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March 31, 2024

Weekly Update 31-Mar-2024

pvcurcio-paris-2024-110.jpgThis weeks Editor's Choice images and top discussions at Nikonians - 31 March 2024

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

Paris
Paris by pvcurcio - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: A great view of this beautiful bridge over the River Seine.

Eilean Dornan Castle
Eilean Dornan Castle by Lomcevak - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: A very cool location. I love the bridge leading into the photo.

face to face and up close
face to face and up close by hippy1946 - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: Excellent capture Ken, and including the snake sticking its tongue out at you :) Now Ken, I must say, you need longer glass :)

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, 2024
San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, 2024 by FoleyAMG - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: Such a cool shot, great use of the available lighting.

Moonrise Waddenzee
Moonrise Waddenzee by MaartenH - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: An interesting, different capture with a great feel to it.

snowy
snowy by hippy1946 - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: Perfect timing Ken and excellent sharp exposure

Ranch Creek Trail
Ranch Creek Trail by andyincolorado - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: A wonderfully multi layered work composition.


This weeks top forum postings

Nikon D500: Upgrading gear... by ORTHOZAC 22-Mar-24 01:49 AM (GMT)
Hello Everyone... I am currently using my Nikon D500, that usually goes with my go to lens 17-55 2.8 Nikon lens... Now, going up means that I have to switch to the FX system... And I know that I could...

Nikon Z9 / Z8: New Z9 Firm 5.00 by Parfumeur 13-Mar-24 03:38 AM (GMT)
Now on line..... still no way to save settings to body or slot 2 or make settings sticky .... AND they changed the sound.....

Wildlife: Advice on Wildlife Lens by stlsailor 09-Mar-24 09:02 PM (GMT)
I've occasionally shot wildlife, though not to the degree and quality on this forum. But I would like to get into it more regularly. So I'm considering what focal length and lens might be the best acq...

Landscape: The Valley by Matthew Gregory 06-Mar-24 01:44 PM (GMT)
Shot I took in 2018, and that I've revisited numerous times. Think I like the results of this last go-round... ...

Glamour & Portrait, Studio & Still Life: Eye ball focusing by nevan 09-Mar-24 04:58 PM (GMT)
Hi friends, It's been quite a long time since my last post. I have read an article lastly about focusing,mostly eye focusing. I have read that with the latest technology, the camera is focusing right ...

Weddings & Events: Living History/Re-Enactments Event: Any Tips? by Tubman 06-Mar-24 12:13 AM (GMT)
Every August, in the charming Canadian town of Didsbury, Alberta, the Days of Yore Festival is held. They call it a "living history" festival. People dress up like Vikings, mediaeval European knights ...

Architecture & Industrial Photography: Cuyahoga County Courthouse in Cleveland, OH by pixures 22-Mar-24 01:58 PM (GMT)
The Cuyahoga County Courthouse in downtown Cleveland OH, was constructed between 1906 and 1913 at a cost of million. The elegant marble staircase has two stairways which are symmetrical and meet an...


Sports: 2024 CT High School Basketball Finals by jbloom 19-Mar-24 09:11 AM (GMT)
I shot four of the finals games on Saturday. Here are a few of my favorite shots. All taken with Z9 and S 70-200/2.8 or 28-75/2.8 lens. 1. https//www.nikonians.org/forums/user_files/502503.jpg 3. http...

Micro, Macro & Close-up: Meet Scarlett by Second Hand Pat 15-Mar-24 05:47 AM (GMT)
Meet Scarlett, one of my jumping spiders. She just emerged from her final molt as an adult Regal Jumping Spider. She is eating a fly larvae. They come out hungry after a molt. Pat https//www.nikonians...

Travel: Congratulations Barry Schirm by ScottChapin 01-Mar-24 02:41 PM (GMT)
Please congratulate Barry for the winning capture Chain Bridge in the Beautiful Light contest. The winning image will be added to the The image is also entered in the Best of Nikonians 2022 Contest. ...

Infrared & Ultraviolet: Mural by Matthew Gregory 16-Mar-24 04:21 PM (GMT)
I'm not sure if I prefer this in color or the black and white conversion more. ...

Motor Sports: MX Practice by jimray 29-Feb-24 09:05 PM (GMT)
It was a practice session at a local MX Park last weekend, both for the riders and me. I spent most of the time experimenting using various focus and metering settings on a Z50 with a 100-400 S lens a...

Astrophotography: Lens for Solar Eclipse by stlsailor 07-Mar-24 11:35 PM (GMT)
I'm late to the party, so the solar filters may be sold out. I was not intending to shoot the eclipse, but friends today invited us down to their place to view it. If we go, then I ought to shoot it. ...

Digital Artistry: Essence of Light by massulo 03-Mar-24 02:30 PM (GMT)
Had to create here, should it be moonlight or sunlight??? Thanks in advance ...

