Nikon Wednesday 2011: #36

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    Happy Nikon Wednesday, everyone. For those of us here in the US, it was a long weekend - so surely those extra 24 hours of pure photography-only time (right?) will make this week's collection even better than the usual terrific. For myself, I decided to slip back into my comfort zone, and spent the weekend photographing dogs in action. Here's a Springer Spaniel out after surrogate prey in the field. She'd just spent an hour swimming around in a creek, and wasn't even a little slowed down. I have no idea what her owners must have to do to get her worn out for some peace and quiet. Where did you point that Nikon gear this last week? Share a photo!
  2. Roses behind glass...
  3. Gonzo the owl at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy show on Labour Day
  4. Hello Everybody, thank you very much for your comments on my photo last week, I very much appreciate it. This week, burlesque theme. Have a lovely week and I look forward to your pictures.
    Nikon D700, 24-70mm f/2.8@ISO 200, f/5, 1/200s
  5. Happy Wednesday again!! Matt... a superb dog picture! What a start! Bill... that's a beautiful painting like photograph! Wonderful! Lorne... amazing detail of that owl and great moment! This is one of the Patton Tanks captured from the Pakistan army during 1975 war. It was a present given to the State of West Bengal by the All Ranks of Eastern Command. Since this tank has a historical importance, the state preserves this very well in a vast ground, which is a beautiful spot in Kolkata.
  6. Last weekend in West Kelowna.
  7. Jana... as always your portrait shot is brilliant! The colour tone and the lighting are marvelous!
  8. Leno's Lambo
  9. Labor day in Yachats OR.
  10. Hi, this is from Mexican fiesta here in Milwaukee WI
  11. Matt,
    I'm shocked, truly shocked, that you spent the time to photograph dogs<g>.
    As usual, I had my camera at work. How do you turn a pipe on end? Get a couple of big cranes.
  12. It's been a long time since I've contributed here. Too long!
  13. out for a stroll tonight with my pup and before it was too dark, I managed to catch this shot of a bee having a late evening snack.
  14. This sheep doesn't look happy as it bleats while it is getting sheared the old fashioned non mechanical way at the Minnesota State Fair.
  15. I shot this using my D700, 300 F4 The 1.4 converter & SB-900 for fill. It gives me a nice 420mm portrait lens.I use this combination a lot trying to paint the background. Jana. Your work is always top notch. Keep it up
  16. George Bailey
  17. My thanks to everybody who commented on the portrait of my kitty on a fence last Wednesday!
    Matt, what a great opening photo!
    My picture was taken at the Monterey County Fair.
  18. Happy Wednesday all. From a day at the racecourse.
  19. There are lots of dog lovers on this forum (myself included) so when my son visited this past weekend and brought his black Labrador, I grabbed the camera. Her name is Bailey and she is HIGH ENERGY :) Managed to catch her in the backyard, but I'm not sure how at 1/30 of a second (evening light). An instant later, she was off and running.
  20. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    We are having dinner with some friends, and my friend pointed out to me that the bar looked beautiful.
    Nikon D700 with 24-120mm/f4 AF-S VR @ 28mm, f4, 1/40 sec and ISO 3200 with VR on.
  21. It's renaissance fair season again. Here's a gritty renaissance man in Kansas City.
  22. Jessie on Jessie - Crazy Dog named after the lake it is about to jump into. You got a stick - she will play!!
  23. Even though it started to rain everybody just kept dancing at this salsa crash course. "Roulotte" stage at the Musikfestwochen in Winterthur.
    Nikon D700 at ISO 320, 70-200/2.8 VR, 1/2s @ f/5.6 hand-held, RAW processed in Adobe Lightroom 3.
  24. acm


