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shoeytennis
05-26-2009, 07:53 PM
this picture made me laugh

http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/3333/adsc01337.jpg (http://img20.imageshack.us/my.php?image=adsc01337.jpg)

fdexclpl
05-26-2009, 08:28 PM
Here's one of my niece sitting in my lilac tree pretending to be a monkey. See, she even has a banana!

A350 Minolta BBC@250mm 1/60 f/5.6 ISO-200

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3353/3561434742_621f0447b7_b.jpg

dr4gon
05-26-2009, 09:04 PM
Hiding in the trees eh?


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3410/3569037580_be7ed9b21d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr4gon/3569037580/)

This is what I was looking for. I looked down at my screen to re-do my settings and completely lost the bugger.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3614/3568222557_1201b6c4d4.jpg

Peekayoh
05-27-2009, 02:43 AM
this picture made me laugh

Forcefeeding junk food to minors may be a Federal Offence.


Here's one of my niece sitting in my lilac tree pretending to be a monkey. See, she even has a banana!

A350 Minolta BBC@250mm 1/60 f/5.6 ISO-200



Good job. Hard to nail the focus in amongst the leaves.
Which BBC do you have, original or RS? I never managed to lay my hands on either.

fdexclpl
05-27-2009, 05:05 AM
Good job. Hard to nail the focus in amongst the leaves.
Which BBC do you have, original or RS? I never managed to lay my hands on either.
I have the original. I just bought it a few weeks ago. I am really happy that I seem to have a good copy.

Peekayoh
05-27-2009, 11:07 AM
The original BBC is definitely the one to have. I'm looking forward to more pics.

This one is taken with a 29 year old MD Rokkor.

APPLE BLOSSOM

Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Minolta MD Macro Rokkor 100mm f4
Exposure: 1/125th at f8 -3EV
Focal Length: 100mm (150mm equivelent)
ISO Speed: 200
Date: 12th April 2009

46666

seanhoxx
05-27-2009, 02:56 PM
Nice work continues guys! So Peek about those buttercups, I'm thinking just to the left of the large tree mostly in the foreground and before the next larger tree my country cabin would fit in very nicely, is the nearest pub in walking distance and do they have real ale?

Peekayoh
05-27-2009, 04:30 PM
Good choice! You'd be more than welcome Sean, and yes, a pleasant walk on a Summers day and the reward...
46672

which I think I posted before, but heh!

fdexclpl
05-27-2009, 04:58 PM
All these beer pictures are making me thirsty...

Sony A350 SAL18250@40mm f/9 1/160 ISO-100
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3388/3570926481_897874481c_b.jpg

sparkie1263
05-27-2009, 06:11 PM
What is a bbc lens?? Where can you buy them?

Frank

fdexclpl
05-27-2009, 07:44 PM
What is a bbc lens?? Where can you buy them?

FrankIt is a Minolta 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6 lens. It is nicknamed the "Big Beercan"or "BBC" because it is the bigger brother of the 70-210mm "Beercan". You can get one on eBay or maybe a local pawn shop, Craigslist, etc. Here is a picture of one.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3409/3571297497_f11c3c9647_o.jpg

sparkie1263
05-27-2009, 07:56 PM
Thanks I will look into it.


Frank

Peekayoh
05-28-2009, 04:16 AM
Frank, sorry for using the obscure acronym but a word of warning.
Minolta made four 75-300 (1986, '95, '99, '01). Only the 1986 version is a "Big Beercan", the rest are very ordinary and half the weight (which tells you something).
If it doesn't look exactly like the pic posted by fdexclpl, avoid it like the plague!

sparkie1263
05-28-2009, 05:05 AM
Thanks
Frank

dr4gon
05-28-2009, 07:32 AM
Too late to add to the beer/beercan discussion?


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3086/3572538707_60a25e477d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr4gon/3572538707/)

fdexclpl
05-28-2009, 02:24 PM
Too late to add to the beer/beercan discussion?


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3086/3572538707_60a25e477d_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr4gon/3572538707/)

Where's the lime?

DonSchap
05-28-2009, 02:29 PM
Probably, in the coconut (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wg_L0wGTyA)!

Peekayoh
05-28-2009, 05:51 PM
APPLE BLOSSOM

46694

Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Minolta MD Macro 50mm f3.5
Exposure: 1/40th at f11 -2EV
Focal Length: 50mm (75mm equivelent)
ISO Speed: 200
Date: 22nd April 2009

DWessel
05-28-2009, 06:42 PM
46695
Camera: A900
Lens: Sony 50mm f/1.4 w/ +10filter
S: 1/200
A: f2.8
ISO 200

And in reality, that nose is about the size of a dime.;)

Rooz
05-28-2009, 06:45 PM
that would have been quite an interesting shot if the nose was in focus

DWessel
05-28-2009, 06:51 PM
Tell that to my dog (aka not big enough to be a real dog) who keeps moving!!! I'll probably work on some PS to see if I can sharpen the nose up.

Rooz
05-28-2009, 06:53 PM
lol i know the feeling

sparkie1263
05-28-2009, 07:07 PM
Moon Flowers

Frank

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/Sony%20A100/MoonFlower1.jpg

Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: DSLR-A100
Image Date: 2009:05:28 14:00:14
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 300.0mm (35mm equivalent: 450mm)
Exposure Time: 0.0013 s (1/800)
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO equiv: 400
Exposure Bias: 0.30
White Balance: Auto
Metering Mode: Spot
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)

dr4gon
05-28-2009, 07:28 PM
Excellent Frank!

fdexclpl
05-28-2009, 08:05 PM
I picked up a Sigma 28-90 macro a few weeks ago at the local Ritz Camera. This store is closing so the lens was marked down to $17. It's not the greatest but for $17 it isn't too bad.
Sony A350 Sigma 28-90 macro 1/200 f/11 ISO200
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3604/3490064278_22ea4c2088_b.jpg

shoeytennis
05-28-2009, 08:09 PM
Lol keeping with the flower trend.
just got my 17-50 tamron today, not a whole lot of action with it.

http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/7458/adsc01373.jpg (http://img13.imageshack.us/my.php?image=adsc01373.jpg)

Peekayoh
05-29-2009, 06:23 AM
Nice one, Frank. Isn't that an unusual colour for a Moonflower?

$17 for a macro. That's stellar, so's the pic.

Here's the next in the sequence!

APPLE BLOSSOM

46704
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Minolta MD Macro 50mm f3.5
Exposure: 1/125th at f8 -2EV
Focal Length: 50mm (75mm equivelent)
ISO Speed: 200
Date: 23rd April 2009

bigw00dy
05-29-2009, 07:03 AM
Frank,
1st off- Great Shot
But I think that is a Clematis
http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=clematis&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

Here is a moon flower, I took this last summer.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3077/3160444502_dd2ed125f5_o.jpg

fdexclpl
05-29-2009, 05:34 PM
Here's another one with the $17 Sigma Macro.
Sony A350 Sigma 28-90 macro 1/500 f/13 ISO200
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3302/3489277699_7038fb8757_b.jpg

sparkie1263
05-29-2009, 05:43 PM
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/Sony%20A100/MoonFlowers.jpg

Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: DSLR-A100
Image Date: 2009:05:28 14:00:53
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 150.0mm (35mm equivalent: 225mm)
Exposure Time: 0.0013 s (1/800)
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO equiv: 400
Exposure Bias: 0.70
White Balance: Auto
Metering Mode: Spot
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)

shoeytennis
05-29-2009, 05:50 PM
the tamron 17-50 is awesome by the way
Saw this and had to get this angle, these things are the worst if you dont know what it is.

http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/4994/adsc01422.jpg (http://img34.imageshack.us/my.php?image=adsc01422.jpg)

dr4gon
05-29-2009, 05:58 PM
So what is it? I can't tell lol.

shoeytennis
05-29-2009, 06:05 PM
So what is it? I can't tell lol.

Its cotton from cotton trees.
they are awesome they get in your car your eyes and it looks like it is snowing all the time. lol

dr4gon
05-29-2009, 09:28 PM
lol ok, on my laptop I couldn't tell as well. It did look like snow :p.

Elisha
05-29-2009, 11:07 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v701/elishajesudason/_DSC0714.jpg

dr4gon
05-30-2009, 09:57 AM
LOL that's a funny face!

"AGAIN? Another picture?"


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2424/3577030711_5944e63b31_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr4gon/3577030711/)

Lighting: HVL-F58AM fired wirelessly about 3 feet away. Bounced off of a wall. Slowed the shutter speed and messed with the lighting so that it would freeze the blades a tad while show the rotation and awesome orange lighting!

DonSchap
05-30-2009, 10:41 AM
It looks super, Ryan, and you might want to run that through some of the more extraordinary filters Photoshop has, just to see what you can get from those extreme and subtle shifts of color

Bup
05-30-2009, 10:59 AM
Nice 'monkey' shot fdexclpl and great pale flower shoeytennis.

