Nature Photography Day!!!

I am celebrating the recent Nature Photography Day that happened recently, with an entourage of my favorite photos. I feature my favorite pick of a nature related photo from each tag on my blog. Then the winner of my absolute favorite pick of a nature photo of all time. Here we go. . .

Happy Nature Photography Day ! ! ! 

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#Art:
Photo of the Day: Obscure Darkroom Magic Day 9:
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Jan 13, 2020:

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Photo Colorized with a selenium toner with a blue spectrum selection. Photo taken with a Nikon EM-through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=NONE, Aperture=22 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/500th second, loaded with Kodak Tri-X Black & White 135 Negative Film ISO (ASA) 400 (raw grain) processed with D-76 Processing Chemicals, and a fiber paper print using the Kodak Professional “warm-tone” enlargement paper developed with Kodak Dektol chemicals onto a 3½x5″ matte-gloss print.
© 2020 Versatileer

#Autumn:
Photo of the Day: 10/2/19:
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Oct 2, 2019:

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Photo taken with a Nikon EM camera through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=polarizer, Aperture=11 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/125th second, loaded with Konica ISO (ASA) 100 Color 135-20 Negative Film processed with C-41 Processing Chemicals, and a Type C Print using the RA-4 enlargement paper process, onto a 4X6″ semi-gloss print.
© 2019 Versatileer

#Beach:
Featured Photo: Sunset, Palm Trees and Beachfront Properties – Paradise Beach & Park – Melbourne, Florida:
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Sep 17, 2020:

Photo taken with a Nikon FE camera through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=polarizer, Aperture=16 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/60th second, loaded with Fujicolor 400 Color 135 Negative Film processed with C-41 Processing Chemicals, and a Type C Print using the RA-4 enlargement paper process, onto a 3½x5″ semi-gloss print.
© 2020 Versatileer

#Blizzard:
Photo of the Day: Blizzard in Forest Preserve:
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Feb 25, 2020:

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Photo taken with a Nikon FE camera through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=polarizer, Aperture=5.6 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/30th second, loaded with Konica Fast ISO (ASA) 400 Color 135-20 Negative Film processed with C-41 Processing Chemicals, and a Type C Print using the RA-4 enlargement paper process, onto a 4X6″ semi-gloss print.
© 2020 Versatileer

#California:
Photo of the Day: 11/16/19:
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Nov 17, 2019:

Photo taken with a Nikon FE camera mounted on a mini-pod through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=NONE, Aperture=8 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/30th second, loaded with Fujicolor 400 Color 135 Negative Film processed with C-41 Processing Chemicals, and a Type C Print using the RA-4 enlargement paper process, onto a 4X6″ semi-gloss print.
© 2019 Versatileer

#Chicago:
Featured Photo: Architecture, Part 4 – The Skies of Chicago, Illinois – A Night North View From the John Hancock Observatory Including Lake Shore Drive and More:
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Jan 23, 2022:

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Photo taken with a tripod mounted Nikon FE camera through a Nikon 50 mm lens, filter=Green, Aperture=1.4 f/stop, shutter-speed 4 seconds, loaded with Konica Color Slide Film ISO (ASA) 100 (fine grain) processed with E-6 using Kodak Ektachrome Chemicals. Enlargement processed Type R color positive paper and R-3000 chemistry onto 3½x5″ glossy negative color image enlargement paper. Date – July 1981.
© 2022 Versatileer

#Everglades:
Featured Photo: Another Shot of The Everglades from The Bee Line – Florida:
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Jan 13, 2020:

Photo taken with a Nikon FE camera through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=polarizer, Aperture=16 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/125th second, loaded with Fujicolor 400 Color 135 Negative Film processed with C-41 Processing Chemicals, and a Type C Print using the RA-4 enlargement paper process, onto a 3½x5″ semi-gloss print.
© 2020 Versatileer

#FallColor:
Photo of the Day: 10/14/19:
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Oct 15, 2019:

Photo taken with a Nikon EM camera through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=polarizer maximized at between 45° and 50° (note great reflection), Aperture=16 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/125th second, loaded with Konica ISO (ASA) 100 Color 135-20 Negative Film processed with C-41 Processing Chemicals, and a Type C Print using the RA-4 enlargement paper process, onto a 4X6″ semi-gloss print.
© 2019 Versatileer

#Florida:
Featured Photo: Sunset, Boulders, Shells on a Beachfront Property – Paradise Beach & Park – Melbourne, Florida:
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Sep 19, 2020:

Photo taken with a Nikon FE camera through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=polarizer, Aperture=2.8 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/30th second, loaded with Fujicolor 400 Color 135 Negative Film processed with C-41 Processing Chemicals, and a Type C Print using the RA-4 enlargement paper process, onto a 3½x5″ semi-gloss print.
© 2020 Versatileer

#Flowers:
Featured Photo: Flower of the Day – French Romantic Rose:
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Sep 8, 2021:

