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Title: May 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 01, 2021, 07:48:24
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: May 2021
Post by: Akira on May 01, 2021, 09:17:35
Taday's walk was interrupted by sudden rain.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 01, 2021, 09:47:14
Taday's walk was interrupted by sudden rain.

Nice temple, maybe you like to explain about the site, Akira.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Akira on May 01, 2021, 12:30:48
Nice temple, maybe you like to explain about the site, Akira.

Thank you, Fons.  This is a Shingon temple called Kanzo-in which is considered to be founded at least before 1332.  Its principal image is Dainichi-nyorai (Mahavairocana).

There are quite a bit of temples of different scales around the area in which I live, and it took only 7-8 minutes on foot to get to the temple.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 01, 2021, 14:04:33
Thank you, Fons.  This is a Shingon temple called Kanzo-in which is considered to be founded at least before 1332.  Its principal image is Dainichi-nyorai (Mahavairocana).

There are quite a bit of temples of different scales around the area in which I live, and it took only 7-8 minutes on foot to get to the temple.

Thank you Akira for the explanation.

https://www.encyclopedia.com/environment/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/mahavairocana (https://www.encyclopedia.com/environment/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/mahavairocana)

Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 01, 2021, 14:09:30
May 1

Echium vulgare

Z6, 14-24mm f/2.8

Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Imagelover on May 01, 2021, 14:18:56
Seen 28. of april from a distance a part of an older place in the town of Kristiansund N. Nikon Df with the Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 ED-IF AIS.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 01, 2021, 22:51:26
May first.  Labor Day    The late evening sun disappeared from the streets but  can still be seen in the tree tops

Z7  58/1.4g
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 01, 2021, 22:57:01
Strong starting page!

  Another attempt to streetphotography. A small conversation
  Z6, 50mm 1.8s
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on May 02, 2021, 03:47:49
An early fall snowstorm this past autumn found this maple fully leaved. One lower limb snapped from the added weight. Thankfully this spring, the tree is sending out new leaves near the base of the healing wound. Life goes on.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 02, 2021, 10:41:30
May 2

Tulips terminal
D850, Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5

Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Akira on May 02, 2021, 11:44:20
Red alert.

The atmosphere around Japan has been very unstable today.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 02, 2021, 13:51:09
Red alert.

The atmosphere around Japan has been very unstable today.

Earthquakes on Hokkaido?
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 02, 2021, 14:17:59
Anemone nemorosa Wood Anemone are slowly coming into bloom these days. So I guess it's spring although the temperature doesn't feel appropriate for that season. Oh well.

Nikon Z6, Nikkor-O CRT 55mm f/1.2. Set to f/1.2 obviously. This lens will, by the way, focus to infinity on the Z, but then only a small centre area has any kind of sharpness. For close-ups this issue is moot. The lens performs very well around 1:4-1:5 magnification.

Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Akira on May 02, 2021, 14:25:57
Earthquakes on Hokkaido?

There was a big earthquake in the Tohoku district yesterday (on May 1st), which is considered to be yet another afterquake of the disastrous one that attacked the same district in 2011.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Akira on May 02, 2021, 14:26:44
Anemone nemorosa Wood Anemone are slowly coming into bloom these days. So I guess it's spring although the temperature doesn't feel appropriate for that season. Oh well.

Nikon Z6, Nikkor-O CRT 55mm f/1.2. Set to f/1.2 obviously. This lens will, by the way, focus to infinity on the Z, but then only a small centre area has any kind of sharpness. For close-ups this issue is moot.

Makes me want to pull out mine.  Inspiring!
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Luc on May 02, 2021, 15:11:12
One of our younger family members

Nikon Z6 + Z 50mm f1.8 S

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51152791223_cedabf21c3_b.jpg)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 02, 2021, 15:46:06
Cute :)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 02, 2021, 16:26:40
Cute indeed. Nice posture in movement too.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: pluton on May 02, 2021, 18:50:59
Anemone nemorosa Wood Anemone are slowly coming into bloom these days.
Lovely composition with the color.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on May 02, 2021, 19:38:30
Fons and Birna dream light and color !
Massimo very nice moon and little bird from April end :)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 02, 2021, 21:32:08
Thank you Nasos i was about to jump ship  8)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 02, 2021, 21:45:06
Still cold, a quiet Sunday afternoon...

Z7  58/1.4g
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: mxbianco on May 03, 2021, 00:03:30
Wild orchid

May 2nd, during our usual walk on the hilltops surrounding my hometown, I must have seen at least 500 wild orchids. This one reminds me of small babies in one-piece bodysuits...

Nikon Z6 + FTZ + AFS-Nikkor 24-120mm f/4

Ciao from Massimo

Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 03, 2021, 00:59:29
Window cleaning

  D80 ir "Lola", 35-70mm 3.3-4.5
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on May 03, 2021, 01:33:52
Crabapple bursting into bloom
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 03, 2021, 07:37:24
Window cleaning

  D80 ir "Lola", 35-70mm 3.3-4.5

Olé. Superb.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 03, 2021, 07:51:07
Thank you Birna.  :)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 03, 2021, 12:05:18
May 3

Bee on Geranium reflexum, one of the early geraniums to flower here.

D850, Voigtländer 90mm f/3.5



Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 03, 2021, 14:50:16
My 13 year old black Cat.  She is very active.   (*and difficult to get on photo.)

Z7  200/4 AF-D
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: mxbianco on May 03, 2021, 19:48:35
Caterpillar on the line

Climbing on its silk thread (barely visible)

Nikon Z6 + FTZ + AFS 24-120mm f/4, slightly cropped

Ciao from Massimo
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: MFloyd on May 03, 2021, 19:50:31
I was for 10 days in Spa-Francorchamps (B). For once no (much) rain or snowfall but freezing cold and windy.

Souvenir of the winner Toyota Gazoo Racing Hybrid Prototype at the first race of the year counting for the World Endurance Championships (WEC).

