Nikon Wednesday 2011: #32

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    A good Nikon Wednesday to you all, and I'm hoping for another week of images as enjoyable as the last few have been. Here's a mercenarial puppy portrait I did at a local farm market a few days ago. I don't know terriers very well, but I know I can't resist a 13-week-old Westie like Olivia, here. What have you and your Nikon gear come across this past week? Share a photo!
  2. How about a Snow Leopard
  3. I live in North Texas and this is our 39th consecutive day of triple digit temps. My photo was taken last week during the Blue Hour when temps were 110 degrees F.
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    USAF Thunderbirds' signature move at the Travis Air Expos, Nikon D300 + Sigma 50-500mm
  5. Videographer
  6. The Mississippi River begins its long journey in Itasca State Park in Northern Minnesota. As it flows out of Lake Itasca, there is a constant stream of tourists who walk on the rocks so they can say they walked across the mighty Mississippi.
  7. Just outside the harbor, Rockport, MA.
  8. Going to go back to my short lived vacation/slice of heaven the other week. While resting on the beach we were able to spend some time with a herd of Alpacas and Llamas. This little gal was about a year old and didn't seem to mind the camera snapping at her while my wife held her.
  9. This is my neice Jeanines new puppy dog. Great name. Shot with a D700. Nikkor 24-70 at 24. f4 and 800 iso at 1/800sec.
  10. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Nikon D7000 with 70-200mm/f2.8 AF-S VR II lens. ISO 2000, f2.8, 1/1250 second.
  11. Hi everyone, happy Nikon Wednesday!
    Here's a picture I took last weekend from a promo session. It was a very hot day but we manage to get some good results.
  12. Enjoy your Wednesday all...
  13. haven't had the nikon out for a while, so here's one from a year ago
    fisherman's wharf at Tsehum Harbour, Sidney, British Columbia
    D70, 18-70, f7.1, 1/500, ISO200
  14. Nice shots, already! James, Peter, Gary, Emilio, and David caught my eye this week.
    The hummingbirds are finally back!
  15. Last sunday I tried my new old toy, the fisheye nikkor 8mm f/2.8 AiS.
    It is a wonderful piece of precision engineering and has that rugged feel that makes me fan of these old nikkors.
    The new ones have superb performance, but the massive presence of plastic somehow carries a sense of cheapness I don't appreciate.
    I wish my beloved 14-24mm f/2.8G had a metal and velvet cap instead of that lousy plastic one.
    Thank you.
  16. To all who like bicycles:)
  17. getting to spend some quality time with my tokina 17/3.5, as we set up for the CRP art exhibit last Friday...
  18. Good Morning
    On Sunday went with my Daughter to a bus Rally at stokes bay, The Weather was good and the company better, got a shot or 10 of the route masters probably the most recognizable Bus in the world though from experience better to look at than drive (no power anything)Great photos as usual looking forward to login on during the day to see the rest.Have a good one.
  19. D300 + 300/2,8 AFI , ISO200, F4,5, 1/500 :
  20. Hello Everybody,
    thank you for the very kind comments on my photo last week.
    Gary, your photo made me laugh out loud :)
    My photo this week is from my mega film noir photo session with 7 clients in one day, it was a lot of fun, I loved every minute of it.
    Have a lovely week and I look forward to seeing all your photos.
    Nikon D700, 24-70mm f/2.8@ISO 200, 1/125s, f/5.6
  21. Took a hike up Makapu'u to see the lighthouse
    Nikon D7000, 18-135mm, ISO 100, f/5.6 @ 1/500sec
  22. A picture that HCB could not have taken unless there were a lot of people walking around scratching their ears...
  23. Walking in to work this morning and this alley always catches my eye with the contrasting textures and lines. Although it's bit gloomy today ..... pretty much like the rest of this awful summer in northern Europe :(
  24. Another snap from our summer holiday, taken on a rainy day. My wife (in the center of the frame) setting up for a rappel.
  25. acm


