Nikon Wednesday 2012: #13

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    A happy Nikon Wednesday to everyone. A great collection last week! I can tell there are a lot of people who change their photographic routine as spring arrives. For me, that includes picking up where I left off last fall, covering bird dogs in the field as they train and are tested. Here, a young Vizsla is bounding through some low cover on the back course of a junior hunt test. They don't move very efficiently at that age, but they make up for it with pure enthusiasm. Has spring got you and your Nikon gear fully in its grip? Share a photo!
  2. Taken a couple of years ago, but just processed today. Cropped square, set the background to black and white, then faded it to black, sharpened. A great egret and a snowy egret fishing in Santa Barbara, California.
  3. Hummingbird....
  4. I found out that on a dull day B&W works better....
    Gray sky, snow all around.....
  5. Taken a couple of days ago on the Riverfront.
  6. Up state n.y. bud
  7. Spring may have started early but this is the only color I could find this week.
  8. Nikon D50 and probably a Nikkor 28-50mm AIS zoom lens.
  9. A spring-weather NW Florida-USA
  10. Afrikan dancer
  11. This week one for the photographers - a pin up of a girl with a vintage camera. For all those, who would like to know the type, it is a Ljubitel 2.
    Nikon D700, 24-70mm f/2.8@ISO 200, f/9, 1/160s
    I look forward to all your photos. Jana
  12. An orchid
  13. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Maria Sharapova serves at the Indian Wells tennis tournament.
    Nikon D7000 with 300mm/f4 AF-S @ f5.0, 1/500 sec, ISO 200
  14. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Sanford, that is a toilet-trained cat?
    Jana, you are in viloation of forum guidelines; only Nikon cameras are allowed in the images. :)
  15. Greetings Nikonians, wherever you are in the world! My photo this week is a night photo from a little creek.
  16. Shun: Great colors and that terrific shadow really gives it some power.
    Ann Overland: Wow!
  17. Everybody knows where it is.
    Good Nikon wednesday for you all.
  18. A family of Eastern Bluebirds has moved into my backyard. They seem like a nice young couple, so I'm letting them stay rent-free. Here's Papa.
  19. Happy Wednesday, everyone! The photos today are a real visual treat.
    Last week I had one evening to myself, so I roamed around the old Ford Ord (CA) military reservation an took this picture of the air control tower at the Marina Municipal Airport.
  20. You understand how fast the time flies when you see that this thread has started, and it has again taken you off-guard :)
    Here is one photo from Monday, which I have called "Peace and tranquility". What do you think?
  21. Looking everywhere for signs of Spring.
  22. Morning Dew
  23. An entertainer at the beach
  24. Melasti, rite for Hindu Balinese in celebrating new year 1934 Caka
  25. great pics so far!
    Don't do too much portraits , but I manage to capture my gf disapproval.
  26. Colors of Spring
  27. Rene, awesome picture. Love it.
    Mine is the 'Black Diamond', the Royal Library in Copenhagen, at night.
  28. Nice to see some spring colour. This picture is from last Friday when the Harlem Globetrotters came to town. D700, 10.5mm DX lens, 1/500th at ISO 6400 (apologies for the major copyright splurge but it had already been doctored for my website).
  29. Jeff Lipsman, Ann Overland - superb.
  30. Happy Wednesday! Looks like another fine week is in store. My photo is a Sphinx Moth caterpillar. Seems the plant it was on was "finger licking good"! D7000/Sigma 150 macro@1/160, f/8, ISO 400.
  31. From a walk in Baltimore, Maryland, last Thursday.
  32. A calla flower, converted to B&W. Nikon D200, Sigma 105mm f/2.8 macro, wide open.
  33. Great Vizla, Matt! My favorite dog. Beautiful Egrets, Jeff -- amazing to have them so close together. Continuing my fascination with Wood Ducks, and the remarkable phenomenon of "Structural Color", and the associated phenomena of nanostructures, "superhydrophobicity" (what a wonderful mouthful!), and the "Lotus Effect". This one is "The Prismatic Blush of Structural Color". Admittedly over-sharpened to emphasize the textural detail in the duck's cheek. Nikon D300, Nikkor 70-300 VR lens, ISO 200. Cheers!
    Sorry! I thought I'd gotten over problems in uploading photos that were within the limits. Will try again at 690 size.
