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Title: July 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on July 01, 2019, 07:11:31
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(31 )for Supporters. You can distribute the contributions as once per week if you so prefer.

The posted picture(s) must be taken within the designated time period.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 01, 2019, 07:19:16
Quote from: Jack Dahlgren
Drilled piles, ready to be cast into pile caps as the foundation for something being built...
Evocative shot!

the concrete man knows !!!

cool shot , John!!!
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Øivind Tøien on July 01, 2019, 08:23:16

Still June here in Alaska, but June thread is already locked, so apology for violating the rules. Seems to be good year for the Snowshoe hares around here after they have been rarely seen for a few years.

(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3490656659.jpg)
D500, 300 mm f/4 PF, 1/500, ISO 1000
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 01, 2019, 08:48:57
the concrete man knows !!!

cool shot , John!!!
Thanks Frank, Fons, Carl and Jack. 

Special thanks for the additional information, Jack.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 01, 2019, 12:50:59
Still June here in Alaska, but June thread is already locked, so apology for violating the rules. Seems to be good year for the Snowshoe hares around here after they have been rarely seen for a few years.
D500, 300 mm f/4 PF, 1/500, ISO 1000
Very detailed.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Øivind Tøien on July 01, 2019, 13:27:35
Very detailed.
Thanks John,
Yes, the details certainly shows up without effort with this combination.  :)

(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3490858709.jpg)
(100% crop if opened in new tab)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Hugh_3170 on July 01, 2019, 17:40:21
It certainly is very detailed - which of the many Nikon 300mm f/4 lenses did you use?

Are the Snowshoe Hares a protected species in Alsaka?

Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: ColinM on July 01, 2019, 18:00:42
Taken just down the road from Glastonbury Festival
(the air was full of these, but because of the warmth they barely rested for an instant)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 01, 2019, 19:04:35
Finally, temperature dropped down by 10 degrees.

Summer flowers on Station square.
D7200 80-200/2.8
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 01, 2019, 19:19:25
July 1

Indeed more agreeable temperatures certainly for those with outdoor jobs.

Buddleia pink variety with foam like P. polymorpha backdrop.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48171396482_96e31acbd1_o.jpg)

Df, 35-200mm f/3.5~4.5
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on July 01, 2019, 19:28:13
The temperature here in Provence has not covered much, but today we saw this giant sky.
Here is hot compared to European temperatures, not Arizona ;)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 01, 2019, 20:54:16
a very beautiful cat ...
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Peter Forsell on July 02, 2019, 00:00:27
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48174231012_ce9bcaefd6_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2goZwvS)20190701-_P3F8107e (https://flic.kr/p/2goZwvS) by foppa2011 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62383894@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Øivind Tøien on July 02, 2019, 00:01:40
It certainly is very detailed - which of the many Nikon 300mm f/4 lenses did you use?

Are the Snowshoe Hares a protected species in Alaska?
The lens is the AFS 300 mm f/4 E PF VR if you want the full designation ;), used with VR in sports mode.
As other small game, there is hunting season for snowshoe hares in autumn though much of winter. The populations varies in natural cycles and are not threatened any way.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Hugh_3170 on July 02, 2019, 04:24:27
Thanks Øivind - I have my eye on this particular lens.  Still saving. :)

Good that it is just a natural variation in hare numbers that you are seeing.  We are losing too many of our species here in Australia.


The lens is the AFS 300 mm f/4 E PF VR if you want the full designation ;), used with VR in sports mode.
As other small game, there is hunting season for snowshoe hares in autumn though much of winter. The populations varies in natural cycles and are not threatened any way.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 02, 2019, 14:34:46
July 2

Echinacea

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48179179806_e63d6a2304_o.jpg[img])[/img]

Df, 35-200mm f/3.5~4.5 macro settings

Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on July 02, 2019, 14:56:48
Nice Fons
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 02, 2019, 15:22:54
July 2 Echinacea
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48179179806_e63d6a2304_o.jpg[img])[/img]
Df, 35-200mm f/3.5~4.5 macro settings


shines!!!
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Hugh_3170 on July 02, 2019, 15:28:53
Fons, a nice warm image - especially when viewed in wintery Melbourne!
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 02, 2019, 18:17:19
Window-dressing?  Or just minimalism...

D600  85/1.8 K
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 02, 2019, 18:19:47
July 2

Echinacea

Df, 35-200mm f/3.5~4.5 macro settings
Nice Fons.  Double exposure?
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 02, 2019, 21:41:39
Thank you Bent, Frank, Hugh, John.
Indeed a blend of 2 images edited in PS.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 03, 2019, 12:04:05
Renovation of the Tower of the 'Spaarbank' a former bank building from 1910.  A national monument

D850  28/2 K
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: golunvolo on July 03, 2019, 13:59:12
Getting ready. Z6, 58mm 1.4 @f2.8 iso 800.
   Hello!
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Akira on July 03, 2019, 14:36:05
Window-dressing?  Or just minimalism...

D600  85/1.8 K

Love this chic color and composition!


Getting ready. Z6, 58mm 1.4 @f2.8 iso 800.
   Hello!

Oh, yes, I'm big fan of your daring framing!
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on July 03, 2019, 18:04:44
Getting ready. Z6, 58mm 1.4 @f2.8 iso 800.
   Hello!
Lovely image, pun intended ;)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 03, 2019, 19:50:43
July 3

I couldnt pass so i took the image they were sucking the oak processionary caterpillars from the trees.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48189882787_50b9a02330_o.jpg)

Df, 35-200mm f/3.5~4.5
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: golunvolo on July 03, 2019, 22:28:50
Thank you both. She is a sweet girl. The show was very good too!
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: armando_m on July 03, 2019, 23:30:32
Paco is this shot on a mirror ? or you were behind the mirror? Lovely

Sunset seen while walking the dog
I've seen this shot many many times, but to get it I have to balance myself on a narrow concrete flat area and get the camera low to the ground, never shot it with the D800, avoiding the risk of falling into the mud/puddle
Easy to do with the flip screen on the x-t3
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: CS on July 04, 2019, 01:23:38
July 3

I couldnt pass so i took the image they were sucking the oak processionary caterpillars from the trees.

Df, 35-200mm f/3.5~4.5

Fons, what does one say about viewing an image of such an unusual subject matter? Oh, I like the image, and the uncommon subject!  ;D
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 04, 2019, 01:28:56
turtles
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Chip Chipowski on July 04, 2019, 04:04:54
Mt. Adams IR
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Akira on July 04, 2019, 07:56:04
July 3

I couldnt pass so i took the image they were sucking the oak processionary caterpillars from the trees.

Df, 35-200mm f/3.5~4.5

The description makes the image look surreal...


Sunset seen while walking the dog
I've seen this shot many many times, but to get it I have to balance myself on a narrow concrete flat area and get the camera low to the ground, never shot it with the D800, avoiding the risk of falling into the mud/puddle
Easy to do with the flip screen on the x-t3

Gorgeous landscape at sunset!  I've stated missing the tilting/articulating screen...
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: tommiejeep on July 04, 2019, 09:28:43
Home alone, lousy weather so just messing around with Z6 and 85 f1.4D.   The lens feels/looks great on the Z6/FTZ and the MF is easy.  My son's Scooter's front wheel at f2, MFD, ISO 100, 1/250, handheld
At f2/f2.5 it will be fine for some indoor Events (not action  ;) ) .
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: PeterN on July 04, 2019, 09:40:52
May I say that I love the concept? I thoroughly enjoy seeing your creative explorations!
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: golunvolo on July 04, 2019, 11:35:10
Paco is this shot on a mirror ? or you were behind the mirror? Lovely

Sunset seen while walking the dog
I've seen this shot many many times, but to get it I have to balance myself on a narrow concrete flat area and get the camera low to the ground, never shot it with the D800, avoiding the risk of falling into the mud/puddle
Easy to do with the flip screen on the x-t3

   It is a mirror shot. Typical theater makeup mirror with bulbs all around.

  Lovely ambiance with mystery walking the dog
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: golunvolo on July 04, 2019, 11:36:28
Selfie before the show but one, another way of getting ready
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: tommiejeep on July 04, 2019, 12:06:51
Getting ready. Z6, 58mm 1.4 @f2.8 iso 800.
   Hello!
Paco, this is great  :)


I did play with Soft and Glow on this one of me trying Z6 Touchscreen (that EVF/monitor sensor is sensitive !) .   I just except that not much makes me look good except distance  ;D
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 04, 2019, 14:05:27
The description makes the image look surreal...


