This is posted for Maggie O, even though i may have posted them here before, because she posted some great Monarch Butterfly photos in the analog section and i wanted to show her what they looked like the last time they came through Seattle in July of 2008, but, I couldn't post these photos there because they're digital and shot with a Nikon D300 and Sigma 120-400mm zoom set at 400mm, so, she'll have to look at them in this thread, instead, and, that last one is a development action preset and not the lens, although, I returned the lens to Amazon right after i shot these, so, I can't really be sure.
"Thanks" Steve, Lloyd, Matt.
Matt, thanks for the referral link, and the quote. This is so comforting... but that's how you know who your true friends are, isn't it?
Found it again today, tried the stick routine and though it was inconclusive (didn't jump and bite, but certainly did not run away ), i felt more like Lloyd said than in a scientific/preservation mood. Way too close to the daughter's room window, so let's skip the gory details and simply state that i got rid of the exotic beast.
The Monarch Butterfly are beautiful (no glow onthe #2 either? )
Quite a funky result on the last one , in doubt returning the lens sure sounds like the safe move...
nice shots - -
(ps -- male tiger swallowtail)
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It's the simple things...
(D3X 50 1.7 @ 1.7)
Osman: You're right. Software will come to the rescue.
Maggie/Steven: Thanks. See, it's a good thing I sent the lens back! It didn't tell me what i was photographing (or, is that the camera's fault). I think it was soft, too. The Tiger Swallowtails haven't been around. As a matter of fact, almost no butterflies this summer? I'll stick to grizzly bears. At least, I can identify them.
Corlan: Well, you were able to post, so we know it wasn't that South American spider. Nice still life photo.
Viablex1: The color, texture and detail in those two photos are stunning!!! What was your camera and lens?
Matt and Viablex: Widely divergent subjects, equally masterful execution!
Istanbul is a city of cats, ladies and gentlemen. On every street (bowing to the great Mark Knopfler, btw) you can meet the omnipresent feline, minding his or her own business, or just relaxing. They have a great capacity for the latter; they can relax everywhere. And they have a stare that makes you feel you are an intruder in their otherwise peaceful universe. Who knows, they maybe right...
Trying to concentrate on people awaiting their train, they stole the show and I ended with more cats on my hand than I knew what to do with.
D700 with 135/2.0.
Oh, and the occasional cormorant:
Very nice shots as well. I love the way the lens renders. Is it the DC version?
Thank you, Lloyd. And it is the DC version.
Thank you Steve, just as you said.
Been away for a few days, upcountry to enjoy the farmers' lifestyle. Took a couple of photos too. Here's one from yesterday afternoon.
D300 with 70-300 ED @ 190mm and f/5.6
thanks it was the zeiss 28mm really nice lens..
road ahead is really good I have been eyeing that lens
I swapped a few things this afternoon. A few quick snaps with the new acquisition (damn you Steve! ). Cheers, Matt.
1. D3s; AF-S 85mm f/1.4G; 1/2500s @ f/1.4; ISO 400
2. D3s; AF-S 85mm f/1.4G; 1/4000s @ f/1.4; ISO 400
3. D3s; AF-S 85mm f/1.4G; 1/4000s @ f/1.4; ISO 400
4. D3s; AF-S 85mm f/1.4G; 1/5000s @ f/1.4; ISO 400
Thank you, Matt.
Excellent candids, Matt.
Love the new Market sign shot, too. One of your best angles.
Jorgen: Road Ahead souds like a serious walk. Beautifully composed and captured.
viablex: nice stairs, nice lens!
Osman: interesting cats, both photos and description/discussion. They definitely seem more nonchalant than in many other places.
Thank you, Corlan. Yes, nonchalant is the word that describes their attitude best.
D700, 85G 1.4
Greetings folks. Been busy with work nearly night and day (that's a very good thing... whew!) but took a couple hours off today an attended a nearby Fair. Here are some of the pretty things that I saw.
This Spruce log was hand hewn and then chiseled for assembly. Not a power tool in sight.
The guy doing all the hard work used this to get home.
Strong but very mellow animal
Petting the Bull, she was.
Vine ripened, the best!
More village life.
D300 with 85mm f/1.8 @ f/2.0
I've been reprocessing older photos with upgraded software, and hopefully more skill at using it. These were from 2008. Cheers, Matt.
D3; 28mm f/1.4; 1/100s @ f/2.5; +1/3 EV; ISO 400