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Topic subjectJanuary Contest--"Details"
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409, January Contest--"Details"
Posted by coolmom42, Thu 05-Jan-17 02:28 AM
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 04:03 PM
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 04:54 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.
414, Pilot Pen Detail
#3, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by domer2760, Sat 07-Jan-17 06:57 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 09:07 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 04:56 PM
Ooooh :-) I love this!
424, RE: Fountain Pen Nib
#13, in response to Reply # 12
Posted by domer2760, Thu 12-Jan-17 10:20 PM
Thank you Irene!
416, Goby (not) x-ray
#5, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by reynja, Sat 07-Jan-17 10:05 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 12:12 PM
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 05:18 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 06:07 PM
420, RE: January Contest--"Details" WEB1
#9, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by f5titan, Wed 11-Jan-17 06:09 PM
421, RE: January Contest--"Details" DEW_5462
#10, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by f5titan, Wed 11-Jan-17 06:11 PM
422, Pentium Processor
#11, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by GBaylis, Thu 12-Jan-17 03:57 PM
D800, 105mm f2.8 Micro, ISO 400, 1/10s f14.

Geoff
425, Pocket watch
#14, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by jimray, Sun 15-Jan-17 04:06 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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426, King scallop
#15, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by Danygraig, Mon 16-Jan-17 03:53 PM
D200 Sea & Sea housing.
60mm
427, Prawn eyes
#16, in response to Reply # 0
Posted by Danygraig, Mon 16-Jan-17 04:14 PM
Aughrus Pier, Connemara

D200 60mm