Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: 2023 - Best or Favorite Images

  1. #1
    Super Moderator Kayaker72's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    New Hampshire, USA
    Posts
    5,576

    2023 - Best or Favorite Images

    Its that time of year again....

    What I think are my best or favorite images of 2023

    Cardinals with the snow falling around them. Always a goal and rarely a disappointment. Taken out my office window aimed at my birdfeeder.

    537A6074 by kayaker72, on Flickr


    A baby Squirrel monkey clutches its mother's back while moving through the canopy on the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. This one gets me as it makes me stop and ponder the dynamics of the monkeys and monkey colonies.

    537A2526 by kayaker72, on Flickr

    Similarly....I would have never thought about it, but monkeys on a ground are more susceptible to predators. So, whenever possible, they get their water from sources in the tree. Here the Capuchin monkey is dipping its arm into a knot hole filled with water, and then letting the other monkey drink the water off its arm.

    537A3209 by kayaker72, on Flickr

    I occasionally visit butterfly gardens while traveling and how tried many times to get one in flight. At the Niagara Falls butterfly garden, there was a platform overlooking a waterfall area with butterflies frequently flying across. I took a few minutes and about 500 shots and I finally got this...

    In Explore - 537A6575 by kayaker72, on Flickr


    If you have never been, Watkins Glen in upstate New York is a great destination for a long weekend. Here we hiked Watkins Glen, in the morning and toured ice creameries (there is such a think), visited wineries/apple cideries in the afternoon. A good weekend. Several waterfall shots I like. As for my favorites, it is between the B&W shot of Cavern Cascade and this one as for my favorites. I am going to give this one some love:

    537A7077 by kayaker72, on Flickr


    I only got out to photograph the loons twice. Staying with the apparent theme of this year, the adult loon had just raised up and flapped its wings....soon after, the chick did the same thing as if to show its parent it could it too.

    537A8380 by kayaker72, on Flickr


    I could have picked several from Prague. But this one from the Charles St. Bridge looking back on the old town is one of my favorites and may best illustrate the visit.

    537A9416 by kayaker72, on Flickr


    Last part of the trip (two conferences over two weeks with me fitting in activities in between) was in Venice. I likely have many more "typical" images of Venice, but this one of the older man waiting to catch the Vaporetto (water taxi) in Venice is one I like to think about.

    Small-0423 by kayaker72, on Flickr


    Odd year for foliage. Not bad. Not good. Some color. Lots of rain. I ended up with two images I really like. One waterfall (Ellis) and this one of the fog rolling over the hills in Crawford notch:

    537A0449 by kayaker72, on Flickr


    A second work trip to Europe, I didn't have much time to myself, but did manage this walk that I really enjoyed from the Vasa Museum to my hotel in Stockholm. This is along the walk. Maybe not a picture with the widest appeal, but this portion of the walk had an extreme feel to it. Some mist, an incredibly long twilight (being so far north), few lights. This image captures that for me.

    537A0066 by kayaker72, on Flickr

    Every year for our Christmas cards, I run around trying to photograph our cat, Stella. This was actually after I tried to get some photos. My camera was still by my side, but I was sitting on the couch. Then, she laid nicely in front of the fire and looked back at me....as if saying "is this the pose you wanted."

    537A0761 by kayaker72, on Flickr


    While I live in New Hampshire, I love where I am from, the Palouse region of Idaho/Washington. Back for an early Christmas with family, my sister and I took a drive to photograph the Palouse. This is an old barn at the foot of Kamiak Butte.

    537A0525 by kayaker72, on Flickr

    Ok. I hope everyone had a great 2023 and wishing you all the best in 2024!

    Happy New Year!

