PHOTO-A-DAY: March 2013



  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator
    Still playing w/105

    Micro Nikkor 105mm More Test 03.22.13-2
    Msmoto, mod
  • dissentdissent Posts: 1,314Member
    Still trying to get sharper shots of these guys. Guess I'll need more light so I don't feel like I need to shoot wide open at 300mm (with the 70-300 VR).
    Late March Cardinal 2
    - 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]
  • pippigurlpippigurl Posts: 241Member
    @Gitzo: Have another I will post that will be more typical! But you are right.
  • SquamishPhotoSquamishPhoto Posts: 608Member
    Nice one, dissent. The reds are very rich, the bokeh is pleasing and the split tones in the back ground help make the shot even nicer.

    D800 • ZF.2 100mm f2 @ f2.5 • 1/200 • ISO 125
    D3 • D750 • 14-24mm f2.8 • 35mm f1.4A • PC-E 45mm f2.8 • 50mm f1.8G • AF-D 85mm f1.4 • ZF.2 100mm f2 • 200mm f2 VR2
  • CoastalconnCoastalconn Posts: 527Member
    I can finally say Welcome Home!!!!
    Osprey 2 3/24
  • TheGipperTheGipper Posts: 110Member
    edited March 2013

    Nikon D600 +70-200mm VRII + 1.7xTC. Find this to be a good combo for insect photography, although no match for a dedicated macro lens. :)
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  • GitzoGitzo Posts: 174Member
    @ Msmoto........Please tell me that flower is indoors! We had 50 degrees yesterday in Indiana, then woke up today (Sunday) with 2'' of strange "white stuff" all over everything; now, (at 1:00 PM), it's already about 3/4 melted away; (only to be more mud!) Flowers.....they always look SO pretty, but when I try to take their pictures.......they seldom look as pretty; (yours are VERY pretty!)

    @ SquamishPhoto........One thing you won't need to worry about.........any one putting up a picture of a prettier girl, with a cuter smile! (Don't tell her I said that)

    @ Coastalconn........Is that guy an osprey ? Kinda looks like it from his head; I think the easiest place I've ever seen yet to photograph ospreys, was the road leading out to Marco Island, just east of Naples, Fla. The power company has nesting platforms on every 4th or 5th utility pole, and many of them had nesting ospreys; because the poles weren't too high, you could set up a tripod and be assured of getting lots of shots of the same birds as they returned to the nest with fish; unfortunately, I was still shooting with my F 5, and I ran out of film. Also, my longest lens at the time was a 80-200mm/f2.8, and I really needed a bit more "reach".
  • GitzoGitzo Posts: 174Member
    @ TheGipper.......That's a very nice shot of that old bee just starting to "make his rounds"; ( no pollen on his back legs yet ); one suggestion; with a circular polarizer on the lens, it would have greatly reduced the glare from the direct sun light, and the hibiscus would have been much "pinker"? The overall DOF and sharpness are great.
  • TheGipperTheGipper Posts: 110Member
    @Gitzo, thank you. That's a good suggestion, but I always just leave a standard UV filter on the end of my zoom to avoid messing with the glass underneath. It's been on there since the day I acquired the lens :)
    I suppose I could polarise it with software (E.g. Color Efx.)
  • dissentdissent Posts: 1,314Member
    @SquamishPhoto - Thanks. Keep the great portraits coming - this one is terrific.

    @TheGipper - that's a spot-on capture! I tried doing some like this with my 105mm last fall, but my handholding technique was (and still is, I think) terrible. If you can shoot those with your combo, I'd say, keep shooting 'em.
    - 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]
  • MsmotoMsmoto Posts: 5,396Moderator

    The flower was outdoors, wind about 15 mph, temp about 40°F. I caught one as the wind dropped...lucky shot... SB-800 w/Lumiquest box
    Msmoto, mod
  • starralaznstarralazn Posts: 201Member
    Squamishphoto, you always have the prettiest models :)
  • HenryG87HenryG87 Posts: 11Member
    D7000 with a 35mm 1.8
  • mk2popmk2pop Posts: 80Member
    amazing everyone

    Maxxis GB MX 2011, Duns
    D90, 55-200 VR
    D300 | D90 | D40 | F65 x2 | F75 | 10-24mm | 18-200mm | 35mm f1.8 | 50mm 1.4d | 40mm Micro | 70-300mm Tamron | 100-300mm f4 Sigma |1.4x Sigma tc | Sb400 | Sb900 x2

    Awaiting a DX D400
  • YetibuddhaYetibuddha Posts: 388Member
    Dissent, can you try raising the iso to 400 to get to f8? Thats what I figure I have to shoot at for sharpness on the 70-300.
    Coastal, we have three more weeks at least before the osprey show up back here. We do have a bunch of tundra swans, but they stay about 100 yards away from any place I can shoot from.
  • YetibuddhaYetibuddha Posts: 388Member
    Well, since my buttercups were buried in snow the last few days, I thought I would share a few images from Lolo Pass where I go cross country skiing. Some of you may recall I have shared this area before:
  • mikepmikep Posts: 280Member
  • PostmanPostman Posts: 59Member
    Yes Yeti, very nice capture.

    Another old one I've recently dug up from 2010. This is an amazing sunset I witnessed from the comfort of my hotel room looking over the Andaman Sea in Thailand. 3 photos stitched together to create a panorama.

    D3000, 18-55mm @ 55mm, f5.6, 1/20sec, ISO 400.

    Andaman Sunset Panorama

  • SquamishPhotoSquamishPhoto Posts: 608Member
    Nice tonal range, postman. I like the how dark the lower altitude clouds are as well.
    D3 • D750 • 14-24mm f2.8 • 35mm f1.4A • PC-E 45mm f2.8 • 50mm f1.8G • AF-D 85mm f1.4 • ZF.2 100mm f2 • 200mm f2 VR2
  • pippigurlpippigurl Posts: 241Member
    More typical of a Carolina shrimp trawl...

    Nikon D800 | Nikkor 18-35 f/3.5-4.5 | 1/250@f/8 | ISO 100
  • mikepmikep Posts: 280Member
    yeah, those clouds as silhouettes are really great postman

    that boat certainly looks smellier than the last one, pipigirl
  • Jon9vJon9v Posts: 11Member
    Yoshino Shrine, Nara, Japan one of the famous places for sakura blossom viewing. Went there too early.

  • MikeGunterMikeGunter Posts: 543Member
    Hi all,

    Very nice!


    My best,

  • TidewatcherTidewatcher Posts: 41Member
    Apalachicola shrimp trawler nets...DSC_0054
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