Nikon Wednesday Pic 2010: #45

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    Happy Wednesday, Nikon-land. At a recent emergency response training event, I had a chance to walk and talk and shoot with a unit of combat photographers soon to be attached to one of the 101st's deployed brigades, off in Iraq. They'd spent their training time using warhorse Nikon D2X bodies, but were - on the day we talked - test driving several different new bodies as they began to integrate video into their work. On this day, it was (steady, now) Canon 5DMKII's. Mixed reviews, from the two ladies in the unit, who are dyed-in-the-wool Nikonistas. Had your Nikon gear out with some unusual fellow photographers? Share a photo!
  2. Nikon D90 & Nikon 10.5 f2.8 fish-eye
  3. Dear Nikon Friends...Another image of an American White Pelican that spends the winter in Dallas, Texas. Did you know their wingspan is 9-feet? Shot with a Nikon D80, ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/1250, 70-300mm lens.
  4. Hi everyone
    Todays photo is an experiment for a VIVID in a photo group
  5. This is from a recent charity ball "Blue Jeans Ball" at West Belmont. The southern rock group "The Outlaws" were performing.
    Nikon D3 with 70-200mm at f3.5 and 200mm, 1/50 second at ISO 2000. Ambient light, and no flash-fill.
    Don Harper
  6. Nikon Buddies,
    Posting early, this week, though not alone. I'll have to revisit to see what wonders are shared by everyone.
    I'm posting my favorite portrait from the weekend. Neither of these girls has a camera in this picture, because on this day, they were borrowing mine!
  7. Wedding on the Beach.
  8. WedNEsDAy PiC #45

    Here is how we are looking after our unthreatened population of magpies in Australia. While the preservation of a thriving population may seem odd you only need to meet Eddie McGuire (the AFL President of the Collingwood Football Club) in order to appreciate the magnitude of the concern.
    Camera: Nikon D300
    Lens: AF-S VR II Zoom-Nikkor 70-200 mm f/2.8G IF-ED + TC-20E III
    Settings: 400 mm, 1/500 sec, f/5.6 and ISO 800 (AP, monopod, UV filter)
  9. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Fall arrives a bit later here in California. We had a rainstorm over the weekend, and all of a sudden there are a lot of leaves on the ground, indicating that fall has indeed arrived.
    Nikon D7000 with 12-24mm/f4 AF-S DX @ 12mm, f8, 1/60 sec and ISO 400.
  10. Hi Matt,

    Here is my shot for the week.

    This was taken in the studio (ok, garage). I started with a bottle of sake and two sake cups. I put them on a granite slab. I used studio strobes on both sides. Left side was 45'. 45'. Right side was -1 stop 90' 0'. Both had umbrellas. I experimented with various backlights on a brushed stainless steel background. After I realized I couldn't adequately control my background, I went with black velvet which blended into the granite very smoothly.
    After bracketing, I exposed 1/2 stop darker than my Sekonic flash meter recommended. I had to do several takes to see what the light really looked like, adjusted composition, and made adjustments to the lighting and covered some reflections with more black velvet.
    I started off using my 1993 105 micro. I tried substituting my 70-200 f2.8 VR2, but I did not find it to be more sharp and found the heavy lens to be inconvenient in the studio. Its weight, even using the tripod collar, made working with the tripod beyond inconvenient, so I went back to the 1993 105 f.28 micro.

    The total exercise took about 3 hours, which is pretty quick for a studio shoot.
  11. As I was requested an A380, I cannot dissapoint. Singapore Airlines on approach to Heathrow's 27R runway. I'm glad there were no engine cowlings dropping off this one !
    D700, iso 1600, 1/1000, f/8, 70mm
  12. Hello Everybody,
    I wanted to do a photo for the same photo group as Grant, the theme was "Vivid", so I opted for colourful Lego blocks and planned to submerge them in bubbly water and photograph them. In the end the best shot was one, when my son is actually pouring the water into the glass, so I used this one.
    Taken with D700, 24-70 f/2.8@ISO 400, f/4, 1/60s
    Have a lovely week and I can't wait to see the rest of your photos.
    PS.: I hope you've all noticed our very own Tiffany's photo of the week on the front page of! Superb! Congratulations, Tiffany!
  13. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

