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  1. This is what I get: Do you have this drawing? https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Admiralty_Sheer_Draught_Ship_Plans_-_HMS_Bounty_RMG_J2028.png
  2. They should really be called "Yellow-tailed Brown Cockatoos" I don't see them often, maybe 3-4 times a year in the park where I shoot, but at the end of September I managed to sneak up to within 3 metres of some No cropping needed.
  3. Here's one from this morning, I would put it in the 'medium hard to spot' category. If I didn't know it was a favourite spot I probably wouldn't have seen it. And this one from last week. I had walked straight past it when something made me look back. It was at head height on the edge of the path.
  4. This bird is really difficult. First it's really difficult to spot and second it's really difficult to take a photo that shows how difficult it is to spot. It's a Tawny Frogmouth, it's nocturnal and it spends all day pretending it's not there. It's about the size of a Raven. Two shots of the same bird about 2 minutes apart.
  5. They are when you're flying a small cessna (C150) and see three of them coming at you head on! 😲
  6. I too have some shots of a Cormorant dangling from a tree by one foot caught in some fishing line. You can visualise trying to fly of again and again until finally it could try no more. But to brighten the thread up again, here's a pair of one of my favourite birds. Spotted Pardalotes, Australia's second smallest bird (misses out by 3mm) White spots for the male and yellow for the female:
  7. I didn't mind it except they never had enough extras. Hornblower never seemed to have more than a dozen crew no matter what sized ship he had and 20-30 'Lobsters' marching off to invade France wasn't very convincing.
  8. I've been binge reading recently, finished the Aubrey-Maturin series and up to Jesters Fortune (book 8.) in the Alan Lewrie series. Alan Lewrie was basically blackmailed by his father into signing on as a midshipman, he never dropped below that rank. Aubrey however signed on as a mid but was 'set before the mast' for a time for smuggling a girl on board. It was a morally questionable period of time. I mean, you could kill someone 'defending your honour' even if you didn't have any.
  9. Old iMustBeCrazy saying, "Every Chinese factory has at least one back door".
  10. Well, the preview says it will work, so here's what happens when I hit 'submit reply'.
  11. That's a great catch John, mine are almost always static shots:
  12. I guess the true answer would be 'it varied'. But for the davits and falls the Harriet model would provide a good example https://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/66775.html For the boat, a simple eye bolt and ring through the stern post and stem or a ring under a clamping plate for heavier boats. (Both above the CoG).
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