Photo-A-Day March 2020

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  • dissentdissent Posts: 1,305Member
    Finally (!!!) getting around to downloading and processing some images. This is at the Living Desert Zoo near Palm Desert, California.

    PD 2019 Living Desert 01
    - Ian . . . [D7000, D7100; Nikon glass: 35 f1.8, 85 f1.8, 70-300 VR, 105 f2.8 VR, 12-24 f4; 16-85 VR, 300 f4D, 14E-II TC, SB-400, SB-700 . . . and still plenty of ignorance]
  • donaldejosedonaldejose Posts: 3,378Member
    fitness instructor

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  • CEBluecloudsCEBlueclouds Posts: 1,537Member
    enjoying the 500pf...
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  • MrFotoFoolMrFotoFool Posts: 183Member
    @dissent I recognized it as The Living Desert even before I read your caption. I love it there - one of my top five zoos (and I have been to more than a hundred).
  • HipShotHipShot Posts: 510Member
    Tiny flowers placed into an upside down red oak acorn cap. D610, 60mm Nikon macro lens, five focus-stacked images.
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  • dissentdissent Posts: 1,305Member
    edited March 2020
    @MrFotoFool - Agreed

    Moar giraffes!

    PD 2019 Living Desert 03
    Post edited by dissent on
    - Ian . . . [D7000, D7100; Nikon glass: 35 f1.8, 85 f1.8, 70-300 VR, 105 f2.8 VR, 12-24 f4; 16-85 VR, 300 f4D, 14E-II TC, SB-400, SB-700 . . . and still plenty of ignorance]
  • dissentdissent Posts: 1,305Member
    Tongue
    PD 2019 Living Desert 08
    - Ian . . . [D7000, D7100; Nikon glass: 35 f1.8, 85 f1.8, 70-300 VR, 105 f2.8 VR, 12-24 f4; 16-85 VR, 300 f4D, 14E-II TC, SB-400, SB-700 . . . and still plenty of ignorance]
  • donaldejosedonaldejose Posts: 3,378Member
    Jonquil in front of my house shot today just for PAD as an example. D700 body + 24-85 f3.5-4.5 G lens set at f8. The D700 can be purchased for about $300 and the 24-85 lens for about $250 on e-bay. Total cost $550 for quite a versatile combo from landscapes to macro to portraits as long as 12 mp is enough for your purpose. If I had taken this shot with a D850 most of the megapixels would just be thrown away anyway.

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  • GPDenGPDen Posts: 1,073Member
    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh.....just love my D700 - great to see folks still shooting with it, nice shot donaldejose. A rare bird shot from me, our garden Robin watching on as we enjoyed the continued good weather here in the UK (hope it lasts)...
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  • donaldejosedonaldejose Posts: 3,378Member
    Only an idiot would do this: use the completely wrong equipment. This is a Nikon 1 J4 body with a 10mm lens for BIF (birds in flight).

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  • SearcySearcy Posts: 646Member
    edited March 2020
    Testing out the 35mm Z mount 1.8 with a little Social Distance.

    Social Distance


    Nikon Z 6
    NIKKOR Z 35mm f/1.8 S
    ƒ/2.0
    35.0 mm
    1/8000
    ISO 100
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  • dissentdissent Posts: 1,305Member
    Here kitty, kitty ...

    A cheetah at the Living Desert Zoo

    PD 2019 Living Desert 11
    - Ian . . . [D7000, D7100; Nikon glass: 35 f1.8, 85 f1.8, 70-300 VR, 105 f2.8 VR, 12-24 f4; 16-85 VR, 300 f4D, 14E-II TC, SB-400, SB-700 . . . and still plenty of ignorance]
  • MrFotoFoolMrFotoFool Posts: 183Member
    @Searcy Perhaps one positive in the current crisis - the only time we will have empty parking lots to use as portrait studios!

    @dissent I love The Living Desert because of their cat collection (my favorites like this cheetah) and because the exhibits are very natural and photo friendly.
  • MrFotoFoolMrFotoFool Posts: 183Member
    Wild western diamondback in a garden at Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (which ironically also has displays of captive rattlesnakes). Taken last day they were open before coronavirus shutdown. Nikon D850 with 70-200 f2.8E and 1.4iii teleconverter.


    Diamondback In Garden by Fred Hood on 500px.com




  • Capt_SpauldingCapt_Spaulding Posts: 564Member
    Ran across some old photos the other night. My memory of this is that it was better than it is, but for archival purposes I like it. It's my late father, my (now 36yo son, and myself in the Ca. desert checking out comet Hale-Bopp in the winter of 1996-97. It was a feeble first attempt at off camera lighting. I set up my SRT 101 (50mm 1.8@1.8) on a tripod and set a small olympus point and shoot on a lawn chair nearby. Got my dad and son on a berm across the road from the SRT, opened the shutter on the srt, set the P&S on a 10sec delay and ran across the road in the dark to join the other two.

    We're out of focus (dof) and star trails, but I'm really glad I tried it.

    Hale-Bopp 3 Gen
  • Ton14Ton14 Posts: 588Member
    edited March 2020
    Swan Z60_0863

    Nikon Z6 - 70-200mm f/4G VR. ISO 100 - f/5.6 - 1/1000s.

    After testing a couple of days, the Nikon Z6 is the best camera for my kind BIF photography.
    I use short bursts from 5 - 9 shots each time quick behind each other,
    That is why my biggest (luxury) problem is that I have too many sharp photo's to choose from, which add to much time behind the computer. I have 49 photo's from this "swan flight and landing" 44 sharp.
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  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,407Moderator
    Only 44 out of 49? I call that plain sloppy! :D
    Always learning.
  • Ton14Ton14 Posts: 588Member
    Yeah fun .... now you know.
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  • dissentdissent Posts: 1,305Member
    Moar cat

    PD 2019 Living Desert 12
    - Ian . . . [D7000, D7100; Nikon glass: 35 f1.8, 85 f1.8, 70-300 VR, 105 f2.8 VR, 12-24 f4; 16-85 VR, 300 f4D, 14E-II TC, SB-400, SB-700 . . . and still plenty of ignorance]
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,203Member
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    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
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