  14. More fun with Light Art Performance Photography on the lagoon. If you look at the orb on the left you can make out my shadow while I'm operating the Orbinator.
    Congratulations to Tiffany on POTW! Well done.
  15. Felt like a B&W conversion today - a Great Egret admiring its reflection.
  16. first friday follies at the stork club in oakland...this is the doorwoman.
  17. Memories of Summer
  18. My first post for a Wednesday thread! I won't be around tomorrow so hopefully joining in with those posting what is a day early to me is ok. ;) Very hard to chose but this shot seems to get a good reaction from my friends and family. As well it has my two favorite subjects. Photography and Coral, great ice breakers all around!
    A small rock of Zoanthid sp. corals in my reef tank under 453nm LED lighting. Nikon D90. Micro-Nikkor 55mm f2.8 AI-S
  19. Snow fun on Sunday afternoon.
  20. Really nice group of photos so far! I was actually planning to take a photo of the Bird of Paradise for the "Vivid Color" assignment Grant and Jana spoke of, when I spotted a mantis. I coaxed it onto the flower and changed my focus to it. I'm glad it came along to add to the fun. For once, I was shooting with a tripod so I could capture the colors in early morning natural light. D90/Sigma 150mm@1/45, f/8, ISO 400.
  21. @ Andrew - good grief, that thing is a beast. Thanks for obliging and I hope you were wearing a hardhat ;)
  22. Hello Everyone...
    We had plenty of fireworks over the weekend on account of Guy Fawkes Night. It was quite ironic that I happened to be in the Parliment on Friday night for an event, the same building he tried blowing up back in the early 1600s. Anyway, I took this photo at Victoria Park.
  23. Western Minnesota Lake Olsrud at dusk this past weekend
  24. My contribution today is about politics...
  25. Good morning everyone,
    Been a long time sice I joined the wednesday party! Quality is great as ever. From me, a fall shot that looks like summer still:
    Valle dei templi, Agrigento (Sicily)
    D300, Tokina 12-24
  26. Good morning all.
    It autumn here.
  27. [​IMG]Greetings to everyone - not much time for PN these days. This one is a stream reflecting almost all of the colors of Fall except for red in an area called Rawdon in Quebec. There is an abstract quality to it that I like and hope you like it also.
  28. Good morning All
    Here is my contribution this week...Nice pix Todd & Tony!
  29. From egretland....
    Thank you.
  30. This is my contribution for this week, also an autumn picture.
    Taken with D3100+kit lens, 24mm, ISO 100, 1/400 s, f/5
  31. Montrose Park, Georgetown, Washington, DC
  32. As part of my son's (the goalie) local youth hockey program he got to play a game at the Bank Atlantic Center (Florida Panther's Arena) last Friday.
  33. The other evening I walked to the top of 'A' Mountain in Tempe, Arizona - this is the butte in downtown with the large concrete 'A' on it for ASU. Couldn't resist the snap of this young lady and her father watching the sunset from the top. While there made the acquaintance of a man newly here from China to do graduate studies at ASU - he was pretty interested in my camera and when we got to talking he commented somewhat apologetically that he'd recently bought a Canon. There were no fisticuffs, and we are now email buddies making plans to go take some photos one day soon.
  34. Typical November weather (wet) has returned to Oregon. Not so long ago (July, in fact), this three-year-old was swingin' in the sunshine.
  35. Spent a couple of days in mid-Wales to photograph autumn colours - so here's the result, a b+w waterfall. Subjects rule. Great photos in this thread, as usual.
  36. Looking at these shots, is such a great way to start the day.
