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Title: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 01, 2021, 11:42:57
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 31 for Supporters. You can distribute the contributions as once per week if you so prefer. Enjoy!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on August 01, 2021, 16:03:32
My daughter looked suspicious as I tried my new 85mm f/1.8S and the eye-detection feature of the Z6.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 01, 2021, 16:22:25
A feature that works ... no need to be sceptical ....
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on August 01, 2021, 18:06:41
It was my first time with an autofocus lens on the Z6. As you say, eye-detect works and I look forward to using it.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 01, 2021, 20:52:55
I purchased a new confocal microscope a few months ago, and with it I got a dedicated microscope camera. It is meant to be computer controlled as usual in microscopy and images looked quite nice, but perhaps a little lack lustre in overall appearance. I ascribed this to the "mere" 6 MPix provided by the CCD camera and not to my own incompetence in operating the system :) Whatever the reasons might be, I soon was tempted to upgrade to a more modern camera with 18 MPix CMOS sensor. A substantial 73% increase in resolving power made for better image quality, no doubt about that.

Oh well. I suddenly had another camera "free" for experimentation and quickly found that my old 28mm f/1.8 Ultra-Micro-Nikkor suited it perfectly. An Arca-type plate was added using the ever-present Araldite Epoxy Glue, and now I had a nice set-up for use on a spare Novoflex Macro Stand.

Thus, at virtually no additional cost, I have another capable close-up system. The current configuration provides around 1:3 reproduction which is fine for overview of plant details. An example below, this is the floating-leaved rosette of a flowering Water-starwort Callitriche sp. I'm still working on the final ID as the sample is atypical.

The nice aspect of the matter is I can have the unit sitting there, unobtrusively, in a corner of my studio, until a close-up is required.

Ultra-Micro-Nikkor 28mm f/1.8 @ f/2.8, 23 frames stacked. Scale steps are 1mm.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 01, 2021, 21:13:21
August 1

Windmill in Peize(Pais) Drenthe this morning before driving home through torrential rainfall.
Z6, 20mm f/1.8s.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 01, 2021, 23:40:11
Walk around, detail.

  Z6, 24-70mm f4S
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Snoogly on August 02, 2021, 04:53:50
Just too horribly hot and humid in Tokyo now. I foolishly decided to walk along an unsheltered river bank for about 20km, in the hope of putting the 500mm reflex to good use. But just too darned hot, and the camera + lens + heavy duty monopod + other gear + water bottle ground me down.  :( Too much gear for a shoulder bag, but anything on my back makes me even hotter! I gave up after 8km and got a bus home.

I took a grand total of one picture. Sweat was in my eyes and I could hardly see anything in the viewfinder. But I got an image that makes me happy. I love how using the lens at the minimum focussing distance produces totally unpredictable images. To me, this image is truly 'August 2021'.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on August 02, 2021, 05:38:52
Walk around, detail.

So simple and yet so compelling.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Snoogly on August 02, 2021, 06:02:31
So simple and yet so compelling.

Lovely (wood) grain, colour, and composition.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 02, 2021, 14:32:33
Thank you, I´m very happy you like it.

 Yesterday was a Rodenstock Day. Walking around with the Z6 and the 95mm 1.4

Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 02, 2021, 14:50:33
August 2

Orange under dark clouds
Z6, 24mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 02, 2021, 21:45:40
Breshna, my little Afghan friend, is making faces using or rather abusing a napkin :)

Zfc, 35/1.8 Nikkor Z

(https://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=10110.0;attach=50400;image)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 03, 2021, 20:41:02
August 4

down the gardenpath

Z6, 85mm f/1.8s

Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 03, 2021, 21:09:55
Thank you, I´m very happy you like it.

 Yesterday was a Rodenstock Day. Walking around with the Z6 and the 95mm 1.4
Well observed artistic image, I like it.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 03, 2021, 21:12:18
August 2

Orange under dark clouds
Z6, 24mm f/1.8s
Nice image Fons but scenes like this make me once again long for sunny summers in Southern Europe.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 03, 2021, 21:13:58
Breshna, my little Afghan friend, is making faces using or rather abusing a napkin :)

Zfc, 35/1.8 Nikkor Z
Nice once, the innocent pleasure of children is so admirable.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 03, 2021, 21:17:33
Fiat 500 Tractor. Looks like this one could have done well in Disney's Cars.

Olympus E-M10II + Olympus 12-40mm f2.8

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51355277311_8f964f7bf1_h.jpg)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 03, 2021, 21:52:16
Back lighted flowers.

  Z6, 50mm 1.8S
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Dogman on August 03, 2021, 23:08:58
Ricoh GRII.  Photo from this morning.


Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 04, 2021, 12:21:35
Nice image Fons but scenes like this make me once again long for sunny summers in Southern Europe.

Thank you Luc,  the 'pictorial methaphor' ;) after all this weather
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 04, 2021, 12:22:39
Fiat 500 Tractor. Looks like this one could have done well in Disney's Cars.

Olympus E-M10II + Olympus 12-40mm f2.8

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51355277311_8f964f7bf1_h.jpg)

This "simple setup" is doing excellently in your hands.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 04, 2021, 12:24:38
August 4

Weather is picking up towards more season-like temperatures.

D850, 200mm f/2
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: John Geerts on August 04, 2021, 20:14:31
Rainy, a Dutch Summer.

Heusden, Noord-Brabant.

Z7  58G
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 04, 2021, 23:03:34
Rainy, a Dutch Summer.

Heusden, Noord-Brabant.

Z7  58G

superb mood and composition...
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 04, 2021, 23:19:54
Agreed, very moody. Works very well. It provoques a reaction
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 05, 2021, 01:01:59
The black hole.

  Z6, 50mm 1.8S
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 05, 2021, 01:24:22
Thank you Luc!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Akira on August 05, 2021, 03:06:28
superb mood and composition...

Fully agree!


The black hole.

  Z6, 50mm 1.8S

...with the jet stream emitted from it.  Nice!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: John Geerts on August 05, 2021, 08:05:07
Thanks Frank, Paco and Akira.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 05, 2021, 12:53:26
Thak You Akira.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 05, 2021, 13:37:30
This "simple setup" is doing excellently in your hands.

Thanks Fons. This "old tech" 2015 Olympus is my to-go camera when I go cycling. Still a nice camera and especially great performing lens. Using Capture One the RAW's deliver better results than with Adobe.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on August 05, 2021, 16:18:11
On our vacation in Norway I got a cloudberry :)
Hard to come by, but this was found by my cousin, there where not many.

(D500 105mm f4)

PS I might make a travel series for our trip.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 05, 2021, 17:56:23
On our vacation in Norway I got a cloudberry :)
Hard to come by, but this was found by my cousin, there where not many.

(D500 105mm f4)

PS I might make a travel series for our trip.

Cloudberry, I had to look it up Bent. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_chamaemorus (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubus_chamaemorus)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 05, 2021, 17:58:22
August 5

White Agapanthus, species comes from Madeira.

Z6, 35mm f/1.8s

Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: The_Traveler on August 05, 2021, 18:28:48
Rainy, a Dutch Summer.

Heusden, Noord-Brabant.

