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IronWing

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It would be nice to know what we're looking at. :)
The first pic is sand dunes on a deflation surface (wind carved depressions).

The second pic has small dune fields. The depressions and fracture patterns look like permafrost expansion/contraction patterns. At least that's the main terrestrial analog I can think of that could produce similar patterns. Salt dome erosion might produce something similar but postulating the existence of salt domes on Mars would be problematic.
 

UsandThem

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It would be nice to know what we're looking at. :)
Like I mentioned in my post, it's pictures of Mars' surface.

If you clicked the link, you could get all the detailed info (and additional photos) you desire. I apologize for having you to create an account here to ask what the pictures were.
 

IronWing

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Like I mentioned in my post, it's pictures of Mars' surface.

If you clicked the link, you could get all the detailed info (and additional photos) you desire. I apologize for having you to create an account here to ask what the pictures were.
The pics get bumped off the front page each day and one has to go hunting for the explanations for older pics.

Anyway, I was correct about the dunes.
Scroll down to about mid-page.

and the permafrost.
 

UsandThem

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MrSquished

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Start of the High Line, NYC - taken from the New Whitney Museum with a Pixel 4 XL and edited in Fotor

 

corkyg

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Would be nice if there was something to see. :)
 

Crotulus

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2020 Arnold Classic Strongman Competition at the Santa Monica Pier

Brian Shaw - Slater Log Press - 380Lbs
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Event Co-Host looks on.
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Jerry Pritchett - Farmers Walk - 400lbs per side
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Brain Shaw preps for Farmers Walk
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Arnold plays with Joe Manganiello and Sophia Vergara's dog
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Words of encouragement
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Firefighter competition - She kicked major butt.
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775lb deadlift
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Rob Kearny - Last bag of Sandbag carry and load event
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Maxime Bouldrealt - The look of realizing you lost on the last event after leading the whole time.
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gradoman

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Chinese New Year fireworks display on the Hudson. Took my tripod so I could set up for longer exposures. Some camera shake is visible with some of them being up to 15 seconds long, but I really like the look compared to high ISO, faster exposures:_ANT3992_FB_1.jpg
 
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CuriousMike

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Another day out. This time with the Olympus OMD EM1.2 and 75-300mm II
@Crotulus
I've thought about the 75-300 for my m43 body - a good way to get some big zoom.
Your photos give me a mixed message. I'm viewing them zoomed in 100%.

The first photo looks superb - great sharpness and contrast.

The second photos looks good - average both.

The third photo - The sharpness is meh ( missed focus ) and the contrast is poor. It almost looks like it is a cropped portion of a final image.

How has your other experiences with the lens been?
 

Crotulus

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@Crotulus
I've thought about the 75-300 for my m43 body - a good way to get some big zoom.
Your photos give me a mixed message. I'm viewing them zoomed in 100%.

The first photo looks superb - great sharpness and contrast.

The second photos looks good - average both.

The third photo - The sharpness is meh ( missed focus ) and the contrast is poor. It almost looks like it is a cropped portion of a final image.

How has your other experiences with the lens been?
Yeah the two Spotted towhee photos are not the greatest, but I like them none the less. The third one has been cropped. They have also (like the ones below) been resized to post.

This is a lens that needs a lot of light to really shine. The photos above were taken on an overcast day. They were also shot at 300mm handheld. Have to credit Olympus IBIS for that.

While I'd love the Panasonic 100-400 it is about 4x the price of this lens. The upcoming Olympus 150-400 Pro will most likely be amazing but I'm hearing guesses of close to $10,000 for it. And it's HUGE! For a goof around lens with big zoom I'm quite happy with the 75-300. Also, it's only about the size of a soda can for a 600mm FF equivalent.

Here are a few examples of what this lens can do in better light. Zoo photos taken at 300mm. The bird was shot at 179mm to give you an idea of the mid range of the zoom. The meerkat was shot with the EM5.2 and the others EM1.2 and all handheld.

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