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Title: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 01, 2020, 10:01:36
Post your "blog" contributions here  ;D

No theme (other than what the passage of time creates), no contest implied, a maximum of one picture per day in the actual month and no more than 4 images per month for NG members, up to 30(31 )for Supporters. You can distribute the contributions as once per week if you so prefer.

The posted picture(s) must be taken within the designated time period.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 01, 2020, 11:05:43
From yesterday.
 As I said, this type of workshop are going to be happening every saturday until March the 14th. I'm happily bussy

  Nikon D500, 105mm 1.4 @f2
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 01, 2020, 11:59:28
According to the calendar, today is first day of spring. Spring -- what spring. We only got more snow during the night.

Shot with Nikon Z50, 5cm f/1.4 Olympic Nikkor,
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 01, 2020, 13:20:08
Birna, it loks like you are enjoying the z50 a lot (and so do we through your pictures)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 01, 2020, 13:23:00
It's a cute camera and I do appreciate cuties :)

In terms of dumbing-down restrictions, Nikon stopped far earlier than they did with the 1 Nikon system -- fortunately. Thus the Z50 has a lot to offer the serious enthusiast, apart from being so small (and cute).
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 01, 2020, 13:24:38
Thanks John and Fons. February thread is already close, with three very colorful compositions.
How is that Z7 working? You sold the 850! :o
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 01, 2020, 13:27:28
It's a cute camera and I do appreciate cuties :)

In terms of dumbing-down restrictions, Nikon stopped far earlier than they did with the 1 Nikon system -- fortunately. Thus the Z50 has a lot to offer the serious enthusiast, apart from being so small (and cute).
Noted.  :)
  Spoiled by the silent shutter in theaters I was looking for a dx stealth replacement/companion for the d500. Not sure the Z50 wiill fit that bill
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 01, 2020, 14:01:04
March 1

Some sun finally, although spring is still another 3 weeks.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49604430922_0db4ee5aed_o.jpg)

D850 -- 105mm f/1.4E + pk-13
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 01, 2020, 15:02:52
Noted.  :)
  Spoiled by the silent shutter in theaters I was looking for a dx stealth replacement/companion for the d500. Not sure the Z50 wiill fit that bill

Probably it would not do for you. But there are plenty of other applications for which such a camera is excellent.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: CS on March 01, 2020, 15:49:38
According to the calendar, today is first day of spring. Spring -- what spring. We only got more snow during the night.

Shot with Nikon Z50, 5cm f/1.4 Olympic Nikkor,

 I really like that crisp shot.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Nikfuson on March 01, 2020, 16:04:37
Fons' shot gives me hope...our trip crossing the Hardangervidda plateau back from our winter holiday wasn't of the easy kind. Convoy with ca 15 cars of which several managed to crash into each other. Then a senior driver got stuck and was in no way up to the task of following the car in front, resulting in loosing the sight of it's rear lights, snow packed up around every car and the whole convoy got to a halt. A monstrous snow blower had to be sent in and the 40km stretch took us 6 hrs...
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 01, 2020, 16:11:56
Oh dear. Convoy driving is a challenge. Last time I did this there it "only" took 3 hrs.

Do bring extra warm clothing and food.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 01, 2020, 16:21:09
Fons' shot gives me hope...our trip crossing the Hardangervidda plateau back from our winter holiday wasn't of the easy kind. Convoy with ca 15 cars of which several managed to crash into each other. Then a senior driver got stuck and was in no way up to the task of following the car in front, resulting in loosing the sight of it's rear lights, snow packed up around every car and the whole convoy got to a halt. A monstrous snow blower had to be sent in and the 40km stretch took us 6 hrs...

Wow Sten!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 01, 2020, 16:44:59
What a snow ! Good luck with the weather there!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 01, 2020, 16:45:53
Admin day.  My 'Stapler'  ;)

Z7  50S
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Kim Pilegaard on March 01, 2020, 17:51:33
N1 V3 6.7-13mm @ f. 5
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 01, 2020, 17:56:43
Thanks John and Fons. February thread is already close, with three very colorful compositions.
How is that Z7 working? You sold the 850! :o
If you are used to the ergonomics and use of the Z6 the D850 feels like a step back. When I tested the Z7 I liked what I experienced. 

It is also much more convenient to work with more lenses than just the F-mount, and the Z6 and Z7 are complementary in my view.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 01, 2020, 23:00:41
Makes sense. I use the many options of the Z6 in daily basis. I have borrowed the d850 a couple of times and was impressed, even if I don't need those files. Z7 should  be very attractive.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 02, 2020, 11:22:34
N1 V3 6.7-13mm @ f. 5

Nice, what a simple setup may achieve.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 02, 2020, 11:41:32
Fons' shot gives me hope...our trip crossing the Hardangervidda plateau back from our winter holiday wasn't of the easy kind. Convoy with ca 15 cars of which several managed to crash into each other. Then a senior driver got stuck and was in no way up to the task of following the car in front, resulting in loosing the sight of it's rear lights, snow packed up around every car and the whole convoy got to a halt. A monstrous snow blower had to be sent in and the 40km stretch took us 6 hrs...

Wow, that is serious...


N1 V3 6.7-13mm @ f. 5

Interesting image with intriguing elements!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on March 02, 2020, 11:52:39
Unlike bad whether in the North here the spring is on the way
18 degrees Celsius in a sunny and calm Sunday
Young girls playing by the sea, my trusty old 28-105 AF-D on D750
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: PeterN on March 02, 2020, 11:56:36
A wonderful start of the March thread! So many differences in subject choice and not to forget... weather!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 02, 2020, 12:02:10
Crossing the Hardangervidda  :o careful. Those situations feel alien to my corner of the world.

  From Saturday, moviment and image workshop with the collaboration of Antonio Ruth

   D500, 70-200 2.8 fl
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 02, 2020, 12:11:40
Weather indeed is unpredictable here up in the North. However, the seasons do march on and the days become markedly longer. Buds respond and break, if the ambient temperature isn't too harsh.


Leafing Silver Birch Betula pendula. Repro-Nikkor 85mm f/1 @f/1 on my Z50. This is a situation for which I would have enjoyed some in-camera VR, a feature which alas the little Z50 lacks.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 02, 2020, 12:13:20
Unlike bad whether in the North here the spring is on the way
18 degrees Celsius in a sunny and calm Sunday
Young girls playing by the sea, my trusty old 28-105 AF-D on D750

Did you perchance forget to attach the image, Nasos?
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on March 02, 2020, 13:07:33
Did you perchance forget to attach the image, Nasos?
I thing it’s OK now, I couldn’t succeed to resize with LR and the server abort it several times
Thank you Birna
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 02, 2020, 13:12:40
The image of the young girls does show now. Nice scene at the beach, but still a bit cold to jump into the water?
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 02, 2020, 13:19:59
The storms of Saturday collapsed a part of the wall near the roof of a high office building. A woman on a bicycle was able to escape towards the parking just before the stones came down.

Her bicycle as a silent witness....

Z7  50/1.8S
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Nikfuson on March 02, 2020, 13:34:14
Unlike bad whether in the North here the spring is on the way
18 degrees Celsius in a sunny and calm Sunday
Young girls playing by the sea, my trusty old 28-105 AF-D on D750

Delightful image Nasos. Is this in the Gulf of Corinth by any chance?
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 02, 2020, 13:59:50
Unlike bad whether in the North here the spring is on the way
18 degrees Celsius in a sunny and calm Sunday
Young girls playing by the sea, my trusty old 28-105 AF-D on D750
Very calm and serene.  Lovely. And adorable weather too  ;)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 02, 2020, 16:57:33
March 2

Drizzle 

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49609129748_c2e082c9da_o.jpg)

D850 -- 200mm f/2vr

Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on March 02, 2020, 17:20:04
The image of the young girls does show now. Nice scene at the beach, but still a bit cold to jump into the water?
Yes still cold, the temperature must be around 15 Celsius it varies between 11-27 all year, there is a group of winter swimmers that never misses this opportunity

Thank you John , Nikfuson:
It’s outside Chalkis seems like the Gulf of Corinth, the mountain in front is Evia island
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 02, 2020, 18:01:13
15C in water - that's 10 degrees more than what I used to jump into as a kid :)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 02, 2020, 19:08:14
Town Mayor, Oxford, UK, visiting the partner town Bonn after Brexit ...
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 02, 2020, 19:34:24
Town Mayor, Oxford, UK, visiting the partner town Bonn after Brexit ...
Great portrait Frank !
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 02, 2020, 19:37:43
Great portrait Frank !

very nice guy...
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on March 02, 2020, 20:10:42
Nice portrait with a mix of lighting
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 02, 2020, 21:33:47
thx
1.4/105E on D850
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 02, 2020, 21:36:38
Great portrait, light and background
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 03, 2020, 04:09:13
Town Mayor, Oxford, UK, visiting the partner town Bonn after Brexit ...

A very nice portrait suggesting friendly interaction between you and him.

So, did he have to wear a camouflage shirt to come to Europe?   ::)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 03, 2020, 07:17:13
A very nice portrait suggesting friendly interaction between you and him.

So, did he have to wear a camouflage shirt to come to Europe?   ::)

no. he is part of the greens ... can hide in the bushes
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Luc on March 03, 2020, 07:27:44
Very good portrait, Frank.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 03, 2020, 08:58:05
The  Cyclop T3C-2 (Helios) 100 mm f/2.0  Lens.

A rare lens which comes from Russian military night vision device, called 'T3C-2'. Also called   'Helios 100mm' or 'Mini-Cyclop'.  This optic hasn't had any aperture blades, no other mark on the lens body, except an infinity mark. Heavy metal and glass construction.  In the M42 mount.

Some information can be found on Mflenses  http://forum.mflenses.com/mini-cyclop-t3c-2-t49828,highlight,+mini%20+cyclop.html (http://forum.mflenses.com/mini-cyclop-t3c-2-t49828,highlight,+mini%20+cyclop.html)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: PeterN on March 03, 2020, 11:44:03
You have some very interesting gear, John!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: PeterN on March 03, 2020, 12:18:03
What’s left of this morning..

(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3845454127-4.jpg)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 03, 2020, 12:43:57
March 3

this morning

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49613551827_02c15c0f1e_o.jpg)

Z6 -- 58mm f/1.4g
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 03, 2020, 12:51:23
March 3.  Shibuya in chaos.  Shot with iPhone8 Plus.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Nikfuson on March 03, 2020, 13:12:28
March 3.  Shibuya in chaos.  Shot with iPhone8 Plus.

Could be called the layers of a city. Good one Akria!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 03, 2020, 13:58:28
Could be called the layers of a city. Good one Akria!

Thank you Sten!  Your observation makes perfect sense.  Shibuya is indeed a 3D maze, and you would easily lost sense of where you are vertically and horizontally.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: PeterN on March 03, 2020, 14:34:17
The title nails the main subject/theme, Akira! Despite the chaos there is also coherence. Very well spotted and exe uted!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 03, 2020, 15:00:23
Z6 -- 58mm f/1.4g
Nice colours and bokeh, Fons.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 03, 2020, 15:02:50
my sister's husband wants to become a model. I do not want to become a fashion photographer...
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 03, 2020, 15:08:26
He has too little belief in you, Frank :) We know you can do it !!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 03, 2020, 15:13:20
Between realities today and for once, rather bored. So playing around with items scattered all over my work table. My oestrogen plaster box became the target for the Ultra-Micro-Nikkor 28mm f/1.8 on a Sony NEX-3. Despite taken with a hand-held camera, the image appears literally razor sharp. A wonder I managed to focus this precise.

I had to cut severely back on jpg quality to make the image fit to NG file size limitations. Also the crop is severe as the Ultra-Micro-Nikkor lens will not cover the entire APS-C frame of the camera.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 03, 2020, 15:41:22
He has too little belief in you, Frank :) We know you can do it !!

He wants me to become a fashion photographer, but I have next to no interest in fashion. Of course I can do it. I went to a Bundesliga Photo Workshop and the teacher, a professional sports shooter said: "you got it in you, you can do it" but I do not like spending my life in football stadiums and not at fashion events. I did horse photos and people liked them. But I do not like the horse owner society.

So I stay with food and Interieur and People / Portraits.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bill De Jager on March 03, 2020, 18:34:19
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49614804502_464e119505_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iAhQPQ)
Park-200-f2 (https://flic.kr/p/2iAhQPQ) by Bill de Jager (https://www.flickr.com/photos/99349448@N06/), on Flickr

Nikon 200mm f/2 AF-S VR I at f/2. 

(Camera clock was reset so it reads 2014, but photo was actually taken about 1700Z today.)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 03, 2020, 20:11:31
The title nails the main subject/theme, Akira! Despite the chaos there is also coherence. Very well spotted and exe uted!

Thank you, Peter!  It was shot through the enforcing net molded in the windowpane of the building I was in.  The tiny lens of the iPhone8 enabled me to shoot the scene without bothered by the net.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 03, 2020, 20:12:06
my sister's husband wants to become a model. I do not want to become a fashion photographer...

Great capture, Frank!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on March 03, 2020, 23:15:54
The daily grind
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 03, 2020, 23:22:43
Nicely captured action there, Jack.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: CS on March 04, 2020, 00:07:18
The daily grind

Good one, Jack!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 04, 2020, 00:25:39
The daily grind

Love this capture, Jack!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on March 04, 2020, 00:45:49
Quote
The daily grind

thats a good one
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 04, 2020, 07:02:06
Great capture, Frank!

very nice guy!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 04, 2020, 07:03:47
The daily grind

superb light painting
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 04, 2020, 07:07:19
The daily grind
Great, you nailed it Jack.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Luc on March 04, 2020, 07:09:51
Great, you nailed it Jack.
Indeed, very nice image.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 04, 2020, 07:38:06
Nice colours and bokeh, Fons.

Thank you John
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: PeterN on March 04, 2020, 09:10:40
Nicely captured action there, Jack.

+1

My shot for the day: locked up..

