View Full Version : 2011 - 52 Week Project - Week17 - April 25-May 1
04-25-2011, 09:11 AM
Have fun this week, everyone.
04-25-2011, 11:36 AM
I'm early again.
My pal the colt.
04-25-2011, 05:34 PM
Good one Willard.
Mine for this week is a shot of a couple of sparrows feeding on I don't know what in a neighbor's tree. Canon 1D Mk II N, Sigma 100-300 f/4 + 1.4x TC, 420mm, 1/2000 @ f/5.6, ISO 400, closely cropped.
04-25-2011, 06:29 PM
Nice shots, guys. Steve, that looks like dry crabapple berries to me.
What a cute colt Willard. Love the expression.
Steve, hope the sparrows don't decorate your car. :D ~~Peg
The irises are just about set to open in the backyard. Saw these tonight and they reminded me of a watercolor. ~~Peg
04-26-2011, 06:48 AM
Beautiful, Peg. Love the DOF. I'll have to show these to my DD. She loves irises.
Thanks Monnie. I love irises too. Have several in different colors. Caught these just as the light was failing last night. ~~Peg
04-27-2011, 07:12 AM
Every so often I drive past this old House to see how it is doing, this morning I drove by and stopped for a shot.
Hard to believe it had a roof when we first arrived in France, not much left now...
04-27-2011, 07:39 AM
Willard love the colt. Hope you can get more as he grows up.
Steve good spring feel to this one. Blue sky, haven't much of that here lately.
Peg the iris are pretty and do look like a painting. Really like the bokeh in this one.
Michael that doesn't look big enough to be a house. Wonder what it looked like when it was lived in.
04-27-2011, 07:47 AM
Charlie the pheasant made an appearance here a few weeks ago.
Here is a rare shot of his wife (well...one of them!)
04-27-2011, 07:51 AM
Great photos this week - such an array
Love the colt Willard
Super blue sky to show off those birds Steve
Peg - that is beautiful - would look good printed and framed
Rob - I love discovering these type of places on my visits to France - so full of character and many stories to tell
04-27-2011, 07:53 AM
John, she's a fine looking bird! I guess Charlie is still hanging around... :)
Skippy, some "houses" here only have two rooms, one for living in, one for sleeping in, and the garden for a loo!
04-27-2011, 07:54 AM
Cool that you found Charlies wife. Let's hope they have some children. :-)
04-27-2011, 08:46 AM
............. Let's hope they have some children. :-)
They do......................(or did)!
NO! I am not going to photograph them - one night there were a few shots ringing out - I think they are covered in Blackberry Jus now................
Design for a tile plate:
Rob, what a shame that old house fell down. It looks like it has a history.
John, love the pheasant. Never seen them around my home. I'd like to see the little ones when they come along. :D
Jim, a lovely shot. The DOF is perfect. ~~Peg
04-27-2011, 12:11 PM
Jim, that is a beautiful image - dark, sultry and sensual!
04-27-2011, 01:30 PM
This is Kolleen ... our 32 year old mare. We have had rain and more rain ... with 2 hours of sunshine last evening.
04-27-2011, 01:41 PM
Willard ... is it horse week here. Love the angle of this shot.
Steve ... nice shot ... I also wonder what they are eating.
Sage ... love iris & have many different colors here. Mine are only a couple inches high right now. DOF is wonderful on this!
Rob ... what a great find. Think it has seen better days. Bet is was a shed or small barn.
John ... what a great shot of Charles wife. Can't wait to see the family. :mrgreen:
Jim ... love this shot!
I know what you mean about the rain. Yesterday there was a patch of sunlight on Dixie Highway and a rookie cop had a barricade around it because he couldn't identify it. :-)
04-27-2011, 03:10 PM
Rob, my husband grew up in one of those two room houses in NC. It's amazing what you can get by without if you never knew the difference.
John, nice Misses. Do you know what kind of pheasants they are?
Jim, beautiful. I love the composition and exposure. The tile will be beautiful, I'm sure.
Sue, I like your horse.
