Sony/Minolta pictures of the week | 1 September

Discussion in 'Sony/Minolta' started by mukul_dube, Sep 1, 2019.

  1. Howard does not appear to be at a computer, so here goes. The girl (young woman, to be Politically Correct) in the photo, Vinerjeet Kaur, is studying for a Master's degree in law.
    Micro-Nikkor 55/2.8 on Sony A7
  2. First come, first served, Mukul!

    The agony of the centaur
    | Buscot Park, Oxfordshire | A7 III and FE ZA 24-70mm F4

    | Boxford Roman Mosaic | A7 III and FE ZA 24-70mm F4
    Of course they didn't have 600mm lenses in Roman times but the artist here has drawn an archer (left, with red cloak) shooting and piercing a lion, right, and drawing blood. Telemon is the name for the figure in the corner who with three other colleagues supports the main subject of the mosaic, a mythological tale. A stunning piece of work, uncovered this week after 1700 years, and soon to be reburied in order to preserve it.

    | Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve, Oxfordshire | A7 III and Tamron SP 70-300mm USD
    I don't have a 600mm lens either, but with a 300mm lens and no cropping there is still some distance to these deer in the meadows. The mosaicist wins, I think!
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  3. Sony a6000 / Sony/Zeiss 16-70mm 4.0

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  4. "First come, first served" is not true here, Howard. I checked a couple of times, and jumped in only when it was long past your usual posting time.

    Mark, those tusks are really remarkable. I am in India, a country known for elephants: but never have I seen such tusks.
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  6. Those are big tusks, Mukul, sadly these elephants are extinct. Those were North American Mammoths,some wandered into the La Brea tar pits located in what is today's Los Angeles, California. This is the exhibit at The La Brea Tar Pits Museum in Los Angeles. LINK I am staying at a condo two city blocks away this month. The last of this line of elephants went extinct about 3600 years ago. Bones and tusks were found well preserved in the La Brea tar pits along with many other animals from going even farther back in time. There have also been woolly mammoths found frozen in the ice in Northern latitudes of Russia, found with grass in their bellies. As if they were eating and burried in snow. Some of their DNA has been recovered frozen for some 40,000 years. I have read scientists my attempt bring them back by usin their DNA.

    The North American Mammoth body was about the size of African elephants from what I have read. North America had many similar species to other continents, horses, elephants and others died off. It would be interesting if they were still here.

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