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#201 onediadem

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 09:10 PM

My mother planted similar plants that flowered like that when I was a kid. It was great fun cutting them down and using them as battling axes and beating the crap out of each other with them. Needless to say mom was not impressed and and usually got followed by switches off the apricot tree when dad got home. Those are lovely Alder.


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Posted 13 May 2019 - 09:39 PM

Juth, you are the Birdman

 

An idea about how to light the swans correctly, assuming you can set this up on your camera and wait for the birds to fly

 

Bump up the ISO to 800 and take a guess at what will expose the scene but overexpose it a bit. This will light the birds right even if it overexposes the sky. You're getting good enough in PS to fix the overexposed sky. I'd guess if the sun were shining like it is in this pic you could set the shutter near 1000 with the 800 ISO and really stop the motion of the wings. With any luck you'd even capture some flaring of the pinion feathers.

 

Nice pics Alder. I'd say your best other than the ethereal pic nominated for last months' POM


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 12:06 AM

I had to push PS hard to make that swan pic what it turned out to be.  IRL, those birds are whiter than this old Finn, lol.  Exposure has been a challenge with them.

 

Here is another bird that I find very challenging to get a proper exposure on.

 

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 10:45 AM

Our ravens here are becoming like pets. 


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 12:09 PM

Or ravens here are becoming like pets. 

The ones here are pretty shy, and standoffish for the most part.  If you point anything at them (like a telephoto lens) they tend to disappear pretty quickly.



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Posted 15 May 2019 - 03:30 PM

Quick Honey, hide!!  That crazy guy with the camera is back!

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 03:51 PM

A very small moose that has been hanging around the yard and enjoying all the fresh green stuff.   

 

This is about as small of a moose as I have ever seen on its own that hadn't been orphaned.

 

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 04:54 PM

Quick Honey, hide!!  That crazy guy with the camera is back!

perhaps you've misread the girls' intention??

 

that baby moose appears to be about the size of the standard deer we harvest around here


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Posted 17 May 2019 - 01:50 AM

Here is a yearling that stopped by the yard tonight with its mother.  It was doing a real good job at standing still and hoping that I didn't see it.

 

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 01:02 PM

Junior's mother was keeping a watchful eye on me, making sure I didn't get to close. 
 
She is a pretty nice looking cow, maybe a little on the small size, but very healthy looking.  Her yearling looked like it was in real good shape too.  It's always nice to see healthy animals.
 
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I was pretty happy with my exposure on this pic.  I had to crank the ISO up to 12800.  It was after 10:30pm and my useable light was going away.

 

So anyway I got this shot with 1/400 sec on the shutter, and the aperture as wide as I could get it (5.6) with 260mm of zoom.

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 01:51 PM

I love ponds. Or lake? Wow.


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Posted 17 May 2019 - 02:07 PM

I love ponds. Or lake? Wow.

Its a pond.  They actually have a legal definition of a lake here, it has to be >150 sq acres (IIRC) to be a lake.   But if its a lake then the state owns it, and there has to be public access, plus  a bunch of other rules apply as well.

 

Our pond is apox 4.5 to 5 acres, depending on the water level.  We own about half of it, and my neighbor owns the rest.  I love the pond, it's the best part of this property.  It's like our own personal wildlife preserve.


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Posted 17 May 2019 - 02:21 PM

Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat...  :tongue:


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Posted 17 May 2019 - 02:34 PM

Is the pond deep enough that fish survive the freeze?

 

 

UMMMMMMM! trout for dinner



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Posted 17 May 2019 - 02:57 PM

Is the pond deep enough that fish survive the freeze?

 

 

UMMMMMMM! trout for dinner

Unfortunately, no it is not.   But there are some good ice fishing lakes not very far from here.  



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Posted 21 May 2019 - 12:53 PM

Here is a pic of a moose who was helping me weed my flower beds. 

 

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Posted 21 May 2019 - 03:50 PM

Wow! How far away from that beast were you? 


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Posted 21 May 2019 - 04:36 PM

Wow! How far away from that beast were you? 

I would guess somewhere between 15, and 20 yards.  I took the shot from our deck, just outside the backdoor of the house.



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Posted 21 May 2019 - 04:44 PM

Nice detail! Good composition. Not too much or too little natural light

 

I'm thinking it might be your best to date

 

My favorite by far


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Posted 21 May 2019 - 05:04 PM

Thank you Pharmer, I take that as high praise coming from you.






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