Z7  58G


Wonderful
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 05, 2021, 19:34:26
August 5

White Agapanthus, species comes from Madeira.

Z6, 35mm f/1.8s
Excellent subject for B+W conversion. Nice image, Fons.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 05, 2021, 20:57:58
Thank you Luc.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 05, 2021, 21:18:22
On our vacation in Norway I got a cloudberry :)
Hard to come by, but this was found by my cousin, there where not many.

(D500 105mm f4)

PS I might make a travel series for our trip.
Nice one, Bent. I'm looking forward to your travel series.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: John Geerts on August 05, 2021, 21:37:33
Thanks Lew.

Biking on the 'walls' of the fortified city of Heusden.

https://www.visitbrabant.com/en/locations/248755060/the-fortified-town-of-heusden (https://www.visitbrabant.com/en/locations/248755060/the-fortified-town-of-heusden)

Z7  58G
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 05, 2021, 22:13:31
Flowers, bicycle, boulder. The nickname for Amersfoort is Boulder Town (the origin for this is a historic story, in 1661 about 400 inhabitants of Amersfoort pulled a gigantic boulder on a sledge from the neighbouring village Soesterberg to Amersfoort). Nowadays a series of boulders is scattered around the town as a reference to this story.

Olympus E-M10II + Olympus 12-40mm f2.8 (I used the pop-up flash to lighten up the shadow area surrounding the bicycle and flowers, that's why I like cameras with built-in flash)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51359460101_c3950c79a4_h.jpg)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 06, 2021, 00:02:49
Always playing light in Spain is.

  Z6 50mm 1.8S
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on August 06, 2021, 09:19:53
Nice one, Bent. I'm looking forward to your travel series.
Thank you Luc
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Akira on August 06, 2021, 15:38:47
Clouds lining up.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 06, 2021, 15:43:18
Looks special, Akira. Excellent image.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: ColinM on August 06, 2021, 16:26:39
Clouds lining up.

A Cloud Train?
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 06, 2021, 17:27:26
August 6

Sanguisorba 'Pink Brushes'

Z6, 60mm f/2.8d
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 06, 2021, 21:24:07
Geitonogamy, literally translated as 'neighbour marriage', is a weird pollination strategy followed by a few diehard enthusiasts. It implies pollen is transferred from one neighbour flower to another, but both belonging to the same plant individual. In its most extreme form, geitonogamy is internal, meaning pollen never is exposed to the ambient environment.

In my aquatic plant project, I'm currently working with the genus Callitriche Water Star-worts, amongst which a number of species have various forms of geitonogamy, including the internal one. Perhaps this is seen in the perspective of evolution as a fail-safe way of ensuring fruits are developed in a very unpredictable environment? Genetic diversity is exchanged for a better chance of survival and continued existence at a given location.

For geitonogamy to work, the two flowers involved obviously have to have female and male parts. In the depicted example below, of a Callitriche hamulata, both flowers in the leaf axil were female and thus the one flower initiating the geitonogamous process, by extending its style towards its neighbour, is given marks for trying without knowing going into a same-sex relationship :) However enticing "lesbian" sex may be, there will be no fruit in this case.

Nikon Z7 with the Laowa 25mm f/2.8 lens, 5X magnification, scale bar 1mm.  The Laowa has a dedicated LED ring light which runs on USB power, very handy for working in the field. Around 40 frames stacked in Zerene.


Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Akira on August 06, 2021, 23:32:50
Looks special, Akira. Excellent image.

Thank you, Luc!


A Cloud Train?

You could say so.  :)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 06, 2021, 23:40:07
Birna, the first line of your post almost got me confused...

  Always interesting seeing and reading about the aquatic plants.


  Here, IR "espeto", a way of cooking sardines and other seafood typical of the south of Spain.


   
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Akira on August 06, 2021, 23:42:36
Geitonogamy, literally translated as 'neighbour marriage', is a weird pollination strategy followed by a few diehard enthusiasts. It implies pollen is transferred from one neighbour flower to another, but both belonging to the same plant individual. In its most extreme form, geitonogamy is internal, meaning pollen never is exposed to the ambient environment.

In my aquatic plant project, I'm currently working with the genus Callitriche Water Star-worts, amongst which a number of species have various forms of geitonogamy, including the internal one. Perhaps this is seen in the perspective of evolution as a fail-safe way of ensuring fruits are developed in a very unpredictable environment? Genetic diversity is exchanged for a better chance of survival and continued existence at a given location.

For geitonogamy to work, the two flowers involved obviously have to have female and male parts. In the depicted example below, of a Callitriche hamulata, both flowers in the leaf axil were female and thus the one flower initiating the geitonogamous process, by extending its style towards its neighbour, is given marks for trying without knowing going into a same-sex relationship :) However enticing "lesbian" sex may be, there will be no fruit in this case.

Nikon Z7 with the Laowa 25mm f/2.8 lens, 5X magnification, scale bar 1mm.  The Laowa has a dedicated LED ring light which runs on USB power, very handy for working in the field. Around 40 frames stacked in Zerene.

Intriguing image, Birna.  Is the stem translucent?  I think I can see some internal structure.  Does "scale bar 1mm" mean that the scale is 1cm long end to end?
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Akira on August 06, 2021, 23:44:51
Birna, the first line of your post almost got me confused...

  Always interesting seeing and reading about the aquatic plants.


  Here, IR "espeto", a way of cooking sardines and other seafood typical of the south of Spain.


 

Interesting.  We cook "ayu" (sweetfish) the same way.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 06, 2021, 23:46:05
Interesting, I've never seeing anywhere else. Do you have and image?  :)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 06, 2021, 23:49:56
Intriguing image, Birna.  Is the stem translucent?  I think I can see some internal structure.  Does "scale bar 1mm" mean that the scale is 1cm long end to end?

The stem is not very transparent, but one can get the impression of internal structures. There are hyaline "peltate" scales on the stem as well.

The scale bar is 1mm overall (1000 µm) divided in 1/100 steps. 1 step = 10µm. The entire frame was 7.2mm in width (5X, remember), but I cropped the image slightly.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Akira on August 07, 2021, 00:36:36
Interesting, I've never seeing anywhere else. Do you have and image?  :)

Here are some links.  Click thumbnails to enlarge.  :)

https://www.mr-cook.net/japanese/komochiayu.php

https://www.sk-michinoeki.jp/gourmet/611

https://www.amazon.co.jp/-/en/dp/B07VQ5GXDG
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Akira on August 07, 2021, 00:37:58
The stem is not very transparent, but one can get the impression of internal structures. There are hyaline "peltate" scales on the stem as well.

The scale bar is 1mm overall (1000 µm) divided in 1/100 steps. 1 step = 10µm. The entire frame was 7.2mm in width (5X, remember), but I cropped the image slightly.

