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June 23, 2024

Weekly Update 23-Jun-2024

This weeks Editor's Choice images and top discussions at Nikonians - 23 June 2024

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

Crack of the bat!
Crack of the bat! by socrreferee - Show in forums
Editor: Cool shot, Mark. Perfect timing with broken bat and ball on bat.

Bee on Flower
Bee on Flower by Second Hand Pat - Show in forums
Editor: Nice work, Perfect depth of field and I really like the composition and colors.

Polaris the Wall Eyed Arctic Fox
Polaris the Wall Eyed Arctic Fox by Sylp99 - Show in galleries
Editor: Wow, what a beautiful high key photo. The different colored eyes add interest and draw the viewer in.

Seasoned sentinel on standby
Seasoned sentinel on standby by bnuber - Show in galleries
Editor: I love lighthouses and this one is super cool.

Red fody
Red fody by geneluck - Show in forums
Editor: Exceptional sharp capture and exposure in such challenging environment Gen-Luc ! The colourful bird really pops and looks like 3D

Between Squalls
Between Squalls by rosewood_ltd - Show in galleries
Editor: A very dramatic, stormy scene, perfectly captured and processed.

Low Tide Sunset
Low Tide Sunset by forstfotografie - Show in galleries
Editor: Great sunset capture with lots to look at.


This weeks top posts in the "Want to Sell" section

I Want to Sell: FS: Nikkor Z 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S Lens (US model) by Jag00009
Hi, I am selling my Nikkor Z 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 VR S lens. The lens is in perfect condition with no markings on the lens and body. I have the original box, hood, lens bag, caps, manual and warranty ...


This weeks top forum postings

Nikon D500: D500 Err message by photogirl18
I am in need of assistance. Capturing photos at a Lacrosse game this morning when suddenly an Err flashed. The manual reads when Err flashes the problem is Camera malfunction. Solution I changed lense...

Nikon Z9 / Z8: Skin irritation by cezirkle
Hi All, Yea, this is a bit weird but... Ive be shooting Nikons since the late 60s and now have a couple of Z9s. Ive found the palms of my hands irritated after using the 9s. Left palm just a little ir...

Wildlife: Hunting for a Lewis Woodpecker by meadowlark2
I was out with my Nikkor 180-600mm along with a 1.4 teleconverter knowing that the captures that day would most probably be distant. Ends up some were pretty close and I was happy for a zoom lens as t...

Landscape: Classic Scenes from the Tetons by smitheroosky
These will be shots weve all seen a bajillion times, but theyre almost like photographic rights of passage. Everybody needs their own photo from these locations. Schwabachers Landing sunrise at Schwab...

Glamour & Portrait, Studio & Still Life: A Tribute to Mexican Culture by coastalshooter
This image highlights various parts of Mexican culture Z7, 45 PC-E with small amount of tilt, Tiffen Enhancing filter (stronger red orange). Lighting: natural light with shade all along the left side...

Architecture & Industrial Photography: Seasoned sentinel, on standby. by bnuber
Built in 1868 to guide boats from Lake Superior into the East Channel outside Munising, MI. Retired circa 1910, it has been partially restored and allowed to weather away and develop character for tou...

PJ, PR & Street: The Mystical and Magical Solar Eclipse - Part 1 by voyageurfred
It was mystical, magical and spectacular! Hundreds of people gathered at Canada's Stonehenge - the Circle of Stones, a remarkable spiritual setting on a grassy plain, to celebrate the Solar Eclipse ...

Sports: Surf PE by Lomcevak
As the school year winds down, the Surf phys ed class at Carlsbad (CA) high school got a bit of an upkick on wave size earlier this week. Ive shot the class on an irregular schedule since 2008 and pas...

Stage, Clubs, Concerts & Nightlife: (Punk)Rock is not dead... by forstfotografie
Good to see and hear that young people still want to rockn roll - loud, hard, fast...Coloers - my sons (...the hairy bass player...) punk rock band. Shot with Z8 and Nikkor Z 1,8/85mm ...

Micro, Macro & Close-up: Was a crime committed?? by kelmon
Lately I have gotten deep into miniature figure (HO or 1:87 scale) photography. The settings are endless and there are so many figure sets...

Panorama: Storm Clouds Over the Thames by Lion254
Im starting to really enjoy shooting panoramas, though I havent worked up the nerve to post one here until now. (To be honest, Im not even sure if this is wide enough to be considered a panorama.) Thi...