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51155334231_2083897054_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kWqsDe)
_D632119.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kWqsDe)
for Toyota Gazoo Racing GmbH (Köln, D)

Nikon D6
Nikkor VR 24-85mm f/3.5-4.5G
ƒ/22.0  24.0 mm 1/80s  ISO 100
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: ColinM on May 03, 2021, 20:29:03
Wild orchid
, I must have seen at least 500 wild orchids.

"...small babies in one-piece bodysuits..."

Outstanding!
The revenge of the purple babies!!!

I was for 10 days in Spa-Francorchamps

I love your Toyota Gazoo Racing Hybrid Prototype too MFloyd
Just as good an impression of speed & action as a panned shot from further back with  400mm
I can almost hear the engine note
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 03, 2021, 21:31:09
Recording on the set.

  Z6, 24-70 2.8 vr
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: MFloyd on May 03, 2021, 22:44:59
"...

I love your Toyota Gazoo Racing Hybrid Prototype too MFloyd
Just as good an impression of speed & action as a panned shot from further back with  400mm
I can almost hear the engine note

Thank you Colin   :) The engine noise of a decelerating racing engine, at a few meters, is almost unbearable without ear protection  :o

The impression of speed is different with a tele lens.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51172862222_19dc20df33_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kXYi6Y)
_D633648.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kXYi6Y)
WEC 2021 Spa(B) taken May 1st.

Edit: link restoration
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 04, 2021, 15:29:19
May 4

We remember the dead.

Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 04, 2021, 22:23:45
Antenna tree.

  d80 ir "Lola"
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Akira on May 05, 2021, 00:03:13
Window cleaning

  D80 ir "Lola", 35-70mm 3.3-4.5

Wonderful shot, Paco.  Love the color and the geometry!
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on May 05, 2021, 00:06:20
Yellow Warbler
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 05, 2021, 15:16:13
May 5

'Liberation day'

Z6, 50mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on May 06, 2021, 01:57:23
Some simple geometry
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on May 06, 2021, 04:05:52
Some simple geometry
Nice shot Jack.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on May 06, 2021, 04:07:11
Ruffling feathers to dry out - Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 06, 2021, 17:47:20
May 6

anonymous

D850, 35mm f/1.4ai

Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on May 07, 2021, 00:53:28
May 6

anonymous

D850, 35mm f/1.4ai

Fons, love it. Looks good enough to eat.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 07, 2021, 08:22:05
Fons, love it. Looks good enough to eat.

Thank you Tom, roses can be used as a decoration to salads. ;)

PS Tom you have beautiful birds on your land.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on May 07, 2021, 13:26:08
Thank you Tom, roses can be used as a decoration to salads. ;)

PS Tom you have beautiful birds on your land.

Thanks Fons. May is a busy month for migrating birds. They come in over night from the south, stay around for a day or so and then move north. Some stay and nest here, most don’t. Seeing them is always magical to me.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 07, 2021, 17:23:20
May 7

shopping

Iphone
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 07, 2021, 18:17:27
A busy period now, with projects.
In the garden; the Lilac with flowers

Z7  AF 200/4
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Luc on May 07, 2021, 22:07:14
First test shot with my newly acquired Meike Z 50mm f1.7 lens. This image shot at f2.8.
I bought this cheap € 149 manual focus lens for it's character. Different from an optically near perfect Nikon Z lens.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51165092835_9aa5ec3673_b.jpg)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 07, 2021, 22:42:48
Wonderful shot, Paco.  Love the color and the geometry!


 Thank you Akira
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 07, 2021, 22:44:09
Testing.

 D5, 24-70mm 2.8 vr
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on May 08, 2021, 02:35:56
Testing.

 D5, 24-70mm 2.8 vr

I like it, very dramatic. Who's testing, the dancer, the photographer or both?
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on May 08, 2021, 02:38:45
Ovenbird, the loudest Warbler in the woods. They nest here, which is nice. Arrived this week.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Akira on May 08, 2021, 06:28:49
Ovenbird, the loudest Warbler in the woods. They nest here, which is nice. Arrived this week.

Very pleasant series of the birds.  Thank you for sharing, Tom!
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 08, 2021, 10:43:32
Tom, sorry I wasn't clear. Officially the dancer but I also  take this opportunities to try out new gear of tethnics.


Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 08, 2021, 10:44:54
Ovenbird, the loudest Warbler in the woods. They nest here, which is nice. Arrived this week.

  You capture it singing his heart out! With a beautiful rendition and composition to boot.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Akira on May 08, 2021, 12:20:57
RGB
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on May 08, 2021, 13:23:27
Thanks Akira and Paco. May is the month for migration in my mind. Always look forward to it.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on May 08, 2021, 13:24:31
RGB
Good one Akira!
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Luc on May 08, 2021, 13:26:20
Testing.

 D5, 24-70mm 2.8 vr
Great pose. Maybe crop the image so the a/c unit is not in the frame?
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Hugh_3170 on May 08, 2021, 14:01:53
Well spotted Akira.  Maybe we need a new thread for this subject matter?  :o :o  ;) ;)

RGB
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Akira on May 08, 2021, 15:43:38
Good one Akira!

Well spotted Akira.  Maybe we need a new thread for this subject matter?  :o :o  ;) ;)


Thank you, Tom and Hugh.

Originally, I was going to post the image to the one started by Paco:

https://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?topic=8531.0

But, alas, I realized that it belonged to the nature oriented category.   :o :o :o
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 08, 2021, 15:57:38
Excellent Akira
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 08, 2021, 16:00:41
Great pose. Maybe crop the image so the a/c unit is not in the frame?

  Interesting proposition. I seldom crop my images but in this specific time, I went back and forth with your proposed crop on my own. I think I didn't crop it more out of habit than esthetics.