    Hi Folks,
    Today I am continuing with my vintage car series which I shot end of August.
    Nikon D90, AF-S Nikkor 18-55 VR
  25. Very high standard set so far this week! Precambrian rock, some of the oldest (about 650 my) near us
  26. Happy Nikon Wednesday! My picture this week was taken a month ago in the market town of Sarlat, France.
  27. Happy Wednesday everyone!
    This is a shot of the fireworks in the City of Kashiwazaki, Niigata Prefecture, Japan.
    They do it on the water. Japanese sea side.
  28. Surprise
  29. Rock in Nuuksio.
  30. My contibution this week: a polar bear seen in a different view (in a zoo). Nikon D300s, Nikkor AI-s 400mm f/3.5 ED-IF wide open.
  31. Arraial do Cabo beach, near Rio de Janeiro.
    Thank you for viewing.
  32. Civil War Muster. Nikon D7000 Tamron 18-270mm
  33. Haven't had time to see all the contributions yet, but "Roses behind Glass" stands out as one of my favourites so far.
    This is a picture of one of England's few Baroque churches, and its self-proclaimed finest. Built in the 18th century and dedicated to St. Michael and all the Angels, it serves the nearby village of Great Witley.
    The picture is a combination of 3 exposures and several layers to retain detail in the stained glass windows and to obliterate other sightseers. D700 + 28mm f/3.5 P-C Nikkor @ f/5.6 and ISO 1600. Some correction for the mixed lighting done in afterwork.
  34. Great shots everyone!
  35. Just received my Tamron 90 macro yesterday
    thought that I would share an image showing the magnification ratio
    this picture is an 1892 dime
    it is the same size as a current US dime for reference
    not the best condition but how would you look after 120 years
    I think that this is maxed out as far as it will go
    the dime was 4 inches from the front of the lens and 10 inches from the body on a D7000
    the background is a gingham tablecloth
    no cropping
    time to go looking for some bugs
    f16 1/60 sec ISO 100 SB400 flash handheld on ext cord
  36. A new addition to our family - Maddi. She's kicking up a little dew here as she runs in for a treat.
  37. Great pics today. Matt yours was a great start. Great job.Saw this Osprey drying his wings and I just kept getting closer to him and waiting for him to take off. Love shooting these birds in flight. Looking forward to another great week of pics. Hope all had a great holiday.
    Nikon D3, NIKON 80-400, 1/250 sec, 400MM, F/8, 320 ISO
  38. Greetings from the depths of northern Ontario.
    The Environment Canada weather station says it's 0C just north of here. It's a balmy 7C and socked in with fog here at the lake.
    This is Harry being Harry. He's a great help gathering sticks and twigs.
  39. D300, 400mm f/2.8 AIS + TC14-B, ISO 1250, 1/40 @ f/4, tripod.
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    Nikon D90 Tamron 17-50 f2.8VC ISO400 f3.3
  41. Nikon D7000
    AF-S 70 - 200 zoomed to 130 mm
    1/250, f2.8, ISO 100, VR is on normal
    On camera flash in Commander mode
    Off camera SB-800
  42. Polar Bear
  43. The College Park Aviation Museum hosts a train club's modular layout (The Wright Brothers operated a flying school here where the Flyers paced locomotives on the adjacent tracks - hence the connection with trains). One of the model railroaders asked for a portrait of his new Empire State Express locomotive. The prototype was famous for speeds in excess of 100 MPH.
  44. Hello fellow Nikonians! I wish you had a very good week! LOVELY pictures so far. I will get back on some of my favs later on. There goes my contribution for this week...Summer still going strong here :) Cheers!
  45. Hi All,
    Favorites so far:
    Matt - wish I could get focus like that
    Jana- delightful shadows and highlights
    Jens F
    Gwen K
    Rick D
    Peter G