About this I was going to write 'busy bee' but it sounds too corny and I'm not even American.
These flowers are all over the place this summer. Not a very special picture, but I liked the yellow 'curls' in front of the dark bee, as well as the minolta bokeh. The series of shots this one belongs to was mostly to make sure the 'beer can' was ok. Now all (three) lenses I have except the kit one have been dropped and survived it. Though the Sigma prime still has a dof shallower than soil after rainforest has been chopped down while the tamron 11-18 continues to underexpose and overcontrastify all automagically.

shoeytennis
05-30-2009, 11:58 AM
Nice 'monkey' shot fdexclpl and great pale flower shoeytennis.

About this I was going to write 'busy bee' but it sounds too corny and I'm not even American.
These flowers are all over the place this summer. Not a very special picture, but I liked the yellow 'curls' in front of the dark bee, as well as the minolta bokeh. The series of shots this one belongs to was mostly to make sure the 'beer can' was ok. Now all (three) lenses I have except the kit one have been dropped and survived it. Though the Sigma prime still has a dof shallower than soil after rainforest has been chopped down while the tamron 11-18 continues to underexpose and overcontrastify all automagically.

Its a good picture but id crop it more to emphasize on the bee. Too many flowers going around taking away from what the image really is.

shoeytennis
05-30-2009, 01:44 PM
a300 tamron 17-50
started at 17 zoomed to 50.
Dunno why but i like this one.

http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/7015/adsc01369.jpg (http://img268.imageshack.us/my.php?image=adsc01369.jpg)

dr4gon
05-30-2009, 01:48 PM
That is just so spooky!

DWessel
05-30-2009, 02:08 PM
Nice one, Frank. Isn't that an unusual colour for a Moonflower?

$17 for a macro. That's stellar, so's the pic.

Here's the next in the sequence!

APPLE BLOSSOM

46704
Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Minolta MD Macro 50mm f3.5
Exposure: 1/125th at f8 -2EV
Focal Length: 50mm (75mm equivelent)
ISO Speed: 200
Date: 23rd April 2009

I picked up the same Sigma lens from the Ritz near my house that was liquidating. Decent images, a bit on the soft side, and no where near the clarity you've gotten with this image. But hey, not bad for $20 bucks.

Peekayoh
05-30-2009, 05:52 PM
I picked up the same Sigma lens from the Ritz near my house that was liquidating. Decent images, a bit on the soft side, and no where near the clarity you've gotten with this image. But hey, not bad for $20 bucks.

The resolving power of A900 sensor is probably showing up the limitations of the Sigma which will be less apparent on the A700.
There again, you may just have an inferior copy.

DonSchap
05-30-2009, 06:03 PM
Like Peter points out, the A900 will truly pick apart a lens. It just leaves little to hide, so using "good" glass may not even be enough. :eek: You need GREAT glass!

And like they say: "With GREAT glass ... comes a great need for deep pockets." :rolleyes:

Peekayoh
05-30-2009, 06:16 PM
It's nice to see more posters in this thread. Keep them coming.
Shoey that cotton is nearly as spooky as the ... Spook!
Cool shot dr4gon. The fan almost synched with the shutter.


APPLE BLOSSOM

46728

Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Minolta MD Macro 50mm f3.5
Exposure: 1/80th at f8 -1.7EV
Focal Length: 50mm (75mm equivelent)
ISO Speed: 200
Date: 22nd April 2009

fdexclpl
05-30-2009, 08:56 PM
Pink Lady Slipper Orchid
A350 Minolta BBC@300mm f5.6 1/320 ISO200
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3328/3580530366_22996ca7ea_b.jpg

sparkie1263
05-31-2009, 08:50 AM
My granddaughter at the ball field. The image is a little soft. I was using the 70-300 lens because I was taking pictures of her brother playing ball.

Frank

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/Sony%20A100/AngelenawithApple_ppPS.jpg

DWessel
05-31-2009, 10:04 AM
Gremlins, I say ... Gremlins.
46739

A900 w/ Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm, f/3.2, 1/320sec, ISO 200.

seanhoxx
05-31-2009, 10:56 AM
A nice selection of images folks, lots of different things, good work guys.

Peekayoh
05-31-2009, 02:44 PM
My granddaughter at the ball field. The image is a little soft. I was using the 70-300 lens because I was taking pictures of her brother playing ball.
http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/Sony%20A100/AngelenawithApple_ppPS.jpg

Frank, Angelina is as cute as always.
I don't like knocking a friend's work just for the sake of it, but as we've been having a discussion on DOF in another thread (Widening my approach) I though it worthwhile in this case.
Is it soft? The hair looks sharp enough.

The horizontal field of view appears to be a bit under 3feet which (given the focal length of 80mm at f8) puts the camera about 9 feet away from the plane of focus.
DOF Then is about 14".
Stopping down to f4 would have reduced the DOF to 7" which would have radically softened the Wire netting fence.
The alternative is to zoom a bit tighter to say 120mm. FOV would be 22" and DOF 6" having the same result and turning a snap into a keeper (with the addition of a little fill flash).

The point I'm making is that DOF should always be a part of composition.

Peekayoh
05-31-2009, 02:54 PM
APPLE BLOSSOM

46741

Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Minolta MD Macro 50mm f3.5
Exposure: 1/30th at f5.6 -1.7EV
Focal Length: 50mm (75mm equivelent)
ISO Speed: 200
Date: 27th April 2009

sparkie1263
05-31-2009, 02:56 PM
Thanks Peek I will try to remember this the next time. I have alot to learn yet. Sometimes I just set the camera and just start shooting. I took several more images of her and this was the only one I was happy with. It is hard to tell when you are chimping in the sun.LOL

Frank

Elisha
05-31-2009, 03:03 PM
very nice Peek.

Elisha
05-31-2009, 03:12 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v701/elishajesudason/DSC00826.jpg

not the crispest shot but i like the way the colour blends....

Peekayoh
05-31-2009, 03:16 PM
Bokeh's a bit weird too. Which lens?

Elisha
05-31-2009, 03:46 PM
Minolta 28-135mm

dr4gon
05-31-2009, 04:08 PM
Nice macro contributions!

Frank, picture looks great, next time I would take Peek's suggestions. Also, feel free to zoom out more to reduce your DOF and definitely use the largest aperture possible.

I never get tired of these bees!


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3556/3580012643_ce9859cab3_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr4gon/3580012643/)

sparkie1263
05-31-2009, 04:21 PM
All the images that have been posted look great.

Thanks

Frank

shoeytennis
05-31-2009, 05:00 PM
Before I take this to photoshop give me your guys opinion.

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/5287/adsc01432.jpg (http://img36.imageshack.us/my.php?image=adsc01432.jpg)

dr4gon
05-31-2009, 06:18 PM
shoey, honestly, it looks soft and out of focus from what I can tell. So it could at least use some sharpening.

Elisha
05-31-2009, 06:29 PM
it looks dreamy to me!

DonSchap
05-31-2009, 06:36 PM
The DOF is too shallow, because I believe that 'shoey' had the flower in mind, as the subject ... not just the tips of the petals.

Remember, you can always diffuse and de-focus in post processing ... you rarely, if ever, can get it to look sharper focus that it really is. Be aware of your DOF.

fdexclpl
05-31-2009, 06:39 PM
A350 Minolta 35-105@80mm f/7.1 1/400 ISO400
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3648/3582938003_db4c5b3290_b.jpg

shoeytennis
05-31-2009, 07:15 PM
The DOF is too shallow, because I believe that 'shoey' had the flower in mind, as the subject ... not just the tips of the petals.

Remember, you can always diffuse and de-focus in post processing ... you rarely, if ever, can get it to look sharper focus that it really is. Be aware of your DOF.

Nope just wanted the tips in focus and everything else kindof like a blur! Elisha gets it haha. Everything I ahoot is weird and different.

DWessel
05-31-2009, 08:46 PM
46755
A900 w/ Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm, f/5.6, 1/500sec, ISO 200

Don't know what type of plant this one is, but it is very vibrant.

Peekayoh
06-01-2009, 04:06 AM
Nice one dr4gon. I've got a soft spot for the little fellers too. Last month I had to keep sifting through the grass cuttings in the lawn mower to rescue bees sucked into the grass box. There must have been something at ground level to attract them though what I don't know. The Missus keeps saying I'll get stung but It's never happened yet. If you think I'm being daft ....

The UK Bee population has fallen dramatically and is under threat on more than one front. Apparently, a pesticide-resistant parasitic mite is at work sucking the blood of the adult bees and introducing a paralysis virus which kills the adult bees within five to eight days.

A new study suggests that gases from car emission are dulling floral aromas and disrupting insect life. Researchers claim pollution is dramatically cutting the distance travelled by the scent molecules of plants. This is preventing flowers from attracting bees and other insects needed to pollinate them. As a consequence, the numbers of insects are dramatically dwindling as they struggle to locate the nectar off which they feed.

It seems that potential environmental disasters are cropping up more and more.

Here's a Bug that popped in at the right (wrong) time.

BUG

46769

Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Minolta MD Macro 50mm f3.5
Exposure: 1/60th at f8 -1.7EV
Focal Length: 50mm (75mm equivelent)
ISO Speed: 200
Date: 22nd April 2009

Peekayoh
06-01-2009, 04:08 AM
Before I take this to photoshop give me your guys opinion.

