Nikon WedNEsDAy PiC 2010: #8

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    I've had enough of photographing snow, and decided to warm back up under the modeling lights in the studio. Here's one from a growing stock series dealing with old-school analog tools and techniques. Um... shot, of course, on a more new-school, non-analog digital tool.

    What have you been shooting? If one of the tools you used says 'Nikon' on it, please share a recent shot!
  2. Good morning & Happy WedNEsDAy everyone.
    Thank you again to all of those who commented on my posting last week. I’m honored by your recognition.
    My photo this week comes again from Bellingrath Gardens. As the afternoon began to cool and in hopes of some warmth, we ventured into Bellingrath’s greenhouse. I was immediately drawn to this flower. I believe it is a hibiscus. Although there were other colors of hibiscus, to me, this was the most exceptional. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
  3. Lost in the City of Angels
  4. Looks like closeups today. The 28mm f/2 Nikkor is good for getting close, which was a surprise to me. Seems to handle backlighting well, too.
  5. Happy Wednesday to everyone!!! Here's an infrared picture I captured one morning at the Palm Walk in the Arizona State University campus, Tempe, Arizona. This is a pano made from six images.
  6. Good morning from Texas.
    My image this week is another pelican from White Rock Lake in Dallas. About 75 pelicans are spending the winter here. This image shot with a a Nikon D80. Settings were ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/800 and I was using a 70-300mm lens.
  7. Wow, I must be up late !
    Still at the water drops . Tried something a bit different this time with colored tissue paper and food coloring instead of using the white balance to change color. Nikon D300 60mm micor lens f/11 shutter 1/250 Iso 280 EV -1 Auto white balance SB 600 off camera to the left I had red tissue paper behind the dish with the flash aimed at it. The drops were with green dye.
  8. Maybe I can get the picture in this time....
  9. 3sh


    Taken at riverside my fav spot
  10. The local hardware shop's old building is being torn down. Among many wreckage shots, I like this one for the story it implies.

    "Workload Contemplation"

    D40 @ ISO 200, 1/1000th
    35/1.8 @ f/1.8
  11. Hello Everybody,
    nice photos already, it is difficult to keep up with the high standard set by Matt every week. I really enjoy your photos.
    Thank you, Gej Jones, for your comments on photo and my choice of books :)
    I shot this week's picture only few minutes ago, when picking up my son from kindergarten, there is a beautiful pink bush in full bloom just outside the gate, and I had to photograph it, it looks spectacular.
    Nikon D700, 85mm f/1.8; ISO 200, 1/1600s, f/4
  12. WedNEsDAy PiC #8

    Getting the boot! And this all happened because the bird on the left didn’t paint the nest. But these birds are an item so they quickly settled their differences, and best of all – they don’t have to worry about falling off ladders.
    Camera: Nikon D300
    Lens: AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300 mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED
    Settings: 300 mm, 1/2000 sec, f/5.6 and ISO 560 (Manual, hand held, VR off)
  13. From my "Carolina Junkyard" series...........
  14. D300 with 70-200mm lens at 200mm, F/8, 1/500 sec, ISO400
  15. Hello everyone I have cheated this week and submitted a photo from September last year. It is from Nuremburg and will show it in a warmer light than it probably is now. I held up the tourist bus waiting for the ducks to come into shot. Patient driver
  16. Good morning --actually, still evening -- from California. No new photos to publish, so I have to submit a photo of a sunset at Morro Bay, CA, taken last December.
  17. My picture this week is from last Friday. It was Sunny and somewhere around 60 here, so I decided to take a walk around Downtown.
  18. Wanting to shoot, but not wanting to go out in the snow, I looked around and saw my PRS guitar. A dear and old friend indeed. A guitar portrait.
    D300, AF 50mm f1.8 at f5.6, A little post processing in Lightroom.
  19. Nikon D300, 18-200mm Nikkor Zoom
  20. i love the wednesday thread. it's my window to the world, made possible by nikon and
    this week, brazil came to SF...
  21. erik_christensen|3

