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Post Options Post Options   Quote dCap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 January 2021 at 22:08
Paris - I think that is Montparnasse tower in the distance? It is just a pretty boring office building ... but has a visitor's entrance and a lift/elevator to a café a couple of floors from the top. PLUS an open-air top floor with helipad (that is reached from like 20-30 steps). There is no fence or barrier at the top as you are surrounded by the window-cleaning mechanisms one floor below. So no glass or wire or anything ton interrupt the view.

If I can find my view of Paris from there then I'll respond to this Paris shot in my 150 with the reverse view.

Montparnasse is a bit of a detour from the main tourist areas but you get to see a lot of the Paris sites from the top. I've only ever been there with a 50mm I think! Great place to go at dusk too.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2021 at 09:57
Thanks Chris, it's indeed Tour Montparnasse in the distance, the closer/older building is the École Militaire. Main objective of the shot was to show the Eiffeltower in a somewhat different perspective, allthough I can hardly imagine that this shot is unique.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 January 2021 at 10:08
Week 4 - Topic 2 (vintage digital macro)

Hamamelis (Witch Hazel), a winter bloom in our front garden


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The above is a single capture, there's a focus stacked version of a different bloom in the flower thread
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Week 4 - Topic 1 (day or month prime shot)

This shot of fallow deer in the afternoon sun was shot for day prime but cropped a bit (used ~64% of the full area) so it disqualifies to be posted there.
I still liked it enough for my Photo 150 challenge and post it here


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Howard_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 January 2021 at 13:37
I like the colour of both witch hazel shots - the yellow and red leaps out from the background. And I guess the fence around the trees is to protect them from the deer. It's good to be reminded of that lens, which I think I have somewhere.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote dCap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 January 2021 at 14:33
Those are Fallow Deer - Dama dama - and seem to be nice and relaxed and happy to be photographed.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 January 2021 at 14:35
Originally posted by dCap dCap wrote:

Those are Fallow Deer - Dama dama - and seem to be nice and relaxed and happy to be photographed.
now corrected

They were behind a fence and probably used to people getting close by. A 28 mm is not the best for "real" wildlife, even with some cropping.
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Your excellent archive shots make lockdown even less appealing - I long to see new places again. And my newest macro is the 100/2.8 D ...
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Week 5 - Topic 3 (dig in the archive)

A crested tit in our garden 1Q2007

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Post Options Post Options   Quote dCap Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 February 2021 at 12:37
wow - I've never seen one of those!
did, very occasionally get a few 'coal tits' pass through the garden I used to have
just used to view with binoculars though
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Post Options Post Options   Quote eddyizm Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 February 2021 at 18:28
I am loving all these great macros! Week 5 garden shot is very nice.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 February 2021 at 13:59
@dCap, thanks, we have all kinds of tits in our garden, most common are the great tit (or "coal tit"), the blue tit and less frequently this crested tit variety. We make sure they're well fed in winter so they survive and can help us eat the buxus moth larvea in spring . That avoids the use of chemicals that actually kill a lot of tits.

@eddyism, thanks, macro's are an essential part of my portfolio. I find it a great craft to get back into photo mojo when you've lost it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pegelli Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 February 2021 at 14:02
Week 5 - Topic 2 (vintage digital macro)

Last years' hydrangea

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Phil Wood Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 February 2021 at 14:52
Originally posted by pegelli pegelli wrote:

@dCap, thanks, we have all kinds of tits in our garden, most common are the great tit (or "coal tit"), the blue tit and less frequently this crested tit variety. We make sure they're well fed in winter so they survive and can help us eat the buxus moth larvea in spring . That avoids the use of chemicals that actually kill a lot of tits.


The great tit (Parus major) and coal tit (Parus ater) are different species; we get both in our garden but the most common is the blue tit. At this time of year we also get long-tailed tits. Crested tits are very rare in England, I have never seen one - so thanks for the photo.

I'm intrigued by the "help us eat the buxus moth larvea" - are they tasty?
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