Does it need Photoshopping? And I don't think it's weird.



A350 Minolta 35-105@80mm f/7.1 1/400 ISO400


Is imaging the back of Park Benches the new fetish? Not that I'm knocking the pic, just wondering! Unless the first one was someone else?

saf
06-01-2009, 05:46 AM
46755
A900 w/ Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm, f/5.6, 1/500sec, ISO 200

Don't know what type of plant this one is, but it is very vibrant.

It looks quite similar to Kangaroo Paw which is a native plant of Western Australia. Not sure if it is or not though ?

http://www.hotgardens.net/Kangaroo_Paw_Anigozanthos.JPG

Nice shot by the way !

DWessel
06-01-2009, 08:13 AM
It looks quite similar to Kangaroo Paw which is a native plant of Western Australia. Not sure if it is or not though ?

http://www.hotgardens.net/Kangaroo_Paw_Anigozanthos.JPG

Nice shot by the way !

That's it. Not too surprising, we have a lot of Australian fauna here in Southern California.

sparkie1263
06-01-2009, 08:48 AM
Being that we switched from flowers to flowers and bugs. Here is one I too last year.

Frank

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3215/2458194740_a24d8e6723.jpg

shoeytennis
06-01-2009, 09:29 AM
My city is awesome, you can buy houses destroy them and leave them like crap forever.
Yeah I always try and make shots different, ive learned what TO DO in photography classes in college and told my teacher I wanna do everything I can do to break those rules lol
I really liked the second picture also!
comments good or bad I enjoy.
Sparkie-Id make the background darker drop a border and call it a day!

http://img188.imageshack.us/img188/3258/adsc01551.jpg (http://img188.imageshack.us/my.php?image=adsc01551.jpg)

http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/4878/adsc01501.jpg (http://img36.imageshack.us/my.php?image=adsc01501.jpg)

dr4gon
06-01-2009, 12:29 PM
2nd looks very nice! Cool perspective, in focus, and still looks dreamy!

shoeytennis
06-01-2009, 12:32 PM
Yeah I like it too and got no idea what it is....... I ride my bike everywhere and find the wierdest things.

Peekayoh
06-01-2009, 05:26 PM
The first is just too depressing.

Peekayoh
06-01-2009, 05:31 PM
Almost there!

APPLE BLOSSOM

46772

Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Minolta MD Macro 50mm f3.5
Exposure: 1/80th at f11 -1.7EV
Focal Length: 50mm (75mm equivelent)
ISO Speed: 200
Date: 23rd April 2009

DonSchap
06-01-2009, 07:13 PM
Wouldn't it be novel if some NEW SONY DSLR user or "lurker" posted a POTD?

Man, personally, that would make my day and I know I would feel that this was a little more worth the time.

Its no fun constantly getting a diet of the same stuff, day after day, night after night ... etc, etc, etc. C'mon you peepers ... show your stuff! I know you have the camera. Let's see what is in it. (Hey, you! Just keep it decent, eh?)

dr4gon
06-01-2009, 07:44 PM
Wouldn't it be novel if some NEW SONY DSLR user or "lurker" posted a POTD?

Man, personally, that would make my day and I know I would feel that this was a little more worth the time.

Its no fun constantly getting a diet of the same stuff, day after day, night after night ... etc, etc, etc. C'mon you peepers ... show your stuff! I know you have the camera. Let's see what is in it. (Hey, you! Just keep it decent, eh?)

You're tired of all our macros? :p

What ever became of your remote a700?

DonSchap
06-01-2009, 08:20 PM
No ... I want NEW blood on the forum ... hint hint.

BTW: I've been consumed by a three week college course ... consisting of 4 day weeks of four hours a day. And the mountain of reading and discussion ... not mention the final project and paper. Al ... most ... done ... :o Biggest problem seems to be "group cooperation." You know, it is funny. It is very akin to the lack of spirited cooperation you see on the forum, occasionally. Oh, I realize everyone has their personal motivations (selfish streak, if you will), but when you have something we all need done ... sometimes you just have to buckle under, gut-check and do it. :mad: Take one for the team!

Sorry, you bad boys are on your own. Get some "newbie shots" on here and teach somebody something! I don't have time to even change the oil in my car! :rolleyes:

Also, the "remote" works fine ... just no time to make use of it, right now. The occasional thunderstorm makes its use rather .. well, dicey and haphazard. I do not want to lose the A700 to rain water getting in where it does not belong. And we thought dust was hazardous! :eek:

fdexclpl
06-01-2009, 08:21 PM
I can't believe I actually came across this perfect drop of water. You see so much more when you're not hiking with two six year old girls!

Sony A350 Sigma 28-90 macro@90mm f5.6 1/800 ISO-200
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3325/3587867822_e618e55f77_b.jpg

sparkie1263
06-02-2009, 04:35 AM
Here is another flower image. I don't know what it is.


Frank

PS I took this before the lesson on my granddaughter at the ball field.

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/Sony%20A100/PurpleFlowerBall.jpg

Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: DSLR-A100
Image Date: 2009:05:28 14:38:08
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 210.0mm (35mm equivalent: 315mm)
Exposure Time: 0.0040 s (1/250)
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO equiv: 400
Exposure Bias: 0.30
White Balance: Auto
Metering Mode: Spot
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)

Bup
06-02-2009, 05:11 AM
Good shot of a dry landscape and abandoned house shoeytennis.
I like the even exposure.

And very nice waterdrop picture fdexclpl.

DWessel
06-02-2009, 08:53 AM
Great waterdrop picture. If I'm not mistaken that was taken with the $17 Ritz liquidation Sigma lens.

Okay, I know we've all posted a lot of flower pictures and some are growing tired of them, BUT I came across this unusual beauty this past weekend. I'm not positive, but I think its an artichoke flower. I only wish I had a ND filter for my Tamron 70-200mm lens, because when you first look at the flower it was vibrating from the bees deep down in. Really cool to see and it would've been interesting to capture the movement.

46781
A900 w/ Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm, f/9, 1/400sec, ISO 200

fdexclpl
06-02-2009, 10:59 AM
Great waterdrop picture. If I'm not mistaken that was taken with the $17 Ritz liquidation Sigma lens.
You are correct!

Bup
06-02-2009, 01:37 PM
Here comes something not-so-sharp or distinct, but sharp (and to a lesser degree distinct) clearly aren't at home in the House of Bup, and the tamron 11-18 simply wouldn't know 'sharp' from a little budda figurine out of clay. Or something. I don't know how to use it, I think.

I was fishing for rainbow trout here, but got a northern. That's usually how it goes eh? Still, I'll try and cook and eat it. Has to happen sooner or later.

Colours are as natural as possible, this is important to me when photographing nature.

Anyway, I hope I'm not messing up the format of the page. Lessee now,
A100 w. Tamron 11-18mm -f/10@11mm(APS-C) 1/80 iso100

Elisha
06-02-2009, 02:31 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v701/elishajesudason/_DSC0951.jpg

i was testing some hard lighting with my remote flash. manual flash power at 1/32.
absolutely no sharpening when PPing. just the colour effects in LR and cropping.

the 50mm F1.4 is a pretty sharp lens wide open.

Focal Length: 50.0mm
Exposure Time: 0.0080 s (1/125)
Aperture: f/1.4
ISO Equiv.: 200
Exposure Bias: -0.70

DWessel
06-02-2009, 06:44 PM
Okay, so I was working from home on a Saturday and needed a break. Couldn't afford the loss of time to go on a photographic outing. So, I pulled out the Sigma 28-90mm D Macro, set it to the 90mm macro setting and put on the +10 filter and started photographing some of the various nick nacks picked up over the years. Here's one result (Caution: for anyone who attended Catholic schools and had to endure the Nuns :eek:, you may want to change your dial as we disclaim any responsibility for emotional distress):

46795
a900 w/ Sigma 28-90mm @ 90mm macro +10 filter, f/6.3, 1/20sec, ISO 400

This is a wind-up and spits out sparks. Next time, I'm going to try to capture it with the sparks going.

Just remember, if its crappy outside or you don't have a lot of time, think small is big. :D

ScottK
06-02-2009, 06:48 PM
Hi Everyone, my name's Scott and here is my first contribution to this board.

46796
A350 w/ Tamron 18-250,
f8, 1/250s, ISO100, +0.3
45mm focal length, pattern metering

DonSchap
06-02-2009, 07:14 PM
Brought some friends, too, eh? Good show. Welcome to SONYLand, DCRP style

Did you use sharpening on this image? Might want to back it off a little, as the feathers look a little crispy.

ScottK
06-02-2009, 07:29 PM
Thanks Don.

All pictures are straight out of the camera (A350 in this case) although I do have the sharpening set at +2 in the camera.

Here are some more from a recent trip to Niagara Falls.

