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    Just for fun..

    I thought it might be fun to post a shot taken with my Nikon. It was shot last summer during a fly fishing trip to Labrador. The plane is a restored 1946 DeHavilland Beaver--a legendary bush plane.

    This particular shot was taken as we were being picked up after fishing a remote stream (remote from base camp that is) which held some of the most beautiful native Rainbow Trout I've ever seen.

    So yes, I'm completely absorbed by my new M8. But the Nikon is no slouch either. Any of you Nikon shooters got some fun pics to share?

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    NICE BEAVER!!!!

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    Re: Just for fun..



    Ha! Thanks Maggie.

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    They're wonderful airplanes.

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    Re: Just for fun..

    What's more impressive is the skill with which those bush pilots maneuver them...
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    Re: Just for fun..

    The pilot there is a 28 y.o. from Quebec. Very steady guy in some tight spots. Flying around in the plane was almost as much fun as the fishing.

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    Re: Just for fun..

    Here's some...

    From last year's Pumpkin and Arts Festival at Half Moon Bay, CA with the D200:








    A friend's Shelby (D200):








    My dogs (D300):








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    Those are great! I've heard the D300 has great AF, it certainly seems true from your examples. Nice dogs!

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    Re: Just for fun..

    I found my old Nikkor 105mm 2.5 in the attic today. I swabbed it with a wet sponge (kidding) and decided to see how it would perform on my D2Xs. I think I like it! In fact, I'm beginning to think I might be a "primes" guy. I think it holds up pretty well for a 25+ year old lens. (it was easy to get along without autofocus since Maggie is just one day out of surgery and still a bit subdued.)

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    The photo of the woman and the child looking at the mirror: cracking good, Gromit!

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    Re: Just for fun..

    Another with the old 105, wide open, ISO 320.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maggie O View Post
    The photo of the woman and the child looking at the mirror: cracking good, Gromit!
    Thanks!


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    I love these photo threads. Here's one Nikon D70 Kodak Anstigmat 105mm f6.3 lens and Nikon Picture Project software.

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    No Nikon shooters out there? Did I kill this thread with my first post?
    I'll try again. D70 18-70

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    One more. D70 18-70

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    I like the snow berries gleno.

    Here's a shot from this past weekend in the Rangely area of Maine.

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    Re: Just for fun..

    Quote Originally Posted by gromitspapa View Post
    Here's some...

    From last year's Pumpkin and Arts Festival at Half Moon Bay, CA with the D200:








    A friend's Shelby (D200):








    My dogs (D300):







    Do you live in Half Moon Bay? I lived there in Ocean Colony for 13 years before my Silicon Valley retirement.

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    Dogs, Cars and a Pie eating contest , how Americana is that. Sorry guy's but I will take the butt cracking lady any day. I think I'm not so sick anymore, at least i have my priorities straight. LOL
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    But (pun intended) if the car was a Ferrari instead of a Ford, would the butt crack still be your fave?

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    Might just have to give in on the Ferrari. LOL

    Italian anything wins. LOL
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    Nah, no good for the back, Ferrari, too much need to stretch every time you unfold from a Ferrari

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    That's a pain i can deal with.
    Photography is all about experimentation and without it you will never learn art.

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    That Ferrari kicks butt!

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    pff, he only needs it because he is short ...

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    Re: Just for fun..

    pic 2: well named, halfmoon bay, eh?
    where my son got married too

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    Re: Just for fun..

    Quote Originally Posted by woodyspedden View Post
    Do you live in Half Moon Bay? I lived there in Ocean Colony for 13 years before my Silicon Valley retirement.

    Woody Spedden
    No, used to live about an hour away in San Ramon. Another cool event in Half Moon Bay is the "Legend of the Motorcycle" Concours in May, probably the best in the world for motorcycles. Photo album from the D200 here:

    http://gromitspapa.smugmug.com/galle...QDqh#150337025


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    won't stop snowing, but the sun feels warmer.

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    Snow + dogs + Nik filters for Capture NX =




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