Nikon Wednesday 2012: #46

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    Hi Nikonistas, and a good Wednesday to everyone. I was reminded, over the last week, about one of the central jobs of our fancy cameras: keeping track of life along the way.

    Modern veterinary care is great, so we're not too much worse for the wear - but our 11-year GSP got ambushed by a pit bull mix while we were out walking the other morning, and it was pretty ugly. If it had gone a bit differently, we might not still have the old gentleman with us.

    So my recent shots of him suddenly have a renewed urgency for us, and photography re-inserts itself, front and center, as an aid to memory and sentiment. So, just a reminder to put 'em to work for the simple (important) stuff a bit more often.

    Hope you've had your Nikon gear out for a bit of family time. Share a photo!
  2. Evenin' all. It's Pirate's Week again here in Cayman - the biggest party of the year! The streets and bars are aswarm with disreputable looking characters, such as this guy…
  3. …and another…
  4. Wednesday greetings! Matt, those handsome profiles of your pups look great. Distressing to hear of the bad encounter with the bad pit bull. I do hope your guy is okay, and mending well. Chris, those are all very cool hero posters, with terrific lighting. Mr. Depp is going to want you to reshoot his! I'm chipping in a Wood Duck, that's as much about the water as the bird. Cheers!
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    Beamer Room
  6. Matt, sad to hear that you dog got attacked. I hope he was not hurt and scared too badly. Being the owner of a nearly 10 year old golden retriever, I think I can understand how you feel. Most of my photographic efforts are focused on him.
  7. Here is a snapshot of my golden retriever with his friend.
  8. A new lens - and what better to test it than trees. Willow and birch, in what is as near as north Wales gets to mangrove swamp.
  9. Snow fun.
  10. Greetings from the depths of northern Ontario.
    Three more shots from the Royal Winter Fair which was held in Toronto Nov 2-11. All shots were taken with a D80 and 35mm f/1.8 lens.
    #1 Part of the grains competition includes sheaves. These take an enormous amount of time and skill to make. The heads of grain are selected individually from the field and dried in a way that they hold their position without the heads snapping off.
  11. #2 There is also a butter sculpting competition. This contestant did the 'R' from the Royal Winter Fair logo.
  12. #3 Horses are featured at the Royal. This is part of a breed exhibition.
  13. One from the last weekend.
  14. Happy Birthday!
  15. Last Saturday's work.
  16. Closeup of a termite found inside one of the logs I split.
  17. View looking east, reflecting the light of the setting sun to the west.
  18. Matt, good advice about what's really important to photograph. (Also, nice bokeh from that Sigma lens.)
    Ignoring the advice, for this week anyway, here is (I think) a Black-Crowned Night Heron.
  19. Matt I hope your old boy heals well. Too bad about the attack. I know, my old boy Ricky was attacked by an Akita one day at the park and it was pretty ugly too.
    Give the old guy a pat on the head from me.
    This is Lexie laying on her favorite lounging gliding rocker saying, "And you wake me up to tell me what?"
  20. Sorry about not inserting the photo. Had to go back and resize it.
  21. Here is Lexie running with her favorite Tire Biter toy.
  22. This hawk flew right over my head last week while I was outside the house I'm working on. The house is right next to a creek and mangrove forest. He landed pretty close to me. I asked him to sit still while I went to my truck and got my camera. He stayed around long enough for 100 shots. He was kinda cold so he was puffed up sitting in the sun. Made my day.Nikon D3X, Nikon 300 2.8, F/5.6, 1/320 sec, ISO 400
  23. from a trip to the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia.
  24. Kent love your shot. Really love stalking and shooting Night Herons
  25. Some fall color from Richmond VA
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    In line with Matt's theme "keeping track of life along the way", here's one of my son's first soccer games, mid-October. Him (left) and his best buddy, after their team scored. I think their team ended up loosing about 1-4 but, nonetheless, I find the expression of joy on their faces priceless.
    No more soccer for them this season though, their pitch has been devastated by Sandy (which is way more benign than what happened to countless families who lost their homes in NY & NJ, so I am not really complaining -- we were lucky).
  27. Pennybacker Bridge in Austin, Texas
  28. Here is mine: Hi-key christmas cactus flower. Hope you like it. Nikon D700 + Nikon 105mm macro D.
  29. It's easy to get up before the sun these days, and when I got to work, I noticed that our new structure had lights on the inside, which gave a warm look against the blue pre-dawn light.
  30. The donut guys solved the problem by selling the holes (the quantum physics of selling nothing aside) but St. Joe's, having sold it's holes, has had to resort to a different solution.
  31. Thanks for the good wishes, everyone. German Shorthairs are incredibly stoic and resilient dogs, and all the more so when on opiate pain killers for knee injuries. In fact, he's being rather a booger because he's now so well rested.

