You Jest, Surely?  by Ben Porter

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This was taken at Hampton Court Palace during their Christmas period. The Jester is fantastic, very funny and very clever. I snapped this from the far side of the court whilst standing on the corner stones of two pillars to gain a little extra height. This was mostly a victory for the new 70-200mm VRII Nikkor lens I bought myself for Christmas, but still a shot I’m very fond of!

Nikon D700
Nikkor 70-200mm 2.8 VRII @ 200mm
1/60sec. (VR on this lens is actually insane.)


70 200, jester, portrait, hampton court, medieval, entertainment, street performer


  • faceart
    faceartover 3 years ago

  • _< Wow, thanks so much! glad you folks liked it :)

    – Ben Porter

  • Bonney
    Bonneyover 3 years ago

    Absolutely brilliant, can’t say more than that! Congrats on feature.

  • Thanks Deb!

    – Ben Porter

  • markmccall
    markmccallover 3 years ago

    Great shot, excellently isolated by the limited depth of field. Head and shoulders (and torso, and thighs…) above the rest!

  • Hehe, cheers mark :)I have to agree that the dof really does make the image :)

    – Ben Porter

  • Shehan Fernando
    Shehan Fernandoalmost 2 years ago

    beautifully composed :)

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