  Thank you for your input!
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Akira on May 08, 2021, 18:02:01
Excellent Akira

Thank you, Paco!
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 08, 2021, 19:39:59
life's been good

Z6, zf28mm f/2
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 08, 2021, 20:24:18
Dark lens.

D200  AF  55/2.8
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 08, 2021, 22:14:51
Cool product shot John.


  Rehearsal details.
   D5, 105mm 1.4
 
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 08, 2021, 22:16:40
Ovenbird, the loudest Warbler in the woods. They nest here, which is nice. Arrived this week.
Lovely shot, Tom.  The singing pose, and the natural soft colours.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 08, 2021, 22:18:22
Thanks Paco

Testing.

 D5, 24-70mm 2.8 vr
Interesting!   Testing new things?.  Preparing a new show?
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 08, 2021, 22:48:40
Thanks Paco
Interesting!   Testing new things?.  Preparing a new show?
  Both. Creation of a show -for Olga- and trying new things for me. Will share here if anything interesting pops :)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Akira on May 09, 2021, 01:48:09
life's been good

Z6, zf28mm f/2

I envy him to get slim successfully during this long quarantine period.   ::)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on May 09, 2021, 04:30:31
Lovely shot, Tom.  The singing pose, and the natural soft colours.

Thanks John, glad you like it.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 09, 2021, 08:05:40
An early fall snowstorm this past autumn found this maple fully leaved. One lower limb snapped from the added weight. Thankfully this spring, the tree is sending out new leaves near the base of the healing wound. Life goes on.


light magic. wow
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 09, 2021, 08:07:08
Ovenbird, the loudest Warbler in the woods. They nest here, which is nice. Arrived this week.

patience is your best friend? just wonderful
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 09, 2021, 08:49:45
I envy him to get slim successfully during this long quarantine period.   ::)

Thank you Akira. Any period in time has its chances ;)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: ColinM on May 09, 2021, 09:18:33
Skincare needed
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: ColinM on May 09, 2021, 09:23:30
life's been good

Ha, love it Fons
(I should be so lucky!)

Quote from: Golunvolo
Rehearsal details

As ever Paco there's so much in this image.
Eyecatching physique, plus a sense they are poised for the mext movement
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 09, 2021, 10:09:32
Skincare needed

Ha, love it Fons
(I should be so lucky!)

Thanks Colin, bless you.

As ever Paco there's so much in this image.
Eyecatching physique, plus a sense they are poised for the mext movement
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Snoogly on May 09, 2021, 10:43:29
My boss, and the rock in my life.

First shot with my new, old, af micro nikkor 60mm af d.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 09, 2021, 12:07:12
Thank you Colin. Most of those are also meant for the performer and I will pass them along.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Luc on May 09, 2021, 12:13:01
  Interesting proposition. I seldom crop my images but in this specific time, I went back and forth with your proposed crop on my own. I think I didn't crop it more out of habit than esthetics.

  Thank you for your input!
Paco, glad you appreciate my suggestion. And nothing wrong with good habits ;)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 09, 2021, 12:45:51
May 9

Ornithogalum

D850, Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on May 09, 2021, 13:20:16
Skincare needed

Colin, visually very pleasing, craquelure run amok I'd say.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on May 09, 2021, 13:31:36


light magic. wow

Thanks Frank for your comment. This maple changes color by time of day and season. I continually return to it to see what it has to offer.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 09, 2021, 15:03:34
True spring still is a feature of the future it seems. However, being a Nordic citizen, patience is a useful trait.

Vivek Iyer kindly informed me the NEX-5N Monochrome had a "sweep panorama" mode. Despite the depressing and inclement weather I just had to try from my porch and voila! this works. Now I can have pencil photos, not only pencil skirts :)

(https://www.ultravioletphotography.com/content/uploads/monthly_05_2021/post-2-0-33244800-1620565057.jpg)

Shot with the Voigtländer 15mm f/4.5 lens on the NEX.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 09, 2021, 17:48:55
Testing.

 D5, 24-70mm 2.8 vr

gorgeous
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 09, 2021, 17:50:26
Thanks Frank for your comment. This maple changes color by time of day and season. I continually return to it to see what it has to offer.

it is not so much the subject but the light and the composition and the rendering
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on May 09, 2021, 17:55:40
it is not so much the subject but the light and the composition and the rendering

As I see it, the subject is the light, the composition and the rendering. It’s just this tree provides a good setting for all three.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Imagelover on May 09, 2021, 18:25:22
From my home town in Norway. Df with AF-I Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 IF-ED.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 09, 2021, 21:25:16
The 'Pier' from Ravels.  The symbol of the small city in the north of Belgium.  Pier is a dialect word meaning 'Earthworm'.   In former times the soil was so poor that the discovery of an 'Earthworm' was a sign for a prosperous future.  Hence the symbol of the town was born  ;)

Z7  105/1.4
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 10, 2021, 00:47:24
Hello rainbow!
  Today we had an unexpected rain and a beautiful double rainbow as consequence. Many neighbours taking pictures with their phones but this one just sang to it.

  D5, 24-70 2.8 vr
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on May 10, 2021, 04:01:52
My Magnolia is still in bloom.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 10, 2021, 15:30:40
May 10

Wisteria

D3s, 200mm f/2vr
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 10, 2021, 19:08:56
Clouds

Z6  28/1.4E
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Luc on May 10, 2021, 22:50:41
From my home town in Norway. Df with AF-I Nikkor 300mm f/2.8 IF-ED.
I like the tele-compressed effect. Would make a nice jigsaw puzzle!
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Luc on May 10, 2021, 22:51:47
Hello rainbow!
  Today we had an unexpected rain and a beautiful double rainbow as consequence. Many neighbours taking pictures with their phones but this one just sang to it.

  D5, 24-70 2.8 vr
Wow. Both scene and image.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Luc on May 10, 2021, 22:53:09
Another shot with the Meike 50mm f1.7 on Z6

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51171547484_9527bd2412_b.jpg)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 11, 2021, 00:58:15
A new look. So far I´m happy, will see.