Post for Critique: Female Caracal poses for a portrait by DrJake 25-Mar-24 11:14 AM (GMT)
Emerging from the thicket after I had the fortune to watch her hunt successfully, this caracal stopped for a few seconds which allowed this photograph to be taken in low light with a relatively low sh...

B&W / Film & Digital: Rail Car Springs by emi_fiend 11-Mar-24 05:40 PM (GMT)
Z8, Z 24-200mm, Nik 6 Silver Efex Jim ...

A Picture I Took: I just hadda vent by elcee 04-Mar-24 04:54 AM (GMT)
Taken on my Downtown Albuquerque walkabout three weeks ago. ~LarryC (eLCee) d750 | 79-300VR@150mm | 1/4000 | f/5.3 | ISO 100 ...

Family & Pets: Maggie the Multi-tasking Toddler by Graceland 20-Mar-24 01:06 PM (GMT)
Maggie is a classic hi-tech girl. Caught her with her I-Pad, I-Phone and binoculars keeping up with her world. The ability of a kid not yet two years old to operate an I-Pad all by herself still amaze...

I have been published!: My attempt at a New Website by Photo52 06-Mar-24 01:54 PM (GMT)
Please find attached my first attempt at a website to showcase my images and to gather valuable input. www.kerrisonimages.com...

Behind The Image: EC Award-Crystal Ball and Forks by skibreeze7 29-Feb-24 06:12 AM (GMT)
https ...Nikon D850 ...Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art lens ...tripod with 75mm bowl adapter(amazon) ...Manfrotto 502 Pro Video Head with long quick release mounting plate(amazon) ...tethered remote(amazon) ...Ula...

Black & White Film: Caffenol with FP4 by Strada_Facendo 10-Mar-24 02:12 AM (GMT)
https30 for FP4. The iodised salt is presumably being added as restrainer or anti-foggant. Iodised salt has about 25 mg/kg iodide, so 5 g of iodised salt is 125 microg in 500 mL = 250 microg/L. Accord...

Digital Artistry Contest (Monthly): March Contest - Geometric Shapes by dm1dave 01-Mar-24 02:04 AM (GMT)
This month's challenge theme is "Geometric Shapes" This month's challenge is to artistically incorporate geometric shapes into your composition. Circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, or a spec...

... and, that's it, folks!
Your Nikonians Team

If you want to give us feedback or have ideas on this blog, just let us know in the About Nikonians forum.

Posted by newsmachine at 5:40 AM

March 26, 2024

Monthly Update 26-Mar-2024

viera-wetlands-hippy1946-110.jpgThe latest Editor's Choice images and top discussions at Nikonians - 26 March 2024

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

face to face and up close
face to face and up close by hippy1946 - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: Excellent capture Ken, and including the snake sticking its tongue out at you :) Now Ken, I must say, you need longer glass :)

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, 2024
San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, 2024 by FoleyAMG - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: Such a cool shot, great use of the available lighting.

Moonrise Waddenzee
Moonrise Waddenzee by MaartenH - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: An interesting, different capture with a great feel to it.

snowy
snowy by hippy1946 - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: Perfect timing Ken and excellent sharp exposure

Ranch Creek Trail
Ranch Creek Trail by andyincolorado - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: A wonderfully multi layered work composition.

Bottoms Up!
Bottoms Up! by scenicshutterbug - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: Wonderful image of this diving Bufflehead Duck. Hard to guess what it is!

Sunflower Field
Sunflower Field by kmacy - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: I love to color and texture in this photo.


This months top forum postings

Nikon D500: Upgrading gear... by ORTHOZAC 22-Mar-24 02:49 AM (GMT)
Hello Everyone... I am currently using my Nikon D500, that usually goes with my go to lens 17-55 2.8 Nikon lens... Now, going up means that I have to switch to the FX system... And I know that I could...

Nikon Z9 / Z8: New Z9 Firm 5.00 by Parfumeur 13-Mar-24 04:38 AM (GMT)
Now on line..... still no way to save settings to body or slot 2 or make settings sticky .... AND they changed the sound.....

Wildlife: Advice on Wildlife Lens by stlsailor 09-Mar-24 10:02 PM (GMT)
I've occasionally shot wildlife, though not to the degree and quality on this forum. But I would like to get into it more regularly. So I'm considering what focal length and lens might be the best acq...

Landscape: Morning Catch by BChrisRad 28-Feb-24 12:21 AM (GMT)
Ha Long Bay. Taken from the beach in front of our hotel. Did a boat tour the day before, with a group so no choice of time of day for interesting light, but a very interesting place. ...

Glamour & Portrait, Studio & Still Life: Eye ball focusing by nevan 09-Mar-24 05:58 PM (GMT)
Hi friends, It's been quite a long time since my last post. I have read an article lastly about focusing,mostly eye focusing. I have read that with the latest technology, the camera is focusing right ...

Weddings & Events: Living History/Re-Enactments Event: Any Tips? by Tubman 06-Mar-24 01:13 AM (GMT)
Every August, in the charming Canadian town of Didsbury, Alberta, the Days of Yore Festival is held. They call it a "living history" festival. People dress up like Vikings, mediaeval European knights ...

