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homestead 09-16-2021 10:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Ronstar (Post 2663142)
homestead - nice pic! Does your iPhone attach to your telescope or do you just hold the phone against the telescope?

Same question for you Robbie - attachment or hand held?

I use this adapter to attach the phone directly to the eyepiece. It was stable enough that I made a facetime call to my son's family so they could see the craters on the moon in real time.

Ronstar 09-17-2021 01:34 PM

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I heard there were some monarchs migrating through our area. So I got up early and got them before they took off for the day.

f35phixer 09-17-2021 01:36 PM

very cool, Ron

street 09-17-2021 01:42 PM

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I heard there were some monarchs migrating through our area. So I got up early and got them before they took off for the day.


WOW! That picture is incredible! You captured a prize winner there Ronstar.

Ronstar 09-17-2021 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by f35phixer (Post 2663809)
very cool, Ron

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WOW! That picture is incredible! You captured a prize winner there Ronstar.

Thanks! I have to go back again tomorrow am to show DW.

It's amazing. The oak trees are filled with them - mostly on the lower branches. In a picnic area at the edge of a 2500 acre prairie. They take off in groups of 30 or so and fly around nearby for a little bit before taking off.

f35phixer 09-17-2021 02:22 PM

i have been struggling to get milkweed growing, Finally got about 10 plants, no flowers this first year all goes to growing strong is what they say... Then I saw what at first was a monarch cat and turned out to be black swallowtail cat. But I'll be showing all the different stages with this next batch of about 30 eggs she laid yesterday.

found it interesting that sometimes the pula or what ever they call it sometimes overwinters in cocoon...

homestead 09-17-2021 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by street (Post 2663149)
Freedom56>> nice!

homestead>> isn't it amazing how well the pictures turn out using a cell phone. Clear detail and colour.

Yes, especially when you consider how I did it back in the old days.
Shoot high speed B&W film on 35mm SLR, go into the darkroom and develop the film. The next day make prints off the negatives.

The phone takes all the work out of it.

Freedom56 09-17-2021 08:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Ronstar (Post 2663808)
I heard there were some monarchs migrating through our area. So I got up early and got them before they took off for the day.

Nice shot. We rarely see them in abundance like where you are.

Ronstar 09-17-2021 09:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Freedom56 (Post 2664055)
Nice shot. We rarely see them in abundance like where you are.

Thanks. They are migrating now and the local prairies are full of them. But I didn’t see many earlier in the summer.

Sunset 09-17-2021 11:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Ronstar (Post 2663808)
I heard there were some monarchs migrating through our area. So I got up early and got them before they took off for the day.

You have again made some great shots.. I liked the bald eagle the best, but the butterflies are something I've not seen here :flowers:

Maybe I get up too late, how early is was it to see them before they take off ?

Ronstar 09-20-2021 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Sunset (Post 2664109)
You have again made some great shots.. I liked the bald eagle the best, but the butterflies are something I've not seen here :flowers:

Maybe I get up too late, how early is was it to see them before they take off ?

Thanks, I got to the park about dawn (6:30) to shoot the butterflies, but had to use a flash for a while and the pics didn't look good. Luckily the butterflies stayed around a little bit after the sun had warmed them - maybe 7:30 before they started to fly around. My best shots were those where I could get some sun on leaves behind a clump of monarchs.

Ronstar 09-20-2021 07:39 PM

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Went hiking following this morning's rain. Perfect overcast weather for photos. Got this blue heron trying to choke down a bluegill.

street 09-20-2021 08:45 PM

WOW! Excellent capture!

38Chevy454 09-21-2021 08:00 AM

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Ok, not a really good picture; just taken with my phone on a whim. In my yard it's an artichoke that we decided to let go to flower. A very pretty blue color. We have now 3 artichoke plants, started with 5. They die back each year and have to come back. Ohio is not ideal climate for them.Attachment 40362

pacergal 09-21-2021 09:54 AM

Wow, so many beautiful pictures!!
Thank you for sharing, Everyone.

RetiriusMinimus 09-29-2021 07:10 PM

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Just joined the board….great that there’s a photography section. I mainly post on Photography forums.. I’m a Nikon guy, mainly digital with occasional film and medium format.

Some recent pics…

Female Kingfisher
Sunset..taken as shot…no PP…it was that beautiful…

street 09-29-2021 07:24 PM

RetiriusMinimus very nice!!

You will be in good company here. There are some great photos people here that can talk your language. I like taking pictures but know nothing more then the camera on my phone.

Welcome and looking forward to more of your work.

Ronstar 10-03-2021 05:24 PM

Nice shots RetiriusMinimus! Kingfishers are a tough shot. Small and tough to get close to.

RetiriusMinimus 10-03-2021 06:59 PM

Thanks! I used my Nikon 200-500 on a d7200. It was cropped about 120%.

street 10-03-2021 07:26 PM

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Nothing professional about these just went for a walk at the ranch and got a few pictures with my cell phone. A couple of fisherman enjoying the day and a couple of mule deer I woke up from their nap. It was a beautiful fall day in the upper 80's to mid 30's in a 24 hour time frame.


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