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#261401 The Photo Ark

Posted by Leaviathan on 17 June 2019 - 04:42 PM

I watched an interesting story on 60 Minutes last night, they covered photographer Joel Sartore and his Photo Ark, it's his mission to take a photo of every living animal, reptile and insects that are in captivity to put them in one place to bring all of them into the public eye. he's a former Nat Geo photographer that uses Nikon D850's and 810's




#260859 Lioness V Mongoose, (Nikkor 500PF) plus a few more from Botswana.

Posted by Leaviathan on 23 April 2019 - 07:31 PM

Awesome photos!

#260609 Motorcycle Racing images (VERY Image Heavy!!)

Posted by Leaviathan on 03 April 2019 - 08:34 PM


Ducati is a big name here, see them at shows all the time.  I don't really know the brands enough to differentiate.  I am a race enthusiast more than an equipment enthusiast.  Kawasaki, Yamaha and BMW seem to be the brand of favor or the most visible at the races.


Best I can tell you.

BMW are my favorite overall, and would love to pick up an R1200GS Enduro, they don't look like an on/off bike but they handle it well.   https://www.bmwmotor...cB&gclsrc=aw.ds

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#260605 Motorcycle Racing images (VERY Image Heavy!!)

Posted by Leaviathan on 03 April 2019 - 07:22 PM

Lots of great shots, any Ducati users up there?

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#260531 Color Guard

Posted by Leaviathan on 30 March 2019 - 06:56 AM

I think they should stick with M-1 Garands or M-14's for this kind of stuff, wooden stocks just look better!  The color looks good, there's the obvious face shadows because of the no flash request, other than that it looks good to me!

#260325 March is going to be BW with a twist

Posted by Leaviathan on 17 March 2019 - 01:49 PM

My 5 string Jazz Bass, D3300 18-55 VRII f3.5


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#260273 Nikon Rumours - More Mirrorless Rumours

Posted by Leaviathan on 14 March 2019 - 01:45 PM


I hope they don't.  I think their road map should be nothing but Z and only Z and leave it at that.


Have some really solid body offerings and make two lines of lenses, Pro and Consumer and move on.

Then lose most of your customers to Canon, Sony and Fuji who's putting out affordable mirrorless cameras. I think if someone can afford a Z body they can also afford the nice lenses.

#260204 Belted Kingfisher

Posted by Leaviathan on 11 March 2019 - 05:41 PM

Nice photo! That birds head is half the size of it's body  :P

#259903 Vineyard Sound

Posted by Leaviathan on 22 February 2019 - 07:41 PM

Cool photo... is it the strong winds ... or the heavy gulls that have twisted that jetty ?? :P :D :lol:

Many storms have battered that coastline, last year about a dozen telephone poles bit the dust on the road along that beach

#259866 EN-EL18b Battery Is No Longer Available?

Posted by Leaviathan on 20 February 2019 - 06:51 PM

I'm a happy en-el14a user  :D

#259831 Joe Galloway Interview

Posted by Leaviathan on 17 February 2019 - 07:24 AM

"He remains the only civilian to receive a medal of valor from the U.S. Army, for heroism during the Vietnam War—the Bronze Star Medal with “V” device"

#259830 Joe Galloway Interview

Posted by Leaviathan on 17 February 2019 - 07:22 AM

For those interested here's a decent article about Joe Galloway, combat photographer who did four tours in Vietnam through Desert Storm, his character was spotlighted in the 2002 movie We Were Soldiers. Joe used a Nikon F SLR throughout his tours in Vietnam. I emailed him once asking about CSM Basil Plumley who served from WW2-Vietnam and he kindly returned a lengthy email.



#259820 February Challenge "Favorite Color"

Posted by Leaviathan on 16 February 2019 - 11:08 AM

Red! Notice the 7th string, this is one of the reasons I don't have an expensive camera :) Metal!!  \m/


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#259444 Too many full frame fanboys in photography.

Posted by Leaviathan on 03 February 2019 - 02:29 PM

DX/APS-C will continue because there's a large crowd that can't afford FF. Most cameras I see in peoples hands are Nikon D3400's, Canon T3i-T6i or decent Point and Shoots

#259203 Interesting Mirrorless Article

Posted by Leaviathan on 21 January 2019 - 06:26 PM

You can take pro quality photos with a D3200, all that's needed is experience.