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Theme: No Landscapes

As many of the photos have been landscapes, I think we should try to encourage photos that are not landscapes and more macro, portraits etc.

This theme was suggested by damned truths.

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Next Contest

Suggest a theme by writing a new answer at the Photo of the Week Theme Ideas thread. Please make sure to check the PotW theme ideas Archive first, to make sure you aren't recycling a theme.

The highest-voted theme will be the next theme.

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    At what point do we decide that recycling a theme might be preferable to trying to come up with a poorly defined theme that hasn't been used because it's not a good theme?
    – Michael C
    Nov 1, 2021 at 8:13
  • @MichaelC That's a good question. Honestly, I don't think it's a bad theme, but that it's of the time it was suggested. That is, it seemed to be a reaction to many of the photos or themes suggested 9 or so years ago. Right now, I'm just pulling off the top voted from the theme list. I suppose I could call an audible and skip a theme, or just make up my own. But I'm hesitant to do so, because people wanted some heads up to prepare for a particular theme.
    – scottbb
    Nov 1, 2021 at 16:05
  • Certainly not bad, but perhaps a bit over-broad. I think generally speaking, inclusive themes produce a more robust comparison than exclusive themes. "Red Cars" encompasses 10.3% of cars, so "Not Red Cars" is a much broader field. Nov 1, 2021 at 17:04
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    I mean, at that point what is the purpose of having a category at all?
    – Michael C
    Nov 2, 2021 at 9:54
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    @MichaelC I think the definition of 'Landscape' is hazy enough that you'll need to supply what you think is an acceptable description. I'm not sure going down the entries and pasting "Many definitions of "landscape" would include this" is either helpful or encouraging.
    – BobT
    Nov 4, 2021 at 21:11

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Sherwood Toadstool
Amanita muscaria

Sherwood Toadstool

Sherwood Forest, UK
October 17 2021
Fujifilm X-T3, XF35mm
f/2.8, 1/500, ISO 500

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Stainless Shadows

Stainless Shadows

Fujifilm X-E3, XF18-55mm @55mm
1/150 at f/5.6, ISO 200

Detail, Jay Pritzker Pavilion, Millennium Park, Chicago.
Frank Gehry, Architect.

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Are you next?
A red tailed hawk eating a small mammal enter image description here Canon M6 Mk II, 100-400 Mk I at 400mm plus 1.4x extender
f/9, 1/1000, ISO 1600
Wavecrest, Half Moon Bay, CA, USA
October 25, 2021, morning
A red-tailed hawk that was on the ground next to my path. When I came around a corner 15 feet from it we were both surprised. It was eating a mouse or vole it had caught. I got one shot (2 stops overexposed) before it flew up into this tree.

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  • What is the plant on which the bird is sitting? Just interested!
    – CoolCoder
    Nov 2, 2021 at 10:14
  • @CoolCoder: I believe it is a Monterey Cypress Nov 2, 2021 at 13:34
  • Thank You so much!
    – CoolCoder
    Nov 3, 2021 at 3:34
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Basil Addict

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Los Gatos CA, July 23 2021

Nikon D500 with Sigma 150-600

f/6.3, 1/2500, ISO800

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Morning lotus

Morning lotus

Fujifilm X-E3, XF55-200mm @150mm
1/250 at f/8.0, ISO 200

Chicago Botanic Gardens, Glencoe, IL 8/4/2021

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Morning Dew

Morning Dew

Zoom in for detail...

Fujifilm X-T3, XF80mm Macro
1/170 at f/4.0, ISO 80 Focus stacked, 30 frames

Chicago Botanic Gardens, Glencoe, IL 9/29/2021

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Fun With a Baby Rattler

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Nikon D7000, Tokina 100mm, f/16, 1/200, ISO 125, one studio strobe w/ umbrella & reflector card.
Working distance: approximately 13cm.
24 September 2016

Young Western diamondback rattlesnake (pit viper). Coiled up like it is, it will fit in the palm of your hand - so cute! This snake coiled up on the same window sill (window sill is at ground level) for a few nights. Baby rattlers are fairly docile, but if they do bite you they have little control over their venom injection (not good). A puff of air makes the snake flicker its tongue. In spite of me flashing and puffing air at the snake, it didn't move for the 60 minute photo session.

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Yum

Cooper's hawk eating a western blue scrub jay.

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Los Gatos CA, Sept 25 2021

Nikon D500 with Sigma 150-600

f/6.3, 1/1000, ISO14368

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Moonset

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A full moon setting into 30 Hudson Yards. (#6 of a sequence of 10) June 8, 2020 Canon EOS 6D, 100-300mm @ 290mm, f/7.1, 1/400 second, ISO 100

This used to be the view from our apartment window, but after I took this a newer skyscraper topped out and blocked most of this.

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Echo

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Jaume Plensa’s Echo sculpture in New York City's Madison Square Park on May 7, 2011. Zooming while the shutter was open.

Canon EOS 400D, 24-85mm zoom, f/22, 1/40 second.

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Evening sun setting between buildings

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Nikon D5600 1/100 sec, f/8 , 55 mm ISO 100

Time : 1649 hours

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Standoff

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CA, June 13 2021

Nikon D500 with Sigma 150-600

f/10, 1/800, ISO635

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