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POTW #619 - November 21 to December 5, 2020
Posted By: nosliwmit, 11-29-2020, 04:59 AM

Welcome to the 619th edition of Pictures of the Week (POTW), covering the period November 21 to December 5. Let's see what you have been shooting.

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---------- Post added 11-29-20 at 07:06 AM ----------

Today my wife and I went to Mai Po Nature Reserve in Hong Kong. It's run by the World Wildlife Fund and is a great place to see birds. The first four photos were taken with my K-1 Mk II and DA*300. The last was with my D FA 100 WR macro.


Chinese Pond Heron:


Unidentified butterfly:


Daurian Redstart:


Oriental Storks (they're pretty rare):


And finally, a Trashline Orb Weaver from my back yard:

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Wow, nosliwmit, that is some really fine photography you are starting us out with!

Sunset on 23 November


Friday morning had some colorful visitors, Pileated Woodpeckers, very large woodpeckers, but usually elusive:




Also spent a little time on an island Friday afternoon
11-29-2020, 12:51 PM - 2 Likes   #3
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Taken last night with K-70. Madisonville, Ky.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rob1969 Quote
Taken last night with K-70. Madisonville, Ky.
I was hoping to take a full moon picture tonight, but it was cloudy. I did take some test shots last night when it was nice and clear though. The moon seems to be about the only thing I ever use my old 400 f5.6 for. It's cool seeing how the view of the moon is different from different parts of the world, I'm in western Canada.


Tonight's shots, JPEGs straight from the camera. I'll do some playing on the computer with a couple, including a sunset panorama attempt. For now these will have to do.


In this shot, the traffic trails furthest away are on the other side of the river. I have a few more long exposures with traffic trails I'm different spots I may try to combine. Not sure how well that will work, but it will be interesting to see.

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Didn't take any photos this week due to COVID restrictions, yet viewing the photos in this week's thread shows how great these weekly snap compilations can be. Well done all, and thank you Nosliwmit for hosting. Hope to have some of my own on the next posting.
Cheers.
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two photos with the gr iii, both along morning neighborhood walks, the first one with the wide angle converter




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Yesterday I drove my wife to an appointment, while waiting I was bored


Last Evening I went to shoot the sunset at a pier and saw my first white ibises, all juveniles


Later last night Fester decided to plop down beside me and groom, shot this using the onboard flash, it's not too bad on the KP


This morning I took a drive through the nearby Holly Shelter Game Lands looking for birds, found none, this is the long leaf pine savannah; one of the few habitats of the red cockaded woodpecker, and I have not seen one yet.
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I don't think my photos showed up last time. Anyway, here's another one.

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A couple of mono conversions (K1 with Tamron SP 90 52BB and 2x Teleconverter) and then a farm fence (K1 with Jupiter 11A 135/4)





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Hello, everyone.
These sunset images were captured with a monopod-mounted K-S2 and smc Pentax-DA Fisheye 1:3.5-4.5 10-17mm ED (IF)
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Mixed bag of photos...

I have been doing a lot of Bird photography in the last few months but decided to shift a bit recently.

Photos are:
- Brooklyn Bridge at Sunrise a few days back (K1 MkII, Tamron 70-200, 200mm @ 7.1)
- My dog (Bree) who my daughter is making into an Instagram sensation. I set up a studio in my office (K1 MkII, FA 28-105, 28mm @ 9.0)
- Some leaves I caught on a recent photo walk (K1 MkII, DA-50 1.8, 50mm @ 8.0)
- I always love cranes (the non-bird kinds) and these are a few blocks from my house (K1 MkII, Pentax 85mm 2.0 M or K, 85mm)
- A seagull as I really like the foreground in this shot (K1 MkII, Sigma 120-400mm, 400mm @ 8.0)
- A Tufted Titmouse (my favorite bird as they look so proud with their chests and crests) (Tamron 70-200mm, 77.5mm @ 3.5)
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QuoteOriginally posted by ramseybuckeye Quote
that is some really fine photography you are starting us out with
Thanks Tom and right back at you! I love the pileated woodpeckers. There are some woodpeckers in Asia but I've never seen one. Nice ibis too. I see them when I visit Florida but I guess I've never seen a juvenile.



QuoteOriginally posted by Rob1969 Quote
Taken last night with K-70. Madisonville, Ky
Thanks for joining us this week! Nice moon and adorable feline portrait. And I like the broken-down barn too!



QuoteOriginally posted by turbo_bird Quote
I did take some test shots last night when it was nice and clear though
Another fine moon! Some nice colors in your second shot - I'll bet you'll get a keeper out of it.


QuoteOriginally posted by Merv-O Quote
Hope to have some of my own on the next posting
Looking forward to it!


QuoteOriginally posted by aaacb Quote
two photos with the gr iii
Really nice photos coming out of that thing! I love the colors and tones of these photos. The sharpness and subject isolation in #2 seem like something you would need a macro lens for.


QuoteOriginally posted by zubzubadoodle Quote
A couple of mono conversions
Thanks for joining us. The B&Ws are very atmospheric. I especially like #2.


QuoteOriginally posted by smf Quote
These sunset images were captured with a monopod-mounted K-S2 and smc Pentax-DA Fisheye
Very nice - spectacular colors!


QuoteOriginally posted by jcsnyc Quote
Mixed bag of photos...
The Bree portrait is fantastic - very nice lighting. And a great capture of the jaunty titmouse.


Thanks to everyone who participated. It was a great POTW!


I'm away from home this weekend (stay-cationing) and may not get next week's POTW up-and-running today. If someone wants to get it started please feel free. Otherwise I'll try to get to it tonight or tomorrow sometime.
12-05-2020, 07:55 PM   #13
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QuoteOriginally posted by nosliwmit Quote
Thanks Tom and right back at you! I love the pileated woodpeckers. There are some woodpeckers in Asia but I've never seen one. Nice ibis too. I see them when I visit Florida but I guess I've never seen a juvenile.
And I've yet to see an adult, except some glossy ibises in flight.
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