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  1. NE Coast, Big Island
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    Kathy, In the early mornings I love to take my camera in my kayak. I knew where these frogs were and the light was favorable. I took this with my 80-400 mm Nikon zoom at 400 mm f 5.6. It was a lucky catch as this is the old version of the 80-400 lens. Great glass, lousy AF. Thanks for the nice comment!!! Dick
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    At Squaw Lake, Michigan
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    Surf, Hawaii

    Big Island, west side, sunset
  5. Pierre, Thank you!!! Kathy, The 18-200 on my D300 has served me well as an all around lens when I have to choose one to carry with me easily, but it has it's drawbacks, especially at the longer end. I love my 105 macro, which is also excellent for portrait shots. I have no experience with the 40mm macro and I guess it depends on what you are interested in shooting. I have a 30mm Sigma f1.4 that is excellent as a "standard" lens on the DX body. Browse the discussions in the Nikon forum about your possible choices and you'll get a lot of good information. Dick
  6. Leslie and Mike, This was truly a "picture perfect" spot. The view of the falls lends itself to a natural composition. As far as the water "flowing", I have experimented over the years with how to get this effect and I had to do this with no tripod, but I found a railing to rest the camera on for the slow shutter speed. Mike, the Big Island is an incredible place for photography. You should go! Dick
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    Calla Lily

    Another wonderful image!!! Dick
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    Gorgeous! Congratulations! Dick
  9. lars, thank you for the kind comments and the suggestion about cropping. It was a very warm breezy day! Dick
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    Pine Siskin

    Backyard bird, Michigan
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    Bridge, North of Hilo

    Old Bridge on the road north of Hilo, HI
  12. Mike, It was gorgeous!!! Very windy that day and the surf was boiling. These are friends of ours and their 3 kids. A great trip! Dick
  13. At the Hawaiian Botanical Gardens near Hilo
  14. Kathy, Thank you! This garden on the east side of the Big Island is really incredible. I came unprepared. I had my D300 and the "walk-around" 18-200mm Nikon lens that I bought 8 years ago with the camera. There were gorgeous flowers but the light was low and I should have had my 105 mm Macro lens. Anyway, I was able to get a few good shots in a visit that was too short. Woody and Mike, Thank you so much! Dick
  15. Just north of Hilo, Big Island
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    Kathy, Yes, and the vegetation is everywhere!!! Great opportunities for photography there!!! Dick
  17. Pierre, Thank you! The water along the Kona coast is gorgeous and changes frequently with the light. There are so many great opportunities for photographers there!!! Mike, Yes, we did get in some snorkeling and I actually was able to swim about 100 feet with a green sea turtle within arms reach. Pretty awesome!!! Dick
  18. Just off of Mana Lani Drive, Big Island of Hawaii
  19. Ancient carvings on the Big Island of Hawaii
  20. Mike, Thanks! I've been pleased to see the new format and the ability to upload larger image files. I'm just getting a feel for navigating the new version and so far, so good. I have to say that having you respond so quickly was really great. I'll keep up with the site, but it may be a bit sporadic as I am still pretty busy. Looking at the Nikon forums as well to learn as much as I can. I'll most likely upgrade to a D500 as I love my D300 but it is out of date. Do a lot of bird in flight shooting. Makes the new Nikon 200-500 zoom look interesting as well as the price is pretty reasonable. Thanks for the heads up! Dick
  21. Mike, Thanks! Just a fun shot of some interesting structure on the beach. It's part of the joy! Dick
  22. On the Kona coast of the Big Island
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