Gorgeous landscape at sunset!  I've stated missing the tilting/articulating screen...

thank you Akira
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 04, 2019, 14:06:33
July 4

Lilies

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48195966321_8dc3a316b2_o.jpg)

Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 04, 2019, 14:21:44
Getting ready. Z6, 58mm 1.4 @f2.8 iso 800.
   Hello!
Lovely.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 04, 2019, 14:21:50
very illuminating entries so far. I must say I am happy that this thread is so lively after all the years....

Tom Hardin's self portrait & technical tire shot
Paco's New Dance group
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 04, 2019, 14:22:19
Love this chic color and composition!
Thanks Akira.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 04, 2019, 14:24:30
Another step in digitization of my father's slide collection. With a LED Light pad.  Not fully satisfied yet but  step by step  ;)

D600 105/2.8

1970.  Scheveningen. For the first time in Sea.  My brother is on the left side.  (the girl is unknown :) )
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 04, 2019, 14:27:06
1970.  Scheveningen. For the first time in Sea.  My brother is on the left side.

I immediately recognized you: The head sits right between your shoulders ...

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

PS: extravagant tower in the background!
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: ColinM on July 04, 2019, 17:45:58
I thought I'd left it too late as the sun was setting yesterday.
Then I found these
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 04, 2019, 19:10:37
I thought I'd left it too late as the sun was setting yesterday.
Then I found these


very special layerd nessels
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Peter Forsell on July 05, 2019, 12:40:39
4 girls and 2 cats  :P

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48203660582_b1b9e22108_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2grAmUf)neloset_3e_pien_valmis (https://flic.kr/p/2grAmUf) by foppa2011 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62383894@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: ColinM on July 05, 2019, 13:41:04
very special layerd nessels

Thanks Frank
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 05, 2019, 16:24:34
4 girls and 2 cats  :P

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48203660582_b1b9e22108_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2grAmUf)neloset_3e_pien_valmis (https://flic.kr/p/2grAmUf) by foppa2011 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62383894@N02/), on Flickr

Well-done, Peter.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 05, 2019, 16:25:48
July 5

Step up!

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48204899937_a973ec7a70_o.jpg)

D500, 17-55mm f/2.8

Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 06, 2019, 02:52:52
Fons: stairway to heaven was to expensive?

inspirational shot.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 06, 2019, 08:16:41
Fons: stairway to heaven was to expensive?

inspirational shot.

Thanks Frank, the sky is the limit, seems the steps are.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Peter Forsell on July 06, 2019, 08:31:42
Well-done, Peter.

Thank you Fons, we had fun. ☺️
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Peter Forsell on July 06, 2019, 08:32:48
July 5

Step up!


Lovely!
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 06, 2019, 13:05:29
Peter, takker.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 06, 2019, 13:09:05
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48211528241_a1e90018b7_o.jpg)

Dragonfly on Buddleia shot max aperture challenge to get sharp in focus.

D850, 200mm f/2vr
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 06, 2019, 17:49:27
4 girls and 2 cats  :P

Great shot.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 06, 2019, 17:50:41
I immediately recognized you: The head sits right between your shoulders ...

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

PS: extravagant tower in the background!
Thank you.  That is the famous Pier in Scheveningen, Den Haag.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 06, 2019, 17:51:34
New pavement and sand around Central Station

D850  28/2 K
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: CS on July 06, 2019, 18:00:41
New pavement and sand around Central Station

D850  28/2 K

Why is the sand there?
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 06, 2019, 18:23:57
Probably to make the scenery a bit greener...
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 07, 2019, 12:57:55
July 7

Cool day at last.

Wild patch with Gaillarda aristata

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48220181197_e063aa6299_o.jpg)

D500, 17-55mm f/2.8
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 08, 2019, 09:59:14
Another day of copy work...

D850 85/1.8 K
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 08, 2019, 15:54:30
Another day of copy work...

D850 85/1.8 K

Scanning b/w negatives, how, what setup youre using John?
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 08, 2019, 15:56:04
July 8

Another day at the office... ;D

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48231463186_1d36fc40d7_o.jpg)

D850, ai-nikkor 35mm f/1.4
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 08, 2019, 17:12:58
wonderful #63 & #65
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 08, 2019, 17:18:10
That's a nice one, Fons.

Scanning b/w negatives, how, what setup youre using John?
Not scanning, photographing, via a Led Panel.  The 'negatives' you get are splendid and large.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Hugh_3170 on July 08, 2019, 18:02:13
John, how do you eliminate the mottling effect in the images of the negatives created by the LED photo sites in the panel? 

Do you have a heavy diffuser or do you have the negatives well above the LED panel?  Or is your panel not prone to creating this effect - my LED panel certainly does show this mottling effect.

Thanks in advance.


That's a nice one, Fons.
Not scanning, photographing, via a Led Panel.  The 'negatives' you get are splendid and large.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: golunvolo on July 08, 2019, 19:06:43
Being away from home. A candid of a friend and his partner. Z6 and 28mm f2. From camera ro phone through Nikon's WMU app.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 08, 2019, 19:42:17
John, how do you eliminate the mottling effect in the images of the negatives created by the LED photo sites in the panel? 

Do you have a heavy diffuser or do you have the negatives well above the LED panel?  Or is your panel not prone to creating this effect - my LED panel certainly does show this mottling effect.

Thanks in advance.
Hugh, I have one of the Huion LED Panels and they do  not create a mottling effect, the light (1500 lux) is equally distributed and the smooth surface (acrylic) can be directly effectively used. 

Does this answer your question?
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Peter Forsell on July 08, 2019, 19:54:53
My daughter's kitten Beauchamp de Miragerie is now 4 months old. He's wild!  ;D ::) :P

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48233674372_62e6dedc7a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gufbXo)20190708-_D3S3016b (https://flic.kr/p/2gufbXo) by foppa2011 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62383894@N02/), on Flickr

Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 08, 2019, 20:10:54
my eyes hurt...
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Hugh_3170 on July 09, 2019, 00:28:23
Hi John - yes, that is the answer I need.   ;D  Clearly I need to obtain a panel such as yours.  Many thanks.


Hugh, I have one of the Huion LED Panels and they do  not create a mottling effect, the light (1500 lux) is equally distributed and the smooth surface (acrylic) can be directly effectively used. 

Does this answer your question?
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Hugh_3170 on July 09, 2019, 00:43:24
A nice image of a lovely cat - your daughter is very lucky to have such an animal.  Is he/she an Abyssinian?

My daughter's kitten Beauchamp de Miragerie is now 4 months old. He's wild!  ;D ::) :P

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48233674372_62e6dedc7a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gufbXo)20190708-_D3S3016b (https://flic.kr/p/2gufbXo) by foppa2011 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62383894@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Peter Forsell on July 09, 2019, 10:15:39
A nice image of a lovely cat - your daughter is very lucky to have such an animal.  Is he/she an Abyssinian?

Thanks and yes, he's Abyssinian.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 09, 2019, 18:01:26
Lovely cat, Peter.

Central Station

D850  85/1.8 K
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 09, 2019, 18:25:49
July 9

Blackberries

Rubus fruticosus ´Thornless Evergreen´

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48241913906_68159d1f6d_o.jpg)

D850, Voigtländer 90mm f/3.5
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 10, 2019, 10:20:07
July 10

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48247473771_69aea2447f_o.jpg)

D850, Voigtländer 90mm f/3.5
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Nikfuson on July 10, 2019, 10:51:23
One of the nicer evenings this summer here on the SW coast of Noggieland.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Akira on July 10, 2019, 13:51:09
July 10

D850, Voigtländer 90mm f/3.5

A happy marriage of color and diffusion effect!


One of the nicer evenings this summer here on the SW coast of Noggieland.

This is a gorgeous landscape that makes me somewhat emotional.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 10, 2019, 17:31:16
Very sad, my beautiful Minoes (2004-2019) passed away
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: PeterN on July 10, 2019, 17:42:33
That is very sad news indeed. You made a beautiful remembrance photo.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Peter Forsell on July 10, 2019, 18:35:12
July 10

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48247473771_69aea2447f_o.jpg)

D850, Voigtländer 90mm f/3.5

Lovely!
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on July 10, 2019, 19:02:14
Very sad, my beautiful Minoes (2004-2019) passed away

It's always a hard time when you cat dies... It affects all the family. And you miss the friendly feline !
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: PeterN on July 10, 2019, 19:19:11
Lovely!

