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Picture of The Week (POTW) 438 Jan. 8-21
Posted By: smf, 01-15-2017, 02:48 PM

Welcome to another round of Picture of the Week (POTW).

POTW is a great spot to show off six or fewer shots you take or are editing within the thread's date range. In other words, you can post your shots from this week AND last week.

Please:

consider including in your post any special circumstances or tips on technique or equipment which might be interesting to others.

identify your camera and lens if that information is easily available to you.

And please invite other Pentaxians to join us.

Some rules:
1) No theme, just post your favorite pix
2) Six or fewer images per person per thread to prevent thread bloat
3) Any Pentax, Ricoh 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. If the thread doesn't start, please contact bluestringer, Moderator, via PM.

Here are the records of previous POTW thread 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, 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, 270 mecrox, 271 mecrox, 272 Paleo Pete, 273 Paleo Pete, 274 geomez, 275 geomez, 276 geomez, 277 mecrox, 278 mecrox, 279 mecrox, 280 Noelcmn, 281 Noelcmn, 282 Noelcmn, 283 Noelcmn, 284 Noelcmn, 285Alkazalsir, 286 StephenHampshire, 287 StephenHampshire, 288 wolfiegirl, 289 Bucfan1234, 290 nosliwmit, 291 wolfiegirl, 292 wolfegirl, 293 ramseybuckeye, 294 ramseybuckeye, 295 josh-fuggle, 296 mattb123, 297 jcdoss, 298 jcdoss, 299 Papa Lazarou, 300 Bucfan1234, 301 Bucfan1234, 302-noelcmn, 303-noelcmn, 304-noelcmn, 305-noelcmn, 306 noelcmn, 307-atupdate, 308-atupdate, 309 mecrox, 310 mecrox, 311 mecrox, 312 Papa Lazarou, 313 Papa Lazarou, 314 lukulele, 315 lukulele, 316 cif, 317 cif, 318 mecrox, 319 mecrox, 320 pentaximus, 321 pentaximus, 322 pentaximus 323 pentaximus 324 StephenHampshire, 325 StephenHampshire, 326 Jessesdad, 327 Catscradle, 328 Catscradle, 329 Catscradle, 330 Catscradle, 331 Imatginarium, 332 Imatginarium 333 Imatginarium 334 Imatginarium 335 Imatginarium 336 Imatginarium 337 Imatginarium 338 Imatginarium 339 Imatginarium 340 Imatginarium, 341 phoenixvision, 342 dave kitson, 343 Wolfeye, 344 Noelpolar, 345 Noelpolar, 346 K David, 347 K David, 348 Hattifnatt, 349 Hattifnatt, 350 TimPGH, 351 TimPGH, 352 Glenn5995, 353-Simon_199, 354-Noelcmn, 355 noelcmn, 356 noelcmn, 357 noelcmn, 358 noelcmn, 359 noelcmn, 360 ramseybuckeye, 361 ramsbuckeye, 362 Flugelbinder, 363 K David, 364 K David, 365 K David, 366 K David, 367 K David, 368 Hattifnatt, 369 Hattifnatt, 370 Hattifnatt, 371 Hattifnatt, 372 SointulArt, 373 mecrox, 374 mecrox, 375 mecrox, 376 mecrox, 377 reeftool, 378 reeftool, 379 reeftool, 380 K David, 381 K David, 382 K David, 383 K David, 384 K David, 385 K David, 386 K David, 387 K David, 388 K David, 389 K David, 390 smf 391 smf 392 smf 393 smf 394 smf 395 smf 396 smf 397 smf 398 smf 399 smf 400 smf 401 smf 402 smf 403 smf 404 smf 405 smf 406 smf,407 ramseybuckeye, 408 ramseybuckeye, 409 stubyles, 410 stubyles, 411 stubyles, 412-423 SD_Bob, 424-427 dave kitson 428-438 smf

A naturalist identified the European starling on the right as an adult non-breeding and the one on the left as a transitional (changing from non to breeding plumage).
The image was captured through the glass of a sliding door with a Pentax K-S2 and smc Pentax-F 1:4.5-5.6 100-300mm at ISO 1000, 1/400, f/6.3.


