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Nature shots with DA*55 and 18-135 WR
Posted By: loco, 09-12-2012, 06:21 PM

Nature can be awesome. Unfortunately, my limited abilities might not convey the actual beauty I saw. Here are some recent shots of nature just being ... natural.
(Apologies to the selective color haters, but I like how the spider turned out.)

Thanks very much for looking, hope you like these.

DA*55 @ f/10



DA*55 @ f/10



18-135 WR @ f/5.6, 135mm



18-135 WR @f/5.6, 135mm



18-135 WR @ f/5.6, 135mm


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09-13-2012, 05:16 AM   #16
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Just beautiful Lori, as usual. SOOooOOOOOoooo. Sharp.

Thanks for showing us.

cmohr
Thank you so much! I am very pleased that you like them!


QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
Gorgeous shots loco! The colors of the morning glory from the 18-135 are fantastic.
Thank you, crewl1! I have found the 18-135 to be a much better lens than I expected.


QuoteOriginally posted by eaglem Quote
Well done Lori, I love those sunray streaming shots and the others are great as well.
Many thanks, EM!

QuoteOriginally posted by paulh Quote
hmm..."limited abilities" ? I don't think so! Beautiful work & you're getting great results with that 18-135!
You are too kind, Paul! I appreciate your kind words!

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I have been following your progress and this is the last time ever to use the limited abilities line. Unlimited ability is the new theme with photos like these Lori, love them all and post more often please. Bob
Very nice of you to say, Bob! I am happy you have seen some progress!

QuoteOriginally posted by eachaglimpse Quote
Hi Loco, very nice photos! How do you do the effect for #5? Is that a Photoshop black and white layer with a spot erased?
Thank you so much for commenting! I actually used Silver Efex Pro 2 for #5. But you can do it in Photoshop or Lightroom easily enough, I suppose. I am not into Photoshop so I can't advise on that. I am glad you like them!

QuoteOriginally posted by Cee Cee Quote
wonderful shots loco, a great advert for the 18-135, hmmmm....
Many thanks, Cee Cee!!

QuoteOriginally posted by Den Quote
Great images, all of them!
Thank you for looking and taking the time to comment, Den!

QuoteOriginally posted by GeoJerry Quote
3 and 5 are world beaters. Frame 'em and put 'em on your wall.
Thank you very much, GeoJerry! That makes me feel good!

QuoteOriginally posted by FruitLooPs Quote
Loco you are a great ambassador for Pentax & the K-30, skilled hands indeed!

I'm envious of that 18-135mm WR really great for a zoom, not even a *
Many thanks, FruitLooPs! You have provided much inspiration with your K-30 and I'm happy you like my photos!

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A very pleasing to view series Lori.----charliezap
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Absolutely wonderful shots Lori. Those last two blew me away but I like all of them. The sun's rays are just perfect.
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You really did convey the beauty that you saw Lori! Your series is wonderful to view. The first with the rays of sunlight is special and a difficult image to pull off... great job! The spider is totally amazing... perfect in every way. I really enjoyed the others as well... Morning Glories make wonderful subjects and I like your framing. Thank you so much for sharing

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Wonderful pictures. I especially like the morning glory and the spider. I agree with others in that you have far from limited abilities.
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A very pleasing to view series Lori.----charliezap
Thanks very much, Charlie!

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Absolutely wonderful shots Lori. Those last two blew me away but I like all of them. The sun's rays are just perfect.
Thank you so much, Susan!! I am glad you liked them!

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You really did convey the beauty that you saw Lori! Your series is wonderful to view. The first with the rays of sunlight is special and a difficult image to pull off... great job! The spider is totally amazing... perfect in every way. I really enjoyed the others as well... Morning Glories make wonderful subjects and I like your framing. Thank you so much for sharing
I really appreciate your comments, Tess! Thanks so much for your kind words!

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Wonderful pictures. I especially like the morning glory and the spider. I agree with others in that you have far from limited abilities.
That's very kind of you to say, civano!! Thanks!
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The sun ray shots are just fantastic - I find these kind of shots very difficult to capture exactly what you are seeing - you certainly did that here!

The 3 with the 18-135 are great - I didn't realize this lens was capable of that kind of sharpness - of course it is always more the operator than the lens.

I really enjoyed the set - thanks for sharing!
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The sun ray shots are just fantastic - I find these kind of shots very difficult to capture exactly what you are seeing - you certainly did that here!

The 3 with the 18-135 are great - I didn't realize this lens was capable of that kind of sharpness - of course it is always more the operator than the lens.

I really enjoyed the set - thanks for sharing!
So glad you like them! The 18-135 has surprised me as I really wasn't expecting a whole lot. I got it for the WR and the versatility. I had been wanted a replacement kit lens for ages. But it's a good lens, certainly sharp enough in most cases. It does have some bad distortion at the wide end, but otherwise, I can't find much fault.

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Wow Lori those sun rays are stunning ! And I think the selective color works really well on the spider shot as there is not much color in the web.
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Really good, the colors are excellent, the images are life-like.
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Wow Lori those sun rays are stunning ! And I think the selective color works really well on the spider shot as there is not much color in the web.
Thank you so much, Dave! I am glad no one has lambasted me over the selective coloring!

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Really good, the colors are excellent, the images are life-like.
Thank you for looking and for these kind words! Glad you like them!
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