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Title: May 2022
Post by: Akira on May 01, 2022, 00:42:52
Post your "blog" contributions here  No theme (other than what the passage of time creates), no contest implied, a maximum of one picture per day in the actual month for NG Supporters and no more than 8 images per month for NG members.  Enjoy!

There has been no night without being followed by the sunrise...
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 01, 2022, 01:32:41
Impressive shot. What a start!

 Thanks for sharing it
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Hans_S on May 01, 2022, 05:02:17
Impressive shot. What a start!

 Thanks for sharing it
Yes, nice start to your day Akira and a nice start to the month here.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Hans_S on May 01, 2022, 05:09:23
Midday last Wednesday at 1800m. Z6 24-70 f4
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Akira on May 01, 2022, 06:51:00
Impressive shot. What a start!

 Thanks for sharing it

Yes, nice start to your day Akira and a nice start to the month here.

Thank you, Paco and Hans!  It is always tricky to capture the rising sun.  It rises so fast!
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Hugh_3170 on May 01, 2022, 06:57:45
+1

I agree!

Impressive shot. What a start!

 Thanks for sharing it
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Snoogly on May 01, 2022, 07:30:07
Post your "blog" contributions here  No theme (other than what the passage of time creates), no contest implied, a maximum of one picture per day in the actual month for NG Supporters and no more than 8 images per month for NG members.  Enjoy!

There has been no night without being followed by the sunrise...

Dirty old town :)
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: aerobat on May 01, 2022, 07:39:21
Completed my analog kit with a 45mm pancake lens to enjoy photolife in May
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 01, 2022, 08:10:35
I had that version of the 45/2.8P. It was so small that I lost it -- in my car -- within a few weeks. I complained to Nikon reps the mothership was to blame for making such tiny lenses which went AWOL by design so to speak. I wanted a new one but said no way I'm going to pay full price. They were so surprised that they knocked 50% off the price and handed the lens over. The new sample is with me still.

By the way, I never found the first copy again despite a thorough cleaning-up of the car when it was put up for sale :( Nice FM2 as well.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 01, 2022, 09:49:09
Post your "blog" contributions here  No theme (other than what the passage of time creates), no contest implied, a maximum of one picture per day in the actual month for NG Supporters and no more than 8 images per month for NG members.  Enjoy!

There has been no night without being followed by the sunrise...
A beauty Akira !!
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Akira on May 01, 2022, 10:04:29
+1

I agree!

Thank you, Hugh!


Dirty old town :)

Luckily, the dirty part was still on the dark side.   ;)


A beauty Akira !!

Thank you, John!
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 01, 2022, 10:35:56
A sunny morning

Z9 Z 24/70/2.8
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 01, 2022, 10:41:39
A good test for the ability of Z9 to focus on cat's eyes, true?
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 01, 2022, 11:04:35
Yes,  that works perfect even with a very dark back lit eye.      The 24-70/2.8S is also pretty anti flare.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 01, 2022, 11:32:55
Brüssel
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 01, 2022, 12:14:13
Lime-green and bright orange are the trendy colours of the year? A throwback to the '70s. Hmm. No sure I'll spring for one of those.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 01, 2022, 12:40:58
Maia one twentytwo

Grasslily (Ornithogalum umbellatum)

Z fc - Vx 23mm f/1.4


Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 01, 2022, 16:23:41
The blade.

  D5, 70_200mm 2.8 fl
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 01, 2022, 17:07:28
Abstracted blade. I like it.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 01, 2022, 17:15:18
Thank you Birna, I have used this "model" in the past here in NG
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 01, 2022, 17:22:48
Thank you Birna, I have used this "model" in the past here in NG

Is that the one I use to cook for us in Granada?
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Birna Rørslett on May 01, 2022, 17:24:27
NEX-5N Monochrome (thanks, Vivek) and the 70(!) year old Nikkor 5cm f/1.4 lens. IR, and lens wide open..

The perfect location -- anyone hungry?
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 01, 2022, 17:26:16
Is that the one I use to cook for us in Granada?

