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May 29th, 2009, 03:57 PM
I challenge all the regulars here to get out this weekend and take 1 pic and post it here.

May 29th, 2009, 07:11 PM
Okay I'll take that challenge.

May 29th, 2009, 07:16 PM
I would like to if I could.

Down to just one camera, cheap digital kodak and the battey is dead and I can't find the charger.

May 29th, 2009, 08:59 PM
Ur on... :P

May 30th, 2009, 04:15 PM
Just one picture? I think I can handle that :D

May 30th, 2009, 05:10 PM
How bout three...a few from the new camera playing around the yard this afternoon...




May 30th, 2009, 05:46 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2295/3579296353_e4a9e25084_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chesterbullock/3579296353/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2196/3579300195_6b63b7a9ba_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chesterbullock/3579300195/)

May 30th, 2009, 07:46 PM
Nice Macros Chester...what was your setup?

May 31st, 2009, 09:20 AM
E-510, EX-25 Extension Tube, 40-150 at about 48mm. I tried a bunch of exposure of the yellow columbine to combine them in Helicon Focus, but it was too windy. Might try again today. I have a neighbor with a great garden.

Those hummingbird shots are pretty cool!

May 31st, 2009, 09:22 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3641/3579307169_9c14232d31_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chesterbullock/3579307169/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2475/3580114496_4d7ee06589_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chesterbullock/3580114496/)

I need to do some work on the last one - that is pretty much straight out of the camera except for the crop.

May 31st, 2009, 10:43 AM
Thanks! We have them so thick in our back yard that they drain an entire 20 ounce feeder in a day or so! :eek: Their incredibly brave too...occasionally they will let you touch them while their feeding if your semi-sneaky about it.

I need to get a set of extension tubes...i really miss doing Macro!

I like the 3rd one even though its out of focus...the 4th could use a little bit of a saturation boost and some sharpening.

May 31st, 2009, 11:08 AM
Yeah, the 4th definitely needs work. The third, the center of an iris, I liked when I saw it in camera. Kind of interpretive or something I guess.

May 31st, 2009, 11:36 AM

May 31st, 2009, 11:38 AM
I've been back out shooting all last week. Need to take this week off as my physical therapist thinks the weight of the camera may be a bit too much just yet.

June 1st, 2009, 09:06 PM

June 1st, 2009, 10:12 PM

damn those things probably reach out farther and clearer than my 20-60x spotting scope....

nice setup... how much something like that cost a guy? I am guessing multiple thousands of dollars?

June 1st, 2009, 10:53 PM
The guys with those cameras were pretty cool. They were up visiting from England. The set-up closest in the shot with camera body cost over $30,000. The funny thing was each guy had at least 4 different bodies, and around a dozen other lenses. I asked if they shoot for anything particular, and they just said it was a VERY expensive hobby.

Working for the forest service on Mt. Evans allows me to see many different cameras from all around the world, but those were some of the nicest I have seen. I just had to get a pic of their equiptment. I saw those guys again today, but we had the mountain shut down due to snow, so I had to point them else where.

June 2nd, 2009, 09:34 AM
I am fired at the whole taking a picture this weekend thing LOL...

June 3rd, 2009, 08:12 AM
I retouched a little in Lightroom.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3652/3591695205_a60e96fc0c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chesterbullock/3591695205/)

Shot some more this morning, will post when done processing them.

June 3rd, 2009, 05:21 PM
Processing them? You still use film and a dark room?

June 3rd, 2009, 07:32 PM
Processing them? You still use film and a dark room?

Post "processing"...like photoshop, lightroom, etc...

June 3rd, 2009, 07:56 PM
I gota get with the times I guess :D

June 3rd, 2009, 09:01 PM
I was also processing some multiple exposure images in Helicon Focus. See the Macro thread for the results.