Your Best Nature Photos Thread

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Your Best Nature Photos Thread

Post by Goose55 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:37 am

Thought it a good idea to create a thread to show off some of our better nature photographs.

Here's one of my favorites I made many years ago on the trail to Feather Falls in Plumas National Forest, N. California. Yes, I did seek out and chose those leaves to place on that mossy log. Technically, it's not "nature," then, because I manipulated the landscape. But lets just imagine this is how I found it:

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Re: Your Best Nature Photos Thread

Post by DepartedLight » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:04 pm

this is gonna be neato

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Post by Skip » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:21 pm

Leaves?

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Post by Goose55 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:25 pm

Skip wrote:
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Leaves?

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Nice. I like how the one leaf stands out. Reminds me of a colorized black & white photo
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Post by Skip » Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:40 pm

Goose55 wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:25 pm
Skip wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 1:21 pm
Leaves?

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Nice. I like how the one leaf stands out. Reminds me of a colorized black & white photo
That was the plan. Didn't even have to do anything to the original file to make it stand out more.

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Post by Bloodhound » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:02 pm

I am not good with a camera...but I take tons of photos and every now and then one is nice to look at...I do better with scenery and vistas...this is from a trip 4 years ago to the Oregon coast.
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Post by Goose55 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:44 pm

A pair of European Collared Dove babies nesting in my front yard semi dwarf Grapefruit tree. They became so accustomed to me that they let me pet them.

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Post by ReverendThom » Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:25 pm

We get some beauty sunsets at the lakeImageImage

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Post by durangopipe » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:12 pm

This is dangerous . . .
a regular Pandora's box, I tell you.

I'll try to control myself.
Two?

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I'd have to dig up the details, but the equipment basics (and location):

1) Fuji X E1, 35mm f/1.4 XF lens (canyon wall across the county road from our house)
2) Fuji X E1, 18-55mm f/2.8 XF lens (Animas River south of Durango, CO)
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Post by DepartedLight » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:20 pm

ReverendThom wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:25 pm
We get some beauty sunsets at the lake. Image

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Post by durangopipe » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:29 pm

Nope. No control.
Boids ? You want boids?

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1) Fuji X E1, 60mm f/2.4 XF lens (hummingbird, on chainring of my bicycle in my garage)
2) Fuji X E1, 50-205mm f/4.5-6.7 XC lens (mourning dove at Lake Pastorious, Laplata County, Colorado)

Okay. I'll stop. For now.

Great thread, Goose!
Beautiful photos, Goose, Bloodhound, Skip and RevThom!
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Post by durangopipe » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:38 pm

Addiction. Photography is an addiction. Worse than Crack. Worse than pipes!

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Post by durangopipe » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:45 pm

Worse than heroin.

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Checking into rehab now, but it won't work. I've tried before.
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Post by Skip » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:46 pm

There's always one...
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Post by durangopipe » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:47 pm

Skip wrote:
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:46 pm
There's always one...
Or two . . .
Go, Skip.
You know you wanna.
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Post by Bloodhound » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:54 pm

another one I found that doesn't suck
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Post by durangopipe » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:56 pm

Beautiful spot--definitely doesn't suck.
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Post by Bloodhound » Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:59 pm

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Post by DepartedLight » Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:34 pm

DepartedLight wrote:
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this is gonna be neato
Heck yeah. Already even.

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Post by Goose55 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:24 pm

Nice images, DP, Blood, & DL. I especially like that Black & White, white water at the Aminas River, DP. Nice movement of water with the slower shutter speed.
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