Thank you, Birna, for the technical details.  The details of the plant looks amazing!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 07, 2021, 00:42:27
Thank you Akira. It is very very similar  ;)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Ashlandish on August 07, 2021, 03:18:56
Paco and Akira,

These images of fish cooking beside a fire bring back fond memories of kayak-camping and friendships in Hokkaido long ago--friends cooking their catch on sticks beside a driftwood fire, listening to the evening waves, moths dive-bombing and perishing in the flames, and later the brilliant stars as the sky darkened. The older I become the more frequently images bring back memory and appreciation. Appreciate the image Paco...
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 07, 2021, 12:04:26
My pleasure and thank you for such emotional comment. If it helped a memory lane, I consider the image a big success.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Akira on August 07, 2021, 13:14:21
Paco and Akira,

These images of fish cooking beside a fire bring back fond memories of kayak-camping and friendships in Hokkaido long ago--friends cooking their catch on sticks beside a driftwood fire, listening to the evening waves, moths dive-bombing and perishing in the flames, and later the brilliant stars as the sky darkened. The older I become the more frequently images bring back memory and appreciation. Appreciate the image Paco...

It is nice to know that you enjoyed your trip to Hokkaido.  And thank you for sharing your pleasant memories.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Akira on August 07, 2021, 13:23:04
Shower.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 07, 2021, 15:30:16
Shower.
very nice. Rain is a great topic and rain there is lots of in Germany this summer
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on August 07, 2021, 16:29:00
A new warning sign, not seen before.
Hessdalen Norway
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Akira on August 07, 2021, 16:33:17
very nice. Rain is a great topic and rain there is lots of in Germany this summer

Thank you, Frank.  The entire world is suffering from the extraordinary weather this summer.  Stay safe.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 07, 2021, 16:44:20
Phlox paniculata with bumblebee

Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 07, 2021, 16:46:09
Shower.

Great shot Akira.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 07, 2021, 16:47:38
A new warning sign, not seen before.
Hessdalen Norway

So what does it mean? Road damage by rain? Or..
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 07, 2021, 16:49:26
A new warning sign, not seen before.
Hessdalen Norway

Did you see any UFO or strange alien lights, Bent? They apparently arrive in the dark parts of the day. An observatory has been built to study the weird light phenomena in this particular desolate valley and as far as memory serves, they even got State grants for the research.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Akira on August 07, 2021, 17:54:23
Great shot Akira.

Thank you, Fons, for commenting on both sides!   ;)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Akira on August 07, 2021, 17:56:17
A new warning sign, not seen before.
Hessdalen Norway

Bent, the ominous lighting fits nicely with this mysterious sign!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on August 07, 2021, 19:21:36
We did not see any UFOs, but there was a very nice and informative monument telling the story about the lightning that has been seen. And yes there is a setup for monitoring the activity by NTNU, (technical university  of Norway)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 07, 2021, 22:50:21
View on Korte Gracht / Short Canal (yes, there's also a Lange Gracht / Long Canal). Amersfoort has gained a lot of popularity with mostly Dutch tourists during COVID times.
Lots of people join the excursions along the canals. Small boats and standup paddle boarding are also much more popular.
In a house on this Korte Gracht the famous Dutch painter Piet Mondriaan was born. The house, where he lived the first 8 years of his life, is now a museum dedicated to Mondriaan.

Olympus E-M10II + Olympus 12-40mm f2.8

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51363662128_ca80506448_h.jpg)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: John Geerts on August 07, 2021, 22:54:42
The river Amer in Drimmelen (Noord Brabant)

Z7  58G
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: John Geerts on August 07, 2021, 23:07:53
Shower.
Great lines and mood.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 07, 2021, 23:20:01
A closer view of the stem of a Water-Starwort Callitriche hamulata. The peculiar "peltate scales" or hairs are a diagnostic feature for this species aggregate. The scales appear blue here due to staining with Lactophenol Cotton Blue. The unsharp blue dots are hairs on the reverse side of the stem.

GXCam U3-18 on a confocal microscope, 10x/0.25 objective, 20 frames stacked in Zerene. Scale bar is 100 µm (= 0.1mm) with 1 µm steps.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 07, 2021, 23:33:03
Another intriguing micro image, Birna.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 07, 2021, 23:49:35
A new warning sign, not seen before.
Hessdalen Norway

  Love it Bent. Mood and that sign!
Thanks for sharing

 And be careful  :)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 08, 2021, 02:33:29
Wide angle Gibraltar from a bridge in La Línea.

  The 18-70mm works  very well on the D200 ir, not so much in the d5300 ir, both with 720nm filters.

  D5300 ir, 18-70mm
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Hugh_3170 on August 08, 2021, 08:44:12
A most spectacular IR image.  Get it printed up large and hang it on your wall!

Wide angle Gibraltar from a bridge in La Línea.

  The 18-70mm works  very well on the D200 ir, not so much in the d5300 ir, both with 720nm filters.

  D5300 ir, 18-70mm
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 08, 2021, 10:44:20
Wide angle Gibraltar from a bridge in La Línea.

  The 18-70mm works  very well on the D200 ir, not so much in the d5300 ir, both with 720nm filters.

  D5300 ir, 18-70mm

Wonderful image Paco.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 08, 2021, 10:46:22
View on Korte Gracht / Short Canal (yes, there's also a Lange Gracht / Long Canal). Amersfoort has gained a lot of popularity with mostly Dutch tourists during COVID times.
Lots of people join the excursions along the canals. Small boats and standup paddle boarding are also much more popular.
In a house on this Korte Gracht the famous Dutch painter Piet Mondriaan was born. The house, where he lived the first 8 years of his life, is now a museum dedicated to Mondriaan.

Olympus E-M10II + Olympus 12-40mm f2.8

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51363662128_ca80506448_h.jpg)

Lovely, thanks for showing Luc! I must admit have been there myself one time a while ago now ;)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 08, 2021, 10:47:14
The river Amer in Drimmelen (Noord Brabant)

Z7  58G

Drimmelen is a lovely small place and port.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 08, 2021, 13:36:13
Thank you Hugh and Fons. I almost didn't share it here with the hot spot and anomalies but finally decided to do it because of them. I do like the composition and visual impact.

   
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 08, 2021, 18:21:03
August 8

Martha

D850, 105mm f/1.4
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: John Geerts on August 08, 2021, 19:40:17
Wide angle Gibraltar from a bridge in La Línea.

  The 18-70mm works  very well on the D200 ir, not so much in the d5300 ir, both with 720nm filters.

  D5300 ir, 18-70mm
lovely !
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: John Geerts on August 08, 2021, 19:42:45
Great portrait, Fons.

Yes, Drimmelen is a great little place with a port.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: John Geerts on August 08, 2021, 19:43:27
Park in Breda

Z7  58G
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 09, 2021, 01:23:03
Thank you John.

  Lovely portrait indeed Fons.

   Here, what is considered the second largest Dracaena draco tree in Europe. It can be found in the Princess Sofía park in La Línea de la Concepción.

  D3S, 10.5mm 2.8 dx (shaved)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 09, 2021, 09:09:53
Thanks Fons. Lovely/loving portrait of Martha!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Erik Lund on August 09, 2021, 09:13:16
Geitonogamy, literally translated as 'neighbour marriage', is a weird pollination strategy followed by a few diehard enthusiasts. It implies pollen is transferred from one neighbour flower to another, but both belonging to the same plant individual. In its most extreme form, geitonogamy is internal, meaning pollen never is exposed to the ambient environment.