    erik_christensen|3 Self-employed

    Nikon D300
    70-200mm f/2.8
  22. I was in Italy last week that was an opportunity for taking photos of my native city. Pity I did not have much time to process the photos yet apart from a few including the one I share today. Clearly, these city views are very different from the ones in norther Europe where I live now.
  23. An early Good Morning to all. Great start so far. Roberta I've been enjoying all your drops. Matt I love the BW detail pic. And John your cat pic really caught my attention. Well since I've been shooting so much Girls fast pitch softball I thought I'd use one from last Thursday. I was trying to catch the ball on the bat and freeze the softball. I was playing with high ISO and high Shutter speeds. Nikon D3,Nikon 80-400 VR, 300mm, F9, 1/2000 sec, ISO 3200.
  24. Happy Wednesday my dear Nikon colleagues,
    There was an accident on the street three weeks ago. A car hit bicycle and police called paramedics. She saved and was O.K. Thanks for stopping by and many cheers to you all. Regards,
    Nikon D2Xs, Nikkor 50mm f/1.4D AF, Aperture Priority, f/1.4, 1/2500sec, ISO100, ExposureBiasValue -0.67
  25. Last fall I stayed up late photographing star trails with my D80. This long exposure produced some strong amp noise, so I decided to hang on and turn it into an abstract rendition. I'm now working on combining multiple short exposures for star trails.
  26. First, thanks to Rick Dohme, Arthur Richardson, Tiffany Brook, Boris Miljevic, Don Harper, Paul V. Gorky, Douglas Mosman, Gej Jones, Mikhail Tsypkin and Ken Yamamoto for giving my picture a mention last week.

    I didn’t have a special favorite last week, however the photos that appealed most were those of Tiffany Brook with another stunning one of her portraits. and Jose Angel’s (late submitted) landscape. I can see it is a place I would love to visit.
    Now, to this week’s entry…
    After 5 nights of extremely cold weather with temperatures reaching minus 26 degrees and a persistent north easterly, blowing straight from Siberia, the “warm” fjord took on the appearance of boiling water. This is the view from home, looking over the houses of two of my neighbors, taken yesterday morning when the temperature was “only” minus 22 degrees.
    D300 and 50mm 1.4 AF-S @ f4.5, ISO 400, 1/6400s. +0.7 EV.
  27. Last week my neighbor's backyard looked like this, today there is no any snow anymore.
    Nikon D80 18-135mm kitlens @135mm f/5.6 1/2000s
  28. Happy WedNEsDAy to everyone.
    I visited my parents last week in Northern Finland and we had few nice and shiny days, but cold as hell again.
    The lowest was -38°C on saturday morning!
    So this is from Rovaniemi, Finland.
    Nikon D200, 18mm, 1/125s, f13
  29. Hi,
    I am on old land today. It is not a spectaculair scenery. Not a Grand Canyon or the Horse Shoe Canyon or so. In fact it is a rather dull piece of mediaeval Dutch farmland. With some hawthorn, some wild roses, some hidden artic geese. And it is cold today. My tripod is sinking slowly a bit further in the mud. The light is difficult. A big rainshower is heading my way. I have to be fast.
    I am on old land. Between the 10th and the 15th century people digged peat here. My ancestors. They dried and burned the peat to gain salt. Not much has chanched since then. The land is a nature preserve now. You can see it was a peat bog by the bumpy surface of the grasslands. But few people know it. It is forgotten land. Nearly nobody comes here, it is a dead corner somewhere in the south of Holland.
    The sun breaks through on the horizon. I have to be fast now. A black crow behind me flies up, alarmed by the loud click of the Nikon.
  30. Nikon D90
    55-200mm VR @82mm
    ISO 320
  31. Played a little with some flashes and window light, D200 with 70-180/4.5-5.6 at 85mm, f/16, 4s, ISO200.
  32. Narayan - lovely abstract, had to look at it a bit to see what it was. Cees - wonderful composition and leading lines.
    My contribution is a shot of the lighthouse at the entrance to Scarborough Harbour. ND filter used to slow down the sea. Colours boosted in CS3.
    D700, 24-70.
  33. kch


