Nikon Wednesday 2011: #31

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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!​
    A good first Wednesday of August to you, Nikonia. And a special welcome to the several new contributors we've seen in the last few weeks. It's always great to see our weekly world tour reach into some new directions and different experiences.

    Speaking of seeing the world ... no exotic excursion, here. Just a pleasant Sunday morning prowling around the Baltimore harbor area, with a stop in Fells Point for a great breakfast. This view catches a couple lingering in the shade between two harbor-side buildings, escaping just for a moment from a very hot sun. Yes, I was playing tourist. Where'd you take your Nikon gear last week? Share a photo!
  2. Kayaking at White Rock Lake, Dallas, Texas.
  3. Sunrise on Naples Bay Florida.
  4. Hello Everybody,
    thank you very much for the kind comments on my photo last week.
    This week my photography club had a special theme, Pastels. I've asked my make up artist Rachel to pose for me, as she has the most beautiful auburn hair, that pairs up very well with pastels. I used a lot of marshmallows for this shoot and also asked Rachel to create an eye make up resembling the swirly pattern in the sweets. Here is the result.
    Have a lovely week and I look forward to your submissions.
    Nikon D700 24-70mm f/2.8@ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/125s
  5. Buildings reflected in buildings, beside buildings - taken from the Edmonton Art Gallery while I was being a tourist on vacation
  6. I took this photo of a hummingbird moth while weeding in my garden. Yes, I have my camera and macro around my neck while I weed~ doesn't everyone? My husband thinks I am strange and hold no large expectations of actual weeding being done by me while out in the gardens, lol. Thanks for the kind words on my last weeks entry. Have a great Wednesday.
  7. Happy Wednesday, everybody!
    I have another dog picture today -- I rarely have a chance to photograph anyone else, but dogs (especially my golden retriever T-Bone pictured here) never say "no."
  8. In-flight aircraft - US Air Force - Osprey, CV-22 ... and a bit of Photoshop.
  9. Guitar player for Detour Posse. I hope I got that name right.
  10. Just landed from our trip to Hawaii. My Contribution this week is a couple of Tiki Torches! Enjoy
  11. Cancer turnament. Nikon d700 70-200 vr2 at 200mm. f2.8 at 1/800sec iso 5000
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    USAF Thunderbirds at Travis Air Expo
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    A sidewalk cafe in Silverlake, California.
  14. derelict boat in Tod Inlet, Saanich Inlet, British Columbia
    D70, 18-70 @ 70mm, f/8, 1/250, ISO 400
  15. Happy Wednesday all.
    From the good old days:)
  16. Esplanadi stage, Helsinki on Saturday.
  17. acm


    Posting today one of my latest batch of work from July 2011.
    Nikon D90, AF-S Nikkor 18-55 VR
  18. Taken during a visit to Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History with the Butterfly Alive display
  19. I was in Philadelphia last weekend, and this was my favorite non-family image from the weekend --- in front of a beautiful home near Independence National Historical Park.
  20. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Nikon D7000 with 70-200mm/f2.8 AF-S VR II
    @ 200mm, f4, 1/640 sec and ISO 250
  21. Good Morning to everyone this is our little dog taking some shade under a table on the isle of Wight ferry had some very warm weather but all change as of today.
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    Nikon D700 with 24-70 f/2.8 at 48mm, f/5, ISO 100
  23. I couldn't resist a pile of colorful starfish on deck before we released them
  24. In honor of the new Smurf movie, my contribution this week is of a blue tree I came across while walking through a nursery in Washington. There was no one around to ask, and it wasn't on prominent display or for sale, so I can only assume it's real. Never seen one of these before.
  25. Spent 2 weeks mountaineering, climbing, hiking etc... this summer. Here is a snap from one of our first ascents.
  26. Decided to try some more shots of the bees buzzing my basil.
  27. Tenor pans... the sounds of the steelbands filled the air on Monday, at Harbourfront in Toronto
  28. Remembering Yosemite.
    Thank you for viewing.
  29. Hi to all Wednesday's event contributors. Here's my photo from Amalfi Coast, Italy.
    Have a nice week, and enjoy the summer.
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    D7000/35mm f1.8
  31. Some exciting stuff so far.
    I found a dead pigeon on my lawn this morning; the victim of some nocturnal conflict with a cat or fox doubtless. I thought it was quite beautiful in a macabre way. It's not often you get to see the irridescent feathers and brightly coloured beak close up, so here it is in all its grisly glory.
    D700 + tamron 90mm AF macro. 1/400th @ f/9.
  32. Looks like Nikon Wednesday #31, 2011 is a great start today. I have missed a couple of weeks being on vacation in Philadelphia area.
    I shot this Sunrise on the banks of the Delaware River in Bristol, PA. It is actually my 1st real attempt at doing one. I haven't tried a Sunset yet but I am sure that I will as I am hooked after taking this one. Of course I have seen sunrises but never looked at the beauty through a view finder and tried to capture one. The colors this morning were just stunning as so vivid.
    I used my Nikon D90, Sigma 30mm @ f10(AP), 1/13s, iso 200 - on Tripod
    Light editing using ACDSee Pro 4. I hope that you enjoy this as much as I.
    phil b
    benton, ky
  33. Very nice photos so far! Mine is a young Carolina mantis on a hybrid hydrangea from earlier in the week. (D90/Sigma 150mm macro@1/125, f/8, ISO 400)
  34. I got the opportunity to shoot a skim board tournament last Sat. Got lots of cool pictures. Lots of light and fast action. Nikon D3, Nikon 70-400 VR, 145mm, 1/800 ss, F/13, ISO 800, EC + 0.7
  35. Stunning shots everyone!
  36. bms


