Nikon Wednesday 2013: #26

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    Something tells me we'll see a few "super moon" shots this week. It was a pretty good looking moon, as these things go. But since I don't have a 600mm lens, and we had some smeary cloud cover ... went for atmosphere instead of see-the-pebbles-in-the-moon's-craters type shot (though I hope somebody posts one!). So, a more impressionistic take on the grand event, instead:
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  2. As W.C. Fields said in The Bank Dick, "These are catalpa trees." (Well, just one catalpa tree in this case.)
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  3. hbs

    hbs

    Happy Summer everyone,

    A few weeks ago I posted a shot of a female Northern Cardinal in our backyard. Here is her mate atop a fence post. I'm intrigued by the white plume of his tail -- I've never seen that before.

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  4. My dad became a centenarian last week as he celebrated his 100th birthday. Quite an achievement.
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  5. Summer time is here, time to head to ye olde barber shop for a cooling trim.
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    Nikon F6, Ilford HP5+ film
    Well, my son got his very first nice short haircut.
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    Nikon F6, Ilford HP5+ film
    He felt so strongly about his new haircut that he had to write about it in his diary...
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  6. Here are a few from a recent drive in the country...
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  7. Wonderful stuff, Patrick!
     
  8. I was just out...you know...shooting the bull...
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  9. Good morning All... Here are a few shots of Skytree,Tokyo taken yesterday. Rich, congratulations to your father,that is an achievement.
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  10. Skytree #2
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  11. Very cool, Rich! Congratulations to your dad!
     
  12. At one point I saw 19 of them.
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  13. Congratulations to your father Rich. That is quite a feat.
    My D2H has developed the first-frame-blank syndrome but it continues to take wonderful pictures from little files.
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  14. And trying out my new 10mm pancake on J1. Seems a wonderful lens.
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  15. Dryopteris unfolding.
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  16. I went out to the old Marconi station a while back and was just amazed by the light.
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    D600 • ISO 100 • Voigtlander 58/1.4 • ƒ/7.1 • 1/1250th
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    D600 • ISO 100 • Voigtlander 58/1.4 • ƒ/7.1 • 1/500th
    And while I was playing with Lightroom a bit, I had some fun with a gloomy SoCal afternoon:
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  17. Where are those supermoons? Here's mine, taken in the ancient Greek theatre in Siracusa, while attending a performance of Sophocles' Oedipus Rex there; the second is from the play itself.

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  18. Driving thru the foothills last weekend ... the came across a small town Summer Fest.
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  19. The Food ...
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  20. And ... Lemonade Lilley. All D600 14-24
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  21. Finally got a day off from work (no wedding this weekend :)) and got to spend some time with my wife ...We went on a trip on the mountains discovering a new finished road called : "Transalpina"
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  22. Another one..., at lower altitude :
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  23. Donkeys meeting (crop 100%-thanks D800 !) :
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  24. Hi! On Midsummer Eve we had a small party, which traditionally included a bonfire. It's supposed to scare off the evil spirits, but I think I saw Balrog in ours... :)
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  25. One of the youngest Midsummer party-goers, feeling a bit tired...
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  26. Nikon V1 early morning light
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  27. Feeding time. Nikon D3X, Nikon 300 2.8, Nikon TC-20E-III, 600mm,F/10, 1/1250 sec, ISO 400
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  28. Blue Heron
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  29. If you don't mind a brag, my daughter graduates her residency on Thursday night. Here she is in an environmental portrait. I shot it two years ago in one of the hospital's trauma rooms.
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  30. Greetings from the depths of northern Ontario.
    Here are some shots from a walkabout in the woods in Quebec Last week.
    First is the Lake in the morning.
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  31. #2 A lady's slipper (a bit the worse for wear).
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  32. #3 Some mushrooms
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  33. I had similar atmospherics as Matt for the supermoon, so I offer a shot of the other orb in the sky. Sunset over a small marina in Colonial Beach, Va last week.
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  34. Been playing with HDR effects. D800 + Tamron SP 28-75mm.
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  35. A good Nikon Wednesday to all! Thought i would put up another train shot today.
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  36. A local robin for me this week. Enjoy! Nikon D800 + Nikon 70-200mm VR I w/ 2x tele.
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  37. Another impressionistic super moon -
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  38. Hello my dear Nikonistas. How are you? I wish all the best for everyone. Here's another shot of the moon hand held. I guess If I had a tripod with me it would be more easy and better. But I think this one is OK too...hope you have enjoyed this (big) moon wherever you were. See you!
    P.S. the image of the moon is heavily cropped.
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  39. I would like to respectfully ask Harvey or anyone else the settings he selected on his exceptional photo of a Northern Cardinal.
    What advantage is there in shooting a still subject at 1/2000 with an iso of 1600? I see many photographers using a very fast shutter speed with an (unnecessary?) high iso. I have read that shooting at the lowest iso possible in obtaining a quality shot is the preferred method. Again, this is not a criticism but a question that I have not been able to get a definitive answer on. As always, thanks in advance. Joe
     
