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Forum: Pentax K-1 9 Hours Ago  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By jabobby
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Paid a visit to my neighbors garden, plan to return with the old 645 macro on a less windy day.
Eric, the 2nd shot is centered as some folks prefer: the 3rd shot is what I prefer, therefore that should tell you which of your photos I like more...:), sorry about the late response.

Best Regards, Bob
Forum: Pentax K-1 2 Days Ago  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By jabobby
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Eric, thank you for the kind comment. Forgot to mention to you, a few posts back you told of how you performed a sorta shutter flutter thingy. When I was shooting the warblers I was doing pretty much the exact same thing. The warblers behavior is much like your Manatee appearing for about 1 or 2 seconds then on to another spot. I think my "point to decent capture" ratio was about 40:1. When I read your remark regarding feathering the shutter I thought WOW, so cool.
mattb123, Matt those are nice photos & great addition with the siblings, you have to be proud.
repaap, love that first shot of the star burst sun & path.
First shot taken with the DFA 150-450, second with the DFA 24-70 and third with the old 645 120 macro.
Best Regards, Bob

OH sure, I have to follow Frederic this time & not LeRolls. Very nice series of shots there Mr. Frederic as always.
Forum: Pentax K-1 2 Days Ago  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By jabobby
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Holy mufflers, been playing on the farm a few days and folks posted thousands of photos, I am really getting behind. Gotta start contributing to help so that some lucky person can win that K-1.

Eric, I have a guess about LeRolls: he was a monk in a past life, living in a very remote area & never saw a female...now he is making up for it...:lol:
BTW Eric, all your photos recently have been great, your flower & bug shots are up a notch from last year in my opinion.
Rondec, love both those versions of the old mill, I think the woodwork on the buildings provides just the right aspect to the B&W shot to make it special.

Best Regards, Bob
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 06-11-2018, 06:31 PM  
Lets see Bridges
Posted By jabobby
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SJM, I like this shot a whole bunch, love the contrast created by the color of the water, nice work.
Best Regards, Bob
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 06-08-2018, 07:21 PM  
Thematic The Yard Birds Thread
Posted By jabobby
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Des, holy cow, that last shot is absolutely incredible. How close were you?
Best Regards, Bob
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-08-2018, 07:15 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By jabobby
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Eric, superb shots, those ants looked like they were on my monitor screen, almost a 3d photo. And the last shot is simply fantastic, great detail on the bug & the flowers appear to be painted, really fine work mister tatorman.
Best Regards, Bob
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 06-08-2018, 07:00 PM  
Lets see Bridges
Posted By jabobby
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Des, outstanding photos of historical artwork & good work that stood the test of time. I really like that set of shots.

SJM, very nice capture of that old covered bridge.
Best Regards, Bob
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 06-07-2018, 06:54 PM  
Thematic The Yard Birds Thread
Posted By jabobby
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alfa75ts, excellent photo of that Butcher bird.
timb64, I have to agree, very nice shot with the 85mm.
wtlwdwgn, nice capture in spite of the background.
Every year the Phoebes build a nest somewhere on my house, this year they built 2: one on top of an outside light in the front of the house & another nest on a ledge on the back of the house. I rather enjoy listening to them & they are excellent flycatchers. Last photo appears to be a lovers quarrel.:lol:
Best Regards, Bob
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 06-05-2018, 07:03 PM  
Thematic The Yard Birds Thread
Posted By jabobby
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normhead, thanks for the comment and YES, I be the lucky one for now, and I really am grateful for the good fortune.
Des, thank you, a great deal of luck. First of all, I live on a small piece of paradise; and just happen to be at the right spot at the right time to notice things; plus I am always looking since I really love all that I see; and this camera & lens make it so much easier. And I have to tell you that many times I have told folks that I am simply a temporary caretaker here, trying to do the best that I can. It is so fantastic that so much wildlife lives here, and getting back in to photography has certainly raised my level of enjoyment living here.
The good luck continues but it is slowing down.
1st photo, female
2nd photo, her with nesting material
3rd photo, her on the nest keeping an eye on me standing about 5 meters away
4th photo, a fair photo of the male, still trying for a good shot of him but he sure is quick
Best Regards, Bob
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 06-03-2018, 08:27 AM  
Thematic The Yard Birds Thread
Posted By jabobby
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Lucky me, the thrashers built a nest in a bush in my front yard. For a couple of weeks enjoyed hearing the male singing from tops of the highest trees. Now have the pleasure to watch the parents feeding the chicks.
Des, I do not have a very good view of the nest so I will not be able to get shots like the ones you posted, nor can I get quite the detail & sharpness that you obtained but I am having fun...:)

Best Regards, Bob
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-03-2018, 08:06 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By jabobby
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Eric, I love that first shot of yours, good capture & composition.

