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MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1152
Country: Poland

Hi Curtis, Definately worth 5 stars and glad it didn't get forgotten. Also saw you image from the25-40mm, seems to have very little distortion except perhaps at teh very extreme edge, lovely.

Rafael, love the pics of the old steam traction engines. When you see what these guys had to work with you appreciate what an engineering marvel the Panama and Suez canals are.

Leighton, lovely shot of the new vendor and his family, like your bokeh play with the 50mm too.

Georg, like the simple but striking shot of the light against the grey sky. Sorry it's not a blue background though.

Ronny, the 180mm + tubes is a miracle in your hands.

Chin, nice photograph of the sleeping dog.

Roland, lovely glacier shots. Such a beautiful region, must get up there again.

Jose, nice capture of the Sayaca Tanager.

Ray, great Panorama of the Smokys. Is this where Smoky the bear comes from or is the name coincidental?

Philippe, love the homage to the WWI veteran. The second photo is great.

Apologies to all those missed.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12616
Country: United States

Thanks Philippe and Mark.

Welcome to amlsml and Son of Jesse. But I agree with Curtis, PLEASE add you first name to your profile, it makes it so much easier for some of of us old guys! One more thing for Son of Jesse. You mention you like both Canon and Nikon. I just wanted to remind you that images on here MUST be made with a Nikon branded camera, thanks.

Rafael - I rather like the processing.



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1152
Country: Poland

Back from France, thanks a lot to Philippe for the travel tip, Belle Ile de mere was fantastic and lived up to it's name. Although I was told by a local I didn't visit France but I visited Breizh (the local name for Bretagne / Brittany). It seems France is really 3 countries in one, Breizh, Rest of France and then Paris. The hardline locals consider themselves a part of the Celtic nations like Wales (Cymru), Scotland (Alba), Ireland (Eire) etc.
1500 pics to go through, I won't post them all of course.

Just a quick couple, the sea at 1am under the soltice full moon and a magpie.

More to follow, yell when you can't take any more.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12616
Country: United States

I like the second one Mark! But I'm glad the D600 isn't the only one with dust bunnies.



MarkdV
Registered: Jul 05, 2012
Total Posts: 1152
Country: Poland

leighton w wrote:
I like the second one Mark! But I'm glad the D600 isn't the only one with dust bunnies.


Thanks Leighton. Yes, at f/5.6 and a 3 minute exposure my dirty sensor has nowhere to hide. .



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

Rafael, I like your latest set of the steam tractors too - the processing works for me.

Mark, love the „Elster”. I'd love to capture these beautiful birds in all their grace sometimes, but they are really smart birds (read: too smart for me) ;-)

Curtis, the 105/2.5 "P" renders the background in a wonderful fashion.

sonofjesse2010 and amlsml: welcome!



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

Thanks for the comments on the rainy-evening shots with the 24/2Ai!

Here's the gritty result of a short walk through the garden:

D700, 50/1.8 Ai wide open, Nikon Close-up-lens No. 0 attached

Processed with the "push +1.5"-preset, slightly tweaked, in SEP2. This preset is one of my all-time-favs.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12616
Country: United States

CGrindahl wrote:
I don't like to talk with myself but I was browsing some recent photos and discovered one I'd given five stars to that hadn't been processed. I thought before heading to bed I'd post it... three iris flowers captured in dappled light by the 105 f/2.5 P AI'd, one of the six pre-AI lenses currently in my kit. This old lens is definitely a winner.



A senior moment. I totally forgot to comment on this worthy image. I know why you rated it 5 stars, it's gorgeous!



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3777
Country: France

MarkdV wrote:
Back from France, thanks a lot to Philippe for the travel tip, Belle Ile de mere was fantastic and lived up to it's name. Although I was told by a local I didn't visit France but I visited Breizh (the local name for Bretagne / Brittany). It seems France is really 3 countries in one, Breizh, Rest of France and then Paris. The hardline locals consider themselves a part of the Celtic nations like Wales (Cymru), Scotland (Alba), Ireland (Eire) etc.
1500 pics to go through, I won't post them all of course.

Just a quick couple, the sea at 1am under the soltice full moon and a magpie.

More to follow, yell when you can't take any more.


