Nikon Wednesday Pic 2010: #21

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by uplandlife, May 25, 2010.

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    Are you new to this thread? The general guidelines for these Wednesday threads are right here. Remember: only one image each week!​
    Happy Wednesday, Nikonians. In between other duties in the field, I had a chance to slip in some photography at a recent specialty event that involved hunting Weimaraners. This young lady took some time sizing up me and the big camera, and wanted a little comfort from her handler. But as soon as she saw a hunt test judge ride up on horseback, she was on fire for some bird pointing. Used your Nikon gear to capture any shy subjects lately? Share a photo!
  2. The Met, NY
    D200, Sigma 10-20mm @10mm
  3. Hello all. Had a chance to attend the "Warbirds Over Addison" air show last weekend in Dallas, Texas. The surprise attraction was when a B52 made a low level pass. Unable to land, because the runway was to short. Made lots of noise and was a rare sight in Dallas. Image taken with a nikon D80, ISO 400, 300mm lens at 1/3200 and f/5.6.
  4. Rocky the photogenic cat quickly determined that a decorative wicker basket in the family room is a makeshift bed.
    D300 + AF 50 f/1.4D + SB-600, ISO200, 1/60s @ f/4
  5. Roses from my sister to our mom on her birthday last week.
  6. Here's one I dug out from my archives...friends and I used to go to the airport around midnight and walk around for entertainment. You can see by the clock that it's nearly 1am. We were all freshmen in college on Winter Break at this time. And of course this part of C Gates is deserted. The airport was a lot funner place to go back in those days than it is now.
  7. I’ve not done much photography over the last two weeks – life has been busy & again I’ve missed commenting. Please forgive my lack of comments.

    Photography - I took a few yesterday & this is one of those. It’s unfortunately another macro shot. However, this is shot with the 55mm f/2.8 AiS Nikkor Micro of olden days. I was recommended this lens & I’m trying to decide if I like it or not. I just bought it, but it may well soon be leaving. We’ll see…

    D300, 55mm AiS f/2.8 Micro Nikkor, Nikon tubes, onboard flash, ISO 800, f/16, 1/320s (I upped ISO due to wind – I needed shutter speed), -1/3 EV, A mode

    A flower in the garden simply put. I shot it from many angles in the wind, but I picked this one due to lovely color & especially how I love feeling like the petal draws me in. I hope you agree.
    A larger version in high quality may be seen here
  8. Just a little syrphid fly...have a good Wednesday all.
  9. I tried to see if I could go a day using just one fixed focal length lens. I made it through half a day before I really started missing my zooms. D300, 50mm F1.8. I still hate this lens.
  10. Matt, you suggested a shy subject. My bunny usually doesn’t stand still long enough for me to take a shot but this was a rare moment - he seemed to be posing for me on my messy desk. Nikon 18-200vr and spare battery handy if running out, weekend library books, ipod, a drink, half a guitar and my pet bunny “King”. Life is good.
  11. Hi everyone
    today i am submitting a photo of a good fishing mate of mine
  12. Just happened to up and about early today, so greetings Matt and all, and here's today's offering. Was thinking of going for one of the small jobs with a single spinning prop, but liked this one to much. Taken on Saturday, was taxying out for departure to Athens. The crew seem to be wondering what the heck I'm doing there ! Don't worry, I was in a safe place and he's about to turn to his right. I may find out who they were and send them some prints out of courtesy, i'm sure they'll like them.
    D700, iso640, 1/400, f/14, at 300mm on the sigma 70-300, cropped.
  13. This taken last Friday morning on the way to work out of my vehicle window. Frosty paddocks and a red hot sunrise on the distant horizon. The light only remained good for max. 90 seconds then it was gone. This is the second of two shots I got away after a lens change, the colour was rapidly fading away for this exposure.
  14. okay, here we go
    happy Nikon wednesday
    first fest of the spring/summer in sunny oakland california...
  15. Hello All!
    This is a shot I took this week during "Nature Paris"
  16. Hello Everybody,
    thank you very much to all of you, who commented on my photo last week.
    Something different this week, I shot this in my studio and added the water droplets in Photoshop.
    Taken with Nikon D700, 24-70 mm f/2.8@ ISO 200, 125/s, f/7.1
    I look forward to seeing all your photos.
  17. Greetings, everybody! I can already see many great shots! And thanks to everybody who mentioned my photo last Wednesday. My today's photo (actually, taken several days ago) is the Garrapata Creek Canyon in Big Sur, CA.
  18. Hello Nikon Buddies. Posting "early", and already some great entries. Mine is some tiny flowers in our yard.
  19. During a walk in the woods...
  20. Hi, this is my 8 months pregnant wife Evelyn
  21. Ray House

