Nikon Wednesday Pic 2010: #23

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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!​
    Wednesday greetings, Nikonians.

    I almost used posting this image as a chance to say something thoughtful about the conflict between engineering and cruel entropy. Or about the clash between order and chaos. Or about the irony of cursing rust even though it's what makes our blood work. But no. This just reminds me to wax my car. Pointed your Nikon gear at any clichés lately? Confess! And of course, share a photo.
  2. Another in the Dogumentary series.
    Mother and daughter.
  3. Hello Nikon Wednesday friends. I've missed the past few weeks, just too busy. Here's a shot from last winter.
    Beacon Hill, Winter Light -- D300
  4. Saw this clash of order and chaos Monday on the way to work. A medical gas truck driver hit, and sheared off, a gas pump. The driver was pulled out of the burning truck by 4 local brave fellows, and is lying on the ground up front. I don't know his current status but all are hoping for his recovery.
  5. Celtics/Lakers kept me up, so I'll post early today!
    This is from my sister-in-law's wedding last weekend.
  6. Museum of Modern Art NYC
  7. Hello everyone
    Today i have a photo of my eldest daughter at a friend's 21st Birthday. The wine made her extremely happy:))
    Dad was there to make sure she got home
  8. Good evening all (or good day if it's daytime),
    No cliche here, just a neat shot of a 747 waiting it's turn to take off after a brief but heavy thunderstorm at the Atlanta airport. Since the separation zone for a "heavy" like this one is five miles, they let us cut in front to prevent us from being later than we were. Colors were enhanced as it's tough to shoot through the dirty and hazy plane windows.
    Safe traveling.
  9. This is almost like dialing in all but the last digit when trying to win a radio give-away ... without the rust. Anyway, the baseball season is winding down and the mighty Iron Birds defeated the Hot Rods in the first round of the playoffs.
    D700 + AF-S 300/f2.8, ISO 1600, 1/500s @ f/2.8
  10. These birds are tamer than I would have thought. Nikon D300, 18-200mm Nikkor zoom.
  11. Happy Wednesday everbody!
    Another shot from my recent trip to Germany - this one is from the Raptor Station in Hellenthal. Bald Eagle - Weisskopfseeadler in German.
  12. ha! that eagle looks teutonic.
    here's one from a street fair i shot last weekend...
  13. This week marked the return for the third consecutive year of this wallaby to our garden for winter. Each year I'm able to get a little closer with all my photographic paraphernalia without spooking her (we believe it's a she) no need for a teleconverter this year.....
  14. Just a wild bunny I saw hopping around next to a paring lot. Luckily I had the big zoom on my camera and pointed it out my car window. Not bad for a point and shoot. After I took the shot and saw it on the monitor, I knew that I at least had "something" for this Nikon Wednesday thing we do.
  15. Yellowstone N.P. Wyoming U.S.A.
    Had struck out all day (Just 1 grizzly but VERY FAR) then Mama came around the corner.
  16. Isabel my Timneh African Grey
    D300s, 1/60s, f4.5, ISO 200, 18-200mm @ 40mm
  17. Good morning! Happy NW!!!!!
    Here is a shot of the city of lights taken this week-end from up high...
  18. Hello Everybody,
    here is my photo for this week. I look forward to all your pictures.
    Nikon D700, 24-70 f/2.8@ISO 200, f/7.1, 1/160 s
  19. Happy Wednesday from Seattle.
    So many great images already!
    Mark...Sweet sweet. I am a sucker for all the herding breeds. Great dogs, great shot!
    Richard...Lovely shot. Lovely light. Winter has the most amazing light.
    Edwin...Quite a scene. I hope that it had a happy ending...for all. Nice to see so many people helping.
    Jim...Simple and Strong composition. Great use of B/W
    Enrique...Great shot. Beautiful animals!
    My contribution is from a recent shoot. I have taken pictures of this family for several years. They just had twins and I feel really honored to be among the first to capture their moments.
  20. Hello everyone...
    I met this guy on my trip up to Northumberland back in April who said he was interested in taking some photos around London. We went down to the Tate Modern facing St Paul's Cathedral and took this photo.
  21. Happy Wednesday all.
    Been playing around with my IR converted D70 again. This is an old Castle used by kings as a 'stay over' while joining hunting parties in the area. Almost 'out of camera' but changed the color of the sky from red to blue.
  22. Here's one from my recent trip to the marshes of Norfolk, slightly cropped.
  23. Lines. Nikon D80
  24. WedNEsDAy PiC #23