    this is my first contribution to this thread so I would like to introduce myself briefly. I'm a freelancing photojournalist and one of my main clients is the small local newspaper. I live in northern Germany at the coast of the Baltic Sea. The winter this year is unusually cold and harsh, so I spend some time lately photographing scenes by the sea, taking my son and my fairly new Nikon D300 for a walk. He is five years old now and it's the first time he experiences a true winter in his so far short lifetime. Of course I had to document the snow and the ice on the beach to keep memories alive for him.
    Photo taken with Nikon D300 and a manual Nikkor AiS 2.8/24, one of my favored lenses, ISO100, f/8, 1/500sec, man. exposure, processed with DxO Optics Pro 6

  34. For my Birthday last Friday my partner and I took a picnic deep in the Otway Forest. This is Triplet Falls, a beautiful waterfall in the middle of the forest in three seperate cascades - this is the top section of the falls
  35. Hi all,
    I had shared a pic of my daughter last week. Many had liked that pic and my sincere thanks to all those who mentioned it.
    Here is one more. (Now-a-days, her portraits are the only photography I am doing)
    Ahana has started enjoying music a lot. She loves to put on my big Sennheisers and has a particular liking for the kind of music I listen to. Here she is listening to "Jai Ho" (from the movie Slumdog Millionnaire) on my MP3 player while we were on a holiday last weekend at Pondicherry.
    "Music is the soul of life"
    D700+Micro Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 AF-S
  36. Hi everyone,
    Narayan, I love the effect of the IR and the perspective in your shot.
    Dieter, your orchids look great.
    My shot was taken on Sunday at Aber Falls in North Wales. D700, Nikon 50mm AFD 1.8.
  37. "Here, Sis, lemme give you a hand with that hat!"
  38. Good WedNEsDAy morning everyone!
    This "family portrait" was shot couple of weeks back, but I finally developed the film and made prints last weekend. Scanned from a print.
    Nikon F5 + Sigma 24mm f/2.8 MF + Tmax 400
  39. Hi all,
    Just for fun I took the attached pic, "The Ladies", from a gift's shop display window.
  40. There is mainly more snow here and more cold days. So I photographed ice.
  41. Hello All
    A stranded buoy on a beach in Uruguay. Taken 2 weeks ago.
    D300 + Tamron 10-24@10mm - 1/200 - F 3.5 - ISO 640
  42. My son doing some tricks last Friday.
  43. Sometimes I think they're alive... ;-)
  44. Happy Wednesday everybody! Yet another week has gone by so quickly! And thanks to all those kind comments on my last week's picture.
    The last seconds of winter have started to tick, this is from a walk last week. Today, I've noticed that the first crocuses are sticking out their noses in my garden, and birds have started to return, so I think spring is coming, finally.
    This one's taken with my D700 and my beloved 24-70/2.8
  45. Angie in Profile. D700, Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8, iso 100
  46. Nikon D80 Nikkor 55-200VR F/4-5.6G at 55mm ISO100 F/4 1/1250Sec -1.7EV
  47. Another from my 2008 trip to Costa Rica. A black sand beach. Moving water creates patterns in the sand that look like moving water. This area looks like a waterfall.
    But, my really big news is a new grand daughter, now just 2 weeks old! Soon, I'll be posting pictures of her.
  48. Happy Wednesday everyone.
    I also long for spring, but... King winter still rules.
    From Saturday along the coast.
  49. thank you for the mentions last week.
    from a short sojourn back to winter lands,
  50. Having a lot of fun with learning how to develop my own film and love using an F100. My D70s feels like a toy in comparison. Taken at Long Strand, Co. Cork, Ireland and inspired by the U2 song "Staring at the Sun".
    Nikon F100, Nikkor 28-105 f3.5-4.5 D, Ilford HP5 plus
  51. Good Morning WedNEsDAy :)
    Beautiful images and many more to come.
    This one is from last saturday at Ice Racing Car event, went there with few friends and withing 3hrs I had 750 pictures in SD card :)
    This car was practicing for the Sunday's ice road race, so he was alone practicing between the race time. Next week will post the picture from the actual race and cars participated.
    Model: NIKON D90
    Lens: 70-300mm VR
    ISO: 400
    Exposure: 1/4000 sec
    Aperture: 8.0
    Focal Length: 260mm
    I hope you all like it.
    Ray G
  52. Just walking around the city's boardwalk, camera in hand.
  53. Saturday. Midnight. The kids went to Rock’n’Bowl and had a couple beers—Becky, her boyfriend Carl, her brother Roger, and Roger’s girlfriend Fran. In the parking lot, they share a pizza on the hood of Fran’s Corolla.
    “Better lay off the pizza, Beck,” says Carl. “You’re getting fat.”
    Becky blurts out, “I’m not fat, you insensitive jerk! I’m pregnant!”
    “Oh you poor dear!” says Fran.
    “You #&^%$#%$# !” screams Roger. His first punch breaks Carl’s nose. Streaming blood and wild with rage and pain, Carl tackles Roger and knocks him flat.
    Fran helps Becky into the car. They head to Fran’s house for Häagen-Dazs and a good cry. Carl and Roger fight until the police cruiser comes.
    . . .

