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Title: April 2018
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on March 31, 2018, 23:09:27
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: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 01, 2018, 02:31:06
I could not possibly post my contribution for 31 March before midnight in Europe, so here it is:

"about a groom and a bride"


Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: armando_m on April 01, 2018, 04:36:04
A few hours left of march 31 2018
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 01, 2018, 09:44:25
very special shot, Armando!
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Øivind Tøien on April 01, 2018, 10:49:19

Really well done Amando, perfect alignment of the moon with the foreground. It is also very special in that you got it against such a populated area and with the landmark towers. This should to belong in the moon thread too.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on April 01, 2018, 12:22:58
Really well done Amando, perfect alignment of the moon with the foreground. It is also very special in that you got it against such a populated area and with the landmark towers. This should to belong in the moon thread too.
+1 amazing
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 01, 2018, 12:46:28
Armando the nightowl 8)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 01, 2018, 13:18:44
Super shot, Armando.  Love that moon, colours and the surroundings of the mountain, great setting.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 01, 2018, 13:48:59
Armando, this is so amazing that I can't tell whether it deserves March 31 or April 1.   :o :o :o
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: armando_m on April 01, 2018, 16:34:46
Thanks for all the comments on the moon image, I tried last month and I arrived to late the moon was already to far up, tried yesterday so I would get more ambient light but the weather was cloudy, so when I was able to see it it was only partially visible and again to high up, yesterday I did arrive with 15 min to spare, got setup and finally everything worked. Since the sun was already down, a single exposure was tricky but using multiple exposures was also complicated as the moon moves quickly, a single shot with a bit of highlights and saturation on the moon got this image.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 01, 2018, 18:26:36
Eastern on April 1 and 2

No work in the streets...

D600 - 60/2.8 AF-D
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: golunvolo on April 01, 2018, 20:25:33
Impactante Armando. I like the moon, of course, and all the man-made lights and landmarks to round up a image with great punch.


  Frank, separation of the couple from the background, can you share technical data?


 
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 02, 2018, 00:10:42
one april 2018
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 02, 2018, 10:26:20
April fool you ;D

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/804/41178445571_326caff8df_o.jpg)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 02, 2018, 16:00:27
'Easter' Forsythia

Fuji S5 - 200/4 AF Micro
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 02, 2018, 16:24:44
April 2

A few days old

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/814/41184829561_1af801727b_o.jpg)

D500 - 70-200mm f/2.8
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on April 02, 2018, 17:34:39
Lovely picture Fons, spring is coming.
I my local lake the swan is chasing the last years cubs out.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 02, 2018, 20:12:18
Lovely picture Fons, spring is coming.
I my local lake the swan is chasing the last years cubs out.

thank you Bent
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Alaun on April 03, 2018, 00:20:52
It seems, April started with a lot of nice pictures here! And spring is coming, though it was rainy again today. Went into the Botanical Garden here (looking for birds;-) ), no flowers yet outside, only a "messenger of spring" (literal translation of a german word).
(D850 300PF TC1.4)
 

Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 03, 2018, 16:00:33
Some sun, and warmer weather is coming

Spring flowers (Crocus, Daffodil)  in the Park

D600  200/2
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 03, 2018, 17:40:34
April 3

siskin peeping

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/814/40314871245_7022bf16d1_o.jpg)

Df, 35-200mm f/3,5-4,5

Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on April 03, 2018, 20:02:37
First gaggle of geese. Still freezing cold and more snow is reported to arrive later today.

They must know something I don't observe at all.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 03, 2018, 20:28:26
today our daughters room was subject to the holy inquisition by my lovely wife....


honi soit qui mal y pense
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 04, 2018, 11:13:27
another emotional shot
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on April 04, 2018, 15:08:56
That what once was emerges from the snow.

Df, 105/2.5 AI.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on April 04, 2018, 15:36:55
Spring is coming in Copenhagen, was able to sit out just in my shirt to take the picture of the Eurasian blue tit in my garden.
Used some of the tip given by John Koerner, in another thread.
D500 200-500 f5.6 @f5.6
Only crop no other PP
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 04, 2018, 15:39:26
Spring is coming in Copenhagen, was able to sit out just in my shirt to take the picture of the Eurasian blue tit in my garden.
Used some of the tip given by John Koerner, in another thread.
D500 200-500 f5.6 @f5.6
Only crop no other PP

Very pretty shot!
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 04, 2018, 16:02:07
April 4

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/818/40517207344_a19dca097a_o.jpg)

Camellia japonica

D500, Voigtländer 125mm f/2,5
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on April 04, 2018, 16:34:05
Fons
I will train to get to your level in macro.
Nice colours and detail.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 04, 2018, 16:43:59
After three months in the waitingroom---   The White Magnolia

Df     300/4.5 ED
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 04, 2018, 20:22:15
great tit shot, Bent!

great spring composition, John!
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 04, 2018, 20:28:08
Thanks Frank !
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 05, 2018, 07:33:39
After three months in the waitingroom---   The White Magnolia

I like the way you treat the background as the photographic main subject by using the magnolia tree as a frame.  The white magnolia flowers look quite different from either the ones commonly seen in Japan or those I saw in New Orleans.

Bent, you capture the tense between the tit and yourself, which I like.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 05, 2018, 07:53:19
Thanks Akira.

It think it is the  Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnolia_stellata (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnolia_stellata) which should be native to Japan, according to Wikipedia.  Or is it rare?
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on April 05, 2018, 08:07:18
Thank you Frank
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on April 05, 2018, 09:47:03
Perhaps there is an upcoming spring in the future? Ice has started to break on the river nearby.

Df, 300 PF.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 05, 2018, 10:42:31
Thanks Akira.

It think it is the  Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnolia_stellata (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnolia_stellata) which should be native to Japan, according to Wikipedia.  Or is it rare?

John, interestingly, I haven't seen the star magnolia in Japan.  The magnolia commonly seen around here is Magnolia liliiflora whose color is white or purple:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnolia_liliiflora
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 05, 2018, 10:58:17
April 5

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/798/40353000765_96f0c708e3_o.jpg)

Df - 35-200mm f/3,5~4,5 without hk-15, hn-23 is no option causing significant vignetting on the wide end,
developed in photoninja converted in photoshop :)

Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 05, 2018, 11:55:04
April 5

Df - 35-200mm f/3,5~4,5 without hk-15, hn-23 is no option causing significant vignetting on the wide end,
developed in photoninja converted in photoshop :)

The modern vehicle of the flying Dutchman?
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 05, 2018, 12:16:59
April 5

Df - 35-200mm f/3,5~4,5 without hk-15, hn-23 is no option causing significant vignetting on the wide end,
developed in photoninja converted in photoshop :)
I checked the HN-23 as well, but indeed too much vignetting even affecting 50mm, which is not strange as this hood is at home with the 80-200mm zoom. HN-22 is mentioned as alternative to the hk-15.  A UV filter might help a bit as well. At least it works with my 35-70/3.5 Ai-S.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 05, 2018, 13:09:28
April 5.

How could I just pass by, when I carried a camera and found such a photogenic camellia on the way?
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 05, 2018, 16:45:03
'The district Brabant will transport us' 

Bus

D800E  300/4.5 ED Ai
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 05, 2018, 18:58:34
in stark spring light

D500 & 1.8/20G
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 05, 2018, 18:59:20
April 5
Df - 35-200mm f/3,5~4,5 without hk-15, hn-23 is no option causing significant vignetting on the wide end,
developed in photoninja converted in photoshop :)

fun shot!
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 06, 2018, 16:54:32
I checked the HN-23 as well, but indeed too much vignetting even affecting 50mm, which is not strange as this hood is at home with the 80-200mm zoom. HN-22 is mentioned as alternative to the hk-15.  A UV filter might help a bit as well. At least it works with my 35-70/3.5 Ai-S.

