Critique 2019 Oktoberfest - Kry27 - Hardcore - Summilux-R 1:1.4/80 @ Nikon on Z7 - Day 31

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I did not want to look at the 'how I made this' post in the bucket. But I did, and it's just the same creature but with different lighting! :eek:

Their eyes were all pointing in different directions though. I'd steer clear of this thing!
Around 24 tentacles, 12 of which with a separate eye, all living on one foot they share, moving, shaking, staring at you, reading - TALKING - inside your head… I need a dram of Whisky after that encounter :)
 
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Some of these unwonted visitors are quite helpful, to be honest. Many people have purchased these little vacuum cleaning robots recently, they've become fairly widespread. We don't have one, and we don't need one, I think. Vacuum cleaning at night or at specific times when children are not around is overrated anyway. ;) It takes them half an hour's play, or let alone one meal (! :banghead: :mad: ), and you're starting all over again.

But then, there ARE useful assistants. Our new fellow lodger doesn't do any vacuum cleaning, nor does it do anything at all - it just sits there, motionless, in the living room. And still, it helps tidying up the toys, after playing. Just pick up everything, and throw it towards this alien helper… (does NOT turn out well if the kids remember what they all had… :( ;) )

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2019 Octoberfest - Day 22

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Seeing, mind-reading, omniscient Tentaclo-Bot
2019 Octoberfest - Day 21

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Decided to stick to that processing for one more image, trying to get this thing look more… organic :alien:
My guess is that this type of Bot is probably a good multi-tasker as well. Very clever, as usual, Roland.
 
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Some of these unwonted visitors are quite helpful, to be honest. Many people have purchased these little vacuum cleaning robots recently, they've become fairly widespread. We don't have one, and we don't need one, I think. Vacuum cleaning at night or at specific times when children are not around is overrated anyway. ;) It takes them half an hour's play, or let alone one meal (! :banghead: :mad: ), and you're starting all over again.

But then, there ARE useful assistants. Our new fellow lodger doesn't do any vacuum cleaning, nor does it do anything at all - it just sits there, motionless, in the living room. And still, it helps tidying up the toys, after playing. Just pick up everything, and throw it towards this alien helper… (does NOT turn out well if the kids remember what they all had… :( ;) )

Universal Annihilator, Model 'Black Hole' 400-2.8, for domestic use only
Irrevocably effective! - Keep away from children! - Use at own risk! - Read manual carefully!
2019 Octoberfest - Day 22

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Those palm fronds are there just to lure you in. Don't lose your footing so close. Or it is goodbye, Amigo.
 
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2019 Octoberfest - Day 22
Is this to say that your 400mm f/2.8 lens is of infinite mass, with an irresistible gravitational field? Very clever image and title - again!
 
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Some of these unwonted visitors are quite helpful, to be honest. Many people have purchased these little vacuum cleaning robots recently, they've become fairly widespread. We don't have one, and we don't need one, I think. Vacuum cleaning at night or at specific times when children are not around is overrated anyway. ;) It takes them half an hour's play, or let alone one meal (! :banghead: :mad: ), and you're starting all over again.

But then, there ARE useful assistants. Our new fellow lodger doesn't do any vacuum cleaning, nor does it do anything at all - it just sits there, motionless, in the living room. And still, it helps tidying up the toys, after playing. Just pick up everything, and throw it towards this alien helper… (does NOT turn out well if the kids remember what they all had… :( ;) )

Universal Annihilator, Model 'Black Hole' 400-2.8, for domestic use only
Irrevocably effective! - Keep away from children! - Use at own risk! - Read manual carefully!
2019 Octoberfest - Day 22

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Creative shot! We have a Roomba, and it is a mixed blessing. It is great that it picks up tons of dog and cat hair, and relieves us of frequent vacuuming. It also is great that we can take it upstairs, plop it down, and it'll do rooms up there too. A real time saver.