    Mine is a close up of a chrysanthemum with a drop of morning due. The sun was shinning right through the drop . I loved the spark of light on the flower. Hope you enjoy
    D300 60mm micro f/11 shutter 1/40 ISO 200
  37. Good morning light grabbers,
    My photo today is from Halloween. We had a "Trunk & Treat" at our church and this young lady dressed up as an sophisticated "Older" lady. She really looks great for a 12 year old. I am hoping I did her a little justice with this photo.
    I used my Nikon D90, Sigma 24-70@42mm, f6.3, 1/160,iso 200, flash and hand held.
    Looking forward to all of the wonderful photos today.
    phil b
    benton, ky
  38. View from Mount Pilatus, Switzerland
  39. Good morn to all. Just a candid of two of my daughters friends playing with a camera. Nikon D3, 80-200 2.8, 200mm, f/3.2, 1/6400ss, ISO 800
  40. Testing out my new 35mm 1.8G lens... this shot is the 17th Street Causeway Bridge in Fort Lauderdale.
  41. Hello, Fellow Nikonians !
    Have a good photo week
  42. I dropped my 17-55mm 2.8 zoom on some rocks last week and it is now stuck at 20mm. I will eventually send it to Nikon to get fixed but in the meantime, will move my feet instead of zooming.
  43. Hello, Fellow Nikonians !
    This week I share with you a picture taken at a pond in Alentejo, Portugal, little after sunrise. I hope you enjoy it.
    Have a good photo week !
  44. Hello everyone and Happy Wednesday. Just fooling around with glass today.
    Taken with: Nikon D700 + Nikon 105mm Macro D. ISO 800, f11, 1/60 sec.
  45. Amish farm, Lancaster County, PA
  46. My daughter, Eleanor and her new hat...enjoy your Wednesdays all!
  47. went to my first studio shoot
    this picture is cropped big time
    don't want to break any rules
    the red hue was from filters on the light
  48. Playing with my new softbox, and he with his new ball.
    D90 - Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 - SB-80DX through softbox.
  49. Congrats Tiffany—beautiful picture!
    For once I have something pretty close to Matt's theme. This is talented St. Paul, Minnesota photographer Crystal Liepa checking a shot list with the bride. Crystal is a big Nikon fan, but for this job she was using a Canon 5D.
    D700, 24-70 @ 38mm, ISO 2000, 1/50 @ f/4.
  50. Went for a drive along the coast this past Sunday and came across this scene -
  51. From Mystic Seaport
  52. a bit of a workout for me, chasing a 4-year-old on a bicycle, but i managed to grab a handful of nice photos. here's one...
  53. Hello All
    A lifesize sculpture made with cars spare parts.
    Nikon D300 + 50mm D - ISO 200 - f 2 - 1/8000
  54. My little almost 3 year old Ninja cracked me up on Halloween.
    I also discovered that he is a very serious method actor, and have a couple bent pairs of eye glasses to prove it!
  55. Font and Reflection, Holy Name of Mary, San Dimas. D700, 14mm. Thank you to those who commented on my image last week. A special thank you to Doug Rice for his kind comments.
  56. Taken at photo seminar in Austin, Tx
  57. I've been away for a while. We just moved into our new neighborhood, in suburbia and are settling in. I still haven't set up the B&W darkroom but will get around to it once we finish painting the rooms in the house. Here is my contribution to this weeks NikWed pics.
  58. Ohhh, I forgot .............Congratulations, Tiffany!
  59. My image this week was taken with my Nikon D200, 200-400mm f4 lens. Specs. were, ISO 400, f6.3 @ 1/60 second. I also used a Nikon 1.4 TC. The Elk image was taken in Cataloochee Valley, NC. The Elk are wild and free to roam the valley.
  60. Fill the frame ..... with a pug! Shot with a D40.
    Happy Wednesday everyone. Great photos as always.
  61. erik_christensen|3

