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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Jorgen: Even more great golf shots.

    The weather here is rainy and crappy, gray and depressing, unseasonably warm and wet. Here's some wet grizzley bears. Cheers.
    Awesome shots, Matt. At least those bears know how to handle this crappy winter weather... they sleep through it!

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    Morning sun portrait.

    S5 with 300mm f/4 and Tamron 1.4x TC @ f/6.1



    Not happy with the 300mm/Tamron TC/Fuji S5 combo btw. Not sharp enough.
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    Whew! Sure glad I don't have to struggle through winter with on of those umbrellas... what a pain!
    It is, it is, and can you imagine what a challenge it is to keep the beer cold ?

    Totally great bear shots, Matt, particularly the last one. I would really like to get that close to wildlife.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Morning sun portrait.

    S5 with 300mm f/4 and Tamron 1.4x TC @ f/6.1
    Great shot Jorgen. So that's were that Scot bear spends the winter, eh?

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    Nah, I think it's a bit too hot for Scotsmen here

    Taking photos of golfers is a bit like taking photos of old Greek and Roman sculptures, except the golfers only stand still for a fraction of a second. Angles and poses are similar though.

    S5 with 300mm f/4 and Tamron 1.4x TC @ f/7.1


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    Excellent shots, Matt.
    Best,
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    Lloyd/Jorgen/Osman: Thanks.

    LLoyd: There's the missing 200mm f/2 again

    Jorgen: It ocasionally looks pretty wild where you are! You were talking about "bigger" lenses. Have you ever looked at the newish Sigma 120-400. This was taken with it. I owned it for a week and then sent it back and bought an older 70-200mm f/2.8.

    D300; Sigma APO 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM; 400mm; 1/640s @ f/8; ISO 250


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    Matt,
    Yes, I've considered it, and came to the conclusion that the 150-500 is sharper, although larger and heavier. The problem I have with both of those (and the Nikkor 80-400) is that they expand when zooming. If I run down a golf course (or along a car racing circuit), there's always a chance of bumping into things, and if I forget to retract the expanding part of the lens, I'm afraid it may get damaged or stuck.

    Still, it is an option, but when it comes to Sigma, I consider the 100-300 f/4 and 120-300 f/2.8 more interesting candidates. They don't have OS, but for this kind of photography, I mostly use a monopod anyway for the long focal lengths.

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    Matt, i could look at your Bear shot's all day! The Best!!

    TR..Love the color & comp!

    Jorgen...Excellent Golf! Love the Heineken Boat Image!

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    Little Color To Brighten Up Your Day...








    D700, zf 100 & d300, sig 50

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    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post
    Little Color To Brighten Up Your Day...
    Beautiful colors, and amazing rendering, Steve.

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    Beautiful colors, and amazing rendering, Steve.
    Thank You Kindly Steen!

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    Wow! What a way to start the day! I agree, Jorgen, very much like sculpture.
    Matt: The use of the now-missing 200/2 wasn't lost on me. And that now post is brilliant!
    Steve: Breathtaking... truly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Jorgen: Even more great golf shots.

    The weather here is rainy and crappy, gray and depressing, unseasonably warm and wet. Here's some wet grizzley bears. Cheers.

    1. D3; 300mm f/4 w/TC-E14; 1/640s @ f/4; +1-1/3 EV; ISO 1600


    2. D300; 200mm f/2; 1/800s @ f/3; -2/3 EV; ISO 1600


    3. D300; 200mm f/2; 1/800s @ f/4; -2/3 EV; ISO 1600


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    beautiful shots of dem bears!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by viablex1 View Post
    beautiful shots of dem bears!!

    This is great, Matt. The lighting here is perfection.

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    thanks mang getting a lot of mileage out of that one tutorial you recommended and silverfx pro

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    Glad it helped... wish I used it as well as you do.

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    go on you hold da crown!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    Steve: Breathtaking... truly.
    Appreciate it Lloyd!

    Matt Viablex, Very nice light & IQ!

