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POTW #532 - Covering period 7 January - 20 January 2019.
Posted By: noelcmn, 01-13-2019, 11:05 PM

Welcome to the 532nd edition of Picture of the Week (POTW), covering 7 January 2019 to 20 January 2019. Here in South Africa, School has started, and there is an atmosphere of "all things new" about. I have aged a year, and have started an additional job which has proved exciting and challenging. And it has rained bucket loads, bringing even more "new things" to light, even if it is mostly weeds . Let's see what you have been shooting.

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And kicking us off again- with all the rain, fungus and shrooms had a boost


An Abstract, created by steam on the windscreen as I waited one day for the rain to abate.


And well, all parents will know that kids and shoes are ever problematic


And the grey hair inducing teenagers are no better


Here's one of the cuties at the Care Center where I work


And while waiting for a visitor yesterday, though I'd practice some Macro- K-30 with Sigma 28-80mm Aspherical Macro lens, coupled with x2 converter and screw-on magnifying glass, and shot manual. Typically shallow DOF.
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Here are a few shots from a hike in sunny but very cold weather (white mountains in nh). My kit was k3ii + da 40, da 21, and 55-300plm






My favorite part was when these two birds kept following us around the mountain top (uncropped, they were that close...)




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Aaaawwwww Com'n aaacb! That's unfair . It s sizzling around here, with a heat wave again! Superb shots! No 3 is exquisite as is No2.

Keep them coming folks, even if its snow.

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Needed to get up fairly early.
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Uhm, Bigoak, do it more often! . Very nice shot.
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Thanks for hosting Noel! - that second photo of steamed glass looks better in color that B&W. We've got hot sun here so I'll swap some of that for your snow aaacb - that is one cute little bird you've pictured there!

I found a dead butterfly (presumably trapped and baked) in the shed, and as the color was still good took it inside and tried to get closer with the Super-Multi-Coated Macro-Takumar 50mm f4, and all (60 mm) my ext tubes. The Gazanias and the flowering grass were taken with a Super Takumar (on my K5 of course) 135 mm f3.5, the grass with an 11 mm ext tube. The fallen flower bud and fern leaf were both taken with a PZO Matar 5 cm f4.5 enlarger lens on an 11 mm ext tube, and both were stopped down somewhat from wide open.







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Happy Friday all! Some nice photos here. I love the winter scenes--not much snow in Hong Kong these days...

Not much from me this week. Still playing with the new K-1 II and my various lenses.

#1 is an old neon sign in Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong. DA 70 Ltd. Should've been there at night...
#2 was on a hike last weekend. DA 35 Ltd.
#3 is my lazy slug of a dog. F 50 1.4

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