Nikon Wednesday 2018: #1

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Matt Laur, Jan 3, 2018.

  1. Important: please keep your image under 1000 pixels on the longest side for in-line viewing, and please keep the FILE SIZE UNDER 300kb. Note that this includes photos hosted off-site (at Flickr, Photobucket, your own site, etc). 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 Nikon Wednesday images per week, so share some work!

    Another year of Nikon Wednesdays begins! It's great to see many familiar names still stopping by to share an image every week or so, after these many years. This recurring thread now feels more like a secret club than a magnet to the Nikon forum, but we'll see if we can't keep it going for a while yet. On Tuesday, I was out out in some very cold, clear weather helping out one of my regular clients. In between things, I was climbing around shooting anything and everything to stay warm in that 18F air. And I decided that some perspectives shouldn't be corrected - because without the skewed lines, it just wouldn't be as much fun.

    So Happy New Year, and share some photos! skewed_trailer.jpg
    D810 at ISO 124 and 1/250th with a Nikon 14-25/2.8 at f/5.6 and 14mm.
  2. Spanish Mission, Goliad, Texas. Shot with Nikon D750 DSC_2238.jpg
  3. Some memories from Xmas past: D200 with 50/1.8G, f/2.8, 1/60s, ISO 125
  4. At 5:30 yesterday morning, the moon was setting in the west as the sun came up in the east with Punta Fria in-between. Moon Set Sun Rise.jpg
  5. Happy New Year eveyone! Wondering what the next storm tonight/tomorrow is going to bring - DSC_8006x1000.JPG
  6. erik_christensen|3

    erik_christensen|3 Self-employed

    Ricefield from the Central Vietnam prepared for sowing

  7. The only moment of decent weather these last few days... when it was just still 2017 :)

    D810, AiS 20mm f/3.5
  8. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Moderator

    One of my last images from 2017: sunset at Staten Island, California (not the one in New York)., on December 30.

    Nikon D850 with 200-500mm/f5.6 AF-S VR lens at 260mm, f8, 1/50 sec and base ISO 64

  9. Do try to keep it going, Matt. It's only recently actually encouraged me to start doing anything with my photos!

    That said, I've not been out this week, so I'm afraid all I have to offer is more birdies from my sister's feeder.

    Another seasonal European robin, to start. 200-500 + TC14, D810. ISO 2500, f/10, 1/320s (overcast day). I envy the light available to whoever shot the Wikipedia image...
  10. Sparrow in flight. Shun has my respect for his hummingbirds; again, Wikipedia's version makes me feel bad because they have sunlight...

    200-500 without TC (500mm), 1/4000s, f/5.6, ISO9000, still overcast.
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  11. Slightly less tightly cropped for the last one - coal tits joining the sparrows.

    ISO 5000, 1/2000s, f/7.1@500mm, still insufficient light.
  12. Afternoon Moon.jpg
    D750 200-500mm f/5.6 at 500mm. 1/4000 @ f/5.6 ISO 360
  13. HO exhibit today. D7200/Sigma 17-50

  14. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Moderator

    From the end of 2017 to one of my first images in 2018. This Performing Arts Center has a beautifully decorated tree in front with plenty of holiday lights. I saw that there a few days ago. Unfortunately I went there early this morning and those lights were off. I'll try again in some evening, hopefully before they remove those lights, but then I need to worry about both pedestrian and vehicle traffic. This is a 25-second time exposure so that both the red and green traffic lights are on, and no, the light didn't go crazy.

    Nikon D850 with the 18-35mm AF-S @ 25mm, f8, 25 seconds, ISO 64

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  15. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Moderator

    Andrew, lighting makes a huge difference, and you are also seeing the limitation from a slow, f5.6 long tele zoom. There are reasons that those f2.8 and f4 super teles cost as much as US$10K or more, and people are willing to deal with the bulk and the weight.

    Moreover, you'll probably never see a hummingbird in the wild in the UK. Hummingbirds are only in the Americas outside of captivity.
  16. Bit bigger than a Hummingbird! D500 with 200-500mm 5.6 + 1.4 TC @ ISO 180 1/1600 f10
    Great Bustard.jpg
    Great Bustard, Wiltshire, UK. Nov 25/2017
  17. Grouse.jpg Nikon D500 with 200-500mm @ 500. ISO 900. 1/1000 @ f7.1 Scotland, Aug 2017. Red Grouse
  18. Twite. Mull of Galloway, Scotland. Aug 2017. Nikon 200-500mm 5.6 + 1.4 TC @ 1/2000 f8 at ISO 1250.

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