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rafaelcasd wrote:
I had posted one photo of this series before, but to entice you to try the TC16a with the 600mm, this photo was taken with the 400mm 3.5 and the TC16a, found it best at shorter distances and 5.6 on the lens. This was taken at the minimum focusing distance of the 400mm which is 4.5M, your 600 at 6.5M would give roughly the same magnification, at 4.5M with extenders it would be 50% bigger. My D800 would focus the TC16a fast and hold onto the eagle eye as the focal point of interest as though it knew where it
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Once more I have to say: fantastic!



May 29, 2013 at 08:43 PM
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leighton w wrote:
I've been away a couple of days and look what happens, lots of fantastic images being posted! I think the caliber of work on this thread improves every week. Here's my contribution from guess where?

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3789/8838903169_acc04257e4_b.jpg
55/2.8 AIS Micro by Leighton W, on Flickr



Nice bokeh.



May 29, 2013 at 08:51 PM
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Foggy14 wrote:
I was going through some older film shots and this one, with a 105/2.5, caught my eye.








Jeff, very nice colours.



May 29, 2013 at 09:08 PM
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NightOwl Cat wrote:
Brought the film camera to one of the arboretums here, also put the D3 in the bag. Longest lens I had with me was the 105 f/2.5. Went to climb the tower there to get my bird's eye view shots. Got those done, was talking to someone who also climbed the tower, and he was telling me about the deer he got pictures of a couple weeks ago, from the tower. He leaves, I continue looking out the tower, don't see any deer, and finally go down, and start walking the path back to the parking lot. What looked
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Laura, loved mostly the last three; beautiful work.



May 29, 2013 at 09:14 PM
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saph wrote:
Thanks folks for the comments on the St. Michaels/Easton photos. There's a few more I am processing and will add later today. Curtis, I really like the San Quentin landscapes you have been posting. Rafael, cool shots with the 20 UD. I have to try mine some more this season, perhaps mine's seen too much rough use, or maybe its just me and wide angles.

Scott, the bokeh on the railroad track photo is sweet, I like the colors and the rendition with the 50 1.4S. Laura, cool capture of Bambi. Kevin, nice storm clouds.

Here's a different image, taken with the
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Samy, great bokeh.



May 29, 2013 at 09:17 PM
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kwoodard wrote:
Thanks, and I love this one! Wish more of the snail was in focus (head anyway) but I like the two different species there.


+1!
Ronny, loved the whole snail sets, but this one stands out.



May 29, 2013 at 09:19 PM
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deadwolfbones wrote:
And here are a few with the 55/3.5 Micro:

http://deadwolfbones.smugmug.com/Other/Mothers-Day-13/i-Ts2HtLL/0/X2/DSC_7283-X2.jpg

http://deadwolfbones.smugmug.com/Other/Mothers-Day-13/i-wQhSDjj/0/X2/DSC_7295-X2.jpg



Loved these two!



May 29, 2013 at 09:26 PM
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I've been getting back out on the trail, which is good for both spirit and body. Today my friend George joined my buddy and I, so the topic of conversation more than once turned to photography. George's work is regularly published. He recently got a full page on AAA's magazine Via and one of his photos is on the cover of the Sierra Club's 2014 appointment calendar. Today he told about a recent two week visit to the Pinnacles in central California which was recently designated as a national park during which he had a up close and personal encounter with a condor. I'm waiting to see the photos he took as the huge bird approached him on the ledge where he was resting. He shoots with the D800. George was the person who inspired me to buy a D700. Most of his life he's shot large format film and for many years pooh poohed my interest in digital photography. I was then shooting with Canon.

My photography is a bit more mundane, but no less enjoyable. (At least I don't go to bed at 6:30 p.m. so I can get up at 2:30 a.m. to get on the trail by four and hike up to the ridge before the sun rises, something George did more days than not...) I'd seen these poppies the last couple of times driving to the trailhead about ten minutes from where I live. Today I stopped after the hike and took a few photos, first with the 105 f/2.5 P AI'd and then with the 200 f/4 Q.C. AI'd. Here are two photos, the first with the 105 at f/2.8, the second with the 200 wide open. I did a bit of cropping but not much else. These lenses flat out perform!





May 29, 2013 at 11:51 PM
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CGrindahl wrote:

I've been getting back out on the trail, which is good for both spirit and body. Today my friend George joined my buddy and I, so the topic of conversation more than once turned to photography. George's work is regularly published. He recently got a full page on AAA's magazine Via and one of his photos is on the cover of the Sierra Club's 2014 appointment calendar. Today he told about a recent two week visit to the Pinnacles in central California which was recently designated as a national park during which he had a up close and personal encounter
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Love the bokeh play on both of these.



May 30, 2013 at 12:09 AM
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Thanks Kevin. I'll post one more, a touch closer, taken with the 105 shot wide open. The first photo above has a strange artifact that I don't understand, but I don't see other problems with work shot with this lens, so I think it must be a plant element in the out of focus area.


