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coolmom42

McEwen, US
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coolmom42 Moderator Awarded for her enthusiastic support of the community and exemplifying the Nikonian mission “Share, Learn and Inspire” Nikonian since 01st Dec 2011
Thu 05-Jan-17 02:28 AM | edited Thu 05-Jan-17 02:29 AM by coolmom42

January Contest – " Details "
This month’s challenge theme, chosen by Tom, is "Details."

This assignment will be about discovering a detail in an everyday subject. You will have to get up close and take an image that shows an intriguing detail you haven’t noticed before with your naked eye. It could be a repeating pattern, form, colors or just an interesting unseen fact about it. Pictures from animals as static objects are accepted.

Examples:

Dragonfly

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Fly Nostril
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Millipede
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Oil
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Participating in our monthly contests can help us to become better photographers. We can see and learn from all of the entries as our members showcase their best work each month.

These monthly contests are the preliminary rounds for the Best of Nikonians Photo Contest where you have the opportunity to win attractive prizes and have your images highlighted in the Winners Galleries and published in the eZine.
The top images will be selected by the winner of the previous months challenge and will be included in a poll for members to vote for the winning photo.

Please keep in mind that images will be selected based on image quality, subject matter, relevance to the theme, and creativity just to name a few.
The number of finalists is based on the number of entrants. We plan on 6 finalists each month but will adjust based on the level of participation.

The winning image will be added to the Monthly Challenge Winner’s Gallery for the Macro and Close-Up Forum.

We look forward to seeing how you fulfill this challenge!
Good luck!!!

RULES:
-- Entrants must be Silver, Gold or Platinum members
-- Post up to 5 images but only one image per post
-- Include shooting info so we can learn from each other
-- Previously posted images are welcome but not previous contest winners.
-- When posting please do so by hitting the ‘reply’ link below this top post, not the reply link to another post.


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domer2760

Ann Arbor, US
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#1. "Burdock Detail" | In response to Reply # 0

domer2760 Moderator Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Awarded for his expertise in IR & Macro photography Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010
Sat 07-Jan-17 03:03 PM | edited Sat 07-Jan-17 03:56 PM by domer2760

I will start this one off with a silhouette of a burdock burr against a gray sky. These nasty things were the inspiration for Velcro.

D90, 24-120mm f/4 @120mm, f/6.3, 1/640 sec, ISO 200.

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Dan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

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domer2760

Ann Arbor, US
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#2. "Shaver Detail" | In response to Reply # 0

domer2760 Moderator Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Awarded for his expertise in IR & Macro photography Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010
Sat 07-Jan-17 03:54 PM

This is a close-up of a Norelco shaver head with some dramatic oblique lighting.

D700, 105mm f.2.8 VR, f/8, 1/100 sec, ISO 1000.

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Dan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

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domer2760

Ann Arbor, US
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#3. "Pilot Pen Detail" | In response to Reply # 0

domer2760 Moderator Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Awarded for his expertise in IR & Macro photography Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010
Sat 07-Jan-17 05:57 PM

High key close up of a green pilot pen.

D750, 105mm f/2.8 VR, f/14, 1/25 sec, +1 EV, ISO 3200.

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Dan
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domer2760

Ann Arbor, US
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#4. "Fountain Pen Nib" | In response to Reply # 0

domer2760 Moderator Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Awarded for his expertise in IR & Macro photography Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010
Sat 07-Jan-17 08:07 PM

Pelikan 14 carat gold (585) pen nib.

D90, Nikkor 70-180mm Macro zoom @ 180mm, f/16, 1/60 sec, ISO 200.

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reynja

Austin, US
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#5. "Goby (not) x-ray" | In response to Reply # 0

reynja Silver Member Nikonian since 13th Feb 2014
Sat 07-Jan-17 09:05 PM

Not an x-ray, really, but a tiny translucent fish with a nearly clear body. You can see his (or her?) skeleton. This Goby is about 1/2 to 3/4 inch in length, resting on a whip coral about the same diameter as a pencil. Very hard to find these, and they don't hang around for many shots!

