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bigdawg Dec 24, 2007 11:31 AM

We all post a lot of photos every year here...Now which 3 photos of yours do you like best? I started the year out moving from a Kodak DX6490 with 10X zoom and 4 mp's to the K10D. Quite a step up and I went through a lot of cheap lens only to find I like the Kit lens about as well as any I now have. Any way here are three I liked...I may not have shot any great ones but I'm happy with most and these three top my list.

Dawg

http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/6936/imgp2569mp2.jpg

http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/5089/imgp7700sm2.jpg

http://img104.imageshack.us/img104/6...bluryi8xr6.jpg


I hope some of you enjoyed them. Happy New year to all!


EddyinGA Dec 24, 2007 12:35 PM

Wow, Dawg, that's tough.



Here are the three that I think are my favorites.



http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/c...IMGP1191-1.jpg



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http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/c...IMGP0033-1.jpg



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http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/c...a/IMGP1585.jpg





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Of course, I reverve the right to edit and change.:-)

bigdawg Dec 24, 2007 12:40 PM

Some Great Photos Eddie... And Edit and Change as often as you wish...I know of several hundred of mine that were close seconds here! LOL

Dawg

robar Dec 24, 2007 1:03 PM

some really great shots already. this ones going to be tough.

roy

robar Dec 24, 2007 1:37 PM

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not necessarily my favs but close enough without going thru too many more.

Trojansoc Dec 24, 2007 3:26 PM

Great idea for a thread, Dawg, but I almost wish you'd made it several threads: 3 favorte landscapes....three favorite wildlife...three favorite portraits...etc. Not that I have that many good shots....but it becomes hard to choose three from categories that differ so greatly.

Still, here goes. My favorite would have to come from this group, for obvious reasons.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/210/4...36713e2b_b.jpg

And, this was my favorite landscape

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1095/...a857337b_b.jpg

The first two choices were relatively easy....but choosing from such widely differing types of shots. Like Eddy, I reserve the right to change my mind and substitute later, lol.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2075/...2e535958_b.jpg

Trojansoc Dec 24, 2007 3:28 PM

BTW Dawg, the shot of your granddaughter is one of my favorite shots I've seen posted in this forum by anybody.

penolta Dec 24, 2007 5:05 PM

Here are mine - the first is probably my all-time favorite. There are some later ones I might like as much as the other two. It was hard leaving out a butterfly, but I couldn't make a choice, and I didn't want to use any composite photos - that would be sneaking in extra images.

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo....php?id=104229

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo....php?id=104135

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo....php?id=105886

philneast Dec 24, 2007 5:58 PM

These three seem to spend a lot of time on my desktop

Phil

http://abouttas.com/wp-content/uploa...east_media.jpg


http://abouttas.com/wp-content/uploa...east_media.jpg

http://abouttas.com/wp-content/uploa...east_media.jpg

Duck Dodgers Dec 24, 2007 7:01 PM

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2326/...eb88d775_o.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2314/...f589a9b3_o.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2301/...2c2c2837_o.jpg

-Mike

bigdawg Dec 24, 2007 7:49 PM

More and More gorgeous photos. Everyone has the right to substitute later if they wish...but why would you? These are beautiful!

Dawg

bigdawg Dec 24, 2007 7:51 PM

Trojansoc wrote:
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BTW Dawg, the shot of your granddaughter is one of my favorite shots I've seen posted in this forum by anybody.
Thanks ...I was very lucky with that one!

Dawg

danielchtong Dec 24, 2007 9:10 PM

bigdawg wrote:
Quote:

More and More gorgeous photos. Everyone has the right to substitute later if they wish...but why would you? These are beautiful!

Dawg
2008 is still a few days away. Hope the God of photography can grant me an audience of a couple of seconds for one last shot of the yr. I can still remember last Dec before the yr end I had a woodpecker on my left hand and my Zenitar 16mm on the my right hand. The luck shot has not come back though.

So far I am happy with the following shots taken this yr all with my 300mmF4. Those came after 6000 blurry shots and 1 yrs of practice



http://www.pbase.com/danieltong/imag...6/original.jpg





http://www.pbase.com/image/88016879/original.jpg





http://www.pbase.com/danieltong/imag...6/original.jpg




Daniel , Toronto

bigdawg Dec 24, 2007 11:04 PM

Your Practise and patience have done you well Daniel. Your BIF's have given me enjoyment the whole year!

