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    My goodness, Rich! That's right out of the pages of the Audubon portfolios.

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    @Ario: a fine series with different subjects. My favorite is the chess match. Though, I wonder where that Heineken ashtray (?) is coming from.

    @Carl: very relaxing shots, you can sense the calmness and peace.

    @Jim: what a killer shot ! Is this a wild bird ?

    All the very best.
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    @Bart, that ash tray was given as a promotional gadget by the local Heineken distributor here in the Eastern Italian Alps, but is made in UK.

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    Still banging away with the Bigma O/S here
    A few from an enjoyable day's drinking,errr,,I mean cricket match.
    Worcester v Somerset.
    Worcester Cathedral in background on one.
    And one of my new semi-project.Hope to see the Kingfishers in better light!, this one at iso "many thousand",thank you K5!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MalcolmP View Post
    Still banging away with the Bigma O/S here
    Hey Malcolm.....are ALL these shots from the Bigma?

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    Hi Rich,yes they are.IQ may not always be the best but 50-500mm does let you walk around with no bag and your beer in the other hand!!!
    Really like your South Africa shots by the way,TOP NOTCH!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MalcolmP View Post
    Hi Rich,yes they are.IQ may not always be the best but 50-500mm does let you walk around with no bag and your beer in the other hand!!!
    Really like your South Africa shots by the way,TOP NOTCH!
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    Thanks Malcolm.....

    I shot mainly the Sigma 100-300 and the 18-135 in SA......but looking at your great Bigma shots, I might have gravitated to that lens due to the versatility on the short side. I changed lenses A LOT......no dust on the sensor though

    Here's another one from Kruger......wildebeest at a waterhole....early morning.



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    What a super trip Rich!
    I agree,the Bigma could be a very useful option on a dusty safari.Infact hard to think of a more suitable use for it!
    Your 100-300mm interests me greatly,I had always aspired to the pentax 60-250mm to replace my smc100-300mm(outresolved and generaly sub par on the k5) and have seen some cracking shots from it,however the lack of a 1.4 teleconvertor(i cant believe Pentax dont think its worth making one)and the old 1.7 adapter being like hens teeth to find! have me looking elsewhere!
    Your first posted shots upthread(kite surfers if i remember correctly)blew me away.OK I know your location is ,I assume?usually going to give enough light to show a lens at it best but even so!!!
    Here's a relative of my latest quary(man! I'm finding them hard work)high iso again,gotta love the k5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ario Arioldi View Post
    @Bart, that ash tray was given as a promotional gadget by the local Heineken distributor here in the Eastern Italian Alps, but is made in UK.
    Thank you, Ario !
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    Quote Originally Posted by MalcolmP View Post
    Still banging away with the Bigma O/S here
    A few from an enjoyable day's drinking,errr,,I mean cricket match.
    Worcester v Somerset.
    Worcester Cathedral in background on one.
    And one of my new semi-project.Hope to see the Kingfishers in better light!, this one at iso "many thousand",thank you K5!
    Regards
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    Hi there Malcom,

    That BIGMA still is ever so tempting: but I've got a 1.7x T/C for my 200 now.
    Fine series and a good b/w action shot.

    Kind regards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MalcolmP View Post
    Here's a relative of my latest quary(man! I'm finding them hard work)high iso again,gotta love the k5.
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    Wow Malcom, what a cracking bird and what an excellent shot !

    All the very best.
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    Night Moscow.
    I'm not shure about PP, adding vignetting, and left arm... Сritique please )


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    Hi guys! A lot of great pics... Thx all for postig.
    I recently buyed a K5 with 18-135mm zoom and I'm really happy about. It's my first Reflex, so please forgive me if I'll post some bad pics.. ;-)

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    ups...how can I post smaller pics??

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    second try


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    Malcom: beautiful bird image

    Vladimir: never mind the arms...wonderful atmosphere...where are the snow drifts?

    BG4ever: welcome to the thread...very nice orchid image.

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    Malcom - Have to agree with Roy - great image.

    Vladimir - very nice skyline.

    BG4ever - love the first post with the child above the crowd. Very sharp. What lens are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMaher View Post
    Malcom - Have to agree with Roy - great image.

    Vladimir - very nice skyline.

    BG4ever - love the first post with the child above the crowd. Very sharp. What lens are you using?

