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Old 04-18-2010, 11:23 AM   #1
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Default Photo Challenge#79 ~ Set the Scene...Show the Detail {4-18-10}

Tomorrow is going to be a busy day, so I'm taking advantage of having just sorted out my photos to post the challenge for this week now. Angie should be back at the helm next week.
I've just finished the mammoth task of reorganising all my photo albums. Thank goodness for well-catalogued negatives which helped me with dates that I'd never have been sure of otherwise. Only thing is they now take up MORE space than before. Sure, more photos are in the albums, but I also weeded out a whole bunch under DH's eagle-eyed supervision. (You're not throwing that out, you've got to keep that!!)
Something I noticed while I was doing it was how often I took a photo and then zoomed in to show some detail, so that's the challenge for this week.

I fished out two photos from last summer, and took two last week with this in mind as a challenge.

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Donkeys taken at 76 mm and 215mm
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Great challenge and great photos, Sabrina! I just have a point and shoot camera, so I won't be able to tell you what the zoom is on my photos, but I will go out and get some shots this week. Can't wait until I can afford a digital SLR!
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LOL, in my photo albums you can tell instantly when I got my first camera with any zoom at all. Well no, maybe you can't quite. I had a good line in macros even with my rangefinder - I kept a knotted piece of string in my bag to help with focussing lengths.
It's one of the things I really like with digital when comparing photos - being able to look at the EXIF data to see why one worked better than another. Before, I only ever took notes if I was being wildly experimental.
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Well, I didn't take notes and I have no way of seeing how much zoom I used, but I did finally get out and take some photos today. I went for a walk towards sunset, so my photos don't have a lot of light.
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Some more......
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The last two photos. I met a dog on my walk and wondered why he was looking down the trail. He was eying a cat!
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its a really a best day for you and you have to do your best for this

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Those are all great. I like the way the sky is round the teasels in the big one, and although the cloudy effect is gone in the close-up, the silhouetted image is great.
What an amazing web - and that's just why I like two photos for this sort of thing, to give a sense of scale.
When I took a macro of an insect frozen in ice, DH thought it was something about the size of a Daddy Long Legs, whereas it really wasn't any bigger than my thumbnail.

What was the cat staring at, I wonder.
Looks like a lovely setting for dog walks, that's for sure.

ps - DH had my little point and shoot yesterday, hoping to see the mallard chicks he'd seen the day before. I've just had a look at the photos he took, and IrfanView will indeed let you view the EXIF data. I can see that he took all his shots between 21mm and 24mm. Not much zooming in for him.
So if ever you are curious, you should be able to check .
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Thanks Sabrina. I will try checking that out.
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Here are my two that I took using a 70-300mm lens
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Oh wow!! For me it is amazing to see those. We've seen prickly pears in Greece, but I've never seen one of these. Look at the height - and the blue sky.
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Gorgeous photos, Armadillo! Wish I was there!
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Gorgeous photos, Armadillo! Wish I was there!
Hop on a plane and come on over but do it before the end of May as the Saguaros won't be finished blooming by then.
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Ah, no can do...........I'm going to Texas in May! I'm assuming you are in Arizona?
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Ah, no can do...........I'm going to Texas in May! I'm assuming you are in Arizona?
Yes, I'm in Arizona. Sadly, Texas, which happens to be my very most favorite state, has no Saguaros. But if you ever get out this way I would love to show you around and could take you where you can get up close and personal with the Saguaros.
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Well, Texas does have some large cacti too, but no saguaros! A couple who used to live here, now live in Scottsdale, so it's entirely possible that I may come to Arizona some day!
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That would be nice.
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Great challenge! Worked on this idea at a High Tea I attended this past Saturday. Here are my two images. (Lots more pics of the gorgeousness on my daily blog HERE)






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What an elegant looking tea!!
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I was out taking photos today and enjoying the sunshine so here are my tulips to start with.
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Now those are the sort of tulips I like . Not so much into the parrot and frilly ragged ones. They are out in full force over here too right now.
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Yes Roxie, the color of those tulips is gorgeous! And to have such a big bed of them. Mine are all different colors, and I enjoy them so much. The first ones to bloom were white which surprised me, as I didn't remember planting white ones, but I must have, as there was a clump of 5 of them, which is how I usually plant them.
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This is a fun challenge, thanks for posting it Sabrina! It's the time of year when the camera is in full use.