    Hi everyone. Melbourne’s weather can change without warning. Perfect sunshine one minute, massive downpour the next. This shot was the point of such a transition during the weekend. Someone even offered me an umbrella.
    Camera: Nikon D300
    Lens: AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200 mm f/2.8G IF-ED
    Settings: 105 mm, 1/1000 sec, f/8 and ISO 200 (Manual, hand held)
  25. [​IMG]A lonely fisherman in the city of Lachine (Montreal QC) in the South-western portion of Quebec. I had to distance myself from him since he looked at me scornfully with my camera when I was much closer. Most noticeable of Lachine's features is the lachine Canal and its recreational facilities, including the Lachine Canal National Historic Site. Around the canal's inlet, in the southern part of the borough, are located The Fur Trade at Lachine National Historic Site, René Lévesque Park (on a long peninsula extending into Lac Saint-Louis), and the Musée de Lachine, which has collections of modern outdoor sculpture both on its own grounds, in René Lévesque Park, and in other sites throughout the borough.
  26. Incredibly high standard today! After a few weeks away with camera - here's one from my garden this week; odd plane of focus is the only lift for a common subject.
  27. Beautiful pictures everyone!
  28. Hi fellow Nikonians! This one is just for fun and to say: "Have a nice day with your friend!" :)
  29. For some reason I always remember Wednesday Pic on Thursday...anyhow, my contribution to this week was taken at SF's Legion of Honor in the 30 minutes that the sun actually shone through the fog.

    Setup: Nikon D700, Nikkor 24-85mm @ f/4.5 and 1/640s @ ISO 200

  30. Wonderful pictures so far! I missed the last two weeks, unfortunately, but was able to make this one. My contribution is a photo of this little guy on the couch. His grandma had just put him there for some 'rest time', which promptly turned into serious sleep time.
  31. I was sitting, doing nothing the other day, when suddenly Mr or Mrs Snail decided to pay me a visit. Just sliming its way across my window pane.

    No time to get the tripod and difficult lighting set up. So just camera, lens and in camera flash.
    D700, 105 2.8 VR Micro, flash 1/60 sec F20 @ ISO 200

    Again some stunning work already on the Wednesday morning.
    Shots that caught my eye are from:
    • Matt
    • Jim
    • Scott
    • Dieter
    • Enrique
    • Tiffany
    • Anish
    • Jens (hence the red haze on the caslte itself)
    • Tony
    • John
  32. I brought my old FM2n out for the local Sikh celebration of Basaikhi recently. I don't know if it is really cliche, but I guess I could title it"Hope Springs Eternal" The trouble with cliches, though is that they are quite often accurate.
  33. Hello everyone! After being away for several weeks I'm able to post again....
    This shot was taken last week. Dunluce Castle ruins in Northern Ireland.
    Happy WeDNeSDaY!!
  34. Another one from my retro fashion shoot - Nikon D80 + Tamron 28-75 F2.8 @ 28mm ISO 200 1/40 F2.8 0.0EV Daylight plus flash fill
  35. I was sitting on my front steps yesterday evening and I noticed how that after the recent rains that everything had really flourished and looked healthy. It is only a small garden but it contains as many flowers as will fit! I used my D50 and the Tele-Arton 90mm f/4.
  36. Hello All:
    Taken last Thursday while attending Ciudad Emergente 3. A five days festival devoted to new artists in areas of Design, Art, Poetry, Fashion and Music, here in Buenos Aires.
    Part of an art Installation...reflecting my mood....2 days to the beginning of the Football World Cup in South Africa.
    (Please.....Messi.....wake up! do something! At least, try to pretend you are interested! Under the Hand of God our fate is doomed, I'm afraid. It will be a cold and sour winter down here in Argentina.)
    D300 + Tamron 10-24 @10mm - ISO 200 - 1/80 - f 7.1
  37. Jens, Mike - Great shots. Jim, fatastic use of B&W! Anish, your photo really caught my eye, great colour and composition!
    My shot this week is of Sparkie having a cuddle with a teddy.
  38. D700, 200mm f/2 AF-S G VR, tripod (VR off), ISO 200, 1/160 @ f/2.8.
  39. A harbour near my place.
    Thanks for viewing.
  40. self portrait
    Nikon D200 +AF Nikkor 50/1.8 + Flash thourgh umbrella
  41. This is a friend I ran into while shooting in a local park. He was enjoying the amazing weather we had on Saturday. Looking at it now, there is a long list of things I could have done to improve this shot, but they didn't come to mind at the time.