I realized i made a typo i meant the HN-24 i think the hk-10 works fine too a bit shallow maybe.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 06, 2018, 16:56:25
btw thanks for the comments perhaps the Dutch have lost their flying ability, just to see how much has changed since i walk these lowlands.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 06, 2018, 17:00:44
April 6

Fine sunny day bright skies, but frosty mornings and a stiff easternly wind, we have stronger winds, also overland since years, due to a changing climate .

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/807/26404552457_09d8763b1c_o.jpg)

D800, 28-300mm f/3,5~5,6
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 06, 2018, 18:37:40
I realizes i made a typo i meant the HN-24 i think the hk-10 works fine too a bitt shallow maybe.
Ah right.  What do you think of the lens?
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 06, 2018, 18:39:11
Freezing cold early morning, but when the sun came temperature rised. Still a cold wind in the morning.

Regte Heide, Graveyard

8 stitch  D800E -  300/4.5 ED
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 06, 2018, 19:10:26
Ah right.  What do you think of the lens?

the 35-200 quite nice, old fashion charm, 28-300mm a good alrounder
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 06, 2018, 19:51:04
Freezing cold early morning, but when the sun came temperature rised. Still a cold wind in the morning.

Regte Heide, Graveyard

8 stitch  D800E -  300/4.5 ED

John, is this a repository?  How old is it?  Beautiful pano.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 06, 2018, 20:05:29
Thanks Akira.

No, shot it this morning (packed the transportbike with some heavy lenses). However I visit this scene with  the six grave hills several times in a year, so perhaps you saw one of the other photographs related to the moore 'Regte Heide?  (http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,806.msg86302.html#msg86302 (http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,806.msg86302.html#msg86302))
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 06, 2018, 21:00:23
Thanks Akira.

No, shot it this morning (packed the transportbike with some heavy lenses). However I visit this scene with  the six grave hills several times in a year, so perhaps you saw one of the other photographs related to the moore 'Regte Heide?  (http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,806.msg86302.html#msg86302 (http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,806.msg86302.html#msg86302))

John, thank you for the explanation and the link.  I might have missed the development of this otherwise very interesting thread you linked.

Maybe my use of the word "repository" was incorrect.  But the reason for my question is that the construction of the graveyard you shot as pano looks similar to the ancient ones built in Japan: circular hill surrounded by some sort of memorial signs.  In our case, the signs are potteries shaped like human beings, horses and sheds, and they are buried in the ground.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 07, 2018, 08:07:20
Thanks for you explanation, Akira.  Well. That is identical to Japan. It seems universal.

Inside the hills also some potteries and small 'weapons' were found.  How old are these findings in Japan? The Gravehills here are about 2.000 before Christ. Similar graveyards have been found in the surrounding countries, also circular and at a highest point in the land.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 07, 2018, 12:03:56
that is how I feel today
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 07, 2018, 12:12:18
that is how I feel today

What?
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 07, 2018, 12:14:45
What?

tell me what you see
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 07, 2018, 12:58:08
Thanks for you explanation, Akira.  Well. That is identical to Japan. It seems universal.

Inside the hills also some potteries and small 'weapons' were found.  How old are these findings in Japan? The Gravehills here are about 2.000 before Christ. Similar graveyards have been found in the surrounding countries, also circular and at a highest point in the land.

The circular graveyards in Japan are considered to have been built through 3rd to 7th centuries A.D.  So, they are not as old as those in Regte Heide.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 07, 2018, 13:08:02
tell me what you see

Frank, i dont know my memory hasnot stored any info on this or similar images ;)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 07, 2018, 13:10:16
April 7

Reconstruction main street

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/883/40579636754_e212c12ac9_o.jpg)

Df, 35-200mm f/3,5~4,5
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on April 07, 2018, 14:39:39
Apparently there currently is a 35-200 trend showing off the merits of that underestimated oldie.

Here with 35-200 on my broad-band Fuji S5Pro (false-colour IR). The snow lingers on. The snow pack is up to 2.5 m in depth.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 07, 2018, 18:31:11
Great shots. The 35-200 is indeed a remarkable lens.  Not much written is about the lens, there is an article in the 1001 nightshttp://imaging.nikon.com/history/story/0047/index.htm (http://imaging.nikon.com/history/story/0047/index.htm) but the real eye-opener was the detailed analyses by Marco Cavina https://translate.google.nl/translate?hl=en&sl=it&u=https://www.nital.it/nikkor-historical/35-200mm.php&prev=search (https://translate.google.nl/translate?hl=en&sl=it&u=https://www.nital.it/nikkor-historical/35-200mm.php&prev=search)


Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 07, 2018, 18:32:19
Small backpacks

D600    300/4.5 ED Ai
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 07, 2018, 23:54:51
Frank, i dont know my memory hasnot stored any info on this or similar images ;)

very nice. I am happy with that.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on April 07, 2018, 23:56:03
The 300/4.5 ED AI (or AI'd) is among those elusive Nikkor goodies of the past. I didn't know you had one, John.  Enjoy it.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 08, 2018, 08:13:18
Thanks Bjørn !!    After a very long search and a few lost auctions (which are pretty rare), I was finally able to obtain a fresh AI sample. One of the last produced.

It's unbelievable sharp and free from Chro. Ab. wide open, and comparable in sharpness with the 200/2 wide open.  Which is  a great asset if you like to shoot out of the hand :)

To get closer the PN-11 is the best method?               (6T gets you very close and PK11-PK12 have relatively little effect)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Alaun on April 08, 2018, 11:41:44
Hello!  ;)

Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 08, 2018, 14:12:58
Hello!  ;)

Funny, Werner.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 08, 2018, 14:15:17
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/890/41315692611_2735e91c0a_o.jpg)

Df, 35-200mm f/3,5~4,5

April 8, temperatures in the 20-ies now and that shows nature in spring-attire.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 08, 2018, 16:53:07
Indeed Magnolia-time now :)

Having fun in the park?

D600 300/4.5 ED Ai
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Jim Covello on April 09, 2018, 05:13:21
Palo Verde Trees in Bloom, Tucson, Arizona.
D850 with 105mm f/2.5 AI (chipped) at f/2.5, 1/500 sec, ISO 64.

Wildflowers are going to be weak this year, so I just wandered around my neighborhood for a while late in the day with the 105.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 09, 2018, 07:57:30
Jack. Great. What a lush burst of spring energy!
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 09, 2018, 16:05:32
No sun right now.

Yesterday's Magnolia
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 09, 2018, 16:13:49
No sun right now.

Yesterday's Magnolia

 :)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 09, 2018, 16:14:33
From yesterday the 8th
old dog


(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/816/41344001291_d93aff6976_o.jpg)

 :)

D500, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on April 09, 2018, 20:13:38
Today I'm leaving Oslo, where I have spent the last 35 years. This winter has been predominately white, to put it mildly. A last snapshot of the snow heaps outside my former home. The usual small red Peugeot is a convenient yardstick to estimate the depth of the snow pack. Spring is a long distance away it seems.

Df 35-200.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 09, 2018, 22:20:19
sign of spring
300pf, 23mm extension
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 09, 2018, 22:39:20
Today I'm leaving Oslo, where I have spent the last 35 years. This winter has been predominately white, to put it mildly. A last snapshot of the snow heaps outside my former home. The usual small red Peugeot is a convenient yardstick to estimate the depth of the snow pack. Spring is a long distance away it seems.

Df 35-200.

I love small red cars. We do not know amounts of snow like these here, but as a child my father has been able to cross the Rhine river that had frozen over
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 10, 2018, 07:48:49
Large trees move slowly in growing leaves...

