Nikon Wednesday 2011: #23

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    Are you new to this thread? The general guidelines for these Wednesday threads are right here. Remember: only one image each week!​
    Happy Wednesday, all. It's again that time of year when I'm lucky enough to book a half-day job shooting a litter of German Shorthaired Pointers at a very well-regarded breeder's house. This time around there were nine pups, and on Sunday I caught up with them at exactly six weeks old. I'll probably inflict upon this long-suffering audience at least one or two more shots from the session, but first stop is one of the out-takes (which are almost always more fun than the portaits that I'm actually there to shoot). Late in the afternoon, this serene little girl became a big yawner - but she always kept one eye on me (I had the bag of bratwurst we were using for bribes).

    Ever used food as an important Nikon accessory? Share a photo!
  2. I am loving my new Nikon D7000. Found this egret with fish at Cottonwood Park near my house.
  3. No food, unless you can eat these
  4. Wow! I got my pic early this week! A day at the beach on a sunny Sunday morning.
  5. Sunset at the Naples Pier, a popular gathering spot in Naples Florida.
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    D7000/35mm 1.8
    I bribed her with Booster Juice... Does that count? LoL
  7. Hello Everybody,
    thank you so much for all the comments on my photo last week, I very much appreciate them. This week a photo of my little son on our outing here in Brisbane.
    Matt, that's a great photo, it made me laugh.
    Have a lovely week and I look forward to seeing your photos.
    Nikon D700, 24-70mm f/2.8@ISO 200, f/2.8, 1/3200s
  8. Happy Wednesday everyone ! Matt, love that shot. Bill agree that I, too, am loving the D7000
    Female Rambur's Forktail Damsels , only the second time I have been able to shoot these beauties.
    D7000 105mm micor with 20mm extension tube f/10 shutter 1/200 ISO 640
  9. Jerry Butler at the Monterey Bay Blues Festival. This is from a few years ago but 2011 festival is in a few weeks.
  10. We have had a crazy week here in Western Massachusetts. Tornadoes and storms have done some terrible damage to our towns. My extended family and I have been volunteering in Springfield, where my family originates and still lives, trying to help those who need some clean up in their yards. I took a break tonight, with my daughter, to shoot some wonderful peonies which survived the weather. Happy Wednesday to all.
  11. Here's one from last Saturday evening:
  12. We have been animal sitting for friends for a few days, 3 cats and 1 greedy Pug that lives for
    treats ;-)
    That is a great shot Sanford.
  13. From a recent motorcycle trip to Colorado. This is Bent's Fort, outside of La Junta, Co.
    D700 w 24/70 @24mm 1/200 sec F6.3 iso 1100
  14. This one goes back a few months. Two children having fun in a neighborhood park near Portland, Oregon, USA.
  15. Have a nice week all.
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    Matt - great dog expression
    Bill and Roberta - glad you like the D7000 - perhaps i should get one
    Lorne - I am submitting the same flower
    Jana - a bit different this time but very nice.
    Sanford - love the contrast and light
    Mark - great 'works'
    Simon - Cute
    John D - love it -
    To the rest - love your stuff also.
    Mine was taken lying flat on the ground in my backyard and the camera is on the ground. I got a few bites where no one should get them but I got the shot but no shots were required. (*_*)
  17. Last weekend, curious to see how 24-70 AFS does with black & white film.
  18. Robert M. it looks good to me and a nice shot. Since we love dogs in the Weds. photos, here's my addition from San Francisco on a D700 and 17-35. [​IMG]
  19. Good Morning Nikonistas,
    Stacks of great images already! Hope this is up to muster?
    Swans were bang on position while I was setting up...sadly they hadn't read the script for the evening and moved off before the sunset got to prime stage! Models! huh! still love this shot.
    I know it's not all about the kit but I am finding the D40 very limiting at times...time to save!
    Had a brief shot of friends! Just need to have a read and see what will suit best.
    Matt, Bill, Roberta, Sanford & Robert...great images, Tony...tour de force in DOF!