46797
A350 w/ Tamron 18-250
f3.5, 1/1600s, ISO100
18mm focal length, Pattern Metering

46799
A350 w/ Tamron 18-250
f8, 1/100s, ISO100
150mm focal length, Pattern Metering

46798
A350 w/ Tamron 18-250
f8, 1/400s, ISO100
18mm focal length, Pattern Metering

46800
A350 w/ Tamron 18-250
f8, 1/250s, ISO100
85mm focal length, Pattern Metering

DonSchap
06-02-2009, 07:41 PM
Just for grins, Scott ... you might want to back it off a little ... or even do a pair of comparison shots ... and see the reaction of the camera. Pictures look a little "hard" when the sharpening is too intense. To our eye, Nature is not quite that brutal and I suppose it depends on what you are looking for out of the image.

fdexclpl
06-02-2009, 07:46 PM
Sony A350 Minolta BBC@300mm f/7.1 1/125 ISO-200

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3402/3591127872_b5ea0d1867_b.jpg

ScottK
06-02-2009, 07:56 PM
Thanks for the advice, I'll try it out.

I should say though that the ducklings shot was a 100% crop, all others resized to 20% of original size.

Would a 100% crop magnify the apparent sharpness or dull it because the image is bigger?

DonSchap
06-02-2009, 10:02 PM
A crop is a matter of degree. The usual convention says lop off no more than 30%, otherwise you risk degradation of the image, when you enlarge it.

Of course, the A900 is a different animal, as it is stuffed with a lot more pixels to cremate.

So ... you know how much you sacrificed to the "framing bit bucket", what do you think?

shoeytennis
06-02-2009, 11:50 PM
Im allergic to bees so this is life threatining!

http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/941/aadsc01736.jpg (http://img198.imageshack.us/my.php?image=aadsc01736.jpg)

Rooz
06-03-2009, 02:34 AM
nice macro brian, i love those bees. although the contrast needs a bump up and the PP of the gaussian blur needs to be turned down a notch or 5, it looks way strange like that.

Peekayoh
06-03-2009, 04:21 AM
There at last!

APPLE BLOSSOM

46806

Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Minolta MD Macro 50mm f3.5
Exposure: 1/60th at f11 -1EV
Focal Length: 50mm (75mm equivelent)
ISO Speed: 200
Date: 27th April 2009


Date: 26th May 2009

Peekayoh
06-03-2009, 04:23 AM
It's good to see some new posters in the thread.
Just to reiterate dr4gons first post

So if we could, let's have a few simple guidelines:
One picture per person per day max.
Every picture must be different.
EXIF Info (including lens used).
Comments/caption on the shot.

dr4gon
06-03-2009, 06:51 AM
It's good to see some new posters in the thread.
Just to reiterate dr4gons first post

So if we could, let's have a few simple guidelines:
One picture per person per day max.
Every picture must be different.
EXIF Info (including lens used).
Comments/caption on the shot.

Thanks!

If you have more and want to share, just start a new thread and feel free to write something!

saf
06-03-2009, 07:41 AM
Peekayoh, I love the apple blossom series, well done !.
She's finally opened now ! what a beautiful flower and picture

Nice dragonfly shot fdexclpl

ScottK
06-03-2009, 04:06 PM
It's good to see some new posters in the thread.
Just to reiterate dr4gons first post

So if we could, let's have a few simple guidelines:
One picture per person per day max.
Every picture must be different.
EXIF Info (including lens used).
Comments/caption on the shot.

Oops, I guess I used up my quota for the week.

DonSchap
06-03-2009, 04:10 PM
Feel free to use mine ... :D

fdexclpl
06-03-2009, 08:37 PM
I have been trying to get some bee in flower shots but I'm not having too much luck. It's awful hard to steady an 8.25", 2lb lens at 300mm. I guess I should be using the macro lens but I love the colors from the BBC.
P.S. - ISO-800 sucks on this camera!

A350 Minolta BBC@300mm f5.6 1/125 ISO-400
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3362/3594300964_d3b3acb8f6_b.jpg

shoeytennis
06-03-2009, 09:20 PM
Not the best pic but achieved what I wanted!
a300
tamron 17-50
f1/3

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/5017/adsc01691.jpg (http://img25.imageshack.us/my.php?image=adsc01691.jpg)

Elisha
06-03-2009, 09:28 PM
P.S. - ISO-800 sucks on this camera!


if you shoot RAW, just expose to the right. try +0.7 EV compensation and you will have better noise control.

Bup
06-04-2009, 02:18 AM
I have been trying to get some bee in flower shots but I'm not having too much luck. It's awful hard to steady an 8.25", 2lb lens at 300mm. I guess I should be using the macro lens but I love the colors from the BBC.
P.S. - ISO-800 sucks on this camera!

A350 Minolta BBC@300mm f5.6 1/125 ISO-400


Hmm, I find the BC awfully hard to steady at 210mm, especially as you're quite often crouched in an awkward angle when photographing insects(try green tiger beetles fighting and mating). The BBC at 300mm with quite mobile things like bees on long flowerstems targeted..eh, to me that's pretty well done :)

fdexclpl
06-04-2009, 05:42 AM
if you shoot RAW, just expose to the right. try +0.7 EV compensation and you will have better noise control.I'll give that a shot. Thanks.

fdexclpl
06-04-2009, 05:42 AM
Hmm, I find the BC awfully hard to steady at 210mm, especially as you're quite often crouched in an awkward angle when photographing insects(try green tiger beetles fighting and mating). The BBC at 300mm with quite mobile things like bees on long flowerstems targeted..eh, to me that's pretty well done :)Thanks for the compliment.

Bup
06-04-2009, 10:18 AM
And the shallow dof zips back and forth like a neutrino. Only chance is to fire continuously while slowly turning the focus ring.

joenmell
06-04-2009, 10:19 AM
Great waterdrop picture. If I'm not mistaken that was taken with the $17 Ritz liquidation Sigma lens.

I would love to be able to take a photograph like that. Where do I get one of those $17 Ritz liquidation Sigma Lens? :eek:
Joe

dr4gon
06-04-2009, 12:26 PM
I would love to be able to take a photograph like that. Where do I get one of those $17 Ritz liquidation Sigma Lens? :eek:
Joe

That would be Ritz or Wolf Camera, but I think those particular stores have been closed for a while, at least around here.

fdexclpl
06-04-2009, 01:23 PM
I would love to be able to take a photograph like that. Where do I get one of those $17 Ritz liquidation Sigma Lens? :eek:
Joe
Here's your chancehttp://cgi.ebay.com/Sigma-28-90-f%2F3.5-5.6-Macro-Lens-for-Sony-Alpha-Camera_W0QQitemZ230346656029QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ2 0090602?IMSfp=TL090602154003r35799

dr4gon
06-04-2009, 02:27 PM
I'm really not sure if one of these lenses was worthwhile. Actually, it's not. I think the kit lens would probably be as good, not to mention it has a close MFD and can do some macro work. Just thought I'd throw that out there. So if you have the kit lens, save yourself the money for good glass and be happy!

Peekayoh
06-04-2009, 03:22 PM
Peekayoh, I love the apple blossom series, well done !.
She's finally opened now ! what a beautiful flower and picture

Nice dragonfly shot fdexclpl

Thanks Saf, nice to know you've been watching the story unfold, as it were.
I agree that the final flowering was well worth the wait.

Folks, it's been ridiculously hot the last three days, 26C (27 in some parts).
It may not seem much to some of you chaps, but it is to us here in the UK. Some 10C above norm for the time of year.
However, a cold front is moving in and the weather girl says to watch out for a ground frost tomorrow. Unbelievable!!

Sean, remember that spot you had picked out in the Buttercup Meadow.
Well, you're too late, squatters have moved in.

Squatters

46817

Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Sony 70-300mm G SSM
Exposure: 1/250th at f8 -0.7EV
Focal Length: 300mm (450mm equivelent)
ISO Speed: 200
Date: 02nd June 2009

Elisha
06-04-2009, 04:21 PM
Minolta 28-135mm @ F5
ISO 200
1/2000th

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v701/elishajesudason/CustomName002.jpg

fdexclpl
06-04-2009, 08:13 PM
Here's another try with the bees. I know, I know it's not a bee.
Sony A350 Minolta BBC@300mm f5.6 1/200 ISO-200
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3362/3597048058_e151143359_b.jpg

fdexclpl
06-04-2009, 08:15 PM
Elisha
I love that pic of the horses. The detail and the colors are just perfect. Did it require much PP?

Elisha
06-04-2009, 08:39 PM
Elisha
I love that pic of the horses. The detail and the colors are just perfect. Did it require much PP?

i did PP it quite a bit especially to lift the details off the shadows.
it was such a bright day and i exposed for the sky to keep it blue but that meant lots of dark shadows on the horses body.
i also tried the shot with flash and it washed away the colour and was not too pleasing.
so i PPed it to try to match the way i thought it looked like today!


btw what kind of bee is that? it looks awesome!

dr4gon
06-04-2009, 09:57 PM
Finally got a chance to get out today.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3377/3596726570_6667e30cbe_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr4gon/3596726570/)

Exif on flickr.

fdexclpl
06-05-2009, 05:50 PM
btw what kind of bee is that? it looks awesome!
It is a Yellow Jacket. They are pretty aggressive, especially in the fall.

