Nikon Wednesday 2012: #49

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    Hello Nikonistas, and a good Wednesday to everyone. Just a quick out-the-kitchen-window shot this week. I was clacking away on the laptop, working next to the window, when this young Cooper's Hawk crashed into a large juniper bush. He was trying to score one of the dozens of local sparrows that use it as a safe house while working over the bird feeder's bounty. He came up empty, but no worse for the wear.

    What's out your window, and do you keep your Nikon gear handy for when it gets interesting? Share a photo!
  2. Beautiful Hawk
    These are not out my window
  3. Number 2 of the same guy
  4. The berry has magically disappeared
  5. Hi Nikonians, wherever you are in the world! A very happy Wednesday to you all. My contribution this week is ‘A Light in the dark’.
  6. A windy day on the north shore of Lake Superior. The Grand Marais Lighthouse sits on a breakwater to protect the harbor and is 35 feet high.
  7. On 2 Dec. 2012, in NW Florida, USA.
  8. And a butterfly, a bit battered. On 2 Dec. 2012.
  9. Good morning everyone! Can it really be week 49 of the year!
    This guy changed direction suddenly and made for an interesting shot.
  10. A couple from a mother / daughter shoot.
  11. A week away; Loch Kirkaig close to our window; out for the sunset and after.
  12. It's hard to go wrong, with a pretty girl in a funky old truck.
  13. This is from the UK Ice Skating Championships last Sunday. D700, 70-200mm, 1/800, f3.2, ISO 3200, cleaned up in Photoshop a bit afterwards. Happy Wednesday.
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    D700 + 24-120/4
  15. [​IMG]Good day to everyone and it is quite amazing the variety of images so far and i appreciate them all. Perhaps something is in the air because I have chosen to put up one that i took a little while back that is different to my usual submissions. It was raining and I was in the tropics and there was this floor fan with its protective cage and I decided to see how I could photograph it. My submission is one of many 'tries' of that floor fan.
  16. Street Market, Monterey
  17. Last Sunday I went to an exhibition at a local university featuring seven meticulously reconditioned stained glass church windows, made by the Tiffany Co. in 1902.
  18. Up to four layers of glass is used in each pane, giving subtle variations in color and texture. The wings are made of ripple glass, giving the effect of feathers.
  19. Closeup of the details in the crown. Folded copper foil was used instead of lead for these smaller pieces.
  20. Good Wednesday morning to all. Nice photos today.
    It was very foggy the other morning on our walk.
    First photo of flock of Canada geese erupting from a pond.
    Second photo of a fence line disappearing into the fog.
  21. #2
  22. My picture also involves a kitchen and a window.
    D800E, 50mm f/1.4 AF-D, ISO 900, 1/60 @ f/2.
  23. Not precisely out my window, but someplace reasonably close by. Belle Isle in the James River where it goes through Richmond, Virginia is known for its rock formations. Here are a couple of eroded potholes.
  24. Greetings from the depths of northern Ontario.
    The thermal roller coaster here of late produced this in our pond waterfall, which I can see from my window. It was -22C last Thursday and +8C yesterday when I took this.
  25. This sunrise was shot over Thanksgiving on New Smyrna Beach Fl. Great Hawk shot Matt. Nikon D3x, Nikon 28-300, 36mm, F/22, 1/250 ss, ISO400
  26. I saw Natalie 50 yards away and nearly ran to ask permission for a portrait.
    Nikon D90, NIKKOR 85mm f1.8 @ f2.8
  27. Hi-Key Black and White of a Christmas Cactus flower. Hope you like it.
  28. Buck and a doe a few weeks ago.
  29. Moeciu, Romania
  30. I'll be back with more photos from this place, Moeciu. There is a nice and peaceful area.
  31. Nikon F3 and a Vivitar Series 1 28-90[​IMG]
  32. These two Pileated Woodpeckers showed up for a half hour in my neighbors front yard. Very rare sighting in these parts of SW Michigan.
  33. Happy Wednesday everyone.
    Not out the window, but this is a backyard shot.
  34. Looking out my windshield a few weeks back
  35. Another wonderful Wednesday from everyone. We are back to the beach .
    Just a couple of the local residents .
    D7000 300mm f/4 with 1.4 TC
    Great Blue Heron
    Reddish Egret
  36. Wednesday greetings, everyone. Matt, nice Hawk shot. We have a Cooper's Hawk glide through from time to time, but I'm never fast enough! Here's a view from my reading room window as the moon set between tree branches in our back yard yesterday morning. It was quite hazy, but actually might have worked for the shot.
  37. From a photo session, aka Thanksgiving Day, with No. 1 Grandson. D800
  38. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Another one using the 85mm/f1.4 AF-S, wide open at 1.4 on the D800E, 1/80 sec and ISO 1600.
    In the background, there is a window, and you can see the blurred tail lights from cars outside.
  39. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Fall arrives late in California. Our leaves started falling in late November through early December.
    Nikon D800E with 28mm/f1.8 AF-S @ f8, 1/25 sec and ISO 250.
  40. Good Day Everyone. Having Fun? Getting Ready For Christmas!!!
  41. Texas State Capitol
  42. The Nikon non-AI 55mm f1.2 lens isn't supposed to be sharp wide open, is it?
  43. @Kent Shafer: I really like your picture, unique, good work Kent!
    @Bob Dein: Very lovely portrait Bob, and veru human as well, great capture!
  44. Battersea Power Station London you may recognise it from the Pink Floyd album Animals from 1976. Just down the road from where I went to school too. Uploaded wrong crop, never mind.
  45. Great woodpecker shots Tom!
    We had our first snow on Nov. 30. Didn't even make it to December *sigh*
  46. From a trip to the local zoo through a glass panel.
  47. Nice shots, as always! I've been playing in my home studio with some props from the wife's repair box :)
  48. We put our border collie to work posing for a Christmas card. He was a trooper, even when I made him stay while I tested different settings for the speedlights.
  49. This past Fall I took a trip to Yellowstone National Park, with the intention of shooting hand-held from the seat of my kayak. I purchased a used lens for the trip: an AFS Nikkor 18-55mm DX VR. With one hand on the paddle to keep my position in the current, it's a tricky lens to use with a polarizer, as the lens barrel rotates with focusing. The skies were dull grey from the extensive fires in the region, so I eliminated the sky from my shots. The Lewis River Channel and Lewis Lake are also home to a variety of birds. These photos are from the Lewis River Channel, a personal favorite place. Nikon D80, 18-55mm DX VR, polarizer.
  50. Red tail hawk
  51. Red tail hawk going after squirrels
  52. Obviously out there from someone's window, unfortunately not mine! A summer view from a boat trip to beautiful Mikonos.
  53. My pal Josh stopped by the studio and I grabbed a shot of him before we headed out for lunch.
    D800, Nikkor 85mm f/1.8, ISO 100
  54. And the photo...
  55. Nuuksio got some snow coverage after the storm last weekend.
  56. I got back to my usual ice in a creek shots. ;-)
  57. Great shots again this week. Keep up the good work!
    This wasn't outside my window. I had to drive out to the preserve to find it. Our fall leaves are still here, although the recent storms have taken most away.
    D90 80-400mm f6.3 1/250 @300mm
  58. Finally a close-up made of a stack of three shots.
  59. Beautiful and interesting shots this week. I especially liked the border collie; you've captured the tension between wanting to please and wanting to get up and go. Mine this week are from a visit to the ocean on a calm day following a large storm. I was taken by the colors of the seaweed and the movement of the wavelets.
  60. A view out the window that is Lucy the Elephant's right eye. This was on 11/23; crews were cleaning up the beach after Hurricane Sandy blew through.
  61. And here's the second..
  62. It's a privilege to be a part of such excellent work!
  63. Happy Wednesday everyone. Robert I love your shot from a kayak; just my kind of thing.
    The other one that really stands out is Simon's atmospheric picture of Battersea Powerstation. It's always been an iconic landmark for me. I passed it twice today and will be going past it again tomorrow on my way in and out of London for meetings.
    Here's a couple of monochrome efforts from me. Firstly the view from Ditchling Beacon, a local beauty spot on the South Downs........
  64. Secondly, my favourite from a session pointing the 10-20mm at the dog for wierd distortion effects....
  65. At Flamingo, FL doing what I like to do best.
  66. Great shots. This week has me coming back and going over them time and again...distracting me from picking one or so of my own!
    Looks like a Bird fest I'll chuck in one or two from the D80. Really impressed with this camera, much more user friendly than I had dared hope.
    D80 (50-500mm f/4-6.3G) 320mm f/8 @ 1/50s ISO 200
  67. And another (incidentally both from the kitchen window)
    D80 (50-500mm f/4-6.3G) 370mm f/7.1 @ 1/10s ISO 640
  68. Happy Wednesday, all.