  Nop. But that one is here and ready to be used if you want to come back  ;)
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Øivind Tøien on May 01, 2022, 20:17:59

Recycling the Alaskan way - sledding his catch after a session of dumpster diving at the transfer station that also filled up the rest of his truck. Permafrost affected power poles and "drunken trees" provide the backdrop. (Sorry for the quality, heavy crop of a phone capture - I tried catching up on him on my bicycle for a closer shot - he was fully aware of his sledding and was going slowly - but I was caught at the next traffic light.)
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 02, 2022, 12:23:14
  Nop. But that one is here and ready to be used if you want to come back  ;)

I did plan to come back with my kids this Easter, but the kids changed their mind and wanted to celebrate with their Grandpa in Bonn
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 02, 2022, 12:23:49
Brüssel:

Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 02, 2022, 17:14:56
May 2

young poplars

D850, 105mm f/1.4
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on May 02, 2022, 18:26:01
This is not Representative for May but matches Hans shot :)
Taken yesterday with z6 - 200mm
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 02, 2022, 22:17:01
Find the organ ;)
Nikon Z6 +14-30 @14mm
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 03, 2022, 00:28:40
Weather is getting warmer and warmer.
One reader
D5, 24-70mm 2.8 vr
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 03, 2022, 07:45:34
The lonely reader.  ;)  Nice Paco

Sunny day
Sunstar with the Nikon Z 24-70/2.8S
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Akira on May 03, 2022, 10:36:12
14 turtles in total.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 03, 2022, 13:04:49
Brüssel
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 03, 2022, 13:55:15
May 3

Grey (white) horse in the morning

Z fc, 16-50mm f/3.5-6.3

Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 04, 2022, 01:46:16
"Mother's Day" in Spain is set in the first Sunday of May. This year was May 1st. Beautiful day with lots of people on the streets. My mother got an unexpected present from this woman in the restaurant.

 D5, 24-70mm 2.8 vr
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 04, 2022, 01:47:50
The lonely reader.  ;)  Nice Paco

Sunny day
Sunstar with the Nikon Z 28-70/2.8S
  Thank you John.

   Do you have the 28-70 2.8 too?
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Tom Hook on May 04, 2022, 03:44:12
Barking Blue-Grey Gnatcatcher
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: ianwatson on May 04, 2022, 05:51:53
That is lovely, Tom.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: ianwatson on May 04, 2022, 05:52:49
All I have lately is a corner of my desk.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 04, 2022, 09:57:06
Brüssel
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Akira on May 04, 2022, 11:07:04
Brüssel

Wow, Frank, this is heart-warming and exciting at the same time!
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Akira on May 04, 2022, 11:59:19
Contrail.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 04, 2022, 12:12:45
Wow, Frank, this is heart-warming and exciting at the same time!

  Ditto. It put a smile on my face. A dynamic one   :)
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 04, 2022, 12:15:03
A calmer view. Lonely connector to the waves

  D5, 58mm 1.4g
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 04, 2022, 13:09:27
May 4

daily rgb's

Df, Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5

Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 04, 2022, 15:02:32
  Thank you John.

   Do you have the 28-70 2.8 too?
No that was a typo  ;)

I like to have the 24mm for this kinda zoom lens. There are many circumstances the  28mm may not be wide enough.  Plus the reviews were not very good about that lens.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 04, 2022, 18:25:46
Wow, Frank, this is heart-warming and exciting at the same time!

my kids are quite sportive
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 04, 2022, 18:26:41
  Ditto. It put a smile on my face. A dynamic one   :)

Thank you...
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Airy on May 04, 2022, 23:18:45
Df, Zeiss Milvus 50/2 f/5.6 I guess, shot handheld at f/5.6 at minimum focussing distance. Cropped.
Shot today in a public parc in Lille. These small beasts (or is it just their envelope), not even one centimeter long, looked dead. Maybe exhausted by their sexual performance?
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 05, 2022, 00:08:41
No that was a typo  ;)

I like to have the 24mm for this kinda zoom lens. There are many circumstances the  28mm may not be wide enough.  Plus the reviews were not very good about that lens.


I was going to ask you about it   :)
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Tom Hook on May 05, 2022, 05:47:32
Eastern Bluebird greeting me this morning
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 05, 2022, 09:47:27
What a handsome bird!
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 05, 2022, 09:49:16
May 8

Parus major

Zfc, 70-300mm f/3.5-5.6

Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Tom Hook on May 05, 2022, 11:52:28
Thanks Ian and Fons for commenting. The sun is out for the first time in a couple of days. Hopefully a good day for birding.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 05, 2022, 19:05:44
Brüssel
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 06, 2022, 00:26:34
Bridge, boats and clouds.


  D5, 24-70mm 2.8 vr
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Tom Hook on May 06, 2022, 04:01:52
Marsh Marigolds
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: ianwatson on May 06, 2022, 04:53:30
A 35mm lens is wonderfully versatile and very useful for documenting daily life. Right until one wishes for something much longer.