Df  -  35-200mm f/3.5~4.5   (@35/3.5 in this case)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 10, 2018, 18:11:17
April 10

mornings

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/877/40654692884_c4db62c8d4_o.jpg)

Df, 35-200mm f/3.5~4.5
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 10, 2018, 19:04:02
Today I'm leaving Oslo, where I have spent the last 35 years.
That is a big step after such a long time. Looking forward to your new home-town?
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 10, 2018, 19:05:27
April 10

mornings

Well-known special rendering.  ;) 

Looks like your sample has a tiny bit more LoCa than mine. I assume also wide open at 35mm?
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Bjørn Rørslett on April 10, 2018, 20:05:56
That is a big step after such a long time. Looking forward to your new home-town?

Hardly a town at all. But as I'm now next-door neighbour to my girl friend of the last 25 years, there are other benefits :D
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 10, 2018, 23:03:33
Well-known special rendering.  ;) 

Looks like your sample has a tiny bit more LoCa than mine. I assume also wide open at 35mm?

The Loca is caused by processing, the settings were at 35mm f/5.6, initial editing in photoninja, i should have reduced the loca in ps more aggresively.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 11, 2018, 13:53:32
Magnolia

Df      35-200/ f/3.5~4.5
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 11, 2018, 14:26:14
April 11

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/885/41343831252_9cc39aaa03_o.jpg)

Cafe "de Gouden Leeuw" Ravestein, cyclists ready for leaving.

Df  35-200mm f/3,5~4,5

..............

Quite some barrel on the wide end
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 11, 2018, 16:02:50
The Loca is caused by processing, the settings were at 35mm f/5.6, initial editing in photoninja, i should have reduced the loca in ps more aggresively.
Okay. thanks for you explanation. Regarding the range and age of the lens I would have expected some serious LoCa especially at the wider end. But with my sample it's minimal and easy correctable (if any)

This also applies for barrel distortion, there is some at 35mm, but very easy correctable.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: golunvolo on April 11, 2018, 17:29:08
What a great representation of the magnolia... Love it Jhon!
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 11, 2018, 17:48:56
Thanks Paco.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 12, 2018, 14:11:35
interesting hidden place
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 12, 2018, 14:59:00
An old greenhouse, Frank?
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 12, 2018, 17:22:44
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/870/41411117991_536fe49f80_o.jpg)

last night shot, little time these days for doing photos

D500, 400mm f/5.6+pk11+pk13

doesnt seem to shorten the minfd but the maxfd ;)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 12, 2018, 18:03:25
A bit cloudy and rainy today, very humid.

-The Conversation-

D600   300/4.5 ED
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 12, 2018, 20:29:01
Fons, this is a nice close up of lavender.

John, the rain gives nice atmosphere to it!

April 12.  I head a twitter in the Japanese plum tree next to my place and found this great tit (Parus minor).  Shot with Ai Nikkor 200/4.0 (@f8.0) on Panasonic GH5 (@ISO400).

Sorry for the low quality of the image which was very heavily cropped (roughly up to the equivalent of 2000mm, I guess).
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: rosko on April 12, 2018, 20:34:42
Akira san, you certainly mean ''Parus major''...! ;)

Nice picture by the way !

Francis.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 12, 2018, 20:46:15
Francis, thank you.  I don't understand the reason for the discrepancy between its English name "great" tit and the Latin scientific name (Parus "minor").   ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 12, 2018, 22:48:31
interesting hidden place
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on April 12, 2018, 23:12:04
Francis, thank you.  I don't understand the reason for the discrepancy between its English name "great" tit and the Latin scientific name (Parus "minor").   ::) ::) ::)
The bird on your picture is the Japanese tit, or Parus minor, according to Wikipedia.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: golunvolo on April 12, 2018, 23:57:55
Perspective shadows. Albaycin is waiting  ;)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 13, 2018, 01:08:19
The bird on your picture is the Japanese tit, or Parus minor, according to Wikipedia.

Bent, thank you for the direction.  The further look into wiki solved my question!


Paco, yet another example of your keen eyes!
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: David H. Hartman on April 13, 2018, 01:16:38
Large trees move slowly in growing leaves...

Nice to see a tree (if blurry :) ) that hasn't been topped.

If you don't like a person teach them to see bad kerning. If you really don't like a person teach them to see trees that have been topped or tipped.

Dave Hartman
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Jim Covello on April 13, 2018, 05:34:27
Palo Verde in Bloom, Tucson, Arizona.
D850 with 105mm f/2.5 AI (chipped) at f/2.5, 1/500 sec, ISO 64.

Another photo from the neighborhood a few days ago. Palo Verde trees have interesting green bark and bloom vibrant yellow. Some years the blooms are particularly impressive. Unfortunately it was very windy today, so I don't think I will find much left this year in that regard.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 13, 2018, 07:22:16

Fons, this is a nice close up of lavender.

Muscari armeniacum actually Akira, too early for Lavender to be in flower, the compression of view may have suggested this i suppose. ;)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 13, 2018, 07:51:35
Palo Verde in Bloom, Tucson, Arizona.
D850 with 105mm f/2.5 AI (chipped) at f/2.5, 1/500 sec, ISO 64.

Another photo from the neighborhood a few days ago. Palo Verde trees have interesting green bark and bloom vibrant yellow. Some years the blooms are particularly impressive. Unfortunately it was very windy today, so I don't think I will find much left this year in that regard.

wonderful light, full of energy
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 13, 2018, 07:54:26
Muscari armeniacum actually Akira, too early for Lavender to be in flower, the compression of view may have suggested this i suppose. ;)

Fons, thank you for the correction.  The second look tells that the flowers are a bit too big and too blue for lavender.  :D
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: golunvolo on April 13, 2018, 08:14:18
Thanks Akira.

   James, beautiful rendition and presentation. Sinuous nature within nature
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 13, 2018, 13:58:40
Thanks Akira. 

Very nice, James !!
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 13, 2018, 14:00:43
-- The Professor and his horse --

Anniversary: Today the professor and the horse were 25 years together.  The age of the horse is already 28.

D800E  80-200/2.8 AF ED D new

Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 13, 2018, 16:08:41
April 13

not a zebra

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/895/27558759418_19cf3a2839_o.jpg)

Df, 28-300mm f/3.5~5,6
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 13, 2018, 18:00:49
The 4/300PF with the Dr Lens Extension of 23mm keeps fascinating me. Just WOW!

Young green in the forest today
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Jim Covello on April 13, 2018, 22:27:21
Paco, Frank, John:

Thank you. Glad you like it.

Still windy today but some of the trees still look nice. I may head out later for some long exposures in the wind.

Jim
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Kim Pilegaard on April 14, 2018, 10:57:07
I recently acquired a D500 to supplement my D800, mainly for bird photography. I love the high frame rate and the large buffer. The crop factor is also convenient, because it is most often difficult to fill the frame of an FX sensor. However, I also wanted a walk-around lens to obtain a smaller package than the D800/24-120, I normally use. I bought a probably never used secondhand VR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G 1st version. This lens doesn't have the best reputation for use on the newer high resolution DX cameras. However, if you stop down a bit it provides an acceptable and handy combo. Here is an example showing the Karlskirche in Vienna.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 14, 2018, 11:21:39
Kim: A very versatile lens for travelling. I read a story written by a photographer-journalist in the times of Afghan war who took nothing to the field but the D300 & 18-200VR first version plus lots of batteries and cards. Her won a lot of praise & prizes for his reporting. In the end the most important tool sits between your ears, not in you photo bag....
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 14, 2018, 17:56:57
'a Dutch tradition' ?
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 14, 2018, 19:17:04
April 14

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/792/41411152162_521e9249d8_o.jpg)

Erythronium 'Pagoda' (Gele Hondstand)

D500 - cv 125mm f/2.5
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on April 14, 2018, 22:52:42
Spring comes to Washington DC

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/785/40742138154_cfdd11ca92_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/255f7eQ)804_1075 (https://flic.kr/p/255f7eQ)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 14, 2018, 23:18:05
Frischlinge
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on April 15, 2018, 07:59:42
Fons, great anniversary I like very much rendering of this lens
Jack, very nice white color of the season
Frank, these small bigs are like a toy,  some kind of miniature
Thank you
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: golunvolo on April 15, 2018, 08:44:57
Walk-around yesterday with some lens. Again, in the neighborhood.
Nikon d700, 10.5mm 2.8. Cropped to 8-10 ratio
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 15, 2018, 08:59:26
Nice mysterious depth, Paco.