  Z6, 105mm 1.4e. 1 strobe
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Akira on May 11, 2021, 01:42:57
A new look. So far I´m happy, will see.

  Z6, 105mm 1.4e. 1 strobe

This is brilliant!  Excellent visual interpretation of the up-to-date situation!
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 11, 2021, 01:56:38
どうもありがとう Akira San
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on May 11, 2021, 03:32:44
Wow, Paco! Just wow!
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on May 11, 2021, 03:35:20
Can anybody identify these blossoms? The trees seem plentiful in the neighbourhood but I have no idea which species they are.

Nikon D4, 24-85mm VR at 85mm, f/5.6
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 11, 2021, 06:42:34
Can anybody identify these blossoms? The trees seem plentiful in the neighbourhood but I have no idea which species they are.

Nikon D4, 24-85mm VR at 85mm, f/5.6

Looks like a Malus, ornamental appletree
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 11, 2021, 06:43:56
May 11

Good morning

D3s, 200 f/2
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 11, 2021, 11:45:44
Wow. Both scene and image.

  Thank you Luc. The rainbow was a sight and shd put a bbig, big smile on my face  :)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 11, 2021, 11:48:01
Wow, Paco! Just wow!

  Thank you Ian. I printed it today and it has been well recibed in the creation team as well.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 11, 2021, 20:09:11
A new look. So far I´m happy, will see.

  Z6, 105mm 1.4e. 1 strobe
Impressive Paco, love the 'theme' and the colours.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 11, 2021, 20:10:05
'New' shoes

Z6 28/1.4E
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on May 11, 2021, 22:16:34
Looks like a Malus, ornamental appletree

Thank you, Fons.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: MFloyd on May 12, 2021, 04:59:56
A new look. So far I´m happy, will see.

  Z6, 105mm 1.4e. 1 strobe

Excellent !  ;)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 12, 2021, 18:18:54
May 12

3:30 heads for sale

Z6, 28mm f/1.4
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on May 13, 2021, 03:06:24
No, son, we cannot keep algae as a pet.

Nikon D4, 24-85mm VR.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 13, 2021, 08:43:09
Different light-setup

Z6  60/2.8G
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 13, 2021, 21:47:26
I find the Z6 and 60mm 2.8g a great combination.


   I´m still going through the files from yesterday´s shooting. A total of 5 different images. This may be one of them.


   Z6, 85mm 1.8s, ambient led light plus a godox ad200 (great light) with beauty dish.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 13, 2021, 22:13:38
Yes, a great combo.

Interesting colour combination, and position.   Good luck with the decision, Paco.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Luc on May 13, 2021, 22:52:55
As a lot of rain is predicted, this afternoon the farmers were busy harvesting grass.

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

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51176364482_3da82cb02a_h.jpg)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 14, 2021, 07:24:52
Cactus

Z6  28/1.4E
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 14, 2021, 08:15:38
Free beer

Z6, 28/1.4

Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on May 14, 2021, 15:09:12
From some local street construction. As I was posting the similarity in composition to my post earlier this month leaps out at me.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on May 14, 2021, 16:21:17
Whereas Luc's farmer was harvesting grass, this one is planting soy beans.

Nikon D4, 24-85mm VR.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 14, 2021, 18:11:14
May 14

Egmond aan Zee, greetings
Z6, 24mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: David H. Hartman on May 14, 2021, 19:03:07
As a lot of rain is predicted, this afternoon the farmers were busy harvesting grass.


Whereas Luc's farmer was harvesting grass, this one is planting soy beans.

Without Diesel we don't eat.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: David H. Hartman on May 14, 2021, 19:09:31
No, son, we cannot keep algae as a pet.

Yuck!

It's the season to pull that stuff out of my friend's koi pond. An Advantage bead filter from Sacramento Koi has cut the problem sharply but the stuff is still found in water falls and slower moving water features.

Dave
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Luc on May 14, 2021, 20:45:31
Building originally built as School in 1927-1928 in architectural style "Amsterdamse School". Now a monument and in use for private housing.

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

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51179626314_e3381a0b7f_h.jpg)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 15, 2021, 07:31:04
Pidgeons rule the Shopping street

Z6  28/1.4
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 15, 2021, 09:01:03
Happy emptiness
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 15, 2021, 17:37:19
May 15

Tulips, Egmond a/d Hoef

Z6, 24mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 16, 2021, 19:10:18
May 16

Bluebells and Doronicum, wild at Bakkum, Noordhollandse  Duinen, (Dunes).

Z6, 24mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 16, 2021, 19:16:35
Lilac

Z7  105/1.4
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Airy on May 16, 2021, 20:24:37
Lille, Citadelle. One of the most imposing trees there.
Df, 28/1.8G
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 17, 2021, 00:26:04
Summer is here? Heat is here alright. Walking by the port. La Línea de la Concepción.

  Z6, 35mm 2.8 ai
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Hans_S on May 17, 2021, 02:46:50
Just 1.5m away from being an RGB  :)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on May 17, 2021, 05:13:32
Planting blueberries.

Nikon D4, 24-85mm VR.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 17, 2021, 07:52:05
Where we meet

 ;)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 17, 2021, 13:07:40
Just 1.5m away from being an RGB  :)
;D
 Im thinking maybe to switch to cymk  ;D
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on May 17, 2021, 17:00:41
Its been some time not enjoying this thread :(  thus I missed very nice contributions!

Happy Z6 owner here is paired with 85/1.8 G   :)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Akira on May 17, 2021, 17:56:29
We saw a rainbow today.  The complete arch could not be observed from my place, but the part was very clearly visible.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 17, 2021, 19:34:40
Sewing work

Z7  105/1.4
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 17, 2021, 19:49:51
Where we meet

 ;)
A nice setup ;)  Great colours
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 18, 2021, 00:53:42
Bicolor stair at the port

 z6, 35mm 2.8 ai
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on May 18, 2021, 02:10:56
Making a point of it.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 18, 2021, 07:08:16
Flowers Golden Rain

Z7  AF-S 300/4
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Hugh_3170 on May 18, 2021, 07:52:30
Nasos - this is very nice.  A sharp lens?