In my aquatic plant project, I'm currently working with the genus Callitriche Water Star-worts, amongst which a number of species have various forms of geitonogamy, including the internal one. Perhaps this is seen in the perspective of evolution as a fail-safe way of ensuring fruits are developed in a very unpredictable environment? Genetic diversity is exchanged for a better chance of survival and continued existence at a given location.

For geitonogamy to work, the two flowers involved obviously have to have female and male parts. In the depicted example below, of a Callitriche hamulata, both flowers in the leaf axil were female and thus the one flower initiating the geitonogamous process, by extending its style towards its neighbour, is given marks for trying without knowing going into a same-sex relationship :) However enticing "lesbian" sex may be, there will be no fruit in this case.

Nikon Z7 with the Laowa 25mm f/2.8 lens, 5X magnification, scale bar 1mm.  The Laowa has a dedicated LED ring light which runs on USB power, very handy for working in the field. Around 40 frames stacked in Zerene.
Extremly well captured!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 09, 2021, 11:38:15
Thanks Fons. Lovely/loving portrait of Martha!
Thank you John.

  Lovely portrait indeed Fons.

   Here, what is considered the second largest Dracaena draco tree in Europe. It can be found in the Princess Sofía park in La Línea de la Concepción.

  D3S, 10.5mm 2.8 dx (shaved)

Thank you
Great portrait, Fons.

Yes, Drimmelen is a great little place with a port.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Akira on August 09, 2021, 12:13:55
A closer view of the stem of a Water-Starwort Callitriche hamulata. The peculiar "peltate scales" or hairs are a diagnostic feature for this species aggregate. The scales appear blue here due to staining with Lactophenol Cotton Blue. The unsharp blue dots are hairs on the reverse side of the stem.

GXCam U3-18 on a confocal microscope, 10x/0.25 objective, 20 frames stacked in Zerene. Scale bar is 100 µm (= 0.1mm) with 1 µm steps.

Awesome image!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 09, 2021, 21:28:18
August 9

Q

Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 10, 2021, 13:08:00
August 10

pond

D850, 28mm /1.4
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Akira on August 10, 2021, 13:50:27
August 10

pond

D850, 28mm /1.4

Looks cool (no pun intended).  Like the Monet's mood.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 10, 2021, 14:07:27
+1, completely agree with Akira. Love the composition and processing too
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Dogman on August 10, 2021, 14:08:53
Lovely photo, Fons!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 10, 2021, 14:47:13
Nice water lilies, although they are not the native species.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 10, 2021, 14:49:11
Scuttling back and forth across the airspace over Norway in pursuit of more elusive aquatic plants ...

This shows what a 'rolling shutter'can do to a turbo-prop engine :)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 10, 2021, 15:47:01
Pastis, not Water...

Restaurant O'Papilles, La Cantine, Avignon
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 10, 2021, 17:45:09
Looks cool (no pun intended).  Like the Monet's mood.
+1, completely agree with Akira. Love the composition and processing too
Lovely photo, Fons!
Nice water lilies, although they are not the native species.

Nymphaea alba? this must be some hybrid in a private pond.

Thank you
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 10, 2021, 17:46:07
Scuttling back and forth across the airspace over Norway in pursuit of more elusive aquatic plants ...

This shows what a 'rolling shutter'can do to a turbo-prop engine :)

'rolling shutter'  :)interesting effect
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 10, 2021, 17:47:09
Pastis, not Water...

O'Papilles La Cantine, Avignon

Nice 'trouvaille' Frank
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: John Geerts on August 10, 2021, 20:43:29
I have finally found another Coolpix A

Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 10, 2021, 21:27:03

Nymphaea alba? this must be some hybrid in a private pond.

Thank you

Not a European species so unlikely N. alba.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 10, 2021, 21:44:34
Not a European species so unlikely N. alba.

Exactly, Nymphaea ‘Marliacea Albida’ i think but i am no expert on these waterlilies.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 10, 2021, 22:18:11
Exactly, Nymphaea ‘Marliacea Albida’ i think but i am no expert on these waterlilies.

Neither am I, but N. x marliacea is an umbrella term for horticultural hybrids involving American and Asian species.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 11, 2021, 00:19:14
In south Spain when somebody is good cultivating plants you can say the have "green hands". She does.

  D3S, 10.5mm 2.8 dx
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 11, 2021, 07:57:05
In south Spain when somebody is good cultivating plants you can say the have "green hands". She does.

  D3S, 10.5mm 2.8 dx

Green fingers we say ("groene vingers", actually :).)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 11, 2021, 09:49:46
Green fingers we say ("groene vingers", actually :).)

My wife's speaks Spanish like a native speaker and sometimes translates Dutch phrases in Spanish for me (in the hope some of it sticks). It's remarkable how many phrases are similar. Nice image, Paco.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 11, 2021, 11:20:16
August 11

Summer's yellow

Z6, 300mm f/2.8
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: armando_m on August 11, 2021, 14:36:25
Scuttling back and forth across the airspace over Norway in pursuit of more elusive aquatic plants ...

This shows what a 'rolling shutter'can do to a turbo-prop engine :)
made me smile
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 11, 2021, 21:16:22
Green fingers we say ("groene vingers", actually :).)

The Norwegian phrase is 'grønne fingre'. Translates directly as 'green fingers'. Which obviously is shared with every other European nation?
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 11, 2021, 21:37:25
This boat owner overdid it, though. Too much green fingers at play here :)

Nikon Z6, Laowa 11mm f/4.5.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: John Geerts on August 11, 2021, 21:59:59
Paula

Z7  58G
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: ThomasAdams on August 11, 2021, 22:32:30
Excellent images, and if I keep seeing fish'd photos I am going to have to buy my first fish-eye lens. 8)

PS How did the US get "green thumb" from "green fingers". I am assuming that green thumb is derived from green fingers of course.  ;)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 11, 2021, 23:09:02
This boat owner overdid it, though. Too much green fingers at play here :)

Nikon Z6, Laowa 11mm f/4.5.
Great über green image.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 11, 2021, 23:22:43
Paula

Z7  58G
Very nice portrait, John.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 11, 2021, 23:24:12
An image shot at the local dahlia association

Nikon Z6 + Nikkor Z 24-70mm f4 S

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51373241355_16f72e2cf1_h.jpg)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Airy on August 11, 2021, 23:37:42
Kitsch muss sein. Df, Zeiss Milvus 50/2 @f/11.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 12, 2021, 08:04:37
I am always amazed about new worlds and their wonders.

Epidermal cells of bracts of a Water-Starwort Callitriche. Approx. 400X.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 12, 2021, 08:54:57
I am always amazed about new worlds and their wonders.

Epidermal cells of bracts of a Water-Starwort Callitriche. Approx. 400X.

Indeed, wonderful!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 12, 2021, 08:56:03
August 12

bird in flight

Z6, 300mm f/2.8
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 12, 2021, 09:03:11
I am always amazed about new worlds and their wonders.

Epidermal cells of bracts of a Water-Starwort Callitriche. Approx. 400X.
Nature's jigsaw puzzle. Nice.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: John Geerts on August 12, 2021, 10:06:38
I am always amazed about new worlds and their wonders.

