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Plants of all kinds

BBW

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Jul 7, 2010
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Mayank, I'm sorry that I missed this photograph of yours. I love the soft quality of the vines...they have a dancer like quality, I think. Lovely.

Zebra grass at large in our backyard.
LX5 f/8 @ 1/20th ISO 200
BB, these B & W LX5 shots are looking rather Leica-esque to me. What do you think?[/QUOTE] Wouldn't that be nice! Maybe it's the "x" in the name?:p

Pictor, thank you for this bird's eye view of this garden. It looks as though it might have been raining? A very quiet, contemplative scene. I feel calmer just for looking at it.

Here is m "plant". I believe it is a Blue Spruce. It was very tall.

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summerkl

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Oct 11, 2010
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Vancouver, Canada
I've tried this shot many times as it is in my front yard and these dew drops always catch my eye. Taken with my Nex and Nikon 60mm f2.8, ISO 400, 1/160s. Cropped, contrast adjustment and sharpening in p.p.

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BBW

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Kevin, it looks like this try was the charm - lovely in all aspects. Nice holiday greeting card material, too. You and your Nex with the various lenses you have are making "beautiful photographic music" together. (I know, I know...mutilating an already hackneyed expression.:tomato2:) I need to go search and see if you've described how you feel the NEX is vs your previous micro four thirds camera.

Ray, I spotted this last night on Flickr - love the black and white approach. You've given the brussel sprout a rather nefarious look here. Nice!

Neil, we need to figure out how to get you to post your photographs in larger form. Right now this attachment is not clickable. I'd love to see this larger - it has a kind of polaroid look to it from what I can see.
 

summerkl

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Oct 11, 2010
376
Vancouver, Canada
Thanks BB, that plant will get a reprieve for now but I think I'll be going back for a really tight macro on those dew drops :) My love affair with the NEX continues but I had a quick flirtation with the VF-2 on an e-pl1 over the weekend ... it really is a nice set-up and brought back fond memories. In the back of my mind, I think when the e-pl1 comes down to the $250 range over time, I'll probably pick one up as a back-up.
 
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BBW

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Jul 7, 2010
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Thanks BB, that plant will get a reprieve for now but I think I'll be going back for a really tight macro on those dew drops :) My love affair with the NEX continues but I had a quick flirtation with the VF-2 on an e-pl1 over the weekend ... it really is a nice set-up and brought back fond memories. In the back of my mind, I think when the e-pl1 comes down to the $250 range over time, I'll probably pick one up as a back-up.
I believe you about the Macro! As for the E-PL1 with the EVF, it is a fantastic combo...I ought to know, I used to own it. $250 for the both of 'em? Patience is a virtue, Kevin.:wink:
 

summerkl

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Oct 11, 2010
376
Vancouver, Canada
I will boldly state but not put any money down :biggrin: - when the next Olympus Pen comes out with a high-res EVF built-in and a classic form factor then there will be a fire sale and I will get my $250 e-pl1 with VF-2! Yes I do wear rose-colored glasses :)
 
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Aushiker

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May 25, 2015
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Fremantle, Western Australia

[Royal] Hakea Victoria - {Day 06-07} by Andrew Priest (Aushiker), on Flickr

Day 6: Esperance to Albany: The Unconventional Ride. 750 km in 10 days. Having entered the Fitzgerald River National Park the Hakea Victoria or more commonly known Royal Hakea started to dominate the landscape. Regretfully I was out of wildflower season so no flowering specimens where to be seen. The Noongar name for the plant is Tallyongut. They can grow to around 3 metres tall. This was one of the tallest I saw today.
 

Aushiker

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May 25, 2015
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Fremantle, Western Australia

Xanthorrhoea [Balga Tree] - Waychinicup National Park - {Day 11- 06} by Andrew Priest (Aushiker), on Flickr

Day 11: Esperance to Albany: The Unconventional Ride. 750 km in 10 days. Easily the tallest Xanthorrhoea [Balga Tree] I saw on the ride through the Waychinicup National Park; in fact on the whole ride. A noticeable change in fauna from the Fitzgerald River National Park.

Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 and a Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14-150 F4.0-5.6 II
 

tonyturley

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Nov 24, 2014
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Scott Depot, WV, USA
This is a Longleaf Pine, Pinus palustris. It is native to the US eastern seaboard, stretching from Virginia to Florida, and across the Gulf to Texas. Extensive logging and land development has seriously reduced its territory. Longleaf can take up to 150 years to mature, and has reportedly reached 200 feet in older specimens. It is very fire resistant, and its seed dispersal is even aided by wildfires.

The question is how a Longleaf came to be planted in a rural WV yard in a creek bottom? This one looks pretty beat up, which is not surprising, considering our climate can be rough in the winter. Even a friend who works in the forestry department of a nearby major university is scratching his head over this one.

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