Nikon Wednesday 2014: #28

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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 allowing up to three images per week, so share some work!​
    Greetings, Nikon People. A slow week for me, photographically - not counting a 95F day in bright sun shooting hardware details on the interiors of blazing hot aluminum car hauling trailers. Yowza. It got so hot I was having trouble paying attention to what I was doing. And where's my dang smartphone? Oh. It's down there, in the shot. Of course.

    Accidentally left something of yours visible in the image? Share!
  2. I've had an urge for awhile to try infrared but didn't want to spend any money converting my D2H, which is already glitchy. Good IR filters are expensive too. But because the D2H is already notoriously sensitive to near-IR (a bad thing for normal photography) I had a notion that a combination of my existing filters might do the trick.
    Surprisingly, it worked great on my orchids (same plant depicted in normal color last week). True IR, without IR conversion of the camera or a "real" IR filter. Interestingly, the strongest "Wood Effect" - green foliage rendered white - came from a clear incandescent bulb in a desk lamp. Bright late afternoon sunlight was close, but I haven't tried midday sun yet.

    D2H infrared, orchid by late afternoon window light.
    ISO 800, 30 seconds, f/9
    D2H infrared, same orchid by 40 watt clear incandescent lamp.
    ISO 800, 30 seconds, f/11
  3. This image has some lens aberrations left in it - deliberately though, it was a cool day with no reasons to forget. (Lex - incandescent bulbs emit a lot of IR; their spectrum is stronger in IR than in yellow/red light).
  4. Taken from the Church of the Beatitudes in Israel. The Sea of Galilee can be seen in the distance.
  5. Ruins of the Greco-Roman city of Gerasa. The ruins are over 2000 years old, and the columns are still standing straight and tall. Jerash, Jordan.
  6. Our hotel in Petra, Jordan.
  7. My contribution for the week. Cone flowers! Enjoy. Nikon D800 + Nikon 105mm macro D.
  8. Got to spend several hours last week watching the Least Terns with their new babies. These babies are very hard to spot because they are less than 2" in size and the same color as the sand. The Gulls and Crows are constantly trying to swoop down and grab the babies. Mom and Dad are also very small but with the help from other parents they chase them away. Nikon D3X, Nikon 300 2.8, Nikon TC- 14E II, 1/800 SEC, F/7.1, ISO 400
  9. Drove to Iowa over the 4th of July weekend to take my wife back to where she grew up. She hadn't been back in over 25 years. Iowa is a beautiful state.
  10. I couldn't decided which angle I liked better so here are both. Typical farm, and Tiger Lilly's must be the state flower...they were everywhere.
  11. other angle
  12. Concrete sculpture fountain, falling water detail.
  13. Good day. Some flowers.
  14. Strolling Time Square the week of July 4th.
    D700 + 24-85 @ 48mm, ISO800, 1/250s @ f/8
  15. Northfield, MN (F3 and 50mm f2.0 AI).
  16. It's quite warm and most of the day has unsuitable harsh light. And yet, I have this silly urge to go out. 42 degrees Celsius, bright hard sun and everything as dry as can be....
  17. Something of mine visible in the image? How about myself, at multiple locations?
  18. It was a butterfly day
  19. Second one
  20. and a third
  21. Shooting mural at microbrewery, I "left" my shadow in a shot
  22. 4th of July balloon fest in Ashland, Oh.
  23. Trying out the Tamron 150-600 on my D800 this past week. It is going to take some getting used to; really changes how I have to consider my shooting style compared to my previous lenses. These aren't perfect, but I am so far pleased considering the limits on any lens of this sorts.
    Swallowtail 600mm f8 1/400
    Whiptail 600mm f8 1/320
    Heron 600mm f8 1/200
  24. Well, seeing as everyone has been submitting flowers and insects this week, I'll throw in one taken a little while back while getting used to my D3200. Hummingbird moths are very fast, and the D3200's autofocus is not, but occasionally we get a hit.
  25. Returning from a trip to the North Shore, discovered these four stones in my pants pocket. My daughter put them there. Is it not funny how we keep certain things, that on their own, are pretty much worthless?
    Nikon 1 J1
  26. To continue the butterfly theme. European Comma.
  27. [​IMG] Close your eyes and relax[​IMG]
  28. Kyle Bybee - love your Iowa shots. I'm a long-time Iowa inmate - err, resident, and I find it hard to find stuff to shoot here. There are lots of farms though. I should get out of town more often!
  29. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Nikon D800E with 85mm/f1.4 AF-S @ f2, 1/800 sec, ISO 100.
  30. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    The happiest people don't have the best of everything;
    they just make the best of everything.
    Nikon D800E with 85mm/f1.4 AF-S @ f2.8, 1/100 sec, ISO 1600.
  31. I'm sorry. It's just another flower. I'll do a cat next.
  32. Happy Wednesday everyone. Love that Time Square shot Scott :)
    Here's a casual snapshot of my wife with our youngest lurking in the background......
  33. My other daughter on a rope swing. Don't tell the Health & Safety people!
  34. And one of a kitty (of course)
  35. At the ditch
  36. Nice shots everyone.
    Kyle love the farmhouse shots
    Chris Wick , what an adorable shot . You have the exposure on black and white down pat !
    Still trying with the hummers in the garden.
    Hope you enjoy.
  37. Thank you Patrick
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    ice cube macro, Nikkor 60mm micro, f7.1, 1/500
  39. I'm posting three views of Ramona Falls in Oregon's Mount Hood National Forest. Shot on Saturday, June 28.
  40. Image #2. I don't know about you, but I see human forms in there :)
  41. Image #3. Seeing the falls for the first time was a great payoff to a 3.3-mile hike in.
  42. Nikon D200 18-55mm
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    D800 16-35,@25mm f8, ISO 160, 10sec
  44. Hi everyone! Didn't have time to post this week but I really enjoyed your shots guys!
    Lex - nice shots, Daniel Lawton - another good one from you, Kyle Bybee - nice Iowa pics, Chris - nice family shots, Roberta - as always your photos are of a very high quality, Robert Wyat - I can see the human forms too (image #2), and to all others thank you for sharing your inspirational work. See you next week!
  45. Thank you so much Panayotis.
  46. I think there's a river named after this:
    Playing around with the Nikon 1 V2 and a Nikkor 300mm f4.5 ED-IS AIS lens. Good times.
  47. Thank you Roberta and Panayotis.
  48. Roberta and Panayotis - thank you for your kind comments.

    Lovely hummingbirds Roberta; especially the first one. I love the fanned tail feathers :)
  49. Ray House

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