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Title: July 2017
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on July 01, 2017, 08:09:21
Post your "blog" contributions here.

No theme (other than what the passage of time creates), no contest implied, a maximum of one picture per day in the actual month and no more than 4 images per month for NG members, up to 30 for Supporters. You can distribute the contributions as once per week if you so prefer.

The posted picture(s) must be taken within the designated time period.
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 01, 2017, 12:33:21
Last night, nearly no light, but the little Fuji did not let me down at ISO6400!!!
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 01, 2017, 13:54:57
July 1

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4049/35607811236_b310563af3_o.jpg)

Df, 58mm f/1.4g
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 01, 2017, 17:34:20
Festival Time in Tilburg

Friday and today:  hip-hop-  WOO HAH!  festival in 'Spoorzone'

D600     25-50/4
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 01, 2017, 18:44:55
John: Great thing about the D600 is you get an immensely large tonal content and can develop the shot in many different directions, far from the JPEG you might also have produced at the time of shooting. I hope the next D8xx will produce as smooth gradients as the D600 does.

Interesting grundge style!
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 01, 2017, 19:43:51
Thanks Frank.

The D600 is a very versatile camera. Although bought to use it as backup only, reliability and quality is very good and now used also as one of the main camera's. 

Keep in mind that a D8xx or +32mp camera is not always a step forward.
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 01, 2017, 23:37:45
Megapixels are not important. To many for most practical application anyway. Tonality is important and White Balance and color consistency and AF reliability.

Each of these aspects is more important than sheer spatial resolution on top of incredible resolution to start with

But.

If I see a lens like the 1.4/105E that outperforms anything built yet, I can bear to have the unbelievable resolution on top of all the really important goods
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Akira on July 02, 2017, 10:39:50
Two "hip" images from the Netherlands!  :D

Sunburst.
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 02, 2017, 19:15:52
Prälat Schlösser today
D500 Snapbridge Moto Z Play
The clarity of this unedited ooc JPEG of the D500 is superb
Lens is 1.4/105E
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 02, 2017, 19:23:30
July 2

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4280/35674237295_5290bb483f_o.jpg)

d500, 70-200mm f/2.8 vrii
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 02, 2017, 21:24:43
Summer (after two days of rain and clouds) - evening at the 'Heuvel' with the Linden tree

D600   Angenieux 35-70/2.5
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 02, 2017, 21:29:20
Megapixels are not important. To many for most practical application anyway. Tonality is important and White Balance and color consistency and AF reliability.

Apart from the AF, the Fuji S5 is great in Tonality, White Balance, Colour and Dynamic Range.

Quote
If I see a lens like the 1.4/105E that outperforms anything built yet, I can bear to have the unbelievable resolution on top of all the really important goods
A lens is just a tool  and outperformance subjective.  ;)
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 03, 2017, 08:09:53
Fascinated what is possible in technology and trying to make good use of it, I can of course always go "low tech". Ooc jpeg:
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Bill Mellen on July 03, 2017, 17:30:20
Saturday, at the Hirshhorn in Washington, DC

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Odds-and-Ends/Odds-and-Ends-2017/i-rX8JG5C/0/93f1a6d8/XL/DSCF2736-XL.jpg) (https://billm7.smugmug.com/Odds-and-Ends/Odds-and-Ends-2017/i-rX8JG5C/A)
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 03, 2017, 18:48:13
Nice Rock, Bill. ;)  Is it a work of Art?
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 03, 2017, 18:49:26
View this morning when I opened the front door...

Fj S5  - S10-20
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Bill Mellen on July 03, 2017, 18:58:28
Nice Rock, Bill. ;)  Is it a work of Art?

Not sure John, someone probably thinks so 8)
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Bill Mellen on July 03, 2017, 19:00:14
View this morning when I opened the front door...