Travel: Travel Tips for Ireland/Scotland by mtpeke
Heading to Ireland and Scotland this summer for 2 weeks. Combo of trains, planes and automobile. Trying to pack as light as possible which is not my normal way to travel. Im older and just dont want t...

Aviation: N82106....... by Lomcevak
........is a 1946 Aeronca Champ 7AC that my dad was 1/3 owner of in the early 60s and the first airplane I ever rode in. After a couple years one of the other guys bought out my dad and owner #3 in or...

Infrared & Ultraviolet: 14 years on - What a long strange trip its been by rbaskin
14 years ago I shot my first IR images on a workshop in Yosemite. Nikon D70s with a 720 filter on the 18-70mm kit lens at 1/2 sec f16 ISO 800. Processed in CaptureNX2: white balance and LCH to swap th...

Motor Sports: On a race track a long time ago ... Part 1 by jdyates751
In 78, I lived in Heidelberg, Germany and being only 20 minutes from the Hockenheimring, I developed a very keen interest in motorsports and began shooting all types of race events from F-1 to Renault...

Astrophotography: Surface of the Sun by blw
If I wanted to image the surface of the sun, would it be sufficient to use something like this H-alpha filter? ? Do I *also* need the regular solar filter? Id guess not since this would be cutting mos...

Digital Artistry: Congratulations Gerald! by dm1dave
Please join me in congratulating Gerald Oliver (geraldroliver) for his winning image in the April Digital Artistry contest - Altered Perspective. The winning images will be added to the and entered in...

Post for Critique: Sunrise! by photogirl18
New at learning how to take sunrises. With this I used the D5600 and nikkor 18-300mm lens with a circular polarizer filter. Near the Blue Ridge parkway around 6am yesterday. Wanted to capture this spe...


A Picture I Took: Well, its been a while... by rosewood_ltd
Howdy folks! I hope that I will be posting more here again, now that my health has improved. Ive been out of commission for a while with spinal stenosis, which I had fixed finally a few weeks ago. It ...

Family & Pets: Portrait.......of a Cat by Lomcevak
When my dad passed away in late 2007 he had been putting out food for the feral cat community in his neighborhood, so we continued the practice as we sorted out things in the house. Several months lat...

Behind The Image: Behind the image - a little guy by Ern_Reeders
Thanks admins for the EC award. Its much appreciated. This is a Golden-headed Cisticola, a bird the size of a golfball. Its got a loud call, is usually solitary and fairly shy. This event was unusual ...

Special Edition Contests: 2024 Segment 2 - Made of Glass by dm1dave
This segment's theme is "Made of Galss" The is the second segment for the Best of Nikonians. This segment your subject can be anything that is made of glass. Open for entries until July 15. This...

Landscape Contest (Monthly): Submission for June Landscape Competition by wsmorgan3
Im not sure I correctly posted my entry for the June Landscape Competition. I wanted to title the photo Tree Couple at Twilight on Lake Murray, S.C. But I only saw a request for a description, not a t...

Wildlife Contest (Monthly): Surveillance by lencan
Scanning The Territory Below ...

... 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

June 16, 2024

Weekly Update 16-Jun-2024

This weeks Editor's Choice images and top discussions at Nikonians - 16 June 2024

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

Point to Point Horse Racing
Point to Point Horse Racing by GBaylis - Show in forums
Editor: Like your use of a slower shutter speed to give the the viewer a sense of speed, Geoff.

My Day Job
My Day Job by Phil Pound - Show in galleries
Editor's note: This is a fun and unusual EC image. Don't miss to read the description in Phil's gallery. The title of the image is "My Day Job"

Mike Roebuck 2023-24
Mike Roebuck 2023-24 by Bubba2 - Show in galleries
Editor: A super Environmntal shot. I think B&W is a perfect presentation.

Illusive running tree
Illusive running tree by nikocarol - Show in forums
Editor: That is a really unique tree. I really like ethe B&W processing and that great sky.

Purple Close Up Stack
Purple Close Up Stack by bnuber - Show in galleries
Editor: Well done with this 100 image stack, Bob. Love the detail and deep rich colors.

Amsterdam- Part 1 Night Photos
Amsterdam- Part 1 Night Photos by Regor10 - Show in forums
Editor: What a reflection! Lovely colors in that.

Next Please
Next Please by AartPapaya - Show in forums
Editor: amusing capture Aart ! well done !


