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Picture of the Week (POTW) # 486 - Covering period 28 December 2017-10 January 2018
Posted By: rjbrett, 01-04-2018, 05:14 PM

Welcome to Picture of the Week (POTW) for the period 28 December - 10 January 2018. Thank you NoelCmn for asking me to host this week, and all are invited to contribute to this wonderful diverse thread.

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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Read more at: Picture of the Week (POTW) # 485- Covering period 20 December 2017-3 January 2018 - If possible, the new thread will be linked to the previous one. If the thread doesn't start, please contact the host, via PM.
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Iíve had a busy week and not had much time to get photos together so Iíve pulled a few older Caplio GX100 and Optio A30 pics from my hard drive and resized and lightly processed them. I got by on these two cameras for about 10 years before buying the K5 last year., appreciating and using the full manual control each gave, a rarer thing in smaller format cameras when I bought them.

Several years ago we had weather that coincided so perfectly with the breeding cycle of these blue butterflies that they increased almost to plague proportions in this part of the world. I spent several days chasing them round the garden with my two small cameras, hoping the neighbours wouldnít notice. I donít think they didÖ. They never said anything. . It was about this time I started thinking I could use the interchangeable lenses and features of a dslr.

Iíve tried several different varieties of orchids here over the years, and without a greenhouse have found Cattleya hybrids do particularly well. Iíd never seen the pink rain lillies before moving here, but they do flower reliably before rain! The larger white Brisbane lilly is endemic to this area, and apparently used to grow abundantly along the banks of the Brisbane river.

This suburb was new when we moved in but as it has aged the insect populations have changed. Iím not sure if this is a natural progression as the built environment develops or due to some other ecological cause, but we had a great many of these little bugs for about 2 years. They look good, but did strip several well established shrubs, ruining them.

The butterfly, Rain Lilly, and white Cattleya were taken with the Caplio, the others with the Optio.

Read more at: Picture of the Week (POTW) # 485- Covering period 20 December 2017-3 January 2018 -

Last edited by rjbrett; 01-04-2018 at 05:37 PM.
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01-04-2018, 11:08 PM - 1 Like   #2
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Thanks for hosting Richard, love that butterfly shot, and that Brisbane Lily is lovely. I am sure we have something similar here in SA.
A contribution from me and joining you for some butterflies.

Architecture from my participation in the Daily In challenge

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Here's a new one for me, a time lapse, showing some of the recent snow storm in Boston. I deleted my previous post trying to find a better way to embed the youtube video, but I guess this will have to do
From about 2am to 3pm, initially one shot every 2.5 minutes and later on every minute. I left af on initially, not knowing the camera would refocus every time, which caused some of that initial shifting. k3ii, da15, ooc jpegs merged in openshot (it's an open source basic video editor)

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Wow aaacb-that is so interesting! Well done!

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It's certainly a new take to me, and works nicely - that'll be one of the storms I've been reading about?

US east coast hits record lows on Sunday as deep freeze lingers | US news | The Guardian

Noel I can't get over just how much detail you're getting with that Raynox!, and I especially like the sunlit cupola.

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Nearly 300 views so far folks , and still 3 days to put your favorite pics from the challenge period forward for this weeks Picture of the Week!
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As this week has come to an end it's time to close this thread off - thank you to those who have participated it has been interesting.

I'll be hosting next week's Picture of the Week, and have opened a new thread which can be found by following this link;

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No Photographer was harmed in the Shooting of this Picture !!

Was waiting for the train when I saw this sandal on the tracks and began to wonder......
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I've been trying to talk him into buying a Raynox for years. I'm just glad he finally got one. And I'm envious, he's got butterflies, and I've got the below.

Here's my start for this week: Brother and I usually sit outside in our carport and enjoy the evening discussing all manner of things but tonight it was short lived because of the below photo. Wind blowing rain on us forced us inside.


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