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D70FAN
05-22-2013, 10:49 AM
ROFL.

West or East, North Or South... Gulls and pigeons are a constant in the scavenger universe. Actually, both are fair looking fowl, especially in flight.

My next target... Pelicans.

Falconest174
05-22-2013, 01:30 PM
Gulls are very graceful in the air. The long narrow wings lend themselves well to soaring flight. Great to watch on a windy day.

D70FAN
05-22-2013, 02:04 PM
A little off subject, but have any of you out there used the LowePro lens exchange case? Looks like a great way to go lighter. Another is the Quickdraw (but I see a problem with exposure to the environment for landscape and action photographers).

K1W1
05-22-2013, 06:18 PM
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6231/6268601646_f38358f1d0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/6268601646/)

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-22-2013, 10:02 PM
Beaut BIF shot K1W1. Same with yours Falcoln, the DOF on the forward wing rocks.

Falconest174
05-22-2013, 10:35 PM
K1W1's shot is better because of the better lighting on the eyes. I had the sun hidden behind a cloud which forced me to push things a bit.

D70FAN
05-23-2013, 01:11 PM
Both excellent! Rich, were you shooting from a bluff/dune, or flying side-by-side?

D70FAN
05-23-2013, 01:16 PM
Gulls are very graceful in the air. The long narrow wings lend themselves well to soaring flight. Great to watch on a windy day.

And they can really get up there. A pilot friend said he's spotted them flying above 1200 Ft. (400m).

K1W1
05-23-2013, 03:52 PM
Both excellent! Rich, were you shooting from a bluff/dune, or flying side-by-side?


Waterfront. Those are breaking waves in the background.

K1W1
05-23-2013, 03:55 PM
Seeing as there has been discussion about horse sizes. My sons girlfriend on her horse.

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Falconest174
05-23-2013, 05:19 PM
What DPR was commenting on were probably Indian ponies which tend to be somewhat smaller than thoroughbred horses. Still horses though, not ponies like would be used for children. Nice pic, nice horse.

D70FAN
05-23-2013, 05:27 PM
Waterfront. Those are breaking waves in the background.

Heck of a shot!

Falconest174
05-23-2013, 09:33 PM
Here is one of the cutest little flowers I have seen. These little guys come up every spring and only last for a few weeks. They are about 1/4" across. Hard to get the entire flower in focus they are so small.

kgosden
05-23-2013, 09:50 PM
Striking colors Falcon and nice DOF.

tim11
05-24-2013, 05:42 AM
K1W1,
Give me some tips. How did you focus on a flying bird like that?

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6231/6268601646_f38358f1d0_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/6268601646/)

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-24-2013, 07:09 AM
Super easy in the right conditions for a gull. Go down the beach when you have an afternoon sea brease, wait till a gull flies past you into the breeze and shoot it.

If it's flying normally it's harder but still doable.

DiamondSCattleCo
05-24-2013, 09:43 PM
Other than goofing around with settings, one of the first shots with my D300:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7353/8820965050_9317126ab3_c.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43536579@N06/8820965050/)

Abandoned (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43536579@N06/8820965050/) by Diamond S Cattle Company (http://www.flickr.com/people/43536579@N06/)

I've got to spend some more time with the body and get used to it. It seems a little soft to my eyes and I've sharpened the crap out of my test shots. I may have went overboard with this one though.

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-24-2013, 10:23 PM
Are you loving the controls and spread of focus points on the D300?

Sir Les
05-25-2013, 04:17 AM
It seems a little soft to my eyes and I've sharpened the crap out of my test shots. I may have went overboard with this one though.

Looks fine to me except I think the focus point is slightly behind the bike (look at the blades of grass above and to the right of the back wheel -- they're perfectly sharp, whereas the tyre isn't). It could be that the body/lens combination is resulting in back-focussing.

I had the same problem with the 16-85VR I bought second-hand after trying out DPR's lens on my D7000. I was slightly disappointed with the lens I bought, as the images seemed a bit soft compared to the needle-sharp ones I got from DPR's lens. I did some test shots using a focus test chart, and discovered the lens was back-focussing slightly. This is easily fixable on the D7000 by using the menu to dial in the required adjustment. I eventually settled on a figure of -10 to bring the focus point towards the camera slightly. Images look a lot better to me now. The photo below is of my daughter-in-law and grandchild, and was taken at some distance away through a plate glass window. The focus plane looks just about spot-on, whereas before it would have been the railing which would have been the main thing in focus, and not the central subject. I don't know if the D300 can be adjusted in this way, but it's certainly worth giving it a shot.

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DiamondSCattleCo
05-25-2013, 06:18 AM
Are you loving the controls and spread of focus points on the D300?

The controls aren't a whole big bunch different than my old D200, so its like being at home. But the focus points! :)

Sir Les,

I'll do some digging through the manual and see if there is some kind of adjustment. I noticed some back-focusing on some of my other shots, but then I though maybe it was just me. And it could definitely be me, as shots with both my Tamron 28-75 and my Nikon 50 are soft.

Sir Les
05-25-2013, 06:53 AM
Diamond, check this out: http://photomatter.com/Reviews/NikonD300b.html

DiamondSCattleCo
05-25-2013, 07:25 AM
lol After I read your first message, I checked through the AF Fine Tune settings and found that it was turned on and set to +16. I turned it off and took a couple quick shots before breakfast and it definitely looks better. I thought I'd reset everything to factory settings, but I guess that one doesn't get reset. I hadn't made it to that spot in Thom Hogan's D300 book yet (having a tough time reading his stuff. Why say in 10 words what you can say in 10 pages?).

After work today, I'll plant my 50 on the camera and do some fine tuning.

Thanks for taking the time to find the link. Much appreciated.

Falconest174
05-25-2013, 10:10 PM
This is the Ellis house, owned by a local merchant family that has a home furnishings store in the city. I can't back up any farther than I have for this pic without falling off a hill. The property extends quite a bit further to the left but high hedges and fencing don't permit a good view. Everyone wants their privacy.

Sir Les
05-26-2013, 02:21 AM
Noice. Looks a highly des res. Built around 1900? Btw, are you using a non-DX lens on your D7100?

Geoff Chandler
05-26-2013, 06:07 AM
[QUOTE=This is the Ellis house, owned by a local merchant family that has a home furnishings store in the city. I can't back up any farther than I have for this pic without falling off a hill. The property extends quite a bit further to the left but high hedges and fencing don't permit a good view. Everyone wants their privacy.[/QUOTE]
Really interesting looking building - nicely captured too

Falconest174
05-26-2013, 06:29 AM
Sir Les; About that time period. Thanx Geof. :cool:

D70FAN
05-26-2013, 12:30 PM
Great shot Falcon. Inspires me to head out and shoot some of the local Victorians.

There are a couple thousand Victorian style houses in Pacific Grove (West of Monterey). Many have been converted into B & B's. There is an annual open house tour in October each year.

Note to K1W1: Until 1969 Pacific Grove was the last "dry" town/city in California. Mainly due to it's settlement by Methodists in the latter 19th century.

Pacific Grove coastline looking east to Lovers Point (a favorite for artists).

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D70FAN
05-26-2013, 01:38 PM
Noice. Looks a highly des res. Built around 1900? Btw, are you using a non-DX lens on your D7100?

Les, looks like the 18-105 (DX) according to the EXIF data. My go-to lens as well (can't conjure up the jack for a Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8).

Falcon, the D7100 seems to be doing well in the moire department. The 18-105 does surprisingly well on that 24MP sensor.

Falconest174
05-26-2013, 03:53 PM
D70; Yep it seems better than the run-of-the-mill version of this lens, maybe I got an extra good one. Used it on the D7k quite a bit as well. I did have to fiddle with perspective a bit, a function of having to stand quite close to the house.

