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Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4212
Country: South Africa

MDoc9523 wrote:

Peter I saw with much interest your photo of mousebirds. I have never seen these before and this is an excellent introduction!


Thanks Ray - they're pretty common in SA - we have 3 species and have an interesting history. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mousebird



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4212
Country: South Africa

kwoodard wrote:
Took 5 minutes and ran outside with the PK13 and the 135mm Nikkor-Q... I am in love! Probably falling into the banal category (can't believe I am saying that now!), but handheld, spur-of-the-moment...I love the possibilities. One thing of note!!! Focus conformation dot is razor sharp, I have maybe 1mm of play when I had 8~10 before.

8x10 crop, white balance corrected, basic sharpening in ACR


Excellent shots - is #2 a bottlebrush or flowering gum?



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4212
Country: South Africa

mp356 wrote:
Oosty wrote:
Some Specled Mousebirds grabbing a few rays this morning after quite a chilly night. They are frugivorous and often sit in fairly hot sun which apparently assists in food digestion.



Nice shot Peter. They are furry looking little guys.


Thanks Scott - their body feathers are fine and "furlike" and when they land in a bush it looks like a controlled crash!



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4212
Country: South Africa

Mark - I'm glad we're getting closer - soon we'll be in the Eurozone and will have to brush up on our Italian NIce night shot.



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1152
Country: Poland

Kevin, love the shots of the flowers with the tubes. Very sharp and great work.

Curtis, also great shot with the red flowers and nice ones from the redwood park. That tree was born at least 100 years before the first Māori even arrived in my home country!

Mihai - All the best for your operation and I wish for you a swift recovery.




Mishu01
Registered: Nov 20, 2009
Total Posts: 2444
Country: Romania

I'm overwhelmed by your solidarity and friendship guys! Apart of celebrating MF Nikkors this thread brings together great people around the world and I feel very blessed to be a part of it. I wish Curtis will realize one day that I'm not simply complimenting him when I express my thanks for his role!

P.S. John, congrats for 45/2.8. It's definitely more than a body cap and is even sweeter on D7K but great enough on D800. The simple Tessar design incorporates its own advantages over modern overcomplicated design.



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 3699
Country: United States

No time this week and the lenses have been clamoring to be be put to use Just enough time to look at this page and Kevin, great work with adding the extension tubes. Curtis, someday if I ever make it back to Northern California, the redwoods would definitely be on the agenda. The concentric rings on the last tree image are awesome. A millenium-old tree, wow!

And Mihai, all the very best on a quick recovery.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4683
Country: United States

Oosty wrote:
kwoodard wrote:
Took 5 minutes and ran outside with the PK13 and the 135mm Nikkor-Q... I am in love! Probably falling into the banal category (can't believe I am saying that now!), but handheld, spur-of-the-moment...I love the possibilities. One thing of note!!! Focus conformation dot is razor sharp, I have maybe 1mm of play when I had 8~10 before.

8x10 crop, white balance corrected, basic sharpening in ACR


Excellent shots - is #2 a bottlebrush or flowering gum?

Thanks for the compliment. I am not sure the type of plant. It's a very large bush that is near my apartment. Hummingbirds and bees love it once it fully blooms (this one is an early one).



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8411
Country: United States

mp356 wrote:
jhinkey wrote:
15 minutes with the 45/2.8 AI-P.

This lens is really resonating with me. Small, sharp, and easy to use. I've just been leaving it on my D800 and stuffing it in my laptop case - something I could not really do with the 50/1.8G because it sticks out too much from the camera. I also did not like taking my 50/1.2 AIS around because it also sticks out too much AND it's pretty heavy. The 45P is not fast, but it makes up for it in other ways it seems.

John



Nice series John. I like the colors in the last one.


Thanks Scott! Amazing what you can do with 15 minutes of free time when at the right location.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4212
Country: South Africa

My turn to stretch the screens 27 image pano.

Plettenberg Bay was first seen by europeans in 1487 when Bartholomew Diaz rounded the Cape of Good Hope. Later Portuguese called it Bahia Formosa and about 100 lived here for a time when their ship the Sao Gonclaves was wrecked in 1630.

Today it is probably the most popular summer holiday destination in SA and the nations richest own houses along the road above the beach to the left of the hotel.The road is Beachy Head Drive AKA Millionaires Row.



More at http://www.plettenbergbay.co.za/



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 5639
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
I shot this today with the 105 f/2.5 P AI'd with the PK-13 attached. This is uncropped, resized and converted using Silver Efex Pro 2. A palm frond...




