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    USCGC Taney

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    Canon 500D, EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM @ 24mm, full EXIF, PAD slideshow.

    Coastguard cutter USCGC Taney. Called "The Last Survivor of Pearl Harbor," because when she was decommissioned in December of 1986, she was the last ship still in commission that had been at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941.

    In Baltimore harbor. No good angles for a dramatic photo: if you move to get a more broadside shot, that big white tent-like thing to the left appears to rise from the ship.

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    Day 23: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread.

    Bling, bling!

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    Re: Day 23: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Klickit View Post
    Bling, bling!

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    Re: USCGC Taney

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    Canon 500D, EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM @ 24mm, full EXIF, PAD slideshow.

    Coastguard cutter USCGC Taney. Called "The Last Survivor of Pearl Harbor," because when she was decommissioned in December of 1986, she was the last ship still in commission that had been at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941.

    In Baltimore harbor. No good angles for a dramatic photo: if you move to get a more broadside shot, that big white tent-like thing to the left appears to rise from the ship.

    Cheers,
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    Hi Rick,

    Pardon my ignorance, but what does the last "C" in USCGC stand for?

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    flowers

    Just want to add.

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    I don't know what flower this is.

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    Re: flowers

    Unfortunately I missed some previous days and it's likely that I'll miss some more days since I'm very busy working these days.
    But anyway here are two of today's shots.



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    Re: flowers

    Quote Originally Posted by JK6065 View Post
    Unfortunately I missed some previous days and it's likely that I'll miss some more days since I'm very busy working these days.
    But anyway here are two of today's shots.



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    I'm busy sleeping. The top one looks good.

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    Re: USCGC Taney

    Quote Originally Posted by rick55 View Post
    Day 23: July 2010 Photo-a-Day Thread

    Canon 500D, EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM @ 24mm, full EXIF, PAD slideshow.

    Coastguard cutter USCGC Taney. Called "The Last Survivor of Pearl Harbor," because when she was decommissioned in December of 1986, she was the last ship still in commission that had been at Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941.

    In Baltimore harbor. No good angles for a dramatic photo: if you move to get a more broadside shot, that big white tent-like thing to the left appears to rise from the ship.

    Cheers,
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    Should grab a rubber boat Looks good to me though.

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    Re: USCGC Taney

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    Hi Rick,

    Pardon my ignorance, but what does the last "C" in USCGC stand for?

    Cutter. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_...t_Guard_Cutter Any ship over 65ft.

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    The decision was out of my hands.

    PAD gallery Both shot with Panasonic G1.

    I was going to chose this shot for today...

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    But the botanist stepped in, and decided it had to be this one....

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    Re: USCGC Taney

    Sorry, I've been out all day. Rob identified the "cutter," a leftover from our common English ancestry. Steve, I was actually thinking of getting one of the little paddle boats in another part of the harbor: there's a lightship, and when you try to get a good angle, there are these stanchions. So a small boat would be good.

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    A day late, sue me

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick55 View Post
    Sorry, I've been out all day. Rob identified the "cutter," a leftover from our common English ancestry.
    Thanks Rob & Rick (aka "a little R & R on a boat"!)

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    Sparkie

    A rather grubby looking Sparkie, shot in fading light ...

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    Nikon D5000 + Nikkor 105mm f2.8 VR2 Macro: 1/180s f/2.8 at iso1600, + 0.5 EC

    He's quite an oldie now (about 15 yrs), probably suffering dementia, not to mention cataracts and going deaf, but he's happy enough plodding around the house and garden, or in this case, dozing on the driveway beside the house.

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    Re: Mark's flowers, two from Jeroen

    Beautiful composition, Mark: the multiple starbursts of the flowers make me think of fireworks. A bit of a shame about the wilted ones in there, but you can't exactly rearrange the flower bed when you take the shot. Or if you do, people come and yell at you.

    The first shot is very dramatic, Jeroen: stark scenery, with boiling clouds above. The second, to be honest, feels as if it's almost great but not quite there. The swans' heads in opposite directions are really nice, and I like the reflections, but something spoils it a bit for me: I think it's the two necks being visually on top of each other. It's a great capture, but I think maybe the swans didn't quite pose right.

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    Re: The decision was out of my hands.

    With utmost respect to your wife, Rob, the first shot is brilliant. Is it a pinwheel made partly from real pieces of flowers and things? It's very cool, and well captured. The flower in the second is beautiful, but it's like LSO doing The Brandenburg Concertos compared with Jimi Hendrix doing Purple Haze. The first one rocks!

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    Re: Pretty as a Picture, Sparkie

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    A day late, sue me
    You'd better be careful, Colin: a lot of people on the forum are in the US, and lawsuits are a way of life here. A good shot: Jessica's eyes attract more attention than usual, whether because of something she did or because of your lighting. Is the gray stuff on the background part of a backdrop, or were you out somewhere?

    Dave, that's a great shot: looks as if Sparkie had a long day. If you can come up with some text, it would be perfect for a wall poster. Maybe, "Are you finished talking now?"

    Cheers,
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    Re: The decision was out of my hands.

    Quote Originally Posted by rick55 View Post
    With utmost respect to your wife, Rob, the first shot is brilliant. Is it a pinwheel made partly from real pieces of flowers and things? It's very cool, and well captured. The flower in the second is beautiful, but it's like LSO doing The Brandenburg Concertos compared with Jimi Hendrix doing Purple Haze. The first one rocks!

    Cheers,
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    hmmm - this must be an age thing, or a gender thing (hope no-one hears that) - I vote with the Botanist, #2 looks elegant, sophisticated & graceful to me - and a plant I would love to grow if we ever are allowed to use water outside again!

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    Re: The decision was out of my hands.

    Quote Originally Posted by rick55 View Post
    Is it a pinwheel made partly from real pieces of flowers and things?
    Thanks, Rick. The first shot is a passion flower http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/...e.aspx?pid=295 I was sheltering from the rain in someone's garden yesterday thinking "What am I going to shoot today?" I turned my head and there it was growing up the side of the shelter - didn't even have to get out of my chair! Second shot is a lily which was shot in very bright light, but I used spot metering which has resulted in the subtle, subdued look.

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