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Old Mar 6, 2012, 11:46 PM   #1
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Default March 2012 Challenge: Water

Thanks for the votes! I'm honored. This month's challenge is "Water." Lakes, streams, rivers, sprinklers, snow, faucets, drops, drips and more. Anything to do with water. Usual rules apply, taken within the last 3 months with a Pentax or Samsung D-SLRs.
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Old Mar 7, 2012, 7:08 AM   #2
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I guess that as I'm off to Venice on Monday for a few days, I have no excuse not to enter a photo

Congrats on the win!
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Old Mar 7, 2012, 1:38 PM   #3
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No Pentax camera until July I will look forward to the images though.
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Love the topic! Now if it would just cooperate and rain this month...
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I'm thinking up something especially for this challenge, not sure it's possible (or safe...) though lol
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I hope to have something better or different later on in the month, but I'll post this one for now.

This morning my other half wanted to visit a barber shop that does hot shaves, to take off a beard he's been growing. I decided to wait in the car, I had found an interesting photo website and wanted to spend some time checking out other people's photographs. Unfortunately, it took an hour and it was hot, even with the windows open, to sit in the car for long. So I grabbed my camera and went looking for any photo ops I could find in a strange parking lot, in the middle of an urban Southern California suburb. The first thing that caught my eye was some dandelion flowers in the patch of grass planted at the end of the parking row. Upon looking closer, it was obvious that the grass had been watered either last night or early this morning, so I put the Viv 105 macro on the K5 and found a very tiny drop of water on a blade of grass. The lens was set to 1:1 and the picture is cropped - that will tell you just how small that drop was.
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Harriet that is a very impressive macro shot, the highlight on the droplet really makes it for me.
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Harriet, that's not fair! You might have waited before posting your photo. It really is wonderful.

Oh well, will just have to treat it as a benchmark to aim for.
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Harriet - what a great water drop macro!!

Here's my entry: A young Raccoon enjoying a good drink at the home park lake recently...
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How CUTE! Wondered if you would post a waterfall or something else. I like your something else.
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