+1
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Peter Forsell on July 10, 2019, 19:20:30
Very sad, my beautiful Minoes (2004-2019) passed away

My condolence. Beautiful picture.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: acgiannopo on July 10, 2019, 20:10:23
"Charilaos Trikoupis" bridge, or the "Gefyra", connecting Rion with Antirrion in Greece. Taken with the Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ai-s on D700.


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48250999697_96cdd2a0ae_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gvLZaT)_DSC7341 (https://flic.kr/p/2gvLZaT) by Achilleas Giannopoulos (https://www.flickr.com/photos/acgiannopo/), on Flickr
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: PeterN on July 10, 2019, 20:29:43
"Charilaos Trikoupis" bridge, or the "Gefyra", connecting Rion with Antirrion in Greece. Taken with the Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ai-s on D700.

Spectacular!
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 10, 2019, 20:30:18
It's always a hard time when you cat dies... It affects all the family. And you miss the friendly feline !
Thanks Peter, Jacques and Peter.

Yes, She choose me in 2004 at the animal center where she was as a kitten.  She survived her brother and a few other cats, was extremely social, careful, 'hungry' and 'always there'.  The short battle against cancer was a lost case.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 10, 2019, 20:31:24
Great shots Fons, Sten and Achilleas
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 10, 2019, 20:48:22
Very sad, my beautiful Minoes (2004-2019) passed away


cats are life partners. Pity their life is much shorter that ours. After my last cat died I did not get a new one, I developed allergies..
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 10, 2019, 21:13:25
I have several demanding projects at once
and my eyes still hurt!!!!
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 10, 2019, 21:13:57
"Charilaos Trikoupis" bridge, or the "Gefyra", connecting Rion with Antirrion in Greece. Taken with the Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ai-s on D700.


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48250999697_96cdd2a0ae_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gvLZaT)_DSC7341 (https://flic.kr/p/2gvLZaT) by Achilleas Giannopoulos (https://www.flickr.com/photos/acgiannopo/), on Flickr

I really love that shot!!!!
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Luc on July 10, 2019, 22:10:08
Ohrid, Northern-Macedonia

Fujifilm X100

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48215926921_a096bea55f_h.jpg)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Hugh_3170 on July 11, 2019, 02:22:51
Sorry mate - it always hurts when the small friends are lost.

Very sad, my beautiful Minoes (2004-2019) passed away
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Akira on July 11, 2019, 02:47:01
Very sad, my beautiful Minoes (2004-2019) passed away

I'm very sorry for your loss...
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 11, 2019, 07:39:31
Thanks Hugh, Akira and Frank.

What is wrong with your eyes, Frank?
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 11, 2019, 13:22:02
Thanks Hugh, Akira and Frank.

What is wrong with your eyes, Frank?

A stark allergy now washed away by the rain. Now, after the rain today, I am good again after a good week of suffering.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 11, 2019, 15:56:29
Good to hear, Frank.

Central Station 's Hertogenbosch

D850   85/1.8 K
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 11, 2019, 17:16:48
Thanks for the words of appreciation.
Many serious contributions to this fruitful thread.
John my condolences, although Minous has lived to a ripe old age.
Allergy i am plagued by it sometimes with dry hot summers, i find working up a sweat to be a good remedy.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 11, 2019, 17:18:02
July 11

Catching the bus

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48257882942_f41d87e8bc_o.jpg)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: PeterN on July 11, 2019, 18:39:12
very creative Fons. Wonderful colors.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on July 11, 2019, 19:32:03
Fons has heat-induced creativity -- kudos :D
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Akira on July 11, 2019, 19:51:09
A stark allergy now washed away by the rain. Now, after the rain today, I am good again after a good week of suffering.

Frank, good to know you feel better now!
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 11, 2019, 20:02:40
July 11

Catching the bus

Impressive
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 11, 2019, 20:48:52
July 11

Catching the bus

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48257882942_f41d87e8bc_o.jpg)

strike of genious
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: acgiannopo on July 11, 2019, 22:01:45
I really love that shot!!!!

Thank you Frank!!!
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: acgiannopo on July 11, 2019, 22:03:01
Spectacular!

Thank you Peter!
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 12, 2019, 08:06:20
Thank you, Peter, Birna, John and Frank.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 12, 2019, 17:12:09
Rainy

D850  55/2.8 AF
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 12, 2019, 21:13:44
garden glove imprints
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on July 13, 2019, 07:52:06
Fons, catching the bus is excellent!
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 13, 2019, 12:53:04
some serious rainfall. good for my garden...
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 13, 2019, 19:20:49
The caterpillars of the cinnabar moth (Tyria jacobaeae) in Ragwort
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on July 13, 2019, 20:17:48
It's the usual summertime chaos in the bear den ... if anyone should wonder why I'm not posting the simple answer is I'm otherwise engaged for the summer :)

The Z7 sits on one of my Nikon Multiphot stands with the Laowa 25/2.8 Ultra-Macro lens.

(taken with my phone ...)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Peter Forsell on July 13, 2019, 20:49:37
A magic mushroom

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48274535182_df35fc9e9c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gxRBs7)20190712-_P3F8361 (https://flic.kr/p/2gxRBs7) by foppa2011 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62383894@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on July 13, 2019, 22:36:10
It's the usual summertime chaos in the bear den ... if anyone should wonder why I'm not posting the simple answer is I'm otherwise engaged for the summer :)

The Z7 sits on one of my Nikon Multiphot stands with the Laowa 25/2.8 Ultra-Macro lens.

(taken with my phone ...)
Got a new phone  :o
Impressive setup
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on July 14, 2019, 00:22:49
Got a new phone  :o
Impressive setup

After 16(!) years of daily use, my mobile started to fall apart. This, plus the need for having a control interface for my underwater ROV, necessitated my getting a new "smart" phone. "Smart" as in dumb and dumber. One spends more time trying to disable or remove the bloat and "assistants"  than using the device.

The setup is basically a modified Nikon Multiphot, to which I added a Stackshot rail and cold-light fixtures. The lens is the Laowa 25/2.8 Ultra-Macro (2.5-5X) which I actually purchased on a whim, and has proven itself very useful for my current project. Optical quality is  surprisingly good for a quite cheap lens.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: PeterN on July 14, 2019, 13:14:51
WoW. That is what I would call professional stacking. Impressive. I suddenly feel such a dummy....
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: PeterN on July 14, 2019, 13:26:28
Yesterday at an event. I saw the lady standing there and had to be quick.
Shot in jpeg with Nikon Z6 and 24-70mm @31mm

(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3510882366-5.jpg)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Akira on July 14, 2019, 14:10:28
Peter, I like the atmosphere you captured.

A quick take of mine for today.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 14, 2019, 14:55:15
Fons, catching the bus is excellent!

Thank you Nasos
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 14, 2019, 15:00:28
Catching up, been away the weekend,

Bataviastad, Lelystad, July 12

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48280491406_daf45218c6_o.jpg)

D850, 24-70mm f/2.8
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on July 14, 2019, 17:05:10
Catching up, been away the weekend,

Bataviastad, Lelystad, July 12

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48280491406_daf45218c6_o.jpg)

D850, 24-70mm f/2.8

Nice one...  ;)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 14, 2019, 19:28:50
Thank you Jacques.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Peter Forsell on July 14, 2019, 19:55:09
Catching up, been away the weekend,

Bataviastad, Lelystad, July 12

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48280491406_daf45218c6_o.jpg)

D850, 24-70mm f/2.8

Well done!
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Peter Forsell on July 14, 2019, 19:56:22
The annual Pori Jazz festival is beginning in my home town Pori.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48282923127_ccee2f40ef_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gyAATR)20190714-_P3F8391b (https://flic.kr/p/2gyAATR) by foppa2011 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/62383894@N02/), on Flickr
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 14, 2019, 20:24:08
Perfect (cold) weather to bike,   89 km's

Geertruidenberg, Amercentrale.  Powerplant

D850  AF 55/2.8
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Nikfuson on July 14, 2019, 20:33:35
Returning from son’s graduation seremony. Now home for a last week of work before hols 😊
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: golunvolo on July 14, 2019, 22:27:06
The special one
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on July 14, 2019, 23:17:52
A calm instant on the Bastille Day... 8)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48281532682_74c512303f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gyttyE) "Confident" contemporain et urbain... (https://flic.kr/p/2gyttyE) by ArchiVue (https://www.flickr.com/photos/archivue/), sur Flickr
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 15, 2019, 07:16:20
very nice ... love scene and black and white
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on July 15, 2019, 07:57:10
Thank you, Frank... :)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: mxbianco on July 15, 2019, 09:25:06
Ripples II

The texture in the leather from my RV's seats

There is a  Ripples I (different watery texture) in the shape echo theme


Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 15, 2019, 13:43:45
Returning from son’s graduation seremony. Now home for a last week of work before hols 😊

Interesting wordsmith's work ... join sermon and ceremony ...  ;D
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: golunvolo on July 15, 2019, 13:44:56
I think, Massimo, this one from yesterday relates.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: mxbianco on July 15, 2019, 14:17:43
I think, Massimo, this one from yesterday relates.