    Sunday morning. Starlings feast on pizza. Regular bowlers arrive for their practice session. One of them has a Coolpix L19 in his pocket.
  54. Hammer 'n' Nails shot
    1/60, F/8, ISO-200
  55. I have been lurking for a while and thought I would try and contribute. This is a winter shot from Florida last weekend. This was the local camera club outing. D-80, Tokina 12-24.
  56. I have been lurking for a while and thought I would try and contribute. This is a winter shot from Florida last weekend. This was the local camera club outing. D-80, Tokina 12-24.
  57. Another bird shot this week from my back yard... Nikon D300 with 200-400mm f4 VR lens + 1.4 TC. ISO was 800 @ f5.6 1/5000 second at 400mm. Hope all will have a great week...
  58. Shot Monday at a dog park on Long Island NY
  59. A new look at an old friend; (Nikkor-S 35mm/2.8 Non-Ai which is about to be converted to Ai for use on my D300 and F5)
    Nikon D300 with AF 55mm/2.8 Micro, ISO 1600, f/5.3 @1/80 sec
  60. Happy Wednesday everyone. Great pictures so far. Here is my contribution for today. Another beatiful sunset at Clearwater Beach Pier 61.
  61. Wow, so many awesome images, now on to mine, ha-ha. We had some thawing this week and I noticed a dove/pigeon sitting in a sunny spot doing some birdie things. So, I got the D200 and my usual 300 4.5 Ais and shot a few quick pics through the screen before it flew off. I'm calling this "Morning Dove".
  62. D80, 50 f/1.8, ISO 640 @ f/18 and 1/125
  63. Lighthouse on Lake Michigan here in Milwaukee last week
  64. Just started tapping into this thread... good consistent work...
    Kay... your shot "39" shot reminded me of this one:
  65. Well I went out shooting yesterday just for todays post, did nothing really stood out to me so Back to the archives. :) This is the sun setting in venice from my wife and my trip all over Europe in October last year.
  66. Good Morning everyone. It warmed up a bit here this weekend and at least one family decided to crank up the boat and get out on the river. The temperature has fallen back into the thirties now. I'm so ready for spring!
  67. Thanks for everybody for commenting on my photo last week.
    Continue with my basement experiment ... I stole this bracelet from my wife's jewelry box and took a picture of it. Shot with D700+85mm PCE; f/22, 1/250s, ISO200; One SB900 (front right) and one SB600 (left) plus a piece of white letter size photo printing paper.
  68. Good morning!
    Beautiful collection of images so far! I went out Sunday to see if there was more bird activity, but to my disappointment, the birds were scarce. Then this guy/gal hopped up on a nearby fence post and posed so nicely that I had to do the portrait:)
    This was with my D300, 80-400 mm VR zoom at f8, 1/250 sec, iso 200, 350 mm, handheld.
    Have a great week, everyone!
  69. a recent live-action shot captured with my nifty new lens. i barely could fit this guy into the frame!
  70. Taken near Kaohsiung Taiwan at a Buddhist temple. Nikon D300 ISO 800, 28-70 f2.8 Nikkor @ f8, 1/8s exposure, tripod with Acratech ball head.
  71. A shot from some time ago while living in Hawaii...Nikon N90; 24mm; Anthis Nexus housing; Ikelite strobes.
  72. From a late night drive last week
  73. Taken in Yellowstone National Park at Artist's Point in the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Nikon D700, 24-70 2.8 Nikon lens, f/11, 1/500 sec, ISO 400 ENJOY!
  74. Here is one of my very first shots from my new D90 with 18-105vr lens. It is my dog Boss sitting on the front step of my house. I just got this camera two days ago.
  75. Side entrance at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Pasadena, CA. D700, 14mm.
    Thank you to those who commented on my image last week.
  76. I was mainly on a personal trip to shoot 4x5 images, when I ran across these fields filled with enormous wind turbines. Does anyone else get freaked out around really large things: wind turbines, submarines, blimps, etc.? These are about the size of a 747 doing cartwheels, and make a whooshing sound. Yikes.
    Anyway, I used my D200 with an old 200mm f/4 AIS lens to capture and compress some of the turbines.
  77. Hello everyone...
    Hope you all doing great this week.
    Thanks a lot to Arthur Richardson, Boris Miljevic, Gej Jones, Mikhail Tsypkin and Ken Yamamoto for your comments last week.
    This week's contribution is a Lion dance from the Chinese New Year celebrations at Trafalgar Square. I thought I got a couple of good shots only to realize that this gal had accidently pressed the bracketing button the previous night at a party that resulted in most of my shots being either over or under exposed. Fortunately, we have Capture NX2 now :)
  78. pge