Perfect in the background, Frank

Effective use of the Fisheye, Jack?

Sweet yellows, Fons.

Very detailed Karlskirche in  Vienna, Kim
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 15, 2018, 09:42:57
Great respect for peoples' contributions to this thread ;)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 15, 2018, 10:00:01
A night full of rain and a shy sun in the morning

Df  300/4.5 ED - PN11
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on April 15, 2018, 14:40:05
The end of an era.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 15, 2018, 16:22:05
April 15

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/794/40579812825_381792a8d4_o.jpg)

D500, 35-200mm f/3.5~4.5
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 15, 2018, 17:48:21
Great respect for peoples' contributions to this thread ;)

Especially to you & John, who are the most continuous contributers by far!!!
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 15, 2018, 17:51:26
Today I went on a phototour with the editor of our church gazette, to search for pictures in our quarter fitting the "garden"-topic. (  )

I took one thinking of a certain picture Fons posted a while ago, so a "tribute to Fons"
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 15, 2018, 17:53:00
The end of an era.

Are you 100% female now or still "beyond definition"? End of an Era sounds like "End of a long transition" to me...
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on April 15, 2018, 18:17:53
Just as you surmised.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on April 15, 2018, 18:32:38
Especially to you & John, who are the most continuous contributers by far!!!
+1
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: golunvolo on April 15, 2018, 20:30:27
+1
+ another 1

  Thank you for your creativity, dedication, generosity
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: armando_m on April 16, 2018, 01:10:10
coming here is always like opening a present , what wonderful images will I find ? always something interesting

here is a bit of stubbornness from my part, taken just 1 hr away from home, nice beautiful clear skies, iso 1600, 70-300mm zoom at 300mm, 20x1min exposures
large crop , lots of Nr
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Bill Mellen on April 16, 2018, 01:31:59
Beautiful!  Something I have always wanted to try Armando.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Hugh_3170 on April 16, 2018, 04:19:40
Well Armando, your stubborness has paid off handsomely - a splendid image.  A bit like good footballers making their own luck I guess.  ;D

I notice here that you have combined twenty 1 minute exposures. 

Whilst I understand the benefits of signal averaging over multiple images and the benefits of letting the sensor cool down in between exposures, do you also do any other noise reduction things such as dark side subtractions where exposures are made with the lens cap on?


coming here is always like opening a present , what wonderful images will I find ? always something interesting

here is a bit of stubbornness from my part, taken just 1 hr away from home, nice beautiful clear skies, iso 1600, 70-300mm zoom at 300mm, 20x1min exposures
large crop , lots of Nr
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: armando_m on April 16, 2018, 05:02:09
Hugh , Bill, thanks for the comments.

Yes there are "dark" frames, these are taken with the same exposure of the "light" frames but with the lens cap on, I took 8 of these. There are offset frames, taken also with the cap on, but at the fastest shootung speed 1/8000, same iso as the other 2, finally there flat frames, correct exposure of a clear surface , these are used to correct vignetting.

The resulting stack created by deepsky is saved to a tif, I save it in 32bit mode, then use acr to convert it to 16bits, and ps to complete the processing.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Øivind Tøien on April 16, 2018, 05:22:38

Yes there are "dark" frames, these are taken with the same exposure of the "light" frames but with the lens cap on, I took 8 of these. There are offset frames, taken also with the cap on, but at the fastest shootung speed 1/8000, same iso as the other 2, finally there flat frames, correct exposure of a clear surface , these are used to correct vignetting.

The resulting stack created by deepsky is saved to a tif, I save it in 32bit mode, then use acr to convert it to 16bits, and ps to complete the processing.

Great colors and tones in this one Amando, thanks for posting!

Do you use the autosave file or the active save of the TIFF file, and in the latter case with or without embedded edits?

In case you or anyone else have not discovered: Deep Sky Stacker is now open source. The development team has released version 4.1.0; for the first time it comes in a 64 bit version, which has some speed improvements, and the memory space does not have the 32 bit limit any longer. (Watch out for memory limits in your editing program if you use 2x or 3x drizzle at full size though). I have seen comments that it handles colors better too.

Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: basker on April 16, 2018, 05:26:49
...here is a bit of stubbornness from my part...

It looks more like a focused mind and hard work to me. Your distinguished image is a pleasure to my eyes. Nice impression of depth.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on April 16, 2018, 05:28:13
This month I visited New York and Washington DC and spent quite a lot of time viewing art. It reminded me that a large amount of art is narrative and communicative in nature, though sometimes it is quite wordless. It made me think about what I produce says, and if I’m actually communicating anything. I am far from having a coherent thought yet, but at least I’m starting.

So, here is an image from that trip.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/812/26585535717_fce4d66998_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GvgPxt)Train 129, New York - Washington (https://flic.kr/p/GvgPxt)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 16, 2018, 06:04:27
Well Armando, your stubborness has paid off handsomely - a splendid image.

Couldn't agree more!  Well done, Armando!
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 16, 2018, 06:08:36
I love your contemplation, Jack!

Armando: deep sky with a normal camera at 300mm and such a result? I guess you must have compensated for the earth's rotation somehow? Did you use an orion tripod head or something? Amazing result.

Which camera did you use? Nikon 1?

My father shoots stuff like this at 3000mm with a video camera in black and white using rotating color filters. I sent him your pic to make him think about using a real camera like a D810a
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 16, 2018, 06:14:09
Just as you surmised.

congratulations then, a brave move.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 16, 2018, 06:21:44
honorable mention again goes to Jack for "spring in Wash. DC" and "fish into the light" by Paco. Wow. I am so excited to meet you in May!
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 16, 2018, 06:36:37
An old greenhouse, Frank?

a whole lot full of them as large as several football fields. Defunkt since 2004 and a pain to get rid of for building regulations. City owns it currently but they fear that the cost of clearing the site will be higher than the price they can charge for the lot. If they tear it down themselves they can charge a lot more for the lot to make it profitable. But then they are not sure if someone will buy it because the price might be to high for the amount of building you might be allowed to put there.

Me and my architect are thinking about a solution that is both ecological and sustainable and, third, makes sense economically too....
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 16, 2018, 06:59:31
a whole lot full of them as large as several football fields. Defunkt since 2004 and a pain to get rid of for building regulations. City owns it currently but they fear that the cost of clearing the site will be higher than the price they can charge for the lot. If they tear it down themselves they can charge a lot more for the lot to make it profitable. But then they are not sure if someone will buy it because the price might be to high for the amount of building you might be allowed to put there.

Me and my architect are thinking about a solution that is both ecological and sustainable and, third, makes sense economically too....
Interesting Project, Frank. Thanks for explaining.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 16, 2018, 07:25:32
The end of an era.

You can actually say this picture was taken by Bjørn :)
Indeed a brave move coming out, good luck!
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on April 16, 2018, 07:59:14
You can actually say this picture was taken by Bjørn :)
Indeed a brave move coming out, good luck!

Spring is a time of change, and that is a big one.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 16, 2018, 10:26:10
another shot from the Garden-Series...

for the afficinados: the character of the 1.4/58G is clearly to be seen...
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 16, 2018, 10:32:18
You can actually say this picture was taken by Bjørn :)
Indeed a brave move coming out, good luck!
  Yes, agree. 