Its been some time not enjoying this thread :(  thus I missed very nice contributions!

Happy Z6 owner here is paired with 85/1.8 G   :)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on May 18, 2021, 09:49:50
Nasos - this is very nice.  A sharp lens?
I think one of  the best on F mount, great sharpness along the frame  even on f 1.8  you see here
85,50 mm 1.8 G is a keeper for me :)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 18, 2021, 12:59:38
A nice setup ;)  Great colours

Flowers Golden Rain

Z7  AF-S 300/4

Thanks John
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 18, 2021, 13:00:52
Seaside

Z6, 35mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Akira on May 18, 2021, 13:43:50
Azaleas wet in the rain are in full bloom.

SIGMA fp with K Nikkor 400/5.6 ED.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 18, 2021, 17:38:38
Love your cubist azaleas presentation Akira
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 18, 2021, 17:39:56
Sun drying clothes in Jerez, Spain.

  Z6, 24-70mm f4S
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 18, 2021, 23:52:14
Purple trees in Jerez.

 Z6, 24-70mm f4S
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 19, 2021, 07:03:11
Spring

D4s 58/1.4g
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 19, 2021, 10:36:33
May 19

Iris i have this one like 40 years or so it didnt flower, till i moved it around many times, since some 10 years.

D850, 105mm f/1.4

Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 19, 2021, 10:48:26
Catching up

May 18

Allium

D850, Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5

Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Luc on May 19, 2021, 13:00:33
A BMW R 1250GS at the local BMW dealership.

Nikon Z6 + Voigtländer 75mm f1.5 Norton VM

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51188371177_df1c0285fd_h.jpg)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Kim Pilegaard on May 19, 2021, 13:10:20
Red squirrel with Nikon 1 V3 and 300/4E PF (handheld); processed in NX Studio:

Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 19, 2021, 19:21:36
Very nice picture Kim

I found a late bloomer ;)

D500 300 f4 PF
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: MFloyd on May 20, 2021, 16:24:24
This noon, from my place, the sun trying to chase the clouds.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51191346031_30f559b8f7_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2kZB2Gk)
_8525407.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kZB2Gk)
Wallis (Switzerland)
Nikon D850
Nikkor AF-S 70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8E FL
ƒ/5.0  155.0 mm 1/80s ISO 64
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 20, 2021, 16:33:20
May 20

1 car is 10 bikes

Mol, Belgium
Z6, 35mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Luc on May 20, 2021, 19:57:04
This noon, from my place, the sun trying to chase the clouds.

Wallis (Switzerland)
Nikon D850
Nikkor AF-S 70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8E FL
ƒ/5.0  155.0 mm 1/80s ISO 64
Nice! Both the view and the image.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Nikfuson on May 20, 2021, 20:03:31
Hereema Sleipnir
Z6 and 70-200/2.8S
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 20, 2021, 20:38:21
Great shot, Sten, full of drama.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 20, 2021, 20:39:11
Golden Chain...

Z7  105/2.8 Ai-S
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Luc on May 20, 2021, 20:58:51
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51192957895_a54c213050_h.jpg)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on May 20, 2021, 21:28:56
Luc, lovely light!
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 20, 2021, 21:49:18
Lovely light indeed ans engaging composition. Love the b&w conversion too.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: MFloyd on May 20, 2021, 22:11:15
Nice! Both the view and the image.

Thank you Luc  ;)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on May 20, 2021, 22:46:14
Luc nice silver conversion :)

The deep orange and the grey clouds left are from a big fire 80km away >:(
Unfortunately  fires started before summer
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on May 21, 2021, 02:41:26
My granddaughter striking a pose.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: MFloyd on May 21, 2021, 03:13:36
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51192957895_a54c213050_h.jpg)

Excellent industrial take.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on May 21, 2021, 04:10:08
Tulips.

Nikon D4, 35mm f/1.8G.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 21, 2021, 10:52:37
May 21

G. ibericum "Ishguli grey"

An early flowering geranium from the Causasus, but about a month
late this year, due to low temperatures.

D850, Voigtländer 125/2.5
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Luc on May 21, 2021, 14:09:35
Thanks Jack, Nasos and MFloyd for your friendly comments.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Luc on May 21, 2021, 14:11:42
My granddaughter striking a pose.
I love this image. Looks like she's quite a character :D
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Luc on May 21, 2021, 14:17:34
Father, mother and child. Bronze statue by Pieter Starreveld, 1959.

This figurative statue was made for the insurance company Levob and placed on the awning of the newly built office in Amersfoort. The female figure, symbol of the insurance company, bends protectively over a family.

Nikon Z6 + Voigtländer 75mm f1.5 Nokton VM

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51191850311_bfff65816a_b.jpg)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 21, 2021, 15:39:20
Another wonderful b&w conversion and lighting . Very fitting.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on May 21, 2021, 17:39:36
I love this image. Looks like she's quite a character :D

Thanks Luc. She is six and already knows what she wants to be - a movie star!
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on May 21, 2021, 18:27:13
Tulips.

Nikon D4, 35m f/1.8G.

Nice one Ian, well illuminated tulips.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Bob Foster on May 21, 2021, 23:37:18
Honeysuckle. Perhaps Lonicera japonica, cultivar unknown.

D850, Zeiss Otus 55, f8, 1/320. Light drizzle.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Akira on May 22, 2021, 05:40:20
Honeysuckle. Perhaps Lonicera japonica, cultivar unknown.

D850, Zeiss Otus 55, f8, 1/320. Light drizzle.

Fantastic capture!  The DOF setting is just about right, and it looks as if it is focus-stacked.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Akira on May 22, 2021, 05:41:32
Japanese plums.

