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December 26, 2023

Monthly Update 26-DEC-2023

Christmas Still Life

This months latest Editor's Choice images and top discussions at Nikonians.

You'll find more, excellent images on the Editor's Choice page


Christmas Still Life

Christmas Still Life by dm1dave -
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Editor: Cute little reindeer. Happy Christmas, Nikonians!


just ordered 24-200mm Z zoom for Zfc and Z6

just ordered 24-200mm Z zoom for Zfc and Z6 by Viking -
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Editor: Wow, incredible color ad detail. Nicely shot!


some images from a recent trip to the Kalahari

some images from a recent trip to the Kalahari by topper1946 -
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Editor: Great capture of these two oryx, Judith. Like the back lighting with dust/fog in background.


Elephants At Play

Elephants At Play by bryanpereira -
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Editor: Wonderful composition Bryan!


What kind of new photos are you getting with the Z8?

What kind of new photos are you getting with the Z8? by DurangoKid -
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Editor: Interesting up-front capture of this Narrow Gauge steam train in a true winter landscape.


Steer Wrestlen Wrangler

Steer Wrestlen Wrangler by memason -
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Editor: Perfect timing with this image, Michael.


Christmas Lillies

Christmas Lillies by Lucaduca -
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Editor: Wonderful capture of these Christmas Lillies.





This months top forum postings


Nikon D500: What Causes This? by
Jill Miller 18-Dec-23 03:10 PM (GMT)
D500 with Sigma 70-200mm lens. Every now and then a photo has these colorful lines through it. Any ideas what would cause this? ...


Nikon Z9 / Z8: Location data option being turned off - Z9 by
wthalliii 26-Nov-23 02:39 PM (GMT)
I asked this question before and no one was having this problem. But time has passed, and maybe someone can help me. I use the location data (GPS) and want it put into all of my images. But somehow, t...


Wildlife: Sheltered - On Lookout by
meadowlark2 06-Dec-23 03:18 PM (GMT)
This Great Horned Owl was all but invisible concealed in an old abandoned farmstead on the prairie. Nicely shielded from view it had a perfect perch to watch for prey and not be detected. Over a perio...


Landscape: Landscape... or astrophotography? by
ajdooley 26-Nov-23 02:58 PM (GMT)
It was chilly and cloudy hazy last night when we turned the yard lights on to let our dogs out -- and beautiful here in SW Illinois! The Moon was "enlarged" by the clouds and that's the planet Jupiter...


Glamour & Portrait, Studio & Still Life: My first Still Life- Driftwood by
LostHwy 21-Dec-23 02:21 AM (GMT)
Bored out of mind today, under house arrest for all intents and purposes, so did a still life. Just to kill time. ...


Weddings & Events: Trash The Dress by
Russtopher4 04-Dec-23 03:51 PM (GMT)
My apologies for submitting a link, as opposed to the actual snaps. But it is the only location where I have the set together. Thank You...


PJ, PR & Street: The smoker seller by
mborgare 08-Dec-23 07:18 PM (GMT)
A vegetable seller in the streets of Jaipur. If you are worried about the smoke on the vegetables, you should first consider the amount of pollution is present there... NIkon Z-7ii, Nikkor Z 24-120mm ...


Sports: 2023-12-17 NCSU Gymnastics Exhibition by
rickcornell 20-Dec-23 03:06 AM (GMT)
NC State held their annual Red-White gymnastics exhibition to showcase their team. These were shot with my Nikon Z9 paired with the Tamron 35-150 f2-f2.8. Shutter speed was 1/1000-1/1250, aperture as ...


Micro, Macro & Close-up: Congratulations John McGarry! by
dm1dave 02-Dec-23 01:24 AM (GMT)
Please join me in congratulating John McGarry (jtmcg) for his winning image in the October Macro contest - "Leaves." The winning images will be been added to the and entered in the John McGarry...


Panorama: Kofa Sunset by
DeanAZ 27-Nov-23 04:30 AM (GMT)
Here is my favorite from my trip this week. It is a pano of three images taken just after sunset. I was not sure how the 30 second exposure would stitch in LR but I can't see any issues so I'm pleasan...


