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Water Strider on the pond
Shot with D500 and Nikon 200-500mm.
May 16, 2018 at 7:53 PM
Mount St Helens and the Milky Way
Last nite the weather and moon phase were perfect.
D750 with Sigma 14-24 2.8 Art
May 13, 2018
From Bunche Beach.
, on Flickr
May 10, 2018
Fun at the Old Ballpark with the D850
One of the reasons I purchased the D850 is for its versatility. So far, I have mostly used it for architecture and landscapes. But, I also like to shoot other things--like sports. The D850 exceeded my expectations yesterday when I attended the Ohio State at Illinois college baseball game.
Here are a a dozen of my favorites:
1- I used the pregame warmups to practice my photography. I haven't photographed baseball in a couple of years. The players don't wear their official uniforms until the game, though.
2- One thing is evident about college baseball (at least at the Illini games)--the players are having the time of their lives! It's obvious that everyone is having a great time. And that carries over into the stands. Cheap concessions and free admission add to the fun!
3- One of my first tasks was to get the obligatory "bat on ball" shot out of the way.
4- When I attached the 500mm lens to the D850, it made me feel like I was right in the middle of the action.
5- Can you see what happened here? Answer at the very bottom of this post.
6- This player put on his "rally glasses" in the top of the second inning. I guess it worked. Ohio State scored 5 runs that inning.
7- To shoot through the netting behind the plate, I removed the lens hood and placed the lens directly up against the net. Set the aperture to wide open and shoot away. Finally, just hope that a foul ball doesn't slam into the lens!
8- The home plate umpire called a nice game. I'm not sure that he's ever seen a 500mm lens pointed at him before, though!
9- The centerfield fence is 400 feet from home plate...plenty of distance to create nice, soft backgrounds.
May 7, 2018
Preening Least Tern
Matanzas Inlet, FL colony. I got higher to get some feet in the shot, but the feet were sunk in the sand so I shot this perspective. 200-500VR.
May 5, 2018
Sweet Dreams; Polar Bears
Apr 25, 2018
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