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#263112 Deer

Posted by Art on Yesterday, 09:18 AM

Thanks, everyone.




Hardly! :lol:

Deer in heat are a dangerous bunch.  I tried to hide behind tombstones and tree trunks and constantly kept looking over my back. I don't know if it is the season, the location or other factors but they simply ignored us. Which is a good thing, as opposed to them charging us.


There is a huge Buck that roams nearby, but I missed him. I may go looking for him today, weather permitting, we are getting a storm.



He traveled a good distance in a day! WOW! :lol:

#263070 Does this work?

Posted by Art on 06 November 2019 - 09:33 PM

Was it a black, grey or red squirrel, Art?



#263069 105 2.8 micro

Posted by Art on 06 November 2019 - 09:30 PM



I have the G, it is a beauty and you will have to pry it from my cold dead hands.  No doubt you know that and that is why you are looking for one.


The Nikon 105 is really an amazing glass. Hope you find what you are looking for, you will greatly enjoy it.

#263068 Nikon Z6 - observations after nearly a year

Posted by Art on 06 November 2019 - 09:28 PM

That is a very nice capture.


Have you seen the Z50?  I got a glimpse last night at Nikon.  To be honest, I wasn't very impressed.  However, that is a different camera, appealing to a different market.  What underwhelmed me was it felt like a toy in my hands. Again, it is not being marketed to enthusiasts so for all I know, it is an awesome release.


The new battery grip is now a reality for the Z6.  It takes two grip batteries that can be hot-swapped.  That is nice. It does not have a grip button for portrait shooting.  That is very poor. However, it had a nice well-balanced feel.

#263011 Sparrow - perfect perch

Posted by Art on 02 November 2019 - 09:58 PM

Check this out, just looking through some of the images I took.  This is cropped at 100%.



#263007 My Sad Life .... D5-300mm f2.8+1.4 TC

Posted by Art on 02 November 2019 - 09:48 PM


The nice thing about photography is that you don't have to get soaking wet (unless of course, you photograph landscapes or wildlife - oh dear :huh:), to enjoy it.  When it pours outside I can always run amok in my "studio".  ;)


I know, it is both an indoor and outdoor "sport"! 

I like to consider myself an "athlete" .... :lol:

#262996 My Sad Life .... D5-300mm f2.8+1.4 TC

Posted by Art on 01 November 2019 - 11:21 PM

l know the feeling. There's been times when l have been wanting to get out and shoot but was too busy and didn't have time. Or the weather was terrible for days.

I don't know about you, but when I am out wandering around with my camera, in a park or nature area .... or even at the track ... I have no cares in the world.  It is a total high and a total tranquilizer.  I used to think Golf was relaxing when I was heavily addicted to playing, but there is really no comparison to Photography for its ability to really clear your head and take you away from your day to day stress. 

#262993 Another Sparrow with the D5

Posted by Art on 01 November 2019 - 11:06 PM

Another Sparrow image with the D5 300 1.4TC combo +CP.


Posting these just to show how crisp the images are with the TC.



#262992 Nikon C-PL1L Pola Filter - Good Test

Posted by Art on 01 November 2019 - 11:04 PM

l like to use polarizers at car shows to kill the nasty glare on the windows.



My intent is to use them more on the track next year. Same issue!

#262988 Juvi Starling

Posted by Art on 01 November 2019 - 10:59 PM

This little guy didn't look like he was doing too well hobbling along the pathway.  A late bloomer, a little surprising this late in the season.

My guess is it is a Starling.


#262978 Swan - with D5 ...

Posted by Art on 01 November 2019 - 05:06 PM

Also taken today.


A little over exposed, my bad.


Mute Swan


Nikon D5

Nikkor 300mm f2.8 G II VR

Nikkor 1.4 TC E II


Hand Held




#262977 Nikon D5 + Nikkor 300mm f2.8 + Nikkor 1.4 E II 1.4 TC

Posted by Art on 01 November 2019 - 04:58 PM

Art, if you put a TC20E-III on that lens, we'll be able to chase some polar bears! 




:lol: :lol:

The TC20 is a bit soft.  I have all of them I should experiment with them now that I have the lens!!!!  Thanks for nudging me, just have to find them.  They are not my favorite TC, hardly ever use them.  Now is a very good time!

#262976 Nature Depleted in Toronto! :(

Posted by Art on 01 November 2019 - 04:56 PM

Really, they need to come down really, really hard on the humans that encourage this.

I don't agree with putting the bear down.  I think, in this case, drug it and put it in a zoo.  At the very least, it will be allowed to live out its life, it doesn't deserve to die.  

Charge the human with the cost.

#262975 Experimenting with CP Filter

Posted by Art on 01 November 2019 - 04:54 PM

I am using Photoshop and Capture NX-D.  I didn't spend a lot of time on this, but I can easily edit it with little grief.  Let me try again later.

#262971 Nikon C-PL1L Pola Filter - Good Test

Posted by Art on 01 November 2019 - 04:49 PM

Finally got a subject and the condition I wanted to test the filter and if functions as it is supposed to.  I guess the day I first tested it, it was too dark.  When I turned the gear today, you could notice the changes in the Viewfinder.  Perfect.


It is subtle, but again, it is the light I have to work with currently. Heavy overcast and rain.


Image of my Mustang with limited CP effect!




After turning the gear for maximum effect.  Very nice!



Works as intended.