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Still Life with Dog: an Italian Greyhound rests

It’s a hard life. Though probably his eyes are closed because there’s a camera pointed at him, again.
I’m enjoying using the Sony QX100 a lot, despite it being slow and a bit fiddly to use; I can’t get past the feeling I’ve got a great lens on my smartphone, even though it’s just an illusion. 12 more words

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Form of Flattery: mistletoe imitates gum blossom

Mistletoe in Australia is generally considered an ugly business, and causes many tree deaths. It fascinates me how it cleverly, yet unconvincingly, mimics the host plant. 34 more words

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Not Much Good: but look closer...

At first, I was disappointed by the lack of focus on the first crocus in this photo, but then I zoomed in on petals a little further back and was surprised by what I saw there. 12 more words

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Tour T'Adelaide 2015: Harrow Hillclimb hatchback

Who doesn’t love a hatchback Torana, especially when it’s roaring up the hills of our usually-sleepy village? This year the Tour T’Adelaide organisers included a hillclimb event for their group to undertake on their tour from Melbourne to Adelaide. 31 more words

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Driving Old School: any excuse to try the QX100!

During my lunch break I took my Chrysler Scorpion (known variously elsewhere as Mitsubishi Galant Lambda, Plymouth Sapporo, and even Dodge Challenger) to the petrol station. 51 more words

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A New Gadget: first impressions of the Sony DSC-QX100

“What on earth is that thing?”, is a fair enough question: it looks like an interchangeable camera lens, so what’s it doing attached to your smartphone? 643 more words

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