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#258199 A visit to Orana wildlife park... warning image heavy.

Posted by Wheatsack on 07 December 2018 - 05:15 PM

Yesterday (friday 7th) I joined a group of photographers at Orana park for a Nikon NZ sponsored event... there were bodies and lenses to borrow... I was hoping to play with a 500pf... or 300pf.. but they were already borrowed by the time the queue got to me :angry:... so I had to resort to my own 200-500  :rolleyes: ... here are some of my photos... cropped and fiddled with.. compared to the samples on FB ( which were only the 2mp versions bluetoothed to my phone)
























DSC_1208-2.jpg Back to the meerkats... the best posers/models in the park.




Z7, 200-500 f5.6 (mostly at 5.6) except for the last two meerkats 24-70S f4.@f4.... and GPS info in Exif.

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#258078 Rail tower and caboose decorated

Posted by Wheatsack on 03 December 2018 - 03:33 AM

Very festive Bill.

#257863 November is Family, Pets and Friends

Posted by Wheatsack on 24 November 2018 - 04:54 PM

A couple of scanned photos, I came across whilst searching for something else .. when the boys were a lot smaller, from a trip around the South Island.


Boys.jpg Not quite the southern most end of NZ.


FoxGlacier.JPG Fox glacier in the background.


Probably taken on my old F3 with 50mm f1.4... back in the 90's



#257847 Godox Flashpoint AD600 iTTL Samples

Posted by Wheatsack on 23 November 2018 - 02:50 PM

You have definately nailed these shots Art.... very nice.

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#257844 Radio Kootwijk Building

Posted by Wheatsack on 23 November 2018 - 02:00 PM

Impressive chunk of concrete Herman....nice shot.

#257828 Z6 and 35 1.8S

Posted by Wheatsack on 22 November 2018 - 03:05 AM

Looking good Dennis.

#257681 The Hague Sunset, The Netherlands

Posted by Wheatsack on 15 November 2018 - 02:11 PM

Lovely image Herman.

#257644 We will remember them.

Posted by Wheatsack on 13 November 2018 - 05:36 PM

Last sunday was the 100th anniversary of the armistice of the first world war, a conflict of great significance to New Zealand... we lost 16,697 killed and 41,317 wounded... +1000 who died later.... out of a total population of just over one million.. virtually every family lost some members. I attended a small ceremony on Witch Hill where a memorial in the form of a seat was built in 1917. Witch Hill is a small peak on the 'port hills' above Christchurch.. about 1400 feet (421m)... it involved a bit of a climb from a carpark at the top of Rapaki track. Here are a few photos I took of the event.








DSC_0953.jpg Our own 'Lone Piper'






Z7, 24-70S f4. All pics have GPS info. and if you are keen a rough video of the event  https://youtu.be/gDVy6iMwlZw  I need to carry my external microphone a bit more often... the wind noise is a problem.

#257506 Self Portrait

Posted by Wheatsack on 08 November 2018 - 02:08 AM

Very serious. :rolleyes: ... great shot Art.

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#257185 A Walk on the Wild side - Dutch Coastal Dunes

Posted by Wheatsack on 22 October 2018 - 01:49 PM

Great shots Herman.

#257163 Markermeer Island Project, The Netherlands

Posted by Wheatsack on 20 October 2018 - 11:41 PM

Great project Herman ...we have the luxury of plenty of wilderness areas set aside... but the ongoing problem is all the introduced predator species that have to be controlled..rats,cats,possums,stoats.... big efforts go into fencing out these predators.

#256907 Wild Holland

Posted by Wheatsack on 11 October 2018 - 03:37 PM

Nice images Herman ...welcome back :rolleyes:

#256892 MIOPS Equipment Purchase - Water Drop Photography

Posted by Wheatsack on 11 October 2018 - 03:02 AM

They look pretty good Art... I'm with Dennis... some are a bit adult rated :rolleyes: :P :D  or is that just me ...and Dennis B)

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#256852 MIOPS Equipment Purchase - Water Drop Photography

Posted by Wheatsack on 08 October 2018 - 09:37 PM

Looking good Art... :)

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#256776 Two Z's are better than one .

Posted by Wheatsack on 05 October 2018 - 08:51 PM

I was hunting for my other EN-EL14 charger today ..since the one I regularly use went with the Df...I thought I would have a play with my old P7000.. and came across a long forgotten Fujifilm camera.... and lo and behold it turns out to be another Z...7 even..well Z700 :P :D so now I have two Z...7s.


2x Z.jpg

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