D810 105VR 1/200 F29 ISO400 / Nauticam housing Inon strobes taken while diving in the Maldives northern atolls, Oct 2015

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miltonpics

London, UK
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#6. "RE: January Contest--"Details"" | In response to Reply # 0

miltonpics Gold Member Nikonian since 04th Sep 2015
Mon 09-Jan-17 11:12 AM

Tara

Detail from a small statue of Tara (a female Bodhisattva in Buddhist tradition).

D810 + 105mm f2.8 micro at f13 1/4 ISO 64. Made from focus stacking 14 images.

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jimray

Springfield, US
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#7. "D-Tales" | In response to Reply # 0

jimray Gold Member Nikonian since 12th Jul 2009
Wed 11-Jan-17 04:18 PM | edited Wed 11-Jan-17 04:20 PM by jimray

Lots of details to be discovered in these....
D750, 105mm f2.8, 1.3 sec., f13, ISO 100

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f5titan

HILO, US
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#8. "RE: January Contest--"Details" DewRose" | In response to Reply # 0

f5titan Platinum Member Nikonian since 12th Jul 2006
Wed 11-Jan-17 05:07 PM

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"Great things are not done by impulse but by a series of small things brought together." Vincent Van Gogh

f5titan

HILO, US
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#9. "RE: January Contest--"Details" WEB1" | In response to Reply # 0

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Wed 11-Jan-17 05:09 PM

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f5titan

HILO, US
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#10. "RE: January Contest--"Details" DEW_5462" | In response to Reply # 0

f5titan Platinum Member Nikonian since 12th Jul 2006
Wed 11-Jan-17 05:11 PM

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"Great things are not done by impulse but by a series of small things brought together." Vincent Van Gogh

GBaylis

Oakford, Devon, UK
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#11. "Pentium Processor" | In response to Reply # 0

GBaylis Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Awarded for his generous and continuous sharing of his high level skills with the Nikonians community Writer Ribbon awarded for his contributions to the Nikonians Articles. Nikonian since 12th Sep 2012
Thu 12-Jan-17 02:57 PM

D800, 105mm f2.8 Micro, ISO 400, 1/10s f14.

Geoff

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substar

Cape Town, ZA
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#12. "RE: Fountain Pen Nib" | In response to Reply # 4

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Thu 12-Jan-17 03:56 PM

Ooooh I love this!

domer2760

Ann Arbor, US
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#13. "RE: Fountain Pen Nib" | In response to Reply # 12

domer2760 Moderator Fellow Ribbon awarded for his frequent assistance to other members by sharing his perspective, skills and expertise, especially with infrared and macro photography. Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Awarded for his expertise in IR & Macro photography Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 23rd Oct 2010
Thu 12-Jan-17 09:20 PM

Thank you Irene!

Dan
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Springfield, US
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#14. "Pocket watch" | In response to Reply # 0

jimray Gold Member Nikonian since 12th Jul 2009
Sun 15-Jan-17 03:06 AM

A peek at the inside of a pocket watch made by the Iowa Watch Company a long time ago.
D750, 105mm F2.8, Plastic water bottle with bottom removed taped to the lens, 3 images stacked, 6 sec, f14, ISO 100. Processed in LR and PS

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Danygraig

Northwich, UK
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#15. "King scallop" | In response to Reply # 0

Danygraig Gold Member Nikonian since 24th Feb 2009
Mon 16-Jan-17 02:53 PM

D200 Sea & Sea housing.
60mm

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Northwich, UK
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#16. "Prawn eyes" | In response to Reply # 0

Danygraig Gold Member Nikonian since 24th Feb 2009
Mon 16-Jan-17 03:14 PM

Aughrus Pier, Connemara

D200 60mm

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