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Who's your favorite? Vote now!
Poll ended at Fri Oct 22, 2010 7:11 am
kimchi 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
keystrokesuk 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
sonnyboy 16%  16%  [ 9 ]
skygon 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Lensbaby 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
daisy 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
theorigamist 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
4xxxx 13%  13%  [ 7 ]
Zero27 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
ZS7User 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Oleg 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
lowliferider 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
postemon 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
mirageii 11%  11%  [ 6 ]
KevinM 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
mattyb 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
jcameronk2 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Brian Harmer 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
retrogression 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
janern 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
Tomis 7%  7%  [ 4 ]
Jagadish_C 16%  16%  [ 9 ]
Gordon Laing 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
Cam-I-Am 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
bakica 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
popo 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
MrKman 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 56
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:23 pm 
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Posts: 389
Location: Manchester (UK)
Unnatural End

UnnaturalEnd by mirageII, on Flickr

This is a picture of my window after a ring necked dove flew into it at top speed. Unfortunately the bird died but it left a lasting impression with me (and the window).

If you look closely you can see the beak, eyes and all the feather detail in the chest.

EOS 400D/XTi
EF 24-105mm @ 65mm with 500D Close up lens
f/4 @ 1/1000th ISO 400

Postprocessing: crop, and slight unsharp mask

Canon EOS 400D, EF-S 18-55mm, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, EF 50mm f/1.8 MK I, EF-S 10-22mm, EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM, EF 35mm f/2 IS USM, EF 85mm f/1.8 USM, EF 135 f/2L USM
Canon 430EX II, Manfrotto 055CXPRO3, Arca Swiss P0
Panasonic GX1, Panasonic 20mm f/1.7, Olympus 45mm f/1.8
Canon EOS 30/33 and Pentax MX/ME Super
Rollei 35S


Last edited by mirageii on Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 2:48 am 
This what i came up with im happy with the way it came out for my first HDR i actually tried on


Camera Canon EOS 7D
Exposure 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture f/3.5
Focal Length 30 mm
ISO Speed 100

EDIT:sry for wrong size

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:21 pm 
I was invited to photograph some Pelote Basque matches. This is the bare hands game (although they do have band aids around the fingers, I can tell you that hitting the ball REALLY REALLY hurts), which is the slowest yet most physical in terms of running about.

You obviously don't see it live, but after looking at the pictures we couldn't get over how much this guy bent his arm backward. Even he was surprised !!

Camera Model: D90
Lens and focal length: Sigma 70-300mm, think that they're all 70mm.
Aperture: f/4
Shutter Speed: 1/400
Sensitivity: ISO 1250
Post processing: RAW in Aperture, Uploaded as jpeg to SmugMug

[moderator edit: This is the On Assignment thread - only one image is allowed in this month's Assignment. You have posted three - please re-post only one. LahLahSr]

[Super-moderator edit: Bob let me know I screwed up with this one (thanks Bob) - you CAN submit three images just as you did mattyb - I apologize to you and anyone else looking and rolling their eyes - this month's assignment allows 3 entries. Please re-post them all. LahLahSr]

To see larger images and the originals, replace the S by M or L or O in the link.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:03 am 
Are babies and dogs supposed to kiss?


Camera Model: D3000
Lens and focal length: 18-55mm @ 30mm
Aperture: f4.5
Shutter Speed: 1/60
Sensitivity: iso 200
Post processing:Capture NX2

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:06 pm 
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Posts: 215
Location: Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Capsicums and an orchid seemed like an unnatural combination
Canon 7D
EF 70-300 IS USM at 105mm
f11, 1/13 at ISO400

Canon 5DII, 7D, EF-S 10-22, EF 50 USM 1.4, EF-S 60 macro EF 16-35 L USM, EF 24 -15L IS USM, EF EF 100-400L, Canon SX130

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:28 am 
Unnatural: Found this wasp nest on an old doll's hand.


Camera Model: 50D
Lens and focal length: EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM
Aperture: f2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/20sec
Sensitivity: ISO1000
Post Processing: Cropping Only

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2010 8:56 pm 

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Posts: 947
Location: Norway
When there are no free parking spaces..


