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Falconest174
03-18-2013, 03:58 PM
Went out this AM as I didn't have to work and took a number of pics of stranded ice that was left after the river level dropped. Found a number of unique small shapes of this natural sculpture with the late morning sun creating catch lights. Here is one of those.

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-19-2013, 01:10 AM
Very nice. I like your ice turtle

tim11
03-19-2013, 02:47 AM
Oh, turtle is what it is. I thought it was an orc helmet. :)

Sir Les
03-19-2013, 08:05 AM
Looks like a rather overweight gymnast doing a back bend to me! :)

kgosden
03-19-2013, 08:32 AM
I am with Sir Les, but took it to be more of an abstract version of Asian erotic art.

D70FAN
03-19-2013, 10:22 AM
A Sumo wrestler doing a back flip?

tim11
03-19-2013, 03:18 PM
Don't pay the ferryman.... until he gets you to 'the other side'.
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Falconest174
03-19-2013, 03:28 PM
OK wise guys, you asked for it! :p
Here is a foot of ice.
Hadn't thought of that other one as a turtle BTW.

kgosden
03-19-2013, 04:13 PM
Falconest I think it needed additional work in post.

Falconest174
03-19-2013, 05:25 PM
Kgosden; That made my day, FOOCL!!!;););)
<Fell Out Of Chair Laughing>

D70FAN
03-19-2013, 05:46 PM
Ah! Getting cold feet eh? Great series guys. Nice job Ken.

D70FAN
03-19-2013, 05:48 PM
Went over to Carmel River Wetlands. I need to take the bird lens next time.

A Pano.

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K1W1
03-20-2013, 09:00 PM
Panorams. I'll play.

My homage to the Cinerama theatre (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinerama) concept. :D

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3564/3597057685_02a766ff7c_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/3597057685/)

kgosden
03-21-2013, 07:09 AM
kind of feels like looking through one of those virtual reality helmets.

blindeye
03-21-2013, 04:40 PM
That has a really cool feel to it K1W1. Like it.

D70FAN
03-21-2013, 10:39 PM
Very cool Rich.

The opposite effect.

Everybody in the middle... Push!

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tim11
03-22-2013, 03:07 AM
Too many masts. Great composition!

tim11
03-22-2013, 03:12 AM
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
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Sir Les
03-22-2013, 09:15 PM
Today the Queen Mary 2, one of the largest liners in the world, berthed in little old Adelaide. You can see more photos in the Photo Gallery here (http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?10039-Boats-yachts-watercraft-etc&p=444953#post444953).

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D70FAN
03-22-2013, 10:25 PM
Nice Shot Les.

When I was a kid My mom and I sailed to France on the QE1. I was only 4, but definitely remember that it was a very cool ship. I think the QE2 is still docked in Long Beach.

D70FAN
03-22-2013, 10:31 PM
Tim, Second shot is my pick. Too bad they had the scaffolding in the way.

Similar problem last week trying an updated shoot at San Carlos Mission in Carmel. Stage 2 of earthquake reinforcement.

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K1W1
03-22-2013, 11:01 PM
. I think the QE2 is still docked in Long Beach.

The Queen Mary is moored at Long Beach

D70FAN
03-22-2013, 11:53 PM
Ah, thanks for the clarification. Don't get down that way anymore.

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-22-2013, 11:55 PM
Nice shot SirLes, wish I'd got out of bed earlier to also be there

Sir Les
03-23-2013, 12:28 AM
Thanks fellas. As they say in the classics DPR, "you had to be there"! I'm amazed I'm still awake and not slumped over the keyboard. It was really dark when we arrived and I was surprised the photos came out as well as they did. I was on auto-ISO and it went to 6400 for the first few. I think it's the first time I've used a tripod with the D7000 and yes, I remembered to turn off the VR! I also used the infrared remote to trigger the shutter and it worked like a charm.

D70FAN
03-23-2013, 10:47 AM
Les, I'm just starting to really appreciate how far ISO can be pushed with the D7000.

Again great job of documenting the arrival.

Rooz
03-23-2013, 03:09 PM
I may have missed it, did you get your d7000 focus issue fixed ?

K1W1
03-23-2013, 07:01 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8374/8584771952_da8e2c0a8a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/8584771952/)

D70FAN
03-23-2013, 07:34 PM
I may have missed it, did you get your d7000 focus issue fixed ?

Yes. They did have to repair the AF system, and so far, so good. The 18-105 seems to be doing what it should have originally, and even the old Sigmas seem to be working better. Nikon did about a 2 week turn.

D70FAN
03-23-2013, 07:36 PM
Interesting shot there K1W1. Old steam train?

kgosden
03-23-2013, 09:29 PM
K1W1, Nice use of that heavy HDR style. It does work with some subjects. It might be time to cut back on the Doctor Who marathon:-)

tim11
03-23-2013, 09:49 PM
Tim, Second shot is my pick. Too bad they had the scaffolding in the way.


I agree about the scaffolding D70Fan. But that's what we have to put up with now for the restoration works are always on-going.

tim11
03-23-2013, 09:50 PM
K1W1: Oil painting isn't allowed!

Rooz
03-23-2013, 10:21 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8374/8584771952_da8e2c0a8a_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/8584771952/)

That quite cool. I like it.

Good to hear the d7000 is back and working d70.

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-24-2013, 02:43 AM
The Koala in the gum

K1W1
03-24-2013, 04:29 AM
Bet he didn't stay long there is no lunch in that tree.

K1W1
03-24-2013, 02:24 PM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8109/8584925484_fc8d33644e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/8584925484/)

tim11
03-24-2013, 02:57 PM
That's a great and funny shot Dread.
What should we call it?
"After the bush fire"?
"A lonely koala on a desolated tree"?
"Where's dinner"?

Falconest174
03-24-2013, 07:27 PM
I thought that it was the Kookaburra in the gum tree, not the Koala.
K1W1; nice shot of the steam cylinder, now where's the rest of the engine? :confused:

K1W1
03-24-2013, 08:24 PM
K1W1; nice shot of the steam cylinder, now where's the rest of the engine? :confused:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8389/8584936356_178f09a06f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/8584936356/)

or

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8112/8583829543_02b8baea21_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/8583829543/)

kgosden
03-24-2013, 08:58 PM
K1W1,

Great color in that last shot. I wonder how that would print on some of those metallic papers?

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-25-2013, 04:22 AM
All strong shots K1W1 but the piston is my favourite

The tree has been defoliated by the koala, it wasn't a fire. In parts of Australia koala's are in plague proportions (like this natural park I walk in), while in other areas they're theoretically endangered. Now that man doesn't have a hunter gatherer lifestyle in this landscape the natural balances are screwed up and populations aren't balanced.

