I took the day off work (images)

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by hillrg, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. Instead, I got up early and puttered around the house. It started out with heavy clouds, but then the sun burst through, with that glorious early morning light.

    I grabbed my D2X and 105mm micro lens and came up with this one:


    Just as I was putting my camera away the Flicker showed up and she started grooming in the Garry Oak tree behind my house. I set up my tripod and lugged out the 500/4 and TC14EII and SB800. The morning light made for nifty backlighting and my fill flash took care of the rest.

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    My wife talked my into a walk and we saw some Ribes (not sure which kind) in fresh bloom. After fiddling around with selective focus I ended up with this one.

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    The walk ended up at a local pub, where this black swan was grooming himself. I will have to go back as I did not really do him justice.

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    I think I could get used to a time when every day is a day off work! Hope you enjoyed this little peek into roryville.
  2. I enjoyed it a lot Rory, every image is great. If your going to take a day off from work I can't think of a better way to spend it. The flicker is especially nice.
  3. Hi Gordon. I am sort of a flicker specialist I think :lol:
  4. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005

    You make me ill.... ;-)

    We are in the middle of certification on the latest version of our software at my company, and I hardly had time to look up today, much less take pictures.... :( I think that I'm ready for the 'every day is a day off' too.... 8)

    These are great pictures.:!: :!:

    I'm glad that somebody got to do some shooting today, cause I sure didn't (won't tomorrow either :cry: ).


  5. Sorry to hear that Frank. It will only be sweeter when you get a chance!
  6. Very cool shots Rory. I wish I could have done the same today. :) :) :) :) :) :)
  7. NeilCam


    Feb 21, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario
    What a great day Rory!

    Knew I shouldn't have gone to work today.

  8. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Really nice stuff Rory...

    I used to have a Desert Rose plant. They are really cool and fun to foto. Got lots of pics of them.

    Like to play in PS with them :>))
  9. Very nice Rory, such a diverse set of wonderful pictures, the flicker is priceless! I see that the X is coming in handy. here it has been mostly very heave rain today, I'm packing as fast as I can so I can join you on interesting excursions... the current week of the move is week of april 17, two loads with Uhaul then week after that, all the cars, boat etc... What a life...

    take care
  10. Least we can say ....

    You did have a productive day off work ...

    Great shots.
  11. Rory, looks like you know how to enjoy a day off! Kudos to you on som efine images!! :shock: :shock:
  12. Nice looks like you had a great day off, really like the flicker shot still high on my list to capture
  13. It's always a delight to see your compositions, Rory. It gives me something to shoot for.
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