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back here with the usual...

PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 5:23 pm
by quester
A few months harvest work has kept me busy, but we're nearing the end of it, so it's good to have leisure again to check in here. Just saw that my last post was at the beginning of August... :oops: Nice to see that things are active and inspiring.
It seems that I have already taken photos of every aspect of work these last four years during which I have the PX, so there are less of those. But lucky for me the desert doesn't get as boring.... So I've enclosed some from my "backyard", as well as a couple of macros and other things. The machines are the platforms we use to work on the palms. The front section can close around the trunk, so we can work all around the tree. The one in the foreground can go twenty meters up.
Hope you enjoy and that all are well.

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Image taken on: Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:41 am
Focus length: 5 mm
Shutter speed: 1/760 Sec
F-number: F/3.9
ISO speed rating: 100
Whitebalance: Auto
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: PX
Exposure program: Normal program
Exposure bias: -7/10 EV
Metering mode: Center-weighted average


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Image taken on: Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:30 am
Focus length: 5 mm
Shutter speed: 1/233 Sec
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Camera-model: PX
Exposure program: Normal program
Exposure bias: -3/10 EV
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Image taken on: Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:26 am
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Shutter speed: 1/810 Sec
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ISO speed rating: 100
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Camera-model: PX
Exposure program: Normal program
Exposure bias: 7/10 EV
Metering mode: Center-weighted average


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Image taken on: Sat Nov 01, 2014 9:36 am
Focus length: 5 mm
Shutter speed: 1/55 Sec
F-number: F/3.9
ISO speed rating: 100
Whitebalance: Auto
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Camera-model: PX
Exposure program: Normal program
Exposure bias: 3/10 EV
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Image taken on: Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:27 am
Focus length: 5 mm
Shutter speed: 1/270 Sec
F-number: F/10.6
ISO speed rating: 100
Whitebalance: Auto
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: PX
Exposure program: Normal program
Exposure bias: -3/10 EV
Metering mode: Center-weighted average


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Image taken on: Sat Nov 01, 2014 11:09 am
Focus length: 5 mm
Shutter speed: 1/870 Sec
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ISO speed rating: 100
Whitebalance: Auto
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: PX
Exposure program: Normal program
Exposure bias: 13/10 EV
Metering mode: Center-weighted average


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Image taken on: Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:27 am
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Shutter speed: 1/176 Sec
F-number: F/3.9
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Camera-model: PX
Exposure program: Normal program
Exposure bias: -10/10 EV
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Image taken on: Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:31 am
Focus length: 5 mm
Shutter speed: 1/380 Sec
F-number: F/3.9
ISO speed rating: 100
Whitebalance: Auto
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: PX
Exposure program: Normal program
Exposure bias: -7/10 EV
Metering mode: Center-weighted average


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Image taken on: Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:46 pm
Focus length: 5 mm
Shutter speed: 1/760 Sec
F-number: F/3.9
ISO speed rating: 100
Whitebalance: Auto
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: PX
Exposure program: Normal program
Exposure bias: -7/10 EV
Metering mode: Pattern


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Image taken on: Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:50 am
Focus length: 5 mm
Shutter speed: 1/380 Sec
F-number: F/3.9
ISO speed rating: 100
Whitebalance: Auto
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: PX
Exposure program: Normal program
Exposure bias: 3/10 EV
Metering mode: Center-weighted average

Re: back here with the usual...

PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 12:14 am
by Wiener
Stunning colours and compositions! Truly wonderful images...
Nice to see you have not lost your touch, quester!
Andy

Re: back here with the usual...

PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 10:16 am
by Orol
Good to see some desert pictures after quite a pause, quester. I like that #3 canyon most.

Peter

Re: back here with the usual...

PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:21 pm
by quester
Thanks very much Andy and Peter!

Adding two more of a cute co-habitant (have no idea what its name is...) :

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Image taken on: Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:45 am
Focus length: 5 mm
Shutter speed: 1/380 Sec
F-number: F/3.9
ISO speed rating: 100
Whitebalance: Auto
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: PX
Exposure program: Normal program
Exposure bias: 0 EV
Metering mode: Center-weighted average


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EXIF-Data
Image taken on: Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:45 am
Focus length: 5 mm
Shutter speed: 1/410 Sec
F-number: F/3.9
ISO speed rating: 100
Whitebalance: Auto
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: PX
Exposure program: Normal program
Exposure bias: 0 EV
Metering mode: Center-weighted average

Re: back here with the usual...

PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:44 pm
by Blow-in
I love that last shot. Couldn't have been taken with a PX, you must be doctoring the EXIF! :D

Richard

Re: back here with the usual...

PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:33 pm
by quester
Hi Richard, thanks very much!
I've come to the conclusion that these small-sensor cameras work really well in bright light, of which there is no lack here.

BTW, I managed to discover the name of the caterpillar - Casama innotata, a moth. The caterpillar feeds on the acacia leaves. Its bold colors suggest that it is poisonous or dangerous to other animals, as other life-forms abiding on the acacias tend to camouflage themselves. Some look like thorns.
These acacias are amazing, they are hosts to quite a few organisms, and form the backbone of the eco-system here.

Re: back here with the usual...

PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 12:25 pm
by olyz
Landscape with amazing impressive light, quester! And I love the macros!
Christian

Re: back here with the usual...

PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 5:11 pm
by quester
Thanks Christian! Can't take credit on the light....

Adding another two from yesterday :


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Image taken on: Sat Nov 15, 2014 1:13 pm
Focus length: 5 mm
Shutter speed: 1/870 Sec
F-number: F/3.9
ISO speed rating: 100
Whitebalance: Auto
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: PX
Exposure program: Normal program
Exposure bias: 0 EV
Metering mode: Center-weighted average


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Image taken on: Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:07 am
Focus length: 5 mm
Shutter speed: 1/217 Sec
F-number: F/10.6
ISO speed rating: 100
Whitebalance: Auto
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
Camera-model: PX
Exposure program: Normal program
Exposure bias: 3/10 EV
Metering mode: Center-weighted average

Re: back here with the usual...

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 2:16 am
by thelps
Some classic Quester Desert scenes.
I like the camouflaged beetle on the sand.
Its not a scarab beetle by chance?

Re: back here with the usual...

PostPosted: Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:02 pm
by quester
Thanks Tim!
This one is from the "weevil" (snout beetle) family, a different family than the scarabs. Might interest you to know that another species of this weevil, the red palm weevil, is wreaking havoc in all palm/date areas around the Mediterranean. They enter the trunks and simply devour them from the inside.