  34. Second attempt. Details in previous post.
  35. Ann Overland's gorgeous liquid mosaic is hypnotic. Martin Z's beautiful Bluebird is perfect in its exquisite blueness!
  36. Dogs at play...
  37. Spent yesterday afternoon crawling around in the garden.
  38. Good Wednesday morning to all. Very nice shots already this morning.
    Favorites so far, Rene, Simon, Ann interesting water shot, Martin Z. my favorite bird.
    Mine this morning is my girl Lexie doing what she loves to do.
  39. Good Morning. I had a late night so I couldn't post at my usual time. Already some really good stuff. Posting a shoot I did about baseball.
  40. Greetings from the depths of northern Ontario.
    Here's Harry playing with the new ball. Hattie (Harry's sister) has managed to puncture/shred/peel/eat all of the smaller balls. If there's a way for her to get her teeth into this one, she'll find it.
  41. Spring is finally here!
  42. So many beautiful photos this week but for me most especially John Farrar's.
    This is from a utilitarian shoot. The homeowner wanted a picture to carry around while shopping for a new bedspread and curtains.
  43. Good morning, this is the twilight celestial show with the Moon passing Venus and Jupiter earlier this week.
  44. Exploring an abandoned building a few weeks ago.
  45. This is a sign of spring. These two were building there nest 40 feet up on the top of this pine tree. Nikon D3x, Nikon 300 2.8, Nikon TC-20E III, 600mm, F/8, 1/400 sec, ISO 200
  46. gary sempler - Love your flower picture.
    Per-Christian Nilssen - I like your Peace and tranquility picture too.
    Le Giao - Nice colors.
    Here is mine for the week. Nikon D700 + nikon 105mm macro D.
  47. Great shots everyone .
    I happened upon a radio control airplane club doing a tribute to veterans. They graciously let me take some pictures. I was amazed at the detail some of these guys have on the planes and the "pilots" .
    Here is one of my favorites --- Snoopy with his red scarf blowing in the wind .
    D7000 300mm f/4 ISO 100 f/7.1 1/800
  48. Rufous Hummingbird, D700, 300 mm.
  49. my contribution this week is a tussock moth caterpillar
    finally got some use out of my 50
    some great shoys this week as usual
  50. Great captures this week, as usual. This interesting looking log caught my attention while fishing this week-end.
  51. A specimen quality Herkimer Diamond. Thanks to a co-worker who has quite an extensive minerals collection, I am able to use my new light box and 105mm Macro lens. When shooting minerals, lighting is everything and I have a lot to learn.
    I look forward to more mineral samples and improving my skill with the 105mm.
  52. @ wedding, just for fun. This is bride's kitty :)
    Nikon D3s / 50mm f/1.4@f/2.5 iso 1000
    "This is my wedding dress!!! Go away, take yours! :] "
  53. A shot from a dog portrait shoot a week and a half ago. She was not quite as cool as Matt's Cool Customer -shot in his portfolio (which is one of my all time favorite dog portraits), but came pretty close... ;)
  54. Hotel lobby in Barcelona
  55. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Aguinaldo, your image of the Rockefeller Center in New York City brings back memories. There is where the US NBC's Today Show is broadcasted. 20 years ago, there used to be a Nikon House on the ground floor in the building in the background. I used to go there a couple of times a year. They had a lot of Nikon equipment on display and you could play around with just about anything you wanted, but they didn't sell anything there.
    Unfortunately, they closed the Nikon House in the mid 1990's. Now you go to B&H and do the same thing. :)
  56. My granddaughter lost in thought.
  57. Chinese Dance Recital, 2010
  58. I love the expression of Matt Laur's dog, and the movement in John Farrar's image.
    Mine was taken while doing some practice on "the decisive moment click" while watching television, and this came on. I believe it was in an ad.
    D90 with Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
  59. Happy Wednesday everyone. Really inspiring pictures this week. My favorites are:
    Ann's creek
    Miha's calla flower
    Roberta's model plane (Sopworth Camel?)
    and John F's oystercatchers, which is simply wonderful :)
    Here's a picture from Lucy's 6th birthday party. If you look closely at the reflection in the window you can see me; but also my 11 year old's fingers lit up by the SB700 bounced backwards! The old bunny ears trick works every time :)
  60. Here is one from me for this week. I found this twisted tulip bud.
  61. Taken a little earlier today while on my way to another job, just to add to the dog quota this week :)
  62. I truly wished I had the time and the equipment. I come here every Wednesday just to see what other eye's have seen, and I am never disappointed. It's just a dandilion, but I hope you enjoy it.