Mark,
For the French, France is 2 countries in one : Paris and rest of France.
For the "Parisiens", the world is divided in 2 parts : Paris and the rest of the universe



Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5049
Country: Sweden

Thanks

Great shot Mark Georg Leighton Curtis and Rafael
sonofjesse2010 and amlsml: welcome! Great shot


Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



CGrindahl
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
Total Posts: 16784
Country: United States

Man does not live by bread alone... he needs a few MF Nikkors...

And Ronny, I know you shoot Zeiss as well but you really could live with only the 135 f/2 AI-s and 180 f/2.8 AI-s... every shot a gem.



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

Jose your bird series has been most enjoyable. Great as usual
Luc I really like the rail shot. Shadows and light - perfect
Leighton very cool photo of the bicycle pedal. I love the blue tone
Georg the mini golf shot is terrific. You work magic with the 24mm 2.0
Leighton what a great capture of a man looking very proud over attention to his son. Nicely done!
Sonofjesse very nice use of the 55 2.8 micro
Rafael I love the antique look you have given these photos
Curtis the 105P shot is wonderful, very delicate and subtle colors
Mark the beach shot is terrific. 160 sec!!!! nice
Ronny great work with the tubes. That last shot is super special!



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

Here's a few more shots from Charleston using the D7000 16mm 3.5. This post I will call my church set









georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 4045
Country: Germany

Ronny, another fabulous set!

Ray, thanks, I'm glad you like the minigolf-shot.
The 16/3.5 works great on your D7000 - the church-shots look almost like taken with a shift-lens on FX, they are not screaming "fisheye" ;-)
Did you correct the perspective in post? Anyway, I like the church-set, personal fav is #2, very interesting architecture!



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 3287
Country: Brazil

Thanks Leighton, Luc, Ray, Georg, and Mark for the comments.

Leighton and Luc, loved the 50/1.2 bokeh playing shots;

Georg, great PP and grain in your "gritty result"

Mark, loved the BIF and the night scenario;

Curtis and Ronny, gorgeous flowers, as usual.



A behavioural sequence of the Rufous-bellied Thrush eating fruits within less than 3 seconds:


Sequence of Rufous-bellied Thrush eating fruits by labecoaves, on Flickr

D7000 + Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 ais ED + tripod, ISO 1250, f/5.6 at 1/160s, ~10% cropped.



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5115
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
Ronny, another fabulous set!

Ray, thanks, I'm glad you like the minigolf-shot.
The 16/3.5 works great on your D7000 - the church-shots look almost like taken with a shift-lens on FX, they are not screaming "fisheye" ;-)
Did you correct the perspective in post? Anyway, I like the church-set, personal fav is #2, very interesting architecture!


Thank you Georg. The 16mm on DX does not exhibit nearly the distortion as on FX. On these photos however I did correct and straighten the shots. I don't usually correct, but these photos screamed to "fixed"



James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
Total Posts: 4801
Country: United States

Way too many good photos. I'm very tired lately. I suppose a few of you noticed Phoebe, our fifth cat. She was abandoned by her mother at about 3-4 weeks of age. She has imprinted on me, and my wife. I have hardly slept in days. Phoebe runs all night long savaging human limbs that are left tauntingly outside their normal coverings of sheets and blankets. I expected to see a bloody stump where my left hand use to be this morning. I brought her to the studio the other day, and found MF Nikkors were quite a challenge to get a good photo. I finally just grabbed her in my left hand and shot with the other. I then immediately let her go, and she start pouncing on me from 3-4 feet away. Couldn't get it in focus, but I thought I would share one of the pounce shots. Oh, and the 35mm f1.4 is the lens I used...a beautiful lens I might add...

I Don't Want To Hold Still





Phoebe Pounce's






Ronny Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 5049
Country: Sweden

Thanks guys

Great shot Ray
Love your bird pictures Jose.. Amazing


Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

Nikkor 135mm f/2 Ai-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr

NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED AI-s Vivitar Nikon AT-3/AI Extension Tube 20mm by Ronny Olsson, on Flickr



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 4677
Country: United States

James Markus wrote:

Phoebe Pounce's






Although blurry, I like it! Cute kitten...


Kry27
Registered: Oct 15, 2012
Total Posts: 172
Country: Switzerland

That's a terrific cat shot! Even though blurry...

And the other one should be used right next to the word 'cute' in a dictionnary - and I know there are no pics there...



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