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Photo taken with a Samsung Galaxy A20 with the factory Dual Pixel 12MP OIS F1.7 lens and 1.4µm pixels with vDIS=ON.
© 2021 Versatileer

#Horse:
Photo of the Day: Obscure Darkroom Magic Day 4:
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Jan 1, 2020:

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Photo Colorized with a selenium toner with a green spectrum selection. Photo taken with a Nikon EM-through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=NONE, Aperture=22 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/125th second, loaded with Kodak Tri-X Black & White 135 Negative Film ISO (ASA) 400 (raw grain) processed with D-76 Processing Chemicals [grain became course, because this was my first developed roll and I developed above the 68° recommended temperature and agitated the roll too harshly during development, but the results were artistic], and a fiber paper print using the Kodak Professional “warm-tone” enlargement paper developed with Kodak Dektol chemicals onto a 3½x5″ matte-gloss print.
© 2020 Versatileer

#Illinois:
Featured Photo: Winter Weather Special – Ridgeland Near Cal-Sag Channel + The Vintage Brownie Camera:
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Mar 15, 2022:

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Photo taken with a Kodak Brownie Reflex Synchro Model – Medium Film Format Camera through it’s factory lens, filter=NOT POSSIBLE, Aperture=8 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/125th second, loaded with Kodacolor ISO (ASA) 100 Color C-127 Negative Film Reel processed with C-41 Processing Chemicals, and a Type C Print using the RA-4 enlargement paper process, onto a 3½x3½″ semi-gloss print.
© 2022 Versatileer

#Infrared:
Photo of the Day: 9/21/19:
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Sep 21, 2019:

Cloudy__Hambone Lake__Kodak Ektacolor IE-135-20.jpgPhoto taken with a Nikon FE camera through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=polarizer and yellow filter, Aperture=8 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/60th second (only a drop of 1 step of light from a sunny day!), loaded with Kodak Ektachrome Infrared Color  IE 135-20 Infrared Slide Film processed E-6 using Kodak Ektachrome Chemicals. Enlargement processed Type R color positive paper and R-3000 chemistry onto 3½x5″ glossy negative color image enlargement paper.
© 2019 Versatileer

#Lake:
Photo of the Day: Obscure Darkroom Magic Day 11:
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Jan 18, 2020:

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Photo Colorized with a selenium toner with a green spectrum selection. Photo taken with a tripod mounted Nikon EM-through a Nikon 50 mm lens, filter=NONE, Aperture=8 f/stop, shutter-speed 8 seconds, loaded with Kodak Plus-X Black & White 135 Negative Film ISO (ASA) 125 (very fine grain) processed with D-76 Processing Chemicals, and a fiber paper print using the Kodak Professional “warm-tone” enlargement paper developed with Kodak Dektol chemicals onto a 3½x5″ matte-gloss print.
© 2020 Versatileer

#Landscape:
Photo of the Day: 11/01/19:
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Nov 1, 2019:

California_Hollywood sign at Griffith Park__Fujicolor 400Photo taken with a Nikon FE camera through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=polarizer, Aperture=16 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/125th second, loaded with Fujicolor 400 Color 135 Negative Film processed with C-41 Processing Chemicals, and a Type C Print using the RA-4 enlargement paper process, onto a 4X6″ semi-gloss print.
© 2019 Versatileer

#MacroPhotography:
Featured Photo: Flower of the Day – Red Rose:
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Sep 9, 2021:
Rose__1981.pngPhoto taken with a Nikon EM camera through a Nikon 50 mm lens, filter=polarizer, Aperture=1.8 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/30th second, loaded with Konica ISO (ASA) 100 Color 135 Negative Film processed with C-41 Processing Chemicals, and a Type C Print using the RA-4 enlargement paper process, onto a 4X6″ semi-gloss print. Date – May 1981.
© 2021 Versatileer

#Ocean:
Photo of the Day: 11/22/19:
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Nov 22, 2019:

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Photo taken with a Nikon FE camera through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=polarizer, Aperture=16 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/60th second, loaded with Fujicolor 400 Color 135 Negative Film processed with C-41 Processing Chemicals, and a Type C Print using the RA-4 enlargement paper process, onto a 4X6″ semi-gloss print.
© 2019 Versatileer

#Panorama:
Featured Photo: Architecture, Part 3 – The Buildings of Chicago, Illinois – The Panorama:
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Aug 29, 2021:

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Panoramic set of photos were taken with a tripod mounted Nikon EM-through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=Polarizer, Aperture=16 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/125th second, loaded with Ilford FP-4 Black & White 135 Negative Film ISO (ASA) 125 (fine grain) processed with D-76 Processing Chemicals, and a fiber paper print using the Kodak Professional “warm-tone” enlargement paper developed with Kodak Dektol chemicals onto six 3½x5″ matte-gloss prints, stacked horizontally and rubber cemented onto a matte. The camera was turned the proper degrees to obtain a superior overlap on each individual photo. Date – July 1981.
© 2021 Versatileer