D70FAN
05-26-2013, 08:03 PM
From my own experience it seems that from 18-75mm it works very well (on the D70 also), so at 24mm you were in the sweet spot.

85-105mm is typically not this lenses forte', but for a fairly cheap lens...

.... and crosses over nicely with the equally inexpensive 55-200 VR (or in your case the Tammy 70-300 VC).

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-26-2013, 08:55 PM
Nice photo of a very desirable looking house and you make me wish I was back oon the Pacific coast again with your artist shot. too

D70FAN
05-26-2013, 09:43 PM
Yeah, Pacific Grove is a pretty nice area.

Sir Les
05-26-2013, 11:03 PM
The reason I asked about the lens is that when I downloaded the pic and looked at the exif, it showed the focal length used was 24mm, and the focal length in 35mm film equivalent was also 24mm (see below). This led me to believe you were using a lens designed for FF cameras, not DX. Usually Irfanview's exif data is spot on, so I don't know what the hell's going on. Maybe ACDSee is screwing things up. (Did you really use portrait mode? :)) Nice shot, anyway!

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Sir Les
05-26-2013, 11:12 PM
On second (and deeper) thoughts, it would be the body and not the lens that would make the difference, wouldn't it? So from the exif, it appears the D7100 is FF, which we know it isn't. Oh I don't know, I'm thoroughly confused now! :confused:

K1W1
05-26-2013, 11:37 PM
You are misundertstanding your Exif.

A 24mm lens is ALWAYS a 24mm lens regardless of what body it's on.

The focal length in 35mm film type is reported by the camera and is quite often wrong (and imo should be ignored) because many cameras don't report it correctly. I think it is there more for p&s cameras than DSLRSs.

Falconest174
05-27-2013, 08:36 AM
The D7100 does seem to report the lens differently than either the D3k or D7k. Maybe some of the internal firmware is from an FF design? The focus points are supposed to be from the same set they use on the D300s (51).
Just checked the exif info. What it seems to be doing is creating a double set of info, one for the full Exif that shows the actual lens and its zoom range if any with the actual settings. and a one line one that shows only the actual settings for that image that shows up when the image is displayed full frame. It might be that my editing software is doing this. I use ACDSee Pro 6, rarely PSE 10.
Have you read any of the brouhaha about Adobe changing to a subscription service as posted on the DPR site?

For my fellow Americans here is a Memorial Day pic.
Is my face red today is the 27th not the 28th :mad: <embarrassed>

D70FAN
05-27-2013, 07:52 PM
The D7100 does seem to report the lens differently than either the D3k or D7k. Maybe some of the internal firmware is from an FF design? The focus points are supposed to be from the same set they use on the D300s (51).
Just checked the exif info. What it seems to be doing is creating a double set of info, one for the full Exif that shows the actual lens and its zoom range if any with the actual settings. and a one line one that shows only the actual settings for that image that shows up when the image is displayed full frame. It might be that my editing software is doing this. I use ACDSee Pro 6, rarely PSE 10.

Have you read any of the brouhaha about Adobe changing to a subscription service as posted on the DPR site?

For my fellow Americans here is a Memorial Day pic.
Is my face red today is the 27th not the 28th :mad: <embarrassed>

EXIF looks the same to me.

I have never been a big Adobe fan. I own an older copy of PS, and a recent copy of PSE 11 (free with the new printer). I find NX 2 has a better workflow and is quicker, for Nikon images. I rarely use all of the bell-and-whistles in PS, so have no reason to upgrade. I keep hoping that PSE will improve, but IMHO it's just a waste of time.

Nice tribute.

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-27-2013, 10:06 PM
An attempt at an artistic shot from my holiday, apologies for duplicate posting from my holiday thread
http://www.dcresource.com/forums/showthread.php?56328-Dreads-Big-USA-Holiday&p=446332#post446332

Photo from a random train line at a small town in Kansas on the I70

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-27-2013, 10:30 PM
For memorial day, again apologies for cross posting from the holiday thread.

This is a random town in Kansas and is a shot of a street flagpole against the backdrop of a very run down grain silo. It feels to me like a shot of a country society that's rightly proud of its heritage but has seen better days.

Falconest174
05-27-2013, 10:35 PM
Nice postings, DPR, like the rails going off into the horizon, typical of our plains areas.
Appreciate the Memorial Day posting, DPR.

D70FAN
05-28-2013, 02:47 AM
For memorial day, again apologies for cross posting from the holiday thread.

This is a random town in Kansas and is a shot of a street flagpole against the backdrop of a very run down grain silo. It feels to me like a shot of a country society that's rightly proud of its heritage but has seen better days.

So the illusion worked. There are about a dozen ICBM's under those Silo's.;)

Better days? I do believe you're right. Still, all-in-all, not a bad place to be... well maybe not in Kansas.:rolleyes:

tim11
05-28-2013, 03:07 AM
Super easy in the right conditions for a gull. Go down the beach when you have an afternoon sea brease, wait till a gull flies past you into the breeze and shoot it.

If it's flying normally it's harder but still doable.
The problem is I can never get clear focus on the eyes.

tim11
05-28-2013, 03:10 AM
Green countryside of Cambodia. It can't get any greener, can it?
The sugar palm is the symbol of the country. People extract juice, and make sugar out of sugar palm. It also gives fruits, but best of all it can be made into palm alcoholic drink. :)
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D70FAN
05-28-2013, 03:38 AM
Sounds good to me. Mmmmmm coconut juice.

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-28-2013, 05:19 AM
That sure is green Tim. I've never even heard of the Sugar Palm, thanks for the education.

tim11
05-28-2013, 05:42 AM
No D70Fan... not cocunut but sugar palm. They are different. Coconut is more common but sugar palm (Borassus flabellifer) is native only to South and SE Asia; and in SE Asia it's mainly Cambodia.
Not intended to educate Dread... :)
First time I went back was in 1995, and after 15 years in Australia I forgot how green it is over there, especially in the rainy season.

D70FAN
05-28-2013, 10:44 AM
No D70Fan... not cocunut but sugar palm. They are different. Coconut is more common but sugar palm (Borassus flabellifer) is native only to South and SE Asia; and in SE Asia it's mainly Cambodia.

Coconut, schmocunut... bring on the Cambodian grog mate. Yeah I know grog is rum. ;)

I don't know Tim. You might want to punch up the green and saturation a little.

Falconest174
05-28-2013, 07:38 PM
Got this shot at yesterday's Mem. Day game for our local Minor League team.
Later in the game a friend I was with got hit during a similar play when the throw from the pitcher went over the First Baseman's head. As you can see we were in perfect line with the mound. :eek:

Falconest174
06-01-2013, 09:01 PM
Went to the OTS Park pond today to look for dragonflies, got some nice shots.
Here is one of them. Got some decent in-flight shots too, posting them later.

kgosden
06-01-2013, 09:42 PM
That is an awesome dragonfly. Guess the new gear is working out.

K1W1
06-02-2013, 01:14 AM
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-KhVlPKtqWbU/UaruP_meu0I/AAAAAAAADHg/UY7FNe2Hyr0/w1290-h856-no/20130602-RLR_8475_HDR.jpg

tim11
06-02-2013, 07:02 AM
Awesome indeed, Falconest. What aperture is it shot?

K1W1, that's a great colourful shot from an 'exotic' location.

tim11
06-02-2013, 07:06 AM
From another different kind of 'exotic' location.
I can't decide which angle I like better so I post both.

Life on the Mekong River.
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D70FAN
06-02-2013, 10:35 AM
Falcon & Rich as always, wunderbar! The fall scene is a framer.

Tim I like the depth and content of the first shot a little more.

