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Potw #6
Posted By: Bramela, 04-13-2008, 01:16 AM

Hi, it seems I am hosting this weeks POTW from "Down Under"
POTW #6. 6th to 20th April.
Looking at Dave's #5 you all supported with some really great shots.
Lets all come up with some equally good material for this weeks.

Here's the link to the First POTW #1 to get an idea of how it works

The rules are simple:
1) No theme just your favourite stuff.
2) lets keep it to about 4-6 images just so the thread doesn't get too big each week
3) Any Pentax camera is fine, film, P&S, DSLR (or Samsung DSLR)
4) Runs for 7 days April 6th to April 13th
5)Enter anything you shot last week or this current week until the thread closes.

Next Sunday I'll pick a host for the next week from the entries.

Here's my shots to start, taken this morning, a very foggy morning with a great deal of dew.

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04-13-2008, 05:30 AM   #2
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Dolphin following me at work

Working in Tasman Sea off New Zealand in the South Pacific last week.
Lots of dolphins came to check out the boat.
Rugged K100D perfect for my work on sea and land.

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04-13-2008, 05:52 AM   #3
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Some Random Stuff

Nice opening Bruce ! Here are few from yesterday

With the upcoming Summer Olympics in China these year (no political comments please) seems our ducks are practicing their Synchronized Swimming

Here is a fine Canadian Goose who can't believe that 'Frozen Water' they have been walking on the last several weeks is starting to 'thin out’!

And what would a walk about be wthout a few Fisheye Shots ! My Dog seeing if this rock is worthy of making his mark

And here was one of my companions for most of that evening. I bought a second K10D body just before Christmas last year as my original one was in for repair and there was no guarentee it would be back for our Mexico Trip in Feb. The full intention was to sell it once mine came back - however that has not happened and the longer I keep it the less likely it is going to happen! Anyway I digress I present a fisheye look at the Bigma and Monopod

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04-13-2008, 06:01 AM   #4
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I would guess that thes two would be my favorites for the week.

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We are off to a fast start this week!.

Ed looks like more tasty treats from the 180. I've spent too much on glass this year! Add another to the list. Both are nice but that first one is stunning. beautiful colour.

Dave is out fishing again. The first shot is fun and I like the almost 'timid' looking goose. There seems to be a huge flock this year around here as well. I'm going to face the 'keep or sell' choice soon myself. Already have a *istD and that's a permanent keeper since it does TTL flash (ringlight macros and flash wedding work). But will the K10D get any work with a 20 in the barn.

Garth, you and Ed are tied for the $30 billion prize up for grabs this week. Excellent stuff. Love the colour and the moment of action captured.

Bruce (rule 4 conflicts with the earlier posted dates). The flower shot is beautiful. Like the sun/fog image as well. Very moody but you're one of the 'flower guys' here for sure. You'd punch me if I said that to you in a bar.
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Here are a couple from the past week......
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Garth - what an incredible capture - Dolphins in the wild !

Ed - Love the last one that spider looks huge and sharp and we get a good feel for how small he really is.

Gpaual - I like the second one - it has a Jurassic Park feel

Me - well haha I love'em all
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Here's one from Saturday morning...

And one from last week at lunch break. I really have to revisit this tree for some close-focus on that gnarled bark...

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Good to see so many awesome shots so early.
Garth : what a great capture. Dolphins(Porpoises to us Aussies) are so fast, you have captured the shot exceptionally well.

Dave, : some nice shots there. Well done! Is that shot of your Bigma? You must be very pleased with it to make it your subject. (OOPS! just noticed it IS your Bigma)

Ed : Couple of nice flowers shots Dianthus and Daffodil. Do you move on to 'E' flowers next?

Gpaul : I have always been very partial to shots of old farm buildings. So much character. Nice shot that.

Woof : Beautiful pansy shot. Nice macro work. The water drops (almost mandatory) make the shot, IMHO.

Great start people, keep them coming for the week.
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QuoteOriginally posted by daacon Quote
[...]Anyway I digress I present a fisheye look at the Bigma and Monopod
LOL, that twisted Bigma is scary
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Wow Ed... that little spidy on the flower is supurb!
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My Best Tom Lusk Impersonation

Here are a few more from the walkabout on Saturday. I have to admit I am very pleased with these ones. All taken with the Bigma and a CPL.

Muskrat (I think ?)

Some more Geese Shots


This one the focus is a little off but I like the reflection

Whish there something other than Geese to capture haha.

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Got these 3 shots in my backyard practicing my handheld macro technique.

The first 2 shots are from my apple tree. The third shot is from a shrub - I have no idea what kind of shrub it it. All shots used K100D, Pentax-F 35-70mm, and +3 close focus filter.

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im guess this would be the potw for me santa monica pier

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Dave, I really like that beaver shot. a great capture. Then again, I might never see one in my lifetime.( now hear that it is a muskrat, not a beaver!) Wrong!!

Frank, those close ups are certainly sharp. I always thought that close up filters were not as good as a dedicated macro lens, but heres the proof. I'm wrong again

Magicxman : certainly looks like you had a very relaxing weekend. Well done!

Keep them coming folks, its not the quality that counts just the interest in your best photos of the last week. We all like to see them and enjoy with you.

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