Yes it does!

And I like very much yours (the special one) with the red-curtained window !

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: golunvolo on July 15, 2019, 16:06:12
Grazie mille :)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 15, 2019, 19:38:41
july 15

gardenshot

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48291707427_513c069efc_o.jpg)

d850, 105mm f/2dc
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 15, 2019, 19:50:27
Rainy summer.

Austria, 1973
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 15, 2019, 19:51:46
july 15

gardenshot


d850, 105mm f/2dc
Great shot, Fons.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 15, 2019, 19:53:18
Rainy summer.

Austria, 1973

großartig
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 15, 2019, 19:55:42
Perfect (cold) weather to bike,   89 km's

Geertruidenberg, Amercentrale.  Powerplant

D850  AF 55/2.8

I remember taking pictures here myself ;)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: PeterN on July 15, 2019, 20:04:53
Rainy summer.

Austria, 1973

Those were the days...
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 15, 2019, 20:13:07
yea, I passed the exam!!!
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 15, 2019, 20:35:06
Thanks Frank.

That is thé expression for passing the exams ;)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 16, 2019, 12:57:17
yea, I passed the exam!!!

Congratulations on passing your exams, which...? ;)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 16, 2019, 16:25:26
July 16

Coneflowers

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48299103117_2c45e5eda7_o.jpg)

Df, 35mm f/1.4ai
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 16, 2019, 16:26:39
Congratulations on passing your exams, which...? ;)

not me, just a boy on a school as a photo job. Abitur
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 16, 2019, 16:49:14
Evening primrose

D850  55/2.8
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 16, 2019, 17:26:56
Evening primrose

D850  55/2.8

Hoverfly (zweefvlieg) ;)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on July 16, 2019, 18:10:43
July 16

Coneflowers

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48299103117_2c45e5eda7_o.jpg)

Df, 35mm f/1.4ai

Nice one... ;)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on July 16, 2019, 18:11:52
Evening primrose

D850  55/2.8

With fly... ;)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 16, 2019, 20:32:00
monochrome scene. city center, evening light.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 17, 2019, 20:47:17
Nice one... ;)

Thank you Jacques.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 17, 2019, 20:48:18
July 17

Something has gone wrong

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48308188341_f89d8f77df_o.jpg)

Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 17, 2019, 21:05:29
Thanks Fons and Jacques.


Hortensia
D850  55/2.8
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on July 17, 2019, 22:56:39
Cat-sitting again  ;) And trying a new lens bought second hand in replacement of the 60mm Micro AF-D that was stolen at my daughter's flat !
Nice lightweight lens  8)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48310071011_4742de2122_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gAZK1P)  Quelle fatigue... (https://flic.kr/p/2gAZK1P) by ArchiVue (https://www.flickr.com/photos/archivue/), sur Flickr
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Hugh_3170 on July 18, 2019, 06:02:00
Jacques, a ginger cat with blue eyes.  Quite unusual - thanks for sharing.  Glad you found a suitable replacement for the stolen lens.

P.S.  I have had a total of five ginger cats over about 60 years, and their eyes all transitioned from blue as young animals to the more usual orange/yellow colour that adult tabby cats have..

Cat-sitting again  ;) And trying a new lens bought second hand in replacement of the 60mm Micro AF-D that was stolen at my daughter's flat !
Nice lightweight lens  8)

........................................................................
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on July 18, 2019, 09:36:31
Jacques, a ginger cat with blue eyes.  Quite unusual - thanks for sharing.  Glad you found a suitable replacement for the stolen lens.

P.S.  I have had a total of five ginger cats over about 60 years, and their eyes all transitioned from blue as young animals to the more usual orange/yellow colour that adult tabby cats have..

This one is a cat that belongs to my second daughter's husband. Quite a special cat that survived countless mischiefs. He's getting older now and a wee bit more tamed  :o He's the last of our family cats (My wife and I stopped having cats, but do the cat-sitting for our children and nephews)!
Yes, the 60mm f/2.8 AF-S G ED Micro Nikkor is a very light (vs the 105 VR) everyday lens, with quick AF. Might have some use with my architecture students models  8)

BTW, I just blocked someone on Flickr that seems related to Birna and Fons (I saw it afterward). There's been a spat of "russians ladies" (not only ladies) lately, that favored thousand of pictures from many accounts... The usual signs : several years of account, no albums, a handful of pictures in the gallery... So if Nikonmf is someone from NG, I'll happily unblock him (or her)... ;)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 18, 2019, 13:04:59
Jaques: as far as I know Moderators and Administrators here have gotten rid of all MFs on this forum. We only had a few anyway
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on July 18, 2019, 13:17:01
Jaques: as far as I know Moderators and Administrators here have gotten rid of all MFs on this forum. We only had a few anyway
Thanks Frank... ;)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on July 18, 2019, 20:06:11
Currently in Latvia, where amongst many other interesting views I found this Latvian Mystery Man. IR 5300, 18-140 lens.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 18, 2019, 20:11:30
Cat-sitting again  ;) And trying a new lens bought second hand in replacement of the 60mm Micro AF-D that was stolen at my daughter's flat !
Nice lightweight lens  8)

Beautiful Cat

Currently in Latvia, where amongst many other interesting views I found this Latvian Mystery Man. IR 5300, 18-140 lens.

haha   Very strange :)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 18, 2019, 20:12:44
Dutch garden...

D850  Irix 15/2.4
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Ashlandish on July 18, 2019, 23:45:27
I do love mysteries...
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on July 19, 2019, 08:20:04
This one is a cat that belongs to my second daughter's husband. Quite a special cat that survived countless mischiefs. He's getting older now and a wee bit more tamed  :o He's the last of our family cats (My wife and I stopped having cats, but do the cat-sitting for our children and nephews)!
Yes, the 60mm f/2.8 AF-S G ED Micro Nikkor is a very light (vs the 105 VR) everyday lens, with quick AF. Might have some use with my architecture students models  8)

BTW, I just blocked someone on Flickr that seems related to Birna and Fons (I saw it afterward). There's been a spat of "russians ladies" (not only ladies) lately, that favored thousand of pictures from many accounts... The usual signs : several years of account, no albums, a handful of pictures in the gallery... So if Nikonmf is someone from NG, I'll happily unblock him (or her)... ;)
Jacques, nikonmf is me ;) I liked your cat.
You are right I do not have a lot of activity, I have used the 200-500 group to get information about the lens.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on July 19, 2019, 10:50:14
Jacques, nikonmf is me ;) I liked your cat.
You are right I do not have a lot of activity, I have used the 200-500 group to get information about the lens.

I've just unblocked you... :D
Sorry for the harsh move, but a few months ago (when still with Yahoo) I had several dozen of people making a rush for all my pictures. I wasn't alone, we were thousands ! The admins tried to clean out the site of these hackers and did succeed, as their level dropped significally.
Since then, I'm a bit touchy and verify who's liking my pictures and when I find the telltales signs I block the user  :o
Those signs are:
• Account of more then a year (not an apparent newbie discovering the site)
• No albums ( There are a lot of people not doing Albums. I can't really understand why, as it's easy and a good way to classify).
• A handful of pictures ( going through all the spectrum, most with a different camera).
• A "huge" hoard of favorites (could be newbies in photography trying to understand the craft, but then "explore" or other searches can be as efficient).