Peekayoh
06-05-2009, 06:43 PM
Joining in with the first class Bee pics.
This is a Buff-Tailed Bumblebee and is pretty small (half an inch or so). You can tell she is a female Worker Bee by the angled antennae and the large ball of pollen attached to the back legs.
Not easy to get sharp because they shake about rapidly in amongst the stamens scattering pollen about, as you can see

BUFF TAILED BUMBLEBEE

46840

Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Minolta MD Macro 50mm f3.5
Exposure: 1/320th at f8 -1EV
Focal Length: 50mm (75mm equivelent)
ISO Speed: 200
Date: 02nd June 2009

sparkie1263
06-05-2009, 07:13 PM
Joining in with the first class Bee pics.
This is a Buff-Tailed Bumblebee and is pretty small (half an inch or so). You can tell she is a female Worker Bee by the angled antennae and the large ball of pollen attached to the back legs.
Not easy to get sharp because they shake about rapidly in amongst the stamens scattering pollen about, as you can see

BUFF TAILED BUMBLEBEE

46840

Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Minolta MD Macro 50mm f3.5
Exposure: 1/320th at f8 -1EV
Focal Length: 50mm (75mm equivelent)
ISO Speed: 200
Date: 02nd June 2009

Great image and ID info. All the other images are nice also.

Frank

Peekayoh
06-06-2009, 03:49 AM
Thanks Frank, you say the nicest things.

I have to confess though that the Bumblebee should be sharper and she is blending too much into the background.
In my defense, I have to say it's difficult to aquire manual focus and release the shutter at the required instant. It's impossible to predict the Bee's next movement (they wriggle incessantly).
Still, it's the best shot I could get in the time available. Maybe another day!

saf
06-06-2009, 05:26 AM
I think this is a hover fly. I wish it was a bit sharper and flower bud more in focus, any constructive criticism welcome !

Camera : A700
Exposure : 1/320 @f/9
ISO : 500
Lens : Sony 100mm macro

dr4gon
06-06-2009, 07:00 AM
Nice hover fly! The focus is hard to get especially on these little things. You'll get em next time! I always get so excited if after I get one and nail the focus like my last two bee pictures!

sparkie1263
06-06-2009, 08:42 AM
I think this is a Rose.


Frank

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/Sony%20A100/OrangeRose.jpg

Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: DSLR-A100
Image Date: 2009:06:02 10:13:07
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 300.0mm (35mm equivalent: 450mm)
Exposure Time: 0.0004 s (1/2500)
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO equiv: 400
White Balance: Auto
Metering Mode: Spot
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)

DWessel
06-06-2009, 10:12 AM
On the way back from Bakersfield, CA to Los Angeles, I stopped at the Fort Tajon state park for a photo respit. According to the park literature, this Fort was the first place in the US where the Cavalry used Camels!
46849
A900 w/ Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8
70mm @ f/11, 1/250sec, ISO 200

46850
Same settings.

SONYNUT
06-06-2009, 10:33 AM
stillwater mn

Peekayoh
06-06-2009, 06:42 PM
I think this is a hover fly. I wish it was a bit sharper and flower bud more in focus, any constructive criticism welcome !

OK Saf, seeing as you asked!

Depth Of Field (DOF) is the killer with Macro shots.

I'll take a punt and guess you were about a foot away from the subject which gives (at f9) a DOF of 0.09" but half of that will be in front of the focal plane and may not figure at all so the effective DOF may be as low as 0.045". (If you've cropped a bit it could be more, say 0.06".) When you consider that the Fly stands maybe 0.16" tall, you can see that some part of the insect will inevitably be OOF, to say nothing of the flower. Picking your focus point is crucial. If the darn thing will stand still long enough, picking a point partway down the body, say the wing root, will utilise the DOF this side of the focal plane and maximise what little DOF you have.

If you're willing to push the envelope ISO800 f16 1/160th would have almost doubled the DOF to 0.16" total (wow).

If you want the flower in focus as well, you have to cheat a bit. If you look at the Bumblebee I posted on the previous page I seem to have a greater DOF; I didn't. After the Bumblebee departed I refocussed and shot the flower on its own. I layered the two pics in PS and masked the OOF flower allowing the in focus flower to show through.

BTW, I never found AF to be much use for Macro work which is why I got rid of my AF Macro lens and went back to the MD Lens.

shoeytennis
06-06-2009, 09:37 PM
I just came back from a trip to chicago and it was quite the time. I was about to take a picture of this fountain and my buddy walked right into my picture and it acctually became one of my favorite shots. it really has alot of depth to it.

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/214/adsc01951.jpg (http://img14.imageshack.us/my.php?image=adsc01951.jpg)

Elisha
06-06-2009, 10:36 PM
i like BOOBIES!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3338/3601826307_61dce96532.jpg?v=0

Bup
06-07-2009, 09:17 AM
Nice scenery Dwessel- especially the exposure.

And well-composed boo- ..babyshot elish :) You do like your unsharp mask; it sets your pictures apart somewhat.

DWessel
06-07-2009, 10:09 AM
i like BOOBIES!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3338/3601826307_61dce96532.jpg?v=0

And Hockey :D. Great shot!

DWessel
06-07-2009, 10:39 AM
So, my spouse and I were sitting on the front patio having cocktails and our flag kept hitting the back of my head. I looked up and voila photo op. Nothing spectacular, just a different perspective.
46883
A900 w/ Sigma 28-90 D Macro @ 90mm macro, f/20, 1/200 sec., ISO-250.

SONYNUT
06-07-2009, 05:14 PM
well yaaaaaa.. what canadian doesn't..;-)



i like BOOBIES!

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3338/3601826307_61dce96532.jpg?v=0

shoeytennis
06-07-2009, 06:40 PM
Another one From Chicago
I love the lighting
Comments and criticism welcome
f9
iso 100
1/160


http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/4334/adsc01813.jpg (http://img14.imageshack.us/my.php?image=adsc01813.jpg)

seanhoxx
06-07-2009, 07:11 PM
Hey guys, back after a bit of a break, good to see things going well here! lots of good shots and good info. being exchanged. Peek those aren't squatters I'm paying those cows to stay there so no one else jumps my spot! 27*C this early near the mountains wow a long hot summer maybe, Family south of Belfast sya its been plenty hot also but they have had some rain, 'imagine that'. Shoey I think that was Don in the background by the fountain LOL! You were going to Chicago you hould have gave him a call or emailed him. Elisha the only thing you need to add to that photo is a beer! A Canadian dream beer, boobs and hockey......life is good LOL. Frank and Ryan lets have a contest I want to see which one of you can go the longest without taking a macro! Keep posting everyone, I'm going to go put some of my indoor low light high ISO no flash stuff up in a few minutes.

seanhoxx
06-07-2009, 07:16 PM
My daughter Morgan 'the blond' and her friend Olivia after graduation

dr4gon
06-07-2009, 09:26 PM
Oops, too late, I fail! From just now.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3308/3606241972_70eb79b540.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr4gon/3606241972/)

LOL, the baby sure is enjoying the view, I'm tempted to put some sort of caption on that lol.

Sean, congrats to your daughter. Did you happen to take this shot again? The focus is around Olivia's cords.

Elisha
06-07-2009, 09:49 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3323/3601859301_2f860bf73a.jpg?v=0

seanhoxx
06-07-2009, 09:58 PM
Yes I did Ryan 3 of them that one was to split the difference so to speak, I have 2 one with each face as a focus point.

dr4gon
06-07-2009, 10:02 PM
This wasn't also with the 70-200mm was it? lol... although it has a pretty thing DOF.

Since they are so close together (on the distance plane) F/4 or 5.6 would have been good enough for both eyes to be in focus.

seanhoxx
06-07-2009, 10:04 PM
Well my clock struck midnight so it's another day, and another picture. This is Morgan and Kayla -O from soccer and basketball. or I might call this fun with skin tones....or not.

saf
06-08-2009, 04:53 AM
OK Saf, seeing as you asked!

Depth Of Field (DOF) is the killer with Macro shots.

I'll take a punt and guess you were about a foot away from the subject which gives (at f9) a DOF of 0.09" but half of that will be in front of the focal plane and may not figure at all so the effective DOF may be as low as 0.045". (If you've cropped a bit it could be more, say 0.06".) When you consider that the Fly stands maybe 0.16" tall, you can see that some part of the insect will inevitably be OOF, to say nothing of the flower. Picking your focus point is crucial. If the darn thing will stand still long enough, picking a point partway down the body, say the wing root, will utilise the DOF this side of the focal plane and maximise what little DOF you have.

If you're willing to push the envelope ISO800 f16 1/160th would have almost doubled the DOF to 0.16" total (wow).

If you want the flower in focus as well, you have to cheat a bit. If you look at the Bumblebee I posted on the previous page I seem to have a greater DOF; I didn't. After the Bumblebee departed I refocussed and shot the flower on its own. I layered the two pics in PS and masked the OOF flower allowing the in focus flower to show through.