D70FAN
03-25-2013, 07:04 AM
DPR great shot. A similar problem we had with coastal deer. Abreviated hunting seasons (aww poor little deer), not enough natural preditors (coyotes and mountain lions) and in a few years they were dying of starvation and desease due to overpopulation.

Now, longer hunting season, protected mountain lions, problem is deminishing.

Falconest174
03-25-2013, 01:36 PM
Similar problem here in NYS. Had a local case where overpopulating deer in a very confined area near local University were scheduled to be culled by a professional hunter. Public outcry stopped it. No natural predators and very close to residential areas.

Sir Les
03-26-2013, 12:57 AM
Great work K1W1 -- I can hear the hissing of the steam!

Falconest174
03-26-2013, 07:19 PM
Took this image of a sculpture in a window of a local restaurant on a recent Sat. AM walk to the post office.
Tweaked it a bit in ACDSee Pro 6.

Sir Les
03-26-2013, 11:34 PM
I really like that Falconest -- mediaeval porn! However, I can't make up my mind whether the shadow on the right is distracting or adds interest. Hmmmm....on the whole I think it adds interest. :)

D70FAN
03-28-2013, 06:36 PM
Romeo & Juliette?

A very well framed shot.

Falconest174
03-28-2013, 09:32 PM
He looks a bit old for that, they were supposed to teenagers.

D70FAN
03-28-2013, 10:17 PM
Eh. People looked older in the early 17th century...

Falconest174
03-29-2013, 05:59 AM
With a handlebar mustache at 16? :confused:
Thanx for the comments.
For the civil Engineers among us. these two shots of bridge construction in my neighborhood. (hope that is OK)
Existing bridges are to be replaced.

D70FAN
03-29-2013, 12:53 PM
At least give us a river name. ;)

Falconest174
03-29-2013, 07:46 PM
Sorry, The Chenango River in Binghamton, NY. 1/2-3/4 mile above its joining the Susquehanna River. (Now you all know where I live :cool:)
The hill in the background is known as Prospect Mountain. As you can see, they are cutting into that as well to provide for the highway which will swing around to the left and turn West toward Elmira NY. A big project estimated to take 2-3 years to compete.

D70FAN
03-30-2013, 11:26 AM
Nice area. About the closest I've been is Rochester as I called on Kodak back in the day. Actually helped design one of our MCU's (Mitsubishi) into the original APS (film) camera. Always meant to return to follow the rest of the Erie Canal to Albany (went as far as Rochester). Could be an interesting shoot.:)

Falconest174
03-30-2013, 01:40 PM
Yep, we are also known as the Carousel capitol of the World, and we have one of the oldest zoos in the country. Not bad for a city with less than 50K pop.

D70FAN
03-30-2013, 02:51 PM
We are next to the Artichoke Capitol (actually that's 5 miles North in Castroville population ~7,000)... Does that count?

Here (Marina) the population is about 20,000 and we even have an airport (compliments of the US government after Fort Ord was closed), but no other claims to fame except living in the shadow of the Monterey Peninsula. Mostly sand dunes, Live Oaks, and cypress trees. This area is Steinbeck country, i.e. Salinas and Monterey. Grapes Of Wrath, Cannery Row, Of Mice And Men... And a bit of a golf Mecca in Pebble Beach, Poppy Hills, Cypress Point. Nice in the winter, cold (foggy) in the summer. All-in-all not a bad place to live.:)

K1W1
03-31-2013, 12:31 AM
Yes it's HDR. So what?

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8254/8604614013_1761d3d53e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/8604614013/)

Dread Pirate Roberts
03-31-2013, 02:23 AM
While having lunch in the rain at our botanic gardens

RichNY
03-31-2013, 08:29 AM
Great image!

Yes it's HDR. So what?

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8254/8604614013_1761d3d53e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/8604614013/)

D70FAN
03-31-2013, 09:14 AM
Yes it's HDR. So what?

Hey I'm a fan of HDR. Just wish my camera were a little quicker to take 3 shots. Great shot.

This must be the rest of the story.

D70FAN
03-31-2013, 09:17 AM
While having lunch in the rain at our botanic gardens

Really broke out the "big guns" for that shot.

K1W1
03-31-2013, 05:50 PM
Another train cabin interior.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8244/8604612915_d63a91d4f5_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/8604612915/)

tim11
04-01-2013, 04:41 AM
Great eyes K1W1. You always manage to turn mundane looking subjects into interesting things.

K1W1
04-01-2013, 02:52 PM
Why, thank you kind sir.

And now for something completely different. A motorcycle shot. :D

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8249/8606027978_15d4e41f38_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/8606027978/)

D70FAN
04-01-2013, 07:07 PM
Ah posting dirty pictures again...

Looks like fun.

kgosden
04-01-2013, 10:24 PM
Nice jump shot K1W1.

Rooz
04-02-2013, 04:46 AM
Why, thank you kind sir.

And now for something completely different. A motorcycle shot. :D



fabulous ! id think about winding it back a half stop to bring more colour vibrancy into the shot.
I raise you some dirt...

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Falconest174
04-02-2013, 12:40 PM
Boys are attracted to mud like iron filings to a magnet.:D

K1W1
04-02-2013, 05:28 PM
I raise you some dirt...

Picture one should have a NSFW warning. :D

Rooz
04-02-2013, 06:58 PM
lol Lara says our house turns into lord of the flies as soon as she walks out. She's not too far wrong.

D70FAN
04-02-2013, 07:03 PM
Picture one should have a NSFW warning. :D

Starting to look like Lord Of The Flies.

D70FAN
04-02-2013, 07:08 PM
Great minds must think alike... I posted the LOTF comment before yours appeared.

First shot is definitely LOTF. Will be fun to break these out on their first dates. ;)

K1W1
04-02-2013, 10:32 PM
Moto Guzzi Falcone flywheel at near enough 80mph.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8120/8608656465_f56411a771_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/8608656465/)

Not bad for a 60 year old bke.

Falconest174
04-03-2013, 09:23 AM
Ahh...Don't get your shoestring caught.:rolleyes:

D70FAN
04-03-2013, 12:05 PM
... and was running very near the top speed (85). Pretty cool old bike, and of course an excellent photo of same.

K1W1
04-03-2013, 02:26 PM
One last motorcycle then it's time for something else

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8402/8606026836_bf8b247805_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/8606026836/)

Falconest174
04-03-2013, 07:03 PM
One of a number of pictures taken today at a memorial for the 13 people slain this date in 2009 at the Binghamton American Civic Center.
I was attracted to the expressions of these children as they remembered their grandmother who was one of those slain that day.60449

tim11
04-04-2013, 05:05 AM
A beautiful bird
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K1W1
04-05-2013, 03:41 AM
Love the colours and the nice uncluttered oof areas in the background.

