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Topic subjectJanuary Contest--"Details"
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409, January Contest--"Details"
Posted by coolmom42, Wed 04-Jan-17 09:28 PM
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


Fly Nostril


Millipede


Oil




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.

412, Burdock Detail
#1, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by domer2760, Sat 07-Jan-17 11:03 AM
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.



Edited to give the post a name. Oops!
413, Shaver Detail
#2, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by domer2760, Sat 07-Jan-17 11:54 AM
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.
414, Pilot Pen Detail
#3, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by domer2760, Sat 07-Jan-17 01:57 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.
415, Fountain Pen Nib
#4, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by domer2760, Sat 07-Jan-17 04:07 PM
Pelikan 14 carat gold (585) pen nib.

D90, Nikkor 70-180mm Macro zoom @ 180mm, f/16, 1/60 sec, ISO 200.
423, RE: Fountain Pen Nib
#12, in response to Reply # 4
Posted by substar, Thu 12-Jan-17 11:56 AM
Ooooh :-) I love this!
424, RE: Fountain Pen Nib
#13, in response to Reply # 12
Posted by domer2760, Thu 12-Jan-17 05:20 PM
Thank you Irene!
416, Goby (not) x-ray
#5, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by reynja, Sat 07-Jan-17 05:05 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
https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5736/22368156018_274e62d607_b.jpg
417, RE: January Contest--"Details"
#6, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by miltonpics, Mon 09-Jan-17 07:12 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.

418, D-Tales
#7, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by jimray, Wed 11-Jan-17 12:18 PM
Lots of details to be discovered in these....
D750, 105mm f2.8, 1.3 sec., f13, ISO 100

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419, RE: January Contest--"Details" DewRose
#8, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by f5titan, Wed 11-Jan-17 01:07 PM
420, RE: January Contest--"Details" WEB1
#9, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by f5titan, Wed 11-Jan-17 01:09 PM
421, RE: January Contest--"Details" DEW_5462
#10, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by f5titan, Wed 11-Jan-17 01:11 PM
422, Pentium Processor
#11, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by GBaylis, Thu 12-Jan-17 10:57 AM
D800, 105mm f2.8 Micro, ISO 400, 1/10s f14.

Geoff
425, Pocket watch
#14, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by jimray, Sat 14-Jan-17 11:06 PM
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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426, King scallop
#15, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by Danygraig, Mon 16-Jan-17 10:53 AM
D200 Sea & Sea housing.
60mm
427, Prawn eyes
#16, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by Danygraig, Mon 16-Jan-17 11:14 AM
Aughrus Pier, Connemara

D200 60mm
428, Condensation --"Details"
#17, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by valleylad2, Tue 24-Jan-17 09:42 PM
The shot is of condensation on a window that had passed through the frozen state. Outside temps were hovering in the -20's.

D7000, dx 85mm micro
429, Apple stem--"Details"
#18, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by valleylad2, Wed 25-Jan-17 11:59 AM
The broken stem of the apple looked pretty ordinary until I got a bit closer....

D7000, dx 85mm micro
430, Textures of Tulips
#19, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by jdroach, Wed 25-Jan-17 12:26 PM
Captured close up with Nikon Df, 24-120mm at 120mm, ISO 100, 1/4s, f/8, LED Light, Light Tent, Lightroom.
431, Beautiful Daisy
#20, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by jdroach, Wed 25-Jan-17 12:31 PM
Nikon Df, Tokina 100mm f2.8, ISO 100, 5 sec, f/36, -1 EV, LED Light, Light Tent, Lightroom.
432, Beautiful Rose
#21, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by jdroach, Wed 25-Jan-17 12:34 PM
Nikon Df, Tokina 100mm f2.8, ISO 100, 6 sec, f/40, -0.7 EV, Ambient Light, LED, Light Tent, Lightroom and ON1 Effects.
433, RE: January Contest--"Details" - Snow Crystals
#22, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by Dgastrong, Wed 25-Jan-17 12:35 PM
Snow Crystals

D810, 24-70 f/2.8 @70mm, f/22,1/320sec, ISO-250, +0.7EV

434, Another Beautiful Rose
#23, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by jdroach, Wed 25-Jan-17 12:36 PM
Nikon Df, 100mm Tokina f2.8, ISO 100, 5 sec, f/22, -0.7 EV, LED Light, Lightroom.
435, Not Just Another Rose
#24, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by jdroach, Wed 25-Jan-17 12:39 PM
Nikon Df, 100mm Tokina f2.8, ISO 100, 10 sec, f/32, -0.7 EV, Aperture Priority, Light Tent, LED Light, Lightroom.
436, RE: January Contest--"Details" - Frost at Cave Entrance
#25, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by Dgastrong, Wed 25-Jan-17 12:39 PM
Frost Crystals at cave entrance.

D500, 70-200 f/2.8 @200mm, f/11, 1/60 sec, ISO-100, 0EV.
437, Wife's Grandmother's Doily
#26, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by dkeithw, Wed 25-Jan-17 03:59 PM
My wife's grandmother's doily - sitting in our house for over thirty years. Seeing it everyday but not really looking at it until today.

