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Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3322
Country: Singapore

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!



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 2754
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
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 might consider that a fallback. So your owls got me looking Ray...

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?



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



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 2840
Country: France

Thanks all for comments on my pics.

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



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3065
Country: Germany

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).



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3065
Country: Germany

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



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 11960
Country: United States

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



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 1864
Country: Sweden

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



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 1335
Country: N/A

Nice one Ronny.



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 1864
Country: Sweden

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



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8617
Country: United States

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.



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 1864
Country: Sweden

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



rolubich
Registered: Jun 11, 2012
Total Posts: 124
Country: Italy

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.



rolubich
Registered: Jun 11, 2012
Total Posts: 124
Country: Italy

Ronny _Olsson wrote:




I really like this one Ronny, great shot.



rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 838
Country: United States

Magnolia's are blooming like crazy now. 45mm GN Ai 100% crop



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 4612
Country: United States

leighton w wrote:
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 might consider that a fallback. So your owls got me looking Ray...

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?


Summer in Florida = beaches filled with women wearing those skimpy bikinis . Mai tai's while sitting under an umbrella on the beach with the breeze blowing in off the ocean. Swimming in bath water clear waters. It is definitely an acquired taste that took me at least 2 min to get used to



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 4612
Country: United States

I found the mate to the barred owl that I posted yesterday. I don't know which is which but they are both beautiful



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2470
Country: Brazil

Thanks Samy.

What a great "boom" of gorgeous flower + bokeh images last 24hs ! - Spetacular images from Curtis, Samy, Ronny and Ron.

Georg, I loved the grainy B&W flowers and the rust stuff;

John, great vacation captures;

Jeff, I hope your recover as soon as possible.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2402
Country: United States

rolubich wrote:
Ronny _Olsson wrote:




I really like this one Ronny, great shot.


Agreed. I am going to try and reproduce the look with some flowers I have around here.



bruni
Registered: Feb 15, 2012
Total Posts: 1419
Country: Australia

the camel train Curtis put nikki on finally arrived!!

Thank you for the little surprises in the box - they will be treasured!

Rinie - I have the magnet up at work.
Laura - love the B25 pin
Scott - yes, the tape made it intact and I was delighted by my surprise.

There were a couple of filters and a hood there too - total score! Thank you so much.

I'm going out to take some shots today!

ben



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 2754
Country: United States

Lieutenant Z wrote:
Thanks all for comments on my pics.

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




The statue reminds me of a young "Alfred E. Neuman" but I don't think he ever lived in France

Top Shelf, Phillipe

Reagan



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