Architecture & Industrial Photography: Cuyahoga County Courthouse in Cleveland, OH by pixures 22-Mar-24 02:58 PM (GMT)
The Cuyahoga County Courthouse in downtown Cleveland OH, was constructed between 1906 and 1913 at a cost of million. The elegant marble staircase has two stairways which are symmetrical and meet an...

PJ, PR & Street: Ready for delivering by mborgare 26-Feb-24 09:14 PM (GMT)
In India a motorcycle can carry almost everything.... Nikon Z-7ii, Nikkor Z 24-120mm f/4@44mm, f/4, 1/320 sec, ISO 200 Image sharpened wit Topaz. ...

Sports: 2024-02-24 NCSU volleyball by rickcornell 28-Feb-24 02:04 AM (GMT)
This past weekend was the first of a handful of spring scrimmages for the NC State volleyball team. A lot of fun to watch and see coaches/players I have not seen since the fall. A few images from the ...

Micro, Macro & Close-up: Meet Scarlett by Second Hand Pat 15-Mar-24 06:47 AM (GMT)
Meet Scarlett, one of my jumping spiders. She just emerged from her final molt as an adult Regal Jumping Spider. She is eating a fly larvae. They come out hungry after a molt. Pat https//www.nikonians...

Panorama: Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico by stlsailor 28-Feb-24 09:45 PM (GMT)
A six shot panorama of the Sacramento Mountains on the east edge of Alamogordo, New Mexico. Critiques, criticisms, suggestions, or alternatives are always welcome. I am not sure why, but the image tha...

Travel: Congratulations Barry Schirm by ScottChapin 01-Mar-24 03:41 PM (GMT)
Please congratulate Barry for the winning capture Chain Bridge in the Beautiful Light contest. The winning image will be added to the The image is also entered in the Best of Nikonians 2022 Contest. ...

Infrared & Ultraviolet: Mural by Matthew Gregory 16-Mar-24 05:21 PM (GMT)
I'm not sure if I prefer this in color or the black and white conversion more. ...

Motor Sports: MX Practice by jimray 29-Feb-24 10:05 PM (GMT)
It was a practice session at a local MX Park last weekend, both for the riders and me. I spent most of the time experimenting using various focus and metering settings on a Z50 with a 100-400 S lens a...

Astrophotography: Lens for Solar Eclipse by stlsailor 08-Mar-24 12:35 AM (GMT)
I'm late to the party, so the solar filters may be sold out. I was not intending to shoot the eclipse, but friends today invited us down to their place to view it. If we go, then I ought to shoot it. ...

Digital Artistry: Essence of Light by massulo 03-Mar-24 03:30 PM (GMT)
Had to create here, should it be moonlight or sunlight??? Thanks in advance ...

Post for Critique: Female Caracal poses for a portrait by DrJake 25-Mar-24 12:14 PM (GMT)
Emerging from the thicket after I had the fortune to watch her hunt successfully, this caracal stopped for a few seconds which allowed this photograph to be taken in low light with a relatively low sh...

B&W / Film & Digital: Rail Car Springs by emi_fiend 11-Mar-24 06:40 PM (GMT)
Z8, Z 24-200mm, Nik 6 Silver Efex Jim ...

A Picture I Took: I just hadda vent by elcee 04-Mar-24 05:54 AM (GMT)
Taken on my Downtown Albuquerque walkabout three weeks ago. ~LarryC (eLCee) d750 | 79-300VR@150mm | 1/4000 | f/5.3 | ISO 100 ...

Family & Pets: Maggie the Multi-tasking Toddler by Graceland 20-Mar-24 02:06 PM (GMT)
Maggie is a classic hi-tech girl. Caught her with her I-Pad, I-Phone and binoculars keeping up with her world. The ability of a kid not yet two years old to operate an I-Pad all by herself still amaze...

I have been published!: My attempt at a New Website by Photo52 06-Mar-24 02:54 PM (GMT)
Please find attached my first attempt at a website to showcase my images and to gather valuable input. www.kerrisonimages.com...

Behind The Image: EC Award-Crystal Ball and Forks by skibreeze7 29-Feb-24 07:12 AM (GMT)
https ...Nikon D850 ...Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art lens ...tripod with 75mm bowl adapter(amazon) ...Manfrotto 502 Pro Video Head with long quick release mounting plate(amazon) ...tethered remote(amazon) ...Ula...

Black & White Film: Caffenol with FP4 by Strada_Facendo 10-Mar-24 03:12 AM (GMT)
https30 for FP4. The iodised salt is presumably being added as restrainer or anti-foggant. Iodised salt has about 25 mg/kg iodide, so 5 g of iodised salt is 125 microg in 500 mL = 250 microg/L. Accord...

Wildlife Contest (Monthly): Cooling Off by whallier 14-Mar-24 10:00 PM (GMT)
Bengal Tiger in India's Ranthambore National Park ...