    My family and I are just back from vacation, here we are plus one, the girl in the white bathing suit is my daughter's best friend.

    If you read too much PN you can get the idea that only the most recent model cameras are any good, and they must be early in their production cycle or they're not worth buying. I took my now backup d200 along with a very inexpensive lens, the 18-55mm with me on vacation, and I was reminded about what a great camera it really is, amazing really.

    The guy that took this photo for us had a very nice looking Canon around his neck. I didn't notice the model but it had a 24-70mm f2.8 on it. He seemed happy to hold a Nikon and he took this shot, keeping the horizon nice and straight. Hmm, even Canon users can take a decent photo.
  79. Last sunday, hot and windy afternoon.... good for kitesurfing.
  80. Kent, I love the way you sold that pizza picture!
  81. Hi All,
    Taken with Nikon F3HP, 50mm F1.4 lens and HP5 400ASA. Development with D76 1+1, scanned with Epson 4490. I was shoot this photo early in the morning, with a cloudy day.
    Best wishes,
  82. Nikon D3 70-200 mm Mr. QuickSilver
  83. I have to admit that I am too biased to assess the quality of the picture. To me she's perfect although she will probably drive me mad within 14 years or so....

    Faye on Ilford XP2 captured by a F100 with 135mm AI 2.8 exposure unknown.
  84. Chinese new year function at the local library.
  85. [​IMG] Nothing recent but here is one from my fall trip in the yukon sept 2009 - D300 d-lighting high, Vivid setting raw with sigma 10-20 mm at 20mm. processed with nik Capture v1.3
  86. My contribution for this week.
  87. Opal and her Gramma
  88. Winter Snail
  89. Spanish village with lots of wind.
  90. another great Wednesday. My contribution was taken the Longwood Gardens, Newtown Square, PA. Can hardly wait for Spring, so tired of snow!
    D200, 70-300 VR
  91. Dark mood city - Zagreb, Croatia
  92. Enjoyable pictures once again. So far, the ones I like the best are
    Naraya Kovvali - colors and imagery
    Roberta Davidson - Good one! the added color tones work well too
    Hamish Gray - very picturesque, cloud mass in upper left adds interest
    Janne Kaakinen - nice 'street' photo, a little surreal. Was the face in the hand mirror intentional?
    Michael Axel - powerful
    Aguinaldo de Paula - well-framed in the square
    Tony Hadley - like the progressions in the scene
    I'm not feeling very inspired these days. Too much winter and some other family issues. So my picture is just our cat Tasia again. But I liked the colors.
  93. Taken during a snow storm at one of my favorite places to shoot~ any season. I like the touch of red that the shrub offers to compliment the bridge. I want to thank all who made mention of my last weeks entry of the Valentine lamp posts, I appreciate it. Have a great rest of your week...Oskar~ I love your entry, kudos on a wonderful image.
  94. Hi all,
    Some great photos up already, a pleasure to see so much different and gifted work together!
    My contribution this week was taken about 2 weeks ago on my way to celebrate Carnival in the Netherlands; the (underground) train station of Brussels Airport.
    D300 with 16-85VR
    16mm, 1/8s, f/5.6, VR, ISO800, edited and converted to B&W in Capture NX2
  95. Another spectacular exhibition from the WedNEsDAy Crew! Too many wonderful images to comment on them all, but here are a few faves:
    Narayan Kovvali : What a creative and imaginative approach to a frequently photographed subject! Lovely!
    Rick Dohme : Great capture and a nice composition! Having shot my share of Little League games, I know how tough it is to get that "bat on the ball" shot!
    Andrés Arteaga : Really nice composition; I'd frame that one...
    Jeff Farkash : Love the eyes. Terrific portrait.
    Joe Elrod : Perfect! Save that one for the engagement-party slide show.
    Janne Kaakinen : I really like the composition, and the combination of the self portrait with the portrait of your daughter (I assume?). And good job with the printing. The contrast is really nice.
    Louis Meluso : At first I wasn't sure about your decision to crop part of her hair, but then I realized it really focused the eye on her remarkable profile. Well done! Great light and exposure, too.
    Kent Shafer : You have really raised the bar when it comes to captions. I guess "I shot this on vacation in DesMoinses" isn't going to cut it any more! My vote for best post of the year so far.
    Jon Eckman : I don't know what it is, but maybe that's why I like it so much.
    Everyone else's shots are great, too! These were just the ones that really made me stop and look again...
    My humble offering for this week (I won't even try to keep up with you on the caption front, Kent) :
    Sunrise over the Shenandoah Mountains, as seen from Seat 32A on the redeye flight from Los Angeles to Washington Dulles Airport last Saturday morning (disregard the 2009 copyright notice -- I guess I need to change my upload settings in Picasa).