    Nikon D40X (50-500mm F/4-6.3G) @ 85mm, F/6.3 @ 1/4000s, ISO 100[​IMG]
  20. Locust
  21. Good morning All...Mine this week is of a woman doing her wash by the canal...
    Lots of good pix as usual!
  22. Good morning All...Mine this week is of a woman doing her wash by the canal...
    Lots of good pix as usual!
  23. Sorry!
    Good morning All...Mine this week is of a woman doing her wash by the canal...
    Lots of good pix as usual!
  24. Sorry!
    Good morning All...Mine this week is of a woman doing her wash by the canal...
    Lots of good pix as usual!
  25. "Ever used food as an important Nikon accessory?"
    Usually Jax gets a toy as a reward for sitting patiently for a pose, but as seen, food works just fine as a Nikon accessory too!
  26. Nice work everyone. I have a broken but workable Nikon S2 (rangefinder, for the uninitiated) with the amazing Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 SC lens which I took out for a careful spin in NYC a few days ago. This is a quick-change tire place on Tenth Ave near the Convention Center. It could be 1936.
  27. PS I particularly love, and can look long upon, John DiLeo's D700 shot from Colorado, so beautifully composed and delicately lighted.
  28. No bicyclists were harmed in the production of this photo. No D3 shutter clicks were wasted.
    It was a dark and rainy night. My wife's brother's band was playing at the local pub. This photo is the fingers of the keyboardist. Lighting was SB-600 with a Rogue Flashbender, off-camera through the use of CLS. CLS actually triggered.
  29. no food used, just a D70 and 70-300 mm
  30. riffing off of allan's pic. another in the ongoing birdland jazzista documentary series.
  31. Hi all. Taken with Nikon FM2 and Nikon 50mm F1.4 . Film was Tmax 100 ASA. Development D76 1+1, scanned Epson 4490.
    Best wishes.
  32. whoops. that pic was a d3s w/ sigma 50/1.4 @ 1.4, 1/200, iso 1600.
  33. Very nice so far peeps. Couldn't decide to post Saturday auto show photos or Sunday philharmonic concert. Decided on the the Farmer's Market at 3rd and Fairfax in Los Angeles, annual vintage auto show. Been working my factory refurb D300s the past couple of weeks and am I impressed after over four years with D70s. This is a great camera.
  34. Happy Nikon Wednesday everyone. I've called this photo "Charlie Chaplin takes a coffee break", taken a couple of weeks ago in Cork city, Ireland:
  35. Hedjaz Railways
  36. Usual high standard today! Thanks to those of you who mentioned my [icture last week; here's another from the same trip, just another sunset until I tripped over this triangular pool.
  37. Very nice photos everyone! Thank you to those who mentioned mine last week. No food was used in this photo of this skittish little male Vermillion Flycatcher, but *I* became food for a few chiggers while stalking it trying to get close enough. I hate chiggers!!! D90/70-300mm VR w/Sigma 1.4x TC @ 1/180, f/5.6, ISO 400.
  38. Would've posted this last week but we lost power, so here's a photo from last week's Lantern Floating in Honolulu on Memorial Day. No food in the shot, although there was plenty being cooked by the people that came and stayed at the beach all day.
    Nikon D7000, Nikkor 60mm f2.8, ISO 2000 @ f2.8, 1/320 sec.
  39. Great shots so far everyone!
    This is from a photo shoot I did with my friend's company Unicornism Productions.
    Model: Spencer Puckett. Shot on Nikon D2x.
  40. Good morning Everyone wherever you are!
    I will come back later with some favorites. For this week something minimal and simple...Cheers!
  41. Nikon D300 + 300/2,8AFI + TC20E3 , 1/1000, F5,6 , ISO800.(cropped in Photoshop Elements 9)
  42. Happy Wednesday everyone. Went to the Detroit Zoo and saw some firsts. This photo is of the new addition to the Zebra family.
    Nikon D7000 Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 lens.
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    Nikon D300 w Sigma 24-70
  44. Greetings all.
    Just a quick one before work.