Good Luck, Bjørn -  Birna.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 16, 2018, 17:00:11
With increasing temperatures the daffodils are shrinking...  :)


Df  300/4.5 ED
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 16, 2018, 18:27:01
April 16

the matrix

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/783/26629334187_929869610b_o.jpg)

D800, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 vr
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: armando_m on April 16, 2018, 20:12:48
wonderful matrix Fons

...

Armando: deep sky with a normal camera at 300mm and such a result? I guess you must have compensated for the earth's rotation somehow? Did you use an orion tripod head or something? Amazing result.

Which camera did you use? Nikon 1?

My father shoots stuff like this at 3000mm with a video camera in black and white using rotating color filters. I sent him your pic to make him think about using a real camera like a D810a
Frank, this was shot with the D800 and an external intervalometer to get exposures longer than 30", I use an equatorial mount, more details in this thread:
http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,1992.msg118693.html#new (http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,1992.msg118693.html#new) reply #208

It looks more like a focused mind and hard work to me. Your distinguished image is a pleasure to my eyes. Nice impression of depth.
Thanks basker

Great colors and tones in this one Amando, thanks for posting!

Do you use the autosave file or the active save of the TIFF file, and in the latter case with or without embedded edits?

In case you or anyone else have not discovered: Deep Sky Stacker is now open source. The development team has released version 4.1.0; for the first time it comes in a 64 bit version, which has some speed improvements, and the memory space does not have the 32 bit limit any longer. (Watch out for memory limits in your editing program if you use 2x or 3x drizzle at full size though). I have seen comments that it handles colors better too.
Øivind,
I got a screen calibration device, so now I was not guessing on the colors.
I save the deepsky adjusted image to the 32bit tif
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Øivind Tøien on April 16, 2018, 21:43:55
Øivind,
I got a screen calibration device, so now I was not guessing on the colors.
I save the deepsky adjusted image to the 32bit tif

Thanks Armando, I also usually save the DSS adjusted image to TIFF.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Alaun on April 16, 2018, 22:13:18
Inspired by Andrea ;)

Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 16, 2018, 22:39:05
Inspired by Andrea ;)



Very nice Werner
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 17, 2018, 10:10:26
Inspired by Andrea ;)

Bonn is a really nice place to live!!!
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: golunvolo on April 17, 2018, 10:11:43
Rodenstock ir spring attempt  8)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 17, 2018, 10:24:43
Special auction of the modern version of the fourteen stages of the cross ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stations_of_the_Cross (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stations_of_the_Cross) )  by the artists Nick J Swarth (left) and Jeroen de Leijer.  The Dutch Dominee Gremdaat  (Paul Haenen left) as the auctioneer

D600  20/1.4
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on April 17, 2018, 12:33:31
I availed myself of some stuff floating around in the "new" lens house, and picked up a Fuji S5Pro and the Zoom-Nikkor 35-200.

The snow clings tenaciously to the ground although by calendar date it should be full spring around here. However, Nature follows her own rhythm.

Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 17, 2018, 18:00:52
Birna: This is a wonderful picture of great graphics and painterly style.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 17, 2018, 18:03:15
sometimes spring colors match grafiti colors. could not pass that
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 17, 2018, 18:09:31
April 17

Pyrus communis "Conference"

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/793/27651350578_650281090c_o.jpg)

D800 28-300mm
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: golunvolo on April 17, 2018, 21:04:03
Spring is finally here. Today 28 Celsius. The image is from this Sunday. Close to my most visited movie theaters.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Alaun on April 17, 2018, 21:37:29
Thanks Fons & Frank.
(The picture was taken with a full spectrum modified camera and a B-410 Filter)

Paco, your flower has something of an angel.

Frank, nice catch with the petals on the ground.

Fons, you had a similar picture last year? I thought it looked like apples, but now I learned it are pears :)

Spring has happened her almost within 2 weeks, the magnolia have already lost all their flowers, so there is hope the snow in Norway will melt away soon and fast ;-)

 
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on April 17, 2018, 22:20:37
Was out in the blue hour, at the "The Blue Planet" I Copenhagen.
D800 and 24-70 f2.8 @f16 and 32mm 1.6sec ISO 100.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: armando_m on April 18, 2018, 02:58:02
Was out in the blue hour, at the "The Blue Planet" I Copenhagen.
D800 and 24-70 f2.8 @f16 and 32mm 1.6sec ISO 100.
wonderful image
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 18, 2018, 04:24:17
Werner, love your color HIE-simulatited IR images!

Bent, this one is super!
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on April 18, 2018, 05:36:39
Bent, one of your best. I love the curves and gentle light.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 18, 2018, 07:11:42
Bent* ;)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 18, 2018, 07:33:04
Great colours, Werner.

That's a beauty, Bent !!
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 18, 2018, 07:34:45
The yellow Magnolia...
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on April 18, 2018, 08:08:23
Thank you all for the kind words :)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: golunvolo on April 18, 2018, 09:20:02
Bent, one of your best. I love the curves and gentle light.

  So do I. Lines and ambiance are a pleasure
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 18, 2018, 10:14:21
Was out in the blue hour, at the "The Blue Planet" I Copenhagen.
D800 and 24-70 f2.8 @f16 and 32mm 1.6sec ISO 100.

very calm static wave. cool light suits very well
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 18, 2018, 10:15:18
another one of the garden series

the spookey garden. unedited.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on April 18, 2018, 13:34:31
I like the Light on the flowers, that makes it spooky ;)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 18, 2018, 14:00:19
April 18.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 18, 2018, 14:38:54
April 18

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/800/26669028977_6e89d8d48f_o.jpg)

D800, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6vr
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on April 18, 2018, 15:33:01
April 18.
Very cosy ambiance, nice :)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on April 18, 2018, 15:37:46
April 18

D800, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6vr
Spring at last, like the green and the mirroring in the lake.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 18, 2018, 20:59:48
April 18

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/800/26669028977_6e89d8d48f_o.jpg)

D800, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6vr


you make a city green look like a rain forest
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on April 18, 2018, 23:33:24
Playing around with some exotic lenses and a modified V1 on the kitchen table earlier today.

Something happened to the file and I don't know what. Is this of any importance? probably not.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: golunvolo on April 18, 2018, 23:58:03
Only you can make an image like this from playing plus "something happened". Olé
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 19, 2018, 02:19:15
Very cosy ambiance, nice :)

Thank you, Bent.  Kudos to the neat job by the staff of the club.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 19, 2018, 02:21:33
Only you can make an image like this from playing plus "something happened". Olé

Couldn't agree more!
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 19, 2018, 07:16:30


you make a city green look like a rain forest
Spring at last, like the green and the mirroring in the lake.

Desaturating the blue channel.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 19, 2018, 08:52:51
Fresh green in the very early morning sun

Df  300/4.5
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 19, 2018, 10:35:49
I like the Light on the flowers, that makes it spooky ;)

thank you. countdown for Granada: 36 16 days
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on April 19, 2018, 11:29:11
thank you. countdown for Granada: 36 days
I hope we meet in 16 days from now ;)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 19, 2018, 11:35:35
I hope we meet in 16 days from now ;)

16 Days. Of course. Hit wrong button.

Busloads & Shiploads of tourists from everywhere come to visit the "Bonn Cherry Blossom 2018"!
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 19, 2018, 14:38:36
April 19

Scrap

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/813/40665735425_c6bfc4e9fc_o.jpg)

D800 - 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 vr
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 19, 2018, 16:32:55
Spring is finally here. Today 28 Celsius. The image is from this Sunday. Close to my most visited movie theaters.

somehow I missed this yin yang. cool shot
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on April 19, 2018, 19:42:56
The Cherry trees are not yet there here in Copenhagen, but on a walt to my local lace to follow the Crested Grebe, I realized that today it was nearly like summer.
D500 200-500
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: golunvolo on April 19, 2018, 21:45:06
Thanks Frank.

