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Bruno Schroder

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Re: NikonGear Photo Race 2 - The Hague
« Reply #30 on: October 02, 2017, 00:30:04 »
Many thanks to the organisers and the participants, it was a really great day, great pleasure to meet again and to finally put faces on long known names. 

I have a few off theme pictures but this will be for later.

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Re: NikonGear Photo Race 2 - The Hague
« Reply #31 on: October 02, 2017, 01:18:06 »
I joined Suse, Jakov, Erik, and Marit for an excursion to the beach in the afternoon. Windy weather and dull overcast skies reduced the interest, thus we quickly went for a suitable dinner place. Afterwards we strolled onto the Pier.

1. Suse and Jakov relax after a strenuous weekend

2. The Ferris wheel on the pier was well lit up

3. Suse texting in front of the Ferris wheel

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Re: NikonGear Photo Race 2 - The Hague
« Reply #32 on: October 02, 2017, 01:30:45 »
The diversity of the floating-plant community ('lemnids' in the jargon of aquatic ecologists)  is massive here in the Netherlands. When the plant cover is scrutinised up close, a myriad of life forms are seen. The density packing is optimal as each specie has a different size and shape factor, thus allowing all available space to be utilised. This fact is demonstrated in a clear and concise manner in the grab shot I did today. There are no less than 6 different lemnids co-existing here. The largest fronds on the frame are around 7 mm and the smallest a mere 0.4 mm.
Lemnids are important as they interface the terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems and harvest nutrients from both. In combination with the efficient area density packing and an extremely fast growth rate, plus the fact their protein and mineral content are exceptionally high, make them a valuable resource for animal and human consumption, and as a measure in biological purification plants.


Thank you for sharing your insights and illustration and widening my horizon.

How do the duckweeds contribute to the atmosphere?

Are they limited to freshwater which only covers a small area of our planet or are they biologically connected to the atmosphere and cloud producing algae species in the oceans?
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« Reply #33 on: October 02, 2017, 01:51:05 »
Making a short answer, as this is tangential to the thread. Duckweeds are basically fresh water species although some can extend into brackish water. Thus the area available to them is limited, but on a local ecosystem scale they can be highly significant producers of biomass. Biopurification of wastewater is another specialised application for which duckweeds already see use today.

They add oxygen and remove carbon dioxide (from air) and large amounts of dissolved nutrients and minerals (from the water).

Feel free to make a photographic thread on duckweeds or any alternate life form of interest. But the aspect of, and relevance to, photography have to be stressed.

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« Reply #34 on: October 02, 2017, 02:00:56 »
#5 we had a peaceful Sunday breakfast contemplating the limits of the "free will" concept with Birna ... after that I did wash the bird poo from my car and ... went to a church for the photos and the pipe organ, I missed mass ...
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« Reply #35 on: October 02, 2017, 02:53:35 »
#6 Later I had lunch with an old photographer friend of mine, who is also member of Nikongear but could not make it this time
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Re: NikonGear Photo Race 2 - The Hague
« Reply #36 on: October 02, 2017, 04:02:40 »
Making a short answer, as this is tangential to the thread. Duckweeds are basically fresh water species although some can extend into brackish water. Thus the area available to them is limited, but on a local ecosystem scale they can be highly significant producers of biomass. Biopurification of wastewater is another specialised application for which duckweeds already see use today.

They add oxygen and remove carbon dioxide (from air) and large amounts of dissolved nutrients and minerals (from the water).

Feel free to make a photographic thread on duckweeds or any alternate life form of interest. But the aspect of, and relevance to, photography have to be stressed.

#7 I did find floating life in Den Haag:
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Re: NikonGear Photo Race 2 - The Hague
« Reply #37 on: October 02, 2017, 04:08:49 »
#8 @lekker brood: the bakery owner's son in his beautiful, monument protected shop:

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Re: NikonGear Photo Race 2 - The Hague
« Reply #38 on: October 02, 2017, 04:34:21 »
#9 all afternoon I was travelling at the speed of light with Fons. The light was good, so we were travelling slowly:

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Re: NikonGear Photo Race 2 - The Hague
« Reply #39 on: October 02, 2017, 04:47:25 »
#9.2 @lightspeed
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Jakov Minić

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Re: NikonGear Photo Race 2 - The Hague
« Reply #40 on: October 02, 2017, 09:47:08 »
Frank, it was great seeing you again! Thank you for the wine!

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Re: NikonGear Photo Race 2 - The Hague
« Reply #41 on: October 02, 2017, 10:02:05 »
Dear all, it was absolutely lovely seeing you all this weekend - some of you again, some for the first time. It was a true pleasure meeting you and taking you on a tour through our little town. We had a great time and hope you did too.

I am already looking forward to the next Nikongear gathering!
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Re: NikonGear Photo Race 2 - The Hague
« Reply #42 on: October 02, 2017, 10:49:42 »
Frank, it was great seeing you again! Thank you for the wine!

Bruno is added to list of contestents, we are still waiting for more entries, but the voting is open.
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« Reply #43 on: October 02, 2017, 10:50:26 »
I can still enter? I thought you closed at midnight???
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Re: NikonGear Photo Race 2 - The Hague
« Reply #44 on: October 02, 2017, 11:30:14 »
I have extended it for those, like you, that needed to travel.
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