D70FAN
06-02-2013, 04:54 PM
For a change of scenery, a semi-recent shot of Shanghai's Tai Ping Yang district (many foreign consulates in the area). Just in front of the red building in the center is the Starbucks I frequented. "Bucks" and Makie D's are very prevalent.

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D70FAN
06-02-2013, 05:09 PM
And "Bucks" on the other side of town (Pudong). I like both locations but the Paulaner Brauhaus & Beer Garden on the river has my favor. If you ever go there, the Shangri-La is a nice hotel (right next to the Aurora, and close to Pearl Tower).

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Dread Pirate Roberts
06-03-2013, 07:51 PM
More great and varied shots all, no wonder this threads now at 4.3 million views.

Sir Les
06-04-2013, 10:38 AM
Another vote for #1, Tim. And great shots by everyone else, too! (Must stir myself to start snapping -- it's been cold and wet lately and I can't seem to drag myself away from the football on TV.........)

Falconest174
06-05-2013, 07:20 PM
This is a female Widow Skimmer that was perched on my finger. The second pic is a crop that shows the detail in the eyes. It must have recently emerged as it didn't even attempt to fly, though it seemed otherwise healthy. That 24MP helped a lot there! :o The real fun part is trying to hold the camera with the Sigma 150 steady with one hand while trying to keep the little bugger from moving to an untenable position.:rolleyes:

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-05-2013, 08:00 PM
Now Nikon should use that shot for there advertising - apart from the fact it's shot with the Siggie. That eyeball resolution from the original is incredible.

PS I like the original shot - but the blow up of the eyeball to show the detail you've captured 1 handed is gob-smacking.

D70FAN
06-05-2013, 09:24 PM
Absolutely fantastic!

And we now have a copy of your fingerprint for our files.

Sir Les
06-05-2013, 10:57 PM
A face only a mother could love -- or another dragonfly. Super shot, Falcon.

K1W1
06-08-2013, 11:08 PM
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-aOvMPBj6m8Q/UbQHUO4lqGI/AAAAAAAADK0/V59YmNNvGJ8/w569-h856-no/20130609-RLR_8519-Edit.jpg

tim11
06-09-2013, 04:46 AM
I love that face of the dragon fly. And I'm not his mother!

K1W1, I can feel the impact just looking at that shot.

Sir Les and D70Fan, Thanks for feedback. I see what you mean.
The first shot has more depth... yes. The second has the mountain as the main attraction as all the boats lead to it. And... unless you know about the mountain the ancient legend behind it, the idea would be lost.

D70FAN
06-09-2013, 11:07 AM
Rich, definitely a cool shot! Guess you could say it is striking. Or, has a lot of impact.

Shot in continuous or single frame?

K1W1
06-09-2013, 06:14 PM
Single frame. I had a few misses until I got it sussed but after half a dozen or so shots I could get the axe hitting the wood almost every time. (Shooting with both eyes open really helped as I could anticipate better. That photo is uncropped so that view was all that I could see in the viewfinder.

Falconest174
06-09-2013, 08:09 PM
What shutter speed? The maul hasn't even cut into the stump!
Now if I could just get better timing with my baseball pics and the d'fly in-flight shots.......:rolleyes:

K1W1
06-10-2013, 12:47 AM
As I don't take many shots with Nikons these days you will have to put up with another wood splitting photo. The Exif is available of Flickr for anybody who wants it.
See what I mean about stuff flying into the air when the axe head hits the wood.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3712/8992405487_c32c202884_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/8992405487/)

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-11-2013, 02:43 AM
Another cracker and I like the B&W treatment you've used.

K1W1
06-11-2013, 06:21 AM
Thanks DPR.
Actually I'm happier with the splitting technique here than the photo. Hands together at the base of the handle for maximum leverage, axe handle horizontal with the top of the block at the point of the strike for maximum power. I reckon he is coming along fine. All we need to work on now is to look at the log first and think rather than simply swinging with brute force.

D70FAN
06-11-2013, 11:13 AM
Those are some very imaginative, and well timed, shots Rich. If you show the missed attempts next to the successes there should be an inspirational message there somewhere.;)

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-12-2013, 02:43 AM
Young fellas just need to work off some energy, thinking before acting to reduce the labour would be counter productive (and unnatural).

K1W1
06-12-2013, 04:08 AM
If you show the missed attempts next to the successes there should be an inspirational message there somewhere.

Seeing as you asked nicely although why you want to see shots like these I don't know.
I guess it gave me a chance to have a play with LR5 at least anyway so thanks.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3700/9022468187_44206d5406_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/9022468187/)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8413/9024691338_7e892ebfdf_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/9024691338/)

Falconest174
06-12-2013, 08:39 PM
K1W1; Like the timing on the second shot, just before impact.
Went out pond-walking this afternoon and took these shots of dragonflies
The mating pair and the single perched Dragon are Dot-Tailed White faces.
The hovering one is Ocellated Darner. According to the d'fly book, the behavior I observed is typical of this species, hovering along the edges of ponds and in shaded areas.
Getting a bit better with the in-flight stuff, still discarding more than I have good though, timing is everything.
One other trick is to get a good contrasting background, makes the focusing more accurate and less prone to wander.

D70FAN
06-13-2013, 10:58 AM
You are getting some great dragonfly shots this year Falcon. Cropped? If so it's mighty clean at ISO800.

photowerkz
06-14-2013, 03:49 PM
Just a booring-ass shot of some jvc sz2000 headphones I got from japan today... (d700 + sigma 50mm macro)
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Sorry for nothing more interresting, but I'm taking a year off from photography :)

K1W1
06-15-2013, 03:50 AM
K1W1; Like the timing on the second shot, just before impact.

If you look close you will see that the axe head has actually bounced up after hitting the wood. Bad shot, bad timing, bad axe technique.

tim11
06-15-2013, 04:10 AM
Go Dylan!
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D70FAN
06-15-2013, 11:19 AM
Photowerkz, yeah I did that a couple of years ago. Mainly due to heavy duty life stresses.

Actually haven't been out on a photo trip in about 5 weeks. Good thing Dread and the other guys have had nice stuff to post.

Nice shot of the headphones.

Tim, that's what a camera is really for...

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-15-2013, 08:24 PM
Tim, that's what a camera is really for...

Too true and great photo

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-15-2013, 10:53 PM
An oldie from the Flinders Ranges

tim11
06-16-2013, 04:32 AM
True D70Fan.
Kids love soccer, daddy loves camera and mummy loves kids photos. Everyone is a winner.

Thanks DreadRoberts

K1W1
06-16-2013, 05:15 AM
Everyone is a winner until Dad decides he needs a $4k lens to get kids Soccer shots he wants then Mum let's Dad know in no uncertain terms where he fits in the pecking order of the household. :D

tim11
06-16-2013, 05:53 AM
Well........ then dad has to tell some lies. :D
No. I don't think I will spend that much unless I can get back some money back from that piece of gear.

D70FAN
06-16-2013, 10:55 AM
ROFL! Happy Fathers Day Guys.

jr_rodriguez
06-16-2013, 08:41 PM
Just a flower from the backyard
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D70FAN
06-16-2013, 09:09 PM
An oldie from the Flinders Ranges

I do believe he's spotted lunch.

Uh, not to put too fine a point on it, but you just took a few thousand photos of your US Safari and you post a shot (albeit a good one) from 2010?

On The other hand it did make me look up the National Park. :rolleyes:

D70FAN
06-16-2013, 09:11 PM
Just a flower from the backyard

Well, it's definitely green. What does it look like in color?

Falconest174
06-17-2013, 08:11 AM
Caught this miniature Bride's expression during a wedding last Sat:

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-18-2013, 06:25 AM
I love that one Falcon. Beaut expression, subject, exposure, focus, contextual background everything.

Here's one from the US for D70, from San Diego Zoo.

jr_rodriguez
06-18-2013, 02:19 PM
Well, it's definitely green. What does it look like in color?