Fj S5  - S10-20

Wow!  Moving day for the neighbors??
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 03, 2017, 19:11:44
Thanks.  No that is not the case  ;)   It is a nearby street and sewer-replacement. A big truck brings the 'fresh' ground. 
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 03, 2017, 19:58:41
Saturday, at the Hirshhorn in Washington, DC

(https://photos.smugmug.com/Odds-and-Ends/Odds-and-Ends-2017/i-rX8JG5C/0/93f1a6d8/XL/DSCF2736-XL.jpg) (https://billm7.smugmug.com/Odds-and-Ends/Odds-and-Ends-2017/i-rX8JG5C/A)

Nice artwork, a tad Erwin Wurm Like

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erwin_Wurm
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 03, 2017, 20:06:58
July 3

From Uhu to Rose here we go

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4094/35310399010_2fe598a572_o.jpg)

Df 35mm f/1.4ais
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Bill Mellen on July 03, 2017, 21:01:00
Nice artwork, a tad Erwin Wurm Like

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erwin_Wurm

Here is the story on the sculpture:  https://hirshhorn.si.edu/collection/focus-sculpture-garden-and-plaza/#detail=/bio/jimmie-durham-still-life-spirit-xitle/&collection=focus-sculpture-garden-and-plaza
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 04, 2017, 00:05:20
July 3

From Uhu to Rose here we go

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4094/35310399010_2fe598a572_o.jpg)

Df 35mm f/1.4ais
Great shot, Fons.

What is Uhu?
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 04, 2017, 07:04:05
Uhu is the image from last sunday  July 2nd  ;), John
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Akira on July 04, 2017, 07:27:47
July 3 sunset.
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 04, 2017, 09:03:28
Beautiful Akira.  Love the contrast with windows.
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 04, 2017, 09:04:34
Uhu is the image from last sunday  July 2nd  ;), John
Ah, 'Oehoe' in Dutch.   ;)  Is  Eagle Owl not the correct English word ?
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Akira on July 04, 2017, 09:05:14
Thanks, John.  The window had just been lit right before I started to shoot frames for this pano.  I was lucky.  :)
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: golunvolo on July 04, 2017, 09:23:06
Funky sunflowers
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 04, 2017, 19:17:31
July 4

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4290/35678739986_fbc505fd5e_o.jpg)
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 04, 2017, 20:04:53
An unused Pétanque field will be transformed into a flower garden....
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 04, 2017, 21:22:18
That is a superb composition, John!
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 04, 2017, 23:03:34
I try to compete with a bus trip to London
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Bill Mellen on July 04, 2017, 23:30:47
From today's 4th of July neighborhood parade.  The theme was "The 80's"

(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-FXwc59f/0/2222ab95/XL/i-FXwc59f-XL.jpg) (https://billm7.smugmug.com/Other/CSBTS-4th-of-July-Parade-2017/n-cwF5qj/i-FXwc59f/A)
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Bill Mellen on July 04, 2017, 23:32:55
I try to compete with a bus trip to London

Reminds me of the "Stray Shopping Cart Project" : http://www.montagueprojects.com/the-stray-shopping-cart-project/
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 05, 2017, 04:49:09
Thank you, Bill
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 05, 2017, 17:34:42
July 5

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4238/34928241233_9810f13eca_o.jpg)
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 05, 2017, 20:46:32
That is a superb composition, John!
Thanks Frank
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 05, 2017, 20:52:05
The Campus of Tilburg University

D600 - Angenieux (same as yesterday's one)
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 05, 2017, 22:18:57
Fons serendipity. Super #36
Title: Fireworks and Resulting Fire
Post by: Jim Covello on July 06, 2017, 03:06:28
It is not uncommon for the local Fourth of July fireworks show in Tucson, Arizona, to start a brushfire. I have more pictures on my blog, if you are interested. www.theartfulengineer.com (http://www.theartfulengineer.com)

D800, 20mm f/1.8G.
Title: Re: Fireworks and Resulting Fire
Post by: David H. Hartman on July 06, 2017, 07:20:40
It is not uncommon for the local Fourth of July fireworks show in Tucson, Arizona, to start a brushfire. I have more pictures on my blog, if you are interested. www.theartfulengineer.com (http://www.theartfulengineer.com)

You have brush in Arizona? I thought all you had was cactus and scorpions that glow in the dark. Then again it's been decades since my parents got their kicks on Route 66 in a 1957 Mercury Monterey. The Merc didn't have air conditioning but at least it had quadrobeam headlights.

Dave who still can't picture brush in Arizona.
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 06, 2017, 08:49:34
Fons serendipity. Super #36

Quote

Definition of serendipity
:  the faculty or phenomenon of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for; also :  an instance of this
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 06, 2017, 13:38:28
July 6

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4044/35714384836_dd00ef2fe7_o.jpg)

colour version:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/fonsbaerken/35585416172/in/photostream/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/fonsbaerken/35585416172/in/photostream/)

Df, 10,5mm f/2.8 fisheye
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 06, 2017, 18:08:16
Guess where???
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 06, 2017, 18:10:35
Krankenhaus?
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 06, 2017, 19:40:12
Netherlands douze points
Title: Re: Fireworks and Resulting Fire
Post by: Jim Covello on July 06, 2017, 20:20:04
You have brush in Arizona? I thought all you had was cactus and scorpions that glow in the dark. Then again it's been decades since my parents got their kicks on Route 66 in a 1957 Mercury Monterey. The Merc didn't have air conditioning but at least it had quadrobeam headlights.

Dave who still can't picture brush in Arizona.

Well, I won't claim there is brush everywhere, but it definitely exists. Especially at higher altitudes, but that's not a guarantee.
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 06, 2017, 20:46:31
In Belgium, close to the Dutch border, and cul-de-sac (No mans land)
Title: Re: Fireworks and Resulting Fire
Post by: CS on July 06, 2017, 21:13:40
Well, I won't claim there is brush everywhere, but it definitely exists. Especially at higher altitudes, but that's not a guarantee.

There's plenty of brush in Arizona, they were looking at bringing in a slurry bomber a couple of months ago to deal with fire here in Mesa, which is hardly high elevation. Now, with these 110+ temps the desert can be an even bigger tinderbox.

http://tinyurl.com/yakanudl

Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: David H. Hartman on July 07, 2017, 01:48:04
Damn! That means California doesn't have an exclusive on brush fires.

When I was seven the family came west to California on Route 66. The highway was in the process of being modernized a project started by president Eisenhower. There were strips of highway in construction so we went from finished highway to graded gravel every few minutes. I don't know what states that was in. That was the summer of 1958.

My father took the family to as many national parks as possible. The last cross country trip by car was probably 1967. The last time I was my grandmother in Massachusetts she was in an oxygen tent. My father took Route 66 east and a deep southern route back to take us kids to as many states and parks as possible.

Most of the parts of Arizona I've been to seem to be desert. I've been to the Colorado, "The River" many times. I've been on The River in small boats with 7 to 10 hp outboards from Davis to Hover Dam. 

Memories of my Childhood and youth.

Dave

I was right about the scorpions that glow in the dark wasn't I?
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Jim Covello on July 07, 2017, 03:27:22
I was right about the scorpions that glow in the dark wasn't I?

Under a black light (i.e., UV light), yes!

Proof: (Sorry, this is not from this month...hopefully no one minds too much)

P.S. I will start an Arizona-with-plants thread for you, too. Maybe tomorrow.

Jim

 
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: David H. Hartman on July 07, 2017, 07:04:47
Used to watch John Acorn (his real name) "The Nature Nut" and in one episode they used portable black lights to find scorpions at night.

Dave
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 07, 2017, 15:19:32
Under a black light (i.e., UV light), yes!

Proof: (Sorry, this is not from this month...hopefully no one minds too much)

P.S. I will start an Arizona-with-plants thread for you, too. Maybe tomorrow.

Jim

 

It sure burns a hole in my screen
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 07, 2017, 15:27:40
I call this: Good luck, dear Angela. Took it last night as a blessing for the leaderess of the free world. Difficult job she has in Hamburg!
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 07, 2017, 22:13:06
July 7

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4115/35742535416_76f1458fc2_o.jpg)

D3, 85mm f/1.4 ais
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 08, 2017, 12:26:57
July 8

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4258/34983520353_f6898d9ee0_o.jpg)
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 08, 2017, 14:55:29
Quote
カーブ!
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 08, 2017, 15:22:08
Your Granddaughter celebrates her birthday?