I guess I must have blocked honest people like you, having created an account years ago and lost interest in Flickr, getting back in from time to time for some purpose (new lens, new camera, etc.). I'll try to be less harsh  8)

Sorry again for this mishap...!
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on July 19, 2019, 11:19:17
No need to be sorry.
I started my account at Yahoo many years ago, they had forums like NG, to ask and get good advice about Nikon.
The forums it not very active today, so I use NG, which is a very nice place in cyberspace, and we even meet face to face occasionally, I had been away for meetings for the last 3 years, very inspiring.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on July 19, 2019, 11:46:20
Thanks... :)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: golunvolo on July 19, 2019, 15:33:50
 ;D ;D ;D Birna...
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Akira on July 19, 2019, 15:45:42
Currently in Latvia, where amongst many other interesting views I found this Latvian Mystery Man. IR 5300, 18-140 lens.

Nice rig for keeping boots in shape.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on July 19, 2019, 15:49:28
Dutch garden...

D850  Irix 15/2.4
Nice garden, and the lens don’t have much distortion.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 19, 2019, 18:57:35
Thanks Bent. It is a pretty good lens, that Irix 15mm.  Minimal distortion, no flare, much better than the nikkor 15/3.5  in that respect.

Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 19, 2019, 18:59:47
The Tilburg Fair has started.  Lots of 'Fun'  till Sunday 28th 2019

D600  Voigt 180/4
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 19, 2019, 21:23:18
July 19

Daytrip to Leiden, Rembrandt's birthplace

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48324651357_d8d6dcdaf1_o.jpg)

D500, 18-140mm f/3.5-5.6
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: golunvolo on July 19, 2019, 23:00:10
Subdivisions.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: tommiejeep on July 20, 2019, 05:55:30
Z6 passes important Drive-by test, shot perpendicular with my 18 year-old driving which makes it harder ;)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: tommiejeep on July 20, 2019, 05:56:58
The Tilburg Fair has started.  Lots of 'Fun'  till Sunday 28th 2019

D600  Voigt 180/4
John. love it  ;D
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: tommiejeep on July 20, 2019, 06:04:55
Z6 recovery and IBIS test  :)   Backlit  at 1/5 ,24-70 f4S handheld
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: tommiejeep on July 20, 2019, 06:07:59
Weather report, Monsoon at Lane 6A with 70-200 f4G, handheld
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on July 20, 2019, 07:15:50
Great shots, peculiarly #1 (great framing) !  8)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Luc on July 20, 2019, 12:54:07
Nikon Z6 + Nikkor 70-200mm f4. Kodak Portra VC 160 simulation in post processing.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48309912626_0de9cfe32b_h.jpg)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 20, 2019, 13:10:12
Z6 is a winner, clearly
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Akira on July 20, 2019, 13:59:31
Here in Tokyo, the temperature has been much lower than average, and the rainy season still persists.

However, the season for the firework festivals seems to have begun today.  Shot from the emergency staircase of the 6th floor.  There was no room for any better shooting position.  :(

Fuji X-E3, Ai Nikkor 200/4.0@f11.  Cropped to roughly 80% of the original frame.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on July 20, 2019, 16:13:18
Waiting for the player
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 20, 2019, 16:26:54
Beautiful bass, Nasos.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 20, 2019, 16:28:37
The queen came in a red dress,

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48328383462_9df9bb9e44_o.jpg)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on July 20, 2019, 18:32:07
Thank you Fons  - i build it
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: acgiannopo on July 20, 2019, 19:42:00
Another Milkyway photo. Taken with the Nikkor 20mm f/2.8 ai-s mounted on Nikon D700. 15-20 shots stacked in sequator.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48250999287_d171d1a522_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gvLZ3P)farai 2019-Edit (https://flic.kr/p/2gvLZ3P) by Achilleas Giannopoulos (https://www.flickr.com/photos/acgiannopo/), on Flickr
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Hugh_3170 on July 21, 2019, 07:52:06
Yes - I see what I think is your name on the head of the instrument.

Well done!

Thank you Fons  - i build it


+1
Beautiful bass, Nasos.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 21, 2019, 09:40:05
July 21

Early start with Agapanthus

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48335674127_14108a5054_o.jpg)

D850, nikkor-O 55mm f/1.2
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Akira on July 21, 2019, 10:57:11
Waiting for the player

Looks nice!  Want to play it!
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on July 21, 2019, 11:02:44
I'm currently with my girl friend Ruth in Rezekne, Latvia, near to the Russian and Belarus borders. My IR 5300 camera went for an unplanned dive into the Rezekne River while I investigated some interesting pondweeds, and I was anxious to learn whether it had survived the bath. The lens appeared unscathed, but the camera itself was dripping wet. After drying out in the sun, the viewfinder continued to be foggy for a while, but I managed to coax the camera into taking a few pictures, one of these below, before the camera died again. Much later that evening, the fog had evaporated completely and the D5300 reluctantly returned to an operative state. A bonus the day was very hot :)

One of the monuments depicting the heroic Red Army, from WWII. Drowned D5300, 18-140.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Akira on July 21, 2019, 16:12:57
This brickwall represents the current chaotic situation of Japan...
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on July 21, 2019, 16:56:17
Fons the quality of  d850 is unmatched
Achilleas  nice Milky Way, i also show  other interesting night photos in you Flickr account
Luc very nice capture
Akira there is a pattern in this situation
Birna IR is always interesting
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 21, 2019, 19:04:31
This brickwall represents the current chaotic situation of Japan...

The age of biology is coming, civilisation can now perceive itself as an ecosystem within ecosystems containing ecosystems. It is OK, Akira. We all are Biology. Origin unknown, path after death unknown but our bodies are sure recycled, made from recycled (plant-, animal-, mushroom-, bacteria- ...) bodies before us and on our plates ... so ... here we go, moss eating concrete, city body in decomposition, very nice!!!
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 21, 2019, 20:22:52
John. love it  ;D
Thanks, Tom.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 21, 2019, 20:24:40
Containers in the Canal

D850  300/4.5 Ai ED
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Nikfuson on July 21, 2019, 20:26:48
Summer at sea.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: ArthurDent on July 21, 2019, 21:05:26
Summer at sea.
Quite a lot of wind. Where is it?
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Akira on July 22, 2019, 07:45:23
Akira there is a pattern in this situation

Nasos, you are right.  The nature is not random: the plants react their environment precisely.


The age of biology is coming, civilisation can now perceive itself as an ecosystem within ecosystems containing ecosystems. It is OK, Akira. We all are Biology. Origin unknown, path after death unknown but our bodies are sure recycled, made from recycled (plant-, animal-, mushroom-, bacteria- ...) bodies before us and on our plates ... so ... here we go, moss eating concrete, city body in decomposition, very nice!!!

Frank, thank you for sharing your all-enompassing interpretation.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Akira on July 22, 2019, 07:47:07
Summer at sea.

Sten, I always enjoy your stripped-down concept.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: golunvolo on July 22, 2019, 12:01:21
Just came back for a few days vacation in Almeria´s natural park of Cabo de Gata. Lovely intense corner of the planet with cristal clear water, desertic mountains, many many littles beaches, weird plants, minimal night light polution and incredible silent nights.
   A swimmer.
  Nikon Z6, 60mm 2.8g macro at f8
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on July 22, 2019, 12:02:23
Paco, Paco, Paco 8)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: golunvolo on July 22, 2019, 12:32:39
 ;D ;)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 22, 2019, 13:07:53
Just came back for a few days vacation in Almeria´s natural park of Cabo de Gata. Lovely intense corner of the planet with cristal clear water, desertic mountains, many many littles beaches, weird plants, minimal night light polution and incredible silent nights.
   A swimmer.
  Nikon Z6, 60mm 2.8g macro at f8

looks like I'd like to see more details of the swimmer
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 22, 2019, 16:10:44
Pink Monday on the Tilburg Fair

D600  Voigt 180/4
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on July 22, 2019, 16:31:29
great swimmer and great pink
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: golunvolo on July 22, 2019, 17:00:25
Thanks Thomas.
I like how the part of the image with the pink looks like a different reality. You cought them in their own little happy world.

   Frank, there is another one with way more detail. You already know her and here I was trying to get that elusive blurred memory of very good vacations. Please, allow me  :)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 22, 2019, 18:10:10
Thanks Thomas.
I like how the part of the image with the pink looks like a different reality. You cought them in their own little happy world.

   Frank, there is another one with way more detail. You already know her and here I was trying to get that elusive blurred memory of very good vacations. Please, allow me  :)

she might be too undressed for sharper...
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 22, 2019, 21:07:57
daughter had a little accident on the way to a party...