  40. pge

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    At the Vistek Photo Show in Mississauga with a D800. He was shooting a Canon, but that softbox that is just in the top of the frame had a Nikon Speedlight in it.
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  41. Lottery Powerball holds hope for all of great riches: It's coincidental, but ad for Wild Boar fits nicely with the Powerball ad.
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  42. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    I would like to respectfully ask Harvey or anyone else the settings he selected on his exceptional photo of a Northern Cardinal.
    What advantage is there in shooting a still subject at 1/2000 with an iso of 1600? I see many photographers using a very fast shutter speed with an (unnecessary?) high iso.​
    Joe, you are looking at a brief moment in time. I don't know about Harvey's shooting conditions, but I have run into similar situations a lot. The bird could be flying around and landed for a brief moment, and you have no prior idea how long it would stay. Therefore, you fire off a few captures while you can and don't necessarily fine tune your exposure as if you had a still subject such as a flower vase inside a studio that wouldn't move for another 15 minutes.
    Additionally, for birds, even though they maybe standing, they still move around or just move their head. You still need 1/1000 sec to stop all motion while using a long lens.
    I used very similar settings as Harvey for the Bullock's Oriole image below: D7100 with a 400mm lens stopped down to f5.6, 1/2000 sec and ISO 1600. The oriole was moving around the flowers to feed such that while it wasn't flying, you still need over 1/1000 sec to stop all the motion. Lighting was not ideal, so I used ISO 1600, which is where the D7000 and D7100 have a distinct advantage over the D300/D300S.
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  43. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Happy birthday to Rich Johnson's father, and congratulations to Robert's daughter's graduation.
    Now I turn to some younger people. These two kids were playing with the Perplexus Epic game, which has a little ball that you can move around (with a lot of difficulty) a maze inside a sealed transparant sphere.
    Nikon D700 with 50mm/f1.4 AF-S lens at f3.5, 1/60 sec and ISO 400 with fill flash from SB-900.
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  44. Robert Wayt: Trauma, I see no trauma at all ;-) ... congrats to you and she !! Rodeo Joe ... wow factor ...+++ , thanks all ... laptop being pulled away by co-workers to look, and gasp, at each and every one.
     
  45. Went for an evening paddle to watch the super moon rise over the lake. Very serene evening.
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  46. Happy wednesday!
    Patrick S., I like your "photo-story" a lot. This small set, including the diary-part, really tells a story.
    I'm still trying to learn how to get the most out of a PC-Nikkor:
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    sculpture "ship-builder" and steam-tug, PC-E 45/2.8D full swing, full aperture
     
  47. Midsummer is celebrated in Finland in various ways, by lighting bonfires, dancing in traditional costumes etc. I photographed the Lake Saimaa through trees at our summer place and reflected off a window.
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  48. A reflection of the sunset from a window.
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  49. Finally, another image of the sunset. All three images were recorded at around 1am.
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  50. Hi, everyone,
    this time some old pictures from a zoo. As I remember, made with Nikon F100 on Fuji Sensia. The lens was AI-s 400mm f/3.5 ED-IF with TC 301.
    Hope you'll like them. Regards, Miha.
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  51. Another one.
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  52. The last one.
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  53. Hi everyone. Lovely pics as always. Rodeo Joe - I love your HDR windmill!
    A few weeks ago I was photographing yellow oil-seed rape fields. Now those same fields have turned red with poppies. I can't remember such a wonderful display of colour :)
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  54. And another.....
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  55. [​IMG]A unique shape of red clouds in a sunset down by my local park.
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  56. [​IMG]Goldfinch about to take a dip
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  57. I am fascinated by the grass at the back of our house in the fields. Captured this before it gets cut for hay.[​IMG]
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  58. hbs

    hbs

    Joe, you are looking at a brief moment in time. I don't know about Harvey's shooting conditions, but I have run into similar situations a lot. The bird could be flying around and landed for a brief moment, and you have no prior idea how long it would stay. Therefore, you fire off a few captures while you can and don't necessarily fine tune your exposure as if you had a still subject such as a flower vase inside a studio that wouldn't move for another 15 minutes.​
    Thanks for your explanation to Joe, Shun. You pretty much hit the points I would have made. The other one of course is that my shot was handheld and the lens does not have VR. I also figure that it's easier to remove a little noise during post-processing caused by a high ISO than it is to remove blur caused by either an unsteady hand or the bird's movement. In any case, this combination worked here and that's what really counts.
     
  59. My friends and I had so much fun photoing at an abandoned family resort in CT...her snow cone is filled with tempered glass.
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  60. The super moon was cloudy ....
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  61. and the ducklings were cute ...
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  62. Thanks everyone for your kind words about my dad's birthday. Hopefully I have inherited some of his genes so I too can reach the century mark.
     
  63. Seen when walking in the city.
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  64. "Super-moon" last Saturday night. D700, 600mm f/4 ED-IF AIS Nikkor and Nikon TC-300.
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  65. So many beautiful shots, so much talent; makes me treasure Nikon Wednesday. This bee is gathering pollen from a cluster of leek flowers.
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  66. Bodega Bay Fishing. Nikon FM3a, 105mm 2.5 AIS, Ektar 100
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  67. Late to Wednesday party... looking at so many nice images couldn't resist myself and here is the picture of minor league game panorama I took last Friday during family outing.
    Shot with D600 + 24-70mm handheld (8 or 9 images stitched together)
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  68. D700, 50mm f1.8 Nikkor
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