* This month with your Nikon 1 - May 2018 *

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holgerlinke Regular Member • Posts: 432
* This month with your Nikon 1 - May 2018 *
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These months go by quicker then anticipated - totally missed that we are already well into the next - but better late than never...

Welcome to another monthly thread! Feel free to share your work either here or through individual threads on the forum, whatever you are more comfortable with.

The rules are simple:

  • Add your contribution by responding to this first message in this topic.
  • Change the subject of your message, then embed your image into the reply with whatever you’d like to say about it.
  • If you want criticism/critique (C&C) or technique feedback, say so. It’s generally assumed that you want general feedback, but direct requests make it clearer.

The title of the thread shouldn't discourage you from posting older pictures. Feel free to post anything that you found again in your archives or that you are currently working on.

Link to previous threads:

2018: April - March - Feb - Jan

2017: Dec - Nov - Oct - Sep - Aug - July - June - May- April - March - Feb

Cheers,
Holger

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lokatz
lokatz Senior Member • Posts: 2,165
Sea waves
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Shot last weekend near the Baltic Sea in Germany with J5 + FT1 + Sigma 100-400.

1/1250s, f/7.1, ISO160, exp comp +1, further overexposure in LR

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OP holgerlinke Regular Member • Posts: 432
Spring in the city
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J5 + 10/2.8 in Munich

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patientx
patientx New Member • Posts: 12
Re: Spring in the city
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Just took this one.

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cyuill2007 Contributing Member • Posts: 999
Birds! (What Else Do I Post Here? ;-) )
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I love photographing birds. (No surprise to those who have seen my posts in this forum over the past 5+ years.) Yesterday there was a particularly obliging Song Sparrow who stayed (more or less) in the same spot for several minutes. I was able to move around an take photos of the bird from different angles to get different backgrounds.

My combo was my usual Nikon V1 + FT-1 + AF-S 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G VR (FX) lens, which is still a pretty-good combo for photographing perched birds. I cropped each photo a bit to get a square final image. (For some reason, I prefer square images for birds.)

American Robin (May 2018)

Song Sparrow, Singing (May 2018)

Song Sparrow (May 2018)

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cyuill2007 Contributing Member • Posts: 999
Re: Sea waves
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Very surreal and abstract! I like it.

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Justin9999 Contributing Member • Posts: 725
Shanghai Bund 18 Rooftop
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Mono+Yellow to minimize color noise, especially when there is only one color.  10MP resolution also helps with noise.

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Wu Jiaqiu
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Hunting
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first shot with the V1 for a few months

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Stefan BW Senior Member • Posts: 1,462
First Decent Shot
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... of a European magpie. For some reason, magpies love rail stations.

Magpie

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bertjefred
bertjefred Forum Member • Posts: 93
Cat-ching myself
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My first post here. I read here a lot and decided to chip in with this one that I shot yesterday of one of my cats. She loves lights and shadows.

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Bijankc Regular Member • Posts: 145
Nikon 1 V2
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CHEERS !

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BIJAN

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lokatz
lokatz Senior Member • Posts: 2,165
Re: Nikon 1 V2
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Thanks for sharing your pictures, Bijan.  Just curious: where were they taken?

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Bijankc Regular Member • Posts: 145
Re: Nikon 1 V2

lokatz wrote:

Thanks for sharing your pictures, Bijan. Just curious: where were they taken?

Doha, Qatar ... in the Arabian Gulf

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Parry Johnson
Parry Johnson Senior Member • Posts: 1,925
Re: Cat-ching myself

Welcome to the forums!  Hopefully we'll be able to share some wisdom or add some creativity to your art.  Nice photo and play on words for the title.

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Bijankc Regular Member • Posts: 145
Nikon 1 V2 & 70-300 CX
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Hoping for a Nikon 1 V5 surprise ...

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OP holgerlinke Regular Member • Posts: 432
Doesn't this look like...
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... lunch time?

(open to full size to see what's on the plate)

Unfortunately the V3 is rather unable to focus on dark objects. This was the only usable image from three pull-the-worm-out-of-the-ground sequences. The camera either hunted without locking on or front-/back-focussed on something else. Manual focus also was not good enough for these fast sequences.

Cheers,
Holger

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OP holgerlinke Regular Member • Posts: 432
Spring in the city 2
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(see full size to experience the spring feeling)

J5 + 18.5mm in Munich

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OP holgerlinke Regular Member • Posts: 432
Spring in the city 3
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J5 + 18.5mm in Munich

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Justin9999 Contributing Member • Posts: 725
Re: Doesn't this look like...

Do other N1 units perform better in this situation?

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OP holgerlinke Regular Member • Posts: 432
Re: Doesn't this look like...

Justin9999 wrote:

Do other N1 units perform better in this situation?

Not sure, but probably no. It is likely related to having low-contrast areas larger than the focus point (had been using AF-C with only the central AF point). I got similar results with all-brown antelopes or not-too-close elephants or similar situations. BTW a Sony RX10III shooting next to me had also missed the antelope shots...

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