(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3846974931-4.jpg)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 04, 2020, 16:08:40
It's warm at home

Z7  50/1.8S
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on March 04, 2020, 16:13:39
2 weeks short of Spring, but it certainly feels like it is here
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 04, 2020, 16:31:27
March 4

fields

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49618000731_ecb198c87c_o.jpg)

D850, 105mm f/1.4
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 04, 2020, 16:56:44
Fons is in an inspired Spring mode -- what will be next?
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Andrew on March 04, 2020, 17:31:32
China is attacking!!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 04, 2020, 18:39:29
Fons is in an inspired Spring mode -- what will be next?

Thank you Birna.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: PeterN on March 04, 2020, 18:43:58


Wonderful and creative Fons!
Multiple Exposure?

March 4

fields

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49618000731_ecb198c87c_o.jpg)

D850, 105mm f/1.4
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 04, 2020, 19:59:24

Wonderful and creative Fons!
Multiple Exposure?

Indeed a multiple exposure or better a blend of 2 different images, for which you need photoshop to edit and merge layers, thank you Peter.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Jacques on March 04, 2020, 20:59:12
Receding flood water(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49619204597_b79a28f5b4_h.jpg)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: MFloyd on March 04, 2020, 21:42:15
Austin (Tx), Circuit Of The Americas (COTA). World Endurance Championship (WEC).

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49603936322_a660b9d00d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2izk96q)
_8520812.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2izk96q)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 05, 2020, 09:15:23
3 D  architect Johan Hanegraaf shows his new software module

Z7  AF-S   80-200/2.8
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: PeterN on March 05, 2020, 12:35:21
I like the composition, colors, and symmetry, John! Well done.
How do you like the responsiveness of the Z-series for your work?
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 05, 2020, 13:04:22
Interestingly we now see wintery scenes once the calendar tells us it's officially Spring :)

Availed myself of the winter sun shining on white snow to test whether I could shoot UV hand-held with the Panagor 21mm f/4 lens on my monochrome NEX-5N (courtesy of Vivek Iyer and a spin-off from the last NG Photo Race 2019 in The Hague). No problems using a Baader U filter rear-mounted to the lens. Actually I was surprised how good this old lens apparently is. This is 1/60 sec, f/8, ISO 200 with the Baader U, which is indicative of a pretty UV-sensitive system. The ARW file is run through MonoChrome2DNG (courtesy Iliah Borg) to extract the best quality. For once, my standard converter Photo Ninja falls short of the mark.

The scene itself is just the view from my porch thus not of special interest except for testing purposes. But it does indicate the recent change of scenery, and the qualities of the lens.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 05, 2020, 14:09:54
I like the composition, colors, and symmetry, John! Well done.
How do you like the responsiveness of the Z-series for your work?
Thanks Peter.

Responsiveness is very good. AF is swift and quick, both with AF-S as with Z lenses.

Weight and handling (viewfinder/screen) is a plus.  Loading batteries in-camera is a plus. The XQD cards are expensive but fast.

It is more convenient to take 2 Z bodies with you than 2 DSRL's.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 05, 2020, 15:14:34
March 5

Gardenwork, Helleborus orientalis

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49621775143_01f39b4eb3_o.jpg)

Z6 -- Voigtländer 125mm f/2.5

Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: PeterN on March 05, 2020, 16:07:24
Wonderful capture (great lens too) Fons!

My single photo taken today was with the iphone11

(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3848528787-4.jpg)[/url]
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 05, 2020, 17:21:53
Wonderful capture (great lens too) Fons!

My single photo taken today was with the iphone11

(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3848528787-4.jpg)[/url]

Thanks Peter yeah great lens unfortunately circumstances were not, too much wind,
Yours' a good instant catch, i wonder about the Z in those circumstances.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on March 05, 2020, 18:14:05
Up in the air
Worker installing light fixtures on a very tall lift
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Mike G on March 05, 2020, 18:15:31
I find those big lifts a bit scary!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on March 05, 2020, 18:18:18
The scene itself is just the view from my porch thus not of special interest except for testing purposes. But it does indicate the recent change of scenery, and the qualities of the lens.

The boat seems a long way from water...
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 05, 2020, 18:44:41
Up in the air
Worker installing light fixtures on a very tall lift

yes. great scale!!!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 05, 2020, 20:46:38
We had for once a sunny afternoon.
Z6 300PF
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Jacques on March 05, 2020, 21:48:59
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49624152342_bee6771425_h.jpg)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 06, 2020, 09:16:23
Interesting, is it a lamp?
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: PeterN on March 06, 2020, 12:51:16
Interesting indeed!

March 6' snapshot: Industrial Heritage (shot with iPhone11 pro)

(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3849440493-5.jpg)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 06, 2020, 12:52:44
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49624152342_bee6771425_h.jpg)

It is an enigmatic but intriguing image.  A replacement saw for a bandsaw or something like that?
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 06, 2020, 14:29:23
It is an enigmatic but intriguing image.  A replacement saw for a bandsaw or something like that?

i would guess one of these led chandeliers
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 06, 2020, 16:00:25
March 6

Daffodils

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49626742141_1afa2ea309_o.jpg)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Nikfuson on March 06, 2020, 16:09:48
Post commute moment.
iPhone11ProMax.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 06, 2020, 16:09:50
another picture, need another aperture than f/1.4 and another AF mode...
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 06, 2020, 16:11:38
Post commute moment.
iPhone11ProMax.

very nice deck situation
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 06, 2020, 16:19:22
'Interesting Birds' 

Z7    55/1.2   Ai
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 06, 2020, 16:35:21
'Interesting Birds' 
Z7    55/1.2   Ai

alert cat, great IQ!!!!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Luc on March 06, 2020, 16:39:48
Bent, beautiful swan.
Jacques, intriguing image.
Peter, nice image. The iPhone 11 Pro is quite good at DR so it seems.
Fons, strong image.
Sten, beautiful light,colors and composition. Also very high quality.
Frank, have another shot at it.
John, wow!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Luc on March 06, 2020, 16:40:56
After a visit to a museum for a photo exhibition (Hilversum, Zilveren Camera) I met this old (88 years) man.
We talked a bit and later he agreed on me shooting some pictures of him.

Fujifilm X100 @ f2.8

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49627166732_c92277d9aa_b.jpg)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Eddie Draaisma on March 06, 2020, 23:06:52
Moon with faint corona, as seen earlier this week from the front garden
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 06, 2020, 23:56:15
After a visit to a museum for a photo exhibition (Hilversum, Zilveren Camera) I met this old (88 years) man.
We talked a bit and later he agreed on me shooting some pictures of him.

Fujifilm X100 @ f2.8

Nice portrait.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 07, 2020, 08:47:37
alert cat, great IQ!!!!

Thanks Frank and Luc
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 07, 2020, 08:54:04
Nice portrait.
Very nice indeed. Looks like an old sailor
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 07, 2020, 09:14:41
Moon with faint corona, as seen earlier this week from the front garden

Love this atmospheric image, Eddie!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Eddie Draaisma on March 07, 2020, 10:50:37
Love this atmospheric image, Eddie!

Thanks Akira!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 07, 2020, 15:18:15
Yes, now I can shoot UV with a fisheye !! Even hand-held, thanks to the monochrome NEX-5N given to me by Vivek Iyer (the nice guy we ran into during the NG Photo Race in The Hague, last November). The lens is a SUNEX 5.6mm f/5.6 and a Baader U was used for filtering out anything other than UV.


(https://www.ultravioletphotography.com/content/uploads/monthly_03_2020/post-2-0-25889400-1583583306.jpg)

This was just a quick and dirty shot at f/5.6, 1/40 sec, ISO 200, nothing of particular importance, except for a proof of concept. Under heavy overcast winter skies that tells a lot of the system sensitivity to UV. Good news for me for the upcoming trip to visit Andrea in New Mexico!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 07, 2020, 16:16:56
March 7

aboutround

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49630622741_89708c6d60_o.jpg)

Z6 -- 85mm f/1.8S
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 07, 2020, 17:42:37
It's a terrible winter with loads of rain and overloaded with storm. Brrr.  In the center - Rail way station with the Clock Tower

Z 7   35-70/3.5 Ai  (72mm version)  wide open.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 07, 2020, 18:54:09
March 7

aboutround

Z6 -- 85mm f/1.8S
You like the 85mm/1.8S ?  Comparable with the 50mm S ? Or any 85/1.4?
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 07, 2020, 19:25:19
Go Fons, go :)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 07, 2020, 20:05:26
You like the 85mm/1.8S ?  Comparable with the 50mm S ? Or any 85/1.4?

More comparable with the 50mm S than with any of the F-mount 85's.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 07, 2020, 20:07:53
More comparable with the 50mm S than with any of the F-mount 85's.
So basically it is a 50mm/1.8S  lens with a bit  longer focal length?
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 07, 2020, 20:10:27
It makes a great short tele, now i have the 35, 50, 85mm S lenses, waiting for the 20mm and hopefully a 105/135 or 180 at some point.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 07, 2020, 20:11:10
Go Fons, go :)

Thank you Birna.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bill De Jager on March 07, 2020, 21:41:38
John, love your photo of the cat.  My wife also sends her compliments on this one.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Luc on March 07, 2020, 21:51:17
Thanks Bent and John for watching, and commenting on my Old Man picture.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 08, 2020, 14:30:19
March 8

Yet another rainy day.
At the small expo of local painters,
my daughter and granddaughter.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49633977783_6679cbddda_o.jpg)

Z6 - 35mm f/1.8S
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 08, 2020, 14:37:03
Nice double portrait  :)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 08, 2020, 14:52:41
John, love your photo of the cat.  My wife also sends her compliments on this one.
Thanks Bill.

Thank you for the explanation Fons.  Nice double portrait btw.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 08, 2020, 14:53:17
Shoes

Z 7    35-70/3.5 Ai
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 08, 2020, 14:59:47
Thanks Bill.

Thank you for the explanation Fons.  Nice double portrait btw.

We have become used with f-mounts-85's as a standard for portraits including a certain amount of vignetting, fall-off, bokeh etc.
arguably thats different from the s-mount lens.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 08, 2020, 15:13:43
Shoes

Z 7    35-70/3.5 Ai

This lens is so nice the only neg i can think is the mfd of 1 mtr.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 08, 2020, 15:14:56
Nice double portrait  :)

Thank you Bent
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 08, 2020, 15:18:38
This lens is so nice the only neg i can think is the mfd of 1 mtr.
Yes.  Stepdown Ring with the Canon D500  77-->72mm or Step up With Nikon 6T   62-->72mm brings you a bit closer.

Or is there already a Nikon F - Nikon Z- adapter with macro-zoom?
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on March 08, 2020, 15:59:24
graduation pic of todays low speed train driver training
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 08, 2020, 16:09:37
graduation pic of todays low speed train driver training


international women's day, more daughters
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: PeterN on March 08, 2020, 16:41:15
March 8. Beach walk with the iphone11. In these type of photos, phone sensors clearly show their limited use. The light and its impact on the colours in the water were beautiful but the sensor was not capable of capturing it )or the software killed it). I even turned down contrast in PP but it did not do much good.

(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3851410712-4.jpg)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on March 08, 2020, 16:55:58
March 8. Beach walk with the iphone11.

the iPhone camera raw developers name was not Peder Severin Kroyer  :)

Fons, my thoughts as well.
Here my ladies look young compared to the background  :P
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Jacques on March 08, 2020, 21:26:36
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49624128297_71227d3556_h.jpg)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: PeterN on March 08, 2020, 21:54:58
What a great portrait, jacques! The light of the 17th century painters!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 09, 2020, 12:56:56
March 9

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49638554598_1d4f9d6f2c_o.jpg)

Z6 - 25-50mm f/4 - pk-11a
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 09, 2020, 13:05:36
portrait of a friend.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 09, 2020, 15:18:03
A fleeting snapshot of modern relaxation, taken with my mobile.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 09, 2020, 15:31:02
First signs of spring?  *and rain is (again) approaching...

D3s 105/DC
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: simsurace on March 09, 2020, 16:45:53
Spring is spreading around the house.
(http://www.suracephoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/D750_24952.jpg)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 09, 2020, 18:31:08
March 9.  It was quite warm today.  Japanese magnolia about to burst into bloom.

Sigma fp with Ai Nikkor 200/4.0.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on March 09, 2020, 18:51:53
Spring is spreading around the house.
(http://www.suracephoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/D750_24952.jpg)
Very nice view!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 09, 2020, 19:01:35
March 9

Z6 - 25-50mm f/4 - pk-11a

Love this narcissus shot, Fons!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: madhatter on March 09, 2020, 22:27:09
Sunday walk at the ocean
(https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1-9iXfi7X-oUPAyjJMeWkeMXr9hw7B_ej)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 09, 2020, 22:49:07
I have been very busy lately. I´m back  :)

   Sunset at Granada.


   Z6, 24-70 2.8 vr
 
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 09, 2020, 23:31:27
Good to have you back, nice picture
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 09, 2020, 23:47:15
Thanks Bent, it is so nice to be back.  :)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: simsurace on March 10, 2020, 13:05:33
Very nice view!
Thanks!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 10, 2020, 14:28:48
Love this narcissus shot, Fons!

Thank you Akira.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 10, 2020, 14:31:16
Come rain, come rain again

This' from last sunday

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49633977828_8f5d969a11_o.jpg)

Z6 - 85mm f/1.8S
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 10, 2020, 14:49:57
Come rain, come rain again

This' from last sunday

Z6 - 85mm f/1.8S

Beautifully dramatic image!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 10, 2020, 14:51:10
It had been rainy during the daytime but cleared up in the night.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 10, 2020, 16:23:28
Fallen pine needles and staghorn lichens on a (very) wet rock face.

This is close to the enhanced near limit of my OM 28mm f/3.5 lens on the Z6, ie. around 1:1.5 in the very foreground. Exposure f/5.6, around 1/10 sec, ISO 100,  N=151 frames stacked in Zerene Stacker.