Travel: The Remarkable and Historic Abbey at Mount St Michel by
voyageurfred 26-Nov-23 04:07 PM (GMT)
In the summer of 2012, my girlfriend Josée and I spent three weeks travelling in France, driving through the Loire River Valley in a rental car, visiting the many marvellous chateaus and villages alo...



Infrared & Ultraviolet: tree in the wetlands by
Matthew Gregory 26-Nov-23 02:00 PM (GMT)
Took another run to Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, but the migrating birds were playing hard to get. Conditions were grey, with a sharp, bitter wind, and they were all smart enough to shelter on ...


Motor Sports: Lemans Classic and Velocity Invitational at Sonoma by
Press1 27-Nov-23 03:43 AM (GMT)
Hello - This year, I had a chance to shoot at the two races with media credentials. Here's an article and photos I did for Victory Lane Magazine on what it was like to shoot LeMans, and a few photos...


Astrophotography: Geminids and Windmills by
DeanAZ 15-Dec-23 10:59 PM (GMT)
I went out after work on Wednesday to drive out into the desert northwest of Phoenix. I was delayed by some road construction so I could not do any scouting for a location with the aid of the daylight...


Digital Artistry: Where Sea Shells go to Die by
massulo 15-Dec-23 01:27 PM (GMT)
Taken at Shell Beach in the Baja.... ...


Post for Critique: Eiffel TakeOff Abstract by
ctnorm7 15-Dec-23 07:50 PM (GMT)
Hi, Any thoughts/comments on improving this image of mine (if you think that it is worth improving!) would be appreciated. I have been experimenting with intentional camera movement and multiple expos...


B&W / Film & Digital: The Corpach Shipwreck in Fog by
emi_fiend 01-Dec-23 12:17 AM (GMT)
Near Fort William, Scotland Z8, Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 DXO Nik 6 SilverEfex Pro Jim ...


A Picture I Took: Sunset dance by
mborgare 16-Dec-23 12:19 PM (GMT)
These photo were taken at sunset at the Camel Fair in Pushkar India. I would be interested to get the opinion of the Nikonians about these. When I worked on them I liked the second one more, but I am ...


Family & Pets: My big drooler by
DeanAZ 08-Dec-23 01:23 AM (GMT)
At least he was drooling outside. That's why we keep his water bowl on the back patio. I shot this with a manual focus lens holding the camera down at nose level. D500 f/5.6 1/160s ISO 560 Nikkor 28mm...


I have been published!: 2024 Calendar by
skibreeze7 26-Nov-23 04:13 AM (GMT)
I recently received some advance copies of the 2024 Fibre Credit Union Calendar, in which they used one of my images for the month of January. The image was taken at Bird Rocks, which is at the extrem...


Behind The Image: Behind the Image-Bighorn Ram by
photphil 30-Nov-23 02:59 AM (GMT)
Thanks to the editors for choosing my image. About ten years ago my wife and I took several trips to southern Utah, spending a lot of our time exploring Zion NP. Since we're Mainers, watching wildlife...


Photo Contest Info: Contests by
Lupi59 17-Dec-23 03:25 PM (GMT)
How can I participate in the contests? Do I need to enter specifically one thematic one, or my photos are chosen directly from my member's gallery? Thx in advance...


Special Edition Contests: Winners Segment 4 - Unique Gradients by
dm1dave 05-Dec-23 05:45 PM (GMT)
Please join me in congratulating the winners in The Best of Nikonians - Segment 4 - Unique Gradients All five winning images will be advanced to the final rounds of The at the end of the year. Name Un...


Digital Artistry Contest (Monthly): Dec Contest - Best Digital Art of 2023 by
dm1dave 01-Dec-23 12:57 AM (GMT)
December theme is - Your Best Digital Art of 2023 Let's see your best work of the past year. June winner by bayouboy66 This contest will be open for entries until the end of the month. The contest man...




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