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 Post subject: snow and cold
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:41 pm 
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I looked at several different threads and couldn't decide where to put this picture, but maybe we could start a thread just for snow and ice pictures? I didn't want to just change someone else's topic, but if anyone else has snow or icy pictures that they want to add here, please feel free. It'd be nice to have a whole thread for the snow pictures. Critiques welcome. I'm here to learn. Thanks!

This was taken in Door County, Wisconsin, USA, early this morning. Several inches of snow overnight, but slightly warmer temperatures next to Lake Michigan turned the snow to ice. Canon Powershot SX 150 IS f/5, 1/30sec, ISO 80

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This picture was also taken early this morning - snow courtesy of our Canadian friends as we've had a series of Canadian (or Alberta) Clippers making their way through our area this week. f/5, 1/30 sec., ISO 100

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 Post subject: Re: snow and cold
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:25 am 
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Hi X, #2 nice shot but for me nothing is in focus unless that was your intention. 1/30 sec could give you camera shake, try increase the ISO to get a reasonable speed, what was the focal length.


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 Post subject: Re: snow and cold
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Hi 4xxxx, and thanks. The focal length was 5 mm (24 mm on the first one). My intention was to highlight the front branch with the back branches out of focus, but I am not very good yet at making one part stand out. I tried changing the AV, but it made everything too bright. I can go up to ISO of 200 with pretty good results, but anything higher seems to introduce too much noise. I will have to check my settings, but maybe I needed to switch to a setting for more shade. I do appreciate the comment. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: snow and cold
PostPosted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:02 pm 
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I like the simplicity of the first picture - like icey fingers reaching out... They'd look quite eerie if it was night time.

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 Post subject: Re: snow and cold
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Thanks Sarah. I like the simplicity of that one also. The ice melted as soon as the sun came out even though the temperature never made it above freezing.

These pictures were taken early this morning. Canon Powershot SX150 IS

Rabbit tracks:

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Snow shadows:

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Icy fingers:

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 Post subject: Re: snow and cold
PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:17 am 
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Nice set X, although maybe cold, blue skies always make me feel warm.


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 Post subject: Re: snow and cold
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Thanks 4xxxx. I took your suggestion and changed the ISO to 200. It was really bright for part of the morning, then got cloudy. The hoar frost only lasted a short time this morning, although the temperature never got above freezing. I agree with you though - the sun really makes a difference. A bright sunny below freezing day often seems warmer than a cloudy, damp above freezing day. :)


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Great shots! I love the rabbit trails and the snow shadows look like gigantic snow dunes somehow. I don't know, that's how I see it :P

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 Post subject: Re: snow and cold
PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:52 am 
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Thanks Pier,
I was really happy with some of those pictures. I am hoping to add some more tomorrow or the next day. After 2 days of thawing, and the creek overflowing, we'll be under another winter storm warning tomorrow. Our driveway is sheer ice, but we are watching the basement to make sure it doesn't flood from the creek... February can be kind of unpredictable around here, which is great for pictures.


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 Post subject: Re: snow and cold
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Jimmy, When I first scrolled down, I didn't think I'd like the picture, but I like it a lot. Great color combination. We saw some little birds like these near Lake Michigan on a feeder this morning. Are they a kind of house finch?


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 Post subject: Re: snow and cold
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XNavyHM3 wrote:
Jimmy, When I first scrolled down, I didn't think I'd like the picture, but I like it a lot. Great color combination. We saw some little birds like these near Lake Michigan on a feeder this morning. Are they a kind of house finch?


thanks so much...

they are both male house finches...

seemed very content to just hang out and soak in some sun

glad you like it

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