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CGrindahl wrote:
Would you believe Ray, that I've been looking at real estate to buy in Florida... and that after seeing your excellent photos of the owl? Sue has been given notice where she lives and must vacate in 90 days. She has been in her affordable apartment for 15 years and is quite concerned that she won't be able to find a rental that she can afford. And wherever Sue is, I'll be... We hope it will be here, but a fall back position might be to move to where prices are affordable. Since Sue has family in Delray Beach we
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NightOwl Cat wrote:
Wow. Too bad you couldn't share. Ninety days to move isn't that long, and for that kind of uprooting, it's even worse. Moving to FL in mid-summer would not be kind to either of you. UGH.


Yes, FL in the Summer UGH. But isn't that where all the old folks move to?



Apr 17, 2013 at 10:35 AM
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Curtis, Terrific shots with the 300mm + PK-13! Color, exposure and sharpness of your flowers are most impressive for handheld, especially considering the focal length / magnification. You're inspiring me to try out my 200mm Micro (AF, so no-go for this thread) handheld this weekend (I just don't have enough hands to carry a tripod these days. )

Peter and Samy, Thanks for the comments!

Mike



Apr 17, 2013 at 01:10 PM
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Thanks Mike. Make certain you have a few of your MF lenses with you so you can take a few photos to drop on the thread. And don't forget, the 105 f/2.5 AI-s with a PK-13 attached is outstanding for getting close to flowers. Here's an old flower photo taken with the 105 and a 20mm extension tube carrying a Vivitar label.


A few of the folks on this thread have, of late, been sharing some of their work at another thread I started titled Shooting with Tubes that can be found in the Macro World forum. Tubes are great fun with all of these MF lenses.

Enjoy your shooting Mike. I'm glad you found us.



Apr 17, 2013 at 03:57 PM
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Curtis, love the framing of this shot above!


Apr 17, 2013 at 04:02 PM
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Curtis, love the framing of this shot above!

+1



Apr 17, 2013 at 04:04 PM
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MDoc9523 wrote:
Nice shots Jeff Love the look and may have to steal that


That's only fair, since I've been trying to "borrow" your flower photo style for quite awhile.

MDoc9523 wrote:
i know what is to have eye surgery. I had to have both of my eyes treated for cataracts. Best of luck my friend.


Thanks Ray and to everyone for the well wishes on the eye procedures.

I managed to detach a retina about 10 years ago and a complication from that was giving me a not-so-pleasing "bokeh" in my left eye. I'm very fortunate to live 20 minutes away from a top flight university eye clinic and the specialists there are doing a great job getting this sorted out. The first surgery involved work on the retina and the advances in surgical technique over the past decade are pretty amazing. The work was done under local anesthesia through two probes the size of flu shot needles. A second procedure last week was to take care of an early cataract in the same eye. Next is a procedure to balance the right eye which will, hopefully, be the end of the story.

In the meantime, I've been wearing a patch, la Mark, and not shooting too much. I did go out for a little photo hike yesterday using a new type of lens that Nikon developed that will actually focus for you. A neat trick, but I doubt it will catch on.

I'm planning to be back soon, taking proper photos with my Nikkor MF lenses. Thanks again for the good wishes!



Apr 17, 2013 at 04:06 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Yes, FL in the Summer UGH. But isn't that where all the old folks move to?


You got me Leighton... but just remember, old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill...

Sue is as committed to where we live as I am, so I don't think Florida will ever be more than the fallback against homelessness... The place we saw yesterday was pretty pathetic for $1,300 a month so the search continues. We both know, however, that renting always leaves one at risk. Ownership has its challenges, but if one can make the monthly payments, pay the taxes and insurance, no one is going to evict you.

More will be revealed, though you and Laura are right, Florida in the summertime holds NO appeal.



Apr 17, 2013 at 04:09 PM
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Thanks guys, yeah I bought the melon, photographed it swaddled with blankets on the floor lol
I doubt the supermarket would look too kindly on me traipsing the fruits aisle with my macro flashes...
Some lovely shots in the last few pages, keep it up!



Apr 17, 2013 at 04:28 PM
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leighton w wrote:
Yes, FL in the Summer UGH. But isn't that where all the old folks move to?



Its really not that hot here in the summer just humid.Always an ocean breeze blowing from the Southeast
Usually you have till about 830am before you start a good sweat
Besides if they moved someone would need to step up with The California Girls shots that have been lacking lately

Reagan



Apr 17, 2013 at 05:09 PM
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Thanks all for comments on my pics.

Here are two more shots from the flea market with the 85 HC :














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Philippe, I really like the second shot: it almost looks like the two "persons" are silently exchanging thoughts (sorry, have no better words for it).


Apr 17, 2013 at 05:52 PM
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After seeing Curtis' work with "tubed" MF-Nikkor's I just had to go in the garden for some shot's with an old PC Auto 105/2.5 on a 20mm-Kenko-tube.
But the flowers were too colorful for my taste and after some half-hearted snaps another potential subject caught my eyes.
The 105 delivered not the wanted look and was exchanged for the tiltable PC 85/2.8D:


remains of a long gone summer I von georgsfoto auf Flickr
D3s, PC 85/2.8D, effective aperture f/11, some tilt, handheld


remains of a long gone summer II von georgsfoto auf Flickr
that's the thingie at the lower right corner of the shot above - 85/2.8D wide open


remains of a long gone summer IIa von georgsfoto auf Flickr
in the mood for monochrome - but maybe I prefer the original version

and finally some rusting wood or so for the corrosion-lovers here ;-)

screwed von georgsfoto auf Flickr



Apr 17, 2013 at 06:06 PM
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Your usual creative approach to images Georg. This is a wonderful set but I'm especially fond of the last shot, as much for the texture of the wood as for the rusted bolt. I love that my appreciation for gorgeous flowers is met by your appreciation for that which is wilted. Such IS life... all of which is to be appreciated. I've been spending time this morning on a website devoted to the spiritual practice of being with the dying. I've known the site for some time but was prompted to visit this morning after reading an article in the NY Times by a photographer who shared the journey of a man who recently died. He took photographs... For folks who want to check it out. This is what I do as a volunteer with the Living/Dying Project.

Exposures - A Good Death



Apr 17, 2013 at 06:18 PM
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Great shot Curtis,Georg,Phillipe and John


NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 36mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Edited on Apr 17, 2013 at 06:32 PM · View previous versions



Apr 17, 2013 at 06:21 PM
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Nice one Ronny.


Apr 17, 2013 at 06:26 PM
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raboof wrote:
Nice one Ronny.


Thanks


Nikon 105mm f/2.5 AI by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Nikon 105mm f/2.5 AI by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



Apr 17, 2013 at 06:53 PM
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I'm going to use the 105 f2.5 AI-s more I think. It's really sharp, this is a 75% crop of our neighbor at the market.







Apr 17, 2013 at 07:31 PM
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Great shot Leighton

Yes 105 2.5 is a great lens



NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s tc-200 teleconverter by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Edited on Apr 17, 2013 at 08:17 PM · View previous versions



Apr 17, 2013 at 07:42 PM
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Lieutenant Z wrote:
Thanks all for comments on my pics.

Here are two more shots from the flea market with the 85 HC :



When I look at your pictures I always see some original compositive aspects that add a lot to the final result, and, as I think you have just a few seconds to get them, this is even more special.
My compliments to you.



Apr 17, 2013 at 08:17 PM
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Ronny _Olsson wrote:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8111/8657712869_c1a748c352_b.jpg


I really like this one Ronny, great shot.



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