    Had a really fun shoot on sunday with a couple of ladies. While outside a little horseplay ensued. Not a technically great shot but it's value is in the fun factor.
  45. Good Nikon Wednesday morning to everyone. My photo this morning is of the Asbury Woods Nature Center in Erie, Pa. The roof of this particular building is covered with chives and other plant life. A very cool place with miles of hiking trails.
    John Pender
  46. My wife and I were at the Hoover Dam in Nevada about a month ago, and while waiting for the elevator I saw this open window to the mountains. Love to browse all the beautiful work here on Nikon Wednesday, keep up the good work. Sorry about the over sized image working with a new computer.
  47. Great shots this morning. Jeannean, Roberta, Jana, Matt, and Rich love your shots. Snuck around the house to surprise this bandit. Nikon D3, Nikon 80-200 2.8, F/10, 1/250 sec, ISO 500, SB 900 FLASH.
  48. Hi All,
    My D90 was in the shop for a while. NB: DSLR's do not bounce well off of sidewalks.
    Great shots Sanford G., Tony H. and Allan A.
  49. Good Morning from the depths of northern Ontario. Harry wants to show that a Corgi's tongue can be longer than his legs.
  50. Barbaro memorial, Louisville, Kentucky.
    D700, 35mm f/1.4 AI'd, three-exposure HDR at f/8, Photomatix.
  51. From the AMA Hill Climb season opener at White Rose Motorcyle Club near York, PA.
  52. A coastal scene from Acadia National Park in Maine contrasts the small solitary lobster boat against a huge ocean, broad skies and a long rocky coastline. Nikon D300 12-24...
  53. Takin' a break from diggin...
  54. My dogs on a dock in northern Wisconsin last Sunday morning.
  55. @Tony Hadley - great flower shot.
    @Jeannean . - That's a really great bird shot you have there.
    Well here is mine for the week. Nikon D700 + Nikon 105mm macro D. Natural light.
  56. Good Morning Wednesday :)
    My submission is from Memorial Day weekend visit to the Zoo. This Peacock was really smart in attracting the visitor by his high pitch sound and he was kept near the entrance of the zoo. I was hoping to get a nice picture of elongated tail i.e. feathers opened but didn't get a chance to see that.
    Shot with Nikon D90 + Nikon 70-300mm VR using Aperture mode @ f/8 1/160 ISO 400
  57. Great pics, as usual. This shot I got over the weekend was a real 'grab & go' shot. This old mill sits on a busy four lane highway, so it was jump out, get a few shots and go. I was surprised that the large raw image actually exhibits pretty decent sharpness, which is lost here.
  58. I grabbed this one as a simple snap to test out a lens I had just bought. As my wife says, "Can you get mad at that face?"
  59. Lillies at Holker Hall Garden festival
    Nikon D300s 50mm 1.8 ISO200 f4.5 1/15s
  60. Lillies at Holker Hall Garden festival
    Nikon D300s 50mm 1.8 ISO200 f4.5 1/15s
  61. Glasgow.
  62. Second attempt...
  63. Good morning, wonderful photos this week. My contribution is from a car show last weekend, many sweet rides on display. This high-rise carb is my favorite from the show.
  64. Spring returned for a few days (we're now in our second Summer) so a walk in the woods was called for. Found this little guy in a small sun-dappled clearing. The doe had "placed" him and he wasn't moving a muscle other than an eye-blink or two watching us. I didn't get too close so as not to stress him (or her). D700 24-85 at 85.
  65. Helps if I attach the photo, right?
  66. This spider was so big that I saw him while driving down the road
  67. Here is Juvenile Mantis captured in my garden. I tucked away egg cases I found during garden clean-up and they are all over the pace.
  68. Hey folks...great stuff here again, especially Matt, David, Rick, Tim, James.
    This shot is from a Retune Nashville benefit show, to raise money for musicians affected by the great flood of 2010. This is Joe Robinson, an amazing young player from Australia.
