Nikon Wednesday 2013: #24

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    Are you new to this thread? The general guidelines for these Wednesday threads are right here: This forum's moderators are still allowing up to three images per week, so share some work!​
    Hello Nikonistas - a good Wednesday to everyone. We've just soaked up a tropical-feeling several inches of rain. That, and the sticky warm air, seem to have made the Calla Lillies wake up. Shooting them in the rain and clouds seemed the right thing to do. Watcha got? Share!
  2. A building in the Namibian diamond mining ghost town of Kolmanskuppe. I took a photo tour with Marsel Van Oosten there last week. This was one of the amazing places we visited. We spent two days there, wandering the ruins and photographing the sand-filled homes in the light of dawn and dusk.
  3. Vintage military aircraft at Blaine MN Airport Days last week.
  4. First of three images from last Saturday's Yankees-Mariners game at Safeco Field in Seattle. This first one is of Yankees infielder Jayson Nix warming up.
  5. Although the game was in Seattle, Yankees fans were out in droves. I caught these two sitting behind the Yankees dugout and framed them against the natural colors and stadium architecture.
  6. Speedy Yankees leadoff hitter Brett Gardner strokes his third hit of the game to help the Yankees defeat Seattle, 3-1.
  7. Ray House

    Ray House Ray House

    Joshua Tree N.P.
  8. I've learned a lot about post-processing in the last several years, and gotten some new, better tools too (PV2012 in Lightroom 4, especially). So here's one I rejected back in 2008 that I've just reprocessed using modern techniques.
    Shot under low clouds and heavy fog on July 4, 2008 on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts. The fireworks show was delayed, waiting for the fog to clear... It had lifted just far enough by this point to get the show started.
    Nikon D200, 18-200 @ 60mm, ISO 800, ƒ/8, 3.0 seconds. Not the way I'd shoot it today...
  9. Here are 3 shots of my son,Alain. These are the first shots taken with my new D800.
  10. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Nikon D7100 with 200-400mm lens @ 200mm, f5.6, 1/800 sec and ISO 400
  11. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    D800E with 24-120mm/f4 @ 52mm, f5.6. Here I wish I had a 50mm/f1.4 or 1.8 with me for shallower depth of field. The background is way too busy.
  12. Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Christopher O'Neill got married in Stockholm on Saturday. There was a parade of soldiers on horses, some guests and of course the newlyweds in a carriage.
  13. I'm not sure why the attachement process doesn't work. I'll try one more time with the picture of the couple.
  14. Here the mounted soldiers are approaching the Royal Palace. The road is guarded by soldiers on foot.
  15. Took this shot out the front windshield of my car on a recent trip.
  16. Hi everyone and happy Wednesday!
    Couple of weeks ago I finally decided to get a full frame digital body, and natural way to go was to get back into the Dark Side with bodies as well - so I bought a new D600!
    I was curious to see how the D600 compares against my old Fuji S5, so I did a quick shoot with one of my favorite models, Polkka - a Rhodesian Ridgeback. The results were as expected: D600 triumphs in sharpness and resolution, but the Fuji still had better color. On D600 dynamic range was something I need to keep studying - Fuji S5 and D600 both have great DR, but where with Fuji I can easily overexpose and find detail in highlights, with D600 I really need to pay more attention in protecting the highlights. On the other hand, D600 "shines" in shadow details. To be honest, I still feel more comfortable with Fuji, but I just need to shoot more with D600, flip my brain around with DR and exposure and see how it works with my style.
    With small web-sized images one really can't see much difference in sharpness, but it's there if you look closely, the hair detail in the neck for example seems clearer in D600 shot even in these small pics.
  17. Good Day my friends! How's your week till now? Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. Cheers!
  18. Hi,
    My contributions this week are in the sense of Matt's first photo - flowers. I hope you'll like it.
    Regards, Miha.
  19. Second one.
  20. The third one. What do you think about it?
  21. Black Skimmers are very fun to watch. Nikon D3X, Nikon 300 2.8, 1/640 sec, f/10, ISO 400
  22. Good morning everyone. Such great shots today.
    My first is a white Peony in the back yard.
  23. An old shot from my archives. A nice big buck in velvet on a very early misty morning.
  24. Backyard Deer...
  25. Let's play catch!
  26. Bull Frog
  27. An American Robin fledgling, just out of his nest on a rafter over our back deck. I don't know much about birds and thought there might be something wrong with him because he let me get so close. But an hour later he was gone, with no pile of feathers or smirking cat in sight, so I'm assuming all's well.
  28. Patrick S - thanks for the comment on last week's posting, much appreciated.
    Miha - I really like #2, the graceful composition, subtle colors and light, and soft details. Beautiful. Though I am a bit distracted by the dark band on the right edge. I think I'd try cropping that off or reducing it.
    Here's something I came across in the woods last weekend and though in some ways I found it hard to look at I had to shoot it. I hope you find it ok.
  29. Happy Wednesday everybody. Not the most technically masterful today, but another cool shot of a miniature web under a bush I was able to get using the D5100 and fold out screen in LV. 35mm G f1.8, ISO 400, f4 @ 1/60. Enjoy!
    Web is only about 3" FYI. Spider like a pin head
  30. [​IMG] I was going to mention a few images that caught my attention but as I scrolled, it seemed that all the images thus far are all very good.
    Mine is a old one of a rock on the beach in St.Kitts with waves swirling around it.
  31. Greetings from the depths of northern Ontario.
    Two shots of a red-belted bumble bee taking a rest from a full day of bumbling.
  32. #2 I used an SB600 and Gary Fong Light Sphere when capturing this one. It has quite the hairdoo!
  33. [​IMG]The same beach in St.Kitts.
  34. Miha Hadl - I like your second and third flowers the best.
    Here is mine for the week. Just a bird photo. Nikon D800 + Nikon 70-200mm VR I w/ 2xtele. Enjoy!
  35. A friend and her best friend.
  36. Hi everyone, Happy Wednesday and thanks for the kind compliments on my photos last week, this week, going with the flower theme, I played with DOF.
  37. Montgomery, Alabama. It's the final resting place of Hank Williams.
  38. Good day everyone. Some really cool images today. A bit more flowers from my side and a swan.
  39. And another one
  40. Another section...
  41. A few steps directly in front of Hank Williams' grave...
  42. Lastly, a swan with Nikon J1 + 30-110mm
  43. Dedication of new park honoring Irish contributions. Flags of US, Ireland and city of Charleston, SC against an infrared version of approaching tropical storm Andrea
  44. Ribbon cutting
  45. And, nearby Castle Pinckney flies a supersized Irish flag for the day
  46. Really marvelous shots this morning!
    Here are some of the Ruby Throated Hummingbirds that gave me the pleasure of visiting my garden.
    Hope you enjoy !
  47. Wednesday again and I'm having trouble finding a shot worthy of inclusion. It's not easy given the quality of this week's offerings. Ray House has given us a great shot, and Roberta's hummers are stunning, especially the first one. Other standouts for me are Stanley's frog, Patrick's gloves, and Miha's third. Mine is of a local grass; I hope it pleases.
  48. Great work everyone, thought i would jump in on the fun!
  49. Too infrequently, maybe once a year, I take a picture that satisfies me. Can't explain why, doesn't help me take better pics thereafter, but occasionally one just gets to me. This is it I guess for 2013; may not do anything for you, but for me... The Russell Burn.
  50. I've been following Civil War campaigns for a long time now.
    Here is a shot with a Nikkormat EL with PC-Nikkor 35mm f/2.8 lens from 1979 with an older view still of the same area.
    Janne, your dog shots make a sort-of stereo pair!
  51. Lots of great photos everyone. If I had to pick just one it would probably be Stanley's frog - lovely!
    Not much time for photography for me this week, but here's one of my latest assistant trying to keep our labrador in the frame!
  52. Kiss for the photographer....D700 - 24-70 [​IMG]
  53. Gup

