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07-27-2008, 11:35 AM   #121
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QuoteOriginally posted by 8540tomg Quote
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Stop this punishment Mike.

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A terribly bad joke, yes - but someone had to do it!

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Not that bad Mike. Took the K 200 2.5 up the road on my walk today. Here'
s a couple:

My novice attempt at bokeh



Meeting on the log (cropped)



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K Club - Down the Road with the K 135 3.5

Hi all,

Same walk today. Down the same road with a different lens on the K10. Here's what I saw:







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Hi all,

Continued my “On the Road” series with the K 300 today. Here’s s a few of the things that caught my eye:







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Tom - that first one, WOW!!! I've been trying to get something like that for a while now, never have succeeded and here you go, making an AWESOME photo like that! Truly inspirational
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Same walk up Beaver Creek Road- everday something new in the ditch. Pentax K 300 f4 was the lens this afternoon. First signs of fall?





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K 300 goes birding

Been trying to get a shot of one of these guys all summer. I think it's an American Goldfinch if I read my Field Guide to Birds East of the Rockies correctly. It's not a great shot but the best so far. These fellows don't sit still for long. Don't they know I'm focusing manually?



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I think it's an American Goldfinch if I read my Field Guide to Birds East of the Rockies correctly.
Another bird lover, eh?

I'm no expert on birds by a mile, but I do like the little critters.

I believe that Ravens are about 27 inches long, crows about 17, and Jackdaws about 13 inches, and are members of the Corvidae family, along with Blue Jays. That's about the extent of my ornithological prowess.

Here's a site you might like, 8540tomg, as well as everyone else.
bird songs

Click on the picture of the bird for a quick song or click on the bird's name for more songs and other info.

Enjoy.

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Thanks for the link to the bird site Mike. The bird song confirmed that I identified the correct species. I'm not sure I fall into the category of bird lover but they are fascinating creatures. I tend to think of them as one of the most difficult photographic subjects at least for myself. They are small (for the most part), they like to hide in branches and don't sit still for more than a moment. Add to the mix I am trying to capture an image with a manual focus 300mm lens with no A setting. If I ever get a great shot of one of these finches it will be a near miracle.

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QuoteOriginally posted by 8540tomg Quote
Thanks for the link to the bird site Mike. The bird song confirmed that I identified the correct species. I'm not sure I fall into the category of bird lover but they are fascinating creatures. I tend to think of them as one of the most difficult photographic subjects at least for myself. They are small (for the most part), they like to hide in branches and don't sit still for more than a moment. Add to the mix I am trying to capture an image with a manual focus 300mm lens with no A setting. If I ever get a great shot of one of these finches it will be a near miracle.

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Glad you liked it, Tom.

By the way, the host of this site is a professor of mathematics!

So I guess that means bird lovers are smart people.

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K10D + 200mm f4.0 (f8, 1/125s)

Edit: hmmm...this came out much smaller than it should have, I wonder what gives?
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K10D + 200mm f4.0 (f8, 1/125s)

Edit: hmmm...this came out much smaller than it should have, I wonder what gives?
Boucicaut, what size settings did you use when you uploaded this photo?

I use photobucket, and whenever I uplpoad a photo, there's a choice of size settings. I forget what they are at the moment, but I usually use the largest one.

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Boucicaut, what size settings did you use when you uploaded this photo?

I use photobucket, and whenever I uplpoad a photo, there's a choice of size settings. I forget what they are at the moment, but I usually use the largest one.

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Mike, I can't verify because I'm at a different computer.
It's possible that the size exceeded the limit here but shouldn't it default to max of 800 in that case?

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Mike, I can't verify because I'm at a different computer.
It's possible that the size exceeded the limit here but shouldn't it default to max of 800 in that case?

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I'm not sure.

I just checked at photobucket, and unless I reduce the size, I believe the default upload size is 1024 x 768 for a 17 inch screen.

Then, as they get smaller, the upload size choices are:

800 x 600 - for a 15 inch screen.
640 x 480 - large
320 x 240 - medium
150 x 120 - small
100 x 75 -- tiny

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Pentax-K 30mm f/2.8 shots

Wow- so cool to have a place to post and discuss these great lenses!

I picked up K 30mm f/2.8 along with an M 28mm f/3.5 for a whole 75.00 this spring- just sold the 28mm for 95.00 on Ebay, so I'm laughing all the way!

I'm learning how to use this lens for focusing. Since I haven't replaced my focus screen with a decent split or anything, and the focus confirm in my K100D super can lie, I'm trying to trust my eyes more than the focus confirmation.

This and my M 50mm f/1.7 are my favorite indoor natural light lenses- love that with the 30mm, you can get really decent sharp shots with a decent "in-focus" area when wide open at 2.8. The 50mm tends to have a really tight aperture slice, so when shooting subjects that I want to keep the OOF area "deeper", I love the 30mm K!

Anyways, here's some shots: various apertures, I know that most of my indoor shots are at 2.8. All are in camera jpeg with a tiny bit of PP in Lightroom- mostly exposure tweaks, a bit of warm-up in the white balance.













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