This weeks top posts in the "Want to Sell" section

I Want to Sell: UPDATED - THE SALE CONTINUES! Z MOUNT EQUIPMENT by SoCal Dave
One Nikonian told me My prior Samys experience resulted in my sending them all to BH which paid more and covered shipping. What a joke! Even for items like the 400 mm Z prime they offered pennies - wa...


This weeks top forum postings

Nikon D500: D500 Err message by photogirl18
I am in need of assistance. Capturing photos at a Lacrosse game this morning when suddenly an Err flashed. The manual reads when Err flashes the problem is Camera malfunction. Solution I changed lense...

Nikon Z9 / Z8: Setting Up and Operating Z8 as Compared to My Z7 by laddad
It is time for an upgrade! My main camera is a Z7 and my backup is my D-810. It is recital time again and it has been a bit confusing in recent years trying to use my D-810 and my Z7 in the dark. Runn...

Wildlife: Red Fox Pair With Kits by meadowlark2
I first found this den early one wet morning but the kits were out a short time before they disappeared for a nap shortly after both parents went out hunting again. I was surprised when 6 kits had app...

Landscape: Great Smoky Mountains Series by BSchirm
I visited the Great Smoky Mountains NP last week. The rivers were very full, which provided some good opportunities. Below are a handful of images from the visit. D850 | Nikkor 24-70 @ 40mm | f/13 @ 2...

Glamour & Portrait, Studio & Still Life: A Tribute to Mexican Culture by coastalshooter
This image highlights various parts of Mexican culture Z7, 45 PC-E with small amount of tilt, Tiffen Enhancing filter (stronger red orange). Lighting: natural light with shade all along the left side...

Architecture & Industrial Photography: Seasoned sentinel, on standby. by bnuber
Built in 1868 to guide boats from Lake Superior into the East Channel outside Munising, MI. Retired circa 1910, it has been partially restored and allowed to weather away and develop character for tou...

PJ, PR & Street: The Mystical and Magical Solar Eclipse - Part 1 by voyageurfred
It was mystical, magical and spectacular! Hundreds of people gathered at Canada's Stonehenge - the Circle of Stones, a remarkable spiritual setting on a grassy plain, to celebrate the Solar Eclipse ...

Sports: Surf PE by Lomcevak
As the school year winds down, the Surf phys ed class at Carlsbad (CA) high school got a bit of an upkick on wave size earlier this week. Ive shot the class on an irregular schedule since 2008 and pas...

Stage, Clubs, Concerts & Nightlife: (Punk)Rock is not dead... by forstfotografie
Good to see and hear that young people still want to rockn roll - loud, hard, fast...Coloers - my sons (...the hairy bass player...) punk rock band. Shot with Z8 and Nikkor Z 1,8/85mm ...

Micro, Macro & Close-up: Was a crime committed?? by kelmon
Lately I have gotten deep into miniature figure (HO or 1:87 scale) photography. The settings are endless and there are so many figure sets...

Panorama: Storm Clouds Over the Thames by Lion254
Im starting to really enjoy shooting panoramas, though I havent worked up the nerve to post one here until now. (To be honest, Im not even sure if this is wide enough to be considered a panorama.) Thi...

Travel: Amsterdam- Part 1 Night Photos by Regor10
For the past 20+ yrs I have been lucky enough to have done a biz trip to NL every spring; a must do time/spot for travelers/photographers. In the last couple of years I have brought my gear and in bet...

Aviation: Space X by geno64
My first attempt at a Space X launch. ISO 12,800, and at 600mm, it just isnt enough. Had to crop, and then used DeNoise and Topaz Sharpen to pick up the space craft in the first image. ...

Infrared & Ultraviolet: 14 years on - What a long strange trip its been by rbaskin
14 years ago I shot my first IR images on a workshop in Yosemite. Nikon D70s with a 720 filter on the 18-70mm kit lens at 1/2 sec f16 ISO 800. Processed in CaptureNX2: white balance and LCH to swap th...

Motor Sports: FIA WEC 6hr race in Spa-Francorchamps by forstfotografie
...the 6hrs WEC race in Spa (Belgium) was a perfect photo opportunity, as the tickets are general admission which allows to walk around and test different photo spots - best you can get as a non-pro.....

Astrophotography: Surface of the Sun by blw
If I wanted to image the surface of the sun, would it be sufficient to use something like this H-alpha filter? ? Do I *also* need the regular solar filter? Id guess not since this would be cutting mos...

