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Your best photo of the week ending May 2 2021


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Merco_61

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Sometime before midnight (whatever time zone you are in) this Sunday, May 2 2021, post the best photo you have taken this week.
Any subject, any style and any equipment—just give us your best shot.
If you can, list your EXIF info and any special lighting setups you may have used.



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Spring is here, spring is here
Life is skittles and life is beer
I think the loveliest time of the year
Is the spring, I do, don't you? Course you do

 

——Tom Lehrer ——

 

 

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Camera: Nikon Z50

Lens Nikon Z DX 16-50

Lens (mm): 50
ISO: 100
Aperture: 8
Shutter: 1/200
Exp. Comp.: +0.7

 

 

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Camera: Nikon Z50
Lens Nikon Z DX 16-50

Lens (mm): 29
ISO: 100
Aperture: 8
Shutter: 1/125



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Lovely images. Looks as if you're having some fun with your Z50.

 

And as a bonus, Tom Lehrer lyrics that take me back to my, some would say, misspent youth as a college student in Boston. Thanks :)



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As there was a full moon this week I took the opportunity for a few captures
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D850 Tamron 150-600_G2 600mm f16 1/2500s@ISO2000

And here another one taken with the fisheye lens, with the shadows making the link between the left and right side sticks
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D610 Nikkor 8-15 8mm f10 1/500s@ISO400

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Both images very well done, Jerry_.


Peter, that's an interesting building.  Is the structure on top an apartment, or perhaps a restaurant? 



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The building was built by the Pentecostal church, I don’t know how they use it.

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I see, maybe the pastor lives there. 



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Nikon D750  Tamron 90mm f2.8 SP DI AF Macro  1/160  f4.5  ISO100

 

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Anybody know what this is?

 

My money would be on bluzman to get it right...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nikon D750  Tamron 90mm f2.8 SP  DI  AF Macro  1/160  f16  ISO360

 

My pink Dogwood

 

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Anybody know what this is?

My money would be on bluzman to get it right...



Is it correct that this was invented/designed by a french man who’s name it also has?

And related to your recent trip?

(I will not be more precise, so others can further guess)

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Bullet you would have to measure for calibre me="krag96" post="73309" timestamp="1619995565"]Nikon D750  Tamron 90mm f2.8 SP DI AF Macro  1/160  f4.5  ISO100
 
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Anybody know what this is?
 
My money would be on bluzman to get it right...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Nikon D750  Tamron 90mm f2.8 SP  DI  AF Macro  1/160  f16  ISO360
 
My pink Dogwood
 
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Is it correct that this was invented/designed by a french man who’s name it also has?

And related to your recent trip?

(I will not be more precise, so others can further guess)

You are correct, the common name for these bullets are ''Minie''  bullets, however the U.S. Ordinance Department  refined the original design to work without an expander plug in the base and refer to them as, ''Burton'' bullets after the man who refined the design.  These, (yes there's two of them fused together) are of the standard U.S. .58.  .54 and .69 ''Minie's'' were also used.  The British design, or refinement on Claude Minie's original design was called the ''Pritchett'' bullet in.577 or 25 Gauge which was interchangeable  with the .58 American ammunition. 

 

These are not original bullets picked up on a battlefield, rather they are modern castings recovered from a target range backstop where one bullet hit another already in the ground and fused together.  I don't consider this a common fate as I've been shooting these weapons since 1973 and recovering the spent bullets to remelt into new bullets and this is the only fused pair I've ever found. 

 

Apparently mid-air collisions during the war were rare, but not unheard of.  As a child, I was very impressed by the museum display at Gettysburg showing two bullets, fused together in a mid-air collision.  

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Confederate Fayetteville Rifle .58 dated 1862  It could also use the British .577 ammunition.

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British P53 Enfield Riflemusket  .577 Dated 1856  these could take either U.S .58 or British .577 ammunition.

 

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Both guns from my collection.



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I was going to say a "Mini-ball" as that is what we called them growing up in Virginia.  Once in a great while we found one (or part of one) in the woods near our house.



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I was going to say a "Mini-ball" as that is what we called them growing up in Virginia.  Once in a great while we found one (or part of one) in the woods near our house.

That's what we normally call them also out of habit, and everyone knows what you're talking about even though the Burton Bullet is used 98% of the time world-wide because of it's simplicity and availability.