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mike-in-ak wrote:
A huge amount of great images in this thread that make my humble efforts pale by comparison. Lots to learn.



Far too modest - most of us have light at this time of the year



Jan 14, 2013 at 05:31 AM
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Ben - nice set from Sydney - underlines what a great lens the 105 2.5 is

Georg - the B&W is lovely and moody

Ray - the mill is terrific

Phillippe - aka "The Shadow" (my age group will understand)
BTW is the image on p2464 you wearing a hoodie? Nice pics all.

Tony - Jamaica looks good but what's wrong with black and white?

Leighton - Mary's lamb had a "fleece as white as snow" so what's with the black sheep? Nice pic

Rafael - I like the hi tech shot

Sam - pretty caterpillar

Jose - three more beauties

Georg - I like the snow images. The goalie is also excellent. Wouldn't the 105 be perfect for ice hockey?

Ronny - more exceelnt shots - great focus and separation. Do you use any special pp sharpening technique?

Mark - nice setup! Mine is very similar but based on a 6 bottle wine box so it came in way below your cost! I also use radio triggered SB 26 or 28 flashes that I picked up off our local equivalent of ebay. Nice images too!

Ray - good rust! Aren't the curves due to the wide angle lens?

Jammy - lovely ibis image. Did you use a separate light meter, the Sunny 16 rule or guess the exposure? Whatever you did it was well done.You probably know that you can use pre ai lenses with the D40 and they are significantly cheaper than the Ai and Ais versions.

Steven - nice image of the (your?) boy



Jan 14, 2013 at 05:42 AM
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Gonna take me awhile to go through all the posts!
Before I forget though, Leighton, I've a friend who does ICM photography:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intentional_camera_movement
There's a few groups on flickr, very nice, soothing, pleasing images
Thought yours was executed like a pro! I've tried them before, it's tough to get right



Jan 14, 2013 at 06:19 AM
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Thank you Ray, Mark, Rafael, Peter and Chin!

Peter - About the black lamb...all the lambs of this particular breed (Suffolk) come out black, and then turn white gradually after around 3 or 4 months old.



Jan 14, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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georgms wrote:
Some more images taken today. I don't wanna flood this thread, I'm just happy to see some snow and sun after long weeks of rain and deep grey skies;-)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8354/8376881441_f1d3b4effa_o.jpg
old garden gate - a favorite subject, 85/2.8PC tilted


Georg, this one is really pleasing to my eye, it seems very peaceful to look at.



Jan 14, 2013 at 10:57 AM
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Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Thanks
First shot is cool Z Great shot
Great shot Jose and Georg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8184/8376757358_40c2910084_b.jpg
Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr


Wow Ronny, that's one sharp image!



Jan 14, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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pbraymond wrote:
As promised, rust.

and apologies to Leighton (and others) for the curvy and slanted lines. The horizon level indicators in my D800 showed that I was level at the time of the capture

All with the D800 and 20mm f3.5 AI.


Ray, you don't have to apologize to me anymore about those "curvy" lines, I think I'm over it! Love the rust shots!



Jan 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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Philippe - Killer shot of the "monk"?

Jammy - Good to see you again, and congrats on getting Reagan's lens. The 180 is definitely a must have. Nice Egret shot, but sense you asked for C&C....I'd like it better if it wasn't for the Egret on the right. It either needs to show more of the bird or none at all, IMHO.

Steve - Good to see you again also, and the 105 is another must have!



Jan 14, 2013 at 11:05 AM
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Zichar wrote:
Gonna take me awhile to go through all the posts!
Before I forget though, Leighton, I've a friend who does ICM photography:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intentional_camera_movement
There's a few groups on flickr, very nice, soothing, pleasing images
Thought yours was executed like a pro! I've tried them before, it's tough to get right


Chin, thanks for the link! I'd like to say I planned the shot that way, but it was purely by accident. Maybe I'll actually work at it in the future.



Jan 14, 2013 at 11:07 AM
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Buddies.







Jan 14, 2013 at 11:30 AM
 

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rafaelcasd wrote:
Jammy, egrets or Ibises?


Rafael:

They are ibises. I love to take pictures of them, so I guess I should bone up on my bird terminology



Jan 14, 2013 at 02:32 PM
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Oosty wrote:
Jammy - lovely ibis image. Did you use a separate light meter, the Sunny 16 rule or guess the exposure? Whatever you did it was well done.You probably know that you can use pre ai lenses with the D40 and they are significantly cheaper than the Ai and Ais versions.


