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June 24, 2019

Winners - Nature Photography Day Contest

nature-day-110px.JPGPlease join us in congratulating the winners of our Nature Photography Day Contest.

This was a great contest with many exceptional images.. The Nikonians Team has chosen an overall winner and five Honorable Mention images.

Please stop by the Special Edition Contests forum to see larger versions of the images and to congratulate the winners.

The overall winner is...

"Florida Water Flower" by Tony Balzanto (balzanto)


The following members have earned an Honorable Mention.

"Threatening Nature the storm front" by Bruce Henderson (hendo55)
"Palouse Falls" by #19. Carol Freshley (PhotoSpydie)
"Night Heron" by Bill Klipp (billklipp)
"Sunset Storm" by James Holladay (jh1day)
"Snail on the Run" by Tom Jacob (sevendayimages)



Posted by dm1dave at 5:30 PM

June 16, 2019

Nikonians Portrait Challenge 2019

portrait challange-1-110px.jpgThis is a Special Edition Contest, an extension of our big annual contest. Up to five images from this challenge will be advanced to the finals of The Best of Nikonians 2019 Contest.

We are looking for your best portrait photography. All forms of portraiture are eligible, formal, informal, candid, environmental portraits, etc.

Nikonians Portrait Challenge will open for entries until July 15 2019.

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This contest is open only to Silver, Gold and Platinum members. The Nikonians Team is not eligible for this particular contest.

If you are currently a basic member there is still time to upgrade your membership and join the competition.

The Nikonians Team will choose the winner and 4 honorable mentions. All 5 images will be advanced to the finals of the The Best of Nikonians 2018 Contest.
The winner will be announced before the end of July and will be recognized in the Nikonians Blog and Facebook Page, they will also receive a printable Certificate of Photographic Achievement.

We look forward to seeing how you fulfill this challenge!

Click here to enter, Nikonians Portrait Challenge 2019.


Posted by dm1dave at 5:22 PM

June 13, 2019

Nature Photography Day 15-JUN-2019

connie_cassinetto_image_3-02-110.jpgJoin us and celebrate Nature Photography Day, June 15th.
More info in the blog.

We also have three new articles out: One on wildflower photography, a new series on printing your photographs plus one on astrophotography using tracking telescope mounts.

Enjoy your reading week!
Bo (bgs)

We have three new premium articles out, all dedicated to improving skills. Connie (Via the lens) has written a new, great article on wildflower photography with several good, inspirational photographs. Read her article

Ernesto (esantos) has started a new series on printing photographs, see the first part of his series and David (dagoldst) has written up what you should know about tracking mounts if you are into astronomy and photography. See his article

Balsam root and Sunset by Connie Cassinetto - from her latest article
This grouping of Balsam root, with the setting sun behind it, was shot with a Nikon Z7 24-70 lens at 1/1600 second at f/22, ISO 800, and a focal length of 40mm. I was attempting in this image to balance my desire to get a sun star with declining light, a lot of wind, and avoiding poison oak! Due to the f/22 aperture (to get the sunstar) I got a lot of noise in the bottom right corner; if I could do this shot over, I would be more careful with the balance of the settings to see if I could get the image with less noise. I was happy with the overall composition.

The latest winners have been announced and there are updates on the ongoing contests, in the blog.

Posted by bgs at 8:08 AM

June 8, 2019

Nature Photography Day 2019

nature photo day110px.jpg Get you cameras ready, help Nikonians celebrate Nature Photography Day, June 15th.

Each year, photographers from around the world go out to document the wonders of nature and share their work with the world.

Here at Nikonians, we will celebrate with a short-term special edition contest. As June 15th falls on a Saturday, and a single day of shooting is a bit restrictive, we are making a long weekend of it. This contest will require that all photos be shot between Thursday, June 13 and Monday, June 17. A contest thread will be available for posting your images from the 13th to the 20th.

So, start planning for a fun weekend of nature photography. Then submit your images for a chance win and be advanced to The Best of Nikonians 2019 Contest.

The Nature Photography Day Contest thread will be open for entries on June 13th.

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Posted by dm1dave at 2:29 AM

June 5, 2019

Winners & Updated Contests

apr19 winners-110px.jpgApril Contest Winners.

Please join us in congratulating our most recent contest winners.

All winning images will be entered in the annual Best of Nikonians 2019 contest.

Click on the name of the member to offer your congratulations.

Scott Ashley (scottashley)
Theme: Environmental Portrait
Title: Mountain goat mother and kid

Robert Wightman (robwig)
Theme: Reflections of Nature
Title: Eystrahorn

Gerald Oliver (geraldoliver)
Theme: Opposites
Title: Spin the Coin..

Harish Unnikrishnan (harishu)
Theme: Vivid Color
Title: Glow Garden

Digital Artistry
Gerald Oliver (geraldoliver)
Theme: Left of Center
Title: What's Over there Grandpa?

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Contests Updated

The June contests are up and running.

Monthly contests are open in Wildlife, Landscape, Macro, Travel, and Digital Artistry Forums. The second segment of The Best of Nikonians 2019 Contest - Motion, is also open for entries.

Don't miss you chance to get your image in the second segment of the Best of Nikonians 2019 Contest. Entries will close on July 15.

The theme is Motion, lets see your best work!

All contests are open to Silver, Gold and Platinum members.

Can you meet the challenge of our monthly contests? All contests are open to Silver, Gold and Platinum members.

You can find a list of all open contests here: Current Contests

Posted by dm1dave at 5:49 PM