Nikon Wednesday 2012: #11

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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!​
    Hello, Nikonistas. Hope your March is going well. On an uncharacteristically balmy night, I spent some time watching the DC Metro system's new Silver Line marching its way ever so slowly out towards Dulles Airport. This giant yellow truss - one of four doing an ultra-slow-motion ballet from pillar to pillar through the Tysons Corner area - is the tool they use to lift and align the massive sections of track support as they go up. It's been quite a thing to watch.

    What you can't see here are the dozen guys in hardhats crawling around the inside of that apparatus, working the night through. Go, guys. Maybe just a little faster? Pointed your Nikon gear at any Great Works? Share a photo!
  2. Just processed this image today. I was reviewing tubed surfer shots and came across this guy taking one last ride at Rincon Point before the sunset.
  3. Lurking Squirrel
  4. Yesterday at bird blind in Pedernales Falls State Park near Johnson City, Texas.
  5. Caged. Young male lion in a back woods zoo near Austin, TX. He was fascinated with a couple of 10 year old kids.
  6. Hey, we're early today!
    This is Lulu, enjoying an afternoon at the beach.
  7. NYC has had great weather and I had the luxury of having Monday off (school holiday because we haven't used a snow day). Decided to take a walk across the Brooklyn Bridge with my daughters and give them a history lesson (I teach history and love NYC history). This shot was taken as my daughters enjoyed the view of Manhattan. It was processed in Light room 3 and I unsaturated the photo.
  8. Shrimp boats resting on a beautiful still night last week not a ripple in the water, thanks for the comments last week.
  9. Should you use a telephoto lens on a battleship? A close-up of the USS Alabama.
  10. First time out with my Tokina 12-24.
  11. The Botanic Garden at Smith College...
  12. The sous chef
  13. Walkin' in a winter wonderland...two months after Christmas.
  14. Greetings Nikonians, wherever you are in the world! I shot a few still lives a couple of days ago. A new experience for me. Have a nice Wednesday all.
  15. Ocean Beach Pier, La Jolla, San Diego, CA
  16. Nice shots! everyone !
    very nice portrait Martin
  17. Greetings from the depths of northern Ontario.
    What do you get when you cross a Fox and a Beaver?
    A Feaver?
    A Box?
    Nope, you get Harry! He celebrated his 1st birthday on Monday.
  18. You can tell spring is almost here... photos from this and recent weeks are a lot more colorful! This is an Italian Greyhound pausing for a very brief moment from play time - he is extremely playful, graceful and fast!
  19. Greetings Nikon forum...... Some more snow:
  20. Spring is coming blessedly early in New England, and "Love Is In the Air": I'm posting my first Wood Ducks! Delighted to find this handsome couple in a nearby pond. Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-300 VR lens.
  21. Good Wednesday, everybody! So many terrific photos already.
    These days I consider myself lucky if I have time to grab the camera and take several shots while walking my dog -- no other photography time, alas. I photographed this labrador retriever while walking my golden retriever on Sunday.
  22. #decolonize
  23. Hey Jennifer,
    That was a nice display at Smith. Very crowded but the photo ops were good. I was a little dissapointed in the orchid room, but the tulips were wonderfull. Here is mine from the same show.
    Very nice capture you displayed this week.
  24. Happy Wednesday all.
  25. duck texture
  26. I've been fascinated by the metro construction through Tysons Corner (Vienna) Virginia too. This one was taken earlier this month. A friend I showed it to called it MetroLego. I've read that once the project - Phase One of the Silver Line - is completed, they'll run the trains empty for a full six months, just doing safety and operational checks.
  27. Good Morning,
    Matt...I'm kicking myself now for not taking the Nikon onto the Barge...Hard hats, High Vis and tones of Engineering! Here's something form my first trip with the Camera since coming back...Spring has sprung here, this little fellow declaring his territory to the world! He sang loud enough for the World to hear.
    D40X (50-500mm f/4-6.3G) 500mm, f/8 @ 1/200s, +1.0EV ISO 400[​IMG]
  28. Happy Wednesday to all... I don't know the name of this particular flower... taken at a friend's house last week.
  29. Happy Wednesday, this is Best of Breed Terveuren at Crufts 2012
  30. Good morning and happy wednesday everybody ! Taken with D3 + 24-70 at 55mm, 1/60, F11, ISO 500 :
  31. Bought a friend's old FM2 and some old Nikkor's. Here's a snapshot with the 50mm f1.4
  32. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Moderator

    I captured this image on Monday at the Indian Wells (California, Palm Springs area) tennis tournament. Moments after hitting a volley winner at match point, Maria Kirilenko drops to the ground to celebrate a hart-fought, 3-set victory.
    Nikon D7000 with 70-200mm/f2.8 AF-S II lens @ 155mm, f4, 1/1000 sec and ISO 160 (extreme crop).
  33. acm


