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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wētāpunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 September 2022 at 07:46
Week 37: September 12 to September 19

I'm coming down the peak workload so could put more time behind the camera. Still don't have quite enough time with the processing but hey, I'm sure things will improve.

So the first shot is for my telephoto theme. We have a bird feeder in the garden, but the little feathery guys are still timid around people with cameras. I took some shots through the glass of the ranch slider closest to the feeder.

#1 (Pic 114) Feeding Sparrows

a9 with Tamron 150-500.
I was shooting at ISO6400 through glass here, so optically, the image was a tad soft and noisy. Having invested recently in the On1 1 Nose Reduction AI plugin I ran the photo through that plugin, and it resulted in a much nicer image. I am impressed with this plugin!
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continuing the Week 37

The scenic shot is a closeup of Raupo Taranga (Poor Knight's Lily). The distinct flowers appear over Spring and Summer. This species is only found in NZ and then, originally on the Poor Knights Islands. It has one relative found in New Caledonia.

#2 (Pic 115) Raupo Taranga (scenic theme)

Sony a7Riii with Voigtlander 110/2 and Sony HVLMT24AM macro flash with adapter.

The last shot is of some local forest, centering on a rimu tree. I've converted it into a blue-yellow duotone style shot to fir the 'creative theme.

#3 (Pic 116) Rimu Tree and forest (creative theme)

Sony a7Riii with Voightlander 15/4
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Week 38: September 19 to September 26

I went back to Fernglade to get some more shots.

Because this was taken with my Voigtlander 110/2 it will have to do as my telephoto shot.

#1 (Pic 117) Raupo Taranga (telephoto)

Sony a7Riii and Voigtlander 110/2

For the scenic shot, a Pikopiko fern. It grows fernlets on its fronds, which I've shown in this shot.

#2 (Pic 118) Pikopiko fernlet (scenic)

Sony a7Riii and Voigtlander 110/2

And for the creative shot, a black and white scene at Te Haruhi Bay.

a7Riii and Voigtlander 15/4
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 September 2022 at 08:53
Some nice additions on this page Kai, the sparrows came out well despite shooting through a window and I like the half hanging/half flying pose of the one on the right. I like your second Raupo Taranga shot better than the first, more natural lines and the sharpness distribution looks more pleasing to my eye. But I think the Te Haruhi Bay shot is the winner here, great foreground interest (very important with such a short lens) and a nice view to explore the background further. The only thing you could have wished for is a bit more dynamic light but that's maybe a good reason to go back there again.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Wētāpunga Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 October 2022 at 06:12
Many thanks Pieter. I was quite pleased with the sparrows as I was not optimistic the glass would give me good images. The One1 Ai noise reduction however, led to a visible improvement.

I agree that the second Raupo Taranga shot is a better composition. I was hoping the weather at Te Haruhi would be dramatic, but it seemed to calm down the closer I got to it. I was really hoping for more dramatic skies. I'll try again of course

So now on to Week 38
Week 39: September 26 to October 3

The scenic shot this week is taken along the Whangaparoa Peninsula. Again, the sort of scene I had hoped the skies would be doing something more dramatic, but, well, it was not to be

#1 (Pic 120) Whangaparoa Seascape (scenic theme)

a7Riii and Voigtlander 15/4mm with 6-stop filter.

Then as it's been mostly rain this week, I stuck to an indoors approach. Tulips are in season now.

#2 (Pic 121) Red Tulips (creative theme). This is a stacked shot of 18 photos.

a7Riii and Sigma 70/2.8 macro

...and because 70mm is just long enough to count as a 'short telephoto', a straight shot

#3 (Pic 122) Tulips (telephoto theme)

a7Riii and Sigma 70/2.8 macro



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