On the negative side, our space is large enough (~1000 sq ft on first floor) that the Roomba will often run dead, before getting back to the recharger. Either because it got stuck under some table, caught up on a rug, or just couldn't get back. I end up searching the house for it, early in the morning, when it is dark, trying to find this dark brown unit to empty and recharge.

I finally trained Charley to "find it!" and he searches for it and paws it when he finds it for me. :)
 
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Is this to say that your 400mm f/2.8 lens is of infinite mass, with an irresistible gravitational field? Very clever image and title - again!
I could always handhold my 300 and 200, which are around 3kg, each, plus the camera used. Sometimes with converter. This one is around 3.8kg, and, surprisingly, possible to hand hold for short times. Balance is quite OK. (E-Type). The G was "G"inormous. That certainly had an own, measurable gravitational effect on the moon and maybe Saturn... (I never had a 400/2.8G).
 
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Creative shot! We have a Roomba, and it is a mixed blessing. It is great that it picks up tons of dog and cat hair, and relieves us of frequent vacuuming. It also is great that we can take it upstairs, plop it down, and it'll do rooms up there too. A real time saver.

On the negative side, our space is large enough (~1000 sq ft on first floor) that the Roomba will often run dead, before getting back to the recharger. Either because it got stuck under some table, caught up on a rug, or just couldn't get back. I end up searching the house for it, early in the morning, when it is dark, trying to find this dark brown unit to empty and recharge.

I finally trained Charley to "find it!" and he searches for it and paws it when he finds it for me. :)
As I told my wife the written story, from my post up there, she started thinking about a Roomba… We don't have a dog to find it, or to lose hair in our house. So, hmm,... egg? Chicken? We need a dog to find the Roomba. We need a Roomba to vacuum dog hair…
You should tell Roomba, might make for a good add: "Roomba, your vacuum cleaning robot, now comes with a sniffing dog for free!"
 
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Time spent around home, house, family today. Mayla in the Kindergarten, wife went out for the first time since surgery (enjoy a short walk, get a haircut, all done in the morning). Luca and me, we were out in the garden. Time to pick up last lone apples, full of wormholes (rings a bell?). Rake leaves. Throw dead plants into compost bins. Things like that. He behaved strange the whole morning. Normally being very joyful when going outdoors, spending time in the garden, today he was quite weepy. Dunno why. Maybe he spotted a scary thing... (no joking/story telling here, about him behaving whiningly, which he normally doesn't :( ).

And then, I saw it too! Under the cherry tree, where we had raked leaves before, all of a sudden, there was this... this... hefty reptile! Over 4 meters long, aggressive, greedy! Must be closely related to the appalligator!

(And to you U.S. guys: over 4m means longer than 13 feet, one inch, plus about 13/27 (! :p ) of an inch. And should we have any British: sorry, I'm to lazy to calculate how much that is in ells or quarters, shaftments or palms, sticks or fingers. Don't even mention barleycorns...)


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"Kriek" is Belgian / Flemish for "Cherry", a kind of cherry, I think. I know the term because I like beer, and Kriek beer is a kind of beer I know. I like Belgian beer ;)

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Cherry in German is "Kirsche", in one of the Swiss German dialects, "Chriesi" (the one spoken locally, around here). Don't try to pronounce that. I told you! So, in fact, "Chriesodil" for "Krokodil" (same in German and Swiss) would be better. But who knows what to say, when reading "Chriesodil".


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Both the last two are wonderful, the colors on 22 just gorgeous, and the planning and fun nature of the encounter in 23 is marvelous!
 
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(And to you U.S. guys: over 4m means longer than 13 feet, one inch, plus about 13/27 (! :p ) of an inch. And should we have any British: sorry, I'm to lazy to calculate how much that is in ells or quarters, shaftments or palms, sticks or fingers. Don't even mention barleycorns...)
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"Kriek" is Belgian / Flemish for "Cherry", a kind of cherry, I think. I know the term because I like beer, and Kriek beer is a kind of beer I know. I like Belgian beer ;)
Me too.

And I'm not fond of wandering gators, of any kind, especially if they are over a foot long.
 
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