** NEX Back Yard Photo Challenge **

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Charlie Lab
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** NEX Back Yard Photo Challenge **
Apr 21, 2012

Here's the challenge: take your NEX, walk out your door, and take pictures of things in your own yard within 30 feet of your door. Throw your images up on this thread, and we can compare and enjoy. Birds, bugs, flowers, kids... there's a whole world closer than you think.

Here's a couple examples taken yesterday to get us started:

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If you take a great photograph, I really don't care whether it came from a Leica or smartphone. Just share it.

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Re: ** NEX Back Yard Photo Challenge **
In reply to Charlie Lab, Apr 21, 2012

In the spirit of going out for this challenge, here is a picture taken in the last hour... a rare sinister-looking ladybug sitting on a carcass pile of her aphid victims.

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Re: ** NEX Back Yard Photo Challenge **
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Re: ** NEX Back Yard Photo Challenge **
In reply to Charlie Lab, Apr 21, 2012

here are a few from around the house a few minutes ago, all handheld, NEX 5n/with SEL30mm 3.5 macro, not a sharp lens as told by the critics ;- )

Most images were cropped and a little PS done to cheer them up a bit, but that's it !

PS, that bee in the second image was about as thick as a pencil lead, he was tiny !

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In reply to Charlie Lab, Apr 21, 2012

A couple more for the ages, again hand held, shot with the SEL Macro, gently messaged in PS and put to bed !

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In reply to edwardaneal, Apr 21, 2012

edwardaneal wrote:

Move over Ed, I'll be there in a week :). I'll supply the beer mate and enjoy the pool.

All the best Ed, love it.

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Thanks Charlie
In reply to Charlie Lab, Apr 21, 2012

Thanks Charlie, it was a darn good idea for in here and its one thing thats been missing in the NEX forum, some sort of challenge thread. Good on you

All the best and just love that second shot, very nice.

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In reply to wll, Apr 21, 2012

I like the variety in these wll. Good selective focus and love the leaf in the grass, great low perspective.

All the best wll, I'll get out there shortly and take a look around.

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In reply to twald, Apr 21, 2012

Twald, those are very nice, you are lucky to live out in the country.

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In reply to wll, Apr 21, 2012

One more cut from the soft underbelly of my yard. This little ditty required a Gorilla Pod, f11 at 1/800 of a second. I have to get a hand held flash to work with this camera, Flash would enable you to get these images spot on, without the use of a tripod.

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Re: ** NEX Back Yard Photo Challenge **
In reply to wll, Apr 21, 2012

Good idea. I'll play - NEX-7 with Contax 45mm f2.

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In reply to Travellling Fool, Apr 21, 2012

Nice, love the dark green and the yellow contrast !

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In reply to Charlie Lab, Apr 21, 2012

Nice shots everyone!

This is a good challenge for me! Since I've been stuck to just going to either work or home the past few weeks, going to the backyard was the only time I could test out the different capabilities of my NEX-7! Anyways here are my photos from the backyard:

An old one from my 5N! I wish I had the NEX-7 when I took this one for better cropability:

Not sure if props qualify but i'll throw these in here just to show that there are a alot of things/subjects to shoot by just using what's around you:

If props aren't qualified then just disregard the last 6 photos! Hehehe!

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In reply to gbert15, Apr 21, 2012

I'm cracking up, I love that character.

Also your images are very bright and sharp,, very nice .

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wll wrote:

I'm cracking up, I love that character.

Also your images are very bright and sharp,, very nice .

wll

Thanks a lot man!

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Re: ** NEX Back Yard Photo Challenge **
In reply to Charlie Lab, Apr 21, 2012

well - right now at this moment this is whats happening in my back yard

what else would you expect grandkids to do when its 105 degrees out and the water is 79

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Tractor, maple, sun, barn: 16mm + ECU1
In reply to Charlie Lab, Apr 21, 2012

About a half-hour ago in the back yard.

1952 Ford 8N tractor (still our daily driver) and a Norway Maple that buds red in the spring.

Sony 16mm + VCL-ECU1. Shot Raw, ACR defaults. Corrected CA and tilt, lightened shadows, otherwise SOOC.

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In reply to flint-hill, Apr 21, 2012

Man alive, that is beautiful.

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straight out the door, as you asked!
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