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Forum: Post Your Photos! 2 Days Ago  
Nature Another spider at work
Posted By mahanpots
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A marbled orb weaver at work on his web. These guys apparently build a new web every day, and I caught him working his magic late in the day. I wish I had a macro lens, but the 55-300 can work pretty nicely as a close up lens. The coloring of this spider is amazing.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 5 Days Ago  
Nature Early morning spider
Posted By mahanpots
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Taken at minimum focus distance. There's a lot of these guys hanging around these days. Taken with off camera flash.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-16-2020, 06:05 PM  
Landscape Statue of Mary on Minaun Hill, Achill Island, Ireland
Posted By mahanpots
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My wife is from Ireland. Her family all lives there. I'd love to hear about your trip. The roads in Ireland have improved some, for sure, but you could probably take the same route you took back in '62. There's an Irish tune I play on flute called "Trotting to Larne." I don't know what it was like in the early 60s, but later on, it was quite a rough place, apparently. You might rather be trotting away from Larne.

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Thanks

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Thank you.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-16-2020, 08:10 AM  
Still Life soul pots
Posted By mahanpots
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Views: 190
Not sure of the F stop, maybe 5.6, or 8, but I love the effect. It captures the magic of these small pots that I design to absorb and release positive energies of love and kindness. I include a cropped picture that I shared on social media. The bucket at left is my slip bucket, containing water for using while forming the pots on the potter's wheel.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-15-2020, 05:49 PM  
Landscape Statue of Mary on Minaun Hill, Achill Island, Ireland
Posted By mahanpots
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Views: 374
I don't think the statue was there then. I think it was erected in the 1980s. I imagine the beach hasn't changed much, but Ireland sure has since 1961. Have you been back?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-13-2020, 05:36 PM  
Landscape Statue of Mary on Minaun Hill, Achill Island, Ireland
Posted By mahanpots
Replies: 7
Views: 374
My wife and I couldn't make it to Ireland this year. Hopefully, we'll get there next year. I took this shot in 2017. The statue is atop the third highest peak on Achill Island and about a mile walk from a parking area. Beautiful views. This was taken around noon on a clear day. I exposed for the sky and brought details with Adobe Camera Raw.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-08-2020, 10:04 AM  
Landscape Sunrise in Pensacola, Florida
Posted By mahanpots
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Views: 187
Thanks, ToddK. I was hoping to get the worker working, but he had just finished putting up a new banner on the billboard and was about to climb down. I had to walk quickly to position him in front of the sun before he was down.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 09-08-2020, 07:08 AM  
Landscape Sunrise in Pensacola, Florida
Posted By mahanpots
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Views: 187
Took a few shots of the sun rising in Pensacola, Florida. The guy by the billboard sign had just installed a new sign. Thanks for looking.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-19-2020, 03:46 PM  
Nature Hibiscus Hummer
Posted By mahanpots
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Views: 207
Thanks very much for the comment.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-19-2020, 08:17 AM  
Nature Hibiscus Hummer
Posted By mahanpots
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Views: 207
LOL. Thanks, Tonytee.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-19-2020, 07:35 AM  
Nature Hibiscus Hummer
Posted By mahanpots
Replies: 4
Views: 207
I would have preferred some more light, but I like this shot anyway.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-18-2020, 06:09 AM  
People Roof Lounger
Posted By mahanpots
Replies: 1
Views: 214
We had two crews over the other day to replace worn out siding and a roof. Taking advantage of an overcast sky, one of our roofers, "Fat Boy", took a break by lounging on the tin.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-02-2020, 06:08 AM  
Nature In the shadow
Posted By mahanpots
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Views: 312
Thanks so much, tt.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 08-01-2020, 05:54 AM  
Nature In the shadow
Posted By mahanpots
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Views: 312
I surprised myself getting this creature in focus with my old Takumar 300mm. He was just in the shadow of the extreme afternoon sunlight at the edge of a small lake. I actually overexposed and tweaked the settings in ACR, then Photoshop, to arrive at this picture. In spite of its shortcomings, I still love this lens.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-14-2020, 04:48 AM  
Nature Up close
Posted By mahanpots
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Views: 265
Thanks. One of the little ones was bounding around playfully.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-14-2020, 04:42 AM  
Nature Up close
Posted By mahanpots
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Thanks for the comments. They were very suspicious. Here's a shot when they were closest and staring right at me.

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Thanks. I love this old lens.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 07-13-2020, 06:56 PM  
Nature Up close
Posted By mahanpots
Replies: 5
Views: 265
I hid behind my tripod next to a tree and waited patiently for these guys to get closer. They were probably 25 feet away when I took this. Much closer and my old Super Takumar 300mm wouldn't have been able to focus on them.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-30-2020, 06:12 AM  
Landscape Dusty sunset?
Posted By mahanpots
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Thanks for the replies. Glad you enjoyed it.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-28-2020, 07:31 AM  
Landscape Dusty sunset?
Posted By mahanpots
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Views: 345
Don't know how much of this was due to the dust from the Sahara, if any, but it was a dramatic sunset none-the-less. This is my workshop, where I make pottery.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 06-23-2020, 09:29 AM  
Landscape clover blooms below a stormy sky
Posted By mahanpots
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Views: 177
Ten second exposure, taken at 10 p.m. with a dark sky. Tweaked in ACR and Photoshop.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-24-2020, 06:38 PM  
Nature Bear Cat Trail
Posted By mahanpots
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We discovered this new trail right behind the shopping center, so you have to ignore the noise of traffic zooming by, industrial motors humming, etc., but there are beautiful trees and steep banks and hills and ravines - and it's a great place to spot a bird, like this one in the branches of an American Beech (I think). Not sure about the bird at all.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-23-2020, 05:33 AM  
Still Life Pottery work
Posted By mahanpots
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Thank you.

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Thanks a lot.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-21-2020, 06:21 PM  
Still Life Pottery work
Posted By mahanpots
Replies: 13
Views: 344
So, do you make pots now? Ever heard of Tony Clennell? He's from Ontario.

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Working on the wheel is magical. It's a very efficient way of making pots though. It took me over a year just to learn to center the clay properly. The etching I did in the photo is done when the pot is still drying, stiff enough to handle.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-21-2020, 06:50 AM  
Still Life Pottery work
Posted By mahanpots
Replies: 13
Views: 344
We are currently open for business, practicing social distancing, etc. There are two B&Bs in Seagrove, The Duck Smith and Seagrove Stoneware Inn. Not sure if they're open yet. Thanks for the comment, and we'll see you later hopefully.

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Yep, we live in North Carolina. I've not heard of Charles Counts, but we're looking him up now. Thanks.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-20-2020, 11:01 AM  
Landscape Dappled Impressionism
Posted By mahanpots
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Nice exposure. I love the color.
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