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Posted: 2/22/2006 1:03:12 PM EDT
I like these shots I took, even had one used for a Pantone formula guide cover.
Show me your nature shots







Link Posted: 2/22/2006 1:08:16 PM EDT
I can see his butterfly junk, nice pics.

BOTD (Butterfly of the Day)?
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 1:24:44 AM EDT
You shore do take some purty pictures, Hakim.

This moth is about eight inches across. At first, when I saw it fluttering around a light in front of a Bangkok restaurant, I thought it was a bat.


Link Posted: 2/23/2006 1:25:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 71-Hour_Achmed:
You shore do take some purty pictures, Hakim.

This moth is about eight inches across. At first, when I saw it fluttering around a light in front of a Bangkok restaurant, I thought it was a bat.
img162.imageshack.us/img162/8859/mothra2fi.jpg





AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! MOTHRA!!!!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 1:51:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 71-Hour_Achmed:
You shore do take some purty pictures, Hakim.

This moth is about eight inches across. At first, when I saw it fluttering around a light in front of a Bangkok restaurant, I thought it was a bat.
img162.imageshack.us/img162/8859/mothra2fi.jpg




Shit... 8 inches? That's one big ass moth.
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Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:39:01 AM EDT
Very well done you guys.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:44:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 4:44:48 AM EDT by jvic]





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Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:37:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BLY:

Originally Posted By 71-Hour_Achmed:
You shore do take some purty pictures, Hakim.

This moth is about eight inches across. At first, when I saw it fluttering around a light in front of a Bangkok restaurant, I thought it was a bat.
img162.imageshack.us/img162/8859/mothra2fi.jpg</a>




Shit... 8 inches? That's one big ass moth.


Yep. For comparison, the pipe is a 1" drain line from an air conditioner, and the tiles are 4" wide. Going just by what's visible, its wingspan is 7.7", but the wings are slightly raised, so they're really a bit wider. I figure it's close enough to 8" to call it that.

Gorgeous honeybee shot, jvic!
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Link Posted: 2/23/2006 8:54:41 AM EDT
Great pictures guys! Ok for the noob out there like me , lets talk about hardware for a sec. What cameras and such you guys use. I would like to get into this. or try

thanks
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:02:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By basketcase:
Great pictures guys! Ok for the noob out there like me , lets talk about hardware for a sec. What cameras and such you guys use. I would like to get into this. or try

thanks



The pictures I posted were all taken with a Canon 400mm f5.6L prime lens on either a Canon 10D 6.2 MP, 20D 8.2 MP or a 5D 12.8MP DSLR camera. In a couple I also used a Tamron 1.4X teleconverter.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:03:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By basketcase:
Great pictures guys! Ok for the noob out there like me , lets talk about hardware for a sec. What cameras and such you guys use. I would like to get into this. or try

thanks



Since I started this thread I will tell you what I used, but I am and it is apparent compared to these other guys photos a true amateur.
I am just using a Sony Mavica 4 mega pixel camera. The thing I like about my digital camera is that you can adjust your setting and actually see how your picture is going to come out. I would be dead in the water if I had to use film.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:09:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
The pictures I posted were all taken with a Canon 400mm f5.6L prime lens on either a Canon 10D 6.2 MP, 20D 8.2 MP or a 5D 12.8MP DSLR camera. In a couple I also used a Tamron 1.4X teleconverter.


Just got done reading the "Credit Card Debt" Thread ... all is clear now.

Great shots everyone.

I can't compete.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:12:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AshNH:

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
The pictures I posted were all taken with a Canon 400mm f5.6L prime lens on either a Canon 10D 6.2 MP, 20D 8.2 MP or a 5D 12.8MP DSLR camera. In a couple I also used a Tamron 1.4X teleconverter.


Just got done reading the "Credit Card Debt" Thread ... all is clear now.



Yep. Most of that debt is from two cameras and two lenses. But heck, you only go 'round once.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:14:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:21:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Oh and BTW... www.ar15.com/forums/forum.html?b=1&f=121




I didn't even know there was such a beast as Photography & Photoshopping forum here. Tells you how much I get around!
If I start looking around there I may not ever get my camera out again.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:28:51 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hakim:

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Oh and BTW... www.ar15.com/forums/forum.html?b=1&f=121




I didn't even know there was such a beast as Photography & Photoshopping forum here. Tells you how much I get around!
If I start looking around there I may not ever get my camera out again.



You know, you can get great deals on used older model DSLRs...
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:39:24 AM EDT
I thought butterfly porn was against the CoC
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:44:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RikWriter:

Originally Posted By hakim:

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Oh and BTW... www.ar15.com/forums/forum.html?b=1&f=121




I didn't even know there was such a beast as Photography & Photoshopping forum here. Tells you how much I get around!
If I start looking around there I may not ever get my camera out again.



You know, you can get great deals on used older model DSLRs...



Unfortunately I have more of a passion for guns than camera's and that is where my funding goes. Although, after seeing your pictures I could see how I could get addicted to it if I had your skills.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:47:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hakim:

Originally Posted By RikWriter:

Originally Posted By hakim:

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Oh and BTW... www.ar15.com/forums/forum.html?b=1&f=121




I didn't even know there was such a beast as Photography & Photoshopping forum here. Tells you how much I get around!
If I start looking around there I may not ever get my camera out again.



You know, you can get great deals on used older model DSLRs...