    erik_christensen|3 Self-employed

    Lady from the local market - she was one big smile until I lifted the camera. Yes no dental care company would use her as a model -:)
  62. Thanks to Jamie Harre for her kind comment last week (and maybe to Benjamin S - when people compliment "Doug" I always assume it is Doug Santo - for obvious reasons:)
    Wonderful contributions this week.
    My favorites so far:
    Allan A.
    Jana H.
    Tony H.
    Phil B.
    Chris S.
    Jennifer M.
    Kris H.

    My photo this week is similar to Wayne's. It was the second shot I made with my new 70-300 VR, which I love! (D90)
  63. Great shots as always. Love the orbs Jeff - very cool.
    I found a great deal on my dream lens - a 70-200mm f/2.8 VR used in mint condition (it took a 3 hour round trip to get but was worth it.) Haven't had time to play too much with it but I took the kids for a hike on the weekend. I boosted them up onto a cedar that was split and made a nice platform for them.
  64. What I do on dull days.
  65. On a walk by the river in Moscow
  66. They say you're never more than 10 feet away from one.......
  67. I love Wednesday Pics day! I'll have to look more carefully at all the beautiful pictures later. I have another busy day ahead of me. I took this at the zoo last week. The zookeepers were working in another area with two juvenile lions and that caught the attention of these two lionesses. I think I was shooting through a window so there are some odd reflections.
  68. Another shot from a fall visit to Olympic National Park. Lake Crescent is just west of Port Angeles, Washington. Nikon D80 Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8; ISO100; tripod.
  69. Hello Wednesday lovers,
    I thought that today, the pictures uploaded are really exceptional! So nice to browse through them.
    Here's my contribution: a portrait of dignity, taken in the Syrian desert.
    D700 / 24-70 2.8 (my all-time favourite)
  70. Sandhill Crane
    Body: D300 - ISO 200 - 1/500th
    Lens: 70-210mm f4.0-5.6 @ 210mm and f5.6 (i.e. wide open)
  71. bms


    Aguinaldo, John F., José, Jennifer, Kris, Roberta, Todd, Doug:
    Very Nice!
    And Tiffany: Love it! Love it! LOVE. IT! Congratulations!

    Here is my contribution (correction to the caption: light is of course on the right, I get that wrong all the time)
  72. bms


    Monika, you posted while I was posting... very nice shot.
  73. This shot was taken in a tea plantation in southern India. Previous day there was rain.
  74. Benjamin thank you!
  75. Here is my contribution for the week. A Fiddler Crab looking to pick a fight. Shot with D70s & 18-200, @200mm, f7.1, 1/800sec
  76. I'm always surprised to see those people from the Asian world being so amazed by the Autumn color.
  77. Waiting in the doctor's office last week I saw this charming lady waiting also. Her top was a shiny gold that doesn't show well here, as was the trim on her hat. She never moved at all the entire time I was in the room with her!
  78. Nikon D80 - Kit lens 18-135mm
  79. Turn it on!
  80. And don't forget pumpkin fashion ... the best the fall offers.
  81. wow, some great photos everyone! what a talented crew we are!
    my favorites:
    • Benjamin Schaefer -- outstanding light, really captured the expression, I aspire to make photos like yours.
    • Sanford Gerald -- beautiful -- a great wedding photographer is worth every penny you spend
    • Jana Hughes -- very nice, makes me giggle
    • Dieter Schaefer -- excellent
    • Eric Arnold -- makes me feel like I am there
    • Anish Mankuthel -- very nice, excellent light
    • Mikhail Tsypkin -- wow, some pop! Looks like a Life magazine shot
    • Robert Wayt -- outstanding environmental action portraiture
    • Jennifer Meighan -- very nice, she is sharp, pops from the background, and her expression is engaging
    • Kris Heylen -- very nice... I plan to ask for tips on dog photography soon... I'll be asking you for sure!
    • William Pahnelas -- where is her helmet ???!!! great photo though! :)
    • Erik Christensen -- gorgeous shot, really makes her come alive
    • Monika Epsefass -- they say the camera captures your soul ... I would really like to meet this guy, great portrait
    For me Benjamin Schaefer's b/w portrait is the best this week and the best for many weeks. Inspiring!
  82. I usually do not get a good chance to comment but today I can and I love it. As always every photo was good but like all things some just stood out to me. This Wednesday Photo Shoot is so good as a learning experience for me. So I say "Thank You" to all of the Photographers.
    These are the ones:
    @Don Harper - Love the shadows on the musician
    @Tiffiny Brook - Absolutely Beautiful, something for photographers to strive for
    Robert Wayt - You caught the swinging girl perfectly
    Roberta Davidson - Always love whatever it is you have
    Jennifer Meighan - I love the photo of your Daughter
    Jon Eckman - Beautiful Sunset
    Doug Santo - This is absolutely gorgeous, you have captured a wonderful feeling
    Doug Rice - Great deer shot, nice new lens .... Thank you for you making mine one of your Favorites this week
    Benjamin Schaefer - Beautiful Baby photo
    If I do get a chance to come back a little later I just might have to add to this list.
    phil b
    benton, ky
  83. I look forward to Wednesdays -- always fun to see what other people are shooting. This was taken yesturday as I was out walking...
  84. From San Francisco a street photo - D200 and 18-70 [​IMG]
  85. Phil, you are very kind, thank you!
  86. Hi there, hope you all had a great week.
  87. I don't have time these days to do individual comments, but just wanted to say that for me, this week's photos are stellar. SO many good ones to look through! Nice job everyone! :D
  88. Had a chance to shoot with guys working with the Canon 7D, which they used to shoot a videoclip for a rockband. Nice opportunity to test the 20-35 that I recently picked up.
  89. Lisa E.
    I had to stare at that photo for a bit to convince myself that wasn't a Photochop clone!
  90. Actually a current` week photo, from a one-lens-only day trip (D700 + 14-24) in order to make things difficult (to my dried brain, I mean). Some conclusions I took using this lens;
    1. Capa was right; looks like nothing is too close using this lens. My pics are ugly.
    2. The sun must be always behind the back, or wherever if you`re Capa.
    3. Beware of children, and table edges; the bulbous front element is like a magnet for them.
    I have the feeling this lens has a mild polarizer inside. I still haven`t feel the need of using a contrast or saturation enhancer on it.
    D700 @ 200ISO, 14-24AFS (14mm), f8 - 1/1000sec.
  91. bms