Epidermal cells of bracts of a Water-Starwort Callitriche. Approx. 400X.
Beautiful !!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: John Geerts on August 12, 2021, 10:07:10
Very nice portrait, John.
Thanks Luc.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Akira on August 12, 2021, 10:26:29
Nature's jigsaw puzzle. Nice.

Indeed, yes!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 12, 2021, 12:40:32
Indeed, yes!
  Mesmerizing
Paula

Z7  58G

  Such a sweet portrait John, lovely.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 12, 2021, 12:41:24
Nature's jigsaw puzzle. Nice.

And not a single piece is missing!!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 12, 2021, 12:42:00
Life in Mars maybe closer than we think. They are already under construction  :)

  D5300 ir, 35mm 2.8 ai
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Thomas G on August 12, 2021, 15:24:10
[...]
PS I might make a travel series for our trip.

That would be appreciated :-)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: John Geerts on August 12, 2021, 20:38:08
Thanks Paco
Life in Mars maybe closer than we think. They are already under construction  :)

  D5300 ir, 35mm 2.8 ai
Great shot, like the cover for a SF book
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: John Geerts on August 12, 2021, 20:40:19
Preparations for Kaapstad, a cultural event starting tomorrow...  City hacks and much more :)      More info to find here:    https://kaapstadtilburg.nl/english/ (https://kaapstadtilburg.nl/english/)
 
Z7  58G
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: pluton on August 12, 2021, 21:34:52
Paula

Z7  58G
Outstanding use of this lens, John!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: pluton on August 12, 2021, 21:38:10
Life in Mars maybe closer than we think. They are already under construction  :)

  D5300 ir, 35mm 2.8 ai
Nice one, Paco.  The 6 element lens refuses to die!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 13, 2021, 16:17:18
View on windmill "Molen Rijn en Lek" built 1659. Wijk bij Duurstede Nederland/The Netherlands

Nikon Z6 + Nikkor Z 24-70mm f4 S

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51375788708_8a18ef6b57_h.jpg)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: ThomasAdams on August 13, 2021, 16:38:36
Windmills, one of my favorites right after light houses! :) I really like this one and do they have a market right next to it or perhaps some other event? Thank you for sharing!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 13, 2021, 17:38:23
View on windmill "Molen Rijn en Lek" built 1659. Wijk bij Duurstede Nederland/The Netherlands

Nikon Z6 + Nikkor Z 24-70mm f4 S

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51375788708_4f603f8c02_h.jpg)

Yes windmills one of my favourite topics as well; so I couldnt resist ;)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50015843938_f77fdc0501_b.jpg)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 13, 2021, 17:41:10
August 13

old tin
D850, 28mm f/1.4
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 13, 2021, 19:20:39
Today, I returned from a tiresome botanical collecting trip to Western Norway to find my new gem, the 5cm f/1.1 Nikkor RF(S) had arrived earlier this morning. Re-energised if not entirely rejuvenated, I put the new lens on my Zfc where it likely will be a work horse. I also briefly appraised its potential as an IR lens for the Z5. For IR, you would not want to stop down to far in order to avoid an IR hot spot. However, this hardly will matter for IR as the idea is to use the lens more or less wide open anyway.

Just playing around with it on the Zfc showed some of the capabilities the f/1.1 has to offer. This is a very Jakov-esque lens, for sure.

Waiting for a connection

Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 13, 2021, 20:23:58
Emotionally charged concept and beautiful rendering Birna.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 13, 2021, 20:26:50
"Be aware of Bears" sign in Chueca, Spain. First thing that called my attention was the cables. I guess Albayzin is not the only place where they go as they please...

  Z6, 24-70mm f4S
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 13, 2021, 20:29:04
Thank you John and Keith. Much appreciated
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: John Geerts on August 13, 2021, 20:55:44
Thanks Keith !

Especially for Paco :)

Z7  58G
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: ColinM on August 13, 2021, 21:29:29
old tin

Fisherman's Friend


Have you ever eaten one of these Fons?!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 13, 2021, 21:31:16
John Oleeee  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Jakov Minić on August 13, 2021, 21:36:23
Birnaaaaa...
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 13, 2021, 22:01:24
A dream view Jakov ... must visit soon.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 13, 2021, 22:27:38
Yes windmills one of my favourite topics as well; so I couldnt resist ;)
Haha, mine as well Fons. Nice addition!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 14, 2021, 10:07:58
Have you ever eaten one of these Fons?!

Yes and they are nice a type of licorice.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on August 14, 2021, 11:19:38
For the benefit of the insects :)
(Df 50mm f1.4 AF @f5.6)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 14, 2021, 14:17:44
At least this summer -- most of the species are annuals.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 14, 2021, 14:23:57
The 'new' Nikkor-N 5cm f/1.1 lens in RF(S) mount is, not unexpectedly,  fabulous for IR set wide open. The IR 'blur and glow' is there in the plenty :) There will be a hot spot starting to be bothersome at f/5.6, but hey why acquire such a lens and shot with it stopped all the way down??

Entire FX frame at f/1.1 with the PrimaLuxe Z5 and Hoya R-72. Weather was increasingly inclement and rain was imminent. However even under these dark conditions, the fast Nikkor helped keep shutter speeds up (around 1/800 for this picture).
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 14, 2021, 17:37:49
August 14

Windmill "Zeldenrust", Oss from below, (Zeldenrust or neverrest).

D3s, 20mm f/1.8g
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Hugh_3170 on August 14, 2021, 18:11:46
Nice find Fons - brings back memories for me from my trout fishing days.

August 13

old tin
D850, 28mm f/1.4
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Jakov Minić on August 14, 2021, 19:58:39
Greetings from The Hague.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 14, 2021, 20:16:40
Nice find Fons - brings back memories for me from my trout fishing days.

Thank you Hugh
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Jakov Minić on August 14, 2021, 20:21:10
The 'new' Nikkor-N 5cm f/1.1 lens in RF(S) mount is, not unexpectedly,  fabulous for IR set wide open. The IR 'blur and glow' is there in the plenty :) There will be a hot spot starting to be bothersome at f/5.6, but hey why acquire such a lens and shot with it stopped all the way down??

Entire FX frame at f/1.1 with the PrimaLuxe Z5 and Hoya R-72. Weather was increasingly inclement and rain was imminent. However even under these dark conditions, the fast Nikkor helped keep shutter speeds up (around 1/800 for this picture).
Magical and dreamy! Love it!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: John Geerts on August 14, 2021, 20:41:14
Conversation

Z7  58G
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Akira on August 15, 2021, 05:43:14
Rainy day.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 15, 2021, 17:03:22
August 15

Windmill "de Vlijt" (dilligent)
Geffen

Z6, 20mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: pluton on August 15, 2021, 23:31:17
August 15

Windmill "de Vlijt" (dilligent)
Geffen

Z6, 20mm f/1.8s
The windmill commands the whole sky...nice.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 16, 2021, 08:00:27
The windmill commands the whole sky...nice.

Thank you Keith.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 16, 2021, 12:35:11
The surprisingly good 5cm f/1.1 Nikkor-N (rangefinder) does IR on the PrimaLuce Z5 through the Hoya R72 filter. Heavy overcast weather thus the entire scenery is in a dull mood even in IR. However, the lens certainly delivers. Here a detail 100% crop of the frame.