    Ray House Ray House

    A shy onlooker, she was fasinated with the camera.
  22. Sipping wine in Autumn in a Sydney backyard. D700 70-200mm zoom at 116mm, ISO200. 1/200 f7.1
  23. Battle of the Mariachis
    Mission San Juan Capistrano Ca.
  24. Happy Wednesday all.
    Have been playing around with my D70-IR lately, and here is an example. Think I should have brought another camera because of the nice light green trees but...
    Looking forward to see all the photos.
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    Cheers; D90/50mm 1.4G
  26. This is another shot at Bellingrath Gardens in Mobile, AL and my first time playing around with "Slow Water"
    D300s 2.5 seconds f/22 ISO 100 18-200mm @ 18mm
  27. Happy Wednesday Nikonians!
    I took this image while on Safari (Kenya, Tsavo West National Park) on a Photo Safari that I led. This was in the evening on the patio relaxing after a fun full day at Tsavo National Park. Simba Marara Safaris ( for more images. Enjoy the Geico!
    Taken on Nikon D80, Lens 18 - 200 mm. Manual Mode @ 200mm.
  28. [​IMG] Newport Beach "Fun Zone" D200 and 18-70. Thx for looking
  29. Some amazing photos already this week! Thanks to Doug Rice and Joseph Gewickey for commenting on my effort last week. I really enjoyed Dejan Smaic's bike race image and Louis Meluso's pinhole shot - "back to basics" in a very artistic way.
    Today is another chrome, reflecting the "Spring into Summer " theme here in the Northern Hemisphere.
  30. Hi everyone! No shy subjects for me lately (nice dog Matt), to tell you the truth haven't actually had that much time for photography lately, but hoping I could change that.
    One thing I did was going out on a walk with camera (and fiance, which meant no tripod) and shoot infra red. The water was almost still and the sky had some impressive clouds, so I captured this landscape. It reminds me of some fantasy movie with the color and all.
  31. WedNEsDAy PiC #21

    Marking from behind is risky business. But if you are able to pull it off, why not? The thing that intrigued me with this shot was the way the shadow cast by the outstretched arms made it look as though the player on the left had applied “war paint” on his face.
    Camera: Nikon D300
    Lens: AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200 mm f/2.8G IF-ED
    Settings: 102 mm, 1/3205 sec, f/4 and ISO 360 (Manual, hand held)
  32. Hello everyone..
    My photo this week is one of the 250 elephants statues places around London. It is part of a conservative campaign of the crisis faced by the Asian Elephant. Of all the elephants I've seen around town, this bright coloured elephant caught my attention. Oh and they are for sale!
  33. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Nikon D300 with 70-200mm/f2.8 AF-S VR lens, version 1 @ 116mm, f5.6, ISO 200.
  34. D300 35mmf1.8 1/160s f8 Iso200
  35. attach this time
  36. Nothing like finding a good place to rest when out on a long walk on a cold and cloudy Saturday.
  37. Last week I walked the 'black poplar trail' in Buckinghamshire. 5 miles of paths which took in one of Britains rarer trees - the black poplar. This tree almost became luminous in the sunlight and when backed by the cloud bank it made for an interesting scene. I used my F6 and 28-100mm G.
  38. erik_christensen|3

    erik_christensen|3 Self-employed

    Special manicure seen at a place very country-side in Cambodia
  39. Morning all. Once again, alot of very good photos today.
    Must say though, Jana Hughes photo is absolutely stunning! Real class.
    Thought I'd try something different this time, and some roses came in handy.
  40. Sunset at the Berkeley Marina - taken with a D40.

