CCYC-Wk-15-Cropping

Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge

Week 15

Cropping

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The New Holland Honey Eater was photographed with my

Nikon D90 and Nikkor 55-300mm zoom lens

set at 300 mm.NH-honey-eater_0025-1

This is the original, out of the camera,

New Holland Honey Eater photo.

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Cropping to keep the whole bird in shot is

not my favourite shape of photo.

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This is my favourite version of this image, although,

I have sharpened, or cropped it, too much.

The beak is soft and I am not sure if this is a depth of field issue

or because the beak was constantly moving.

Someone in the family was getting

a right royal telling off that day.

Dad would have said that this photo was okay

as when placed behind a piece of glass

any imperfections would be covered by the glass.

Another friend of the family would have exclaimed:

‘A blind man would be glad to see it and

a galloping horse wouldn’t stop’  

Many times I have recalled that saying…and it is so true.

wyndham_1089I was trying to capture the hand rails in this shot.

However, knees and back were not assisting me at all,

so I placed my camera on the concrete.

Camera: Nikon D90,

Lens: Sigma 50-500mm,

Focal length: 50mm,

f/11,

ISO: 200,

Shutter: 1/400

wyndham_1089aBy cropping out the first bar I achieved my goal.

 I can see this fitting into a challenge of some

description down the track.

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Many will guess this what this is, however,

I think it is a more interesting shot

than the original…

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which leaves nothing to the imagination, except…

how did the photographer get so close.

Camera: Nikon D90,

Lens: Sigma 50-500mm,

Focal length: 116mm,

f/14,

ISO: 200,

Shutter: 1/200

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-16Wk-9

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Odd Ball

Week 7, 2016

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I found these signs during…Joes-Cafe_1076
my Friday drive to Werribee Zoo, at…

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where else… Joe’s Cafe.
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Wyndam is a newer area south west of Melbourne

on Port Philip Harbour.

I didn’t have a coffee but everything else,

including the service was good.

I will certainly return when next visiting Wyndham.

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Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge-9

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CCYC-Wk-14-Symmetry

Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge

Week 14

Symmetry

 

I am way behind with this challenge, my apologies.Taji_8360Symmetry in one’s prized pooch,

or other livestock is always valued.

Even though Taji has her head slightly

to one side a line down her face

would provide two near symmetrical sides.

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Apart from the blown out background and

the angle of our lawn and the rest of the yard

providing a lopsided view,

there is something missing in this picture.

Why is a Labrador sitting a few feet away

from some bread and not eating it?

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When I show the original shot, the magpie balances the scene.

At least in my eyes it does.

Still  not a good photo though.

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I have posted this shot a long time ago.

Horizontal symmetry…

or at least as close as I have ever seen.

Yes…severely cropped

AND

upside down.

river_0076dThis is the way it should be viewed.

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 And this is what we awoke to on our first morning in Botswana

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Silly Questions??

In a few months were are planning a trip to Europe.

The question is:

Does anyone have recommendations for

a reliable ISPs and/or telephone companies

which cover all countries

between and including, the U.K. and Germany?

Either Wi-Fi although a 3G/4G network/satellite

would be preferable.

Just thought there with the EEC that there may be ISPs/Telcos

which cover multiple countries.

Weekly Photo Challenge-State-of-Mind

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

State of Mind

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An early rise yesterday, preceded a morning spent shooting lions.

Lion_0998I was not expecting to be in such close proximity to them…Lion_0999

 and I felt a bit like joining in their siesta

Not the same as shooting in the wild but

when they decide to come so close…

I will accept the acrylic or glass barrier.

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Sepia Tones.

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Visited Limeburner Lagoon which is north of North Shore.chimney_0880

Normally I would be on the other side of this ship.

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This is the first time I have visited this part of Corio Bay

and I don’t think it will be the last.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Sepia

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