    Brant

  2. #2
    Senior Member clemmb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Bryan, TX
    Posts
    1,360
    1DX_0304cv_fp by Mark Clem, on Flickr

    My granddaughters senior photo
    Mark

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Big Mouse Florida
    Posts
    1,172
    What a beautiful young lady
    If you see me with a wrench, call 911

  4. #4
    Senior Member Jonathan Huyer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Canmore, Alberta
    Posts
    1,247
    I enjoy this thread annually and I look forward to all the contributions. Here are some from me:


    Great Grey Owl




    Kvernufoss, Iceland




    Diamond Beach, Iceland




    Icelandic Horse




    Grizzly Bear couple, Jasper




    Grizzly Bear Cub, Jasper




    Pika, Banff




    Humpback Whale, Great Bear Rainforest BC




    Black Bear, Great Bear Rainforest BC




    Thanks for viewing, and happy 2024 everyone!

  5. #5
    Super Moderator Kayaker72's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    New Hampshire, USA
    Posts
    5,576
    I hope #2 is on a wall somewhere

    Great set of photos.

  6. #6
    Senior Member Tounis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Switzerland
    Posts
    263
    I'll post a few this year even if I can't really say I had a single outing dedicated to photography. Every picture is either taken from my home or during a walk with my children.

    I took this one in January on a foggy day.

    Foggy... by Pierre, on Flickr

    Then I went to the local zoo and the lynx was running outside looking for its food, so I took a shot or two.

    Lynx by Pierre, on Flickr

    I few weeks later, I looked through my kitchen window and saw this.

    Sunrise by Pierre, on Flickr

    In the early days of Autumn, I went to a nice place not too far from home and got two pictures I liked.

    Alps by Pierre, on Flickr

    A quiet life by Pierre, on Flickr

    While my kids were playing in a park, I got about 10 seconds to compose this one.

    Something different by Pierre, on Flickr

    A few days later, I saw this leaf on a wall...

    Leaf by Pierre, on Flickr

    And a final one I took in the last days of the year.

    Winter Landscape by Pierre, on Flickr

  7. #7
    Senior Member Jonathan Huyer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Canmore, Alberta
    Posts
    1,247
    Quote Originally Posted by Kayaker72 View Post
    I hope #2 is on a wall somewhere

    Great set of photos.
    Thanks! And yes that one made it into my annual photo calendar.

    Pierre you have a great eye for compositions!

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Ottawa, ON
    Posts
    1,445
    Starting the 7DmkII:

    May


    Fox Kisses by Dave E, on Flickr

    July:


    Jelly by Dave E, on Flickr


    Glencoe, Scotland by Dave E, on Flickr


    York Minister from City Walls by Dave E, on Flickr

    August:


    Fox Stretch by Dave E, on Flickr


    Fox Peeking Out by Dave E, on Flickr

    Switch to R7

    September:

    R7, 100-500mm test. How is ISO 10000 fully usable?!? by Dave E, on Flickr


    Woodpecker by Dave E, on Flickr


    Nuthatch by Dave E, on Flickr
    On Flickr - Namethatnobodyelsetook on Flickr
    R8 | R7 | 7DII | 10-18mm STM | 24-70mm f/4L | Sigma 35mm f/1.4 | 50mm f/1.8 | 85mm f/1.8 | 70-300mm f/4-5.6L | RF 100-500mm f/4-5-7.1L

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    464

    Favorites

    I really enjoy this thread. Here are a few pix I liked best:

    18 IMG_2283-Edit
    by dfwatsoneuro, on Flickr
    Cathedral in Seville



    IMG_2358-Edit-2
    by dfwatsoneuro, on Flickr
    Seine Sunset


    15 IMG_2237-Edit-Edit
    by dfwatsoneuro, on Flickr
    Royal Gardens in Cordoba


    09 3U6A2848
    by dfwatsoneuro, on Flickr
    From portrait session at the Birmingham Photo Club



    02 3U6A3089-Edit
    by dfwatsoneuro, on Flickr

    Monochrome experiment

    Happy 2024 !
    Last edited by Minerve101; 01-05-2024 at 12:14 AM. Reason: added info

  10. #10
    Senior Member Tounis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Switzerland
    Posts
    263
    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Huyer View Post
    Pierre you have a great eye for compositions!
    Thank you, it's greatly appreciated ! Your pictures are on another level. I really love the Pika.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •