Category Archives for Farm Animals

Buying a Camera: 35mm, 110 or Disc

Camera choice Don’t be put off by the seemingly endless array of cameras when you go into a photographic store. It might seem difficult to make a choice initially, but do not worry. There are a large number of models, … Continue reading

16. February 2012 by admin
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Interchangeable Camera Lenses

How to Clear a Blocked Sink

Have you ever watched a magnifying glass concentrate the rays of the sun to burn a hole in a piece of paper? Then you have also witnessed the primary function of all photographic lenses – to bend, or refract, light. … Continue reading

28. December 2011 by admin
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Photography: Which Film Size?

Some of today’s older cameras use one of three main film formats – 110, 35mm and 120 (roll film) – all of which can be loaded and unloaded from the camera in daylight. There are also various sheet and instant … Continue reading

27. December 2011 by admin
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Cameras: Types of Shutter

Two distinct types of shutter can be found in cameras – the focal plane type fitted inside 35mm and some roll-film SLR bodies, and the leaf-shutter seen mainly in compacts but also in a number of medium format SLRs. Both … Continue reading

27. December 2011 by admin
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Cameras: Compact or SLR?

COMPACTS MOST precision compacts now have autofocus. In ‘active’ automatic focusing, a pattern of infrared light not visible to the eye is projected on to the subject. The angle formed by a line from the infrared source, to the subject, … Continue reading

27. December 2011 by admin
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Photography: Does Equipment Matter?

ONE of the most difficult aspects of selecting a camera is finding one which will suit your future needs as well as your present ones. Take a look at the four characters here, for example. They’re all photographers, but each … Continue reading

27. December 2011 by admin
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Shire Horses: Gentle Giants

Only 40 years ago, before farms were fully mechanised, heavy horses were a common sight in the countryside, working in the fields and pulling carts. Today, they no longer play this vital role on our farms, but they still have … Continue reading

29. July 2011 by admin
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Keeping Goats: Becoming Popular Again

The recent upsurge of interest in self-sufficiency has increased the popularity of goats, and they can now be found in backyards or tethered on road verges as well as in dairy herds. Some are also kept for their good looks, … Continue reading

29. July 2011 by admin
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Breeding Domestic Pigs

A tough and most adaptable animal, the domestic pig is able to live in a wide range of conditions, and will forage for fruit and nuts (below) and dig for roots and grubs, as well as eat the occasional small … Continue reading

29. July 2011 by admin
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British Poultry Farming: The Changing Face of Poultry Farming

Over recent decades British farming has undergone an economic revolution. The high cost of labour and land has encouraged intensive, specialised systems based on heavy capital investment. Nowhere is this more apparent than in poultry farming, but free-range and semi-intensive … Continue reading

29. July 2011 by admin
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