Russell McMahon
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Weekly Featured Image: Week of May 28, 2012
15 votes

2000 years! Bronze horses, Xian - utterly superb. Most of their stable mates are terracotta. Most metal has long since been pillaged from the site. Two teams of bronze horses managed to avoid the ...

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Weekly Featured Image: Ongoing Contest
12 votes

Larger On Facebook In album Last Train to Shuanglong - randomish selection of street photography over 2+ weeks while working in outer-central Shenzhen.

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Weekly Featured Image: Ongoing Contest
12 votes

"Spring is sprung" Larger version here In the Southern hemisphere it's Spring-time - on most days anyway :-). Sony A77

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Weekly Featured Image: Week of July 2, 2012
8 votes

"You lookin' at me?" Higher resolution image here 100mm* - about right for a head and shoulders portrait :-) - even without the shoulders. At f/8 depth of field was "only just enough". Beak is ...

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Weekly Featured Image: Week of May 21, 2012
8 votes

2000 years! Bronze horses, Xian - utterly superb. Most of their stable mates are terracotta. Most metal has long since been pillaged from the site. Two teams of bronze horses managed to avoid the ...

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Weekly Featured Image: Week of November 5, 2012
7 votes

"Blow the wind Southerly ..." Probably the most wind-distorted trees I've ever seen. Well worth a look at the high res version (even if you don't vote for it :-) ). A very "character filled" group of ...

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Weekly Featured Image: Week of July 9, 2012
7 votes

"You lookin' at me?" Higher resolution image here Click the image that loads to get the full resolution original focal length = 100mm* - about right for a head and shoulders portrait - even ...

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Weekly Featured Image: Week of June 18, 2012
7 votes

Alien - Rock Hugger An alien in our world. Nicely adapted to its own. There's a story that I'll add to this shortly, plus a link to a larger image. We followed it for some way by its trail. ...

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Weekly Featured Image: Week of November 12, 2012
6 votes

"Blow the wind Southerly ..." Probably the most wind-distorted trees I've ever seen. Well worth a look at the high res version (even if you don't vote for it :-) ). A very "character filled" group of ...

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Weekly Featured Image: Ongoing Contest
5 votes

Between a rock and a hard place Larger Boulder Dam - or it was until 1947. Since & now = Hoover Dam. You knew that.

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Weekly Featured Image: Week of July 16, 2012
5 votes

Gimme kiss Higher resolution version here

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Please put your answers in the answers section, even if they're short
4 votes

In a number of SE forums I'm increasingly likely to comment than to answer. The alternative may be to not answer at all. If moderators in a given forum (as noted by others) make a policy of destroying ...

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When should I put a tick on an answer?
Accepted answer
4 votes

I The following is based on what various other people have said, either about how others behave, or about how they themselves behave. It doesn't apply to me so I'm offering it as "what I heard the ...

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Weekly Featured Image: Week of October 29, 2012
3 votes

Penny Farthing Vintage "Penny Farthing" bicycle. f/1.8, 75 mm, 1/30s. Larger version Stored in "Dropbox". Opening with Chrome return an ~= 2 mp image. Saving to disk and opening returns the ...

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Weekly Featured Image: Week of August 27, 2012
3 votes

Arrival! That special moment when "mother's little girl" arrives from places far away. Larger version

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Weekly Featured Image: Ongoing Contest
2 votes

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Weekly Featured Image: Ongoing Contest
2 votes

The Leap

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Weekly Featured Image: Week of July 30, 2012
2 votes

Look for Trains Look for trains. Camera on rails Look for trains. Prop with rail ballast to adjust angle. Look for trains Take photo Look for trains ...

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Crowdhacker Contest: "How to properly cook a steak?"
2 votes

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Weekly Featured Image: Ongoing Contest
1 votes

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Weekly Featured Image: Week of November 19, 2012
1 votes

Higher resolution link to follow. An insight into flying styles and aerodynamics. No - not 'photo-shopped' and not stuck on the fence :-) This is just how they happened to be departing. A frame by ...

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Weekly Featured Image: Week of October 22, 2012
1 votes

Hoiho Hoiho - Yellow-eyed Penguin. The Hoiho is among the world’s rarest penguins with an estimated total population of about 4000. Larger version here - 7 MP crop from 24 MP original. 24 MP ...

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Weekly Featured Image: Week of July 23, 2012
1 votes

I'm Real! Some people think I have a cardboard add on. Many think my picture has been faked in some way. But, this is the real me. Really!

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Weekly Featured Image: Week of May 14, 2012
1 votes

Protector! I personally like this years old photo for the memories. Unposed spur of the moment. Unedited - ie background white is original due to overall lighting. The "bat like" cat was defensive ...

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Weekly Featured Image: Week of June 25, 2012
0 votes

Uncertain ... Full resolution original here He was playing with the drinking fountain and not at all sure of how to react to the "rather larger" person with a camera who took an interest in his ...

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How nuclear do we want to go on low-quality posts?
-1 votes

The downvote test of "Is it useful?" seems useful. I'm ongoingly amazed but not surprised at the posts that get downvoted, despite their adding usefully to the sum total of knowledge on the subject. ...

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Can you privaite or direct message members here?
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There is provision for an email address on users' profile pages if they wish to use it. I guess that many don't wish to do so. eg mine is **here ** and has the email address shown. Um. I just ...

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