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    A Girl Dancer

    Took this photo of my daughter after her dance performance. CC welcome!
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    From this to this in 5 minutes ...

    Canon 5D Mark III + 70-200 IS II
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    Speed Limit ...

    I was walking in a local city park to capture the fall scenes. Unfortunately, the leaves are falling fast in the last few days even before turning colors. Decided to take a picture of the speed limit sign and it just happened a guy riding a bicycle went by. Picture was taken with Nikon D700 +...
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    I am just a Dirty Old "man"

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    Girl in the Art Museum

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    Art fair

    CC welcome.
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    "She" is finally here, I am so excited!

    Long story short, my D800 finally arrived. Can't wait to put it into action. For these who are still waiting for delivery, be patient, it's well worth the wait.
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    Mardi Gras Flowers

    Nikon D700 + Nikon 70-200mm VR 1. 2.
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    Bee and Flower (C&C Welcome)

    Nikon D300 + Nikon 105mm f2.8g 1. 2. 3.
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    Butterfly, Seagull, and Red Panda (C&C Welcome)

    Butterfly - Nikon D700 + Nikon 105mm f2.8g 1. 2. 3. Seagull - Nikon D700 + Nikon 24-70mm f2.8g 4. 5. Red Panda - Nikon D700 + Nikon 24-70mm f2.8g 6. 7. 8.
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    Does anyone have any good or bad experiences with this camera retailer?
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    I am so... excited, D800/D800E are coming out tomorrow

    I can't even go to sleep... Oh wait, it was just a dream.
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    TC20 II and 70-200 vr1, good combo?

    Hello, I just purchased a Nikon 70-200 vr1 to use with my D700. I am also looking to add a teleconverter. Is Nikon TC20E II a good one? I could find a good deal on this particular one but not the newer version TC20e III.
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    Nikon 70-200 vr Refurbished

    Does anyone have experience buying refurbished Nikon pro lenses? The particular I am looking at is the 70-200mm VR I from a camera shop with good reputations. It has 90 day warranty. What price would you pay? Thanks in advance.
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    Tripod portrait position issue

    I am having an issue with my tripod. Not sure what you guys are doing to overcome it. Any suggestion you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Here is the problem. I have a carbon fiber tripod with a ball head. Every time I put my camera in the portrait shooting position, due to the weight...
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    Portrait of a girl - C&C welcome

    I started to utilize the lighting equipment I purchased recently for my home studio. Currently, I only have the white backdrop but looking to add more. Any comments or suggestions for improving the shots would be greatly appreciated. I was lucky to have a beautiful model. 1. 2. 3.
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    70-200 lens purchase - please advise

    Hello, I am looking to add a 70-200mm lens to my collection. The two lenses I am debating on are 1. Sigma 70-200mm OS (latest version) and 2. Nikon 70-200mm VR (not VR II). The price is about the same for a brand new Sigma or a used Nikon in very good condition. Please provide your experience on...
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    Baby photos

    Had a photo session with my friend's baby last month. Here are three to share. All three were shot using single flash bounce of an umbrella. C&C welcome. 1. 2. 3.