  42. This is my son. We had a little fire going in the backyard and he put a stick in the fire. He would pull it out and blow on it to get it red hot. I just had to get a pic of him doing it.
  43. Good Morning WedNEsDAy :)
    Wonderful images so far and many more to come. My contribution this week is another flower macro captured during my walk. I have cropped a little so that focus point is popped :eek:)
    Nikon D90 and Tamron 90mm
  44. Happy Wednesday all!!! Here is my photo this week.
    D90 + 24-70/2.8
  45. Florida Keys
  46. Here is a photo taken for a different assignment. It's my wife at a nearby graveyard.
    The flare is real but the colors have some PP.
    Graveside Thoughts
    Nikon D3000, 50mm 1.8D, ISO 400, f/20, 1/10 sec, direct sunlight white balance.
  47. Good morning to all. A few shots caught my eye this AM. Tiffany's twins, Weston's Grey, Dieter's Eagle and Chris's picture of Sparkie. Many others were great also. Another macro try for me. This one was a quick grab the camera and chase opportunity. Nikon D200, Sigma 24-90 macro, 90mm, F/16, ISO200, 1/60ss, on camera flash for fill.
  48. Happy Wednesday to All!!! I shot this weeks picture two weeks ago while walking around the museum of science, in New York City, with my son. We were on the spiral staircase below the planetarium, when I looked down and saw these two technicians working on the multi panel TV display. I was glad that I had made the decision to bring my camera along on the trip. As usual I am looking forward to seeing what caught your eyes, in various parts of the world.
  49. [​IMG]
    Nikon D3s, 14-24mm f/2.8 @ 24mm, f/16, 1/160th
    2 lights on the bg and table, 1 spot on the lamp camera right
    minimal photoshop to fix the light coming out of the lamp.
  50. Swan family taking a stroll in the lagoon last Saturday
  51. After the rain.
    Nikon D90, 18mm, 1 sec.
  52. Happy Wednesday again everyone. I've been working a lot lately and have only been able to get out once and shoot some pics of some nearby flowers at my apartment complex. So here's another flower shot. Hope everyone has a great day.
  53. Rusted out side of a construction trash dumpster, Reston Town Center - Virginia.
  54. I haven't taken my equipment out in a week. So disappointed in myself. I'll just have to post a shot from my last trip out. A chance encounter with good light. Happy shooting everyone.
  55. Beautiful photos as usual! (Thanks Rick for the welcome back last week. :) I found this Katydid cleaning it's antenna the other day in the front yard. They are *really* long! D90/Sigma 150/SB600 offboard diffused@1/160, f/10.
  56. Don't get to use my D2H that often anymore but when I do it still blows me away.
  57. Greetings all. Once again, Wednesday arrives.
    Again a really good range of high quality photos. Thanks all for sharing.
    From my side a friend was nice enough to model for me while I experimented with off camera flash and softbox for the 1st time. We decided to go with a slightly different subject matter.
  58. On Saturday we went hiking in the hills and camped by a lake.
    @Tiffany. Thank you for your nice comment last week. Your portraits are always inspirational. Both last weeks and this weeks are stunning.
  59. This week's images are even better than usual, if that's possible. Here's a cat.
  60. Nature taking advantage of itself
  61. My pic for the week!!!
  62. Interesting theme, Matt, as I have something that fits (for a change |;-} ) This is a set-up for deep hollowing of a large wood salad bowl. The wood is spalted Red Maple that's been cut to about 18" in diameter. The contrast between the gleaming steel and the warmth of the wood was hard (for me) to get balanced. Primary light was from 6 incandescent spots with fill flash bounced off two cards from above and behind the camera to the right. D700, 24-85 @ 85mm, ISO 1250, 1/60th at f5.6.
  63. Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles. D700, 14mm. Thank you to those who commented on my image last week.
  64. My photo for today is a new thing for me. I usually do not shoot birds but I have a Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 and I bought a Sigma TC 2.0 for it and I put this on my tripod and waited for the birds to come to my bird feeder.
    I like what I got so I am happy with the results of the TC2. Any comments on the quality will be appreciated as I do respect other eyes looking at it and advising.
    Thank you,
    phil b
    benton, ky
  65. D-300 w/17-35
  66. This is a shot of a pileated woodpecker by a rail trail nearby. I had been looking for him/her for a week or so. Finally found in him along a trail pecking away. After a while he flew down to this log. For central Indiana, this was a great find for me. They are beautiful birds, nearly as large as a crow!