Nikon Z6, 35mm f/2 AI.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on May 06, 2022, 07:17:26
Nice bluebird Tom, Paco I thing you live in a very nice place  :)
Frank welcome back!
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 06, 2022, 14:30:22
May 6

blue bonnet

D850, 28mm f/1.4



Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Akira on May 06, 2022, 15:46:14
Afterglow.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 07, 2022, 00:01:41
 "auto adjustments" in lightroom surprised me  :)


   D5, 24-70mm 2.8 vr
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: aerobat on May 07, 2022, 06:33:10
Nice complementary colors Paco
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Akira on May 07, 2022, 11:24:01
"auto adjustments" in lightroom surprised me  :)


   D5, 24-70mm 2.8 vr

Fabulous scene!
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 07, 2022, 13:22:35
Thank you Daniel, Akira. So happy you like it. Ël faro de Trafalgar" is the place. Gorgeous.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: ColinM on May 07, 2022, 21:21:54
Marsh Marigolds

Nice Tom
Viewing this, it's almost like I'm there :)
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 08, 2022, 00:04:51
Thinking of love.

 D5, 24-70mm 2.8 vr
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Tom Hook on May 08, 2022, 02:06:20
Nice Tom
Viewing this, it almost like I'm there :)
Thanks Colin. I was on the lookout for Warblers and found these flowers at my feet. Tis the season!
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: aerobat on May 08, 2022, 16:13:04
Boring sunday afternoon… D850 & AF-S 24mm f/1.8
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 08, 2022, 19:50:19
May 8

Parus major

Zfc, 70-300mm f/3.5-5.6

updated

Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 08, 2022, 19:56:49
May 8

traditional farmhouse, thatched roof, painted in style, and linden trees pruned in candelabra as sunshade

Z6, 20mm f/1.8s

Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 09, 2022, 15:58:42
Life by the sea.

  Z6, 35mm 1.4 ai-s
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 09, 2022, 16:12:31
Life by the sea.

  Z6, 35mm 1.4 ai-s

Nice doubletake
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 09, 2022, 16:13:51
May 9

Onions

Zfc, TTA 90mm f/1.2

Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 09, 2022, 16:20:30
Nice doubletake

 Thank you Fons. It is a single shot. Cropped as the only lens I had with me was the 35mm and this called more for a 85-ish

 Interesting bokeh in your shot. Fits the ambiance you created.

 Thanks for commenting and sharing
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 09, 2022, 22:51:29
Nice doubletake
Yes beautifull
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 09, 2022, 22:52:17
Building activity in Spoorzone - Tilburg

Z9 24-70/2.8S
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 09, 2022, 22:54:54
May 9

Onions

Zfc, TTA 90mm f/1.2
Lovely effect, Fons
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 10, 2022, 10:03:16
Thank you John.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 10, 2022, 12:19:12
May 10

Iris

Z6, TTArtisan 90mm f/1.25

Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 10, 2022, 16:25:02
Beautiful color scheme Fons.


  Here, another consequence of living right next to the water. i think

  Z6, 35mm 1.4 ai-s
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 10, 2022, 17:29:08
The EU parliament has just voted for a new more democratic way to elect it. The same vote for every European!
https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20220429IPR28242/meps-begin-revising-rules-on-eu-elections-calling-for-pan-european-constituency
I found a wall in Brixelles that celebrates our future:
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Akira on May 11, 2022, 10:10:24
The night is always followed by the dawn, no matter how dark or long it is.  (a variation of my first post for the month.  :)  )
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 11, 2022, 20:19:19
During operation market-garden,
in this field Australian crew with their Short Sterling bomber LK-458 crashed september 20, 1944
This small monument is in their remembrance

https://www.tracesofwar.com/sights/81550/Memorial-Crash-Short-Stirling-Bomber-LK-548.htm (https://www.tracesofwar.com/sights/81550/Memorial-Crash-Short-Stirling-Bomber-LK-548.htm)

Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 11, 2022, 22:56:10
Wall 'decoration'

Z6  24-70/2.8S
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 12, 2022, 19:39:46
May 12

Large rhodo

Z6, 16mm f/3.5 fisheye
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 13, 2022, 01:14:37
Summer is here alright

 The feet
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 13, 2022, 07:13:44
Dusty Rose

Z6 85/1.4G
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 13, 2022, 19:53:29
Friday May 13

Communication

Z6, 70-200mm f/2.8
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 14, 2022, 13:00:30
May 14

Going for asparagus

Z6, 105mm f/2.8, cropped

Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Matthew Currie on May 14, 2022, 18:23:20
For some years there's been a frog dieoff here in New England, but they're making a comeback, and our pond, for a few years nearly silent, is becoming audible again.  When a frog smiles at you it's hard not to smile back.

Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: ColinM on May 14, 2022, 19:48:28
May 14

Going for asparagus

Beautiful capture Fons. They are magnificent but not often seen this close in this way.
Did it sit there whilst you took aim through a car window?
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 15, 2022, 08:46:57
Colin this must be a young buzzard i may have approached even closer, i am amazed by the 105mm Z lens here, again a crop i may add :) Asperges means the vegetable asparagus for which it is the season right now.

Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 15, 2022, 11:31:38
Granada. Back for a couple of days. Z6, 28mm 1.4e straight from the camera to the phone to here.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 16, 2022, 09:34:07
May 16

First roses of the season

Z6, 105mm f/2.8Z
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 16, 2022, 12:25:56
With the heat comes the very harsh light typical of the south of Spain.

  Z6, 28mm 1.4e, in camera b&w
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Luc on May 16, 2022, 20:29:18
With the heat comes the very harsh light typical of the south of Spain.

  Z6, 28mm 1.4e, in camera b&w

Very nice, both subject and processing.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Luc on May 16, 2022, 20:31:58
Outboard Foot (could also qualify for shape echo?)

Nikon Z6 + Nikkor Z 24-50mm f4-6.3

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52078066929_d07b4092ee_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2nkXGVF)Z6_DSC9277 (https://flic.kr/p/2nkXGVF) by Luc de Schepper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lucdeschepper/), on Flickr
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: aerobat on May 16, 2022, 22:50:47
Church decoration for 1 holy communion - D850 & AF-S 50mm 1.8
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 17, 2022, 08:58:20
May 17

Tomato

Zfc, 105mm f/2.8Z

Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 17, 2022, 12:18:31
Very busy with lots of projects and real estate work

Sunny Sunday

Z6 58G
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Dogman on May 17, 2022, 15:28:16
My wife getting ready to go shopping. 

This was just an experiment in how well I could manually focus an ƒ/0.95 lens on a camera that is difficult for me to use in manual focus mode.  It worked okay I decided, given my poor vision and the razor thin DOF.  I think I shot 7 frames with this one being the best. 

Fuji X-Pro1 with 7Artisans 35mm ƒ/0.95 lens.  The lens is fun to use but also frustrating.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 18, 2022, 09:36:59
My wife getting ready to go shopping. 

This was just an experiment in how well I could manually focus an ƒ/0.95 lens on a camera that is difficult for me to use in manual focus mode.  It worked okay I decided, given my poor vision and the razor thin DOF.  I think I shot 7 frames with this one being the best. 

Fuji X-Pro1 with 7Artisans 35mm ƒ/0.95 lens.  The lens is fun to use but also frustrating.

I have similar experience with the TTArtisan 90mm f/1.25
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 18, 2022, 09:37:58
May 18

last night birds in the sky

Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Akira on May 18, 2022, 15:48:07
Humbled moon.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 18, 2022, 17:56:19
Humbled moon.

Mysterious! The veiled bloodmoon.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 18, 2022, 23:02:54
Akira, that moon is something to behold!
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Akira on May 19, 2022, 07:42:45
Thank you, Fons and Paco!
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 19, 2022, 14:29:01
May 19

Before the rain,

Rosa with Cantharis parodoxa

Z6, 105mm f/2.8Z

Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Akira on May 19, 2022, 22:33:06
Smartphone call.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: aerobat on May 19, 2022, 23:15:19
After the rain
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 20, 2022, 15:13:59
May 20

Rosa

Z6, 105mm f/2.8Z

Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 20, 2022, 22:39:31
An East wind storm uprooted some old trees in Dave's and Mayumi's garden
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Akira on May 21, 2022, 03:01:36
Lampshade.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Dogman on May 21, 2022, 16:04:42
An East wind storm uprooted some old trees in Dave's and Mayumi's garden

Frank, that is beautiful!
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 21, 2022, 19:57:11
We arrived at our lodge. We are very tired. Birna fell asleep. I will sleep for a while too. Food is ready and waits for the late arrivals from Glasgow airport....
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 21, 2022, 20:01:58
May 21