Dawg

John Hill Dec 24, 2007 11:29 PM

I have only produced one picture this year that is worthy of showing here!



http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo....php?id=115861



...but I guess I still have a couple of days to go!

TDN Dec 25, 2007 7:49 AM

[align=center]Some great photos here already!


Here are mine, taken from my portfolio.


This one was shot a day after I got my Jupiter-9 85mm f2. I love how this lens makes the subject "pop out". On this photo I got a comment that said it had a magnum-style to it. Talk about a great compliment...

http://www.tdn9.be/portfolio/Street/images/trumpet.jpg



As I mentioned before, humor in street photography is very important for me. This was one of days where everything seemed to fall into place :) I love those days...

http://www.tdn9.be/portfolio/Street/images/voyeur.jpg



And finally, my best concert photograph of the entire year, at least for me. This Belgian singer is well-known for his goofing off on stage. He had this expression on his face for only a split second, right when I pressed the shutter. Just a perfect moment :D

http://www.tdn9.be/portfolio/Concert...eVos-Gorki.jpg


Tom
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danielchtong Dec 25, 2007 8:58 AM

TDN wrote:
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And finally, my best concert photograph of the entire year, at least for me. This Belgian singer is well-known for his goofing off on stage. He had this expression on his face for only a split second, right when I pressed the shutter. Just a perfect moment :D

http://www.tdn9.be/portfolio/Concert...eVos-Gorki.jpg


Tom
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I don't think you posted this one earlier. Stunningly timely shots . Great composition as well. Maybe I should shop for something decent between my 50mm & 135mm.

Daniel, Toronto

bigdawg Dec 25, 2007 9:17 AM

John Hill wrote:
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I have only produced one picture this year that is worthy of showing here!



http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo....php?id=115861



...but I guess I still have a couple of days to go!
If you were to post only one , then you posted a good one> That is such a joyful photo...I only wish I had a good camera when I had my Thor alive...(He is the Avatar) I use him as my Avatar to honor him and keep his memory alive!

Dawg

bigdawg Dec 25, 2007 9:22 AM

TDN wrote:
Quote:

[align=center]Some great photos here already!


Here are mine, taken from my portfolio.


This one was shot a day after I got my Jupiter-9 85mm f2. I love how this lens makes the subject "pop out". On this photo I got a comment that said it had a magnum-style to it. Talk about a great compliment...

http://www.tdn9.be/portfolio/Street/images/trumpet.jpg



As I mentioned before, humor in street photography is very important for me. This was one of days where everything seemed to fall into place :) I love those days...

http://www.tdn9.be/portfolio/Street/images/voyeur.jpg



And finally, my best concert photograph of the entire year, at least for me. This Belgian singer is well-known for his goofing off on stage. He had this expression on his face for only a split second, right when I pressed the shutter. Just a perfect moment :D

http://www.tdn9.be/portfolio/Concert...eVos-Gorki.jpg


Tom
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Really good ones Tom...I don't have that kind of street life going on here in this rural section of Alabama....Might find something on a Summer or Spring Saturday morning but the Super shopping centers have robbed the urban areas of their people in most places. And they have nearly stopped putting in sidewalks every where!

Dawg

NonEntity1 Dec 25, 2007 9:48 AM

penolta wrote:
Quote:

Here are mine - the first is probably my all-time favorite. There are some later ones I might like as much as the other two. It was hard leaving out a butterfly, but I couldn't make a choice, and I didn't want to use any composite photos - that would be sneaking in extra images.

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo....php?id=104229

Very nice Penolta, is that a golden ground wasp? I saw some of those for the first time this summer (had to google to figure out what they were) and found them to be very elusive.

Tim

NonEntity1 Dec 25, 2007 10:18 AM

Well my first choice for the year is easy, this is the only shot I have ever had enlarged to 16x20 (and it came out great).

http://www.photos.thelethbridges.net...rypics/bf1.jpg

Ya'll have seen this one recently:

http://www.photos.thelethbridges.net...ics/reen10.jpg



The third choice was tough, there are a number of photos that I really like well enough to put in my top 3, but then it would not be 3 anymore. In the end I picked this one:

http://www.photos.thelethbridges.net...pics/race3.jpg

Merry Christmas everyone!