    Doug (Rice). Indeed meant your post last week (and this week)!
    Allan A. and Phil - thanks for the praise! Glad you enjoy the photo!
  92. D300, 50mm 1.8AF
  93. Doug Rice: I promise -- no cloning! I don't even know how! I've been watching these lionesses over the last several weeks and find it fascinating how often they mirror each other. Last week, I was in the right place to photograph it. Thanks for commenting. :)
  94. Wow, again, as always. This is my 22-month-old, Jonah, dozing on the couch after REFUSING to take a nap....
  95. Benjamin Schaefer,
    thank you for mentioning my picture.
    best regards
  96. Great pics once again.
    Mine was taken on Sunday....
  97. This old man pedaled his rickshaw all the way from China to the southernmost city of mainland Asia, Johor Bahru.
  98. Everything looks so great this week :)
    Here is mine...
  99. Thanks for the praise, Benjamin (a wonderful portrait!) and Allan (btw: that's one of the nicest compliments I've had in a long time).
    Allan, that studio shot is very nice and elegant.
    Jeff - what's an 'orbinator'? That photo is really cool.
    Dieter, though I love colour, that egret is very nice in b/w. And Aguinaldo, your egret is a stunner too.
    Hamish, how much winter do you have up there? I'm trying to recall a summer shot... :)))
    Tony, love that abstract!
    John Farrar, I just had to laugh, because we discussed a project "fall in b/w" yesterday. Very nice!
    Sorry to hear about your lens, Tom. The face in your picture is well hidden! I had to look closely to find it.
  100. Sorry Monika, you're gonna have to wait 5 months before you get another summer pic from me :) Winter's back with a vengance. We just do our best to enjoy it ;-)
  101. Monika Epsefass An Orbinator is the device I constructed to create the orb illusion. It is an illusion because you can't see it without a long exposure. The best analogy is to recall how you made light trails with sparklers as a kid. The Orbinator works on the same principle with long exposure photography capturing the light trails.
  102. Visited my neighbor today and met his granddaughter.
  103. Autumn is almost over here. Wet forest floor detail:

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