Canon Thursday Photo 2011: #24

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    Are you new to this thread? The general guidelines for these Thurs day threads are right here. Remember: only one image each week!​
    Happy Thursday to everyone! Hope everyone is doing well and your cameras are staying warm. Apparently there was a lunar eclipse not too long ago that lasted quite awhile and turned the moon a rare red color. I don't believe it was visible from the U.S. though. I'm sure JDM can add more about this.
    I didn't take many photos at all this week unfortunately, but I did play with a photo of a flower (a tulip I guess, I'm not a flower expert either). Of the small amount of snaps I took in the yard this was the only one with acceptable sharpness, exposure, etc. It was pretty bland in color and the b/w alowed me to black out the background without making the photo suffer. Certainly not my favorite photo, but I try to post a photo taken during the past week if at all possible.
    Let's see what you guys and gals shot this week. Anyone get the eclipse?
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  3. Spearhead

    Spearhead Moderator

    Aristocracy in the Chamber of Fetish
  4. Cedar Waxwings
    7D, 100-400mm L @ 400mm, f5.6 @ 1/750, ISO 400
  5. In the park this last weekend.
  6. Wasn't in mood for shooting last week, so here's one older, for these hot days
  7. Taken from the Morro Bay beach near Morro Rock of the smoke stacks.
    Camera Canon EOS 7D
    Exposure 0.002 sec (1/500)
    Aperture f/11.0
    Focal Length 85 mm
    ISO Speed 100
    Exposure Bias -1/3 EV
    Lens Type Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
  8. Sunset over Burnie, Tasmania last Sunday eavening due to ash cloud from Chilean Volcano eruption. it caused a lot of disruption to airline schedules but we got some lovely sunrises and sunsets.
  9. Did not get any shooting done last week as plans fell through. So another fair shot.
  10. Some really nice photos this week. This bluejay was in a cedar tree in my backyard.
  11. Something simple from me this week, playing with my B&W conversions in Aperture and with some presets i found online.
  12. Family stuff
  13. Bandshell
  14. My friends got married and asked me to take the photos. It was only the 2nd wedding I had done in over 25 years.
    The 5D+Sigma 50/1.4 and 5D+24-105 both worked well, but my 7D developed an error 30 problem, which made life a little stressful.

    This was one of the getting ready shots straight out of the camera.
  15. Had to show this car. I have no idea what it is, but it's so cute.
    It's from the same day as the last weeks vw, the day out with the mentally handicaped.
    5D2, 28-80 2.8-4.0 L
  16. A portulaca growing in our front yard and I applied an orange HSL filter.
  17. My contribution is from last weekend's local 10K run in which close to 19000 people participated. These young runners appeared to have most of the fun when passing the sprinklers!
    Regards, Hadi
  18. What a terrific start to Canon Thursday this week. You folks never cease to amaze me with you skill and eye for composition. I pat you all on the back!
    Nathan - looks like it might be some type of lily.
    Brad - I believe the pup is posing for you.
    Jeff S - speechless.
    Lupo - what time is dinner this evening?
    Tomek - interesting exploration of contrast.
    Michael E - I like the waxwings. Nice to get three in one shot!
    James D - looks like he's saying, "Are you going to take the photo or what?" Nice portrait.
    Ervin - brrrr. Looks a little like an HDR.
    Spencer - looks like these are sprouting right out of the earth.
    Bruce - great colors. Get that horizon out of the center!
    DL - big, bold, flashy it!
    Lee D - very nice. I don't have a good shot of a blue jay. I'll keep trying.
    Karen W - I like the "half" shot of the dandelion. I wonder if this type of shot could be improved with slightly more depth of field. Good conversion.
    Mike N - terrific family photo; next time get that letter thingie out of there. Cute kid!
    Phil B - where is that bandshell?
    Peter M - sorry to hear about the 7D problems. At least you had the backup. Good portrait.
    Jan - I don't know what it is either; from a search online, it looks like it might be a Velorex Oskar.
    Wayne - nice flower. Looks like the orange bits are glowing.
    Hadi - good fun shot.
    This is a tiny, tiny fly - about the length of a a sharpened pencil lead. The body is iridescent.
  19. Darn it I missed Mark's critique by a split second!
  20. The lunar eclipse was supposed to appear during moon rise in South America. However, I never saw it. So, here is a shot from last week. I took my daughter to the beach to fly her kite and then we took pictures of the fishermen and boats. Here's one of those pictures in an attempt at B & W conversion.
  21. Got ya covered, Hadi!
  22. This guy was too hungry to notice my presence, or he just didn't care.
  23. Balustrade
  24. Once again, a lot of great shots here already and looking forward to seeing what everyone else has to share.
    These two barred owl babies were pledged from the nest less than two weeks ago. This was as close as I could get to them and as unobstructed a shot as I could get, as well. Shot with my 50D and EF 100-300mm USM f4.5-5.6 at 300mm f5.6 and 1/50 sec, with the camera on tripod using Live View. Cropped in quite a bit to get this, but considering the situation, I'm pretty happy with the results.
  25. Point Clear, Alabama
  26. This week I'm again with the flowers...This one is a sunflower that has grown from the waste from the feeder.
  27. Early Asters taken last weekend.
  28. Hi Mark Agree good shots this week( the letter thingie was part of the joke .it looked like a prisoner no id!) Point taken regards mike
  29. Tried to get a Canon Thursday shot but had to mop water from storm out of my basement. There was this cloud going by.
  30. kts


