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Arthurio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: cell 3736
Insane since: Jul 2003

IP logged posted posted 04-14-2008 12:46 Edit Quote

Stole this one from the sig contest. Lets see how it does here.

Boing boing

POW (Photo of the Week}

Suho1004
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From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 04-14-2008 13:41 Edit Quote

Yeah, I read that thread title and thought, "Hey, wait a minute..."

I haven't had my camera out since before we moved... it's been almost two months now, I think.

(I just checked, and it's been two months less ten days--the longest I've gone without snapping a photo since I bought this camera over four years ago. )


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White Hawk
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From: zero divided.
Insane since: May 2004

IP logged posted posted 05-13-2008 18:20 Edit Quote

Wow, it's quiet around here... o.O

...so here are a few piccies my girlfriend and I took while boating on the Norfolk Broads last (May Day) weekend. As they were taken at the start of Spring, they can't fail but be relevant... so there! :P



They're all 1024x768. The last two are of a duck that was nesting right in the middle of a small crafts/shopping 'village', surrounded by people and seemingly unfazed. I guessed that the little feathered one was hiding something and waited for it to shuffle around a bit to catch a glimpse of the eggs. It seems that the same duck has returned to the same odd nesting place for two years running. Even while I was watching, some kid wandered past, put out an incautious hand, and got a nasty nip for his trouble. I laughed, of course!

Oh yeah - I'd be happy to share a wallpaper-sized version of any of them to anyone who thinks them worthy of such - just let me know.

(Edited by White Hawk on 05-13-2008 18:34)

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 05-26-2008 18:29 Edit Quote

Nice Photos WH

I look forward to seeing these every Spring.

Tao
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From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 05-26-2008 21:35 Edit Quote

It's a lot to do with new beginnings.





I hope the image size is not too big?

lan
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Darwin, NT, Australia
Insane since: Dec 2003

IP logged posted posted 05-27-2008 10:13 Edit Quote

Wow... nice sharp pics there Tao

Tao
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From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 05-27-2008 12:22 Edit Quote

Thanks Ian, I still don't feel that confident with the colours and brightness/contrast while editing on this new monitor. The first photo of the Forget-me-not, I edited "flying by wire", using the settings I know I usually use for such an exposure. I still used my eyes of course, but I'm finding flat screen a big disappointment for editing photographs.

Tao
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From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 05-29-2008 23:40 Edit Quote

As the topic just now is Spring I thought I'd throw in this link to the BBC Springwatch series. We have it on the TV here in Blighty but the Springwatch website is fun to visit for nature lovers. The webcams have me setting one browser window permanently showing what's going on down in the Owl nest.

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 05-30-2008 02:05 Edit Quote

Sorry about the lack of thumbnailage
Aquilegia
Sun Dew Rather a tenuous link to Spring, just the fact the it's spring and it is there. Actually I rather think we are in Summer now, the calender is out of wack, not me
I think this is the best macro I have produced to date, so I'm going to make up any old association.

(Edited by Tao on 05-30-2008 02:07)

Arthurio
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: cell 3736
Insane since: Jul 2003

IP logged posted posted 05-30-2008 09:03 Edit Quote
quote:

Tao said:

Sun Dew Rather a tenuous link to Spring, just the fact the it's spring and it is there. Actually I rather think we are in Summer now, the calender is out of wack, not me
I think this is the best macro I have produced to date, so I'm going to make up any old association.



Just WOW ... great shot! ... I wish I could produce something like that. Btw which lens and other gear did you use? Anyway you get to choose the next topic

lan
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Darwin, NT, Australia
Insane since: Dec 2003

IP logged posted posted 05-30-2008 11:11 Edit Quote

^ Tao

Suho1004
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From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 05-30-2008 11:13 Edit Quote
quote:

Tao said:

Sun Dew <snip> I think this is the best macro I have produced to date, so I'm going to make up any old association.



The exact words that came out of my mouth when I saw this pic: "Holy crap!"

Awesome work. Like Arthurio, I'm interested in hearing about your gear. (No, not that gear... your camera and lens...)


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White Hawk
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From: zero divided.
Insane since: May 2004

IP logged posted posted 05-30-2008 13:20 Edit Quote

^what they said^

Wow.

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 05-31-2008 16:18 Edit Quote

Here's the skinny on my gear.
Canon EOS 400D. Lenses, Canon EFS 18-55mm, Canon zoom EF 75-300mm.
I also used a macro lens attachment. I can't think of the correct name. They screw fit on the front of the lens like a filter, purporting to magnify 2, 5 or 10 times. They do make a slight magnification but not sure if they are worth the money.

I've had the Sundew or Drosera capensis on a sunny south facing window ledge for a couple of months now getting it acclimatised to going outside. The day I took the photo was very sunny so the lighting was great.
Instead of using a tripod I used a little bean bag on top of a book or two to get to the right height. I then turned off auto focus and manually focussed to the closest possible range. Then I moved the camera on the bean bag for support as close as I could to the subject while looking through the viewfinder till it came into sharp focus.
I then used a cable release to get the shot, I've found this to be best for this kind of photo

I was looking at your site the other day Arthurio and I think we have a similar camera set up. Thanks for passing the POW my way. You can find the next episode of POW here. POW 129 - Free Study

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 06-01-2008 03:27 Edit Quote

I forgot to mention another important aspect of the photo. I wrapped some dark material around a picture frame and placed used that as a background, really brings out the detail.

SleepingWolf
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IP logged posted posted 06-22-2008 03:38 Edit Quote

late but...
http://www.sleepingwolves.com/portfolio/albums/userpics/10001/SWP_0248.jpg

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Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 06-24-2008 15:51 Edit Quote

Ahhhhhh, 'lings
I'm thinking duck perhaps Mallard? The ground there looks pretty dry SleepingWolf, in a bit of a drought?

SleepingWolf
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IP logged posted posted 06-24-2008 23:38 Edit Quote

Mallards indeed...as for a drought, actually it's been a cool and wet spring.
cheers

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briggl
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: New England
Insane since: Sep 2000

IP logged posted posted 06-15-2009 19:15 Edit Quote

Here are some springtime photos of the famous Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC, USA

Click on this photo to see the rest...



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