21st Century Motherhood
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 16, 2021, 16:21:48
Fast train



Z6, 20mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: ColinM on August 17, 2021, 15:02:34
Yes and they are nice a type of licorice.

Ouch!
I find Fisherman's Friends lozenges bitter and really unpalatable (though maybe their therapeutic effect is to take your mind of your other ailments!)

If I remember rightly, liquorice sold in the Netherlands has a much stronger taste than the sweeter stuff we get in the uk, so maybe that's the explanation. However I can't argue with the view below....
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 17, 2021, 15:16:47
Many types of licorice in our country i saw licorice in Danmark also.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 17, 2021, 15:18:58
August 17

Another local mill, a grainmill  "Windlust" from Nistelrode originally from the 16th century.
D3s, 20mm f.1.8g, edit sky replacement.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Chris Betson on August 17, 2021, 15:21:31
Many types of licorice in our country i saw licorice in Danmark also.

Here in the UK we spell it Liquorice - we get Swedish Liquorice here too - it can be VERY salty!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 17, 2021, 15:25:15
Here in the UK we spell it Liquorice - we get Swedish Liquorice here too - it can be VERY salty!

Thanks for the correction i didnt realize, but yeah the different spellings from either side of the atlantic puddle.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 17, 2021, 16:48:05
August 15

Windmill "de Vlijt" (dilligent)
Geffen

Z6, 20mm f/1.8s
Nice, I like the composition.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Akira on August 17, 2021, 22:59:55
Greetings from The Hague.

Lovely one, Jacov!


The surprisingly good 5cm f/1.1 Nikkor-N (rangefinder) does IR on the PrimaLuce Z5 through the Hoya R72 filter. Heavy overcast weather thus the entire scenery is in a dull mood even in IR. However, the lens certainly delivers. Here a detail 100% crop of the frame.

21st Century Motherhood

Am enjoying this one of your typical style I have long been familiarized.


Fast train

Z6, 20mm f/1.8s

Love the color composition!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Akira on August 17, 2021, 23:01:31
The sunrise observed for the first time in a week.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Snoogly on August 17, 2021, 23:33:37
Lovely shot. I’d have liked to have caught the sunrise, but I was too distracted by the chance to do the laundry for the first time in a week!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Akira on August 18, 2021, 00:18:49
Lovely shot. I’d have liked to have caught the sunrise, but I was too distracted by the chance to do the laundry for the first time in a week!

Thank you.  I had fallen asleep in front of the computer and woke up to realize that the sun was about to rise.  I was just lucky.   ::)

You've successfully turned your morning chore into a nice photographic opportunity.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 18, 2021, 09:57:30
Nice, I like the composition.

Thank you Luc.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 18, 2021, 09:58:41
The sunrise observed for the first time in a week.

Got up early Akira? ;)

Quote from: Fons Baerken on August 16, 2021, 16:21:48
Fast train

Z6, 20mm f/1.8s

Love the color composition!

Thank you
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Akira on August 18, 2021, 11:58:31
Got up early Akira? ;)

This morning, I found myself fallen asleep in front of the computer.   :o

But it is impossible to sleep until well after the the sunrise in the summer in Tokyo anyway: it is too hot and humid.   :o
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: ColinM on August 18, 2021, 14:01:50
.. I was too distracted by the chance to do the laundry for the first time in a week!

Fascinating Snoogly.
My eyes were nonplussed with this and it took my brain a few moments to work out what I was looking at.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 18, 2021, 19:23:45
August 18

(             )

Z6, 35mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 18, 2021, 22:52:54
Lovely shot. I’d have liked to have caught the sunrise, but I was too distracted by the chance to do the laundry for the first time in a week!

Very beautiful shot. Great light. The rendering reminds me of my Z1.2/50S ...
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 18, 2021, 22:56:28
I took so many shots in the Provence ... Avignon again
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 19, 2021, 00:48:51
Comic-like evening in La Línea de la Concepción.

  Z6, 55mm 3.5
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Akira on August 19, 2021, 02:17:19
I took so many shots in the Provence ... Avignon again

Frank, I love this composition, intuitive and thoughtful at the same time.


Comic-like evening in La Línea de la Concepción.

  Z6, 55mm 3.5

Very nice abstraction, Paco!  At first glance, I couldn't recognize what this green thing on the right was!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 19, 2021, 07:29:06
@akira: I guess the shop owner is the true artist here. I just found a nice angle on his or her sculpture
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 19, 2021, 07:30:05
Mazan
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 19, 2021, 12:15:41
Childhood's End
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Akira on August 19, 2021, 13:57:29
Clair de lune.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 19, 2021, 18:32:16
August 19

company

D850, 105mm/1.4
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 19, 2021, 22:19:00
Lots of flowers this year on the malvaceae in our garden

Nikon Z6 + Nikkor Z 50mm f1.8 S

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51390014890_2ee7280550_h.jpg)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 20, 2021, 00:21:13
Thank you Akira.

  Here, some trees during the visit to the ruins of "Carteia", very close to La Línea, very interesting passing point of fenices, romans and what not.

  Z6, 24-70mm f4s
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Snoogly on August 20, 2021, 03:02:14
Walking around mostly wide open.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 20, 2021, 19:01:01
Double Fun (in-camera double exposure)

Olympus E-M10II + Olympus 25mm f1.8

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51389883752_90f07c15fd_h.jpg)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 20, 2021, 19:54:28
Maria Magdelena statue Geffen

Z6, 85mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 20, 2021, 19:55:03
Double Fun (in-camera double exposure)

Olympus E-M10II + Olympus 25mm f1.8

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51389883752_90f07c15fd_h.jpg)

Nice in monochrome.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Akira on August 20, 2021, 21:50:19
Double Fun (in-camera double exposure)

Olympus E-M10II + Olympus 25mm f1.8

Artistic and dreamlike.  Nice!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: MFloyd on August 21, 2021, 00:25:43
A week ago arrived in Le Mans, to cover the 24 hours of Le Mans Endurance Race. The race will start today (saturday) at 4 PM and finishes coming Sunday. Probably the most famous endurance race on the world.

Here, the Le Mans Prototype 2, #20, of the Danish racing team, High Class Racing (one of the teams I'm covering, passing the famous "Dunlop Bridge":

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51391154259_2de41998f7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2mig6HM)
_D641817.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mig6HM)

Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on August 21, 2021, 08:40:06
Looking forward to see your coverage of High Class Racing  :)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 21, 2021, 19:47:11
Less exciting than a car race perhaps, but having field assistents to sift through my Eelgrass Zostera spp. samples was a welcome twist. Nice girls as well.

I grabbed a shot of the action with Z fc and my W-Nikkor 3.5cm f/1.8 lens, which is really sharp and must have been a killer item in its heydays. That is 60+ years ago!!