  Cool light on those leaves John.

  I see you all soon!
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on April 19, 2018, 21:46:18
Today, Bjørn kindly lent me his new 19/4 PC-E Nikkor lens. We resort to laying puzzles in the late evenings so had a perfect flat subject ideal for a tilt/shift lens.

This snapshot was hand-held and the lens set almost wide open. Not bad for such a wide lens with movements used up close.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 20, 2018, 02:37:44
Cherry Blossom Bonn 2018

The streets are filled with camera carrying tourists starting at 5 am, continuing through the night.

Some people come flying in from Asia.

On most times of the day it is next to impossibly to get through by bike, let alone car.

Us, who live here, roll our eyes and know: after two weeks it will be over.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Øivind Tøien on April 20, 2018, 06:23:15

We are well into the snow melt, but winter has been hard on the trees. Freezing rain after a previous heavy snow load did most of it. It is like this almost everywhere.

(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2831008036.jpg)
AFS 300mm f/4 PF E @ f/7.1 on D7100.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on April 20, 2018, 07:32:58
Cherry Blossom Bonn 2018

The streets are filled with camera carrying tourists starting at 5 am, continuing through the night.

Some people come flying in from Asia.

On most times of the day it is next to impossibly to get through by bike, let alone car.

Us, who live here, roll our eyes and know: after two weeks it will be over.

Frank, I did not know it was such an event in Bonn. Washington DC is famous for the 3000 trees that Tokyo donated about 100 years ago, and there were many people viewing them, but since it is such a large area it did not feel crowded when I was there. Of course I was there during the week and not on a weekend.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/869/26587126637_c39959121f_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GvpYt8)804_1077 (https://flic.kr/p/GvpYt8)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 20, 2018, 08:04:04
April 19.  iPhone SE, captured in iApp LRCC.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 20, 2018, 08:28:29
Great shots Jack and Akira.

It's already hot in the city
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 20, 2018, 09:54:59
Thank you, John!  The iPhone camera keeps me from buying a 30-mm-ish wideangle lens.  :D

The backlit leaves shot in #184 is beautiful!
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 20, 2018, 13:04:19
Frank, I did not know it was such an event in Bonn. Washington DC is famous for the 3000 trees that Tokyo donated about 100 years ago, and there were many people viewing them, but since it is such a large area it did not feel crowded when I was there. Of course I was there during the week and not on a weekend.

Jack, this is a very timely and pleasing post.  At that time, Washington DC donated dogwood to Tokyo:

http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,7313.0.html
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 20, 2018, 16:52:55
April 20

Sint-Petrus'-Bandenkerk, Leende, a hot day 28 centigrade.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/879/26713531887_3127a5b33a_o.jpg)

D800, pc-nikkor 35mm f/2.8, 3 images
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on April 20, 2018, 17:25:47
Jack, this is a very timely and pleasing post.  At that time, Washington DC donated dogwood to Tokyo:

http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,7313.0.html

Akira, I had missed that thread. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Good to see that despite whatever war and destruction has taken place during the last century, the trees and their beauty remain, even if their magnificence is only revealed briefly in spring.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 20, 2018, 23:58:50
Frank, I did not know it was such an event in Bonn. Washington DC is famous for the 3000 trees that Tokyo donated about 100 years ago, and there were many people viewing them, but since it is such a large area it did not feel crowded when I was there. Of course I was there during the week and not on a weekend.
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/869/26587126637_c39959121f_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/GvpYt8)804_1077 (https://flic.kr/p/GvpYt8)


wonderful shot and scene, Jack.

I always  feel this city is too small for me.

soooooo small. gosh
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 21, 2018, 00:00:28
April 20
Sint-Petrus'-Bandenkerk, Leende, a hot day 28 centigrade.
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/879/26713531887_3127a5b33a_o.jpg)
D800, pc-nikkor 35mm f/2.8, 3 images

proud are the church and the cars and even the sky in your picture. A day of pride, everywhere it seems, but not in Germany...
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 21, 2018, 00:16:53
With a FieldOfView of roughly 800mm (full frame equivalence) I captured the attention of a little dog in the dark. Amazing how these animal react!
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 21, 2018, 00:18:56
It's already hot in the city

Amzing, these kids. How, at their age, they tend to follow their geinetical programming.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 21, 2018, 07:44:23
With a FieldOfView of roughly 800mm (full frame equivalence) I captured the attention of a little dog in the dark. Amazing how these animal react!

What lens did you use here, Frank to get to 800mm?
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 21, 2018, 07:48:27
Thank you, John!  The iPhone camera keeps me from buying a 30-mm-ish wideangle lens.  :D

The backlit leaves shot in #184 is beautiful!
Thanks, Akira !
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 21, 2018, 08:49:52
Entrance De Pont Museum on the right.  On the left 'Sky Mirror' - Anish Kapoor's  piece of art, surrounded by a Japanese garden designed by Sophie Walker  (http://www.seafoundation.eu/sky-mirror-kapoor-pont-tilburg-netherlands (http://www.seafoundation.eu/sky-mirror-kapoor-pont-tilburg-netherlands)/)

Df  300/4.5 ED
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 21, 2018, 12:00:18
What lens did you use here, Frank to get to 800mm?

300PF x 17E II = 510mm optical, but I only use the D500, because she has the same pixel density and I crop away the rest anyway shooting birds. So FOV wise I am at 765mm equivalence with 21 Megapixels. Original uncropped frame:
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 21, 2018, 12:56:37
Entrance De Pont Museum on the right.  On the left 'Sky Mirror' - Anish Kapoor's  piece of art, surrounded by a Japanese garden designed by Sophie Walker  (http://www.seafoundation.eu/sky-mirror-kapoor-pont-tilburg-netherlands (http://www.seafoundation.eu/sky-mirror-kapoor-pont-tilburg-netherlands)/)

Df  300/4.5 ED

Havent been to De Pont since a while should go again but with this weather who wants to stick in-home.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 21, 2018, 12:57:24
300PF x 17E II = 510mm optical, but I only use the D500, because she has the same pixel density and I crop away the rest anyway shooting birds. So FOV wise I am at 765mm equivalence with 21 Megapixels. Original uncropped frame:

Anyhow the bokeh looks like fractals ;)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 21, 2018, 13:11:41
April 21 beautiful weather up to the mid twenties centigrades

Geranium phaeum seedling, i have been trying to eliminate G. phaeum seedlings from my garden for years now keeping a few special seedlings with different colour flowers or xtraordinary blotched leaves, without success they are so fertile.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/889/41598376501_8f93bbd6e9_o.jpg)

Experiment with the nikkor O 55mm f/1.2 with a makeshit helicoid  consisting of K- rings
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 21, 2018, 14:26:03
April 21.

Until a couple of days ago, I had needed to wear a jacket, but today I needed to pull out my T-shirt.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 21, 2018, 14:26:52
Havent been to De Pont since a while should go again but with this weather who wants to stick in-home.
Interesting Photography (and video) expo at the moment (Rieneke Dijkstra)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 21, 2018, 14:31:54
Akira, I had missed that thread. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Good to see that despite whatever war and destruction has taken place during the last century, the trees and their beauty remain, even if their magnificence is only revealed briefly in spring.

Hope you enjoyed it.

In fact, the dogwood was about to be extinct during the WWII, but a few individuals survived and now we can commonly see them here in Tokyo and other places.  I'm very happy to realize that.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Øivind Tøien on April 21, 2018, 21:40:51

Spring melt is on.

(http://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-3/p2831058563.jpg)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on April 22, 2018, 00:26:11
Suddenly some kind of spring has developed, snow disappeared all over the landscape, and the local rivers are all in spate.

D500, 19/4 PCE
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 22, 2018, 08:12:27
Beautiful Øivind !

We are now a 'spring' phase further, Birna.