  41. Good morning Nikonians, my garden flower is back and here is my sharing. For 2 days, I've been trying to get something good from my 70-300 without good success. So I took my P6000 macro-mode and went for flowers. This is how I realize how good you all are. Makes me want to improve.
  42. Paris street scene.
    Thank you.
  43. Last month countryside scenery... Central Croatia, Europe
  44. Hi everyone!
    Paul - very cool perpective!
    Jens - beautiful shot, looks like an amazing setting!
    My contribution this week was taken a couple weeks ago just after sunset in Dunedin, New Zealand.
  45. Happy Nikon Wednesday, it appears the quality of the pics get better and better every week!
    Here's a pic at Dover, Delaware Speedway, for Dover 400 NASCAR race.
    Nikon D3, 70-200mm, 2X TC, f/5.6, 1/1250, 400mm, iso 200
  46. D700, 55mm f/3.5 Micro Nikkor, ISO 200, 1/250 @ f/8. 200 watt-second strobe bounced from ceiling + white fill card for "clamshell" lighting.
  47. Hi all,
    Unfortunately I had to miss several weeks on and especially the WedNEsDay picture. But I'm back and have been messin' around with a 105VR macro lens. No time for proper set up, windy conditions etc. But I like the result.
    Great pictures so far this week, I will be looking back into last weeks postings since that gives me so much pleasure.
    D700, 105mm AF-S 2.8 VR micro 1/160sec F8.0 200ISO
  48. Great morning of pictures today. I got to photograph this prehistoric looking bug over a two day period. Gave me a chance to try many different techniques. Nikon D3, Old Nikon 105 2.8 Micro AIS, 105mm, F/4, 1/60ss, ISO 800, Off camera SB 800 flash with diffuser.
  49. Good Morning WedNEsDAy :)
    Thank You! Doug Rice for commenting/liking on my macro :)
    This week's contribution is another macro from the garden. It's poppy flower taken later in the day. I liked the vibrant colors and pattern in this image.
    Taken with my trusty D90, Tamron 90 @ 1/160 f10 ISO 400
  50. @ Kent. Great photo and text! Made me laugh (out loud) :)
  51. Good Morning, and thank to to those who commented on the Trillium from last week. This is also from my yard at f5.6, 1/160 sec, iso 200 with the D300/105mm combo...
    Have a great week!
  52. Hello Everyone,
    Have been away from the forum for a while. Getting back into the groove of things. My contribution for today: Frog shot through exhibit glass at the local zoo aided by crappy exhibit lighting. Nikon D200, 105mm f4 Ais Micro Nikkor at f=4, 1/500s, ISO 200, handheld. Enjoy!
  53. A snowy Edret is about to make a fly become non existent.
    D2X w 600/4.
    f4@1/3200 sec
    iso 200
    EC -2/3 stop
    Thanks for looking, Rick
  54. D90 with 85mm 1.8
  55. I was shooting my wife's company fuction in Cocoa Beach this weekend.
  56. Hi All,
    Happy Wednesday!
    This is a shot I took last week at a nearby park, after a very heavy dew. I walked through high grass and got thoroughly soaked, but it was worth it.
    Very old 55/3.5 Micro 1/200 sec ISO 800 probably around f/11.
  57. We had these lovely calves in the field behind our house few weeks ago...
  58. Good morning Wednesday viewers. We just got back from our grandson's wedding in Mobile AL and our trip through the Smoky Mountains National Park. My photo today is of the river that runs through and around the park . Nikon D300 Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens.
  59. Hello All
    Thanks to Doug Rice and Jeff Lipsman for your kind words on my last week pic.
    Thursday was the last show of the Polo Circo Festival. It was a show presented by French and Argentine circus students.
    D300 + 18-200 VR @ 130mm - 1/60 - f 5.6 - Manual Exposure - ISO 3200
  60. Hello Fellow Nikonians !
    First of all I want to thank warmly to Janas Fjellstedt and Peter Heritage (as well as to Hayley Karl and Doug Rice), for their stimulating comments on my Cambodian Mother and Child, that is in fact one of my prefered pictures, as well as to Greg Kowalczewski and Doug Rice for their comments on my "Jumping" photo, last Weds..
    This week, so far,at this early stage, besides the usual excellent flower and bug macros, I would like to refer, for their originality, Erik Christensen's "Manicure" and Kent Shaker's Heavy tripod-light camera, Rick Moran's "Snowy Edret", for the perfect symmetry and of his very "clean" picture, Aguinaldo for his "retro" style Paris street scene, and also Scott Pogorelc's "Cats life", for the very critical use of the focus to give depth to his cat.
    This week I contribute with a picture taken at a traditional Iberian mask parade that took place in Lisbon city, last Saturday.
  61. Paris early spring
  62. This week image was taken with Nikon D300 with 200-400mm f4 lens + 1.4 TC. Lens was set at 400mm ISO 400 f6.3 at 1/80 second.
  63. Good morning and Happy WedNEsDAy!
    Thank you - Jose Arnaud, Kent Shafer, Richard Snow and Doug Rice for you comments and interest in my photo last week. I appreciate you taking the time to write.
    The photo is from the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. I liked the sky and the definition of the columns. Hope you enjoy the view.
  64. An orchid, not so common, named Anacamptis morio. Saaremaa, Estonia.
    Straight out of D700 camera.
    Shooted in RAW, only saved in jpeg, and resized to 640px on longer side.
  66. [​IMG] Spring driftwood in Candiac, Quebec.
  67. Being totally lost for a subject to shoot I decided to shoot this pebble at closeup. These are actually very interesting in architecture. Smooth on the surface with straight sharp edges. Being weathered over time, heat and cold action cause them to crack but given the dense hard nature of the rock itself, they quicker split along sharp angles.
  68. Wow!! Some really lovely pictures. Especially the one titled "Waiting", very creative.
    Here is mine, shot with D90, 80-200-f2.8, 1/1600, f7.1 at Deerfield Beach, FL.
  69. Here was a fun find from the weekend - there were hundreds of fallen, tiny viburnum blossoms on some leaves. I found a few that I could get in the same plane of focus for this shot.
  70. Door / Lock shot on Magazine Street, New Orleans. Slight crop and de-saturation in Aperture.
  71. Brought my camera playing a round of golf. There is a downside to enjoying dual hobby at the same time ... you are bound to be bad at at least one of the two 8<.

