Weekend Pix for the week ending April 25th to 27th, 2014

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Weekend Pix for the week ending April 25th to 27th, 2014
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Hello Sigma Shooters:

Well it's late in April and spring is finaly here in Denver, boy it is about time for this fair weather photographer.

Well it is time for our weekly photo show. All Sigma cameras and lenses are welcome to participate and as usual please try to limit your post to 3 images. Please give your post a title so that comments can be properly directed.

But most of all 'just do it!' go out and shoot some photos and have fun ;O)>.---

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Pasque Flowers
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The blooms are finally starting to show up at our local park.  The Pasque flowers are always the first to bloom.  Here are a few shots of these beautiful flowers, taken with the SD1M and the 105 mm OS macro lens.

A nice cluster of Pasque flowers in a rock garden.

A deep red Pasque Flower

a magenta/purple Pasque flower about to open

Enjoy your spring time ;O)>.

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Small spring flowers
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All SD9 with one of several M42/Petri lenses (I usually shoot an image of the lens before mounting, but didn't document well that day)

pink oxalis, wood sorrel

spiderwort

more wood sorrel

rose petals

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Re: Pasque Flowers
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Wow, Larry, you managed to take the 18-35mm off your camera!!! Excellent pics ... the second one is my favourite.

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Infrared at the Harbor
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a very simple b&w photo
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Could I suggest that you brighten this one ? It is a good thought, but rather dingy. The water drops don't sparkle.

The Levels control in Photoshop is your friend.

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Weekend Pix
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St. Andrews Suspension Bridge, Glasgow Green
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Hardy Steiner wrote:

Wow, Larry, you managed to take the 18-35mm off your camera!!! Excellent pics ... the second one is my favourite.

Thanks for the comments Hardy.  It was a struggle, but I did finally get the 18-35 off the SD1M and was reminded that my other lenses do a good job on the beast also ;O)>.

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Nice capture Rick:  You are really whetting my appetite for doing some IR myself ;O)>.

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DP3M snaps
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u

Caught this contrail just at sunset

Couldn't get the color quite exactly right, but the cat looks pretty good in SPP mono

This child's playhouse lends a fairytale feeling to the photo, particularly with the light.

High-ISO, all noise suppression turned off in SPP, flowering tree in dusk looks like an older film shot.

Pure detail and resolution simply won't quit!

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DP2Merrill
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DP2Merrill ISO 100 +.3EV auto wb

I just uploaded many DP2Merrill photos taken today in a local park; lots of ground phlox rock garden especially. FWIW I also shot another camera side-by-side but with a polarizer. Interesting to compare the photos I think, especially re fine detail capture.

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Re: Weekend Pix for the week ending April 25th to 27th, 2014
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I cobbled together an SD9 and 70mm Macro off eBay and it is my secret lover! Other than eating thru batteries and the occasional banding in the shadows it is my favorite macro shooter.

I love this camera!

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Very nice  Sandy...I have always said (well since the M series has been out) that the DP2M is no poor sister to the DP3M. Say "Hi" to Saint Nick!! 

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I like the shot of the sabre-toothed tiger the best 

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The flowering tree at dusk is a lovely shot.

Being used to film, I don't find that level of noise at all a problem, at least for that kind of picture.

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rick decker wrote:

Very nice Sandy...I have always said (well since the M series has been out) that the DP2M is no poor sister to the DP3M. Say "Hi" to Saint Nick!!

Thanks Rick! Nick had a first practice in the park yesterday carrying my new camera bag..... actually I had 2 cameras plus monopod so carry-weight was similar. But he had the dog on leash as well. We're headed to Valley of Fire in mid-May after a meeting in LV. Staying in Overton 3 nights, hurray. We hope it's not 104 degrees daytime as it was 2 years ago at the same time of year.

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The flowering tree at dusk is a lovely shot.

Being used to film, I don't find that level of noise at all a problem, at least for that kind of picture.

Thanks!

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Nice shots Tom. I like the cat in B&W, looks rather moody.

Also - the high-iso flowers at dusk is very nice. I shoot images in a similar style, and the dP3M seems to do a nice job with it. And the fact that you shot an image with pink and green patches in the background complete covers up the magenta/green noise from foveon high iso.

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