Green grass
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 22, 2018, 09:01:16
We are, John; upnorth it may take another 4 weeks for dandelions to flower, Birna?

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/843/39809016820_cce59cacee_o.jpg)

taken april 21

D800 pc-nikkor 35/2.8
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 22, 2018, 09:41:43
Anyhow the bokeh looks like fractals ;)

Du you like it? I see the forms of the fresh blossom and leaves appear harsh. The already strange bokeh of the 300PF is transformed to something else by the 17E II.

I see especially that the colors and detail rendering changes. Three possible causes:

1) more lenses in the optical system
2) smaller aperture, so more diffraction
3) higher ISO necessary because not f/4 but f/6.7

I guess a mix of all of them, all testable.

***
My picture for today.

I took it yesterday evening between 6 pm and 7 pm. The streets were really crowded due to cherry blossom, but cars, cars, cars, esp parking cars were in the way of really nice perspectives, even with my "510PF" on the D850 ... so I sat on the floor and shot a series of shoe fashion, which came out very nicely...
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 22, 2018, 09:49:41
Frank, backgrounds including branches, leaves and twigs will never produce smooth bokeh, whatever lens you use.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 22, 2018, 09:51:37
Frank, backgrounds including branches, leaves and twigs will never produce smooth bokeh, whatever lens you use.

Here in my part of the world, little birds come with branches, leaves and twigs 90% of cases if not more ;-)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 22, 2018, 10:14:50
Train the bird to pose in the right spot or studio,  ;D
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 22, 2018, 14:39:25
April 22

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/819/40911290134_937c83a77b_o.jpg)

Gildekapel, Nistelrode

D500, 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6vr
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 22, 2018, 15:29:10
International Hardrockfestival Roadburn in Town. Breakfast under the trees before the concerts

Df  200/2
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on April 22, 2018, 23:20:25
A kind of spring has apparently taken place in the last days?

Ultraviolet snapshot of Tussilago farfara, Colt's Foot, usually the first of all spring flowers to appear.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 23, 2018, 08:27:00
mobile phone snapshot
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 23, 2018, 12:22:37
The last day of the fully blossoming Prunus...


Df  200/2
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 23, 2018, 12:43:40
International Hardrockfestival Roadburn in Town. Breakfast under the trees before the concerts

LOL, John, the scene looks too peaceful for what would happen shortly.   ;D
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 23, 2018, 12:54:58
Yes :D   Especially before the  Japanese psych experience!   ;)  http://roadburn.com/the-japanese-psych-experience-at-roadburn-2018/ (http://roadburn.com/the-japanese-psych-experience-at-roadburn-2018/)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 23, 2018, 14:23:09
Yes :D   Especially before the  Japanese psych experience!   ;)  http://roadburn.com/the-japanese-psych-experience-at-roadburn-2018/ (http://roadburn.com/the-japanese-psych-experience-at-roadburn-2018/)

Thank you for the link.  Did you cover the event?
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 23, 2018, 15:02:10
April 23

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/882/40755055845_800203fd39_o.jpg)

d800 , pc nikkor 35mm f/2.8

Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 23, 2018, 16:00:57
#232 is superb. I have heared the PC 2.8/35 sucks on the D800 due to CA unsharpness, but your pictures look gorgeous
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 23, 2018, 16:08:00
#232 is superb. I have heared the PC 2.8/35 sucks on the D800 due to CA unsharpness, but your pictures look gorgeous

Frank the nikkor is at aperture f/16 dont see much CA, works on the D500 as well.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 23, 2018, 18:58:47
Frank the nikkor is at aperture f/16 dont see much CA, works on the D500 as well.

OK. so the problem arises at large openings?
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 23, 2018, 19:12:16
I only use the lens at f8  or smaller, the little CA i have seen can be removed in your converter, i see lenses with lots more aberrations
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 23, 2018, 19:24:44
Thank you for the link.  Did you cover the event?
Not the music, just some background-stuff :)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: armando_m on April 23, 2018, 20:00:08
April 23

d800 , pc nikkor 35mm f/2.8

Beautiful capture
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 23, 2018, 20:10:51
Beautiful capture

thank you Armando
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 24, 2018, 10:00:55
Tulip days are here again...

D800E  55/1.2
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 24, 2018, 10:05:55
Lovely shot, John, your 55/1.2 must be ai adapted.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 24, 2018, 10:20:06
Lovely shot, John, your 55/1.2 must be ai adapted.
Thanks Fons.   Even better, the latest version of 55/1.2 is in AI and includes the latest coatings, which makes that version comparable with the later 50/1.2 lenses.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: timh on April 24, 2018, 11:06:15
The tulips are beautiful, John.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 24, 2018, 17:24:58
April 24

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/959/41671492181_c422e82749_o.jpg)

Df, Lensbaby 56mm /f1.6
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 24, 2018, 17:27:57
The tulips are beautiful, John.
Thanks Tim.

Is that a faster Lensbabylens, Fons? I think the one I had (G3)  was f/2.0
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 24, 2018, 17:40:52
Lensbaby 56mm f/1.6 very soft wide open, macro mfd, stopping improves images.

https://fstoppers.com/originals/fstoppers-reviews-lensbaby-velvet-56-lens-66684 (https://fstoppers.com/originals/fstoppers-reviews-lensbaby-velvet-56-lens-66684)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 24, 2018, 17:47:11
April 24

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/959/41671492181_c422e82749_o.jpg)

Df, Lensbaby 56mm /f1.6

very cool shot. totally love it
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 24, 2018, 17:49:11
Lensbaby 56mm f/1.6 very soft wide open, macro mfd, stopping improves images.

https://fstoppers.com/originals/fstoppers-reviews-lensbaby-velvet-56-lens-66684 (https://fstoppers.com/originals/fstoppers-reviews-lensbaby-velvet-56-lens-66684)
Aha, the velvet-version.  Very nice.  Not so basic as the G3  :)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: timh on April 24, 2018, 18:10:13
very cool shot. totally love it

+1

Stunning
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on April 24, 2018, 18:21:29
That's a very nice rendition of a Carex, Fons !
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: armando_m on April 24, 2018, 18:27:26
very cool shot. totally love it
++1
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 24, 2018, 20:43:11
Thank you fellows :)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 24, 2018, 21:07:57
+1

Stunning


I miss you, Mr Morning Hug
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 24, 2018, 23:13:30
10:15, Tuesday night ...
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 25, 2018, 08:19:36
The lonely Pink Tulip...
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 25, 2018, 10:51:32
April 25.

The not-so-lonely red roses.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 25, 2018, 11:08:03
April 25

Still playing this old guitar.


D500 velvet 56mm f/1.6








Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on April 25, 2018, 11:09:55
Ah. The new living room has been completed. Thus I'm sitting comfortably in my sofa and control the stereo through my Linux box. A brave new world indeed.

(the puzzle of the coastal city harbour, shown in an earlier post, has been finalised. Sans one piece lost in transit)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: armando_m on April 25, 2018, 16:16:13
... walking down the street ...
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 25, 2018, 18:48:56
Lovely model and pose, Armando. Nice setting too.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 25, 2018, 19:04:49
I agree here with John, Armando lovely woman and image.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 25, 2018, 19:20:09
Beautiful capture, Armando Scubadiver!
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: armando_m on April 25, 2018, 19:32:46
April 25.

The not-so-lonely red roses.
I have a rose plant at home that is about to have about 20 roses, the flowers are about 3 to 4cms in diameter
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: armando_m on April 25, 2018, 19:35:39
The lonely Pink Tulip...
John, wonderful bokeh

the model is the same I shot playing pull in the b&w thread http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,1610.msg119371.html#msg119371 (http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,1610.msg119371.html#msg119371)

I asked her to walk by the mural and took a few shots, I liked this frame from the series
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: armando_m on April 25, 2018, 19:36:36
I agree here with John, Armando lovely woman and image.
thank you Fons, I've shoot with her since 2012
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 25, 2018, 20:29:25
I have a rose plant at home that is about to have about 20 roses, the flowers are about 3 to 4cms in diameter

What is the color of your roses?  You may want to show them to us when they bloom.

