Nikon Wednesday Pic 2010: #49

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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!​
    A happy Wednesday in early December, Nikonistas. I haven't been keeping up with my dog-related shots of late, so here's a friendly herding companion that was keeping an eye on his family while I was shooting. A truly single-minded and joyful fellow he was. What have you and your Nikon gear been watching lately? Share a photo!
  2. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    Nikon D700 with 17-35mm/f2.8 AF-S lens @ 26mm, f16, 13 sec time exposure, ISO at base 200.
  3. Good morning...more pelicans from White Rock Lake in Dallas, Texas.
  4. Thanks for comments on my last week pic.
    My submission of this week is another picture from my last month vacation, Central Park, New York.
  5. Happy Tuesday from Seattle! I have missed so many of these threads. My contribution is from a recent Holiday shoot. We bought a used 85mm/1.4 lens. While I had some focusing issues...when it hit its mark...oh boy! Everything they say.
  6. D300, 24 mm, not sure if I used the 18-200 mm Nikkor or the 12-24 mm Tokina.
  7. WedNEsDAy PiC #49

    The high arm action of a young fast bowler – is just what Australia needs right now.
    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 1000 (AP, monopod, UV filter)
  8. Great Stuff. My contribution is part of my Coffee house art series I am doing with my daughters. Shot with my D300 and nikon 50 f/1.8.
  9. Happy Wednesday from California! (Well, it's still Tuesday here.) I can already see some great photos here!
    I photographed this house in the main street of my home town.
  10. Mikhail - looks familiar - where is that?
  11. Sunrise through a frost laden tree
  12. Nikon d90 & 70-200vr f2.8
  13. Hello Everybody,
    an abstract from me this week.
    Taken with Nikon D60, 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
    Have a lovely week.
  14. Ray House

    Ray House Ray House

    My buddy Teddy...
  15. Sanford, of course it is familiar: it's on Lighthouse in Pacific Grove, corner with either 17th or 18th st.
  16. Tiffany, it's not the lens, it's the photographer! (Well, I am fighting the temptation to buy another lens.)
  17. Happy Wednesday, everyone. Here is a picture I took in September at Show Low - Pinetop, Arizona. The night sky is very clear there (thanks to very little light pollution), so the Milky Way can be seen clearly :)
  18. Here's a contribution from Croatia shot this summer. Interesting moment while touring through a church.
  19. Have a nice week all.
    A not yet frozen creek. From yesterday.
  20. here we go...
    nikon d3s, 24-70
  21. Been going through photos from earlier in the year. Call it end of the year-itis.
    D200, Voigtlander 58/1.4, F/2, 1/30 sec, ISO 100, -2/3 EV, SB-25 on-camera.
  22. Hello everyone...

    Here's another photo from my studio photography workshop two weeks ago.

  23. Happy wednesday!
    Thanks again for everyone, who mentioned my last weeks picture.
    This week seems to start with astonishing pictures once again. Especially Tiffany's portrait!
    My pic for this week represents my mother-in-law's cat called "Ruusu" ("Rose" in eng.).
    Nikon D200 + Tamron 17-50mm (1/10s, f2.8, ISO1000)
  24. Not much time to shoot these days with finals, but here is an image I shot back in April of a the bottom of a brand new Ryanair Boeing 737. Did you know that the Boeing 737 does not have doors over the main landing gear in order to save weight?
  25. On saturday my son and I spent 2 hours on and around the sea ice down on the fjord. Salt water ice is great fun. As the tide goes out the thick layers of ice rest on underlying rocks. Without the water underneath to support it's weight it then collapses and cracks. It is intriguing to watch. A lot of these ice plates get taken out to sea with the tide, so you want to be sure that your not standing on one of those pieces when it loosens from the rest :)
  26. Dakota
  27. Good morning Nikonians...Here is mine for this week!
  28. Nuuksio on Saturday.
  29. Girls just having fun.
  30. Good morning everybody! I caught a spider's web just after the sun started to break the morning mist.
    D90 - Tamron 17-50.
  31. Hello Everyone. There has been a big frost in Europe for the past two weeks. This is a bike in Copenhagen.
  32. From last weekend - D700 w/ 24-70 and SB 800
  33. A lynx shot at the New Forest Otter, Owl & Wildlife Park in Southampton, UK
  34. bmm


