Incarnate . . . AGAIN !
I could not deduce that you had darkened the background (acceptable in this case of the pursuit of art, IMNSHO) thus taking the pic out of NatGeo strict standards, but give me my due as I did nail it that YOU were NatGeo worthy.I look forward to viewing your gallery, and other challenge entries.
Bps Tho I do not own it, I have many times been impressed with the Tamron capabilities.
A truly arresting and creatively unique shot.NatGeo-worthy.
A well deserved 1st, M.
BTW, What lens ?
Superb, j !
A hands down 1st for your magnificent capture of this flash moment of nature's power and its scale . . . complete with bird in flight.April showers bring May flowers, as the ditty goes, and apparently,great pics too.
(pleeez don't tell me the birdie was added in post, Ha).
C'est magnifique !Your talent and your timing is impeccable.
You earned it and you got it -- both the pic and the win !Congrats on 1st place, well deserved.
Thanx for taking us all along for the ride.
Ben Raven: HELLO, SONY -- A7r Electronic First Curtain Update !PRONTO !
Get on this same EFC shutter firmware update for the A7r.You've already got it in the A7 . . .
Let us say 'Ba-Bye' to shutter shock and clunk-clunk.
Thank you for your prompt attention.
I have not yet abandoned all hope tho, read on:
** The estimable Lloyd Chambers had proposed another fix to Sony:(Perhaps THIS is possible thru firmware update)-- Set 2 second self-timer-- Press shutter button (or use remote)-- Shutter immediately closes, vibrations die down in the 2 secs.-- when exposure occurs, shutter opensVOILA !Explained better than I here:http://diglloyd.com/blog/2013/20131220_3-SonyA7R-shutter-vibration.html
Or, A7r owners could simply screw in a 20 pound depleted uranium billet -- Done and done!
LLOYD, OH DIGLLOYD . . . do you hear me in cyber space: Have You Heard Anything From Sony ?I think I may call out to him from the Sony E forum too.
BB,Are you saying that sony HAS explained why ?If true, that would be news to me.
I, as a pending A7r purchaser, and several friends who own A7r's have been carefully following the EFC shutter shock Saga, and none of us are aware of Sony saying anything one way or the other about it.Where did you see that ?
HELLO, SONY -- A7r Electronic First Curtain Update !PRONTO !
Congrats, well done, R !
Compelling artistically, and real life wise.
Am I right in seeing that this is the childhood world and playgroundof poor, possibly homeless, children at play in "their" dump ? Where ?
Congratulations Miroslav on a Gold and a Silver in the challenge.
The caterpillar is not only photographed with great technicalexpertise, but you've managed to capture it in awonderful point in its unique way of moving.Superb !
A classic elegant image.
Query: Do Amish Swat teams also use this buggy ?
Captivating !Hypnotic !
A well deserved win.
A wonderful portrait of a wonderful kid -- the very definition of "smiling eyes"!
Good luck, you've got my vote, in spades.
Starting with the fact that this is a head-on 400mm shot of a bird in flight (!), congrats on rising to the considerable technical and real world challenges -- in order to achieve a most impressive purity and elegance of image !
Kudos on a bullseye hit on the challenge.
DPReview: Just a wee suggestion:
How about adding the D800E !!!
The Sony A7's just came out, and you've already got both of 'em on, as well you should -- but still NO D800E.
I, and I'm sure many others, would like to be able to compare the A7r with it's sister-sensor D800E . . . for all the far more than obvious reasons !!(as well as comparing the D800E to any other cam, of course)
Get on it, already ! What are you waiting for ?
Well deserved win, grapher !
A fresh vision in what could have been just the 'same old same old'.
Love the juxtaposition of the vibrance of the colorful, glistening nylon sheathed legs, and shiny shoes set against the dark, drab, rusty old stairway -- Kudos !
justmeMN: Hipsters try to be cool, which by definition, is uncool.
Exactly (!) justmeMN, exactly !
Hugo808: NO ! (tho I of course get your well put sarcasm)
Just be. TRYING to be anything ? Well . . . then again, who am I to say?
Ben Raven: Question for DP and everyone:Do the A7 and A7R have an AF FINE TUNE function ?
With FF cameras of this high resolution, and critical pinpoint focus requirement, this to me,is a valuable and indeed necessary capability.
Thanx harold and viking, for the swift answer, clarification,and article reference.Been stuck in Phase-land too long !
I will now focus (sorry) on educating myself further, in full detail.
Question for DP and everyone:Do the A7 and A7R have an AF FINE TUNE function ?
Ben Raven: DP,SPEC CLARIFICATION PLEASE:
You are stating the LCD screen rez as 1,230,000 dots That sounded great, except:Sony site is giving it as: their "standard": 921,600
RE:My call for SCREEN SPEC CLARIFICATION:
SONY MIXED SIGNALS:Under "Specifications" Sony states 921,600, as I reported.But in the "Overview" blurb about the screen, they state the same rez spec as RX1(r) i.e. as DP reports: 1,229,000 ??I am choosing to believe the better spec (by the odds, and, frankly my wishes) and that Sony has made the lower Specification rez error.If true: Sony, WTF, it's a most basic spec. get it right.But, again, DP please clarify.