1. Jock Elliott

    Sunrise at Sodus Point, NY, Thanksgiving Day

    Cheers, Jock
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    Orion and Blood Moon through the trees

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    The spotter-in-chief strikes yet again . . .

    From upstairs: "Look out the window . . . there are 16 of them!" I was slow getting to the upstairs window with a camera, but . . . Cheers, Jock
  4. Jock Elliott

    Bumps on a log . . .

    and Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, NY, yesterday. Cheers, Jock
  5. Jock Elliott

    The yard . . .

    I sometimes spend large amounts of money to travel to faraway place to take exotic photos . . . NOT! The spotter-in-chief and I spent a pleasant afternoon in the side yard. Some years ago, a neighbor gave us a handmade bird house that looks like a chapel. We mounted it on a pole, and...
  6. Jock Elliott

    Halfmoon Trail, Halfmoon, NY, Mohawk River

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    Breathtaking clouds and Lock 5 on the Champaign Canal

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    From Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, NY today

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  9. Jock Elliott

    Unexpected encounter at Peebles Island

    The better half and I were walking on the North side of Peebles Island, NY, when we saw a group of about a dozen guys coming the other way. "Have you seen any eagles?" my wife asked. No, they had not. We had just passed them when one called: "Ma'am? There's a hawk right there." He points. Not...
  10. Roboticspro

    Manual Lens Tamron 52A 70-210 CF Zoom

    Good Afternoon, This is a cross-post from "Wildflowers"; it is a full-frame lens that goes to 1/2 life-size because of the extended helical. These were shot at f5.6. Regards, Edd
  11. Brownie

    Where to connect strap when using a larger zoom

    I sent an email off to Peak Design to ask about one of their wrist straps. I want to use it as a safety strap in case the camera gets knocked out of my hand or dropped. I asked them if it was long enough to connect to the tripod mount on a zoom so there wouldn't be excessive weight on the lens...
  12. drd1135

    Fuji GFX body with Zoom Lens (Open Box)

    Hardly cheap, but some of you use Leica, so, you know, what the hell...
  13. Jock Elliott

    Autumn, yo! (including one for Veteran's Day)

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    Lock 5 on the Champlain Canal

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  15. Jock Elliott

    Fake skies

    Quick walk at Frear Park in Troy, NY. As we are strolling, I said to the Spotter-in-Chief, "These skies look fake; like some artist's idea of what a sky should look like when he has no real idea." Cheers, Jock
  16. Jock Elliott

    Not everything visible from Oakwood today was a cloud . . .

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  17. Jock Elliott

    Beautiful skies today . . .

    from the overlook at Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, NY. Cheers, Jock
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    I've never seen THIS before . . .

    squirrel eating a pine cone. Cheers, Jock
  19. Jock Elliott

    Oakwood Cemetery today

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  20. Jock Elliott

    Ospreys at 1200mm -- RX10Mk4 vs. HX400V

    Also: Cheers, Jock
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    Osprey chick "disses" parent

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  22. Jock Elliott

    It's all about the green . . .

    (and the shocking orange too) Cheers, Jock
  23. Jock Elliott

    Battle of the Sonys -- at 300 yards

    Ospreys -- waaaaay the heck out there, at an estimated 300 yards on an abandoned bridge pier. RX10 Mk4 at full optical and digital zoom vs. HX400v also at full optical and digital zoom. RX10: HX400V: All shots SOOC jpegs, handheld. Comments? Cheers, Jock
  24. Jock Elliott

    Pushing the limits . . . a story of failure

    4 am. The spotter-in-chief, returning from the bathroom, says, "Look out that window . . . " A full moon, clouds scudding across it . . . a highwayman's moon! A lyric springs to mind: As I was a-goin' over the Cork & Kerry Mountains I met with Captain Farrell, and his money he was countin'...
  25. Jock Elliott

    The eagle has landed . . . someplace else

    Here's the old nest, abandoned (on Goat Island, across from Peebles Island, NY): The new nest, seen from the bridge: A little closer, on the island: One of the residents: Cheers, Jock
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    Oakwood Cemetery overlook this AM

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    Three panoramas shot today at "the cloud factory" . . . the overlook at Oakwood Cemetery. First two shot vertically oriented. Stitched together with ICE. All three romanced just a little with DXO9. Cheers, Jock
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    Birds, already

    Love my RX10 Mk4! Cheers, Jock
  29. kyteflyer

    Nikon P610 at work

    Photographing the face of a killer.
  30. Jock Elliott

    Signs of spring

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  31. Jock Elliott

    Just another moon shot . . .

