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POTW - w/e 19.8.18
A good range of subjects and treatments this week, and yet again, I've gone for a subject that doesn't usually appeal to me at all. I'm not in the least bit interested in any form of competitive sport, but this image really stands out for me. The Cisco Kid, by John2, has been caught at exactly the right moment, with a fantastic motion blur, but the car and its driver pin sharp. I hate to think where you must have been standing to get this front-on view!


Well done John - a very professional image. 

The original thread is here.

 

 
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Weekly Challenge 162 - Energy - Voting Closed
Energy as power (generated, delivered or used), energetic activity, food - or what have you.  Usual rules apply.  Entries up to midnight on Friday 10th August.  Vote opens first thing Saturday 11th (if I can fathom how to do it  
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Weekly Challenge  161 - Trees -  VOTING CLOSEDl
Barbara is having internet problems at the mo and she's asked me to set this up for her.

She's chosen the subject of TREES and the usual rules apply - old and new images acceptable and they need to be posted by close of play next Friday (3rd August). We'll then have a vote to pick a winner.

Get crackin' chums and give us yer best!

Korky
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POTW - w/e 15.7.18
This week's choice is a little different for me, as I don't often choose portraits. But this chap, in Fuji's 'Practicing what I preach' thread, really appeals. He looks a true character, and Fuji has caught his very direct gaze with a lovely sharp photograph. The blurred background puts the focus squarely on the man's face. 


Well done Fuji, and kudos to you for daring to ask him to pose!

The original thread is here.

 

 
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Weekly Challenge No 157 - Holes - Voting Closed!
As per the title - the theme for this week’s challenge is “Holes”.  Let’ see your photos of anything with a hole in it where the hole forms a prominent part of the image.

Usual rules apply - open for entries until Midnight on Friday July 6th.
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POTW - w/e 08/07/2018
Once again we've have a very good selection of images, some great macro's from Leon and Wearylandcrab - even clicker got in the act with a photobombing hover. Some great street photography and abstracts from FUJI, a whole bunch of landscapes from BP, Kobione, Stravinsky and Chris and a nice range of wildlife shots from John and Chris.

But this from Bill was stunning..


The original thread can be seen here: Plumed Basilisk
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Weekly Challenge no. 156 - Can You Tell What It Is Yet? Voting Closed
This week I want images that aren't immediately obvious - go weird, go unusual, go high, go low, go get drunk and see what happens...

Entries run until June 29th
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Weekly Challenge No  155- Wood Works - Voting Closed!
Anything crafted from wood, Canal lock gates to a turned wooden bowl, entirely your choice. New or from your archives.

The usual rules, terms and conditions apply Entries in by midnight Friday 22nd June, then voting for a week after that.
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Weekly Challenge no. 154 - Something Spiked or Pointed - Voting Closed
Following last weeks 'Something Arched', I thought I would follow this with 'Something Spiked or Pointy'.  Architecture, bridges, something round the home for example. The world is your oyster so go have fun....

Entries up to Midnight 15 June 2018. 
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POTW - w/e 24/06/18
Sometimes I like a well crafted landscape, sometimes I like a monochrome that grabs you by the (insert your own anatomy) and sometimes I like to be entertained.

You know what - I like this for the fun, well seen, nicely crafted and entertaining photograph that it is.

Thats what a POTW should be...

Give Us A Kiss by John2
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POTW - w/e 17/6/2018
Some lovely pictures to browse through again this week, and it's nice to see the bird activity and lovely flowers, great street portraits and some interesting camera movements results.

I've gone with one that is such a lovely, simple, but excellently presented image. The toning is spot on for the subject, you are taken straight to her eyes, but not harshly so, all the face features are so gentle. This is well worth a look in the larger view.

 


Well done Clicker, a beautifully presented image of a lovely subject too.

The original thread can be seen HERE

 

 

 
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Weekly Challenge no. 153- Something Arched - Voting Closed
Something arched - Be it an arched window, the arch in a doorway, an arched bridge or something thats arched in shape. As long there's an arch, it's in! Happy arch hunting.

