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Site Information / Re: Minimum CR Forum IQ?
« on: June 14, 2013, 01:06:40 PM »
No offense offence intended.  It appears my attempt at humour may have fallen apartment flat.
Hmm I believe spelling differences are becoming the centre er ... center of this thread  ;D

This is one of the most Intellgent Useful Threads I ever read in my life.
BTW, I told my Australian English (*) teacher that the British pronounciation of "director" is different from the American one but she denied.
According to wordreference, I am right.
 
 
 


 
Going back to the topic, the lowest eligible IQ number should be the square root of 2 imho.
 
 


 
Footnotes (Useful for low-IQ members)
 
(*) I don't mean I'm being taught how to speak English in Australia: I mean a teacher coming from Australia who teaches me English - in Italy).

So,...  that would make her your Italian Australian English teacher :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 14, 2013, 04:24:01 AM »
A few from today...7D, 70-200L f/2.8ii
Brown (juvenile) BCN Heron...seems to go for the smaller fish, often gets 2 at a time

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Software & Accessories / Re: Question on B+W Circular Polarizer
« on: June 14, 2013, 12:44:39 AM »
more important.. where does he work?
it´s seems he is 24/7 online here.... must be not a very time intensive job.  ;D

i wish i had that much spare time.  :(

Who knows. Except for the occasional lapse in spelling, he's a smart dude. I've seldom had reason to doubt his advice, and when he has an opinion on something I stop to make sure I'm thinking through my own correctly. Ignore his comments at your own peril, but you're not going to find better free advice anywhere else.

Totally agree...and sarcasm that is often entertaining.
I think he works in Bean Town (Boston)

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Site Information / Re: banning people for nothing at canon rumors
« on: June 14, 2013, 12:11:01 AM »
"The winters are so cold that the red Squirrels have learned to fly over the snow...."
Don Haines...that's really funny ;D
Winters are warm in Hawaii but we have no squirrels here  :'(

I remember a quote from the comedian Groucho Marx..." I don’t care to belong to any club (Forum) that will have me as a member"  :o

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Macro / Re: Canon 100mm IS USM L Macro Photos
« on: June 13, 2013, 11:26:53 PM »
Here is a shot I have been working on all day with the 100L


Para todos los Venezolanos 2 by CastilloPhotoDesign, on Flickr

Cool 8)

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All's well that ends well :)

BTW...what's a "Cheque"? ;D

Up here in Canada, a "Cheque" is a promissory note, and a "Check" is deliberate bodily contact, as is "Check him into the boards" in a hockey game.... If a large person runs towards you, better hope they intend the former, not the latter...

LOL...well played, sir ;D

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 12, 2013, 01:43:29 AM »
Today my heron friend, as usual, is waiting on the chain link fence staring at my front door. He often sits there at suppertime for several hours till I get home or come out to help him get dinner. This time he scores another big one very quickly within several minutes.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 12, 2013, 01:34:43 AM »
Yesterday went out to see my Heron in my side yard next to the ditch. He was there and then the other mature heron appeared. They chased each other around and settled 15' apart. Then this brown juvenile BCN heron appears and very aggressively chases the other 2 mature herons far away and returns. The other 2 never came back. So I try to help this "juvenile delinquent" catch some fish. He is terrible with big fish (never catches even one) but seems to be good at the tiny fish(catches 5 or 6 but gulps them down quickly). I finally get a shot of him with an appetizer. :)
7D, 70-200L 2.8ii @200, f/6.3, 1/250s

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All's well that ends well :)

BTW...what's a "Cheque"? ;D

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My interpretation...

Wire transfer goes into Adorama account holding area. Later, a human being looks at it and for whatever reason (suspicious due to no address...or maybe they just hate money or don't like customers from your state) decides to not accept to deposit it, maybe even after input from a supervisor (ie refuses it). Then, that human being or even another person, starts the process to wire it back to your bank. This maybe takes a day or 2 or 3. When you call (angry worried upset etc), you talk to someone who doesn't have all the correct facts or doesn't explain it well to you.

Perhaps not the greatest customer service to you since they certainly didn't have answers that made you comfortable or happy. Sometimes stating something that is not correct is not lying (I see this all the time and it is usually due to ignorance).

Being one state away, I might have gotten a cashiers check and taken a one day trip to NYC.

+1

I wouldn't personally trust any bank to wire 20k+. I'd much rather go withdraw the money in non-sequential un-marked $20 bills, and go shop personally at Adorama. Think how many people would post your picture at various places as you open the brief case at the cashier and hand over sh**load of money. Your 15 minutes of fame.

LOL...I tried that once with a briefcase full of Monopoly money. My fame only lasted 15 seconds till they caught on ;D

edit-$27,000 in $20 would be 1,350 bills; hence the cashier's check for safety and convenience

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My interpretation...

Wire transfer goes into Adorama account holding area. Later, a human being looks at it and for whatever reason (suspicious due to no address...or maybe they just hate money or don't like customers from your state) decides to not accept to deposit it, maybe even after input from a supervisor (ie refuses it). Then, that human being or even another person, starts the process to wire it back to your bank. This maybe takes a day or 2 or 3. When you call (angry worried upset etc), you talk to someone who doesn't have all the correct facts or doesn't explain it well to you.

Perhaps not the greatest customer service to you since they certainly didn't have answers that made you comfortable or happy. Sometimes stating something that is not correct is not lying (I see this all the time and it is usually due to ignorance).

Being one state away, I might have gotten a cashiers check and taken a one day trip to NYC.

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I just don't like the way you bash Adorama, as it's clearly not their fault. You would do much better to grime about the US banking system which lags 10+ years behind compared to rest of the world.

Repeated calling Adorama is not going to get you the money back. Calling your bank will help much more.
The bank just received the transfer. Like I said many times, I have called my bank many times checking for the return. It finally came back. I just hope that no one else has to go through this whether Adorama addresses the issues with responding to customers about high value wire transactions or through people shopping elsewhere. It was the sales associates advice that led me to do the transfer and if they are recommending this as a way of doing business they should have some ways of dealing with this issue effectively. Not responding to people who are legitimately worried about large sums of money is not a good business practice.

I'm glad you finally got your money back. I'd still like to know the name of that bank so I don't open an account there. Sounds like a very unpleasant experience you had, but I think the delay was due to your bank's practices. It was unfortunate that miscommunication/screwups messed up your transaction. Many scams are run using bank transfers since if you accept a scam transfer, the bank loses nothing and your lose it all!


Quote from: Helen Oster on June 09, 2013, 05:32:52 AM
According to the OP's bank, the money will appear back in his account tomorrow. A check for $25 is on the way to him, from Adorama,  to cover his wire costs.

So Helen said on June 9 (a Sunday) that your bank told her you would get your money in your account on June 10. So it was one day later (today) on June 11.

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: Ultra long daytime exposures - 5D mkiii
« on: June 11, 2013, 03:10:46 PM »
My high noon  long exposure shots using a screw-in IR filter

Great pictures Shutter :)

+1

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Natureshots,

Please tell us the name of this bank. Good luck with solving your problem. I think you are teaching a lot of lessons here.

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