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Sat Jul 7, 2012, 12:12 PM

Sometimes . . .

I give myself a challenge to shoot in a small area, right around my house. These were all taken within a hundred yards of my back door.
















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Reply Sometimes . . . (Original post)
Richard D Jul 2012 OP
Adsos Letter Jul 2012 #1
Richard D Jul 2012 #5
lumpy Jul 2012 #2
Richard D Jul 2012 #6
Curmudgeoness Jul 2012 #3
Richard D Jul 2012 #8
Major Nikon Jul 2012 #4
Richard D Jul 2012 #7
Major Nikon Jul 2012 #10
handmade34 Jul 2012 #9
Callalily Jul 2012 #11
66 dmhlt Jul 2012 #12
Richard D Jul 2012 #13

Response to Richard D (Original post)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 01:57 PM

1. Nice!

I especially like the fuscias, and the leaves. How long did Mr. Bun sit there once he'd spied you?

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 03:43 PM

5. Bunny was seemingly convinced

That if he didn't move I couldn't see him. Stayed there for long enough for the shot and then ran a few yards away, then split after a couple minutes.

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Response to Richard D (Original post)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 02:15 PM

2. The photos are absolutely beautiful.

Wonders in your own back yard.

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Response to lumpy (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 03:44 PM

6. Thank you!

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Response to Richard D (Original post)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 02:29 PM

3. I have always said that there is beauty everywhere

you look, if you are just willing to focus on it. And you did focus on it. Lovely shots.

I once took up the challenge to find beauty in an overgrown vacant lot near where I was living. It is amazing what you can find if you try.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 03:46 PM

8. Thank you

It's really good to take on a challenge like this. Lots of wonders under our noses.

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Response to Richard D (Original post)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 02:44 PM

4. Nice composition on all of them

I love the Nikon 18-200. It's not really great throughout it's entire range of aperture and zoom, but it has a very nice sweet spot. I've been using it a lot lately with my infrared converted D5000 and it works incredibly well with it.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 03:45 PM

7. Indeed

I like it a lot, but want to upgrade at some point. Not sure yet where to go though. I like it as it's the only lens I have, and I dread the idea of lugging around 3 or 4 different ones and changing them all the time.

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Response to Richard D (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 05:02 PM

10. If you only have one lens, that's the one to have

The biggest thing I don't like about it is it's basically a lens for when you have good lighting. It also doesn't really produce good sharpness unless you stop it down a bit, and it doesn't perform great on the extreme long end. It also isn't a close up lens. If you avoid those limitations, you can do great things with it, as you've demonstrated. If you want to get another lens, rather than replacing that one, I suggest you figure out what type of photography you like to do best and then figure out what lens is going to perform well for that task. I have a whole drawer full of lenses, but most of those are pretty specialized.

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Response to Richard D (Original post)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 04:43 PM

9. good exercise

I like your photos and especially like the sense of a challenge or exercise in photography. I think if we give ourselves a focus for the day or outing, we think about our camera and how it functions and we are forced to think about how we look at things artistically...

I like the photography contests we have mostly for this reason... it narrows our focus and provides opportunities to look at things in different ways...

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Response to Richard D (Original post)

Sat Jul 7, 2012, 06:58 PM

11. Great photos and wonderful challenge.

I've been walking the same 1.3 miles to work for the past three years, and when I take my camera I have no problem shooting at least 50+ photos. Different season, different perspective, just looking at all the wonderful images that nature is offering me each and every day.

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Response to Richard D (Original post)

Sun Jul 8, 2012, 10:28 AM

12. Very enjoyable. Thanks for sharing them!

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Response to 66 dmhlt (Reply #12)

Sun Jul 8, 2012, 07:51 PM

13. Thank you for enjoying them!

Makes me happy.

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