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Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 05-22-2019, 07:34 AM  
Game Guess what THAT is!
Posted By sherrvonne
Replies: 53
Views: 1,875
I have several and had to replace one when I tried for the first time one of those limb saws on long handle. Neatly dropped a branch on it.
Forum: General Talk 05-21-2019, 11:06 AM  
Your latest acquisition
Posted By sherrvonne
Replies: 18,176
Views: 1,240,546
Latest acquisition, being delivered soon, is the HD Pentax D FA 150-450mm.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-20-2019, 08:15 PM  
Nature Superb Fairy-wren
Posted By sherrvonne
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Someday, someday, maybe I’ll get to visit Australia and see some interesting wildlife. So far I did manage to get a cattle dog mix. 😄
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-19-2019, 10:42 PM  
Nature Superb Fairy-wren
Posted By sherrvonne
Replies: 18
Views: 665
I captured a few shots of a blue jay very high in a tree and he was not very blue either... thanks drab blue jay, thanks for being boring.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-19-2019, 10:37 PM  
Nature Banksia
Posted By sherrvonne
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Very interesting flower.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 05-19-2019, 10:34 PM  
Nature Eastern Spinebill with a dusting of pollen
Posted By sherrvonne
Replies: 7
Views: 304
Nicely captured, wonderful colors.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-12-2019, 06:42 PM  
Macro Tiny Mushroom
Posted By sherrvonne
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Thanks, I’ll look that up. Found it growing on a piece of branch, maybe one and a half inches tall. A lot of fallen branch litter, and probably snakes I didn’t wanna know about. Lol.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 04-09-2019, 11:09 PM  
Your Pet A Day.... (post up!)
Posted By sherrvonne
Replies: 10,503
Views: 840,703
I wondered why pup kept running and jumping in only this area. Turns out that with the sun at that angle he can see a swarm of insects buzzing around and he likes to jump and try to catch them. He was actually looking up and waiting till the insects buzzed near so he could catch them. one insect is visible right over his shoulder.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 04-09-2019, 11:03 PM  
Your Pet A Day.... (post up!)
Posted By sherrvonne
Replies: 10,503
Views: 840,703
Ricoh always seems to be skulking in the shadows.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 04-09-2019, 11:00 PM  
Your Pet A Day.... (post up!)
Posted By sherrvonne
Replies: 10,503
Views: 840,703
Little Peach showing off his branch walking skills.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 04-09-2019, 10:57 PM  
Your Pet A Day.... (post up!)
Posted By sherrvonne
Replies: 10,503
Views: 840,703
Peachery takes a swim and then relaxes on the golf cart.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 04-09-2019, 10:15 PM  
Macro Tiny Mushroom
Posted By sherrvonne
Replies: 4
Views: 324
After a recent rain this tiny mushroom was growing on a fallen branch in the woods. Does anyone what kind?
Forum: General Photography 03-27-2019, 07:03 PM  
Animal calls for wildlife?
Posted By sherrvonne
Replies: 15
Views: 857
I have two resident squirrels in my pine tree in the front yard. One morning I see one of the squirrels across the street at the base of a tree and the neighbor's cat was very close crouching and ready to pounce. It was too far to run across and break it up but then I remembered the warning noise the squirrels make when a cat is present. I started making the same noise and the squirrel took notice and immediately ran up the tree to safety. It was hilarious as the cat lost out and the squirrel climbed to a safe distance and started his own warning noise.

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I can call White wing and Mourning doves and they answer back. So what does Mockingbird song do? That has to confuse a multitude of birds including parakeets and cockatiels, lol.
Forum: Flashes, Lighting, and Studio 03-27-2019, 11:30 AM  
What does the ideal macro flash diffuser look like?
Posted By sherrvonne
Replies: 37
Views: 3,684
Is there a third party ring flash that works decent? Although I will try the DIY diffuser I would like the option of a nice ring flash.
Forum: Photographic Technique 03-24-2019, 06:55 PM  
The "everything but gear talk" thread. What's your project, what's your take on it?
Posted By sherrvonne
Replies: 181
Views: 14,038
I have an odd set of circumstances. I have an extreme intolerance to most all fragrances including that of Essential Oils. (Olfactory Abnormality) (severe Hyperosmia) (sheesh, an inability to breath near fragrances) This makes nearly all buildings, stores, offices, people’s homes, �� bathrooms inaccessible to me unless I wear a mask to breathe. The mask still doesn’t keep me from having an exposure rash to the chemicals in the air fresheners, perfumes, and dryer sheets. Problem is wherever I want to go to practice photography there is also fragrances and lack of safe restroom access. Think nuclear chemical air freshener in all bathrooms. So what I did is set up my yard with Rupert’s bird and squirrel cheater sticks idea. Unfortunately I can only photograph the birds that I can manage to draw to my yard but I do have the most bird active yard in my part of town. �� This includes a feral chicken that cleans up after the birds. I can move perches around, the yard is like a set that I can change things out to make the scenery different. Any other ideas would be welcome. Still trying finding ways around this disability and practice photography too.
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 03-24-2019, 06:31 PM  
Caption Contest Caption Contest March 20-27
Posted By sherrvonne
Replies: 16
Views: 1,038
The Wax Museum’s display of ‘Woman Contemplating Artwork’ was quite realistic.
Forum: Photographic Technique 03-12-2019, 06:32 PM  
Tips for photographing “a none more black” dog?
Posted By sherrvonne
Replies: 21
Views: 2,132
Not always easy when they perch partly in the shade and partly in the sun.

