среда, 30 ноября 2011 г.

Fragment of fortress wall in Rhodes

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Фрагмент крепостной стены в Родосе
Rhodes, Rhodes island, Greece
Родос, о.Родос, Греция

Camera: Konica Minolta DYNAX 7D
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

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Belltower in Rhodes * Колокольня в Родосе

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Rhodes, Rhodes island, Greece
Родос, о.Родос, Греция

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суббота, 26 ноября 2011 г.

Magnificent Macro #1


Magnificent Macro #1, originally uploaded by v.plessky.

Via Flickr:
Sedum, Stonecrop * Очиток * Fetthennen, Mauerpfeffer * Sédum * Vetkruid * Rozchodnik

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Camera: Konica Minolta DYNAX 7D DSLR
Lens: Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1:1 + 20mm Extension Tube
Lighting: Natural (no flash fired)

Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: Sedum

Семейство: Толстянковые
Род: Очиток

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Comment:
I used word "magnificent" here as a derivative from "magnification" (увеличение, усиление)
Extension tube which I used (it is mounted between lens and camera on DSLR cameras) is in fact kind of natural magnifying glass, or magnifier.
But, in contrast to teleconverter - it doesn't have lens inside, so you can still enjoy original aperture of your lens (F2.8 in my case)
DOF is very shallow with extension tube, and you need much more accuracy while doing focus.
And of course focusing is manual only - camera autofocus gives up on such kind of macro shots!

And here is result of that work.
As you probably know, I love sedum growing in my garden.
It's incredibly beautiful flower- but you need to be patient to see its beauty!
And extension tubes with macro lens help here a lot.

Mind small white dots on the end of petals - some flowers look like a king's (queen's?) crown, and those white dots remind diamonds or pearls! LOL:

Shot details:
Exposure: 1/50 sec.
Aperture: F7.1
Focal Length: 50 mm *
ISO Speed: 200
Flash: Flash did not fire
Exposure Program: Aperture priority

* Used in conjunction with 20mm extension tube

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воскресенье, 20 ноября 2011 г.

Lindos acropolis * Акрополис города Линдос

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Lindos, Rhodes island, Greece

Фрагмент крепостной стены акрополиса города Линдос
о.Родос, Греция

Camera: Konica Minolta DYNAX 7D
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

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Lindos. Fragment of fortress * Линдос. Фрагмент крепостной стены

Via Flickr:
Lindos, Rhodes island, Greece

Фрагмент крепостной стены акрополиса города Линдос
о.Родос, Греция

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Lens: Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

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St.Peter's Bay * Залив Святого Петра

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Lindos, Rhodes island, Greece

Города Линдос, вид из акрополиса
о.Родос, Греция

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Lens: Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

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суббота, 19 ноября 2011 г.

From top of Lindos acropolis


From top of Lindos acropolis, originally uploaded by v.plessky.

Via Flickr:
Spectacular view to Lindos bay from acropolis

Бухта около города Линдос, вид из акрополиса
о.Родос, Греция

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Lens: Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

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On top of Lindos acropolis


On top of Lindos acropolis, originally uploaded by v.plessky.

Via Flickr:
Rhodes, Greece

На самом верху акрополиса города Линдос
о.Родос, Греция

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Lens: Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

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пятница, 18 ноября 2011 г.

Greek nature near Monolithos


Greek nature near Monolithos, originally uploaded by v.plessky.

Via Flickr:
Rhodes island, Greece
near Monolithos

о.Родос, Греция
около Монолитос

Camera: Konica Minolta DYNAX 7D
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

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Seaview near Monolithos * Вид на море около Монолитос

Via Flickr:
Rhodes island, Greece

After going up and up via serpentine road, stopped at this location to view spectacular landscape.
Evaporating water from the sea was covering horizon, but I like this "foggy" view.

о.Родос, Греция
После продолжительного подъёма по серпантину вверх в горы, остановились в этом месте недалеко от Монотилос насладиться замечательными пейзажами.
Испарения морской воды закрывали горизонт, создавая "туманную" картину.
Было очень жарко.

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Lens: Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

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Windserfing paradise * Рай для серфингистов

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Windserfing paradise at Prasonisi, Rhodes

Рай для серфингистов - Прасониси, о.Родос

Prasonisi (also Prassoníssi) cape is a part of the island of Rhodes. It is located 92 km from Rhodes town; 40 km from Lindos, at the southern-west part of Rhodes.
Prasonisi is the Greek word for "green island". During summer time, and when water levels are low enough, this island is a peninsula attached to Rhodes. During the winter time, and when water levels are high enough, Prasonisi becomes an island. The southern-most tip of Prasonisi contains a lighthouse. The closest Greek village is Kattavia;

Prasonisi is noted to be a good place for windsurfing and kitesurfing due to the strong winds. From one side of the cape there is the Aegean Sea with good waves and views for advanced surfers. From the other side, there is the Mediterranean Sea with flat water which is better suited for beginners. The area has its high season for tourists in July and August.


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Lens: Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

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вторник, 15 ноября 2011 г.