K1W1
04-05-2013, 03:42 AM
Self portrait.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8525/8620362663_08c78f6e18_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/8620362663/)

tim11
04-05-2013, 03:22 PM
Through the horse's eye?

tim11
04-05-2013, 03:29 PM
It's time for another ancient temple... :)

Wat Ek Phnom temple, 11th century.
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D70FAN
04-05-2013, 05:07 PM
Through the horse's eye?

Easier than through uh, alternate routes. LOL.

D70FAN
04-07-2013, 11:24 AM
A very cool shot K1W1.

tim11
04-09-2013, 04:21 PM
Bad news for dogs and their owners.
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K1W1
04-10-2013, 04:26 AM
Department of Sparks and Embers (http://www.dse.vic.gov.au/) protecting the residents of Mt Dandenong with a controlled burn this evening.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8533/8636208685_e66b298f1f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/8636208685/)

D70FAN
04-10-2013, 10:00 AM
Hard to see the residents for the trees.

K1W1
04-10-2013, 03:59 PM
If you draw a line from the closest tower to the bottom right corner of the photo above there are no houses to the left of the line but there are quite a few to the right. There are houses on the summit just to the right of the towers.
The towers themselves are the main TV transmission towers for Melbourne.

Here is a wider angle shot from the same location. The photo is about 5 years old.

http://farm1.staticflickr.com/77/156367690_d81572d9e9_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/156367690/)

This is taken from in front of the second tower above looking towards Melbourne.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8475/8370905365_bb61a4c7ea_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/8370905365/)

Falconest174
04-10-2013, 10:03 PM
Didn't realize Australia was that hilly. Looks quite a bit like upstate NY. The only 'hill' I had seen is Ayres Rock.
How high is it BTW?

Rooz
04-10-2013, 10:47 PM
Didn't realize Australia was that hilly.

That's not a photo of all of Australia...you understand that right ? lol

K1W1
04-11-2013, 02:06 AM
Didn't realize Australia was that hilly. Looks quite a bit like upstate NY. The only 'hill' I had seen is Ayres Rock.
How high is it BTW?

The base of the towers is about 600m (2000 feet ish) the first photo was taken from along the street from my place which is about 500m.
Mt Dandenong is part of the rim of an extinct volcano (extinct millions of years). From the top on a clear day you can see other hills that are over 100km (60 miles) away in a straight line.

K1W1
04-11-2013, 02:08 AM
My dark and broody version

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8534/8637316576_da84001363_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/8637316576/)

Rooz
04-11-2013, 02:39 AM
that's great. now I understand the tripod shots.

K1W1
04-11-2013, 04:26 AM
That's seven shots in HDR Efex Pro hence the tripod. Anyway it's only 200 metres along the road to get the view. We can't see this because of the trees.

Falconest174
04-11-2013, 09:59 AM
Rooz; I do.:p
Most of what we see here is coastal areas, films based in the 'outback', or cities. NY is not all hills, though most of upstate NY is. There are many valley lakes,ie; the Finger lakes area and two of the great lakes form our North-Northwest boundaries with Canada, the Southern shore of Lake Ontario and a bit of Lake Erie on the extreme Western end of the state.

D70FAN
04-11-2013, 01:29 PM
Actually if you turn Australia upside down... It sort of resembles the US. Although I think the Sierras might be a little taller than Mount Kosciuszko.

Seems like you all live on the hilly side.

K1W1
04-11-2013, 02:39 PM
Many NBA players are taller than Mt Kozciuszko.

D70FAN
04-12-2013, 06:13 PM
Rofl ......

Falconest174
04-12-2013, 08:52 PM
Caught this pair of Groundhogs on a recent riverwalk. (walkabout to you aussies. :rolleyes: )
It is unusual to find them in pairs like this. They tend to den up singly.

"Do You See anything"?
"Nope, Do You"?

D70FAN
04-13-2013, 11:16 AM
Very nice shot Falcon. That deserves to be an 11x17 print.

One of these days I will save enough money to get a decent 70-300. The old Nikkor (ca. 1996) works ok, but the D7000 seems to be a tad better than the lens.

D70FAN
04-13-2013, 11:33 AM
I was wandering in the vast expanse of my back yard (about 20 x 30 feet) I noticed that the Cypress trees were looking especially photogenic (they don't let me out much anymore).

About 60 footers.

So, landscape?

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Or portrait?

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Dread Pirate Roberts
04-13-2013, 05:41 PM
The portrait's nice, the landscape messes with my mind

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-13-2013, 05:43 PM
What do you mean do we see anything, a couple rodents nicely subject isolated. Nice photo and of wild (non zoo) critters is a bonus.

Falconest174
04-13-2013, 06:43 PM
That was supposed to be what they were saying to each other.:o

Falconest174
04-13-2013, 06:57 PM
One of these days I will save enough money to get a decent 70-300. The old Nikkor (ca. 1996) works ok, but the D7000 seems to be a tad better than the lens.
The 60th anniv. Tammy that I have is selling for $450 on Amazon. Don't know if that is in your budget or not, it is less than I paid.

D70FAN
04-14-2013, 08:00 AM
The 60th anniv. Tammy that I have is selling for $450 on Amazon. Don't know if that is in your budget or not, it is less than I paid.

Yup $450 would stretch the budget after investing in the Epson 1430 (absolutely fantastic prints) and the taxman done took that much... and a little more. For now the 55-200 VR (actually a surprisingly good lens) will have to do. The extra reach will have to be by cropping.

But the Tammy is at the top of my "to acquire" list. Getting out of the back yard is another problem. :rolleyes:

mr2xfour
04-14-2013, 10:31 AM
60467 I'm a newly Canon-to-Nikon crossover & this my 1st attempt with my Nikon D800e and portable studio lights. The detail just blows me away. I used my D800e with a Nikon 24-70 2.8 lens.

D70FAN
04-14-2013, 11:14 AM
Good shot, but.... Whoa, scale it down a little... maybe 960 x 640 for example. ;)

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D70FAN
04-14-2013, 11:21 AM
... and welcome to the dark side. :cool: See what you've been missing?

JK

mr2xfour
04-14-2013, 12:21 PM
Thanks, glad to be here! It's nice to receive a reply in a forum like this in the same year I post something! lol! Is there a quicker way to scale them down other than using the save feature in Photoshop. Or is that the way to go?

K1W1
04-14-2013, 02:47 PM
If you are a PS user the scaling the output is probably the easiest way after all you are in the program already. If you are a Windows user Irfanview is great for image resizing if you don't already have it.
Generally on forums you don't want to post any images wider than about 1000 pixels otherwise the load times start to slow down dramatically for people with slow connections or who are using phones or tablets.

tim11
04-14-2013, 05:02 PM
mr2xfour,
That's a great portrait. Double welcome to you. As new member of DCResource as well as Nikon forum.
Regarding the size, posters here have to resize since the forum, unlike some, doesn't automatically resize before posting. That's what I like about this forum since there are certain shot that can't be fully appreciated in 800x600 dpi. Saying that, I wouldn't like to see an image that's four times to the size my monitor can handle.