Smarties Pic!!!
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Akira on July 08, 2017, 15:40:31
July 8.  D750, AF-S 50/1.8G.  A bit cropped.
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 08, 2017, 16:36:28
Your Granddaughter celebrates her birthday?

Smarties Pic!!!

neither birthday
nor smarties :)
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 08, 2017, 19:58:55
Window Decoration
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 08, 2017, 21:31:31
Vicary door.

D800E - 85/1.8K
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Anthony on July 09, 2017, 00:42:56
Frank, that is one scary image!
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 09, 2017, 06:03:10
Anthony: the original is green but color rendering is poor on my phone so I decided to show the shadow play. My wife thinks it is an alien with three feet. Hm. Other association is not forbidden. Guess how the female counter part might look like. ALT title: "well hung alien"
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 09, 2017, 06:04:07
neither birthday
nor smarties :)

Now I am lost..... Help?
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 09, 2017, 06:46:49
Manalishi with the threeprong crown topsy-turvy.
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 09, 2017, 07:55:35
Now everything is clear as blinded eyes on a merry go round.... I stay with my birthday smarties in the eye of the beholder. Love the shot anyway. So lively and colorful and innocent.
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 09, 2017, 07:57:56
its not hard to explain or even guess right what it is; what does it matter,
-no thoughts no illusions-
 8)
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 09, 2017, 08:00:03
Had a little walk last night. Full moon. Was awake from 0 to 6 in the wee hours. One from a set you can find following my signature link. One of the best cake makers for 120 years
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 09, 2017, 08:16:09
Works well in b&w.
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 09, 2017, 11:54:04
Concert Hall
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: golunvolo on July 09, 2017, 14:08:39
Great night shot and spooky window.
 That Vicar door looks like the beginnig of a story  :D
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 10, 2017, 12:57:51
Thanks Paco

Art?

Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 10, 2017, 17:04:45
July 9

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4207/34998688044_66ca8bc5d9_o.jpg)

Party detail

D500, 17-55mm f/2.8
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 10, 2017, 17:22:47
July 10

Phlox

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4231/34998934764_c7c9e75c3e_o.jpg)

D3, Voigtländer 58mm f/1.4 slii
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 10, 2017, 17:52:01
Kim Chi. Life saver.
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 11, 2017, 19:31:43
July 11

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4209/35860944425_cbfe0b600c_o.jpg)

river near Grave

D500, 17-55mm f/2.8
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 11, 2017, 19:35:30
Disrupted Tree
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 11, 2017, 21:52:37
Fish Filter architecture shot.
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 12, 2017, 11:39:59
July 12

At last rain

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4258/35705182172_d7270414de_o.jpg)
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 12, 2017, 22:12:04
Raining and raining....
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 13, 2017, 00:20:09
Fons & John: love them both.

Had too much indoor occupation to echo your great work for the day
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 13, 2017, 00:23:48
Yesterday. My medicine is called "retard" ....
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 13, 2017, 07:17:51
Thanks Frank, yours no slouch either.
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 13, 2017, 18:58:10
puberty is an alien life form obviously:

Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 13, 2017, 19:18:08
July 13

greenhouse tomatoes

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4292/35901559125_3d2d3a46c3_o.jpg)

D500, 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6
(a weak performer imo)
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: golunvolo on July 13, 2017, 21:57:09
58mm 1.4 @1.4 night shot
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 13, 2017, 22:07:35
Construction of a new 'shop'- gallery in a complete new street- Frederikstraat
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 13, 2017, 22:09:46
Fons & John: love them both.

Had too much indoor occupation to echo your great work for the day
Thanks Frank. Interesting stuff !
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Harald on July 13, 2017, 22:43:04
Finishing the new apartment. Nexus 5X. ;)

Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 14, 2017, 17:39:59
The new Fish in my bag seems not to stink at all:

Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 14, 2017, 18:13:59
Congrats on your new lens, Frank.
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 14, 2017, 18:39:46
July 14

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4262/35532161890_49e67e9a06_o.jpg)

D500, 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 14, 2017, 21:34:39
Early Blackberries

GF1 - 14/2.5
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 15, 2017, 20:01:07
July 15

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4317/35132410703_a0cc7efce9_o.jpg)
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Akira on July 15, 2017, 21:51:57
Love the blue color.  Is the pitcher made in Delft?
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 15, 2017, 22:53:15
Love the blue color.  Is the pitcher made in Delft?

