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Socalpicman
Registered: Aug 07, 2013
Total Posts: 156
Country: United States

Zichar wrote:
Merry Christmas everyone
Thanks for the kind words on my images

JD: I like the last one, which bird has those brilliant blue feet?
My wife saw me scrolling through the page and thought I was taking a quiz ... matching bird to feet!


Thanks all for the nice comments on my pic's. The feet go with the coot, I think the third pic, blue/black with white bill. Definitely very strange feet

Great Pictures tonight everyone!

Wish everyone a happy and safe Christmas.

JD



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

Wonderful set of images Scott... demonstrating that a courageous photographer can excel even in cold weather. Beautiful. And Merry Christmas to you and everyone else on this thread who celebrates that holiday.



lucdeschepper
Registered: Apr 05, 2013
Total Posts: 157
Country: Netherlands

A Merry Christmas to all who participate in this thread which is a constant flow of high quality images!

Ronny, great images of your beautiful dog / great model
Chin, very nice image and I also like the text
Donald, nice silhouette!
HCE, lovely colorful shot, putting the D800's resolution to good use
Leighton, very nice image of Gus and great sunset images
Jeff, a joyful image!
Andy, nice set of images, well processed
Philippe, different image, in a good sense
Samy, what a nice set of lenses and ditto image
Tom, great new Fuji and images
Georg, I love the "windows" image
raboof, wow great bird images
Ray, very nice you have an excellent eye for lighting
JD, great teleshots
HCE, lovely colorful "trick" image
Samy, fine image of the church
Scott, a very nice berries set



lucdeschepper
Registered: Apr 05, 2013
Total Posts: 157
Country: Netherlands

A small series from a visit to the exhibition "NASA - A Human Adventure"

All images Df + Nikkor 28mm MF f2.8 Ais


DF-1584 by Luc de Schepper, on Flickr


DF-1664 by Luc de Schepper, on Flickr


DF-1702 by Luc de Schepper, on Flickr



DF-1596 by Luc de Schepper, on Flickr


DF-1600 by Luc de Schepper, on Flickr


DF-1651 by Luc de Schepper, on Flickr


DF-1687 by Luc de Schepper, on Flickr



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 12621
Country: United States

For my friends who celebrate Christmas, have a wonderful day!



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3759
Country: Singapore

That's a lovely series Luc
You tamed the highlights well
The last one is my pick of the best, if only because it reminds me of my space dreams too
(I may have sketched something similar when I was a kid!)

Leighton: Knowing what you do, I sometimes feel guilty wishing you the holidays considering the rest of us enjoys a day off. Merry Christmas all the same



raboof
Registered: Mar 04, 2011
Total Posts: 2094
Country: United States

Merry Christmas everyone. If you don't celebrate this day, have a merry day too



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3759
Country: Singapore

A 3-parter

>>

We regaled our hosts with tales of squidding
As with fishermen stories, the jetty became the high seas
The foot-long? An arm's length, we cried

It did help him with our nightly dilemma
What's for dinner? he'd ask
What do you recommend? we chorused

Bundled up against the cold we traveled to the nearby coast
Pulling up into the gravel driveway
All dark and empty, signboard flapping in the wind
It wasn't open we gasped

The one down the road was but not on the list
The first rule in the dark dark countryside
Being choosy wasn't an option for the hungry
So we sat down and pored over the menu
Slightly disappointed for we've been told
Squids swimming in large tanks the other restaurant had
You point, they caught, then served
Couldn't we here perhaps if we asked

The matronly waitress, she said no
It just wasn't allowed, strictly underlined
But then we played the tourist card
Once in a lifetime, from distant lands
Far far away Singapore our eyes like plates
She frowned and disappeared behind the curtain
Returned with a short nod and a quick smile
Meet you out back she disappeared
Grabbing our shoes we followed



thanksgiving by Zichar, on Flickr


Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3759
Country: Singapore

Large fiberglass tanks greeted us from within
That electric hum of motors and coolers
And the bubbly aeration stones not cristal
Squids swam in one, colours a-changing with every propulsion
Less enamoured with the one with reef fish and sharks
The young fellas told me to step back
He gestured to the ceiling and walls
An ink spatter analyst's nightmare

>>

Multi-exposure, 28 2.8 AIS



in before the by Zichar, on Flickr


Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3759
Country: Singapore

He cleaned it quicker than I could have imagined
The sharp yanagi-ba moving with trained precision
Short pulls and angled drives
A quick press and wipe with the tea towel
And off he went creating slices a quarter inch thin
I'd have needed a ruler I shook my head in amazement
I rarely take photos of my food pooh-poohing at that sub-genre
But this I felt obliged - sashimi served on a twig mat
Fins and tentacles for tempura right after we were done



arrowhead by Zichar, on Flickr


saph
Registered: Jun 10, 2012
Total Posts: 3699
Country: United States

Best wishes everyone!

With the 180 2.8 ED AIS, wide open, just like its supposed to be used


LoveThatSun by maryland_photos, on Flickr



BrianVS
Registered: Dec 07, 2013
Total Posts: 392
Country: United States

Merry Christmas to all,

55/1.2 Ai, wide-open on the Df.


DSC_0596 by putahexanonyou, on Flickr



Stokesey
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
Total Posts: 1543
Country: United Kingdom

So many great posts again ....

I am left using the like button yet again because there are so many fine pictures.

Leighton thanks for your good wishes in this season, and all the others on the forum.

You are indeed tireless in your contributions Leighton.

Have a great day everyone.

Steve



Stokesey
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
Total Posts: 1543
Country: United Kingdom

Hera are a couple of the house cat.

Kwismas day puddy tat

Taken using a newly acquired D4 with 85mm f1.4 @ f8 ISO200 and SB-400

The breed is British Blue for those who know about these things.

Steve



Stokesey
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
Total Posts: 1543
Country: United Kingdom

Went for a walk this afternoon ....

It was a bit cool .... but when you've got a new camera to try out ...

It's easy to get over the chill factor.

D4 with 28mm f2.8 Ai-s @ f8 ISO 400

Bust of Sir John Barbirolli, long dead but great conductor of the Halle Orchestra, Manchester outside of the Bridgewater Concert Hall

And the biggest pebble that Manchester could find outside the same hall.

Steve



NightOwl Cat
Registered: Feb 19, 2007
Total Posts: 9316
Country: United States

At least something Christmas-y went up this year.



Stokesey
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
Total Posts: 1543
Country: United Kingdom

A couple more from the D4 with the 28mm f2.8 @ f8

A Manchester pub .... closed on Xmas Day ....

And a view along the canal end just round the corner from the pub ....

Manchester is so full of photo opportunities - every day ...

Steve



Stokesey
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
Total Posts: 1543
Country: United Kingdom

Nice take on the Christmas theme Nightowl !!!

Steve



Stokesey
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
Total Posts: 1543
Country: United Kingdom

Love the berry pic in snow Ray,

And yours in ice Scott ....

Chilly but stunning shots !!

Steve



Stokesey
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
Total Posts: 1543
Country: United Kingdom

Gorgeous sunset Leighton .....

Jay your reflections in the window are brilliant !!

Steve



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