D70FAN
04-14-2013, 05:34 PM
Thanks, glad to be here! It's nice to receive a reply in a forum like this in the same year I post something! lol! Is there a quicker way to scale them down other than using the save feature in Photoshop. Or is that the way to go?

Yeah, this is a pretty active forum. Last year Jeff Keller (the admin/owner of this site) went to work for DPReview, but was nice enough to keep this site up and running.

I use NX-2 for PP, and just resize and save the image in JPG form. Typically using 960 x 640 (as above). Another way is to post to another photo site and link from there. I prefer the former method as then I keep a separate file folder of "posted" shots.

D70FAN
04-14-2013, 05:39 PM
Congratulations to Adam Scott on being the first Aussie to win at The Masters, defeating Angel Cabrerra (Argentina) in a second sudden death playoff hole. Three Aussies had a shot at the green jacket this year... must be the water. ;)

I'm sure that Greg Norman is a proud mentor, and that Australian golfers are a happy bunch as well.

:)

K1W1
04-14-2013, 08:28 PM
Another way is to post to another photo site and link from there. I prefer the former method as then I keep a separate file folder of "posted" shots.

If you use Flickr for example you can simply make a set called "DCResource" and keep posted shots there. Sets are virtual so if you post on DPReview you could also have a DPReview set.
The advantage of a hosting site is that you only have to upload once then you can link to as many forums or other locations (Facebook, Blogs) as you want and you can select the size of the image posted to suit the occasion.

K1W1
04-15-2013, 04:47 AM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8538/8650935147_d698197492_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/8650935147/)

kgosden
04-15-2013, 06:47 AM
Lovely sky K1W1, would be great about 10 minutes after sunset.


I'm sure that Greg Norman is a proud mentor, and that Australian golfers are a happy bunch as well.
Let's face it Australian golfers are a happy bunch because their beer cans are bigger :-)

D70FAN
04-15-2013, 02:27 PM
Ken. Augusta is in your back yard... You weren't invited? Tsk, tsk, tsk. I will have to talk to the Masters invitation committee about this oversight.

A very photogenic golf course.

K1W1
04-15-2013, 03:02 PM
Lovely sky K1W1, would be great about 10 minutes after sunset.

The photo was taken about 90 minutes after sunrise looking generally NW. Sorry but I wasn't going to wait around for 10 hours or so for the sunset shot. Besides it was pouring with rain by then. :D

K1W1
04-16-2013, 01:41 AM
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8119/8653745343_f9898f3820_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/8653745343/)

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-16-2013, 04:43 AM
Nicely done on that last K1W1, cleverly composed and I like the PP

Falconest174
04-16-2013, 08:48 AM
K1W1;
Nice, very relaxing after yesterdays' insanity in Boston. :mad:

Falconest174
04-17-2013, 08:14 PM
This is what may be one of my last pics shot with the D7000.
I bit the bullet and bought the D7100 body. Time will tell if that was the right thing to do.
Looking at some of the shots taken today setting up for a set of comparison shots, if the 7100 beats this when I get it right, Nikon has a real winner.
Today's pic is of a pair of swallows at their nesting box/birdhouse. Sorry about the blurred branch, but I didn't think reaching out to remove it would be a good idea. :rolleyes:

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-18-2013, 05:47 AM
Very pretty scene you've got there Falconest, thanks for sharing it. Our swallows are brown over here, yours are much prettier.

RichNY
04-18-2013, 06:39 AM
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One from last Sunday.

*Those are shadows not nips.

Falconest174
04-18-2013, 08:14 AM
DPR;
These are Tree Swallows. We have several other species as well. The male usually has a more intense blue-black coloring around the head.

D70FAN
04-18-2013, 01:58 PM
Rich, nice "bird" shot. Obviously not a pair of swallows. :)

Falcon, another good shot. It will be interesting to see if there is a difference with the D7100.

tim11
04-18-2013, 04:39 PM
Interesting shots here. :) More, more!

Here's one of a few stupas from a modern Buddhist temple in Cambodia.
http://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/558962_485855348151687_648670074_n.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-19-2013, 11:22 PM
I love softly lit overcast days after 6 months of the remorseless sunshine beating down

tim11
04-20-2013, 04:01 AM
Dread,
I bet you have problem of which shot to frame? But again may be not? If you are like me - those who keep pictures back up and print only once in a blue moon?

Okay... here are a couple of the same, taken from a modern Buddhist temple (about one hundred years old?) in my old home town of Battambang (NW Cambodia).
I was captivated by the serenity of the setting. Please tell me which version you like better: BW or colour?
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Dread Pirate Roberts
04-20-2013, 07:59 PM
The colour shot for me Tim.

Problems displaying, no I've got about 70 A4 framed prints up around the house. Most are a few years old because I lack the time to replace them but they're all still nice.

Mostly they're just digitally archived figuring at some stage in the future I'll want to look back at them. In the mean time I just enjoying having taken them.

Falconest174
04-21-2013, 05:49 AM
I agree with DPR; the color pic is better, more detail in the lower floor area.

D70FAN
04-21-2013, 12:11 PM
I do print shots worthy of the paper and ink... so about 5%. ;) I agree on the color shot as the better of the two Tim.

Since we have had some windy conditions of late, the Bay has been pretty rough. Here is a shot at Point Pinos (Pines in Spanish). There is a Gull in silhouette in the center.

It printed well at 13x19... not so well at 8x10. Sometimes size matters. As a totally unrelated subject...Still thinking about increasing the size of my deck this summer.:rolleyes:

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tim11
04-22-2013, 03:12 AM
Thanks for inputs guys. The colour version wins on that one. As for the BW, I guess only the statue stands out while everything else becomes complement of it.

D70Fan. That shot brings out emotion... it almost makes me depressed. :( That's why it's a good shot.

dxrocnxj
04-22-2013, 02:42 PM
Haven't been here in what feels like ages....

Here's a couple photo from a recent Taylor Swift Concert.

Many more at my website: http://dylanbarnes.com/blog/2013/4/13/taylor-swift-orlando-fl

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tim11
04-22-2013, 04:32 PM
Dylan,
Did they allow your Nikon DSLR in the concert?

K1W1
04-22-2013, 09:14 PM
Dylan,
Did they allow your Nikon DSLR in the concert?

There is usually no issue as long as you don't have long lenses which is silly as most p&s superzoom cameras have way longer lenses than anything you could carry in for a DSLR.

Falconest174
04-23-2013, 06:00 AM
They probably figure the pic quality is too poor to be a problem. Not necessarily any more. Some of the new ones have 16Mp sensors. They may not be as good as a D7k but they are way better than just a couple of years ago.