    Happy WedNesday! Great shhots! Quick upload before heading in for work.
    PS.: below caption of course should read D700 ... ;)
  37. One of many shots from the Dale Chihuly glass exhibit at the Boston MFA.
  38. Greetings from the depths of northern Ontario.
    It's hard work being Harry. He's 5mo. old and teething. That didn't stop him from taking a dip in his pool and playing hard in the 30C heat. He needed a quick nap on cool cement before he could get back at it.
  39. Hello fellow Nikonians. August is here and vacation time for some of us has just begun! Greece is most beautiful, sunny and colorful at the beaches this time of the year and I can't wait. Went for a swim and had the chance to shot a few shots. Nothing special, just people enjoying and relaxing by the sea. Take care!
  40. In May I posted a picture of our then one-week-old granddaugher. Here she is at twelve weeks.
    D700, 85mm f/1.4 AF-D, ISO 1600, 1/125 @ f/3.2. Window light plus reflector.
  41. Good Morning Wednesday :)
    Thanks Larry G and Panayotis for liking and commenting on my last week's submission.
    This week's image taken at South Boston Castle Island from last Thursday when went out with few friends. Taken in single RAW and converted into HDR (-2, 0, +2) to get the effect in orange clouds.
    Nikon D90, Tamron 17-50 using Aperture f/4 1/80 ISO 400
  42. Another from the hotel room
  43. Wonderful contributions today !! Thank you for commenting on my shot last week.
    I had the opportunity to photograph the dogs in training again. It is amazing to watch the dogs , but it is also something to see the handler and dog work as team.
    D7000 70-300mm VR
  44. The Princess and mommy
  45. you all have something amazing to say before your pictures, about your travels and such.
    I shot this whilst digging fossils (dog poop) from the desert (my back yard) just before crossing paths with the local tribe (my kids) :D
  46. I like the shot with the handler and his dog, Roberta. I knew you wouldn't be able to stop with just one (liked the retriever in the water, too). It's great subject matter - trust me that you can spend years exploring it, visually. Next thing you know, you'll be buying a blaze orange hat and vest.
  47. Hi All,
    Great shots as usual.
    Mine is a green sea turtle shot from about ten feet away in Kauai Hawaii.
    D90 55-200 lens
  48. Eastern Kingbird mobbing Osprey
    This was a very interesting behaviour as there were three Kingbirds dive-bombing the Osprey at its nest. Until the Osprey got fed up and flew around trying to loose them, however, one was persistent and kept up the attack in mid-air. Aggressive little guys during mating season!
  49. Good morning everyone.
  50. Good morning, this shot is from Monday evening where, after a day grinding through a cloud computing security project, I walked out of the office to the crackling of thunder and ... clouds!
  51. Last weekend my family and I went camping at the Payson Lakes Campground about 12 miles outside of Payson, Utah. Payson Lakes is a collection of three small lakes and is a very popular family campgournd because it is so close to Provo and Salt Lake City.
    This photo is of Box Lake about a half mile from the campground and not quite as crowded as Big East Lake which is only 100 yards from the campground area. I used three photos to get this picture using the PSE8 Photomerge Exposure feature. I was really pleased with how it turned out.
    There was hardly any breeze at all which helped in getting a very still shot of the trees near the shore. But there was just enough water movement between the shots to give the reflections of the trees a nice soft blur.
