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The view from my "office"

Captain Halliday

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I’m not sure this one was a chinook
The first pic may be, but the second pic isn't.
The second one is an AS350B - commonly known as a “squirrel”.

They look like this:

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The Navy has six (I think), though I’m not suggesting the one you snapped was a Navy chopper.

It’s also the type commonly operated by media and some are also on lease to the National Aerial Firefighting Centre (NAFC) which uses them mostly as supervising aircraft.
 

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A pre-sunset walk tonight.

The midge trap has been re-located several hundred metres from its previous 'remote' location in a bushy section of the parks surrounding my local lakes to near houses. The massive tower light is no more.

I conclude that the tower light, which did seem to be overkill for the purpose, was a vandal-deterrent - and not a perpetual solar-machine... ;).

The trap works by switching on the flouro light when triggered by nightfall. That attracts the midges and the fan at the rear draws in a sample to the trap.

I think the midges have pretty much declined to trivial levels naturally - as anyone could have told the whingers and the council is what would happen after a few weeks 😜.

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Still learning the ins and outs of my new camera, my first new digital full frame camera (I've been a Nikon man through Nikkormat FTn, Nikon F, F801, F90x in the film era before dropping to APS-C in digital with D200, D90, D7000, D7100, D7200). I've now made a jump to the "dark side" and purchased a Sony A7riii mirrorless before Christmas. Nowhere as polished in the user interface as the Nikon, but wow! the sharpness and contrast is quite amazing, along with its low light capability (bright sunshine shots of camels and QE upthread).

This image is of the "Ocean Dream" departing Station Pier, being gently nuzzled and turned by a pair of tugs night before last. It's pitch dark with only the ship's lights on (EDIT: and tugs' lights as well). Exposure was hand-held and camera left on Program with -1 stop compensation (original image resized to 1600x900 pixels). The old Nikon D7200 could never have captured this.

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And an unresized crop (actually only 640 pixels wide but forum software has stretched it to full-width):

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Yes it's grainy but metadata tells me it's ISO 12800.
 
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