    Today posting a picture from my last month's batch.
    Nikon D90, Nikkor 18-55 VR
  26. Dancing on the street.
  27. Greetings all. Really awesome pics so far.
    After many attempts managed to get a pic of this little guy where he doesn't blink with the flash. His name is Tigger and he is a tiny bundle of attitude and character. I must just remember to increase my dof when shooting dogs.
  28. The cat looking like he knows he was there first.
    D700 with 50mm f1.8
  29. Hi there. I had my very first wedding to photograph this weekend. Difficult thing to take photos in their small garden..
  30. The Patrouille de France (the Blue Angels of France) honored our little village the other day. It was a great show, but not everyone was impressed.
  31. Good Nikon Wednesday morning to all. Some very nice shots already this morning. Can't wait to see them all. Yesterday I went for a walk through our large and peaceful cemetery here in Ashland, Ohio where I met this lovely doe. She stopped and posed for me before trotting off into the woods.
  32. Incoming! The bees really like these wild passion flower vines I found in a field next to my house. (D90/Sigma 150mm@1/1000, f/5.6, IS) 1600)
  33. Playing with no-flash in den.
  34. Inspiring shots everyone! Took this a few weeks ago just before my son's piano recital started.
  35. Found this small sailboat on the beach outside Gannon & Benjamin Marine Railway (builders of wooden boats) on an after-dinner walk in Vineyard Haven last week.
  36. Hi,
    This picture is from a recent trip to Marokko (Casablanca).
    Some wonderful landscapes, buildings and people there.
    The picture is from one of the most impressive buildings there,
    It is the largest mosque in the arab world I believe.
    I bought the Nikon 10-24mm lens especially for this trip and I am delighted with it.
    I love the reflections it made in this picture. The marble floor was amazing.
    Taken with the D90 and the 10-24 @ 12mm F4 1/4s iso 200.
    One annoying thing about the 10-24 on the D90 is that the front filter ring is larger than the rest of the barrel and it extends below the D90, the lens is not in the middle of the body and if you place the camera on the floor like I did here, the image is tilted up and to the side. Some straightening helped, but I need something flat to put underneath the camera to make it level when you put it on the floor.
  37. D700, 24-70 @ 24mm, ISO 200, 1/640 @ f/5.6.
  38. bms


    Happy W-day. Nice shots everyone. Did a wedding last Sunday - it was rained out here in Maine. One of my favorite shots:
  39. Thought I'd add another cute puppy. This is Beau he lives in Bradenton Fl. Nikon D3, Nikon 24-120, 120mm, 1/250 sec, F/6.3, ISO 800
  40. Visited the thoroughbred rescue farm that my wife volunteers at this weekend. This is Scamp looking quite serious.
  41. Greetings from the depths of northern Ontario.
    We attempted to participate in the Englehart Horticultural Society Garden tour this weekend. Well, we got up north of Charlton to the first garden and the sky looked like this....
    ..then it started to pour. I feel sorry for the people who had prepared for the tour. It rained about 25mm in 10min; flattened everything.
  42. My wife in Pecos, NM during a recent trip.
  43. Nikon F3 with 50mm F2.0 AIS
  44. Banner week this time! This is from the Satchmo Summerfest held this past weekend in the Quarter. The older girl was dancing like crazy, great moves that make you smile.[​IMG]
    D700 nikkor 85 1.8; 1/200s F11 ISO 2000
  45. Hi All,
    Some faces so far:
    James W.
    Gary S.
    Jens F
    Karl M
    Peer S
    Kent S