#Rainbow:
Full 180° Rainbow in Oak Forest, Illinois:
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Oct 12, 2021:
Full 180° Rainbow in Oak Forest, Illinois.jpgPhotos taken with a Samsung Galaxy A71 with the factory Quad camera Standard-wide: 64 MP 1/1.72-inch sensor with 0.8µm pixels and 26 mm-equivalent f/1.8 PDAF lens Ultra-wide: 12 MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture lens.
© 2021 Versatileer

#River:
Featured Photo: Park in Rivers of America – Walt Disney World – Florida:
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: May 24, 2020:

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Photo taken with a Nikon FE camera through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=polarizer, Aperture=16 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/125th second, loaded with Fujicolor 400 Color 135 Negative Film processed with C-41 Processing Chemicals, and a Type C Print using the RA-4 enlargement paper process, onto a 3½x5″ semi-gloss print.
© 2020 Versatileer

#Rural:
Photo of the Day: Obscure Darkroom Magic Day 10:
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Jan 15, 2020:

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Photo Colorized with sepia toner. Photo taken with a Nikon EM-through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=Polarizer, Aperture=22 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/125th second, loaded with Kodak Tri-X Black & White 135 Negative Film ISO (ASA) 400 (raw grain) processed with D-76 Processing Chemicals, and a fiber paper print using the Kodak Professional “warm-tone” enlargement paper developed with Kodak Dektol chemicals onto a 3½x5″ matte-gloss print.
© 2020 Versatileer

#Snow:
Featured Photo: Winter Weather Special – Saganashkee Slough Photo 2:
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Mar 7, 2022:

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Photo is the final draft photo (3rd photo), digitally rescued by the software program HDR Project 2018 (64-bit) – Version 6.64.02783 by Franzis Verlag on the “Architecture Faded Structure” setting with denoising and also manual color shift to exchange some of the tint to make the fog spot an acceptable and more unnoticeable hue and tint. After the photo was corrected, the photo depicts closer to the normal cloudy day color photo that it should have reflected. Also, the level was straightened as after you could see the horizon clearly, it was able to be fixed, despite a light loss of pixels.
© 2022 Versatileer

#Spring:
Featured Photo: Flower of the Day – The 1st Presentation of Multi-colored Tulips:
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: May 14, 2022:

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Photo taken with a Samsung Galaxy A71 with the factory Quad camera Standard-wide: 64 MP 1/1.72-inch sensor with 0.8µm pixels and 26 mm-equivalent f/1.8 PDAF lens Ultra-wide: 12 MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture lens.
© 2022 Versatileer

#Summer:
Tornado Hits Oak Forest, Illinois:
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Aug 14, 2020:

Photo (#1) taken with a Samsung Galaxy A20 with the factory Dual Pixel 12MP OIS F1.7 lens and 1.4µm pixels with vDIS=ON.
© 2020 Versatileer

#Sunset:
Featured Photo: Near Sunset of Paradise Beach & Park – Melbourne, Florida:
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Sep 4, 2020:

Photo taken with a Nikon FE camera through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=polarizer, Aperture=16 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/125th second, loaded with Fujicolor 400 Color 135 Negative Film processed with C-41 Processing Chemicals, and a Type C Print using the RA-4 enlargement paper process, onto a 3½x5″ semi-gloss print.
© 2020 Versatileer

#Vintage:
Featured Photo: Architecture, Part 2 – Vintage Architecture – Soldier’s Field with Burnham Harbor in View:
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Apr 23, 2021:

Photo #1 taken with a Nikon EM-through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=NONE, Aperture=22 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/125th second, loaded with Kodak Plus-X Black & White 135 Negative Film ISO (ASA) 125 (fine grain) processed with D-76 Processing Chemicals, and a fiber paper print using the Kodak Professional “warm-tone” enlargement paper developed with Kodak Dektol chemicals onto a 3½x5″ matte-gloss print. Date – June – 1981.
© 2021 Versatileer

#Winter:
Photo of the Day: Winter Sunrise:
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Feb 17, 2020:

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Photo (First) taken with a zoomed in photo with a Vivitar 70-150 zoom lens and a 2x tele-extender zoomed in at 150 mm x 2 or an equivalent of 300 mm, filter=polarizer, Aperture=22 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/1000th second. The sunrise is darker because of the use of the tele-extender, but it is a nice shot!
© 2020 Versatileer

#Zoo:
Happy National Zoo Lovers Day – 2022 + Brookfield Zoo Photos:
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED: Apr 9, 2022:

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Photo (#4) taken with a Nikon EM-through a Nikon 26 mm lens, filter=NONE, Aperture=11 f/stop, shutter-speed 1/250 second, loaded with Kodak Plus-X Black & White 135 Negative Film ISO (ASA) 125 (fine grain) processed with D-76 Processing Chemicals, and a fiber paper print using the Kodak Professional “warm-tone” enlargement paper developed with Kodak Dektol chemicals onto a 3½x5″ matte-gloss print.
© 2022 Versatileer

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