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Picture of the Week (POTW) # 510- Covering 25 July to 14 August 2018
Posted By: Vaskebjorn, 08-03-2018, 11:04 PM

Welcome to the 510th edition of Picture of the Week (POTW), covering 25 July to 14 August 2018.

Sorry for the delay in opening the thread. I was occupied medically a little bit. As a compensation, i will make this weeks and next weeks thread a combined one. I will not include any pictures in the kick-off as do not have any photos yet that qualify, But don’t let that stop any of you. I liked last weeks hosting a lot seeing all these marvelous photos and I am confident this time there will be beautiful ones to.

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.

To post your great photos, just hit reply and attach away.

Feel free to start immediately.

Please:

• consider including in your post any special circumstances or tips on technique or equipment which might be interesting to others.

• identify your camera and lens if that information is easily available to you.

And please invite other Pentaxians to join us.

Some rules:
1) No theme, just post your favorite pix
2) Six or fewer images per person per thread to prevent thread bloat
3) Any Pentax, Ricoh or Samsung camera, film or digital

The current host will invite a new host via Private Message (PM), but if you are interested and willing to host POTW, please send me a PM, before I contact others.

If possible, the new thread will be linked to the previous one. If the thread doesn't start, please contact the host, via PM. Here are the records of recent POTW thread hosts: 390 smf, 391 smf, 392 smf, 393 smf, 394 smf, 395 smf, 396 smf, 397 smf, 398 smf, 399 smf, 400 smf, 401 smf, 402 smf, 403 smf, 404 smf, 405 smf, 406 smf,407 ramseybuckeye, 408 ramseybuckeye, 409 stubyles, 410 stubyles, 411 stubyles, 412-423 SD_Bob, 424-427 dave kitson 428-451 smf 452, 453, 454 StephenHampshire 455 Aslyfox, 456 StepehenHampshire, 457 noelcmn, 458 noelcmn, 459 noelcmn, 460 noelcmn, 461 noelcmn, 462 noelcmn, 463 noelcmn, 464 noelcmn, 465 noelcmn, 466 noelcmn, 467 Aslyfox, 469-470 aaacb 471 Madmathmind, 472 Madmathmind, 473 Eva, 474 rjbrett, 475 Aslyfox, 476 - 485 noelcmn, 486 - 488 rjbrett, 489 clackers, 490 - 498 rjbrett, 499 StephenHampshire 500 smf, 501 StephenHampshire, 502 Eva, 503, Eva, 504 Eva, 505 Eva, 506-510 Vaskebjorn

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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Two pictures from a concert. At some point I want to start learning how to edit out all these vents and fire alarms, but darktable only has a stamp tool and it's tricky to get the gradient.







First with the fa 43, second with da70.
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Nice photos aaacb. Both are good, but i like the first one most. Just the right amount of “dark”
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working walks...

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Thanks for hosting again Vaskebjorn. Excellent stuff so far. Visted Kloofendal Nature Reserve again yesterday, being my day off from ministry matters, and I like to take time out and go somewhere- Gardens, Parks, Reserves. Seeing that Kloofendal is a mere 12km from home, it a no-brainer to go there. Besides, I can do a 4km mountainous hike and give the pot belly a workout , carrying two bags (one containing the Sigma 170-500mm lens, (most suitable for a workout) and the regular camera bag plus tripod. I had a good day, very pleased with what I got! These are all from that visit.
Giant Kingfisher, looking somewhat emaciated, and making its beak look even more over-sized than normal


The beautiful Lesser Blue Eared Starling


I even got to see a Hare, which stopped momentarily to assess whether I posed a threat. Moments later it was gone under the shrubs not to be seen again\


There is a healthy growing population of Hyraxes- this youngster was curious. They are extremely wary and will scamper off if you just point a camera at them.


Ensuring there will be more Robber flies for future visits


And beautiful butterflies
08-07-2018, 11:43 PM   #6
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Lovely series of the dogs Eva.
I have somewhat of a soft spot for them as i used to have 4 dogs.

My favorite is the second photo.
Nice setting and pose.

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working walks...


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Again a beautiful series Noelcmn,

