Lets for the next 2 months take shots of mother nature at her best. We should get some winter, summer and all kinds of in between shots with this time of year!
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Got this chubby fellow in my back yard a couple weeks ago. I fired off a lot of frames as he ran around in the trees. I like this one because he has nut crumbs on his face and you can see bits of nut in the air toward the bottom of the frame.
The Framed Fox I don't normally do wildlife, but happened across a family of red foxes playing in a field. I stopped and tried to get as close as I could. All of the youngsters scattered except this one, who darted behind a fence and just watched me as I approached. The backlighting was horrible, but I think the D80 meter handled it pretty well. Info: 18-200VR; 1/200 @ f5.6; ISO 200.
Caught this one at Memphis Botanic Gardens last summer. I mistakenly shot it at ISO 400 when I forgot to reset ISO after trying to shoot a hawk in deep shade under the trees. I think the higher ISO added just a tad of graininess which with the shallow dof resulted in a nice soft dreamlike effect. Just goes to show you that it's better to be lucky than good sometimes Oh, I did not notice until I started PP that I managed to catch a bee (yellowjacket?) that appears to be hitching a ride on the left lower rear wing. I shot in continuous mode, and checking the next frame showed that the bee was apparently just flying by very near to the butterfly. Info: ISO 400; 70mm 1/1250 at f.4
These crows were a little upset that I had stolen their table at the cafe' on Camp Lemonier, Djibouti. It took 20 minutes of snaping photos to convince them to leave me to my dinner.
Nikon D80 18-55 F/3.5-5.6 G Focal length: 18mm Exposure Mode: Programmed Auto Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern Exposure - 1/250 sec - F/8 Exposure Comp: 0 EV ISO - 100 Optimizer: Vivid White Balance: Color Temp. 5300 K AF Mode: AF-A Color Mode: IIIa
Processed through Capture NX with Tone comp, Saturation and Sharpening
Welcome to Spring in Portage, MI There is a little history behind this: It's Friday, March 21. If I had taken this picture as late as 10:00 this morning, you would not have seen any snow. This was taken shortly after 4:00 - you are looking at 7 inches of new snow. We COULD four or five more by Saturday morning. I think this qualifies as Nature doing her best work of some kind. Enough rambling: Taken with 18-70 f3.5-4.5DX "kit" lens 1/320 second exposure time ISO 100 setting Matrix metering Lens @18 mm Auto levels, curves, in PS ELements 6
From the rocking of the cradle to the rolling of the hearse, the going up was worth the coming down
Our last major fall of the year was also our largest. While I was out getting some neighbourhood shots, I saw this mobile mountain of snow swirling down the street towards my house. I had planned to get a shot of him and his cloud of white stuff as he passed by but just as i was turning to face him he pulled a wheel-spinning donut at the corner and headed back the way he'd come with his foot still pasted to the floor.
March 3,08 D-80 Nikkor 18-200 VR @ 82mm f/9 @ 1/1250 400 ISO Centre weighted Program mode
Thanks for the kind words. It was very late afternoon with the sun behind and to the left just above the horizon. I cropped it quite a bit and, as a result, lost a little in resolution. Wish I had taken more care in framing and not had to crop, but hey, live and learn. Thanks again.
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Sorry, but this is with a D40X (before I got my D80) and a 70-300 AF-S VR at 300 mm in daylight with just a UV filter. It's from my wife's garden. Hope it's actually attached. Haven't done this before.
I think you have learned really well! Gorgeous color! The only suggestions I could make would be to back off the saturation just a tad (which is probably a personal and subjective kind of thing) and compositionally, maybe move the bench a little more to the right side of the frame. Even so, very nice image.
Jeff, I like this - it looks like the flower is floating without any means of suspension. Good job. Lee From the rocking of the cradle to the rolling of the hearse, the going up was worth the coming down
Sun 06-Apr-08 07:29 PM | edited Sun 06-Apr-08 07:36 PM by brianc
I've been lurking here occasionally since last summer. I did do a Nikonians D80 workshop last October. I spend my online time on a scuba forum, but thought that the nature theme was a good opportunity for me to contribute here with some images that might be a bit different from what is ususally seen in this forum.