Ina we really should do a garden journal because DH keeps saying I don't remember planting those there and the new lilac my daughter got me is white...I thought it was lilac, the tag showed a combo of both so she was disappointed.

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Here are my pholx in the front birm, taken at ground level looking up and then up close to get the flower detail. I used these to make handmade designer paper for a VSN challenge a couple years ago.
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Roxie, your phlox are gorgeous. I had these a few years ago, but they got full of grass, so I had to get rid of them. I did keep a garden journal a few years, but then I got lazy and let it slide. I took not of the earliest blooms and now always watch for when my poppies start to bloom (earliest was May 15, latest May 31)
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I love taking those kind of photos. Last nights weather premitted such an opportunity. Just fyi, I did not alter the pictures at all. That's how dark it got! Tornado sirens went off like a few minutes after I took thiese!
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Kinda spooky Amber! Nice photos!
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Amber, those photos are awesome!~
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Received this surprise gift yesterday afternoon and just had to have some pictures of it!
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Oh, how lovely - that's a nice sort of surprise. Are those yellow ones scented? I love the lilies that smell as good as they look. I like the close-up, great contrast with the background and the green and yellow.
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Thanks Sabrina! The flowers don't really smell at all or maybe my nose isn't working very well. LOL! It was a nice surprise to get them the other day and I wanted to take tons of pictures to remember them. I wish they would stay like that forever and not have to wilt. That is one sad thing about getting real flowers....but I sure do love them. One of the buds opened up today and so I was back at take more photos. This one of course had the anthers (brown part) on the stamen and are even prettier although I have to watch that the pollen from them doesn't fall off and stain anything. Here's a picture of the newly opened one! : )
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Whoops...........sorry....for some reason the photo never showed up. Maybe i forgot to click the upload button. LOL.....try again!!
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Lynn, you are so blessed to receive these beautiful flowers! I'm pretty sure these lilies have a strong perfume, so your nose must be like mine............not able to smell too well.
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Yes Ina, you're correct about not being able to smell things very well, why is that?!! A couple of things I can smell really well are smoke and perfumes. Kind of weird. On the other hand my husband has a real good nose for almost everything! Thank goodness someone in the family can smell! (he can at least enjoy the fragrance from the flowers I received!!) LOL!!!
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I took these last Thursday.
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Same Saguaros taken this morning. I've been running up everyday (about 35 miles) to catch them blooming.
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Wow! Those saguaros are impressive and the flowers are gorgeous.
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Armadillo, those are awesome photos! Love the blooms. I didn't know they have flowers like that. Did you go right up to them in a field? Hopefully you didn't encounter any creepy critters hanging around near them. I alway worry about spiders........ and hopefully "spiders" will never be one of our photo challenges!! LOL!!
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Armadillo, those are awesome photos! Love the blooms. I didn't know they have flowers like that. Did you go right up to them in a field? Hopefully you didn't encounter any creepy critters hanging around near them. I alway worry about spiders........ and hopefully "spiders" will never be one of our photo challenges!! LOL!!
No, they aren't in fields, just the desert. This particular Saguaro is close to a dirt road and you can get up close and personal with it. It's not the spiders you have to watch out for but rattle snakes! Saguaros bloom at night and by afternoon they die. After the flowers die a red fruit appears which is edible. The Tohono O'odham Indians harvest the fruit for eating, liquor, etc.
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Those cactuses are just amazing - the way they curl down. I can quite see why you've been driving every day to check on them!! Thanks for sharing.
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