Camera: 50D
Lens: 18-200mm @ 50mm
Aperture: f/5
Shutter: 1/60th
ISO: 160
PP: none

Some flappy mirrors and lots of glass

Last edited by janern on Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:04 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:02 am 

I cut a dollar symbol into a large piece of cardboard and covered my softbox it that to create an "Unnatural Catchlight" in the eyes.

Camera: 40D
Lens: Canon 70-200mm 2.8 IS @ 200mm
Aperture: f8
Shutter: 1/200th
ISO: 400
PP: small adjustments made to bring out colors. (The $ is NOT photoshopped!)

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:54 pm 

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Posts: 151
A craftsman at work gearing up fo a big festivity in Bengal - India.
The whole situation looks unnatural... the man almost getting bitten by the clay lion, the demon trying to smack on his head from behind and he unperturbedly working on the Elephant God - Ganesha.


Exposure - 1/50
Aperture - f/3.4
70 mm at 35mm equiv.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:40 pm 
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Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Boulders at Moereki Beach


Moereki on the East coast of New Zealand's South Island is famous for the large, spherical boulders on its beach. These look quite other-worldly, like giant alien eggs, so when passing through this weekend, I thought them a perfect subject for this month's assignment!

Panasonic Lumix LX5, JPEG from camera, no PP
Aperture Priority, f5, 1/2000, 80 ISO, 24mm equivalent

PS - yes, this means an LX5 review is in the works...!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:51 pm 
I walked past someone's front garden today...


Hmmm... is that a... bird.... mummy...?? :?
The outside appears to be painted cloth from a dress or something... That's not normal...

And that human form... surely just a statue... is it? Those clothes... seem real... but treated with... something...

Do I smell some faint odour... emba... :shock: :shock: :shock:

*sound of rapid footsteps disappearing in the distance*

Some basic adjustments. No cropping. Click for larger version
Fuji S9600 - 1/170 - f 3.5 - ISO 80 - 53 mm

Ben ;)
When in doubt..... Press the shutter.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 8:49 pm 

Joined: Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:47 pm
Posts: 202
Location: Osijek
had some flickr problems again so im a bit late..

anyways, i find this leaf unnatural for color, the bite, and the fact that it was found on a place where no plants are in anywhere around...

unnatural leaf by grga_lol

f7.1, 1/370s, iso160,lens at 44mm..
post processed through lightroom's develop (crop, bit contrast and exposure)

nikon d90 --->af-s dx 18-105mm; tamron 90mm macro

add me up on:


deviant art:

----:>bakice ce vladati svjetom<:----

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:23 pm 
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Posts: 8087
Location: UK


Camera Model: Canon 7D
Lens and focal length: EF 85mm f/1.8
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter Speed: 0.6s
Sensitivity: ISO100
Post processing: usual RAW convert stuff

I had a few ideas but the others needed more time, which I've ran out of! So have this rubber duck. Some day I want to see what the real ones down the park make of it.

Canon DSLRs: 7D2, 7D1, 5D2, 1D, 600D, 450D full spectrum, 300D IR mod
Lenses: EF 35/2, 85/1.8, 135/2+SF, 70-300L, 100-400L, 100L, MP-E 65, EF-S 10-18, 15-85
3rd party: Zeiss 2/50 makro, Samyang 8mm fisheye, Sigma 50/1.4A, 150 macro, 120-300 f/2.8 OS
Compacts: Sony HX9V, Fuji X100.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:02 am 
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Posts: 121
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Unnatural 'leaf'
Never knew trees grew barcodes! :wink:


Canon 40D | EF 50mm f/1.4
ISO 100

p.s. sorry this is last minute

MrKman | website
Canon EOS 5D II + PowerShot G12
Samyang 14 f/2.8 + Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 + Samyang 35 f/1.4 + Sigma 70-200 f/2.8
Yungnuo YN560 + YN560ii (x2) + Cactus V4

WISHLIST: 300 f/2.8
FORMER: Canon 5D + 40D + 450D + 18-55mm + 28-135mm + 50 f/1.4 + 100 f/2.0

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:59 am 
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