... nice view from the hospital garden above Bonn
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 22, 2019, 21:14:18
July 22

The next heatwave is due

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48349863527_6068c37608_o.jpg)

Df, 55mm f/1.2
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: golunvolo on July 22, 2019, 23:54:31
Desert creatures
10 images pano. z6, 28mm f2 @f13
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 23, 2019, 00:52:57
July 22

The next heatwave is due

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48349863527_6068c37608_o.jpg)

Df, 55mm f/1.2


very beautiful!
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 23, 2019, 09:12:20
Thanks Thomas and Paco.   Nice sea / desert pano.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on July 23, 2019, 14:26:28
My drowned, then dried-out and brought back to life D5300 (IR) continues to work. However, I discovered the AF functionality now is slower than usual and a bit on the erratic side as well. A meeting with my friendly Nikon repair tech obviously is called for once I return from Latvia.

A slight malfunction of the camera sometimes can add instead of detract to the outcome, though. A young girl on the playground in the old city of Daugavpils, near Lithuanian and Belarus borders. Drowned D5300, 18-140 Nikkor.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 23, 2019, 18:07:13
Pretty Hot  +34 degrees
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 23, 2019, 18:24:04
Pretty Hot  +34 degrees

And more to come :D
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 23, 2019, 18:54:53
very beautiful!

Thanks Frank
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 23, 2019, 20:31:52
July 23

We need water

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48358527787_be962f8d4c_o.jpg)

Df, nikkor-S 58mm f/1.4
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: tommiejeep on July 24, 2019, 06:49:45
Still learning the Z6.  Another test is trying to shoot small birds flitting around inside of a very messy bush/tree.   D500 is easy but the Sonys' and Z6 need more work.   70-200 f4Gvr , handheld, huge crop.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 24, 2019, 12:53:39
Still learning the Z6.  Another test is trying to shoot small birds flitting around inside of a very messy bush/tree.   D500 is easy but the Sonys' and Z6 need more work.   70-200 f4Gvr , handheld, huge crop.

Beautiful results, Tom.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 24, 2019, 12:55:09
July 24

Summer in the city, 38 degrees.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48363860367_bae6a3dab0_o.jpg)

Df, Nikkor-S 58mm f/1.4
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 24, 2019, 16:44:20
New Temperature record  +39.2 Celcius 

D850  Irix 15/2.4
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 24, 2019, 19:57:56
John's camera is melting
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 24, 2019, 20:12:25
John's camera is melting
  :D

Well it did survive, and because of the alarm- code orange, nobody was outside, so perfecty quiet.   ;)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on July 25, 2019, 09:25:15
My drowned and revived D5300 continues to behave a bit strangely. Not that this matters much when one is documenting the strange appearance of Latvian telephone poles. These always seem to carry an extra section of concrete at the base.

D5300 IR, 18-140 Nikkor.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 25, 2019, 09:33:46
My drowned and revived D5300 continues to behave a bit strangely. Not that this matters much when one is documenting the strange appearance of Latvian telephone poles. These always seem to carry an extra section of concrete at the base.

D5300 IR, 18-140 Nikkor.

Great image.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 25, 2019, 10:36:57
July 25

Garden 3 images

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48371120251_35ea4c0c2e_o.jpg)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 25, 2019, 11:06:51
Nice Fons.  You like the lens?
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 25, 2019, 11:07:25
Great image.
Indeed!  Super, Birna.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 25, 2019, 11:23:49
Nice Fons.  You like the lens?

I guess i do, i have a number of 50mm lenses they are all different, some haved argued the bokeh of the zeiss is not pleasing.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 25, 2019, 11:37:48
I guess i do, i have a number of 50mm lenses they are all different, some haved argued the bokeh of the zeiss is not pleasing.
I agree. Find it a special performer, sweet, soft, nice bokeh, when you control it a bit.   And unbelievable sharp when stopping down a bit...
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Akira on July 25, 2019, 11:59:33
July 25

Garden 3 images

Pretty set, Fons!
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 25, 2019, 16:01:15
Pretty set, Fons!

Thanks Akira.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 25, 2019, 16:19:54
it is 42 Celsius in Bonn currently.

I fancy a cold shower
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on July 26, 2019, 08:38:02
Yesterday Ruth and I went to the Baltic Sea for some bathing and cooling-off. When walking through the coastal pine forest to the beach I made this snapshot with the drowned & revived D5300. Again, the camera now imparts a will of its own into most images :)

Sunrise in the Third System

(on a second thought, perhaps I should collect all photos from the Latvia trip into a suitable Travel Diary?)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on July 26, 2019, 10:07:37
Your camera may live a life of it own, but the images are interesting  ;)
Yes make a travel diary.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 26, 2019, 10:51:06
July 26

study

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48378659511_8081f2474d_o.jpg)

Df, 50mm f/1.4
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: PeterN on July 26, 2019, 11:57:27
Your camera may live a life of it own, but the images are interesting  ;)
Yes make a travel diary.

+1
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: CS on July 26, 2019, 17:22:48
Yesterday Ruth and I went to the Baltic Sea for some bathing and cooling-off. When walking through the coastal pine forest to the beach I made this snapshot with the drowned & revived D5300. Again, the camera now imparts a will of its own into most images :)

Sunrise in the Third System

(on a second thought, perhaps I should collect all photos from the Latvia trip into a suitable Travel Diary?)

The lower left, near the edge of the image, shows a small clear circle among the otherwise straight lines. It resembles a water drop, except for it's perfect roundness, where a water drop would most likely show an irregular circumference. To what do you attribute the appearance of that circle? 

I vote yes, I'm always in favor of more images, so a travel diary would  be most welcome.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Akira on July 26, 2019, 17:26:07
July 26.  The summer has finally become like the usual one in Tokyo.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on July 26, 2019, 20:27:44
The lower left, near the edge of the image, shows a small clear circle among the otherwise straight lines. It resembles a water drop, except for it's perfect roundness, where a water drop would most likely show an irregular circumference. To what do you attribute the appearance of that circle? 

I vote yes, I'm always in favor of more images, so a travel diary would  be most welcome.

Probably a dust spot not properly taken care of. Editing on a small travel laptop is far from easy.

I'll look into the image material from the trip once we are back in Norway, then make a decision.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: CS on July 26, 2019, 20:38:03
Probably a dust spot not properly taken care of. Editing on a small travel laptop is far from easy.

I'll look into the image material from the trip once we are back in Norway, then make a decision.

Thanks for the response.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: golunvolo on July 27, 2019, 01:12:49
Tipical fish preparation from my hometown: La Línea de la Concepción.Just put some fresh sardines in a cane, stick it into the sand in front of a fire. Delicious!
  Nikon d750, 58mm f1.4
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: golunvolo on July 27, 2019, 01:15:40
Yesterday Ruth and I went to the Baltic Sea for some bathing and cooling-off. When walking through the coastal pine forest to the beach I made this snapshot with the drowned & revived D5300. Again, the camera now imparts a will of its own into most images :)

Sunrise in the Third System

(on a second thought, perhaps I should collect all photos from the Latvia trip into a suitable Travel Diary?)

  Freethinker AI at the service of image making :) Please do the Travel Diary. Those poles in the previous image are fantastic too.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 27, 2019, 12:34:39
Tipical fish preparation from my hometown: La Línea de la Concepción.Just put some fresh sardines in a cane, stick it into the sand in front of a fire. Delicious!
  Nikon d750, 58mm f1.4

wonderful photo. As to the recipee: You do take out the innards before sticking them?
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Akira on July 27, 2019, 13:21:27
Tipical fish preparation from my hometown: La Línea de la Concepción.Just put some fresh sardines in a cane, stick it into the sand in front of a fire. Delicious!
  Nikon d750, 58mm f1.4

Yummy!  Soy sauce should go very well with them!
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 27, 2019, 14:41:34
July 27

Still feeding our little feathered friends, a natural solution for insect control.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48387003942_568637cd43_b.jpg)

D500, 200mm f/2 vr
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: ArthurDent on July 27, 2019, 16:35:52
July 26.  The summer has finally become like the usual one in Tokyo.

It is a beautiful blue sky. In such an enormous city, I would expect . . . smog. I am happy for you my expectation was unfulfilled.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Akira on July 27, 2019, 21:00:50
It is a beautiful blue sky. In such an enormous city, I would expect . . . smog. I am happy for you my expectation was unfulfilled.