    Jim
    Gotta agree with Jim here.......great job all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benroy View Post
    where are the snow drifts?
    Emmm... What do you mean? Boat? =) Explane please in different words =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalcolmP View Post
    Your 100-300mm interests me greatly,I had always aspired to the pentax 60-250mm to replace my smc100-300mm(outresolved and generaly sub par on the k5) and have seen some cracking shots from it,however the lack of a 1.4 teleconvertor(i cant believe Pentax dont think its worth making one)and the old 1.7 adapter being like hens teeth to find! have me looking elsewhere!
    Malcolm......the disappointing (and expensive) foray for me was to have the DA*60-250 and finally find a FA 1.7 T/C. YIPPEE!!!!

    EXCEPT the combo didn't work!!!

    So that's how I ended up with the Sigma 100-300.....and am happier for that.

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    Hey Jim, Thanx
    actually I'm using the kit-lens 18-135mm, the only I have.
    I think this lens is not bad at all!

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    Bart,thanks very much!
    Where do you guys find those old 1.7 tc's?,they run and hide whenever I look for one
    Roy,thanks for the kind words
    Have you paid the ransom yet?I would say be brave and brutal with it(I looked up the spec and it says accurately made of brass,obviously not!!) but like you I can brake anything with my carpenters hands(and if I cant I have lots of hammers)
    Jim,thank you.
    Rich,cheers!
    and thanks for the 60-250 and 100-300mm info.Puts flesh on my thoughts and the 100-300 on my list.
    BG4ever,hello and enjoy your k5,a wise buy imho.Good shots

    Vladimir,good shot. well balanced composition and interesting. As Roy said,atmospheric!I like the lady's arm in the air,it makes the shot imho.The vignette is fine for my tastes.The blue type tone P/P? if my eyes and monitor are right? is a bit too saturated for my tastes(or lack of it) Nonetheless better than most of my humble offerings
    Kind regards
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    IT's been a long time since I wandered over, but I have been using the K5 regularly....though the M9 consumes most of my time....

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    IT's been a long time since I wandered over, but I have been using the K5 regularly....though the M9 consumes most of my time....
    Ashwin......nice to see you back and still taking pictures with the K-5. Beautiful captures...this one's my favorite.

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    Really just for fun; taken by my wife with a 55-300mm. I’ve heard of a metaphorical “monkey on your back”, but never a literal one. Poor kid, and presumably put there by his parents.

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    Rare site in the UK. Male adder protecting his female. 50-135 f2.8 @f8 should have been f11 but I was to concerned about camera shake. If I'd had time I'd have given it a go. Just wonderful to see as this is a declining species and now there may be some little ones arriving next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashwinrao1 View Post
    IT's been a long time since I wandered over, but I have been using the K5 regularly....though the M9 consumes most of my time....

    Mainly FA lenses...

    What a sweet series, Ashwin. This one's my favorite.
    I've got the 77, but boy that 31 looks very very tempting. Got to keep telling myself I just shouldn't ...

    All the very best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsjanik View Post
    Really just for fun; taken by my wife with a 55-300mm. I’ve heard of a metaphorical “monkey on your back”, but never a literal one. Poor kid, and presumably put there by his parents.

    Tom
    A sturdy little fellow and really really funny with that monkey on his back clinging on for dear life ...
    Well seen and shot by your wife, Tom.

    Btw - isn't the phrase: "a monkey on your shoulder" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidL View Post
    Rare site in the UK. Male adder protecting his female. 50-135 f2.8 @f8 should have been f11 but I was to concerned about camera shake. If I'd had time I'd have given it a go. Just wonderful to see as this is a declining species and now there may be some little ones arriving next year.
    Excellent find, David. They're lovely creatures, although a bit frightening
    I've never come across snakes here in Europe, but had a close encounter once with an Egyptian cobra in SA (probably lost I'd say, but I was told so by a biologist).

    Question: why would you have liked to shoot at f11 ? Pure DOF ?

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    Well that's it for now, I'm off to Prague for a week.
    Driving all the way from Amsterdam (890 Km), heavily relying on you know what satnav

    But no K5 ... sorry chaps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    Excellent find, David. They're lovely creatures, although a bit frightening
    I've never come across snakes here in Europe, but had a close encounter once with an Egyptian cobra in SA (probably lost I'd say, but I was told so by a biologist).

    Question: why would you have liked to shoot at f11 ? Pure DOF ?

    Thank you and kind regards.
    Yes DOF just to get the other snake head in focus. Initially I couldn't see it.
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    Thanks Knorp; enjoy your travels. Here (US) the phrase is "monkey on your back", and refers to some significant problem.

    55-300mm. Swallowtails going through a mating ritual.
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    Hello, guys! I was in Russia about the week and made a lot of photos there! Great opportunity for testing my k-5!

    by 43lim:
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    Quote Originally Posted by VladimirYo View Post
    Where are photos? Can not see any pic, sorry...
    Sorry, something happened, when i uploaded images. Check it again, it has to be ok now.