(Photo Ninja lacks a profile for Z fc, thus colours aren't exact).
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 21, 2021, 22:41:59
August 21

Bull,
Clingendael, Den Haag

Z6, 50mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: pluton on August 22, 2021, 08:43:23
Cool shot, Fons. What a 50mm does well.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 22, 2021, 10:12:48
The thing one may wish for in a 50 is a closer mfd, but in case of this massive bull that's no complaint, besides there is small water-filled ditch, between the beast and the photographer, thanks Keith.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Kim Pilegaard on August 22, 2021, 11:24:08
A fly/bee (?) taken with a Rodagon 1:5,6 f=210 mm on a Z7 II with an old Novoflex bellows with a pistol grip for focusing. 1/250s, f/16, ISO 1250.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 22, 2021, 11:59:32
A type of hoverfly
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 22, 2021, 12:08:22
Nice in monochrome.
Thanks Fons
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 22, 2021, 12:12:00
Artistic and dreamlike.  Nice!
Thanks a lot, Akira. In-camera double exposure is a nice feature to explore. This idea came to me in the spur of a moment. No time to think or reconsider, which is often the best :)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 22, 2021, 12:25:34
The Common Reed Phragmites australis is amongst the longest-living organisms. A population clone can be thousands of years old. Although it flowers and apparently sets seeds in a most profuse manner, the seed vitality is very low and most colonies rely on vegetative means of reproduction and dispersal.

Apart from the subterranean robust rhizomes, the Reed has a literal fast-running surprise in store: the stolons or runners which are above-ground and extend until the growing point(s) make contact with a suitable substrate. Which in the depicted situation below, means the runner already had grown 12 (! twelve) meters across a solid rock face and still hadn't reached the sea :) However, Nature will persist. Eventually it will get there.

Shot with my Z fc and the old W-Nikkor 3.5cm f/1.8 rangefinder lens.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 22, 2021, 14:49:02
Heather, Den Treek estate nearby Amersfoort

Nikon Z6 + Voigtländer 75mm f1.5 Nokton VM (additional lighting with a Sunwayfoto FL-120 led panel)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51395533030_6b660b696d_h.jpg)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 22, 2021, 15:12:31
Interior with 2 women

Z6, 20mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 22, 2021, 17:14:13
now
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Kim Pilegaard on August 22, 2021, 19:28:17
A type of hoverfly
Thanks for the suggestion. Yes, it is most likely a hoverfly species.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: PeterN on August 23, 2021, 15:09:08
Cricket Match

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51397412768_1579be6dbe_o.jpg)
Nikon Z7 - 24mm 1.8S
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Lars Hansen on August 23, 2021, 17:56:17
Thanks for the suggestion. Yes, it is most likely a hoverfly species.

Had to look it up and it's probably Myathropa florea - in English called Batman hoverfly or Deadhead hoverfly - in Danish Dødningehoved-svirreflue. Very nice shot :-) 

Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Kim Pilegaard on August 23, 2021, 22:53:03
Thanks Lars,

That's also the species, I think it is after doing some research.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Airy on August 23, 2021, 23:19:47
Street art, Lille.
Df, Helios 58/2 @f/5.6.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: pluton on August 24, 2021, 06:16:27
A fly/bee (?) taken with a Rodagon 1:5,6 f=210 mm on a Z7 II with an old Novoflex bellows with a pistol grip for focusing. 1/250s, f/16, ISO 1250.
The Rodagon is doing good work.  210mm helps keep everything sharp.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 24, 2021, 19:39:24
August 24

i took some pictures without a card in the z6 :o

Red Dahlia


Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: pluton on August 24, 2021, 19:54:15
Absolutely fascinating effect, Fons.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: PeterN on August 24, 2021, 20:01:29
Fascinating indeed!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 24, 2021, 20:19:06
So, how did you capture the photons for this, Fons?
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 24, 2021, 20:20:25
Time to trim the fringe (or bangs across the pond). Perhaps I might begin selling superfluous hair?
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 24, 2021, 20:39:39
Absolutely fascinating effect, Fons.
Fascinating indeed!
So, how did you capture the photons for this, Fons?

Thank you, Photos from a different camera, i had taken some from a horsedentist but cant prove it :o
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 24, 2021, 20:40:22
Time to trim the fringe (or bangs across the pond). Perhaps I might begin selling superfluous hair?

Masks still mandatory it seems.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 24, 2021, 20:54:00
Masks still mandatory it seems.

In my district, currently no longer mandated but recommended.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 24, 2021, 22:30:20
Kleurhuis/Colourhouse, Amersfoort

Z6 + Z 24-70mm f4 S

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51400252276_8741d7d692_h.jpg)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 24, 2021, 22:55:17
August 24

i took some pictures without a card in the z6 :o

Red Dahlia
Very nice
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 24, 2021, 22:56:28
Time to trim the fringe (or bangs across the pond). Perhaps I might begin selling superfluous hair?
Haha, love it
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 25, 2021, 00:32:07
August 24

i took some pictures without a card in the z6 :o

Red Dahlia

Lovely image Fons, intriguing
Time to trim the fringe (or bangs across the pond). Perhaps I might begin selling superfluous hair?
That's a lot of hair Birna  ;D
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 25, 2021, 00:33:39
What kind of humans are those?

  Z6, 35mm 1.4 ais
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Hans_S on August 25, 2021, 08:14:56
Time to trim the fringe (or bangs across the pond). Perhaps I might begin selling superfluous hair?

You should do well Birna, there's quite a market for it  ;D ;D
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 25, 2021, 11:13:35
Mean looking faces in shadowland

Z6 + Z 24-70mm f4 S

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51400292341_a830a18181_h.jpg)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 25, 2021, 12:01:24
Thank you both Luc and Paco.

Very colourful Luc.

La Vuelta Paco?
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 25, 2021, 13:16:24
Following up the 'hair' theme, here is a view into the micro world. A blade of Zostera angustifolia depicted by Mitutoyo 10X and the Z7. The scale bare is 1mm with 1/100mm increments.

No Strings Attached

Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 25, 2021, 16:33:35
Thank you both Luc and Paco.

Very colourful Luc.

La Vuelta Paco?
No, a bunch of amateurs having fun. There is quite the interest in Spain about this sport. I was there for the graffiti and found the road to be popular with ciclyst of all ages.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 25, 2021, 16:54:28
Following up the 'hair' theme, here is a view into the micro world. A blade of Zostera angustifolia depicted by Mitutoyo 10X and the Z7. The scale bare is 1mm with 1/100mm increments.

No Strings Attached

Great image!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 25, 2021, 16:57:29
August 25

Rowan berries.

D850, 105mm f/1.4
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: John Geerts on August 25, 2021, 18:08:04
Been high in the mountains with no internet connection.

Earlier this month;

In the woods...

Z7  58G
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: John Geerts on August 25, 2021, 18:09:44
August 25

Rowan berries.

D850, 105mm f/1.4

Very Nice,  Fons.

I am afraid my Rowan tree is slowly dying since the hot summer in 2019.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Dogman on August 25, 2021, 18:32:29
What kind of humans are those?

  Z6, 35mm 1.4 ais

Paco, I love this!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 25, 2021, 19:30:02
Very Nice,  Fons.

I am afraid my Rowan tree is slowly dying since the hot summer in 2019.

Thank you John, this a wild species of the Rowantree, growing hereabouts.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 26, 2021, 00:34:08
Paco, I love this!