Tim



TDN Dec 25, 2007 10:43 AM

Thanks for all the kind comments :)

bigdawg wrote:
This one is just perfect dawg! I bet the mommy has a enlarged print on the wall in the living room? :)

Tom

TDN Dec 25, 2007 10:45 AM

NonEntity1 wrote:
Quote:


Ya'll have seen this one recently:

http://www.photos.thelethbridges.net...ics/reen10.jpg



Wow, stunning photo Tim! The DOF and composition are right on!

danielchtong Dec 25, 2007 10:47 AM

NonEntity1 wrote:
Quote:

Well my first choice for the year is easy, this is the only shot I have ever had enlarged to 16x20 (and it came out great).

http://www.photos.thelethbridges.net...rypics/bf1.jpg


Merry Christmas everyone!

Tim
Tim,

I do not think I saw this one before. Keeper amongst the keepers. And at F2.8 ? Was it done in macro setting which usu starts at F8 if not F16.
Amazing that you have the wing and the head in focus and practically everything off focus

Daniel

bigdawg Dec 25, 2007 11:26 AM

TDN wrote:
Quote:

Thanks for all the kind comments :)

bigdawg wrote:
This one is just perfect dawg! I bet the mommy has a enlarged print on the wall in the living room? :)

Tom
She won't do that Tom...This one is of Regan and her twin sister Rachael would feel bad she doesn't have one. I'm trying to get one of Rachael to go with it but so far nothing close to this good. Thanks for your kind comments though!

Dawg

bigdawg Dec 25, 2007 11:27 AM

Tim those are three very different photos. I do love the macro though...Very very good indeed!

Dawg

NonEntity1 Dec 25, 2007 11:35 AM

TDN wrote:
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This one was shot a day after I got my Jupiter-9 85mm f2. I love how this lens makes the subject "pop out".
http://www.tdn9.be/portfolio/Street/images/trumpet.jpg

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I agree, the trumpet especially has a 3d effect (this is also due to your good composition). Do they make the Jupiter-9 in a K mount or is it screw mount only?

Tim

NonEntity1 Dec 25, 2007 11:44 AM

danielchtong wrote:
Quote:

Tim,

I do not think I saw this one before. Keeper amongst the keepers. And at F2.8 ? Was it done in macro setting which usu starts at F8 if not F16.
Amazing that you have the wing and the head in focus and practically everything off focus

Daniel
Thanks Daniel. I was using the Kiron 105mm macro and I was pretty close to the butterfly but it just kept still. So I kept opening up the aperture one stop and shooting again until I had it wide open. I think I chose a shot at f/4 or f/5.6 for the print but I love the bokeh in this one.

Thank you Tom and Dawg for the nice comments, I have had a lot of fun with Pentax this year.

Tim

penolta Dec 25, 2007 11:55 AM

NonEntity1 wrote:
Quote:

penolta wrote:
Quote:

Here are mine - the first is probably my all-time favorite. There are some later ones I might like as much as the other two. It was hard leaving out a butterfly, but I couldn't make a choice, and I didn't want to use any composite photos - that would be sneaking in extra images.

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo....php?id=104229

Very nice Penolta, is that a golden ground wasp? I saw some of those for the first time this summer (had to google to figure out what they were) and found them to be very elusive.

Tim
Thanks Tim. It isone of theSphecid (or "regal wasps") wasps,called the Great Golden Digger Wasp.

Tim, was the butterfly picture you posted here taken in Florida or on your West Indian trip?

TDN Dec 25, 2007 12:46 PM

NonEntity1 wrote:
Quote:

I agree, the trumpet especially has a 3d effect (this is also due to your good composition). Do they make the Jupiter-9 in a K mount or is it screw mount only?

Tim
They only make (or made) 'em in M42 and M39 mounts. Be careful not to pick up the M39 mount because I think it has the register distance for a rangefinder.

