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POTW #601 Covering Period 12 July through 25 July 2020
Posted By: smf, 07-16-2020, 06:54 AM

Welcome to the 601st edition of Picture of the Week (POTW), covering the period 12 July through 25 July 2020. Let's see what you have been shooting.

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If the thread doesn't start, please contact the host, via PM. Here are the records of recent POTW thread hosts: 390-406 smf, 407-408 ramseybuckeye, 409-411 stubyles, 412-423 SD_Bob, 424-427 dave kitson, 428-451 smf, 452-454 StephenHampshire, 455 Aslyfox, 456 StephenHampshire, 457-466 noelcmn, 467 Aslyfox, 469-470 aaacb, 471-472 Madmathmind, 473 Eva, 474 rjbrett, 475 Aslyfox, 476 - 485 noelcmn, 486 - 488 rjbrett, 489 clackers, 490 - 498 rjbrett, 499 StephenHampshire, 500 smf, 501 StephenHampshire, 502-505 Eva, 506-525 Vaskebjorn, 526-538 noelcmn, 539-547 aaacb, 548-563 Eva, 564-571 noelcmn, 572-579 nosliwmit, 580-587 aaacb, 588 noelcmn, 589-590 nosliwmit, 591-593 Eva, 594-600 nosliwmit

My floral images below were captured approaching the entrance of the Visitor Center at Dow Gardens in Midland, Michigan. I used a monopod-mounted Pentax K-S2 with an older Pentax 100mm macro lens. I have been posting a floral image daily at Facebook since late May, hoping to give people something to which they can look forward during the pandemic.

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07-16-2020, 10:49 AM - 2 Likes   #2
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Thanks for hosting Stu, I've got a few from the 12th and 13th, but didn't get to shoot that last two days.

This tree frog was a willing model, KP and DA*300


Low tide made this beach extra wide for a nice reflective area for the sunset, KP and DA20-40 Ltd


Mandevilla, , KP and DA*300


Had to shoot through the bushes to get this Black Swallowtail on the neighbors tree.


Twilight lighting and this sky was like a box of pastel chalk, KP and DA20-40 Ltd


Female Eastern Pondhawk dragonfly, KP and DA*300

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07-17-2020, 04:27 PM   #3
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Great idea to restart this series! Here are a couple with the k1ii and dfa 100mm macro





and one with the kit lens
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Thanks for getting this one started Stu. Some fantastic photos already! A few recent critter photos:

This spider has been living in a bush in my back yard for many weeks. I don't know what it is but it's pretty big (maybe 7 or 8 cm diameter with legs):


A white-throated kingfisher has been visiting our yard very briefly most afternoons. Yesterday I brought the camera out in anticipation and I got lucky:


This is a young Chinese bulbul:


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Thanks for reviving this smf, and hosting! A contribution from me, a tad late in the week.


Abstract of ice formed on the windcscreen


And going macro with icicles on the other car in the yard


Rusty gutter screw and brace


One of the kids from the orphanage


Street shot from the 3rd floor for building that houses the orphanage
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It's been quite a while since I posted here and honestly, a good while since my camera has been out of it's bag. But comet Neowise has been a good incentive to take some shots. Night skies aren't really my thing but comets are a rare oppurtunity not to let pass.
K5, DA 50 1.8, f/2.2. ISO 1600 at 8 seconds. I'll be making some more attempts if the weather permits.

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