    Gup Gup

    This one was shot in 2002 with an F5 and the negative was scanned this week on an LS9000.
    It is of a makeshift market on the pier in Nova Scotia. The tall ship training vessel, Picton Castle, was in port for a few days to ply her wares and we happened to be there on vacation during this visit. My two daughters can be seen here searching for treasure.
  54. Lion Brothers
  55. Jabbish Brook, MA
  56. I must say I really enjoyed Robert Wayt's Yankee shots with the D200. Why I still love mine, there's something about the
    clarity of the CCD sensor that holds it's own, and those are some keen shots!
  57. Van Andel Museum, Grand Rapids, Nikon V1, 10-30 mm at 10 mm
  58. Doug is an about 50-day-old American Kestrel that was found injured in the wild.
  59. Practicing my Italian photo's for upcoming trip to Italy this November....kidding.
  60. try again.
  61. Nikon Buddies,
    Another great day in Nikon land. Among my faves are from Robert W (pitcher pic), John P (buck), Stanley B (bull frog), and Young J (rattlesnake grass).
    My post is a shot of just two of many blooms from a passion fruit vine that surprised me by surviving the Virginia winter to thrive this spring.
  62. Greetings,
    Iso challenge: D7000, 80-200 afd 1/1250 iso 3200
  63. here's one from a recent performance i shot in oakland.
  64. Kiwifruit
  65. Matt - your cala lilly is a beautiful pic!
    Ray - that's a beautiful sunset-or-sunrise. Lovely colors.
    Ilkka - love the colors you captured, showing off the D800. If I see too many more great D800 pics like yours I may start saving for one!
    Bogdan - Paradies CR100 slide film? Never heard of it but nice color and excellent capture.
    Martin - You put a tear in my beer. Well shot!
    Roberta - awesome hummingbird pics. Is that a D800? Please say no. :)
    Young James - They do look like rattlers! Nice capture.
    Chris - your dogs made me laugh!
  66. Jamie, Thanks for the comment on my Buck photo. Your passion fruit flower blooms are so exotic looking
    What a beautiful flower.
  67. Cactus Flower D-800 Sigma 150mm F/8.0
  68. Bull Riding motion..
  69. Thank you James and Patrick! Patrick it is the D800 , sorry :)
  70. Patrick, those Paradies were re-branded films sold by DM chain store. It says on the box made in USA so I presume they are one of the now discontinued Elite or Ektachromes.

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