Azure sea * Лазурное море

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Вблизи города Линдос, о.Родос, Греция

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Lens: Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

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Two rocks * Две скалы


Two rocks * Две скалы, originally uploaded by v.plessky.

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Down to the sea from Lindos acropolis
Вниз к морю от акрополиса Линдос

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Lens: Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

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понедельник, 14 ноября 2011 г.

Azure Bokeh


Azure Bokeh, originally uploaded by v.plessky.

Via Flickr:
Some plant/seed on the rock in Lindos. Don't know how it survives on stones.
I love this shot for wonderful bokeh and azure sea below.
I was making this shot "on the limit", with my body half-out of the acropolis wall.
No possibility to get a little bit closer.

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Lens: Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

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The Rock * Скала


The Rock * Скала, originally uploaded by v.plessky.

Via Flickr:
View from Lindos acropolis * Вид из акрополиса Линдоса

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Lens: Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

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View from Lindos acropolis * Вид из акрополиса Линдоса

Via Flickr:
Down to the sea. Lindos acropolis

Вид на море из акрополиса Линдоса

Camera: Konica Minolta DYNAX 7D
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

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пятница, 11 ноября 2011 г.

Clover * Клевер * Trébol * Trifòglio * Klee * Trevo * Trifólio *Trifolium * Koniczyna * Kløver

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Полевой клевер. Clover on my lawn
Clover * Клевер * Trébol * Trifòglio * Klee * Trevo * Trifólio * Trifolium * Koniczyna * Kløver

Семейство: Бобовые
Подсемейство: Мотыльковые
Род: Клевер

Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Tribe: Trifolieae
Genus: Trifolium

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Alien in my garden. "Hello! I am talking to you!.."

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Flower in my garden.

Thank you Sante.boschianpest and herbswitch for identification.
This is Lamium purpureum or Яснотка пурпурная

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Lamium purpureum * Яснотка пурпурная * Purpurrote Taubnessel * Lamier pourpre * Làmio porporino * Paarse dovenetel * Jasnota purpurowa * Rödplister * Čerwjena cycawka * Rød Tvetand

It was growing on a border of my new lawn. So it can be seeds of this flower were part of the lawn mix, or wind brought those seeds to my garden.

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среда, 9 ноября 2011 г.

Helenium and Bee. Гелениум и пчела

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Helenium * Гелениум * Sonnenbraut * Solbrudar

Camera: Konica Minolta Dynax 7D
Lens: Sigma 50mm F 2.8 EX DG Macro 1:1
Exposure Program: Aperture priority
Exposure: 1/100 sec.
Aperture: F13
Focal Length: 50mm
ISO Speed Rating: ISO 400
White Balance: Auto

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>>> View my Helenium set in Darckr

Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Helenieae
Genus: Helenium

Семейство: Астровые
Вид: Гелениум

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Hoverfly on helenium flower * Журчалка на цветке гелениума

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Hoverfly on helenium flower * Журчалка на цветке гелениума

Eristalis arbustorum - Female

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Thank you macropoulos for identification of this insect.
This is not a bee, this is hoverfly!

First iteration in ID process was that this is Eristalis tenax. But later specialist said that this is Eristalis arbustorum.
Hope this variant is correct! :-)

Scientific classification
Class: Insecta
Subclass: Pterygota
Infraclass: Neoptera
Superorder: Endopterygota
Order: Diptera
Suborder: Brachycera
Infraorder: Muscomorpha
Section: Aschiza
Superfamily: Syrphoidea
Family: Syrphidae
Subfamily: Eristalinae
Tribe: Eristaliini
Subtribe: Eristaliina
Genus: Eristalis
Species: Eristalis arbustorum

Научная классификация
Класс: Насекомые
Отряд: Двукрылые
Надсемейство: Syrphoidea
Семейство: Журчалки

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понедельник, 7 ноября 2011 г.

Campanula group * Группа из нескольких цветущих колокольчиков

Via Flickr:
Campanula group under tree, cloudy.
3 year ago there were only 3 or 4 of bellflowers at this place.,
Group has about 50-60 bellflower plants now, seeded by itself.
Very beautiful, when it is fully blooming.
Half of "bells" is already gone, only 3-4 flowers left on top of each plant.

Групп из нескольких цветущих колокольчиков. Облачно.
3 года назад в ней было всего 3 или 4 растения.
Сегодня в ней 50-60 растений, все они размножаются самосевом.
На фото выше - колокольчики уже наполовину отцвели, раскрыты только верхние 3-4 цветка.

Колокольчик * Campanilla * Campanèlla * Glockenblume * Campânula * Campanule

Camera: Konica Minolta DYNAX 7D
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

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воскресенье, 6 ноября 2011 г.

Cat Max playing with wool ball * Кот Макс играет с клубком шерсти

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Cat Max * Кот Макс

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Max's favourite toy * Любимая игрушка Макса

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From series of Max's portraits * Из серии портретов нашего котика Макса

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Digitalis purpurea * Наперстянка

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Digital * Digitalis * Наперстянка * Dedalera * Gramão * Digitale

Photo from my garden.
Фотография сделана в моём саду.