BTW, I never found AF to be much use for Macro work which is why I got rid of my AF Macro lens and went back to the MD Lens.

thanks for your suggestions & tip's Peekayoh - appreciate it.

joenmell
06-08-2009, 10:24 AM
I was just going to input my "first ever" POD. Then I looked at the file and it is 3.88 Meg. Way too big to post here. I am at work on my work computer and have no editing software on here. Anyone got a suggestion for a "good" editing software that is free that I can download and change the size of the pictures to post here? Joe (BTW, it is with the Kit lens)

Elisha
06-08-2009, 10:36 AM
don't worry about the file size. just upload it to photobucket or flickr and it will resize it for you and you can paste the link here.

joenmell
06-08-2009, 10:41 AM
don't worry about the file size. just upload it to photobucket or flickr and it will resize it for you and you can paste the link here.

Unfortunately, I work for the US Government. They have both of these websites blocked from our use.:( I will have to do it some other way, or wait until I get home.

seanhoxx
06-08-2009, 11:04 AM
LOL that damn govt.! what do you do if you want to say? I work for county / state government here in Ohio, I am lucky enough to have pretty wide open internet access with in reason of course!

joenmell
06-08-2009, 11:08 AM
I work for Space and Naval Warfare Command (SPAWAR). I install and maintain the classified networks onboard US Navy vessels. Lots of travel. More limitations than most.

shoeytennis
06-08-2009, 02:38 PM
LOL that damn govt.! what do you do if you want to say? I work for county / state government here in Ohio, I am lucky enough to have pretty wide open internet access with in reason of course!

ohio sucks

shoeytennis
06-08-2009, 02:45 PM
view from my hotel in chicago

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/2732/adsc01884.jpg (http://img197.imageshack.us/my.php?image=adsc01884.jpg)

joenmell
06-08-2009, 04:03 PM
Okey, here is my first input. Our Vizsla. Her name is Lillie.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/joenmell/3608172621/?eOrig=3608146339

DSLR A200 (set to auto with Kit lens)
focal length 50mm
f/5.6
exposure time: 1/80
metering mode: pattern

dr4gon
06-08-2009, 10:27 PM
crazy eyes!


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3372/3609023221_78b1ba7c6c_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr4gon/3609023221/)

Let me know what you think!

shoeytennis
06-09-2009, 11:44 AM
crazy eyes!


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3372/3609023221_78b1ba7c6c_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr4gon/3609023221/)

Let me know what you think!

It's cool but i dont like how the left center part of the plant is in focus when your trying to emphasize the small center.

dr4gon
06-09-2009, 01:21 PM
mmmm thanks, I really wasn't trying to emphasizing anything in particular. It was for this week's Macro Mondays group on flickr. The theme is "What is it?"

Elisha
06-09-2009, 01:48 PM
the colours are absolutely gorgeous!

Peekayoh
06-09-2009, 03:25 PM
Well, I'm stumped dr4gon! What is it?

dr4gon
06-09-2009, 03:31 PM
I don't know lol ... some sort of flower. I didn't think it would have this much color. It just looked orange/green to me!

I think it's these


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3135/2764931052_c32713ca76_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr4gon/2764931052/)

Peekayoh
06-09-2009, 04:15 PM
Well I can tell you, we don't have them here. Looks like it already lost some flowers and grew more.

The Bees just love these! When they open up, that is.

DOG ROSE (ROSA CANINA)

46940

Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Minolta MD Macro 50mm f3.5
Exposure: 1/40th at f11 -1.7EV
Focal Length: 50mm (75mm equivelent)
ISO Speed: 200
Date: 27th April 2009

fdexclpl
06-09-2009, 07:32 PM
A350 Minolta BBC@300mm f5.6 1250 ISO-200
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2458/3612767846_0638c51dda_b.jpg

shoeytennis
06-09-2009, 07:49 PM
http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/7095/adsc01684.jpg (http://img25.imageshack.us/my.php?image=adsc01684.jpg)

Peekayoh
06-10-2009, 04:32 AM
It's not easy to shoehorn a Mute Swan into the limited Dynamic range of the digital camera.

Elisha
06-10-2009, 06:35 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3351/3601855999_eda96207db.jpg?v=0

DonSchap
06-10-2009, 07:20 AM
Elisha, darn good-looking shot. A real eye-catcher, but it may be just a little over-exposed. The direct sunlight does require some tight control, that's for sure.

Elisha
06-10-2009, 12:05 PM
yeah it probably is over-exposed a little. my monitor is dying and pretty dim and i always have to remember to darken images that look just right cause they tend to look too bright or overexposed to others.
i forgot to check how this one looked on my laptop. willing to bet the lower petals are a little blown out.

Peekayoh
06-10-2009, 03:22 PM
Did I mention that the Bees love these!

DOG ROSE (ROSA CANINA)

46954

Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Minolta MD Macro 50mm f3.5
Exposure: 1/6th at f11 -1.7EV
Focal Length: 50mm (75mm equivelent)
ISO Speed: 200
Date: 27th April 2009

Elisha
06-10-2009, 03:35 PM
i don't see the bee Peek!

dr4gon
06-10-2009, 05:08 PM
Nice composition!

(think he's just pointing out that fact)

Peekayoh
06-10-2009, 05:17 PM
You can't see it? It's that dark monitor of yours, Elisha.

fdexclpl
06-10-2009, 08:12 PM
Here's my first try with my new camera. I finally took the plunge and bought an a700 and Tamron 17-50. I have to say this lens is excellent. Now I just need to get used to all of the new features of the a700.

a700 Tamron 17-50@50mm f4.5 1/80 ISO-200
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2451/3614948503_0cb7a34273_b.jpg

DonSchap
06-10-2009, 08:34 PM
I think he's got it! Good show!

Elisha
06-10-2009, 09:17 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3326/3602659670_813cd03b2e_b.jpg

DWessel
06-10-2009, 09:44 PM
Elisha, great flowers. Love the colors.

I just have this for the day. I've been meaning to photograph the Bradbury Building (think Blade Runner) for a long time. I was walking back to the office and decided to take a different route and voila, as I'm walking there it was. Good thing I brought the camera along.
46956
On this one, to get the wide angle I wanted I had to resort to the Sigma 28-90mm Ritz close out lens. :( Some day I'll have better quality wide angles.

Peekayoh
06-11-2009, 12:32 PM
Elisha, what are those flowers, they look great.

Here's a bigger pic of that Bee you couldn't see.

It's a solitary bee, most likely Andrena Scotica. The vast majority of bees are solitary, living out their lives as single bees, provisioning single nest cells, rather than working with many other bees to raise huge numbers of offspring in shared nests.

A SOLITARY BEE (ANDRENA SCOTICA)

46966

Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Minolta MD Macro 50mm f3.5
Exposure: 1/2500th at f3.5 -2.3EV
Focal Length: 50mm (75mm equivelent)
ISO Speed: 200
Date: 02nd June 2009

Elisha
06-11-2009, 01:13 PM
nice shot. no idea what those flowers are. saw them at the country market and they had a glow to them so took some shots!

fdexclpl
06-11-2009, 06:03 PM
Just my luck, I get a new camera and the weather turns crappy. Hopefully it will be a nice weekend.

a700 Tamron 17-50@50mm f4.5 1/250 ISO-200
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3593/3615767798_4493e4698b_b.jpg

DonSchap
06-11-2009, 06:05 PM
Hey, it's good luck ... :rolleyes:

This is straight out of the TAMRON SP AF 14mm f/2.8 Aspherical lens, with nothing but a minor crop on the right. That lens captures a lot of territory.


46969
A700 w/ SP AF 14mm f/2.8
@ f/8 - 1/60 sec. - ISO-400 - WB: Cloudy - Handheld - Dist: 8-in. - Spot Metering - Spot Focus


The color is perhaps the most striking aspect of it ... :)

bigw00dy
06-11-2009, 07:22 PM
No picture to add...I have been working like a dog. But I must say, all the recent submissions have been great!

Peekayoh...every shot is framable!

Thanks all for sharing.
Jeff

millz
06-11-2009, 07:32 PM
hey there whats goin on....get off my beach
http://www.flickr.com/photos/39414777@N08/3618480504/
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3349/3618480504_7077e633a5_m.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/39414777@N08/3618480504/

millz
06-11-2009, 07:39 PM
any flickr people out there can tell me how to post the pic please. normaly use photobucket but i cant get it to work

Bup
06-12-2009, 05:53 AM
The color is perhaps the most striking aspect of it ... :)

That lens appears quite capable, colour-wise :)

Still, that particular flower makes my eyes water a little, I would probably desaturate('unsaturate?') it just a bit. It could be this glossy screen though. Rrr, I think I may go into a black-white-and-greys period.

Edit. Millz- I clicked the 'all sizes' button (in the http://www.flickr.com/photos/39414777@N08/3618480504/ page) , then right-clicked the larger image and chose 'copy image address' . This might be usable in an tag, as such : [ img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3349/3618480504_7077e633a5_b.jpg[/img ] (without the spaces in the img tags) ->
[img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3349/3618480504_7077e633a5_b.jpg


(Millz picture obviously. Very nice, too :) And I see where you're coming from regarding flickr's vs photobucket's userfriendliness. It's a shame the same people who designed MySpace must have designed Photobucket)

Bup
06-12-2009, 07:26 AM
With Sigma 50mm. Don't know what kind, perhaps Mellicta?
Looks a little scruffy and unsaturated perhaps, but that's reality :)

Peekayoh
06-12-2009, 10:56 AM
bigwOOdy, thanks for the VOC.

