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  1. #2361
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    Welcome back and thank you for taking the time to get this shot. I had heard Mercury was also up there, this time. It has a relatively short 88-day revolution, as it heaves and sweats out its interior around the Sun and makes timing a little tricky.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
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    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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  2. #2362
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    Thanks, Don.
    Yeh, Mercury was visible for a couple of weeks before the 5th April, so gone now.
    Weather precluded any shots when I had an opportunity.

  3. #2363
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    That's a nice image Peek.
    Canon EOS 7D

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  4. #2364
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    Just before ...

    I was out tromping around the prairie along side the Des Plaines River, when I heard one coming from the right ... another from the left ... resulting in this rather fun picture on the "bridge of conflict" ... the moment before ...

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    and moment of ...

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    NON IMPACT!



    Guess you had to be there. They were on separate tracks, obviously, otherwise I would have had thousands of images and tons of scrap metal.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 04-17-2010 at 07:26 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  5. #2365
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    Dude you have dust on your sensor!
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  6. #2366
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    Yep. that was a bit of dust, but it is now gone! I did a bit of lens changing out in the field ... and it must have shook loose. Could also be a small bug, too. Who knows? I checked the sensor ... gave it a "rocket blast" with my Giottos. Whatever, it is gone.

    Thanks for noticing.
    Last edited by DonSchap; 04-17-2010 at 07:18 PM.
    Don Schap - BFA, Digital Photography
    A Photographer Is Forever
    Look, I did not create the optical laws of the Universe ... I simply learned to deal with them.
    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

    flickr & Sdi

  7. #2367
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonSchap View Post
    ... clip... otherwise I would have had thousands of images and tons of scrap metal.
    and BIG BUCKS!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elisha82 View Post
    That's a nice image Peek.
    Thanks, Elisha.
    It's often surprising when the simplest of images turn out to be the best, or maybe not.

  9. #2369
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    Continuing with the "simple" theme, here's a typical

    UMBRIAN HILLTOP VILLAGE

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    Camera: Sony DSLR-A700
    Lens: Minolta 28-135mm f4/4.5
    Exposure: 1/800th at f11 (+0.3EV)
    Focal Length: 55mm (82mm equivelent)
    ISO Speed: 800
    13th April 2010

  10. #2370
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peekayoh View Post
    and BIG BUCKS!!

    and homeland security wondering what you were doing there at the time..lol

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