Entries up to Midnight 8 June 2018. 
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Swallowtail..http://www.tipf.co.uk/forums/topic/20586-swallowtail/#
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POTW - w/e 10.6.18
There have been some absolute stonkers this week, making it very difficult to choose just one, but the absolute stand-out photo for me is this one, Black Pearl's Poppies. I could see this on a poster or a calendar. I love the colours in it, and with that soft light it's just bursting with atmosphere. There's a great depth in it too, with the clearer poppies in the foreground, the middle band of poppies and trees, and then the distant hills. Well done BP!


The original thread is here.
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My caravan is not in its usual spot  buy the hedging so I have to do with  "Birds on a Wire" I have to admit I do tempt them in with a bit of seed but the other side of the fence is a large meadow with a wealth of food for them



 
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Steady as she goes ...
Yesterday evening  this  ladybird,  having just spent five minutes supping amber nectar, looked decidedly inebriated as she swayed from side to  side  as if keeping her  balance, walking uphill along the clematis stem ...

Not a macro study  by any means ... More of a close up ...taken with my bridge Panasonic FZ1000 

 
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Weekly Challenge no. 152 - Mainly Mono - Voting Closed
His lordship sends his apologies but due to the limited network access at the folly he's asked me to start the challenge on his behalf.

Korky has set the theme as - Mainly Mono

Entries are invited until midnight on the 1st of June (June already?? Good grief!)
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POTW - w/e 03/06/2018
Once again it's been a difficult week, fairly quiet up till Fri and then a bit of a slurge.... There were some nice macros from John and Paul, some intriguing mono snails from Phonantiphon, a whole selection of great bird photos from BP, John, JHF and OlyMike, some lovely landscapes from BP and John, Denis provided a slice of history with some vintage WWII planes and FUJI provided us with some top notch street photography as he always does.

But in the end I've come back to this image by WearyLandcrab, which is a stack of 214 raw images @ 20 microns (a micron is one thousandth of a millimetre). The detail is superb and I can only imagine that to produce something like this takes an awful lot of patience....

Big Eyes by WearyLandcrab


The original post is here Big Eyes »
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Sunset Over Middle Mouse
Middle Mouse is a small island , one of three, situated off the North coast of Anglesey in Wales.  It's the island just under the sun.   You can just see East Mouse slightly to the left.  .  The third island, West Mouse, is out of sight around the headland nearer to the Skerries.


 
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Weekly Challenge # 151 Butterflies, blooms,  birds and bokeh - Voting Closed!
The theme  for  Weekly Challenge  #151 is Butterflies, Blooms, Birds and Bokeh  with your image old or new containing at least one of the "b" elements. 

Entries  open from Saturday 19th May -- Midnight Friday 25th May  then the voting will commence until Midnight  1st June.. 

Hope there is scope for everyone to enter an image  ... Good  luck everyone ..
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POTW Week ending 26/5/18
This week I found birds figured quite heavily in  the front runners for POTW for me  though I was very taken with Fuji's Jupiter 11 Magic set, and ThaiMike's beautifully touching shot Snap of my daughter.  Ryewolf's Blackheaded Gull and Heron on the Weir showed excellent compositional work and exposure but I really like the  vulnerable feel and apparent simplicity of  Sparrow in flight from  OlyMike.  A stunning capture of a bird in flight ..... well done Mike.


For  the original post, follow this link :-

http://www.tipf.co.uk/forums/topic/20444-sparrow-in-flight/

 
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Sparrow in flight
Sparrow in flight
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Powter Howe
Popped over to the Lakes on Sunday, had a wander through the woods near Thornthwaite down to the shores of Bassenthwaite.
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A Slice Of Your Life 21/05/18 - 27/05/18
We're off!

Show us what you're up to!

Please take the time to read the How It Works topic.
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Sunfly
Not seen one of these in the garden for I think 3 years now. Commonly known as the "Sunfly" (Helophilus pendulus).










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