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July 21, 2024

Weekly Update 21-Jul-2024

This weeks Editor's Choice images and top discussions at Nikonians - 21 July 2024

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

Thunderbirds at Duluth Air Show 2024
Thunderbirds at Duluth Air Show 2024 by Curtisj2 - Show in forums
Editor: Great timing and capture, Curtis. Impressive how close they fly.

Astounding Antarctica
Astounding Antarctica by Peregrination - Show in forums
Editor: Beautiful detail, layers and fog. Stunning image Alane!

Hanging Around - Leopard in Tree
Hanging Around - Leopard in Tree by bryanpereira - Show in forums
Editor: Beautiful capture Bryan ! Looks like you were sitting on a branch opposite :) Giving that "eye level look "

N82106.......
N82106....... by Lomcevak - Show in forums
Editor: Exceptional exposure James, you lighting management is amazing !

Palouse Falls
Palouse Falls by Pics905 - Show in forums
Editor: What a beautiful spot and so nicely captured Ian!

Brewster's Warbler
Brewster's Warbler by fjjohns1 - Show in galleries
Editor: Lovely capture of this Brewster Warbler, Fred. Nice detail and subject isolation. Wish we could hear them calling.

RE: May Contest - Rivers and Streams
RE: May Contest - Rivers and Streams by HarveyA101 - Show in forums
Editor: Love the way the light plays off the silky water.


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

I Want to Sell: Selling my F Mount Equipment - D850 by luisgomez
Well, I guess the time has come for me to part ways with my beloved, but now much less used Nikon DSLR kit, everything is in like new condition (I do baby my equipment as great pieces of engineering a...


This weeks top forum postings

Nikon D500: D500 overexposure by Pietervda
When I use D500 for photos on very sunny day they are extremely over exposed. Even when on manual, low iso, high shutter speed and small aperture. I've to correct exposure over -3 to get reasonable ...

Nikon Z9 / Z8: Z9 worrying behaviour by GBaylis
Up until last week, in the 26 months that Ive had my Z9, I think that Ive only experienced one lockup - when a power off/on restored order. Last week, I had a complete lock up which required me to rel...

Wildlife: ID needed - Northern Parula or Pine Warbler? by the diewrecktor
Merlin told me it was a Canadian Goose. I really could not find a match in my bird guides with several others I thought it might be such as warbler, vireo, flycatcher, kinglet. The way the white forms...

Landscape: Summer Solstice Moonrise by stevebisig
Here is a shot of the moon rising next to the lighthouse at Cape Disappointment on the evening of the Summer Solstice. ...

Glamour & Portrait, Studio & Still Life: Finding Models by DMKerr
Im looking for suggestions for finding models to work with. Ive tried Model Mayhem, local Facebook groups, Meetup groups, etc with no luck. We had a local studio that was a great resource but unfortun...

Weddings & Events: 2024 Fireworks by Lomcevak
Well, we drove 1200 miles to Texas and had to shoot the eclipse through clouds; for our towns 4th of July fireworks display we walked into the front yard - but wind direction and speed conspired to ca...

Architecture & Industrial Photography: Georgetown Steam Plant by rosewood_ltd
The GSP was originally built in 1906 in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle (which used to be its own town), just west of Boeing Field. Originally conceived as a brick masonry construction, this wa...

PJ, PR & Street: Urban Porn by hank970
Not sure in which forum to post this. I was one of a group of camera-club members on a photo safari in downtown Grand Junction, CO. I captured this out-of-sight, out-of-mind mess while wandering down ...

Sports: Road Racing Cyclists by GBaylis
Some shots of cyclists road racing on a bright morning in Funchal, Madeira. All taken with Z9, 24-120mm f4. Geoff 115mm, 1/50s, f11, ISO 180. 1/50s, f10, ISO 100 1/50s, ISO140, f10 1/80s, ISO 100, f13...

Stage, Clubs, Concerts & Nightlife: Settings for Stage Performer by fisherd80fun
I have always been predominately a wildlife photographer, but lately I have been doing some photo shoots for a local artist, and have have mixed feelings on my work. The artist has loved what I have d...

Micro, Macro & Close-up: Bungee by KJH1958
I was bored soooo.... D7500 - Sigma 105 with 1.4x Teleconverter - Godox 685n with Pringles can diffuser ...

Panorama: Swartberg Pass, Prince Albert, South Africa by petermo
This is a 24 image stitched pano of the entrance to the pass from the Prince Albert Side. (North) Most of the Swartberg Mountains are above 2000 m high, making them the tallest mountains in the Wester...

