Even more important is the X axis linear. Probably need to use nonparametric stats or chart actual weights. 42 will probably be the right answer anyway which will explain a lot about the characteristics of the average reader of this website.
Spent a few days last June at Mesa Verde National Park. these are some wildflowers blooming there during that time.
Many-lobed Packera, taken with the Rokinon 12mm
Prickly Pear Cactus
Scarlet Globe Mallow
Sego Lilies with Juniper Hairstreak butterfly...
Hummingbirds in flight except first one. Most of these are cropped to about one fourth. getting adequate depth of field was difficult if I got any closer as I had to keep the aperture open to get a high enough shutter speed.
Male Costa's taken several years ago in Palm Springs. Panny...
20 years ago I was sitting in my uncle's garden south of Colorado Springs CO when one landed on a nearby fence post and proceeded 'catch flies' for the next 10 minutes or so. Way north of its usual range. Where did you see this one?
Well I guess my answer to that will depend on whether I want competition or not. In fact I live in Gunnison (and it is still winterish here by the way). I go to Grand Junction regularly and snoop the thrift shops here, there and in between.
Got some batteries for the Minolta X-700 and it fires up and seems to work fine. When I looked at the photo below I realized that It needed a good cleaning. I also noticed a little Brassing on the edge below the film advance but still worth $5.
Well I've done it again. I found a Minolta X-700 in apparently immaculate condition with a 50mm f2.0 lens. The battery was dead so I couldn't test the camera function. They marked it down from $40 to $10. When I went to pay everything was half price so I got it for $5. Also nice bag, 2 rolls...
March is a snowy cold month in the high country but a trip to Colorado National Monument and a trip to a botanical garden in Kansas helped get me a few photos.
Cherry Blossom Time (taken with old Mamiya Sekor 55mm f1.4
Colorado National Monument
Juniper tree in Colorado National Monument...
Spent the day at a botanical garden with this lens. Here are examples at differing apertures, Pretty glowy at f1.4 but cool OOF; sharp at f4 and f5.6 it is really nice.
Mamiya Sekor at F1.4
Back at it today. Found a Fujinon EBC 55mm f1.8 at the thrift store for $8.13. Clean and in beautiful condition. It seems smaller than my other lenses of that length and also seems pretty sharp at 1.8. This may be a keeper.
Picked up a hard case with Minolta 58mm f1.4, Mitakon 80-200mm f4.5, a 5 Star 500mm f8 bazooka and an asortment of filters. I paid $20 for the lot. I like the minolta, the 5Star will be fun to waste some time with.
In May I dropped my GX7 and 100-300mm in a saltwater lagoon in Costa Rica. After drying them for a few days they both appeared to be toast. I brought them back and put them away. I was looking in the storage today and noticed them. The lens had lots of salt deposits inside and did not work. I...
I've been playing around with the pre-burst 4k setting on my G7. The goal being to get photos of a dragonfly launching. I have been using my Tamron SP 35-80mm macro lens for the past week or two and really like it for these kinds of semi-macro shots. All shots f10, 1/1000 sec, ISO 640. These...