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The broken tulip

I promised you more flower photos, so here's my next one from what turned out to be a very productive visit to the amazing Keukenhof Garden (just outside Amsterdam and the World's second largest flower garden, behind the Dubai Miracle Garden). I was drawn to this particular tulip as one of the petals had broken, revealing the interior of the flower. As I was lens testing, I saw it as a good opportunity to capture the detail within, but looking at it again, I like the colours and shapes here.

If I told you I was testing a short telephoto lens and a macro lens, you'd probably assume I used the latter to take this photo, but it was in fact the former. I shot this handheld with the new Lumix 42.5mm f1.7 lens, mounted on an Olympus OMD EM1; the lens is equivalent to 85mm in terms of full-frame coverage and can focus surprisingly close, making it great for casual macro work.

I posted it, along with a bunch of other samples, on Cameralabs and flickr, and was both surprised (and delighted!) to discover it had been featured on the Explore stream by Fluidr. Within a few hours it had been viewed over 23,000 times which makes it one of my most successful photos ever in terms of views in a short period. So thanks to everyone who saw and liked it there!

All my samples for this lens so far are at the link below:

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Panasonic_Lumix_G_42-5mm_f1-7_H_HS043E/
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9 Hidden #UserExperience & Interaction Gems on #Airbnb - may be obvious to some of you, but good reminder of some of the techniques used. A nice read.
Part 1 of the Hidden Gems Series by Michael W.
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This is very impressive indeed :-) Over the years as a Kidney patient, I can recall waiting for quite long periods of time for prescriptions. So could this system really speed things up? What happens if errors are made? However large hospitals could discharge patients quicker where they have been signed off ready to go home.
 
Watch Robots Transform A California Hospital by Filling Prescriptions

The robots are remarkably accurate. The robot has an error rate of close to 0 percent. Out of the 6 million doses it has dispensed, it's only filled one bad prescription (and that was due to human error). When humans were doing it, the error rate was around 2.8 percent.
----》Full article: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/05/27/407737439/watch-robots-transform-a-california-hospital

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These days we have plenty of creative engineers, lets put those guys to better use :-)
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Why #BBC ? Why do you have to show footage of the Gunman in Tunisia? This is the kind of material that should be shown to investigators. I am sure that it has been. We don't want to see it online or on the news. There are people who would have been directly or indirectly effected by this ghastly sequence of events who are mourning or coping with a family member or loved one who is recovering in hospital. What the fuck has happened to respect in this day and age? 
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If you are talking about the Tunisian man who followed the gunman around photographing as he went, then I don't know what was going through his head. Maybe he thought he could sell the film and lift himself out of his life. Maybe he was carried away with citizen journalism. Maybe he couldn't tell us why he did it.

But to get back to your point - closeups of bodies are still sanitised on the BBC - unlike some of the reports on Al Jazeera, for example. 
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Flaming June #lastminute.com!

It's 31.5 degrees Celsius out there in the shade right now! I've not seen that happen in the UK for awhile. 
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The Bootstrap Button Dropdown is a nice control that can be customized to do a variety of tasks above and beyond what a normal select box can achieve. You're not limited by presenting a list of options to the user in the menu...
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I cannot believe my luck, checked my email this morning and there was one from the National Lottery, entitled "News about your ticket". Now what is especially amazing is that, this is the THIRD week on the trot where this has happened!

So looking forward to taking you for a spin in my new Ferrari.... however it will be a toy car and we won't all fit in!

£25 each week for 3 consecutive weeks is pretty jammy though!!! LOL!!!

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Woo hoo! V1 of The Rich Media Gallery #MaterialDesign re-design is live! Lead the front end engineering / design for this project and helped define the highly customizable node based architecture for the backend - happy to finally see it out in the wild. We are using custom elements layer from #Polymer 's polyfills to make really cool configurable + reusable components (which work in IE9+) on many pages such as the node list on the "gallery" list page, and the front page "deconstructor". Runs on Google #AppEngine and is #Responsive across all screen sizes. #WebStarterKit and Google #Closure were also used in the creation of this project. Linkage:
http://www.richmediagallery.com/
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https://developers.google.com/closure/
https://github.com/google/web-starter-kit
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Interesting discussion - I am a huge fan of Angular etc and it's been ages since I wrote a pure PHP or Javascript site!!
 
Really interesting article on the cost of performance in modern web design. I have to say I tend to agree with a few things in this article. Namely, I agree that people overuse common libs/frameworks without thought (which actually bloat your code - jQuery / Angular etc - sure they had their place, but you don't need to use them in many cases too, especially with new browser technologies that are widely supported now), I typically much more favor a purist approach rolling my own optimal code when I can - with a splash of very tailored tools to help prevent reinventing the wheel for problems that have been solved (eg a math library or such if it is required). Keep things lean and clean! https://medium.com/@sachagreif/the-cost-of-performance-4132b6559fe4
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Nice one +Robert Llewellyn - I am fascinated by these cars, I have to say but not sure how practical they would be for us,we don't have a garage or a particularly big driveway. I currently lease a "normal" car at probably not much less than it would cost to lease your Tesla. So cost-wise it wouldn't be impossible maybe in the future when prices drop a lot more and there are more superchargers across the country.
 