D810; 105 mm; 2sec; f11; iso100; tripod w/ flash beneath & from side
438, RE: January Contest--"Details" PEARLS of DEW
#27, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by f5titan, Wed 25-Jan-17 05:16 PM
439, RE: January Contest--"Details" MORNING DEW_4
#28, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by f5titan, Wed 25-Jan-17 05:18 PM
441, RE: January Contest--"Details"
#29, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by bayouboy66, Thu 26-Jan-17 11:11 AM
Sleeping Bee - Nikon D810, Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/100 ZF.2, 1/40 sec; f/10; ISO 200, 29 images combined using Helicon Focus, Manual Mode, MLU, Remote Release, Tripod, Matrix Metering, Eye shutter closed. Processed using Topaz InFocus, CS6 and Nik Software.
444, RE: January Contest--"Details"
#30, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by bayouboy66, Thu 26-Jan-17 12:33 PM
Qwl Fly - D810, Nikon AF Micro-NIKKOR 200mm f/4D IF-ED with 6T close-up lens reversed, 15 images combined using Helicon Focus, 1/40 sec; f/5.6; ISO 64, Processed using Topaz InFocus, CS^ and Nik software
445, RE: January Contest--"Details"
#31, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by bayouboy66, Sat 28-Jan-17 08:52 AM
Butterfly - D800E, 200mm macro lens, 1/40 sec; f/11; ISO 800, 9 image stack
446, RE: January Contest--"Details"
#32, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by jesse101, Sun 29-Jan-17 12:49 PM
Nikon D600
Sigma 150 f/2.8
SB700
Nikon CLS

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/321/31938986330_c539fb677d_c.jpg
447, RE: January Contest--"Details"
#33, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by jesse101, Sun 29-Jan-17 12:50 PM
Nikon D600
Sigma 150mm f/2.8
SB910
Nikon CLS

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5755/22287724090_afec63872b_c.jpg
448, RE: January Contest--"Details"
#34, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by jesse101, Sun 29-Jan-17 12:52 PM
Nikon D600
Sigma 150mm f/2.8
SB700
Nikon CLS

https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5653/22289989785_8183cc629a_c.jpg
449, RE: January Contest--"Details"
#35, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by jesse101, Sun 29-Jan-17 12:53 PM
Nikon D600
Nikon 105mm f/2.8D

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2896/13731568783_8b22048ddc_c.jpg
450, RE: January Contest--"Details"
#36, in response to Reply # 35
Posted by jesse101, Sun 29-Jan-17 12:56 PM
Nikon D600
Nikon 105mm f/2.8D
Nikon SB700

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2930/14292848602_7878aa89be_c.jpg
451, RE: Hibiscus Center
#37, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by birdied, Sun 29-Jan-17 02:13 PM
Birdie

452, RE: January Contest--"Details"
#38, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by James23p, Sun 29-Jan-17 09:33 PM
P900 in Macro Mode
Lens at 12mm or around 70mm in 35mm FoV
f3.5
.4 sec
PP in LR
Simply laid on my glass desk top used my turned off iPad mini screen as a background and my desk lamp as a light source

453, RE: January Contest--"Details"
#39, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by bayouboy66, Sun 29-Jan-17 11:02 PM
Pelican - D500, 600mm f/4, 1/2000 sec; f/4.0; ISO 400,
454, Butterfly wing
#40, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by GBaylis, Mon 30-Jan-17 03:15 AM
D90,105mm f2.8 micro, ISO 200, 1/60s at f11.

Geoff
455, RE:Wild Iris--"Details"
#41, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by valleylad2, Mon 30-Jan-17 11:32 AM
These Irises have been blooming annually in the same location at our cottage for many years. As I ponder that I believe it's in the order of 60 years. Every time they show up(which is breifly) I'm enthrolled with there delicate beauty.

Nikon D2Hs, Sigma 18-200mm C
456, RE: January Contest--"Details"--"Poised to sail away
#42, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by BChrisRad, Mon 30-Jan-17 12:55 PM
Poised to sail away
Nikon D500 with 16-80 mm f/2.8-4.0 lens
1/1250 at f/6.3
80 mm
457, Peonie bud--"Details"
#43, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by valleylad2, Mon 30-Jan-17 04:40 PM
Peonie bud detail.

Nikon D2Hs,
Sigma 18-200mm C
458, RE: January Contest--"Details"
#44, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by dkeithw, Mon 30-Jan-17 05:06 PM
Spider;

810; 28-300@179; 1/160;f5.6;iso1000

459, RE: January Contest--"Details"
#45, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by bayouboy66, Mon 30-Jan-17 08:13 PM
Goats Beard Close up, D800E, Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/100 ZF.2, 1/400 sec; f/8; ISO 200, 18 image stack using Helicon Focus.
460, Cocktail Stirrers
#46, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by Wolfgang55, Tue 31-Jan-17 07:44 AM
D610, f32, 3 sec, ISO 50, 24-120 Nikkor Lens with extension tube on tripod. Processed with Photoshop, Topaz Adjust/DeNoise.
461, Clear Push Pins
#47, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by Wolfgang55, Tue 31-Jan-17 07:46 AM
D610, f22, 4 secs, ISO 50, 24-120 Nikkor Lens with extension tube on tripod. Processed with Photoshop and Topaz Adjust/Clean/DeNoise.