  63. Matt - so sorry, my scaling was off and that was my fault. Trying to post again, Sorry, I screwed up. Wished I had a dollar for everytime that happened.
    Again, I truly wished I had the time and the equipment. I come here every Wednesday just to see what other eye's have seen, and I am never disappointed. It's just a dandilion, but I hope you enjoy it.
  64. Always fun to look at what everyone else has been shooting. A few of my favourites so far: Jeff Lipsman, Shun Cheung, Ann Overland, Tim Holte and Janne Kaakinen. This is from yesturday as I was practicing using off camera flash.
  65. Lots of good macro stuff in today's thread. Guess I'm not the only one that missed it during the winter.
  66. Granddaughter Emilie taken last weekend.
  67. You never know what you'll run into in NYC. Here the Naked Cowboy entertains the crowd in Times Square.
  68. While visiting Pensacola, Florida I drove to the end of the Palafox Pier. My goal was to photograph the pelicans and other birds who are always looking out for a free meal from a friendly fisherman.
    Palafox Pier is Pensacola’s newest public park and marina. In the center of the park is the statue of Tristan de la Luna commemorating the man who discovered Pensacola in 1559. Recently, Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia dedicated the statue.
    I shot this photo of Tristan de la Luna backlit by the Sun.
  69. Cherry Blossoms
  70. D70s + 35 1.8G
  71. Enjoying the spring weather.
  72. Thanks for the comment Shun.
    I had the opportunity to visit the Nikon House in 1988 and enjoyed it so much.
    I've been told that there is a Nikon House in Tokio.
    Best regards.
  73. Chris Wick--absolutely excellent!
    Lots of joy bubbling forth from THAT group!
    Thanks again.
  74. A brick wall shot with a difference. The shadow of a tree and the flaking paint make a nice abstract I think.
    D700 + Tamron 28-75 @ 52mm, f/5.6 and 1/640th second.
  75. Chris S: Thank you :)
  76. D70s Tamron 70-300 f/5.6 @1/100
  77. I will go so far as to say that this Wednesday's photos are some of the best yet. I changed my mind about what I was going to enter after I remembered this cat I saw on Sunday. He really was like a big cat in Africa - stalking and blending with the shadows.
  78. A wall at an old farmhouse ruins in a nearby park, taken to abstract with saturation and contrast adjustments in LR4.
  79. Thanks Paul.
    We had some real fun. I'm glad it only lasted a few hours though ;-)
  81. Lovely shots everyone. I especially enjoyed Shun's service, Garcia's portrait, John Farrar's Oystercatchers and Doug Santo's exquisite hummingbird.
    I've spent most of the last week dosed up to the eyeballs on flu medication and sleeping, so not much photography has been happening. I did take the chance to take a look at my scary "unsorted photos" folder - currently containing around 15,000 shots - and found the following…
  82. Nikon Buddies,
    Some great shots, today, including contributions from: Matt L, Rene' V, Martin Z, John F, Jeannean, Jose R, Chris W, Cory A.
  83. Ok a smidgen late but... I forgot what day it was. First some comments: Ann Overland: fantastic. Note how the flash in the water creates a pattern nearly identical to the scale structures on the skin of a brown trout.... which is really interesting as well as beautiful. Mikhail -- beautiful colors. I suppose homeland security got there to arrest you in short order? John Farrar -- that's amazing and moving. the line of the birds is close to perfection. I too use the 28-105 on a D700: an underrated lens. So your pic was particularly gratifying to me. (It's actually one of my favorite photos I've seen on the site.) Finally, Garcia: take it from an older guy -- that's not exactly disapproval. I should be disapproved of that way. Great picture. You will treasure it and so will she.
    So here's mine. I take a lot of pictures while I'm driving. Dangerous, but I enjoy it. this is the Throg's Neck Bridge over the LI Sound in NYC, connecting the noble boroughs of Bronx and Queens.
  84. Day late, and several weeks/months behind the curve but here's an actual picture I took on wednesday. Playing with my newest of my three Heligon lenses. This one (Heligon-TV 64mm f/0.95) I attached the body or a ruined 50mm Series E f/1.8 AI-S via lens reversing ring attached to the Heligon.
  85. Darren that is really amazing and captivating.

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