Digital Artistry: Congratulations Gerald! by dm1dave
Please join me in congratulating Gerald Oliver (geraldroliver) for his winning image in the April Digital Artistry contest - Altered Perspective. The winning images will be added to the and entered in...

Post for Critique: Sunrise! by photogirl18
New at learning how to take sunrises. With this I used the D5600 and nikkor 18-300mm lens with a circular polarizer filter. Near the Blue Ridge parkway around 6am yesterday. Wanted to capture this spe...


A Picture I Took: Well, its been a while... by rosewood_ltd
Howdy folks! I hope that I will be posting more here again, now that my health has improved. Ive been out of commission for a while with spinal stenosis, which I had fixed finally a few weeks ago. It ...


Behind The Image: Behind the Image, Feather of Bird by Dawnacious
Taken at Keokea Park Hawaii. Altough we were there to watch the high surf and of course catch some narley wave shots, a few of the local wildlife were hanging around looking for an easy meal. It was a...

Special Edition Contests: 2024 Segment 2 - Made of Glass by dm1dave
This segment's theme is "Made of Galss" The is the second segment for the Best of Nikonians. This segment your subject can be anything that is made of glass. Open for entries until July 15. This...

Wildlife Contest (Monthly): Surveillance by lencan
Scanning The Territory Below ...

... 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

June 9, 2024

Weekly Update 09-Jun-2024

This weeks Editor's Choice images and top discussions at Nikonians - 09 June 2024

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

Storm Clouds Over the Thames
Storm Clouds Over the Thames by Lion254 - Show in forums
Editor: Love the moody sky and leading line of the Thames, Mark. Well done with the panorama.

Hunting for a Lewis Woodpecker
Hunting for a Lewis Woodpecker by meadowlark2 - Show in forums
Editor: Perfect timing for the cuteness factor, Marsha. Love his/her mouthful of a colorful snack. Nice use of DOF.

Cape May Warbler
Cape May Warbler by paulkammen - Show in forums
Editor: Another extremely sharp capture of a beautiful bird, and exceptionally sharp and beautiful bokeh

Sunrise in the isles
Sunrise in the isles by Cvilou - Show in galleries
Editor: A great, painterly sky that is.

Wild Flowers
Wild Flowers by KJH1958 - Show in galleries
Editor: Beautiful B&W of this wild flower.

May / June Assignment - Black and Red
May / June Assignment - Black and Red by ceresma - Show in galleries
Editor: Wonderful reds and orange in that African that sky.

Ice Cream Tulip
Ice Cream Tulip by anilbabbar - Show in galleries
Editor: Love the color and texture of this wonderful tulip.


This weeks top posts in the "Want to Sell" section

I Want to Sell: UPDATED - THE SALE CONTINUES! Z MOUNT EQUIPMENT by SoCal Dave
One Nikonian told me My prior Samys experience resulted in my sending them all to BH which paid more and covered shipping. What a joke! Even for items like the 400 mm Z prime they offered pennies - wa...


This weeks top forum postings

Nikon D500: D500 Err message by photogirl18
I am in need of assistance. Capturing photos at a Lacrosse game this morning when suddenly an Err flashed. The manual reads when Err flashes the problem is Camera malfunction. Solution I changed lense...

Nikon Z9 / Z8: Setting Up and Operating Z8 as Compared to My Z7 by laddad
It is time for an upgrade! My main camera is a Z7 and my backup is my D-810. It is recital time again and it has been a bit confusing in recent years trying to use my D-810 and my Z7 in the dark. Runn...

Wildlife: Red Fox Pair With Kits by meadowlark2
I first found this den early one wet morning but the kits were out a short time before they disappeared for a nap shortly after both parents went out hunting again. I was surprised when 6 kits had app...

Landscape: Great Smoky Mountains Series by BSchirm
I visited the Great Smoky Mountains NP last week. The rivers were very full, which provided some good opportunities. Below are a handful of images from the visit. D850 | Nikkor 24-70 @ 40mm | f/13 @ 2...

Glamour & Portrait, Studio & Still Life: A Tribute to Mexican Culture by coastalshooter
This image highlights various parts of Mexican culture Z7, 45 PC-E with small amount of tilt, Tiffen Enhancing filter (stronger red orange). Lighting: natural light with shade all along the left side...

Architecture & Industrial Photography: Seasoned sentinel, on standby. by bnuber
Built in 1868 to guide boats from Lake Superior into the East Channel outside Munising, MI. Retired circa 1910, it has been partially restored and allowed to weather away and develop character for tou...

