Community Challenge: Just One Photo in February

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El Matadurr
El Matadurr Senior Member • Posts: 4,988
Community Challenge: Just One Photo in February
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A month following the highly popular January thread, I found that there are many great photographers--who aren't just gearheads--here on DPReview.

The essence of continuing this now monthly thread is to submit your best photo from the month of February. To clarify, "best" can mean your favorite photo, your technically greatest composition, or an image that has won you the most acclaim in any form. Photographs submitted can be from any Sony compact system camera, be it of either the NEX, Alpha, or even RX series. There are still some days left in this short month, so if you do not feel like you have created your best monthly photo, "get out and shoot"!

To get a better understanding of our fellow photographers in the forum, feel free to post any image parameters (lens used, EXIF if not embedded in file, etc.) along with a short description as to why you chose your photograph.

Let me make it clear that THIS IS NOT A CONTEST, only a communal sharing of our best photos to help offset all the gear talk.

I'll start:

Many in the continental U.S. had plenty of snow this month, along with even greater opportunities for snow photographs. I have made a few of my own from walking and driving around Lexington, KY. However, this month also marks the beginning of a long season of sports photography, from swimming and equestrian in late winter to baseball and lacrosse in the spring.

On the first of the month I shot a swim meet largely with my 200mm f/2 AI-s ED wide-open. I am very close to feeling exactly where the focus ring needs to be placed for precise and fast action photography, similar to the "muscle memory" I have with my other Nikkors. On the plus side, working with the extremely short depth-of-field that f/2 can provide at 200mm actually makes focusing via peaking easier. That's not to say capturing the butterfly stroke head-on is a walk-in-the-park!

Power

matthewdurrphotography.com

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pwmoree
pwmoree Regular Member • Posts: 296
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To go to this pier I have some limitations

1) a Nex7 with the Sony G 70-300 mm (not really a limitation)

2) time for high tide

3) need sun from the right direction AT time of high tide

4) Storm at the highest possible level AT the time of high tide

I am about 1600 meters (or one mile) from the object, so yes it is a crop ;-))

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Fredy Ross Veteran Member • Posts: 6,705
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don't know about best but as I had just gotten a metabones adapter for my canon do lens to fit my a7r I took this shot from my balcony of a beggar. I found I had to use a wireless remote as the combo was too slow to AF and luckily  he stayed there for me. So this shot was the most interesting for me this month.

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fredyr

bzavala Forum Member • Posts: 74
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I took this picture of Downtown Dallas, TX on Feb 16th, with my Sony A7 and the lens kit. I was waiting for the city lights to come up, but at the same time, it was getting darker, so I had to do lots of PP to make it look good.

Sony A7 with kit lens

Ben

Marla2008
Marla2008 Senior Member • Posts: 2,419
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NEX 7 + CZ 16-70/4

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José B
José B Forum Pro • Posts: 18,324
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NEX 6 + ZEISS 16-70/4

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AndreasPson
AndreasPson Regular Member • Posts: 145
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Sun melting the last snow in sweden.

1/200
F/10
ISO: 100

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mkandil Contributing Member • Posts: 562
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NEX 7 & Zeiss ZM50

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moh

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DLeeT
DLeeT Contributing Member • Posts: 575
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Glad to see this thread repeated.  And, once again, the amazing talent and variety on display!  Lee

LifeIsAVerb Senior Member • Posts: 1,486
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Winter road abstract

OvinceZ
OvinceZ Senior Member • Posts: 2,614
Duke Kahanamoku surfing sculpture
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I have taken variations of this photo many times. On this day there were interesting clouds that, with the late afternoon sun, made the subject 'come to life'.

The Duke was the first person to surf on a board in Australia. He was from Hawaii.

Found at Harbord Diggers RSL Club in Sydney.

http://www.harbordfinancialservices.com.au/community.html

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KwhyChang Veteran Member • Posts: 3,527
Garden in Winter
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Garden in Winter:

FE 35/2.8

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kenetik Regular Member • Posts: 176
It's Not Cold Everywhere!
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Canyon Lake in the Superstition Mountains - Arizona - taken with NEX6 - 16-50 kit lens @16mm

Ken

edddy101 New Member • Posts: 11
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Fringe World Festival 2014

Taken on Sony A7 with Zeiss 35mm FE lens

Should have taken another shot to get rid of the blur on the right of someone walking past but my battery was already flashing red and I wanted to capture one last place before calling it a night. Just my luck, I almost always have a spare battery fully charged.

Love the photos everyone has put up so far!

FlickR: http://www.flickr.com/photos/112802159@N03/

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NikB747 Regular Member • Posts: 127
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A cabin at Beavers Bend in Oklahoma, A7r + Voigtlander Ultron 21mm

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Michael J Hoffman Regular Member • Posts: 168
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Loganville, Pennsylvania, USA, 2014.

NEX-6, Leica 50/2.8 Elmar, 1/1000, f/2.8, ISO 100, manual mode.

Michael

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nzmacro
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Has to be a Kingfisher
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Must say last month was amazing to see. You are right, plenty of incredible shots and photographers. I also like the variety and not just nature, bird's, landscapes as in some weekly threads. Its great to see a variety, that's the huge bonus of this idea. Well done Matt and excellent head on shots as well, great action shot and darn good timing.

Okay, shut up Danny and post will ya

NZ Sacred kingfisher

So why not a BIF. Sometimes we get to see more details on a carefully focused bird on a perch, those details are often very hard to get to see in a BIF.

Taken with the 800mm and that leaves plenty of room for the lens to subject distance. More comfortable for both of us. As we were talking about the other day, the 800mm often allows shots no other lens can get Matt. Tough work though

All the best and a fun thread Matt

Danny.

MJFinelli
MJFinelli Regular Member • Posts: 265
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nzmacro
nzmacro Forum Pro • Posts: 12,853
Re: Community Challenge: Just One Photo in February

mkandil wrote:

NEX 7 & Zeiss ZM50

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moh

Awww, I really like this. Nice contrasts and good play with the darks and lights. An excellent shot. It made me stop and look, that's impact !!.

All the best.

Danny.

nzmacro
nzmacro Forum Pro • Posts: 12,853
Re: Community Challenge: Just One Photo in February

DLeeT wrote:

Glad to see this thread repeated. And, once again, the amazing talent and variety on display! Lee

Really going great guns Lee with the birds. Even the bark on the tree looks great in this and adds to the shot. Well done and I still wish we had these, amazing bird that Woodie.

Danny.

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