    Good morning all - My first contribution for a while, taken at the entrance to the old port at Bastia on a trip there a few weeks back. I'll have a few more to post in coming weeks I'm sure from this trip to the northern tip of Corsica, which I have decided is heaven on earth!
  35. This is Armação de Búzios, a paradise 50 miles from my home.
    Thank you.
  36. Mikhail, I thought so! I walked around P.G. Monday! The lens makes the ocean look miles away.
  37. Something unusual for me... a bird shot taken with a telezoom. The full image contains the whole bird, what you see below is a big crop.
  38. That's a beautiful bird portrait Jose. Lots of really nice photos up already! My photo this week was taken early Sunday morning. I spotted a little beetle on this Mexican Hat flower and started to take a photo when I saw some antennae sticking out from underneath. I turned it over and saw a cluster of sleeping *tiny* bees. I was taking natural light shots, so had my tripod, took three photos in different focal planes, and stacked them to increase the apparent DOF. Tech: D90/Sigma 150mm/1.4x teleconverter @ 1/60, f/11, ISO 400.
  39. Great picture, Jeannean. The little monsters look almost cute all cuddled up like that.
  40. Three frame HDR using a D2H and tokina 12-24.
  41. Milwaukee got its first snow fall last saturday so I had to go out and do some exploring.
  42. This is our neighbor's house. When I first saw it, I imagined a crumpled body inside collapsed against the Christmas tree. My instinct was to call the police but decided to try knocking on the door first. The neighbor answered right away and explained that everything was fine and that the display was arranged deliberately to create this effect. It's still a bit puzzling to me.
    D700, ISO 800, 50mm f/1.4 AF-D, 1/60 @ f/2.
  43. Hello all
    another mascot from the Autoclasica fair a few weeks ago
    D300 + 18 - 200 VR@ 200 mm - ISO 1250 - 1/400 - f 10
  44. bms


    Great shots, everyone, happy Wednesday. Last weekend's
  45. Good morn to all. I know many of you are snowed in around the country. So I thought I'd tease you with a shot from a week ago in Fl. This lady and her dog were out early with me enjoying the sunrise. She had so much going on I enjoyed photographing them. Nikon D3, Nikon 80-400 VR, 400mm, F/13/ , 200sec, ISO 400, Sb 800 flash with diffuser.
  46. cjk


    Nikon D80, 18-200 VR @ 120mm, f/5.6, 1.5sec, ISO 100
  47. Steamtowm USA Train Museum,Scranton Pa
  48. Sphere (OK a marble to be exact). Nikon D700 + Nikon 105mm Macro D.
  49. As some of you may have read in a post I posted in the Nikon Forum a few days ago, I had a super challenging time photoing a drumming ensemble. I was told the day before, that I was not to use a flash and that the setting had change from a large stage to a small 3 stage light stage. When I got to Kripalu, I found the stage had been changed again, and I had only 4 small recessed lights, and no flash, to work with. I was quite disappointed, but I managed to get a handful of photos that are pretty decent, still far from perfect (shadows and stuff). They only photos I could salvage were those where the ladies were perfectly place under the lights, such as this photo. This is Patti, and I made a friend for life, when I met her. Not only is she an amazingly powerful, spiritual and beautiful woman, she lives in the same town as me (and we have met up already for tea)...I am so glad to have met this kind soul so not only did a new friend come from this experience, but I challenged my photo skills and did somewhat decently.
    Tim Holte, I dig your entry...the composition is amazing.
  50. Captive Saw Whet Owl
  51. I was playing with lighting techniques last night when using an old TLR to interpret the subject just seemed like fun.
    Details: D80, 35 f2 lens, 1/3 sec @ f8.0, 200 watt hot light on cones, strobe and reflector around camera
  52. Greetings from Florida everyone, great shots already, my shot this week is of my granddaughter's soccer game last weekend, she really enjoys the game and always has fun playing it.
  53. AirAsia A320 final approach in 100% cloud cover. AirAsia is the largest single customer of the A320 with 180 units on order.
  54. i read on the nature forum once how ducks that flee when approached by humans on foot were unconcerned when approached by canoe. i was curious about whether birds would react differently to me when sitting on the ground, as opposed to standing in the same spot. it appears from the results that birds are pretty tolerant of a photographer sitting on the ground, as i was only a few feet away when this photo was made.
  55. Church of the Immaculate Conception, Old Town San Diego. D700, 14mm. Thank you to those who commented on my image last week.
  56. Monument Circle w/ christmas lights.
  57. Great shots everyone. I have not had much time for shooting of late. This is a scan from film taken several years ago with the N90S .
    I was on an old wooden schooner in Apalachicola Bay , Florida when this shrimping boat passed by. There are not too many small shrimping vessels in the area any more as they are being replaced by the large commercial vessels.
  58. Terrific images from everyone today! Mine is from our family Thanksgiving dinner a few weeks ago -- my 3 year old niece found a carrot that looked like a boot...
  59. My little gecko taking a drink
  60. Neighborhood park, Oregon, brief clearing after a fall shower.
  61. My friend taking a photograph at Grounds for Sculpture. Nikon D700 aperture priority f8 1/320 sec Nikkor 24-70 @ 24mm iso 500 CS4 for specific sponge color and other enhancements
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    • Nikon D300 F Stop: F8
    • ISO 200 Focal Length 200mm
  62. erik_christensen|3

