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by Cogito
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Colorful Animals - Open Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 1371

Re: Colorful Animals - Open Thread

Thank you, Sig!
by Cogito
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Colorful Animals - Open Thread
Replies: 14
Views: 1371

Re: Colorful Animals - Open Thread

Nice shots Suri, Henry & smulnik !! A couple from me. This in a Seattle Aquarium with a Minolta XM https://g1.img-dpreview.com/0DFD5E716EC94715B2D3DB3B2BE9C2BB.jpg This with a Leica Digilux 2 inEdmud (OK) zoo https://g3.img-dpreview.com/7F7BEDD3D3E34334BC5CC2D3A242CEB6.jpg and this with a Minolt...
by Cogito
Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 1961

Re: Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread

Thank you, Sury. Both shots are of the same plant. I started at 1:10 and ended up at 1:1.

This on the way at 1:5

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and this at 1:2

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by Cogito
Tue Dec 26, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 1961

Re: Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread

Thank you, Henry. Of your two, I like the first but maybe they could both use a little more contrast or clarity?
by Cogito
Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:05 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread
Replies: 29
Views: 1961

Re: Blur/Bokeh - Open Thread

Just a rose in the garden.
Shot with a macro lens at 1:1. Minolta 7D . Not too much blur or bokeh but ....

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This at 1:10

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by Cogito
Mon Oct 24, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Aster's Photo Challenge
Topic: Challenge #62:"Patterns of: Frozen; Dead; Lifeless Forms"-Submissions until 01 November 2016
Replies: 24
Views: 3391

Re: Challenge #62:"Patterns of: Frozen; Dead; Lifeless Forms"-Submissions until 01 November 2016

Well, here's something dead with someone live mocking it's tongue hanging out! This was Elizabeth's deer from the youth hunt in 2013. Emma goes with me this year Oct 29/30, so maybe I'll get to submit another. Dusty How unpleasant to see a child mocking death - your words - and with the obvious app...
by Cogito
Fri Sep 23, 2016 11:59 pm
Forum: Alpha A-mount System
Topic: A57 v A77 Image quality
Replies: 23
Views: 4158

Re: A57 v A77 Image quality

As I've said before, I really regret selling my Minolta 7D.
by Cogito
Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:02 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: Long Exposures
Replies: 41
Views: 4951

Re: Long Exposures

Nice shot but I'm afraid there's no EXIF data, so how long is a long exposure?
by Cogito
Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:50 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: How wide is wide enough?
Replies: 38
Views: 6663

Re: How wide is wide enough?

Tony, Thank you for the examples. I thought I would see more distortion at these focal lengths. Sury Sury, the link I provided to Dyxum is really quite informative. If you click on a lens, towards the bottom of the lens description you'll see a link to "Dyxum Forum Sample Images". These a...
by Cogito
Fri Aug 26, 2016 12:03 am
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: How wide is wide enough?
Replies: 38
Views: 6663

Re: How wide is wide enough?

Sury, one of my favourite lens when I used a film SLR was an old Sigma 18mm lens. Equivalent to a 12mm a-mount. I found it entirely useable as I'm sure you'd find a 12-24 lens now. I only used 2 lenses (not strictly true) with film, the 18mm and an ancient Soligor zoom, somewhere in the range 40-150...
by Cogito
Fri Aug 19, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Lens Lore
Topic: How wide is wide enough?
Replies: 38
Views: 6663

Re: How wide is wide enough?

Sury, if you haven't made your mind up yet, why not check out the lenses on http://www.dyxum.com/lenses/results.asp?chbLensType=3
The lens marks out of 5 are much of a muchness and most lenses have entries in the Dyxum sample images so you can judge for yourself......
by Cogito
Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Opinion Polls
Topic: Is Retouching Acceptable?
Replies: 10
Views: 4205

Is Retouching Acceptable?

David's latest headline. At the end it says "leave a comment" but I don't subscribe to Facebook, Twitter or Google or any other potentially abhorrent forum so I'll comment here. You provide 4 examples. The first one with a modicum of adjustment to a portion of the image, perfectably accept...
by Cogito
Sat Jun 04, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: Aster's Photo Challenge
Topic: Challenge#60 Evaluations Thread-Ended
Replies: 10
Views: 1953

Re: Evaluations and Winner Announcement of Challenge #60: “We’re Going Autumnal !”

. Hi Cogito; :) Thank you for your contributions to the challenge. You definitely have an innate love for elaborate colouring in post-production. Your photo shot on the way to Yosemite (#4), reminded me of Alfred Hitchcock’s movie ‘Psycho’, the frame could easily have made the background for some o...
by Cogito
Mon May 23, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Aster's Photo Challenge
Topic: Challenge #59:"Brotherhood /Sisterhood"- Evaluated & Winner Announced
Replies: 16
Views: 2726

Re: Challenge #59:"Brotherhood /Sisterhood"- Evaluations / Winner Announcement

Well done Sury, Jeff and Bakubo. And also thanks to Yildiz for continuing his thoughtful challenges and adjudications.
by Cogito
Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:11 am
Forum: Give it Your Best Shot
Topic: London Town
Replies: 18
Views: 2631

Re: London Town

15 years ago eh? Probably worth another visit. Did you go up in the EYE? My guess is no since ANY shot from "up there" is quitr spectacular. Oh lord, I'm going to have to look through my negatives to find my images from the Eye... Hope you enjoyed your visit and find time for another. P.S....

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