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-23-2013, 06:30 AM
I assumed he was the photographer not just a punter in the crowd. Great concert photos as always Dylan and the bit of leg in the first shot doesn't hurt it either

Falconest174
04-23-2013, 08:28 PM
Just thought I would post some pics form the first week or so of usage of the D7100.
Only the moon shot was extensivly pp'd ( sharpened and Contrast boosted considerably)
Cardinal was near the top of a 40+ foot tree.
Flowers were shot with the Sigma 150, and very small, less than 1/4".
First impressions are very favorable, generally. Camera falls easy into my small hands, much like the D7k. Controls are similarly placed, with a couple of exceptions.
(+&- are reversed and 4-way is moved) I very much like the locking button on the mode sw. I keep turning it accidentally on the D7k. Screen is brighter and much easier to see. Viewfinder is much brighter to my eyes. I have not found the 51 point focus system any better than the 39 point one of the D7k.
Hope five is not too many. I didn't want to start a new thread just for D7100 pics.

I have taken a number of comparison shots which I might upload later if anyone is interested.

JaimeColeman
04-23-2013, 11:18 PM
um...where can i get cheap lingerie (http://www.robustbuy.com/womens-clothes-lingerie-sets-c-1083_1085_1088.html) like that?

Surely it is one of the finest lingerie I have ever seen. From where could I get that?

D70FAN
04-23-2013, 11:34 PM
Surely it is one of the finest lingerie I have ever seen. From where could I get that?

You do realize that was posted in 2009...

That said, welcome to the Nikon DSLR forum.

tim11
04-24-2013, 03:18 AM
These are from a modern day Buddhist temple (built 1973) of the old home province in Cambodia.
I love the details.

http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/476366_487825007954721_2075825769_o.jpg

http://sphotos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/919988_487824984621390_283663476_o.jpg

Falconest174
04-24-2013, 09:03 PM
Tim;
Incredibly complex carvings, nice pix.
Managed to sneak up on this sleeping Mallard drake this afternoon.
D7100, Tammy 70-300.

Sir Les
04-25-2013, 01:07 AM
Lovely detail in the feathers, Falcon. No doubt the extra resolution of the D7100 and lack of anti-aliasing filter helped! :)

D70FAN
04-25-2013, 10:01 AM
Yup the D7100 is definitely a step up. Considering you were pushing the Tammy to it's upper limit. Maybe f/8 would have netted a little more shutter speed, but probably not a real factor as it tuned out pretty crisp. The D7100 seems to squeeze out a little more detail, and I'm sure you could easily crop down to the "feather level" without a problem.

Nice.

D70FAN
04-25-2013, 10:21 AM
Falcon, is that lens the Tamron SP A005 70-300mm F/4.0-5.6 AF VC Di USD? Since it seems to be the only VC 70-300...

Added: I know you said it was the Anniversary model which kind of throws me off a little as far as finding the right lens on e-bay.

Thanks.

Falconest174
04-25-2013, 07:23 PM
D70fan; Yep the USD means it is the Ultrasonic Silent Drive focus motor. Re: '60th anniv.', Tammy called it that in their ads when it first came out in '11.

Now for a bit different subject:
Here is a church in my city. Christ Episcopal Church, built in 1853, is on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Part of a project I have set myself this year, doing an architectural survey of Binghamton. We have many wonderful late 19th and early 20th Cent. buildings, large mansions and public buildings. Our courthouse which I will post later was one of several buildings designed by Architect Isaac Perry, who designed the New York State Capitol Building.
Lens used was the kit 18-105. (from my D7k)
Tweaked in ACDSee Pro 6 to fix perspective with a little added contrast and a bit of fill light.

K1W1
04-25-2013, 09:25 PM
Lovely detail in the feathers, Falcon. No doubt the extra resolution of the D7100 and lack of anti-aliasing filter helped! :)

To me it looks like moire on the feathers because of the lack of AA filter not detail. It looks far to regular a pattern. I'd love to be able tosee this at 100%.

Falconest174
04-26-2013, 05:55 AM
K1W1; same pattern shows in pics taken w' the D7k. It is on the feathers. D7100 does seem to show it a bit more clearly.
Here is your 100% crop of feather detail. 625x500 pix.

D70FAN
04-26-2013, 11:58 AM
Thanks for the clarification. Now tracking some on e-bay. The old 70-300 D does not do well above 200mm.

I have already posted one of our oldest buildings back on page 1678. San Carlos Borromeo De Carmelo (Camel Mission) est. 1770 by Junipero Serra (where he is interred).
It also earned me a few $$ as the cover of History Channel magazine. :) You never know who is cruising the pages of DCRP.

Looking forward to your future entries.

tim11
04-26-2013, 02:55 PM
Another one from a modern day pagoda in Cambodia. This is actually a wall of a former tycoon stupa. It's larger than a villa built in replica of Angkor Wat temple.
http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/478306_488293381241217_2138047621_o.jpg

D70FAN
04-26-2013, 07:46 PM
Thanks Tim. Love the info and location, but this shot is similar to the purple fringing torture test Jeff used to use.

When in doubt, underexpose a little.

Falconest174
04-27-2013, 04:19 PM
Here are some shots from today's Minor league game. B-Mets-vs-Akron Aeros.
I do like the additional crop mode. It is very workable with the box in the viewfinder you can see wher th image cuts off but still have the outer view so moving persons or objects do not catch you completely by surprise. 3D matrix focusing seem to work well the way I have set it up working in Aperture preferred mode. I don't like sport mode at all, a friends recommendation, I find that the jumping around of the focus points distracting and the things are always focusing where I am NOT looking. With A. P. it sets up the way I want it and seem to stay in a more confined area, not jumping all over the screen.

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-27-2013, 09:43 PM
Nice photo's, I like the 3rd a lot ... but the horizon is killing me

K1W1
04-27-2013, 09:45 PM
+1 what DPR said. The pic will be 100x better with a straight horizon.

Falconest174
04-28-2013, 05:18 AM
Yep. I usually fix those B4 posting, didn't see that one until after. Try to fix soon. Sister from Fl. is coming today, haven't seen her in 10 years.

Dread Pirate Roberts
04-28-2013, 05:30 AM
A quick walk at our local zoo yesterday

D70FAN
04-28-2013, 06:49 PM
Nice series Falcon. I forget to adjust for horizon as well. Usually about 1 degree left.


DPR, Getting in some practice with the 800? Just amazingly clean. In addition, that 400 f/4 is a contrasty little devil.

Falconest174
04-29-2013, 07:41 PM
NIce Pic DPR; Have to get to our zoo soon as well, one of the oldest in the USA.
Here is a shot of an early Rhododendron. Taken with the Sigma 150. Interesting factoid-single line EXIF data in ACDSee shows it as a 150 not the usual 225.
This has been sent to MPIX for later printing (Duck is already on the way from them.)

