The Weekly Challenge 16 - 21 March.

Discussion in 'Photo Challenges' started by bilzmale, Mar 16, 2012.

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  1. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
    Luke has chosen the next theme and it is a pretty accessible one so let's see how many images we can post (one per member of course).

    Spring is arriving to my part of the world and I'm starting to see some new buds. I select "new growth" as the theme. It needn't be plant growth...interpret the theme however you like.​

    This theme closes on Wed 21 March at 8PM New York time.
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  2. f6cvalkyrie

    f6cvalkyrie Regular

    Jul 13, 2010
    Same here in Belgium, spring is everywhere !
    So I used my GH2 with a Micro-Nikkor 105/2.5 to shoot this starting bud of a Hortensia


    C u,
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  3. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott All-Pro

    Jan 3, 2012
    Troy, NY
    Spring is popping out here in upstate NY as well.


    This was part of my "Walter Mitty Leica Experiment" -- my corn ball attempt to make the G12 behave like a Leica: turn off the display, use only the viewfinder, set the aspect ratio to 3:2, use only a fixed focal length (28mm equivalent), and shoot B&W (in honor of Cartier-Bresson).

    - Cheers, Jock
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  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
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  5. texascbx

    texascbx Veteran

    Jul 10, 2010
    Canton Texas
    Bluebonnets are popping up all over my back yard and this particular flower has not popped open yet.
    Taken with A77.

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  6. nikki

    nikki Top Veteran

    Sep 12, 2011
    Dublin ,Ireland
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  7. <a href="" title="URBAN WILDLIFE - 0363 by Milan Jovanovic /pictogramax, on Flickr"> View attachment 50897 "1000" height="800" alt="URBAN WILDLIFE - 0363"></a>

    P.S. What I would really post I shot with my D70, so it's out:-(
    But you can check it here: THE SPRINGTIME | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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  8. Mal

    Mal Veteran

    Sep 23, 2010
    Liverpool / UK
    Willow bud... one of the first batch of willow buds out this spring, to attract the insects early...

    View attachment 50898
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  9. akulya

    akulya Veteran

    Mar 1, 2011
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  10. Nature does such a spectacular job with colors that I had to do nothing except a little crop and the camera and Mother Nature did the rest.

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  11. TraamisVOS

    TraamisVOS Hall of Famer

    Nov 29, 2010
    Melboune, Australia
  12. Richkaz

    Richkaz Regular

    Mar 1, 2012
    Spring's just around the corner -Time to clear the winter cobwebs from the garage and clean the windows :rolleyes:

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    ex1 f3.1 and 1/ 350sec directly into strong sun with circular polarizer
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  13. kathyh

    kathyh Top Veteran

    Jul 13, 2010
    Ottawa, Canada
  14. Boid

    Boid All-Pro

    Dec 15, 2011
    Bangalore, India
    A new yellow. October was spring in the Southern Hemisphere (pic taken in South Africa)

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  15. Jules

    Jules Regular

    Feb 3, 2012
    Bremer Valley, Australia
    No matter how many times we mow, it just keeps growing...

  16. Sawfish

    Sawfish New Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    <a href="" title="Male and female by Zawfish, on Flickr"> 7000346649_2dd7b776e3.jpg "800" height="571" alt="Male and female"></a>

    Male and female

    Corkscrew hazel (Corylus avellana contorta). The small red bud in the center is the female flower.
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  17. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    Where did you get that hat? New Growth to celebrate the coming of Spring:

    <a href="" title="May Morris 2 by Lightmancer, on Flickr"> View attachment 50981 "661" height="800" alt="May Morris 2"></a>
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  18. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group


    Panasonic GH2 with micro Nikkor 105mm, f/4

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  19. pdh

    pdh Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
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  20. snkenai

    snkenai All-Pro

    Oct 5, 2010
    kenai, AK
    Stephen Noel
    New Life


    First of the season's dandelions. Macro. Dark spots are tiny ants.
    E-p2 and Super Tack 55mm, f2.0 and Home made macro adapter.
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