    D90 , 35mm 1.8 (my new favorite lens) @ f8, ISO250 , 1/15 sec.
  96. Wonderful, wonderful photos. I love the diversity. Spring sports season has kicked in, so I'll begin sharing a little with you. I don't shoot a lot of indoor sports, but was asked by a friend to cover our state's Regional Basketball Finals last weekend. To be honest, I don't like basketball all that much, but went, covering 8 games. I really enjoyed it. I lucked up and was at the right place, at the right time, with the right equipment, and nailed this slam dunk--my first and probably my only. This is a copy of a copy, so I hope it looks okay. I was later told that this young man has been nominated as Mr. Basketball in our state. Thanks for looking.
  97. Wow! This week is particularly vibrant! I will make a list of my favourites later in the week in order not to miss anyone. But contribution.
    We went on photo hunting at the historic district of Ankara like every amateur photographer in the city and they came out to be dull and cheesy as expected. This one one of the few I liked. The woman with the headscarf and the cheesy artificial flowers created a warm feeling and had a story to tell.
  98. Hello!
    My offering this week was taken from the surf, in wet shoes, at St. Clair, in Dunedin, New Zealand.
  99. Another great Wednesday of great photos.
    I took this one last Thursday in the Healdsburg, CA Dry Creek area. Sunrise as fog was just lifting
    D90 18-200mm @ 200mm 200 ISO
  100. Hi everyone ! I want to bring some colors from last summer... This picture was taken with D300+75-300vr at 300mm + 2,5mm Kenko extension ring, ISO 200, 1/160 , F6,3, VR on (hand helded). This combo work really wonderfull :
  101. St Emilion, France...................D300, 50mm....1.8
  102. 3 Immature Bald Eagles
  103. Happy Wednesday. Just got on the computer, really busy morning. Great pictures from around the world. Mine is still a Michigan pic in the UP taken with my Nikon D300 Nikkor 18-70mm lens at 35mm.
  104. Well, the early bird may catch the worm...but the late Wednesday thread contributor gets a LOT of cool images to look at.
    Matt...Very nice. I love the tones and dof
    Enrique...Poor guy...hope he finds his way home
    Narayan...Marvelous! Unique and clever.
    Sankha...Beautiful. I've always thought that pigeons were way underrated.
    Epp...Awesome shot! Quite a story. It's gonna be a long day.
    Greg...Starlings again? For such trouble makers, they sure are beautiful birds. Great shot. I am sure that they will be squabbling again before the day is through
    Mikhail...Great rich shot...sensational light.
    Juho...Beautiful. Love the sun stealing the moment.
    Oskar...Perhaps my favorite. That pattern could not be anywhere but in nature. Amazing.
    Glenn...Lovely...beautiful colors, great light. A most amazing animal.
    Aguinaldo...Beautiful, colorful shot. Full of joy and life
    Laura...Great capture...perfect timing!
    Durukan...Really nice. It looks like her secret garden. I feel like I am intruding.
    Bill...Gorgeous. Perfect capture of a very special place.
    Here is my contribution from a recent shoot. My model is a librarian who needed some shots for this and that. This one was my idea at the end of the session...just for fun. She had such a warm personality and a great sense of humor...she just ran with it. One of my faves.