    erik_christensen|3 Self-employed

    A little cute girl in Sunday clothes.
  63. Tiffany, Narayan, Martin, Paul - favorites this week.
    Mine is a memory from an early morning in Tulum, Mexico.
  64. It always seems wasteful to throw out a perfectly good pumpkin just because it's December. As my husband was putting up Christmas lights last weekend, I decided to make our pumpkin part of the Christmas decorations. I haven't decided whether it's going to stay there. :)
  65. Great photos for yet another Wednesday Bonanza. My entry today is from a concert on Dec. 3rd. This is the lead singer/mandolin player from a local Family Gospel/Bluegrass band here in Marshall County, Kentucky.
    I did use a flash but the main lighting came from the stage lighting. Sometimes this setup produces a lot of magenta and I have a real hard time with it, this time he stood in a different place not having the heavy magenta look to it.
    I used Photoshop to crop and clean up the black background from extraneous light .
    My camera setup: Nikon D90, Sigma 70-200 @ 200mm, f2.8, 1/60, iso 400, flash, hand held.
    phil b
    benton, ky
  66. I haven't posted anything in a while as I didn't think I had anything of interest. I have been trying Nik Software's HDR Efex Pro and this was my first effort. The originals were not shot with HDR in mind but just varying exposures as the sun set. When I reviewed the originals I decided to give HDR a try with the images. The wind was blowing and moving the palms a lot (even in single images) by I like the end result.
  67. Hopefully I can get back later and pick some more of my favorites. All of the photos today are really great, these just tickle me a little more:
    @ Matt Laur - Beautiful photo, is this a Border Collie?
    @ Tiffany Brook - Beautiful work with lighting
    Peter Cohen - This is a really fun looking shot, love the expressions and the lighting
    Jose Angel - This is a beautiful photo
    Keith Obye - Interesting perspective
    Erik Christensen - I love the light and colors in this photo, the bokeh is beautiful
    phil b
    benton, ky
  68. From the Colorado National Monument a few minutes before sunset.
  69. This photo is taken in Han Dan China this summer, the castle was built two thousand years ago and has been rebuilt or remodeled a few times since then.
  70. Wow, great stuff already! I love these Wednesday threads. This is one I played with quite a bit. Taken at Mission San Juan Capistrano during their Christmas at the Mission event. There were so many people there it was hard to shoot anything without folks in the way, so I looked for different angles. I liked the bare bones of this picture, but thought it needed something more. Processed in PSE, using a Topaz and sepia filter.
  71. The Selfridges Building, Birmingham, England. a wonderful piece of architecture.
    Nikon D200, Nikon 17 - 55 mm f2.8
  72. Tiffany-Sweet butterfly
    Kris-Nice web you've woven
    Jeannean- Nice bee shot. Took some patience
    I took this shot while walking in a local park. I believe they are chestnuts. Correct me if I am wrong, which is usually often.
  73. Lovely Pics again from everyone! Didn't shoot much this week, this one is from Saturday, a friend of mine smoking in a bar.
  74. As usual some really great shots. I was on vacation going for an early morning jog and saw all these hot air balloons taking off, so I cut my run short and grabbed the camera.
  75. D-300 85mm 1.4D . with a SB-800, Asa 200 2.0
  76. Great photos once again. My favorites are Paul Jim's owl, Keith B's portrait and Jeannean B's bees - great technique.
    In the UK the weather has been dominating the news. I thought this shadow of a tree looked interesting falling on a pristine blanket of fresh snow.
  77. From earlier in the year, a river Thames seagull on the prowl.
    D700, iso 800, 1/1250, f/13, 85mm
  78. [​IMG]
    N90s, 105 f2.5 AIS, Provia
  79. Anxious and happy survivors from a fire at an old mill in our town.
  80. Great pics, too many to pick a favorite. My pic is from my daughter's first indoor track meet at The U.S. Naval Academy. The race is the 60m Hurdles, my daughter is in the center and won this heat.
  81. Here's a picture I took last friday in Trafalgar Square while the cold wave was hitting London. The equiment used was a D60 w/ the 35mm f/1.8 AF-S DX. I did use flash, although the white balance was chosen to yield a cold atmosphere. It alwo matched well with the blue lights being used at that moment. The original is a tad soft, since the low light meant my camera had a difficult time to accurately autofocus.
  82. One of the few times Zoie will remain stationary long enough for a picture. We think she has some Border Collie, at least in her behavior.
  83. Early Winter at Arlington National Cemetery. Nikon D3 24-70 at 48mm ISO 800 f3.5 1/250 sec. and a warm windbreaker for me.
    Thanks for the kind comments last week Nikonistas

    Don Harper
    The Edge Photography
  84. Nikon D300, 24mm F2.8 AF/D, F11, 1/30 sec, taken this past January:
  85. Hello All
    First time contribution to this thread, hope it stands up.
    Nikon D90, 70-300mm, ISO 400, F8, 1/1600
  86. A different view of the stadium. Shot with Nikon F5, 28-105 AFD with Fuji Reala 100. Early morning.
  87. Lunch with friends.
  88. Old Caddy....
  89. Dear Nikonians,
    This Wednesday I was very busy, taking photos of Miguel Bombarda Psychiatric Hospital, built in Lisbon in 1896, that is being closed. Here is a picture of the high security section.
    Have a good photo week !
  90. Great shots. My contribution is a picture of our cat Jasmine. She's extremely finicky but affectionate and always willing to pose for the camera.
  91. D90, 70-200mm at 200mm, f/2.8, 1/250 sec, ISO-200.
  92. [​IMG]
    Model: NIKON D90
    ISO: 200
    Exposure: 1/1000 sec
    Aperture: 5.6
    Focal Length: 300mm
  93. Kent, the little critters are actually pretty cute at this size. They were about a 1/4" long. Smallest bees I've seen. I agree your neighbor's display is a bit bizarre...interesting. Thank you to those who commented on my photo. I enjoyed seeing all of yours! :)
  94. Happy Wednesday Everyone!!
  95. Puffa Fish on the pier, people were catching lots of them, this one filled himself up with water to make it difficult for his capture - :(
  96. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    David Dvir, that is a nice fencing image. Was it captured with a camera and lens after they had fallen 23 feet? (See
    I wonder what camera, lens, and lighting you used. Was there just one flash from behind the athlete?
  97. Shun Cheung [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG], Dec 09, 2010; 10:34 a.m.
    David Dvir, that is a nice fencing image. Was it captured with a camera and lens after they had fallen 23 feet? (See
    I wonder what camera, lens, and lighting you used. Was there just one flash from behind the athlete?​
    Haha, Shun. Yes in fact it was captured using a D3s and a 24-70 after our big drop.
    Nikon D3s
    Nikon 24-70 2.8 @34mm (focus 11 feet)
    ISO 100
    S: 1/100 (although really doesn't matter)
    Profoto 8a air, 2 heads, key on the right behind our athelete, fill 2/3 of a stop less power, twice the distance in front of her and a little closer to the camera then she was.
    The lights were at pretty low power so I believe the flash duration is something like 1/10,000s :)
    Let me know if I forgot anything.
  98. ShunCheung

    ShunCheung Administrator

    So dropping a camera 23" greatly improves the images it captures. That is good to know. :) We'll continue that discussion next week.

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