I'm still experimenting with the technique. It provides excellent clarity of small objects close-up, and brings with it massive efforts in the shooting and post-processing stages. Is it worth its while? I have no definite answer yet. Still just curious. The handling of objects poking outside the sliver-thin depth-of-field zone is much better than what can be attained with movements and Scheimpflug's rule, or to be more precise, the potential for near limitless depth of field is there. The gain is counteracted by deficiencies in the stacking method(s) that tend to make unwanted edge blurs and necessitate tedious retouching. There is no such ting as a free lunch.


Close-Up Stilleben


Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Luc on March 10, 2020, 16:42:25
I have been very busy lately. I´m back  :)

   Sunset at Granada.


   Z6, 24-70 2.8 vr
 
Lovely warm colours. Lucky you and welkome back Paco!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Luc on March 10, 2020, 16:43:13
Come rain, come rain again

This' from last sunday

Z6 - 85mm f/1.8S
I hate rain but this a very nice image, Fons.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Luc on March 10, 2020, 16:43:49
It had been rainy during the daytime but cleared up in the night.
Nice mood and moon, Akira.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Luc on March 10, 2020, 16:45:40
Fallen pine needles and staghorn lichens on a (very) wet rock face.

This is close to the enhanced near limit of my OM 28mm f/3.5 lens on the Z6, ie. around 1:1.5 in the very foreground. Exposure f/5.6, around 1/10 sec, ISO 100,  N=151 frames stacked in Zerene Stacker.

I'm still experimenting with the technique. It provides excellent clarity of small objects close-up, and brings with it massive efforts in the shooting and post-processing stages. Is it worth its while? I have no definite answer yet. Still just curious. The handling of objects poking outside the sliver-thin depth-of-field zone is much better than what can be attained with movements and Scheimpflug's rule, or to be more precise, the potential for near limitless depth of field is there. The gain is counteracted by deficiencies in the stacking method(s) that tend to make unwanted edge blurs and necessitate tedious retouching. There is no such ting as a free lunch.


Close-Up Stilleben
I have zero knowledge of the technique but I like the result, Birna.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Luc on March 10, 2020, 16:48:38
I'm sick at home, watching a documentary on Bruce Springsteen, one of my favourite musicians.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49643708173_0f8dd393be_h.jpg)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 10, 2020, 17:22:50
Beterschap Luc!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 10, 2020, 17:38:25
Get well soon, Luc.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 10, 2020, 19:23:47
Special Church Service for Corona victims.   Outside one of the 18th century windows.

Z 7   AF-S 80-200/2.8
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on March 10, 2020, 21:51:41
First bloom on the Flowering Cherry (Sakura).
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 10, 2020, 22:56:41
Fallen pine needles and staghorn lichens on a (very) wet rock face.

This is close to the enhanced near limit of my OM 28mm f/3.5 lens on the Z6, ie. around 1:1.5 in the very foreground. Exposure f/5.6, around 1/10 sec, ISO 100,  N=151 frames stacked in Zerene Stacker.

I'm still experimenting with the technique. It provides excellent clarity of small objects close-up, and brings with it massive efforts in the shooting and post-processing stages. Is it worth its while? I have no definite answer yet. Still just curious. The handling of objects poking outside the sliver-thin depth-of-field zone is much better than what can be attained with movements and Scheimpflug's rule, or to be more precise, the potential for near limitless depth of field is there. The gain is counteracted by deficiencies in the stacking method(s) that tend to make unwanted edge blurs and necessitate tedious retouching. There is no such ting as a free lunch.


Close-Up Stilleben


Stacking in the field should be quite a challenge.  The resulted image is impressive for sure!


Nice mood and moon, Akira.

Thank you, Luc.  Get well soon!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 10, 2020, 23:12:56
I became an icon today
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on March 10, 2020, 23:21:09
I became an icon today

Your beard has a long way to go before you catch this guy
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 10, 2020, 23:56:55
Get well fast and easy Luc!
I´m with Akira, that kind of precise work in the field can not be easy -understatement- Great looking results
 
   An image of a hunter in action  :) Was using the 105 1.4 fully open with cat´s eye af. Works wonderfully even for fast moving felines in low light  ;D

  Z6, 105mm 1.4
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 11, 2020, 07:41:49
Your beard has a long way to go before you catch this guy

I love Russian Icons. Customers let me reproduce Art. Also Russian Icons ...
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 11, 2020, 09:43:39
Rebel with a Cause. Birna at the International Women's Day March 8th.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 11, 2020, 10:02:33
March 11

raindrops on a hyacinth

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49647321282_033b007661_o.jpg)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 11, 2020, 10:29:16
CV 125, Fons?
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 11, 2020, 10:46:47
Birna, actually 55mm f/3.5 reverse mounted on a pb-4, the camera is the Df.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 11, 2020, 11:00:21
March 11.  The temperature went up to 21.4 Celsius!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 11, 2020, 11:23:43
March 11.  The temperature went up to 21.4 Celsius!

sweet shot Akira
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Nikfuson on March 11, 2020, 11:44:15
Rebel with a Cause. Birna at the International Women's Day March 8th.

A very nice portrait of you Birna  :)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Nikfuson on March 11, 2020, 11:45:59
Get well fast and easy Luc!
I´m with Akira, that kind of precise work in the field can not be easy -understatement- Great looking results
 
   An image of a hunter in action  :) Was using the 105 1.4 fully open with cat´s eye af. Works wonderfully even for fast moving felines in low light  ;D

  Z6, 105mm 1.4

The claws makes the picture. Wonder what the eye af was thinking  ;D
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Nikfuson on March 11, 2020, 11:48:06
March 11.  The temperature went up to 21.4 Celsius!

Geez...will be a while b4 we see that temperature level here.
The yellow speaks Easter (for us here in Norway at least).
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Nikfuson on March 11, 2020, 11:49:41
Here the lord of fun posing for me.
11ProMax.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 11, 2020, 12:01:51
sweet shot Akira

Thank you, Fons!


Geez...will be a while b4 we see that temperature level here.
The yellow speaks Easter (for us here in Norway at least).

I wish the high temperature and the dry air for today (and hopefully tomorrow) to contribute to buster the corona virus!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Mike G on March 11, 2020, 12:42:51
I agree with Fons, a lovely shot! What sort of plant is it?
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 11, 2020, 12:58:12
I agree with Fons, a lovely shot! What sort of plant is it?

Thank you, Mike!  Unfortunately I cannot identify the name of the flower.  Anybody to help?
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Erik Lund on March 11, 2020, 13:48:24
Fons, you have really shared some amazing images in this tread, it's so great to see the diversity in subjects processing and technic!I'm truly impressed!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 11, 2020, 14:08:59
Fons, you have really shared some amazing images in this tread, it's so great to see the diversity in subjects processing and technic!I'm truly impressed!
+1
Always nice an interesting photos from Fons
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 11, 2020, 14:40:42
Fons, you have really shared some amazing images in this tread, it's so great to see the diversity in subjects processing and technic!I'm truly impressed!
+1
Always nice an interesting photos from Fons

Thank you very much!!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 11, 2020, 16:09:46
+1
Always nice an interesting photos from Fons
+2 the variety making them even more enjoyable
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 11, 2020, 16:28:51
March 11.  The temperature went up to 21.4 Celsius!

very beautiful
longing for spring
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 11, 2020, 16:44:26
very beautiful
longing for spring

Thank you, Frank!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 11, 2020, 17:25:47
Finally sun.

Z 7   AF-S  24-70/2.8
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: CS on March 11, 2020, 18:03:57
Fons, you have really shared some amazing images in this tread, it's so great to see the diversity in subjects processing and technic!I'm truly impressed!

Indeed, I look forward to the daily contributions from Fons.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 11, 2020, 18:08:50
Indeed, I look forward to the daily contributions from Fons.
+2 the variety making them even more enjoyable

Thank you Paco and Carl.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 11, 2020, 18:11:11
Finally sun.

Z 7   AF-S  24-70/2.8

Lovely and tender.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 11, 2020, 20:07:10
eat
more
plants
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 11, 2020, 20:46:40
ok, mushrooms are no plants
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on March 12, 2020, 04:59:17
Interiors starting to take shape... Still a year to go before ready to open
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 12, 2020, 07:16:36
Lovely and tender.

Thanks Fons.

I tried the AF Focus tracking on the Z7 (with composing). Due to the severe wind and the fragile leafs of the Magnolia still a hard task.  But the hit-rate improved from less than 1 percent to  a tiny 10 percent   ;)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 12, 2020, 07:18:55
The suggestion of windy Magnolia's
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 12, 2020, 08:51:52
Interiors starting to take shape... Still a year to go before ready to open

very cool. I sold my project after it became to expensive
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 12, 2020, 16:56:40
March 12

A windy day

Windmill "Neije Kreiter", Volkel

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49652116536_e73569d84f_o.jpg)

Z6 - 50mm f/1.8S
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: ColinM on March 12, 2020, 17:49:43
ok, mushrooms are no plants

I'm happy to accept the offer on your menu Frank :)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: CS on March 12, 2020, 18:32:37
March 12

A windy day

Windmill "Neije Kreiter", Volkel


Z6 - 50mm f/1.8S

Another good one, Fons.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 12, 2020, 19:11:43
Thank you Carl, appreciated!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 12, 2020, 20:18:58
I agree with Fons, a lovely shot! What sort of plant is it?

Mike, the species seems to be Spiraea thunbergii.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 12, 2020, 20:20:04
March 12.  The Japanese magnolias near my place are in full bloom.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 12, 2020, 22:11:26
I'm happy to accept the offer on your menu Frank :)

Currently I do a lot of pro bono work for a pan European party and movement called "Volt" ... that is why my kitchen is still active but I do leave my cameras and lights out of it
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 12, 2020, 22:13:05
March 12.  The Japanese magnolias near my place are in full bloom.

you are much further South, Akira, yet the Magnolia are blooming here as well. I try to get some fresh air tomorrow and point my 2/200VR at them
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 13, 2020, 06:53:29
Spring.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Luc on March 13, 2020, 09:25:29
John, excellent image I like it a lot.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 13, 2020, 11:04:23
She can walk on water. Surprising very dynamic image with so calm elements. Works wonderfully John
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 13, 2020, 11:24:48
This weekend´s workshop has been canceled due to coronavirus presence in Madrid. This is an image from las weekend, special because in one of the very few I have manage to make as "pano". What you are seeing is the combination of 2 images, up and down, of a slow part on the group improvisation.

  probably Z6 and 24-70 2.8 vr
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 13, 2020, 11:37:58
you are much further South, Akira, yet the Magnolia are blooming here as well. I try to get some fresh air tomorrow and point my 2/200VR at them

Yes, Frank, the latitude of Japan is as low as that of Italy.  I'm looking forward to seeing your magnolia image.


John, excellent image I like it a lot.

Agreed.  This is a brilliant capture of the situation.


She can walk on water. Surprising very dynamic image with so calm elements. Works wonderfully John

I love this lively feel!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 13, 2020, 11:38:49
March 13.  The same Japanese magnolias in fuller bloom.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 13, 2020, 12:04:28
March 13

Friday edit

The colour yellow is a b..ch to focus ;)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49654293533_3e666ecc5a_o.jpg)

Z6, PB-4 - Voigtländer 180mm f/4
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 13, 2020, 13:10:54
Reality bites. Hard. The Corona virus has spun out of control in Norway and today the entire country is mothballed, locked down.

Being in a high-risk situation, as of yesterday I entered a voluntary quarantine for at least 1 month. Effectively I'm stuck indoors for an unpredictable long period.

The New Normalcy

Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 13, 2020, 13:26:53
Reality bites. Hard. The Corona virus has spun out of control in Norway and today the entire country is mothballed, locked down.

Being in a high-risk situation, as of yesterday I entered a voluntary quarantine for at least 1 month. Effectively I'm stuck indoors for an unpredictable long period.

The New Normalcy

Despite the situation and quite ironically, I like this color coordination.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 13, 2020, 13:29:03
Despite the situation and quite ironically, I like this color coordination.

I saw it too and seized the opportunity. Black humour, I surmise. Surely that is an ingredient vital to everyday's life ahead.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 13, 2020, 16:11:16
John, excellent image I like it a lot.
+1
Very nice mirror image.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 13, 2020, 16:15:17
Reality bites. Hard. The Corona virus has spun out of control in Norway and today the entire country is mothballed, locked down.

Being in a high-risk situation, as of yesterday I entered a voluntary quarantine for at least 1 month. Effectively I'm stuck indoors for an unpredictable long period.

The New Normalcy
Keep calm an make micro photography.
Take care.
Denmark is also closed down.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: PeterN on March 13, 2020, 17:09:21
O dear. But probably a wise decision. I am sure your creative mind will remain busy!
All the best.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: PeterN on March 13, 2020, 17:39:15
The flower shots inspired me to add mine. Shot indoors with 85mm PC-E (tilted and shifted/stitched)

(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3858657104-5.jpg)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 13, 2020, 18:03:34
Out for st stroll with an old AF-S 24-85 f3.5-45 on the Df
@24mm, f5.6
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 13, 2020, 19:19:18
Magnolia for Akira...
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 13, 2020, 19:57:09
Reality bites. Hard. The Corona virus has spun out of control in Norway and today the entire country is mothballed, locked down.

Being in a high-risk situation, as of yesterday I entered a voluntary quarantine for at least 1 month. Effectively I'm stuck indoors for an unpredictable long period.

