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Picture of the Week (POTW) # 473 - 3 October to 16 October 2017
Posted By: rjbrett, 10-10-2017, 05:47 AM

Welcome to Picture of the Week (POTW) for the week ending 16 October 2017. It’s my pleasure to host this week, and thanks again to Eva for hosting last week.

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After a warm dry winter and dusty start to spring we’ve had a couple of days rain here in Brisbane, and I’ve been out photographing some of the local street trees in flower.

The first 3 shots here are of a Silky Oak, the largest of our grevilleas, in flower. They’re often used for street or garden plantings and can put on a spectacular show. The wide shot was taken with a Cosina Cosinon 24mm f2.8 at about f 8 or f11, and the flower close ups with a Cosina Cosinon 135mm f3.5 at about f11. I was particularly pleased with the first close up as it was handheld with the camera above my head (the lowest flowers were about 10 or more feet off the ground) and the shutter speed was 1/50 sec. The second was a more mundane 1/160 second. I’ve never had the steadiest hands but have been reading up on how best to hold the camera steady after Alamo500 talked about doing this for some very nice night-time cityscapes a few weeks back.

The Jacaranda is another popular and showy street tree here, but is originally from central America and Mexico. Again the wide shot was taken with the Cosina 24mm, and the flowers the 135mm. The native lilly is also often used in public landscaping and gardens, and this shot was taken using a Cosina Cosinon 50mm f2 at about f8 with a Kenko +2 AC close up filter.

All these were taken on my K5.













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thanks for hosting rjbrett


all photos taken Oct 7, 2019 at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha Nebraska

using my K 3 + HD Pentax-D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW

hand held, natural light

the loudest species of bird I have ever encountered.

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Cheetahs seem fast to me, even when frozen by the picture or just laying around

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using F2.8 and the distance between the fence and the cheetahs, the fence disappears


Overshadowing time itself

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shot from the " Sky Safari "

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Thx rjbrett for hosting this week.
Nuthach.
Photos are taken with K-5 and lens smc F 300 f/ 4.5 on a foggy/cloudy morning.
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Thanks for hosting rhbrett. Lovely images so far, so colorful! A contribution from me.

Very misty morning on Sunday past.










Street art in the neighborhood


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Thanks very much for hosting, rjbrett; and thanks to all who post here.

I would welcome identification of the insect having 12 spots on its back.

The images were captured with handheld Pentax K-S2 and smc Pentax-M Macro 1:4 100mm. (I love that lens!)

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QuoteOriginally posted by smf Quote
Thanks very much for hosting, rjbrett; and thanks to all who post here.

I would welcome identification of the insect having 12 spots on its back.

The images were captured with handheld Pentax K-S2 and smc Pentax-M Macro 1:4 100mm. (I love that lens!)

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It's simiar to that
spotted cucumber beetle - Diabrotica undecimpunctata howardi B
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Good detective work Eva! - sounds "spot on" (ha ha). Were you hand holding that 300mm? - if I read the specs right it's nearly 1kg? - always wondered what a Nuthach looks like. That's pretty vivid color in those leaves SMF!

Aslyfox will be hosting the next round of Picture of the Week, and will start the new thread later today - it's still early morning here in Australia. I'll close off here and post a link when it is up and running.

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A few with the K1 from 12/10 and 13/10
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QuoteOriginally posted by rjbrett Quote
Good detective work Eva! - sounds "spot on" (ha ha). Were you hand holding that 300mm? - if I read the specs right it's nearly 1kg? - always wondered what a Nuthach looks like. That's pretty vivid color in those leaves SMF!

Aslyfox will be hosting the next round of Picture of the Week, and will start the new thread later today - it's still early morning here in Australia. I'll close off here and post a link when it is up and running.

Richard
as requested, I started up the new thread

you can find it here [ I hope ]

Picture of the Week (POTW) # 474 - 17 October to 24 October 2017 - PentaxForums.com

feel free to start immediately, if not sooner
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Thank you again everyone for contributing to what's been another colorful and enjoyable week of photos. Please post further pics to the new Picture of the Week thread for the dates 17 - 24/10/17 at the address given by Aslyfox above.

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QuoteOriginally posted by rjbrett Quote
Good detective work Eva! - sounds "spot on" (ha ha). Were you hand holding that 300mm? - if I read the specs right it's nearly 1kg? - always wondered what a Nuthach looks like. That's pretty vivid color in those leaves SMF!

Aslyfox will be hosting the next round of Picture of the Week, and will start the new thread later today - it's still early morning here in Australia. I'll close off here and post a link when it is up and running.

Richard

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