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I had a breeder ask me to photograph her expensive dogs. She can fork out money for travel, handlers, shows, hotel rooms, artificial insemination for puppies, etc... but not the pro photographer.... Lol, I said no. Mostly because at that time I was not into cloning out collars and leashes and whatever else, and I knew about the posing in the stacked formation etc. It’s just not what I wanted to do.

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Her dog will probably be used to standing on a pedestal and not have a problem with it. She will probably apply a very shiny product on the dogs coat. I have a hard time photographing my dog Ricoh as his black spots are super shiny and the sun makes every black hair into a bright highlight. The same black hair in the shade becomes a dark dark dark shadow... ughhhhh, when dappled natural light is on him it’s a nightmare. Then factor in that he is never still, even when standing he vibrates as he breathes like a idling engine.
Forum: General Photography 03-09-2019, 07:19 PM  
Selfie Harm - asocial media photography impact
Posted By sherrvonne
Replies: 22
Views: 1,448
I personally dealt with this when one of my grandchildren was placed in my care. The preteen child’s social media usage was off the wall and unmonitored. The child was trying to emulate a singing star who had much altering surgery and makeup and who used vulgar language and didn’t know that most females wore clothes that covered them. Yes very much trying to put their self on different social medias with filtered looks and not eating for days to be painfully thin is harmful physically and mentally. The worst part was the 300...
Let me type that again... over 300 followers on the child’s one social media, 300 persons none of whom were family members or school friends. One day my underage grandchild, who I had 95% cut off the internet usage because of this, sneaked on my iPad and got on their chat site... and forgot to sign out. �� the stuff this person was messaging was extremely adult content. I texted back and said...”EXCUSE ME PERVE?” “Do you realize you are texting an underage child?” (Well I know he did) And he proceeded to cuss me out in horrible words. And I reported them and reported it to the police and social workers. So yes, I truly believe that children don’t need to be putting themselves out there on social media made up like adults because it has the possibility of drawing bad people. My grandchild had no interest in making real live friends or having conversation with people sitting in the same room. It was all about what 300 strangers ‘liked’. That’s just messed up!
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 02-09-2019, 06:33 AM  
Caption Contest New Caption Challenge Now through FEB 15, 2019
Posted By sherrvonne
Replies: 14
Views: 1,007
But everyone fires at Will especially on tng.
Forum: General Photography 01-04-2019, 05:54 PM  
The worst of Craigslist/Shopgoodwill/eBay etc.
Posted By sherrvonne
Replies: 807
Views: 35,767
I have photos of some dusty household items (not from my house) that would make even the laziest housekeeper cringe.
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 01-04-2019, 05:37 PM  
Weekly Challenge Weekly Challenge 444: Winners
Posted By sherrvonne
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Thanks for the encouraging comments, I really enjoyed all the photos, It was tough to pick one as everyone here is such fantastic photographers. So much to learn from viewing the photography styles of others.
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 01-04-2019, 02:30 AM  
Weekly Challenge Weekly Challenge 444: Winners
Posted By sherrvonne
Replies: 8
Views: 739
I thoroughly enjoyed this challenge and the entries. It is very difficult to pick a winner, can I pick them all?
This judging is a bit late, wouldn't you know due to Texas weather it decided to rain for three days straight and evidently it made us lose internet service. LOL was unaware that water got as high as the towers. ( lol, it didn't but we still lost service for 2 days)



SpecialK, I liked the use of the fish eye lens and so did hubby. I found the assortment of gardening implements interesting and the fact that the person is cutting the edge of the grass with the hand shears. The image made me look up the Cloisters and learn about a museum I didn't know about.

atupdate, Living in Texas I see all sorts of farming equipment everyday. Even in town there are horses, cows, and chickens within two blocks of my house. I had an elderly homehealth care client who told me her childhood stories of how they plowed their gardens with horses and mules.

