larrytusaz: It looks nice overall, and I love Nikon d-SLRs. However, why do SLR makers still limit you on the number of CROSS-SENSITIVE autofocus sensors? On a camera of this level, every single AF sensor should be cross-sensitive. Heck, even the D3100 should have ALL of them cross-sensitive, just fewer of them (even if it means having, say, only 7 or 9 of them vs 11). The layout as is means you are STILL often-times compelled to "focus & recompose" because only the central ones are cross-sensitive.
And a "multi-media" SLR? I know it's been 3 1/2 years since the D90 ushered all of this in, and arguably I'm "beating the horse to death" or whatever, but SLRs should focus on photos, period. I know pros are often-times now asked to include video clips with their images, but that's a silly expectation. I don't expect my plumber to know how to fix my car, or the Mexican eatery down the road to learn how to cook a good hamburger.
I agree with you...hardly any pro will be shooting video with a DSLR...instead they will purchase a proper video camera..to do their video shooting, which will be done most likely, by someone else in their crew...
fastprime: nice, but does it fit in my pocket? ;-)
but your brain most likely would..
It appears that he might be correct on the lighting of the subject...how can the top front left wing can be lit, also the back right underwing be lit with the inner underwing shadowed...by the same light..
I liked this one and knew it would place well...colors were also decent..I am not sure about second place but definitely true Far Side humor.
I can maybe guess why never again!
Liked the little fire hydron.
I agree with the other comments...you captured the right elements to make this a very moving picture; the angle, the right depth of focus, black & white for a sombre emotional tone.
I cannot say how much I like this picture enough, the contrast, the canvas like backdrop of the skies..beautiful...did you use a polarizer?
I am sorry and don't want to sound like a sore loser. How does this shot belong to "inside your home"? It is more applicable to the pet/animal challenges. Also, I thought the rules said use wide angle lens including fish eye. Does a 70-210 belong in that category?