Nikon Wednesday 2011: #27

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    A good Nikon Wednesday to you all, and a slightly belated happy Independence Day if you're here in the US. I hope we'll see a few long-exposure fireworks shots this week, from Monday's celebration.

    I didn't get out to capture the pyrotechnics myself this year. Instead, I'll share this formal portrayal of a thoughtful man's nod to the traditions of our colonial past, and his more revolution-minded horse's serious, sober engagement in the spirit of things. Used your Nikon gear to record some recent festivities? Share a photo!
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  2. Two rowers at White Rock Lake, Dallas, Texas.
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  3. Got out to a live raptor show run by the Canada Raptor Conservancy. This is a juvenile Bald Eagle.
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  4. Fireworks! Click through to see the full set (9 shots) as a slideshow on Flickr.
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    These fireworks sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA.
    Nikon D700, 20/2.8D, ISO 100 (Lo 1.0), ƒ/16, bulb, daylight WB, processed in Lightroom.
     
  5. Sometimes you have to make your own fireworks
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  6. Happy Wednesday all, I took this last week as we passed a farm with 50 or more ancient tractors some from the 1940's, the people on the farm were a little suspicious of us at first but after a while and some banter they warmed up to us, to the point where i managed to get a portrait.
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  7. Thank you to those who commented on my picture last week of my dad's birthday gathering. My photo this week is of the West Quoddy Head Lighthouse which has stood tall and proud in its present form since 1858 on the easternmost point of the United States near Lubec Maine.
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  8. Captured this Image just messing around in my back yard.
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  9. The Bar-Kays at the 2011 MBBF
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  10. my bicycle rider is wearing red, white, and blue colors...
    this is Dan Smith in the points race at the Testarossa Velodrome Challenge, a national calibre race this weekend at the Hellyer Velodrome in San Jose, CA... shot was after dark, with flash
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  11. An unexpected opportunity has taken me to Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico. One day last week I rose at 5am, and drove the winding road into the mountains to San Javier. The San Javier Mission took 14 years to build, and was completed in 1758. I wandered around the Mission for about an hour, choosing a variety of compositions, and also using my 85/1.8 to photograph many wonderful details. Nikon D80 w/Tamron 17-50 f/2.8.
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  12. Dueling fireworks barges on the River highlight July 4th celebrations in my home town, NOLa.
    This is from the roof of a parking garage three miles away over part of the Skyline.
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  13. Well it'll have to be another vacation shot this week. This time we're in Sweden, my native land. This is shot on the largest island off the Swedish coast called Gotland. Then main city in Gotland is Visby. Visby is a very old city/town. It goes back to the Viking era if not further back. There's the old Visby inside the wall, & the new Visby outside the wall. It's very snobby to live inside the wall. ;-) The wall dates back to around 1100 a.d. something & it was built in three stages. Many of the houses inside the wall are very old. My father's is about 800 years old & I'll show that another time.
    This is shot with the D700, 24-70 f/2.8, polarizer at 32mm, f/8, 1/500 s. ISO 400 while we were out for a walk...
    Anyhow, the Visby City Wall dating back to around 1100 a.d.
    (copyright written with "Viking" for fun)
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    better quality version can be seen here
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  14. Near Eglin AFB, NW Florida-USA.
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  15. Hello Everybody,
    thank you very much for the comments on my photo last week, plenty of great submissions here this week, I love Mark Sirota's fireworks, just beautiful.
    My photo is from a session for a pin up shot with burlesque performer from Brisbane, Miss Bertie Page.
    Have a nice week and I look forward to all the photos.
    Jana
    Nikon D700, 24-70mm f/2.8@ ISO 1600, f/3,5, 1/80s
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  16. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Since there are some threads on the 24-120mm/f4 AF-S VR, here is another sample. This is our tour group walking on a lava field on the Fernandina Island in the Galapagos.
    I was walking at the end of the group and suddenly I saw the late afternoon sun creating an interesting light pattern on the lava rock. I had the camera ready and quickly zoom to the widest 24mm setting, using f8 to get some depth of field. The advantage for the 24-120 is its flexibility such that you can get off some quick shots.
    Nikon D7000 with 24-120mm/f4 AF-S VR lens @ 24mm, f8, 1/30 sec, based ISO 100.
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  17. WOW! Some awesome photos already today!
    Sorry, manner! Good Mornig Nikonistas,
    Here's my offering to this weeks party. Was out Sunday past looking at Seabirds on a local RSPB reserve...was about to leave when this little guy landed just feet from me at the top of the cliff...absolute gift.
    Nikon D40X (50-500mm F/4-6.3G) 420mm, F/6.3 @ 1/60s; ISO 200[​IMG]
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  18. The view of the Sierra mountains from the Ancient Bristlecone Pine Forest in White Mountains, CA
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  19. July's color...
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  20. my friend yacine had a concert the other day. here's a pic...
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  21. on a short cruise before the fireworks
    D70, 18-70 @48mm, f 6.3, 1/160, ISO 200,
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  22. Good morning All.......
    Here is a shot I took this week-end. I don't usually shoot flowers but couldn't resist it's bright colors. Some nice pix on here already as always!
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  23. Wow, some really wonderful photos up already! Thanks to those who mentioned my photo last week. This week's photo is a Common Blue butterfly enjoying it's own festivities. :) (D90/Sigma 150mm@ 1/125, f/8, ISO 400)
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  24. Happy Nikon Wednesday! Some of the one I like so far:
    Simon Jenkins - great environmental portrait
    Michael ferron - Wow, great texture and pattern, wouldn't work nearly as well in colour.
    Finlay Jolliffe - As one who has tried to photograph Pufffins, I'm impressed!
    Pascal Burel - love the light on those sunflowers
    Here's some hay bails taken a couple of weeks ago with Galley Head, (Co. Cork, Ireland) in the background + LOTS of grain thanks to in being developed in in Rodinal!