Digital Artistry Contest (Monthly): March Contest - Geometric Shapes by dm1dave 01-Mar-24 03:04 AM (GMT)
This month's challenge theme is "Geometric Shapes" This month's challenge is to artistically incorporate geometric shapes into your composition. Circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, or a spec...

... and, that's it, folks!
Your Nikonians Team

If you want to give us feedback or have ideas on this blog, just let us know in the About Nikonians forum.

Posted by newsmachine at 2:05 AM

March 24, 2024

Weekly Update 24-Mar-2024

san-antonio-stock-rodeo-FoleyAMG-110.pngThis weeks Editor's Choice images and top discussions at Nikonians - 24 March 2024

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

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, 2024
San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, 2024 by FoleyAMG - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: Such a cool shot, great use of the available lighting.

Moonrise Waddenzee
Moonrise Waddenzee by MaartenH - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: An interesting, different capture with a great feel to it.

snowy
snowy by hippy1946 - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: Perfect timing Ken and excellent sharp exposure

Ranch Creek Trail
Ranch Creek Trail by andyincolorado - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: A wonderfully multi layered work composition.

Bottoms Up!
Bottoms Up! by scenicshutterbug - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: Wonderful image of this diving Bufflehead Duck. Hard to guess what it is!

Sunflower Field
Sunflower Field by kmacy - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: I love to color and texture in this photo.

From My Session With The Wood Ducks
From My Session With The Wood Ducks by Grandpaparazi - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: Great shot, Kevin. Love the detail, subject isolation and the body language of this wood duck.


This weeks top forum postings

Nikon D500: BiF noob by JayPeg 25-Feb-24 11:35 PM (GMT)
Hi all, I'm a novice at birds in flight and am wondering what to do about gear, specifically a Tele zoom. Currently I have a Fuji X-T3 and an XF 70-300 which just isn't enough lens for many of the nea...

Nikon Z9 / Z8: New Z9 Firm 5.00 by Parfumeur 13-Mar-24 04:38 AM (GMT)
Now on line..... still no way to save settings to body or slot 2 or make settings sticky .... AND they changed the sound.....

Wildlife: Sandhill Colts by smitheroosky 25-Feb-24 01:47 AM (GMT)
It's that time of year. These colts are about three days old. waking up at sunrise https//www.nikonians.org/forums/user_files/501640.jpg How siblings act when the parents are watching https//www.nikon...

Landscape: Morning Catch by BChrisRad 28-Feb-24 12:21 AM (GMT)
Ha Long Bay. Taken from the beach in front of our hotel. Did a boat tour the day before, with a group so no choice of time of day for interesting light, but a very interesting place. ...

Glamour & Portrait, Studio & Still Life: Eye ball focusing by nevan 09-Mar-24 05:58 PM (GMT)
Hi friends, It's been quite a long time since my last post. I have read an article lastly about focusing,mostly eye focusing. I have read that with the latest technology, the camera is focusing right ...

Weddings & Events: Living History/Re-Enactments Event: Any Tips? by Tubman 06-Mar-24 01:13 AM (GMT)
Every August, in the charming Canadian town of Didsbury, Alberta, the Days of Yore Festival is held. They call it a "living history" festival. People dress up like Vikings, mediaeval European knights ...

Architecture & Industrial Photography: Cuyahoga County Courthouse in Cleveland, OH by pixures 22-Mar-24 02:58 PM (GMT)
The Cuyahoga County Courthouse in downtown Cleveland OH, was constructed between 1906 and 1913 at a cost of million. The elegant marble staircase has two stairways which are symmetrical and meet an...

PJ, PR & Street: Ready for delivering by mborgare 26-Feb-24 09:14 PM (GMT)
In India a motorcycle can carry almost everything.... Nikon Z-7ii, Nikkor Z 24-120mm f/4@44mm, f/4, 1/320 sec, ISO 200 Image sharpened wit Topaz. ...

Sports: 2024-02-24 NCSU volleyball by rickcornell 28-Feb-24 02:04 AM (GMT)
This past weekend was the first of a handful of spring scrimmages for the NC State volleyball team. A lot of fun to watch and see coaches/players I have not seen since the fall. A few images from the ...

Micro, Macro & Close-up: Meet Scarlett by Second Hand Pat 15-Mar-24 06:47 AM (GMT)
Meet Scarlett, one of my jumping spiders. She just emerged from her final molt as an adult Regal Jumping Spider. She is eating a fly larvae. They come out hungry after a molt. Pat https//www.nikonians...

Panorama: Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico by stlsailor 28-Feb-24 09:45 PM (GMT)
A six shot panorama of the Sacramento Mountains on the east edge of Alamogordo, New Mexico. Critiques, criticisms, suggestions, or alternatives are always welcome. I am not sure why, but the image tha...

Travel: Congratulations Barry Schirm by ScottChapin 01-Mar-24 03:41 PM (GMT)
Please congratulate Barry for the winning capture Chain Bridge in the Beautiful Light contest. The winning image will be added to the The image is also entered in the Best of Nikonians 2022 Contest. ...

