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POTW #270 - 09 June through 23 June 2013
Posted By: mecrox, 06-16-2013, 02:34 AM

Welcome to another round of Picture of the Week. This is edition #270 covering 09 June through 23 June 2013.

POTW is a great spot to show off any shots you take in the upcoming week, or last week that you haven't processed until now. In other words, you can post your shots from this week AND last week.

Same rules:

1) No theme, just post your favorite pix.
2) 5 or less images per post just so the thread doesn't get too big.
3) Any Pentax or Samsung camera, film or digital.

The current host will invite a new host via Private Message (PM). If possible, the new thread will be linked to the previous one and the new thread will start between Noon EDT and 5PM EDT on Sunday. If the thread doesn't start, please contact bluestringer, Moderator via PM.

Here are the records of previous POTW threads:

1 Peter Zack, 2 Eaglerapids, 3 rmtagg, 4 Peter Zack, 5 daacon, 6 Bramela, 7 mtnbearhug, 8 dantuyhoa, 9 gawan,10 roentarre, 11 daacon, 12 Kris, 13 mtnbearhug, 14 SCGushue, 15 daacon, 16 maxwell1295, 17 dantuyhoa, 18 daacon, 19 maxwell1295, 19(2) daacon, 20 Bramela, 21 Syb, 22 maxwell1295, 23 maxwell1295, 24 dantuyhoa, 25 Gawan, 26 Peter Zack, 27 borno, 28 daacon, 29 gawan, 30 Damn Brit, 31 maxwell1295, 32 maxwell1295, 33 dantuyhoa, 34 daacon, 35 Peter Zack, 36 Damn Brit, 37 Borno, 38 Kevint, 39 Peter Zack, 40 Timbo13, 41 daacon, 42 daacon, 43 gawan, 44 dantuyhoa, 45 daacon, 46 Rense, 47 daacon, 48 Rense, 49 borno, 50 Rense, 51 daacon, 52 Peter Zack, 53 Peter Zack, 54 dadipentax, 55 David Whiteley, 56 planedriver, 57 daacon,58 Bramela, 59 daacon, 60 gawan, 61 virgilr, 62 daacon, 63 RickL, 64 Peter Zack, 65 Peter Zack, 66 Causey, 67 daacon, 68 Bramela, 69 georgeweb, 70 daacon,71 seacapt, 72 daacon, 73 AOski, 74 Rense, 75 eccs19, 76 daacon, 77 xs400, 78 daacon, 79 Bramela, 80 Borno, 81 legacyb4, 82 daacon, 83 gawan, 84 Rense, 85 Peter Zack, 86 davef, 87 davef, 88 xjjohnno, 89 Bramela, 90 Peter Zack, 91 daacon, 92 stevebrot, 93 reeftool, 94 jezza323, 95 oldschool, 96 Iris, 97 Rense, 98 planedriver, 99 xs400, 100 Peter Zack, 101 Netuser, 102 Photolady, 103 Tamia, 104 Irishwhite, 105 Ramseybuckeye, 106 xjjohnno, 107 Bumbibop, 108 JeffJS, 109 Tpeace, 110 Nomad, 111 Photolady, 112 rparmar, 113 Peter Zack, 114 casil403, 115 Tamia , 116 JeffJS, 117 bbluesman, 118 Clou, 119 ruggiex, 120 Jimbow007, 121 jmschrie, 122 VaughnA , 123 pop4, 124 casil403, 125 woof, 126 twitch, 127 stevebrot, 128 ohce, 129 jmschrei, 130 photolady, 131 photolady, 132 bbluesman, 133 rparmar, 134 reeftool, 135 reeftool, 136 Oldschool, 137 xjjohonno, 138 KarenH , 139 Rense, 140 daacon, 141 Tamia, 142 JeffJS, 143 bbluesman, 144 fotaki, 145 fotaki, 146 Woof, 147 Bramela, 148 Bramela, 149 Tamia, 150 Nomad, 151 Clou, 152 drugal, 153 rparmar, 154 Nomad, 155 jmschrei, 156 noelcmn, 157 noelcmn, 158 rwfarnell, 159 ramseybuckeye, 160 christophleipzig, 161 JeremytheIndian, 162 SpecialK, 163 emetcalf, 164 emetcalf, 165 stevebrot, 166 rparmar, 167 Mattt, 168 JeffJS, 169 jmschrei, 170 fotaki, 171 xs400, 172 TOUGEFC, 173 TOUGEFC, 174 Warped, 175 MaryAD, 176 Davidw0815, 177 baro-nite, 178 baro-nite, 179 pentaximus, 180 lukulele, 181 lukulele, 182 rob 1234, 183 lukulele, 184 lukulele, 185 pentaximus, 186 ramseybuckeye, 187 ramseybuckeye, 188 StDevious, 189 Free Soul, 190 Clou, 191 brvnara, 192 pentaximus, 193 Noelcmn, 194 Noelcmn 195 GmcarsMAN, 196 jmschreii,197 wolfiegirl, 198 xjjohnno, 199 Arn , 200 Peter Zack, 201 bluestringer, 202 cif, 203 Rollsup, 204 noelcm, 205 Davidw0815, 206 Davidw0815, 207 cif, 208 ramseybuckeye, 209 paulh, 210 Oldschool, 211 SpecialK, 212 mecrox, 213 pentaximus, 215 bramela, 216 jmschrei, 217 Exandr, 218 Noelcmn, 219 Noelcmn, 220 sergiu, 221 sergiu, 222 sergiu, 223 sergiu, 224 sergiu, 225 sergiu, 226 sergiu, 227 sergiu, 228 Davidw08, 229 reeftool, 230 reeftool, 231 cif, 232 mecrox, 233 mecrox, 234 glennbp, 235 glennbp, 236 pentaximus, 237 pentaximus, 238 pentaximus,239 Paul, 240 Nick Nero, 241 Arnold, 242 Arnold, 243 Arnold, 244 Arnold, 245 Nick Nero, 246 ramseybuckeye, 247 ramseybuckeye, 248 Douge, 249 Douge 250 Douge, 251 Dr Orloff, 252 lukulele, 253 lukulele, 254 nosliwmit, 255 nosliwmit, 256 nosliwmit, 257 casil403, 258 casil403, 259 Davidw0815, 260 Davidw0815, 261 ruggiex, 262 ruggiex, 263 mecrox, 264 pentaximus, 265 pentaximus, 266 SpecialK, 267 SpecialK, 268 filoxophy, 269 mecrox