Here it is in color
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D70FAN
06-18-2013, 05:56 PM
Both versions have merits. Thanks.

D70FAN
06-18-2013, 06:01 PM
Wow! You must have been really close on that shot Falcon. A one-in-a-hundred type shot.

D70FAN
06-18-2013, 06:04 PM
Thanks Dread. A very nice Boston Chicken. Hear they are delicious.;)

Falconest174
06-18-2013, 07:10 PM
Yep, about 3-4 ft. It's a crop of another pic with her and her brother in a wagon.
Here is the original shot. Note that I did clone out a couple of distracting highlights in the cropped image and straighten out the left lean. :rolleyes:

K1W1
06-18-2013, 11:33 PM
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-97scBF1ddMo/UcBFqxg5QTI/AAAAAAAADZQ/bkLLg3qMjFk/w600-h903-no/20120609-_RLR9268-Edit.jpg

Rooz
06-19-2013, 06:31 AM
Just a flower from the backyard
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just a flower ? lol
hardly. that is a stunning shot and clever choice of treatment.


https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-97scBF1ddMo/UcBFqxg5QTI/AAAAAAAADZQ/bkLLg3qMjFk/w600-h903-no/20120609-_RLR9268-Edit.jpg
a bloody ripper mate. personally, I would have preferred it without the camera though. oh...and if you shoot mono, use the Fuji ffs !!! lol

and yes, I still use my d800 ! lol
as much as I love the Fuji and now the Olympus, nothing is quite the same as what the 85/d800e produces.

http://luca-images.smugmug.com/Family/2013/i-nnZnwnK/0/L/2013-06-15%208362-D8E_5807-L.jpg (http://luca-images.smugmug.com/Family/2013/27622121_Qw8THN#!i=2576171276&k=nnZnwnK&lb=1&s=A)

http://luca-images.smugmug.com/Family/2013/i-2h743G5/0/L/2013-05-25%208279-D8E_5724-L.jpg (http://luca-images.smugmug.com/Family/2013/27622121_Qw8THN#!i=2576171600&k=2h743G5&lb=1&s=A)

jr_rodriguez
06-19-2013, 08:10 AM
just a flower ? lol
hardly. that is a stunning shot and clever choice of treatment.


Thanks Rooz!

D70FAN
06-19-2013, 11:01 AM
Rich, looks like here (Le Fog). Very nice shot.

Rooz, Likewise.

D70FAN
06-19-2013, 11:10 AM
Yep, about 3-4 ft. It's a crop of another pic with her and her brother in a wagon.
Here is the original shot. Note that I did clone out a couple of distracting highlights in the cropped image and straighten out the left lean. :rolleyes:

Yet again, it shows how 24MP and lack of the AA filter can enhance the possibilities. One of these days...

K1W1
06-19-2013, 04:09 PM
a bloody ripper mate. personally, I would have preferred it without the camera though. oh...and if you shoot mono, use the Fuji ffs !!! lol


The photo is more than a year old and pre X100s. I rented a 12-24 at one stage for the weekend and was playing with it. I subsequently brought one ex Gumtree.

Falconest174
06-19-2013, 07:04 PM
Got to do a wedding this Sat., so I decided to pick up Sigma's new 17-70 f2.8-4 lens. Ordered through Amazon prime and it should be here on Fri. Now I will be able to sell the D7000 as a complete kit.
Any takers? :D

K1W1
06-19-2013, 07:17 PM
I decided to pick up Sigma's new 17-70 f2.8-4 lens

New?
This lens came out on 2006 or has it been updated?
One thing to watch with the original version (and maybe the update if there is an update) is that the f2.8 was a tiny bit of marketing spin. F2.8 ONLY applied at 17mm focal length. Move the zoom even a fraction off 17mm and you lost the 2.8 aperture.

Falconest174
06-19-2013, 08:44 PM
New?
This lens came out on 2006 or has it been updated?
New version of the lens with improved optics and special composite body. $500US

D70FAN
06-21-2013, 12:44 PM
I don't know there Falcon. It appears that the Nikkor 18-105 has a little sharper optics. If the objective is to squeeze out 2/3 of a stop then it makes sense, I guess. But, compared side-by-side, the image quality seems to be a tad lower on the Siggie, and that is using a 16MP sensor. The D7100 may really tax the Sigma's capabilities. From what I've seen, the 18-105 seems to do a respectable job with the 7100.

Personally. I like having the extra 35mm FL to play with without having to change to the 55-200 (or the 70-300 Tammy in your case).

On the other hand I look forward to your shots with the new lens. :)

P.S. I've decided to quit buying consumer glass, and just take the time and save up for pro quality. As DSLR's move to higher density and full frame sensors it's become apparent that consumer glass cannot take full advantage of the newer sensors. Additionally pro grade glass retains its value, so... fer now I'll try to get the best out of what I have.

Falconest174
06-21-2013, 06:57 PM
Will try to post some soon. I did want the extra 2/3 stop of speed. Preliminary shots look quite good. TWT.

Rooz
06-22-2013, 04:44 AM
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2891/9103353083_9198e27bac_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/9103353083/)
20130621-D8E_6161 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/9103353083/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7318/9103353627_6d3f505634_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/9103353627/)
20130621-D8E_6170 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/10435080@N00/9103353627/) by .Chris.K (http://www.flickr.com/people/10435080@N00/), on Flickr

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-22-2013, 04:50 AM
Emeka, the musician I met in Central Park (New York)

D70FAN
06-22-2013, 10:23 AM
Nice shots of the collection Chris.

That is the better of the shots Dread. Album cover for sure. When will we see some additional "holiday" shots?

K1W1
06-22-2013, 06:54 PM
P.S. I've decided to quit buying consumer glass, and just take the time and save up for pro quality. As DSLR's move to higher density and full frame sensors it's become apparent that consumer glass cannot take full advantage of the newer sensors. Additionally pro grade glass retains its value, so... fer now I'll try to get the best out of what I have.

Think very carefully about this.
As smaller cameras improve in quantum leaps and DSLR development largely stagnates the gap in IQ for most applications is now minimal and reducing with each new model. If you are after absolute perfection with every shot then yes a full frame DSLR and mega expensive lens is what you need but are you really after that or even capable of achieving it and will you have the right equipment with you when you need it?
As Rooz and I and many, many others have discovered smaller, lighter cameras and lenses have huge advantages in many ways. I now carry two cameras in my bag every day and both combined weigh less than a 70-200 f2.8 lens, considerably less in fact. I would put the IQ of the X100s against any Nikon DX camera equipped with a similar lens any day and I know which would win.
Rather than going head long into a collection of heavy and expensive glass that is a pain to carry and tends to be left behind most of the time consider options that are both less expensive, more portable and will encourage use rather than just increasing the income of your chiropractor.
Rooz's image of the two macro lenses above is a classic example. Look at the relative size of the Nikon 105 vs the Olympus 60 (120mm equiv) and have a good look at macro images from both. In many ways the Oly smokes the Nikon and I for one can see no possible argument that larger and heavier is better for macro photography.

RichNY
06-23-2013, 12:11 AM
To me building and learning to use a good lighting kit is more important than the step up from consumer to pro glass.

K1W1- I agree. My little Fuji X-E1's images are at least as good as those taken with my D3 when I'm not using exotic glass on the Nikon and for macro photography small sensor cameras provide greater DOF. That said, when it comes to actually shooting, I do prefer the way the big heavy stuff feels in my hands and the way the controls operate- overall I find the process of taking images is more enjoyable with the D3.

