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#1 james23p

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 11:38 AM

As usual any camera any lens etc so lets get some closeup shots.

Jim

Later today Im going to start a thread for members to have input on future challenges.

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Posted 02 February 2018 - 05:54 PM

Thumbs up to both!

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Posted 03 February 2018 - 01:57 AM

Ok P900 in Macro mode and some simple prop and setup. The first one is at ISO 800 and f5 and you can see the noise, the next two are at ISO 100 and f4 I also used  the older app as a remote shutter and a rice bag as a tripod. The dark spot in the salt shaker is the rather large front element of the P900 I might dig out my cheap ring light and try this in the light box this weekend.

 

This was one of those spur of the moment things not a lot of time put into it but the P900 is fun to use as Herman is finding out with his B700. When I got the P900 the B700 I think was announced but I wanted all 2000mm and to be honest the 2.8 at the wide angle vs RAW but when the P900 replacement comes out I hope to get one if Nikon doesn't go crazy and make it a 1000$.

 

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Salt sure is carosive   :blink:  ;)  B)  

 

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F100 w MB-15, N80, FM3a, FE2(Black and Silver) and EM.

Nikkor 24-85G ED AF-S VR, 70-300G ED AF-S VR, 28-105 3.5-4.5 AF-D, 50 1.8 AF-D

Nikon Series E lens, 28mm, 100mm, 135mm, 75-150mm, 70-210 f4.

MF Nikkor's 50 f2 Ai, 500 f4 ED Ai-P.

 

MF Rokinon 14mm f2.8 ED AE UMC(Ai-P)

MF Rokinon 85mm f1.4 ASP AE UMC(Ai-P)

 



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Posted 16 February 2018 - 04:46 PM

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Posted 16 February 2018 - 09:24 PM

Very nice, Dennis.

 

Nice composition, amazing soft colors, a very delicate image.


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 12:38 AM

This image is inspired by our #1 Mod... Jim.  He took something similar a long while back.  I have thought about doing something since then, but I had to get his image out of my mind, which I was quite impressed with, so I could do my own.

 

So, this is my first attempt.  I haven't touched my camera in some time due to simply being too busy with other things.  I may end up taking this over a few more times to get it right.

 

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I used the lovely Light Box provided by Peter Warren... thank  you, Peter.  Was waiting for just such a project to show it  off.

And, some supplementary light by my CAT Workbench light wand.

 

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 06:27 AM

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Thanks, Dennis.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 10:16 AM

Very nice, Dennis.
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Posted 17 February 2018 - 04:23 PM

One of many "fossils" I found in a playground.

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 06:42 PM

WOW, a FOSSIL of what?  Nice teeth, what ever it is!


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 07:25 PM

WOW, a FOSSIL of what?  Nice teeth, what ever it is!

 

Unfortunately, there was no explanation. Perhaps a dinosaur or some kind of reptile? It was a man made concrete boulder and it had various fossil moulds all around it (trilobite, nautilus, etc.). 


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Posted 17 February 2018 - 07:48 PM

German Shepard, do you know the stay dogs go?

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Posted 17 February 2018 - 09:08 PM

German Shepard, do you know the stay dogs go?

Lol...the skull shape and teeth placement are wrong. I think the breed is from the 1800s; a little young for a faux fossil  :P


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 04:05 AM

This image is inspired by our #1 Mod... Jim.  He took something similar a long while back.  I have thought about doing something since then, but I had to get his image out of my mind, which I was quite impressed with, so I could do my own.

 

So, this is my first attempt.  I haven't touched my camera in some time due to simply being too busy with other things.  I may end up taking this over a few more times to get it right.

 

attachicon.gifCoupling-(1200px).jpg

 

Nikon D850

Nikkor 105mm 105 f2.8G VR

Hand Held

 

I used the lovely Light Box provided by Peter Warren... thank  you, Peter.  Was waiting for just such a project to show it  off.

And, some supplementary light by my CAT Workbench light wand.

 

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Nikon F2 camera

Nikkor 28mm f2.8

Thanks Art for the shout out!

 

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Nikon Series E lens, 28mm, 100mm, 135mm, 75-150mm, 70-210 f4.

MF Nikkor's 50 f2 Ai, 500 f4 ED Ai-P.

 

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 04:12 AM

I tried and tried and tried just couldn't get what I wanted. I took these with my P900 in the Macro mode at ISO 800 and I used my bag as a support since for some reason I can not find my table top tripod. :(

 

One I need to learn and really clean the dust, using the blower a few times just doesn't cut it. Second this shows the limitations of the P900 having no raw the NR can be intrusive I would rather some noise than the smearing, waiting for the P900 replacement with RAW capability. :D

 

ISO 800

Macro mode range 24-75mm in 35mm Eqv

f6.3 to f8

shutter 1/6 to 1/10

 

I will post all the attempts in both BW and color but it is all about trying something and pushing the gear you have right gang.  :ph34r:  B)  ;)

 

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Pro Manfrotto 055XV with Markins M10 ,Sirui P-326 6-Section Carbon Fiber Monopod with Markins Q3 Emille, Manfrotto Compact MKC3-H01M with Combo Head, 3Pod PTT1H Table Top Tripod with Giottos MH1304 Ballhead.


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Posted 18 February 2018 - 05:32 AM

Very nice, Jim. If you ever figure out the dust, let me know. In the end, I blew the worst of it off in Photoshop! :lol:
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Posted 18 February 2018 - 06:26 AM

Tarnished tap on the side of a building. 

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 11:00 AM

Electric guitar knob and Floyd Rose Tremolo. 18-55 VRII

 

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Posted 19 February 2018 - 12:47 PM

Door knocker on a church.

Chain barrier screwed into a tree.

Coat of arms on a rusty mailbox.

Bronze Jesus on a church door.

 

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 07:28 PM

Rust on a park BBQ

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Park bench

Wheel from 19th century China

 

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Posted 26 February 2018 - 09:00 PM

Nice all, a few more days so keep them up.

 

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 11:12 AM

You all thought you'd get through February without a macro shot from me, didn't ya?? :lol: :D

Deer print in gravel.

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 11:26 AM

Wow.

 

Yes, I was thinking exactly that!  WHERE IS DON !?  :P


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 11:28 AM

Puppy face:

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 03:18 PM

This a Deptford Pink (Dianthus armeria).  The blossom is about 1/2" (12 mm) across. I took this with my D800e with a Nikkor 80-200/2.8 AF-S and Canon  closeup diopter. The lens was at 200mm and the exposure was 1/50sec and f/5.6 at ISO 400. This is a 1925x2406 pixel crop (~4.5Mp) from the full image.  I was quite surprised to see such a healthy looking flower and an otherwise dead appearing plant.

 

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My wife and I stopped to visit a waterfall in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.  The only view of the waterfall was from a small fenced in overlook at the top or the falls; the view was not very interesting.  The slopes were too treacherous to descend for a better view, so we left without even taking a picture of the falls.  On the way back to the parking area my wife spotted this flower and suggested I take a picture of it.  It was the only picture from that stop, but it made the stop worthwhile.


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Posted 28 February 2018 - 07:21 PM

Old bread

Jesus face carved on a gravestone

Grotesque on a building

Ice from a melting Icefest sculpture

Greased pin on a backhoe

Angels with dirty faces

 

Taken with Nikon D3100

Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G
Nikkor 55-200mm f/4-5.6G

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