April 30, 2009

 Mechanism



ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/320 sec
Aperture: 8.0
Focal Length: 70mm
Flash Used: No

This strange mechanism is located on the dam at our local park. Looks like it's part of dam's mechanism although i can't find anything that resembles mechanical parts except of this one. A dam is built of rocks, so no moving parts there too.

April 26, 2009

 Cannibalism?



ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/800 sec
Aperture: 8.0
Focal Length: 270mm
Flash Used: No



ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/800 sec
Aperture: 8.0
Focal Length: 270mm
Flash Used: No

I found these two in our local park. The lizard was running and carrying another lizard in his mouth! Now i wonder: is it cannibalism or what? I mean well, cats are carrying their children in a somewhat same way, so maybe it's something similar or they really eating each other?
Photos are far from perfect: i was in hurry to catch this scene and used F8 - too open for shots like these. Had to use F11 to get a greater DOF.

 Alien spacecraft



ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/320 sec
Aperture: 11.0
Focal Length: 300mm
Flash Used: No

April 25, 2009

 Figs

April 23, 2009

 My submission to Earth Mosaic

Alright, here are three photos i made for and submitted to Earth Mosaic, a project i wrote about in this post:

Agama lizard. Was really hard to catch, i spent a long time waiting in the broiling sun. But it was worth it i think:

Agama lizard

ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/500 sec
Aperture: 8.0
Focal Length: 300mm
Flash Used: No

Crimson Bottlebrush (Callistemon citrinus):

Callistemon citrinus

ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/500 sec
Aperture: 6.3
Focal Length: 100mm
Flash Used: No

Flowering Eucalyptus. I think this one is the best of three.

Eucalyptus flowers

ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/400 sec
Aperture: 8.0
Focal Length: 86mm
Flash Used: No

April 19, 2009

 Walking

Bedouin's sheeps

ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/250 sec
Aperture: 8.0
Focal Length: 150mm
Flash Used: No

Bedouin woman with a donkey

ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/250 sec
Aperture: 8.0
Focal Length: 70mm
Flash Used: No

April 17, 2009

 Brownian motion

Shoal of goldfishes

I almost gave up trying to make this shot: hard wind made the water rippled, so i had to wait couple of hours to finally make this one. Don't know if i like it yet.

April 15, 2009

 Join the Earth Mosaic project

Fun, free, international photo project on Earth Day - 22 April 09 - which aims to make a mosaic of images of the world map.

Earth Mosaic logo

«Calling all photographers and Earth-lovers …
Help us record a day in the life of our planet, in pictures.
~
Here’s your chance to be a part of something audaciously ambitious!
~
Wherever you are, whatever you’re doing on Earth Day – 22 April 2009,
we’re asking you to take photographs of the world around you, select
your best one, send it to us, and we'll use them to make a giant mosaic.».



You can find the full story of the project here.

You can join a Flickr group, Facebook group, and follow @earthmosaic on Twitter.

I will participate, of course, it will be a great fun. :)

April 14, 2009

 Old shoes

Old shoes

ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/80 sec
Aperture: 8.0
Focal Length: 50mm
Flash Used: No

April 12, 2009

 Communicate

communicate

ISO: 800
Exposure: 1/100 sec
Aperture: 1.8
Focal Length: 50mm
Flash Used: No

April 11, 2009

 Inittab (note to self)

Run something right before login prompt with inittab. In my case it's setterm which clears the screen and changes the tty font color to «old-school» bold green as i like.

Open /etc/inittab and find this block of code:


1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty1
2:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty2
3:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty3
4:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty4
5:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty5
6:23:respawn:/sbin/getty 38400 tty6


Add the following right after 'getty' on each line:


-I `setterm -clear all -foreground green -bold -store`


So it looks like this:


1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty -I `setterm -clear all -foreground green -bold -store` 38400 tty1
2:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -I `setterm -clear all -foreground green -bold -store` 38400 tty2
3:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -I `setterm -clear all -foreground green -bold -store` 38400 tty3
4:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -I `setterm -clear all -foreground green -bold -store` 38400 tty4
5:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -I `setterm -clear all -foreground green -bold -store` 38400 tty5
6:23:respawn:/sbin/getty -I `setterm -clear all -foreground green -bold -store` 38400 tty6


Reboot and enjoy!

April 1, 2009

 On the go



ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/80 sec
Aperture: 11.0
Focal Length: 19mm
Flash Used: No





ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/160 sec
Aperture: 8.0
Focal Length: 50mm
Flash Used: No

I can only guess how old the tree is.

I proud to say that both photos are featured on Panoramio: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/20665815, http://www.panoramio.com/photo/20665828 and were selected for Google Earth!

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