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Saturday Random Photos

It has been 6 weeks since I started using my Ab Coaster and I finally added 10 pounds (4.54 kg) to each side last week, my GI Joe sister does 15 pounds on each side but I’m not sure if I want to increase that much. I gradually increase my workout and can do 1,000 each  time now, a big jump from 300 when I first started out. I absolutely love it and my oldest sister finally made a purchase.

About the image, I need to work on my zoom effect technique, it’s a lot harder than I thought to make a still object appear moving.

Manual, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/5.6, 1.3sec, ISO 200, focal length 75mm, WB shade, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

My mom’s orchid has 4 blooms now, one for each week and the top stem has small buddings. This side table stand is an interesting piece, my dad has 2 sitting in the living room.  My mom bought it from one of the furniture sales several years back, I also wanted one at the time but there were only 2 left and my mom got them.

Manual, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/5.6, 1/13sec, ISO 100, focal length 78mm, WB shade, evaluative metering, tripod mounted
Manual, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/5.6, 1/20sec, ISO 100, focal length 126mm, white balance shade, evaluative metering, tripod mounted

Spring is almost here for us, I’m beginning to see signs of budding everywhere.

Manual, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/4, 1/1250sec, ISO 100, focal length 200mm, white balance sunny, evaluative metering

This one is my dad’s Maple tree in his backyard.  His chimney is in the background, and not much use this week.

Manual, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/4, 1/4000sec, ISO 400, focal length 70mm, white balance sunny, evaluative metering
Manual, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/8, 1/500sec, ISO 100, focal length 168mm, white balance sunny, evaluative metering

One of my neighbors gave him 2 trees last weekend and this will be good for next year.

Manual, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/8, 1/125sec, ISO 400, focal length 200mm, white balance shade, evaluative metering

My dad and second sister’s birds are noisy but they are a joy to be around. These are the 2 Quaker Parrots that my dad bought  from the flea market in October of last year.

Manual, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/4, 1/80sec, ISO 400, focal length 131mm, white balance shade, evaluative metering

Mimi look alike is beginning to act more and more like the old Mimi. I’m glad that they are happy and adjusting well to their new home.

Manual, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/4, 1/320sec, ISO 400, focal length 135mm, white balance shade, evaluative metering

The lovebirds are adorable and this is the greenish color.

Manual, EF70-200mm f/4L USM lens, f/4, 1/80sec, ISO 400, focal length 118mm, white balance shade, evaluative metering

7 thoughts on “Saturday Random Photos”

  1. The orchids are just wonderful. I had no idea that each bloom would last so long.

    It’s lovely to see spring budding out all over. We’re a good way from that yet, but it’s nice to be reminded that it will arrive eventually.

    1. Hi Gerry, the last bloom it lasted for 4-5 months. I expect this to last as long since the new buds are coming out now.

      I never thought of it until recently that we have less winter and more Spring and Summer than people up North. I do like the mild weather here.

  2. Sigh…it will be a few weeks yet before the trees near me even think about budding. Lovely set of photos, Nye. One tip on the zooming technique is to have something in the middle of the frame. Helps a person to have a center point to start from.

    1. Thanks Scott, I notice that it focused on the center even when I made the side more focus. I should have took a larger area and cropped the area that I want.

      It’s still very Grey in our area and you have to get real close to the tree to see any budding, and in a few weeks it will start blooming. Then allergy season begins. 🙂

  3. Lots of nice photos here.

    The orchid is just as beautiful as ever. That’s nice that it’s sitting on top of an interesting piece chosen by your mom too.

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