Sue, Kolleen is beautiful. Nice image. ~~Peg
04-27-2011, 07:05 PM
Took the grands to Bee City, today. It's a local bee farm (guess that's what you'd call it). It has a petting zoo and reptile house. This photo was taken through glass without flash in the reptile house. It's a bullfrog. Nice big fat juicy one at that. I rested the lens on the glass to help keep the camera steady.
ISO 400, 1/20, f/2.8 - Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 lens @ 26mm
04-28-2011, 07:16 AM
John, OH NO, someone ate them.............geesh they could have waited until you got pictures.
Jim very dark and moody.
because he couldn't identify it. lol very funny.
Sue, what a beautiful picture of Colleen. She is carrying her age well. You will post some more of her I hope.
Monnie love the bullfrog. He would be so at home here at the moment. Water, water, all over the place.
04-28-2011, 08:22 AM
I know what you mean, skippy. We have to put in ear plugs to go outside at night. The noise from the bullfrogs in deafening.
04-28-2011, 08:28 AM
We have a friend up from Mejico who has never heard frogs in general or peepers in particular. She couldn't go to sleep for a couple of nights because the peepers were making so much noise. Wait til she hears the bull frogs........
04-28-2011, 05:03 PM
Misty Morning Hop.....foggy start to the day.... stopped mid intersection and shot a few out the car window..................why is today not Friday, feels Friday.
04-28-2011, 05:10 PM
Willard - and a delightful looking colt it is.
Steve - is that 2 in the bush...lol
Peg - Nice...and it does, me too.
Rob - Nice textures and elements.
John - Charlie's many could a curse.
Jim - Quite delicate.
Sue - Looks like a "wild one".
Monnie - Great Googly Moogly.
04-30-2011, 06:53 AM
Love this shot Michael. Not sure if you did anything to it, but it is so realistic, I feel damp and chilled.
04-30-2011, 08:42 AM
Skippy - Nada.....wysiwyg.
05-01-2011, 03:34 PM
Have been playing with the custom settings on the camera. Got the book out the other night and made one. Today while mowing the grass, the lines sort of fascinated me. Well the lines didn't come quite right, but did how about the grass? Is it too green? It sure looks different than the standard picture, but I also discovered that DPP settings will develop the standard to look like this too.
05-01-2011, 07:54 PM
Finally found some time to get the camera in my hand again and got out this evening. Hadn't been a very nice spring so far. Today was easily the best day so far. Expect we'll have leaves on the trees around here in a week or so.
05-01-2011, 08:12 PM
Hasn't been a nice spring anywhere Pat. This is a great sunset silhouette pic. That dark tree against the blue sky is awesome.
05-01-2011, 08:13 PM
I've been out straight too long and have a lot of catching up to do. So, I'll start here...
Willard- Like the colt.
Steve- Your trees are as barren as ours. Soon!
Peg- Great color and DOF. Does have that watercolor feel.
Rob- That house has certainly seen better days. Nice find.
John- Looks like Mrs. Charlie knows it's not hunting season.
Jim- Nice shot. I like the rose coming out of the darkness.
Sue- Looks like Kolleen is doing just fine regardless of age.
Monnie- Great detail, especially the eyes. Would have never guessed that was through glass.
Michael- I like the feel and desolation here. What time to go to work in the A.M.?
Skippy- Lines or not, I wish my lawn looked like that. Mine's in need of a lot of attention.
05-01-2011, 08:17 PM
All things being equal, I'll take the cool weather and damp days. That's a whole lot better than dealing with the rash of tornadoes many are getting in other parts.
05-02-2011, 05:40 AM
Michael- I like the feel and desolation here. What time to go to work in the A.M.?
Hi Pat....that was around the 5am mark, silly me.lol
05-02-2011, 05:42 AM
Skippy - It is green....and a nice green at that.
Pat - Looks like a nice twilight....love the blue v black.
05-03-2011, 06:39 AM
Thanks Michael. I think the green is closer to what it really looks like than what I used to capture. Not sure how this would work is there were other colors. Will find out.
05-03-2011, 01:16 PM
Dirty glass at that, Pat.
Pat, I love the sunset shot. I'm such a fan of silhouettes. I love the cool tones of this shot.
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