Infrared & Ultraviolet: Mural by Matthew Gregory 16-Mar-24 05:21 PM (GMT)
I'm not sure if I prefer this in color or the black and white conversion more. ...

Motor Sports: MX Practice by jimray 29-Feb-24 10:05 PM (GMT)
It was a practice session at a local MX Park last weekend, both for the riders and me. I spent most of the time experimenting using various focus and metering settings on a Z50 with a 100-400 S lens a...

Astrophotography: Lens for Solar Eclipse by stlsailor 08-Mar-24 12:35 AM (GMT)
I'm late to the party, so the solar filters may be sold out. I was not intending to shoot the eclipse, but friends today invited us down to their place to view it. If we go, then I ought to shoot it. ...

Digital Artistry: Essence of Light by massulo 03-Mar-24 03:30 PM (GMT)
Had to create here, should it be moonlight or sunlight??? Thanks in advance ...

B&W / Film & Digital: Split Rock Lighthouse on Western Shore of Lake Superior by jdroach 24-Feb-24 08:38 PM (GMT)
Captured with Nikon D750 with 28-300mm, Lightroom and ON1 Photo Effects for Black and White. EXIF data is in the link below the image. ...

A Picture I Took: I just hadda vent by elcee 04-Mar-24 05:54 AM (GMT)
Taken on my Downtown Albuquerque walkabout three weeks ago. ~LarryC (eLCee) d750 | 79-300VR@150mm | 1/4000 | f/5.3 | ISO 100 ...

Family & Pets: Maggie the Multi-tasking Toddler by Graceland 20-Mar-24 02:06 PM (GMT)
Maggie is a classic hi-tech girl. Caught her with her I-Pad, I-Phone and binoculars keeping up with her world. The ability of a kid not yet two years old to operate an I-Pad all by herself still amaze...

I have been published!: My attempt at a New Website by Photo52 06-Mar-24 02:54 PM (GMT)
Please find attached my first attempt at a website to showcase my images and to gather valuable input. www.kerrisonimages.com...

Behind The Image: EC Award-Crystal Ball and Forks by skibreeze7 29-Feb-24 07:12 AM (GMT)
https ...Nikon D850 ...Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art lens ...tripod with 75mm bowl adapter(amazon) ...Manfrotto 502 Pro Video Head with long quick release mounting plate(amazon) ...tethered remote(amazon) ...Ula...

Black & White Film: Caffenol with FP4 by Strada_Facendo 10-Mar-24 03:12 AM (GMT)
https30 for FP4. The iodised salt is presumably being added as restrainer or anti-foggant. Iodised salt has about 25 mg/kg iodide, so 5 g of iodised salt is 125 microg in 500 mL = 250 microg/L. Accord...

Wildlife Contest (Monthly): Cooling Off by whallier 14-Mar-24 10:00 PM (GMT)
Bengal Tiger in India's Ranthambore National Park ...

Digital Artistry Contest (Monthly): March Contest - Geometric Shapes by dm1dave 01-Mar-24 03:04 AM (GMT)
This month's challenge theme is "Geometric Shapes" This month's challenge is to artistically incorporate geometric shapes into your composition. Circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, or a spec...

... and, that's it, folks!
Your Nikonians Team

If you want to give us feedback or have ideas on this blog, just let us know in the About Nikonians forum.

Posted by newsmachine at 5:40 AM

March 20, 2024

Fundraising 2024 & more

new-ribbons-2024-orange-110.pngWe are revamping our donor ribbons while preparing for the 2024 Fundraising Campaign.

Nikonians that have participated in our past fundraising campaigns have had a "donor ribbon" awarded when contributing above a certain level.

Design of ribbons
We are updating the Donor ribbon designs, with a new ribbon for each fundraising we have ran in the past. As you may know, the Donor ribbons awarded to members so far did not change in appearance for the different fundraising campaigns, only the assignment text did (the text shown when you are hoovering over a ribbon).

The color scheme for the new ribbons is work in progress, so there will be some changes until finally set. Enjoy!

Assignment schedule
The donor ribbons were awarded manually in the past by the team. We are now in the process of automating this, mainly to
a) Be up-to-date on this, with less lagging between a donation and the award of the ribbon.
b) Ensure that there is total fairness for each member that is awarded a ribbon with an exact threshold when a ribbon is awarded. The threshold has been set at 50 US Dollars (which it was back in 2014 when we started with the ribbons), at which level a ribbon is awarded to the member.

Once we are done with this change, which probably will take a week plus, some members (should be a few only) that have not received a ribbon awarded for past contributions may now find themselves with a donor ribbon awarded.

Higher contributions warrant a different text when the member is awarded the ribbon, with several discrete steps. The second step after 50 USD is 100 USD.

Fundraising Campaign 2024
We are currently working on: Improving our learning content, enhancing existing features and new tools incl. photo critique & feedback possibilities.