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  25. It's the wee small hours of the morning here in NYC -- absolutely amazing vivid photographs so far. @Michael: HP5 forever. It's a recent love affair for me. But today's shot is digital, fooling around with my new/old AF 28-105mm 1:3.5-4.5D's macro function, photographing the rosary (homage a Serrano?) I keep on my desk among the rocks and other artifacts of ancient life..... like Waterman blue-black ink and 6-frame strips of 35mm film in poly sleeves. I'm impressed with this obscure and inexpensive lens. Would love to hear from others who have it/use it. I believe it was the kit lens with the F100? F90? long ago. Have a great week.
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  26. Everyone got a jump start, looking very good. This is from an event at The Mark for Events in Los Angeles just before the doors opened last Tuesday. I actually didn't expect to get as bright an exposure with how dark the room really was (I love this new D300s). Did a bit of correction with Apple Preview and iPhoto (still don't like the way Aperture works, yet I'm a Mac fanboy).
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  27. Good Wednesday morning everyone! This one is from Monday, lady of the house in her work.
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  28. A few weeks ago, in Scotland, from a mountain with amazing sandstone slabs for its summit and views to bigger hills beyond.
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  29. Greetings from the depths of northern Ontario.
    The skipper moths were abundant this weekend. Harry had a great time chasing them...until one lured him a little too close to the edge of the pond.
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  30. Meant to have some nice fireworks shots, but it started raining. Got a few, but none I'm that thrilled with. In the meantime, I have this shot of my son at the Waikiki Aquarium.
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  31. A curious magpie ... I was shooting sport over the weekend when this magpie hopped in front of the lens. These birds are common in Australia and are not afraid to look you in the eye.
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  32. It has been a while since my last post but this one was a personal portrait. My eldest at her Stepping Up ceremony. She is usually very reserved. Shot with my nikon D300 and Sigma 70-200 f/2.8
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  33. I happened to catch this guy snacking on some ants. They must have been good!
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  34. There are some excellent pictures already in. My eye catcher : Bill J,Mark S., Gary S., Ted A.
    For myself, just want to share that there's a new bird in the neighborhood.
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  35. An old church of Tiradentes MG, Brazil.
    Mark Sirota, what a wonderful pic!
    Best regards.
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  36. My contribution: made with Nikon F100, Sigma 15mm f/2.8, put on the ground.
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  37. Happy Wednesday!
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  38. I like the way that backlit flower petals catch the light, so was trying out a bit of backlighting using a portable flashgun aimed up at the flower. Ended up using a ringflash as well to balance the frontal light with the backlighting. Still not completely satisfied, but I'll keep working at it - as long as the flowers stay in bloom.
    D700 with Tamron 90mm macro.
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  39. Happy Wednesday all.
    Thanks to those who noticed my photo last week.
    This is taken just before the thunderstorm.
    jens
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  40. Greetings all on a chilly wed here in South Africa.
    From my side not been out shooting much thx to work and the really cold weather of late. So for now this is a photo I took recently of a good friend while testing out my newly aquired beauty dish. Or as David Hobby calls it, the character dish. I can see why they are so popular now, but it's by no means the answer to all lighting needs.
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  41. Good morning, everyone. I took this image this past weekend near Bar Harbor, Maine.
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  42. Good Wednesday everyone. Great pics this morning. My contribution today is a swan family at our local park. Nikon 7000 Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 lens.
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  43. We spent the holiday weekend at water's edge with family. Here is one of our younger members collecting rocks.
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  44. I've been wondering why my bird food was depleting so quickly from the feeder.
    Now I know.
    Nikon D-300 w/ 80-200mm AF-D
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  45. Wasn't able to see any live fireworks this year, so this is from a year ago in my backyard
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  46. Messing around in the hotel
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  47. My first contribution no Nikon Wednesday from our backyard July 4th get together.
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  48. Happy Canada Day
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  49. Photo from Medical Mission Trip in Ethiopia
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  50. Fireworks here in Milwaukee last Sunday night
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  51. i ran across this odd-looking caterpillar the other day while picking blackberries -- which also happens to be what it was doing. it was in an awkward position, which made capturing an image a bit of a challenge. i was working with either a 50/1.4G or the 70-300 VR, and chose the latter stopped down to f/8 to get some DOF to show the intricate markings on the beast. they kind of suggest july 4th fireworks, if you use a little imagination...
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  52. "Shiner"
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  53. Some wonderful shots already today.
    Mark your fireworks shot is stunning.
    John, I am really enjoying your shots of Harry. This week is my favorite so far.
    I tried something a bit different for me this past week. This was taken with the 70-300 VR version with 20mm extension tube. I was quite surprised with the wing detail and how beautifully it rendered the background.
    D7000 70-300mm @230 f/6.3 Iso 500 shutter 1/500 Natural Light
    Hope you enjoy!
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  54. Arches and courtyard. D700, 14 mm.
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  55. Happy Wednesday to all. Great photos as usual.
    I went out to our local refuge last week to take in the local wildlife and caught this doe in the brush. Converted to black and white.
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  56. It's been a long time since the last time I was able to take part in the weekly exhibition here, but I've been enjoying everyone's fabulous submissions each week. Here's a shot from Monday's festivities in our neighborhood. We didn't attend the big fireworks in town, but had our own fun in the parking lot.
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  57. Martin Z--great picture!
    Love the expression on the dog's face--it appears as if he's looking at the UFO at the top of the stairs...:)
    Paul
     