It's arrived.
Yesterday I picked up my 'standard' Tesla Model S 85. No flashy wide-boy wheels, just a sensible everyday runabout. 
I have this car on a 3 year lease through +Mike Potter and Vicky Reed at Fleetdrive electric, and electric car lease company. They are very nice folks and have been very helpful.
Currently cutting together a Fully Charged episode about the hand over and walk through, it'll be up on the YouTubes very soon. There are some mildly amusing moments and even a little bit of actual information.
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Very sad - We have met Clive Smith quite a few times over the years through friends of ours. So can imagine him being very upset about this. It's a sad end to an era.
Legendary chaser "will be missed by many", said Jockey Club spokesman Barney Clifford
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Great way of taking a good overview of a farm and their land. I came across your sites in this month's Outdoor Photography magazine.
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Javascript Developer (AngularJS), technologist, gardener, photographer (ex-press), writer, husband/step-dad, amateur naturalist, transplantee, freelancer, director of own company, loves to cycle and explore the world outside the office!
Introduction
Freelancer in the world of web and photography.

Nick works for himself through his company Nick Lewis Ltd which specialises in web technology and photography. He has worked for a variety of big companies over the years including Zurich Financial Services, Transport for London and Estee Lauder to name a few.

Nick now predominantly undertakes contracts with companies that last anywhere between 2 months or an entire year at a time. His technical skills are very broad as he loves to learn new things all of the time. If you follow his ramblings here on Google, you'll get a better idea of what appeals to him at any given point in time.

Techy skills include:

  • Javascript - jquery, backbone, angular, knockout
  • MongoDB
  • ASP.NET & C#
  • JQuery
  • SQL
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • XML
  • Google Maps
  • CMS - Such as Umbraco and Drupal
  • PHP
  • Windows Azure
  • Amazon AWS
  • Heroku
Now all of that stuff is very very technical and goes over many people's heads but Nick loves it and gets very excited to meet other people who do.

Nick is also a photographer and did once work for a celebrity based photography agency in London, called Filmmagic. In fact he also worked with Retna and UPPA at times. He met a lot of famous people as a result but then chose to give it up in order to focus on things that are more realistic in the business sense. Nick now only supplies Alamy with photos taken on his travels.

If you ever need someone to take care of your web needs. Give Nick a shout.

Its weird writing this in the third person!!!
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Survived kidney disease thanks to transplant and above all else my Dad! I also shook the late, legendary James Brown's hand!
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Freelance Web Developer & Photographer
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  • Nick Lewis Ltd (Web & Photography)
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  • Estee Lauder
    contract engineer, 2013 - present
  • Avvio
    2013 - 2013
  • i20 Water Ltd
    2012 - 2012
  • MBA Systems Ltd
    1998 - 2001
  • UK Broadband
    Contractor Web Developer, 2023 - 2013
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My Wife and I recently were staying in the area and had a Taste Card. We found this pub through the TC website and decided to give it a go. The gamble was worth it, the food was glorious, lovingly prepared, served with bounds of enthusiasm and went down a treat. The new owners were very friendly and made us feel most welcome. We shall go back the next time we are in the area. You must check out their Pie menu by the way, its an alternative to the main choices and all home made. A micro brewery is in the making too and the restaurant interior is beautiful too, with high vaulted ceilings, a bit like a tithe barn.
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One of the most fascinating and stunning churches I've seen. The story behind its history is truly fascinating in itself.
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A little while back Fiona Phillips the TV presenter took over. We had been there before that happened and went back about a month ago. It is still as good as it was the first time and we had a stunning roast beef. In fact we even spotted Fiona, her husband and son there. They had stopped by to wish one of the regulars (we assumed) a very happy birthday.
Atmosphere: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Fish great and their chips are nice and fluffy if that makes sense. I often find chippies chips a bit too dry.
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Third time we had been and the food was excellent. Our waitresses were very jovial and friendly too. We all had roast beef, strangely for the warm day that it was! Beef was beautiful!
Quality: ExcellentFacilities: ExcellentService: Excellent
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We have eaten here probably 4 times now. Yes, that is because we really like it. The food is all fresh and innovative. If you go in the Autumn months, you will be sure to find some great game dishes on the menu, especially Venison. Highly recommended!
Atmosphere: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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Yogi is always a great host and they serve some great dishes. Love the Monsourri especially.
Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
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