Nothing not to like here. Note the bee climbing up the center of the flower...



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CGrindahl wrote:

Thanks Kevin. I'll post one more, a touch closer, taken with the 105 shot wide open. The first photo above has a strange artifact that I don't understand, but I don't see other problems with work shot with this lens, so I think it must be a plant element in the out of focus area.

http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-yUWmMgt9Vsk/UaaY9jNMVUI/AAAAAAAAVFs/1un2JnjRnh8/s1000/105.2.5.P.WhitePoppiesClose.jpg

Nothing not to like here. Note the bee climbing up the center of the flower...

In the first pic you posted, is the artifact an out of focus line that makes kind of a triangle with the stem towards the bottom right of the pic? I saw that too, but just took it for a bright stem or something. I might have "burned" the highlight out of it to make it less noticeable, but it didn't detract from the image for me. The new image is nice as well.



May 30, 2013 at 12:18 AM
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This is about as challenging a shot as there can be for a camera... shooting a black subject against a very bright background, especially when using spot metering, which I'm inclined to do as light gets brighter. I was pulling my camera out of the bag in the trunk of my car before heading inside to download images. I noticed this crow on the back of a neighbor's wrought iron chair. I took a few shots and noticed the blackness of the bird pushed the shutter speed down so I quickly switched to manual mode, pushed up the shutter speed and grabbed a few more photos. This was shot at f/4, 1/320th of a second, which required Auto ISO to push up to 500. It worked though I had to do a bit of sharpening. Enjoy.




May 30, 2013 at 12:27 AM
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And here is a black and white conversion just for the fun of it... Silver Efex Pro 2 to the rescue...




May 30, 2013 at 12:36 AM
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leighton w wrote:
Great shooting guys!

One with the 50/1.2.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7458/8880023471_75265f9f4c_c.jpg
50mm f/1.2 AI-s by Leighton W, on Flickr


Very nice Leighton. Got any shortcake?



May 30, 2013 at 12:59 AM
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asiostygius wrote:
+1!
Ronny, loved the whole snail sets, but this one stands out.


+2. Great shot!



May 30, 2013 at 01:02 AM
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georgms wrote:
Two more shots from the "Georg Buechner" leaving my hometown today, this ship is actually towed to it's final destination.

f/5.6


Georg, I do work in ships and hate to see them leave for their final destination, great series.

Dead wolf Ben, great pics with the 200mm, dream lens.

Kevin, I have the 35 2.8 S, actually a 3.5cm. Need to use it, your pictures are very good indeed.

Jorge classy film portrait

Tony, that is quite a distance from the T, big sky indeed.

Leighton the strawberries jump at me

Philippe, your perspective is such I would know if a photo is yours

Jose is back!

Curtis makes weed art

I am here to dedicate these sticks to the stick master = Leighton

UD D800


nikon nikkor 20mm 3.5 UD at 8 D800 San Juan Capistrano sticks by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 20mm 3.5 UD at 8 D800 San Juan Capistrano sticks BW by Rafael CA, on Flickr



May 30, 2013 at 03:42 AM
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asiostygius wrote:
http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/ufiles/73/815673.jpg

Loved this one John!


Thanks Georg - it's been a bit lean these days for photo opportunities.



May 30, 2013 at 03:52 AM
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kings_freak wrote:
My wife and I recently went up to Montana to shoot a wedding. Unfortunately, they canceled it the day of. That left us with a couple of extra days to go exploring, so we headed down to Yellowstone for a visit. Unfortunately, I only took a few MF shots, since I was test driving the 14-24mm 2.8. Here is a 5 shot pano on the way to the West entrance.

Tony

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5343/8800480656_e4322d6be5_b.jpg
Snowy Mountains by T&J Photography, on Flickr


Nice Tony - reminds me of our trip last year to Montana North of Bozeman.



May 30, 2013 at 03:59 AM
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mp356 wrote:
Very nice Leighton. Got any shortcake?


Wow - I've been seriously thinking of letting my 50/1.2 go, but images like this make me have second and third thoughts . . . .



May 30, 2013 at 04:02 AM
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OK, last one, just in love with San Juan C, and with the 20mm UD, the color in my photos is normally strong, use landscape pic control and up it some more, but I noticed how strong the reds are with the UD, it seems to be a characteristic of the lens. With my usual processing they were overdone.

Here are two picture at standard pic control no post of any kind, also at full aperture of 3.5, cannot be seen at this size but they are quite sharp. I like this old photo style that the old 50s also render, it it totally the lens, no post and no added saturation.


nikon nikkor 20mm 3.5 UD at 8 D800 San Juan Capistrano standard exp at 3.5 2 by Rafael CA, on Flickr

Spend time with the one you love, I know I should not say it but this picture makes me go ga-ga and it is the way the lens paints it.


nikon nikkor 20mm 3.5 UD at 8 D800 San Juan Capistrano standard exp at 3.5 by Rafael CA, on Flickr



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