  69. Good Morning Everyone. Greate pictures as always. Here is picture of our Cousin's dog Brutus.
  70. St. Thomas the Apostle, Hollywood. D700, 14 mm. I photographed this church some time ago, but keep coming back to reprocess the original images. The church is on a busy Hollywood street tucked away in an obscure residential neighborhood. The exterior is interesting, but unremarkable. Inside is another story. The interior is relatively small and constructed of rough-dressed stone. The English-gothic architecture and stonework give the impression of a much larger space. The thick walls shield the interior from the hustle and commotion of the city. The space is quiet, contemplative, inspirational. It is a sanctuary, a sacred space in a city that desperately needs such places. I keep trying to create images that capture the light and feeling of the place. This is my latest attempt.
  71. Good Morning/afternoon/evening to all! Another Nikon Wednesday is unfolding with fun and interesting shots from around the world. I saw these flowers a few weeks ago and thought they looked so much like a firework going off, that I had to go back and try to capture that impression.
  72. Good Morning/Evening Wednesdayians,
    Here is mine from a peaceful rally in DC against Eritrea's 20-year-dictatorship. 'ENOUGH' was the theme of the rally.
    shot by:- D300s with Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 AF @ 70mm f/4.5 1/400th Sec ISO400 with Aperture priority.
  73. Tallinn Town Hall Square on Saturday. Some introductions before the Medieval Knights' Tournament.
  74. Mine is of a young Red Shouldered Hawk. I have been watching the parents since their courtship in February, and watching the nest as the mother incubated the eggs, and as the two young emerged. This past week, they started to try flying. Here is one of the young, a few trees over from the nest. It's sibling was still not as confident at the time, and remained nest-bound (for now). No food on my part to get the image, but I could hear the parents calling in the distance as they were on the hunt.
  75. This is an image I captured on Memorial Day last week during the Presidential Wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknowns.
    I only captured a few still images as I was actually recording high def video with the Nikon D300s and also recording the first 3D video of the event. Lots of editing is ahead for the 3D video but we've posted the high-def video from the ceremony on Vimeo and You Tube.
    The lens for this is the newer 28-300mm Vr lens which has become one of my favorites for outdoor events.
    Don Harper
  76. Matt,
    How do I upload a photo to this thread?
  77. Happy Wendsday all. Heres a shot from work. One of my coworkers lost an eye to cancer. With the help of everyone in the shop, he was able to get a prosthetic.
  78. A building in the Arts District in downtown Dallas. I'm intrigued by the angles of this building, and have been back a couple of times with my camera to try different perspectives. This time, I went with the intent to convert the picture to black and white. I'm not quite satisfied with the result, but here it is.
    Larry Dunn, that's a stunning portrait. Everything works together - the setting, composition, and bold color of his clothing.
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    D90, Tamron AF 90mm f/2.8 Di SP A/M 1:1 macro lens, f/4, 1/640 s, ISO 200.
  80. I won't be home today to upload a shot where I had used food to entice. But the tongues of Matt, John and Anura's dog pics made me think of a iris shot of mine. Maybe I am in la la land but I could see it. :)
  81. Happy Wednesday everyone. My favorites so far:
    Matt and John Rs' dog photos
    Sanford's blues singer
    Panayotis's minimalist black and white
    Larry's portrait
    Doug R's macro
    Dmitri's macro
    On Saturday evening I took the girls down to a nearby cornfield and they spent half an hour trying to avoid being photographed by hiding in the corn every time I lifted the camera. Great fun!
  82. Very nice work guys (as usual :)
    Some of my favorites, so far, are from the following friends: Matt Laur, Sanford Gerald, Mark Sirota, John Di Leo, Robert Wyat, Tony Hadley, Robert Milloy, David Tasker, Jeannean, Doug Rice, James leonard, Martin Z, Doug Santo, Alex Foto, Steve Belden, Chris Wick.
    See you around!