D70FAN
04-30-2013, 02:04 PM
Nice. Any particular reason for shooting this at f/11 vs. 5.6 or 8?

K1W1
04-30-2013, 04:20 PM
Nice. Any particular reason for shooting this at f/11 vs. 5.6 or 8?

It's macro. At f5.6 about 1/4 of the subject would be in focus.

D70FAN
05-01-2013, 09:48 AM
Ah. Makes sense.

Falconest174
05-01-2013, 03:12 PM
Yep, What he said. :p

Falconest174
05-01-2013, 07:39 PM
Saw this Mallard Drake with an itch in a hard to reach place this afternoon. Female was with him and I have shots of both of them. Have seen this identical pair at this puddle several times in the last week. He has a distinctive pattern on his head and is easy to identify.

tim11
05-02-2013, 03:56 AM
Thanks for the suggestion D70Fan.
Awesome details again Falconest!

Here's another shot from another temple.
Once a mightly temple... now a ruin under the trees.
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D70FAN
05-02-2013, 10:14 AM
Saw this Mallard Drake with an itch in a hard to reach place this afternoon. Female was with him and I have shots of both of them. Have seen this identical pair at this puddle several times in the last week. He has a distinctive pattern on his head and is easy to identify.

Glad to hear that Dewey finally got hitched. Seems to be a little feather eczema. Too bad the photo lacks detail... (JK of course).

Falconest174
05-02-2013, 08:34 PM
D70fan; Sorry about the lack of detail, will try to do better. :rolleyes:
To DPR: Here is a greeting from an American Robin on your arrival in the USA.:cool:

D70FAN
05-03-2013, 05:11 PM
Ok I went back and looked again... so now I'm blind...

... Happy?:cool:

Was that Robin Bobbin? Sorry if that's a reference that some may not have heard.

Another good bird-shot.

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-03-2013, 08:13 PM
Even a tone deaf Aussie has heard that reference D70, was a mandatory song in primary school - before they politely asked me to leave the choir :)

I really like that Robin Falcon, subject, framing, composition and especially the exposure. Your love of nature shows through in your shots.

D70FAN
05-04-2013, 10:11 AM
Lmao.

And agree that I never get tired of Falcons bird shots. Absolutely magic... and seems the blindness is only temporary.

Our warm spell (80F) is over. It's back to normal for the central coast... ~65F. So you will get to cool down as you are passing through.

D70FAN
05-05-2013, 02:09 PM
Falcon, Trying my hand at a bird shot. Yeah I know this is a gimme. :rolleyes:

Seagulls are not particularly skittish... but easy subjects and always expecting to be fed.

Yes it is f/11, and not a macro... part of forgetting the mental checklist. :confused:

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Falconest174
05-05-2013, 06:48 PM
You have better luck than I do with gull shots. Nice one.

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-05-2013, 11:21 PM
Too funny D70 but it's just the right DOF as it is. Very nice bird.

D70FAN
05-06-2013, 10:39 AM
Yup. The irony of photography. It's not always the best shot technically that turns out to be a keeper.

D70FAN
05-06-2013, 11:00 AM
I ventured out briefly to a new spot (for me), in the Salinas River National Wildlife Refuge. Definitely off the beaten track, and didn't have time to explore, but caught this shot on a hazy day. That's the only surviving sand plant left on the central coast.

Salad and Sand.

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Falconest174
05-06-2013, 05:49 PM
Well if you don't tire of my bird shots, here is another one, a hard bird to get. Very spooky and a fast runner. A real pain around other birds as well as it has a tendency to set all the other birds fleeing when it panics. A Killdeer, so named for it's call.

tim11
05-08-2013, 05:38 AM
Exotic paddy field...
https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/171942_413292305407992_1645073326_o.jpg

D70FAN
05-08-2013, 11:26 AM
Well if you don't tire of my bird shots, here is another one, a hard bird to get. Very spooky and a fast runner. A real pain around other birds as well as it has a tendency to set all the other birds fleeing when it panics. A Killdeer, so named for it's call.

Another killer bird shot. Try as I may, birds are tough captures. My hat is off to you.

D70FAN
05-08-2013, 03:03 PM
Tim, That is definitely a GREEN scene.

Can I talk you into a 960 x 642 posting size? For those of us with older 1440 x 900 monitors. Unfortunately, this ASUS monitor does not like 1920 x 1080 and just forces me to scroll for the extra resolution.

A 24" monitor is on the list.

Thanks.

K1W1
05-08-2013, 06:44 PM
So we are doing bird photos now?

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4020/5152909225_a40e5537d7_b.jpg

kgosden
05-08-2013, 08:31 PM
Great shot of that bird K1w1

Falconest174
05-09-2013, 06:25 AM
Showoff! Great timing. :cool:

D70FAN
05-09-2013, 09:33 AM
Great shot K1. Yup, this board is for the birds.

With such great shots, why not.

Falconest174
05-09-2013, 01:42 PM
Here are a couple of shots from Tuesday's walk to a local park, used primarily for picnics fishing and exercise. It is where I did a lot of my d'fly shots last year.
Bald eagle at altitude. had to do quite a bit of PP.
Fish in pond, required contrast enhancement.

D70FAN
05-09-2013, 04:58 PM
The sequence looks like the eagle is eyeing dinner.:)

kgosden
05-09-2013, 09:44 PM
Nice eagle

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-09-2013, 10:06 PM
Nice Eagle, I'm surprised you have them at your local park I thought they were critically endangered or was that 30 years ago

Falconest174
05-10-2013, 06:25 AM
We have several pairs in the area, quite close to the city. They range over a large area from the nesting sites. This park is less than a mile from my apartment. Yep, they have been coming back quite well even in the lower 48. They are very common in parts of AK (Alaska) to the point that in some areas are almost pests. It was 200' est. up and at an angle of 70 quite a reach even for the 7100 w/the 70-300.

D70FAN
05-10-2013, 08:03 PM
Seems since DDT was banned in the late 1970's, most endangered bird species have rebounded. Here it was both Eagles and California Condors, but Gulls, Pelicans, Osprey, Red-tail Hawks, and even Wild Turkeys, have also benefited.

I'm still eying that lens on e-bay. No success yet. Seems I'm always working when the auctions end, or end up beyond my budget. Luckily the birds seem to be waiting...

D70FAN
05-10-2013, 08:12 PM
Note: If you have not noticed, Jeff has posted a "site-down for server transition" tomorrow. Hopefully it will not take too long.

K1W1
05-11-2013, 02:58 AM
Snow Australian style

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D70FAN
05-11-2013, 01:20 PM
I may have asked before, but...

I very much enjoy the images posted here. It would be nice to continue learning from others (part of the original idea of this forum).

Any chance that we can get everybody to post some exif info with their images. I know most of you guys are pros at this, but some of us are always looking for new insights into equipment and skills that can help improve our lot. It's a big draw for new users as well. For what it's worth exif is left attached as part of my posts... not sure of how much help that is in my case, but could help others to not make the same mistakes.

