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Picture of the Week (POTW) # 474 - 17 October to 24 October 2017
Posted By: Aslyfox, 10-16-2017, 02:15 PM

Welcome to Picture of the Week (POTW) for the week ending 24 October 2017. It’s my pleasure to host this week, and thanks again to rjbrett for hosting last week.

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.

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my starting photos are all from zoos: Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha Nebraska, Kansas City Zoo in Kansas City, Missouri and Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center in Topeka Kansas

Camera: K 3 - all hand held, natural light

various lenses as noted

1, 2 - HD PENTAX-D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 ED DC AW no obstruction

3, 4, 5 - HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW 3 - photographed through the glass window of the enclosure, 4 photographed through the netting of the enclosure, 5 no obstruction

6 - HD PENTAX-DA 16-85mm F3.5-5.6 ED DC WR photographed through the glass window of the enclosure

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10-16-2017, 06:30 PM - 1 Like   #2
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Brilliant shots to open with! - that cheetah looks especially good licking his chops as he walks away from his dinner bowl! (do they have dinner bowls there?) - what sort is the second cat in the grotto? And the size of those lenses! - I was pleased enough just holding my little 135mm steady last week!

I've got floral shots again (what a surprise!). Noticing the nice line up of these snapdragons I used a 20mm Promura C. P. Hilux which I'd seen handle these colors well before.

The bottlebrush pics were taken with a Cosina 50mm f2 at about f8 or f11. The first was with a Kenko AC close up +2 filter, and the second with a Mir red filter. I've been using the free version of XnView to crop and resize these, and it applies a default sharpening as it resizes. Looking at the first bottlebrush here I'm beginning to wonder if sometimes that sharpening isn't a bit too aggressive, and if I could possibly look at some of the other sharpening algorithms XnView offers in that function.

The first orchid shot was taken with the Cosina 50mm and Kenko Close up again. I used a bit of blue cardboard to back the final orchid shot, and for the first time tried the onboard flash and compensated down 2 stops. I was pleased it worked. I used the SMC A 50mm f2 for the auto setting to work with the flash, but could have done it more justice with better focus and depth of field. I used a tripod for all of these.










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Brilliant shots to open with! - that cheetah looks especially good licking his chops as he walks away from his dinner bowl! (do they have dinner bowls there?) - what sort is the second cat in the grotto? And the size of those lenses! - I was pleased enough just holding my little 135mm steady last week! . . .
the cheetah and his brothers were fed meat balls thrown to them during the keeper's talk

but that was earlier I think he was doing his best Michael Jordon imitation when I took the photo

the other cat is known as a cougar, mountain lion, catamount, panther, painter, ghost cat, puma, shadow cat and more
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Thanks for hosting Aslyfox, I agree, wonderful opening shots. A contribution from me
Jumping Spider


The Boats at Zoo Lake (where I do a daily 9km walk) are being painted.


From the Chinese restaurant next door to where I work


A portrait from Sunday


This beauty from Saturday's outing


Grasshopper


Backlit Butterfly


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From a recent trip around NW Michigan to see some fall color.
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we are approaching the end of this contest

the next host has been selected and agreed to host

I hope that we get another poster or two but regardless the photos attached to the thread are outstanding

at this time, we have had over 450 " views "
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we are approaching the end of this contest

the next host has been selected and agreed to host

I hope that we get another poster or two but regardless the photos attached to the thread are outstanding

at this time, we have had over 450 " views "
here is a link to the current thread

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