    Mine is my son posing in a slightly-too-big Hawaiian shirt in
  46. From a weekend Fireman's Carnival
  47. Too hot to have a campfire but wanted one anyway.
    D7000, 70-300VR at 135mm, f7.1 iso 200 1/4 second exposure.
  48. Good Morning!! Here's a Black Skimmer just missing a snack.
  49. Happy Wednesday everyone. It's early for me to post, but I'm on leave at the moment :)
    My favorites so far:
    Gary S's portrait of Cowgirl
    Jana's portrait of Natasha
    Clive W's picture of the alley
    Benjamin S's bride - bet she'll be pleased with that one
    Doug R's portrait of his son for making me laugh
    As I've been on leave my D90 has been in action everyday. On Saturday I wandered up onto the South Downs a couple of hours before sunset with the tripod (which doesn't often get an outing). I wanted to try get some landscapes with corn blurred by the wind using a slow shutter speed. I stumbled across a field with sunflowers and some unusual purple flowers, and this was my favorite picture.........
  50. Glad to see it's in large part an 'animal' day. Here's the latest addition to the menagerie, a 6-year old we rescued from the shelter. Still figuring out his new life, but settling in well.
  51. Hi everyone and thanks to those who commented on my photo last week .
    I'll continue the dog theme with one more from my adventure with the hunting dogs.
    The trainer was not happy when the dog glanced over at me, as they are to focus only on the handler and nothing else.
    Hope you enjoy!
    D7000 70-300mm VR
  52. The tropical depression never materialized here in Nags Head, NC, so we've been enjoying a beautiful week on family vacation. Our beagle woke me at 5:30, so I headed down the beach to watch the sunrise. I waded into the surf to get this pic, and as I recall this wave crashed and went right up my pants... I wouldn't forget such a thing.
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    Nikon D7000, Nikon 18-105mm lens
  54. some local color from the tuckahoe plantation's garden...
  55. Church of the Angels, Pasadena, CA. D700, 14 mm.
  56. Hello All,
    I was enjoying a macro shoot in a field of flowers when all was disturbed by these two butterfly's fighting. They wouldn't let me get close enough to photograph them when they were sitting on the flowers but once they started fighting, the wind carried them away with me in hot pursuit manually focusing because they were banging around so much auto focus was lost.
  57. Hi everyone,
    Been away for a while, busy traveling for the day job. That also allows me to visit cool cities and see new sights. Recently in San Francisco and spent the day shooting the Golden Gate Bridge, day and night. Here's one just after sunset, and lucky for me, no fog.
    Great entries today, keep 'em coming.
  58. Last weekend at a family gathering my wife picked up the camera and got this shot of our granddaughter and me sharing some time with a book.
  59. At a wonderful wedding this past weekend and had the opportunity to get a photo of the Bride.
    Used my Nikon D90, Sigma 24-70 @ 46mm, f4, 1/60, iso200, Sb900
    phil b
    benton, ky
  60. Kind Eyes.
    Nikon D90 Nikkor 50mm f1.4 @ f4
  61. This is one of the ceremonial maces used by the Navy drum majors at Arlington National Cemetery. Actually, it's a very plain unit that was used while repairs were made on a more ornate orb. I was attracted by the mirror reflections that let me view the honor guard in the distance preparing for a full honors ceremony at the cemetery.
    The news this week brought to mind that it's going to be very busy there the next several weeks. Many great losses.
    Don Harper
  62. Anyone For Fresh Fruits?
    Hello there "Nikonians" bunch! Hope you had enjoyed a very nice week-end. Keep shooting and be happy! Cheers!
  63. Happy Nikon Wednesday to all!
    My cousin got married last Saturday, and I was kinda asked to take few shots of the special day so I got to try how I would do as a wedding photographer. Phew, it was fun but really hard work, I tip my hat to you pro wedding photographers here! However, I got some really nice shots, this one was one of my favorites.
  64. erik_christensen|3