I spotted these House Martins feeding their young up on a Electric Wire.
The young ones can fly but are not capable of feeding themselves.
The Parent birds would zip in to feed the chicks on the fly before zipping off again; it's all over in an instant.
Anyway, there is narrow DOF, plenty of motion blur and the pic is a massive crop. I almost didn't post it but in the end thought it worthwhile for the novelty value.

HOUSE MARTIN FEEDING A CHICK

46976

Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Sony 70-300mm G SSM
Exposure: 1/500th at f5.6 +1.0EV
Focal Length: 300mm (450mm equivelent)
ISO Speed: 200
Date: 11th June 2009

DonSchap
06-12-2009, 11:17 AM
Great capture, Peter! :D

Peekayoh
06-12-2009, 11:36 AM
Thanks Don; just wish I'd had the presence of mind to up the ISO.

Bup
06-12-2009, 02:50 PM
Thanks Don; just wish I'd had the presence of mind to up the ISO.


Out of curiosity, why?
Good brightness, good sharpness and motion blur. Perfect DOF. Wings look almost painted.

Elisha
06-12-2009, 02:56 PM
up the ISO either to freeze the motion or reduce the ISO so that the background can be a bit darker.

Peekayoh
06-12-2009, 04:17 PM
Out of curiosity, why?
Good brightness, good sharpness and motion blur. Perfect DOF. Wings look almost painted.

The Depth of Field is pretty small with the lens at full stretch.
If I'd doubled the ISO to 400 I could have stopped down to f8 for more DOF.
I didn't have enough thinking time.

HOUSE MARTIN FEEDING A CHICK

46981

Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Sony 70-300mm G SSM
Exposure: 1/400th at f5.6 +1.0EV
Focal Length: 300mm (450mm equivelent)
ISO Speed: 200
Date: 11th June 2009

fdexclpl
06-12-2009, 07:16 PM
This was taken in the middle of two bats fighting. They were rolling around on the ground taking bites out of each other. It was really bizarre.

Sony a700 Minolta BBC@250mm f/8 1/125 ISO-800
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3380/3621098352_8e4cb3a2ce_b.jpg

dr4gon
06-12-2009, 07:17 PM
WOW that's bloody!

shoeytennis
06-12-2009, 09:25 PM
http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/7661/adsc01823.jpg (http://img200.imageshack.us/i/adsc01823.jpg/)

Peekayoh
06-13-2009, 08:50 AM
Crikey! That thing is UGLY. The Bat, that is. Good job they usually stay in the dark..

Peekayoh
06-13-2009, 08:55 AM
Meet Martin Morgan, Salmon fisherman extrordinaire.
He's holding his Lave (pronounced Laavuh) Net which is hand made from Ash and Willow and the net is hand knitted polyester (can't get jute any more).
Tucked into his waders are his knocker and a cord for hanging Salmon on his back.

LAVE FISHERMAN

47008

Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Minolta AF 50mm f1.7
Exposure: 1/200th at f8
Focal Length: 50mm (75mm equivelent)
ISO Speed: 800
Date: 11th June 2009

DWessel
06-13-2009, 10:41 AM
47011
a900 w/ Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 @ 140mm, f/2.8, 1/160, ISO 250

I went back to the local community garden at dusk to photograph these flowers. They have a very interesting bluish purple color. Mid-day it looks more pale blue with a more lavendar purple. At dusk, the deeper blue and purple tones come out.

I'll post another tomorrow.

Peekayoh
06-13-2009, 05:30 PM
Nice! ___________

Dynamex
06-13-2009, 09:50 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3595/3623425317_59bdc8d5ba_b.jpg

Sony A200
Kit Lens

Elisha
06-13-2009, 10:08 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v701/elishajesudason/_DSC1514.jpg
70-300G @ F5.6 / ISO 320

DWessel
06-14-2009, 09:54 AM
Here's the other shot I said I would post. I'm no botanist, but I do believe this is an artichoke flower or of a related species.
47036

a900 w/ Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 140mm, f/2.8, 1/160sec, ISO-200
PS touch-up - remove unwanted dead leaf at bottom.

Peekayoh
06-14-2009, 02:42 PM
The area of the Severn Estuary off Black Rock has the second highest tidal range in the world and this enables the fishermen, at low tide, to wade out into the river. Martin fishes on the last of the outgoing tide but it still looks pretty risky to me; here he is wading out into the current. This guy probably needs the big balls to weigh himself down.


LAVE FISHERMAN WADING OUT

47059

Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Sony 70-300mm G SSM
Exposure: 1/250th at f11
Focal Length: 300mm (450mm equivelent)
ISO Speed: 200
Date: 11th June 2009

fdexclpl
06-14-2009, 07:20 PM
Sony A700 Minolta BBC@300mm f/8 1/2500 ISO-400
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3618/3626596115_cee2b9da33_b.jpg

Elisha
06-14-2009, 08:03 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v701/elishajesudason/_DSC1572.jpg

DWessel
06-14-2009, 08:20 PM
Great shot of the gull with the BBC!!!!

sparkie1263
06-14-2009, 09:01 PM
I was driving through the Everglades and seen all these vultures on the side of the road. I stopped the car about ten feet from them and they never even looked at me.

Frank

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/Florida/DeadAlligatorwithVultures.jpg

Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: DSLR-A100
Image Date: 2009:06:07 17:50:10
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 70.0mm (35mm equivalent: 105mm)
Exposure Time: 0.0080 s (1/125)
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO equiv: 400
Exposure Bias: 1.00
White Balance: Auto
Metering Mode: Spot
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)

sparkie1263
06-15-2009, 01:16 PM
Here is a pelican I seen waiting around the docks for a free meal.

Frank

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/Florida/Pelican-1.jpg

Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: DSLR-A100
Image Date: 2009:06:08 07:33:31
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 300.0mm (35mm equivalent: 450mm)
Exposure Time: 0.0013 s (1/800)
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO equiv: 400
Exposure Bias: 0.70
White Balance: Auto
Metering Mode: Spot
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)

fdexclpl
06-15-2009, 05:46 PM
Sony A700 Minolta BBC@300mm f/8 1/1250 ISO-400
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3401/3630859814_50f8c8f744_b.jpg

Peekayoh
06-15-2009, 06:11 PM
I was driving through the Everglades and seen all these vultures on the side of the road. I stopped the car about ten feet from them and they never even looked at me.

You didn't smell bad enough Frank. Try taking your shoes off!


fdexclpl, nice shots with the BBC.

Peekayoh
06-15-2009, 06:46 PM
Martin uses the net handle to feel his way acrosss the rocky terrain into the torrent.

LAVE FISHERMAN WADING OUT

47072

Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Sony 70-300mm G SSM
Exposure: 1/250th at f11
Focal Length: 300mm (450mm equivelent)
ISO Speed: 200
Date: 11th June 2009

DWessel
06-15-2009, 11:03 PM
Taken at the local dog park. My dog (shrunken as she is) is on the bottom left. Let's just say that when the dogs start tussling, 5.9 fps comes in handy. :D
47073
a900 w/ Tamron 70-200mm @ 150mm, f/5.6, 1/650sec, ISO 200
pattern metering, high speed 5.9 fps

Bup
06-16-2009, 10:01 AM
Taken at the local dog park. My dog (shrunken as she is) is on the bottom left. Let's just say that when the dogs start tussling, 5.9 fps comes in handy. :D
47073
a900 w/ Tamron 70-200mm @ 150mm, f/5.6, 1/650sec, ISO 200
pattern metering, high speed 5.9 fps

Very good dog-shot Dwessel; I like the 'gloom', it gives the image a certain feel.
Cool-lookign pelican Frank and great seagulls fdexclpl.

seanhoxx
06-16-2009, 04:56 PM
Go up in smoke, hey guys havent posted in awhile busy here with all kinds of stuff like Don is dealing with, and last week at work I walked into this. People continue to amaze me, this is a approx. 1 kilo of very nice bud. Laying on the coffee table in view from the doorway and through the window. So have been a little busy with this, I don't often bring my work here but I thought the photo was cool, and kind of funny in that "how did they catch me" kind of way. and sorry not the Sony my work camera a canon powershot......don't tell Rooz.

Peekayoh
06-16-2009, 05:01 PM
Amazing new combinations from the big M!

Peekayoh
06-16-2009, 05:04 PM
Lave net fishing is a tradition going back hundreds of years. Martin's Grandfather and his Grandfather before that fished this particular stretch of the Severn and Martin carries on the Tradition. Limited fishing quotas mean he can't make a living at it; HE DOES THIS FOR FUN!

SALMON FISHERMAN

47082

Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Sony 70-300mm G SSM
Exposure: 1/320th at f11
Focal Length: 300mm (450mm equivelent)
ISO Speed: 200
Date: 11th June 2009

fdexclpl
06-16-2009, 07:33 PM
Here is one of our neighbors cats. My daughter calls him "Tom". We watch a lot of Tom and Jerry together! Every grey cat that we see is "Tom".

