New Camera – Big Fun!

Olympus OM-D, E-M10MarkII, Micro-Four Thirds.   Have 14-42 and 40-150 zoom lenses, both with circular polarizing filters.  Weighs about 1/10th of my older Olympus E-3 which used the much larger Four Thirds format lenses.  Slightly higher F #’s with the new one, but for the size, don’t care.  The new one has WiFi: Crikey!

From this am, only using AUTO; a sunny morning, finally:

Still water because my new pond pump, 2.7 HP Century V-Green, is variable speed, and this low setting oxygenates the water, only using 100W.  I am a control freak, in spite of PGE’s wishes.

 

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12 thoughts on “New Camera – Big Fun!”

  1. I was trying to cut and paste pic #1 of those magnificent koi but was not able. In any case, where on earth did you get those spectacular goldens?

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  2. P.S. I swore off raising koi after numerous power outages and aggressive egrets. (Can’t do those ugly nets and am afraid of generators.)

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  3. EThompson:
    P.S. I swore off raising koi after numerous power outages and aggressive egrets.

    Get sharks.

    Seriously, I’ve been told a highly effective solution to the egret problem is to put up a small fence (something you can step over) around the pond.  The egret, unlike a duck, hunts by walking up to the water’s edge or wading in the shallows and attacking from that stance.  If the egret cannot walk to striking distance, it cannot fish, as it won’t land on the water and doesn’t have the precision to land inside the fence.

    I’ve also been told that if your pond has portions which are deeper than two metres the fish will hide there when they see the egret, but I see no evidence of this happening.  Fish aren’t all that smart.

    We don’t have a fence, because our pond produces enough tiddlers to feed the egret and still keep the population up.  The predation does, however, I suspect, contribute to selection for the dull brown ancestral carp colouration instead of the fancy bright varieties.

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  4. John Walker:

    EThompson:
    P.S. I swore off raising koi after numerous power outages and aggressive egrets.

    Get sharks.

    Seriously, I’ve been told a highly effective solution to the egret problem is to put up a small fence (something you can step over) around the pond.  The egret, unlike a duck, hunts by walking up to the water’s edge or wading in the shallows and attacking from that stance.  If the egret cannot walk to striking distance, it cannot fish, as it won’t land on the water and doesn’t have the precision to land inside the fence.

    I’ve also been told that if your pond has portions which are deeper than two metres the fish will hide there when they see the egret, but I see no evidence of this happening.  Fish aren’t all that smart.

    We don’t have a fence, because our pond produces enough tiddlers to feed the egret and still keep the population up.  The predation does, however, I suspect, contribute to selection for the dull brown ancestral carp colouration instead of the fancy bright varieties.

    I did  have my pond landscaper develop an “underground parking lot” designed for the bottom of the pond with separate little cement spaces for the fish when they felt threatened and wanted to hide. It worked quite well, but I found outside of feeding time and an occasional desire to catch some rays, they were perfectly happy to stay hidden.

    This was no fun for me of course and as my husband and I are in the process of building a new home, we’ll put in a pond beside the pool underneath the lanai screen so the fish can enjoy the sun and protection from predators.

    As for the generator, I may break down and have one installed. A close friend from high school is a University of Michigan engineering school graduate and lives 60 miles from our new digs; he would be happy to help us install one so I may get this done.

    TW has incited far too much jealousy with those pictures!

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  5. 10 Cents:
    When I look at your pictures Trin I shudder.

    Spring in Nippon is no small thing.  These shots bring back memories.  Thanks, and thankfully your shuddering didn’t seem to affect focus.

     

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  6. Trinity Waters:

    10 Cents:
    When I look at your pictures Trin I shudder.

    Spring in Nippon is no small thing.  These shots bring back memories.  Thanks, and thankfully your shuddering didn’t seem to affect focus.

     

    It was more of clicking than shaking, Trin.

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