  58. I took the 4th easy after a heavy schedule of photography over the past week and weekend but this is an image from Arlington National Cemetery that has a bit of pyro effects.
    Somtimes I catch up to three muzzle flashes from the firing parties and others where the ejected cartridge casings are all in the air at the same time from the seven rifles.
    Don Harper with Nikon gear of course.
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  59. Another 4th of July fireworks shot. This one from Moraga, CA
    D300, 17-55/2.8, 400 iso, 17mm, 30s @ f/11
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  60. Excellent pictures by everyone so far. Mine was taken during our family get together this weekend. My brother's girlfriend came by with her dog Penny. Penny really likes to fetch tennis balls.
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  61. Not much to say this week - it's too hot to get too far from the house. So I've been hanging out in the backyard, looking at the way the light falls on various objects. And I was inspired to pull out a beach towel and hang it on the line as a study in color, shape, and line.
    Three contributions which caught my attention: those of Bill Boyd, Lester Rosebrock, and Martin Z.
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  62. D300 w/105mm 2.5 and diopter
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  63. Some really good shots already today. Mine's a simple shot of a new grand-niece; 6 weeks old and already winkin' at the boys.
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  64. Happy Wednesday everyone - Wow, too many really great photos to comment on. Lots of great stuff. Still been on the classic car/motorcycle kick. Another custom bike.
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  65. Thak you for mentioning my pic last week. This week's pic is Iris.
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  66. Travelers at Helsinki railway station.
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  67. We're on Nantucket for the week. I don't know why, but it's a Fourth of July tradition here to hold a gigantic water fight on Main Street. Water baloons and Super Soakers galore, but of course those are nothing compared to the big guns: fire trucks. Probably a couple of thousand people packed in here happily getting soaked.
    D700, 24-70, fired blind holding the camera above my head.
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  68. Kent, most July 4ths I'd be standing a little to your left there, but for the first year in a long time we didn't go to Nantucket for the 4th.
    Thanks much for all the comments on my fireworks photo. Tim Holte, yours is great too; I love the one guy leaning so casually against the railing with all the excitment of light and noise above and behind, and Georges Pelpel, the sky in yours is wonderful.
    I love the submissions from Bill Boyd and Gary Semple; I really feel the mood from both. David Tasker, your shot of three generations through three windows is magical, though the lighting is unfortunate. Three fantastic dog portraits too, none of them from Matt!
     