Sony A700 Tamron 17-50@50mm f/2.8 1/25 ISO200
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3309/3630840442_e6e719348a_b.jpg

seanhoxx
06-16-2009, 08:06 PM
Thats a cool shot, I like the sharp features of the face and the softness around and behind Mr.Tom, and you have to wonder what is he looking at. Neat

shoeytennis
06-16-2009, 09:57 PM
I like cats haha

shot this one some filters the other day. i like it
http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/8141/abdsc02373.jpg (http://img25.imageshack.us/i/abdsc02373.jpg/)

sparkie1263
06-17-2009, 02:43 PM
Condo's on the bay in Naples Florida

Frank

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/Florida/BayfrontCondos.jpg

Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: DSLR-A100
Image Date: 2009:06:11 13:08:56
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 70.0mm (35mm equivalent: 105mm)
Exposure Time: 0.0008 s (1/1250)
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO equiv: 200
Exposure Bias: -1.30
White Balance: Auto
Metering Mode: Spot
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)

fdexclpl
06-17-2009, 07:40 PM
Here's one from a few weeks ago. It is my daughter and niece. It's not much as a photograph but I really like it.

A350 Minolta 35-105@80mm f/7.1 1/400 ISO400
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3648/3582938003_db4c5b3290_b.jpg

Peekayoh
06-18-2009, 02:50 AM
This would have been a cool shot if the bench on the right wasn't there.

Frank, did you push the saturation on the Condo pic and which lens did you use? You've got four covering that focal length.

sparkie1263
06-18-2009, 05:45 AM
Yes I did push the saturation up. What does you've got four mean?? I used the kit lens.

Frank

DWessel
06-18-2009, 07:42 AM
Nothing special, just experimenting with nighttime images. I shot this one through the office window, hand held but braced with SSS on. Didn't have the tripod with me. I like how the lights of cross traffic overlap.
47159
A900 w/ Ritz Close out lens. Raw to .jpg
30mm, f/5.6, 15sec., ISO-200

dr4gon
06-18-2009, 12:27 PM
Yes I did push the saturation up. What does you've got four mean?? I used the kit lens.

Frank

He was saying you have four different lenses listed that covered that focal length of 70mm. ;)

Peekayoh
06-18-2009, 02:51 PM
Nothing special, just experimenting with nighttime images. I shot this one through the office window, hand held but braced with SSS on. Didn't have the tripod with me. I like how the lights of cross traffic overlap.
47159
A900 w/ Ritz Close out lens. Raw to .jpg
30mm, f/5.6, 15sec., ISO-200

15 secs may be a bit special.

Peekayoh
06-18-2009, 02:56 PM
Beautiful day today (well yesterday). Got my feet up, something cool to drink and all I can see to photograph is the back garden.

COPHILL GARDEN

47160

Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Minolta Rokkor-W 21mm
Exposure: 1/160th at f8
Focal Length: 21mm (31mm equivelent)
ISO Speed: 200
Date: 16th June 2009

and some Roses..

47161

Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
Lens: Minolta Rokkor-W 21mm
Exposure: 1/320th at f8
Focal Length: 21mm (31mm equivelent)
ISO Speed: 200
Date: 16th June 2009

fdexclpl
06-18-2009, 04:29 PM
A700 Tamron 17-50@50mm f/7.1 1/5000 ISO200
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3383/3639104023_4170329969_b.jpg

shoeytennis
06-19-2009, 09:53 AM
You guys take photography to serious sometimes.............
a300
tamron 17-50 at 17

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/7254/adsc02494.jpg (http://img193.imageshack.us/i/adsc02494.jpg/)

joenmell
06-19-2009, 12:46 PM
Is that Garlic that I smell? This looks like one of my kids self photo's. Thanks for a little levity.

Peekayoh
06-19-2009, 12:57 PM
So, friend of Shrek, eh!

47172

Elisha
06-20-2009, 05:39 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v701/elishajesudason/_DSC1568.jpg

sparkie1263
06-20-2009, 08:23 PM
Magnolia trees are all over the place in Florida. Very few trees still had flowers on them. The few in my mothers yard didn't have any. So I was on a mission to find a tree with some flowers.

Frank


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3357/3639165288_749d402be1.jpg

seanhoxx
06-20-2009, 10:27 PM
LOL Shoey I don't take photography to seriously, but I ahve been known to take seriously bad photos!! And again nice work on the flowers guys, sugar magnolia maybe? just another sunshine daydream.

shoeytennis
06-21-2009, 10:26 AM
fine i'll post something real lol, you guys bore me ;). one of my hephews
http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/8633/adsc02438.jpg (http://img26.imageshack.us/i/adsc02438.jpg/)

Elisha
06-21-2009, 11:12 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v701/elishajesudason/_DSC1560.jpg

DWessel
06-21-2009, 12:57 PM
Curious to know what everyone thinks is going on with this photo?
47194

fdexclpl
06-21-2009, 01:08 PM
A700 Tamron 17-50@50mm f/9 1/400 ISO-200

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3231/3648035324_5685478648_b.jpg

fdexclpl
06-21-2009, 01:09 PM
Curious to know what everyone thinks is going on with this photo?
47194
I see a dog behind some drapes.

seanhoxx
06-22-2009, 11:49 AM
Darrin, is that one of those ghost dogs? LOL a neat pic.

Peekayoh
06-22-2009, 12:41 PM
Snoop Dog.

fdexclpl
06-22-2009, 07:43 PM
I can't believe he stayed still for that long. This was in a playground at the local park.

A700 Minolta BBC@300mm f/6.3 1/30 ISO-200
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3648/3652703044_53e9a7498d_b.jpg

sparkie1263
06-22-2009, 07:53 PM
I can't believe he stayed still for that long. This was in a playground at the local park.

A700 Minolta BBC@300mm f/6.3 1/30 ISO-200
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3648/3652703044_53e9a7498d_b.jpg

Great capture. Nice sharp image.

Frank

DWessel
06-22-2009, 08:59 PM
Darrin, is that one of those ghost dogs? LOL a neat pic.

Ghost dog? Snoop dog? Could be. Dog, yes. But, more and more I'm becoming convinced my dog is actually a cat it disguise.

We were staying at a hotel in San Francisco this weekend. Our dog ... er, cat .... decided to take advantage of the sun coming in through the window like cats do. So, while Frank pointed out the obvious answer ... the jury is still out on whether it truly is a "dog."

shoeytennis
06-22-2009, 11:07 PM
Shot this while riding my bike and using my leg as a tripod haha

http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/2040/adsc02610.jpg (http://img14.imageshack.us/i/adsc02610.jpg/)

Elisha
06-22-2009, 11:34 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v701/elishajesudason/_DSC1726.jpg

Elisha
06-23-2009, 11:40 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v701/elishajesudason/_DSC1908.jpg

DWessel
06-24-2009, 08:56 AM
47250
A900 w/ Sigma 28-90mm D Macro
90mm Macro, f/6.3, 1/40sec, ISO-160, CPL

DWessel
06-25-2009, 07:46 AM
47259
a900 w/ Sigma 28-90 D Macro
90mm macro, f/8 +.3step, 1/1250sec, ISO-100

Elisha
06-25-2009, 12:25 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3575/3656518930_043916d842_b.jpg

70-300G / (1/125) / f5.6 / 70mm / ISO 400

sparkie1263
06-25-2009, 04:49 PM
Shasta Daisy from the front yard.

http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/Sony%20A100/ShastaDaisy.jpg

Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: DSLR-A100
Image Date: 2009:06:23 08:27:01
Flash Used: No
Focal Length: 180.0mm (35mm equivalent: 270mm)
Exposure Time: 0.0025 s (1/400)
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO equiv: 400
Exposure Bias: 0.70
White Balance: Auto
Metering Mode: Spot
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)


Frank

Elisha
06-25-2009, 05:21 PM
since it is a little slow here, i'll use Don's quota...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3641/3655724989_dd2ef3e872_b.jpg

fdexclpl
06-25-2009, 08:34 PM
since it is a little slow here, i'll use Don's quota...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3641/3655724989_dd2ef3e872_b.jpg
I am so impressed with your pictures. You really capture the moment.

fdexclpl
06-25-2009, 08:57 PM
Here's one of my first pictures with my new Minolta 28-135.

a700 Minolta 28-135@28mm f/4.5 1/2500 ISO-200
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2460/3661783760_1a1d56575f_b.jpg

Elisha
06-25-2009, 09:10 PM
I am so impressed with your pictures. You really capture the moment.

i learned something important from one of the videos i watched of a pro talking about digital images......i believe he said that you have to pick the best 10 keepers out of 200 that you take.

and i have recently started following that advice.....lol so i don't worry about the non keepers anymore.

i used to always think i sucked cause i only got about 5-10% keepers that i would consider keeping but now after i hear it from a pro's mouth i don't feel bad anymore.

i had one of these moments when i heard that....
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3045/3577182333_3f1bb2f59a.jpg?v=0

and everything began to become clear to me!

but that doesn't stop me from trying to salvage a crappy pic now and then....LOL!