Contributions above $50 USD receive a unique, 2024 Donor Ribbon as a small thank you - Make sure you are logged in before paying. With $150 USD and above you are eligible for the new, limited black edition of our Nikonians Supporter Baseball Cap, which will be produced in two batches this year, first production in July 2024.

The campaign is open for contributions - see the donation page to contribute.


Thank you very much! Bo, JRP and the whole team at Nikonians

Posted by bgs at 10:12 AM

March 17, 2024

Weekly Update 17-Mar-2024

sunflower-field-kmacy-nikonians-110.jpgThis weeks Editor's Choice images and top discussions at Nikonians - 17 March 2024

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

Sunflower Field
Sunflower Field by kmacy - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: I love to color and texture in this photo.

From My Session With The Wood Ducks
From My Session With The Wood Ducks by Grandpaparazi - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: Great shot, Kevin. Love the detail, subject isolation and the body language of this wood duck.

Going to Market
Going to Market by RandallHartman - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: Great sense of depth. I love all the lines and textures. This photo is perfectly suited for B&W.

frostiger Morgen
frostiger Morgen by Hans Ztz - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: I love the depth and contrast in this shot, nice work!

Icing on the Cake at The WAVE
Icing on the Cake at The WAVE by hoaglandjames - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: Love the lines of the rock, colors and as you say the snow is icing on the cake, James. Nicely captured.

Graceful Egret Dance
Graceful Egret Dance by PGinFL - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: A fantastic perfectly timed shot of this bird's display. I is hard to get such a unique shot of an egret like this.

Nauset Light in the Fog
Nauset Light in the Fog by Analogdude - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: Great work blending these multiple images to create the final result.


This weeks top forum postings

Nikon D500: BiF noob by JayPeg 25-Feb-24 11:35 PM (GMT)
Hi all, I'm a novice at birds in flight and am wondering what to do about gear, specifically a Tele zoom. Currently I have a Fuji X-T3 and an XF 70-300 which just isn't enough lens for many of the nea...

Nikon Z9 / Z8: New Z9 Firm 5.00 by Parfumeur 13-Mar-24 04:38 AM (GMT)
Now on line..... still no way to save settings to body or slot 2 or make settings sticky .... AND they changed the sound.....

Wildlife: Sandhill Colts by smitheroosky 25-Feb-24 01:47 AM (GMT)
It's that time of year. These colts are about three days old. waking up at sunrise https//www.nikonians.org/forums/user_files/501640.jpg How siblings act when the parents are watching https//www.nikon...

Landscape: Morning Catch by BChrisRad 28-Feb-24 12:21 AM (GMT)
Ha Long Bay. Taken from the beach in front of our hotel. Did a boat tour the day before, with a group so no choice of time of day for interesting light, but a very interesting place. ...

Glamour & Portrait, Studio & Still Life: Portrait lens for DX by ArkieMike 19-Feb-24 11:49 PM (GMT)
Probably a dumb and repetitive question, but I recently sold my FX gear (except for a few lenses) and picked up a Z30 w/16-50mm and FTZ II to go along with my trusty D5600. Been playing at photography...

Weddings & Events: Living History/Re-Enactments Event: Any Tips? by Tubman 06-Mar-24 01:13 AM (GMT)
Every August, in the charming Canadian town of Didsbury, Alberta, the Days of Yore Festival is held. They call it a "living history" festival. People dress up like Vikings, mediaeval European knights ...

PJ, PR & Street: Ready for delivering by mborgare 26-Feb-24 09:14 PM (GMT)
In India a motorcycle can carry almost everything.... Nikon Z-7ii, Nikkor Z 24-120mm f/4@44mm, f/4, 1/320 sec, ISO 200 Image sharpened wit Topaz. ...

Sports: Cycling into sunset... by forstfotografie 22-Feb-24 09:01 AM (GMT)
...not sure if this is more a sports or landscape photo...(Nikon Z8 & Nikkor Z 24-120mm) ...

Micro, Macro & Close-up: Meet Scarlett by Second Hand Pat 15-Mar-24 06:47 AM (GMT)
Meet Scarlett, one of my jumping spiders. She just emerged from her final molt as an adult Regal Jumping Spider. She is eating a fly larvae. They come out hungry after a molt. Pat https//www.nikonians...

Panorama: Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico by stlsailor 28-Feb-24 09:45 PM (GMT)
A six shot panorama of the Sacramento Mountains on the east edge of Alamogordo, New Mexico. Critiques, criticisms, suggestions, or alternatives are always welcome. I am not sure why, but the image tha...

Travel: Congratulations Barry Schirm by ScottChapin 01-Mar-24 03:41 PM (GMT)
Please congratulate Barry for the winning capture Chain Bridge in the Beautiful Light contest. The winning image will be added to the The image is also entered in the Best of Nikonians 2022 Contest. ...

Infrared & Ultraviolet: Neighborhood Scenes from the Weekend by Cavy2 19-Feb-24 09:33 PM (GMT)
Full spectrum Z72, 590nm filter, 24-70 f4 I was surprised how little color I got from these, so I converted most to B&W. Would love to hear your favorites, if any //www.nikonians.org/forums/user_files...