“Wandering” around must be great down there.
I like the kingfisher, although i think the ones we have are more colorful with bright blue and orange. But my overall favorite is the Hyrax, no idea what kind of animal it is, but te way it looks around like i can handle everything in this world is great. So good catch and keep taking these small hikes and send us pictures.
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Thanks for hosting again Vaskebjorn. Excellent stuff so far. Visted Kloofendal Nature Reserve again yesterday, being my day off from ministry matters, and I like to take time out and go somewhere- Gardens, Parks, Reserves. Seeing that Kloofendal is a mere 12km
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Thanks Vaskebjorn. The Rock Hyrax's closest relative, according to scientists, is in fact the Elephant! Believe it or not . About the size of a rabbit/hare, it is a very agile animal, very much at home among rocky crags, where it can bound with ease and speed when it needs to escape. Loves sitting on the highest rocks in full sun. I have seen them climbing trees as well, presumably to feed on the leaves as it is a herbivore. Its main enemy and nemesis is the Verreaux Eagle or Black Eagle. There have been reports that these eagles hunt at Kloofendal Nature Reserve, but I have yet to observe that. Hopefully!
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One day you will get the eagle
Like with everything, but especially in photography patience is an important treat to have.
But walking around in such a beautiful is a nice thing to do and the camera always is an extra excuse.
Like i need to go on a hike, i might get the eagle this time .
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Thanks Vaskebjorn. The Rock Hyrax's closest relative, according to scientists, is in fact the Elephant! Believe it or not . About the size of a rabbit/hare, it is a very agile animal, very much at home among rocky crags, where it can bound with ease and speed when it needs to escape. Loves sitting on the highest rocks in full sun. I have seen them climbing trees as well, presumably to feed on the leaves as it is a herbivore. Its main enemy and nemesis is the Verreaux Eagle or Black Eagle. There have been reports that these eagles hunt at Kloofendal Nature Reserve, but I have yet to observe that. Hopefully!


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QuoteOriginally posted by Vaskebjorn Quote
Lovely series of the dogs Eva.
I have somewhat of a soft spot for them as i used to have 4 dogs.

My favorite is the second photo.
Nice setting and pose.



---------- Post added 08-07-18 at 11:54 PM ----------

Again a beautiful series Noelcmn,

“Wandering” around must be great down there.
I like the kingfisher, although i think the ones we have are more colorful with bright blue and orange. But my overall favorite is the Hyrax, no idea what kind of animal it is, but te way it looks around like i can handle everything in this world is great. So good catch and keep taking these small hikes and send us pictures.
Thanks Vaskebjorn.Well it was a tricky because i have to work with my dog so i didn't have so much time for photography.Just a few quick shots-On first photo is my dog "new breed"....1 year old adopted from shelter...2nd is my trainer dog,very well trained 4 y old,yelow labrador is also well trainned 5 y old ,black one is also young dog....
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Hi Eva,

Working with dogs is a great thing to do. I used to have 1 Labrador, 2 Weimaraners and 1 Australian Shepherd. The always give a lot of joy.
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Thanks Vaskebjorn.Well it was a tricky because i have to work with my dog so i didn't have so much time for photography.Just a few quick shots-On first photo is my dog "new breed"....1 year old adopted from shelter...2nd is my trainer dog,very well trained 4 y old,yelow labrador is also well trainned 5 y old ,black one is also young dog....
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QuoteOriginally posted by Vaskebjorn Quote
Hi Eva,

Working with dogs is a great thing to do. I used to have 1 Labrador, 2 Weimaraners and 1 Australian Shepherd. The always give a lot of joy.
Before this one i have 4 mix breed dogs more or less loking like German Sheperd medium sized, 2 Bernese Mountain Dog and now this a bit Border Collie looking mixed breed.
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I especially like the last one Eva - it's a good B&W and has a real family snapshot feel to it! I've been using an ISCO Isconar 100mm f4.5 for the single in August challenge, a 1953 triplet. I've posted the first and las of these for that challenge, but not those in between;








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Hi all. I'm just back from my summer holiday in the U.S. Visited the Gulf Coast of Florida, Austin Texas and Seattle Washington. The first photo here was taken in Austin - there is a bridge on Congress Ave under which a huge bat colony makes its home. People gather at dusk to watch them emerge in their thousands. It's very cool! The next photos are an American White Ibis, a Brown Pelican (in mid gulp) and a Wood Stork in Florida. All photos were taken my K5. The first with my DA 16-85 and the last three with my DA*300.
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Hi Richard,

Beautifull photos. I first had to google the isconar. A golden oldie. My favorite is the thistle. I like the fact that it has a lot of negative space and that it is on the darkish side.
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I especially like the last one Eva - it's a good B&W and has a real family snapshot feel to it! I've been using an ISCO Isconar 100mm f4.5 for the single in August challenge, a 1953 triplet. I've posted the first and las of these for that challenge, but not those in between;


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Hi Nosliwmit,

I am torn between the stork and the ibis. Hard to decide, i like both but i think the ibis looks nicer. I think that would make it the winner although its not a contest obviously.

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Hi all. I'm just back from my summer holiday in the U.S. Visited the Gulf Coast of Florida, Austin Texas and Seattle Washington. The first photo here was taken in Austin - there is a bridge on Congress Ave under which a huge bat colony makes its home. People gather at dusk to watch them emerge in their thousands. It's very cool! The next photos are an American White Ibis, a Brown Pelican (in mid gulp) and a Wood Stork in Florida. All photos were taken my K5. The first with my DA 16-85 and the last three with my DA*300.
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Hi Nosliwmit,

I am torn between the stork and the ibis. Hard to decide, i like both but i think the ibis looks nicer. I think that would make it the winner although its not a contest obviously.
Thanks Vaskebjorn! I have a soft spot for the homely wood stork, but I think I like the Ibis picture better. I spent a lot of time adjusting the focus on my various lenses last month and I seem to have gotten the DA*300 pretty close!
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