Friday, July 22, 2011

Fab Friday!

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take a look at this week's party animals....

Life of the Party #1

Life of the Party #2

Life of the Party #3

Life of the Party #4

Life of the Party #5

Photographer:  Reena 
Blog:  Missing Moments
Camera:  Nikon d7000
Lens:  70-300mm zoom
Settings:  Auto (ISO1600 - f/5.6 - shutter 1/1000)
Software:  Aperture
Processing:  increased vibrancy and saturation 
decreased definition
Tidbits:  Reena keeps her hummingbird feeder about  10ft. from her home office
but on this particular occasion, this hummingbird chose a butterfly bush to feed on
which is even closer to her office window at about 5ft.  She was able to shoot freely
from inside while he was feasting away!  
It's amazing that she was still about to capture the rich tones and clarity through glass.
Reena attracts a menagerie of animals to her backyard
which she posts about periodically on her blog.  

Photographer: Debbie
Blog: My Journeys - Exposed
Camera: Nikon d40x
Lens: 18-55mm
Settings: ISO200 - f/4.8 - shutter 1/60 with flash
Processing: cropped, slightly sharpened, midtones darkened, applied a waterdrop edging
Tidbits: Houston has been extremely dry lately, but Debbie was determined to capture
raindrops somehow.  Luckily one evening it did rain a bit, so she ran outside afterwards and noticed
all the water beads on her car's windshield thanks to RainX.  
The flash reflected off this shot to create that magical bokeh!

Photographer: Diane
Blog: Random Thoughts Do or Di
Camera: Nikon d5000
Lens: Nikkor 55-200mm zoom
Settings:  Aperture Priority
Processing: Applied Kim Klassen's "Golden" Texture
Tidbits: Diane was visiting Olympia National Park in Washington State
and pulled off the side of the road at Hurricane Ridge when she captured this close-up
from the car of this young buck grazing.  Stunning colors and clarity!

Photographer: Ruth
Blog: R H West: Photography, Art & Inspiration
Camera: Nikon d3100
Lens: Nikkor 18-55 VR
Settings:  ISO400 - f/10 - Shutter 1/320 
Software: Photoshop CS5
Processing:  Applied Kim Klassen's "Aurora" texture
Tidbits:  this lovely flower is surprisingly not a rose, but a Lisianthus.  Ruth tends to crop most of 
her images to a square because she creates beautiful greeting cards in that shape.  She enjoys macro
photography because of the details and shapes that nature offers but people often miss.    

Photographer: Beth
Blog:  Be Yourself....Everyone Else is Taken
Camera: Pentax K10
Lens: 100mm macro
Settings:  Aperture Priority
Software:  Aperture
Processing:  just a crop and slight brightening
Tidbits: This shot was taken right after a storm when the sun was shining.  This image is basically 
straight out of the camera with only a slight tweak.  Awesome capture!

Thank you all for your fabulous photos this week!

next up party themes:
Party Wildlife:  Birds
Party Macros:  Fungi
Party Random:  Sunrise/Sunset

come party with us!