    D90, 55-200 lends at 200mm
    ISO 1250 1/200 sec f/10

    Some of my favorites so far:
    Mark C, Jana H, Tiffany B, Fred A, Arthur A, Rene V, Aguinaldo P, ANdrew M, Paul G, Nina M, Bob D, Jeannean B, Doug S
  67. Great shots so far today!!
    Weather did not permit chasing bugs last week, so back to water drops. I tried something a bit different. Put two holes in the bag to see what would happen. I liked the sense of motion in this shot.
    D300 60mm micro f/16 shutter 1/125 SB600 off camera
    Have a great week everyone.
  68. Greetings, everyone! So many good photos today, it takes a long time to load via the satellite internet link in the redwood country here in the northwestern California!
    I photographed this redwood burl yesterday, in the Stout Grove, Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park, CA.
  69. acm


    June 6, 2010: Protesters at New York 9/11 site, agitating against proposed mosque to come up 600 yards from Ground Zero.
  70. Happy Wednesday with great photos...
    my contribution this week is the product of d300s @ 52mm f/9 ISO100
  71. D200, MIcro Nikkor 105mm f/2.8, ISO 250
  72. Good morning WedNEsDAy photographers.
    I saw this barn while on a birthday weekend get-a-way in Traverse City, Mi. It was raining when I took the shot. The lines and angles looked interesting and I hope you like it.
    Have a great week!
  73. I thought these chairs looked lonely
  74. try again
  75. Nice pictures everyone. Such a good variety. I'm getting a bit bored with my 365 Project and am in need of a change: perhaps a new lens, a new challenge -- anyway, I played bit with the light last night. This is a little brackish in feel, but it's a change.
  76. The contrast of colors drew my eye to this cliche of spring image. Great contrast and the yellow really pops on Velvia.
  77. Great photos so far. I specially like the following. Dieter, Enrique, Richard.Mine this week is of a wall decoration with desert roses as hair.D700, 50mm f1.8 @ f5 and 200
  78. I confess! I've pointed my Nikon gear at nothing but clichés during this week! But before showing what I dug from my hard drive this time, I want to thank Tiffany for your comment on last week. I always admire your portraits and recognize them even without looking the photographers name, I really like your style. And I also would like to welcome Jeannean Buglady back, good to see your shots again, I missed them while you were away!
    And now, my cliché of the week:
  79. Hummingbird at the Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, AZ.

