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    Posted: 2 hours 46 minutes ago at 21:48
After a long absence I'll try to do better commenting on my co 150 challenge participants

Your bird pictures are always impressive, we now use the same lens but there's still a lot I need to learn to get anywhere close to this quality, especially the ones in flight but also the grounded ones.

Another top shot for me is the tree silhouette on the previous page, well composed and interesting to look at.
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Week 26: June 27 to July 4

I took Kid 3 with me on an expedition yesterday to explore a protected reserve, in the Tāwharanui Regional Park. One of the highlights was spotting a pōpokotea. This is a rare NZ forest bird. It has vanished from Northland and numbers pick up only much further south of Auckland.

The European name is the unimaginative whitehead, while the scientific name is Mohoua albicilla

You can learn more about this species at https://www.doc.govt.nz/nature/native-animals/birds/birds-a-z/whitehead-popokotea/

So this will be my telephoto shot for this week
#1 (Pic 80) Pōpokotea

Unsurprisingly, this shot was taken with the Sony a9 and Tamron 150-500mm at 500mm. And cropped. It is small.
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Nice tonality in this B&W image
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I had a wander in my lunch break, and liked the way the backlit branches of this tree, were almost in silhouette form. It is somewhat convenient having a small holster-style camera bag with the a7r3 and Zeiss Loxia 50/2 lens with me, and is compact enough to take on my bike ride to work.

#3 (Pic 79) Winter Tree (scenic theme)

A7r3 with Zeiss Loxia 50/2 at f8, 1/1600s, ISO200
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Week 25: June 21-27

And we start this week off with the telephoto shot.

#1 (Pic 77) Takapu against surf (telephoto)

As you'd expect, the Sony a9 and Tamron 150-500mm at 500mm.

#2 (Pic 78) Takapu in flight (wild card 6)


Edited by Wētāpunga - 24 June 2022 at 02:00
a7riii, a9- Voigtländer 15/4.5, 110/2.5 M; Zeiss Loxia- 21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2 & 85/2.4, Zeiss Batis- 85/1.8 & 135/2.8; Sony 24-105/4 G; Sigma 70/2.8 M; Tamron 150-500 f5-6.7; Sony SAL 135/2.8 STF
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Week 24: June 13-20

I'm making an effort to have a camera with me more often and trying to take pictures around me. I'm hoping the weather will cooperate in the next week or 3 so I can indulge in some more interesting expeditions, but at the moment, I'm sticking close to local scenes.

One my jaunt to Catalina Bay I did spot a Kāruhiruhi, but only had my Sony 24-105mm with me. So it was a job of showing at 105mm and then cropping.

Fortunately it was content to pose on the iron bar in the concrete block in the water, so never really tested the camera or lenses capabilities.

#1 (Pic 74) Kāruhiruhi (telephoto theme)

a7Riii and 24-105/4 G, at f4, 1/1000s, ISO125.

#2 (Pic 75) Auckland Ferry Building (creative theme)

I used a split-tone effect on the original art-deco designed building at the Auckland wharf. Shot with a7Riii and Sony 24-105/4 G

And here is a shot of the front of the building as a colour image instead
#3 (Pic 76) Ferry Building (scenic theme)
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#3 (Pic 73) Children's Slide (Scenic theme)

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Week 23: June 7-13

More close-to-home shots this week .

#1 (Pic 71) Weekly Pūkeko (telephoto theme)

a9 with Tamron 150-500mm

#2 (Pic 72) Brick Building (creative theme)

a7Riii and Sony 24-105mm

...one more to come

Edited by Wētāpunga - 13 June 2022 at 07:31
a7riii, a9- Voigtländer 15/4.5, 110/2.5 M; Zeiss Loxia- 21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2 & 85/2.4, Zeiss Batis- 85/1.8 & 135/2.8; Sony 24-105/4 G; Sigma 70/2.8 M; Tamron 150-500 f5-6.7; Sony SAL 135/2.8 STF
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Week 22: May 31- June 6

Photographic time was eaten up by shooting an event one evening (and processing photos) but it was honestly good to get a paid gig again. Covid19 has not been kind

#1 (Pic 67) Takapu Pair (telephoto theme)

a9 with Tamron 150-500
These two birds were for a few moments, flying across the shadow area of Motutara Islan, which generated this stark background

#2 (Pic 68) Mynah

Yup, a9 with tampon 150-500.
Photographed on my weekly meander through a park to get to bus stop

#3 (Pic 69) Pūkeko - Bonus shot

And again, a9 with Tamron 150-500.

#4 (Pic 70) Wetland at Catalina Bay (scenic theme)

a7Riii and Sony 24-105/4 G

Edited by Wētāpunga - 06 June 2022 at 05:17
a7riii, a9- Voigtländer 15/4.5, 110/2.5 M; Zeiss Loxia- 21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2 & 85/2.4, Zeiss Batis- 85/1.8 & 135/2.8; Sony 24-105/4 G; Sigma 70/2.8 M; Tamron 150-500 f5-6.7; Sony SAL 135/2.8 STF
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#3 (Pic66) Beercan (Creative theme)
This is a stacked image (4 photos) taken with my a7Riii and Zeiss Loxia 85/2.8 at f5.6 1/13s ISO100
a7riii, a9- Voigtländer 15/4.5, 110/2.5 M; Zeiss Loxia- 21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2 & 85/2.4, Zeiss Batis- 85/1.8 & 135/2.8; Sony 24-105/4 G; Sigma 70/2.8 M; Tamron 150-500 f5-6.7; Sony SAL 135/2.8 STF
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#2 (Pic 65) Patterns (Scenic theme)

Surface of a planter, photographed with a7Riii and Zeiss 85/1.8
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Week 21: May 24-30

Still under pressure with the processing and event photography this week, but the local birdlife is still obliging.

#1 (Pic 64) Browsing Pūkeko (Telephoto theme)

Sony a9 with Tamron 150-500mm, at 500mm, f6.7, ISO5000.

I am genuinely blown away at how good these shots are even at ISO5000. I was reluctant to go over ISO400 with my a100, and for my a900, ISO1600 was close to my limit. And the detail and lack of noise was never as good as these.
a7riii, a9- Voigtländer 15/4.5, 110/2.5 M; Zeiss Loxia- 21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2 & 85/2.4, Zeiss Batis- 85/1.8 & 135/2.8; Sony 24-105/4 G; Sigma 70/2.8 M; Tamron 150-500 f5-6.7; Sony SAL 135/2.8 STF
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#3 (Pic 63) Zeiss Lens (telephoto)

Sony a7Riii with Sigma 70/2.8mm (70mm also qualifies as a short telephoto lens...)
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Week 20: May 17-23

Running behind somewhat on my processing at the moment, so have a bit of catching up to do.

Will begin with a creative shot, in the sense I used my mobile phone to help compose and take these selfies.

#1 (Pic 61) Selfie (Creative)

a7Riii with Zeiss Batis 85/1.8 at f1.8

#2 (Pic 62) Rock Pool (Scenic)

a7Riii with Zeiss Loxia 35/2 in Seafrogs underwater housing
a7riii, a9- Voigtländer 15/4.5, 110/2.5 M; Zeiss Loxia- 21/2.8, 35/2, 50/2 & 85/2.4, Zeiss Batis- 85/1.8 & 135/2.8; Sony 24-105/4 G; Sigma 70/2.8 M; Tamron 150-500 f5-6.7; Sony SAL 135/2.8 STF
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