'lovebugs'

Z6 - 105mm f/2.8s
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 21, 2022, 21:38:00
An East wind storm uprooted some old trees in Dave's and Mayumi's garden
great shot
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 21, 2022, 21:39:55
Cloudy and colder = gardenview

Z9 Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AIS
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 21, 2022, 21:43:38
We arrived at our lodge. We are very tired. Birna fell asleep. I will sleep for a while too. Food is ready and waits for the late arrivals from Glasgow airport....
Hope to see a lot of nice pictures from the gathering, have fun.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Airy on May 21, 2022, 23:14:59
L'insurrection qui vient. Lille, today.
Df, Zeiss Milvus 50/2 @f/8.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Akira on May 22, 2022, 16:01:54
May 22.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 22, 2022, 20:17:40
Rhodondendrons blossom early this year.

Bij Klein Engelandhoeve, Turnhout Belgium

Z9 24-70/2.8S  (cropped)
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 22, 2022, 20:36:29
May 22

sunglasses are ok,
local festivities

Z fc  -  Viltrox 23mm f/1.4

Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Øivind Tøien on May 23, 2022, 07:34:08
Flight AS2042 "bombing" sunspot region 3014 during takeoff from Fairbanks this evening and contributing another batch of CO2 to keep the effect of those sun rays in.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Akira on May 23, 2022, 11:18:06
Flight AS2042 "bombing" sunspot region 3014 during takeoff from Fairbanks this evening and contributing another batch of CO2 to keep the effect of those sun rays in.

Amazing capture!
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 23, 2022, 11:45:31
Amazing capture!

 Indeed! Fantastic.

Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 23, 2022, 11:46:42
A window kiss by the shore

Z6, 135mm 2.8 ai-s
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 23, 2022, 12:24:36
May 22.
I guess it is sign that I'm really disconnected from current culture but I have no idea what this sign means :)
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 23, 2022, 12:27:06
Flight AS2042 "bombing" sunspot region 3014 during takeoff from Fairbanks this evening and contributing another batch of CO2 to keep the effect of those sun rays in.

Waow.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Akira on May 23, 2022, 13:21:05
I guess it is sign that I'm really disconnected from current culture but I have no idea what this sign means :)

Bruno, this sign symbolizes the very subject of this museum which is...
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Akira on May 23, 2022, 13:23:20
Gundam in its life-size.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 23, 2022, 13:29:35
Amazing capture!
Super shot
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 23, 2022, 13:42:41
Bruno, this sign symbolizes the very subject of this museum which is...
I thought it was the name of the place :).
I learned something again today. Thanks, Akira
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Akira on May 23, 2022, 14:27:54
I thought it was the name of the place :).
I learned something again today. Thanks, Akira

Appreciate your telepathic intelligence.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 23, 2022, 15:45:33
No nonsense

Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 23, 2022, 15:51:12
Farm in the forest

Z9 24-70/2.8S
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 23, 2022, 16:30:20
A picture of our nearly black tulip.
Z6 MC105/2.8S @f9

I got this lens just a few days ago. I found a dealer in Denmark with stock!!!
All the big Copenhagen dealer did not have, but a small shop in Jutland had it, and a few more.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 23, 2022, 17:19:04
Congrats on your 105mm macro, Bent, i had to wait 2 months for my copy of the 105mm, but glad i did for the price went up with a 100 euro where the other z lenses showed rebates.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Bruno Schroder on May 23, 2022, 21:45:44
Appreciate your telepathic intelligence.

 :)
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 23, 2022, 21:53:12
Farm in the forest

Z9 24-70/2.8S

Lovely and rural, (but not completely without some colourfringe on the high contrast of the trees).
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: ianwatson on May 23, 2022, 21:58:53
Heathrow airport is already thronged with people and air travel is still recovering!

Nikon Z6, 35mm f/1.8S.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 23, 2022, 22:22:16
Flight AS2042 "bombing" sunspot region 3014 during takeoff from Fairbanks this evening and contributing another batch of CO2 to keep the effect of those sun rays in.

Carbon credits?
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 23, 2022, 22:23:04
Heathrow airport is already thronged with people and air travel is still recovering!

Nikon Z6, 35mm f/1.8S.