The New Normalcy
Good Luck, Birna. I hope you are able to do some work while quarantined during the double fortnight.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 13, 2020, 19:59:39
Thanks Luc, Paco and Akira.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 13, 2020, 20:38:26
This weekend´s workshop has been canceled due to coronavirus presence in Madrid. This is an image from las weekend, special because in one of the very few I have manage to make as "pano". What you are seeing is the combination of 2 images, up and down, of a slow part on the group improvisation.

  probably Z6 and 24-70 2.8 vr
Nice Pano. Effective, with this slowed down group  ;)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 13, 2020, 22:08:12
March 13

Friday edit

The colour yellow is a b..ch to focus ;)

Z6, PB-4 - Voigtländer 180mm f/4

Fons, this current one looks much nicer than the original one.  :)


Out for st stroll with an old AF-S 24-85 f3.5-45 on the Df
@24mm, f5.6

Bent, it looks nicely surreal.


Magnolia for Akira...

Thank you, Frank.  This is beautiful.  Interestingly, they look exactly the same, unlike the magnolia that is the state flower of Louisiana.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: CS on March 13, 2020, 22:52:11
Angry clouds heading this way! iPhone Xs Max.



Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on March 13, 2020, 23:12:20
Pet eye focus on Z6 catches a suspicious look from my dog.
Expect to be spending more time home with her the next few weeks.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 13, 2020, 23:45:30


Bent, it looks nicely surreal.

Willard trees pruned in a special way, outside a graveyard.

Even with our warm winter we don’t have any magnolias blooming yet.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: simsurace on March 13, 2020, 23:56:22
I availed myself of the same subject as in my last post here, but this is a more impressionistic rendering. 28/2 Ai-s wide open.
(http://www.suracephoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Z6_2976.jpg)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 14, 2020, 06:47:09
Pet eye focus on Z6 catches a suspicious look from my dog.
Expect to be spending more time home with her the next few weeks.
A Beauty.  Working restrictions due to Corona Virus?

The normal Eye Focus works better for my cats, especially the black one. ;)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 14, 2020, 09:52:01
Fons, this current one looks much nicer than the original one.  :)


Bent, it looks nicely surreal.


Thank you, Frank.  This is beautiful.  Interestingly, they look exactly the same, unlike the magnolia that is the state flower of Louisiana.

Thank you Akira
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 14, 2020, 13:56:55
Wide angle dancers


 Z6, 24-70 2.8 vr
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 14, 2020, 14:24:56
Paco, nice :)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Luc on March 14, 2020, 15:01:01
Jack, beuatiful dog and image.
Simone, very nice explosion of pastel colours.
Paco, love this one. So skilfully composed and shot.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Luc on March 14, 2020, 15:04:16
Nikkor 105mm f2.5 AIs on Z6. Retro look in post.

A delight to shoot this lens on the Z6. I did notice for critical focus I can't rely on peaking only, I also have to use zoomed preview in EVF.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49658614392_cb7b4988eb_h.jpg)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 14, 2020, 15:13:59
nice way to announce a bike repair shop ;)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 14, 2020, 16:06:04
March 14

still yellow

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49658514651_32bdde6cdb_o.jpg)

D850 - 200mm f/2

Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 14, 2020, 16:17:59
Forsythia flowering...

D3s  300/4
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 14, 2020, 17:16:22
Lovely with all the spring colors.
We had a lovely sunny day today, went out for some nature pictures.
Wanted to test the Z6 with the 200-500
Got this with the sun sparkling in the water..
Z6 1/400 f5.6 @210mm ISO 100
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 14, 2020, 18:27:03
Nikkor 105mm f2.5 AIs on Z6. Retro look in post.

Very nice, Luc.

Quote
A delight to shoot this lens on the Z6. I did notice for critical focus I can't rely on peaking only, I also have to use zoomed preview in EVF.
True, Peaking has the same character as the 'green dot'  A nice aid, but not very predictable.  For me, the real strength of the Z6 and Z7 is the Focus EVF  Zoom-in (in combination with IBIS and all the Nikkors you can use without restriction *if you love to shoot wide open.
 
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 14, 2020, 18:27:43
Lovely with all the spring colors.
We had a lovely sunny day today, went out for some nature pictures.
Wanted to test the Z6 with the 200-500
Got this with the sun sparkling in the water..
Z6 1/400 f5.6 @210mm ISO 100
Works great with this light and the pastel colours.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on March 14, 2020, 22:08:56
Nice retro bicycle Luc
 Changing  colors with grey isn’t so creative but I like it more this way
My trusty 28-105 suits my expectations with its close focus
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: madhatter on March 14, 2020, 22:13:13
Changing  colors with grey isn’t so creative but I like it more this way
My trusty 28-105 suits my expectations with its close focus
It's so simple but also very fascinating. I'm pretty sure it doesn't look as interesting with colors.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 14, 2020, 23:13:36
Nice retro bicycle Luc
 Changing  colors with grey isn’t so creative but I like it more this way
My trusty 28-105 suits my expectations with its close focus

just wonderful. Thank you for sharing
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 15, 2020, 00:23:28
Thank you guys

  Bent, how are you liking that 200-500 with the Z6?
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 15, 2020, 11:15:39
Works great with this light and the pastel colours.
Thank you John
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 15, 2020, 11:17:50
Thank you guys

  Bent, how are you liking that 200-500 with the Z6?

Paco the balance is as with my D500. I did not shot BIF, so not sure about focus following.
Focus was fast and as precise as with the D500.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 15, 2020, 13:09:57
March 15

Detail

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49661097853_cdaff95573_o.jpg)

D850 - M2 - PB-4 - 105mm f/4, cropped, setup shows strong vignetting
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 15, 2020, 14:11:01
March 15

Detail

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49661097853_cdaff95573_o.jpg)

D850 - M2 - PB-4 - 105mm f/4, cropped, setup shows strong vignetting

very nice, I love your work, Fons. I have been involved in business and politics and family and sickness so much, I could barely spend any time here...
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 15, 2020, 14:17:02
spring is arriving 2/200VR on D850
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 15, 2020, 14:53:41
spring is arriving 2/200VR on D850

Good one Frank, thanks! Need more time myself for matters outside photo, :) ooksoo!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 15, 2020, 16:49:02
Lockdown in the Netherlands #Corona    Silence in the streets

Z7  14-24/2.8
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 15, 2020, 16:49:40
spring is arriving 2/200VR on D850
Super shot, Frank.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 15, 2020, 16:59:06
Super shot, Frank.

great light, great gear
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on March 15, 2020, 18:24:45
Frank very nice!
Colors are a bit Z like  8)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 15, 2020, 18:57:58
great light, great gear

  Sure, and you behind using it!

 
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 15, 2020, 18:59:57
A curious dog.

  Z6, 105mm 1.4
 
  The dog eye af was very handy for the whole fotoshoot, even in action (this one is on purpose  :) )
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 16, 2020, 10:18:55
Must be a kind of best unsharp ;)
Anyway a nice portrait.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 16, 2020, 10:22:31
I have been working on copying my old slides. Something to do when the weather is dull and overcast.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: PeterN on March 16, 2020, 10:40:02
I have been working on copying my old slides. Something to do when the weather is dull and overcast.

A very useful task! I've been doing this with a less advanced set-up. Now sorting, classifying and keyboarding.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: PeterN on March 16, 2020, 10:41:41
Lockdown in the Netherlands #Corona    Silence in the streets

Z7  14-24/2.8

Quite a phenomenon to see. Empty stations, cafes, etc.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 16, 2020, 13:44:27
March 16.  Red dawn.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: PeterN on March 16, 2020, 13:50:10
Spectacular view!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 16, 2020, 16:04:11
Quite a phenomenon to see. Empty stations, cafes, etc.
Yes, a weird world. No school. And spring.

Z6  24-70/2.8
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 16, 2020, 16:05:49
March 16.  Red dawn.
Impressive bloody reds
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 16, 2020, 16:18:00
March 16.  Red dawn.

Strong colours at dawn
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 16, 2020, 16:19:22
March 16

First geranium flowers except maybe for the G. robertianum which manages to flower really early especially this year.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49666460427_4e0524636e_o.jpg)

Z6 - PB-4 - nikkor-O 55mm f/1.2

Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 16, 2020, 16:20:36
I have been working on copying my old slides. Something to do when the weather is dull and overcast.

Well organized workspace ;)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 16, 2020, 16:41:56
Thanks Bent, nice setup
Akira, strong impact with the sky colors, blue/black full of detail giving contrast. Unreal.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 16, 2020, 17:24:33
Street Lamp floor

  Z6, 24-70 f4S
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 16, 2020, 17:50:17
Frank very nice!
Colors are a bit Z like  8)

this is heavy editing too
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on March 16, 2020, 18:02:59
Akira very nice red!
Bent I’ve got all I need to do the same job and even the same  light source :)
Thanks for the tip
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 16, 2020, 18:08:45
Being stuck inside in quarantine isn't my favourite pastime to put it mildly. I managed to sneak out at night and grab a few Tussilago farfara flowers coming into bloom along the road verge outside, though. This kept me occupied for a while, doing comparison shots with my UV-Nikkors 105/4.5 on the monochrome NEX-5N and the Nikon D3200. I used a separate lens for each camera so I could shot the subject rapidly without delay for switching lenses and filters. The ubiquitous Baader U filter was used for both, rear-mounted for the Sony NEX and built-in for the D32++.

The monochrome NEX delivers sharper details and the D3200 much more pleasant colours. So they compliment each other. Below, a comparison at 100%.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 16, 2020, 18:13:40
Yes, a weird world. No school. And spring.

Z6  24-70/2.8

Streets are empty, no traffic on the motorways, looks like holiday season, but no option for any takeway coffee etc.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 16, 2020, 18:49:06
Thank you, Peter, John, Fons, Paco and Nasos!  I was simply overwhelmed by the color.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: CS on March 16, 2020, 19:47:10
Streets are empty, no traffic on the motorways, looks like holiday season, but no option for any takeway coffee etc.

Here the traffic is pretty much normal and the stores have a lot of shoppers, although they also have many empty shelves. The Corona virus has people hoarding, reminding me of a shark feeding frenzy.

This morning my wife got to Costco at 0700 to get in line for their 1000 opening time, and there were 55 people in front of her at that hour (below you will se how she was able to determine that number). We don't hoard, but it was time for us to buy toilet paper, as we normally do, and by the time 1000 rolled around there were at least a couple of hundred, or more, people behind her in line. Costco has had a run on their Kirkland brand TP, as well as other brabds lately, and their daily delivery sells out minutes after the store opens, even with limiting each shopper to 1 package per visit. Actually, they have had a run on every brand, just like all of the other stores, who's TP shelves remain empty. Costco sends out an employee, about 2 hours prior to the store opening, to give numbers to those in line. When the store opens 30 minutes early for TP shoppers only, if you don't have a number to show they wont let you in.Those that lack a number have to wit for the normal opening time, when of course. the TP is already sold out. This number stuff became necessary due to people pushing and shoving to cut into the line once the doors were open. So at least Costco has established some degree or order. While it may seem extreme duty for my wife to go through all of that just to buy TP, it's that or no TP.

It's hard to tell who, among the shoppers might be hoarding.or like us, just replenishing their supply. As it turns out, Kirkland TP is the highest volume item sold at Costco by far, with over 1 billion packages sold annually. It's also one of the best bargains around, if one is up to the current challenges to buy any.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Nikfuson on March 16, 2020, 22:54:43
Morning walk.
Iphone11ProMax.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Eddie Draaisma on March 16, 2020, 23:29:00
New life in the local Moorlands ("Strabrechtse Heide)". A good place to hide for the mandatory social isolation... Z7 & 24-70/2.8S
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 17, 2020, 07:41:18
Very nice Eddie, in our region we have the Regte Heide. 

More to find here https://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?topic=806.45 (https://nikongear.net/revival/index.php?topic=806.45)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Eddie Draaisma on March 17, 2020, 09:47:40
Thanks John!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 17, 2020, 12:05:11
  Sure, and you behind using it!

 

sometime it helps...
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 17, 2020, 13:37:05
March 17

way of the white cloud

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49668658563_61e1a7469b_o.jpg)

Z6 - 50mm f/1.8S
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 17, 2020, 14:43:11
Stuck inside by Covid-19 quarantine, one gets sufficient time to ponder a lot. Of life, nature, and all their ramifications. Perhaps too much time? Thinking can hurt, too.

It's eerily quiet outside and only occasionally a child or its parents can be spied moving around. The playground across the road is empty all through the day.

I put the old Fisheye 10mm f/5.6 OP on my modified Z6 and shot some depressing snapshots out the window. Then back to the computer and read the latest Coronavirus statistics from the JHU Dashboard.  On a per capita basis, Norway is in the top tier to suffer from Covid-19 impact. Even more depressing.

Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on March 17, 2020, 15:36:04
Birna excellent shot and composition, depression from corona virus turned out to this highly inspired shot!!!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 17, 2020, 16:32:05
Stuck inside by Covid-19 quarantine, one gets sufficient time to ponder a lot. Of life, nature, and all their ramifications. Perhaps too much time? Thinking can hurt, too.

It's eerily quiet outside and only occasionally a child or its parents can be spied moving around. The playground across the road is empty all through the day.

I put the old Fisheye 10mm f/5.6 OP on my modified Z6 and shot some depressing snapshots out the window. Then back to the computer and read the latest Coronavirus statistics from the JHU Dashboard.  On a per capita basis, Norway is in the top tier to suffer from Covid-19 impact. Even more depressing.

Allright, you must have modified your Z6 to that extent that the system doesnt revert into crop mode which is what happens when i mount the 10mm f/2.8.
Corona or not here in the Netherlands i can still go out and work but i dont mingle socially is not my job anyway.
The idea to lock oneself up literally doesnt appeal unless it supports a higher purpose a private contemplative retreat but that will need to go beyond any neurotic thought processes.
Dont worry about this virus business too much is my idea.
Best to you all, and make this passage safe and sound!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: ColinM on March 17, 2020, 16:33:26
spring is arriving 2/200VR on D850
Beautiful, bold yet with subtlety Frank
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 17, 2020, 16:50:25
Streets are empty, no traffic on the motorways, looks like holiday season, but no option for any takeway coffee etc.
Yes, that makes it weird.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 17, 2020, 16:51:15
Enjoy the blossom, here the Magnolia

Z6 24-70/2.8

Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 17, 2020, 17:14:04
Allright, you must have modified your Z6 to that extent that the system doesnt revert into crop mode which is what happens when i mount the 10mm f/2.8.
---

The camera is full-spectrum modified and the shot was done in IR.