  105. My contribution for the week. Needed a bigger lens but had to shoot before this little guy flew. Felt bad for him or her.
  106. Lots and lots of great shots
    here is one from me.
  107. A bird in the window of a curio shop, watching the girls go by.
  108. Holy Name of Jesus Church in New Orleans[​IMG]
    D700 and 55mm micro-Nikkor 3.5 Ai
  109. Nikon D90, 70-300 @ 300, f5.6, 1/640S, ISO 400. My loyal friend, Roxy. First Submission.
  110. Yes, this is the one right out off Springsteen’s 4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
  111. A photo taken at Disney's Animal Kingdom last weekend. Nikon D90 with Nikkor 18-200 VR at 200mm. 1/2000s @f5.6 and ISO 400
  112. Jeff Farkash - your portrait was spectacular! Janne Kaakinen - a great image! I wish I would have taken them both.
  113. So many to choose from...but here are some of those that caught my eye this week
    Erik Christensen : warms the winter spirit to see that pic
    Cees Maas : just cuz it's about my homeland
    Dieter Schaefer: beautifully treated!
    Richard Armstrong: tack sharp defined
    Glenn Cummings : great lighting
    Laura Delegal: wonderful action shot!
    Tiffany Brook : could use that one in the dictionary under "librarian"
    Sankha Hota: somebody else wrote that pigeons are underrated: I agree!
    Juho Niva: no need to say it's cold, picture gives me shivers
    My contribution is the queen on her throne last week
  114. So many wonderful pictures! My contribution this week is from last Friday. I took off the week for Mardi Gras and we ventured down to the French Quarter with the kiddies. This guy caught our eye in one of the shops on Decatur St. He looks as if he had way too much parade fun![​IMG]
  115. Hamish Gray - Amazing perspective and awesome view from your home
    My first contribution here. I used higher ISO to get the soft tones on tulips with inside natural light.
  116. D700 - 17-35[​IMG]
  117. Hey Melissa, thanks for the flashback. I worked in Yellowstone a few summers, I was there in 88 with the big fires, the first place I ever went was Artist point. Just awesome.
    Haven't posted in a few weeks due to internet problems and busy busy problems.
  118. Let's of action around the feeder during the recent snow storms. Should have plenty to shoot at Thurs/Fri with more impending storms in the NE.
  119. Aloha, and Happy Wednesday
    My neighbors asked me if I would capture some images of their two month old son. I said I would be glad too, and I really had fun with the shoot. I did a simple conversion to black and white for a different look.
  120. Douglas Mosman and Tiffany Brook,
    Thank you for commenting my pic.
    best regards
  121. Finally I have time to post!
    Uhmmm! As expected! Great pictures everyone!
    Mine is a Daurian Redstart. I was driving when I saw the little orange thing flying around. I stopped my car and she was so nice to wait for me to get camera and lens ready.
    Thank you for looking!
  122. Gej Jones and Dieter Schaefer, your flower images are incredible! Very nice work and thanks for sharing them.
  123. Doesn't matter when you post Rene, it's always nice to here from you. Now we have to find Jose Angel.
