No way to really tell if len is dirty cept by looking at it...maybe thru magnifier. If the Nikon that shot the pic had a UV filter to protect the lens...maybe it possibly could have been dirty or as another comment suggested, the sensor…"
what may be happening is reflections from the mist in the air which occurs on the beach. I took sum shots 2 ys ago on the beach at night attempting to get shots of the wavelets washing on the beach. All the shots had spots on them…"
Thanks for the invite..it appears we are neighbors. Your work is awesome!! Haven't done much portrait work yet. I love the "Sisters " pic. Absolutely perfect.....such an awesome shot. Hope I can eventually get that kind of…"
In photography since 1970,s Pentax SLRs, went Digital with Casio 5.0mp camera ,90s then graduated to Sony H5 for 2yr, then went DSLR year ago with Nikon D40 and 70-300 VR telephoto. Mostly nature photography, some portrait shoots, but mostly bird, butterfly, flower, and macro's. Favorite's are macros and sunsets. Learning Photoshop to utilize retouching and exposure correction capabilities of software .
Currently learning by doing--no formal schooling in Photoshop or Digital Photography-self taught thru books.
Love to shoot pictures 24/7 and consider myself an accomplished amateur nature photographer.
My Photography Equipment:
Casio Z57- 5.0 mp 5x opt zoom 3x digital zoom
Sony DSC-H5 12x optical zoom Cybershot point and shoot-12mp steady-shot technology.
Nikon D40 DSLR w/Nikon DX 55mm 3.5-5.6 AF normal lens
Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-300mm 4.5-5.6 lens
Quantaray AF-LD 70-300mm 4-5.6 tele macro 1:2 lens
Nissi Di622 speedlite zooom 24-105mm (SB800 equiv)
Nikon SB 400 speedlite w/ remote trigger
Qsx 9502TM Monopod/tripod combo tripod
2 working Pentax K-1000 cameras & lenses
Background stands and 3 backgrounds