Hi folks, I hope you have a great week wherever you live and are able to share with us the world through your eyes.

A busy week for me but no shortage of chillin' down in the centre of town here:


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06-16-2013, 03:30 AM - 2 Likes   #2
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Many thanks for rehosting mecrox!

wolfiepup tried out some pancake this morning, she takes her job as taste tester very seriously..



and from a couple of days ago. i love this shot. the look on her face... i need a loveheart emoticon.



she's sitting in her ikea high chair that we got in sydney last week, in our rush though i forgot to grab the tray. she doesn't seem to mind so much though



taken on the k-01 and sigma 17-70. am really happy with this lens!
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Thanks for hosting Mecrox!

I've been absent here for a few weeks... This morning I went to a traveling spay/neuter clinic in a town called Arraijan just west of the Panama Canal. There were probably more than 100 dogs and cats being neutered in a very efficient assembly-line process. Lots of kids and pets--hard not to get any keepers with that combination! These were all taken with my K-5. The operating table was with my 15mm Ltd and the others with my Pentax-F 50mm f1.4. Some pretty awful cloning in the operating table and girl w/dog photos (don't look too closely). I had to erase the leg of the girl's mom from her picture. Wish I'd gotten focus on both dog and girl...
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She's as adorable as ever, @wolfiegirl. There's a huge Ikea an hour from here, so vast it's very easy to get lost in it.

Wow, that is some dedication, @nosliwmit. It's real documentary photography, esp. in the second shot which shows it how it is. The mutt in the first shot is looking a little worried to my eye, but then the puppy in the final picture is just so cute. I haven't seen the cloning, honest.

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Good of you to host again Mecrox.
Here is a Fuji 400 picture, with a Retina 1b. (No range finder or light meter on this model)
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Good of you to host again Mecrox.

Here is are a couple I shot around campus the last couple of days. All three shot with the K-2000.
The Moon was shot with the Opteka 650-1300mm using a "Blanket" tripod on the hood of the car. Not real happy with the quality of the shot but it is the best moon shot I've gotten yet. Can't wait for a full moon to try it out again maybe at a couple of different focal lengths.

The other two were shot with the Pentax 50-200mm lens.
The reflection of the fountain in the glass is what I was trying for. Need to work on the composition of it but did manage to get the reflection.

The cloud formation I happened to come across. Looked like a llama to me.

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Thanks for hosting again, mecrox.

This guy was moving pretty fast from flower to flower.



A common theme...