RichNY
06-23-2013, 12:15 AM
Emeka, the musician I met in Central Park (New York)

We should have a like button for images here as we do on Facebook.

jr_rodriguez
06-23-2013, 09:49 AM
Here is one from this morning
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2857/9115850473_0f5fe03e4d.jpg

D70FAN
06-23-2013, 01:26 PM
I agree...and disagree. Love small sensor cameras for macro and DOF. My current everyday glass works fine for most situations, but I still want a 24-70 f/2.8. Let's see some side-by-sides of small sensor cams and DSLR's shot at 3200 ISO.

No doubt small sensor cameras are excellent for 70% of snaps, but there are situations where they just can't match heavier equipment. Like RichNY I like the extra weight and stability. On the flip side are DOF and Macro. Like I've said before I still use my old CP990 for exactly those reasons.

K1W1
06-23-2013, 04:28 PM
Let's see some side-by-sides of small sensor cams and DSLR's shot at 3200 ISO.

I was talking about small cameras not necessarily small sensors.
Comparing shots at iso3200 would not be a fair fight. My D300 is pretty well unusable at iso3200 but my X100s at iso6400 is like the D300 at about iso400.

Rooz
06-23-2013, 05:40 PM
I agree...and disagree. Love small sensor cameras for macro and DOF. My current everyday glass works fine for most situations, but I still want a 24-70 f/2.8. Let's see some side-by-sides of small sensor cams and DSLR's shot at 3200 ISO.

No doubt small sensor cameras are excellent for 70% of snaps, but there are situations where they just can't match heavier equipment. Like RichNY I like the extra weight and stability. On the flip side are DOF and Macro. Like I've said before I still use my old CP990 for exactly those reasons.

there is little debate that, broadly speaking, larger sensors lead to better iso performance but the differences are not as apparent or limiting as they used to be. the oly is about a stop behind the fuji sensor in high iso in genuinely low light. so strictly speaking a camera not much bigger than a canon s100 compact can deliver images of better quality than a d300. now thats something dont you think ?

i've been down this small mirrorless road before with i think the GF2 it was. when i shot the camera i was instantly UNDERwhelmed by its performance. iso 800 was unuesable to me so i sold it almost immediately. the comprimise on IQ was just too much. then i got the oly and within 24hrs i knew that m4/3 was now good enough for the comprimise to be worth making. combine that with touchscreen autofocus that is faster than anything i've ever used, including a d4, and well...lets just say that within a week of recieving the epl/5, i have listed 3 of my dslr lens' for sale.

i cant see myself abandoing dslr anytime soon, the AF tracking alone would stop me from moving to mirrorless, but i now have a genuine alternative to a larger camera at very reasonable prices. i dont know why anyone would invest in the cheapo aps-c cameras like a rebel or a d3200, that makes zero sense to me now.

tim11
06-24-2013, 05:36 AM
It's a corner... there's a chance!
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Falconest174
06-24-2013, 09:29 AM
Only if he can "Bend it Like Beckham" ;)
I see by the ad poster on the fence that you do play baseball 'down under'
Us yanks are taking over the world, one country at a time.:rolleyes:

D70FAN
06-24-2013, 10:58 AM
Yeah, may try one of the new hi-perf small cams one of these days. Seem to be stuck in a rut. Gotta get out on a shoot. Shooting yard flowers and bugs... Really?

K1W1
06-24-2013, 04:50 PM
Only if he can "Bend it Like Beckham"

A surprising number of kids can. I've seen many goals scored for corners at that age level.




I see by the ad poster on the fence that you do play baseball 'down under'


The world record for attendance at a US major league baseball game is held by the MCG in Melbourne. 115,000 people (in 1956!).
There are large numbers of Australian baseball players in top teams in the US professional leagues.

K1W1
06-24-2013, 04:52 PM
It's a corner... there's a chance!


Tim I'm surprised the ref let you stand that close to the goal. In Vic they usually will not let you inside the lines of the 6 metre box and many don't want you behind the goal line at all.

Falconest174
06-24-2013, 05:19 PM
I do remember that there are some Aussie MLB players but they are often overshadowed by the prevalence of Hispanic players.
115K in 56? quite remarkable! US major League? Which teams and leagues? Wasn't aware that they played overseas B4 the late 80's when they were campaigning to get baseball added to the Olympics.

tim11
06-25-2013, 05:21 AM
Tim I'm surprised the ref let you stand that close to the goal. In Vic they usually will not let you inside the lines of the 6 metre box and many don't want you behind the goal line at all.

That shot was taken at 70 mm. There are areas that's off limit but behind the goal line isn't one of them. Maybe there's has never been any incidence.

tim11
06-25-2013, 05:23 AM
Only if he can "Bend it Like Beckham" ;)
I see by the ad poster on the fence that you do play baseball 'down under'
Us yanks are taking over the world, one country at a time.:rolleyes:

Yes. There are some baseball teams here as well. My son wanted to join a baseball team a few seasons back but I'd never get used to seeing him running around in tight like Robin Hood; so he had to be happy with soccer only. :D

D70FAN
06-25-2013, 01:22 PM
Yes. There are some baseball teams here as well. My son wanted to join a baseball team a few seasons back but I'd never get used to seeing him running around in tight like Robin Hood; so he had to be happy with soccer only. :D

Must be different uniforms... Pants? yes. Tights? Nope. Pro baseball played in shorts? Probably not. The slide into second (base) on a steal would be painfull. ;)

RichNY
06-26-2013, 12:02 PM
Shot with Fuji X-E1 in Brooklyn under the Manhattan Bridge with the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline in the background.

K1W1
06-26-2013, 04:28 PM
Shot with Fuji X-E1 in Brooklyn under the Manhattan Bridge with the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan skyline in the background.

Rich the Fuji thread needs more love than the Nikon POTD. :)

Falconest174
06-26-2013, 09:30 PM
That's OK, I 'll fix it with this from yesterday's pond walk. Met this fellow(?). resting in the grass and weeds on the edge of the pond, shot several with the big Tammy the decided to get close with the 'Bugma' and this is the result. Cropped from a larger image that has the entire wingspan. Maybe Good glass does have it's place or is it simply the 24MP without the AA filter? :rolleyes:

Rooz
06-26-2013, 11:44 PM
that is spectacular !! would liek to see the full shot aswell.
Rich...i instantly knew it was the fuji cos its OOF. :D

D70FAN
06-27-2013, 12:20 AM
Another falc-tastic shot.

Rich, I don't know man. Maybe I'm missing something. Sometimes OOF works, not real sure about this one.

Not that my opinion means a great deal. :rolleyes:

tim11
06-27-2013, 05:36 AM
...... Wow!!!!!

Sir Les
06-27-2013, 12:07 PM
Falcon: Superb clarity.

Rich: Looks more like detail smearing from noise reduction at ISO 3200 than OOF to me. Was that shot with just available light?

RichNY
06-27-2013, 02:25 PM
The subject is in focus; you are allowing yourself to be distracted by the brunette in the foreground ;)

I used Topaz Adjust to simplify and flatten the model. Below is a pullback shot showing my assistant the Elinchrom Ranger RX with a 27" deep octoabox on a monopod and the uncropped out of camera jpg image.

K1W1
06-27-2013, 04:11 PM
The subject is in focus; you are allowing yourself to be distracted by the brunette in the foreground

It always looked to me like the subject was the two in the background behind the fence. That was what I saw anyway.
I still think that the Fuji section needs love though. :)

Falconest174
06-27-2013, 05:31 PM
Rooz;
Here is the full frame shot, as you can see the only part that is really in focus is the head area, very shallow DOF.
Unfortunately with the resizing all the detail in the eyes is lost. 150mm F8 1/800 ISO 400. At a guess 6-8" from the subject with a wingspan around 3". Did lose the tips of the wings from being so close.

D70FAN
06-27-2013, 05:56 PM
Rich, crank it (image size) back a little. Hard to see the shot.

Thanks!