  83. Happy wednesday to all. Lovely shots as always. My favorites are :
    Matt's blinking dog, Ofey's beach, Rich's sunset, Roberta's beauty, Sanford's blues singer, Tony's flower, David's waves, John's Lake, Jeannean's red bird, Panayotis's minimalism, Kent's HDR, Paul's trio, Steve's cheer guy, Lisa's Garden, Dmitri's and Darren's flowers...
    I used a ice-cream promiss as a nikon tool, to stop my little one exercising five monkey's jumping on the bed and pose for me to take this portrait...
  84. Hi I am new to Photo net and Photography only been using my Nikon D40 for about 4 months. I feel very inspired by some of the photo's on here and hope to be as good one day. This is a picture of HMS Warrior taken from the Ferry that goes across Portsmouth Harbour. I particularly like some of the Floral macro shots including Darren's Iris.
  85. Wandering in Big Cypress Swamp
  86. I found this guy trying to stay cool in the not yet summer heat. D7K + 70-300 vr @ 300 f8 1/640 iso-800.
  87. Faces.
  88. Banner under the canopies at the "Puerta del Sol" square, where the "indignados" started their protests.
    D700 @ 200ISO, 45P, f8 - 1/125sec.
  89. British Bash Car Show Louisville
  90. Hi everyone. This is an image from a Red Arrows display taken yesterday, hope you like it
  91. think green....
  92. Bearded Iris in The Backyard
  93. My subject was getting it's own treat...
  94. Thanks for all the thumbs up - now I primed for the next blues fest...
  95. Mating season at Big Boggy National Wildlife Refuge.
  96. Another great week of submissions by the Nikon crowd. I took this one yesterday at Silver Dollar City near Branson, MO.
  97. Moussa Seck...I love your submission.
  98. Welcome Dawn. Nice shot.
  99. Doug Santo Do you have to ask for permissions to shoot in churches? or you just walk in.
    I like your photos a lot.
  100. Kris Bochenek -

    Well, it depends; if you walk into a church with a camera and no tripod during a low traffic time and take a few photos for personal use, my experience is that most churches don't mind. If you intend to use the photos for some commercial purpose including self promotion, then you probably need church permission. You can stand on a sidewalk and take photos of the outside of any church or structure, you need no permission for that (except possibly a photography permit from the City where the church is located).

    I am contacting historic churches in southern California as part of a project I am working on. I have contacted about 300 so far. I send a letter of introduction explaining who I am and what it is I am proposing, and I ask for permission to enter the site and photograph the interior and exterior of the church. The church is required to sign a property release similar to:

    In return for allowing me to photograph their premises, I give the church usage rights to 10 to 20 photographs that I take. I retain sole and exclusive copyright and reserve unlimited usage rights of all images to myself. So far, I have had about a 20% success rate with churches willing to participate. ASMP has good information about when you need releases and when not. Also, you may be interested in this document:

    Thank you for your comment.

  101. Doug, I like your church as well. Very good technically, nice color. Have you considering stitching a panoramic of the church?
  102. Great work everyone... Here's a red-winged blackbird from Florida this April. This little guy stood on the rail, looking around, then from time to time would let out a huge screech. Here he is being vocal.
    Red-Winged Blackbird, Wakodahatchee, Delray FL -- Nikon D300, 300mm f/4 EDIF AF lens
  103. Diane Madura -
    This is a panarama, a small one. The photo is two frames oriented vertically and stitched together. Each frame is a three-shot exposure bracket. The frames were processed in photomatix for exposure and tone mapping, stitched with PT Assembler, edited in DXO for lens and stitching distortion, white balance, contrast, highlight/midtone/shadow, and a little sharpening. The processed image was edited in Corel Paintshop Pro to remove stitching anomalies. I like to shoot with a full frame body and 14mm lens oriented vertically and then stitch the images. This gets me pretty close to the field of view from an 8x10 view camera with a wide lens. Often I'll crop the image square, but I liked the wide crop in this case.
    Thank you for your comment.
  104. @Doug. Is that all? Sounds like a piece of cake.
  105. A local Kookaburra enjoying all the great shots!
  106. A straight from the camera urban sunrise. We don't seem to get many of them this year.

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