Nikon Wednesday Pic 2010: #35

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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 Nikon Wednesday, all. Still with the steamy weather, yet. Great time to go see a movie. Ever wonder what it takes to keep a 10-plex cinema complex cool and dried out in hot, hot weather? It takes a really, really big roof-top HVAC unit. I caught this crew swapping out such a unit the other morning. It barely fit on an extended 18-wheel trailer. Quite something to be dangling over top of the local parked cars and retail shops. They made it look easy. Had your Nikon gear at hand to capture our infrastructure being maintained by worker bees? Share a photo!
  2. Hello All, We had a bit of rain last week, so I made a trip to the local waterfall near my house. Shot with a Nikon D80, 70-300mm, ISO 400, f/18, 1/13.
  3. Not working on OUR infrastructure but...I've been hoping to get a shot of the "Mating Game" with either damselflies or dragonflies. Finally got one this past week at the beach. I guess it is a romantic place after all. ;-) D90/Sigma 150mm/Sigma 1.4x teleconverter @ 1/60, f/8, ISO 160. (cropped a bit off the right side)
  4. Happy Wednesday everyone!
  5. erik_christensen|3

    erik_christensen|3 Self-employed

    Discos fish from a fishtank with reasonable glass
  6. Worker bee, but in this instance he's demolishing an infrastructure. I occasionally shoot before-and-afters for a friend, and this shot was not planned at all.
  7. Doe in the Brush
    D200, Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8 zoom
  8. The Govinator. Can you spot the security guy?
  9. Great photos, everyone! My contribution today is a photo taken in the courtyard of the Monterey Museum of Art at Rancho Mirada, where I went to see a great exhibit of Ansel Adams.
    @ Sanford Gerald -- the security guy is behind the governor to the left from your camera.
  10. Great stuff already! Continuing Matt's theme, here's mine...
  11. Hello Everybody,
    Fantastic photos, I am envious. Mine from an old train station.
    Taken with Nikon D700, 24-70mm, f/2.8@ISO 200, 1/800s, f/3.2
    Have a lovely week.
  12. Have a great Wednesday!
  13. [​IMG]Good day and hope everyone is having a fun time. I was away on a road trip to Atlantic Canada for a couple of weeks and managed to visit Newfoundland for the first time. the image here is taken at Port aux basques in newfoundland.
  14. Good morning, everyone. Great stuff. Jana and Jonas' images are my favorite so far. This is from a recent concert here in town.
  15. Playing around with IR camera gave this 'Fantasy Landscape'.
  16. Jonas Fjellstedt - Nice photo!
    Here's another body of water. This was taken on the shores of the Beauly Firth near Inverness, Scotland.
  17. Two favorites so far: Jeannean Buglady's Damselflies and Jonas Fjellstedt's toned seascape.
  18. Great pics so far everyone. Here's a a shot taken on the backstretch at Saratoga Racecourse in Saratoga Springs, NY a few weeks ago.
  19. Hi there,
    More from Terra Natura, Benidorm, Spain. One of their Tigers having a dip.
    Hope you all like.
    D40X, VR 55-200mm F/4-5.6G (@80mm) F/5 @ 1/400s, ISO 200

  20. Great shots so far. My contribution is my journey on Friday to 23rd street in Manhattan. I was on my way to a photography workshop and had some time to kill.
    I used my d300 and sigma 70-200 f/2.8. Heavy but fun to shoot street photos with. Converted to b&w using lightroom 3.
  21. I came across this Blacksmith near Killarney, Co. Kerry. It was very dark in the Forge and I only had ISO 100 film. With the 50mm f1.8 wide open and metering off the red hot iron the shutter speed was still about 1 second. So I attempted to try and record the movement of the craftsman rather than get things pin sharp...
  22. Hi Guys
    Sorry about the noise but i forgot to change the ISO back down :)))
  23. This photo is from Hellyer Park Velodrome in San Jose, CA. The coaches are running a series of sessions to introduce kids to riding and racing fixed-gear no-brakes bicycles on the track. I've been taking my niece and she's been having a great time. While she rides, I photograph. Here is one of two of the more skilled boys on the track, Trey (on the left) and Ayoub (on the right).
  24. this week in nikon: scraper bikes.
  25. I took this shot of worker bees last week, at a friend's hive. If you look carefully, you may see a drone - it's bigger than the workers.
  26. It's been a couple of weeks......
    One of the shots from 'On the Road'.
  27. Went camping with my son up at a mountain lake at the weekend. Found quite a few of these guys in the vegetation.
  28. Eric, a REAL Scraper's bike...)))
  29. Here's a shot u took just driving through the countryside last week.
  30. Good morning....Here is my BW for today...Taken a while back!
    Lots of great pix on here as always!
  31. Sunset over Inis Bofin, West of Ireland. Minor adjustment in lightroom. Taken last week, I was amazed at the scene unfolding before me as the setting sun split through the clouds and montarily lit up the foreground grasses.
  32. Good morning Nikonians,
    such a lovely collection already! Peter, I love your bees! And Tony. that Newfouindland light is simply great.
    On the road, in Luxemburg: this is a sign from a 'gastronomic island' somewhere in the city centre. Found it quite cute. Taken with D700 and 24-70/2.8.
  33. Hi all,
    Good morning, good afternoon, good evening and good night...
    Here is my contribution.
    D300 and 16-85 mm VR @ 85 mm, ISO 400, 1/250, f/20
  34. bmm


