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MitchSC
Registered: Aug 26, 2013
Total Posts: 577
Country: United States

MDoc9523 wrote:
Mitch are these photos really cropped a lot?


Ray,
Thank you. They are 100% crop JPEG. Another thing I didn't notice until you asked is that I had the aspect ratio set for 16 x 20 canvas from a previous processing. I imagine they do look bad on a decent screen. This is only the second time Ive posted on the WEB. Not making excuses.
I need a new laptop and to pay closer attention to detail.

saph wrote:
Mitch, those little birds are tough. Good try with the 200 f4, you may need to bump up the shutter speed even higher for those unstable critters.


Samy
Thank you, these are country birds. Can't get nonchalantly closer then 30ft to them and theyre only 5 inches long beak to tail. The 200 f4 was not the best tool, but it's a lot lighter than the AFS 300 f4. I was just setting on the front porch having fun.

Interesting shadow of the rail. Nice capture.

HCE HCE wrote:
Mitch I like the cardinal best, looks like you caught him mid-hop!
-Jay-


Jay
Me too. I apologize for the resolution.

Loved the photos, especially the birds. Are those some species of jay. No pun intended. They look simular to our Blue Jay.



the solitaire
Registered: Jun 22, 2013
Total Posts: 764
Country: Germany

kwoodard wrote:
the solitaire wrote:
Thats a very nice photograph. Especially considering that I own a 135 f2,8 Q Nikkor and never managed to get a single useable picture with it


The 135Q is a tough one, but it can be done. I have quite a few shots with it, love it on tubes.

D7000, handheld, 1/60, /2.8, ISO 6400


_DSC9701 by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

I like it so much that it is one of the lenses I kept to use on the Fuji XE1 with an adapter.


Very nice picture. You and that lens seem to get along really well

Im slowly starting to think that I just happen to own a bad copy of the lens. Since they are not at all expensive I might pick up another one to see how I fare with that. Or I might just skip it on dSLR and pick up one of the rangefinder 135 f3,5 Q.S Nikkors



HCE HCE
Registered: Apr 15, 2012
Total Posts: 479
Country: United States

Thank you so much for your complements.

The 16mm shot is a couple of Stellar Jays that I presume are relatives of the eastern and western Blue Jay since their behavior is similar. They appear in groups and have a particularly raspy call, sounding like loud burst of static.

Oosty You are right on target, I have always liked the stars, and I'm pretty raspy at times.
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Scott Good eye with the fishing shot!

Rafael Looks like cheesecake sitting on cheesecake! Wonder what that will look like in a few years...
-Jay-



pburke
Registered: Oct 08, 2010
Total Posts: 2034
Country: United States

Been too busy digitizing old slides and negs before they deteriorate too much, and I can't post any of those here (Canon AF mostly...)

So instead I will just dig up two with the 55mm f/1.2 from earlier this summer. I'm pretty sure these were not posted here before

at f/5.6






wide open








leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9269
Country: United States

This is looking South across the little valley from the farm. The little village of Middlebrook is just out of sight at the bottom of the image. Taken with the 180.


across the valley/180/2.8 AIS by Leighton W, on Flickr



paxnobiscum
Registered: Jun 14, 2009
Total Posts: 36
Country: Iceland

Thanks for all your friendly comments re my humble shots. I find it very hard to remember your real names - do you still keep a list of user-names and first names, Leighton? I would appreciate a copy.

The Nikkor 35/1.4 is one of my favorite lenses. Here is a snapshot portrait of a good friend of mine, a self-made ornithologist living in the village. @f/1.4.


_DSC2709-Thinking out of the box by Count Basil, on Flickr



James Markus
Registered: Jul 20, 2005
Total Posts: 4417
Country: United States

Jay, this is such a cool shot. I'd love to hear about the set up...remote release? However you did it - it is great!



HCE HCE wrote:
Working for Peanuts





D800 16mm f/3.5


leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9269
Country: United States

paxnobiscum wrote:
Thanks for all your friendly comments re my humble shots. I find it very hard to remember your real names - do you still keep a list of user-names and first names, Leighton? I would appreciate a copy.

The Nikkor 35/1.4 is one of my favorite lenses. Here is a snapshot portrait of a good friend of mine, a self-made ornithologist living in the village. @f/1.4.


_DSC2709-Thinking out of the box by Count Basil, on Flickr


Petur, lovely portrait, love the conversion. I do have a list, but it needs updating. As soon as I can, I'll post it for all to have.



paxnobiscum
Registered: Jun 14, 2009
Total Posts: 36
Country: Iceland

leighton w wrote:
paxnobiscum wrote:
Thanks for all your friendly comments re my humble shots. I find it very hard to remember your real names - do you still keep a list of user-names and first names, Leighton? I would appreciate a copy.

The Nikkor 35/1.4 is one of my favorite lenses. Here is a snapshot portrait of a good friend of mine, a self-made ornithologist living in the village. @f/1.4.


_DSC2709-Thinking out of the box by Count Basil, on Flickr


Petur, lovely portrait, love the conversion. I do have a list, but it needs updating. As soon as I can, I'll post it for all to have.


Thanks Leighton. I'm too old to remember all the names, but the tradition to use first names adds to the community feeling on this great thread.



