Challenge #65: "Glimpses of Spring"-Submissions allowed + judging

A photo challenge starting January 5th 2009. One image only, normal size restrictions apply (1000 pixel maximum width or height recommended - if vertical we suggest 700 pixels maximum width). No followup images (comparisons) except by those who have not already posted their one image. Discussion welcome - please only repeat images in discussion posts if absolutely essential. Aster has been appointed moderator of this forum in recognition of her commitment to making it great fun. This does not prevent others from setting challenges!

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One image only, normal size restrictions apply (1000 pixel maximum width or height recommended - if vertical we suggest 700 pixels maximum width). No followup images (comparisons) except by those who have not already posted their one image. Discussion welcome - please only repeat images in discussion posts if absolutely essential. Participants should provide basic camera data (body, lens, ISO, mode, exposure over-ride or WB settings), and details of raw processing and subsequent PP.
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Challenge #65: "Glimpses of Spring"-Submissions allowed + judging

Unread postby aster » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:42 pm

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Welcome to our new challenge "Glimpses of Spring". :D

As the topic suggests, it's all about catching the glimpses of Spring while we're still experiencing the rather grayish and reluctant passsing of February weather changes. It's now that Nature braves itself to show some signs of what will be on full display when Spring embraces us with its warmth and flourishing abundance of colours. :)

Therefore, please share with us how you caught a glimpse of Spring that suprised you in the still cool days or if you're some of the fortunate ones that are in warmer climes, then your favourite latest Spring shots that you were lucky to capture.

-Can be in an urban setting; in your garden; in your vicinity which provides for natural growth of nature. Your interpretations are welcome.


Looking forward to seeing your 'Glimpses of Spring', should you wish to contribute. : )

Good luck !


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Specifications:
1./ Challenge #65 runs through 09.02.2017 - 22.03.2017
2./ The image dimensions must not exceed 1024*1024 pixels and the file size should be smaller than 250 KB.
3./ You can enter with 3 of your favourite images at the most.
4./ Creative thinking is encouraged. Would be nice to see newly taken photos.
5./ Disclaimer: The calender of the challenge may be updated later depending on the season's requirements and should you wish to take new photos.
6./ Enjoy!

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Re: (New) Challenge #65: "Glimpses of Spring"-Submissions until 22.03.2017

Unread postby Birma » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:53 pm

Another great inspiration for pictures - thanks Yildiz :)

I think the best is still to come for Snowdrops in my vicinity, but I thought I'd share this bunch taken while out in the woods last weekend. Processed in Capture One 10 which I am trialling.

Image2017 The Knapp - Early Snowdrop Group by Birm, on Flickr

A99 with Tamron 90/2.8 macro. (The A99 flippy-flappy screen winning out over lying on the frozen/wet ground!)
Nex 5, Nex 6 (IR), A7M2, A99 and a bunch of lenses.

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Unread postby david antony » Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:40 am

Wonderfull capture Birma. Will have to check out Capture One. ツ


Taken this afternoon, daffs peeking thru the snow.



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Re: (New) Challenge #65: "Glimpses of Spring"-Submissions until 22.03.2017

Unread postby sury » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:12 am

Nice flowers Andy. Those daffodils fit the challenge like a glove DA. Nature's clock work is absolutely fascinating.

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Re: (New) Challenge #65: "Glimpses of Spring"-Submissions until 22.03.2017

Unread postby aster » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:11 pm

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Birma and David Antony;

Two 'gloves', I would say, from two differenet climate zones around the world. :)

Both are gorgeous. The Snowdrops are glorious while the Daffodils are very brave and right on time for March.

Thanks for sharing,

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Re: (New) Challenge #65: "Glimpses of Spring"-Submissions until 22.03.2017

Unread postby Birma » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:55 pm

One thing I really want to photograph is Snowdrops in the snow. One year, let's hope :)
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Re: (New) Challenge #65: "Glimpses of Spring"-Submissions until 22.03.2017

Unread postby aster » Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:14 am

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Birma wrote:One thing I really want to photograph is Snowdrops in the snow. One year, let's hope :)


Snowdrops in snow... that would be the topmost highlight to your 'Snowdrop-photography' collection, Andy, and we certainly would be looking forwad to seeing tose shots. :D The Snowdrops in your neck of woods / vicinity are always so abundant and delightful-looking; and they have a photographer like you to eternelize them!

Thanks for sharing,

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Unread postby sury » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:54 pm

We are having a topsy turvy weather in Silicon Valley. Yesterday there was snow on the ground at 2500 feet. And yet, we are already having spring like weather.

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Unread postby sury » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:56 pm

One more. This is more than an glimpse, I say....From the backyard.
With A700 (yes, A700) and Tamron 60f2.

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Re: (New) Challenge #65: "Glimpses of Spring"-Submissions until 22.03.2017

Unread postby aster » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:22 pm

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Looking gorgeous, Sury. :D

A700 did great but those blossoms are even greater and you captured beautifully. Not glimpses but fully-attired, bountiful Spring captures which is just as it should be for California.

Thanks for sharing,
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Unread postby Marcell Nikolausz » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:39 am

Very nice bokeh in your snowdrop photo, Birma

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Unread postby Marcell Nikolausz » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:43 am

In our forest snowdrop population is mixed with spring snowflakes. I took some photos yesterday with fisheye (16mm + FE adapter):
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Unread postby Marcell Nikolausz » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:46 am

and two macros from last week (with 30mm sony macro lens:
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Re: (New) Challenge #65: "Glimpses of Spring"-Submissions until 22.03.2017

Unread postby sury » Mon Mar 13, 2017 6:19 pm

Marcell,
The first set is excellent. Especially the third one is my favorite.

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Re: (New) Challenge #65: "Glimpses of Spring"-Submissions until 22.03.2017

Unread postby Marcell Nikolausz » Tue Mar 14, 2017 2:44 pm

Thanks Sury


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