Thank you, Arthur.  The day was a bit windy, so the potential smog and haze seemed to be pretty much cleared away.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: golunvolo on July 27, 2019, 21:35:57
Thank you guys. It is delicious. As for the recipe, the quality of the fish is the most important thing. They are whole, all stick in the same side to be cooked in their own juice. If you are interested I can make a more extensive coverage on a week or so.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on July 27, 2019, 21:54:40
wonderful photo. As to the recipee: You do take out the innards before sticking them?
+1
I like sardines buy have had them this way :o
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 27, 2019, 22:26:22
we arrived on the island yesterday, but now we are complete, me, two women, four children. Beautiful. First thing:  my birthday, second: I did bake my first bread:

Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 27, 2019, 22:34:49
me at 53
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on July 27, 2019, 23:39:21
Congratulations Frank :)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: golunvolo on July 28, 2019, 01:57:38
Happy birthday Frank!  :D
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Ian Watson on July 28, 2019, 04:19:49
Happy birthday, Frank!
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Ian Watson on July 28, 2019, 04:21:15
Catch me if you can!

Nikon D3, AF-S Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G.

Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on July 28, 2019, 06:48:32
Happy Birthday Frank!
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 28, 2019, 07:30:09
me at 53
Happy birthday, Frank. Make it a perfect day ;)

27-7

D850  28/2.8 Series E

At last= good sleeping time again

Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 28, 2019, 08:38:51
from my window in the morning after breakfast .....
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 28, 2019, 08:43:38
me at 53

Alles Gute zum Geburtstag Frank, 53 noch jung!
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 28, 2019, 08:52:43
from my window in the morning after breakfast .....

Watteninseln?
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 28, 2019, 08:54:12

27-7

D850  28/2.8 Series E

At last= good sleeping time again

Exactly, still no rain though.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on July 28, 2019, 11:47:05
me at 53
Happy birthday Frank !  8) Plenty more to go and a lot of lenses... ;)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on July 28, 2019, 11:53:00
At last= good sleeping time again

And a cute cat...  ;)
I was on my favorite island (Porquerolles) with no wi-fi, but did escape the 42.6° that was in Paris !

A july shot, even if not at the proper day, as I had to get back to my desk computer for sharing !

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48392732051_d68089ce34_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gJipga)  La porte... (https://flic.kr/p/2gJipga) by ArchiVue (https://www.flickr.com/photos/archivue/), sur Flickr  with DF and 60mm micro G lens
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 28, 2019, 12:06:09
Thank you all for your birthday wishes. Yes. I am on an island in the Wattenmeer. Very chilled out scene here. Wind and Water and no bakery obviously ... only these raw breadlings from Kasachstan, bad quality plasicky stuff, but you ca buy good ingredients...

today I will make Chiabatta and bread rolls from 630 grade white flour
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 28, 2019, 13:12:54
July 28

Ikea warehouse

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48394346856_eb3e437acc_b.jpg)

D500  17-55mm f/2.8
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Akira on July 28, 2019, 14:38:19
July 28.  At a jazz club in Yokohama.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on July 28, 2019, 15:34:25
And a cute cat...  ;)
I was on my favorite island (Porquerolles) with no wi-fi, but did escape the 42.6° that was in Paris !

A july shot, even if not at the proper day, as I had to get back to my desk computer for sharing !

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48392732051_d68089ce34_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gJipga)  La porte... (https://flic.kr/p/2gJipga) by ArchiVue (https://www.flickr.com/photos/archivue/), sur Flickr  with DF and 60mm micro G lens
Very well seen, Like the little blue square.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on July 28, 2019, 15:35:45
We have had dry weather for quite some time, but not today.
Had to make this image, you can guess what it is ;D
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 28, 2019, 15:37:31
Thanks Jacques.

Pressconference: Alderman Rolph Dols evaluates the Tilburg Fair of 2019 which ends today.

D850   85/1.4 AF-D
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on July 28, 2019, 16:18:10
We have had dry weather for quite some time, but not today.
Had to make this image, you can guess what it is ;D

Looks more like agglomerated wood than earth. Some sort of cardboard  ????
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on July 28, 2019, 17:00:32
The bottom of my coffee cup after a day without coffee ;)
Nikon DF, Micro-Nikkor 105 f4 + extension 27.5mm
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: CS on July 28, 2019, 17:15:55
The bottom of my coffee cup after a day without coffee ;)
Nikon DF, Micro-Nikkor 105 f4 + extension 27.5mm

I would not have guessed that, very clever!
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on July 28, 2019, 18:32:53
I would not have guessed that, very clever!

Me neither, my coffee is usually black  :o
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on July 28, 2019, 18:43:32
The residue from coffee made with a cafetiere is what is in the cup, and although my coffee is also very black the remains is brownish  ;)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on July 28, 2019, 20:41:57
July 28.  At a jazz club in Yokohama.
You are lucky
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Akira on July 28, 2019, 21:39:56
We have had dry weather for quite some time, but not today.
Had to make this image, you can guess what it is ;D

Fine combination of rhetoric and image.  :D
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Akira on July 28, 2019, 21:40:40
You are lucky

That's for sure.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: ArthurDent on July 28, 2019, 23:24:26
A fisherman and his catch. He was doing much better than I was, catching fish with regularity while I sat doing nothing, waiting for osprey Godot, for the most part a no-show.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: tommiejeep on July 29, 2019, 04:10:18
My wife's 'baby'   Z6 with FE 90 f2.8 macro handheld from about 4'.  Dark Monsoon Sunday.  Not something I often shoot.
 
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 29, 2019, 15:02:53
July 29

Alcea 'Parkallee'

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48404344112_ed91c45a08_o.jpg)

Df, 135mm f/2 K
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 29, 2019, 16:19:09
The fair has ended and everything needs to be broken down to 'liberate' the city, witnessed by viewers

D850 85/1.4 AF-D
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 29, 2019, 16:26:30
July 29

Alcea 'Parkallee'

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48404344112_ed91c45a08_o.jpg)

Df, 135mm f/2 K

wonderful. I look forward to how my little garden might have developed in my abcence
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 29, 2019, 17:24:38
wonderful. I look forward to how my little garden might have developed in my abcence

Thank you, Frank, still warm and dry here, the soil's dry as a bone.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on July 29, 2019, 20:01:42
Old and new architecture. IR, Riga
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 29, 2019, 21:43:20
Vinschgauer Gewürzfladen with
Cardamon, Anis, Kümmel, Salt, Pepper...
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 29, 2019, 21:46:17
Thank you, Frank, still warm and dry here, the soil's dry as a bone.

my soil is wet and is covered with mulch through which grass and leafy greens pushed through, so: water is not easily lost. The other gardens are yellow brownish hrey, mine is green. Only the experimental part which I did not mow is a tad on the unerrect side
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: ArthurDent on July 29, 2019, 22:06:08
Vinschgauer Gewürzfladen with
Cardamon, Anis, Kümmel, Salt, Pepper...

Google Translate says Vinschgauer Gewürzfladen  means  "Vinschgau seasoning pancakes," which obviously leaves out a lot. It looks like it might be delicious Frank, but can you give me a better idea of what you were making?
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 29, 2019, 23:01:34
Google Translate says Vinschgauer Gewürzfladen  means  "Vinschgau seasoning pancakes," which obviously leaves out a lot. It looks like it might be delicious Frank, but can you give me a better idea of what you were making?


ground spices, seeds and roots with salt and pepper made into a mix of special taste and smell. Then I prepare a dough of 100% fullgrain rye flour, Yeast and water into a perfectly smooth lump. I pick breadroll size pieces from the dough and make flat US pancake size things of it. Into the very hot oven and a few minutes baking on both sides. Best on the second day when the spices have soaked in completely if you manage not to eat the tempting treat on day one
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Bruno Schroder on July 29, 2019, 23:23:40
Butterflies everywhere. More of today in the Butterfly theme
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: golunvolo on July 30, 2019, 00:51:38
Silent conversation. Interesting day today of shooting fotos and video with a very talented friend.
 d750, 58mm 1.4
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 30, 2019, 06:49:38
my soil is wet and is covered with mulch through which grass and leafy greens pushed through, so: water is not easily lost. The other gardens are yellow brownish hrey, mine is green. Only the experimental part which I did not mow is a tad on the unerrect side

Ample garden compost on a yearly basis but the sandy soil and severe drought the last few years are hard to keep up with.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 30, 2019, 06:53:33
Butterflies everywhere. More of today in the Butterfly theme

Hardly any butterflies here, less each year actually, although i spotted a swallowtail the other day but didnt return so no image taken.
We will wait for the asters to flower :)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on July 30, 2019, 08:33:03
Silent conversation. Interesting day today of shooting fotos and video with a very talented friend.
 d750, 58mm 1.4
Well seen :)
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 30, 2019, 09:14:53
Ample garden compost on a yearly basis but the sandy soil and severe drought the last few years are hard to keep up with.