Going places?
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: aerobat on May 23, 2022, 23:17:38
Ian your photo has a lot of depth and three dimensionality. I like it
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 23, 2022, 23:52:30
Congrats on your 105mm macro, Bent, i had to wait 2 months for my copy of the 105mm, but glad i did for the price went up with a 100 euro where the other z lenses showed rebates.
Well I did wait for my local dealers to get one, and then suddenly found the shop in Vejle, with stock.
The price was a bit higher than the initial price from Nikon, but lower than the new Nikon price.
Must out and use it some more ;)
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 24, 2022, 00:08:03
Congrats on your 105mm macro, Bent, i had to wait 2 months for my copy of the 105mm, but glad i did for the price went up with a 100 euro where the other z lenses showed rebates.

I was lucky. In Bruxelles, by chance, I parked our car in front of a Nikon Pro Store. I went in and asked for their selection of native Z glass. They had the MC105 on the shelve for 1200 Euros including Belgium tax.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 24, 2022, 00:47:44
Farm in the forest

Z9 24-70/2.8S

Lovely "painterly" light quality and distribution. Such a bucolic place, fits very nicely
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 24, 2022, 00:48:27
Well I did wait for my local dealers to get one, and then suddenly found the shop in Vejle, with stock.
The price was a bit higher than the initial price from Nikon, but lower than the new Nikon price.
Must out and use it some more ;)


 Congratulations. Please, keep sharing them.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 24, 2022, 00:50:13
I'm attracted to this corner's view every time.

 Z6, 35mm 1.4 ai-s
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Øivind Tøien on May 24, 2022, 05:36:57
Carbon credits?

Thanks for the enthusiastic comments, Akira, Paco, Bruno, John, and Fons.
The capture was extremely lucky. I heard the plane but never had it in my sight, likely because I was peeking over the camera with my eclipse glasses so everything else was black, and the camera screen blacks out during exposures. I routinely release the shutter for repeated frames with a 5 sec release delay during solar captures so there was no chance of intentional timing here. But the thought occurred to me that it would have been neat if it had gotten into the frame.  When reviewing the frames I was at first wondering what that disturbing blob in my frame was and almost deleted it! Then I was initially a bit sorry I did not quite capture the whole tail, but if I had just been a few millisecond later I would likely have missed the warm exhaust/contrail bending the light of the sun.

The equipment was tripod mounted 300PF protected by Baader Astrosolar ND 5.0 film with stacked TC-14E and TC-20E III  on my D500.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 24, 2022, 06:42:01
Lovely and rural, (but not completely without some colourfringe on the high contrast of the trees).
Thanks Fons.

I checked the original, but there is no colour fringing. Where do you think you see some?
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 24, 2022, 06:43:54
Ian your photo has a lot of depth and three dimensionality. I like it
Yes,  and there is a lot to see !
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 24, 2022, 06:46:18
Thanks Paco.

I'm attracted to this corner's view every time.

 Z6, 35mm 1.4 ai-s
I can imagine, the combination of colours and the contrast of the romantic lightpost with the rudimentary architecture of the building.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 24, 2022, 07:52:46
Congrats on your 105mm macro, Bent, i had to wait 2 months for my copy of the 105mm, but glad i did for the price went up with a 100 euro where the other z lenses showed rebates.
Congrats Bent.   

Same applies for me, Fons.  waiting now 1 month.  Patience is a great thing ;)
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 24, 2022, 08:34:43
I'm attracted to this corner's view every time.

 Z6, 35mm 1.4 ai-s

Strong colour composition - Paco!
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 24, 2022, 08:36:26
Thanks Fons.

I checked the original, but there is no colour fringing. Where do you think you see some?

I see some on my laptop in the outline of the foliage, or my eyes are playing up? Maybe !
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 24, 2022, 08:41:25
In this image there is a little bit of blue fringing as it is in strong contrast with the ligth (sun). Overall you must really try hard to get some fringing  ;)

Agriculture in a nature area

Z9 24-70/2.8S
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 24, 2022, 08:43:35
I was lucky. In Bruxelles, by chance, I parked our car in front of a Nikon Pro Store. I went in and asked for their selection of native Z glass. They had the MC105 on the shelve for 1200 Euros including Belgium tax.