  80. Nice pics everyone. Just one of the backyard birds ... Ray.
    Louis ...Great mono portrait.
  81. Camera: Nikon D300
    Lens: Nikon AF-S DX 18-135 f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED
    This photo was taken in Valparai a beautiful hill station in south India. The hill has 40 hairpin bends. From one of the bends this shot was taken showing the road below where a bus was captured alongwith the hanging clouds.
  82. I've been out with the Nikomat FT2 with some black & white film in it, but since there may not be any results for some time, I can use it as a prop. Thanks Lil for reminding me that macro can be fun. The bee never made it into the frame on the Nikomat, so I had to get him with the D100. 1/200th f11 with a little light from a Vivitar 285 to blow out the front of the PB-5 rails.
  83. I have been in Madrid this weekend, and here is one of many shots i have made...
  84. erik_christensen|3

    erik_christensen|3 Self-employed

    Photo not the most recent - I have been travelling
  85. View from Sallatunturi in Finnish Lapland.
  86. Happy Wednesday everyone. My contribution this week is an egret that hans around a local park near my house.
  87. Hi everyone, was away for some time.
    D300, 80-200/2.8.
  88. captured at Pier 39 in San Francisco ...
  89. a touch of lyme disease has slowed me down a bit here lately. keep plenty of "deep woods"-type insect repellent on hand for those woodlands jaunts. and if that fails, there's always doxycycline...
    i suppose it's the price we pay for our art...
  90. Taken weekend b4 last, I was required to metamorphize one of my best friends and fabulous musician Marla Fibish into a sexy pin-up accordian babe for a month of this coming years accordian babe calendar. We had loads of fun and some hard work to do the set-ups. Except for the crop, this image is basically in-camera with no post-processing including sharpening. We'll do that when the selections get made for the top 3-5 images. Done with a D700 and 24-70, which, under the lights performed beautifully and I was very happy with it. Most of these were shot around 5.6 more or less at 250 sync speed. [​IMG]
  91. Great images, everyone. I saw a lot of bird photos today - here's another. I shot this at a U.S. Fish & Wildlife event over the weekend.
  92. In front of our door.
  93. Taken at the Aboretum. Converted to B&W in CS4.
  94. Cliche red rose...happy Wednesday all...
  95. bryce canyon
  96. Returning to Mahuayani in Cusco-Peru , after QoyllurRiti Pilgrimage.
  97. The Pope paid a visit to our humble island last weekend for a state visit and to bless the faithfull. On departure on Sunday afternoon, following due protocol, he departed with the national airline of the visited country. Security was crazy. Other air traffic on hold, police helicopters and military vehicles patrolling the perimeter. Here, from the public beach, his VIP flight taxies past some of the security vehicles standing by for his flight.
    D700, 300mm, cropped[​IMG]
    some photos today that grabbed my attention, Dieter S, Anish M, Apurva M, Pramod B.
  98. Haven't a clue as to why my mom called these hen&bitties, but it looked interesting at the time. Nikon F5, 50mm F1.4 AF on Kodak Ektar 100.
  99. I haven't been able to photograph much lately, but I did manage to sneak in a quick shot yesterday. We're expecting the birth of our son in 3 weeks, and so we've been spending quite a bit of time getting the nursery ready. I liked the notion of the stuffed animals (Kermit in this particular instance) awaiting the arrival of their new playmate. :)
  100. Abandoned corral near the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park, Utah.
  101. Great photos, everyone is contributing very high quality, interesting pics.
    Nikon D3, 70-200mm f2.8, 1/1000, f2.8, 125mm, iso 200
  102. Great bird pictures this week.
    Here is a picture from a trip to Bristol.
    D90 + 18-200mm @ 18mm, 1/10s, F6.7 ISO800
  103. Here is picture of a local Hunter Robin.
  104. I was at Laguna Seca Raceway, taking pictures of fast moving objects, when I looked down, on the hill next to me and saw these little flowers with the sun shining through them.
    Nikon 75-150mm F3.5 AIS, Fuji Provia 100 , ( Probably about f3.5 )
  105. Hello, Fellow Nikonians !
    This wednesday I was very busy, taking pictures at the Carmo Archaeological Museum, in Lisbon, Portugal, and I decided do share one of them with you.
    It is located in the very scenic Ruins of the Old Carmo Church, that have survived the Great Lisbon 1755 Earthquake. The beautiful sculptures in the foreground are a work of the Italian sculpture Giovanni Antonio Bellini.
    I hope you enjoy it and visit this unique museum sometime in the near future.
  106. Trying out my new Sigma 10-20 wide angle..this is a marina near my home in Belmar NJ..late day sunlight.
  107. Mike Mixon ..very cute idea..great shoot..congrats on your new baby! Looks like he/she will have good humor in the home.
  108. This one was taken last year.
    My comuter with photo editing SW is dead. My new computer will here next week. :(
  109. Trying Digital infrared on my D70. This is an early attempt from this past weekend.
  110. Street Scene
  111. Is this cliche? The dog is recovering from hip surgery, and having a cage-mate made him very happy.
  112. So many great ones!
  113. Tiffany - thanks for the comment. I agree that the herding breeds are really special. It's really neat you are able to document the growth of this new family.
    Doug - great shot of the woodpecker. We have a tremendous variety of birds on our farm in SE Ohio. Every time I see a shot like yours I want to dig out the old tripod and see what I can find.
  114. Great shots, everyone! Here's mine for this week.
  115. Flower.
  116. mbh