    Chris Cort: nice work along the beach! Great stuff from everyone, as always. Off to a nice start this Wednesday.
  32. Matt, so sorry about the attack on your dog, and am happy to hear he's going to be ok. Both of my mini-Schnauzers have been attacked by random dogs during our walks as well. Fortunately, they were fairly minor and no vet trips were needed. They turned five this past June, and realized I hadn't take their photo in a while, so snapped this one at the end of one of our evening walks right at sundown. Maggie and Noah (D7000/70-300mm@1/50, f/5.6, ISO 400)
  33. Went out after our first snow storm
  34. Garden Flower
  35. A peaceful bay near Victoria BC Canada.
  36. Matt, I'm sorry to hear about your buddy. I hope he recovers quickly.
  37. Meyer lemon.
  38. Hello to you all, it's been a while since I last posted,just been extremely busy so no time to shoot. I am currently on assignment in Hiroshima so took the opportunity for a couple of shots of the Atomic Bomb Dome...
  39. Greetings Nikonians, wherever you are in the world! I wish you all a great Wednesday. There are so many great photos here, but Cris Court, your third pirate photo is priceless :) A winter landscape with a dilapidated barn from me this week.
  40. Greetings. A couple more from my Nov. 2 visit to the Japanese Garden in Portland, Oregon.
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  42. 2nd of 2 from Japanese Garden, Portland.
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    3 ladies from the fish-marked has sold everything, and they have now the early morning meeting.
  44. Matt, I hope your dog heals well.
    Hamish, I love your puppy's spirit out there in the snow!
    Cesar, the emotions in your son's goal are wonderful, and that trailing shoelace!
    Ann, the red barn touch in the cold, blue scene is exquisite!
    I'm sending a photo of our Lake Michigan pier light at Port Washington, WI before sunrise, this morning.
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    Nikon FE2, 50mm F1.8 AI Nikkor, Fuji FILM Provia 100F
  46. Thank you so much, Howard. I am glad you liked it! :)
  47. Matt certainly hope your fella heals fast.
    Just a few more from Dauphin Island. Hope you are not getting tired of them.
    All with D7000 and the 300mm with/without 1.4 TC
    Dragon Fly
    Gulf Fritillary
  48. Matt- glad to hear your dog is going to be okay. Best wishes to him for a speedy recovery.
  49. My contribution this week
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  50. Happy Wednesday Nikonistas. Zero shutter actuations for me this week, so here's one from last week.
    I often think about the passing of time when I'm walking the dog in the woods. My current companion Merlin is the second dog I've taken on this particular walk. How many more dogs will I walk between these beech trees before I am too old to walk any more? They will still be there long after I am gone.
  51. At the Veteran's Day Parade last Saturday
  52. It is the beginning of winter,a slanting sun and a willing model.
  53. Gravely Point, Northern Virginia on Sunday
    All - D800, 70-200, f/2.8 VRII
  54. Matt, best wishes to you and your doggie. I'm glad to hear he wasn't lost. We had a scare last week when two of ours got a hold of a bottle of Rimadyl. They had to spend a day in the hospital getting their stomachs pumped, and fed charcoal. Luckily they made it through just fine, but it's a very scary thing to know there's a chance your family member may not be coming home with you. Here's to good health for both of you from here out.
  55. classic reggae dancehall artist Ranking Joe performing live in Oakland, CA.
  56. My Sweetheart shot with a new D800E
    100 ISO f/2.8 24-70 @55mm 1/200
  57. A sunset and two lovely stars...from wedding session :)

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