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Special Sunday with the 20mm panny

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Iconindustries, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Special Sunday afternoon. Beautiful light and nature captured with the panny 20mm with my GF1. Photo's are not touched in any way and this lens really is something special.

    The first is my dad's watermelon plant. This is a baby melon about 100mm long.


    The mesmerising fading light glowing through the fern fronds......


    A harmless wandering traveller on his journey to nowhere..........



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  2. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Great series, thanks. Shot two I like most. We got sunshine right now, seems that weather is improving.

    Have a nice day.
    Kind regards, Herman
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  3. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Icon, thanks for these - they made me smile and reminded me of the simple beauty of every day life in "the backyard". Particularly love the baby melon - very sweet looking. I never really thought about melons quite that way before.
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  4. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    These are wonderful. Thanks for sharing them!
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  5. Justified_Sinner

    Justified_Sinner Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 11, 2010
    Scotland, UK
    Dauvit Alexander
    Is the ant shot with just the lens or did you use a supplementary close-up "filter"?

    Great shots, thanks.
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  6. mark1000

    mark1000 Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 22, 2010
    Wonderful feel good shots, thanks for sharing them.

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  7. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hey thanks everyone for your thoughts. It's really encouraging.
    We just ate the first melon off that melon vine today and it was literally mouth watering. Sorry for my ignorance but do they grow watermelons in the UK?

    For Justified Sinner's question. I just had the lens about 19-20cm away from the ant. But it looks closer than that because the ant is really big. We have some wild looking creatures in Australia. Even though these ants are huge they don't bite ,but out west further they have what you call meat ants. They can really nock you clean for a bit if they decide to have some fun.

  8. Boyzo

    Boyzo Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 3, 2010
    That lens is special Icon .. sometimes I forget

    The melon has a way to go but up in sunny QL no probs :wink:
    you got the light in #2, that ant looks menacing...

    Cheers from Sunny Melb. :smile:
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  9. Jake

    Jake Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 12, 2010
    N.W U.K
    Great pics Icon. What software did you use to resize the pics?
    Cheers Jake.
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  10. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hey thanks Jake. I used Apple iphoto. I have LR as well but iphoto is just really simple and effective for a guy like me who doesn't need to tweak his photos much. It has the basics but nothing special like Photoshop or LR, which is great in one way because i know exactly what each feature does. And i learnt it in about 3 hours of mucking around.

  11. Pelao

    Pelao Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 3, 2010
    Ontario, Canada
    Love the ant shot.

    Detail is very impressive, as is the bokeh.
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