Nikon Wednesday Pic 2010: #36

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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, Nikonistas. Here in the US, it was a holiday weekend. I spent a pleasant day photographing one of my favorite subjects (bird dogs). This young pup was right in the middle of that sometimes-destructive teething period. But better a stick than a kitchen chair leg. Were you out with your Nikon gear this past week, working on something enjoyable? Share a photo!
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  2. Hello Everyone...My image was taken last weekend at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin, Texas. Nikon D80, 18-135 Lens, f/5.3, 1/320, ISO 200
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  3. Happy Wednesday. Just trying our my new lens. I think I like it.
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  4. Hello everyone
    Today i am inputting a photo where the subject was having a bit of fun trying to look down and out.
    It is not a self portrait :)))
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  5. WedNEsDAy PiC #36

    This one-handed tackle by Jason Gram on Gary Ablett as he headed toward goal in the dying minutes of the last quarter of the second AFL Qualifying Final helped St Kilda 12.11 (83) defeat Geelong 11.13 (79). It rained heavily after half-time.
    Camera: Nikon D300
    Lens: AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-200 mm f/2.8G IF-ED VRII
    Settings: 135 mm, 1/400 sec, f/2.8 and ISO 720 (Manual, hand held, UV filter)
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  6. My Bean, first day of 3rd grade today...where does the time go?
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  7. Happy Tuesday from Seattle!
    Sweet shot, Matt...thanks for the start.
    Very nice capture, Greg...I am always amazed and humbled by a good sports moment.
    Jennifer...lovely shot and I hear you. Our oldest just went into 4th grade today...a little heartbreaking.
    My contribution is from a recent shoot with a wonderfully easy young man...the parents brought the hat. The hat inspired the cards.
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  8. [​IMG]This shot taken at my local waterfront park in the city of Candiac. I was packing up to go home and the light was very low. I saw some ducks so I prepared my camera, increased ISO to 1250 and turned VR ON. Hope you like it.
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  9. Anyway, this is sort of my vision of what happens when the bridal party lapse into a coma from boring long slooow... formal sessions. This was a great group to work with and up for whatever the bride and I wanted.
    I call this "Long boring wedding formals rest in peace!"
    There are a few more images from this sequence on my blog that I think add to the theme, and yes they were done quickly.
    Nikon D3 24-70mm at 24mm f6.3 1/3200 sec. while I ran around the group shooting from different angles.
    Don Harper
    The Edge
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  10. Hey everyone! This week is going by way to fast. My picture is just a portrait, CLS being used to fire the flash, Love it!
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  11. Carmel River Beach
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  12. '29 Ford Model "A" Snowmobile
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  13. This is from my recent visit to Yellowstone NP.
    Even the most experienced and talented photographer could not capture the whole beauty of that place.
    Simply stunning.
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  14. Taken just after sunrise. D90 50mm 1.8 AF
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  15. Great stuff so far. I almost forgot so it was a good thing I had to work a little late to finish my planbook. My entry this week is a capture of some wild mushrooms. Used my Nikon D300 with Sigma 70-200 f/2.8. I shot it wide open at ISO 800.
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  16. Morning and Hi Nikonistas,
    Many impressive images already. Looks like another bumper week!
    I'm going Tigers again, just love these Animals and have some more stunning shots, this one the subject loose so content, it summed up how I felt at the time when I was watching...
    Looking forward to seeing everybody's images.
    D40X VR 55-200mm, 135mm @ F/5 @ 1/160s, ISO 200. Little bit of tweaking in View NX.
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  17. The surf is back up at Rincon Point. During the summer the Pacific is a lake, but for Labor Day weekend some beautiful rollers came in and the surfers were out in force.
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  18. Took this while out on a sunday walk. This is a very popular area for outdoor enthusiasts. In a couple of months these hills will be covered with snow and our mountain boots will be replaced by cross-country skis.
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  19. Good morning!
    Thanks to Monika and P Watson for your kind comments on last week's bees - glad you also enjoyed them. Incidentally, my friend has now seen the print and assures me that we are seeing not a drone, but the QUEEN in that photo - look near the center of the shot for the bee with a very much larger dark blob on her back.
    Recently I had an opportunity to go "behind the scenes" on a UK steam (heritage) railway. This is a candid shot of a signalman contemplating his frame, shortly after a period of sustained physical and mental effort, when two trains crossed just outside his box. A bit like photography, really...
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  20. Hamish - fabulous capture: love it!
     