Underwater & Aquatic Life: Lizard Island Australia by Lomcevak
Lizard Island is a small island near the outer Great Barrier Reef north of Cairns in Queensland - we visited in 1988 and again in 1991, primarily to dive a nearby site, the Cod Hole. The Island got it...

Travel: Norwegian Fjord at Geiranger by scosmi51
This was the most scenic part of our cruise to the UK and Norway. It was a spectacular landscape made better by the sunshine. The next to last image of the waterfall was a bit good luck. On the other ...

Aviation: Airshows! by Lomcevak
CH-53, Blue Angels C-130 Fat Albert in a short field JATO departure demo, F-22 and F-18 at Miramar; A-10 at Luke AFB; DC-10 water drop demo and Red Bull MiG 17 at March ARB. The B-17 was the Collings ...

Infrared & Ultraviolet: Hogpen Hill Farms Sculpture Park by rbaskin
Hogpen Hill Farms is Edward Tuftes 234 acre sculpture park. To say the least, he works BIG and fantastical. Quite a place and a very interesting person. Nikon Z6ii full Kolarivision full spectrum w/66...

Motor Sports: IndyCar at Road America by TAdams65
Some shots from a couple of weeks ago. Some fun rain on Saturday. ...

Astrophotography: Iceland Auroras by Lomcevak
September 2016 we traveled to Iceland for 8 days on an organized aurora watching tour- 5 days of which were at 2 dark sky sites. After the overnight flight from Seattle to Reykjavik the morning of our...

Digital Artistry: We Compiment Each Other by massulo
Enjoy the colours........

Post for Critique: Stigma Isolation by elec164
Prompted by a discussion in another forum about what works (or doesnt). I was intrigued by the texture of the tip of the Stigma of a Lily. I tried to get subject Isolation on the tip to showcase the t...

B&W / Film & Digital: Prague streets Trix400 by Marcus79
me again harrasing you with Prague streets poor homeless guy: Prague astronomical clock ...

A Picture I Took: Me and My Shadow-- with a correction of identification by NRVVA
A Bittern of sorts, with a lean toward American Bittern, {and NOT a Green Heron, after much-appreciated information from Carman}, accompanied by its shadow, prompted by the evening light coming from t...

Family & Pets: All in the family...(Nikon , that is) by patinnv
Couldnt pass up this shot of my son daughter-in-law at an outing to the John Day Painted Hills Unit in Oregon. Not the best time of day for this gorgeous spot, but had a lotta territory to cover when...

I have been published!: The Icebergs Journal of Photographic Society of America by mborgare
I am very happy that my article on The Icebergs in Iceland has been accepted and published on Journal of Photographic Society of America. To me this has been a great honor and want to share it with th...

Behind The Image: Infrared & Ultraviolet Challenge by telee
To start with - while recently living in Korea one thing that was always amused me was the artwork outside of stores and shopping areas. This particular Costco Artwork genre can be seen in several pla...

Color slide & print film: Which produces a better image file from a 35mm slide? by ericlawrie
A Nikon LS5000 Coolscan produces a 4000 dpi image of a 35mm slide measuring 4000 x 6000 pixels at around 21 mbs. A camera scan with ES2 and D850 produces a 8256 x 5504 pixel file at 45 mbs. Surely the...

Black & White Film: My first rodinal try by Marcus79
I love using Kodak tri-x 400 and I have bottle of rodinal so decided to give it a try, shot on box speed. It was stand development 1:200 1 hour. Dont know what to think though, still prefer Diafine. J...

Special Edition Contests: Winners Infrared - Ultraviolet Challenge by dm1dave
Please join me in congratulating the winners in The Infrared - Ultraviolet Challenge All five winning images will be advanced to the final rounds of The Best of Nikonians Photo Contest 2024 at the end...

... 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

July 14, 2024

Weekly Update 14-Jul-2024

This weeks Editor's Choice images and top discussions at Nikonians - 14 July 2024

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

DSC_1604
DSC_1604 by vfnewman - Show in galleries
Editor: This excellent racing image captures elegance, precision and energy while it celebrates 20 years at Nikonians. Very well captured, Victor!

Forward Slope Dunes
Forward Slope Dunes by tknogeek - Show in galleries
Editor: Lovely play with shadows and tonality in this B&W capture of the dunes.

RE: May Wildlife Contest - Beach Feeding
RE: May Wildlife Contest - Beach Feeding by fisherd80fun - Show in forums
Editor: Lovely capture Lynn! Nice separation of the background.