Contracting Covid-19 is serious and may prove fatal for my health as I'm very susceptible to any lung diseases. The quarantine is not because of any whim or free will on my part. I'll stay put as long as necessary.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 17, 2020, 17:33:49
Strong and very artistic statement Birna.
 
  Beautiful flowers John. That 24-70 2.8 of yours is working very well in your hands with the Z6

   I´m also home so a flash unit and my cousin are at hand.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: David Paterson on March 17, 2020, 17:52:54
Birna - I am in complete sympathy with your need for quarantine, and your restlessness (?) while in purdah - I feel exactly the same. Though I don't have any particular lung difficulies, I am 75 and have heart (pacemaker fitted), prostate and hypertension problems and am very careful about any foray into the world outside our garden (luckily it is large), where there might be PEOPLE, and therefore the virus.

This thread is such a fantastic kaleidoscope of images, stories and comments I really wanted to be part of it. March has been such a dreadful month (weather) that I haven't much to offer - the Ben Ghlas/Ben Lawers massif is something I see every day,  from the garden I mentioned.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 17, 2020, 18:32:36
Dave, you should consider yourself lucky with that kind of view from your backdoor ....

I do see forests and hills, but almost no snow at present.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 17, 2020, 18:54:44
Dave, you should consider yourself lucky with that kind of view from your backdoor ....

I do see forests and hills, but almost no snow at present.
+1 what a view.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 17, 2020, 19:09:58
early spring
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 17, 2020, 19:11:37
Strong and very artistic statement Birna.
 
  Beautiful flowers John. That 24-70 2.8 of yours is working very well in your hands with the Z6

   I´m also home so a flash unit and my cousin are at hand.

great portrait! You dare to show the black not edit it away ...
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 17, 2020, 19:16:07
It's eerily quiet outside and only occasionally a child or its parents can be spied moving around. The playground across the road is empty all through the day.

In Germany we sit home for the next five weeks with our children. Now government closed all public playgrounds. Sun is shining. Today I went walking the dogs with my sister and daughter. Beautiful air and light.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: PeterN on March 17, 2020, 21:15:29
Spring has arrived here as well. Photo taken with iphone11pro

(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3862707032-5.jpg)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 17, 2020, 21:31:54
   I´m also home so a flash unit and my cousin are at hand.
Thanks.

Great portrait, Paco.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 17, 2020, 22:17:22
Strong and very artistic statement Birna.
 
  Beautiful flowers John. That 24-70 2.8 of yours is working very well in your hands with the Z6

   I´m also home so a flash unit and my cousin are at hand.
Super portrait  :)
I really like the high contrast.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: ColinM on March 17, 2020, 22:35:24
Coming back for seconds

(https://pbase.com/celidh/image/170524137/original.jpg)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 18, 2020, 11:35:58
March 18

Corona of a Narcissus pseudonarcissus

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49671752588_84233a7279_o.jpg)

Z6 - M2 - nikkor-S 58mm f/1.4
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 18, 2020, 12:26:19
Thanks a lot. I´m quite new to this flash business and I appreciate the encouragement.

  Peter and Frank, very nice two different views. Thanks for sharing it!

  In my way to do some groceries as it is my way to get out of the house for a little bit in the current situation. 
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 18, 2020, 12:29:19
Tree in the streetlamp.
  Z6, 24-70 f4S
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 18, 2020, 17:44:06
Empty streets. A clinical Spring

Z7  24-70/2.8 G
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: ColinM on March 18, 2020, 20:25:44
Corona of a Narcissus pseudonarcissus

Nice dreamy result Fons
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: ColinM on March 18, 2020, 20:27:36
Empty streets. A clinical Spring

It's a bit eery going into a town or city that's normally bustling with people & cars isn't it?

But a bit like those stats that people are starting to share about how pollution levels are dropping, this is maybe an eye-opener to possibilities we'd otherwise thrown away some years ago.

Back to "normal" when the pandemic dies down????
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: ColinM on March 18, 2020, 20:34:21
For some reason, I'm finding these flowers bewitching this Spring

(https://pbase.com/celidh/image/170529856/original.jpg)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 19, 2020, 01:29:24
Savage...
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: PeterN on March 19, 2020, 13:48:27
(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3864328121-5.jpg)

Z6 + Zeiss Milvus 135mm @f5.6
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 19, 2020, 14:03:28
purple
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 19, 2020, 15:59:00
March 19

Chionodoxa, known as glory-of-the-snow

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49676602877_5990065b7f_o.jpg)

D850 - pk-13 - 105mm f/4 micro-nikkor
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 19, 2020, 17:50:51
Happy Forsythia

Z7  Canon 77mm APO Close up Lens + AF-S  24-70/2.8
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 19, 2020, 17:55:53
Savage...
Had to laugh  :D
Very nice, don’t mind the blurrynes  ;)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 19, 2020, 18:11:06
Savage...
A well known image :D
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 19, 2020, 18:15:34
Nice dreamy result Fons
For some reason, I'm finding these flowers bewitching this Spring

(https://pbase.com/celidh/image/170529856/original.jpg)

thank you Colin
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: pluton on March 19, 2020, 19:01:07
Here the traffic is pretty much normal and the stores have a lot of shoppers, although they also have many empty shelves. The Corona virus has people hoarding, reminding me of a shark feeding frenzy.

Carl, was there a photo that went with this post?
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 20, 2020, 10:00:50
violet
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 20, 2020, 10:18:16
Ah -- a harbinger of Spring :) Just what we need in these bleak times.

Either Viola odorata or V. canina. If colours are rendered correctly, probably the latter. Fons might have another opinion?
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 20, 2020, 14:13:44
Ah -- a harbinger of Spring :) Just what we need in these bleak times.

Either Viola odorata or V. canina. If colours are rendered correctly, probably the latter. Fons might have another opinion?


colors a very good in the violet/purple spectrum since the low ISO D850 came. High Color Fidelity is a great feature of this camera
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 20, 2020, 14:50:30
Ah -- a harbinger of Spring :) Just what we need in these bleak times.

Either Viola odorata or V. canina. If colours are rendered correctly, probably the latter. Fons might have another opinion?

IMO Viola riviniana

These next sites are in Dutch

https://www.wilde-planten.nl/bleeksporig%20bosviooltje.htm (https://www.wilde-planten.nl/bleeksporig%20bosviooltje.htm)
or
https://wilde-planten.nl/donkersporig%20bosviooltje.htm (https://wilde-planten.nl/donkersporig%20bosviooltje.htm)

or
https://www.natuurfotografie.nl/soortbeschrijving/bosviooltjes/ (https://www.natuurfotografie.nl/soortbeschrijving/bosviooltjes/)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: CS on March 20, 2020, 15:48:18
Carl, was there a photo that went with this post?

Well, I thought that there was going to be as I was composing the post, My wife said that she grabbed a couple of snaps while at Costco, but when I looked at them, they didn't really show the scene as it was, so I left them out.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 20, 2020, 17:50:46
Forsythia and sun.

A very nice combo, the Nikon D3s and AF-S   300/4
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 20, 2020, 18:10:36
March 20

Didnt shoot anything worthwhile today came home with a sore back instead.
So here is another image of a Chionodoxa.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49676366286_8ece6e5ed7_o.jpg)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: the solitaire on March 20, 2020, 23:38:52
No flowers from me today

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49680390778_b3b9a7304f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iG5ZkG)BFK_7069 (https://flic.kr/p/2iG5ZkG) by Plan B Photography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/187392422@N03/), on Flickr

Being stuck at home gives me time to clean
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 21, 2020, 00:56:24
Being stuck at home too. I have fun today playing with the flashes.

  El-nikkor

  Nikon d300, 70-200 2.8 fl
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 21, 2020, 06:43:02
Murder in the street where I live, six doors away. Two days of police investigations of the crime scene, where the house was a non-go area and the road partly blocked

Traffic regulators try to prevent chaos.  Strange Vivid colours  when I look outside

*through a double mirror pane and a window

Z7  85/1.8 K version Ai'd
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 21, 2020, 10:27:50
March 21.  Apparently we seem to run out of the motives...

Assuming that CRT-Nikkor 55/1.2 is optimized for 1/5x magnification, it should also be optimized for 5x when reversed?  The lens was stopped down to f5.6, if I remember correctly.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 21, 2020, 10:38:32
all encaged?
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 21, 2020, 11:58:41
Spain definitely is. Going to work, assisting elderly or sick, farmacy, groceries or walking the dog the main reasons to go out a little
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 21, 2020, 12:33:47
But your school is closed???
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 21, 2020, 12:36:16
Murder in the street where I live, six doors away. Two days of police investigations of the crime scene, where the house was a non-go area and the road partly blocked

Traffic regulators try to prevent chaos.  Strange Vivid colours  when I look outside

*through a double mirror pane and a window

Z7  85/1.8 K version Ai'd

Corona related murder? No football, no hookers, stay indoors not easy for testosterol driven males. I am an intellectual, I can work an write and read. I have no such trouble
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 21, 2020, 13:51:34
But your school is closed???

  Everything is closed but most basic: groceries, pharmacy, etc...
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 21, 2020, 14:52:32
This cat was very curious, and faster than my old AF 85mm f1.8 and the Df autofocus, but got this one a couple of days ago.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 21, 2020, 17:35:29
Corona related murder? No football, no hookers, stay indoors not easy for testosterol driven males. I am an intellectual, I can work an write and read. I have no such trouble
It's not known.  But closing down all the pubs and restaurants is, on  the long term, not the best what can happen and may lead to outbursts .   

Stay cool all!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 21, 2020, 18:06:11
March 21

Beautiful day, bright light, cold wind, a walk in nature,
(Overasseltse en Hatertse Vennen).

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49682931678_53771813c7_o.jpg)

Z6 - 50mm f/1.8S
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: armando_m on March 21, 2020, 19:45:47
wow, what a horse !

last night roof top astrophoto session
(https://photos.smugmug.com/photos/i-n2NqQsk/0/4c9f8744/X2/i-n2NqQsk-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: ColinM on March 21, 2020, 22:19:59
March 21

Beautiful day, bright light, cold wind, a walk in nature,

A horse with dreadlocks Fons!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: ColinM on March 21, 2020, 22:21:39
last night roof top astrophoto session

Wonderful  Armando.
Any backstory to its acquisition?
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 21, 2020, 22:47:26
It's our world and we can treat it anyway we want

Or not.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: armando_m on March 22, 2020, 00:47:30
Wonderful  Armando.
Any backstory to its acquisition?
well ... it has been ages since there has been good condition for astrophoto
driving to  a darker location would be one hour or so, but was feeling lazy and we are supposed to stay home
outside my house there is new street lights now leds vs the ugly yellow ones, but these are brighter, so I wasn't sure if this will affect the long exposure any worst than the yellow sodium lights

climbed to the roof
aligned my equatorial mount
mounted the 70-300 on the x-t3 and left it taking 1 min exposures for 90 minutes

about half of the exposures were usable , others were ruined due to vibrations from traffic behind the house

spent another 90 mins this morning doing the post processing
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Øivind Tøien on March 22, 2020, 04:40:29
Great detail in M42 Armando, specially considering the light pollution. Yes, those LEDs seem to have changed light pollution characteristics here too - why do they need to make them brighter - they should rather try to save that energy. Only got three nights of imaging this year, and only a couple in the fall. Good weather most of the winter coincided with full moon and when it got dark it got clouded. Just towards the end of our 3 month cold period (typical temperature -30°C) it shifted so that we got in those clear moonless nights, but now it got warm and cloudy the whole time. I am still working on my flats, so hope to get finished versions soon.

If you have a chance may be try comet Atlas which seems to have an interesting development now:
https://spaceweatherarchive.com/2020/03/16/comet-atlas-is-brightening-faster-than-expected/ (https://spaceweatherarchive.com/2020/03/16/comet-atlas-is-brightening-faster-than-expected/)

I just hope for some moonless dark nights here before the dark is gone before summer, but with the current forecast chances seem slim before the next moon.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 22, 2020, 05:44:47
last night roof top astrophoto session

Wonderful capture!

It's our world and we can treat it anyway we want

Or not.

Looks surreal and calm.  An attractively enigmatic image...
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 22, 2020, 09:48:09
A freezing Eastern wind

Z6  50/1.8S
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 22, 2020, 11:14:07
A freezing Eastern wind

Z6  50/1.8S

The image looks pleasant nevertheless.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 22, 2020, 11:15:42
March 22.

Sigma fp, Nikkor-H 50mm/f2.0@f5.6, 2.5sec@ISO400, Fuji TAC IR90 filter.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Eddie Draaisma on March 22, 2020, 11:19:51
Nice mood and toning Akira!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 22, 2020, 11:53:43
Akira, your camera can do IR in a pinch?
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 22, 2020, 12:01:24
Nice mood and toning Akira!

Thank you, Eddie.  The simple desaturation went well in this case.  :)


Akira, your camera can do IR in a pinch?

So far as I'm aware, the unmodified Sigma fp can do IR much better than the unmodified D2H or D40 that I had.

