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Nebell

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A few pictures taken with Mavic Pro. I don't like the colors on the pic #2, but it did turn out a bit artistic. And I don't have the raw file saved anywhere, dammit.
The #3 was taken hastily because I was flying illegally XD
I can't wait for my A7R III to arrive. I'm gonna be everywhere :)


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Nebell

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Few pictures from yesterday.

Unfortunately, south/mid Sweden doesn't have the most awesome landscapes. It's almost completely flat and basically the same everywhere. Endless forests.
 

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Meh nothing special, playing with a sunstar and flares at f22 in the first one, then capturing some tandem seagulls with my new 70-200 f4 G

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On this trip out to Center Lake, I also tried out my new camera for the first time... I've joined the Fuji club. Here's a shot of our dog, MJ, with the Fuji X-T2 and 18-55 lens. I don't plan on picking up any other Fuji lenses...I plan on the X-T2 being a more casual camera that I'm going to share with my wife, and use as more of a hybrid stills/video cam. (I will probably pick up a Lens Turbo to use some Nikon lenses on it though!)

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MJ's first camping trip
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Water like glass throughout the night = an excellent opportunity to actually photograph the milky way reflected in the water itself!

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Milky Way Reflected by David Gevert, on Flickr

Can you give some tips on photographing night sky?
I went out at 2am a few days ago, there was barely any clouds, but also barely any stars.
Probably a really terrible time to photograph night sky in Sweden at this time of the year, we have very long days since we're far up in the northern hemisphere.
 

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Here is my very first attempt at macro photography. I feel like I need a tripod. It's really hard to get the right shot even at 1/250th shutter speed because of the very narrow depth of field (even at f16).
I did not kill the ant by the way, but I did kill the other bug, it was crawling up my leg and on top of that inside my home.
 

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Can you give some tips on photographing night sky?
I went out at 2am a few days ago, there was barely any clouds, but also barely any stars.
Probably a really terrible time to photograph night sky in Sweden at this time of the year, we have very long days since we're far up in the northern hemisphere.

It's a bit dependent on a lot of factors...weather (including humidity), how close you are to major sources of light pollution, etc. The general rule is to take the widest lens you have, with the fastest aperture, dial up the ISO to the highest usable range you have access to, and then focus on infinity manually (or near infinity, then go to live view, zoom in on a blurry star, and manually focus until the star is as small as possible.)

Lonelyspeck.com is a great starting resource!
 

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It's a bit dependent on a lot of factors...weather (including humidity), how close you are to major sources of light pollution, etc. The general rule is to take the widest lens you have, with the fastest aperture, dial up the ISO to the highest usable range you have access to, and then focus on infinity manually (or near infinity, then go to live view, zoom in on a blurry star, and manually focus until the star is as small as possible.)

Lonelyspeck.com is a great starting resource!

Thanks!
I'll give it another try in a few months when the nights become darker.
Currently there are barely any visible stars during the night. It's too light.
 

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Also to remember if you don't want star trail, then to keep shutter speed less than 30 seconds. Royce Blair is one of my favorite nightscape photographer. His blog into the night photography is pretty good and helpful.
 

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I'll give it a go some other time when we get darker nights, meanwhile, macro photography got my interest.
It's been a lot of fun so far.
 

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JStamsek, are you out in the open for these shots? I'm curious when you decide to pack up and head indoors.

I can't seem to find it now, but I saw an absolutely spectacular storm shot over a canyon on the FredMiranda forums, where the photographer said he literally got struck by lightning shortly after taking the photo.
 

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JStamsek, are you out in the open for these shots? I'm curious when you decide to pack up and head indoors.

I can't seem to find it now, but I saw an absolutely spectacular storm shot over a canyon on the FredMiranda forums, where the photographer said he literally got struck by lightning shortly after taking the photo.

I drive up and I'm not too far away from my car...but yes I'm out in the open. Only way to get these shots in the desert. Every once in a while if I'm far and the lightning is consistent in one area, I'll use the 70-200 @ 200mm. Get some nice up close shots.

This is a time lapse of the sun rise as the storm was leaving:

 

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Little guy I manannged to get a good shot of out my kitchen window couple weeks ago.
 

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Guys, macro photography is so damn awesome!
I've been hanging around graveyards a lot lately, because that's where the prettiest flowers are and with a bunch of flowers you find a bunch of insects :)
Look at all these absolutely digusting photos! :D

Some most likely dead insects puking something. Looks like it was poisoned by something? Attacked by a venomous spider?
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Some disgusting greasy pipe and a dead insect just below it
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My neighbour enjoying a big meal
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Blink and you die (the same spider as above)
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This is one of my favorite macro pictures I've taken:
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Sure I've taken a bunch of beautiful close up flower photos, but who wants to see that? Insects and arachnids is where it's at! :p
Also, I've learned that butterflies are not pretty. They are some really ugly m-fkers.
 

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Hanging around graveyards for macro photography. You sir are dedicated.
 

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A storm was trying to come into Phoenix tonight but quickly faded. With some luck I was able to get out briefly and capture this image with lightning to the left of Camelback Mountain.

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So the D850's large viewfinder made manual focusing a bit easier than I expected. I tried out my AI-S 105mm f/2.5 lens on my dog. I'm used to the ground glass in modern DSLRs making it difficult to tell what's really in focus, but I could see it pretty clearly and it was confirmed by the electronic rangefinder.

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MJ meets the 105mm f/2.5
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I also must have steady hands....1/80s shutter speed, no image stabilization, on a 46 megapixel camera, and it's pretty sharp.
 

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So long as the lens isn't out of calibration, focus confirm should be just as accurate as AF is, and that's certainly a great shot with some classic glass!
 
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