Show Your Snaps...May 13, 2019

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Digirame Forum Pro • Posts: 36,716
Show Your Snaps...May 13, 2019

This is the weekly Show Your Snaps thread where we invite you to show your own snapshots or even choice pictures. I'll be sure to comment about your photos, if you choose to share.

When you are posting your own images please submit them as a reply to this post. Otherwise your pictures may be overlooked. You might also consider describing your pictures in the subject title. See my own photos for this week as a reply.

Remember it's all about the enjoyment of taking pictures regardless of what we have. We can learn from each other and it's fun to share too. Thanks everyone for your participation.

This is open to all camera systems and skill levels.

OP Digirame Forum Pro • Posts: 36,716
Spring Flowers
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This past Saturday, I went out looking for spring flowers in Portland, Oregon. First I got a few around some residences and then some at the Rose Garden. It's that time of year to appreciate the beauty around us.

Photo No. 1 - The red color looked great next to the white flowers. I found these at some residences.

Photo No. 2 - Here's the same white flowers without the red (except for one tiny spot).

Photo No. 3 - The red-purple flowers looked great too.

Photo No. 4 - I came too late in the afternoon to take a photo of the rhododendron wall of flowers at the Rose Garden. The rose plants are illuminated by the sun in the foreground.

Photo No. 5 - The same people seen above posed here for this picture. The Canon T7i (800D) does great, preserving lots of details at relatively high ISO.

Photo No. 6 - This is what the rhododendron wall looks like (again, as taken in the shadows).

Photo No. 7 - The Rose Garden had very little roses, almost none.

Photo No. 8 - Here's another photo of the Rose Garden, looking into the light.

Photo No. 9 - I did find one rose that caught my attention.

Photo No. 10 - And a camellia flower.... I hope you liked the tour.

Stricnine Contributing Member • Posts: 690
M27 - Dumbbell Nebula

It cleared off for a night!  I had trouble with autoguiding (or camera mounting to the telescope) so most of the images weren't usable, the ones I did use were marginal.

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Re: M27 - Dumbbell Nebula

Will you be able to get the autoguiding fixed?  I sure hope so.  Your photos are spectacular.  I like that one a lot too, with the light blue colors.

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Re: M27 - Dumbbell Nebula

Digirame wrote:

Will you be able to get the autoguiding fixed? I sure hope so. Your photos are spectacular. I like that one a lot too, with the light blue colors.

I'm sure I'll sort it out.  As I was packing up to leave I noticed the Off Axis Guider was a little loose so it may have allowed some movement despite the nearly non-existent wind (or me piddling around with the laptop the cables to the camera and guide camera were connected to).

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Re: Spring Flowers

Thanks for the beautiful snaps!!!!! Put a smile on my face!!

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Re: M27 - Dumbbell Nebula

Gorgeous!!!!! 

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2 Types of Teal: Blue-winged and Cinnamon

Both are very elusive and far away.  I hope I did some kind of justice to them..

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benjilafouine Senior Member • Posts: 2,074
Re: Fun time (but still freezing cold)

Went to see the extent of floods. It was bad. Out of 1000 homes, 220 were flooded. Our stone and beams dock was even deformed by ice crashing on it (the one behind my Sea-Doo).

Also, plenty of new birds species now in my feeder. I will need cdmazoff to identify some of them for me next time I get back to them. Season is late. No leaves yet on trees.

Taking Sea-Doo out after a ride (water still too high to install my own dock)

Note: I had wet suit boots, pants and an Under Armour coat on because the water makes it very cold to ride. Water must be barely 40-45 degrees F I think.

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Re: Fun time (but still freezing cold)

Wow!!!!!  Be safe!!  Don't fall in!!!

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Spring Flowers - Thanks
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Thanks.  I'm glad you liked them.

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Re: 2 Types of Teal: Blue-winged and Cinnamon

They look good.  I think they dive for their food.  Is that right?  You all are having beautiful weather too.

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Re: Fun time (but still freezing cold)

That's too bad about the flooded homes.  That's amazing you all don't have green leaves yet in mid-May.

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Re: 2 Types of Teal: Blue-winged and Cinnamon

Digirame wrote:

They look good. I think they dive for their food. Is that right? You all are having beautiful weather too.

They are dabblers.. The eat pond grass etc..

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Run

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mocha123 Senior Member • Posts: 1,533
Re: Spring Flowers

Hi Digirame,

Lovely set of the flowers and a stunning looking rhododendron wall, it looks like you had good weather to.

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Re: M27 - Dumbbell Nebula

Hi Stricnine,

WOW, very nice.

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Re: 2 Types of Teal: Blue-winged and Cinnamon

Hi cdmazoff,

Good stuff, you never seem short of new species to show from your area. I'm jealous

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Re: Fun time (but still freezing cold)

Hi benjilafouine,

Good to see you've managed to get the Sea-Doo out for a spin.

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Re: Run

Hi ZX11,

Super action shot. Nice capture.

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