Initial price on the 105 was €1099, now its up to €1199 vat included.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 24, 2022, 08:47:34
In this image there is a little bit of blue fringing as it is in strong contrast with the ligth (sun). Overall you must really try hard to get some fringing  ;)

Agriculture in a nature area

Z9 24-70/2.8S

This type of colouration is about on any lens as far as i know, () can live with it ()
; a simple way is to reduce the blue channel in your editor
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 24, 2022, 09:21:11
It is wonderful here in Scotland. A five people meetup is quite different from a 25 people meetup like the one in 2016.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 24, 2022, 09:22:55
Thanks for the enthusiastic comments, Akira, Paco, Bruno, John, and Fons.
The capture was extremely lucky. I heard the plane but never had it in my sight, likely because I was peeking over the camera with my eclipse glasses so everything else was black, and the camera screen blacks out during exposures. I routinely release the shutter for repeated frames with a 5 sec release delay during solar captures so there was no chance of intentional timing here. But the thought occurred to me that it would have been neat if it had gotten into the frame.  When reviewing the frames I was at first wondering what that disturbing blob in my frame was and almost deleted it! Then I was initially a bit sorry I did not quite capture the whole tail, but if I had just been a few millisecond later I would likely have missed the warm exhaust/contrail bending the light of the sun.

The equipment was tripod mounted 300PF protected by Baader Astrosolar ND 5.0 film with stacked TC-14E and TC-20E III  on my D500.

Abolutely exceptionally and lucky
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 24, 2022, 13:51:14
May 24

Begonia

Z6, 105mm f/2.8S
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 24, 2022, 14:52:39
Initial price on the 105 was €1099, now its up to €1199 vat included.
Yes, I ordered with the old price and including a 15% discount I received when purchasing in the Nikon Store.  Price of the 24-70/2.8S increased in Germany from € 1.999 to  € 2.499 by the way.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: ianwatson on May 24, 2022, 16:24:13
Ian your photo has a lot of depth and three dimensionality. I like it

Thank you, Daniel.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: ianwatson on May 24, 2022, 16:25:19
Yes,  and there is a lot to see !

Thank you, John. It makes me think of Where's Wally?
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 24, 2022, 19:42:15
Thank you, John. It makes me think of Where's Wally?
haha. Indeed.  I couldn't find him ;)
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 25, 2022, 00:48:18
I took the rodenstock for a spin today with the Z6. Summer colors.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 25, 2022, 08:52:34
Z9  24-70/2.8S
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 25, 2022, 11:04:38
Opposite lines and colors; harmony in the image. Great message...
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 25, 2022, 12:24:25
May 25

Baptisia var. 'Lemon merengue'

Z6 - 105mm f/2.8s

Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: ianwatson on May 25, 2022, 20:57:04
This footbridge in Macclesfield, England, was a regular feature on my walks of an evening when I was younger.

Nikon Z6, 35mm f/1.8S.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on May 25, 2022, 22:34:21
Very nice light  :)
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 26, 2022, 00:45:59
platform
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 26, 2022, 00:56:23
amber
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 26, 2022, 01:01:34
It is impossible to control the moment rationally. Only your future can be controlled by rational estimation.

Read "How We Decide" by Jonah Lehrer
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 26, 2022, 08:43:40
Opposite lines and colors; harmony in the image. Great message...
Thanks Paco.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 26, 2022, 08:44:17
platform
Beautiful contrast, Frank.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 26, 2022, 13:52:29
May 26

4 out of 5

Rosa glauca

Z fc - 105mm f/2.8s
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: ianwatson on May 26, 2022, 17:02:15
Very nice light  :)

Thank you, Bent.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: ianwatson on May 26, 2022, 17:03:22
The Savage Chapel, St Michael's, Macclesfield.

Nikon Z6, 35mm f/1.8S.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 26, 2022, 17:40:51
The Savage Chapel, St Michael's, Macclesfield.

Nikon Z6, 35mm f/1.8S.

Nice images Ian
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 26, 2022, 21:15:27
Nice images Ian
Yes , indeed
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 26, 2022, 21:16:44
Colours

Z9 24-70/2.8S
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 27, 2022, 00:14:34
The Savage Chapel, St Michael's, Macclesfield.

Nikon Z6, 35mm f/1.8S.


Just: WOW
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 27, 2022, 00:15:20
rosko in a storm (tribute to Gary Ayala)


(https://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=10415.0;attach=54100;image)
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 27, 2022, 11:58:29
A duel about to happen  :)

   Z6, 24-70mm f4S
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Akira on May 27, 2022, 12:52:19
A duel about to happen  :)

   Z6, 24-70mm f4S

Encierro?
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Akira on May 27, 2022, 12:53:25
Cumulonimbus.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: ianwatson on May 27, 2022, 17:16:43
Thank you Fons, Johan and Frank. You are too kind.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 27, 2022, 18:09:18
May 27

Moluks Monument Barneveld

Z6 - 20mm f/1.8s

Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: aerobat on May 27, 2022, 18:31:48
Birding with 23mm
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 27, 2022, 18:59:46
Great shot, Daniel.

Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 27, 2022, 19:00:45
My girlfriend's cat :
"You're a Joke"

Z6  85/1.4G
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Luc on May 27, 2022, 23:44:23
My girlfriend's cat :
"You're a Joke"

Z6  85/1.4G

Hi John, you captured some very nice colors in this image.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Luc on May 27, 2022, 23:45:31
BMW Oldtimer Motorcycle, Rhodes.

Fujfilm X100 (the original one from 2011)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52103781718_e5961b3f8b_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2noev37)X100_DSF2006 (https://flic.kr/p/2noev37) by Luc de Schepper (https://www.flickr.com/photos/lucdeschepper/), on Flickr
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 28, 2022, 00:00:53
That's a truly lovely bike!
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 28, 2022, 00:06:03
There is a famous gypsy way of living "satispén tali", meaning "health and freedom". To put the image in context, people from Cadiz is very proud of their city and way of living too...to put it mildly. Here a twist of the gypsy frase to make it "salud y cadismo", meaning "health and the way of Cadiz"

  Z6, 24-70mm f4S
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 28, 2022, 00:12:24
the people living here are used to cross a water stepping on slippery stones laid out in the water
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Akira on May 28, 2022, 03:58:24
Humid dawn.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 28, 2022, 06:09:35
Hi John, you captured some very nice colors in this image.
Thanks Luc.  The Pope can be happy ;)

Detailed shot of the motor !
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 28, 2022, 06:13:15
You can feel that humid atmosphere, Akira.  Great !
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 28, 2022, 06:30:44
Snakeplant or (Dracaena trifasciata)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracaena_trifasciata (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracaena_trifasciata)
Z6 85/1.4G
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 28, 2022, 08:44:20
Schaffelaar castle, Barneveld

Z6, 20mm f/1.8S

Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Snoogly on May 28, 2022, 10:15:56
Snakeplant or (Dracaena trifasciata)  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracaena_trifasciata (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracaena_trifasciata)
Z6 85/1.4G

I am looking at one right now. It managed to survive the relentless budgie attacks - only stopped by netting :-)

Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Akira on May 28, 2022, 14:09:03
You can feel that humid atmosphere, Akira.  Great !

Thank you, John!  It was so humid that I needed to "dehaze" a little bit.  :)
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: aerobat on May 28, 2022, 16:36:26
At the zoo - D850 & 300mm PF
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Nikfuson on May 28, 2022, 17:59:33
The mighty Lysefjord seen from the Pulpit Rock.
(iPhone 11 Pro Max with LR tweaks - one can easily see the reduced DR hurting from adjustments)
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 29, 2022, 00:41:29
Truly mighty view nonetheless.

  Here, a more mundane port through the metal window. I'm always attracted to cranes :)

   Z6, 24-70mmf4S
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 29, 2022, 10:00:49
Bumblebee, Bombus, on poppy

may 28

Z6, 105mm f/2.8S

Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: aerobat on May 29, 2022, 22:52:50
Twitter
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Frank Fremerey on May 29, 2022, 23:09:23
Truly mighty view nonetheless.

  Here, a more mundane port through the metal window. I'm always attracted to cranes :)

   Z6, 24-70mmf4S

Great puzzle shot

Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: ianwatson on May 29, 2022, 23:36:47
Twitter

Great juxtaposition, Daniel. I see now how you were able to take a close photograph with your X100V.
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 29, 2022, 23:54:08
Twitter
   Fun shot!


  Thanks Frank.



 
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: golunvolo on May 29, 2022, 23:56:06
You can't eat money..


 D200 ir, 18-70mm 3.5-5.6
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 30, 2022, 06:04:37
May 29

Aldendriel castle, Mill

Z6 - 35mm f/1.8S

Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 30, 2022, 14:16:19
Dypsis lutescens  or Golden Cane Palm

Z6 85/1.4G
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: Fons Baerken on May 31, 2022, 18:09:34
May 31

Peony flower

Z6 - 105mm f/2,8S
Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: John Geerts on May 31, 2022, 18:46:21
Flowers of the Firethorn

Z9  105/2.8MC  (Handheld)

Title: Re: May 2022
Post by: aerobat on May 31, 2022, 20:15:52
After the rain - D850 & AF-S 85mm f/1.4 @ F2.8