Camera: Konica Minolta DYNAX 7D
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

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From Wikipedia:
Digitalis is a genus of about 20 species of herbaceous perennials, shrubs, and biennials that was traditionally placed in the figwort family Scrophulariaceae. Due to new genetic research, it has now been placed in the much enlarged family Plantaginaceae. The genus is native to Europe, western and central Asia, and northwestern Africa. The members of this genus are known in English as foxgloves. The scientific name means "finger-like" and refers to the ease with which a flower of Digitalis purpurea can be fitted over a human fingertip. The flowers are produced on a tall spike, are tubular, and vary in colour with species, from purple to pink, white, and yellow. The best-known species is the Common Foxglove, Digitalis purpurea. It is a biennial, often grown as an ornamental plant due to its showy flowers, that range in colour from purples through to whites, with variable marks and spotting. The first year of growth produces only the long, basal leaves. In the second year, the erect leafy stem 0.5-2.5 m tall develops. The larvae of the Foxglove Pug feed on the flowers of Digitalis purpurea. Other Lepidoptera species feed on the leaves including Lesser Yellow Underwing.

Наперстя́нка пурпу́рная (лат. Digitális purpúrea) - вид наперстянки, многолетнее (в культуре — двулетнее) травянистое растение.
Родина - Западная Европа.
Ботаническое название произошло от лат. digitus, что означает перстень, палец: венчик напоминает напёрсток.

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Yellow flowers, summer theme * Жёлтые цветы, летнее настроение

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Yellow flowers on border of our lawn.
Жёлтые цветы на границе нашего газона

Camera: Konica Minolta DYNAX 7D
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

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среда, 2 ноября 2011 г.

Campanula on the lawn * Колокольчик на лужайке

Via Flickr:
Campanula with yellow flowers in foreground *
Колокольчик на лужайке, на заднем плане цветы жёлтого цвета


Camera: Konica Minolta DYNAX 7D
Lens: Sigma 24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro

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Колокольчик * Campanilla * Campanèlla * Glockenblume * Campânula * Campanule

Campanula - Bellflower Slideshow

Magnificent Macro #2


Magnificent Macro #2, originally uploaded by v.plessky.

Via Flickr:
Sedum, Stonecrop * Очиток * Fetthennen, Mauerpfeffer * Sédum * Vetkruid * Rozchodnik

EXPLORE: #247 - Nov 3, 2008

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Camera: Konica Minolta DYNAX 7D DSLR
Lens: Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1:1 + 20mm Extension Tube
Lighting: Natural (no flash fired)

Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: Sedum

Семейство: Толстянковые
Род: Очиток

>>> View my Pink set in Darckr
>>> View my Macro and Close-Up set in Darckr

Comment:
I used word "magnificent" here as a derivative from "magnification" (увеличение, усиление)
Extension tube which I used (it is mounted between lens and camera on DSLR cameras) is in fact kind of natural magnifying glass, or magnifier.
But, in contrast to teleconverter - it doesn't have lens inside, so you can still enjoy original aperture of your lens (F2.8 in my case)
DOF is very shallow with extension tube, and you need much more accuracy while doing focus.
And of course focusing is manual only - camera autofocus gives up on such kind of macro shots!

And here is result of that work.
As you probably know, I love sedum growing in my garden.
It's incredibly beautiful flower- but you need to be patient to see its beauty!
And extension tubes with macro lens help here a lot.

Mind small white dots on the end of petals - some flowers look like a king's (queen's?) crown, and those white dots remind diamonds or pearls! LOL:

Shot details:
Exposure: 1/40 sec.
Aperture: F16
Focal Length: 50 mm *
ISO Speed: 800
Flash: Flash did not fire
Exposure Program: Aperture priority

* Used in conjunction with 20mm extension tube

вторник, 1 ноября 2011 г.

Small Tortoiseshell butterfly on sedum flower * Бабочка-крапивница нацветке седум

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Small Tortoiseshell butterfly on sedum flower * Бабочка-крапивница на цветке седум

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Small Tortoiseshell * Nymphalis urticae * Копривната пеперуда * Крапивница * Rusałka pokrzywnik * Petite tortue * Kleine Fuchs * Кропив’янка * Žórła * Kopřiwowy kadźenc * Nässelfjäril

Photo from my garden.
Фотография сделана в моём саду

Camera: Konica Minolta Dynax 7D
Lens: Sigma 50mm F2.8 EX DG Macro 1:1

Exposure: 1/125 sec.
Aperture: F9
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 800
Exposure Program: Aperture priority

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This butterfly is called in Russian: бабочка-крапивница

Scientific classification:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
(unranked): Rhopalocera
Superfamily: Papilionoidea
Family: Nymphalidae
Subfamily: Nymphalinae
Tribe: Nymphalini
Genus: Nymphalis
Species: Nymphalis urticae

Научная классификация
Царство: Животные
Тип: Членистоногие
Класс: Насекомые
Подкласс: Крылатые
Надотряд: Amphiesmenoptera
Отряд: Чешуекрылые
Подотряд: Хоботковые
Семейство: Нимфалиды
Подсемейство: Собственно нимфалиды
Род: Многоцветницы
Вид: Крапивница