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Here are my favourite shots from last week; On the streets of Melbourne with my K-5 and my new DA70mm Ltd.

















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there is wildlife in Canada's Arctic
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Good to see your shot, @arnold. Those old film colours, so atmospheric. I should have kept my old film-era SLR (a Nikon FE2), whatever it had was magic.

Thanks for your shots, @Alkazalsir. I've no experience at all of trying to photography the moon. Your shot looks pretty good to me, blanket or no. I mean, you can see craters et al. I Googled to see what the Opteka was - what a mighty beast indeed.

Beautiful colours and DOF in @SpecialK's cool set and equally rich colours in @Eberbachl's set too from Melbourne. Wowee, I must get out more and try some night photography, it always looks so atmospheric especially imho in your great shot of the tram, so many colours in that.

Those are amazing captures, @Spezialize. I've never been anywhere like that myself. I hope you had or are having an amazing time. It's a lovely animal and must have been pretty trusting to allow you to come close. Cute, really, and full of rich colours. I saw a clip on TV here the other night which showed a golden eagle chasing a mountain hare, similarly coloured and mid moult, they said. The eagle was much faster than the hare but the hare could turn on a sixpence and jinked away just in time, leaving the eagle to crash land and no dinner. So the match is pretty even.

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@nosliwmitz - wow, the photo of the surgeries with the tongue lolling out... my two are pound dogs and also got neutered. it's a bit confronting seeing it done, even if it's on other dogs! i'm amazed they let you in to document!

QuoteOriginally posted by mecrox Quote
She's as adorable as ever, @wolfiegirl. There's a huge Ikea an hour from here, so vast it's very easy to get lost in it.
Thanks mecrox Yes, I had to ask directions in order to find the high chair. The map was useles..

@SpecialK
- love the bokeh on your shot! bright and dreamy!

@Spezialize
- That is sooo cool!!!!

In the theme of wildlife, this is what we saw out the window this morning. Sorry about the quality. Had to shoot through the window, as I was worried if I walked outside they'd skadaddle. My editing skills aren't up to scratch this morning and I don't have the time/patience to fix it atm as I have a full day in town today.




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Mecrox, Thanks. The Opteka is a beast. Not the best lens as far as clarity and all. Kind of hard to focus too, but it was "free" so I won't complain. (You get what you pay for).

Spezialize, What a pretty bunny. Love the artic hare, and yours looks like he was posing for you.

Wolfie, the little one is very cute. I miss those cute years. My three are getting older (4, 6 and 10) and while still cute, they don't have as many of those "cute" shots anymore.
Also love the wildlife shots. Love shooting wildlife. Get some of the most interesting opportunities.

Special K. Great "strings" shots. The colors are very vibrant.

Eberbachi, Melbourne looks like a fun place. Lots of great night life. Things are kind of dead around here after dark.

Nosliwmit, First doggie looks a little worried. suppose he got wind of what was in store?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Alkazalsir Quote
Wolfie, the little one is very cute. I miss those cute years. My three are getting older (4, 6 and 10) and while still cute, they don't have as many of those "cute" shots anymore. Also love the wildlife shots. Love shooting wildlife. Get some of the most interesting opportunities.
Thanks Alkazalsir. I know what you mean. We're soaking up the cuteness as much as we can. Nothing brings strangers to you like a newborn/baby. Went to wolfieboy's work today and they all cooed and ahhed over her, and fought to hold her. I was standing there thinking, gee.... bet they don't do the same if I brought her in when she's 5...
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Thanks for hosting mecrox.

A couple of mine from the past few days.

Went to Oklahoma a couple of days ago, watched a female Scissor Tailed Flycatcher scolding me...taken with K30 and Vivitar 200mm M42



Finally had to go back to the trailer and grab the 50mm, because I eventually found her nest. She wasn't around but I kept hearing a chirp..sounded just like her and I followed the sound until I finally located the nest, the youngsters were chirping...I thought she was hiding somewhere still scolding me...SMC Pentax A 50mm



Another one shot with the A 50mm, couldn't pass up this dragonfly. It sat there while I went inside and swapped lenses, then let me get a foot away to grab a few shots. Flew away and landed back on the clothespin 3 or 4 times too...

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On Saturday and Sunday I attended a photo-shoot at Didcot Railway Centre, home of the Great Western Society. Star of the show was King class 6023 King Edward II resplendent in BR blue! Shooting started at 17:00 and went through to 01:00, then started again at 04:30.

Here are some of my efforts:
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King Edward at Sunset | Flickr - Photo Sharing!



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Preparing the King | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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