Summer Solstice Moonrise
Summer Solstice Moonrise by stevebisig - Show in forums
Editor: I really enjoyed your composition here Steve. Can't go wrong with soft fog, mountain, water and the moon. Winning combo

Accidental Moose
Accidental Moose by bb_sailor - Show in forums
Editor: Awesome capture Bobby ! Nailed the focus and exposure !

Yellow Crowned Night Heron 2.0
Yellow Crowned Night Heron 2.0 by NRVVA - Show in forums
Editor: Great timing, Steve.

Spring hike up Mt. Townsend
Spring hike up Mt. Townsend by harrygc - Show in galleries
Editor: Beautiful capture Harry !


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

I Want to Sell: FS: Nikon AF-DC NIKKOR 135mm f2D lens by donnyappletree
I have switched to the Nikon Z camera system and I'm reluctantly parting with my beloved Nikon 135 DC lens. (It works on my Z camera; but only in manual focus). For portraits, this lens can't be b...


This weeks top forum postings

Nikon D500: D500 overexposure by Pietervda
When I use D500 for photos on very sunny day they are extremely over exposed. Even when on manual, low iso, high shutter speed and small aperture. I've to correct exposure over -3 to get reasonable ...

Nikon Z9 / Z8: Best Instructional Book for z8? by BJax
Have a z8 delivering today... apart from the manual, whats the best / preferred instructional book? I checked didnt see any z8 books listed on the site? Thanks in advance!...

Wildlife: Rufus and Caliope Hummingbirds in the Rocky Mountains by meadowlark2
For the past few years I have been pursuing Rufus and Caliope Hummingbirds in the Rockies only able to approach them from far. That didnt change this year with the Caliope but I decided to use my 180-...

Landscape: Boulder Falls/Creek Series by BSchirm
Last week, my wife and I visited our son who lives in Boulder. I made a few trips up Boulder Canyon to Boulder falls. The series of images below start with the falls and works down stream a short dist...

Glamour & Portrait, Studio & Still Life: Finding Models by DMKerr
Im looking for suggestions for finding models to work with. Ive tried Model Mayhem, local Facebook groups, Meetup groups, etc with no luck. We had a local studio that was a great resource but unfortun...

Weddings & Events: 2024 Fireworks by Lomcevak
Well, we drove 1200 miles to Texas and had to shoot the eclipse through clouds; for our towns 4th of July fireworks display we walked into the front yard - but wind direction and speed conspired to ca...

Architecture & Industrial Photography: Georgetown Steam Plant by rosewood_ltd
The GSP was originally built in 1906 in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle (which used to be its own town), just west of Boeing Field. Originally conceived as a brick masonry construction, this wa...

PJ, PR & Street: A Cry In The Dark by Lomcevak
October 1988 my wife and I along with her mom and another couple took a trip to Australia to go on a tour with the brother of the other couple's wife. One segment involved visiting Uluru (at that ti...

Sports: Road Racing Cyclists by GBaylis
Some shots of cyclists road racing on a bright morning in Funchal, Madeira. All taken with Z9, 24-120mm f4. Geoff 115mm, 1/50s, f11, ISO 180. 1/50s, f10, ISO 100 1/50s, ISO140, f10 1/80s, ISO 100, f13...

Stage, Clubs, Concerts & Nightlife: Settings for Stage Performer by fisherd80fun
I have always been predominately a wildlife photographer, but lately I have been doing some photo shoots for a local artist, and have have mixed feelings on my work. The artist has loved what I have d...

Micro, Macro & Close-up: Dragon Fly by KJH1958
D7500 - Sigma 105 Macro with 1.4x Teleconverter my presence ...

Panorama: Swartberg Pass, Prince Albert, South Africa by petermo
This is a 24 image stitched pano of the entrance to the pass from the Prince Albert Side. (North) Most of the Swartberg Mountains are above 2000 m high, making them the tallest mountains in the Wester...

Underwater & Aquatic Life: Lizard Island Australia by Lomcevak
Lizard Island is a small island near the outer Great Barrier Reef north of Cairns in Queensland - we visited in 1988 and again in 1991, primarily to dive a nearby site, the Cod Hole. The Island got it...

Travel: Korea - Roadside and Park Artwork - Part 3 (Final) by telee
All countries have their unique artwork around towns as Korea does. One thing I have enjoyed is the light humor you will find as one wanders around towns. This series focus mostly on people art work R...

Aviation: Airshows! by Lomcevak
CH-53, Blue Angels C-130 Fat Albert in a short field JATO departure demo, F-22 and F-18 at Miramar; A-10 at Luke AFB; DC-10 water drop demo and Red Bull MiG 17 at March ARB. The B-17 was the Collings ...

