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WPG’s Photo Quest

Photo Quest #104 – Halloween Scavenger Hunt

We enjoyed Halloween party at BAR Remix with our friends together.  DJs selected excellent musics so we enjoyed music, alcohol and talking until the next morning as usual :D
Halloween party itself is not so popular in Japan, however, we can see many Halloween goods at many shops recently.  I hope carved pumpkin becomes more popular in Japan.  Ah, I missed taking photos of that my daughter made fake Jack-o’-lantern with orange and persimmon with black ink.  I show you her work of her father (me!), mother, grandmother, great-grand mother, grandfather with oranges with black ink, though it’s not Halloween shot.

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Photo Quest #103 – Show us your wildlife

It was a little difficult for me to look for wildlife because most of flowers, parks and animals I can see here are not wild ones.  Anyway, I went to Expo’70 Memorial Park with my cameras.  Fortunately I met some insects in the park and all the insects in the park are, yes, wildlife.

Dragonfly:  PENTAX K200D + TAMRON 272E (Manual mode, f/6.3, 1/160, ISO200)


Praying mantis:  PENTAX K200D + TAMRON 272E (Av mode, f/4.0, 1/800, ISO200)


Bee:  PENTAX K200D + TAMRON 272E (Tv mode, f/2.8, 1/1000, ISO400)

I just re-seized these three photos.

WPG’s Photo Quest #102 – Show us what you like or dislike about Fall/Spring

An athletic festival of an elementary school where my son goes to was held today.  It was fine weather today though weather news told tomorrow will be rainy.  I enjoyed my son’s running and dancing very much.  The athletic festival seemed a photography event because many parents took photos with their CANON, NIKON, OLYMPUS and SONY and/or recorded with video cameras.  I was the only one who took photos with PENTAX (;^_^).  Anyway, my photos are so-so fall photos because athletic festival in Japan is usually held in fall.

After the athletic festival, I went to a mountain side with my partner and son to look for more fall like objects.  And found these ones :D

Flying & dancing pink cosmos:  PENTAX K-x + TAMRON A16 (Manual mode, f/4.0, 1/250, ISO200)

Terraced rice fields in fall:  PENTAX K-x + TAMRON A16 (Manual mode, f/4.5, 1/200, ISO200)

Red spider lily:  PENTAX K-x + TAMRON A16 (Manual mode, f/2.8, 1/500, ISO200)

All three images were taken without tripod and were edited with iPhoto ’09.

I wanted to introduce Japanese fall to you so I selected typical flowers and view which were seen in fall here.
Red spider lily is one of my favorite flowers so I liked to choose the 2nd and the 3rd ones :)