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Spring is in the air ! Show off your pics

Discussion in 'Nature' started by f6cvalkyrie, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Hi,

    during my lunchbreak jogging, I came across the first crocusses in the gardens.
    So, I went back taking my G1 and a Micro-Nikkor 105/2.8 for some spring shots :biggrin:

    Here's some !

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    If the spring flowers are coming out in your garden, let us enjoy them together. Show them off here !!!

    C U,
    Rafael​
     
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  2. Vidar

    Vidar Mu-43 Top Veteran

    545
    Dec 31, 2009
    Bergen, Norway
    There is new snow in my garden:mad: Nice pics!
     
  3. Ben

    Ben Mu-43 Regular

    54
    Apr 16, 2009
    London
    Lovely. Flowers and bokeh - can't beat that combination!
     
  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Nice crocuses...what do ya feed them, chocolate...?

    Mine are just stems but hopefully soon...but not yet....
     
  5. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    I love crocuses! They are truly the a sign of spring. Here in NY, we're not there yet. They're predicting snow tonight. But there are signs. I heard Red Winged Black Birds singing this afternoon and saw a pair of swans making plans for the future.
     
  6. mark1000

    mark1000 Mu-43 Regular

    32
    Feb 22, 2010
    Lovely images Raf, wish i could get down that low.

    Mark.
     
  7. jesse

    jesse Mu-43 Regular

    104
    Dec 16, 2009
    Hong Kong
    Very nice photos
     
  8. Jolliger

    Jolliger Mu-43 Rookie

    12
    Feb 7, 2010
    Ross on Wye. UK
    It was either the washing out drying, the first time for.... a long long time, or this crocus. You all got the crocus, I got to do the ironing.

    G1+14-45mm

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    Roger
     
  9. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    some more crocus pics :smile:

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    (Micro-Nikkor 200/f4 on the G1)


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    (Leica Hektor 135/f4.5 on the G1)

    C U,
    Rafael​
     
  10. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

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  11. Kriekira

    Kriekira New to Mu-43

    Good choice. Lovely shot.

    Good choice. Lovely shot. :thumbup:
     
  12. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    3097759-1.

    Cheers

    Brian
     
  13. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Crocusses seem to attract a lot of insects.
    Here's some close-ups with the Micro-Nikkor 200/f4.5 on the G1.

    This lens has the advantage that you can keep a sufficient distance from the subject, and not disturb the insects ...

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    C U,
    Rafael​
     
  14. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Narcisses today, from a walk in the park, yesterday.
    The small white dog is our 15 year old Jack Russell Terrier, Snoopy. He massively enjoyed this first walk after winter !

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    G1 with Nikkor 24/2.0 @ 2.8

    C U,
    Rafael​
     
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  15. Iconindustries

    Iconindustries Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Hey Raf, i really like 'i have a visitor no.3' awesome! I'm not a honey fan, but i reckon the honey from those flowers would be pretty nice.

    How far away from the bee were you? Sure must have been like a sniper sneaking around otherwise they'd take off.
     
  16. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    Hi,

    Thanks for your comment !

    I must have been around the minimum focusing distance of the lens, which is 71 cm. This 200mm Micro-Nikkor is absolutely ideal for shooting insects, since you can stay away far enough not to disturb the insects.

    C U,
    Rafael
     
  17. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    Taken this morning...

    Proud mum, son and daughter :smile:

    E-PL1 + PL 14-150mm f3.5-5.6
    1/400s f/5.6 at 150.0mm iso200
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    Cheers

    Brian
     
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  18. BBW

    BBW Super Moderator Emeritus

    Oh Brian! I want to be able to get out first thing in the morning and see something like you do!

    How absolutely sweet!:love:

    Hey, wait one second there - when did you get an E-PL1??????????
     
  19. Brian Mosley

    Brian Mosley Administrator Emeritus

    Dec 15, 2009
    I wondered how long it would take you to spot it BB :biggrin:

    I've had one for a few days in preparation for Olympus Photo Safari Group events... if you have any questions I'll do my best to answer, and I will do another series of vids for setting up the E-PL1 (there are some key differences to the settings, to get optimum useability).

    Cheers

    Brian
     
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  20. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 12, 2010
    Brussels, Belgium
    The final proof that spring is there !
    What a sweet view and shot :thumbup:

    C U,
    Rafael