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    Quote Originally Posted by viablex1 View Post
    beautiful shots of dem bears!!
    Matt, beautiful light and colours in this one.

    Isn't there something missing? A head? Or isn't that needed? Could I do away with my own then maybe, or change it for a Nikkor 200-400?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post
    ...i got a real Charge out of it!
    Good one Steve

    And splendid colors on the macro shots above!
    (same goes for Matt's butterfly!)


    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    I like this. Very well executed, and it gave me some interesting ideas

    That lens performs seriously well
    Thanks Jorgen.
    Agreed with the performance. There are other reasons, but being a regular 50mm prime shooter this lens (along with the 105VR) will keep me in the F-mount camp for some time. I feel it's underated because of its verstility it is not so obvious to tame -especially mixed with the vast range of ISO options offered by the D700/D3 family. There's an adaptation period (well at least in my case) to know what's what and make the good decisions on each shot to get the most out of it, but once you're getting a good practice it's probably among the very best 35mm piece of glass out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by viablex1 View Post

    Wow, perfect composition, light, and processing.
    Silver, indeed!


    Btw, it's difficult to ascertain from the posted jpegs, but it sounds like you're getting serious Dynamic Range out of your kits lately, whether you shoot analog or digital... interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Taking photos of golfers is a bit like taking photos of old Greek and Roman sculptures, except the golfers only stand still for a fraction of a second. Angles and poses are similar though.
    Interesting viewpoint, good thing then they did not have photography at the time so they had to paint and sculpt similar snapshots, such as discoboles etc. in order to offer good stance and angle training to the modern photographer

    What's striking in your whole series, as always, is feel of "perfect moment with ease" (not an elegant formulation, just what's coming to mind), stolen within a millisec lapse of time. Especially outstading with at best limited -if any- fps burst compared to the competition. Or super fast lenses...

    Impressive job, really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    Wow, perfect composition, light, and processing.
    Silver, indeed! (...)
    + 1
    Matt what is the url-address of that Silver Efex Pro tutorial you mentioned you got from Lloyd ?
    I usually do everything in NX, and I don't even use Photoshop.
    Still, I'm starting to become a bit curious about this Silver Efex Pro thing ...

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    http://www.photoshopusertv.com/2006/...ruary-12-2006/

    actually it is the hand colored part, instead of utilizing channel mixer as the black and white layer, I use silver FX instead or alien exposure really cool sometimes..

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    another one ..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    Interesting viewpoint, good thing then they did not have photography at the time so they had to paint and sculpt similar snapshots, such as discoboles etc. in order to offer good stance and angle training to the modern photographer

    What's striking in your whole series, as always, is feel of "perfect moment with ease" (not an elegant formulation, just what's coming to mind), stolen within a millisec lapse of time. Especially outstading with at best limited -if any- fps burst compared to the competition. Or super fast lenses...

    Impressive job, really.
    Thank you, Corlan. The whole exercise reminded me a lot about art school, where I had to sit for a whole day every week, sketching ancient sculptures. It was boring as.... you know what, but one obviously learns something by sitting there, copying the old masters, trying to find the best perspective in a crowded museum or gallery.

    One thing I experienced during the tournament, is that good physical health helps a lot (All those hours in the gym paid off, once again ). It helps giving the strength to hold the camera for another few seconds or minutes, in case an interesting situation or motive appears out of the blue, and it helps towards the end of the day, when at hole 15, most of the photographers take the shortcut to 18, to rest while they wait for the final outcome.

    Here's the last golf image from this tournament; Henrik Stenson preparing for his final put at hole 18, a put he eventually sunk, winning the hole, making his match a tie and giving the European team the victory with a one point margin.

    D80 with Nikkor 300mm f/4.0 @ f/4.0


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    Viablex,.Real Nice!
    Jorgen, excellent framing,focus & IQ!


    D300, 14-24

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    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post
    Viablex,.Real Nice!
    Jorgen, excellent framing,focus & IQ!

    D300, 14-24
    Very kewl Steve. Well seen and captured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post
    Viablex,.Real Nice!
    Jorgen, excellent framing,focus & IQ!


