Make a spl ash!
Mouthwatering images from fellow Nikon shooters
01 Bar-tailed Godwit
Mika Linho, Finland I really love taking photos where a soft bokeh background emphasises the beauty of birds. To get the best background you need to be at eye-level with the bird. When photographing waders this usually means lying in the wet sand or mud for long periods of time, but you need to go the extra mile for the best photos! You have to be super-patient too, as the bird comes to you if it wants to, not the other way around. Nikon D700, Nikon AF-S 500mm f/4 VR, Nikon TC-14E II 1.4x teleconverter, 1/1000 sec, f/5.6, ISO400
02 A closer look Joe Reale, USA
I really wanted to experiment with balloons and coloured water, so we set this shot up in a studio and lit it with four strobes firing as fast as 1/26000 sec. It took some experimenting with the angles and distance to get the light to illuminate the coloured liquid without blurring the edge of the model’s hair. Nikon D800, Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8ED, 1/250 sec, f/8, ISO100
03 Business girl John Wilhelm, Switzerland
This is a portrait of my oldest daughter. She put on a pair of glasses from a fancy dress costume my wife had, and I thought she looked so silly that I had to take a picture with my favourite Sigma 35mm lens. I thought the final photo was missing something, so I found an image of myself in a suit and Photoshopped it over her dress. Nikon D600, Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM, 1/40 sec, f/3.2, ISO100