Awww...Nuts!

Earlier images, not yet re-categorized. All subject types. Not for new images.

Moderators: rjlittlefield, ChrisR, Chris S., Pau

Ken Ramos
Posts: 7208
Joined: Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:12 pm
Location: lat=35.4005&lon=-81.9841

Awww...Nuts!

Post by Ken Ramos »

Well an acorn is a nut...isn't it? At least the squirrels think so, I assume. :-k Another shot taken with my Sony DSC-W1, this time at 1/125 sec. @ f/5.6 ISO 100. Not a great shot but sort of puts one in a frame of mind for the season, autumn of course. :)

Image

A lot of sharpness and detail is lost in this image and it looks unnatural. I tried to doctor it up some in Photo Impact but it looked even more unnatural the more I messed with it, so I left it as it was. Needless to say that the Carl Zeiss lenses employed by Sony may be good but something is wrong somewhere. I am thinking probably in the size of the cameras sensor or the design of the sensor or more than likely the problem may just lie with the guy using the camera, and trying to use it too close to the subject probably. :lol: Anyway I was not expecting perfection from the Sony anyway but just a convienent mode of photography while on the run or during my half hour lunch break at work. I am presently considering one of the Oly's...very soon! :wink:

rjlittlefield
Site Admin
Posts: 23616
Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:34 am
Location: Richland, Washington State, USA
Contact:

Post by rjlittlefield »

Ken,

From where I'm sitting, this photo looks fine. But I notice you've posted only a very small version -- effectively 576 x 445 pixels. Is that because it looks fuzzy at any larger size?

--Rik

Ken Ramos
Posts: 7208
Joined: Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:12 pm
Location: lat=35.4005&lon=-81.9841

Post by Ken Ramos »

No, I just didn't make a larger image due to having to scroll across the screen to read any response. I think I tried to get too close to the acorn with the camera. Some of the other photographs I tried to shoot in macro with this little camera, seemed to turn out fairly well. Thanks Rik. :D

beetleman
Posts: 3578
Joined: Fri Aug 04, 2006 4:19 am
Location: Southern New Hampshire USA

Post by beetleman »

I like the colors in it..like you said Ken, the colors of Autumn. I can smell the turkey as I type :D .
Take Nothing but Pictures--Leave Nothing but Footprints.
Doug Breda

Ken Ramos
Posts: 7208
Joined: Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:12 pm
Location: lat=35.4005&lon=-81.9841

Post by Ken Ramos »

Doug replied:
I can smell the turkey as I type
Can't we all? :lol: Thanks Doug. :D

Cyclops
Posts: 3084
Joined: Sat Aug 05, 2006 5:18 pm
Location: North East of England
Contact:

Post by Cyclops »

not sure if an acorn is classed as a nut or a fruit, or maybe a drupe. Either way its a nice shot Ken!
Canon 5D and 30D | Canon IXUS 265HS | Cosina 100mm f3.5 macro | EF 75-300 f4.5-5.6 USM III | EF 50 f1.8 II | Slik 88 tripod | Apex Practicioner monocular microscope

Ken Ramos
Posts: 7208
Joined: Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:12 pm
Location: lat=35.4005&lon=-81.9841

Post by Ken Ramos »

Thanks Cyclops :D , I'm not exactly sure what it is either. :-k

MacroLuv
Posts: 1964
Joined: Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:36 pm
Location: Croatia

Post by MacroLuv »

This one could literally shake squirrel's nuts! :lol: Great autumn atmosphere and colors you got, Ken! :D :wink:
The meaning of beauty is in sharing with others.

P.S.
Noticing of my "a" and "the" and other grammar
errors are welcome. :D

georgedingwall
Posts: 207
Joined: Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:15 am
Location: Invergordon, Scotland
Contact:

Post by georgedingwall »

Hi all,

This will really confuse you. A definition from Wikipedia.
The acorn is the fruit of the oak tree (genera Quercus, Lithocarpus and Cyclobalanopsis, in the family Fagaceae). It is a nut, containing a single seed (rarely two seeds), enclosed in a tough, leathery shell, and borne in a cup-shaped cupule.
So everybody is right - It's a fruit and a nut.

A nice seasonal image Ken.

Bye for now.
George Dingwall

Invergordon, Scotland

http://www.georgedingwall.co.uk/

Ken Ramos
Posts: 7208
Joined: Thu Jul 27, 2006 2:12 pm
Location: lat=35.4005&lon=-81.9841

Post by Ken Ramos »

Thanks everyone :D Well George it is as they say, "sometimes you feel like a nut...sometimes you don't." An old "Almond Joy" candy bar jingle. :lol:

Post Reply Previous topicNext topic