kayaking and there was this strange tower in the water which I could not figure out what it was.
Tried looking for the town, looking for "strange towers on York River." Nothing. Finally, I went to the NOAA charts and it is listed as VORTEC. Looked up VORTEC and it is an aircraft navigation beacon.

Thought I would post it because it is kind of neat looking
(http://kitsunesden.xyz/images/Harcum_VORTEC.jpg)

Only had my cell phone so quality is not great. Of course I was also bouncing in the water at the time.
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox on September 22, 2017, 02:54:12 PM
Why I was late for work today. . . I need to start remembering to check to see if there is a bridge lift schedule.
USS Cole, the one that was badly damaged by a boat bomb.

(http://kitsunesden.xyz/Militaria/DDG-67_Cole.jpg)
 
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox on March 14, 2018, 05:51:02 AM
CG 58 USS Philippine Sea

(http://kitsunesden.xyz/Militaria/CG-58_Philippine_Sea.jpg)
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox on April 02, 2018, 07:02:25 AM
I took this a bit ago but never got around to posting it
(http://kitsunesden.xyz/Militaria/LPD-24_Arlington-01.jpg)
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: xenu on April 02, 2018, 12:06:58 PM
So does the Navy still use camouflage in their paint schemes?

(https://www.armytimes.com/resizer/yDV5kie73Qnefkf3QkkNWLzjoso=/1200x0/filters:quality(100)/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-mco.s3.amazonaws.com/public/VBTR3KZVNZBFLMJGPPJOTADCYU.jpg)
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox on April 02, 2018, 01:05:24 PM
The LCs are kind of a weird vessel where it makes more sense although I tight it was still more for publicity than anything else
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox on April 03, 2018, 12:31:10 AM
The Ospreys at work are back for the year

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Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: xenu on April 03, 2018, 10:39:12 AM
Is that a nesting box?
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox on April 03, 2018, 01:08:30 PM
Is that a nesting box?

It is nothing official but I guess it might be considered one
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: SnarlPatrick on April 21, 2018, 10:58:19 AM
You have an excellent eye for framing. That Osprey nest is an amazing find. The ships are great subject matter. Bravo!
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox on June 10, 2018, 04:50:31 PM
I had some time to kill so ended up on a beach on the Colonial Parkway
Saw this. I think it is an old rusted mine but maybe some kind of buoy.
It was relatively close to the Naval Weapon Station that I think started as a mine station.

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Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox on June 15, 2018, 06:04:36 PM
I kayaked out to the New Point Comfort Lighthouse and got a few pictures.

Decided to share a couple.

(http://kitsunesden.xyz/images/New_Point_Comfort_Lighthouse_06-15-2018.jpg)

(http://kitsunesden.xyz/images/New_Point_Comfort_Osprey_6-15-2018.jpg)
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: HighPockets on June 15, 2018, 09:02:52 PM
I had some time to kill so ended up on a beach on the Colonial Parkway
Saw this. I think it is an old rusted mine but maybe some kind of buoy.
It was relatively close to the Naval Weapon Station that I think started as a mine station.

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that's cool. is it a wooden plug in the center of the photo? I feel like mines can stay around for a long time. is it only because it was up on the shore and exposed to oxygen that it corroded so badly?
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox on June 15, 2018, 10:01:21 PM
Really is hard to know. . . .I looked on the web and there are pictures of rusted mines that look very similar to what I found. Don't have any clue how long it had been there either.

I found the mine (I think it was a mine at least) near Poley Point on the York River. It is just a few miles from Naval Weapon Station Yorktown.
Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox on October 09, 2018, 07:50:26 PM
Well, got a new one from the Yorktown Naval Weapon Station
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Title: Re: Desert Fox's Pictures
Post by: Desert Fox on January 20, 2019, 06:31:11 AM
I have a new picture

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