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Germany
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Walter
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wee-pics

Hall of Famer
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Walter
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(Sorry, after yesterday's nugget, I simply couldn't bring myself to try to top it ...)

M.
My first reaction was :hmmm:, but thanks to www I got some interesting information:
"If you've had a bad experience with mathematics, you haven't had any experience with mathematics at all." So says James Maynard, 29, a Briton, a mathematician and quite successful right now. Last week, he won one of Europe's most prestigious math prizes: the jury of the European Mathematical Society ranked Maynard among the ten best under the age of 35. His field of research is prime numbers.
"The beauty of mathematics is that most of the work is simply thinking."
So now I've been reminded of the fascinating world of the prime number sequel thanks to your short sequence, Matt. :2thumbs::)
 

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Location
Switzerland
Real Name
Matt
My first reaction was :hmmm:, but thanks to www I got some interesting information:
"If you've had a bad experience with mathematics, you haven't had any experience with mathematics at all." So says James Maynard, 29, a Briton, a mathematician and quite successful right now. Last week, he won one of Europe's most prestigious math prizes: the jury of the European Mathematical Society ranked Maynard among the ten best under the age of 35. His field of research is prime numbers.
"The beauty of mathematics is that most of the work is simply thinking."
So now I've been reminded of the fascinating world of the prime numbersequel thanks to your short sequence, Matt. :2thumbs::)
James is a really interesting guy ... Numberphile has a couple of videos of him and his achievements (there's a playlist, even).

Also, remember that I myself was under the impression I was rubbish at maths - which led me away from science and into letters in the first place. I only found the courage and fascination with this field much later (and maybe a little too late) in life. I really wish schools wouldn't do such a good job *discouraging* people ... and I say this in full acknowledgement of the fact that we haven't made a lot of progress since my student days (though some of us try ...).

M.
 
Location
Switzerland
Real Name
Matt
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A first assessment of the Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 II on the Olympus E-M5 III: This is a very nice lens to shoot with, and I like the results, mostly. Distortion and LoCA are a bit high, but at least the first issue is usually very easy to correct (it's a simple case of moderate barrel distortion; not corrected or even visible in the image above - the top of the wall *wasn't* straight, anyway).

M.
 

drd1135

Zen Snapshooter
Location
SW Virginia
Real Name
Steve
Sometimes the best camera...is the one you have squirreled away in your pocket.
In this case, my iPhone. The subject was a hand-painted beer bottle at a local Southern Oregon brewpub which sells insanely delicious to-go sandwiches, 'Portal Brewing Co', in Medford.

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My iPhone 12 takes great pictures as long as you don’t zoom in. Straight lens, as good as many digital cameras I have owned. It was the main reason I upgraded.
 

drd1135

Zen Snapshooter
Location
SW Virginia
Real Name
Steve
No, it was just early morning and the light was just beginning to trickle into the front yard. I exposed it so the snow with the light was properly exposed. so the squirrels are just darker.
I’ve always lived in places with gray squirrels. I see the black ones when I watch Camera Conspiracies. I gather they are rare in NA and Toronto is one of the places that has them.
 
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tonyturley

Legend
Location
Scott Depot, WV, USA
Real Name
Tony
I’ve always lived in places with gray squirrels. I always see the black ones when I watch Camera Conspiracies. I gather they are rare in NA and Toronto is one of the places that has them.
We have a few that roam the State Capitol complex, but rumor has it they were imported. Don't know if that is true or not.
 

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