  124. Douglas Mosman og Vikas Kohli, thank you for your nice comments.
    Dieter, I love the orchids. Very creative!
    Kent, great story :)
  125. WedNEsDAy PiC #8
    The things I liked in the following shots …
    Barry Fisher – intriguing
    Dieter Schaefer – great effect
    Glenn Cunnings – love these creatures and your capture
    Hans Schrama – interesting angle and arrangement
    Janne Kaaniken – great reflection
    Jeff Farkash – exhaling the smoke (I didn’t pick that up at first)
    Jens Frederiksen – composition
    Laura Delegal – great slam dunk (with a little bit of spectator reaction)
    Paul B – nice butterfly
    Rick Dohme – great timing (and eyes on the ball)
    Roberta Davidson – super drop (love the colours and the sharpness)
    Sanford Gerald – I don’t see your name on the leader board
    Tiffany Brook – book … librarian … shhhhhh … purrrrfect!
    Tim Holte – the form and colours (remind me of giant jelly-fish)
  126. Greg - that's the problem with golf these days - without Tiger in the mix. I don't pretend to be a big golf fan, and I know Johnson eventually won, but I never heard of any of those guys! I recognize more names on the senior circuit.
  127. got news?!?!
  128. Great photos, everyone. Another great Wednesday.
    Matt, I really appreciate the attention you put to the image that starts us off each week. Thank you.
    I'll just mention some of the images that caught my attention this week:
    @Matt, the metal gauge is terrific, can feel the metal. The stock set of analog tools sounds interesting.
    @Roberta, you have another winner! These water drops are great.
    @Rick Dohme, I like the softball shot, her concentration, the ball on the bat.
    @Juho, nice crisp winter scene.
    @Cess, your old land shot. And, thanks for the story of this land.
    @Matthew Brennan, Triplet Falls.
    @Ashim, your portrait of your daughter.
    @Louis, your portrait of Angie in profile.
    @David Love, the grass, the background bridges, and sky.
    @George Allred, your shot of the big tree.
    @Dallas McVicker, the sunset in Venice.
    @Lawrence Ho, the jewelry shot
    @Richard Armstrong, your little red squirrel is very cute.
    @Don Harper, high key beauty technique with a gorgeous cat! Wow!
    @Jennifer Meighan, I like the nice quiet mood in your shots last week and this. Red Bridge.
    @Durukan, the woman in the flower shop.
    @Tiffany, another wonderful portrait. Librarian.
    @R. Bond, Nice shot of Roxy.
    @Vikas Kohli, I like the backlit roses.
    @paul sooHoo, I like the sharp bird with moving wings.
  129. Hans, I love your dog picture. Worth far more than 1K words.
  130. Thank you very much, Richard K. and Hans for the comments on my squirrel image. This was another great week of photos!
    Thanks Matt! And the moderators:)
  131. Some really nice photos this week as always!
    Here one just a few days late for the
    Nikon WedNEsDAy PiC 2010: #8

    Little dog, big snack
  132. Richard, Greg, Tiffany and Douglas thank you so very much for your kind comments. I really do appreciate them.
  133. D700 @ 200ISO, 50AFS (f1.4 - 1/30sec.), the title says it all. Taken a couple of minutes ago. Let me to finish the cup... mmmm, this coffee machine works nice... See you tomorrow.

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