    Some lovely photographs, many of which made me smile. I was out hiking and snapped this shot with my Nikon D80.
  117. A mosque with a stainless steel dome at Putrajaya, Malaysia's administrative capital. D90+Tamron 17-50 2secs f/5.6 ISO200.
  118. Hope we make it back before dark...
    NIKON D2Hs, 1/320 sec, f/4.5, ISO 400, EV -2/3, Nikkor 12-24mm f/4 @ 12mm
  119. Nikon D700 • Zeiss 25mm f/2.8 ZF • ISO 200 • 1/250sec • -2/3 EV • f/2.8
  120. The postings this week are terrific. I'll just mention a few that particularly caught my attention:
    Matt, your starting image is intriguing.
    Richard Snow, elegant photo of the two rings.
    Dietr Schaefer, a great bald eagle shot.
    Enrique R., bear with two cubs
    Aguinaldo de Paula, I like the perfect silhouette with the ships in the distance.
    Nina Myers, whatever it is, it's very nicely lit and rendered.
    Bob Dein, great color in the "after the rain" image.
    Jeannean, the Katydid is terrific. Color, pose, everything.
    Martin Z., your cat is really great.
    Doug Santo, elegantly done church interrior.
    Kevin Delson, that's quite a shot. Grows on me.
    Roberta Davidson, I like this week's water drops.
    Pramod Beligere, the hummingbird with glowing flower.
    Bill J. Boyd, your egret
    Nick Doronin, your fuzzy guy in sepia
    John Williamson, back-lit flowers.
    Mary Fenton, the boats in late day sunlight.
  121. Taken a few hours ago, I was having fun working with the 35/1.4AiS, trying to tame that "glowing" effect when shooting wide open. I definitely like it, but it`s somewhat hard to predict; the highlights and exposure have to be strictly controlled to get something interesting. Under direct sunlight I find most of my pics to be on the wild side. I find it very interesting in portraiture.
    BTW, I was surprised that even being extremely cautious while focusing (yes, I`m aware of that focusing issues), many of the pics were absolutely out of focus. I need to test it more deeply.
    D700 @ 200ISO, 35/1.4AiS wide open, 1/1000 sec.

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