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Picture of the Week (POTW) # 500 - Covering period 12 April to 22 April 2018.
Posted By: smf, 04-16-2018, 07:29 AM

Welcome to the milestone 500th edition of Picture of the Week (POTW), covering 12 April to 22 April 2018.

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The series was launched by Peter Zack.

Thanks very much to all hosts and to everyone who contributes images and comments in these threads.

The butterfly images were captured with a Pentax K-S2 and older SMC Pentax Macro 1:4/100 in the indoor Butterflies in Bloom exhibit at Dow Gardens in Midland, Michigan. It was one of the final days of this years exhibit a nice day before weather turned bad.

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celebrating friendship

at local park, K-5 & pentax 50-135 /2.8
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From the Boston marathon earlier today. I was standing not much before the finish line on the final stretch on Boylston St.

Desiree Linden

Yuki Kawauchi

Sarah Sellers, #2 womens

Shot with k-3ii and 55-300 plm, which performed well despite being drenched; my umbrella helped avoid some water, but not that much.

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500th show – well that’s something special! Congratulations all. I’ve certainly enjoyed and been inspired by the photos contributed to this thread, and the opportunity to contribute, in the short time I’ve been following it. Thank you SMF for hosting this week!

I had to make an unplanned trip into the city (I’d almost forgotten what it looks like it’s been so long) and thinking I’d test some of my lenses in that environment took some quick snaps while walking to and from the railway station. On opening them on my PC I was pleasantly surprised, and thought them quite presentable.

These were all taken with the Cosina 20mm f3.8, except the first, which was taken with the SMC Pentax A 35-70mm f4. The tower in the shot of St Andrew's church was taken at ground level, and perspective corrected using DXO Viewpoint 2. This was the first time I’d used this software, and I was impressed that it ran so well on my older, and relatively underpowered, PC. My apologies in advance for the repeated portrait orientation taking up so much space on the page!

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500th edition of POTW. Congratulations all contributors. As with rjbrett, it has been inspirational. Thanks for hosting smf, and here's a contribution from me. Visited Kloofendal (Lit. hill and valley) Nature reserve yesterday (Mondays are my day off from ministry).

A wasp taken with the Sigma 170-500mm

Dabchick, always a pleasure to see and watch its antics.

After all the unseasonal rain we've had, mushrooms are sprouting everywhere

The theme last week for Daily In Challenge was Clouds

And a visit to Everard Read Art Gallery when it was raining

And a frontal view of a Leaf Hopper from Delta Park, a municipal reserve
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From the beach over the last few days.

All of these are with a k-30 - The seagull was shot with a Helios 44-2; the beach was with a DA*16-50 at 28mm; the canoe, boardwalk & algae bloom were with an FA43.
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A lens so good it even makes algal bloom attractive - interesting comparison across the three lenses nosillec. I get dizzy looking at that stairwell too long Noel, it's so true to life. Nice detail in the leafhoppers face!
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Stavanger Harbour and Galway docks.

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