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POTW # 18 6/29/08 to 7/13/08
Posted By: daacon, 07-07-2008, 06:54 AM

I am out of town (country actually) later this week but it is pretty simple to start the thread .....I may not be able to comment as much but enjoy folks ....

Feel free to post any topic you enjoy that was photographed between June 29th and July 13th.

Rules as before:
1) No theme just your favorite stuff.
2) Let's keep it to about 4-6 images per post 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 <Sunday Date> to <Sunday Date>
5) Enter anything you shot last week or this current week until the thread closes.

Previous hosts: 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

Here are a couple from me ... with my Dog I think his look tells it all ( the sun was comming through the window areas are blown out I know , but it is the eyes I am after)

Hey Jack (that is his name need to get his attention first ...)


We are going to take some pictures of you for the POTW thread whadda think about that ?


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07-09-2008, 02:03 PM   #16
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Some great shots, this series.Particularly like your series, Robin.
That shot of the child on the sand, brilliant composure, think it is the best thus far.
Well done to all!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Bramela Quote
Particularly like your series, Robin. That shot of the child on the sand, brilliant composure, think it is the best thus far.
Wow, thanks!
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I don't normally do bugs, but these things were all over the place. Shot with FA50 and Bower 2X AF TC...



07-10-2008, 04:50 AM   #19
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I've got two so far. Both posted elsewhere in the "lonely lenses club" thread over in the lens forum, but I'm pleased with them so I'll post them here too. Both shots taken on 7/8/08
Henry Moore sculpture, taken early morningish with the lawn sprinkler going in the background. Taken with the Pentax A 35-105 F3.5 and the K10D


Flower macro, and no, I don't know what kind of flower. If anyone knows I'd be grateful, it was unlabeled at NYBG. K10D again but with the Pentax FA 20-35 F4.0


NaCl(that second shot makes me want to blink and rub my eyes)H2O

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Hey Max, those are japanese beetles, voracious little critters, what they can do to a rose blossom you don't want to know. One of the worst chores I had as a kid was picking the damn things off my dad's roses and other flowers.

NaCl(thanks for the (unfond) memories! )H2O
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Gawan, I love that first photo. The second one is more 3D, but the inclusion of the kids makes the first one special. Thanks!

NaCl(kids and bubbles! what could be a better combination? )H2O
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QuoteOriginally posted by NaClH2O Quote
Hey Max, those are japanese beetles, voracious little critters, what they can do to a rose blossom you don't want to know. One of the worst chores I had as a kid was picking the damn things off my dad's roses and other flowers.
Pretty though, aren't they?
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Liked this shot I took yesterday so much I figured I'd post it in here too.



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Rosemary- Love the lollypop portrait well done !

Bruce - nice bird series I am envious of the colorful feathered friends you have come visit.

Rollsup - I think you are right sometimes mistakes are artitstic

rparmar - what beautiful country side - my wifes family is from Ireland - high on my list of places to visit. I love the angle and colors on #3 great shot

Alan - nice bug series not bad at all for 50mm

Salty - nice to see ya join the POTW thread. Like the sculpture but that second shot is very 3D. Ouch tack sharp.

Moggman - nice looking canine there - good shot.

As usauly a great variety from some great photographers. Carry on folks a few days left yet
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Thanks, Dave....I plan on using the FA50/2X TC combo again. This time I'll add a 20mm extension tube so I can focus a little closer. The 2 pics above a pretty healthy crops. The Bower TC degrades the image a bit, but not as badly as I thought it would.
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Here are some serious crops of brids in flight which I still find "challenging" Not the best photo's but all I had on at the time was the DA* 50-135

The great Prairie Pelican haha still kills me to see these sea birds here ....






And here is one k100d and Dantuyhoa it's enough to make ya cry

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QuoteOriginally posted by daacon Quote
what beautiful country side - my wifes family is from Ireland - high on my list of places to visit. I love the angle and colors on #3 great shot
If you like the outdoors at all, Ireland is wonderful. Stay clear of the cities and close to the coast for a profusion of landscapes any one of which would be worth a visit. Pictures cannot capture the crisp air and unspoilt beauty. Very few sites are "developed" for tourism, though it is starting to happen now (for example, car park at Cliffs of Moher charging 8 euros). I know only the west and south but know that I could spend the rest of my life and not explore their possibilities.
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Carriage Hill Metro Park

I don't post to this thread very often but I have a short series I took at a local working historical farm (1898) this past Sunday. They hosted an old fashion 4th of July day for the kids which included...

A working blacksmith shop....



farm animals...





and old fashion entertainment for the kids....




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Just got this one a few hours Ago

Great spot to view Osprey. Manasquan Reservoir Howell, NJ
Taken about 30 Minutes Before Sunset (Golden Hour)


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Some really top contributions this week.

Dave: like your series of birds in flight. A very difficult subject well handled.

Tim : Think that blacksmith shot is a very good shot.

I have been very busy this week, and its been very cold, actually snowed on the mountains just near here (doesnt happen that often and it dont last long).
Freezing wind, so havent ventured out much!
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