Motor Sports: MX Practice by jimray 29-Feb-24 10:05 PM (GMT)
It was a practice session at a local MX Park last weekend, both for the riders and me. I spent most of the time experimenting using various focus and metering settings on a Z50 with a 100-400 S lens a...

Astrophotography: Falcon rocket passes in front of full moon by HVbirder 20-Feb-24 06:29 PM (GMT)
While photographing a SpaceX rocket launch in Florida, by shear luck the rocket passed in front of the gibbous moon. ...

Digital Artistry: Essence of Light by massulo 03-Mar-24 03:30 PM (GMT)
Had to create here, should it be moonlight or sunlight??? Thanks in advance ...

Post for Critique: Hope by slip10 17-Feb-24 08:05 PM (GMT)
Playing with my Maui photos from this year I struggled what to do with this whale breach in front of the ruins of Lahaina. I spent my time trying to avoid photos of the devastation yet this one was ri...

B&W / Film & Digital: Split Rock Lighthouse on Western Shore of Lake Superior by jdroach 24-Feb-24 08:38 PM (GMT)
Captured with Nikon D750 with 28-300mm, Lightroom and ON1 Photo Effects for Black and White. EXIF data is in the link below the image. ...

A Picture I Took: I just hadda vent by elcee 04-Mar-24 05:54 AM (GMT)
Taken on my Downtown Albuquerque walkabout three weeks ago. ~LarryC (eLCee) d750 | 79-300VR@150mm | 1/4000 | f/5.3 | ISO 100 ...

I have been published!: My attempt at a New Website by Photo52 06-Mar-24 02:54 PM (GMT)
Please find attached my first attempt at a website to showcase my images and to gather valuable input. www.kerrisonimages.com...

Behind The Image: EC Award-Crystal Ball and Forks by skibreeze7 29-Feb-24 07:12 AM (GMT)
https ...Nikon D850 ...Sigma 35mm 1.4 Art lens ...tripod with 75mm bowl adapter(amazon) ...Manfrotto 502 Pro Video Head with long quick release mounting plate(amazon) ...tethered remote(amazon) ...Ula...

Black & White Film: Caffenol with FP4 by Strada_Facendo 10-Mar-24 03:12 AM (GMT)
https30 for FP4. The iodised salt is presumably being added as restrainer or anti-foggant. Iodised salt has about 25 mg/kg iodide, so 5 g of iodised salt is 125 microg in 500 mL = 250 microg/L. Accord...

Wildlife Contest (Monthly): Cooling Off by whallier 14-Mar-24 10:00 PM (GMT)
Bengal Tiger in India's Ranthambore National Park ...

Digital Artistry Contest (Monthly): March Contest - Geometric Shapes by dm1dave 01-Mar-24 03:04 AM (GMT)
This month's challenge theme is "Geometric Shapes" This month's challenge is to artistically incorporate geometric shapes into your composition. Circles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, or a spec...

... and, that's it, folks!
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March 10, 2024

Weekly Update 10-Mar-2024

GracefulEgretDancebyPGinFL-110.jpgThis weeks Editor's Choice images and top discussions at Nikonians - 10 March 2024

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

Graceful Egret Dance
Graceful Egret Dance by PGinFL - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: A fantastic perfectly timed shot of this bird's display. I is hard to get such a unique shot of an egret like this.

Nauset Light in the Fog
Nauset Light in the Fog by Analogdude - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: Great work blending these multiple images to create the final result.

Cypress_Sunset.jpg
Cypress_Sunset.jpg by tdcassidy06 - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: I love the sun star perfectly placed above the tree. Then the reflection brings the composition together.

Bison
Bison by jhr - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: Up close and personal. The low angle really makes this a great photo.

using the orton effect
using the orton effect by johnnie5 - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: Nice effect applied to this winter landscape that you took quite some years ago. Well done!

Eye-2-Eye
Eye-2-Eye by hendo55 - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: Beautiful exposure bruce....... just nailed the focus

DSC_5179.jpg
DSC_5179.jpg by Matthew Gregory - Show online - Like - Comment
Editor: Wonderful silhouette of this magnificent bird combined with interesting tonality and a great sky.


This weeks top forum postings

Nikon D500: CF Card Slot Problem by pipco 16-Feb-24 01:47 AM (GMT)
The CF Cards will not stay locked in place. Tried different cards and have the same problem. They want to pop back up. This Just started happening. Any ideas how to solve. Thanks Mark Kraus...

Nikon Z9 / Z8: eye detection on z9 by mrwilson 29-Feb-24 06:10 PM (GMT)
I must be missing something. I would like to program button fn4 or fn3 to change the eye detection for different types of subjects? I can't seem to do this and this is important to be able to change v...

Wildlife: Sandhill Colts by smitheroosky 25-Feb-24 01:47 AM (GMT)
It's that time of year. These colts are about three days old. waking up at sunrise https//www.nikonians.org/forums/user_files/501640.jpg How siblings act when the parents are watching https//www.nikon...

