November Open Competition


“Bright eyes”
Canon 70D with Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens
Aperture Priority Mode: f/5.6, 1/25sec, ISO-100, spot metering, focal length 80mm
Next door’s Heinz variety moggy has amazingly yellow eyes & often seeks refuge in my yard away from their dogs & kids.
Spotted it from my kitchen window in a patch of sun which was making it’s eyes look even brighter.
I’ve tried many times before to capture those eyes but it usually takes off as soon as I go outside.
Grabbed the camera off the kitchen bench (with kit lens attached) & did my best stealth mode impression.
Not much reach on that lens so could only get as close as I dared.
Was particularly happy to have got the eye sharpness I did handheld at such a low shutter speed for me ( I normally have no success with anything less than 1/80)
Very little editing apart from heavy crop & slight exposure adjustment.
Love: Canon 70D, f/2.8, 1/50, ISO-800, 100mm. This is a small figurine about 12cm x 12cm. It was placed on a chair about 50cm in front of a beach cafe painting to give the illusion the couple are at the
A Cheeky Moment:
Company: Photo taken on Pandoras Pass Road between Bundella and Coolah. I was thrilled to catch the ducks in flight using my 55-300mm lens and the camera on sport mode.
The photo has not been edited in any way.
Spring Migration: Byron Bay
Bewitching Hour
This photo was taken on our way home from an outing to Windy Station and apart from the great moon and foreground I can’t really think of anything to say about it. I just like it
My setting were Manual, with f/8   1/3 sec   ISO 400
The only editing I did was to crop the photo a bit.
Canon 5d Mark IV
F 4.0
ISO 100nickjones_nov16_zoe
This was taken at Nugget Point Lighthouse which is on the east coast of NZ’s south island.
134 seconds
ISO 160
The beautiful Keepit at sunset……98% full after many years of dry dirt and exposed ruins.
Bee Happy
ISO 200  80-200mm zoom @ 200mm  f7.1 1/800 sec

‘Yosemite’. The image was taken on 31 March 2010 in Yosemite National Park. The camera used was a Canon EOS 10D with a tripod and cable release, and the lens used was a Canon EF 28-135. The settings were f/22, exposure 1/60 second, ISO 100, focal length 47mm.


Standing Up In The Crowd

Tv(Shutter Speed) 1/125

Av(Aperture Value) 10

ISO Speed 200

Lens 18-250mm

Focal Length 250.0mm


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