Infrared & Ultraviolet: Niagara Mohawk building by Matthew Gregory
Took a road trip to Syracuse, NY to see the VERY 'art deco' Niagara Mohawk building and see what I could come up with in IR. I like the results in Supercolor, but I also played with a bit of black...

Motor Sports: IndyCar at Road America by TAdams65
Some shots from a couple of weeks ago. Some fun rain on Saturday. ...

Astrophotography: Iceland Auroras by Lomcevak
September 2016 we traveled to Iceland for 8 days on an organized aurora watching tour- 5 days of which were at 2 dark sky sites. After the overnight flight from Seattle to Reykjavik the morning of our...

Digital Artistry: We Compiment Each Other by massulo
Enjoy the colours........

Post for Critique: Stigma Isolation by elec164
Prompted by a discussion in another forum about what works (or doesnt). I was intrigued by the texture of the tip of the Stigma of a Lily. I tried to get subject Isolation on the tip to showcase the t...

B&W / Film & Digital: Prague streets Trix400 by Marcus79
me again harrasing you with Prague streets poor homeless guy: Prague astronomical clock ...

A Picture I Took: Ooops, I did it again! by rosewood_ltd
That pesky hill near my house keeps on finding its way into my memory card. This is from yesterday around 9 pm....

Family & Pets: All in the family...(Nikon , that is) by patinnv
Couldnt pass up this shot of my son daughter-in-law at an outing to the John Day Painted Hills Unit in Oregon. Not the best time of day for this gorgeous spot, but had a lotta territory to cover when...

I have been published!: The Icebergs Journal of Photographic Society of America by mborgare
I am very happy that my article on The Icebergs in Iceland has been accepted and published on Journal of Photographic Society of America. To me this has been a great honor and want to share it with th...

Behind The Image: Infrared & Ultraviolet Challenge by telee
To start with - while recently living in Korea one thing that was always amused me was the artwork outside of stores and shopping areas. This particular Costco Artwork genre can be seen in several pla...

Color slide & print film: Which produces a better image file from a 35mm slide? by ericlawrie
A Nikon LS5000 Coolscan produces a 4000 dpi image of a 35mm slide measuring 4000 x 6000 pixels at around 21 mbs. A camera scan with ES2 and D850 produces a 8256 x 5504 pixel file at 45 mbs. Surely the...

Black & White Film: My first rodinal try by Marcus79
I love using Kodak tri-x 400 and I have bottle of rodinal so decided to give it a try, shot on box speed. It was stand development 1:200 1 hour. Dont know what to think though, still prefer Diafine. J...

Special Edition Contests: Winners Infrared - Ultraviolet Challenge by dm1dave
Please join me in congratulating the winners in The Infrared - Ultraviolet Challenge All five winning images will be advanced to the final rounds of The Best of Nikonians Photo Contest 2024 at the end...

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...

... 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

July 7, 2024

Weekly Update 07-Jul-2024

This weeks Editor's Choice images and top discussions at Nikonians - 07 July 2024

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

The Rosseau River RE: May Contest - Rivers and Streams
The Rosseau River RE: May Contest - Rivers and Streams by Dockmure - Show in forums
Editor: Lovely light, tones and color

Hollywood Cool
Hollywood Cool by JimEads - Show in galleries
Editor: Cute little guy chilling with his shades in the pool. Nice shot Jim!

4TH OF JULY
4TH OF JULY by Lomcevak - Show in galleries
Editor: Very well captured 4th of July, masterful colors and interesting foreground.

Starling mayhem
Starling mayhem by GBaylis - Show in forums
Editor: Well done Geoff, really shows the character in this sharp image

Windy Day Along the Shores of Lake Erie
Windy Day Along the Shores of Lake Erie by pixures - Show in forums
Editor: Excellent result Bill, great effort getting the shot in the storm and tempest

Costa Rica birds - hummingbirds
Costa Rica birds - hummingbirds by Rassie - Show in forums
Editor: Excellent capture Koos, I'm sure you could burn a whole card at that location

Spring faves
Spring faves by jbloom - Show in forums
Editor: Awesome shot, I like your framing. It looks like she is getting a hit.


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

I Want to Sell: Nikon Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR lens by slip10
Like new Nikon Z 24-200mm f/4-6.3 VR lens. Box, caps, and hood included. This is a great walk around lens for your Nikon Z camera. Super sharp and light weight. Its clean with no marks. Asking 0 or...