    D700 + 24-70 f/2.8 lens; f/13, 1/125s, ISO200, 62mm FL
  72. Thanks to everyone that commented on my photo last week. I'll be back later to comment on everyone's photos.
    Last week I got the chance to go to the local Minor League team while Jacoby Ellsbury was in a rehab stint after his time on the DL. Here's his second hit on the day. It was a single. I missed him stealing second while I was focused on Mike Cameron hitting (also in a rehab stint).
    Hope everyone enjoys.
  73. Happy Wednesday to all and may I say that the day is off to a really great start!! Since next Monday is Memorial day here in the USA, I thought I would go back into my archives and post one of my favorite photos, from when I was living in Massachusetts. The American flag is flying over Fort Sewall, in Marblehead, MA. The fort dates back to 1644 and at one time was instrumental in protecting "Old Ironsides" from an attack by a British Gun ship. The home that I was living in at the time was built in 1670 and was surrounded by similar homes. The sense of history in the area was simply amazing. Looking forward to seeing the day unfold in pictures.
  74. Graduation night at the Kentucky School for the Blind.
    D40X with 18-200VR
  75. This is a picture I took over the weekend. This picture is unretouched, straight out of my D200, with a Tamron 17-50mm at 50mm, F11, 1/125s, ISO100. Speedotron flash with a Chimera 3'x4' softbox.
  76. ben franklin suggested the wild turkey be chosen instead of the bald eagle as symbol of the united states... seen up close and personal, one might very well wonder what old ben saw in this bird -- but then, there's no accounting for taste.
    seriously, they are pretty impressive critters. i happened to be in the right place monday afternoon during my lunch break to capture this and a handful of other images. being low down in the grass as i was made it a challenge to keep focus on the bird, all the while keeping movement and noise to a minimum.
    the turkey, by the way, is looking for her chicks, who are hiding nearby. they reunited shortly after i went back to the office...
  77. Wonderful Wednesday !! Thanks to everyone who commented on my photo last week, you really encourage me.
    The little guy stopped long enough to get a couple of shots. Amazing how macro has be chasing and talking to bugs.
    D300 60mm micro f/16 s/125
  78. St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Los Angeles. D700, 14mm. Thank you to those who commented on my photo last week.
  79. I finally feel like I'm getting back into the swing of things after a bit of an absence. this forum is a great motivator to keep shooting. I captured this at a local museum/garden.
  80. 3sh


    D300, 1/160s, f/5.6, ISO 200 at 260mm.
  81. Another Wednesday here on and another wonderful days of viewing photos from around the world. I love it.
    Thanks to those that mentioned my photo last week.
    This week for me I am back into the barn scene. I have been away all week so I grabbed one from a few weeks back.
    phil b
    benton, ky
  82. The lately arrived warm weather brought this Speckled Wood butterfly to my garden. They're normally an extremely shy species, but this one hung around long enough for me to grab half-a-dozen handheld shots.
    Focus was very shallow, so I tried my hand at focus stacking for the first time. OK, so you can see the join if you look hard enough, but I'm reasonably happy with the result. Taken with a D700 and Sigma 70-300 "Apo" zoom.
  83. Just a quick throwing of this week`s capture from yesterday evening!
    Hope a very fine day for everyone at this thread and thanking for sharing such fine captures as, for example, Roberta`s and Shun`s!
    Mine was shot with D700 + Sigma 24-60mm/2.8 DG EX (great piece of optics for the price!).
  84. Happy Wednesday. I keep returning to this flower pot at a nearby shop and found a visitor. D90+Tamron17-50 @ 50mm, 1/320 s, f/4, ISO200.
  85. Blue Angels performing at Andrews AFB.
    Nikon D3 with 70-200mm lens 1/1000 at f16 with ISO 640. Lens at 200mm.
  86. My first Wednesday post!
    This was shot with my Nikon F6 and Kodak Ektar 100. I can't remember the lens (it was only last week!), but I'm pretty sure it was my 90mm macro. thanks! Jeff
  87. Happy Wednesday Everyone! This is from the AMA West Coast Moto Jam @ Infineon Raceway.
  88. Shoreline.
  89. Bicycle Sculpture
    F3HP, Vivitar 200mm f/3.5, Fuji Superia 400
  90. Hi! I found out where they are hiding the upcoming D400... ;)
  91. [​IMG]
    My first post. D5000, 55-200mm, f/5.6,1/200.
  92. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Hi! I found out where they are hiding the upcoming D400... ;)
    And it uses this new EN-124 battery. :)
    Nice catch, Janne.
  93. Another scorching Sunday morning. Just killing time before golf .... Phew!
    D300 Nikkor 105/2.8 afd 1/5000 @ 2.8 iso200
  94. Great photos as usual. Here is mine taken about 90 minutes ago. Would have loved less clutter in front. D80 18-200 @ 200 5.6 1/135
  95. I have had a busy couple of weeks. I will just comment on a few today
    Keith Obye, Those blossoms look like little critters, with two fallen on their backs, and the third standing. Makes me chuckle to myself.
    Mitchell Freedman, That must be some bright door, if this image is desaturated! I love New just across the lake.
    Roberta Davidson, Really sharp! I talk to my subjects too. Adds to my crazy camera lady image.
    Jeff Smith, Welcome. Lovely colors and motion blur.
    Mine this week is from the races at Louisiana Downs. Jockeys are sort the rock stars of the race track.
  96. Great photos this week thus far. Spent some time at Huntington Gardens in Pasadena, CA.
    D80 @ 52mm, 1/160s, f/8, ISO100.
  97. Great work everybody. Wow - it's Wednesday and the summer is coming. Here is a picture taken at Copenhagen Carnival 2010.
  98. Wonderful Wednesday, as always.
    I've been shooting film since last week and as the films aren't back from the labs yet I am posting an older shot of mine.
    I've decided to stick with film for this one - this was my 5th exposure of my first roll of Kodak Ektar!
    luis triguez likes this.
  99. La Punta - Callao in Lima Peru
    Nikon d5000 + Tamrom 18-270 / f6 1/200 iso200
  100. Here is mine for the week. Friends of mine that got married this weekend. Saved as Aged Photo in LR.
  101. On Sunday we had some great weather and a pre-arranged shoot with an up and coming local singer, Amanda.
    Shot with Nikon D80 + Tamron 28-75 F2.8 Reflector fill + off camera strobe for hair / rim lighting.
  102. Band in Esplanadi Park, Helsinki.
  103. Great photos this week. I really look forward to seeing these on Wednesdays. This week I have a photo taken last year. President Lincoln bust in a field near Pearland.
  104. Working on my lighting. Just a strobe through umbrella camera right.
    D700, 20mm f/2.8 at f/16 1/200
  105. Raaj - Very vibrant roses
    Eddy - great lighting on the leaves
    Kent - I like. Are you sure the camera is not too heavy?
    This is a shot of a group of abandoned buildings from a commune from the turn of the 19th century in Santa Rosa, CA
    D90 70-200 2.8 tripod 70mm @ f16 1/30 iso 200
  106. Many wonderful photos as always. A few that stood out to me (in reverse order for once):

    Adey L - moody portrait
    Rathjiit S - Welcome, and nice pic
    Louis M - love it!
    Mike E - Wow! Perfect.
    Don H - very nice!
    Paul G - good for you, and nice photo
    Keith O - I agree with Linda M, reminds me of the dancing mushrooms in Fantasia
    Tony H - lovely colors
    Wayne W, William P, and Pieter N - those shots are NOT easy to get! Great job.
    Aguinaldo P and Bogden N - nice street scenes of Paris
    Richard S - great NASCAR shot
    Chris M - Very cool, but what is it?
    Jens F and Oskar O - cool IR work
    Jana H - nice comp
    Matt L - lovely tonalities

    Amazing macro work and bird shots by so many! They are all great
  107. Laysan Albatross Chick - Midway Atoll
    Nikon d300 70-200/2.8 at 174mm f5.0 1/640
  108. I have lived here all my life but it is only after living abroad for 6 years that I now recognise the real beauty of my home...there have loads of dandelions this year in Ireland...but I havent managed to get a decent so, so here's another landscape from 2 nights ago
  109. Here is mine for the week, Thanks everyone who commented last week! Have a great rest of the week!
  110. Hi everybody, have been away from wednesdays for some time.
    Great pictures as usual.
    I like to share a picture from my first (unpaid) photo assignment, the wedding of my best friend.
    It was very exciting for me as it is not something you do everyday (well, I don't).
    Everything went great and I am super happy with the results.
    Nikon saved the day for me. I made a wrong setting by accident (setting the resolution to Small, something I never do, but I must have hit the front dial while setting the Raw+JPG option) and I missed the 'S' in the display in stead of the 'L'. Not that 3 Megapixel is terrible for anything but large prints, but still. Luckily the Raw files are full resolution.
    I did have some trouble with blown highlights in the sunset while the Normal histogram didn't indicate any problem. I need to learn and check the color histograms.
    The bride turned out to be quite the model and we really enjoyed a photo session in the grass.
    She hardly needed any directions and looked perfectly natural.
    One of my favourite pictures of the day, taken with the D90 + 80-200mm @ F3.3 or so. Also used the Meike grip for balance and portrait.
  111. My daughter.
  112. The Dakota 72th St
  113. Happy Wednesday, all.
    Nikkor 24-85mm AF-S @85
    ISO 200
  114. Saw this wild and crazy guy at the foggy lakefront last Sunday.
  115. Sorry. Pls delete my Other Post, I dont change the resolution correctly =(
    I'm just learning how to post photos here.
    La Punta - Callao in Lima Peru
  116. When I picked up my mail from my post office box last week before heading off on a trip the TV Guide was in it. I took this as a somewhat humorous tribute to the LOST finale ( I'm a big LOST fan by the way! ).
  117. I know there are tons of flowers on here but this is my first post so I thought I'd play it safe. I love Nikon Wednesdays!