Very nice Curtis. I like the lines this subject creates.



mp356
Registered: May 31, 2009
Total Posts: 5639
Country: United States

Oosty wrote:
My turn to stretch the screens 27 image pano.

Plettenberg Bay was first seen by europeans in 1487 when Bartholomew Diaz rounded the Cape of Good Hope. Later Portuguese called it Bahia Formosa and about 100 lived here for a time when their ship the Sao Gonclaves was wrecked in 1630.

Today it is probably the most popular summer holiday destination in SA and the nations richest own houses along the road above the beach to the left of the hotel.The road is Beachy Head Drive AKA Millionaires Row.



More at http://www.plettenbergbay.co.za/



Peter, nice monitor stretcher! Beautiful sweeping beach.



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 8411
Country: United States

Oosty wrote:
My turn to stretch the screens 27 image pano.

Plettenberg Bay was first seen by europeans in 1487 when Bartholomew Diaz rounded the Cape of Good Hope. Later Portuguese called it Bahia Formosa and about 100 lived here for a time when their ship the Sao Gonclaves was wrecked in 1630.

Today it is probably the most popular summer holiday destination in SA and the nations richest own houses along the road above the beach to the left of the hotel.The road is Beachy Head Drive AKA Millionaires Row.



More at http://www.plettenbergbay.co.za/


Great image! I see that waves pose the same problem for stitching for you as they do for me . . .

John



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4683
Country: United States

jhinkey wrote:
Oosty wrote:
My turn to stretch the screens 27 image pano.

Plettenberg Bay was first seen by europeans in 1487 when Bartholomew Diaz rounded the Cape of Good Hope. Later Portuguese called it Bahia Formosa and about 100 lived here for a time when their ship the Sao Gonclaves was wrecked in 1630.

Today it is probably the most popular summer holiday destination in SA and the nations richest own houses along the road above the beach to the left of the hotel.The road is Beachy Head Drive AKA Millionaires Row.



More at http://www.plettenbergbay.co.za/


Great image! I see that waves pose the same problem for stitching for you as they do for me . . .

John

I have this problem too. I have been able to overcome it by overlapping more images to cover the scene. Then blend those areas. Its not perfect, but workable. I am hoping to do my 49 vertical stitch of San Fran this weekend and see how I did. I already know the colors will be flat as it was overcast and raining when I took the shots, so it might turn into more of an exercise.



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 2094
Country: United States

Heal brush tool in PS. Can you tell?








jhinkey wrote:
Oosty wrote:
My turn to stretch the screens 27 image pano.

Plettenberg Bay was first seen by europeans in 1487 when Bartholomew Diaz rounded the Cape of Good Hope. Later Portuguese called it Bahia Formosa and about 100 lived here for a time when their ship the Sao Gonclaves was wrecked in 1630.

Today it is probably the most popular summer holiday destination in SA and the nations richest own houses along the road above the beach to the left of the hotel.The road is Beachy Head Drive AKA Millionaires Row.



More at http://www.plettenbergbay.co.za/


Great image! I see that waves pose the same problem for stitching for you as they do for me . . .

John


MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

^^^^^
Chuong I can't tell because the photo is so small.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4683
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
^^^^^
Chuong I can't tell because the photo is so small.

Yes, healing brush is another good tool that slipped my mind. Clone tool is also very useful.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4212
Country: South Africa

jhinkey wrote:
Oosty wrote:
My turn to stretch the screens 27 image pano.

Plettenberg Bay was first seen by europeans in 1487 when Bartholomew Diaz rounded the Cape of Good Hope. Later Portuguese called it Bahia Formosa and about 100 lived here for a time when their ship the Sao Gonclaves was wrecked in 1630.

Today it is probably the most popular summer holiday destination in SA and the nations richest own houses along the road above the beach to the left of the hotel.The road is Beachy Head Drive AKA Millionaires Row.



More at http://www.plettenbergbay.co.za/


Great image! I see that waves pose the same problem for stitching for you as they do for me . . .

John


I knew you'd notice John! Thanks.



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4212
Country: South Africa

Thanks for the comments and input Scott, Kevin and Chuong. I did try the healing brush and cloning and also blurring all in PSE. We'll have to look at the next one!



Oosty
Registered: Mar 09, 2009
Total Posts: 4212
Country: South Africa

On the beach with her thoughts - Beacon Island beach, Plett (as it is known by the "in" crowd ( this is 20 miles from Knysna)



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