PJ, PR & Street: farmers market by mborgare
Taken at one of the farmers market in Bogota, Colombia. We found it accidentally while wandering around in the city. I was shooting inside so I had a relatively high ISO, when I saw this guy I did not...

Sports: Crop, or No Crop? by Dangerspouse
I shoot for a local youth rugby union team, and they had a game this past Saturday. Normally they only field a boys team, but for the first time they had enough girls sign up that they were able to fo...

Stage, Clubs, Concerts & Nightlife: (Punk)Rock is not dead... by forstfotografie
Good to see and hear that young people still want to rockn roll - loud, hard, fast...Coloers - my sons (...the hairy bass player...) punk rock band. Shot with Z8 and Nikkor Z 1,8/85mm ...

Micro, Macro & Close-up: Our first Cosmos of the season by gfeinberg
I have one entire bed dedicated to cosmos. This is the first to bloom...actually a little earlier than I expected....

Panorama: Storm Clouds Over the Thames by Lion254
Im starting to really enjoy shooting panoramas, though I havent worked up the nerve to post one here until now. (To be honest, Im not even sure if this is wide enough to be considered a panorama.) Thi...

Travel: Amsterdam- Part 1 Night Photos by Regor10
For the past 20+ yrs I have been lucky enough to have done a biz trip to NL every spring; a must do time/spot for travelers/photographers. In the last couple of years I have brought my gear and in bet...

Aviation: Space X by geno64
My first attempt at a Space X launch. ISO 12,800, and at 600mm, it just isnt enough. Had to crop, and then used DeNoise and Topaz Sharpen to pick up the space craft in the first image. ...

Infrared & Ultraviolet: 14 years on - What a long strange trip its been by rbaskin
14 years ago I shot my first IR images on a workshop in Yosemite. Nikon D70s with a 720 filter on the 18-70mm kit lens at 1/2 sec f16 ISO 800. Processed in CaptureNX2: white balance and LCH to swap th...

Motor Sports: FIA WEC 6hr race in Spa-Francorchamps by forstfotografie
...the 6hrs WEC race in Spa (Belgium) was a perfect photo opportunity, as the tickets are general admission which allows to walk around and test different photo spots - best you can get as a non-pro.....

Astrophotography: Looks like an excellent evening for aurora - 10 May 24. by Piscator
NOAA predicting G4, Kp...

Digital Artistry: Congratulations Gerald! by dm1dave
Please join me in congratulating Gerald Oliver (geraldroliver) for his winning image in the April Digital Artistry contest - Altered Perspective. The winning images will be added to the and entered in...

B&W / Film & Digital: Tools and Materials by KJH1958
From our kitchen remodel. D7500 - Sigma 105 - Sigma 1.4x Teleconverter ...

A Picture I Took: Well, its been a while... by rosewood_ltd
Howdy folks! I hope that I will be posting more here again, now that my health has improved. Ive been out of commission for a while with spinal stenosis, which I had fixed finally a few weeks ago. It ...


I have been published!: Mabry Mill published by mborgare
One of my images of the Mabry Mill has been published in the full frame section of Landscape Magazine. wishes...

Behind The Image: Behind the image: Antique firearms by GBaylis
On Saturday 27th April I had the pleasure of joining a group of members of the Muzzle Loaders Association of Great Britain to photograph them firing a range of antique weapons at the famous Bisley Ran...

Special Edition Contests: 2024 Segment 2 - Made of Glass by dm1dave
This segment's theme is "Made of Galss" The is the second segment for the Best of Nikonians. This segment your subject can be anything that is made of glass. Open for entries until July 15. This...

... 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

June 6, 2024

Gallery space increase for Gold

karlcook1-sunset-at-cannon-beach-sq_110.jpgWe have increased the gallery space available to all Gold members.

Other features as a Gold member include:
- Your own Nikonians.org email address
- Your own Portfolio
- Private gallery albums
- Receive image critique ...plus more

As a Nikonians Gold member you now have 100% more gallery space, up from formerly 3 GB to now 6 GB

Platinum members already enjoy unlimited gallery space.


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Image "Sunset at Cannon Beach" by karlcook1. See his complete portfolio


We are further working on features that will benefit all members, no matter Silver, Gold or Platinum level.
Enjoy your community, and thank you for your support!

Posted by bgs at 1:43 PM