    Nikon D3000 with 50mm 1.8, ISO 200, f/9, 1/125s
  118. Keith,
    You KNOW , that the third flower is the bully and has knocked the other to onto the "ground" in that shot. It least that's what MY eyes tell me.
  119. Good one, Jeanne...
  120. [​IMG]First real image made on my new D700.
  121. mbh


    These Wednesday threads always stimulate my brain, make me want to go out and take better pictures. While I loved many of the photographs posted, Grant Tanner’s fishing mate particularly caught my eye, excellent black and white. I found Jana Hughes’ studio/Photoshopped water droplets worked to be an exceptionally lovely image. I definitely wanted to join Jonas Fjellstedt in his walk in the woods, such a lovely view. Jose Curiel’s image of his wife made me smile, she had a lovely smile and it’s a joy to think of their soon-to-be happy event (very nice lighting, lovely shot technically). Beautiful capture by Ian Rance, luminous is definitely the correct word to describe that beautiful green. Aguinaldo de Paula’s Paris street scene caught my eye, perhaps because I can’t pass by a scene like that without wanting to hop on a plane. Great shot by Rick Moran, I loved the crisp reflection and the fly under the gun helped to make the shot. Keith Obye’s shot made me smile. I loved the color of it, the beauty of the macro, but I also saw three little cartoon characters rolling and dancing around in those lovely white leaves, funny how the mind works. Warm shot by John Novince, well-captured. Beautiful eyes caught by Torben Palm in his lovely portrait. And so many more images, too many to comment on. Okay, okay, loved Adey L’s shot, very evocative, quite beautiful.
    And my own effort taken this evening,
  122. ...still wEdNeSdAY in Western Alaska...
  123. do yo MAKE rain..thats a trick I must learn
  124. Mark Gordon, unless you or the singer is going for a specific type of rebellious attitude or something, you might suggest the next one you photograph picks a chord other than G for their photo. Check her left hand.
    Unless you or she were totally going for a bit of rebellious flare in the photo ;).
  125. Mary, I will send you the tutorial, if you are interested.
  126. Steven I see what you!.. she was playing at the time... so its coincidence coupled with her finger style... she was way too shy to be that cheeky...
  127. I'm unlikely to be on-line next Wednesday, so I'm adding some comments now on this week's thread.
    So much to choose from:
    • Matt - a really striking photo when toned like this, I think it suits the subject perfectly.
    • Jens- a delicate and fascinating IR capture.
    • Jonas - amazing colours!
    • Jose - Great, I'd love to see this myself one day (my wife is Portuguese).
    I don't even feel competent to comment on Mike Eng's awesome photo or any of the amazing macros which are here this week. Maybe one day, I'll get to shoot beginner versions of some of these subjects...
  128. Just a few uninteresting Nikon shots this week, I`ve had to work with medium format instead.
    Here I have just tested my 50AFS on the D700, looking for aberrations, blooming and other issues; it was getting dark, and I expected the camera to overexpose by default... but I was wrong. The D700 meter reading was dead on, no compensation needed.
    Result: no trace of fringing. Nope, nothing, nada.
  129. I really like the animal pictures this week: Matt's sweet dog with her owner's hand is gorgeous. Scott's cat pic is beautiful too and technically great, I think, with both eyes in focus yet nicely blurring toward the rear (perfect (or purr-fect) aperture selection) and also sharpened just right, which isn't easy with cats and dogs. I also very much like Adam's bunny (my greyhounds would enjoy visiting), Jonathon's fierce kitty, Sankha's and Rathijit's posing squirrels, and the Alpo's lighting for Nelly.
    I also think this week's film pictures are not only good looking but also instructive. Ian's luminous tree and Adey's mysterious portrait both have special atmospheres that probably would be tough to match with digital. To me Louis's bicycle sculpture has a much different look that is also great—clean and sharp—similar to digital.
    Super landscapes too: Jonas's woods and Lawrence's golf course are especially striking.
    I also really like Richard's fern and Brian's take on that disturbing sculpture.
  130. Taken in Monterey, CA a week ago.

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