Our goal for the best cheap Nikon lenses presented here is to get the most of out of our Nikon DSLR camera for the least amount of money. With one camera body and three lenses, we cover 18 to 300mm, plus macro, with genuine Nikon equipment. These best-buy lenses and camera have the highest value-to-cost […]
Beautiful but deadly! Well, not deadly, but extremely uncomfortable. This saddleback caterpillar, Acharya stimuli, is bristling with stinging hairs. Potent enough to cause nausea in addition to straightforward pain. Thumb for scale. I followed this specimen over several days as it worked on blackberry leaves. I was excited to find this; I have been looking for one for […]
A spreadwing damselfly among the colors of autumn. Spreadwings are damselflies; they share the slender body of most damselflies but tend to hold their wings away from their bodies rather than fold neatly over the abdomen. This species is also quite large for a damselfly, at least two inches long. We were enjoying an unusually […]
The ruddy turnstone is among my favorite shorebirds because his name is easy to remember. This one is transitioning to his breeding plumage in the light of a Sanibel sunrise. Taken with Nikon D90 and Nikkor 70-300 VR ED.
As is customary, the brown pelicans were literally at their posts at the boat ramp on Tarpon Bay, Sanibel Island, Florida. These two had a habit of doing the same thing at the same time, albeit in different directions at this moment on a fine April evening. They were on posts about 20 feet apart. […]
I got more mileage out of my Nikkor 70-300mm AF-S VR lens recently on a trip to Florida than I have had in a long time. This black-crowned night heron was hunting in 6-mile Cypress Slough, Fort Meyers, Florida. He put on an excellent show for several minutes. This particular shot is the first one […]
We are, um, enjoying record cold today. So let’s go back into the archives for a taste of summers past. It’s bitter out there, but it will pass.
Fall color captured on Nikon D90 with an AF Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8. For a higher res, see this image on flickr.
A blue filter preset in Aperture gives this West Virginia highway bridge a vintage look. For a higher res version, see flickr. I have corrected the lens barrel distortion in PT Lens. In this version I have also taken the liberty to flip the image horizontally for the sake of composition, leading the eye into […]
Deptford Pink, Dianthus armeria, lingering after summer has been gone a week. Note the mature anthers, say no more. Image taken with a Micro-nikkor 60mm AF macro lens–an excellent value for miserly photographers. For a higher resolution image, click the Flickr thumbnail or broken image link below. It started as a thumbnail, but flickr sucks at […]
Click to see this image at Flickr, larger, higher resolution versions that have not been butchered by WordPress’ el crappo compression algorithm. This is the view from the Allegheny Front hawk watch, looking northeast over Bedford County, Pennsylvania. Taken with a 720nm modified Nikon D70, with what turns out to be a very dirty sensor. […]