  52. Due to travel, I am unable to show any images captured during the past week. So I'm sending a shot of a 2010 scene in Rhode Island (one that I may get a chance to return to on this current trip). It's of the Mount Hope Bridge over Narragansett Bay. At sunset, in case you're wondering. Beautiful though it was, I did not linger at this location -- the mosquitoes were thick and thirsty!
  53. Here is a orange rose for the week. Hope everyone enjoys it. Nikon D700 + Nikon 105mm macro D.
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    Nikon d700, f8, 1/1000, ISO 400, Focal Length 210mm.
    Taken at the Chattahoochee Nature Center, Roswell, Georgia
  55. Thank you so much , Matt. Coming from the master of hunting dogs, means a lot to me! You are right, I had to go back for more. For me to get up at 5:00am , long pants, rubber boots and 90+degrees ,plus humidity, you know I have fallen in love with this :)
    I have already gotten the olive green rubber boots to slosh around in the mud and muck and hopefully protect me from any snakes! Blase orange is not far behind. I really need to develop some panning skills as I would love to capture the sense of motion and speed when they are running :)
  56. A few weeks ago. Up a wooded hillside, wandering off the path to find the stream - and then this small and magical place.
  57. Nothing new this week from me. This shot is from a year ago, but I was reminded of it yesterday.
  58. First Lutheran Church, Pasadena, CA. D700, 14 mm.
  59. Some very nice shots!
    Foggy morning in Big Cypress (Florida)
  60. So many nice (Nikon)pictures! I'm almost afraid to post this one, my first one. But I thought it is quite interesting with the few bright spots in an otherwise fairly 'hazy' shot. I took this while driving around Barnegat Bay, NJ last week to find some good windsurfing spots. When crossing the bay, this view said to me: Shoot me! ;-) So, I did, through a rolled up window with my little P7000 - ISO 100 - 6 mm - 1/2000 @ f/2.8. Have a nice (wednes)day!
  61. chilling out...
  62. Greetings all. Wonderful submissions so far. Will have to go back through them properly later.
    Finally got my F80/N80 so can start shooting film on Nikon.
    I'm not much of a bird person but we have a family of weavers move in. Caught Mr's Weaver at home.
  63. Jennifer, great shot of a hummingbird moth, if for no other reason than I've never seen one.
    Mine is a family friend, from a great day at Long Point on Lake Erie.
  64. Siguenza, Spain
    sorry for the large attachement.
  65. This is a simple still life at the Ft. Myers Old Post Chapel. It's the belt and hat for one of the members of the honor guard.
    Nikon D3 with 70-200mm f2.8 at f5 75mm and ISO 1600.
  66. Here a picture i made recently at a concert on the Vrijthof in Maastricht on Saturday evening.
    There is too much detail to stay within the 700 pixel limits, but i still wanted to share with you.
    Made with D7000, with 18-200 lens at 1250 iso
  67. Shot this photo of my daughter Keena at the Bayard Cutting Arboretum. We were walking down a path and suddenly were in a shady spot with the river inlet in the background. It was just perfect. My wife held the flash and diffuser on a lightweight monopod high camera left for me.
    Shot with a Nikon D7000, Sigma 24-70 @ 70mm wide open, and an SB-600 shot through a Lumiquest Softbox III, controlled by an SU-800. Hair and makeup courtesy of my wife Yan.
  68. Beautiful shots, everyone! And LOL at Heather Williams!
    I got a Lensbaby this week, so I went out wandering to see what it might do. The wildflowers are going gangbusters in the right now.
  69. Tribute to Karsh, where his studio was located for decades.
  70. Good images this week all. Shot this one this morning.
  71. Had a great motorcycle trip to East Germany last week!
    This little cool man at the town square in Marienberg was fascinated by our bikes :)
  72. erik_christensen|3