    erik_christensen|3 Self-employed

    This is a beach I had found in the middle of nowhere in Vietnam, it looked like only the local fishermen had ever been here - beautiful, but donot tell anybody and it will be spoiled very soon
  65. Hamish, that photo made my heart jump and I'm not even afraid of heights! Aguinaldo, that shot makes me want a fisheye, and I've never wanted one before. Gary, I love Cowgirl. I'm a sucker for the dog photos, Matt Laur and Roberta! Mine was taken at the parking lot of a hiking trail, the dragonfly looked like it had been crucified. D70+Lensbaby.
  66. Some excellent shots this week. Me, I keep meaning to spend more time learning macro, and here's this week's attempt. Spend the session repeating to myself 'it's the lighting, stupid'. Welsh Poppy.
  67. Waiting in the shade
  68. Great shots so far. Love the cowgirl. Mine is from this weekend when the waves put paid to any ideas of fishing at one of my favourite spots at Herolds Bay.
  69. First, very nice pictures everyone! Here's a portrait of my youngest son. Taken with a D300 and one of my favorite lenses, the Nikkor AF-D 85/1.8 at 1/250 and f5.6, ISO 200, WB Clouds and off-camera SB-800 flash mounted on a 100mm Lastolite Umbrella kit to the right and a round Lastolite reflector on the left.
  70. My brain is faster than my fingers
  71. Another picture from our family camping trip to Payson Lakes a couple of weeks ago. This was taken early in the morning at Big East Lake before the fisherman and swimmers had taken over the peace and quiet.
  72. My contribution this week is an HDR of a building on Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA. I took three shots then processed with Photomatix. Enjoy!
  73. Sorry for the last post. Here it is!
  74. After about a half hour of taking photos of my daughter posing at the couch for me, I wanted a few photos of her sitting down...this was the result:
  75. "Ok, Pops,
    Where's that &%$#!in' lollipop you promised me about an hour ago?"
    Richard, while there are many fine photos posted today, you get the "prize". This one will, however, come back to haunt you when she gets old enough to call in that marker. |;-}}}
  76. D7000 18-105 @ 34mm F/5.6 1/800s ISO 100
  77. Wife got a new kitten. Lacey has staked out "Mom's" old monitor as the perfect place to both nap, stay warm, and be available for a pet. D700, 24-85 @f/7.2 for 1/40 sec.
  78. I have been out with my Nikon Pronea and the 500mm Reflex Nikkor I recently aquired. Using Boots 200 film and a cable release I have been working on getting the best out of the combo. Hard work, but rewarding in many ways in that I can pick out parts of a landscape almost like you can 'zoom in' with your eyes (selective vision).
  79. Chris W - thank you.
    Some more faces, er I mean faves:
    Karl M - great timing
    Tom P - a very unusual capture!
    Bob D - I keep staring at this pic
    Panyotis P - superb still life
    Torben P - I love the lighting
    Richard S - great expression!
    Mark M - makes me smile
  80. Good Wednesday great images as always.
  81. We bought a new sofa and rug, and after taking the old rug up I saw my dog standing in the empty space with the light behind her. I grabbed my camera ( always at hand! ) and took a few shots.
  82. Something a little different from my previous postings here. I took this portrait of a photographer friend in a Brookline cafe with a Yashica GX rangefinder camera, using Tri-X film, and scanned it on my Nikon Coolscan V. I've been experimenting again with film. It's actually quite a bit of fun to unwind the roll from the reel and see the negatives.
    B&W Portrait -- Yashica GX Rangefinder, Tri-X, Nikon Coolscan V
  83. Dusted off my 50mm f1/8 lens and tried some quasi macro shots of a neighbors lily that was blooming. I had forgotten how remarkably sharp this lens is. Cropped this image pretty heavily to draw attention to the detail in the stamens.
  84. Off the back deck. D-7000 F-8 SS 1/320
  85. Bob Dein - Fantastic shot
  86. Here is a picture I took while doing a breast cancer fundraising event. It was a cool, early summer evening!
  87. Spent last weekend firing and running a 100 year old steam tractor and the Thresherman's festival in Federalsburg MD - hot, dirty, work and the afternoon temperatures pushing 100 didn't help. The steam tractors power rock crushing machines, sawmills, and threshing machines using 6-8" wide leather belts up to 70 ft long. This shot is of the crew finishing loading cut wheat into a threshing machine.
  88. @Richard Snow - that is one terrific photo
  89. Richard Snow - your photo is brilliant, makes me smile every time I look.
  90. erik_christensen|3

    erik_christensen|3 Self-employed

    Richard - one of the absolute better portrait photos I have seen the last couple of years.
    Do you dare to ask her modeling again for you?
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    Nikon D3s; AF-S Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8G
  92. Richard Snow's portrait mesmerised me too before I read others comments. Also like Janne Kaakinens photo a lot
  93. bms


    Thanks Chris for the kind comment!
    Finally had tome to look back at the images, all great but a few I caught my eye:
    Matt L - She is real cute and you caprured it perfectly
    Gary S - definitely a favorite! Nailed the focus
    Shun - perfect timing as usual
    Jennifer M - love compositon an light
    Aguinaldo - indeed makes me wish, too, my 10.5 would give me a full circle :(
    John R - almost look sliek a T/S lens - did you post process? Love the mood
    Tom P - what a miss for the bird but perfect capture :)
    Doug S - your chruches are always great but this one I like very much
    Torben and Richard S - in some ways similar, very nice
    Ian R - just great conmposition
    Ralph O - late entry but I am glad you posted, love it
  94. Thank you everyone for your comments! I never expected such a great response to this photo. Yesterday was her first birthday and I felt it appropriate to post a photo of her on Nikon Wednesday.
    As a side note, she was very pleased to pose for me when standing up. It was only when sitting that she gave me her grumpy face. She's very photogenic and will no doubt pose for me in the future. More photos from the day can be seen HERE. I made it a Public gallery temporarily and will make it private again on Saturday.
    Some of my favorites, (now that I've gotten a chance to look at them all), are Matt L, Gary S, Shun, Tom P and Ralph O.
    Great shots from everyone else, as usual!
    Thanks again everyone!
  95. acm


    Ralph, fantastic job this one! Bravo!
  96. Thanks!
  97. Fish and ...

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