 Thank you!  :)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 26, 2021, 02:18:27
I swear I had a belly button somewhere...


  Z6, 135mm 2.8 ai
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Hugh_3170 on August 26, 2021, 06:14:02
 ;D  ;D  ;D

I swear I had a belly button somewhere...


  Z6, 135mm 2.8 ai
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Hans_S on August 26, 2021, 07:09:24
I swear I had a belly button somewhere...
  Z6, 135mm 2.8 ai
m
A long, dry summer?    ;D
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: John Geerts on August 26, 2021, 07:29:13
What kind of humans are those?

  Z6, 35mm 1.4 ais
Great shot Paco
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Erik Lund on August 26, 2021, 10:40:41
I swear I had a belly button somewhere...


  Z6, 135mm 2.8 ai
Superb!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Dogman on August 26, 2021, 14:48:54
 ;D ;D ;D

Paco, you're on a roll!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 26, 2021, 15:29:14
Red White Blue

Z6 + 24-70mm f4 S

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51404465259_e8d2461ad0_h.jpg)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 26, 2021, 16:05:43
Tha k you all, I'm very happy you enjoyed it  :)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 26, 2021, 16:34:00
August 26

Harrowing the fields

Z6, 50mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: John Geerts on August 27, 2021, 08:17:48
Evening walk

Z6 28-300
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Akira on August 27, 2021, 08:36:29
Evening walk

Z6 28-300

Beautiful silhouetted moment!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 27, 2021, 10:36:08
Our energy fields are different. Ruth has been following yoga tutorials from the internet throughout the pandemic. I sip my strong morning coffee and admire her and her efforts.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 27, 2021, 16:30:45
Evening walk

Z6 28-300

Nice John
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 27, 2021, 16:31:24
I swear I had a belly button somewhere...


  Z6, 135mm 2.8 ai

Something drooping ;D
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 27, 2021, 16:32:04
Our energy fields are different. Ruth has been following yoga tutorials from the internet throughout the pandemic. I sip my strong morning coffee and admire her and her efforts.

Way to go Ruth keep-up that ki.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 27, 2021, 16:34:13
August 27

White Eupatorium

Z6, 50mm f/1.2ais
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 28, 2021, 11:42:50
August 28

Bananas

D850, Tamron 45/1.8

Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Akira on August 28, 2021, 12:12:12
Right before the sunset.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 28, 2021, 12:36:23
August 28

Bananas
Hm, Fons Warhol it is ;)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 28, 2021, 13:10:13
Hm, Fons Warhol it is ;)

He ate more bananas before his shot ;)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 28, 2021, 13:55:34
He ate more bananas before his shot ;)
Haha, that's for sure :D
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Bob Foster on August 28, 2021, 22:02:46
Parsley for dinner
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 28, 2021, 23:43:12
1996 Jaguar XJ Sovereign 3.2. Last of a series of beautiful Jaguar cars.

Olympus E-M10 Mk IV (newly acquired camera) + Olympus 12-40mm f2.8

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51409679940_fdc6760ca5_h.jpg)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 29, 2021, 00:15:45
The Evil-Eye Train.

Z fc, Voigtländer 40mm f/2.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Snoogly on August 29, 2021, 06:01:10
August 27

White Eupatorium

Z6, 50mm f/1.2ais

Very nice. Were the focus points basically random, or intended?

I love also love shooting wide-open close-ups, but I find the Z focus peaking rather distracting. Invariably the actual focal plane is not quite what I expected.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 29, 2021, 10:24:46
Very nice. Were the focus points basically random, or intended?

I love also love shooting wide-open close-ups, but I find the Z focus peaking rather distracting. Invariably the actual focal plane is not quite what I expected.

Snoogly, windy day makes exact focus iffy, so i blended two images to fill the frame and added some contrast in post, thank you :)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 29, 2021, 10:27:10
Parsley for dinner

Think this a Papilio machaon caterpillar, nice.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 29, 2021, 10:28:50
1996 Jaguar XJ Sovereign 3.2. Last of a series of beautiful Jaguar cars.

Olympus E-M10 Mk IV (newly acquired camera) + Olympus 12-40mm f2.8

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51409679940_fdc6760ca5_h.jpg)

My late brother had a similar jag, leather upholstery, makes up for a hard seat, nice shot.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: John Geerts on August 29, 2021, 12:39:21
Thanks Akira and Fons.

Foggy

Z7  58G
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 29, 2021, 17:51:29
August 29

Sunflower

D850, CV 125mm f/2.5
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Bob Foster on August 30, 2021, 00:01:41
Quote from Fons Baerken:

Quote
Think this a Papilio machaon caterpillar, nice.

Thank you. You have provided enough information to help in identification. Insofar as I can determine Papilio machaon is largely an eurasian species with a few outliers in western Canada and the northwest U.S.

As this photo was taken in the state of Oklahoma, in the south central U.S. it seems more likely that this is Papilio polyxenes.

Thank you again for your kind help.

Bob

BTW, I like the sunflower above very much.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: golunvolo on August 30, 2021, 00:30:55
Have been out and without computer, last one went kaput after 9 years of intense use. Now I have a macbook air m1 and it looks like is going to work very well indeed for my uses.
   Here an image from Ronda, a city with the oldest one of the oldest bullrings in Spain. Constructed from 1780 to 1785.

 Z6, 24-70mm f4s
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: John Geerts on August 30, 2021, 08:56:16
Lovely sunflower Fons,

Great bull, Paco. Good luck with the new computer :)

Last year we had no book market due to Corona, but now the market is back...  (Boeken rond het Paleis)  https://www.stichtingcools.nl/boeken-rond-het-paleis/ (https://www.stichtingcools.nl/boeken-rond-het-paleis/)

Z7  58G
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on August 30, 2021, 09:50:22
A close-up of a rose from our garden, Z6 50mm f1.8S @f1.8
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 30, 2021, 17:13:07
August 30

Porter

Z6, 24mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 30, 2021, 21:12:57
My late brother had a similar jag, leather upholstery, makes up for a hard seat, nice shot.
Hard seat but still a comfortable car I guess? Thanks Fons.
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Luc on August 30, 2021, 21:18:00
Residential care center

Olympus E-M10 Mark IV + Olympus 12-40mm f2.8

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51413406181_0312ea36ed_h.jpg)
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: John Geerts on August 31, 2021, 06:59:56
The reading table in the library

Z7  58G
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: PeterN on August 31, 2021, 07:46:38
Great composition, John!
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on August 31, 2021, 08:36:51
Great composition, John!
+1
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Dogman on August 31, 2021, 15:42:21
An empty house in our neighborhood.  It's not abandoned, I know the owner.  The house is gutted due to termite damage and the owner uses it to store building materials.  Wish he would do something with this place other than keep his junk there.  Fuji X-Pro2, 23/2 Fujinon lens.


Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 31, 2021, 17:22:53
August 31

Last days of summerholidays

Z6, 35mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: John Geerts on August 31, 2021, 19:11:50
Thanks Peter and Bent.

A colourful end to August, Fons !
Title: Re: August 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on August 31, 2021, 20:44:57
Thanks John.