    Happy Wednesday!
    A nature shot taken in a pond this Sunday March 11 at Kumarakom Lake Resort, Kerala, India.
  34. A Great Work some 400 million years in the making..... helped by the inversion rolling back late in the day
  35. My contribution made in Vienna, Austria. Nikon D200, plastic lens.
  36. This fountain outside a night spot caught my attention. Thankfully there was a handy wall to rest the camera on.
  37. Happy Wednesday (and a Happy Birthday to Harry)! Really enjoying the photos submitted so far, and know many more enjoyable photos are to come. Mine is one of nature's "Great Works"...a sunset. :) D70000/18-200mm VR
  38. Ancient old Zeiss 135mm on manual extension tubes
  39. Future p-net poster. Loved her Hello Kitty Hat. Nikon D3x, Nikon 28-300 3.5 , 300mm, F/5.6, 1/60 sec, ISO 400
  40. Men at work
  41. bms


    Great Work People...
    From me, more IR....
    "Evergreen"? Not so much...
  42. Good Wednesday morning to all. Wow, some great shots this morning. A few of my favorites are
    Simon, John R. Mikhail, Martin Z.
    My shot is a Canada Goose cruising through the water keeping an eye on our Lab, Lexie.
    Thanks for the comment last week.
  43. A Great Blue Heron wading a pool below the white water of the Sweet Creek Waterfalls this week.
  44. My contribution this week is Chicago's Water Tower.
    As I was taking this photo a couple of African American youths came running by and said cops.
    Must of been some sort of a game because the next thing you know 2 police cars and a couple of bicycle officers of the law showed up and the youths started doing disco arobics with the law providing the blue flashing lights and the youths doing their hands on your head exercises.
    I didn't take a picture of that though ...I'm not really sure how the law would of enjoyed my brand of humor
    taken with my Tokina 11-16 which I have since returned when they announced that there is going to be new version coming out supposedly in March....waiting
  45. Birds at the beach.
    D90 | Nikon 70-300mm | f/6.3 | 75mm | 1/1600 sec
  46. I don't suppose this was ever a Great Work, even in happier times.
    Coolpix P7000.
  47. Happy Wednesday to you all hope you are all in good health,nothing new here but We did meet a new friend while out for a drive in the new Forrest he will be your friend for the modest price of a apple
  48. After the last cold spell here in Milwaukee
  49. There's a lot of great work out in Las Vegas. Here's a shot from the top of the Rio Hotel, which is off the famous strip. In the view is the Monte Carlo and New York New York resorts. What's neat is the glass-paned strucures on the left with its reflections.
  50. I’ve read/listened to nearly every James Lee Burke book in the Dave Robicheaux series. Although Robicheaux doesn’t drink, Clete Purcel, his best friend does. Usually a JAX or two are included as his liquid libation.
  51. I love Jeannean's sky. Congrats.
    Mine is from Itacaré, Brazil, taken 2 weeks ago.
  52. Happy Wednesday everyone
  53. Female Rufous Hummingbird. D700, 300 mm.
  54. I seen a sign the other day at a landscaping business that read, "Spring has arrived. We're so excited, we wet our plants"! Well, Spring has arrived here in Mississippi. The proof is in the photo. Excellent shots today. Simon, the boats are superb!
  55. I did this shot the other Night with my nikon D5000
  56. Warm weather has come to Western Kentucky and my "Ride" is back in action. Photo taken with Nikon D90 and PP with CS5
    Thanks for looking.
  57. Last game of the season :(
  58. New life in the gardan. Hope you like it. Nikon D700+Nikon 105mm macro D. Enjoy
  59. Unseasonably warm around here. Have to get out today as well.
  60. Spring Break at the Zoo. It was very, very crowded, but that made it more fun to watch people feeding (or trying to feed) the giraffes. This was taken just after a feeding break, but obviously the giraffes had had enough for the day.
  61. Did a shoot for a friend - wanted some photos of his car - this was my favorite
  62. Another old shot. I just used it as an example in a forum and thought it would be a nice for Nikon Wednesday.
    A month or so after rotator cuff surgery, Keena wanted to go to the beach. It was still a bit cold, but she wasn't taking "no" for an answer. I'm lying on my just operated on left shoulder praying that I don't rip out the stitches. Luckily I didn't and also got the shot!
  63. Hello everyone. You never know what you will see or hear walking in the streets of the French Quarter.
    This is Doreen's Jazz New Orleans. What beautiful sounds they made.
    You can hear how beautifully she played here:
    Hope you enjoy
    d7000 35-70 f/2.8 at 2.8 1/250
  64. Great photos today. Spring has sprung and Dolly can't wait.
  65. Great photos today. Spring has sprung and Dolly can't wait!
  66. Hi all! Lovely shots again from everyone! This one was shot a while back, but I just got around to edit it. Another dog photo joining the pack...
  67. Roberta, Thanks for sharing that Jazz piece. She is great.
  68. Lost Lagoon of Stanley Park
    Vancouver, BC
  69. John Sitler, that's a wonderful shot. Congratulations!
    I've been playing in my (make-shift) studio to make this "self-portrait". This time I used the D50 with the 55-200 that's glued to it, an SB-600 and an SB-80DX. Models were the D90 and Tamron 17-50 f/2.8. Have a good WedNesDay all!
  70. Wow Matt....a turkey sandwich as a tripod! I could have saved myself about $300, as long as I could find a truck (truck=legs, turkey sandwich= head?)!
    Nice photo, by the way.
  71. The past two weeks have ben snapshots.
  72. That's right, Ted. You use what you've got on hand, right? Not only did the turkey sandwich nicely cushion the camera, bean-bag-style, but I also ate it afterwards. Try doing that with a standard issue tripod head, mustard or not!