P.S. Ya know, the more I look at the image the better I like it. Kinda grows on you. :)

Title: "A Woman Scorned". Good job by the model...

... oh and the photographer.;)

D70FAN
06-27-2013, 09:39 PM
Rooz;
Here is the full frame shot, as you can see the only part that is really in focus is the head area, very shallow DOF.
Unfortunately with the resizing all the detail in the eyes is lost. 150mm F8 1/800 ISO 400. At a guess 6-8" from the subject with a wingspan around 3". Did lose the tips of the wings from being so close.

Man you are one sneaky dude. Every time I get within 2 feet the subject disappears... except Seagulls, and Pigeons.

Falconest174
06-27-2013, 11:42 PM
I think that it had recently emerged from the Nymph shell and wasn't quite ready to fly much. I usually find hat I can't get much closer than 5 feet or so. With some species and most Damselflies you can get much closer. Wait 'til you what is next. :rolleyes::cool:

Falconest174
06-28-2013, 12:14 AM
These two fellas were fighting over this perch for several minutes. And I took several shots from about 8-10'. This is the best one. Once I realized what was going on I simply pre-focused on the dead plant and kept the lens at manual so It wouldn't drift or shift focus.

Sir Les
06-28-2013, 02:40 AM
The subject is in focus; you are allowing yourself to be distracted by the brunette in the foreground ;)

I used Topaz Adjust to simplify and flatten the model. Below is a pullback shot showing my assistant the Elinchrom Ranger RX with a 27" deep octoabox on a monopod and the uncropped out of camera jpg image.

Damn! I really must get myself a new desktop monitor; the shot looks much better on my laptop.

How nice to have an assistant with a 27" deep octabox........... <sigh>

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-28-2013, 08:46 PM
Yeah, may try one of the new hi-perf small cams one of these days. Seem to be stuck in a rut. Gotta get out on a shoot. Shooting yard flowers and bugs... Really?

Why don't you treat yourself to a drive south this weekend and shoot yourself (and us) either some sea otters and elephant seals or giant sequoias . You live in an awesome part of the world mate.

Dread Pirate Roberts
06-28-2013, 08:54 PM
Falcon that shot is insane.

Rich I enjoyed the original for what it's worth, I normally don't get art but did get that one.

Falconest174
06-28-2013, 10:28 PM
DPR;
As am I!:rolleyes:

D70FAN
06-29-2013, 11:36 AM
Thanks Dread. Yup, been telling myself that for a few weeks. Unfortunately, there is more to it than that, as days off seem to be taken up by other issues. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it does not appear to be the train.;)

Falconest174
06-29-2013, 09:24 PM
Saw this rarity visiting the pond where I have been shooting the dragonflies.
It is a Green Heron, not seen that often around here, at least where I haunt. Was able to get several shots at a reasonable distance, considering that they are quite shy.

D70FAN
06-30-2013, 11:43 AM
Another excellent capture.

Rooz
06-30-2013, 03:51 PM
Saw this rarity visiting the pond where I have been shooting the dragonflies.
It is a Green Heron, not seen that often around here, at least where I haunt. Was able to get several shots at a reasonable distance, considering that they are quite shy.

you're on fire.

Falconest174
07-01-2013, 05:14 PM
This is one of my fav shots from a recent wedding I did.
Father daughter dance.

K1W1
07-01-2013, 09:38 PM
It's a nice pic but she looks to me like she is crying or about to.

Falconest174
07-02-2013, 09:38 AM
K1W1;
Read the title. That was the point. The tears of leaving home and parents, going to a new life, in a new city. Living with another person, however well you think you know them and love them.:rolleyes:

D70FAN
07-02-2013, 11:18 AM
Now that is a wedding shot. If you turn it around the father is weeping at the bill he just received.:eek:

D70FAN
07-02-2013, 06:49 PM
so, finally got out for a little while today. Living in this area is nice, but the hoard of tourists this time of year makes it nearly impossible to get decent shots. Not complaining really... as it fuels the local economy. Decided I would wander over to Myricks Photo Shop to peruse the used lenses, when I came across a Vivitar 28-90 f2.8-3.5 AiS for $76. Seems to work ok on the D7000, but it will take a few (hundred) more shots to get used to manual focus. The jury is still out, but for a few bucks...

Here is one of the first shots. Unfortunately was more concerned with focus than with aperture (f/3.5)

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Yeah I know I said pro lenses from now on, but hey $76?:)

D70FAN
07-02-2013, 08:24 PM
Changed back to the 18-105 for this shot along the Pacific Grove shoreline. The Green Gables Inn: a Victorian conversion to a B&B. My wife and I stay there occasionally, even though we only live about 12 miles away. The center gable room has great ocean views.

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Falconest174
07-02-2013, 09:47 PM
D70FAN;
Great pic of a grand old building. That is one of the things I like about my area. We have many Victorian and other unique buildings.

D70FAN
07-03-2013, 11:26 AM
Thanks Falcon. When the tourist population subsides a bit I will shoot a few more of the hundreds of Victorians in PG. Down the road from this one are a couple of other B&B converted Victorians, and the recently renovated Bathhouse at Lovers Point.

D70FAN
07-03-2013, 01:21 PM
Sometimes you buy something for one reason, and discover that there is a whole different purpose.

The Vivitar 28-90 f/2.8-3.5 is one of those items. Works well for general photography, but turns out it is an excellent Macro lens focusing down to < 4in. at 28mm. Still getting the hang of manual focus, and in the future I'll use a tripod (hand tremors), but I'm really starting to like this lens.

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Falconest174
07-03-2013, 02:44 PM
D70FAN;
Back in the days of film:rolleyes: I had a Series 1 90-180 macro zoom for my Olympus OM2S Program, that would do 1:1. Expensive for the time, around $500. I had to eventually sell it as I hit hard times.

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-04-2013, 06:03 AM
Good to see you out and about and sharing your photos again D70. Keep em coming. (Edit and congrats on the bargain, have fun with it.)

I like your father daughter dance emotional moment Falconest.

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-04-2013, 06:11 AM
Going through my back catalog to fill the 4 digital photo frames I bought when I was in B&H last month. Here's an undiscovered treasure, sometimes it doesn't matter how little you knew (shooting jpgs, compromise glass and bad lighting) it's the antiquity (5 years ago) that sells the shot.

Falconest174
07-04-2013, 07:31 AM
DPR;
Priceless, glad you found that pic.
Here is a shot from yesterday's pond walk. A Halloween Pennant in a typical for the species perching attitude.
For all my fellow Americans, A Happy 237th! Be safe.

D70FAN
07-04-2013, 10:25 AM
Dread and Falcon, Fan-Bloody-Tastic!

Dread, that shot of your daughter is a keepsake.

Falcon, you need to change your name to Dragon

D70FAN
07-04-2013, 02:19 PM
Happy 4th of July. A quick walk-about. This time through my town. First just a snap of our megalopolis-by-the-sea. Then a few close-ups using the Vivitar. I'm now convinced that this lens is the bargain of the century. The macros taken at 4 and 1.5 inches respectively. Getting the hang of the MF (Manual Focus :p) The EXIF lens FL info is not correct.

My Town
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Road Side Orchid
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Bark & Moss
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D70FAN
07-05-2013, 07:44 PM
The Future Of Fossil Fuels?

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K1W1
07-05-2013, 08:39 PM
Took the D50 out today to capture for some rare family snapshots. :D

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3744/9220837640_7bf094bd08_c.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5446/9220834198_b153f2e1ea_c.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5487/9220839506_f1918d9b3b_c.jpg

K1W1
07-06-2013, 12:55 AM
re editing a three year old photo using Lightroom 5 and Nik my new two best friends.