It does have a special aperture ring though, you can select 1 aperture by turning one ring, and then manually close it to that aperture. (not in clicks like modern lenses, but with a smooth movement)
That way you can focus wide open, but take the shot at the preset aperture.

I mainly use it at f2.8 since it becomes quite sharp from there on and it's excellent for portraits that way, and it's still bright enough to focus accurately.

Tom

rhermans Dec 29, 2007 9:01 AM

It has been a long time before getting back here, really enjoyed all the pictures and
here are 3 of mine. The best is to difficult so I just took a few of the better ones. ;)

Ronny

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2049/...4e479719_b.jpg
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2072/...03189cd3_b.jpg
      http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2379/...c844fb94_b.jpg
      [img]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Ronny/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-17.jpg[/img]
        [img]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/Ronny/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-18.jpg[/img]

        NonEntity1 Dec 29, 2007 10:03 AM

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        penolta wrote:
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        Thanks Tim. It isone of theSphecid (or "regal wasps") wasps,called the Great Golden Digger Wasp.

        Tim, was the butterfly picture you posted here taken in Florida or on your West Indian trip?
        Penolta, it was taken in FL but it was taken at the University of Florida Natural History Museum butterlyfly "aviary." I know that most of the types they had were not native to Florida but I don't know for sure about this one.

        This wasp must be another Sphecid wasp. In Sept I found a half a dozen of these things packing holes in the ground with grasshoppers and katydids in my brothers back yard. I was amazed that they could get aloft carrying another insect twice their size. It was the first time I had really needed autofocus on a macro lens as they just moved so quickly and when I went back to try for some more shots there were none to be found. Maybe next year when then eggs in those holes hatch.

        Tim

        robar Dec 29, 2007 10:09 AM

        gawd,
        we could make a coffee table book out of what's been posted in this thread. congrats all !!!!:cool:

        roy

        penolta Dec 29, 2007 1:00 PM

        NonEntity1 wrote:
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        penolta wrote:
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        Tim, was the butterfly picture you posted here taken in Florida or on your West Indian trip?
        Penolta, it was taken in FL but it was taken at the University of Florida Natural History Museum butterlyfly "aviary." I know that most of the types they had were not native to Florida but I don't know for sure about this one.

        This wasp must be another Sphecid wasp.In Sept I found a half a dozen of these things packing holes in the ground with grasshoppers and katydids in my brothers back yard. I was amazed that they could get aloft carrying another insect twice their size.

        Tim. the butterfly is a tropical relative of the Monarch - one of several species that mimic Heliconian butterflies. They occur in the West Indies, Central and South America. At least one of them (the "Tiger Mimic-Queen") is known to stray into Florida and Texas occasionally.

        Great wasp photo, too. If you think that grasshopper is a load, you should see a tarantula hawk or a cicada killer haulingits prey!

        bigdawg Dec 29, 2007 1:20 PM

        And Roy I do like the larger versions of the ones you posted...The Dragon's eyes is still a fascinating photo...

        Dawg

        MarkRamsell Dec 29, 2007 2:02 PM

        There's been some awesome photos posted lads. Great work all of it. My 2007 was my first yearwith a DSLR in my hands. Here are my humble entries.

        http://static.zooomr.com/images/4009...8fc5ded2_b.jpg
        .

        http://static.zooomr.com/images/3959...d9f705a0_b.jpg

        .

        http://static.zooomr.com/images/3508...84ba9f1f_b.jpg



        They may not be the best photos technically but I photograph things that mean something to me, and I am proud of them all. The last one in particular is something special,because near to where my feet stood when taking the picture my dad's ashes are spread . What a view eh?


        nhmom Dec 29, 2007 4:44 PM

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        This was tough. Not that my photos are great, but that so many of them bring back memories.

        Here are the three I decided on.

        nhmom Dec 29, 2007 4:49 PM

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        My first grandchild. Born back in May. Am hopingto see him again soon.

        nhmom Dec 29, 2007 4:51 PM

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        Taken ona trip to Gloucester, Massachusetts a few months ago.

        NonEntity1 Dec 29, 2007 4:56 PM

        Ronny, I remember the frog still from when you first posted it, it is a great choice. The winter landscape is beautiful.

        Tim


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