Off Topic Photography Showcase Thread

Discussion in 'Photography' started by kinetic, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Yup, these were their engagement pictures. The wedding is gonna be in Toronto and flying me in was out of the question. :p
     
  2. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Was in Reno this weekend to look for some insectivorous plants. These are from this weekend.

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    Flower from a cobra lily.
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    Here's an interesting looking parasitic plant.
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    Here's another insectivore; these things covered areas of the bog.
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    This sundew on the other hand is in decline. According to someone else there this plant used to cover a 2' square; it's down to about 2". :(
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    Finally, some bugs encountered along the way.

    Perfectly blended in w/the wood. Almost smooshed it when I placed my hand down.
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    Not sure what this fella is.
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    Lastly, a discarded husk. Some crazy looking mandibles on there.
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  3. zepplock

    zepplock Guest

    this is pretty good.
    which lens?
     
  4. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    105mm f/2.8 VR micro lens.
     
  5. fishnfst

    fishnfst Guest

    Nice... Glad to see the fruits of your guys labor .. Is that VW 4 wheel drive??? :)
     
  6. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Nope it isn't. Those fire roads were pretty rough on the undercarriage.

    Definitely need to go back another time with one though.
     
  7. jimsar

    jimsar Guest

    Just to be a little different, here's a couple of telemacro shots:

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    Canon EF 100-400mm f/ 4.5/5.6L USM, 1/350s f/11.0 at 400.0mm iso400

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    Canon EF 100-400mm f/ 4.5/5.6L USM, 1/1000s f/6.7 at 400.0mm iso400
     
  8. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Sure looks like an Assassin (blood sucker) to me but I haven't looked at one close up in quite some time.
     
  9. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Talk about shooting macros with a big lens.

    From about a month ago.
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  10. jkreefer

    jkreefer Guest

    I know this thread is kind of between a handfull of you but I just wanted to jump in and say your pictures are all amazing. I wish i had the skill and patience to do this, it's awsome. I also was at that row of trees in poi pu. we just stood in the middle of the road with all the cars flying past us to get pictures, but nothing like these. Keep em coming
     
  11. zepplock

    zepplock Guest

    Ibn, the last picture is great.
    I wish the girl in the back would be as bright as the one in the front.
    Did you use flash?
    I do get same challenge with my build-in flash on D50.
    i guess i need to get SB40 at least.
     
  12. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Thanks.

    Used a SB-800 as fill for the shot. Should have yanked out the reflector to get some additional light on the one in the back. The better option would have been using the additional SB-800 on commander mode (still need to pick up a SU-800 unit).

    Get at least a SB-600 if you can. The SB-400 isn't much better than the onboard flash.
     
  13. zepplock

    zepplock Guest

    Ok, I'll get sb600 and that diffuser you guys recommended before.
    I also need 60 or 100mm macro.
    Christmas please come sooner )
     
  14. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    [quote author=Ibn link=topic=1827.msg22882#msg22882 date=1186552230]
    Thanks.

    Used a SB-800 as fill for the shot. Should have yanked out the reflector to get some additional light on the one in the back. The better option would have been using the additional SB-800 on commander mode (still need to pick up a SU-800 unit).

    Get at least a SB-600 if you can. The SB-400 isn't much better than the onboard flash.
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    I would skip the 400 like eric said. It's an awesome flash, but it's probably as awesome as the onboard (which is also quite good for an onboard).

    I'd spend the bit more money for the SB-600. It's way more useful. The SB-400 is a waste of money IMO.

    The Stofen OmniBounce works really well. I keep it on my sb-600 no matter what.
     
  15. zepplock

    zepplock Guest

    Got this birdie in in Carmel on the beach:

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  16. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    That's some red beak on that gull. Did you happen to blow the red channel?

    Here's something caught off the sensor last night (well, technically this morning). Left image taken w/D2X + 300mm f/4 AFS + 1.7x TC on HSC mode. Right image taken with D200 using the same lens and teleconverter combo. Had to switch since I wasn't planning on shooting this and didn't charge the camera.

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  17. zepplock

    zepplock Guest

    Ibn, it's just 2 layers, one with Soft Light.
    Original image:

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    As you can see the sand became grainier and feathers are more pronounced.
     
  18. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Yup, it definitely did.

    What I'm referring to is the channels being clipped. You can see that they're off the histogram here.
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  19. zepplock

    zepplock Guest

    The intension was to make picture dramatic.
    I do experiment with photoshop lately.
    Trying to fill the lack of photo creativity I guess ;-)

    Actually I was trying to achieve same result as here:
    http://www.batailley.net/index.php?showimage=362

    You can click on before/after button and see how he changes the photo.
    Maybe you know what kind of technique he is using?
     
  20. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Not really sure which path he took to get from one image to the other so I just tested it out. I took his monkey shot and worked on it for about 5 minutes. Would be better if I had a RAW shot to work with since parts of the processing required some color balancing.

    Did some sharpening, levels adjustment, curves adjustment, color balance, saturation push, dodging, and burning.

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