  21. Thank you Peter!
     
  22. Walking in Balmain, Sydney
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  23. This bunch of flowers was photographed through the window.
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  24. Wednesday already! Here's a 1972 Fender Telecaster.
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  25. As every week, a good way to start the day with some beautiful photography from around the world.
    Shot a couple of weeks ago during Sail Amsterdam. Today the weather is too miserable to even consider going out.
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  26. My Image is is of a spider outside my bedroom window. this was one of the first images from my D90 useing 50 1.8 1/60 at f4.0 lit by the light in the Bedroom taken at about 11.0 pm
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  27. remember summer
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  28. Great images as per usual this week. I think my favourite so far must be Jose Riviera's Mushrooms - love the small depth of field and the texture it gives. It is the sort of photograph that would also look great at ISO 3200 on the black and white film of your choice.
    My contribution this week is of a horse called Norman - the most difficult bit was keeping his head out of the grass long enough to get the shot.
    Nikon D700, Nikon 17-35 f2.8, SB900 fired off camera.
    Enjoy,
    Marc
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  29. The races at Laytown strand yesterday
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  30. Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Maryland, USA -- a couple of days ago.
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  31. It is just a little past 2 am here in Benton, ky and it looks like this is off to a great start already. I love all of the photos and I will come back later in the day to view the rest of them.
    -Jennifer Meighan, I really like this B & W of "My Bean"
    -Tony Hadley, Another that caught my eye is this duck, at first I looked at the water and thought it was surrounded by oil
    My entry today is of our Kat,Fluff-n-Stuff, the first for us. We have had Fluff about a year and it is interesting to watch a kitten grow up. She has now taken up residence in our Bathroom sink for sleeping at night.
    I used my Nikon D90, Sigma 24-70 @ 34mm, f4, 1/60, iso 800, all on auto as I just grabbed my camera in the middle of the night when I discovered her there. PP using PS, Topaz and Photo Frame.
    phil b
    benton, ky
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  32. Hi. Week before last I was up in Wellfleet MA, which is to say, Cape Cod, and it rained with biblical persistence. (The final three days were lovely.) This is a foggy misty rainy morning near the beach. I took all film on the trip and have come home to try developing for the first time! Much damage and inconsistency so far but I'm learning. Nikon FM2n, 50mm f/1.8 Ai-S, Tri-X at ISO 1200 and Diafine. Diafine is not lovely and I've since thrown it out.
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  33. here's a pic from "bikestock 2010"
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  34. "Rescue". We were visiting Baltimore (Co. Cork) when we witnessed a rescue of a man who had been injured aboard his yacht (when the boom swung across and hit him on the back of the head and knocked him into the sea). The helicopter and lifeboat combined to get him back into the harbour and away to Cork regional hospital about an hour an a half away by car but probably ten minutes away for the rescue helicopter.
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  35. Late summer, already harvested
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  36. coolpix L3
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  37. lets post something diffrent again. :) my heart and soul in photo, www.bornfreephoto.com
    have a nice day
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  38. Greetings all. Not been able to contribute for a while due to lack of camera. I got the chance on a family outing to play again on the weekend. A quick candid of my cousin.
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  39. Wonderful photos! Thank you to those who commented on my mating damsels last week. It was appreciated. This week, a damsel was caught having a snack. It was enjoyable for the damsel, but not so much for the hover. Nature...very enjoyable for me. Taken with Nikon D90/Sigma 150/1.4x teleconverter, natural light @ 1/90, f/8, ISO 320.
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  40. Good morning!!!!
    Here is my contribution....Love the B&W shot of the "bean"!
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  41. another hummingbird moth from my recent trip to the mountains of virginia...
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  42. D200, Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8, iso 400
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  43. Good morning!
    I caught this hummer last weekend on my deck while reading...D300 ready, pre-focused with the 80-400 mm VR zoom at f8, iso 200, 1/250 sec at 400 mm.
    Have a great week!
    Dick
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  44. After a few months summer break from wednesday pic's it's now time to post something.
    Lots of great photos once again, from which I've liked most:
    Tiffany Brook: strong & nice portrait....as usual!
    Alexander kleppestø: another nice portrait.
    My pic is also BW portrait of my friend feeding her first baby boy, that I was glad capture.
    Nikon D200 + Nikkor 50/1.8
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  45. Here is my One-Eyed Bee :)
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  46. Hi All,
    It is great to have some spare time in this digital world to process b&w film, this photo was taken on the weekend with Nikon F80, Nikkor 50/1.8 and Ilford HP5 PLUS 400
    Cheers, Piotr
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  47. Silver-back Gorilla decided to come out and observe the observers. Taken at the Detroit Zoo with Nikon D300 70-200 f/2.8 lens at 200 mm.
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  48. erik_christensen|3

    erik_christensen|3 Self-employed

    2 ladies from a tribe in the NW corner of Vietnam. Many of them are still using these colourful clothes
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  49. HI All,
    Lovely work as usual.
    Some favorites so far:

    Bill Boyd
    Greg K - terrific shot
    Jennofer M
    Tiffany
    Marc McCoy
    Todd J
    P Watson

    Mine is just a snapshot from my recent bike ride across Iowa (RAGBRAI.)
    Cyclists jammed up after waiting for a train to pass.
    D90 18-55 lens at 20mm

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  50. Ohhhh Happy Wednesday!!! Matt, that is one of the most comical expressions on a dog that I have seen in awhile. Great start! I shot this photo last week during my lunch break, strolling around my favorite arboretum. I know high noon is not the best time to be shooting, but I am often working in the shade and get some pretty good light. Looking forward to seeing this weeks submissions.
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  51. End of summer :^(
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  52. Dennis, that's hilarious!!!
     
  53. [​IMG]D700 + AF-S 35mm f/1.8G DX in FX mode
     
  54. Back from vacation in hot Nevada. I'm always surprise to see these motels from the 70's and still in business. It was around 110 degrees no pool but I assume there were an air conditioner. I was just passing by...
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  55. Sticking with the same theme this week. Better exposure balance between outside and inside this time. From two weekends ago, cruising at 37000 ft, the front view from from the 'office' is awesome.
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  56. Good morning to all. Great pics. Jeannean love the Damsel fly. Matt your dog photo is just too cute. Well just thought this red bud looked nice among all the green. Nikon D3, Nikon 70-300, 300mm, f/13, 1/60 sec, ISO 200,
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  57. From an afternoon walk recently
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  58. Nikon Buddies,
    Another beautiful day on the forum. I especially enjoyed contributions from Matt L,
    Jeff L, Phil B, and Neven J.
    My post is from this weekend, it was opening day of football at the local university.

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  59. Richard, you beat me with the hummingbird (great shot), but I'm posting mine anyway 'cause it's the best thing I got this week!
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  60. Here are a few that caught my eye: Tiffany, Marc, Eric, Louis, Richard, Gwen, Jon.
    This is my contribution for this week.
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  61. A friend was about to become a quasi-empty nester as his youngest daughter graduated and set off for college. He threw a party and I showed up for free beer and complementary pix for the host. This is the graduate and her boyfriend. D-700, 24-85@85, f/5, ASO 1000
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  62. Old Methodist Church, Bodie, CA. D700, 14mm.
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  63. Hello everyone, such great photos!
    This is a macro first for me, my first butterfly! A "Little Yellow" who I chased around my yard for quite some time. While this is not the full body shot ( which I did get ) , I liked this one the best. It was one of the first, and she seems to be looking at me with the "what the heck are you doing look"
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  64. Here is a caterpillar (I think a Virginia Hawk Moth) from this past weekend.
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  65. Hello. everybody! Great pictures, as always. My contribution today is the photo of a beautiful chocolate lab I met last week.
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  66. Hi!
    This picture was taken at a recent exhibition of tribal art at an anthropological museum in our town.
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  67. The last days of summer
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  68. Hi everyone, such a beautiful collection of pics again!
    I shot only film this week and didn't have time to develop the films yet, so this shot is from a couple of weeks ago. From a band night we organized for youngsters from Tver & Hameenlinna. All Star.
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  69. I really like Jennifer M's Bean, and Janne's shoes. And of course, Dennis B's excellent documentary work - truly one for the ages! As always, the entire thread is, as a single thing to experience, what this is all about. Thanks to everyone for keeping it so lively and interesting. Perhaps someday the Canon Thursday folks will catch up. Keep it, up Nikon-land.
     
  70. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Bull Elk, Point Reyes National Seashore. It was a very foggy day, the most I have seen in that area. In fact, there was so little contrast that the D300's AF system had trouble locking onto the subject. That was the first time I had such AF problem due to low contrast after using the D300 for almost 3 years. I increased contrast like crazy in post processing.
    Nikon 200-400mm/f4 AF-S VR lens, version 1 @ 300mm, f4, 1/640 sec on D300 @ ISO 200.
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  71. Shun, your entry is excellent. I love the fog which adds to the incredible tones.
     