  69. Planned on taking fireworks photos this weekend, went to the location and could not get descent backgrounds, took photos anyway. On the way back home, I saw the landmark I wanted on the background, thought about image overlay on the camera and here is the result.
    D7000 70-300vr @ 112 f/5 iso 100 1 second
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  70. Exposive stuff this week, although why you would want to celebrate independance from the UK is a mystery ;-)
    Great firework shots Mark, Tim and Georges. I also enjoyed:
    Gary's merry-go-round
    Robert's flowers
    Eric's guitarist
    John R's portrait of Harry - best one yet IMO
    Rodeo Joe's flower
    Kevin's squirrel
    and Martin's protrait of Shiner
    Quiet week for me. Probably my favorite image is this one of my two daughters not fighting for once.....
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  71. @Martin Z. Yours is my fav. Nice work!
     
  72. Hi fellow Nikonians
    Great Pics this week favourites so far
    Mark Sirota's fireworks
    Janan Hughes, Finlay Jolliffe, Jeannean, Kevin Delson
    John Riherd Welcome and love that portrait.
    Don Harper - looks like they are actually shooting stars from the shape of the rifle flashes.
    Moussa Seck - love the effect
    Chris Wick - beautiful portrait of your girls.
    My contribution is of my nephew getting into the celebration spirit on royal wedding day here in the UK.
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  73. Hope you all are having a great Wednesday :)
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  74. I was going to the kitchen (the room at the end of the corridor) when I visualized the scene; swollen curtains, diffused light over the prints at the wall...
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    I tried to catch that atmosphere with my D700 @ 200ISO, 14-24AFS (16mm), 1/60sec. - f2.8. If I`m sincere, I have to say that I don`t like the result.
     
  75. It's a nice pic still Jose.
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  76. Bald Eagle
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  77. 4th of July night we had a bad thunderstorm blow through right before dark. Only lasted 15 minutes then this beautiful rainbow showed up and we had fireworks and no rain. Nikon D3, Nikon 24-120, 120mm, F/22, 1/250, ISO 800, SB 900 Flash
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  78. bms

    bms

    Hello, late in the game :) Nice pics everyone!
    Hadn't taken any Nikon gear out in over a week, then what I thought was an interesting sky over the lake turned into this. A few minutes later I was running for cover from the rain, not wanting to test the weather seal on the D7000 quite as much.
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  79. Here's a composite I created a couple of years ago. A nice block on Beacon Hill caught my eye, but I wanted a very wide scene, so I shot a series with 20mm f/2.8 to create the composite. With so many pixels, it prints very nicely at 40" wide. Yes, that's a tow truck on the right.
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    Beacon Hill Block -- D200, 20mm f/2.8, Nodal Ninja Head, PTGui
     
  80. Fireworks to Scale.....
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  81. Tim Holt - BRAVO!!!
     
  82. all pictures are fantastic....
    my small contribution...........
    taken with nikon d200 / 18-55mm nikkor
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  83. Wonderful selection of photos as usual. Great to see. Here are my favorites in no particular order other than they've been submitted.
    John Rowsell
    Greg Kowalczewski
    Elliot Bernstein
    Jens Frederiksen
    John Riherd
    Martin Z
    Great work everyone :)
     
  84. Union Pacific train crossing Big Sioux River near Dell Rapids, SD about 1:30 AM. D300, Tokina 11-16mm f2.8, x1 WL X3200, CyberSyncs.
    Kent in SD
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  85. Kent: amazing lighting. Ilkka: Arriving Helsinki poste haste. I don't know whether my lust is greater for the denizens or for the 85mm PC-E with a D3 attached to it.
     
  86. Another week, another wedding, another bride ...
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  87. Spent my Wednesday out in the sun so.. better late than never right? Took the pup to a lake nearby to have some fun in the water. Had a lot of more serious shots but just enjoy this one a lot. He had a blast and so did my wife and I. Celebrated the coming of summer. Finally.
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  88. rowlett

    rowlett Moderator

    What a gem these threads are. Fantastic photography, all.
     
  89. Amazing contributions this week, as always!
    Here is mine. A little late.
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  90. Pardon.., much late.
     
  91. Amazing pictures. Thanks to all a great learning experience.
     
  92. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Another Wednesday cycle is almost over, and I am closing this thread.
    As a reminder, if you are not familar with our guidelines and how to post images, please read our Guidelines for Nikon Forum Wednesday Image Threads.
    For example, you need to keep your image within 700 pixels on its long side and provide a caption for it to appear in line with the thread. And please limit your file size to within 300K bytes.
     

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