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2877
Country: United States

Petur, many of us have our names in our profiles. If you hover your mouse over the profile button, it should display.



Zichar
Registered: May 13, 2009
Total Posts: 3520
Country: Singapore

Heh I have the old old excel set up by monty too



MDoc9523
Registered: Aug 13, 2006
Total Posts: 5077
Country: United States

Rafael terrific photo of the tattoo
Leighton beautiful fall colors and what a view!!!
Petur I really like this portrait a lot. The 35mm 1.4 AIS is one of my favorite lenses and it lives on my D600
Peter great work with the 55mm 1.2.



Stokesey
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
Total Posts: 768
Country: United Kingdom

I love those Stellar Jays - Jay

Great capture on that tattoo Raphael - it's of it's time and very artistic, I wonder how well that will wear

Subtle on the fishing theme there Samy ...

Interesting end of season tomatoes there Petur

Steve



Stokesey
Registered: Apr 18, 2012
Total Posts: 768
Country: United Kingdom

It's no Ansel Adams

But it is in the place he seems to have loved

Merced River to Yosemite Falls in February.

50mm f1.4 on DCS660

Steve



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9269
Country: United States

Here's the list of participants on the thread. I may have missed a few, if so, please let me know.


Names of particpants



Mishu01
Registered: Nov 20, 2009
Total Posts: 2382
Country: Romania

leighton w wrote:
Here's the list of participants on the thread. I may have missed a few, if so, please let me know.


Names of particpants


Are you working for NSA buddy?



leighton w
Registered: Nov 12, 2010
Total Posts: 9269
Country: United States

Mishu01 wrote:
leighton w wrote:
Here's the list of participants on the thread. I may have missed a few, if so, please let me know.


Names of particpants


Are you working for NSA buddy?


It's about time you made an appearance! How the heck are you?



a.RodriguezPix
Registered: Oct 31, 2011
Total Posts: 2237
Country: United States

paxnobiscum wrote:
Thanks for all your friendly comments re my humble shots. I find it very hard to remember your real names - do you still keep a list of user-names and first names, Leighton? I would appreciate a copy.

The Nikkor 35/1.4 is one of my favorite lenses. Here is a snapshot portrait of a good friend of mine, a self-made ornithologist living in the village. @f/1.4.


_DSC2709-Thinking out of the box by Count Basil, on Flickr



Great capture! He looks very well nested, in this photo! Please excuse my poor attempt at bird jokes! xD



Mishu01
Registered: Nov 20, 2009
Total Posts: 2382
Country: Romania

leighton w wrote:
Mishu01 wrote:
leighton w wrote:
Here's the list of participants on the thread. I may have missed a few, if so, please let me know.


Names of particpants


Are you working for NSA buddy?


It's about time you made an appearance! How the heck are you?


I'm alive Leighton... By God's grace I had two surgeries this past summer including as you may remember a hip replacement. Everything is well now but these things were changing a lot my life so nothing is like before. In the meantime I won a competition in Romania about Sigma lenses and the prize was a Sigma DP2 Merill. That's an unbelievable good camera for landscape, product photography but it's a tool that slows you down more than MF Nikkors and use a very poor battery. I never had in my hand something to produce so sharp and pleasant images... Everytime I use it I think at our friend John from Seattle. For his hiking adventures an investment in the three Sigma DP1 - DP2 - DP3 Merill could be more productive than anything else.

Apart of that I'm still looking at what great images are you producing here on this amazing thread but my limited time with MF Nikkors lately was an obstacle to contribute anymore... and due to my medical situation I failed to follow the thread for about 300 pages... Shame on me!

Keep doing the great job guys and be sure that someone in Dracula's land is watching you carefully! Maybe one day you'll see again some pictures from my part of the world.

BTW In the ol' good times I had a friend on this thread named Curtis... Is anyone remembering him?



kwoodard
Registered: Aug 04, 2012
Total Posts: 2877
Country: United States

Mishu01 wrote:
leighton w wrote:
Mishu01 wrote:
leighton w wrote:
Here's the list of participants on the thread. I may have missed a few, if so, please let me know.


Names of particpants


Are you working for NSA buddy?


It's about time you made an appearance! How the heck are you?


I'm alive Leighton... By God's grace I had two surgeries this past summer including as you may remember a hip replacement. Everything is well now but these things were changing a lot my life so nothing is like before. In the meantime I won a competition in Romania about Sigma lenses and the prize was a Sigma DP2 Merill. That's an unbelievable good camera for landscape, product photography but it's a tool that slows you down more than MF Nikkors and use a very poor battery. I never had in my hand something to produce so sharp and pleasant images... Everytime I use it I think at our friend John from Seattle. For his hiking adventures an investment in the three Sigma DP1 - DP2 - DP3 Merill could be more productive than anything else.

Apart of that I'm still looking at what great images are you producing here on this amazing thread but my limited time with MF Nikkors lately was an obstacle to contribute anymore... and due to my medical situation I failed to follow the thread for about 300 pages... Shame on me!

Keep doing the great job guys and be sure that someone in Dracula's land is watching you carefully! Maybe one day you'll see again some pictures from my part of the world.

BTW In the ol' good times I had a friend on this thread named Curtis... Is anyone remembering him?


Glad to hear you are on the mend. I do so miss your photos. Hope to see you back in action soon!



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