    D300, 14-24
    wow that is cool,

    and jorgen you can see each individual hair!! very nice!!

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    Thanks guys.

    Very innovative sunset, Steve

    I kind of like this one, so here's one more. Naomichi "Joe" Ozaki, waiting at the 18th green after Thongchai Jaidee has retaken the lead over Henrik Stenson by scoring a birdie at the 17th.

    D80 with Nikkor 300mm f/4.0 @ f/4.0


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    Whew... I return to even more stunners!!

    Here the Urban Giraffe stalks at night....


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    Thanks for the kind comments on "dem bears".

    Jorgen: That's probably why i got rid of the Sigma. I'm spoiled by fixed length zooms. Your golf shots are really very good!

    Steve: Beautiful flowers. The color and light's stunning. Nice catch on the reflection

    Matt V: The B & W of the first statue is incredible. The dynamic range, as Corlan noted is "serious".

    Jason: Nicely seen. Is a street lamp creating the shadow.

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    Thanks, Lloyd,Jorgen,Matt V.,Matt D. & Jason!

    Jorgen, Excellent Face!
    Jason, Comp & P.P. are Super as usual!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen Udvang View Post
    Thank you, Corlan. The whole exercise reminded me a lot about art school, where I had to sit for a whole day every week, sketching ancient sculptures. It was boring as.... you know what, but one obviously learns something by sitting there, copying the old masters, trying to find the best perspective in a crowded museum or gallery.

    One thing I experienced during the tournament, is that good physical health helps a lot (All those hours in the gym paid off, once again ). It helps giving the strength to hold the camera for another few seconds or minutes, in case an interesting situation or motive appears out of the blue, and it helps towards the end of the day, when at hole 15, most of the photographers take the shortcut to 18, to rest while they wait for the final outcome.

    Here's the last golf image from this tournament; Henrik Stenson preparing for his final put at hole 18, a put he eventually sunk, winning the hole, making his match a tie and giving the European team the victory with a one point margin.
    So the moral of the fable is that you should never underestimate the profits of a classical education... or physical training.

    And beyond, maybe the true moral is that how much boring or even pointless one may find it at the time, serious training will serve you in the long term.

    (darn, i should have paid better attention when i was younger)


    Love the final put (nice name for a video btw ) and Ozaki-san photos. Great IQ and context!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post
    D300, 14-24
    Hey Steve, super cool er, warm shot... don't try to fool us though we all know you don't have this kind of weather in the olde towne...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    Hey Steve, super cool er, warm shot... don't try to fool us though we all know you don't have this kind of weather in the olde towne...
    Corlan, its 27 today & going to be 45-50 tomorrow! (Thanks!)

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    Viablex,.Real Nice!
    Jorgen, excellent framing,focus & IQ!


    D300, 14-24
    That's an FJ Cruiser, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Muelver View Post
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    That's an FJ Cruiser, right?
    Yes, still love her!




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    Steve: Nice ride. A little car lust...and now pasta.

    1. D700; 50mm f/1.4; 1/200s @f/1.4; ISO 320


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    You know how to capture expressions, Matt. Beautiful!
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    Matt,love the expression & look here! What pasta? Your PP is down to a Science!

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    D3, 200VR 2.0

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    Very kewl, Steve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by otumay View Post
    Very kewl, Steve.
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    Thanks Osman!

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    A few shots on the boat with D700 (new firmware) and 24-70/2.8.
    Best regards,
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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Steve: Nice ride. A little car lust...and now pasta.

    1. D700; 50mm f/1.4; 1/200s @f/1.4; ISO 320
    Super nice light and focus!



    Steve- all three shots are excellent, the first one though plays in the Rolling Stone material category!



    Osman, i like the second shot here a lot. Delicate, subtle hues despite the late day contrasty light. The portrait is excellent, too. Would that one deserve a tad more pop?

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    Thank You Corlan.

    Osman, what a Beautiful Woman & Lovely Expression!
    The second image has very nice lines,light & composition!!

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