Thanks DPR and Falcon. Info gleaned from your images is giving me some direction on new lenses and possibly the next step in body choice (when funding is available:rolleyes:). Even thinking about a step sideways to a D300. Much better than relying on test info from Photozone.

K1W1
05-11-2013, 05:58 PM
Why on earth would you go from a D7000 to a D300. The 7000 kills that 300 in virtually all image quality parameters. The 300 only really has an advantage for focus (marginal I believe) in say sports shooting, slightly faster fps if you buy the grip and I guess it may be a bit more rugged.
A D700 would be a way, way better second hand body to consider.

kgosden
05-11-2013, 09:21 PM
K1w1 very different leaf shot

Rooz
05-12-2013, 04:21 AM
Snow Australian style


I have 2 words to say to you...
magnificent.
silverfx

Rooz
05-12-2013, 04:23 AM
I borrowed a sigma 35/1.4 to shoot a wedding a few weeks ago and subsequently bought one. it is superb and highly recommended.

http://luca-images.smugmug.com/Family/2013/i-7stDdB5/0/XL/2013-05-05%207712-D8E_5407-XL.jpg

http://luca-images.smugmug.com/Family/2013/i-xSSPvkz/0/XL/2013-05-12%207823-D8E_5520-XL.jpg

K1W1
05-12-2013, 05:13 AM
Don't look like no wedding pics to me. :D

K1W1
05-12-2013, 05:14 AM
silverfx

Hadn't considered that. Will see what happens. Thanks.

D70FAN
05-12-2013, 10:06 AM
Why on earth would you go from a D7000 to a D300. The 7000 kills that 300 in virtually all image quality parameters. The 300 only really has an advantage for focus (marginal I believe) in say sports shooting, slightly faster fps if you buy the grip and I guess it may be a bit more rugged.
A D700 would be a way, way better second hand body to consider.

Easy there K1. ;) Just as a second body. D700? Maybe. Current lenses may not be up to FF standards. For as much as I still like the D70, the D7000 has the resolution, and ISO advantage and it shows, big time, on large prints. At this point it's just a thought as we continue to wade through unexpected expenses... But, there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it's not the train. :) Next attempted aquisition is a good 70-300 (i.e. Tamy). And if opportunity knocks, a Nikkor 28-70 f/2.8.

But for now, all is good.

K1W1
05-12-2013, 02:01 PM
If you are going to buy a second body surely its for redundancy. So why then are you looking at a body that uses a different battery and different card format? That is plain stupid IMO.
If you want a second body, which I actually see no reason for any amateur photographer to have anyway at least buy something that uses that same battery and cards so you can reduce the number of different items you need overall.

jr_rodriguez
05-12-2013, 05:45 PM
I borrowed a sigma 35/1.4 to shoot a wedding a few weeks ago and subsequently bought one. it is superb and highly recommended.


Wonderful shots as always Rooz

Falconest174
05-12-2013, 06:35 PM
K1W1;
One of the reasons I liked going to the D7100 is that the batteries are the same. Always have a spare no matter which body. At least until I sell the D7k. (13k+ shutter activations since last June.)
Can't upload pics either (had a butterfly shot but it wouldn't upload :mad: )

RichNY
05-12-2013, 06:51 PM
I borrowed a sigma 35/1.4 to shoot a wedding a few weeks ago and subsequently bought one. it is superb and highly recommended.


I picked one up a few weeks ago also and agree. Great images!

D70FAN
05-12-2013, 08:48 PM
If you are going to buy a second body surely its for redundancy. So why then are you looking at a body that uses a different battery and different card format? That is plain stupid IMO.
If you want a second body, which I actually see no reason for any amateur photographer to have anyway at least buy something that uses that same battery and cards so you can reduce the number of different items you need overall.

I'm already working with two different power and memory systems (D70 & D7000). Works great! Not a problem. Just 1 extra battery for the D70 covers it. The 16GB CF and 2-16GB SD cards, are already in the cameras.

Changing lenses on-the-fly can sometimes be a personal challenge. For the same reason I prefer VR lenses. 2 setups help me reduce the chance of dropped lenses. What works for you, may not work for me.

kgosden
05-12-2013, 09:21 PM
Even for an amateur a second body has benefits. It was great in Alaska to have a wide/normal zoom on the older body and a long tele on the newer one to get the better ISO benefits. You never knew when shooting a nice scenic landscape if a moose or eagle was going to wander into the area.

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-12-2013, 11:05 PM
I'm currently lugging the D300 with 70-200 and D800 with 244-70 across the USA and I'm enjoying not changing lenses. I like the wide spread of focus points on the D300 with the tele more than I miss the massive resolving power.

You're a cruel man Rooz, I was going to buy a 35 for my trip but didn't like the reviews of the Nikkor on FF.

Rooz
05-13-2013, 03:39 AM
You're a cruel man Rooz, I was going to buy a 35 for my trip but didn't like the reviews of the Nikkor on FF.

really ? I haven't read a bad review yet. according to dxo the sigma is a benchmark performer.
http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Publications/DxOMark-Reviews/Which-lenses-for-your-Nikon-D800/The-Nikon-D800-and-wide-angle-lenses
http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Publications/DxOMark-Reviews/Sigma-35mm-f1.4-DG-HSM-Nikon-Mount-review-the-definitive-high-speed-35mm-wide-angle-lens-for-DSLRs

D70FAN
05-13-2013, 10:32 AM
Similar reviews and ratings on Photozone. Quite the lens, especially for the price.

D70FAN
05-13-2013, 10:43 AM
As for uploading...

Looks like the upload software is working, but not connected to the archiver/attach-display module. K1's shots show up when attached to another server and I can manually load images prior to K1's "Snowing Leaves" shot.

Should be fixable.

D70FAN
05-13-2013, 02:48 PM
Wonderful shots as always Rooz

jr, welcome back. Haven't heard from you in a while.

Sir Les
05-14-2013, 02:02 AM
Just testing the "non-working home upload" feature. Pictured (or not, as the case may be) is my son's wife's brother's son (work that one out!) playing half-court tennis. Learnings from the day: freezing moving subjects requires a faster shutter speed than I was using! Nikon D7000, 18-200VR, 1/320s at f/5.6 and ISO 100.

Update: No, didn't work. During the upload process I received a warning message saying that my selected photo was not a valid image file, which of course is nonsense. So that seems to be where the problem lies. I've uploaded the photo to my own domain and linked to that instead.

http://www.pippick.com/images/DSC_8126.jpg

tim11
05-14-2013, 04:08 AM
For some reasons, I can't seem to upload the image files any more. Does anyone else have the same problem?