    In the lightening sky this AM at full optical and digital zoom with a ton of exposure compensation rolled in. SOOC: Romanced with Luminar 3: Here's what the first shot, with my usual -.3 exposure comp, looked like: And, just for fun a few minutes later, the "foul weather camera" (Oly...
  32. Jock Elliott

    Curious ice patterns, Oakwood Cemetery ponds

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    Some pix from the Lake Ontario trip -- after romancing with Luminar

    Cheers, Jock PS -- let me know if you want to see the originals.
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    Peebles Island this am

    And the spotter-in-chief struck again: Cheers, Jock
  35. Jock Elliott

    Chimney Bluffs State Park

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  36. Jock Elliott

    Sodus, NY, and Lake Ontario

    Threatening skies on the way out. Mist rising off the hills. Some panoramas stitched together with ICE: A couple of shots from the XP90: Cheers, Jock
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    Additional goodies from our walk at Oakwood Cemetery

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  38. Jock Elliott

    The spotter-in-chief strikes again

    The first thing you need to know is my better half, aka spotter-in-chief, is one-eighth Mohawk native American. She looks about as native as, say, an Irish step dancer, which is to say not at all. There are times, however, when she exhibits freakish distance vision and preternatural awareness of...
  39. Jock Elliott

    The epic grandeur of the skies

    A couple of panoramas, stitched together with ICE and shot different days at the overlook at Oakwood Cemetery in Troy, NY. Cheers, Jock (unrepentant sky junkie)
  40. Jock Elliott

    Another heart-breaking pretty day at Peebles Island . . . this time with the "big gun"

    All within the space of 90 minutes. Thanks, RX10! Cheers, Jock
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    Lunchtime at Peebles Island

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  42. Jock Elliott

    Find the blue . . .

    Oakwood Cemetery today. Cheers, Jock
  43. Jock Elliott

    Fooling around with post-processing HDR

    The original: DXO 9 HDR preset: Aurora HDR 2018: Comments? Cheers, Jock
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    RX 10 sky freak panorama

    Five panels shot at the overlook at Oakwood Cemetery today, stitched together with ICE. For a sense of scale, check the spire about 1/3 from left edge. Cheers, Jock Cheers, Jock
  45. Jock Elliott

    These are for Luke . . .

    Cheers, Jock
  46. Jock Elliott

    After five long years . . . finally published as a nature photographer . . . see also "patient endurance"

    The theme of my early morning devotional last Wednesday was "patient endurance." I remember thinking: "doesn't sound like fun to me." At noon, coming back from a doctor's appointment, the better half says, "better check your messages." There is a call from an editor at The Conservationist...
  47. tonyturley

    Panasonic FZ1000 II

    The rented FZ1000 II arrived this afternoon, and as the battery was already fully charged, I immediately loaded a card and headed out the door for a walk around the yard. It feels smaller than it looks in photos and simulations, and it took me a few minutes to figure out the AF spot setup. I...
  48. Jock Elliott

    Comet Neowise

    Really faint, really hard to shoot, light pollution . . . still fun to try. Original: Romanced with Luminar: Cheers, Jock
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    Got some lovely scum here . . .

    Cheers, Jock
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    A short review of what a superzoom can do

    Wide view from Oakwood Overlook two days ago. See the little tiny bump in the center of the horizon? Cue the big gun. Looking slightly to the North at full wide: Full zoom: Cheers, Jock