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Picture of the Week (POTW) # 505 - Covering period 4 June to 25 June 2018
Posted By: eva, 06-11-2018, 11:58 PM

Welcome to the 505 edition of Picture of the Week (POTW), covering 25 May to 9 June 2018.

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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The series was launched by Peter Zack.

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

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06-12-2018, 10:19 AM - 4 Likes   #2
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Thanks for hosting again Eva. Lovely shots of that fox. A contribution from me. I spent yesterday afternoon at the wonderful Kloofendal (Lit. Ravine and valley) Nature Reserve, a municipal reserve. These are all from that visit.

I went specifically to capture the sunbirds. The first one is a first sighting for me. Males.

The more drab looking female

There is a healthy colony of Rock Hyraxes- they are wary animals and will scamper at any approach.

There are a couple of rabbits scampering around

And a caterpillar- very late and unusual for the winter season
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Thank you for hosting again Eva, and starting us off with those hunting pics. I do like your grassy shot Noel! - I also have a hunting pic to start with, albeit on a smaller scale. My first photo is of an Australian Tiger Dragonfly eating - I'd been watching it through the viewfinder with a Takumar Bayonet 135mm f2.8 on a KAX 2x Tc, and taken a few shots, then realised it wasn't there anymore, and then it was again, with an insect it had just jumped up and caught on the wing! The second photo is of a Green Jewel Bug, and the third a Meadow Argus Butterfly, both with the SMC Pentax DA 55-300mm f4-4.8.

The ducky shot was taken with a new lens, a Yashica Yashinon DX 50 f1.7, as was the last of the balcony of the very busy little Beenleigh courthouse. The umbrellas were hanging upside down in a vacant space in a local mall to hide the ugly air-conditioning ducts, and having nominated the Cosina Cosinon S 50mm f2 as my lens for the single in challenge I had that on my camera and used it for this photo.

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Thanks very much for hosting again, Eva, and for posting, rjbrett and Noel. I especially like your first two images, Noel, and your image of the umbrellas, rjbrett.

I was among volunteers photographing the 13th annual Run-Walk which raised money for The Arc of Midland (Michigan). The "bird" is Lou E. Loon, mascot of the Great Lakes Loons, a minor league team in the Los Angeles Dodgers' organization.

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Got some film processed, portra 400 shot last month.

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