  72. [​IMG]
    Beached.
    D300, Tamron 17-50 24mm @ f2.8, ISO 400 (all wrapped in a plastic shopping bag, with a hole cut in it for the lens and taped to the hood to protect against the rain :) )
     
  73. Shun, Fantastic!

    And Matt, you say it so well. And to add to your comment, now that the Canonites have started their Thursday thing we at last have definite proof that Nikon cameras take better pictures :)
    (OK Canon shooters, I'm just kidding :))
     
  74. Keeping with my "edible" theme from last week -- a freshly caught brown trout, smoked over charcoal and apple wood twigs and eaten with old friends and cold beer.
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  75. norht scottsdale, arizona, nikon d-300, nikon 70-300 shot iso 200, f-7.1,70mm@1-60th sec,
     
  76. norht scottsdale, arizona, nikon d-300, nikon 70-300 shot iso 200, f-7.1,70mm@1-60th sec,.
     
  77. Shun and Janne - great work.
     
  78. north scottsdale eveing, d-300, nikon 70-300@ 70mm, f7.1 for 1-60th
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  79. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Thanks for the comments, but I was merely kidding yesterday that nobody commented on my image last week, since I didn't post one. :)
    I like a lot of the macro work this week. Most people are now keeping the background clean, which is important for macro work.
    And week after week, Aguinaldo de Paula and Doug Santo remind us how to use super-wide lenses.
     
  80. Hello All
    Another art piece from the CCEBA ( Spanish Cultural Center in Buenos Aires) from 2 months ago.
    A big and run down building was left for a few weeks to several Street Artists from around the world to paint and show their art. Now all the paintings and instalations are disappearing while the building is being recicled.
    D300 + 18-200 VR @56mm - ISO 640 - f 4.8 - 1/60 sec.
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  81. A sunset in peaceful bay in Croatia.
    Nikon D60 / Nikon 35mm 1.8
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  82. Like Bogdan, remembering golden days of summer past.
    D700, 35mm f/3.5 AIS, ISO 200, 1/320 @ f/8.
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  83. I am amazed at the high standard of shots every week. My contribution is a Hibiscus taken earlier this week.
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  84. Hi everyone!
    Louis, I really like the rim lighting in your "Thistle" image. The sharpness in this image is wonderful; every tiny little hair on the surface of the thistle stands out beautifully. Very nice work!
    Doug, your "Old Methodist Church" is beautiful - the light is great, I love the super wide angle of view and the lines of the floor, ceiling and walls work incredibly well with the composition. The textures in that shot are so cool, and definitely speak of age and neglect. Great stuff!
    So here is my contribution: I shot this at Boiler Bay, south of Lincoln City, OR, at sunset. It's a long exposure shot of a colony of mussels perched around some tide pools, and of course the mist effect is a result of the ebb and flow of the incoming tide. I liked the way this turned out because it was so monochromatic and otherworldly-looking. The only post processing I performed was some sharpening and levels adjustments.
    D5000, Nikkor AF-S DX 18-55mm 3.5-5.6G VR @ 40mm, 6s, f/22, ISO 100
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  85. Lots of wonderful and inspiring photos this week. Ones that particularly caught my eye are:
    Tiffany - the cards were a great touch to a beautiful shot.
    Hamish - As desolate as the area is that you do a lot of your shooting in, you make me want to go and explore it.
    Jeannean - I love the detail of the lattice work in the wings.
    Louis - Great job on the Thistle.
    Shun - The mist really makes the shot more powerful. Nicely done.
    Heading off for four days of sailing, out of Bar Harbor Maine. Looking forward to taking lots of photographs.
     
  86. So impressed by all your contributions!
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  87. Haven't been too active this week so here is one from last year. Obviously Yosemite Naitonal Park. Enjoy!
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  88. After immersing myself in film, chemicals, and the eerie peace of dark rooms over the long weekend, I reverted to digital yesterday to grab this shot of the City Center skylight in downtown Minneapolis. Nikon S8000.
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  89. Hi all, same as every Wednesday, all the photos are stunning. Martin Z, stunning!! My contribution is from a park I visited the weekend. Just had to capture it.
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  90. Summer days passing - So. Cal. D200 18-70 [​IMG]
     
  91. I have already commented on a couple of photos early this morning. I have a few more to add to the list.
    I do want to say that I think ALL of the photos are really great and a good learning experience for me.
    Todd Johnson -Your Model A and the road scene I like a lot
    William Pahnelas- I love the Hummingbird Moth, first time I have ever seen one
    Richard Armstrong - Your Hummingbird is equally as wonderful
    Doug Santo - I absolutely LOVE the quality of your photo as well as the simplicity of the Old Methodist Church
    phil b
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  92. Martin Z., was your zebra photo manipulated? It's very nice!
     