The red roses I shot was pretty large and are more or less than 10cms in diameter, which enhanced the passionate red color against the green leaves.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: armando_m on April 25, 2018, 21:03:27
What is the color of your roses?  You may want to show them to us when they bloom.

The red roses I shot was pretty large and are more or less than 10cms in diameter, which enhanced the passionate red color against the green leaves.
I will share it once they bloom, the color is a darker red than yours
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 25, 2018, 22:13:36
prunus is over, blossom has been raining down...
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: timh on April 26, 2018, 03:56:06

I miss you, Mr Morning Hug

Hey Frank, what do you mean by Mr Morning Hug? Is this a person or a concept?
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 26, 2018, 09:53:08
Hey Frank, what do you mean by Mr Morning Hug? Is this a person or a concept?

Jakov is a person who loves unsharp images of great atmospheric density. He loves to be hugged in the morning too

I obviously mistook you for Jakov. Sorry.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: timh on April 26, 2018, 11:17:35
No worries  :D
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 26, 2018, 11:35:44
John, wonderful bokeh

the model is the same I shot playing pull in the b&w thread http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,1610.msg119371.html#msg119371 (http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,1610.msg119371.html#msg119371)

I asked her to walk by the mural and took a few shots, I liked this frame from the series
Thanks Armando
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 26, 2018, 11:37:32
Because of the hot weather the Common Lilac is a few weeks early. And more white than usual  (light purple)

Df  200/2
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 26, 2018, 12:39:48
April 26

Very Dutch April weather today well before the climate change as i remember with cool temps and rain, hail, wind and shine.

Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 26, 2018, 16:23:29
today I found and shot an interesting design as inpiration for my architect:
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Bern on April 27, 2018, 12:34:35
cobble stone roads and old ancestral houses
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 27, 2018, 15:36:15
Kings Day in the Netherlands...
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 27, 2018, 15:54:51
the vest looks shitty but is not practical
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 27, 2018, 16:34:52
April 27

Ornithógalum umbellátum

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/868/40839402305_cd6ddfea72_o.jpg)

D500, 300mm f/2.8
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: armando_m on April 28, 2018, 18:26:16
April 27

Ornithógalum umbellátum
...

D500, 300mm f/2.8
and the fly is in the focus area :)

Little red rose - created a profile with the colorchecker for more accurate color, independent of my interpretation
D800 Sigma 150mm macro
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: armando_m on April 28, 2018, 18:27:37
cobble stone roads and old ancestral houses

Beautiful  street
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 28, 2018, 19:04:49
Today
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 28, 2018, 19:30:58
April 28

country

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/912/41043327414_fe580b0f51_o.jpg)

D800, 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 vr
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on April 28, 2018, 20:06:51
Frank: that vest in combination with the sun glasses is "perfect".  Looking forward to see this attire in real life :D

My GPS led me astray today, no doubt because it adhered to the old adage of "garbage in, garbage out". No problems, I discovered new grounds in my neighbourhood.

A dangerous birch forest
(Df, 105/2.5)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 28, 2018, 21:57:03
Frank: that vest in combination with the sun glasses is "perfect".  Looking forward to see this attire in real life :D

I bring my stealth gear extreme photographers smock.

It is much warmer, but the pockets are big enough to put some real equipment in it.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 29, 2018, 00:03:39
April 27

Ornithógalum umbellátum

D500, 300mm f/2.8

Lovely shot, Fons.  Nice placement of the flowers.


Little red rose - created a profile with the colorchecker for more accurate color, independent of my interpretation
D800 Sigma 150mm macro


It should be the one in your garden.  Looks so elegant!
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Hugh_3170 on April 29, 2018, 04:22:37
Think of the vest as just a tool that you use to get extra lenses and heavy small items on and off aircraft - to be put away in your luggage when you arrive at your destination.  ;)

the vest looks shitty but is not practical
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 29, 2018, 13:55:14
April 29

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/951/27908236258_2079043aa5_o.jpg)
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 29, 2018, 19:28:15
It's rainy...

D600  105/1.8
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 29, 2018, 20:19:35
Gorgeous color, Fons!  Did you use CRT?

Elegant flowers, John!
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 29, 2018, 21:26:30
April 29.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 30, 2018, 00:04:32
My entry for 29 April: in Martina's garden
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: armando_m on April 30, 2018, 03:57:58
Same rose as before
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: timh on April 30, 2018, 07:01:23
Wow, awesome images from everyone for the 29th. Wonderful surprise for my birthday.  ;D

Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on April 30, 2018, 12:04:51
A fitting motif for the last day of April.

Last Supper Has Been Served

Nikon Df, 105/2.5 Nikkor
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 30, 2018, 12:50:04
Wow, awesome images from everyone for the 29th. Wonderful surprise for my birthday.  ;D

Happy Birthday, Tim!
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 30, 2018, 12:53:37
Wow, awesome images from everyone for the 29th. Wonderful surprise for my birthday.  ;D

Happy birthday, Tim!

A fitting motif for the last day of April.

Last Supper Has Been Served

Nikon Df, 105/2.5 Nikkor

Wow, the house looks awesome!
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 30, 2018, 13:01:39
My last picture of the month is a tad experimental.

I had the 14e3 TC on the 300PF to bring it to 420mm optical and then added a Canon 500D Diopter to the front. It is quite a Jakov style combination I guess. Very smooth grdients and a bit of a dreamy overlay:

Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Akira on April 30, 2018, 13:05:35
My last picture of the month is a tad experimental.

I had the 14e3 TC on the 300PF to bring it to 420mm optical and then added a Canon 500D Diopter to the front. It is quite a Jakov style combination I guess. Very smooth grdients and a bit of a dreamy overlay:

Frank, I like the first (left) one.  But I would have to say that these look essentially different from Jakov's style: there are focused points in both images, whereas the images of his style are totally out of focus!  :D
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 30, 2018, 14:15:19
Thanks Akira and Tim.


Earlier this month but did not happen before in my 'garden', a flowering Cypres

Fuji S5   200/4 Micro D  AF IF ED
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: armando_m on April 30, 2018, 15:15:57
John, wonderful wave of green bokeh , very nice !
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: timh on April 30, 2018, 16:01:28
Thanks for the wishes, Frank and Akira.

Birna, interesting old wooden house. Is that like an entrance that has broken away?

John, I've never seen a flowering cypress before, very pretty. The whole tree must make quite a show.

Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Fons Baerken on April 30, 2018, 17:15:52
April 30

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Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Birna Rørslett on April 30, 2018, 17:54:20
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Birna, interesting old wooden house. Is that like an entrance that has broken away?
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Norwegian houses traditionally had (and many still have)  an entrance lock designed to prevent cold air from entering the living quarters. This dilapidated house is what is known as a "croft" in Ireland and Scotland and originates probably from late 1800's.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: John Geerts on April 30, 2018, 19:38:44
Thank you Armando and Tim
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: timh on April 30, 2018, 20:21:12
Norwegian houses traditionally had (and many still have)  an entrance lock designed to prevent cold air from entering the living quarters. This dilapidated house is what is known as a "croft" in Ireland and Scotland and originates probably from late 1800's.

Wow, that would make it quite old for a wooden house. Thanks for the explanation.
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: golunvolo on April 30, 2018, 23:12:18
I wanted to put one more before the month ends. Bar "Finland" in La Línea de la Concepción. Very far indeed.

 
Title: Re: April 2018
Post by: Frank Fremerey on April 30, 2018, 23:49:34
Wonderful scene, light & composition, Paco, welcome, May!