    Wow eary start today!!
    Here is my first contribution in ages; a view from the loungeroom window of my new apartment on an amazing summer evening.
  35. Dancing with the bears
  36. My neighbor Billy wanted me to try to make this photo I took of him and "Pauline, The Mule" to look like a painting.
    I tried and this is what I came up with. He wants to get it made into a large photo (16x20) to frame.
    The original photo details are:
    Nikon D90,
    Sigma, 24-70 2.8 @ 36mm
    iso 800
    hand held
    phil b
    benton, ky
  37. Bears representing nations of the world at Senate Square, Helsinki.
  38. This shot was taken in the famous Calcutta bridge in an evening.
  39. erik_christensen|3

    erik_christensen|3 Self-employed

    Lesley - 'your' motorbike looks like a standard Vietnamese motorbike
  40. Caught this Tri-Colored Heron fishing last week.
    D300 with 300/4 afs
    iso 500
  41. Hi everybody,
    I ran into this guy on a countryfestival where a friend of mine was playing in the band.
    I thought his sunglasses looked cool.
    Taken with the D90 and 80-200 @ F3.3 1/750s 200mm iso 400
  42. Good Morning!
    My wife and I were kayaking last weekend when she motioned to me to turn around. This eagle was inside of a white pine preening it's feathers. It was windy but I got off about 10 shots. This was taken with a D300, 80-400 mm VR zoom at f8, iso 200, 1/125 sec at 400 mm handheld from my kayak.
    Have a great week!
  43. Picked up a D50 yesterday with under 400 actuations at a bargain basement price. This is one of my first shots - the computer's monitor is the light source.
  44. Good day to all. Spent a little time at the Botanical gardens yesterday chasing butterflies. I like all the different colors in this shot. Nikon D3, !05 2.8 AIS, Kenco 2x, 210mm, F/8, 1/60 sec, ISO 640, SB800 on camera flash with diffuser.
  45. playing around with my Nikon 35mm f1.8.
  46. Happy Wednesday all.
    D200, 50mm F1.4 @F/1.4. 1/500, ISO100
  47. This is an image from the recent Woodward Dream Cruise here in suburban Detroit.
    D700, 24-70mm lens.
  48. Hi All,
    Gorgeous work.
    A few favorites:
    Martin Z
    Daniel O
    B M Mills - it looks like the clouds on the upper left mirror the building tops
    Richard A