  93. Haven't had a chance to do any recreational shooting this week, so I am posting one from the Night of the Arts in Helsinki which was on August 27.
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  94. In near the end as usual. Jealous of the bug shots this week as usual, and the model A caught my eye as being an unusual vehicle. Totally boring week for me, hence the boring snapshot
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  95. This photo is taken with D100 and 18-35mm AFD lens (1/160s@F6.3) at the rear dock of cruise ship Sapphire Princess to Alaska recently ... it's simply an awesome trip, a total different experience for a vacation.
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  96. Janine and Diane...
    Thanks so much for the comments on my zebra image. Yes, it was VERY manipulated. I'd be glad to post the original, but I don't know if that's within the rules. I guess I'm glad you had to ask. : )
     
  97. Hope everyone had an awesome Wednesday. Great pictures as always. Particularly enjoyed Kevin D's 'Waning Summer'. This is definitely the best thread on the web week in and week out. Was laboring away at work and running back and forth to the kid's hockey games over Labor Day weekend but did manage to get to the local state park and walk with trails with my son for a while on Friday.
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  98. Sperr Memorial Park, Big Flats, NY, at dusk, about a week and half ago. HDR. 24-70, at 56mm, D700, NX2.
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  99. this is from last photo shoot. Great pictures everyone
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  100. Great pics one and all! This Labor Day weekend, I was up at the National Seashore, Provincetown, Cape Cod, Ma. Walking down Commercial St., this person at first glance looked like a statue, at second glance, obviously an individual who put a lot of time into costume/make-up.
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  101. Someone cut down trees and dumped them in a wasteland near our apartment. I snapped a few frame while attending my little girl.
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  102. I shot my first wedding this weekend. Here's one of my favorites (one of the bride's, too). Edited with Capture NX2.
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  103. Shot this morning in the garden.
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  104. Been meaning to take part in this for awhile now. This was all I got today.
     
  105. Martin,
    That zebra shot is stunning; almost ethereally beautiful. Obviously one can't judge by a 700-pixel web shot but if it holds up at a decent size you should consider selling it as a print(s).
    I also think you should be allowed to put up the original -- I think it would be very informative. C'mon Matt. Puhleeze? Just this once? Are we there yet? I have to go to the bathroom!
     
  106. Paul V. Gorky, Thank you for your comment!
     
  107. Hi all,
    I got this pic a week ago at Spetses small harbor.
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  108. Some flowers at a construction site in downtown Denver Co.
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  109. OK, first wednesday pic... on a thursday! I suppose I won't suffer heavy criticism, though. The picture shows how useless has become one of London's icons. Hope you like it.
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  110. So many excellent images here once again! I'll never tire of Matt's dogs, such great expression and emotion...gotta love 'em!
    Rick, your hummer is a good catch. How many shots did it take? I've taken hundreds and know that I need a faster lens(500 f4 VRII), but that is wishful thinking.
    Phil, I'm glad you like the hummingbird, thanks! It was truly a lucky shot.
    Dick
     
  111. It has been one of the topics this week... the 35/1.4 Nikkor. I took this pic at f16 (1/4sec.) with my D700 @ 1600ISO (I though it was set at ISO200 - Grrr!)
    I shot the scene at different apertures to check how diffraction affect the image; as expected, the pic at f8 was more defined, but the DoF at f16 gave an overall sharper look.
    I love to post here again after a long holiday time. As usual your images are great. I cannot pass over Jennifer and Tiffany`s comment... in this month with my family I felt how my kids were growing. Way too fast. I`d like to freeze them! BTW, no internet, no cars or traffic, even no tap water or electrical plugs for a time. Only nature, enjoyment, and all my time for them.
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  112. Good to see you again, Jose. That looks pretty great for ISO 1600! But I'm not jealous. Well, I am - but only about the time you spent unplugged and out in nature. Hope you had your camera along.
     
  113. I have to agree with Vince! would love to see the original of that Zebra's. Martin, you sure know what you are doing! One day I will also be that good : )
     
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  115. Another terrific Wednesday... The images that most got my attention:
    Matt Laur, I always appreciate you dog photos.
    Greg Kowalczewski, a great sport image.
    Jennifer Meighan, your very cute Bean.
    Tiffany Brook, another really nice portrait.
    Todd Johnson, Ford Model 'A'
    Hamish Gray, delighted to see you not completely snowed in for a change.
    Louis Meluso, thistle.
    Martin Z., Zebras and Moon. Really stunning.
    Roberta Davidson, bug about to crest the ridge.
    Janne Kaakinen, another excellent composition.
    David Ralph, terrific colors.
    Miguel Martinez, I like the story in the phone booth shot; they are still good for that quick change of costume, or for teleporting to another dimension.
    Jose Angel, speaking from experience, the only way freeze time with your kids is what we do right here. I'm shooting my grandchild every chance I get.
     

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