I started a dedicated thread for the UV/IR performance of the unmodified Sigma fp in the sister site UV photography.  With 89B equivalent and the camera's good high-ISO performance, you could even handhold the camera to shoot IR.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 22, 2020, 15:33:06
March 22

Thank you

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49686790171_33b5a6a53d_o.jpg)

D850 - 35-70mm f/3.5 ai - etc
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 22, 2020, 15:43:26
Nice mood and toning Akira!
Yes indeed !
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 22, 2020, 15:49:27
The image looks pleasant nevertheless.
Thanks Akira.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 22, 2020, 16:04:43
March 22

Thank you

D850 - 35-70mm f/3.5 ai - etc
Thats what I call a multiexposure ;)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 22, 2020, 16:08:22
Did some gardening today.
Removed a lot of this from between the tiles.
D500 2x105mm f4 (micro-NIKKOR and Bellows 105 mounted in front)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: PeterN on March 22, 2020, 16:39:14
(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3866676823-5.jpg)

French tulip shot with Nikon Z7 - 60mm 2.8G @ ISO64 - f8 - 1/200 + flash

PS: I also tried the 85mm PC-E, 85mm Z lens, 50mm Z lens, Zeiss 135mm lens with the Z7 as well as Olympus PEN-F with 60mm macro lens. They all perform beautifully. But I was especially surprised by the PEN-F/60mm combo.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 22, 2020, 16:49:26
Thats what I call a multiexposure ;)
Thank you ;)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 22, 2020, 17:25:57
Childhood's End

NEX-5N monochrome with Voigtländer 25mm f/4 Scopar SC, IR. Heavily cropped.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Luc on March 22, 2020, 17:32:46
Fons, nice multi.
Bent, great colours and well captured.
Peter, such subtle beauty.
Birna, junkyard blues nice catch.

My image for today, captured during a short stroll along the neighbourhood.

Olympus E-M10II + Panasonic 35-100mm f4-5.6. Processed from Jpeg (really good basis those Olympus Jpegs).

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49687399067_4a57f5d468_h.jpg)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 22, 2020, 17:58:03
Nice spring colors, Luc
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 22, 2020, 19:51:22
Lonely walker

  Nikon d5300 ir, 35mm 2.8 ai
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: ColinM on March 22, 2020, 21:25:31
Lonely walker

Great PP to get beautiful tones in the vegetation
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: ColinM on March 22, 2020, 21:28:07
climbed to the roof
aligned my equatorial mount
mounted the 70-300 on the x-t3 and left it taking 1 min exposures for 90 minutes....


Thanks Armando.
I'm in awe at producing an image with clarity like this with just a 300mm zoom lens and remembered some of the hoops you'd had to jump through on comparable shots you've done in the past.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Nikfuson on March 23, 2020, 08:10:47
Spring approaching.
Z6 + Sigma 105/1.4A
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 23, 2020, 08:49:44
A beauty Sten, great action, timing and lovely bokeh - surroundings
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 23, 2020, 08:50:19
The first Tulip

Z6 50/1.8S
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 23, 2020, 14:44:14
March 23

In a sheltered dry sunny spot,

Euphorbia characias wulfenii .

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49690416176_5cca6ee09b_o.jpg)

Z6 - 35mm f/1.8S
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: tommiejeep on March 23, 2020, 15:20:56
Day two of the Lock Down.  Yesterday was voluntary stay at home from 0700 until 2100 but some time during the night/early morning it was decided to lock Goa down for an additional 3 days (to start).   I have just recovered from two broken ribs so looks as if, an already bad birding season, just got worse.  Also caught the wife off guard so she is digging through the freezer to see what she is cooking.  So looking for things to shoot around the house.  This was with Z6 , 300 2.8G vr handheld, 1/400, 2.8 iso 100.

Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 23, 2020, 15:52:37
Fons, nice multi.
Bent, great colours and well captured.
Peter, such subtle beauty.
Birna, junkyard blues nice catch.

My image for today, captured during a short stroll along the neighbourhood.

Olympus E-M10II + Panasonic 35-100mm f4-5.6. Processed from Jpeg (really good basis those Olympus Jpegs).

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49687399067_4a57f5d468_h.jpg)

Lovely pinks, thank you Luc.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on March 23, 2020, 16:02:03
Luc,

First image I saw today was Birna’s, then I scrolled down and saw your wonderful image and it brought me back to life.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 23, 2020, 16:36:51
Lonely walker

  Nikon d5300 ir, 35mm 2.8 ai

Great composition, Paco!  I wonder why some foliage is rendered in dark gray in IR.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Luc on March 23, 2020, 16:50:28
A beauty Sten, great action, timing and lovely bokeh - surroundings
+1 very nice image Sten, love it!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Luc on March 23, 2020, 16:55:01
Fons, thanks.
Jack, I'm glad my blossom image worked for you. Thanks a lot.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 23, 2020, 18:55:21
Thank you Colin and Akira,

  the darker foliage is because of a passing cloud. You can see the decrease of contrast in the shadows on the floor as well.  :)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 23, 2020, 19:33:28
Day two of the Lock Down.  Yesterday was voluntary stay at home from 0700 until 2100 but some time during the night/early morning it was decided to lock Goa down for an additional 3 days (to start).   I have just recovered from two broken ribs so looks as if, an already bad birding season, just got worse.  Also caught the wife off guard so she is digging through the freezer to see what she is cooking.  So looking for things to shoot around the house.  This was with Z6 , 300 2.8G vr handheld, 1/400, 2.8 iso 100.

Very nice play of colours and light
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 23, 2020, 20:23:28
A beauty Sten, great action, timing and lovely bokeh - surroundings


 +1 Lovely
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 23, 2020, 20:50:03
I got these roses as an appreciation for my participation and photography on the International Women's Day, 8th March. A few days later, I went into a Covid-19 quarantine, and then no more chances of meeting the one who gave them to me. The roses suffer from the exile and so do I. Well, life has to go on. There is always Skype. So near and so far away. We are only separated by approx. 4m (neighbouring apartments), but it might be the distance Earth-Moon (without the transmission delay, though).

"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet"

Rodenstock TV-Heligon 50mm f/0.75 on my Z50. This mighty hunk of glass almost covers the DX frame of the Z50, so i just had to crop ever so little to get rid of the dark corners.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Ashlandish on March 23, 2020, 23:19:39
Birna, I seldom comment but do love these roses, and the story and sentiment expressed.

To all, really appreciate and enjoy these daily posts, especially during these times...
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 23, 2020, 23:58:52
Thanks Tim, appreciated. The days tend to get long in isolation even though I have plenty of tasks to attend to. However, collecting the energy to recharge "batteries" every day gets challenging over time I can assure you. Plus I miss my kids who live about 40 km away.

On a side note, the Rodenstock which frequently is frowned upon because of its massive field curvature and heavy spherical aberrations becomes more and more sharp across its projected image circle the nearer you can get the lens to the sensor plane. Unfortunately there is a shutter that limits how near you can approach thus infinity focus seems impossible at present. The lens, an integral part of X-ray imaging machines in the old days, carried a very hefty price tag commensurate with its heft and bulk. Lots of thick, high-index glasses inside. I do have seen outcome from this very lens copy on a high-speed TV camera and the rendering was high contrast, and the image very sharp.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 24, 2020, 00:25:14
Thank you Colin and Akira,

  the darker foliage is because of a passing cloud. You can see the decrease of contrast in the shadows on the floor as well.  :)

Oh, I see.  Thank you.  The passing cloud made the image even more dramatic!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 24, 2020, 06:53:24
"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet"

Rodenstock TV-Heligon 50mm f/0.75 on my Z50. This mighty hunk of glass almost covers the DX frame of the Z50, so i just had to crop ever so little to get rid of the dark corners.
Great rendering.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 24, 2020, 06:55:21
Most parks are closed, some are open. Luckily the small Park with the Magnolia stellata is open.  On a sunny but very cold day.

Nikon Z7  Nikkor 20mm f/3.5 Ai-S
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 24, 2020, 16:13:00
Lonely walker

  Nikon d5300 ir, 35mm 2.8 ai


she is keeping her distance. superb composition
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 24, 2020, 17:02:39
March 24

From today's walk, a small pano

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49694613432_30213b076a_o.jpg)

Z6 - 24-70mm f/2.8G
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 24, 2020, 17:13:29
Thanks Frank

  I have very sad news today as I have learned that Albert Uderzo has pass away. The characters and adventures he created with Goscinny gave me pleasure and laughs to no end.
  A tribute to the master.

 
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: CS on March 24, 2020, 18:01:11
March 24

From today's walk, a small pano


Z6 - 24-70mm f/2.8G

Maybe it's my macular degeneration at work, but focus appears uneven in that image. Beautiful scene!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 24, 2020, 18:25:07
Maybe it's my macular degeneration at work, but focus appears uneven in that image. Beautiful scene!

Thanks Carl, my eyesight is even worse ;)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 24, 2020, 18:35:24
Thanks Frank

  I have very sad news today as I have learned that Albert Uderzo has pass away. The characters and adventures he created with Goscinny gave me pleasure and laughs to no end.
  A tribute to the master.

 
:'(
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: the solitaire on March 24, 2020, 20:53:56
Corona related murder? No football, no hookers, stay indoors not easy for testosterol driven males. I am an intellectual, I can work an write and read. I have no such trouble

I'm not an intellectual. I'm a blue collar worker.

No murder either. But I can tell a story about how a bone became a prototype for a knife became a tool became a work of creativity and craftmanship.
20th was last week. 24th is this week.

I can also tell a story of a creature that did not survive the last ice age, a tree that did and a bone that became a prototype around the same time. It all happened in Syberia, where I never was, so, not being an intellectual, I borrowed the intellectual property now 15000 years out of date.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49687497572_8b850e7dcf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iGHpWC)BFK_7123 (https://flic.kr/p/2iGHpWC) by Plan B Photography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/187392422@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Ashlandish on March 24, 2020, 22:07:19
Buddy, whether an intellectual or not, a fine intellect, and very fine craft. Beautiful...
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 24, 2020, 22:26:08
Paco, I feel the same grief about Udzero.

I experiment with the Rodenstock TV-Heligon on the Z50. Not many other options at present.

Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Tom Hook on March 24, 2020, 22:56:11
Birna, fine image. I'm curious, is the oof portion another coltsfoot flower? I'm assuming it is. That is some sort of bokeh.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 24, 2020, 23:16:18
Yes, another individual of the same species.

I used another adapter than with the roses posted yesterday, so got closer. However, with this lens getting closer [to the subject] implies  the field curvature and other aberrations will increase. Quite significantly, in fact, as the image above demonstrates. You do get rewarded with awesome bokeh, though.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 25, 2020, 04:09:02
Day two of the Lock Down.  Yesterday was voluntary stay at home from 0700 until 2100 but some time during the night/early morning it was decided to lock Goa down for an additional 3 days (to start).   I have just recovered from two broken ribs so looks as if, an already bad birding season, just got worse.  Also caught the wife off guard so she is digging through the freezer to see what she is cooking.  So looking for things to shoot around the house.  This was with Z6 , 300 2.8G vr handheld, 1/400, 2.8 iso 100.



I just heared India is going into total lock down for three weeks. A big outbreak in your country would mean the worst pandemic since the Spanish flu. Gosh. Nature is fighting back on us pretty hard.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 25, 2020, 04:13:11
I'm not an intellectual. I'm a blue collar worker.

No murder either. But I can tell a story about how a bone became a prototype for a knife became a tool became a work of creativity and craftmanship.
20th was last week. 24th is this week.

I can also tell a story of a creature that did not survive the last ice age, a tree that did and a bone that became a prototype around the same time. It all happened in Syberia, where I never was, so, not being an intellectual, I borrowed the intellectual property now 15000 years out of date.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49687497572_8b850e7dcf_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iGHpWC)BFK_7123 (https://flic.kr/p/2iGHpWC) by Plan B Photography (https://www.flickr.com/photos/187392422@N03/), on Flickr

Buddy , you ARE an intellectual AND a superb craftsman AND a great father and husband too ... and a wonderful photographer, a great friend!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 25, 2020, 08:19:35
I borrowed the intellectual property now 15000 years out of date.

Very nice
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 25, 2020, 08:20:33
One of the few shops which are open:  "HEMA"

Z7  20/3.5 Ai-S
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 25, 2020, 08:25:34
March 25

Yet another frosty morning and more to come, which is a common pattern early spring and then the winter strikes again.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49696028838_cca929c9ff_o.jpg)

Ficaria verna as ground cover.

D850 - 24-70mm f/2.8G
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 25, 2020, 10:45:09
The Lesser Celandine has taken a direct hit :)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: PeterN on March 25, 2020, 11:16:49
(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3868907620-5.jpg)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 25, 2020, 12:06:07
The Lesser Celandine has taken a direct hit :)

This Celandine is virtually indestructible it is like an uninvited guest that will never part, but a great cover early in the year. ;)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 25, 2020, 12:07:18
(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3868907620-5.jpg)

Nice shadowplay Peter.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 25, 2020, 12:22:20
I continue exploring what I can extract from the Rodenstock TV-Heligon 50mm f/0.75, again with the Nikon Z50. This time, applying a basic "tilt/shift" approach. Which works, sort of, with tongue in cheek. The colour rendition of this monster chunk of glass is somewhat unpredictable. Nothing to blame on the lens as such,  as it never was designed to handle visible "white" light.

Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: tommiejeep on March 25, 2020, 13:21:32
I just heared India is going into total lock down for three weeks. A big outbreak in your country would mean the worst pandemic since the Spanish flu. Gosh. Nature is fighting back on us pretty hard.

Yup Frank,  many are not handling it well.  My active 19 year old son an example  ;D .   I have been in more than a few lock downs/curfews in my life but normally for security.   Let me see, I have water, electricity, Air Conditioning, Netflix, books, nice house, food to eat, resources to meet all commitments.... then I think of the millions that do not know when they eat next, have no fresh water, live inside fixed boundaries permanently  (or at least foreseeable future).   So a glass at least half full  :) .

We will have to see how it turns out.  Maybe it is Nature's population control.   I will take the opportunity to try some of the features of my cameras which I never use and refine some setup menus ... ::)

Birna, love the roses  :) nd Buddy, very nice, image and thoughts.
Tom
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on March 25, 2020, 14:08:01
Public Holiday in Greece but we stay home
My new Gibson Les Paul diy  D750 85 1.8 G
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 25, 2020, 14:09:08
You have hidden talents, Nasos :)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on March 25, 2020, 18:26:54
Thank you Birna, I am divided with my interests-hobby’s many years now
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: ColinM on March 25, 2020, 22:43:10
Public Holiday in Greece but we stay home
My new Gibson Les Paul diy  D750 85 1.8 G

Looks intriguing Nasos.