My casual shots sorta presented in an fs style.
Best Regards, Bob
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-03-2018, 07:34 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By jabobby
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ivanvernon, gaweidert, Erictator, WPRESTO, very well said by each of you, thank you for stating your opinion and providing the information.
BruceBanner, good idea, that would be cool & helpful.
One thing I will add which has been touched on by all; there is such a vast amount of variables & choices and no two people's perception of the world is exactly identical.
Kerrowdown, those are exceptionally beautiful photos and they are perfect examples of an image showing beauty that I doubt one could actually see with the naked eye in the real enviroment.
Best Regards, Bob
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 06-01-2018, 07:12 PM  
Thematic The Yard Birds Thread
Posted By jabobby
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normhead, thank you, considering the quality of your bird photos your comment means a great deal to me. And so far I am extremely pleased with the results of that lens. And I took your advice, most of my bird shots are taken with the DA 1.4x TC mounted to that 150-450, depending on available light.
1st shot, a crop of a rear view on the male cedar waxwing, I can't believe how the red shows up.
2nd & 3rd shots, just patched a spot in my lawn..turkey decided it was a nice place for a dirt bath.
Best Regards, Bob
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-01-2018, 06:55 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By jabobby
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1st photo, a lucky eastern american toad that almost got chopped up by my mower before he hopped under the spruce tree. His back is covered with cuttings, taken with the 24-70 lens.
2nd photo, to show relative size, beneath the dandelions between the clover & grass are these cute little trumpet flowers, taken with the 24-70 lens.
3rd photo, close up of the flower, taken with the old 645 A 120/4 macro lens.
4th photo, a chipping sparrow preening in dreamland, looks a bit unreal, taken with the 150-450 & DA 1.4x TC.
Best Regards, Bob
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 06-01-2018, 07:29 AM  
Thematic The Yard Birds Thread
Posted By jabobby
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Small flock of cedar waxwings came to visit.
Best Regards, Bob
Forum: Pentax K-1 06-01-2018, 07:18 AM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By jabobby
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WOW, so many terrific photos posted by folks on the past 12 pages. Last night it took me several hours to get caught up viewing. This time of year things get a wee bit busy on the old farm typically from sun up to sun down. And although I have taken some shots I have been slow to process and missed being a part of this forum.
HoustonBob, thank you very much for posting your explicit remark, I for one certainly agree. Quite often I think of Ansel's statement that sorta said the negative is the written composition & developing the final photo is the performance. Many of the photos posted on this forum definitely represent the world in an artful form of different degrees and many of the photographers are excellent artist. As Focusrite stated this is a subject for a whole different thread, but just the same I am glad that you remarked. Also I have to say that IMHO Focusrite did a fantastic job of PP on a fantastic photo.

First 2 shots of the tiny flower among the grass & the hover fly taken with the old 645 A 120/4 macro lens.

The tennessee warbler & the brown thrasher taken with the DFA 150-450 lens.

Best Regards, Bob
Forum: Pentax K-1 05-22-2018, 08:06 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By jabobby
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Rondec, superb Peony Bloom.
Hattifnatt, absolutely beautiful sunset shot at Herastrau Park.
Eric, You are not over-thinking. Almost always I consider the background for enhancing the subject; noting the brightness & color; and often I will change my POV to improve the image with respect to background. If you look at some of my bird shots I hope it can be noticed that I would station myself with regarding background and wait & hope the birds would land where I wanted them to. Quite often they would indeed do so. Problem with warblers in particular is they almost constantly keep moving, and they are quick. Typically I would get roughly 1/4 to 1/2 a second to acquire; focus & take the shot. It is both a pleasure & a challenge to photograph them. Also with flower shots I give the same consideration. But I repeat, I never considered different types of bokeh and I really like that idea. Am looking forward to experimenting with that and I appreciate your additional advice.
Best Regards, Bob
Forum: Pentax K-1 05-21-2018, 07:29 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By jabobby
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BruceBanner, awesome Aussie Autumn photos, especially that last one.
Eric, thank you for the inspiration, never gave a thought to experimenting with different bokeh effects...just simply a bokeh.
Frederic, that second flower looks like something from outer space...:hmm:
eaglem, many of your photos are totally amazing, that twin star shot is superb.

Best Regards, Bob
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 05-20-2018, 07:40 PM  
Thematic The Yard Birds Thread
Posted By jabobby
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dadipentak, thank you.
In the 3rd shot it says " I know there is a worm in there "
4th shot, "ta da" , got it...:lol:
Best Regards, Bob
Forum: Pentax K-1 05-20-2018, 07:27 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By jabobby
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Rondec, thank you, feel really lucky to have that setting with the warbler singing. That is one of my favorite shots of the year.

Eric, love those bubbles.
Frederic, nice woodpecker shot.
repaap, It is MHO that your photos definitely do not need strong PP. Quite often that has a negative effect on the quality and the message conveyed by the image.

Best Regards, Bob
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 05-19-2018, 08:39 PM  
Thematic The Yard Birds Thread
Posted By jabobby
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Des, thank you.
1st shot, oriole found lunch
2nd shot, rufous sided towhee came out of the bush
3rd shot, chestnut-sided warbler
Best Regards, Bob
Forum: Pentax K-1 05-18-2018, 08:10 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By jabobby
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Eric, nice experimental photos.
Frederic, like that cute little bug shot.
gaweidert, like the YNP photos, love that last one.
1st photos, black-throated green warbler
2nd photos, yellow warbler
3rd photos, cape may warbler
Best Regards, Bob
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 05-18-2018, 07:53 PM  
Thematic The Yard Birds Thread
Posted By jabobby
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dbs, thank you
Riggomatic, my trick is to wear black & orange clothes, perhaps they think I am their big uncle...:)
Des, terrific series and outstanding photos. Noticed the one youngster winked at you prior to take off.
1st photos, black-throated green warbler
2nd photos, yellow warbler
3rd photos, cape may warbler
Best Regards, Bob
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 05-16-2018, 08:26 PM  
Thematic The Yard Birds Thread
Posted By jabobby
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Certainly are many fine photos posted here. These are shots taken in my neighbors yard near the feeders. In the future I will post shots I have taken in the fruit trees in my yard
Baltimore Oriole & white crowned sparrow.
Best Regards, Bob
Forum: Pentax K-1 05-16-2018, 07:42 PM  
Post your K-1 pictures!
Posted By jabobby
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Man, folks continue to post great shots.
Here is a magnolia warbler singing among the pear blossoms.
Best Regards, Bob
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