    Mine is from this summer's vacation in Kauai.
    D90 55-200 lens
  46. Driving through the recent storms here in the Northeast
  47. Lorne Sunley - Great out picture.
    John Rowsell - Very cute dog.
    Here is mine for the week. Nikon D700 + Nikon 70-200 VR I + 2x tele. Enjoy!
  48. Cardinal Flower
  49. Looking for somewhere to land ...
  50. Hi everyone. Great shots so far !
    My first Grey Hairstreak !
  51. Hi Guys,
    Another week of images in need of more superlatives than I can think off...great stuff!
    Been trawling through the past weeks images...very fruitful visit to a favourite Nature Reserve last weekend. Here is the 'thank goodness' I was paying attention shot, the bird appeared put of nowhere from the low ground in front of the tree it is hovering over, then vanished into the tree top.
    D40X (50-500mm F/4-6.3G) 500mm, F/6.3 @ 1/800s, ISO 400
  52. Haven't posted in ages. This is a single image processed in Nik HDR Efex Pro.
  53. Some great shots today as always. Been a bit busy and the camera only came out last night, so we'll have to go with an older one. Ahh, memories.
  54. Hi all,
    Taken with Nikon D1X set 800ASA. Lens is AFs DX 18-55mm.
    Best wishes from Bodrum/Turkey,
  55. Chapel, First Prebyterian San Diego, CA. D700, 14 mm.
  56. Horseshoe Fountain in Old Town Scottsdale, AZ
  57. Beautiful shots, everyone. So inspiring, I really look forward to Wednesdays!
    Soldier Hollow Classic Sheepdog Herding Trials was last weekend. Those Border Collies are just amazing to see in action, it's jaw dropping every year. Here was a tender moment between dog and handler.
    D70, 70-210D.
  58. Hello All... Here is one from Kawaguchi,Japan
  59. it seems harder than it should be to find a wide-open space where i can see for miles and miles around me. this happens to be one reliable spot, however, at a quarry outside richmond, va. to make my photographic excursion on this labor day more interesting, i decided to use all MF lenses, and see how they worked out.
  60. This one is from Sunday, an elderly dachshund lady enjoying the sun.
  61. Great stuff here, as always. Some favorites: Matt, Jana, Jens, Apurva, Miha, David, Rick.
    Here's one from last week's sessions with the firefighters. Captain McCormick will retire soon, after 42 years on the job.
  62. Marine Honor Guard preparing for memorial service at Arlington National Cemetery
    Nikon D3
    Don Harper
  63. Happy Wednesday all. Very nice portraits this week. Both human and animal. Here is my contribution
  64. Happy Wednesday Nikon-friends.
    Lots of nice photos and special praise to Jana Hughes...your burlesque portrait is just stunning.
    Maybe you should've taken my photo also?
    My contribution is a self portrait named "bitten by apple". enjoy! =)
  65. Happy Wednesday all, I hope everyone is well.
    Last week I went out for a few days after Hurrican Irene had past to find unique things that held my interest. This flower was one of many obviously beat heavy by the rain and wind, but still looking pretty spry along the creek.
    Nikon D200, asa 125, old manual Tamron 28-80 SP, 1/2000 @ F5.6 to hold the white detail.
  66. Park City Summit, Utah
  67. Took a trip to Newport, KY, where we photographed our Norwegian exchange student, Cecilie.
  68. Try again.
    As Hurricane Irene moves out the surfers move in, doesn't take long.
  69. Waikiki Beach, Hawaii
  70. On the way home from day care.
  71. Greetings all Nikonians and guests. Lovely work again.
    This is from a photowalk I did a few weeks ago. This being the top of the south pylon of the Nelson Mandela bridge in Jhb.
  72. Fun at the beach with my son and his wife.
  73. I will try again. Third time lucky I hope.
    I spent the weekend watching people fishing in the sea at dusk
  74. Happy Wednesday everyone! I really enjoyed the dog pictures this week, especially those by: Matt, Robert, David and Todd. Rick's osprey really grabbed me too, as well as the wonderful portraits by: Lloyd, Panayatis, Juho and Wenshu.
    Following the dog theme; here's one of Merlin (our black lab cross) retrieving a piece of driftwood from the sea (for about the 30th time!)
  75. So many wonderful photos this week - thanks, everyone! My wife Marcia and I found a car show on Labor Day in beautiful weather. This 47 Chev is about as old as we are and in much better condition!
  76. Pascal Burel...... When you say Kawaguchi, Japan...... is that KAWAGUCHI, NIIGATA, JAPAN? I live in Ojiya, Niigata next to Kawaguchi
  77. So I started my "real" job this week so I am back in the classroom. The rain in the Northeast is limiting my chances to go out and create photos so I will go to my vacation photos. This one comes from a Gator farm. Saw this one gator floating towards us. I had my 60mm micro lense on my D300. I love the detail. I converted using lightroom 3.0
  78. respect to legendary jazz drummer Eddie Marshall, who just passed. this shot is from feb. 2011.
  79. A recent garden visitor. Hard to catch with my slow lens, but I like the motion.
  80. Sailboats anchored outside Menemsha harbor at sunset.
  81. [​IMG]10 minutes away from where I live in Quebec canada, yesterday, the sky was awesome and I could not resist. My recent folder has two other images from that shoot.
  82. Really beautiful pictures this week as well. Some favorites of mine are from the following friends: Matt Laur, Billy J Boyd, Jana Hughes, Robert Fann, John Rowsell, Roberta davidson, Keith Gierman, Simon Jenkins, Tony Hadley. See you soon! Cheers!
  83. At the Baltimore Grande Prix last weekend. I thought they should loan me one of the 300mm f2.8s that they were not using, but I guess they couldn't hear me over the noise the cars were making...they had ear plugs too...
  84. My entry this week is more of a snapshot. My kiddo's first day of school...Eleanor is in 4th grade and Braeden is in Kindergarten *sigh* The house is so quiet. I have spent some quality time going through archived photos and deciding on whether I need a photo or not. Should take the entire school year to complete this task ;) Last night I had a dream, or more a nightmare, that my external hard drive about frightening. Hope you all had a great Wednesday.
  85. From this Sunday's visit to Brookside gardens, MD
  86. Being away for a while, to much work. But on vacation, I met Elvis... or I'm a working to much?
  87. erik_christensen|3

    erik_christensen|3 Self-employed

  88. Nikon Buddies,

    Always looking, but haven't posting in a coupla months. Especially enjoying today's posts by Matt L, Bill B, Lloyd K, Gwen K, David J, Rick D, Don H, Peter S.

    My post is girls on a boat, getting their picture taken by someone else. My I liked my angle better.
  89. Mission San Luis Rey, in Oceanside California.
    Tokina 12-24 - D90
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    Nikon D3s; AF-S 24mm f/1.4G
  91. bms


    Sorry I am a little late
    Matt, Doug R and Greg K and Elliot - great action photos.
    Here is the opposite of action:
  92. Some great work here, but my votes for the top 3 shots from this thread are: Juho's excellent and unique self portrait; Lloyd's characterful "big guy" portrait; and Matt's amazingly sharp happy doggy kick-off shot.
  93. This week I have been rediscovering my 85/1.4AiS which, at a first glance, I don`t liked so much... it took several days to make me more confortable with it, learning how it works. The glare issue, which I like a lot on the 35/1.4AiS, is also the special character of this lens. I think I`ll give it a second chance; it has an interesting potential.
    Here is used wide open on the D700 @ 200ISO, 1/4000sec.
  94. Thanks to all for a great Nikon Wednesday week, and also to those who enjoyed the spaniel shot. It will be Wednesday morning again very soon, and I'm looking forward to another inspiring round of work. Get those JPGs tuned up, folks!

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