SIGMAfp, K Nikkor 400/5.6 ED.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Bob Foster on May 22, 2021, 15:05:14
Thank you Akira. This is not a stacked image.

Your image of the plum tree beautifully captures the tree in its' environment:
the light, the fruit, the insect and the care given by the orchardist.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Akira on May 22, 2021, 15:19:00
Thank you Akira. This is not a stacked image.

Your image of the plum tree beautifully captures the tree in its' environment:
the light, the fruit, the insect and the care given by the orchardist.

Thank you Bob.  I hadn't realized the bug had been there, until you spotted one!
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Akira on May 22, 2021, 15:20:55
May 22.

Just another sunset sky, but...
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Luc on May 22, 2021, 17:12:16
May 22.

Just another sunset sky, but...
I like the delicate colours. Very nice image, Akira.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 22, 2021, 17:14:30
Ruth has discovered the value of wild plants -- thus we are now treated to various exotic dishes. Here young fronds of Ostrich Fern Matteuccia struthiopteris.

In fact, they were delicious.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 22, 2021, 18:08:19
Ruth has discovered the value of wild plants -- thus we are now treated to various exotic dishes. Here young fronds of Ostrich Fern Matteuccia struthiopteris.

In fact, they were delicious.

Interesting never had the taste.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 22, 2021, 18:21:59
May 22

D3s, 200mm f/2vr
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Akira on May 22, 2021, 21:06:59
I like the delicate colours. Very nice image, Akira.

Thank you, Luc.  Indeed, the very color as well as the shapes of the clouds made me want to shoot this scene.


Ruth has discovered the value of wild plants -- thus we are now treated to various exotic dishes. Here young fronds of Ostrich Fern Matteuccia struthiopteris.

In fact, they were delicious.

This looks artistic!
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 22, 2021, 22:31:05
Angenieux  (testing different lightning setups.  This is with 2 main lights and a kind of backdrop backlight)
D800E  60/2.8G
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 23, 2021, 00:16:38
An ex-student of mine is preparing a show. Today we tried to create an image to promote it.

  Z6, 50mm 1.8S, godox ad-200.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on May 23, 2021, 03:58:46
You are a hard act to follow, Paco.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on May 23, 2021, 04:00:04
Tom showed us his cute granddaughter. Here is my even cuter daughter  ;D

Nikon D4, 85mm f/1.8G.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Erik Lund on May 23, 2021, 09:35:45
Wonderful images here! Wow  8)

Shower - Ystad Beach Sweden -D850 28mm f/1.4 E
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Kim Pilegaard on May 23, 2021, 10:03:10
Ruth has discovered the value of wild plants -- thus we are now treated to various exotic dishes. Here young fronds of Ostrich Fern Matteuccia struthiopteris.

In fact, they were delicious.

Looks delicious - is it wild-growing in Norway?
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 23, 2021, 10:03:22
You are a hard act to follow, Paco.
+1
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 23, 2021, 10:31:57
Looks delicious - is it wild-growing in Norway?

It's a common fern, if you know where to look.

I was amazed how tasty these fern sprouts were.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 23, 2021, 10:32:31
You are a hard act to follow, Paco.
+1
+99, indeed.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 23, 2021, 11:21:16
An ex-student of mine is preparing a show. Today we tried to create an image to promote it.

  Z6, 50mm 1.8S, godox ad-200.
Promising.  Great red and blues
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Akira on May 23, 2021, 11:44:49
Hydrangea.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Jakov Minić on May 23, 2021, 11:59:01
Akira, undeniably gentle!
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 23, 2021, 14:15:05
Thank you all for the nice words
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 23, 2021, 14:15:47
Erik, love the image. Composition, colorsand the use of that lens to render the space
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 23, 2021, 17:24:02
May 23

Sunday shopping

Z6, 24mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Akira on May 23, 2021, 17:45:47
Akira, undeniably gentle!

Thank you, Jakov!
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 23, 2021, 18:36:38
From the camera to the phone to NG.  :)
Z6, 50mm 1.8S, animal eye af
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Kim Pilegaard on May 23, 2021, 19:05:16
Grey heron in B/W:

Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 23, 2021, 21:03:55
Grey heron in B/W:
Very nice
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: aerobat on May 23, 2021, 22:07:45
endless expanse - X100V
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Luc on May 23, 2021, 23:32:28
Hydrangea.
A very nice combination of subtle colours.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Kevin Beretta on May 23, 2021, 23:35:58
Downtown Vancouver from my balcony. Nikon Df, Zeiss Milvus f1.4 50mm at ISO640, 1/125s, f1/4
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on May 24, 2021, 03:12:39
Vancouver looks as beautiful as I remember. Which bridge is that in the background?
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Ian Watson on May 24, 2021, 03:53:02
Here is a noir version of my daughter. Does she remind anyone else of Kirsten Dunst's Claudia in Interview With The Vampire?

Nikon D4, 85mm f/1.8G.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Akira on May 24, 2021, 04:06:39
A very nice combination of subtle colours.

Thank you, Luc!
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 24, 2021, 08:21:04
Lovely colour subtility, Akira

Rain is coming...

D4s AF-I  300/2.8
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 24, 2021, 10:12:17
Main square
terraces have started to open
but weather doesnt cooperate

Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 24, 2021, 10:58:56
Ruth and I went out again to collect more edible wild plants. I directed her to a known site for the Ostrich Fern Matteuccia struthiopteris, which she found and later added to our dinner. However, this being adjacent to a small wetland, there were unpleasant specimens to be found. Here is the corm of Cowbane Cicuta virosa, which looks harmless enough and even smells delicious of carrot, parsley & celery. However don't be tempted as it is the deadliest plant in the Nordic flora. Even a tiny fragment, if ingested, will cause a violent and unpleasant death.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 24, 2021, 11:14:11
Hemlock ask Socrates.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: MFloyd on May 24, 2021, 11:15:40
Ruth and I went out again to collect more edible wild plants. I directed her to a known site for the Ostrich Fern Matteuccia struthiopteris, which she found and later added to our dinner. However, this being adjacent to a small wetland, there were unpleasant specimens to be found. Here is the corm of Cowbane Cicuta virosa, which looks harmless enough and even smells delicious of carrot, parsley & celery. However don't be tempted as it is the deadliest plant in the Nordic flora. Even a tiny fragment, if ingested, will cause a violent and unpleasant death.