    erik_christensen|3 Self-employed

    One of the popular subjects to photograph in Vietnam - rowing without using the arms !
    Looks like they are very lazy.
  73. Happy Wednesday Folks! Here's a Damsel Fly from last week.
  74. Hello, Everyone: Many wonderful photos here! This photo is frame number 0006 from my newly purchased D5000 just after the mailman delivered it. These Purple Coneflowers in our yard are in full bloom.
  75. Alice Ho speaking with her coach during a break in the competition at the Silicon Valley Open USFSA Ice Skating Tournament, hosted by Peninsula Skating Club at the Shark's practice arena.
  76. Canadian Skyhawks at the Rochester Airshow
  77. my contribution this week is ears of grilled corn. corn symbolizes life and the bounty of nature in indigenous traditions, while fire symbolizes rebirth. an apt metaphor for 2011, i reckon.
  78. Good afternoon all, taken last Saturday just before sunrise..
  79. Great showing today. Found a summer stunt show this week and the 80-200 was just about right.
  80. Almost missed this Wednesday, oh dear... This one is from a punk gig on last Thursday, the band was called Belgrado, from Spain I think. Excellent stuff.
  81. Hi All
    Great pics again following the loss of my cat a few weeks ago by the way thanks all who posted messages I got a new kitten for the company after the promise of some treats and playtime with brightly coloured feather I finally got him to pose for this shot. I introduce Shadow to you all
  82. Hello Nikonians. Nice photos as usual. As a Canonite I usually view without commenting, but I just want to say that orange rose is absolutely stunning! Many many others that are fantastic as well, but the rose particularly stood out to me.
  83. Kiawah Island, SC
    D700 24/70 2.8 @ISO 200 f10 1/500 sec
  84. Cormorant. I was down in FL this April. Shark Valley was devoid of birds; the rangers blamed this "no rain." Wakodahatchee in Delray was very good, and the birds are even more used to people than I've experienced at Shark Valley. This guy (or gal?) sat on the railing with people nearby, even walking a few feet away.
    Cormorant, Wakodahatchee Wetlands, FL -- D300, 300mm f/4 ED-IF AF, Polar, monopod.
  85. Happy Wednesday everyone. My favorites this week are:
    James W's Thunderbirds for the timing
    Mike F's starfish for the colours and texture
    Kent's grand daughter and Steve B's cat for their expressions
    Paul H's Big Cypress for the simple but very effective composition
    Ray RG's South Boston for the beautiful light
    and Chris S's orange rose for sheer visual "punch"
    I have spent all week doing family things and I've taken only snaps. So I thought I'd post another picture of my youngest daughter taken a couple of weeks ago in the cornfields near our home.....
  86. As usual a lot of good pictures. This week's favorites of mine are:
    Jana Hughes, Patrick Porter, John Roswell, Kent Shafer, Roberta Davidson, Chris Speaker, Doug Santo, Chris Wick. See you next Wednesday!
  87. aargh
  88. Wow,
    Lots of excellent images this week.
    My contribution this week is a image of a Monk Parakeet.
  89. Hard to compete with these sharp images, but I'll post one anyway. Don't know about shrooms, but it popped up quick after a hard rain. Had to lay on the ground to get close. Nikon D200 and 28-105 AFD lens.
  90. Some very beautiful pictures today.
    Spent my weekend at a house on Shushwap Lake in the interior of BC. Monday morning was probably the best day for weather and managed to grab this before hitting the road home. Took loads more but this one makes me want to go back the most.
  91. D.F.~ I always look forward to finding and photographing mushrooms after a good rain...yours is interesting, reminds me of a rice hat.
    Rick M.~ great clarity and color!
  92. Chris Wick,
    Your portrait of your daughter masquerading as a landscape, or is it the other way 'round, just knocks my socks off.
    I looked at your posted pics, and you are lucky to have a group of photogenic women for models, and a very sharp eye for landscape composition. They are a wonderful combination.
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    Nikon D3s; AF-S Nikkor 24mm f/1.4G
  94. Taken with D300+85/1,8 +3x Ellinchrom BXRi setup :
  95. David Ralph.
    Thank you so much for your kind words. It always feels great when someone likes my pictures.
    I tend to think of the one in this thread as a portrait in a nice place, rather than a landscape with a child in it; but its definitely the other way round with some of my work.
    I'm very lucky that the girls are happy to pose for me. My own portable (if somewhat unpredictable) foreground interest. Whilst I can claim some credit for the composition, their good looks are all down to their mother!
    p.s. thanks also to Panayotis for giving my picture a mention!
  96. Hi guys,
    Apologies, late to the party, on Holiday and only just decided to sign up to the Hotel's wireless as the public machines are crowded by kids most the time. Wishing I'd made the decision earlier, man alive, stellar jump in the submissions this week...really...REALLY! impressive.
    Here's mine... a Tiger cub, sheltering form the mid day sun in the corner of its enclosure, watching small children with great interest.
    D40X (VR 55-200mm F/4-5.6G) 86mm, F/5.6 @ 1/15s, ISO 100[​IMG]
  97. Thanks Chris Wick for commenting on my South Boston image. I liked your image very much landscape-portrait :)
  98. Simply an outstanding array of images ... mine is Burwood Road in Hawthorn facing the city of Melbourne, Australia

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