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Peter Terren
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I saw a spider last night 50 m away.
If you walk down your drive in rural Australia using a headtorch you start to see things in a different light.  Tiny specks of light are reflected back to your eye.  So lets look closer in the back yard with a powerful LED torch.
The little speck of light is reflected back from the eye of this nocturnal wolf spider. These are not compound eyes like insects but are better performing cup shaped eyes or ocelli some of which have a tapetum lucidum which gives the eyeshine seen with spotlighting.
The first photo shows the surroundings and the second is an enlargement with a tiny spot of light in the beam that moves from time to time, unlike dew drops which are barely seen at a distance.
The last shows the wolf spider.
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+Julie Guglielmana Sorry about the noise on Sat. Had 20 photographers to see the show and to scare off the spider.
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I have cancelled the March 14 photographers night in Bunbury. This was advertised to demonstrate an eclectic mix of dramatic high voltage Tesla coils and explosive effects and a variety of sublime light painting effects of photographs with a pixel stick, plus unique optics and many demonstrations.
This stuff has played to an international TV and media audience that conservatively is 20 million over the last 6 years from 22 TV shoots going to 16 countries. All of my photos are original and some of my techniques remain unique worldwide.
Sad that I can't get more than 9 new people from 4 photo groups with total 4000 members. Not even the free beer helped.
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there has got to be a way to get the numbers up..    so shattered this isnt going ahead any more
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Took this tonight. Please explain. 
If you don't know then be bizarre...
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Did you mount your forearm on an axle? Not a bad circle there!
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Open Day at my place Feb 21, 2015.
Bizarre comments please.

It is actually a row of CD's and steel wool on a wooden rod burning up.
Photo credit +Stephen Humpleby 
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here's the new chimney sweep that my neighbor recommended, trying out his "alternative methods." i'm still skeptical though.
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Open Day at my place Feb 21, 2015.
Next, exploding steel wool. My pulse capacitors again supply 9,000 volts at around 10,000 joules in a millisecond or less. The current passes through steel wool wrapped in alfoil. Definitely hands over the ears material.
Photo credit: +Stephen Humpleby 
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+Tom Nathe Popcorn becomes suborbital (see Watermelon).
This is how you make popcorn in the Terren household:
https://plus.google.com/108941983487083451766/posts/a4QjrhHKDwF
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Open Day at my place 2015.
First off, exploding watermelons. My pulse capacitors supply 9,000 volts at around 10,000 joules in a millisecond or less. The current passes through a fine iron wire passed through the center of the watermelon. This is vaporized easily but is the seed conductor for the full lightning bolt like current that follows. Some of the spray of molten iron sparks is seen as the yellow flashes in the first photo. Rain jacket and face shield needed. I trigger the setup with a fine nylon line activating a specially designed heavy duty switch.
Photo credit: +Stephen Humpleby 
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Making x-rays at home requires a Vacuum, I believe. I wonder if is is possible however and have been meaning to try with my Geiger which reads to 7keV gamma (=x-ray). 
Lightning making x-rays is well known however. 
http://news.nationalgeographic.com.au/news/2010/12/101223-lightning-x-rays-camera-science-technology/
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Making x-rays at home merely requires some cellophane tape and some dexterity.  Give it a rip.
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I do different stuff. And here a little cosplay. About 10 second exposure. Absolutely no photoshop.  Tesladownunder.com 
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Open Day at my place Feb 21, 2015.
The big Tesla coil in a 29 second exposure
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+Peter Terren Special request?

Can you post some decent quality video sometime? I would love to get my hands on a full HD video of 30 seconds of this running. Even if it doesn't look very good I'd like to extract the frames from it and play around with it in a photo editor. (You can manually add the frames together to simulate a longer exposure)

I know no one that has access to a coil this nice.
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What is happening here?
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Shedding the wings.
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Open Day at my place Feb 21, 2015.
Musical Tesla coils and the crowd of about 50. 
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Where do you advertise the open days?
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Our house is the other side of that fence. This was only a small local fire not much larger than what you see. Not sure how it was started.
I got my fire pump going (pumping from our pool) but about then the firies arrived and were in a better position to deal with it.
Good things about it. I got to use the petrol powered pump (bought 2 weeks ago) and there is now a buffer area which was occupied by tangled and prickly undergrowth. 
On of the firies leaned over the fence and asked "It wasn't your electricity stuff that started this was it?"
Lots of fires in the South West of WA at present.
http://www.bunburymail.com.au/story/2856467/firefighters-continue-to-battle-out-of-control-wa-bushfires-photos/
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it's good everyone's ok
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AKA "Dr Electric" - high voltage enthusiast and Tesla coil artist of questionable sanity.
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High voltage enthusiast with international media exposure.
I only post only my original material (no reshares etc). Currently over 1000 photos from over 600 posts.
You won't see this stuff anywhere else. Judge for yourself.



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On TV in 17 countries for Tesla stuff
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Electrical hobbyist extraordinaire (Medical specialist is my day job)
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High voltage Tesla coil sparks as an art and science.
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  • Medical Specialist, 1972 - present
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    Dr Electric, 1972 - present
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