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2809/9221900158_bdef72f6de_b.jpg

D70FAN
07-06-2013, 02:44 PM
Took the D50 out today to capture for some rare family snapshots. :D



Ah, the family outing... how quaint. A lovely group. I would take a group shot, but don't have enough tripods. ;)

Nice rework of the second shot as well. Been re-watching the Harry Potter series, so my English may change in the short term. Cheers then.

photowerkz
07-07-2013, 06:18 AM
Seeing as we're having one of those rare days with sunny weather and heat above 20 degrees celcius (doesn't happen to often around here) I took the d700 + sigma 50mm macro and planted myself next to some flowers, waiting for some bugg(er) to come flying by..

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/diverse/humle.jpg

D70FAN
07-07-2013, 07:51 PM
That is a Bee-u-tiful shot.

Yeah I know, very punney.

Falconest174
07-09-2013, 09:34 PM
These shots are merely a sample of what I was able to capture today. Had several unique opportunities.
1. Common Whitetail Male
2. Wandering Glider. This fellow(?) hovered for at least hour this morning.
3. Blue Dragonlet (top) and Widow skimmer males on same perch. This perch seemed to be popular as several others scuffled over it.
4. Multiple matings: 2 pairs of Bluet Damselflies and a pair of Green Darners and an observer (maybe an obstetrician?) using the same plant cluster for mating purposes. Bad thing is this water is just temporary and this area will dry out when the river drops, guess these guys don't know that.

kgosden
07-09-2013, 10:30 PM
wow, that last shot with so many d'flys is great. I never find that many staying still in one place here in ATL. I did find one today that was hanging on my car antenna in the late afternoon. Only had the ZX-2 with me; guess I should post it in the Olympus forum...

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-10-2013, 04:42 AM
I really enjoy that last one mate.

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-10-2013, 07:16 AM
My attempt at being creative. A bit more processing than I normally do but at least it was quick as I used Lightroom.

D70FAN
07-10-2013, 11:14 AM
Falcon (aka Dragon), fantastic shots.

Dread, I'm betting that one would look great as a print.

Falconest174
07-11-2013, 03:09 PM
DPR;
Great arty type shot.

K1W1
07-13-2013, 01:53 AM
Sunset over Daylesford two ways

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8Nf44Ap0CJ0/UeEFp6B6d_I/AAAAAAAAD8c/d1PeZlW5T_s/w1289-h856-no/20130709-RLR_8610_HDR-Edit.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-LTpRh0ejTx8/UeEF2ECnp9I/AAAAAAAAD8k/DzAlPT4TcNU/w1290-h856-no/20130709-RLR_8630_HDR-Edit.jpg

faisal
07-13-2013, 06:29 AM
Love that shot DPR. What is it?

K1W1 ... Looking at those pictures it reminds me (even though it's a sunset) of a Legolas dialogue from LOTR "A red sun rises, blood has been spilled this night." .... o_O

Falconest174
07-13-2013, 08:13 AM
K1W1;
WOW!! Absolutely spectacular! We rarely see sunsets like that around here, and when we do it is awesome.
A shot from yesterday's walk at the July Fest, a Jellyfish encased in acrylic.

D70FAN
07-13-2013, 11:44 AM
Spectacular sunset. Again very "Arizona" after a Monsoon.

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-14-2013, 03:06 AM
One from yesterday at the zoo while teaching my son to shoot.

tim11
07-14-2013, 07:28 AM
K1W1: Wow... the sky is burning!
Dread: Do you make friend with some alien life forms?
D70: I love that bear shot. Great composition too. I can even see the eyes!

D70FAN
07-14-2013, 11:17 AM
Tim, long time no see.

That was Falcons alien, and Dreads bear... I got nothin'.;)

tim11
07-14-2013, 06:28 PM
My apology. That's always happens when you try to put a few lines on the run. Thanks D70Fan.

K1W1
07-16-2013, 06:11 AM
Playing with old shots again. The beauty of digital.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3796/9297923171_1b89c3154e_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/9297923171/)

tim11
07-16-2013, 05:04 PM
Great shot there K1W1. I can 'feel' the admosphere.

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-19-2013, 09:44 PM
An undiscovered oldie from my first forays into photography, 2008 an old holiday trip to Sydney Zoo, reprocessed with a white vignette.

Falconest174
07-19-2013, 09:59 PM
Nasty Monitor Lizard! Those guys lust look mean.

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-20-2013, 01:08 AM
Komodo Dragon, yep the bacteria in their saliva that effectively functions as a poison makes them pretty mean

tim11
07-20-2013, 06:25 AM
Leather jackets!! :D

tim11
07-20-2013, 06:26 AM
Balancing act.
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D70FAN
07-20-2013, 12:47 PM
"If I step on the ball, nobody can get it". Good shot Tim. Is there a sequel shot of the consequences?

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-20-2013, 11:59 PM
Playing around with HDR presets in Lightroom 4

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-21-2013, 01:13 AM
Oh oh, falling into the faux HDR hole

K1W1
07-21-2013, 02:41 AM
Dragged the fisheye out of the bag

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2826/9330886667_9966600283_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/9330886667/)

D70FAN
07-21-2013, 11:51 AM
Dread. Nice. Sometimes HDR works.

Rich. See? Columbus was right.;)

Like HDR, fisheye shots have a time and place. You found both.

tim11
07-22-2013, 05:15 AM
K1W1,
Now I can believe the earth is round instead of flat. :)

tim11
07-22-2013, 05:18 AM
"If I step on the ball, nobody can get it". Good shot Tim. Is there a sequel shot of the consequences?

D70Fan,
There's a sequence in a few burst shots but nothing much dramatic came out of it. He didn't step on the ball and fell down or anything. LOL
In fact, he just did a little jump to stop the ball. Here's the last of that sequence. Apparently, the previous post was cropped.
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D70FAN
07-22-2013, 04:03 PM
He'll appreciate your great action shots in about 20 years. Glad to hear that there was no damage done.

K1W1
07-23-2013, 12:01 AM
I typed "D300" in a search string for my Flickr files and this was the first photo listed so this is todays post.

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4151/4834172036_a20715f403_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/4834172036/)

Maybe another random shot tomorrow.

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-23-2013, 06:06 AM
I like your fisheye photo but its too specialised for me to consider acquiring, kudos to you for embracing it.

K1W1
07-23-2013, 06:36 AM
I like your fisheye photo but its too specialised for me to consider acquiring, kudos to you for embracing it.

Ta. It gets used as much as most of my Nikon lenses these days (very rarely). :-)
I actually got it as a two lens deal with a 12-24 f4 which is my most used lens by a long way.

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-25-2013, 07:10 AM
Another old (4y ago) shot sorted and reprocessed.

D70FAN
07-25-2013, 08:26 AM
From the vines to grape heaven... or at least for humans.

photowerkz
07-26-2013, 02:07 PM
I had to get a wide angle lens today for some stuff I have to do, so I went for the cheapest I could get: nikkor 24-85 vr. A quick test, shooting some flowers behind my house, and I'm happy (go for the link to get the correct size)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/diverse/blomster.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v398/markryder/diverse/blomster.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-26-2013, 07:50 PM
Proving it's not the gear but the vision Marius, very nice.

D70FAN
07-26-2013, 08:34 PM
Marius, maybe I missed it, but what camera are your using? Very nice pic.

photowerkz
07-27-2013, 12:54 AM
DPR: Thank you :)

D70FAN: Thanks. I'm using the D700, love it.

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-27-2013, 01:18 AM
New processing on an old shot I posted years ago, this time faux HDR

tim11
07-27-2013, 04:33 AM
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Not far from Port Kembla....

blindeye
07-27-2013, 08:27 AM
Another old (4y ago) shot sorted and reprocessed.

I love how the silos "glow." Very eye-catching.