    spent tuesday evening in cuyahoga valley n.p. waiting to get some full moon shots at hale farm and snapped this one at the everett rd. covered bridge.....
  31. "In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue" His ships were the Pinta, Nina and Santa Maria. The foreground is a Pinta replica. The background contains a Nina replica. They are painted a dull black with wirtually no luminosity. Hard to photograph. Made yesterday.
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    Last day of kindergarten.
  33. St Ives Bridge, Cambridgeshire, UK. Built in 1414 with a chapel added in 1426.
  34. Clematis flower.
    500D, Canon 55-250mm
  35. Shot in our backyard about an hour ago after a long night of thunderstorms...
  36. Some really nice stuff!
    Haven't participated in quite awhile, . . . "alway's catching up!"
    From last weekends Fly-In and Air Show.
    Two Mustang's, about a quarter century apart, . . . both fly!
    Just as it came out of the 50D.
  37. Wow. So many interesting images!
    Mine is from last weekend at the Los Angeles Southwest College, where the annual L.A. Watts Summer Games is being held. LAWSG is like the Olympics for California high school athletes. Fun stuff!
    5D | 70-200mm f/4 @ 70mm| 1/500s f/4.0 ISO 100
  38. Older picture of mine. Practicing my postprocessing. 5D2, 24-70L at f/7.1 1.6s. Photoshop CS5.
  39. I haven't been out w/ the camera for a couple of weeks now so I have to dig into past efforts.
    I really love the southwest and Arches is among the top faves, so here is a shot overlooking a jumble of rocks at Arches. This shot was taken in December of 2008, the 28th to be exact.
    This was taken with:
    EOS 30D
    24 - 70 @ 70 mm
    ISO 100
    1/200 s
  40. A clump of grass at the drive through of the local In-n-Out. Canon A650 IS 1/200 f/4.8 ISO 100
  41. Lots of excellent photos on page one already! (the first 25 posts). Esp. Hadi's 300mm photo of the runners in the sprinklers... Mark K's small fly is a winner too. More later in a separate post.
    This one is from a nice scene Sunday morning during one of my hikes with my wife. Young redwoods along Dawn Falls trail (just above Larkspur, Calif.).
    EOS 7D, 16-35 at 21mm, ISO 800, f/7.1, 1/160.
  42. Dusk's descent on the Escalante, May 2011.
    Canon EOS 1V HS + EF 100/2.8L IS Macro, Fujichrome Provia 100F
  43. zml