Akira, looks like an old design most likely some mass produced reissue, found this setup while visiting.
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: golunvolo on July 16, 2017, 01:14:35
Flamenco fish-eye  8)
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 16, 2017, 02:32:51
Ola, flamenco-fish ;D
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 16, 2017, 15:29:26
July 16

I accidentally stepped on a mouse

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4323/35957774475_b8e09413bb_o.jpg)
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 17, 2017, 09:08:32
Saint Denis  Church

Fuji S5   85/1.4
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 17, 2017, 12:05:08
July 17

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4301/35845844321_b1792f4c7f_o.jpg)

Df,Voigtländer125mm f/2.5
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 19, 2017, 11:34:22
July 18

Beetle skeleton

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4293/35850241052_c6afd4a3da_o.jpg)
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Harald on July 19, 2017, 18:31:37
From today with the Lensbaby Muse:


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4315/35986138636_2b6e3d64a2_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WPYnh9)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4314/35856622372_eae8630316_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WCwyB7)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4300/35986139026_08d59dfc5e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WPYnoS)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4323/35187960704_ce53ac2942_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VBruME)

I do not know if i like this "lens". ;)

Harald
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 21, 2017, 09:57:48
July 19

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4330/35917858151_fff39ec17a_o.jpg)
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 21, 2017, 09:58:56
July 20

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4325/36051627185_8cdde8efe9_o.jpg)
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Arild on July 21, 2017, 17:06:15
19. juli
Dagen da livet mitt snudde. Fra en håpløs serie av depresjoner til nytt liv på tur i fjellet, som før, som alltid har fungert.
July 19th, the day that changed all, finally managed to scale a summit, as I have done in younger days :-)
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 21, 2017, 20:43:46
July 21

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4300/35928784791_6c926e1c48_o.jpg)
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on July 22, 2017, 11:14:08
Regular readers of NG might have noticed a reduction in the posting frequency of late from my side. The reason is I'm tied up in a project for the Norwegian Ministry of Environment, documenting our aquatic macrophytes of inland waters. This will keep me busy for months ahead.

Thus, the AW1 comes in handy for the occasional snapshot !! Otherwise, the underwater captures, which are rather dull as seen from an artistic point of view,  are done with a Nikon D800 in an Aquatica housing using 8-15 Fish or the 20/2.8 AIS.  Most of the time, however, is spent on endless studio work using close-up and photomacrographic equipment and focus stacking all around. Tedious work, but well paid.

The snap below shows the AW1 with six different aquatics, in case any one wondered (in no particular order: Potamogeton alpinus, Elodea canadensis, Callitriche hamulata, Hippuris vulgaris, and Ranunculus peltatus).
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 22, 2017, 13:44:05
What a sad story stepping and killing such a precious being. My condolences.
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on July 22, 2017, 14:46:44
Involuntarily stepping on a field mouse is one of the risks a nature photographer has to encounter. Has happened me once or twice. These animals follow their instinct and hide from a perceived danger, but that tactic doesn't work well in case of a human intruding on their territory. In grassland, one simply won't observe the poor little critter until you hear its squawking.
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 22, 2017, 17:18:35
I took so many great shots on the pony farm. Do not know where to start. My heart is pleading for some portraiture but I had to promise my customers that I will not publish these. Sorry.

I guess I will open  a new thread with horse portraits
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 22, 2017, 20:52:50
July 22

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4326/36050746526_0bcfe3c29a_o.jpg)

little bar at Mouliherne, France

D500, 10,5mm f/2.8
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 22, 2017, 23:15:58
pars pro toto
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 23, 2017, 10:09:52
De 'Tilburgse Kermis' started yesterday.
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 23, 2017, 16:00:25
July 23

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4326/36108154855_dced32529a_o.jpg)

D500,  85mm f/1.4D @f2, on the d500 i find i need to stop down a stop for acceptable results with the 85mm f/1.4D
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 23, 2017, 21:17:53
nice one from the garden
300pf on Dr Lens' 23mm extension:

Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Bill Mellen on July 23, 2017, 21:23:19
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4308/35269927844_4722c79c49_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VJFALd)
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 23, 2017, 22:37:06
spookey scene, John. love it.
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Arild on July 24, 2017, 01:22:54
Bjørn; no Trapa ?