Falconest174
05-14-2013, 07:01 AM
Ditto, although some have come up with a work-around. I haven't as yet. :mad:
Nice timing on the pic, Sir Les. :)

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-14-2013, 08:21 AM
Very nice photo Sir Les.

Yes Tim we're all having the problem. The solution until we get an answer from Jeff is that we should upload to a Flickr or similar and link to the image as Les did.

Thanks for the links to the reviews. I was looking at the Nikkor F2 and it was the vignetting that put me off. I was after a light lens and didn't want to splash the coin on the 1.4 for an occasional use lens.

D70FAN
05-14-2013, 02:21 PM
Update on posting problems:

Just received an answer from Jeff K. His comment is that this should not be happening and that he will look at the problem tonight when he returns home.

George

D70FAN
05-15-2013, 07:45 PM
And now it's fixed.

A big thanks to Jeff.

Les, excellent shot of a future Australian Open champ.

Falconest174
05-15-2013, 08:28 PM
Posted this pic in DPR's trip forum earlier Shame on Me. <Red Face>
Eastern Tailed Blue butterfly.
D7100 Tammy 70-300 6th Anniv. Non Macro, min. focus 5'. Still shows good wing detail.
Added non-cropped image for comparison.

kgosden
05-15-2013, 08:50 PM
Like the contrast against the yellow flower.

Falconest174
05-15-2013, 10:21 PM
Thanx, just a common Dandelion with an uncommon b'fly. :)

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-15-2013, 11:10 PM
I can match that Falconest, I'll post a holiday photo in the POTD hoping it looks as good on your screens as it does to me on this cheap lappie. I took it with the 24-70 and heavily cropped it. I wish I'd had the brains to bring a macro lens with me on this holidday as the USA wildflowers are fantastic.

Falconest174
05-16-2013, 06:02 AM
Nice, DPR, Looks like a Tiger swallowtail. B'flies usually don't require a Macro lens but that Eastern Blue is one of the smallest species.
In the East we have some very small flowers that are beautiful but overlooked because they are so very small, 1/4 inch or so. Have you a zoom with you? If so, you should be able to get decent pics of most flowers.

D70FAN
05-16-2013, 09:21 AM
Nice, DPR, Looks like a Tiger swallowtail. B'flies usually don't require a Macro lens but that Eastern Blue is one of the smallest species.
In the East we have some very small flowers that are beautiful but overlooked because they are so very small, 1/4 inch or so. Have you a zoom with you? If so, you should be able to get decent pics of most flowers.

Definitely a rare capture there Falcon... and a very good shot!

photopriscilla
05-16-2013, 09:33 AM
I really like your images they are fresh and colorful! I usually use a Leica, But your colors are sharp!

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-16-2013, 07:53 PM
Yep traveling with D300, D800, D90, 70-200, 70-300VR, 24-70, 16-85, SB900, SB600. Lugging it all into the rooms each night is a killer. The 70-300 focuses pretty close but the daughter is always using it. The 70-200 is too far focusing for butterflies in my opinion.

Falconest174
05-16-2013, 08:21 PM
And I feel overloaded with a body, two lenses and the occasional flash (SB700).
Speaking of small B'flies Here is one also taken with the 70-300 on a very windy day, today.
About 3/4 to an inch in size, very distinctive coloring.
It appears to be a Male Mimic from what I can determine from my butterfly book. My question is the pic shows a different layout of the wings when resting, and I don't see the distinctive red legs. If someone knows for sure please post it.

Falconest174
05-17-2013, 07:47 PM
Here are two pics of a group of 3 gulls perched on a log in my local river.
I can't make up my mind which one I like better. Any thoughts?

D70FAN
05-18-2013, 07:31 PM
I like the first. Not sure why. Maybe the water.

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-18-2013, 09:29 PM
The 1st shot because the head of the middle gull isn't up the backside of the topmost gull

Falconest174
05-19-2013, 05:52 AM
Funny what you don't see when you are looking at something. :rolleyes: I kinda leaned to the first myself. The first one was the original crop so #1 is it. Thanx guys.
DPR; glad you got the CC thing straightened out.

D70FAN
05-19-2013, 04:17 PM
See? You can shoot (i.e. photograph... don't want PITA on my case) gulls. :)

Falconest174
05-19-2013, 07:01 PM
While I was on my way to shoot more gulls, (weren't there) I shot this bunny. can't tell that well here, but it is nearly as large as my cat, big fella for a cottontail.

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-19-2013, 10:12 PM
Pretty fella, glad he's an American bunny, they are such a destructive introduced pest in Oz.

Falconest174
05-19-2013, 11:51 PM
Yep, remembered that. At least here they have a normal population, and natural predators keep them under control.

K1W1
05-20-2013, 04:44 AM
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5332/8756600869_74318c716c_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/8756600869/)

Rooz
05-20-2013, 05:14 AM
that's wonderful

K1W1
05-20-2013, 05:29 AM
Thank you sir.
Needs must. You should have seen how bad the colour version was. :D

kgosden
05-20-2013, 06:26 AM
K1W1,

So it was a lesson in rescuing a photo through extreme post processing.

Falconest174
05-20-2013, 07:29 AM
Very nice moody silhouette.

jr_rodriguez
05-20-2013, 10:49 AM
caterpillar
60625

K1W1
05-20-2013, 02:50 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7313/8757737904_ef123e9de3_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/8757737904/)

Falconest174
05-20-2013, 05:21 PM
Dino eye ointment? I thought those were extinct?
Here is a Sandpiper that must have been watching his big brothers. He is flipping his dinner around like the Egrets.

K1W1
05-20-2013, 07:59 PM
Dino eye ointment? I thought those were extinct?

:D
The cap may give away the location. It is a horse stable and I suspect Dino may be one of the guests.
The cats are there to work (Rodent patrol) hence they are kept hungry and mean.

Falconest174
05-20-2013, 08:47 PM
Not even a squirt of mares milk? :rolleyes:

K1W1
05-20-2013, 08:58 PM
These are Grand prix standard show horses they ain't no mares that would have milk.

Falconest174
05-20-2013, 10:08 PM
Show horses are all stallions or geldings?

D70FAN
05-20-2013, 11:07 PM
Like your "flippin'" bird...

Falconest174
05-21-2013, 08:00 PM
Got this gull fly-by this afternoon as it circled around for a landing to grab some yummies being thrown out by some people in a car overlooking the river.

D70FAN
05-21-2013, 08:45 PM
The model GU-11 (i.e.GULL). Medium altitude bomber. Designed for precision targeting of freshly washed and waxed vehicles.

Sometimes known as the pigeon of the sea. Today in the parking lot there were about 100 wreaking havoc. Didn't have the camera, and too busy taking cover.

Falconest174
05-21-2013, 09:16 PM
We don't usually see that number here. Half dozen or so being a normal count, half a squadron out on a training flight.:p
They seem to hang around with the local pigeon wing also. Getting advice on begging, probably.