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  1. The older I get the more apparent it becomes to me that in spite of what I think I know, I actually know very little about the world and human nature. I’m referring of course to recent feelings expressed by many members of Fotozones relating to the way things have been going here lately. There are some folks who are happy, but there are also some folks who are not happy with the way Fotozones has been moving. A lot of this is because of me. What it boils down to is that I have been perceived as being very negative towards Nikon and very dismissive towards DSLR cameras in general. This is s
    15 points
  2. (powered by 210 teeth...)
    14 points
  3. Oh dear, that is extremely sad indeed. I have often thought of her of late and wondered as to her absence on FZ, but many names drifted as new ones appeared on the NG>FZ swap, so I just assumed she was one of the drifters, unlikely though I thought that might be. Her preference for working in B&W and her concern for the environment meant that she and I shared much the same reasoning for the way we photograph things, although I wish I were even half the artist at it that she was. I have had contact with her in the past when she asked off-forum to buy one of my prints (which was i
    13 points
  4. Here is B shooting A and C shooting B on the Titus Canyon adventure. We had so much fun!! (From a 2012 thread).
    12 points
  5. I already posted one image from this series in the "favourites from 2014" thread, here, post #49. These are some of the remaining from the series, taken in November. I'm sure there is much more exploration to do here. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 This was a tough scene to get and I missed the bit of flare on the right. 13
    11 points
  6. The reality of climate change is very real in the Philippines and the immediate effect of this is apparent in the changed weather pattern. In the past, April to May typically bring forth fiery colored sunsets but this has not been the case last year and this year. I am currently vacationing in Bohol (Central Philippines) and as I have done in the past, late afternoon is spent at the beach or at a hillside where I can capture the scenery as the sun sets. The attached photo shows a different kind of sunset. Despite being untypical as it was a cloudy day (again), nature has a way o
    10 points
  7. I had the pleasure to spend a few days at the Jigokudani Monkey Park (near Nagano). It was a very special experience to be so close to the Snow Monkeys i.e. Japanese Macaque. The surroundings are a bit of a mixture between nature and man made. There are many hot springs in this area and the monkeys enjoy these a lot. The man made part are the pools that are built and maintained by humans. The monkeys however are absolutely free to roam around. They come in early in the morning and return to the hills in the afternoon depending on the outside temperatures. The colder it is the earli
    10 points
  8. Here is Caro pointing the way out of Titus Canyon (from a 2012 thread).
    10 points
  9. This buffalo lay dying, its spine broken and encased in mud was one of 2 victims of a lion pride attack the evening before. He eventually fell victim to crocodiles later that night. Anthropomorphising here, one could almost imagine the Ox-pecker paying it's last respects to this hapless beast. Looking carefully one can also see a tear in this daga boys eye. South Luangwa Nat Park- Zambia. D3s 500 f/4 VRII 1/200s f/5.6 ISO800, BB from vehicle, slight crop for comp, levels, curves, lumo mask in ACR & PSCC. C & C most welcome Cheers Marc
    10 points
  10. No bells, no whistles, no frills but stubble...
    10 points
  11. I haven't posted in a while but thought I share a few of my latest images of African wild life. This is the part that covers lions at night ... I'll post more later. All these images have been taken from within an overnight hide where we entered at 2:00 in the afternoon and were picked up the other morning at 9:00 ... It was an exercise in patience and quietness but it was amazing experience. Cheers Chris #1 ISO6400, 1/125s, f/2.8, 160mm #2 ISO3200, 1/200s, f/2.8, 70mm #3 ISO3200, 1/200s, f/2.8, 58mm
    9 points
  12. Finally! I got a picture of a Pileated Woodpecker from our deck. Overcast and flat light, but for once the bird stuck around long enough for me to catch it in a fleeting perch on a dead branch. They normally zoom by into the brush next to the house, or alight just long enough for me to imagine that I hear Woody Woodpecker’s famous laugh before they fly off. Not the greatest picture, but a small personal victory
    9 points
  13. About once every decade it snows almost to the valley floor here at Gretna in Tasmania. This morning was one of those days.
    9 points
  14. Mongo has photographed many of these birds but none as spear-like in the body or dagger-like beaked as this one. This bird was so pointy that Mongo almost cut himself while post processing this. D4s, AFS II 600 f4 @f8, ISO 400, 1/2000 (view large)
    9 points
  15. Driving Biking Skating Running Walking Standing at f22 looks like someone sneezed on my sensor ...
    9 points
  16. Alan, I think posting B&W landscapes here is a great idea. This image form Maui is one I discussed with Carolyn:
    9 points
  17. Number 9 Death is the number 1 killer in the world. Number 8 Life is sexually transmitted. Number 7 Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die. Number 6 Men have two emotions: hungry and horny, and they can't tell them apart. If you see a gleam in his eyes, make him a sandwich. Number 5 Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to use the internet and they won't bother you for weeks, months, maybe years. Number
    9 points
  18. Here is the first is a series of short tutorials on various lens-related topics, in particular as they relate to close-up and macro photography, in this case focus-stacking as well. Let me know how you like them, and please offer suggestions. I am working to find a way to introduce more people to DSLR photography and, believe it or not, a lot of them don’t read…. Much.
    9 points
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  20. Teekay. Tasmania, 27th February, 2019. Paper negative (2004 expired Ilfospeed 1.1M paper), Neue Görlitzer Camera Werke half-plate studio camera (c.1920-25), Voigtländer Heliar 4,5/240 lens @ f6.3, total 2,250 joules with three flash heads, softboxes & brolly. (Spots, edge fog and other paper-ageing artefacts left on image for effect.)
