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Recent D300, 500 AFS VR and NearUniWB work

Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR Forum' started by jfenton, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    My wife has had some medical issues lately, including a surgical lung biopsy and hospital stay, so I haven't had time to process much I've shot recently, but here are a few....
    All captured with a D300, 500 AFS~VR and utilizing the NearUniWB preset. All were using 51 pt (non 3D)

    Goldfinch feeding on thistle...

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    Downy woodpeckers on Common Mullen..

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    Monarch on thistle..

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    Common Tern Chick returning to an evening dune roost..

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    Osprey with fresh caught menhaden tempting chicks to fly from the nest...

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  2. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Very nice shooting Jim, that first one really catches my eye. Real nice colors and interest in the frame.
     
  3. Very nice backgrounds on all of the shots. I like number 2. As you mentioned on another forum, it is rare to see a woodpecker on anything other than a tree trunk.
     
  4. My prayers and best wishes for your wife Jim.

    These are really some beautiful images.
     
  5. GREAT stuff! beautiful colors....

    Can you explain the NearUniWB preset? Is that cutting wb off in camera and then setting the file with a raw converter??

    Wishing the best for the wife..
     
  6. mike367

    mike367

    457
    Mar 22, 2008
    NY
    You sure know how to work that 300 :smile: Best wishes and god bless with your wife. Mike
     
  7. scooptdoo

    scooptdoo Guest

    lovley pictures all
     
  8. Asking what the NearUniWB preset is like taking a "sip" from a fire hydrant!

    Check out this thread and start at the beginning for continunity.

    https://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=167983&highlight=reds[/ur;]
     
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  10. The photos are wonderful, but more important than the photos, how is your wife?
     
  11. EXCELLENT shots Jim, my favorite is the first one! Hope your wife gets well soon!
     
  12. madone

    madone

    268
    Jan 9, 2006
    Connecticut
    I am not volunteering because there are much better authorities on the subject, but we really NEED a UniWB/NearUniWB Tutiki.

    That thread is a long, confusing read. Anyone fell like putting the info into a tutorial?
     
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  13. I've started a paper for myself...twice, but it's daunting. Much of it is Iliah Borg's work and I'm not very comfortable co-opting it in a long document. I think perhaps between Iliah and Charles (cwilt) 99% would be their core work.

    I'll check around and see about permission.
     
  14. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    An Update on My Wife

    A Short history...

    Jeannie has been treated for "asthma" for 4 years, even though she never had an "asthma attack".

    Last fall, her breathing capacity worsened down to 46% of normal, so this spring, we sought a team approach and Brigham and Women's in Boston. The pulmonary specialists believe it's Bronchiolitis based on cat / pet scans, which can be an autoimmune disease which would go hand in hand with the arthritis she has. The arthritis specialist and thoracic surgeon weren't so sure and strongly recommended a surgical biopsy, which she just underwent last Monday. Recovery from this is slow, especially if you already have impaired lungs. Recovery back to "normal" can be as long as 6 weeks.

    The pulmonologists wanted to start carpet bombing her with immunosuppresents typically used to treat cancer (confirmed none) and tumors...but it kills your immune system. On the bright side, it would eradicate her arthritis most likely.

    There is the possibility that this could be a rare form of TB, or a mold, fungal or bacterial infection. We won't know for 2-4 weeks what the results are, if any. There is a 75% chance that they will get s diagnosis which will point them toward a particular treatment.

    Keep your fingers crossed for us!
     
  15. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Actually, I think It's Not All that Complicated.

    I simply shoot using the preset (outdoors) and it allows for a more proper exposure.

    I simply batch convert my jpegs with a .set file for selection and then process the individual nefs as I normally would anyway.

    You have to re-learn what you already use for EV compensation as more + is needed using the preset, but it's honestly a piece of cake.
     
  16. Kqw1208

    Kqw1208 Guest

    Fingers crossed, man....

    Great shots.....Question...What was your average focal length on those shots?
     
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  17. Thymen

    Thymen

    311
    Jun 18, 2007
    The Netherlands
    Jim;

    your photographs are outstanding, as usual. They inspire me greatly, and I mean outside the scope of camera and Nikon etc. Quite often, they make me bring my binoculars on weekend walks instead of a camera.....

    Thymen

    [ hope your wife recovers quickly! ]
     
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