Socrates’ favourite drink  ;)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 24, 2021, 12:05:01
Poor Socrates got a treatment with Conium maculatum, which is about as bad and unhealthy as that of our native Cicuta. Fortunately, Conium is extremely rare in our flora. Wish the same could be said about the Cicuta.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Akira on May 24, 2021, 12:55:17
Main square
terraces have started to open
but weather doesnt cooperate

I like this other-worldly rendition.


Ruth and I went out again to collect more edible wild plants. I directed her to a known site for the Ostrich Fern Matteuccia struthiopteris, which she found and later added to our dinner. However, this being adjacent to a small wetland, there were unpleasant specimens to be found. Here is the corm of Cowbane Cicuta virosa, which looks harmless enough and even smells delicious of carrot, parsley & celery. However don't be tempted as it is the deadliest plant in the Nordic flora. Even a tiny fragment, if ingested, will cause a violent and unpleasant death.

Wow, that looks like toxic enough...
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Akira on May 24, 2021, 12:57:23
The dawn color here in Tokyo today (May 24th) was a bit bizarre.

I posted its pano versions here:

https://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?topic=2816.765
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Dogman on May 24, 2021, 14:39:31
The month has almost ended and I haven't been very productive.  No excuses, only a couple of images to show.  First is the domestic symphony with my wife Martha conducting the orchestra.  Next, the edge of a new frond from a sago palm in our yard. 

Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 24, 2021, 15:23:47
The second one is within context and rather appropiate in this thread ;)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 24, 2021, 19:59:49
Some sun between the countless showers.

The Handkerchieftree (Davidia involucrata)   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davidia_involucrata (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davidia_involucrata)

Z6  105/1.4
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on May 24, 2021, 22:05:39
Unlike the poisonous plants ships is a nice way to escape :)
The chain to the Greek islands 8)
Z50 16-50 lens
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Kevin Beretta on May 24, 2021, 22:19:15
Vancouver looks as beautiful as I remember. Which bridge is that in the background?
Lions Gate bridge. But I now see I posted the wrong photo  :)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 24, 2021, 22:25:15
An image from the general rehearsal of a school show, advance students.

   D3S, 300mm 2.8 vrII
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Kevin Beretta on May 24, 2021, 22:34:47
Downtown Vancouver, the correct picture this time... :)

Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 25, 2021, 07:26:03
Rhodondendron

Z6 105/1.4
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 25, 2021, 09:14:32
Iris

Z6, 85mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on May 25, 2021, 21:12:45
Clematis (I think)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 26, 2021, 07:01:06
Golden Chain

Z7 AF-I 300/2.8
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 26, 2021, 07:56:21
Golden Chain

Z7 AF-I 300/2.8

Lovely John
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 26, 2021, 07:59:59
Some sun between the countless showers.

The Handkerchieftree (Davidia involucrata)   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davidia_involucrata (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davidia_involucrata)

Z6  105/1.4

Where did you find this one they are rare only private collections or arboreta.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 26, 2021, 08:02:06
Clematis (I think)

Clematis indeed
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 26, 2021, 08:03:21
blue

Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 26, 2021, 08:22:17
Lovely John
Thanks Fons.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 26, 2021, 08:23:35
Where did you find this one they are rare only private collections or arboreta.
Wilhelminapark Tilburg.  The park has a large collection of (rare) trees. 
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on May 26, 2021, 11:51:36
Clematis indeed

Fons, thanks for confirming the identification.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Jakov Minić on May 26, 2021, 13:44:33
Cats are lovely creatures. Unlike their owners who do not mind if their cats do their pooping and peeing at the neighbour's.
I had to place skewers in my plants like i was in the middle ages catching culprits and heretics...
My smartphone can even do lowlight photography   8)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 26, 2021, 14:08:57
The last cat is learning Jakovian behaviour :)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 27, 2021, 08:17:23
'Eighties'

D800E   AF-S 60/2.8
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 27, 2021, 11:35:16
'Eighties'

D800E   AF-S 60/2.8

New Camera John?
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 27, 2021, 11:36:39
May 27

Rainy day all the way

White Camassia

Z6, 35mm f/1.8s
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Akira on May 27, 2021, 12:24:16
The last cat is learning Jakovian behaviour :)

LOL!
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 27, 2021, 13:34:07

I had to place skewers in my plants like i was in the middle ages catching culprits and heretics...

  Darth Jakov... ;D

 
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 27, 2021, 13:49:26
Feeling safe and curious.

 Z6, 50mm 1.8S
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 27, 2021, 14:05:47
New Camera John?
A Leica R4, including motor and flash  with 2 Angenieux lenses, all in a mint condition
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Jakov Minić on May 27, 2021, 16:02:40
The last cat is learning Jakovian behaviour :)

Thank you Birna, i will take it as a compliment <3
Akira is enjoying your sense of humor :)
Paco joined the fun...

We should get organise another get together in The Hague in August/September?!

I just opened the photos on the large screen and saw a lot of ugliness, not noticeable on the phone.
Probably resizing had something to do with it, or post processing on the phone...

hugs and take care, Jakov
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Jakov Minić on May 27, 2021, 16:30:58
It looks like i will be high sooner than expected  8)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on May 27, 2021, 18:19:56
Departure
Z6 with my oldie Nikon 28-105 8)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on May 27, 2021, 20:31:39
My shopping bags used today at the grocery store. If that bag on top is green, then RGB.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 28, 2021, 01:00:52
Floating dancers.

