Entries for Fortnightly Competition #66 Spring has Sprung

Utopia Poppy

Link Posted 13/04/2011 - 20:30
This is the first competition I have started and judged, so please bear with me!

Ok, this fortnight's competition is "Spring has Sprung"

This is open to your own interpretation, either typical images of the season, or if you are in a part of the world where it is not Spring you can take the subject literally. I like to think outside the box with photos, so the further outside the box your entry is, the better - you limit is your imagination (and the two week time frame!)

This competition will run from now, until 6pm UK time on Wednesday 27th April

Good luck!

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep". ~Scott Adams

Q | Various Q lenses & filters | KP | 35mm 2.8 Macro


Link Posted 14/04/2011 - 19:02
THE SPRING RUN-OFF(From Brown to Green)

Date April 14th
Pentax K10d
Lens 50-200mm
exposure time .125
Shutter Priority mode



Link Posted 14/04/2011 - 21:28
Young Wallflower

A young, spring, wallflower in my garden captured today while there was a short pause in the wind.

Shot on 14th April
Pentax K-7 with the Samsung equivalent of the DFA100 macro
1/25sec, F7.1 & ISO200.
Tripod mounted.

Last Edited by GlynM on 14/04/2011 - 21:30


Link Posted 14/04/2011 - 22:41

taken today
iso 200
fl 180mm
Wild swans nesting on a local river
Last Edited by geordie01 on 14/04/2011 - 22:51


Link Posted 16/04/2011 - 23:47
Yes, those Morris Dancers are springing about already. Taken in Oxford, 16 April 2011:


Camera Pentax K-5
Exposure 0.002 sec (1/640)
Aperture f/4.0
Focal Length 100 mm
ISO Speed 400
Exposure Bias -0.3 EV
Date and Time (Modified) 2011:04:16 20:14:56
Exposure Program Aperture-priority AE
Date and Time (Original) 2011:04:16 14:06:55+01:00
Date and Time (Digitized) 2011:04:16 14:06:55
Metering Mode Center-weighted average


Link Posted 18/04/2011 - 18:16
Blossom of the rare Malus metallurgis photographed in Hookeslaw Garden, Wiltshire

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Link Posted 18/04/2011 - 23:14
An impressionist view of Spring

ExposureTime - 1/13 seconds
FNumber - 25
ExposureProgram - Aperture priority
ISOSpeedRatings - 200
DateTimeOriginal - 2011:04:18 14:19:24
ShutterSpeedValue - 1/13 seconds
ApertureValue - F 25.00
ExposureBiasValue - 0.00
MeteringMode - Multi-segment
Great simplicity is only won by an intense moment or by years of intelligent effort. T.S Eliot

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Link Posted 19/04/2011 - 13:43

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Spring is sprung
The grass is ris
I wonder where the boydies is

Camera: K10D
Date/ Time: 16/4/2011-16:02
Exposure: 1/30s
Aperture: f22
Iso: 400
Focal Lenght 35mm
Trimmed to size with Photoshop7

I would like to add a very special thanks to Sandinista for solving the above problem for me



Link Posted 24/04/2011 - 22:01
The spring has sprung

21 04 2011

1 second Manual exposure F2.8 Macro ISO 100
Pentax K10d Pentax M 40-80 Macro lens


Link Posted 24/04/2011 - 22:13
Shot today with my Kx and 50mm 1.7
F 2.8
ISO 100

Polarised down to just 21 colours.

K5, LTD 15 SIG 30, SIG 105.


Link Posted 25/04/2011 - 16:27
Green Crown.

K-7 - ISO 500 - f2.8 - Tamron 90mm
Last Edited by Pentaxophile on 25/04/2011 - 16:28


Link Posted 26/04/2011 - 13:52
Barbed Bouquet of Spring

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Berberis Darwinii and Berberis Thunbergii resplendant with their orange and yellow flowers respectively,contrasting with the vibrant green of their leaves.Pentax *istD and trusty Super Takumar 1.4 50mm at f8.5 - hand held in full sun at 1/125th sec ,centre weighted , ISO 200.
K20D,*istD ( now a dedicated M42 digital ),K100D,MZ5N,P50,ME Super,Spotmatic 1000,Spotmatic,ESII,ES,H2.18-55 II,18-55,75-300 FAJ,35-80 FA,80-200 F,28-105 FA,Sigma 24-70 AF Aspherical,Sigma 28-300 Hyperzoom , Praotor II 500 M42,Centon 500mm mirror,and a few Pentax M42 Taks,super-Taks,smc Taks,A and M lenses.Benbo trekker,7dayshop monopod and a Lowepro rucksack.

I am now on Flickr which is nice !


Link Posted 26/04/2011 - 21:23

Shot on 22nd April with K-5 & F*250-600mm



800 ISO





Link Posted 27/04/2011 - 13:35

26th April
K5 & DFA100mmf2.8macro
ISO 400, 1/250th @ f5.6
You can see some of my photos here if you are so inclined

R o b

Link Posted 27/04/2011 - 17:22
I've got a picture in my head and had a go at capturing it last night. I didn't, but here's what I got anyway...

Daffodil in the rain by R is Rob, on Flickr

I seem to be into water drops at the moment.

Taken at about 19:00 on 26th April 2011
Camera Pentax K20D
Exposure 1/60
Aperture f/2.8
Focal Length 50 mm
ISO Speed 100
Pop-up and off camera flash used
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