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Last edited by smf; 01-15-2017 at 04:43 PM. Reason: fix typo
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01-15-2017, 09:49 PM   #2
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I posted some from last week and this week.
Pentax K 100 D Super,lens SMC F 300,f/8 1/15 ISO 400, f/8 1/800 ISO 400, f/8 1/200 ISO 400 robin with K-5

dove




black bird




siskin



robin

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Red flowering gum tree during summer in Western Australia
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01-16-2017, 06:59 AM   #4
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Early experimentation

first attempts at using the HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW at the Topeka Zoological Park. These Scarlet Macaws were in the Tropical Rain Forest Exhibit

[these photos, cropped a little differently, previously posted in:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/122-lens-clubs/294721-post-your-hd-pentax...#ixzz4VvvOsD00 ]

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The second photo is a little misleading, they weren't fighting, they were grooming each other.

shooting from the elevated platform into the upper tree limbs.

K 3 + HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW hand held, elbow braced against body,

sun through window of rain forest lit birds from the upper left of the photos.

photo # 1:

Focal Length 450.0mm (35mm equivalent: 675mm)
Exposure Time 1/500s (0.0020)
Aperture F/5.6

Photo # 2:

Focal Length 450.0mm (35mm equivalent: 675mm)
Exposure Time 1/320s (0.0031)
Aperture F/5.6

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Ice block thrown on frozen canal in Copenhagen

Pentax K5 w/ Tamron 17-50mm
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This winter has been just terribly grey and dreary here in Michigan. Yesterday the sun actually came out and I took a walk downtown on the river. I took the K3 and a few lenses. I recently purchased a HD 16-85 so I gave it a workout. The main reason I decided on getting the 16-85 was for the 16-18mm range so most of my shots were in that range.

16mm f5.6 ISO100


16mm f6.3 ISO100


At the other end, 85mm f5.6 ISO100.


13mm f5.6 ISO100 4s


Having some fun with the DA*50-135.
90mm f3.2 ISO400 1/80s


135mm f3.5 ISO400 1/80's

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Thanks for hosting again

Pretty foul weather all this week, but you can always rely on a robin.....


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Snow has dominated my world lately. Crested Butte got over 100 inches in 11 days.
K-1 & D FA 15-30


We got less here 1000 Ft. lower but it was still a lot!


I'm able to ski stuff that often doesn't have enough snow.
I shot this using interval mode and balancing the camera on a signpost.
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I'm shooting skiing with my K-3 and 16-50 because I managed to lose my K-S2 and 18-135 in the snow at the ski area over the weekend. It fell into the snow and just disappeared into all that powder. I'm hoping it gets found but I suspect I will never see it again. Had some good shots on it too. Dang!

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No time for pictures in the moment so here is just one. There are some birds further up - this must attract a cat:




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[can I post more than one entry??? in total number I am within the limit on # of photos]

images also posted to the HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW thread

I love the big cats, especially the eyes.

just got these photos of the male lion and one of the Sumatran Tiger Cubs out at the Topeka Zoological Park this afternoon, was experimenting hand holding my K 3 + HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW.

first photo, a true snap shot as I entered the fake kopje the lion was up next to the glass window and starting to walk away, only had time to bring camera up to the eye and press the shutter without bracing.:

Focal Length 150.0mm (35mm equivalent: 225mm)
Exposure Time 1/200s (0.0050)
Aperture F/4.5
close focus

2nd photo: had time to set up shot and brace as tiger was at the far end of the enclosure and not moving.

Focal Length 450.0mm (35mm equivalent: 675mm)
Exposure Time 1/400s (0.0025)
Aperture F/5.6
distant focus
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote
[can I post more than one entry??? in total number I am within the limit on # of photos]

images also posted to the HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW thread

I love the big cats, especially the eyes.

just got these photos of the male lion and one of the Sumatran Tiger Cubs out at the Topeka Zoological Park this afternoon, was experimenting hand holding my K 3 + HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW.

first photo, a true snap shot as I entered the fake kopje the lion was up next to the glass window and starting to walk away, only had time to bring camera up to the eye and press the shutter without bracing.:

Focal Length 150.0mm (35mm equivalent: 225mm)
Exposure Time 1/200s (0.0050)
Aperture F/4.5
close focus

2nd photo: had time to set up shot and brace as tiger was at the far end of the enclosure and not moving.

Focal Length 450.0mm (35mm equivalent: 675mm)
Exposure Time 1/400s (0.0025)
Aperture F/5.6
distant focus
The rules were followed. Number of images did not exceed the maximum.
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Foggy morning around Sale Creek, TN

I took these photos last Saturday near my home in Sale, Creek, TN. There was a nice fog that had rolled in from the night before. All three were taken with a Pentax K-1 and a DA 35mm lens.
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A few images from the last week.

















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Keeping the Aga warm on a miserable day

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Trip to the Trossachs!

Took this on a recent trip to the Trossachs xposted on Reddit:

Pentax K3ii, f8, ISO 100, 10 Seconds.
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