    Mine is pic of my Golden pup after we first got her.
    D90 55-200 lens
  49. Well, after the disastrous holiday and the theft of my beloved D700 plus gear, here's my contribution with my new D700. Criusing at 37000 ft in our Boeing 737-800, somewhere over the Eastern Mediterranian last weekend, our co-pilot Michael monitors the instruments. These pictures are notoriously difficult because there's about 10 stops difference in exposure between the outside and the interior.
    Great shot of Arnie, Sanford G. You were definately in the right place at the right time.
    D700 (new replacement), nikkor 24-85mm at 24mm,iso 800, 1/200 at f/5 and +0.7 exposure compensation.
  50. Green frog. Taken with macro lens.
  51. Getting ready to go out fishing a few weekends ago.
  52. Greetings to all my fellow Nikonians! This weeks photo was taken about three weeks ago, while chasing butterflies at my local arboretum. Yesterday I was back there again, but it is so hot here in the north east, that I had to retreat back into the coolness of my office, before I melted away to nothing. :)
  53. Here is mine for the week. It's Heavens Peak at Glacier National Park in MT. Enjoy! Nikon D700 + Nikon 28-70mm f2.8.
  54. From the North Fork of the Tye River in Nelson County, Va. last week:
  55. This was taken at the Florida Aquarium in Tampa. If the boy had pointed up at the fish, I would have bought him an ice cream cone :).
    Nikon D90, Nikkor 35mmf1.8, ISO800, f2.0for 1/500 sec. -1ev.
  56. Hello all
    Thanks to Jennifer Meighan for mentioning my last week pic.
    For today, an art instalation, taken a few weeks ago.
    A kid police arresting a kid suspect outside a toy house
    D300 + 18-200 @18mm - ISO 800 - f3.5 - 1/10
  57. Took some baby shots today ... D40 with 18-70
  58. Wow...what a crazy looking critter. Believe this is an assassin bug nymph. Had to struggle to hold a leaf behind it so background wouldn't go dark while holding a heavy camera in my other hand...sometimes would be nice to have 3 or maybe 4 arms.
  59. Great shots everyone.
    Fortunate to find a dragon fly that was a great subject.
    D300 105mm micro f7 ISO200
  60. Been otherwise "engaged" and not doing much with images, but did manage to get this little girl in the learning process of which of my landscaping is good to eat. D-700, Nikkor 24-85 @ 85 and f5.6, ISO 1000
  61. Here is a shot I took while kayaking out at lake martin near lafayette LA. I have been having alot of fun shooting ultra wide angle shots.
  62. At my mom's smallholding. Mainly coconuts, palm, bananas and scattered fruit trees.
  63. This photo was taken at INDY300 in Chicago last weekend. Marco Andretti #26 finished the race in 3rd place. D80, Nikkor 80-200 2.8 @ 80mm, F11, 1/80, ISO800.
  64. It's been quite a while since I've been able to post anything here -- but I've been lurking and admiring the always extraordinary offerings! The inspiration I gather here never fails to help get me through the rest of the week...
    Favorites so far include Jeannean's damsels, Daniel's blacksmith, BM's Parisian sky (wow!), David J's froggy portrait, and Keith and Roberta's buggy macros -- but everyone's shots are special and marvelous as always.
    With the U.S. Labor Day holiday and cookouts galore coming up this weekend, here's a shot from a friend's party a couple of weeks ago. This guacamole burger tasted every bit as good as it looked... :)
  65. An unlikely abstraction. The inside of a pod that takes you up the arch in St. Louis.
  66. Indian (South Asian) Wedding Last Week Bride and Groom with a touch of reflector fill.
    Nikon D3 24-70 at 1/125 sec f2.8 ISO 640 at 29mm focal length
    Rose Hill Manor in Leesburg hosts many Indian events and we've got a reputation for photographing them well. With Indian weddings it's very much word of mouth referrals.
  67. This time for sure.
    A worker bee tiptoes through the pistils.
  68. Just a quick shot of a sunflower in my backyard.
  69. Father and daughter at the dinner table. I love my D300 in available light. This with 50mm f/1.4 wide-open, auto-iso (720), 1/60th.
    Father and Daughter at the Dinner Table -- D300, 50mm, 60th at f/1.4, Auto-ISO
  70. Last weekend at a car show I found this beauty. A 1936 Oldsmobile Six. In 1942 my father was 19 years old when he bought his first car, which was a 1936 Oldsmobile Six, just like this one. He had saved his money all summer for it while working for his Dad, who was a new home builder. This particular car was seen at the LeMay 33rd Annual Open House in Parkland, WA. It is in original unrestored condition.
  71. Joining the 'birdbrains' this week, a shot that I cropped the livin' heck out of to see how far i could go. This is about 1/16 or so of the original frame.
  72. 2010 Grove City (Ohio) Balloon Festival. Camera supported on the back end of a truck.
  73. This is from my recent stay in Seattle.
    Thank you.
  74. Although I have been following the posts I haven't been posting lately due to commitments. However, seeing as today is officialy Spring in the Southern hemisphere I grabbed my camera during a break in a meeting and took this shot of a Strelitzia outside my office. As usual there are some stunning photos already.
    Nikon D80, 18-200 F13 1/200
  75. Happy Wednesday, everyone!
    Elliot B, congrats on your "new" D50, great find! My D50 was stolen few weeks ago, thinking of buying another one, hope I'll be as lucky as you!
    I had some fun with local architecture on a rainy & lazy Sunday.
  76. Although I have been following the posts I haven't been posting lately due to commitments. However, seeing as today is officialy Spring in the Southern hemisphere I grabbed my camera during a break in a meeting and took this shot of a Strelitzia outside my office. As usual there are some stunning photos already.
    Nikon D80, 18-200 F13 1/200
  77. Enjoying all the great pics as always!
    Today a quick shot (with the D700/ 180mm 2.8) of some windowcleaners on a new office building in The Hague.
  78. I keep thinking about evolution, seriously, but don't expect I want to be human...especially like that one pointing a lens at me...
  79. I keep thinking about evolution, seriously, but don't expect I want to be human...especially like that one pointing a lens at me...
  80. Hier something from my last vacation in Croatia
    Nikon D60, Nikon 35mm 1.8 lens
  81. Hello everyone...
    I was just browsing through some of the photos and there are some great photos posted this week.
    My contribution is from my weekend trip to Amsterdam. Well, I couldn't photography as much as I wanted to as it rained through out the three days I was there and to make matters worse, my lens started doing wierd things to add to my misery. Nonetheless, I tried to make the best of it. This picture was taken in the country side a miles out of Amsterdam.
  82. Hi there, my contribution is of Paulus, a perfect model..
  83. Many stunning shots this week as usual, I've had a break from my losing battle shooting bugs and instead tried a shot of someone who enjoys bugging me....
  84. Wade Thompson, that is very interesting horizontal compression.
  85. It was too hot to cycle, so walked and took this instead.
  86. Circle b bar wildlife preserve. Lakeland, Florida.
  87. Been away for a while so want to make this last minute entry today. Driving through Ft Pierce, FL, I saw a bunch of rail cars and needed a closer look. This lone car is a double-deck car carrier, probably not used in years. big doors roll to the sides. Weeds and brush growing all around the rails. Shot in color then monochromed in software for a more dramatic look (I hope).
  88. Found a few hundred yards from the house on our ranch. We catch and release FAR away from home...we stopped killing the poor critters some time back. Shot with a D90 and a 70-300mm zoom to keep a safe distance.
  89. It's still Wednesday in California. I am not too late. My short was taken at the CA Coastline.
  90. Yep, still Weds. In Calif. Found this last nite from San Francisco last Folsom Street fair. D700, 17-35. [​IMG]
  91. Still Wednesday here as well in Beautiful British Columbia. From down the road, a nice little secluded boggy area by the lake. Sure was wishing I had my muck boots as I made my way closer to the edge to get a shot of this branch!
  92. [​IMG]
    "Lady of the Lake" , my first wedding shoot last weekend. Thank goodness I was second photographer!
    Nikon D700
    1/250s f/14.0 at 75.0mm iso1250
  93. Jens Frederiksen, that is one of the most beautiful IR shots I have ever seen!
    I went down to the park with my sister and niece and took a spin on the merry-go-round, thought it might make a cool picture and this is what I got.
  94. Rick Moran, the Tri-Color Heron is outstanding. Almost painterly. Is that shot out of the box, or what kind of post processing did you do? The shot is more than luck. You had to be there and be prepared. Again, it is a great capture.
    Dave Ralph
  95. WedNEsDAy PiC #35