I'd love to see further updates, as your project progresses.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Nikfuson on March 25, 2020, 22:59:27
Public Holiday in Greece but we stay home
My new Gibson Les Paul diy  D750 85 1.8 G

Great to see others with the same interest!
Is this the classic maple on mahogany?
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on March 25, 2020, 23:48:26
Yes, this is classic wood combination for Les Paul
I do enjoy to make photos of the diy during construction , I often post my work in two Greek forums
If there is any interest I will open new post in a later state
Thank you!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: CS on March 26, 2020, 00:03:20
Yes, this is classic wood combination for Les Paul
I do enjoy to make photos of the diy during construction , I often post my work in two Greek forums
If there is any interest I will open new post in a later state
Thank you!

I'm sure that there would be interest in a photo documented build.  :)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: armando_m on March 26, 2020, 02:02:15
sky from the inside patio
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 26, 2020, 07:45:44
(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3868907620-5.jpg)

Very imaginative shot, Peter!


I continue exploring what I can extract from the Rodenstock TV-Heligon 50mm f/0.75, again with the Nikon Z50. This time, applying a basic "tilt/shift" approach. Which works, sort of, with tongue in cheek. The colour rendition of this monster chunk of glass is somewhat unpredictable. Nothing to blame on the lens as such,  as it never was designed to handle visible "white" light.

Nice to see the Pixie Wonderland image again, now with some rosy addition.


Public Holiday in Greece but we stay home
My new Gibson Les Paul diy  D750 85 1.8 G

Nice way to spare time in this difficult situation!


sky from the inside patio

Beautiful color and composition!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 26, 2020, 07:48:57
Empty streets

Z6  AF-S  300/4
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 26, 2020, 09:37:19
Morning light.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 26, 2020, 09:54:30
My red roses are severely wilting at present. However, in a pinch they still can make the motif for whatever photographic gear is trained upon them. In this case the enigmatic "Enigma" 125mm f/1.2 mirror lens on my NEX-5N monochrome. Added a dab of colour later as the roses are, or at least, were, red once upon a time. This is a full-spectrum capture, implying a mix of IR and visible light. No significant UV present as I'm indoors behind triple glazing.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 26, 2020, 11:43:35
Empty streets

Z6  AF-S  300/4

nice John
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 26, 2020, 11:44:38
My red roses are severely wilting at present. However, in a pinch they still can make the motif for whatever photographic gear is trained upon them. In this case the enigmatic "Enigma" 125mm f/1.2 mirror lens on my NEX-5N monochrome. Added a dab of colour later as the roses are, or at least, were, red once upon a time. This is a full-spectrum capture, implying a mix of IR and visible light. No significant UV present as I'm indoors behind triple glazing.

Enigmatic watercolours, reminds me of the sixties.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 26, 2020, 15:12:48
March 26

Cherries

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49701160922_b41a98c168_o.jpg)

Z6 - 50mm f/1.8S
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: armando_m on March 26, 2020, 15:29:28
Empty streets

Z6  AF-S  300/4
someone in an even more complicated situation than usual

blurred keyboard
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: ColinM on March 26, 2020, 18:31:38
Armando, I love the clear shapes & colours of your patio
(the "fish scales" of your blurred keyboard work for me too
John, this is a poigniant street scene and expression on the face of the busker :(
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: ColinM on March 26, 2020, 18:34:44
Just sat in my garden, then noticed one by one, all the neighbourhood bees were coming down to drink from a small tub

Playing with my 300mm PF, D500 and Kenko extension tubes.
Quite a handful to frame & focus before the bee moves!

(https://pbase.com/celidh/image/170553574/original.jpg)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 26, 2020, 20:33:16
Thanks Fons, Armando and Colin.

Just sat in my garden, then noticed one by one, all the neighbourhood bees were coming down to drink from a small tub

Playing with my 300mm PF, D500 and Kenko extension tubes.
Quite a handful to frame & focus before the bee moves!
Impressive details !
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: ColinM on March 26, 2020, 21:14:29
Impressive details !

Thanks John
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 26, 2020, 21:16:42
I am still existing, only work has kept me occupied ...
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 26, 2020, 21:18:18
Just sat in my garden, then noticed one by one, all the neighbourhood bees were coming down to drink from a small tub

Playing with my 300mm PF, D500 and Kenko extension tubes.
Quite a handful to frame & focus before the bee moves!
(https://pbase.com/celidh/image/170553574/original.jpg)

I can only recommend to use one of these full contact extension tubes, Dr. Lens has created. they feature VR and AF! But: As you are soooo fast you probably do not need these.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Nasos Kosmas on March 26, 2020, 21:38:32
Very nice bee Colin!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: ColinM on March 26, 2020, 22:25:51
Thanks Frank & Nasos.
(I'm not that fast but there was a steady supply of bees)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: armando_m on March 26, 2020, 22:28:53
Just sat in my garden, then noticed one by one, all the neighbourhood bees were coming down to drink from a small tub

Playing with my 300mm PF, D500 and Kenko extension tubes.
Quite a handful to frame & focus before the bee moves!


Wow! nice image
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: pluton on March 27, 2020, 04:22:18
Beautiful natural light in the bee shot, Colin!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 27, 2020, 06:05:23
Just sat in my garden, then noticed one by one, all the neighbourhood bees were coming down to drink from a small tub

Playing with my 300mm PF, D500 and Kenko extension tubes.
Quite a handful to frame & focus before the bee moves!

Super shot, Colin!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: ColinM on March 27, 2020, 13:24:59
Thanks everyone.
I did a bit of insect macro work a few years ago with my D300 and 105VR and sometimes a ring flash.

Yesterday's was with the newer body, plus the 300mm and extension tubes.
But the things that really helped nail the shot were
- Plenty of thirsty bees (almost queing up at times!)
- Full sunshine (bright enough to shine through its abdomen, plus warmth to get them active)

Look carefully below the bee's head:
The orange shape is its tongue, dipping into the water.
There was no lapping - maybe it is hollow and they use it like a straw??
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 27, 2020, 16:21:35
March 27

From above

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49704164256_7985ddd8f8_o.jpg)

Z6 - 50mm f/1.8S (@f/3.5)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 27, 2020, 17:23:14
Sunny

Z6  50/1.8  Voigtlander Color-Ultron
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 27, 2020, 17:55:35
a wow light today
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: ColinM on March 27, 2020, 18:03:51
March 27

From above

What an amazing seed distribution technique (plus they must drop on people's head at some stage in the Spring eh Fons?
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 27, 2020, 18:19:22
What an amazing seed distribution technique (plus they must drop on people's head at some stage in the Spring eh Fons?

I always think they look like testes.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: armando_m on March 27, 2020, 18:54:02
Thanks everyone.
I did a bit of insect macro work a few years ago with my D300 and 105VR and sometimes a ring flash.

Yesterday's was with the newer body, plus the 300mm and extension tubes.
But the things that really helped nail the shot were
- Plenty of thirsty bees (almost queing up at times!)
- Full sunshine (bright enough to shine through its abdomen, plus warmth to get them active)

Look carefully below the bee's head:
The orange shape is its tongue, dipping into the water.
There was no lapping - maybe it is hollow and they use it like a straw??
maybe next time gently ask the bee to land a bit the left , so your frame is cleaner :)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: armando_m on March 27, 2020, 18:54:33
office
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 27, 2020, 20:47:44
When movement is restricted, less orthodox solutions must be found. In search of the tiny tiny C-19 rascals, there is a need to bring out the really big 'uns :)

The NEX-5N is almost invisible at the rear of the huge 360-1200 Nikkor.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 28, 2020, 00:05:05
Impressive. Is that the AI-s version?
Did you find some af the small buggers ;)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 28, 2020, 00:16:33
This is the K version, with a very low serial no. (174067). According to Roland's Nikon pages, 56 units were made of these impressive zooms in the K livery. With AI and AIS models, the total still is well below 200 samples. Thus qualifies as a Nikkor rarity presumably.

It has had its foot extensively modified to allow mounting it securely on a robust tripod. The original design was severely flawed and inadequate for such a massive lens (it weighs more than 9 kg). I also added a "G"-type CPU. The lens was sold as "junk" by a Japanese dealer many years ago, because it had been stored under damp conditions and had lots of fungus inside.One could not look through the lens -- it was totally opaque. Otherwise it was practically unused. Turned out the fungus was only on a single glass surface and easily removed. Thus the purchase was a bargain for approx. 500 USD incl. shipping.

No C-19 indicators seen -- so far. But I'll keep looking.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 28, 2020, 08:07:48
Tried Ai Nikkor 200mm/f4.0 and Fuji TAC IR90 filter on the unmodified Sigma fp.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: PeterN on March 28, 2020, 11:27:46
(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3871340893-5.jpg)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: PeterN on March 28, 2020, 11:29:43
Tried Ai Nikkor 200mm/f4.0 and Fuji TAC IR90 filter on the unmodified Sigma fp.

Akira, what's your opinion about the Sigma FP's IQ and handling?

Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 28, 2020, 11:38:32
Akira, what's your opinion about the Sigma FP's IQ and handling?

Peter, I was pleasantly surprised by its IR capability.  I used D2H and D40, both of which were known to offer usable IR-capability without modification.  But Sigma fp shows higher sensitivity to IR than any of them.  Given the up-to-date high-ISO capability, it is the best camera for IR without modification, so far as you can live with the tripod.

Of course, unlike D2H, Sigma fp doesn't seem to suffer from IR contamination at all in normal situations.  That is also surprising.

It could be capable for the astro-photography to shoot nebulae containing H-alpha spectrum.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 28, 2020, 13:03:40
March 28

grape hyacinth

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49707703966_1a4fd1b4c4_o.jpg)

Z6 - 400mm f/5.6
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 28, 2020, 14:42:02
tulips
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: PeterN on March 28, 2020, 15:09:20
Peter, I was pleasantly surprised by its IR capability.  I used D2H and D40, both of which were known to offer usable IR-capability without modification.  But Sigma fp shows higher sensitivity to IR than any of them.  Given the up-to-date high-ISO capability, it is the best camera for IR without modification, so far as you can live with the tripod.

Of course, unlike D2H, Sigma fp doesn't seem to suffer from IR contamination at all in normal situations.  That is also surprising.

It could be capable for the astro-photography to shoot nebulae containing H-alpha spectrum.

Thank you. I thought the camera was mainly used for video but it is apparently a ver capable photo camera too!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 28, 2020, 15:38:36
tulips

That's nice Frank.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 28, 2020, 15:43:46
That's nice Frank.

Thx. Yes, the 2.8/60G Micro is still a superb performer!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 28, 2020, 16:00:55
Todays catch
Dare not to put in the show birds theme ;) Tool once distance for my 200-500 and the D500.
I have never seen this Common Kingfisher in real life, so that was nice. We have few colorfull birds in Denmark.
This is a crop ;)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 28, 2020, 18:21:49
Remarkable, Bent.  Colourful between the browns....
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 28, 2020, 18:27:38
Nikon D3s  AF-D  85/1.4
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Luc on March 28, 2020, 18:38:13
Todays catch
Dare not to put in the show birds theme ;) Tool once distance for my 200-500 and the D500.
I have never seen this Common Kingfisher in real life, so that was nice. We have few colorfull birds in Denmark.
This is a crop ;)
Great catch, Bent. Such beautiful birds these kingfishers.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 28, 2020, 18:47:28
Thank you John and Luc
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 28, 2020, 19:54:17
Beautiful Bent.
  John, that cat has a serious presence!

  The animal world is taking Earth back little by little

  D500, 60mm 2.8
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 28, 2020, 20:25:31
Thank you. I thought the camera was mainly used for video but it is apparently a ver capable photo camera too!

As for the image quality, yes.  But there are some more to be desired.  AF in some situations and the user interface, for example.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 28, 2020, 21:02:22
Beautiful Bent.
  John, that cat has a serious presence!

  The animal world is taken Earth back little by little

  D500, 60mm 2.8
Thanks Paco,  she is special yes :)

Nice background with the dino.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Jacques on March 28, 2020, 21:15:40
Social isolation - reading  material to occupy my time during the lock in at  home !(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49709387856_d8c1273aa4_h.jpg)
 
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 28, 2020, 22:45:38
Todays catch
Dare not to put in the show birds theme ;) Tool once distance for my 200-500 and the D500.
I have never seen this Common Kingfisher in real life, so that was nice. We have few colorfull birds in Denmark.
This is a crop ;)

genius shot
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 28, 2020, 22:46:25
Social isolation - reading  material to occupy my time during the lock in at  home !(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49709387856_d8c1273aa4_h.jpg)
 

w o n d e r f u l !
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: ColinM on March 28, 2020, 22:47:18
Lovely contrasts Bent
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 28, 2020, 22:47:34
Beautiful Bent.
  John, that cat has a serious presence!

  The animal world is taken Earth back little by little

  D500, 60mm 2.8

impressive, Love!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: armando_m on March 28, 2020, 23:20:51
social distancing, no stopping for food, no interaction with other humans,
but my brother and that through helmet and gloves
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 28, 2020, 23:25:36
Thank you Frank and Colin, I am blushing.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: golunvolo on March 28, 2020, 23:26:41
Suzuki V-strom? Excellent bike. A successful dynamic shot!

  Thank you John and Frank. At least I´m slowly learning how to use a flash  :)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: armando_m on March 29, 2020, 00:00:24
Remarkable, Bent.  Colourful between the browns....
+1 awesome catch
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: armando_m on March 29, 2020, 00:02:37
Suzuki V-strom? Excellent bike. A successful dynamic shot!