Thanks a lot for that tip --- I did not know that.

leighton w wrote:
Jammy - Good to see you again, and congrats on getting Reagan's lens. The 180 is definitely a must have. Nice Egret shot, but sense you asked for C&C....I'd like it better if it wasn't for the Egret on the right. It either needs to show more of the bird or none at all, IMHO.


Leighton, I have enjoyed the many images you have posted with your 180f2.8, and I was actually motivated to purchase the lens based on yours, and the wonderful images of the other posters in this forum.

Thanks for the input, and I have cropped out the second bird and reposted the image:


White Egret by Macrudite, on Flickr




Jan 14, 2013 at 02:38 PM
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Jammy, I really like the "original" ibises-image for it's unconventional framing. Beautiful birds, nicely captured. Welcome to this thread!


Jan 14, 2013 at 02:42 PM
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Leighton, beautiful B&W on "Buddies". The D600 seems to work nicely at higher ISO-settings. Thanks for your comment on the "Garden gate". It's a peaceful view indeed and somehow lovely old-fashioned (the gate).
I've shot it with a bunch of different cameras and lenses. Closest to the posted image was my take with a 6x6 Rolleiflex SL66-camera (focusing is done with a tiltable bellows between camera-body and lens).




Jan 14, 2013 at 02:49 PM
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Steven, very nice candid portrait! Welcome to this thread!

Philippe, amazing low-light-shot at the church (or abbey). Your work is truly inspiring.

Ray, love the rust-shots, especially the first and the last one. The 20/3.5 works great here.
Were the inner rails made for very small wagons ("Lore" in German) to move grain without locomotive?

Mark, neat set-up for macro-shots! Very nice detail-images of the pocket-watch.

Ronny, I like especially the second image of your buddy.



Jan 14, 2013 at 03:06 PM
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MarkdV wrote:
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P.S. Georg - nice set just posted, especially the garden gate, lovely use of the PC lens. I still like to see more hockey shots from your MF lenses (although I know if your there for work the more important job is to get a good shot for the paper.)
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Oosty wrote:
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Georg - I like the snow images. The goalie is also excellent. Wouldn't the 105 be perfect for ice hockey?
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Thanks! From time to time I try to use MF-Nikkors for sports, but I just get better results with AF-lenses on most occasions. Here's a snap taken with a 105/1.8 on a full-frame-camera to illustrate the field-of-view of a 105. Cropped just a tiny bit. The 105 seems to be a good candidate for scenes around the goal; I'm just not able to focus quick enough. This was shot at f/2, 1/640sec at ISO 4000 and through safety glass. Focus is somewhere on the ice and the amount of CA's is a bit high for my taste.

not a presentable sports-picture, posted just to illustrate my problems with MF-Nikkors at the rink...



Jan 14, 2013 at 03:20 PM
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Thanks for the comments on the snow-pictures!

Inspired by Jose and Kevin I've tried a 50/2Ai with a reversing-ring. It's also a first try at focus-stacking:

Rose focus-stacking try von georgsfoto auf Flickr
withered/dried tiny rose: 3 shots at f/2 (Ai-Nikkor 50/2 via BR-2A on a D700) stacked in PS - bounced flash



Jan 14, 2013 at 03:24 PM
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georgms wrote:
Thanks for the comments on the snow-pictures!

Inspired by Jose and Kevin I've tried a 50/2Ai with a reversing-ring. It's also a first try at focus-stacking:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8473/8380724202_6f2e47f6c9_o.jpg
Rose focus-stacking try von georgsfoto auf Flickr
withered/dried tiny rose: 3 shots at f/2 (Ai-Nikkor 50/2 via BR-2A on a D700) stacked in PS - bounced flash


Lovely capture. I use a PK-13 with a few of my lenses, and I find it maddening to get my flowers/images in focus but results are astounding once captured just right



Jan 14, 2013 at 05:04 PM
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georgms wrote:
Jose, beautiful set from the "Sayaca Tanager". Amazing, the juvenile bird looks like it's already the size of it's mum. Your bird-pictures are - not just from a technical point of view - spectacular. Thanks for sharing.



+1 Jose. Wonderful bird images.
Scott



Jan 14, 2013 at 05:15 PM
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georgms wrote:
Some more images taken today. I don't wanna flood this thread, I'm just happy to see some snow and sun after long weeks of rain and deep grey skies;-)

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8354/8376881441_f1d3b4effa_o.jpg
old garden gate - a favorite subject, 85/2.8PC tilted



Very very nice Georg!



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