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I haven’t posted any photos in a long time, but I’ve really been enjoying my gear and I appreciate the advice I received here about the purchases. Here are a couple I took recently at the beach.
A black skimmer fishing.
And a snowy Egret flying down the beach.
Well, I really can’t find much in the way of fault with the glass or camera I currently own. I’m very pleased with all my lenses and my camera. However, for portraits at times I can see the benefit in more control over depth of field. I’m not looking for razor thin depth of field, but smoothing...
Maybe. But it would be wider on the D750. I was having a little difficulty with working distance on this one. The one with the boy running wasn’t planned though. Mom was getting ready to pose and son took off running. I snapped a shot and it turned out to be Mom’s favorite.
Thanks I agree about the 16-80. I am only thinking about the 24-120 so I’d have a walk around lens for the 70-200 if I want to take one camera and two lenses. I could, however use the 16-80 on the D500 if I need a wider shot and just buy the D750 body for the 70-200.
Thank you for your reply.
I’m not thinking about the kit lens for my portraiture, I’m planning on using my 70-200 f4. I had primes and a 70-200 when I did
a little portrait work in the past and found I preferred the 70-200. Just a personal preference. My old 70-200 was a 2.8. My new one is a...
I currently have a D500 with a 16-80, 70-200 f4 and 200-500. I am very happy with all that gear. I use the 200-500 for birds/wildlife, the 16-80 for general purpose photography and the 70-200 as much as I can for whatever I can. A long time ago I did a little portraiture with a crop sensor Canon...
I love watching these guys hunt, but it does take some patience as they can take some time. I had the chance to watch this guy get a little snack.
1. Freshly caught
2. Playing with his food
3. Or maybe just savoring it
4. He'll eat it eventually
5. And the next frame it was gone
Very nice photo! I too was a daily paper reader until about a year ago. It seemed like every article was an editorial and I tired of it. I took my paper with me to work and read it at lunch every day. I used to get funny looks from people when I took out the paper and started reading it...
Yes, I had to back up in order to get outside the minimum focus distance of my 200-500. But these guys seemed to ignore me. They just had an area they liked and I would wait for them to return to it. But even then, they only stayed a second. I’m sure others can do better, but I’ll keep trying.
I've got lots of room for improvement, but this is the best I got. I need to start packing my flash, as I imagine that would would improve things. But I don't know how my flash will work with the 200-500. I imagine it will cast a shadow. Anyway, here they are.
5 and one not...
Great shots! Congratulations on the well deserved recognition. Enjoy your trip to Costa Rica and I hope you take a few photos while you are there. And hopefully your arthritis will get better with the warmer weather.
That I can’t afford all the gear I want.
That I’m not better than I am.
That I haven’t figured out a way to make money doing this since I enjoy it so much.
That the few times I have taken photography jobs it totally sucked the fun out of it.
So, my new to me (used) 70-200 f4 arrived yesterday. I bought it from borrowlenses.com, which made me a little nervous because there’s the chance that folks who rented the lens abused it. But my particular lens was rated 9 out of 10. Borrowlenses was running a sale and I was able to pick it up...
I prefer blue skies with a few clouds for airplane photography, but you don’t always get what you want. So I tried to find other ways to make these photos more interesting. Of the photos I took only the yellow Spirit Airlines shot and the Frontier airplane with the roadrunner on the tail made...