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38-year-old bearded short-wearing male human. Immediate male progenitor of wingpiglets.
LIKES: Fresh air, walking, thought, bicycling, Attenborough programmes, photographing, unseriousness, carrots, garlic, coffee, vitality, outsideness, science, chocolate muffins, Mini-Eggs, books and things.
INDIFFERENT TOWARDS: Broadcast television, alcohol, fashion-electronics, excessive personal grooming, excessive popularity and the pursuit thereof, most computer games, the consoles upon which such games are played and tea.
LOATHES: Oafishness, twattiness, boorishness, hoitiness, association shoutball and its associated unpleasantnesses, people who treat motor vehicles as anything other than a potentially deadly weapon, climate change denialists, creationists and the ID brigade, homeopaths, chiropractors and any other proponent or practitioner of any other system of treatment based on wishes, magic or fairies rather than thoroughly-reviewed experiments and verifiable/repeatable evidence, lecherousness, chauvinism and misogyny, non-white or stripey shirts with white collars (and in fact all office-clothing, politics and the stilted and unnatural language of the modern office) and people disrespecting the planet.
In the past I tried and failed to text-blog persistently; I registered on a couple of blogsites but did very little except a bit of sub-editing for h2g2, before Wikipedia did for it. After being a relatively late adopter of digital photography in 2004 I returned to medium-to-heavy picture-taking in 2006 and subsequently swiftly outgrew my second and third digital cameras. I had been managing to upload fresh pictures to Flickr and caption a few reasonably regularly when this place turned up. It's a nice balance: only one picture need be processed each day (theoretically; in practice, there's usually a choice) and the words can be a simple description of what's in the picture (or what's in the head at the time of writing) to a multiply-paragraphed and heavily-detailed account of the day's happenings, the filtered output of the brain over the course of the day or a mixture, or nothing. After ramping up a bit from the initial a-few-words-about-the-image I sunk to emitting lengthy whines about the incapabilities of my cameraphone when my (at the time) proper camera went away for repair. When it was returned the length of entry remained and the whines partially disappeared, though resumed until I replaced that proper camera with a proper proper camera; despite the length of the Loathes list above I don't despise the entire world: only the bits (usually some of the people) which make bits of it less pleasant for the other bits and occupants thereof.
Currently using a Nikon D7000, eventually upgraded after the D80 (which was a close call with the 400D on features but it fitted my hand better) started proving inadequate for capturing wingpiglets in low light, which I scrimped for after nine months of hitting the limits of a Fujifilm Finepix s9500, two years with the s5000, eighteen months with a crap plastic-lens 1.3Mpx four-second-shutter-lag battery-compartment-held-on-by-tent-elastic thing (fortunately stolen from the car) after a couple of years of cameralessness since my Praktica BX20 started getting shutter issues at the start of the century. Most stuff at the time of writing* uses the 35mm f/1.8 as I missed the 35mm f/2 so much; also a 50mm f/1.4D (8/10), 105mm f/2.8 micro VR (10/10) and a 24mm f/2.8D (6/10). Previously used the 35mm f/2D (8/10), 60mm f/2.8D micro (8/10), 50mm f/1.8D (9/10), 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G DX (6/10) and the failed-experiment 70-300mm f/4-5.6G (non-ED version, 2/10) which was a wobbly piece of substandard garbage.
*except where I've had to use a mobile phone picture or an exported still from my bike camera. There's nothing like the desperation of not wanting to leave a gap to remove any daft notions of not wanting to post just anything.