Nikon Wednesday 2021: #23

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  1. mportant: 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!

    OK, have had enough of the cicadas and their deafening all-day romance buzz. Had to call in the cavalry. There's really no way to shoot these millions of 17-year-cycle critters that hasn't been done a thousand times over, but perhaps you good folks have something to share. Go!

  2. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Lifeguards on jet ski in Santa Cruz, California, patrolling the well known surfing area Steamer Lane.
    Nikon Z6 ii + 500mm PF lens via the FTZ adapter, 1/1250 sec, f5.6, ISO 220

    The Z6 ii turns out to have pretty good AF, certainly more than adequate to track the surfers and the jet ski.


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  3. Becker Vineyards....Texas Hill Country 750_1292.jpg
  4. Z6 85mm f1.8S 1/125th f10 iso 100

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    A tribute to Troy Oshann, frontman for the band "Blues at Eleven", died last year in a hiking accident in Big Sur.
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  6. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Nice picture but I find the shadows distracting. I assume this was captured on a table inside a restaurant, so that you didn't have much control of the lighting.
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  7. Yep, I had to work quickly with a makeshift reflector before the plate was whisked off to a customer.
  8. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Robert, thanks for the info. It is a beautiful dish with nice color contrast. I am well aware that food photography is challenging. Hopefully you can reshoot it with more lighting control and less time constraint.
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  9. D500, 500PF; Pacific Brown Pelican head-throw
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  11. Here's an alternative shot :)

  12. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Thanks Robert. Very nice control of depth of field here.
  13. Recently got back from a trip to North Dakota for long overdue visit. Reason not hard to figure out....

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    Nikkor AIs 20 on D700

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    Nikon AIs 20 on D200

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    Nikkor AIs 20 on D2X​
  15. Backlighting is perfect for food pix. Brings out the shine in 'jus' and suchlike. So shadows are almost inevitable - and they add interest to what would otherwise just be blobs of colour on a white ground.
  16. Nikon Z6ii + 500mm f4 AFS + TC1.4Eii. 1/400 F8 ISO 400 + Baader Solar Film.

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