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MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 4612
Country: United States

Thank you Peter. I should have stated the names of the animals. According to the zoo's website
1. CLOUDED LEOPARD
2. ANGOLAN BLACK AND WHITE COLOBUS
3. MALAYAN TIGER



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2403
Country: United States

saph wrote:
Philippe, nice street portraiture again, good to see you posting again. Ray, is that the Tampa zoo? Visited it many years ago and from the zoo, took a boat down a river that goes through the city. Main memory is the occasional alligator sunning itself in people's backyard that sloped down towards the river. And your 300 keeps on shining!

Here's Elizabeth 2, Canadian queen. Taken with the 55 3.5 Micro-Nikkor, f/4, 1/60s and ISO 250. Testing out small Giotto's tripod. The camera with the 55 Micro pointing down vertically isn't exactly stable, have to hold on to the tripod. Mishap waiting to happen.







When I have done macro work like this, I put my object on top of something to get it closer to the camera on the tripod. Other times, I just set the camera down, resting the body on the tripod mount and the edge of the lens (if I have to get really close to the object that is).

Series E 28mm reversed with the BR2 reversing ring. This isn't cropped either..

OK, here it is now...


DSC_6082 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 1335
Country: N/A

WOW Ray - #1 is #1



James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
Total Posts: 4242
Country: United States

All Beautiful, Ray!

MDoc9523 wrote:
Here's a couple shots from the Lowery Park Zoo yesterday. More fun with the 300mm 4.5 EDIF








Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 2754
Country: United States

I think Ray is reprinting them from NG magazine

Reagan



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 1864
Country: Sweden

Thanks

No girls yet
But I have anyway bought a Nikkor 180 ai-s that I probably get the next weekend .. so we hope for such shots later ;-)
Then the 28mm When I can find it at the right price
then I'm probably done .. or not


Wow ..Great shots Ray.. the 300mm 4.5 EDIF shines in your hand
Great shot Z
Samy, beautiful tree and leaf photo

Nikkor 50 1.8 Ai
No spring in sight

Nikkor 50 1.8 Ai by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Nikkor 50 1.8 Ai by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2403
Country: United States

Here are some recent shots. First three are with the Series E 28mm (first one is a reverse macro) and the last is the 80-200mm f/4.5. I have also been working on my B/W conversions. Zichar (Chin) kindly sent me a magazine on converting images for B/W with a variety of different techniques. Hope you approve Chin!

BTW, this is not a crop. I had the penny standing up on my 80-200 and the camera sitting on a small stack of books...


DSC_6082 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


DSC_6121 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

This one was INCREDIBLY harsh light. I didn't do any gradient masks or anything like that. The shadows were really that hard.


DSC_6135b by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

This one I was working with dodging and burning to isolate the woman's face. Jury is still out if I like this image or not.


DSC_6196 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr



a.RodriguezPix
Registered: Oct 31, 2011
Total Posts: 2216
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
Here's a couple shots from the Lowery Park Zoo yesterday. More fun with the 300mm 4.5 EDIF


1. CLOUDED LEOPARD, such a beautiful animal!



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 4612
Country: United States

Thank you all for the compliments on the zoo shots. The clouded leopard put on quite a show pacing and "talking" to everyone. He was my absolute favorite!



saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2071
Country: United States

Kevin, that's funny, I had coins on my 180 AIS And very nice pictures, the whole set. Very nice color with the rust in the coin.

Ronny, like your snow and bokeh shots with the 50 1.8 AI. The 180 AIS is a favorite of many here and you will enjoy it! It is sharp starting at f/2.8 itself.

Here's Lady Liberty with the 55 3.5 K Micro-Nikkor, with about 110mm of extension tubes attached. Two studio lights weren't enough, this was a bit of a struggle for exposure. Anything less than f/4 and could barely see the coin. So this is f/4 and hence the surface of the coin is not entirely in focus. Plus the tabletop tripod wants to tip over even more with the extra tubes attached to the lens.









MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 4612
Country: United States

Samy the coin shot is first rate
Ronny love this one






Kevin this one shines






Samy few people realize how much work macros really are - nicely done!


saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 2071
Country: United States

What a pose! Ray, I have been reading up on clouded leopards after seeing your images, I don't think I have come across pictures of this particular cat before. They are endangered, like the tigers. Only 10,000 are left and the population is further dwindling.

MDoc9523 wrote:
Thank you all for the compliments on the zoo shots. The clouded leopard put on quite a show pacing and "talking" to everyone. He was my absolute favorite!




kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2403
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
Thank you all for the compliments on the zoo shots. The clouded leopard put on quite a show pacing and "talking" to everyone. He was my absolute favorite!


My daughters love this one! I do too!



jhinkey
Registered: Jan 08, 2010
Total Posts: 5229
Country: United States

Fantastic zoo shots Ray!



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2403
Country: United States

One more for tonight. 80-200mm, composite of 2 shots (one of the tree and one of the moon, its in the same location, just wanted a sharp moon) then otherwise played with in PS...


DSC_6782b by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 2754
Country: United States

Kevin, Great work ^

Reagan



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 2754
Country: United States

Ronny always beautiful winter photos

Reagan



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 658
Country: Switzerland

Samy, Kevin, Ronny, Ray, Philippe. As usual amazing shots from you guys.

Ray, you need to change your profile, for sure your shots are worth far more than 100 words.

Kevin, I think the woman's face works really well and you tree and moon shot combo is stunning to say the least.


Here's some bird shots with the 300mm f4.5 and a 1.4x teleconverter. Not to the standard of certain others on this forum but fun to take (if cold).



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8617
Country: United States

Ronny _Olsson wrote:
Thanks

No girls yet
But I have anyway bought a Nikkor 180 ai-s that I probably get the next weekend .. so we hope for such shots later ;-)
Then the 28mm When I can find it at the right price
then I'm probably done .. or not


Wow ..Great shots Ray.. the 300mm 4.5 EDIF shines in your hand
Great shot Z
Samy, beautiful tree and leaf photo

Nikkor 50 1.8 Ai
No spring in sight

Nikkor 50 1.8 Ai by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



I like this one Ronny, I just feel the cold.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 8617
Country: United States

kwoodard wrote:
Here are some recent shots. First three are with the Series E 28mm (first one is a reverse macro) and the last is the 80-200mm f/4.5. I have also been working on my B/W conversions. Zichar (Chin) kindly sent me a magazine on converting images for B/W with a variety of different techniques. Hope you approve Chin!

BTW, this is not a crop. I had the penny standing up on my 80-200 and the camera sitting on a small stack of books...


DSC_6121 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

This one was INCREDIBLY harsh light. I didn't do any gradient masks or anything like that. The shadows were really that hard.


DSC_6135b by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


Kevin, I like these two a lot! The conversion worked very well. I also like your moon shoot, but I can't tell if that's some kind of processing artifact or just the clouds on the lower left side.



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