Week 10 – Judy

Week 10
St. Thomas

Another shot from the cruise I took. This is the island of St. Thomas. I love the way they paint their houses different bright colors. This was taken from a boat on our way to St. John’s Island National Park.

My settings were ISO 100, f/16, 1/60 sec at 122mm (70-300mm). Cropped a little and saturated the colors the little.

Week 9 – Judy

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Sea Urchin

Went on a seven day cruise to the Eastern Caribbean. This is a sea urchin I saw on the beach in the Dominican Republic.

My settings were ISO 200, f/16, 1/50 sec at 55mm. Cropped a little. Applied Topaz Adjust 5 Photo Pop filter.

Week 9 – Becky

Wekiwa Springs State Park
Wekiwa Springs State Park

Went kayaking with my hubby and daughter over the weekend.  It was such a lovely day.  Saw plenty of birds, fish and butterflies.  Heard the alligators hidden in the tall foliage along the banks.  Good times 🙂

Shot with my Olympus TG-4

Settings iso100, 4.5mm, f2.8 and 1/200sec.

Week 9 – Robin

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Day is done

A tractor on a hill at sunset. I had been seeing this shot every day and was waiting for the right light.

Used a touch of NIK HDR Efex Pro 2 and Topaz Adjust Boost to boost the color a bit.

Settings were 1/400s, f/4.5, ISO 100.

Week 8 – Robin

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On the Fence

An eagle that had just flown on the fence. He was eating road kill on my way to work. It’s always cool to catch one among the vultures!

I cropped in and processed with Topaz B&W.  Settings were 1/500s, f/3.5, ISO 100.

Week 8 – Judy

Week 8
Chain of Eggs

We went camping in a campground off the Indian River this past week. I saw this egg case laying along the river’s edge and thought it was the coolest looking thing. I believe it’s a lightning whelk egg case. Nature is amazing!

My settings were ISO 200, f/7.1, 1/640 sec, at 150mm (70-300mm). Edited on my iPad using Snapseed  to sharpen and then transfered it to my laptop and added Topaz’s Adjust 5 Photo Pop filter.

Week 8 – Becky

Taraxacum (aka Dandelion)
Taraxacum (aka Dandelion)

Went for a walk and came across this Dandelion.  At first I was going to blow on it and watch the seeds fly away on the light breeze.  Then a light bulb went off in my head.  This would look pretty cool against a black background laying on my black acrylic glass and then converted to black/white.  Not much editing besides converting it to black/white.  Oh I also rotated it counter-clockwise.

Settings: iso200, 105mm, f14, 1/4sec

Week 7 – Becky

Bat Skeleton
Bat Skeleton

My son bought this acrylic paper weight with a bat skeleton inside about 9 years ago.  He was going to give it away recently when I rescued it for myself for a future photo opportunity.  Well the time has come.  🙂

Had to clean up some glare and then converted to black and white.  That was it for processing.  My settings: iso200, 105mm, f14 and 0.4secs.