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03-09-2017, 12:24 PM   #24871
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you could walk a hell of long way looking for shade in august

With all the trees gone a problem arose. Out on a tractor, not a tree or building in sight, nature calls and you absolutely must relieve yourself very quickly. No place for privacy. What do you do? Toss your hat high in the air, and all the neighbors turn their backs for a bit.

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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
With all the trees gone a problem arose. Out on a tractor, not a tree or building in sight, nature calls and you absolutely must relieve yourself very quickly. No place for privacy. What do you do? Toss your hat high in the air, and all the neighbors turn their backs for a bit.
one of the misconceptions about the plains is that they are flat
when they are it is magnificent curve of the earth stuff
more often they are cut by draws and canyons

it was seventeen miles from the county line to where the road ended and there were no crossroads just lanes back to the homeplaces
it mostly ran through a valley that was a mile to two miles wide
five working farms and ranches were on it
each household averaged six people
so thirty people for about twenty five square miles?

whenever you unzipped and got your plumbing arranged and pointed downwind...someone would appear
it would make a guy damn flinchy

i did work with a gentleman who'd spent most of his career on a line crew
I knew he was whizzing but couldn't figure out the mechanics of it

"kid, you just p*** down the shovel handle"

I got my own shovel and avoided puddles whenever I worked with him for the next two years
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I saw a Red Winged Blackbird today, but couldn't snap an image, but when I got how from my walk 6 wild turkeys were up around the bird feeders.

K-1 and DA* 60-250.


K-3 and Tamron SP AF 300 2.8 with HD DA 1.4 TC. I opened the kitchen window and leaned the 300 on the window frame.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Ducatigaz Quote
A few from today.K-5/FA*600mmF4ED[IF]/Eckla window mount
The owls are great, the Yellowhammer(s?) spectacular - even brighter than I remember them!
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The owls are great, the Yellowhammer(s?) spectacular - even brighter than I remember them!
I find the K-5 can struggle with bright yellows sometimes.

A lot of the symbols have worn off the K-5 now and some paint.

I will have to replace it eventually
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I find the K-5 can struggle with bright yellows sometimes.

A lot of the symbols have worn off the K-5 now and some paint.

I will have to replace it eventually
Interesting. I found the K100d struggled with yellows at the golden hour. Would just overwhelm the picture to the extent of ugliness, not the desired warm glow.

Is it similar sensor tech?

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K-1 and DFA 150-450.... New Holland Honeyeater kindfully doing it's rule of thirds pose for me.

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"How's my kids?" - White Collared Kingfisher checking the chicks
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So many great posts - so little time to comment
Another great post.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tim60 Quote
Interesting. I found the K100d struggled with yellows at the golden hour. Would just overwhelm the picture to the extent of ugliness, not the desired warm glow.

Is it similar sensor tech?
Yeah. The issue with yellow and red seems inherent in most Bayer sensors. Nikon tames it a bit by default, but Pentax doesn't seem to. Most of the time the blown-out yellow and red channels can be rescued in the RAW converter, but if I can I'll underexpose a bit to give more latitude.
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Junco junction

We had about 4" of snow today, and about a dozen juncos and other sparrows decided to spend most of the day roosting in a trio of small trees 20-30 ft outside of my kitchen window. So, as the snow slacked off and the sun eventually came out, I opened the window and took snaps.

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I'm no backyard birder (or am I?), but this was pretty fun!

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Gang Of Three

A cross post, more from "HM The Queen" (SMC Pentax 500mm F4.5).

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QuoteOriginally posted by luftfluss Quote
We had about 4" of snow today, and about a dozen juncos and other sparrows decided to spend most of the day roosting in a trio of trees 20-30 ft outside of my kitchen window. So, as the snow slacked off and the sun eventually came out, I opened the window and took snaps.

A400/5.6 + A 1.4x-L

I'm no backyard birder, but this was pretty fun!
luftfluss, where those shot with a tripod or handheld?
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