So lets see the wonderful animal shots D40/50/60 forum, and have fun!
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Tue 08-Jul-08 03:20 AM | edited Tue 08-Jul-08 02:03 PM by mtpenmaker
These are jellyfish, although I can't remember what kind now and no, the photo is not upside down, this is the way they swim. This was taken at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. D40 18-200mm Nikon VR @ 31mm f/4.2 @ 1/200 ISO 800 Shutter priority Auto WB Built-in flash with diffuser
I'd love to see your pictures, but I don't really want to sign up for a Shutterfly account to do so, especially as I'm not in the USA and much of what Shutterfly has to offer is not relevant to me. I think (from a quick read of the help) that there may be a way of sharing pictures with us, but I can't be sure.
Here is a picture I managed to get of an Allen's Swamp Monkey having a snack of some grass. The image was tweaked a little in Photoshop and has not been cropped at all. Taken with my D40 and Sigma 70-300 APO Shutter Priority 270mm 1/320 sec. F/5.6 Exposure comp -1.0
Taken in a wet land near home. Meta Data: D40,VR55-200 AFS.Focal Length 200 mm; Auto Focus-Area Mode-Single; Exposure Mode-Program; Meter-Spot; Aperture 5.6; Shutter Speed 1/500s; ISO 200. Raw; Post processing Nikon Capture2 NX; Image cropped.
I posted this once before but something happened to the photo and I can't edit the post any longer so here it is again. These are jellyfish, although I can't remember what kind now and no, the photo is not upside down, this is the way they swim. This was taken at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. D40 18-200mm Nikon VR @ 31mm f/4.2 @ 1/200 ISO 800 Shutter priority Auto WB Built-in flash with diffuser
My wife grabbed this on while we were driving back from Old Faithful. I said grab the camera but forgot I had left the lens set to manual. She figured it out and locked in on this soggy old fellow. Actually, they all look like old fellows when they are shedding their winter coats.
Exposure Time 1/80 sec. FNumber f/9.0 ExposureProgram Aperture priority ISO Speed Ratings 200 Flash Flash did not fire. Focal Length 55.0 mm Exposure Mode Auto exposure White Balance Auto white balance
Make NIKON CORPORATION Model NIKON D40 Aperture Value f/4.8 Exposure Bias Value 0 EV Exposure Program Manual Flash No Flash Focal Length 105 mm ISO 800 Metering Mode Multi-Segment Shutter Speed Value 1/30 sec
Make NIKON CORPORATION Model NIKON D40 Aperture Value f/5.6 Color Space Uncalibrated Exposure Bias Value 0 EV Exposure Program Program Flash No Flash Focal Length 200 mm ISO 200 Metering Mode Multi-Segment Shutter Speed Value 1/500 sec Date/Time Sat Jan 26 13:29:19 2008
Make NIKON CORPORATION Model NIKON D40 Aperture Value f/5.6 Exposure Bias Value 0 EV Exposure Program Program Flash No Flash Focal Length 200 mm ISO 800 Metering Mode Multi-Segment Shutter Speed Value 1/25 sec Date/Time Sun Jul 20 18:17:25 2008
Mon 25-Aug-08 03:27 AM | edited Mon 25-Aug-08 02:12 PM by Beatkat
A shot from my first week with my D40x (Jan. 08)....a lonely, cold horse on a neglected little farm near my house...not sure whether the owners are elderly or what, but I felt so sorry for him, I came back later with a few carrots, I have been by many times since, and the horse in no longer there which makes me sad....I love the Winter hue to the scene that cloudy morning, we were expecting (and got) a snow storm that day, and the available light in the scene gives you that feeling..the icy pond and fall leaf floor in the background add some nice contrast and set off the many gray/blue tones in the shot...Auto program mode, F5.6, multi seg. metering, natural light, 1/125 sec., 55mm.
I found this guy sitting next to my chair at the beach, he hungout with us all day. Shot with a D40, 55-200mm VR lens shot at 200mm, manually focused. A little photoshoping done, cropping and brightning and some sharpening.
These are fantastic shots Larry...especially the Osprey's, we have them here in CT, (in fact our own species), but they're so secretive and spook so easily I can never get near them to take this type of shot.....excellent stuff! Also, how'd you get the light so perfect on the Humming bird shot? Brilliant shots- Greg
That hummingbird was taken in my own back yard, so through lots of trial and error I know the right time of day and where to be to shoot the hummers. Probably not quite as well as Ansel know Yosemite, but close
That Osprey was shot at a reservoir where I hike quite a lot. I thought I was quite lucky the day I got that one but since then he's on top of that pole with his fish just about every afternoon.