This weeks top forum postings

Nikon D500: Viewfinder blocking screen wont stay open. by Milazzo
When I open the eyepiece shutter manually and tighten the round rubber housing around the eyepiece, it will hold the screen open, but only for a little while. I want to fix it or remove the screen alt...

Nikon Z9 / Z8: Best Instructional Book for z8? by BJax
Have a z8 delivering today... apart from the manual, whats the best / preferred instructional book? I checked didnt see any z8 books listed on the site? Thanks in advance!...

Wildlife: Rufus and Caliope Hummingbirds in the Rocky Mountains by meadowlark2
For the past few years I have been pursuing Rufus and Caliope Hummingbirds in the Rockies only able to approach them from far. That didnt change this year with the Caliope but I decided to use my 180-...

Landscape: Boulder Falls/Creek Series by BSchirm
Last week, my wife and I visited our son who lives in Boulder. I made a few trips up Boulder Canyon to Boulder falls. The series of images below start with the falls and works down stream a short dist...

Glamour & Portrait, Studio & Still Life: Graduation pictures by juggles
A friend asked me to take pictures for his daughters graduation from college. I dont do a lot of portrait photography so Im open to any and all critiques and suggestions. Fire away, please. D850, Nikk...

Architecture & Industrial Photography: Georgetown Steam Plant by rosewood_ltd
The GSP was originally built in 1906 in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle (which used to be its own town), just west of Boeing Field. Originally conceived as a brick masonry construction, this wa...

PJ, PR & Street: A Cry In The Dark by Lomcevak
October 1988 my wife and I along with her mom and another couple took a trip to Australia to go on a tour with the brother of the other couple's wife. One segment involved visiting Uluru (at that ti...

Sports: Road Racing Cyclists by GBaylis
Some shots of cyclists road racing on a bright morning in Funchal, Madeira. All taken with Z9, 24-120mm f4. Geoff 115mm, 1/50s, f11, ISO 180. 1/50s, f10, ISO 100 1/50s, ISO140, f10 1/80s, ISO 100, f13...

Stage, Clubs, Concerts & Nightlife: Settings for Stage Performer by fisherd80fun
I have always been predominately a wildlife photographer, but lately I have been doing some photo shoots for a local artist, and have have mixed feelings on my work. The artist has loved what I have d...

Micro, Macro & Close-up: Dragon Fly by KJH1958
D7500 - Sigma 105 Macro with 1.4x Teleconverter my presence ...

Panorama: Swartberg Pass, Prince Albert, South Africa by petermo
This is a 24 image stitched pano of the entrance to the pass from the Prince Albert Side. (North) Most of the Swartberg Mountains are above 2000 m high, making them the tallest mountains in the Wester...

Travel: Korea - Roadside and Park Artwork - Part 3 (Final) by telee
All countries have their unique artwork around towns as Korea does. One thing I have enjoyed is the light humor you will find as one wanders around towns. This series focus mostly on people art work R...

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: Maroon Bells by rbaskin
Back from our annual trek to see our son in CO. Finally made it to the Maroon Bells (managed to remember to make a parking reservation far enough in advance). Gorgeous area, and we were early enough t...

Motor Sports: IndyCar at Road America by TAdams65
Some shots from a couple of weeks ago. Some fun rain on Saturday. ...

Astrophotography: Randalls Cove Lake Eppalock by hendo55
Just have to love these crisp clear early winter evenings ...

Digital Artistry: We Compiment Each Other by massulo
Enjoy the colours........

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...

B&W / Film & Digital: Prague streets Trix400 by Marcus79
me again harrasing you with Prague streets poor homeless guy: Prague astronomical clock ...

A Picture I Took: Ooops, I did it again! by rosewood_ltd
That pesky hill near my house keeps on finding its way into my memory card. This is from yesterday around 9 pm....

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: Infrared & Ultraviolet Challenge by telee
To start with - while recently living in Korea one thing that was always amused me was the artwork outside of stores and shopping areas. This particular Costco Artwork genre can be seen in several pla...

Color slide & print film: Which produces a better image file from a 35mm slide? by ericlawrie
A Nikon LS5000 Coolscan produces a 4000 dpi image of a 35mm slide measuring 4000 x 6000 pixels at around 21 mbs. A camera scan with ES2 and D850 produces a 8256 x 5504 pixel file at 45 mbs. Surely the...

Special Edition Contests: Winners Infrared - Ultraviolet Challenge by dm1dave
Please join me in congratulating the winners in The Infrared - Ultraviolet Challenge All five winning images will be advanced to the final rounds of The Best of Nikonians Photo Contest 2024 at the end...

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...

... 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