July 23d, the day me and my dog realized we are getting to old for this walkin in the mountains :-)
Got  heatstroke both of us, had to rest for an hour, before returnin home. Who could know - 24 deg celsius in the shadows high up in Norwegian mountains..
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: golunvolo on July 24, 2017, 02:15:19
Happy jump
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 24, 2017, 05:27:12
Wonderful shot, Paco.
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 24, 2017, 13:01:07
Thanks Frank.

Great shot Paco


A local beer brewery gives explanations to brewers from Srebrenica in Bosnia
Df  17-35/2.8
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: golunvolo on July 24, 2017, 14:07:41
Thanks John and Frank. It was a very, very nice day at the beach with friends, a kayak and a barbecue.

   A nap next day. This vacationing is getting hard  8)
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 24, 2017, 21:18:44
July 24

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4313/36138811525_2b88a2c90f_o.jpg)

took that picture on a cemetery in Blou, France why? it somehow intrigued me to do so

D500, 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6 a boring kitlens imo
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: armando_m on July 25, 2017, 03:07:09
in a dark corner

Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 25, 2017, 14:58:29
The fair has started with very rainy weather.

But sometimes the sun pops up for a few minutes ;)

Fujifilm S5 Pro   -  Angenieux 35-70/2.5-3.3
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on July 25, 2017, 15:33:56
Bjørn; no Trapa ?
...

Not likely in Europe as the species is near extinction in many parts of the continent. Besides, not currently known from Scandinavia at all. Last records (Scania, south Sweden) were in 1916.

These specimens were from a lowland river near Oslo.
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 25, 2017, 21:00:10
July 25


(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4299/36121441506_22ce7d57fd_o.jpg)

Weather has improved here in France so wash is hanging out to dry.
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: golunvolo on July 26, 2017, 00:51:57
Ciyscape
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 26, 2017, 11:17:53
Break Dance

Df  20/4 Ai
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: golunvolo on July 26, 2017, 11:48:51
John, very cool movement sensation. Well done!
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: armando_m on July 26, 2017, 16:43:53
Break Dance

Df  20/4 Ai
Facinating :)
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 26, 2017, 22:08:23
July 26

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4310/36184184165_e857a75def_o.jpg)

Rinpoche
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 27, 2017, 14:54:59
Thanks Paco and Armando

Colorful fair at Pink Monday
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 28, 2017, 16:10:42
In the garden.
Brother and Sister?  wood pigeon
D800E - 300/4.5 ED Ai-S
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 29, 2017, 07:39:23
July 27

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4330/36071572971_a606877c5f_o.jpg)
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 29, 2017, 07:41:32
July 28

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4327/35400300494_68e54f1589_o.jpg)
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: armando_m on July 29, 2017, 17:57:57
at the backyard
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 29, 2017, 18:00:54
July 29

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4307/35438090653_822bce088b_o.jpg)
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: armando_m on July 29, 2017, 18:03:09
great capture Fons
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 29, 2017, 18:08:42
thank you Armando
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: golunvolo on July 29, 2017, 20:50:07
At the end of south Europa. Incredible views from the road
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 30, 2017, 20:26:05
At last a bit of sun, after lots of showers...


Aubrieta...

F S5 Ang.
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Chris Dees on July 30, 2017, 20:31:05
Waiting for the tram.
I was at the other side of the (busy) road and couldn't get to them. Heavy crop.
Df 50-135/3.5 AI-S
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 30, 2017, 22:03:52
July 30

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4316/36103561002_c038f1e4eb_o.jpg)

welcome to the priory
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: John Geerts on July 31, 2017, 17:14:26
The last ride... and the fair is finally gone  ;)
Title: Re: July 2017
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 31, 2017, 19:17:31
July 31

end of the month

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4306/35894544950_80cb3b593f_o.jpg)