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Lens: 300 mm Camera: K20D Photo Location: A Very Wet Backyard ISO: 800 Shutter Speed: 1/60s Aperture: F5.8 
Posted By: Sailor, 04-18-2010, 04:10 PM

An unhappy hibiscus (??).

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04-18-2010, 04:11 PM   #2
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This makes me sad. Kind of reminds me of the scene from the old Disney movie The Brave Little Toaster (have you ever seen it?) where the Toaster runs away from a flower, and looks back and it's dead and wilting. This flower kind of gives me the same feeling too.
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Hi Jer--very nice capture--love the colors.I'm in the middle of getting some bird shots together that i shot yesterday.Hope to have them posted within the hour.--Capt Zap
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This is a very goof photo. I really like the color and depth of field you use in it. It is a sad photo as someone mentioned, but it is just part of life haha. Everything has a beginning and an end.

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This makes me sad. Kind of reminds me of the scene from the old Disney movie The Brave Little Toaster (have you ever seen it?) where the Toaster runs away from a flower, and looks back and it's dead and wilting. This flower kind of gives me the same feeling too.
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This is a very goof photo. I really like the color and depth of field you use in it. It is a sad photo as someone mentioned, but it is just part of life haha. Everything has a beginning and an end.
Thanks guys - good luck in your tireless quest for a K-x.

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Hi Jer--very nice capture--love the colors.I'm in the middle of getting some bird shots together that i shot yesterday.Hope to have them posted within the hour.--Capt Zap
Thanks, Skipper. BTW, my wife and daughter (who is running the Marathon tomorrow on Patriot's Day) are in Boston now - my wife is complaining about the uncivilized cold for April after flying out of balmy Texas yesterday. No big deal - they're having a ball, even so.

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Jer: It's great to take a new approach to the ever-popular flower shot. Poor unhappy hibiscus!

On a technical note the focus doesn't seem to be quite there and the background bokeh distracts me. (What lens is this?) But I love the wet dirt in front. It sets the scene.

jct: Brave Little Toaster! Ha! haven't heard anyone reference that in a while.
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Well seen and taken. Most would ignore it.

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Jer: It's great to take a new approach to the ever-popular flower shot. Poor unhappy hibiscus!

On a technical note the focus doesn't seem to be quite there and the background bokeh distracts me. (What lens is this?) But I love the wet dirt in front. It sets the scene.

jct: Brave Little Toaster! Ha! haven't heard anyone reference that in a while.
Hey thanks, Robin. This shot is a bit soft, for sure. It was taken from about 12 ft away (while under a porch) with my DA 55-300: sources of softness probably are a shallow DOF with a poorly defined focal point; softness wide open (f/5.8) and relatively slow shutter speed (1/60) for a hand held 300mm shot from a shakey old geezer like me. I would normally have used one of my DA Limiteds for a shot like this, but I didn't want step out into the rain; also, I was too lazy to set up a tripod for a steadier, stopped-down shot at lower ISO.

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Well seen and taken. Most would ignore it.
Thanks. I'm sure it's not most folks' cup of tea.

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nice 'eye' for composition jer... it's an interesting perspective, well done... dave m
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Nice one Jer. I like it.
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nice 'eye' for composition jer... it's an interesting perspective, well done... dave m
Hey, Dave - I appreciate it, buddy.

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Nice one Jer. I like it.
Thanks much, Susan.

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