    Canon 40D, EF 24-105/4 L IS @ 105 mm, f/4, 1/25s, ISO 400. 1255x1255 pixel crop from a 3888x2592 pixel frame.
  44. Wuff! Michael, that's quite a shot!
    Here's a shot from the forest floor of San Pedro Park in Pacifica, CA.
    5D2, can't remember what lens, but probably the 70-200 with a stack of extension tubes, f 9, 1/60 sec, ISO 400
  45. There's no business like show business - even in the 5th Grade.
  46. Snowy egret hunting:
    Canon 7D, EF 500mm f/4L IS, ISO 400, f/8, 1/2000th second, hand held
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    Canon 5D II, EF 2.8L 70-200mm w/ 1.4x Converter, ISO 100, f/4, 1/1000 sec.
  48. Nebulizers.
  49. I just happened to look out my window and caught this guy tanning on a ginger plant.
  50. As always great pictures from everybody.
    My flowershot from this week;
  51. A shot from a few weeks ago. A lucky boy who lives in the building next to us got a nice surprise.
  52. While watching the Phillies game last night, they were cutting to commercial and showed the moonrise. That sent me running to the patio to see my options. I'm very happy with this one. 50d Canon 100-400.
  53. My Two Favorite Imaging tools
  54. Plant outside my front door has finally flowered. I do not know what it is. Help?
  55. Daniel, I believe that's an oriental lily...
  56. Something I took today... I loved all the lines in this scene, also accentuated by the shadows.
  57. I don't get here very often, but this is a shot I took a few weeks ago of two birds at a hummingbird feeder in our back yard. The one on the left is a house finch but the other no one here can identify. Guesses of Tanager and Oriole have ben given, but I do't think so here in the Sonoran Desert. Right after I shot this picture, the yellow colored bird whacked at the finch and it flew away. Another missed shot.
    Canon 7D 70-200mm Canon Lens IS F4 with a 1.5 Teleconverter.`
  58. Michigan has many small towns with small churches and cemeteries.
    Cemetery Entrance, Leslie, MI
  59. Lots of great photos, I especially like Robert's Great Blue Heron, but I am partial to birds.
    Would that be Okolona, KY?
  60. Thank you William.
  61. Honeymoon Killer
    Mating insects been attacked by a spider. The spider was trying to kill one of the insects and the three were hanging on the web.
    Taken with Canon EOS 40D, 100 MM Macro USM
  62. Cuckoo wasp (family Chrysididae) nectaring on Yarrow in the garden this week. 5DM2, PME65, diffused flash.
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    Camera: Canon EOS 50D
    Lens: Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM
    Exposure Program: Aperture-priority AE
    Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1000)
    Aperture: f/2.8
    Focal Length: 90 mm
    ISO Speed: 200
    Exposure Bias: +1/3 EV
    Flash: Off, Did not fire
  64. Daniel, the lily can be Oriental (strong scent) , Azian (no scent) and variations between. (LO, OT, LA, longiflorum)
    Here's a page but it's in Dutch.
    If you click on the white text below the pictures you get a big big list... haven't found your one yet..
    ps 1: make sure you don't get the orange stuf on your clothes, the stains won't go with washing.
    ps 2: if you see bright red beetles on the plants, kill them. They will eat the plant completely.
  65. Roger My guess is female hooded oriole Ok sonoran area
  66. Pete Ferling--an amazing and super picture!
    Thank you for posting.
  67. First post. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas. Couldn't get the eclipse but was about to get the moon rising over the NYC skyline from New Jersey....
  68. Thanks Paul. One of my more fun projects that required some extra patience. :)
  69. Spent a day at the races with Jost Garage Racing.
  70. The grass always seems greener on the other side of the fence. Shot with a Canon 40D and Canon 100-400mm L.
  71. I'm afraid JDM was out of the country, visiting the former Confederate States*, so no knowledge about eclipses and I'm posting this one really late (Canon 5D, 24-105mm):
    *apparently the "Wahw" is over now

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