D70FAN
07-27-2013, 11:18 AM
Marius, the D700, even with a low cost lens, does very well in your hands.

Dread, impressive... again.

Tim, a very industrial "people at play" shot. Well done.

K1W1
07-28-2013, 09:09 PM
An old one (photo not motorcycle)

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4004/4527871134_c9377fd3c9_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/4527871134/)

tim11
07-31-2013, 06:39 AM
An old one too...
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D70FAN
07-31-2013, 11:50 AM
Nice shots guys.

Found this little fella setting up shop in some Hibiscus.

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D70FAN
07-31-2013, 12:35 PM
And a couple more from the Garden Shoot.

This using the Vivitar 28-90 at f/2.8. I'm really starting to love this lens.

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Pretty good singer (back to the 18-105).

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Dread Pirate Roberts
08-01-2013, 02:59 AM
Another nice mix of photos.

That frog is a seriously cool yard ornament.

Falconest174
08-01-2013, 10:37 AM
D70FAN;
Froggy went a courtin'. :rolleyes:

D70FAN
08-01-2013, 06:18 PM
But in this case it's a guitar instead of "a sword and a pistol by his side"...

My Mothier-in-laws house in Belmont has several interesting garden ornaments.

Including the ubiquitous...

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And the other ubiquitous.

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But, they fit nicely into the well kept gardens.

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-03-2013, 10:33 PM
Sunset in the Flinders Ranges (outback South Aus) from a short holiday 3 years ago

tim11
08-04-2013, 03:35 AM
That lens is sharp, D70Fan.
Dreads.... you are defying the rule again? I like it.

D70FAN
08-04-2013, 11:32 AM
Tim, yes, surprisingly so. Just starting to realize the potential of the Vivitar. If it had AF it might rival the Nikor 2.8's.

Dread, reminds me of Arizona sunsets after a monsoon. Fan bloody tastic. Did you find any opals?

K1W1
08-04-2013, 04:29 PM
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3812/9428328212_182bc31c95_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rreeve/9428328212/)

kgosden
08-04-2013, 06:55 PM
K1W1,

I think I might crop that to just the water for an abstract view.

K1W1
08-05-2013, 12:20 AM
So are you saying that you don't understand the symbolism of the wild untamed confusion of turbid water juxtaposed in front of the wild untamed confusion of brambles and native bush that expresses a representation of mankind's continued inter ethnic conflict and the dark portents for the future of the planet represented by the areas of black?

tim11
08-05-2013, 05:32 AM
That's deep, K1W1. First look at the image I saw something disturbing... now I understand.

kgosden
08-05-2013, 07:25 AM
Not so much. I just liked the brush stroke quality to the water.

D70FAN
08-05-2013, 08:51 AM
Actually Tim it doesn't look that deep. A pair of waders should do it.

blindeye
08-05-2013, 06:50 PM
So are you saying that you don't understand the symbolism of the wild untamed confusion of turbid water juxtaposed in front of the wild untamed confusion of brambles and native bush that expresses a representation of mankind's continued inter ethnic conflict and the dark portents for the future of the planet represented by the areas of black?

Nice!!

The photo isn't bad either. ;)

-Brandon

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-06-2013, 06:15 AM
The scrolling trick seems to work on it K1W1, I do prefer without the veg.

K1W1
08-06-2013, 03:53 PM
The scrolling trick seems to work on it K1W1, I do prefer without the veg.

I prefer the colour version anyway but I'm not overly concerned about either I only posted it here so the forum continues to tick over. There seems to be a small number of commentators here and a tiny number of posters.

tim11
08-08-2013, 04:39 AM
Another ruin from a lost civilisation.
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D70FAN
08-08-2013, 03:39 PM
Nice image, but I'm trying to figure out what it is/was, besides a nifty stack of stones. ;)

Rooz
08-10-2013, 05:56 AM
every now and then I remind myself what the Nikon is for.

http://www.fotographia.net.au/Family/2013/i-dKSxNTn/0/XL/2013-08-10%200496--Edit-XL.jpg

http://www.fotographia.net.au/Family/2013/i-s3CXJNs/0/XL/2013-08-10%200342--Edit-XL.jpg

D70FAN
08-10-2013, 11:18 AM
Yup, those are great reasons to own a (great) camera and an 85 (f1.4?). Ace shots.

tim11
08-10-2013, 05:01 PM
Nice image, but I'm trying to figure out what it is/was, besides a nifty stack of stones. ;)
Well... I don't know either. There are a few of those stacks on top of a mountain. I don't follow the history behind the Cambodian temples - there are hundreds of them - so I don't know why they built that temple. It could be for the gods, for the king's concubine, etc. But one thing I'm sure is that none of the ancient Khmer kings lived there. Anyway, here's a couple more.
The stair up the mountain. The stair is relatively modern, by the way.
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Banon temple.
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D70FAN
08-11-2013, 11:06 AM
Nice depth on the stairs shot.

tim11
08-13-2013, 05:56 AM
Nice depth on the stairs shot.
Thanks D70Fan. But even that the camera couldn't cover all the length to the top...
It didn't look too bad to climb up from the bottom but at midday the last 30 metres was the worst. You can see all the people look sweaty.

tim11
08-13-2013, 05:57 AM
"Has anyone seen the ball?"
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Dread Pirate Roberts
08-17-2013, 02:17 AM
Just a quick grabshot of the kids at the beach in the winter sunshine last weekend. Too cold round here this weekend to repeat the walk though

tim11
08-17-2013, 04:32 PM
Dread, That's another framer. Or in the modern day, that's another one for the photobook.

tim11
08-17-2013, 04:45 PM
The Mekong, one of the longest rivers in the world.
Someone in this forum said: "Water, water everywhere. But nothing fit to drink".
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Dread Pirate Roberts
08-17-2013, 11:34 PM
Nice one Tim, the negative space around the punts drums home how wide it is.

Dread Pirate Roberts
08-19-2013, 05:59 AM
I don't think I've posted this before. My son at the local man made like near home

D70FAN
08-22-2013, 09:46 PM
Since it's that time of year...

Summer blossoms against a monsoon sunset sky.

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D70FAN
08-22-2013, 09:50 PM
I don't think I've posted this before. My son at the local man made like near home

You may have, but by now we've adopted the family, so post-on... And Tim and Rooz too(z).

Rooz
08-23-2013, 06:12 AM
Since it's that time of year...

Summer blossoms against a monsoon sunset sky.

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this is fabulous !

tim11
08-23-2013, 04:25 PM
Great colour Dreads. That looks like HDR; or isn't it?

D70Fan. I like that too. But somehow it reminds me of the bush fire. And we do have some great bush fires down under.

tim11
08-23-2013, 04:26 PM
"Here's lookin' at you kid!"
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D70FAN
08-23-2013, 05:00 PM
Great colour Dreads. That looks like HDR; or isn't it?

D70Fan. I like that too. But somehow it reminds me of the bush fire. And we do have some great bush fires down under.

Bush fire down under has a whole different meaning here (sorry but ROFL and LMAO)

Seriously though, we have quite a few here every year as well. There's one burning in Yosemite (covering about 165 square miles) as I write this, and another South of here at Fort Hunter Liggett which is in the Los Padres National Wilderness. The "brown season", or summer here, means fire season.

D70FAN
08-23-2013, 05:08 PM
Went over to hang around at Marina beach (about a mile from my house), and happened to catch one of the local para-sailors. Since there is always a fair amount of wind and 40-50 foot high dunes at our beach, it's a favorite jumping off point for para-sailors and hang gliders.

Graceful Eagles flight...

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...Albatross Landing.

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tim11
08-23-2013, 07:42 PM
Bush fire down under has a whole different meaning here (sorry but ROFL and LMAO)....

To avoid unnecessary confusion I think I should have type Down Under instead. :)