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Vote for your favourite photo!
Poll ended at Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:38 pm
jeremy1302 9%  9%  [ 4 ]
WestCoast 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
damixt 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
mikeroch 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
amiabledave 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
4agze 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Benya 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
jkstacey 13%  13%  [ 6 ]
AL 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
darthkindy 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
popo 7%  7%  [ 3 ]
Phoenix Jackson 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
matthiasmesser 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Tom_10123 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Mark D 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Dr.Mcq 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Brian Harmer 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Paolo Bonello 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
djfsolo 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Oleg 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
janern 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
naniani 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
daisy 9%  9%  [ 4 ]
Lorride 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
maxjj 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
DOUGLAS GORDON 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
kamaccord 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
TravisD 4%  4%  [ 2 ]
jameswilby5 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Dete 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Lensbaby 16%  16%  [ 7 ]
Islander 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
LahLahSr 9%  9%  [ 4 ]
james09 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
hairyfrog 9%  9%  [ 4 ]
lagnificent 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Trevor Harris 2%  2%  [ 1 ]
Total votes : 45
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 4:28 pm 
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JUNE 22ND - Voting closed! Congratulations to Lensbaby on winning this On Assignment!


Hi everyone! Welcome to May's Assignment!

The theme for this month is "Animals", as suggested by naniani who won the March 2010 competition. Be sure to read the whole post for the rules.

In naniani's own words:
    "My choice for the next assignment is ANIMALS.
    This can be wild animals, pets, birds, butterflies, insects. Any living creature you like. It can be the whole animal, or parts of it. Please name the animal as there are so many different species from different countries and it would be nice to know the names of them. "


Note: there are no limits on post-processing for this assignment.

The rules!

1: You can only submit one image and it MUST be taken during May 2011. Photos taken earlier will be disqualified!

2: All images submitted must be no more than 1024 pixels on their longest side, although you can include a link to a full resolution version if you like. Flickr users must link back to the original version to comply with its latest rules.

As always, please exercise good judgement on what is suitable for the forum. Keep it clean and family-friendly or it'll be removed. See the Forum Rules for guides.

Please include a sentence or two with your photo describing what you were trying to achieve and if there were any particular challenges in doing so like, for example, any special exposure or lighting setup.

We're all enthusiasts here, so it's also great to see what equipment you used and the settings too. So please also include the following:

Camera Model:
Lens and focal length:
Aperture:
Shutter Speed:
Sensitivity:
Post processing:

Submissions will close at midnight GMT on 31th May 2011. The final poll will follow.

Please remember this thread is for submissions only. If you'd like to comment on any of the submissions or ask any questions, please do so in the May 2011 Comments and Questions thread!

Thanks and good luck!

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PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 8:00 pm 
Ill kick things off then, took one early as Im quite busy at the moment, dont think Ill be out to shoot much.

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Of course I had to shoot my dog for this assignment!

Nikon FM3a
Ilford HP5 Plus
ISO 400
50mm f1.2

Shutter speeds and aperture are both a guess, but Id imagine about 1/125 and f2.8.

Interesting thing about this camera is that it will shoot at whatever shutter speed it needs to to get a perfectly exposed picture. Ie if it needs to shoot at 1/122.234852301 seconds to get the perfect exposure it can

Developed in my kitchen, scanned in a mate's study.

Processing, added contrast


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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 2:51 am 
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stuffed Animals

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Sal 18-250
Aperture
F 4.5
Exp 1/40
ISO 1000
FL 22mm


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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 11:25 pm 
Wooden Elephant

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Efs 18-55 mm
Canon Xsi
F 5.6
1/30
ISO 1600


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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 7:24 am 
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A SAD AND DISAPPOINTED FROG

"It's not easy being a male frog when there's a Royal Wedding in the news ... all those beautiful and
hopeful girls ... the kisses ... and then the REJECTION. I cannot bear it"

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Pentax K20D 55-300mm lens at 200mm ISO 400 125th @ f.8
PP: substantial cropping, adjust contrast and sharpen.


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 Post subject: Antz
PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 2:45 pm 
ANTZ

Camera Model: Nikon D5000
Lens and focal length: Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 @ 55mm
Aperture:f8.0
Shutter Speed:1/200
Sensitivity: ISO 200

Scene Mode in Close up..Manual focus. These critters where extremely fast moving. I like the shot because the ants had there hole under dead grass roots and the opening was quite large, for an ant hole. I have a pic looking into the hole, but came out dark. That would have been a great shot...Critique please.

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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2011 1:54 pm 
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Camera Model: Canon 5Dc
Lens and focal length: Olympus Zuiko 40mm f2 @ 40mm
Aperture: f/2.0
Shutter Speed: 1/350 sec
Sensitivity: ISO-500
Post processing: Manually adjusted curves, High Pass, Nik vignette, resized for web display

Saw this car relaxing on her playground and looking outside the garden with curiosity, got my camera with me and quick snap.


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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 1:44 am 
There were 4. now only 2 left :cry:




Camera Model: Nikon D80
Lens and focal length: Sigma 18-250mm @ 250mm
Aperture: f/6.3
Shutter Speed: 1/800 sec
Sensitivity: ISO-640
Post processing: Did some in Lightroom - don't know much,
just changing stuff till pic looks better
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Welsh Wild Ponies

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Horse and Foal Gelligaer by jkstacey, on Flickr

Camera Nikon D3100
Exposure 0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture f/8.0
Focal Length 10 mm
ISO Speed 200
Filter ND4

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Our cat Paddy, he always looks very serious.....

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Camera: Nikon D300S
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1250)
Aperture: f/2.8
Focal Length: 11 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: -2/3 EV

Post Processing - Cropped and made B&W

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f 4.5
1/160 second
iso 100
70mm
some dodging and burning in photoshop

[url][url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/28251536@N02/5699498617/]Image[/url]
DSC_8769 by darthkindy, on Flickr[/url]


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Crested Gecko - baby. This fellow was tiny and sooooo cute, I wanted to take him home with me.

Camera Model: Canon 7D
Lens and focal length: Sigma 150mm macro
Aperture: f/16
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Sensitivity: ISO160
Post processing: Raw convert in DxO, further levels tweak in PSE.
Lighting: Wasn't using my own lighting here took a little experimentation to get right in manual mode. Studio strobe though umbrella on radio remote. I found the sync wasn't quite right. Camera max of 1/250 resulted in dark bands but 1/200 largely fixed it.

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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 5:35 pm 
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This fellow swooped past me while I was preparing to shoot a bridge. Camera settings was for the bridge so I cropped the image with a little contrast change.

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IMG_0530 by phoenix_jackson2002, on Flickr

Canon EOS 60D
Lens Canon EF-S 55-250mm IS
Exposure 1/800
F Stop f/5.6
Focal Length 250mm
ISO 1600
Exposure Bias +1/3 EV
No Flash
RAW, only cropped and increased contrast from the provided utility with camera (EOS Utility).


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Heron, scratching when itchy

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Heron, scratching when itchy

Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikkor 70-200 F2.8 VRII
Focal length: 200mm
Aperture: F4
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1500 s

Processing: crop, levels, sharpen, reduce noise in photoshop

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Hebe my friends Springer Spaniel.

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Camera Model: Canon 400D
Lens and focal length: Canon 15-85mm f3.5-5.6 @ 21mm
Aperture: f/11
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Sensitivity: ISO400
Post processing: Aligning the photo,cloning out her collar info and my own obscure import settings I have for RAW.

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