Photo of the Day - April 2010

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Designer Dale, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    It is now April 1 on the International Dateline

    Welcome to Photo of the Day. The POTD thread was started by iGary, and first posted in May, 2006 It was converted to a monthly thread in November 2007 by Arn. POTD is one of the most popular picture groups on MacRumors and often exceeds 500 posts and 20,000 views per month.

    Photo of the Day is intended to be a showcase for your best pictures. There is no limit to your gear, just your imagination. P&S and film cameras are welcome along with DSLRs. There are no themes like the Fortnightly Challenge and Weekly Contest. No winners (or losers), either.

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    Dale (aka: Designer Dale)

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  2. dpastern macrumors member

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    Female Jumping spider (Salticidae family)

    Found her and duly grabbed a few images of her. Wasn't helped by a strong breeze, took 2 shots, one was OK, but this was the better of the 2 by far, albeit not perfect. I've done a manual WB as best as possible, but there's still a slight Yellow cast I'm afraid. :(

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    These spiders are non harmful to humans, very friendly, very inquisitive, and very smart. They are also deadly hunters - they pack a good punch for their size.

    Dave

    edit: hand held shot (as all my macro shots are), 3:1 or thereabouts. High mag macro shots are *not* easy, even if I make them look easy.
     
  3. M-5 macrumors 65816

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  4. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    [​IMG]

    Exif:
    Lens: EF70-210mm f/3.5-4.5 USM
    ISO: 200
    Focal Length: 70mm
    Exposure Bias: 0 ev
    Aperture: f/3.5
    Shutter Speed: 1/80
    Some light curves adjustment and cropping.
     
  5. AxelMonkey macrumors regular

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    Freaking Sweet, I love it. here's mine for the day...


    Grandfathers house.
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  6. dpastern macrumors member

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    I like it. Simple. I wonder if this image would be even better as a b/w with higher contrast and some artificial grain?

    Excellent, although it looks like it's a bit flat in the feather sections on my calibrated monitor. I've got a image almost identical to this, will post it tomorrow.

    Dave
     
  7. booth22 macrumors regular

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    Dog photos are sooo last month...

    I'll keep them from my UW collection this month...
    Not the most patient model!



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  8. AxelMonkey macrumors regular

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    Thats awesome, look at those teeth, he got that "I'm gonna eat you" look. lol how do you do underwater photography?
     
  9. maddagascar macrumors regular

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    Ford Mustang from a classic car show outdoors.

    i didn't really know what setting to use for these, so i used aperture priority and set it at like F/13-F/16...was that a good choice to do?

    cause i thought it would be good to have everything in focus about all the cars.

    anyone have tips on shooting things like this?

    i have like 50+more photos on my website, so any help about them for the cars would be greatly appreciated. so i know for the next one, what to do.



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  10. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Yeah, I'm going to have to blame that on my lens. It was an old one I had and it was the end of it's life, but the framing and distance could be a lot better.
     
  11. damov2 macrumors regular

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    Meercat portrait

    This was taken last year but i have just got round to editing this.


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    EXIF:
    Camera:Canon EOS 1000D
    Exposure:0.003 sec (1/320)
    Aperture:f/6.3
    Focal Length:250 mm
    ISO Speed:640
    Exposure Bias:0 EV
    Flash:Off, Did not fire
     
  12. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    My first contribution of the month

    An appropriate spring picture to start the month of April...

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  13. dpastern macrumors member

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    Well, typically, f8 to f11 is the sweetspot for most lenses. Yes, a small f stop will give you greater depth of field (DOF), but f8 in most cases, when combined with a wide to standard focal length lens will be perfectly fine. Beware smaller f stops with digital cameras, as you'll gain DOF but lose resolution due to diffraction, especially with the tiny sensors in most P&S cameras.

    Dave
     
  14. Doylem macrumors 68040

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    Just another country church. I always like this kind of light: something lit against a dark sky. It makes stonework crisp and 'sharp'. The grass is starting to green up, here in Cumbria, though you wouldn't know it from this pic (and there's snow on the hills again)...

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  15. booth22 macrumors regular

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    For the most part, my UW stuff is shot with a Canon G10 in an Ikelite UW housing with 1 or 2 external strobes. I'll see if I can dig of a photo of what I use. It's a fun little challenge to hope the subjects go along with what I want to shoot, hold myself still midwater and hope the settings/angles of the strobes work well. There are far more skilled people at this for sure, but for a once or twice a year vacation I'm pleased enough. By the time I get warmed up, our trip is usually coming to an end! I'll hopefully be posting more this month, I'll try to find some of my more web-worthy shots.

    Looking for a midnight snack...


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  16. Fujiko7 macrumors 6502

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    The light is special in these two. They each capture a particular time of day, and a particular mood. They show that it's important to be out at the right time of day, and to wait patiently for the right moment. Both of those places look like they'd be conducive to waiting.

     
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  18. kallisti macrumors 65816

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    A pair of lovely shots.

    Mine for the day (still going through my cruise pics):

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    The cables are zip lines. You rig yourself into a harness and then ride them down, dangling underneath. 500 ft vertical drop, can't remember the total length. You travel down the cables...quickly. While it looks like the cables dive into the ocean it's an optical illusion. They stay above water and end on the distant beach. Total blast.
     
  19. NeGRit0 macrumors 6502a

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    ....mmmm, shiny!

    Lake Las Vegas?


    Having read the previous posts I'm going to have to remember to start @ f/ 8 and go from there. Also, I found it's somewhat frustrating to shoot at a car show. Especially a big car show, because there are people every where, hence the framing on this one. Does this composition still work?

    [​IMG]
    Clickable...

    EXIF Info:
    Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/800)
    Aperture: f/5.0
    Focal Length: 50 mm
    ISO Speed: 100
     
  20. macrumormonger macrumors 6502

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    I thought it was HDR! On the peacock train. Sorry for the guy in the green, the peacocks here are the domesticated kind that hang out with people.

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    Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T2i
    Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
    Aperture: f/5.0
    Focal Length: 27 mm
    ISO Speed: 100
    Exposure Bias: 0 EV
    Flash: Off, Did not fire
     
  21. AxelMonkey macrumors regular

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  22. NevadaJack macrumors 6502

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    Desert Shores off Lake Mead Blvd. near Summerlin.
     
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  24. kallisti macrumors 65816

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    I would add one, but I've already posted today.... Maybe tomorrow.

    Not sure if you are interested in C&C, but I think this image would be more striking by cropping in a bit to exclude everything in the background. Just the bird and the inner circle of "eyes." The people and trees in the background are distractions for me. The subject is clearly the peacock and I think the image would be stronger by filling the frame with the subject. Take this with a grain of salt--don't wish to offend.
     

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