    Ps. i don't know how to upload image to this forum and add to the message (without preview, like ashwinrao1 did this), could you tell me how to do this?

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    More by 43mm:

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    No matter how I tried to impress this dog he wouldn't Bite" I don't usually do dogs so maybe he picked up on that. out on a walk with 40mm limited

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    @Tom: lovely shot of those swallowtails.

    @David: next time try this - "meow"

    @Bogdan: you captured some very fine detail in that lock shot, but it was the blue flower in your previous series that I like best.

    All the very best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooler View Post
    Ps. i don't know how to upload image to this forum and add to the message (without preview, like ashwinrao1 did this), could you tell me how to do this?
    Hi Bogdan, you mean something like this ?



    Then you have to upload your images to some sort of web disk.
    At least, that's how I do it.

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    Hi Bogdan, you mean something like this ?



    Then you have to upload your images to some sort of web disk.
    At least, that's how I do it.

    Kind regards.
    Bart.....nice pic. How is your road trip coming along (and why no K-5??) ??

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    Bart.....nice pic. How is your road trip coming along (and why no K-5??) ??

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    Hohoho Rich, it's not my pic at all ! It's Bogdan's (Cooler).
    Crikey, I wouldn't dare showing off with other's feathers ...

    I'm back from a very hot and very sweaty trip to Prague.
    But what a beautiful and interesting city, highly recommended for a great shoot out !
    Not the K5, because I opted for the M9 ...

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    Hohoho Rich, it's not my pic at all ! It's Bogdan's (Cooler).

    Oh jeez...... Sorry Cooler.......my bad......nice pic.

    Quote Originally Posted by Knorp View Post
    I'm back from a very hot and very sweaty trip to Prague.
    But what a beautiful and interesting city, highly recommended for a great shoot out !
    Not the K5, because I opted for the M9 ...
    Hot, sweaty Prague........and an M9.........great combo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich M View Post
    Hot, sweaty Prague........and an M9.........great combo.

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    Actually hot sweaty me I'm afraid, not a great combo with any cam ...

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    Lovely thistle pic, Bart. Hot and sweaty is the norm in my neck of the woods. Are you going to post some M9/Prague pics on the Leica forum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich M View Post
    Oh jeez...... Sorry Cooler.......my bad......nice pic.



    Hot, sweaty Prague........and an M9.........great combo.

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    hah, yep, i like this pic too!

    @Knorp, thanks for explanation. I'll try to find good web disk, where url link will be forever.

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    Sunrise.....fog



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooler View Post
    hah, yep, i like this pic too!

    @Knorp, thanks for explanation. I'll try to find good web disk, where url link will be forever.
    Hi there Bogdan,

    another fine series with exceptional detail in that first shot with the church domes (?).
    Also I find the colours very lively.
    Perhaps I've missed it, but are these shots with the FA43 ?

    Btw you seem to have a great companion in that dog !

    Oh and my apologies for causing confusion here regarding that flower shot ...
    All the very best.
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    Lovely thistle pic, Bart. Hot and sweaty is the norm in my neck of the woods. Are you going to post some M9/Prague pics on the Leica forum?

    Roy Benson
    Hi there Roy,

    As mentioned in one of my previous posts, the thistle is Bogdan's (Cooler).

    But how's your 645D venture going on ?
    I read this recently on the Pentax User forum, it must be one heck of a camera !

    This year's EISA European Professional Camera Of The Year Award has gone to the Pentax 645D.

    The medium format DSLR, launched in the UK in September 2010, won through its superb image quality, reliability and great operability. This is its third award.

    EISA president Jorge Goncalves said “The 645D is a joy to use in the field, and although it is big and somewhat heavy, its ergonomic grip, large viewfinder, fast and accurate autofocus, and well-made controls make it perfectly usable without a tripod. With its 33x44mm, 40-million-pixel, Kodak CCD-sensor it is a landscape photographer’s dream, creating absolutely stunningly sharp and detailed pictures with very attractive colours and a huge dynamic range.”

    EISA, (The European Imaging And Sound Association), comprises of 50 leading magazines. It awards outstanding products released in Europe in the previous year.


    Sorry, but no I'm not going to post my Prague shots here, they're way too touristic and certainly not artsy enough ...



    All the very best.
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    Sunrise.....fog



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    Pretty sunrise, Rich.

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    Had a surprisingly close encounter with a rather relaxed fox yesterday.
    Actually it came so close I couldn't get focus !
    As people feed them, they became pretty tame, but still a remarkable sight in my book.



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