  D3S, 300mm 2.8vrII
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Akira on May 28, 2021, 06:14:50
Floating dancers.

  D3S, 300mm 2.8vrII

Paco, Paco, Paco!!!
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 28, 2021, 06:51:41
Floating dancers.

  D3S, 300mm 2.8vrII
Great shot Paco, perfect timing
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 28, 2021, 06:52:35
Reflecting

Z6 105/1.4
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Nikfuson on May 28, 2021, 09:23:12
Magnolia captured with Z6 and 50/1.8S with Fotodiox 15mm extension.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 28, 2021, 09:43:51
Great shot Paco, perfect timing
Yes  :)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Erik Lund on May 28, 2021, 10:21:07
...

We should get organise another get together in The Hague in August/September?!

...


Yes Yes Yes  8)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 28, 2021, 11:18:16
... We should get organise another get together in The Hague in August/September?! ...


Yes. Indeed. September would be great. Social mingling with NG friends and collecting duckweeds in the canals, in that order (?). A splendid idea.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Akira on May 28, 2021, 12:23:55
Magnolia captured with Z6 and 50/1.8S with Fotodiox 15mm extension.

Fantastic cool tone, Sten!
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 28, 2021, 18:34:26
May 28

EC soccer or Orange madness

Z6, 50-135mm f/3.5ais



Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on May 28, 2021, 18:48:00
Reflecting

Z6 105/1.4
Very fine John, tells an interesting story.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 29, 2021, 07:58:49
Thanks Tom.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 29, 2021, 08:00:17
Corona proof diner outside

Z6  105/1.4
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Akira on May 29, 2021, 11:04:23
Metaphysical distance.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 29, 2021, 12:29:45
May 29

G. clarkei

D850, Voigtländer

Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 29, 2021, 13:04:02
Thank you for the appreciation to the floating dancers  :)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 29, 2021, 13:04:51

We should get organise another get together in The Hague in August/September?!

hugs and take care, Jakov

  We should!
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 29, 2021, 13:07:42
Wrinkles on the earth.

  D200 ir, 18-70mm 3.5-4.5 dx
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Hans_S on May 30, 2021, 04:49:53
Paco, an abrasive under the microscope?
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Hans_S on May 30, 2021, 04:52:35
Parrot Preserves   Z6, 85mm S
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 30, 2021, 08:46:41
At last a bit warmer and sunny

Z7  58/1.4g
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Øivind Tøien on May 30, 2021, 09:02:12

I like the early shape of the horsetails, this is from mid-May:

(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p2558229241.jpg)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 30, 2021, 11:02:20
I like the early shape of the horsetails, this is from mid-May:

(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p2558229241.jpg)

Wonderful Øivind
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 30, 2021, 11:03:54
May 30

Leaf Wisteria

D850, Tamron 45mm f/1.8
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Øivind Tøien on May 30, 2021, 12:00:00
Wonderful Øivind

Thanks, Fons.
Interesting color painting.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: ColinM on May 30, 2021, 19:21:23
I like the early shape of the horsetails, this is from mid-May:


Superb Øivind
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: golunvolo on May 30, 2021, 19:23:31
Superb Øivind
+1

  Beautiful
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Jakov Minić on May 30, 2021, 20:35:49
I like the early shape of the horsetails, this is from mid-May:

(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p2558229241.jpg)
Øivind, Øivind, Øivind.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: jag on May 30, 2021, 22:24:43
Wood anemone, if I get the name right.
Z6 70-200 S
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Øivind Tøien on May 30, 2021, 22:46:15
Øivind, Øivind, Øivind.

Thanks for the enthusiastic comments, Jacov and Colin.
Nice wood anemone, Jag. I like how the one in the background echoes the shape of the one in the front. Those (or equivalent species) are missing from the spring woods in Alaska. Instead we get the green carpet of horsetails. It is amazing how quickly they develop. This one is is just 5 days later than the one above from the same location:

(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p2560135833.jpg)
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 30, 2021, 23:41:03
Ruth is branching out in her quest for edible wildflowers. Now, a collection of violets Viola riviniana is ready for the freezer. We had some already in today's salads.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Tom Hook on May 31, 2021, 01:31:57
Wood anemone, if I get the name right.
Z6 70-200 S

Lovely shot. We have similar flowers here in New England.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 31, 2021, 07:00:50
Wood anemone, if I get the name right.
Z6 70-200 S

Indeed lovely.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 31, 2021, 07:01:45
Ruth is branching out in her quest for edible wildflowers. Now, a collection of violets Viola riviniana is ready for the freezer. We had some already in today's salads.

Wonderful indeed.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 31, 2021, 07:05:48
White chapel

D850, Tamron 45mm f/1.8

Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: jag on May 31, 2021, 13:44:16
Thank you Øyvind, Fons and Tom for kind words.
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: John Geerts on May 31, 2021, 16:06:50
Beauties Øivind and Jag

A few warmer days and the Firethorn flowers are there ;)

D4s  300/2.8
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Asle Feten on May 31, 2021, 17:18:20
From the weekend.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51215437146_11e23c4a6c_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2m2Jv9o)
Vårskitur (https://flic.kr/p/2m2Jv9o) by Asle Feten (https://www.flickr.com/photos/afoton/), on Flickr
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: aerobat on May 31, 2021, 19:56:25
Swiss Transportation Museum - D850, 50mm, f/1.8, 1/4000s, ISO200
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on May 31, 2021, 21:37:31
Sten,Fons,John,Akira, Daniel, Jag, Tom, Oivid, Paco, Birna  excellent shots!
Title: Re: May 2021
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 31, 2021, 22:00:01
Sten,Fons,John,Akira, Daniel, Jag, Tom, Oivid, Paco, Birna  excellent shots!

That's a sharp one Nasos.