Ed at Ridersite

Ed at Ridersite

Lives in United States United States
Has a website at http://aehass.zenfolio.com/
Joined on Nov 26, 2007
About me:

Sony A-77 (11/3/2011)
Sony RX-100M2 (since 7/25/2013)
Sony a-100 (12/25/2006)
18-70mm f3.5-f5.6
50mm f1.7 Minolta (since 1/11/2008)
50mm f1.4 Minolta (since 2008)
18-250mm f3.5-6.3 Sony (since 1/11/2008)
28-135 f4-f.4 Minolta (since 3/2/2009)
35-70mm f4 Macro Minolta (since 1/12/2009)
70-210mm f4 Minolta (Beercan) (since 1/16/2008)
70-400mm f4-5.6 G2 Sony (since 8/7/2013)
75-300mm f4.5-5.6 Minolta (Big Beercan) (since 3/7/2008)
50-500mm f4-6.3 Sigma (Bigma) (since 3/18/2008)

Comments

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On Blue Jay on Ice in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

Nice one! Looks like we had the same idea ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 00:13 UTC as 2nd comment
On Majestic Bald Eagle in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (4 comments in total)

That's a beautiful shot! I suppose the captivity kept it from winning.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 00:11 UTC as 3rd comment
On Sunrise in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (1 comment in total)

Congrats on a high finish. This challenge had many excellent entries. This was one of my favorites.

Nice shootin!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 00:10 UTC as 1st comment
On Sunrise at Tuyen Lam Lake, Da Lat in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (5 comments in total)

Surprised this didn't win. That's a beautiful photo!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 00:08 UTC as 4th comment
On Raven in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

This was one of my favorites! Awesome look and impossible focus!

Nice shootin!

Direct link | Posted on Feb 26, 2014 at 00:06 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Blue Dasher with Water Mite Parasities in the A To Z - Letter B challenge (4 comments in total)

Congrats on the win! That is a stunning shot of a Blue Dasher with just enough DOF. Great colors. The mites add a real nice touch too.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 7, 2014 at 00:26 UTC as 2nd comment | 1 reply
On White Sands Footprints in the Footprints challenge (5 comments in total)

Congrats on the win. My favorite.

Did you turn & take it looking back?

Direct link | Posted on Jan 19, 2014 at 03:30 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Time to Disperse in the New Year, New Life #2 challenge (12 comments in total)

Congrats on the win. Very deserving! That scene is quite a find.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 18, 2014 at 01:10 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
In reply to:

cmantx: I like the feather detail and the bird against the background. What was the background? I'm not sure if it's overcast or snow is on the ground. Nice bokeh effect.

Thanks. The background is snow. Definitely isolates the bird ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Dec 30, 2013 at 03:34 UTC
On !!!BOKEH PHOTOGRAPHY!!! challenge (16 comments in total)
In reply to:

Henry Lozykowski: “bokeh” look at:
http://www.zeiss.com/c12567a8003b8b6f/embedtitelintern/cln_35_bokeh_en/$file/cln35_bokeh_en.pdf

"Nine rounded diaphragm blades guarantee images with exceptional bokeh"
Wherever there are reports about a new camera lens, this sentence is often found. What characteristic of the image is actually meant by it? And what does the diaphragm have to do with it?
We would like to address these questions today. But because "bokeh" is closely related to "depth of field," I would like to first begin with those topics on the following pages. It is true that a great deal has already been written about them elsewhere, and many may think that the topics have already been exhausted. Nevertheless I am sure that you will not be bored. I will use a rather unusual method to show how to use a little geometry to very clearly understand the most important issues of ‘depth of field’.

I for one do not agree that rounded blades necessarily produce nice bokeh and they definitely don't guarantee it. In fact, sometimes (maybe too often), they produce a fake look to me. The old seven sided bokeh can look at least as good IMO. It often just depends - very subjective and dependent on the subject matter too.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 24, 2013 at 22:08 UTC
On Carolina Wren looking skyward in the My best picture this week challenge (2 comments in total)
In reply to:

cmantx: Nice capture. Nice detail.
I see you got the new 70-400. Looks like your getting some good results with it. I've considered renting one during hummingbird migration. How is it in low light, and wide open.

Sorry I didn't see this earlier.

It's fine in low light with my A-77. I have several photos with it shooting at ISO-800 and a reasonably slow shutter on my web site in the Backyard Birds folder:

http://aehass.zenfolio.com/p319500579

Direct link | Posted on Nov 5, 2013 at 14:12 UTC

Yikes! You've inadvertently discovered the famous headless Palo Duro!

Direct link | Posted on Oct 15, 2013 at 01:14 UTC as 1st comment
On skotland og england 2013 (2) 391 in the Big Bend challenge (7 comments in total)

Nice! Very spectacular natural formation!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 27, 2013 at 02:23 UTC as 2nd comment
On Midland, Texas challenge (16 comments in total)

I'm waiting for Brownwood - born there 70 years ago.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 1, 2013 at 01:22 UTC as 6th comment
On Crossing the Himalayas in the Traffic Jam challenge (2 comments in total)

Great entry! Congrats on the win.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 31, 2013 at 02:27 UTC as 2nd comment
On Family matters! in the Your Best photo challenge (3 comments in total)

My favorite. Many folks don't appreciate the difficulty of catching a shot like this.

Nice shootin!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 02:25 UTC as 2nd comment
On Af Chapman in the City of Stockholm – Sweden challenge (3 comments in total)

My favorite! Congrats on the 2nd place.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 00:34 UTC as 2nd comment
On Amarillo, Texas challenge (12 comments in total)

Haven't been to Amarillo in 50 years. In fact, I don't believe I've ever been to Amarillo ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 25, 2013 at 01:33 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
On Indonesian butterfly in flight in the Insects in Flight challenge (14 comments in total)

My favorite! Butterflies in flight are much more difficult than bees or dragon flies. Congrats on 2nd place in a difficult challenge and nice shootin!

Direct link | Posted on Aug 24, 2013 at 03:14 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Good fences make good neighbours challenge (3 comments in total)

Not sure I really understand what you are looking ofr. How is the Great Wall of China any different form a Mexico/US border fence or the Israeli West Bank barrier?

I think I better not vote.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 19, 2013 at 22:51 UTC as 1st comment
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