Vaskebjorn, I like that the photo was taken from behind the person, a reminder that we often don't know who takes away all the refuse we throw away. All of us would definitely notice if they did not as we would be living in stack of our own trash. Then we would all be begging them to please take the trash and thank them personally.

aaacb, Oh my, Coffee shop internet, I like that it is in black and white and noisy. The photo being in black and white makes me notice all the people. I have yet to be in a coffee house with that many people.

mingdie, Coffee is an absolute necessity, I want that machine!

eva, Mounted police, the horses are so shiny and the one officer is giving eye contact. Our mounted police wear cowboy boots and western hats and the horses look like they rode out of a rodeo with western saddles and bridles. The officers could probably rope and tie ya too. lol.

jacamar, A great shot, I like the composition and the man looks very confident in his job. I did volunteer work once and the most fun job I ever did was tie beams that the crane took to the construction workers to make the frame work for an assembly hall/ relief supply center.

charliezap, Downed trees and power lines, The florescent yellows and reds stand out in the mist and the green of the foliage of the downed tree. The size of the tree and the power cables in the foreground and the lines in the back show the immensity of the job at hand.

Bruce Clark, Everyone can imagine the many fragrant scents from the variety of spices. I have hyperosmia which means I could smell those spices on the outside even before I walked into a store like that. I like that all the spices are shades of red, orange, yellow, and amber.

jchorst, Your image amused me the most. The expression of determination on the person attempting to open that bottle. The colors are pleasing with the shades of greens and blues reflected also in rows of glasses. I like the one red flower in the middle of it all.

noelcmn, Definitely the strongest image entered. The artist painting red writing over a portrait. I notice he has not written over her eyes, nose, or mouth as he wants the portrait to stand out through the writing. I like the colors of this image.

Hattifnatt, There is a lot going on in your image. What are the three ladies looking at towards the wall? Is the road worker looking at the group of them or just resting a second? One worker is working hard on whatever is in that hole in the street, there is a jackhammer in the foreground. Two young guys walking by don't even notice them, lol, one is carrying a can of paint? I would have to drive to Austin to see that many people on the street at one time.

This was much fun, and picking winners was very difficult.
1st place goes to noelcmn, I could not forget this image after I seen it, the image of the artist and his work was strong and not easily forgotten.
2nd place goes to jchorst , The image I started calling "Bottle Opener", This captured moment is very entertaining and made me laugh. I really like the colors in the photo too.
3rd place goes to Charliezap, What I notice in your image is that the workers are probably out working before the storm is totally over. It is still misty and dim. It is reminds me of during Hurricane Harvey, so many electric trucks, hundreds of them, going to repair all the damage everywhere.
Honorable mention to jacamar, eva, and aaacb
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 01-01-2019, 04:00 PM  
Weekly Challenge Work
Posted By sherrvonne
Replies: 14
Views: 1,121
Sorry to be late with posting a winner, I spent all day consoling poor 12 yr old pup who was quite terrified over the all day fireworks yesterday and all night. But will get this done today.
Forum: General Photography 12-27-2018, 05:51 PM  
Another “Put Down Your Camera” Article, This Time from The Independent
Posted By sherrvonne
Replies: 21
Views: 1,785
I remember more about the area through what I have photographed, the place, the weather, the trail, how tall the grass was, the height of a low hanging birds nest, where the chrysalis was, and who I was with. Hours later when I finally leave the trail I see everyone that hurried past on their 'sight seeing' excursion. They walked past so fast looking quickly at trees that they missed the line of cutter ants carrying leaf pieces underground. They missed the low hanging nest, the landscape of ferns on the log, the tussock moth caterpillar, the deer that snuck past, the chrysalis and the leaf hanging by one spider web thread.
They were together as a family true.... but only managed to take a quick walk and missed everything. However my grandson and I took both K3's and had the full experience of finding and photographing everything we could and had a blast because he was learning and we were interacting because of the cameras.
Forum: Weekly Photo Challenges 12-26-2018, 12:18 PM  
Weekly Challenge Work
Posted By sherrvonne
Replies: 14
Views: 1,121
The photos are so interesting, as for the gardening I never heard of that museum until I looked it up, it made me learn something new.
The plowing, my husband’s grandmother had a little backyard vegetable garden in La Grange, Texas for years and up until the early 80’s the same man would bring a mule and plow the garden for her every spring.
Don’t we all appreciate a street free of trash?
The internet coffee place, I live in a small town and rural area, this is something I don’t get to see even in a local Starbucks. Lol.
Coffee is always necessary!
We have mounted law enforcement officers here except they wear cowboy hats with the tan uniforms and cowboy boots.
I find construction work fascinating although others find my homemade food just as fascinating, lol!
The downed electric reminds me what went on after hurricane Harvey in this area.
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