I wish I had more sand in the ground. It can be very wet there
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 30, 2019, 09:25:00
Zirbelbrot with Olives
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Bruno Schroder on July 30, 2019, 09:38:28
Hardly any butterflies here, less each year actually, although i spotted a swallowtail the other year but didnt return so no image taken.
We will wait for the asters to flower :)
I did adapt plants in the garden to feed the butterflies and their caterpillars. The number of species doubled in 3 years. Anyway, species present do vary a lot from year to year.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 30, 2019, 11:28:12
July 30

Pontederia cordata

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48412444757_0c3791b0cc_o.jpg)

Df, 135mm f/2 K
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Jacques Pochoy on July 30, 2019, 12:38:48
July 30

Pontederia cordata

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48412444757_0c3791b0cc_o.jpg)

Df, 135mm f/2 K

Great shot with the 135mm f/2 K ! I should use my 135/2.8 Q more often, but I'm rediscovering the 60mm micro G (I had the AF-D but it was stolen at my daughter's flat).
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: ArthurDent on July 30, 2019, 13:06:37

ground spices, seeds and roots with salt and pepper made into a mix of special taste and smell. Then I prepare a dough of 100% fullgrain rye flour, Yeast and water into a perfectly smooth lump. I pick breadroll size pieces from the dough and make flat US pancake size things of it. Into the very hot oven and a few minutes baking on both sides. Best on the second day when the spices have soaked in completely if you manage not to eat the tempting treat on day one

I'll be right over.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: golunvolo on July 30, 2019, 15:13:43
Portrait with depth.

  D750, 58mm 1.4
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 30, 2019, 15:56:34
Beautiful Bokeh, Fons.

Great 3-D Portrait, Paco.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 30, 2019, 16:03:26
The fair is nearly gone. Tons of 'garbage' now visible...

Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 30, 2019, 16:04:20
The fair is nearly gone. Tons of 'garbage' now visible...

Yeah garbage...
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 30, 2019, 16:04:56
Portrait with depth.

  D750, 58mm 1.4

Serious study.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 30, 2019, 16:08:39
Zirbelbrot with Olives
Without Carb?
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 30, 2019, 16:24:24
Zirbelbrot with Olives

Looks tasty.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 30, 2019, 16:24:58
Thank you Jacques and John.
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 30, 2019, 21:16:26
I'll be right over.

we ate it already
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 30, 2019, 21:17:04
Without Carb?

no wheat
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Frank Fremerey on July 30, 2019, 21:18:56
Looks tasty.

was tasty, very wonderful
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: golunvolo on July 31, 2019, 00:31:31
Summer colors.
Huawei p20 lite, screenshot to resize.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Tom Hook on July 31, 2019, 04:51:42
Hiding in plain sight
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Post by: tommiejeep on July 31, 2019, 07:46:44
One would expect him to be smiling.  Monsoon rush hour with sun and no rain.   I imagine he is a lower/mid level Civil Servant since they are the only ones who seem to be using bicycles theses days  ;) . Sony a7iii, Tamron 28-75 f2.8 @ f4, 1/250.  I did have the Z6, 24-70 f4 S on the seat beside me.
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Post by: John Geerts on July 31, 2019, 09:06:23
Great Portrait Tom.

I feel He just could also biked away from a European Mill in the fifties of previous century...
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Post by: PeterN on July 31, 2019, 10:46:15
(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3531421100-4.jpg)
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Post by: tommiejeep on July 31, 2019, 15:11:07
Peter, funny  :)  .  His Putting Green ?
John, when I was a kid in the '50s I lived not to far from the Kiser Steel Mill in Fontana California but the guys from the Mill that I remember were the original Hell's Angels  ;)
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Post by: Fons Baerken on July 31, 2019, 15:25:54
(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3531421100-4.jpg)

Not a putt but a pun.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 31, 2019, 15:26:34
Summer colors.
Huawei p20 lite, screenshot to resize.

Paco has gone fishing ;)
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Post by: Fons Baerken on July 31, 2019, 15:27:08
Hiding in plain sight

Green on green, nice Tom.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 31, 2019, 15:37:46
July 31

End of the month.


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48422494732_bc6ef005f0_b.jpg)

D850, afs 200mm f/2
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: John Geerts on July 31, 2019, 17:59:39
Nice Fons.

Life back to normal...

D7200  17-35/2.8
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Fons Baerken on July 31, 2019, 18:02:11
One would expect him to be smiling.  Monsoon rush hour with sun and no rain.   I imagine he is a lower/mid level Civil Servant since they are the only ones who seem to be using bicycles theses days  ;) . Sony a7iii, Tamron 28-75 f2.8 @ f4, 1/250.  I did have the Z6, 24-70 f4 S on the seat beside me.

Wonderful expression.
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Post by: Fons Baerken on July 31, 2019, 18:02:48
Nice Fons.

Life back to normal...

D7200  17-35/2.8

Pipoos ;)

Thanks
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Post by: John Geerts on July 31, 2019, 18:05:51
John, when I was a kid in the '50s I lived not to far from the Kiser Steel Mill in Fontana California but the guys from the Mill that I remember were the original Hell's Angels  ;)
I guess Europe was completely different those days  ;)
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Post by: CS on July 31, 2019, 18:18:13
Peter, funny  :)  .  His Putting Green ?
John, when I was a kid in the '50s I lived not to far from the Kiser Steel Mill in Fontana California but the guys from the Mill that I remember were the original Hell's Angels  ;)

Well, the current leader, and most famous, Sonny Barger, lives right here in Phoenix. 

I nave memories of Fontana and Kaiser Steel from the 60's, but as a kid, I lived in Stockton, and rode a Schwinn.  :)
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Post by: Asle Feten on July 31, 2019, 18:29:31
The month goes to the end, and I try to find something from this month. It has to be this herd of wild reindeers. I am actually not sure how many they are.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48423746671_fb84ff9085_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2gM3mPZ)
Reinsflokk i Store Grananutane (https://flic.kr/p/2gM3mPZ) by Asle Feten (https://www.flickr.com/photos/afoton/), on Flickr
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Post by: golunvolo on August 01, 2019, 00:33:55
Urban butterfly, Jerez.

  Nikon D200 ir, 18-70 3.5-4.5 @18mm f8
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Post by: Tom Hook on August 01, 2019, 00:35:47
I'm shiny and I know it. Cherry pits in the rain on this last day of July 2019.
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Post by: Frank Fremerey on August 01, 2019, 00:49:10
Urban butterfly, Jerez.

  Nikon D200 ir, 18-70 3.5-4.5 @18mm f8

phantastico
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Post by: Thomas Stellwag on August 01, 2019, 00:51:56
phantastico

+1
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Post by: golunvolo on August 01, 2019, 00:57:04
Thanks a lot, I really appreciate the support.
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Post by: ArthurDent on August 01, 2019, 01:02:22
Urban butterfly, Jerez.

  Nikon D200 ir, 18-70 3.5-4.5 @18mm f8

I like it, a surreal image.
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Post by: BEZ on August 01, 2019, 04:44:58
Urban butterfly, Jerez.

Oh wow just fabulous....  the perspective, scale, composition are all superb. Then add the (swear word) butterfly, Bravo!
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Post by: Akira on August 01, 2019, 05:16:42
Urban butterfly, Jerez.

  Nikon D200 ir, 18-70 3.5-4.5 @18mm f8

Oh, this is super shot, Paco!


I'm shiny and I know it. Cherry pits in the rain on this last day of July 2019.

Very poetic, as always.
Title: Re: July 2019
Post by: Birna Rørslett on August 01, 2019, 06:25:24
Great IR butterfly, Paco.

Thanks to all participants of this month for providing such diversified insights in your world seen through a lens.