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Member postings for Raphael Golez

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Thread: Wild life, bird watching and photography
10/09/2021 01:47:12

Rod, fantastic photos of Butterflies. That Glossy Ibis is stunning, hope I will see one someday.

10/09/2021 01:45:23

Thanks for the info Bill. Again great shot here, keep it coming.

Enjoyed looking at everyone photos, very informative.

Here is an in-flight photo of an Oyster Catcher I took at Winchelsea Beach.


09/09/2021 10:55:28

Some action shot I did capture with a 500mm f/4 lens.

Starling trying to fly away when a joggers passes by._dt18368.jpeg

09/09/2021 10:50:51

Wow, just excellent photos gents!

pgk, lovely to see this photo. Thanks for sharing!

09/09/2021 06:11:28

Wow, brilliant shot Nicholas, the grey heron and little egret are just stunning!

Hi Bill, thats an amazing shot, wish I could have the same shot. Can you explain how did you managed this shot...I mean the process, settings and how did you time this? Looks like a southern hawker.

08/09/2021 17:22:22
Posted by Saxalby on 08/09/2021 16:49:53:

Been known to lurk in the forests to get a few pics


Beautiful Grey Heron Saxalby!

08/09/2021 17:21:22

Great to hear that you guys enjoy bird watching or wild life photography. I will share several of my photos here.


Optics: 500mm f/4 P ED IF

Manual Focus and hand held panning

1/4000s, ISO 6400, f/6.3

Stunning bird, but I gather that they are threatened UK species.


08/09/2021 15:13:30

Does anyone here do wildlife and bird photography or bird watching?

Thread: Macro-photography
04/07/2021 08:40:12
Posted by Nicholas Farr on 14/06/2021 22:41:39:

Hi Raphael, that's really impressive and in no way is it an ugly insect.

Regards Nick.

Thanks Nick!

Some high magnification shots I made lately of a Giant Hoverfly.

2021-06-27 20-18-10 (b,radius8,smoothing4).jpeg

2021-06-27 21-45-40 (b,radius8,smoothing4).jpeg

14/06/2021 22:21:25

Enjoyed seeing all your work here and happy to know that the thread keeps on moving even if its around a year since we started posting amazing macro and stereo photos.

I have not done much macro photography lately but I have managed to find this poor dead bee in my window seal last weekend. I can't resist taking a closer look and found out that his wings "unzipped" and showed the 2 pairs (4 wings) and his stinger deployed. Hopefully I can find some more interesting small subject to shoot particularly on the field. This is a stacked of 56 photos taken from front to back to achieved a full depth of field. The magnification is around 2X and the lens is a revere 50mm lens with a 52mm extension tube taken at f11. Enjoy!

final bee 2021-1.jpeg

Edited By Raphael Golez on 14/06/2021 22:33:23

Thread: Danfoss Pressure Switch
19/04/2021 18:44:51

Hi Clive, got the pressure switch connected. It is indeed 1/4 UNF - 20. Fully tested all pressure and air is holding without any leaks on the UNF-BSP adaptor. Really works a treat this small JUN Air silent compressor. I have done a full oil change with the specific compressor oil, cleaned all rubber seal and checked, changed air filter, checked all electrical and capacitor. Solid small silent compressor and the best thing is I bought the compressor in Ebay for .99 p as the owner said its for spare and its easier for him to just buy a new one than to try to fix it himself. Thanks for the help Clive!



16/04/2021 12:22:35

Cheers Clive! I have ordered my adaptors now. Hope it will be ok. I will update you with the results and hopefully its all good.

16/04/2021 12:18:12

I can see on the chart (Table 3) that the 1/4 UNF is tabulated with 1/4 NPT? but the thread TPI is different? Sorry for the questions as im trying hard to understand it. It seems like it is an adaptor male to male NPT to UNF?



Edited By Raphael Golez on 16/04/2021 12:19:15

16/04/2021 12:14:36

Thanks Clive. I was looking at the chart. So its UNF 1/4 with 20 TPI? I plan to just get an adaptor so the end angle will not be needed. I plan to get an adaptor for the 1/4 UNF to 1/4 BSP then the rest is straightforward, hope this is ok i guess?


16/04/2021 11:49:16

Clive, the one I have looks very similar to your Danfoss connector. Is it likely 1/4 UNF?

16/04/2021 11:37:02

Looks the same as Clive posted.

16/04/2021 11:35:36

Thanks for the input gents. Here is the said thread. I looked at the NPT chart and the 1/4 had 18TPI, 7/16 drill size and a decimal equivalent to 0.4375. Its closer to the OD mic measures I made at .430 but im still confused Noel mentioned that it is unlikely NPT. Also Clive mentioned UNF 7/16. Im sure 1/4 BSP is to big as I tested it already. So is this 1/4 NPT or UNF?




15/04/2021 21:22:23


I'm having difficulty trying to attach a Danfoss pressure switch. It is attached to a compressor I bought for my project restoration. It was badly attached to the tank via a flexible hose with clamps at the end. This is not the original attachment. I thought it was an easy fix with a coupler until I found out that all my swivel coupler won't fit. I was a bit puzzled by the pressure switch attachment. I measured the outside thread with a micrometer and it reads .430 of an inch. Is this a standard size thread/attachment? Hope somebody here will shed some light on this. Thanks in advance.


Thread: Macro-photography
08/04/2021 23:07:59

Some spring time flower shots and a close up of one of my daughter's pet.




08/04/2021 22:48:56
Posted by Sam Stones on 08/04/2021 22:22:09:

More of your pleasing images Raphael.

This has little to do with macro-photography as such (more about the colour of rust), but as a tip …

In the distant past, perhaps in my Ilford ‘Manual of Photography’

**LINK**, (when you could buy it for 30/-) I left mine behind in the UK; I read that orange and grey go well together. As some of your photographs indicate, it seems to work well with rust.

Sam smile d

Thanks Sam. Interesting how some subjects we shoot looks more vivid on photos than actually seen. I've stared on the real subjects after I took the shot but the colours and contrast is not as vivid as when I stare on the final photo. The lens and the sensor likely filters out the light and enhances the image i guess. I might be wrong but a photograph always reveals details of the actual subject that we might not see in real time. The magnification also plays a big part on revealing the details at this level. Macro photography on its own genre is very vast. This includes shooting insects, still macro, artistic macro , extreme macro etc. Regardless of the shooting and subject preference, macrophotography and close up photography is such an interesting style of shooting. Keep posting your macros.


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