    This is a shot from a recent trip to Acadia National Park in Maine.
  69. Taken out the window of my truck earlier this week.
  70. Seagulls at rest on pier railing.
  71. Taken out my office window. Shahid Kahn's personal yacht Kismet berthed in downtown Jacksonville. She's for sale if you have the resources.
  72. Young James, thank you. Glad you saw that in the picture. :)
  73. Continuing on the same theme from last week, this is another Hill Country attaction, Enchanted Rock. All taken on D800, 28mm AIS f/2.
  74. You can see far away at the top.
  75. Now you can have fun each ever direction you go.
  76. Covering 5th grade youth basketball while getting more comfortable with some new hardware.
    D4 + AFS 70-200 VRII, ISO 6400, 1/800s @ f/2.8
  77. And the opposition making a last ditch effort. Alas, too little too late...
  78. Nikon Buddies,
    Beautiful pics: some of my favorites are Rick D, Bill N, Robert M, Scott P.
    First picture: This is what was out my window this morning. I have no idea where
    they came from nor where they went, but I grabbed my camera while I had the
  79. Second picture: Virginia Christmas Spectacular harp solo
  80. Third Picture: Virginia Christmas Spectacular "O Holy Night/Still, Still, Still"
  81. Nice photos today. Outside my window today were the usual gaggle of finches:
    300mm @ f/4.0, 1/100, ISO 200, D800E, with Tripod
    A couple of newcomers I have yet to identify:
    300mm @ f/5.6, 1/200, ISO 400, D800E, with Tripod
    And a Townsend's Warbler moving too quickly for me:
    300mm @ f/5.6, 1/250, ISO 400, D800E, with Tripod
  82. Panayotis, thanks.

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