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Spring 2014!! It's heeeere! Pic-of-the-day.

Discussion in 'Other Genres' started by Bimjo, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    I guess nobody looked at the calendar. ;)

    Here's some soon-to-be lilacs. Kinda look like grapes, don't they? All taken with a 5N/M-Rokkor 90/4 @ f/11. The first two were with 26mm of extension tubes and the second two are with 10mm of extension tubes. Working distance is about 15 inches or so.

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    These two are cropped a little bit, just to make the subject more prominent in the frame.
    lilacs140320_03.

    The first three were shot using a translucent diffuser panel, this last one was shot in bare-naked sunlight. The only difference between shot 3 and shot 4 is the panel (or lack thereof).
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  2. WestOkid

    WestOkid TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jan 25, 2014
    New Jersey, USA
    Gary
    Nice! Kicking off spring pics in style!
     
  3. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    Way to hold out there, Jim. I thought for sure someone was going to jump the gun. ;)
     
  4. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    It was tough, but I did it. ;)
     
  5. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
  6. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Be honest Dave, you only have two seasons in Arizona- hot and damn hot. :biggrin:
     
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  7. Zanner

    Zanner TalkEmount Veteran

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    Aug 19, 2013
    Wisconsin, USA
    Suzanne
    I can see my driveway now...so that's cool. ;) snowbank is still in front of my downstairs window though. Shrink damn you!
     
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  8. serhan

    serhan TalkEmount All-Pro

    Aug 27, 2011
    NYC
    Heyy! Nice photos Jim, I like the first 2 w. more bokeh!

    Finally, Spring weather is here too, but w/ a snow forecast next Tue...
     
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  9. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    More signs of life... these with the 5N/Tamron XR Di 28-75/2.8.

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    Heavy crop, this is about 10% of the frame.
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    daffs140321_01.

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    Note: this is not a thread just for my pics- post 'em if ya got 'em! :biggrin:
     

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  10. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Beautiful shots Jim :thumbup:
    I need to go out and shoot some spring subjects :)
     
  11. suntoryjim

    suntoryjim TalkEmount Regular

    102
    May 17, 2013
    A7 and Pentax 50 1.7:

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  12. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    OK, OK!

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    Lithia Park Heron.jpg by Holzwerk, on Flickr

    A7 & SEL2470Z
     

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  13. Utik

    Utik TalkEmount Regular

    170
    Feb 7, 2013
    Rimini, Italy
    Welcome spring!!!

    Passerotto1.
     

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  14. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Sweet!
     
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  15. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Spring boids! Nice. :)
     
  16. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Late evening beauty.

    Shot about 10 minutes after sunset on the shady side of the house, hence the 8 second exposure. And it's cropped (about 25% of the frame). I love this camera. :)

    daffs140321_03.
     
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  17. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks Super Moderator

    Dec 12, 2012
    Ashland, OR, USA
    David
    8 secs! It must have been dead calm.
     
  18. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    Eerily so. Especially after the 10-15 mph breeze we had all day. ;)
     
  19. Utik

    Utik TalkEmount Regular

    170
    Feb 7, 2013
    Rimini, Italy
    Such a calm place when it's not summer

    Ruota_stack.
     
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  20. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    A couple more from last evening. Noooooottttttt quite ready yet. ;)

    daffs140321_04.

    daffs140321_05.

    A note of warning to those who are new here: I apologize in advance, but you're going to see a lot of flower pics here from me in the next few months. Why? I like them. They're easy to shoot. They're in the yard, so I don't have to travel to shoot them. And I like them. You been warned. :cool:
     
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