    An instructor teaches a beginner how to ski at Mount Hotham.
    Camera: Nikon D300
    Lens: AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200 mm f/2.8G IF-ED VRII
    Settings: 200 mm, 1/2000 sec, f/4 and ISO 200 (AP, hand held, UV filter)
  96. Just wanted to take a moment to comment on the shots that caught my eye this week.
    Jeannean - that is a beautifully composed shot of "bug love"!!
    Jens - I'm not much of a fan of IR, but you sure got my attention with your "fantasy scape".
    Gej - I love this shot. It reminds me of the short time I spent living in South western Minnesota.
    Hamish - Love dragon flies and you did a great job with the details and composition.
    David - Love the sharpness of this little frog and how you isolated him against the background.
    Roberta - beautiful! I think you tipped the scales in favor of bug shots this week.
  97. some of my favourites
    Jeannean Bugladys mating insects
    Jens Fredericksens IR scene
    Peter Heritages bees
    Martha benedicts worker bee
    Dieter Schaeffers Running white horse
    Hamish Grays insect
  98. the night scene of a pier in downtown Victoria Island Canada, captured with D100 and 28-105mm AFD
  99. David Ralph,
    The image was cropped to portrait format and sharpened in NX2. Brightened a hair in CS3 and sized.
    Thanks for your kind comment.
  100. Peter R and Paul G, thank you so much for your very kind comments :)
  101. As usual, a great week on Nikon Wednesday!
    These are the shots that particularly caught my attention

    Jeannean Buglady -- Wow. The decisive moment!
    Erik Christensen -- A great fish. I like the fluorescent colors.
    Tony Hadley -- I like the color and the motion in this ocean scene. Beautiful.
    Dieter Schaefer -- The white horse is ethereal, mystical, and romantic.
    Rick Moran -- Tri-Colored Heron in fabulous light.
    Richard Armstrong -- Eagle hand-held from a kayak.
    Kent Shafer -- The cars and crowd, the colors, and your nice rendering all got my attention.
    David Janson -- Green Frog is a great portrait. Eye sharp, some blur, "Hollywood" style. Nice.
    Bob Dein -- Little boy looks great and makes the image, even without pointing at anything.
    Aguinaldo de Paula -- I like your colorful Seattle street abstract
    Pieter Nel -- Great flower
    William Nickens -- Sunlight and haze, nice.
    Wade Youngblood -- Merry-Go-Round, great color.
  102. Thank you Richard.
  103. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Too bad that nobody has anything good to say about my image. I feel really offended and I might as well close this thread.
    P.S. I didn't post any image this week. :)

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