  Thank you John and Frank. At least I´m slowly learning how to use a flash  :)
yes a V-strom, thanks Paco
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on March 29, 2020, 04:22:48
No human contact, just flower and sky. Stay healthy all!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Jacques on March 29, 2020, 10:32:56
Isolation continued - due to my age I am not allowed to leave home even for essential items as in food so I am dependent on family and very good friends to shop on my behalf, fortunately family food choices are fairly straightforward therefore food shopping is limited to basic items, milk, bread, vegetables etc.
This image will probably exceed my monthly allowance but it is near the end of the month, following from my previous post this is another view of what I have as a form of enforced leisure activity for the next 10 weeks approx !
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49711526747_ab9a3cfe7a_h.jpg)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 29, 2020, 10:43:59
Isolation continued - due to my age I am not allowed to leave home even for essential items as in food so I am dependent on family and very good friends to shop on my behalf, fortunately family food choices are fairly straightforward therefore food shopping is limited to basic items, milk, bread, vegetables etc.
This image will probably exceed my monthly allowance but it is near the end of the month, following from my previous post this is another view of what I have as a form of enforced leisure activity for the next 10 weeks approx !
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49711526747_ab9a3cfe7a_h.jpg)

Nice view. You have to stay at home completely? Here in Holland we have no total isolation, respecting rules, like social distance etc oc, at 70 we have no further  restictions.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 29, 2020, 10:48:33
Todays catch
Dare not to put in the show birds theme ;) Tool once distance for my 200-500 and the D500.
I have never seen this Common Kingfisher in real life, so that was nice. We have few colorfull birds in Denmark.
This is a crop ;)

I never spotted one myself. fortunate shot Bent.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on March 29, 2020, 12:28:51
Isolation continued - due to my age I am not allowed to leave home even for essential items as in food so I am dependent on family and very good friends to shop on my behalf, fortunately family food choices are fairly straightforward therefore food shopping is limited to basic items, milk, bread, vegetables etc.
This image will probably exceed my monthly allowance but it is near the end of the month, following from my previous post this is another view of what I have as a form of enforced leisure activity for the next 10 weeks approx !


this is a harmonic room - at least you have a very comfortable place to stay and can go out in your garden. Much better than people living in small flats in the cities.
we still are allowed to leave, but not to meet with more than 4 people.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Øivind Tøien on March 29, 2020, 12:32:01
Another 3 weeks of groceries secured - a rather stressful experience, as it was almost as crowded as it use to be in spite of the lock down in Alaska, and not everybody were following best practices. Unknown to me at the time, lock down orders were tightened up from 5PM same day, so may be there was a rush because of that although grocery shopping is of course still allowed. Luckily Alaska lags behind most countries and the rest of the US - 102 confirmed cases and only one death since the first case about 3 weeks ago. But I got near but at safe distance to a colleague who was among the first 17... Scientists have tended to travel a lot. May be we will now discover that it was not necessary.

(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3871958559.jpg)
 
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on March 29, 2020, 12:32:16
social distancing, no stopping for food, no interaction with other humans,
but my brother and that through helmet and gloves
motorbike dress is one of the securest clothing today  ;)
I like the shot
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 29, 2020, 15:22:33
The weather may indicate how the world is going crazy.  It snowed in Tokyo today, after cherry blossoms had bloomed.

By the way, I re-realized that it was a bit tricky to capture the falling snow so that it really looked like it was falling.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on March 29, 2020, 15:30:04
The weather may indicate how the world is going crazy.  It snowed in Tokyo today, after cherry blossoms had bloomed.

By the way, I re-realized that it was a bit tricky to capture the falling snow so that it really looked like it was falling.

you can concour with Øivind  now  :)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 29, 2020, 15:40:28
you can concour with Øivind  now  :)

Indeed, yes!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on March 29, 2020, 17:12:42
Another 3 weeks of groceries secured - a rather stressful experience, as it was almost as crowded as it use to be in spite of the lock down in Alaska, and not everybody were following best practices. Unknown to me at the time, lock down orders were tightened up from 5PM same day, so may be there was a rush because of that although grocery shopping is of course still allowed. Luckily Alaska lags behind most countries and the rest of the US - 102 confirmed cases and only one death since the first case about 3 weeks ago. But I got near but at safe distance to a colleague who was among the first 17... Scientists have tended to travel a lot. May be we will now discover that it was not necessary.

(https://otoien.zenfolio.com/img/s/v-10/p3871958559.jpg)

Sadly, Alaska is catching up. They are 21 out of 52 US states (DC + Puerto Rico included) in deaths/million. The Netherlands is in the top 5 worldwide with a rate of 45/million.

The message is stay at home.

Limit physical contact.

Long lenses and macros are your choices these days.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 29, 2020, 17:21:08
March 29

Cold and windy day

snake's head

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49712056718_b0034fd091_o.jpg)

D850 - 105mm f/1.4
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Jack Dahlgren on March 29, 2020, 18:06:42
Last night with raindrops on the lens.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 29, 2020, 18:08:03
Amelanchier  (shadbush)

Z7  200/4 AF-D Micro
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Jacques on March 29, 2020, 18:30:00
Fons & Thomas, thanks for the reply, in the Uk there is a general lock down rule but as a nearly 74 year old with younger wife who is a type 1 insulin diabetic we received a supplementary message saying do not leave home as we are considered high risk. With the present strain on the health service we both feel it better if we do not put ourselves in a situation where we may need medical assistance when the resources are needed elsewhere.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: frankv on March 29, 2020, 21:44:42
Isolation continued - due to my age I am not allowed to leave home even for essential items as in food so I am dependent on family and very good friends to shop on my behalf, fortunately family food choices are fairly straightforward therefore food shopping is limited to basic items, milk, bread, vegetables etc.
This image will probably exceed my monthly allowance but it is near the end of the month, following from my previous post this is another view of what I have as a form of enforced leisure activity for the next 10 weeks approx !
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49711526747_ab9a3cfe7a_h.jpg)

Ah, good old B&W 704's. You can at least enjoy some good music while in isolation. Good music fights boredom quite easily :-)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Asle Feten on March 29, 2020, 21:50:40
March is a wintermonth where I live. This is from yesterday.
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49713948902_81d356d1a0_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iK3Z13)
Snødrev (https://flic.kr/p/2iK3Z13) by Asle Feten (https://www.flickr.com/photos/afoton/), on Flickr
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Øivind Tøien on March 29, 2020, 23:50:55
"you can concour with Øivind  now  :)"
Indeed, yes!

We do not have the cherry blossoms yet here though.  ;D  But last week weather was warmer here than many places in Europe. Now back to cool nice clear conditions as in the image. A colleague in Finland tipped me about this animated wind/weather map: https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/overlay=temp/patterson=-79.89,79.07,1137 (https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/overlay=temp/patterson=-79.89,79.07,1137)
 
Edit: Nice drifting snow, Asle, I can almost feel the wind. It sort of makes me want to be there, but watch out for avalanches!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 30, 2020, 01:00:20
We do not have the cherry blossoms yet here though.  ;D  But last week weather was warmer here than many places in Europe. Now back to cool nice clear conditions as in the image. A colleague in Finland tipped me about this animated wind/weather map: https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/overlay=temp/patterson=-79.89,79.07,1137 (https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/overlay=temp/patterson=-79.89,79.07,1137)

Thank you, Øivind, for the interesting link.  Stay safe!

Quote
Edit: Nice drifting snow, Asle, I can almost feel the wind. It sort of makes me want to be there, but watch out for avalanches!

Totally agree.  Nice image, Asle!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: armando_m on March 30, 2020, 03:22:42
Fantastic wind map

is this live data ?

edit: it even has projections up to 6 days ahead
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Øivind Tøien on March 30, 2020, 10:50:59
Fantastic wind map

is this live data ?

edit: it even has projections up to 6 days ahead

Yes, I found that map really mesmerizing, I have caught myself just sitting and studying different regions for longer periods and wondering how conditions feels like at different  locations, how the mechanics of the weather systems works. I had not explored the different settings, thanks for pointing out the ability of forecasting.

Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Øivind Tøien on March 30, 2020, 11:25:49
Today something more local: After a ski trip in nice clear weather, where I discovered that the SD card in the slot of the D500 was not there (time to get a card for the other slot  ::)  ), I got back to my cabin and at dusk discovered that this moose cow with two grown calves were hanging around in the area. She looked pretty relaxed here in spite of some dogs barking inside the neighbor cabin. I also think I heard someone were playing a flute, so may be that is what is making her happy and listening. (Head of one of the smaller ones behind her, seems to have lost some hair on its snout.)

Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 30, 2020, 11:41:42
Stuck inside now on beginning of third week, life isn't very exciting. However there are highlights (downlights too).

I all of a sudden found an XQD card that I had forgotten was lost a year ago, and am studying the footage acquired back then. Actually images were taken in March, 2019 on that card so I might present some here as "archeology finds", perhaps? All my current XQD cards are colour-coded (nail polish to the rescue) according to what camera they should be used in. This card was unmarked, so verifies its age.

After the exciting find of the XQD card it was only befitting Windows 10 on my main work station refused to play ball and amongst other stupid and odd behaviour drag-drop became non-functional and denied my moving any files :( :( Not much of a work station then. I spent the rest of the day trying to fix the issues to no avail. It just got worse. Probably I got hit in the aftermath of some faulty Windows updates of which there recently have been several I'm told. Oh well, I still had kept the Win7 installation thus put the old SSD back in and voilá all was well again.

I then used the resurrected machine to run quickly through a stack of UV images of Tussilago farfara Coltsfoot. An example is posted below. This spring flower appears like clockwork every year and is always reliable. Just like my UV-Nikkors.

Nikon D3200, Baader U filter, UV-Nikkor 105mm f/4.5 with extension to make 1.5X magnification, 2*800 Ws Broncolor studio flash, 41 image stack by Zerene, 100% crop.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: PeterN on March 30, 2020, 15:55:44
Energy drink while practicing social distancing

(https://www.visualcue.nl/img/s/v-10/p3872665592-5.jpg)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 30, 2020, 17:39:49
March 30

echo et narcissus

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49717167052_81716b1347_o.jpg)

Z6 - 35mm f/1.4ai
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 30, 2020, 19:04:46
Not resized shot with the Z7 and the AF-S 300/4

To my calculations it is then a 1600mm shot ?  (Normal size 8256 pixels wide, now 1552)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 30, 2020, 19:05:51
March 30
echo et narcissus

Z6 - 35mm f/1.4ai
Very nice, Fons.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 30, 2020, 19:10:11
Not resized shot with the Z7 and the AF-S 300/4

To my calculations it is then a 1600mm shot ?  (Normal size 8256 pixels wide, now 1552)

It is a cropped shot from your 300mm lens.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 30, 2020, 19:20:11
It is a cropped shot from your 300mm lens.
Yes, I was looking for the correct words. Normally you would resize an image to the size of publication.  'Crop' can has a double meaning not?
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Frank Fremerey on March 30, 2020, 21:16:01
Did not shoot much ... but I liked the combination of these two ...
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 31, 2020, 07:11:32
Very nice, Fons.

Thank you John. The ai-nikkor differs from the ais-nikkor, 7 or 9 blades.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Birna Rørslett on March 31, 2020, 09:07:53
Haute Couture 2020
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 31, 2020, 12:29:08
Haute Couture 2020

NIce coordination of complementary colors, Birna!  Stay safe!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Fons Baerken on March 31, 2020, 12:39:19
March 31

foliage

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49719701476_437c04ec4b_o.jpg)

Z6 - nikkor sc auto 50mm f/1.4
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Kim Pilegaard on March 31, 2020, 13:28:32
A fast approaching mute swan (D500 + 300/4 PF + TC-17E).
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Bent Hjarbo on March 31, 2020, 13:38:03
A fast approaching mute swan (D500 + 300/4 PF + TC-17E).
Super shot, it looks like a Hercules C130 aircraft.  ;)
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Thomas Stellwag on March 31, 2020, 13:55:06
A fast approaching mute swan (D500 + 300/4 PF + TC-17E).

I like this shot, looks undefined between funny and dangerous for me
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Erik Lund on March 31, 2020, 14:39:16
Super shot, it looks like a Hercules C130 aircraft.  ;)
Hehe yes! That was what I thought  ;D 
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 31, 2020, 14:51:38
Amelanchier flowers

Z7  5.8cm/1.4
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Andrew on March 31, 2020, 17:06:52
Fantastic "Hercules"!!
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Akira on March 31, 2020, 17:19:47
A fast approaching mute swan (D500 + 300/4 PF + TC-17E).

Stunning capture!


Amelanchier flowers

Z7  5.8cm/1.4

Beautiful capture of the light.  Did you use any extension ring?
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: John Geerts on March 31, 2020, 18:00:00
Stunning capture!


Beautiful capture of the light.  Did you use any extension ring?
Thanks.  No extension ring.  This lens works surprisingly the best with the Nikon Close-up attachment lens 4T.
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Øivind Tøien on April 01, 2020, 03:30:53
A fast approaching mute swan (D500 + 300/4 PF + TC-17E).
You seem to have gotten the combination working well, Kim - particularly impressive considering the use of the TC! Really nice unusual frontal view.

Before the month times out, here is another one from the moose encounter some days back.
The Alaska version of the rubberneck syndrome?
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Ashlandish on April 01, 2020, 06:13:15
I hardly ever post, but I've been enjoying the constant motion in and out of this nest in my back yard, so thought I 'd share.

I really appreciate all the wonderful images others share, always hesitate to share my own, but am feeling like breaking social distances...
Title: Re: March 2020
Post by: Kim Pilegaard on April 01, 2020, 09:35:51
You seem to have gotten the combination working well, Kim - particularly impressive considering the use of the TC! Really nice unusual frontal view.

Thanks to Øivind and the others that posted comments to my picture of the swan.

For me the D500 with the 300 PF and the TC17 works very well. It is a very light combination to walk around with. I usually have it in a Black Rapid strap attached to an Ishoot (great and inexpensive) lens collar, that can be mounted in reverse to give a good balance with the TC. The 10 fps is a big advantage in these situations. Of course, not all pictures in the burst were sharp.