    8 points
  21. This image was shot at the Vancouver Aquarium. The basin was full with jellyfish and because of that and lighting conditions and reflections this image was quite a challenge.
    8 points
  22. Back yard Nikon 300 mm Grahame
    8 points
  23. Condor Airlines Boeing 767-300ER departs from Minneapolis-St. Paul airport at 915pm local time to head back to Frankfurt, Germany. I took this shot last Saturday on one of the longest days of the year. On the composition side, I always struggle how to place the aircraft in the frame when I have an open sky. Comments and constructive ideas always welcome.
    8 points
  24. Moonrise in a smoke-filled sky last night (brought to us by Forestry Tasmania's incessant obsession with burning their logging waste).
    8 points
  25. We spend three days in Rausu where - in the morning - we went out by boat to photograph sea eagles and used the remains of the day to see what else we can do. On all three days we ended up doing the Shiretoko Peninsula (Hokkaido) by bus photographing eizo deer and northern red foxes. I will probably post more than one thread with foxes, there are too many images I like even if they are not all excellent ... Cheers Chris #1 It was quite cold but in terms of winters in Hokkaido it was a warm one ... we've been told that these nets are usually covered
    8 points
  26. On Saturday I attended a workshop at the Nikon School in London. The subject was Urban Dance photography. Here are some of my results. Please click to view large.
    8 points
  27. Januari third After taking Martha to the station i took time to stop for some photos, carrying a D3 with 58mm f/1.4g. The sun is little beyond dawn when i stopped here rising over what is called the Bosche broek.
    8 points
  28. I have been on record in complaining that digital killed B&W as a truly viable monochrome end-product (unless created by extremely skilled practitioners, of course), with the interpolation of Bayer sensors and the algorithms written for "removal of colour" changing what was once a guttural, organic look that film gave to a B&W image replaced with a smoothed-out "plastic" looking image with the colour removed. the tonal response was now linear, as opposed to the "S" curve response of B&W (silver halide) film. So on Saturday, with the winter sun shining and not a cloud in the sky, I
    8 points
  29. These are from the last couple of weeks; it is a long time since I got the chance to capture these species. In Alaska, the undergrowth in the forests is dominated by horsetails in the spring time opposed to Scandinavia. Please click for larger versions. European wood anemone, Anemone nemorosa. This first one with the 10.5mm at f/5 on D5100: #1 Then stop all the way down f/22 for the sun burst. This is not something I do often on the DX sensor. I was surprised how well the 10.5mm handled this: #2 A different perspective with the 135mm f/2.8 AIS @ f/3.2 on the AW1
    8 points
  30. This is simply too good not to post: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsH9wGB_Acs
    8 points
  31. Feeding titmice. D3s+300mm f/2.8 @ 1/2000, f/5 iso 2800, hand held.
    8 points
  32. One point I forgot: 100 viewfinder coverage. Because I really don´t like to crop the images. It is a relive to know you get waht you see. I was going through dinamic range, timing with the shutter, underexposed frames for later postproduction, auto wb...etc. This images kind of summes it up. Paddle under the bridge. No crop, no adjustments. Camera standar preset SOC. I´m happy
    8 points
  33. One of my jaguars is on long term display at the Nikon School in London (with an attribution). Sorry about the quality of my snapshot. It looks a lot better in reality. Here is the original. Dusk, D800, 80-400 @400, ISO 6400, 1/50 second handheld from a small boat.
    8 points
  34. warm fire and muscadel - we have real winter's weather here today.
    8 points
  35. Milky way almost from horizon to horizon, taken using a Samyang 8mm fisheye @ f/2.8, 30 seconds, ISO 5000, X-T2 lying on its back on top of a fence post in my back yard. Chimney and a bit of my roofline at bottom left, upper left my oak tree, light at bottom right on a hill on the opposite side of the valley about 1km away.
    7 points
  36. We have very nice Spring weather in Holland so I planned an early wake-up to shoot a sunrise. The 16mp MicroFourThirds sensor though small has good dynamic range and the RAW files are an excellent basis for post processing. Olympus E-M10II + Olympus 75mm f1.8
    7 points
  37. Sarurun Kamui - God of the Marsh In the Ainu language the word for the red-crowned crane is sarurun kamui - god of the marsh. (Hokkaido) Ainu is the sole survivor of the Ainu languages. It is spoken by members of the Ainu ethnic group on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido where all images were taken. To be precise, all images were taken at the Akan International Crane Center which is located within the Kushiro Shitsugen National Park. The translation of Shitsugen is Marshland ... Some interesting bits and pieces about the cranes (all provided by our tour operato
    7 points
  38. February 1 Cold and grey day here a shot from a small nature reserve on the river Maas, with wild cattle
    7 points
  39. (Please view large) If you recall from Kinberleys II, we left our party exploring some of the many rivers along the Kimberley coast. This waterhole oasis in the middle of nowhere was one of the first stop offs as we explored overland from one of the rivers. Certain there were no crocodiles in this natural pond, we wasted no time immersing our hot and sun beaten bodies into its cool rejuvenating waters. It was surprising and yet uplifting to see one of the most delicate of living things such as this small flower, alive and thriving in one of the harshest places on earth. This real
    7 points
  40. Taken recently. Thanks for looking. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    7 points
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