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#1 geedee

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Posted 20 January 2018 - 12:46 PM

Got myself out and about in the snow and cut down on my kit to save weight while tramping across the fields, no tripod or filters etc.

 

I was really surprised to find the Broom beginning to flower and in looking for something to frame up and capture the colour, I was drawn in ever closer to this little scene, kicking myself that I neither had my tripod or extension tubes but it was so nice I gave it a go, and thought I would post it anyway...

 

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F11   1/50th   ISO 100  +1.7EV (set up for snow.. Duh!) Nikkor 14-24 [email protected] 24mm matrix/pattern metering  basic PP applied to the RAW file  and converted to JPEG for posting here.  

 

 

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 10:11 PM

Pretty surprising to see blossoms this early in the year. Nice juxtaposition of the flowers with the ice. I would recommend always carrying an extension tube with you if you like macro since they're light, but at the same time it is pretty hard to do macro work without a tripod even if there is good light.

 

Up north, we've been getting blossoms of a different sort...

 

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Posted 21 January 2018 - 11:07 PM

Geedee, I like the color contrast of the flower and ice, and the light is really nice. The light sparkles in the ice. Really cool image.
And, great suggestion to keep extension tubes handy, TrailEx
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Posted 22 January 2018 - 05:44 AM

Thanks for the response guys... TrailEx, being at circa 55degN and in a maritime climatic zone equates to us often having experienced Winters without as much as a frost in some recent years, though rain is no stranger.. I guess the plant-life gets kinda confused. 

Yup no doubt ext tubes weigh next to nothing but it is also space that is at a premium on occasion, though you are correct as this time out, that was not the case.. !  I had not been to this spot before though given the topography causes a lot of water to drain through this particular valley and that cattle had been grazing on it until very recently, I knew there was a chance of  ending up to my knee through the snow and into the mud below, thus wanted to minimise the weight I was carrying...

I like those ice crystals TrailEx... The temps hereabouts rarely get low enough and for long enough for such phenomena..

 

Thanks Mark, it was such a surprise to see a whole load of Broom trying to flower. I had hung around for a while watching the clouds in the hope that part of the valley side might be well lit just as the sun was setting.... I was lucky in that respect, though I suspect the 14-24 is far more suited to wide vistas than close up attempts..(-:

While the blooms initially attracted me I found the closer I looked the more I found of interest that might have produced something interesting in Macro like this little icicle which was part of my initial post  One advantage of the D800 is that you can crop in pretty close, both pics are crops from a considerably larger file.. I suspect any issues are more down to my shaky hands than anything else..?    

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Posted 25 January 2018 - 07:15 PM

Warms my heart and makes me think of the coming spring on these cold days. Thanks for sharing.

 

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Posted 01 February 2018 - 12:23 PM

Spring is sprunging...


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