Unfortunately I have more of a passion for guns than camera's and that is where my funding goes. Although, after seeing your pictures I could see how I could get addicted to it if I had your skills.



I'm just a hobbyist. There are some guys on here with REAL skills (and the time and dedication to use them). They put me to shame.
Seriously though, I've seen the Canon Digital Rebel 6MP DSLR sell for $400 used over at the Buy/Sell forums at www.fredmiranda.com so I think you could afford to get into one of those if you wanted. They are EXCELLENT cameras to get started with.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:51:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jmzd4:
I thought butterfly porn was against the CoC



This is getting close to butterfly porn.

Coc forbids me from showing anymore to you in this sequence of photos
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Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:55:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RikWriter:

Originally Posted By hakim:

Originally Posted By RikWriter:

Originally Posted By hakim:

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Oh and BTW... www.ar15.com/forums/forum.html?b=1&f=121




I didn't even know there was such a beast as Photography & Photoshopping forum here. Tells you how much I get around!
If I start looking around there I may not ever get my camera out again.



You know, you can get great deals on used older model DSLRs...



Unfortunately I have more of a passion for guns than camera's and that is where my funding goes. Although, after seeing your pictures I could see how I could get addicted to it if I had your skills.



I'm just a hobbyist. There are some guys on here with REAL skills (and the time and dedication to use them). They put me to shame.
Seriously though, I've seen the Canon Digital Rebel 6MP DSLR sell for $400 used over at the Buy/Sell forums at www.fredmiranda.com so I think you could afford to get into one of those if you wanted. They are EXCELLENT cameras to get started with.



Thanks for the link! I will check it out.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 9:56:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By hakim:

Originally Posted By jmzd4:
I thought butterfly porn was against the CoC



This is getting close to butterfly porn.
img.villagephotos.com/p/2006-2/1142219/butterfly6.jpg
Coc forbids me from showing anymore to you in this sequence of photos



Y'see, you have a good eye, and the patience to wait for the right opportunity. If you had quality equipment, you'd be taking some amazing shots. Do it! Get a high-end camera (doesn't mean major dollars especially if you buy it used). You won't regret it.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:14:13 AM EDT
Awesome pics RikWriter.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:23:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jvic:
Awesome pics RikWriter.



jvic
Any chance you could post that middle pic of yours of the stream at little bigger so I could use it as my wallpaper? I can understand if you don't, but I could use some tranquillity like that here at work.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 10:35:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jvic:
www.pbase.com/image/40654620.jpg

www.pbase.com/image/37502023.jpg

www.pbase.com/image/40654520.jpg



Wow, where were the top two pictures taken?
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 12:04:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jvic:
Awesome pics RikWriter.



Yours are great, jvic---where was that first one taken? Looks like Montana or Wyoming.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 7:10:11 PM EDT
I've got butterflies. I'm not sure if butterfly porn is allowed, so I will keep those to myself. Taken with Nikon D200 and 80-200 AFS with Nikon 1.4x.




Link Posted: 2/24/2006 2:43:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 2:44:34 AM EDT by jvic]
Thanks guys, I know I have a lot to learn, but it's nice to hear. Yours are all great too! I wish I could have got the nice milky water flow, but I didn't have any way to get a longer shutter speed...I need to invest in some filters, I guess!

First two were taken on the same day in Colorado. The cow one is by Silver Jack Resevoir and the stream one was just up the road at Owl Creek Pass. I miss living in Colorado...

Here is a bigger version...let me know if you need bigger still.

Link Posted: 2/24/2006 8:26:56 AM EDT
This is for you guys!. You are all bastages!

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=1&f=121&t=440355
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 8:31:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 8:32:13 AM EDT by The_Breakfast_Fox]
Geez... some great photos in this thread, it makes me hide my little Nikon FM10 in shame.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 8:47:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/24/2006 8:48:46 AM EDT by Spade]
This is a crappy scan of the printed image that's been in a frame next to my fountain for 6 years now (shit I'm old). I have a better copy on a CD somewhere.
Taken in 2000 with my dad's 20 year old Ricoh SLR.



Bonus points for anybody who know's where it is, and from where it was taken. I have an entire series of the sun going down, but that's my favorite one.


Originally posted by jvic
http://www.pbase.com/image/37502023.jpg



Nice snap. That's my new wallpaper.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 9:00:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Spade:
This is a crappy scan of the printed image that's been in a frame next to my fountain for 6 years now (shit I'm old). I have a better copy on a CD somewhere.
Taken in 2000 with my dad's 20 year old Ricoh SLR.

photos-192.facebook.com/n10/216/60/62202844/n62202844_30101192_2471.jpg

Bonus points for anybody who know's where it is, and from where it was taken. I have an entire series of the sun going down, but that's my favorite one.



Looks a bit like Lake Powell to me.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 9:04:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Looks a bit like Lake Powell to me.



Nah, it's in the Caribbean Sea
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 9:12:52 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 9:49:11 AM EDT
Mount Hunger, Stowe Vermont

Link Posted: 2/24/2006 9:51:15 AM EDT
Rock formation found on Rydal trail, northern England.

Link Posted: 2/24/2006 9:53:14 AM EDT
Another picture from northern England. A RAF Harrier flew below us from this vantage. I missed a pic of the jet, but we were close enough to see the pilot's face.

Link Posted: 2/24/2006 9:57:30 AM EDT
Mokawanis Lake Valley, Glacier National Park, Montana

Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:00:42 AM EDT
Another shot in GNP. Snow ... in July???

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