Landscape: Morning Catch by BChrisRad 28-Feb-24 12:21 AM (GMT)
Ha Long Bay. Taken from the beach in front of our hotel. Did a boat tour the day before, with a group so no choice of time of day for interesting light, but a very interesting place. ...

Glamour & Portrait, Studio & Still Life: Portrait lens for DX by ArkieMike 19-Feb-24 11:49 PM (GMT)
Probably a dumb and repetitive question, but I recently sold my FX gear (except for a few lenses) and picked up a Z30 w/16-50mm and FTZ II to go along with my trusty D5600. Been playing at photography...

Architecture & Industrial Photography: Trying Something New by wwt67 17-Feb-24 01:03 AM (GMT)
My usual subject for photography is birds and other animals and I like shooting landscapes when my wife and I travel. Last summer we traveled to a small town in southern Indiana for a festival. I want...

PJ, PR & Street: Practice by mborgare 16-Feb-24 01:35 PM (GMT)
While wandering around the streets of the old city of Jodphur, we saw these kids practicing cricket in the courtyard. I took few series and was lucky to get this one. Nikon Z-7ii, Nikkor Z 24-120 f/4@...

Sports: Cycling into sunset... by forstfotografie 22-Feb-24 09:01 AM (GMT)
...not sure if this is more a sports or landscape photo...(Nikon Z8 & Nikkor Z 24-120mm) ...

Micro, Macro & Close-up: Z8 Pixel Shift by Dockmure 11-Feb-24 04:18 PM (GMT)
After installing the new FW update for My Z8 I watched some videos on how the Pixel shift mode worked and how to use it. I only could find, at present ZF instruction, but seems to work the same for th...

Panorama: Sacramento Mountains, New Mexico by stlsailor 28-Feb-24 09:45 PM (GMT)
A six shot panorama of the Sacramento Mountains on the east edge of Alamogordo, New Mexico. Critiques, criticisms, suggestions, or alternatives are always welcome. I am not sure why, but the image tha...

Travel: Congratulations Barry Schirm by ScottChapin 01-Mar-24 03:41 PM (GMT)
Please congratulate Barry for the winning capture Chain Bridge in the Beautiful Light contest. The winning image will be added to the The image is also entered in the Best of Nikonians 2022 Contest. ...

Aviation: Top Gun Maverick Plane by mstracke 11-Feb-24 09:25 PM (GMT)
For those in the Palm Springs Air Museum area, the Plane from the movie will be there for a while. ...

Infrared & Ultraviolet: Neighborhood Scenes from the Weekend by Cavy2 19-Feb-24 09:33 PM (GMT)
Full spectrum Z72, 590nm filter, 24-70 f4 I was surprised how little color I got from these, so I converted most to B&W. Would love to hear your favorites, if any //www.nikonians.org/forums/user_files...

Motor Sports: MX Practice by jimray 29-Feb-24 10:05 PM (GMT)
It was a practice session at a local MX Park last weekend, both for the riders and me. I spent most of the time experimenting using various focus and metering settings on a Z50 with a 100-400 S lens a...

Astrophotography: Film or Glass Filter- Eclipse? by meadowlark2 16-Feb-24 12:27 AM (GMT)
With my Z9 I am toying with whether to use a few different setups for shooting the Total Solar Eclipse from around San Antonio. 1.I have a Kendrick Baader film filter that will fit my 180-600mm lens. ...

Digital Artistry: Essence of Light by massulo 03-Mar-24 03:30 PM (GMT)
Had to create here, should it be moonlight or sunlight??? Thanks in advance ...

Post for Critique: Hope by slip10 17-Feb-24 08:05 PM (GMT)
Playing with my Maui photos from this year I struggled what to do with this whale breach in front of the ruins of Lahaina. I spent my time trying to avoid photos of the devastation yet this one was ri...

B&W / Film & Digital: Split Rock Lighthouse on Western Shore of Lake Superior by jdroach 24-Feb-24 08:38 PM (GMT)
Captured with Nikon D750 with 28-300mm, Lightroom and ON1 Photo Effects for Black and White. EXIF data is in the link below the image. ...

A Picture I Took: Ice Studies by dm1dave 16-Feb-24 10:19 PM (GMT)
I have seen a doing abstract photos of ice, and figured I would give it a try. These were just ice cubes in a glass of coke. I shout straight down with a light shining through the side of the glass. Z...

I have been published!: My attempt at a New Website by Photo52 06-Mar-24 02:54 PM (GMT)
Please find attached my first attempt at a website to showcase my images and to gather valuable input. www.kerrisonimages.com...

Behind The Image: Behind The Image - Peregrine Falcon by bhiggins 15-Feb-24 04:07 AM (GMT)
First my thanks to the Editors Choice Committee and all the members of Nikonians that posted comments and likes, I am honored. The thread revealed many of the faces of the resident Peregrine Falcons o...

... and, that's it, folks!
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