This shot was taken on 2/29/2008 off Anacapa Island, California. The subject is a Spanish Shawl nudibranch (Flabellina iodinea).
This was taken April 2 along the West Lake Nature trail in Portage, MI. This area borders on a lake but it typically dry - the water/ice here is left from the winter's melted snow. D80 18-70 mm lens @70mm f11 ISO 100 Center-weighted metering Manual exposure 1/60 sec Camera on tripod, 10 second timer used Original in raw Converted and cropped, auto-sharpened, minor levels, in Photoshop Elements 6
Lee From the rocking of the cradle to the rolling of the hearse, the going up was worth the coming down
Thanks. I thought the scene was interesting when I saw it, obviously. After walking the island I realized that this was the only location any mayflies were congregating. What lucky residents. Lee From the rocking of the cradle to the rolling of the hearse, the going up was worth the coming down
That's a delightful shot, Ron. Is it a Turtle Dove or maybe a Laughing Dove? Looked this up in my bird reference book (UK) and it looks similar, but the Collared Dove is most common here. Whichever, you've captured the bird and the sunlight beautifully. Most inspiring for me as I earned my 'Silver' stripe today! Thanks.
Not sure where you live. I live in southern California. This looks like a Mourning Dove to me. We have a lot of them in our area. They're sweet birds.
>That's a delightful shot, Ron. Is it a Turtle Dove or maybe >a Laughing Dove? Looked this up in my bird reference book >(UK) and it looks similar, but the Collared Dove is most >common here. Whichever, you've captured the bird and the >sunlight beautifully. Most inspiring for me as I earned my >'Silver' stripe today! Thanks. > >Mary
i don't really know birds at all, these are birds we get the most in our yard (these and hummingbirds once it gets warm !!?!) i'm in las vegas.
>Hi Ron (and Mary) > >Not sure where you live. I live in southern California. This >looks like a Mourning Dove to me. We have a lot of them in our >area. They're sweet birds. > >Lisa > >>That's a delightful shot, Ron. Is it a Turtle Dove or >maybe >>a Laughing Dove? Looked this up in my bird reference >book >>(UK) and it looks similar, but the Collared Dove is most >>common here. Whichever, you've captured the bird and the >>sunlight beautifully. Most inspiring for me as I earned >my >>'Silver' stripe today! Thanks. >> >>Mary >
two Mourning Doves were courting each other one morning. I rushed carefully to get the camera and took a few pictures. Taken in the backyard, Glenn Dale, MD, mid March 2008. D80 with 18-135 kit lens, shot at 135mm with f/5.6 at iso 400. EV=0
I had never heard of or seen them before either. For some reason they're hanging around parts of our neighborhood right now. After we got a good look at them last night I did some Internet searching and just guessed that they might be called hummingbird moths and found them.
We have started to see these beautiful moths in southern England in the last two or three years, but only when it gets warm enough here -much too early (and cold!) yet. But I'll also be watching out for them in a month or two and hope to get some shots. They're pretty fast movers, though...
Original size 1944 X 2896, 300dpi, NIKON D80, no flash, 1/60 sec., shutter priority, lens set to 50mm, slightly overcast afternoon, no exposure compensation; no post editing other than re-sizing to fit this forum; tripod-mounted self-protrait; Saturday, 26 APR 2008, Tacoma WA. Ignore me, and notice the tree to my left (your right), it has spring buds with autumn leaves; the tree in the background over my left shoulder is still in winter hibernation mode, such as been the state of the weather here! The American flag verifies the reddish color. This is one nice camera; I love the way it caught the red trim in my running shoes and the ruby in my ring--you'll have to see the full-size version to appreciate that
I live on the Ohio River in Newburgh, Indiana, so I have opportunities from October through January each year to capture great sunrise and sunsets. The attached sunrise was taken with my D80 18-135 combination back in November 2006
I just posted my first attachment(Ohio River Sunrise) to Nikonians and I noticed how crappy it looks compared to the original. I had to down size it considerably to fit within the 150k limit but it appears that attachments by other members look reaaly good even though they were also downsized. Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong or how to do it better? Thanks.