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rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1462
Country: United States

Peter, incredibly stacked macros.

Leaving behind the mysterious side of Elfin Forest, all of us that live near it experience some sort of magical side as well: 55 1.2 and 16 3.5, by the way I own a 16mm AFD, which can be satisfying but the 3.5 runs circles around it in color and sharpness across the frame.


nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 D800 nature and man's blooms elfin forest by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 D800 nature and man's blooms elfin forest 2 by Rafael CA, on Flickr


nikon nikkor 55mm 1.2 D800 Koi pond elfin forest by Rafael CA, on Flickr



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3453
Country: Germany

Another four-legged victim of the 24/2 Ai at close-range:

this is actually a companion dog of some sort, trained to cheer up lonely people
D3s, 24/2Ai at f/4 - the typical triangular shaped highlights are still visible stopped down a little



rafaelcasd
Registered: Jan 07, 2011
Total Posts: 1462
Country: United States

georgms wrote:
Another four-legged victim of the 24/2 Ai at close-range:

this is actually a companion dog of some sort, trained to cheer up lonely people
D3s, 24/2Ai at f/4 - the typical triangular shaped highlights are still visible stopped down a little


All dogs cheer lonely people up!



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2474
Country: Sweden

Love those macro shot Peter
Great colors Rafael
Great shot on the dog Georg



NIKKOR 180mm f/2.8 ED 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



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3453
Country: Germany

rafaelcasd wrote:
georgms wrote:
Another four-legged victim of the 24/2 Ai at close-range:

this is actually a companion dog of some sort, trained to cheer up lonely people
D3s, 24/2Ai at f/4 - the typical triangular shaped highlights are still visible stopped down a little


All dogs cheer lonely people up!


Rafael, you're right of course! The one above ("Duke") is a dog who underwent a special training (to keep calm in stressful situations). With volunteers from an aid agency he will visit lonely elder or chronically ill people in their apartment.
Downside of this good idea is the background that many old people are lonely - families are small today and spread all over the country (4 or 5 generations back families were much bigger and cared more for their elders).
From time to time I meet a professional dog-trainer here. Her work is really fascinating and so is the ability of the dogs trained by her (some can feel an imminent epileptic shock for instance).



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3453
Country: Germany

Ronny, wow, beautiful work with the 180/2.8 again! I'm glad you like the dog-shots, but your Nitro-portraits are clearly in another league.



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3011
Country: France

Georg, nice compo on that dog shot
Ronny another gorgeous colors

with 50 1.8 ais wide open :



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9451
Country: United States

Too many images to comment on, you guys are REALLY shooting up the place!

Here's my Market contribution for the week.

This is my vendor neighbor, the "Honey Man" and friend. The friend comes down every week to sit on the tailgate and they tell tall tales.

TheHoneyMan105/2.5 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr

One of our customers rides his bike and trailer and stocks up.

50/1.2 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr

Inside the parking garage in early morning. I just liked how the light looked.

50/1.2 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr

I have one more, but I'm entering it in the weekly assignment.



pbraymond
Registered: Oct 23, 2009
Total Posts: 1080
Country: United States

Some really super pictures in the last 20 pages or so!!! Someone has put the pedal down on this thread this week.

Something different from yesterday, 55mm f2.8 a freelensing attempt. The rectangular buffer makes this a slightly difficult freelensing lens as far as cutting off light.



Reagan
Registered: Jan 10, 2010
Total Posts: 2992
Country: United States

You guys are unbelievable.What great work!
Been really busy lately working on a new project

Just wanted to mention that the winning Powerball ticket for $590 million
was bought about 14 miles from Ray's house in case he disappears from the forum

Reagan



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3453
Country: Germany

Reagan wrote:
You guys are unbelievable.What great work!
Been really busy lately working on a new project

Just wanted to mention that the winning Powerball ticket for $590 million
was bought about 14 miles from Ray's house in case he disappears from the forum

Reagan


Wow, I can already see Ray birding with the 1200-1700/5.6-8 Zoom-Nikkor ;-)



Lieutenant Z
Registered: Nov 21, 2010
Total Posts: 3011
Country: France

pbraymond wrote:
Some really super pictures in the last 20 pages or so!!! Someone has put the pedal down on this thread this week.

Something different from yesterday, 55mm f2.8 a freelensing attempt. The rectangular buffer makes this a slightly difficult freelensing lens as far as cutting off light.


Ray, color and smoothness are very pleasant !



Ronny _Olsson
Registered: Jun 24, 2012
Total Posts: 2474
Country: Sweden

Thanks
Wow ! You are the master at these pictures Philippe
Great shots Leighton
Really like your shot Ray on flower.. nice soft color ..Well done




georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3453
Country: Germany

Ray (from Ohio), I like the delicate colors and tones of your free-lensed shot.

Leighton, very nice work with the fast 50 (good luck for your WA-entry, I love it). Great focus and B&W on the tall-tale-tail-gate-shot

Philippe, as always beautiful and unique work! The framing is exquisite.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9451
Country: United States

Ray - A very pretty pink!

Thanks Georg and Ronny.



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9451
Country: United States

It's Sunday so it's normally kinda slow on here. So why not add another image! I am LOVING LR5!


50/1.2 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr



georgms
Registered: Jan 08, 2009
Total Posts: 3453
Country: Germany

Philippe, thank you for your comment on the dog!

Leighton, is it ^Chinese leek/chives? It looks tasty for sure!

From a short walk in the garden (it's heavily overcast here, not exactly stimulating light):

bunny or pup?
tulip with a twist, taken with 180/2.8 ED wide open on a V1



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9451
Country: United States

Thanks Georg, actually they're Green Onion tops.

Love the tulip with a twist. It's overcast and rainy here at the moment too. Perfect light for flower photography.



rankamateur
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 854
Country: United States

I finally got time to get on here and go through about 20 pages. Amazing photos from all. My time is 24-7 with "Anderson Cooper". Kind of an experiment actually. Always was working when I got a new puppy and now with retirement I have the time to spend with him and it has really paid off. 10wks old Friday and he now rockets through the house to the door to go out and do his thing in the yard. A pic I took Sat with the 75-150 E lens



asiostygius
Registered: Nov 29, 2011
Total Posts: 2638
Country: Brazil

Thanks Curtis and Georg.

Peter, what jaw dropping focus stacking sets! What focusing ring didi you use?

Georg, the 24/2 master, strikes again!

Ronny and Georg, nice flowers.



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