    Lots to like this week, folks!
  73. That's right, Ted. You use what you've got on hand, right? Not only did the turkey sandwich nicely cushion the camera, bean-bag-style, but I also ate it afterwards. Try doing that with a standard issue tripod head, mustard or not!

    Lots to like this week, folks!
  74. Nikon D3s, 85mm f/1.4 AF-D @ f/2.8
    Thank you for another great Wednesday here! :)
  75. Photo of an old Aston Martin I took a while back and now processed in CS3 and LR4.
  76. The 2012 NCAA National Skiing Championships were hosted by Montana State University in Bozeman. Spectators enjoyed four days of blue skies and sunshine for alpine and nordic events. The cross-country events began with a mass start, followed by leading, chasing and passing strategies. After 15 kilometers, the finish is uphill.
    Nikon D7000, Nikkor 85mm f/1.8.
  77. Ice dinosaur possibly recreating skin / armour. :)
  78. Thanks to Ann Overland for noticing my contribution last week. This would have been a 'great work' to the villagers of Dennington, Suffolk, some five or six hundred years ago:
  79. Spring in the house while waiting for spring to come outside
  80. Steve B...thank you! Your photo is very nice too, I have a similar shot. Yes, wonderful display at the show this year, I went 3 times. I went randomly opening day and the 2 other days I went were more crowded than opening day. I figured 10am on a Tuesday morning wouldn't be packed but wow, I could hardly move...years past, that time was perfect. And I agree about the orchid room, it was much more entertaining for the mum show and then the corpse plant (winter), well, that was awesome and stinky, lol. Maybe our paths will cross at the gardens some day.
  81. Happy Wednesday everyone! Thank you Ann for mentioning my picture last week.
    More wonderful pictures this week. It was tough, but these are my three favorites:
    Gary S's Cat
    John S's waterfall
    Mircea's portrait
    I'm still not getting to do much photography at the moment; but here's one I took of our black lab while the kids were on the swings.....
  82. [​IMG]
    Snake and Jake's Christmas Lounge: The late night dive in New Orleans, just before dawn.
    D700, 24-70
  83. Hello, everybody. As this is my first wednesday photo, I'll post a simple one. Water and ice. Last Sunday. Second try.
  84. Matt, your great lead-off shot made me think of this shot I did last week at a construction site in Rockville, MD. There's some great colors and details to be found at these. The problem is getting close enough.
  85. My Father and his cat - friends for life.
  86. Hi everybody,
  87. The sun came out for one whole day, so went off in search of..... well anything to photograph really. It made a pleasant change after endless days of dreary overcast grey skies. Here's one of the results of that little expedition. Taken with a D700 and Samyang 24mm f/1.4 that I'm still putting through its paces. Exposure details: 1/2500th sec at f/5.6 and 200ISO.
  88. As always, the images in this forum are great. Here's a hard worker.
  89. I sure wish I would figure out how to take such wonderful pictures. Just when I think I figure it out, I put the pics on the computer and alas nothing worth posting, maybe next week. I'll keep trying though.
  90. Venus and Jupiter Conjunction.
    Took this shot 3 hours ago, temperature was balmy, skies were nice and clear. Lots of great photos here.
    Nikon D300, Nikkor 17-55 @ 17mm, f/2.8, 10s, IS0 200
  91. Little late, but a sunset a couple of days ago.
  92. Being busy with both buying/selling my house and scanning my family's older slides means that I have not been taking so many photos lately, but here is one from an evening stroll with my daughter
  93. Back yard Aloe
  94. acm


    John P
    Fabulous shot!
  95. African hippo with a very large mouth

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